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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2010, 03:50:31 PM »
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Worcester Unuion Station is done. I need to add a few rooftop details. The platforms have been left off because the ones in the kit do not match the prototype.








And the Prototype:










You've crossed the walls, excelled
Further along through their hell
All for my heart, I watch you kill
You always have, you always will
Now spread your wings and sail out to me

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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2010, 04:08:38 PM »
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A little extra time this week allowed me to finish the first of my FCL GEVOs.




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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2010, 06:07:09 PM »
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Bought the rest of the wood I need to frame out the layout room. Hopefully I can do that this coming weekend, although, I may take a shot at some of the smaller walls (i.e., between the posts) during the week,

Phil
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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2010, 08:17:14 PM »
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Today was a great day to go for a ride, so I took the old girl out for a spin to the park for lunch. You shoulda seen the people at the drive-thru!





In other news the Baltimore and York finished painting the handrails for one or two Laurel Valley GP-20's, only thing left is number boards and she'll be returning home for final details and operational tests. The "Buffalo Line" also took delivery, adding to their steam heritage fleet, a Southern Pacific cab-forward courtesy of the Intermountain Railway Company. Finally the BYR shops also converted a retired 40ft boxcar for MOW service as a track cleaning car, and they are looking to convert a few more for the same service.

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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2010, 08:18:22 PM »
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how are you avoiding the front license plate requirement?

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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2010, 08:20:58 PM »
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how are you avoiding the front license plate requirement?

I think the historic tags have something to do with it. Otherwise its a case of "looking the other way".

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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2010, 08:30:00 PM »
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Good looking stations this week.

I spent some more quality time out shivering in the garage, but it wasn't too bad today, actually...  Got the extension built that will complete the connection between the helix and Elkins.

Here it is in progress this morning.

By 6 p.m, I had this together...

as a point of reference, the module with the bridges below is slated to be relocated to in front of the window, and about 3-4" lower than it is now.  It will carry the eastbound main on the double track truss bridge, and the Connellsville Sub on the lower single track bridge.


Then tunnel portal is the top of the helix.


Here's Elkins.  I gotta read the manual on the camera to see if it can do any better than this...

and here's a look at the whole assembly.  Elkins is on the right, the helix is on the left.


This is the last piece I can install on the wall before moving the work bench.  That will set in motion a massive chain of events that will ultimately lead to the completion of the plan I posted the other day elsewhere in these pages.

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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2010, 09:20:09 PM »
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Purchased a Paasche dual-action internal mix airbrush and a Badger compressor.  I used them to turn this Trainman PRR X45:



Into this Pennsy survivor in 1980:



I see some decal film I need to work on.

I played a lot with the airbrush.  Here's an ESM G26 gon:



Worked on my fade technique:



And did more work on Enola Yard:



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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2010, 10:32:44 PM »
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Went to town on an Illinois Central Hi-Cube box car with washes and weathering powders.  I used some prototype photos as a guide but it came out looking rather more beaten up than I had intended.  I have seen these cars way up in northern British Columbia.  If CN keeps them up there in the winters they will quickly weather to match my model.


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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2010, 10:46:43 PM »
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Worked on a little scenery today.........I'll have to rip the trees out to finish the backdrop, But I wanted to get a feel for how things are going to look.

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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2010, 11:08:40 PM »
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Just about finished with my first diesel detailing project:




Just a bit more weathering and some rear-view mirrors to go...

Richie - you need to hook up with someone who has a layout and put those pigs in a train - then take a run-by video for us!


Gary,
That looks fantastic, can't believe its your first loco detailing, great work!

I have finished painting and started decaling my Walthers Thrall 48' cut down wellcar set to a 40' set:

http://picasaweb.google.com/CPJsoflo/WorksInProgress?authkey=Gv1sRgCK7Y9sS1t7TfugE#5440908187952486498

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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2010, 11:13:40 PM »
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Some great stuff this week!

Here is my current project, MEC 590 (ex L&N) ready for paint. This project was put on hold while I aquired the details to finish it. In the end, I used three suppliers to get all the parts I needed. However, I bought enough detail parts for several other pending projects as well, so I should have plenty to keep me busy....



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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2010, 02:39:37 AM »
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Yeah, nicely done Gary. It's a slippery slope though, now you'll need to detail more diesels to run with it! ;-)

Nice work on the station too Dan.
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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2010, 07:45:58 AM »
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I finished this project:


http://therailwire.net/forum/index.php/topic,20111.msg189876.html#new
And rewarded myself by starting some scenery using raw materials on hand to shape a low hill:



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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2010, 08:21:01 AM »
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Looks like you had plenty of fuel for the creative process, there, Phil! :D

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