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Re: Weekend Update 4/11/2010
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2010, 02:35:23 PM »
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Thanks for the offer Bob , but it's the building of them that ties up all my time . If I revisited running and in all its glory I probably would balk at the building process from there on out .  ::)

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Re: Weekend Update 4/11/2010
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2010, 03:51:05 PM »
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I actually did something railroady this weekend.Woo hoo.Went to the train show and stole 4 locomotives and 4 HO scale semi trucks(see my thread about Train show scores.)I proceeded to tear apart 2 of the new trucks along with a white semi I already had and was planning on painting up to match my own rig.Now I have a half done model of my own rig.Just need to install a larger tank on the passenger side,paint the stock tank black and mount on drivers side as a air tank,and build a smaller battery box plus paint a few details and minor things here and there.

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Re: Weekend Update 4/11/2010
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2010, 04:16:53 PM »
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I modeled with my wallet. Got this in HOe scale:

It has DCC, but unlike the N scale 44T you can snap the decoder off of the circuit board and be left with tabs to solder on a different decoder. Might leave it though since it runs good (slow) on DC.

Chris; you're killin me - first it's the "how to remove the handrail thing"...I did it and dang near went nuts (but it worked) and now this........that is exactly whaty I need for the CPR 44 T CLC units - those trucks......I never thought I'd see them, even in HO but now.....you've gone and done it and now I can't get the thing out of my head.........That's it - I'm sending you the bills for my therapy sessions................ ;D >:( ;D >:( ;D >:( ???
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Re: Weekend Update 4/11/2010
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2010, 04:21:12 PM »
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I demo'ed one of those yesterday for a customer at the shop. Bachmann did a great job with the 45T. Wonder if there is any chance of that making it to N on a chassis similar to the 44T.
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Re: Weekend Update 4/11/2010
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2010, 04:40:50 PM »
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That model in my pic is a stock Bachmann except I removed the couplers. And have since removed the handrails  ;D  :P

The only thing I hate is the deckplate is way too thick:
http://picasaweb.google.com/ErieChris333/LTEXMcDonaldOH#5080304465815972210

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Re: Weekend Update 4/11/2010
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2010, 05:13:52 PM »
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Just yard work and jeep work for me.. and just in time on the new pads!


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Re: Weekend Update 4/11/2010
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2010, 05:22:24 PM »
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Pudd,

You taking about this thing?
http://members.fortunecity.com/rrpics/rare%20locos/ce2034.jpg

Link doesn't work, try:
http://www.fototime.com/ftweb/bin/ft.dll/detailfs?userid={91CE877C-F16C-43EE-A91F-EDF166979869}&ndx=15&slideshow=0&AlbumId={3F18AEB5-4F3F-4779-8FC6-520E6DC62204}&GroupId=&screenheight=1024

Or:
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/cp/cp-hs15bgh.jpg

Either way looks like way more work than just new trucks.

The rest of the work isn't that hard - you could do alot of it to the 44T but those trucks.....that's the clincher !
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Re: Weekend Update 4/11/2010
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2010, 09:37:41 PM »
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At the Timonium show this morning, I tested the ramming prow on my camera car:







Unfortunately, I wasn't recording the output from the camera when it happened. :(
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Re: Weekend Update 4/11/2010
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2010, 10:46:57 PM »
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^ The real reason why Richie is scared to run his TOFC train at open houses/train shows! ;D
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Re: Weekend Update 4/11/2010
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2010, 11:00:48 PM »
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This project is actually a couple of weeks old, but I haven't had time to post about it until now.  This 9 1/4 inch radius curve on the drop leaf has been causing me problems, so I finally decided that it had to go.  Before:



And after:



The new curve is 12 inch radius, with 11 1/4 inch radius approaches.  The impetus for this project was really this beast here, seen taking the inaugural run over the new right of way:

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Re: Weekend Update 4/11/2010
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2010, 11:06:21 PM »
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Nothing to show for me, but spent Saturday afternoon/evening at the club for our April operating session, taking care of the yardmaster duties at Sudbury.
Evening ended off with a 47-car drag clearing out all the Toronto-bound traffic from the yard. The two longest tracks in the yard were filled to capacity with the outbound traffic for that train.

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Re: Weekend Update 4/11/2010
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2010, 11:22:34 PM »
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Eric,
 It's probably too late for this but you could eliminate the reverse curve by swaping that right hand turnout closest to the drop leaf with a left hand turnout. Not sure how this would affect future plans though.
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Re: Weekend Update 4/11/2010
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2010, 11:54:31 PM »
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Had a fun visit this evening with Randy Gustafson, who was in town on a consulting project.


He brought along his well-traveled Climax B, which he kitmingled out of three tuna cans, a car battery and a 40 watt light bulb...

Here he is framing up a shot at the Elkins engine house.


It looks small even compared to the diminutive Atlas Shay.


It runs amazingly smooth, and when he described the bones he used to build it, it was even more impressive.  I had a great time running a couple trains and shooting the breeze for a little while.  Hope to do it again soon.

I also spent some time today working on the Ridgeley Roundhouse.  It's now fleshed out to its full complement of 20 stalls. 



I have to finish fabricating the roof sections, then it's on to the back walls and windows...

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Re: Weekend Update 4/11/2010
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2010, 12:15:47 AM »
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The impetus for this project was really this beast here, seen taking the inaugural run over the new right of way:



Yikes, that looks really close to the edge.   You might want to think about adding a strip of cardboard or Masonite along the edges, to prevent a derailment from turning into a disaster.

I also agree with SkipGear's point about fixing the S-curve, esp if you're planning to run long trains.

Ed