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Weekend Update 7/18/2010
« on: July 18, 2010, 10:27:20 AM »
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Re: Weekend Update 7/18/2010
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2010, 10:28:24 AM »
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Re: Weekend Update 7/18/2010
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2010, 11:02:42 AM »
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Evidently the Hallmark M-10000 is very close to being Z scale...
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Re: Weekend Update 7/18/2010
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2010, 11:07:18 AM »
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No it's N scale , or so close you can't tell the difference . Wheels fit N scale track . I haven't compared it to my CC one .

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Re: Weekend Update 7/18/2010
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2010, 12:05:40 PM »
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Lots going on this week.  I finished building the first of eight Kaslo Shops 100-Ton rotary gondolas.  The ladders supplied in the kit were too flimsy so I substituted some etched ladders from BLMA:






On Wednesday evening I enjoyed an operating session on Steve Stark's E&N Division, where the opportunity was taken to interchange the chip car I built for him.  After coming off the barge at Nanaimo PGE 9770 was switched into the consist for Train No. 57 to Port Alberni.  Here we see Train No. 57 departing Nanaimo behind GP35 5013 and GP9 8695:






Some time later we see Train No. 57 passing through Parksvile and diverging onto the Port Alberni Subdivision:




On Friday Greg Kennelly (PGE Modeller) and I ventured north to Squamish to see the new roundouse at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park, and the unveiling of the newly restored PGE express car 722. 




As you can see, it is a former U.S. Army troop sleeper, one of several which the Pacific Great Eastern Railway acquired and converted to head-end cars.  I have posted some photos here:

http://www.scalerailsonline.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5576


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Re: Weekend Update 7/18/2010
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2010, 12:12:48 PM »
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I just cleaned up the pilot area on my CR SD40-2. Because of the play in the trucks, when the unit is under heavy load, the lead truck would shift forward and the coupler box would interfere with the swing of the truck, so just when the engine was working hardest, it'd derail.

Well, a few mins with a sanding stick and an xacto, and things now seem to be swinging quite a bit more freely.

Next up, the BANTRAK meeting with seusscaboose to check out his newly expanded layout.

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Re: Weekend Update 7/18/2010
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2010, 12:26:49 PM »
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Tim- the Kaslo hopper looks great!

As for me, spent a rainy weekend finishing up a CP GP38-2 I have been working on:



(I had not spotted that the final dullcote bled that numberboard, crap.)



This got salt method paint, decals, sideview mirrors, MU cables, a snowplow, moved the horn, and weathered it.



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Re: Weekend Update 7/18/2010
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2010, 12:45:26 PM »
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No it's N scale , or so close you can't tell the difference . Wheels fit N scale track . I haven't compared it to my CC one .

Hmmm... Prototype measures 204 ft. long. That's ~15 inches in N, or ~11 inches in Z. Together the ornaments measure just a tad over 11 inches long. So it may fit on N scale track, but it's not got the right overall proportions. That said, being a model of a model (patterned after the Lionel set) instead of a model of the prototype, it's proportions could be way off to begin with. In which case it winds up being a toy.
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Re: Weekend Update 7/18/2010
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2010, 01:44:03 PM »
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No it's N scale , or so close you can't tell the difference . Wheels fit N scale track . I haven't compared it to my CC one .

Hmmm... Prototype measures 204 ft. long. That's ~15 inches in N, or ~11 inches in Z. Together the ornaments measure just a tad over 11 inches long. So it may fit on N scale track, but it's not got the right overall proportions. That said, being a model of a model (patterned after the Lionel set) instead of a model of the prototype, it's proportions could be way off to begin with. In which case it winds up being a toy.

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Re: Weekend Update 7/18/2010
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2010, 01:51:54 PM »
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No it's N scale , or so close you can't tell the difference . Wheels fit N scale track . I haven't compared it to my CC one .

Hmmm... Prototype measures 204 ft. long. That's ~15 inches in N, or ~11 inches in Z. Together the ornaments measure just a tad over 11 inches long. So it may fit on N scale track, but it's not got the right overall proportions. That said, being a model of a model (patterned after the Lionel set) instead of a model of the prototype, it's proportions could be way off to begin with. In which case it winds up being a toy.

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...or a Christmas tree ornament...  Just sayin'.  I have their GG1 ornament with the single broad stripe.  It's not even close to the size of the Kato GG1 but fits on the track.  But it goes on my tree, not my layout. ;D
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Re: Weekend Update 7/18/2010
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2010, 01:58:16 PM »
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picked up bridging materials, a 2011 calendar so i can keep track of the delays, and some serious surveying of the line - today is a bust for layout work - DC United is playing - off to tailgate.
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Re: Weekend Update 7/18/2010
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2010, 04:19:29 PM »
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Hi, all,

Photos from the National Train Show at NMRA Nationals.  :-)   (pls forgive me for those who have already seen these photos).

You're invited and welcome to follow what's happened at this week's NMRA 75th Anniversary National Convention, brought to you as a public
service of the X2011 West NMRA National Convention Sacramento 2011 committee.

All you have to do is click on the links below (no need to be a Facebook member, just click and view!):

http://facebook.com/x2011west

The updates include:


- Photos (click on the "photos" tab, there's 84 photos there)
- Videos
- Model Contest and Show and Tell Room
- Layout Tours (including Andy Sperandeo's layout)

X2011 West Facebook page - if you like this, please feel free to "like" us on Facebook.

Some examples of photos that are there:

NMRANet display from Thurs 7/15:


Tim Warris' (FastTracks) display model of Bronx Terminal:




Incredible structures:





Enjoy, all. :-)

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For Chicago & North Western fans:



Railroad Prototype Modelers:





The North American Prototype Modeler's club - what an incredible terminal:



Check out the detail on the ticket windows !



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More photos at the link below (no need to be a Facebook member, just click and view!):

http://facebook.com/x2011west

You will like also the:

- Videos
- Model Contest and Show and Tell Room
- Layout Tours (including Andy Sperandeo's layout)

If you like X2011 West Facebook page - please feel free to "like" us on Facebook.

Brought to you as a public service by the X2011 West NMRA 2011 National Convention committee  :-).
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Re: Weekend Update 7/18/2010
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2010, 04:57:56 PM »
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Got tired of messing with Model Power cast metal so switched to brass. This is an Athearn old time 2-8-0 chassis:




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Re: Weekend Update 7/18/2010
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2010, 05:06:21 PM »
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God , is there nothing you can't do perfectly Chris ?

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Re: Weekend Update 7/18/2010
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2010, 05:10:40 PM »
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No it's N scale , or so close you can't tell the difference . Wheels fit N scale track . I haven't compared it to my CC one .

Hmmm... Prototype measures 204 ft. long. That's ~15 inches in N, or ~11 inches in Z. Together the ornaments measure just a tad over 11 inches long. So it may fit on N scale track, but it's not got the right overall proportions. That said, being a model of a model (patterned after the Lionel set) instead of a model of the prototype, it's proportions could be way off to begin with. In which case it winds up being a toy.

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...or a Christmas tree ornament...  Just sayin'.  I have their GG1 ornament with the single broad stripe.  It's not even close to the size of the Kato GG1 but fits on the track.  But it goes on my tree, not my layout. ;D

Ok I was forced to fetch the model and compared it to the toy/ornament . The width is pretty good for N but thats were the story ends . Here it is piggybacking .