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Weekend Update 10/31/10
« on: October 31, 2010, 09:41:02 AM »
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Trick or treat , we want some eye candy or a reason you don't have any .

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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/10
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2010, 09:42:14 AM »
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More details yet to add .


 


 

 



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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/10
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010, 10:28:44 AM »
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Added the rapids and more details along Pup Creek.  Telegraph poles to be completed.






And worked on the snow scene at Farron across the aisle.  Added all ground snow, modelled the beaver pond at the head of McRae creek and added the first 150 or so trees...many more still to come before the BC Trains Open house in two weeks.  The clock is ticking!












Youtube Videos of the N Scale Columbia & Western at: markdance63
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/27907618@N02/sets/72157624106602402/

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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/10
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2010, 11:06:19 AM »
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Trick or treat , we want some eye candy or a reason you don't have any .

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I still like this one

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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/10
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2010, 11:51:55 AM »
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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/10
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2010, 12:33:27 PM »
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Just received an Email stating that the contractor will start the excavation on my 32 X 30 train room with my wife's house on top.    The guys in the club are Soooooooooooo jealous.
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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/10
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2010, 01:03:10 PM »
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ROTFLMAO

LOL, damn Freight on Freight crime!
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/10
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2010, 01:06:03 PM »
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Finished off the Erie bay window caboose that Chris started years ago:



Revamped what he had done to take advantage of current component availability and methods, plus added flush window glass milled from an Atlas box lid and new resin GSC Commonwealth Dunmore truck frames cast from a master that Chris built for the milk cars. 
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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/10
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2010, 01:38:13 PM »
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Been working on bus wires to complete wiring on my modules and also building a Truss bridge using a new technique for construction. It involves using clear sheet taped down over cad drawings and basically gluing all the cut parts to the sheet then cutting it out. I hope this works so far so good. Also need to finish my Pennsy MV tower project.

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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/10
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2010, 01:52:16 PM »
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Mark:

That is an astonishing amount of work in so short a time - well done. 


During the past week I have been spending some time each day after work to get the new benchwork sections primed and painted.  The final touchups were completed today:




You are looking at the sections on their back and from the left end.  From left to right - top canopy, upper deck, lower deck:




Next up is installation of the LED layout lighting underneath the upper deck and top canopy.  I have also made further progress this week on the DCC circuit breaker panel.


Finally, also new this week - two ballast cars in BCR Dark Green from Atlas.  With the interior bracing removed they accommodate the sharp looking gravel loads from Hay Bros.  Their arrival makes possible a complete Atlas BCR ballast train, seen here at Dawson Creek:




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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/10
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2010, 02:05:09 PM »
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The White River Southern shops are still kicking out boxcars...
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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/10
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2010, 02:56:12 PM »
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I managed to dig the table saw out of the mess in the garage and ripped some 1/2 inch hardwood plywood for my first Beer Line module. Since nobody but true plywood aficionados like seeing a pile of wood, I figured I would show the plan for this module instead. This is a 2 x 6 foot module and here is a 1970 airphoto compressed to 80% of true scale overlain with a the module grid, and the track map.





The design elements are as follows:
A: Spur line (http://tinyurl.com/26aenyd) to the "Snake Track" (http://tinyurl.com/2ebqqac)
B: Milbrew Malt (http://tinyurl.com/2cwywuo)
C: Team Track
D: White Pearl Macaroni (http://tinyurl.com/2b3wndh)
E: Corner liquor store
F: Track Scale
G: Air Reduction Corp.

I like the mix of industrial, commercial (mostly bars), and residential buildings, as well as the interesting and numerous grade crossings. The Schiltz and Pabst breweries are located a couple of miles away to the right on this image and Gibson Yard a couple of blocks to the left.

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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/10
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2010, 04:02:49 PM »
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Finished off the Erie bay window caboose that Chris started years ago:

That's HAWT Bryan and Chris!
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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/10
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2010, 04:32:05 PM »
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These are some of the best model snow scenes I can recall seeing - right up there with Danneman's Moffat Road.  I MUST see this in person some day... :)

Nothing for me due to work, but I did manage a quick trip to Timonium this afternoon to meet up with most of the local Asshats;  I expect a dedicated thread later in the day.  In addition to meeting Tom, David, and Bob for the first time, the highlights were seeing Zox's bridge module, David Z & T scale wonders, Tom weathering work in person, and Lee's Laurel Valley mega-train.  Picked up a few bargains too.

-gfh

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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/10
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2010, 04:38:58 PM »
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Mark - The picture with the CP hack on the end rolling up the canyon with the water on one side and the
mountain on one side - One of the best I have ever seen.
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