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Weekend Update 12/26/10
« on: December 25, 2010, 03:02:12 PM »
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Starting a bit early because some of you might be going to relatives tomorrow .

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Re: Weekend Update 12/26/10
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2010, 03:04:43 PM »
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Done with 2899 , starting work on the tender that will go on 4-6-0 1242 .


 

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Re: Weekend Update 12/26/10
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2010, 03:16:13 PM »
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Very smart looking, Richie.

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Re: Weekend Update 12/26/10
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2010, 04:09:12 PM »
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Got my backdrop up:



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Re: Weekend Update 12/26/10
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2010, 04:45:26 PM »
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The new Class B Climax now has wiring, and actually runs better than expected. Also now it has foot boards and couplers now, the doors and windows are cut in. on the home strech on this one, gotta do doors and window frames, roof vent, Whisle, pop off valves, Bell, headlights, Decoder, and other random Logging junk.......Well guess I am not as close as I thought I was, the more I think of it, the more things I can think of to add. I have this will be a constantly evolving project like the other climax. the camrea is packed so no picture this week. I am really happy with this mech thus far.

I would like to go on the record, and say that Walchester Valve gear is a PAIN IN THE a$$ to scratchbuild.

Also I bought a GE 44 ton, in Yellow, I am going to letter in NP, either 98 or 99, and I got a Micro Tsunami and a 1" oval speaker for my GS4. The big question now is to use a Chuff-cam or not.

Merry christmas!
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Re: Weekend Update 12/26/10
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2010, 04:48:14 PM »
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You have been a busy Beaver Chris , what does the floor plan of the cellar / layout look like ?

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Re: Weekend Update 12/26/10
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2010, 05:10:26 PM »
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The layout space is about 8 x 18' (about 1/3 the basement)
http://picasaweb.google.com/ErieChris333/NewLayoutSpace#5548911296893943538
I could have made it much bigger, but I like it and can manage.

The rest has the washer, dryer, crapper, furnace, H20 heater, shelves, another workbench, and space for my Z scale layout.

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Re: Weekend Update 12/26/10
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2010, 05:58:48 PM »
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So that round block wall is on the other side of the cellar , not anything to do with the layout . Makes more sense to me now .

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Re: Weekend Update 12/26/10
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2010, 06:10:51 PM »
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"round block"?  I think your talking about the photos, they are panoramic so it looks like a fish eye. The pics are from the bottom of the steps. The reason for the one angled wall in the back corner is to create a nook to get into the electric box.

Your steamers are welcomed to take a spin any time!  ;D

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Re: Weekend Update 12/26/10
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2010, 06:29:16 PM »
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Gotcha , and thanks for the offer .

I wonder if anybody built , or even if it could be done , a room that was warped in such a way that the lines came out straight with the use of a fish eye . A fish eye shot of a fish eye photo would look like what ?

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Re: Weekend Update 12/26/10
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2010, 06:36:06 PM »
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Making more progress toward my son's N scale layout.  I took him step-by-step through building the Walthers Pella Depot (painted as the Apex, NC depot).  Also, for Christmas, I gave him a CSX GP15-1.  Re-creating Apex in 2007-ish is ongoing.  We now have most of the Kato track we'll need for the layout, including the four #4 turnouts for the crossovers.



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Re: Weekend Update 12/26/10
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2010, 07:03:32 PM »
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That's awesome Richie!
I got an Atlas RS3 and a few bits of rolling stock from the parents, so hopefully I'll have pictures of that up tomorrow.
Edit: Pictures added.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2010, 12:30:22 AM by Guilford Guy »
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Re: Weekend Update 12/26/10
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2010, 09:51:14 PM »
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Thanks guys , tis something I thought I would never have in N .

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Re: Weekend Update 12/26/10
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2010, 02:01:16 AM »
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Richie,
 Looks great. I still can't get over that tender. It's really makes the model.
Tony Hines

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Re: Weekend Update 12/26/10
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2010, 07:23:32 AM »
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Thanks guys , tis something I thought I would never have in N .

That Navy Aviation tin bender training is really paying off ... you need to bring all these down someday to run