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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/11
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2011, 08:41:46 AM »
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First off, I really like both of those boxcabs, great work gentlepersons!!....you get my votes for  :ashat: s of the week..... 8)

I weathered these Trainman cars. I also removed the roofwalks and plugged the holes, and I added BLMA coupler platforms I had left over from another project, and FVM wheels.  Even with these additions, each car cost me less than 10 bucks......I'd say thats pretty good.......






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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/11
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2011, 08:57:59 AM »
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I spent yesterday here ;;;

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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/11
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2011, 09:38:49 AM »
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Boxcab!!!! :)
I am delightfully surprised by all the boxcab related posts this week.
It is ironic because I received n-scale mag yesterday that also features a boxcab
related article.
I have never seen any commercially available.   How makes them? :?

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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/11
« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2011, 09:49:04 AM »
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Boxcab!!!! :)
I am delightfully surprised by all the boxcab related posts this week.
It is ironic because I received n-scale mag yesterday that also features a boxcab
related article.
I have never seen any commercially available.   Who makes them? :?

That's just it, Roger.  Nobody makes them.  That's why we started the TB Build-a-Boxcab Challenge.  Now, if you want a really detailed, brass-etched "almost-kit" boxcab, Chris333 has done an AMAZING job on his (in both N-scale and Z-scale!).  Otherwise, check out the thread on Trainboard and you'll see how we did them. :)

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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/11
« Reply #34 on: December 11, 2011, 10:33:08 AM »
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Love the boxcabs!

I managed to get out into the garage this morning to take candidate shots for the annual C&W Christmas Card.  Plow extra #8695 stuck in a slide at the West portal of Tunnel #5.





I am thinking this one mostly because of the format...any opinions on what might make a better eCard?



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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/11
« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2011, 10:48:50 AM »
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Despite being out on vacation since Tuesday afternoon, no modeling here for very justifiable reasons:


Cynthia, Tyler, and Baby Aly

On the topic of model railroading, if I can find the time to clear off the kitchen table, I recently bought a loop of Kato Unitrack that I want to set up for Tyler... and me.  Yes, I learned this year how to build handlaid code 40 turnouts but broke down and bought some Unitrack.  Why?  In a word: convenience.  There's no space for a layout in our current home, so I have to work on the kitchen table.  Bringing materials up from the basement and putting them back when finished is kind of a pain.  At least with the Unitrack, I can place it directly on the table and break it down easily and stow it when fininshed.  It's a nice stopgap to ease model train withdrawal.  I also spent less than $20.00 for the track.  Who knows, if Tyler develops a real interest in trains, I can add more pieces and build a permanent layout as Dave Vollmer did for his son.

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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/11
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2011, 10:59:52 AM »
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Wow! I lucked out and had my camera along on this beautiful December day in my home village; just in time to catch the 9:50 a.m. with the holiday consist for the extra mail and travelers.  The new coaches were added before they could be relettered for B&O.
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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/11
« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2011, 11:23:48 AM »
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why didn't you just hook it to a train and have it shipped?

Three letters... C, S and X.

The car wouldve needed an fRA waiver to move, and CSX bends you over on those, if they'll do them at all.

Trucking was much cheaper and easier.

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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/11
« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2011, 11:51:06 AM »
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Ed, that flat would make for a great big layout.  Sort of a super HCD.

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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/11
« Reply #39 on: December 11, 2011, 11:57:15 AM »
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great work...Ian is this a new layout? I am having an early Christmas with all
the grand kids and kids this weekend. off tomorrow and going to work on
the layout.
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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/11
« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2011, 08:51:48 AM »
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Despite being out on vacation since Tuesday afternoon, no modeling here for very justifiable reasons:

DFF

Dave,
 Congrats, I know the feeling. Our daughter is 5 1/2 weeks and my son is 7. Things are just now getting to where I can sneak away for an hour or two and work on things.
Tony Hines

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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/11
« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2011, 01:14:32 PM »
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Congrats Dave!

Worked on weathering a UP GEVO this week.



Plus some other odds and ends. Modeling season is finally in full swing!

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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/11
« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2011, 02:45:37 PM »
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Ed, that flat would make for a great big layout.  Sort of a super HCD.

Ahahahahahah.

Although, the Camp Car offers possibilities...

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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/11
« Reply #43 on: December 11, 2011, 04:13:04 PM »
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This picture practically speaks for itself.  A loop of Unitrack under the Christmas tree, a locomotive, two freight cars, a caboose, and a little boy's smile.  Priceless.



By the way, after just a few minutes of instruction, Tyler was running this Conrail freight on a Digitrax DCC system hidden behind the tree where he is sitting.

Merry Christmas!
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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/11
« Reply #44 on: December 11, 2011, 04:22:01 PM »
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First off, I really like both of those boxcabs, great work gentlepersons!!....you get my votes for  :ashat: s of the week..... 8)

Almost missed this.  Yay!  I've achieved a$$hat status.  :ashat:  :D