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Weekend Update 1/8/12
« on: January 07, 2012, 12:24:18 PM »
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Model railroading isn't saving my life, but it's providing me moments of joy not normally associated with my current situation..... Train are good!

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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/12
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 12:31:24 PM »
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I continued upgrading the GP fleet with a pair of unique CP Rail (blah) GP7's and an Action Red GP9



8417 has retained her Pyle Barrel head and rear lamps into the Action Red era. Action Red's only saving grace was that it looked better sirty than clean, something that happened quickly in the interior of BC....



8422 is really odd; one of only two units I could find with a high hood bell over the Pyle barrel headlights....



8695 is a GP 9 in the original large Multi Mark Action Red livery. Like 8422, she sports a high hood bell on the short hood; not a universal feature on GP's....

Here's a shot of the three running light back to Samuel Ridge's engine facility for fuel and maintenance....



That's 7 Geeps done, with four more in the bullpen awaiting parts, which, as usual are mostly out of stock.....sigh. :|
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/12
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 01:58:46 PM »
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I just finished assembling a TrainCat lines west 4 track signal bridge it is an awesome kit, now the last thing to do is assemble the signal targets and paint. The bridge looks awesome it is very detailed.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/12
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 02:48:51 PM »
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This week was spent building Boston Bolt and Iron. A prototyped facility from Farnsworth Street in south Boston that was torn down around 1965.





Need to weather the building and finish the surrounding landscape.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/12
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2012, 04:06:38 PM »
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Well no great modeling like afore mentions, just mundane subroadbed construction. But about 80 feet of it to connect 2 corner sections, Griffith Ind to Gary. To be Kirk Yard, a bypass track, interchange connections and 2 grades from the roadbed level down to staging. And I glued down cork on about 20 feet of it. Progress.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/12
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 04:35:06 PM »
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Between the Gandy Dancers' efforts and my own, we got the completed benchwork and roadbed into the Snake River Valley,



Got more track laid, pushing through double crossover in Walnut Hill and toward the CA/CO transition,



After one final burst of tracklaying, the Pennsylvania Special made a trip to the end of the line.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/12
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2012, 04:37:48 PM »
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Puddy, those GPs are really nice!!!

John, that's a really nice looking building.  I can see others maybe being inspired by it, especially since it is based on a prototype building.  If my modeling focus was on a town instead of a junction I would definitely be trying to build something similar myself!!!

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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/12
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2012, 06:54:38 PM »
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I'm sure you all recognize this shape.  It's part of a much larger project I'm working on.



I also recently went to Eglin AFB.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/12
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2012, 07:19:28 PM »
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I could sit and stare at an SR 71 all day long and be content....great shot !
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/12
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2012, 08:28:55 PM »
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Spent the day being a gandydancer for a friend, building benchwork and subroadbed.
David

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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/12
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2012, 09:01:22 PM »
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Busy week MR-wise. ...

First got the plaster and sculptamold scenery roughed in from Slocan River to Nelson.  I also received the Chooch piers which will be basis for the piers and abbutments under the Kootenay River Crossing #4 bridges.





Next, I designed and constructed the 1/2 Pony Truss bridge over the Lemon Creek for the Slocan Sub.  A few more MicroMark rivets to add then off the paint shop.  2 Micro-engineering truss bridges provided the latticed box members as raw material.







Finally, I designed the bents for the two snowsheds.  The laser cutter will be putting my prototypes in the mail Monday.

Oh, and Railwire member Tim Horton just departed after taking more test shots of the C&W, hopefully some of which will be accepted for publication in 2012.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/12
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2012, 10:05:12 PM »
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Fantastic progress Mark.  Last week I skied along the Slocan branch right of way (wishing it were still in service...) and drove past the Taghum bridge.  One detail I noticed that might be fun to include: the truss had a big Osprey nest on its northeast corner. 

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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/12
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2012, 11:34:27 PM »
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Worked on some graffiti.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/12
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2012, 12:49:18 AM »
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I stupidly didn't match the paint with the craft paint I used for the
desert color on my landscaping. I did find a bucket of house paint
I had that matched the Linen color craft paint. Started scraping
off ground cover and foliage and pained it again and it looks pretty
decent. I am using this color for the fascia as well. Hopefully
some pics after some work tomorrow and Playoffs.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/12
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2012, 04:05:50 PM »
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I finally got my Erie milk cars assembled and painted.



Now I have to get decals done so I can finish them off.
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