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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/12
« Reply #45 on: August 26, 2012, 04:40:48 PM »
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Hello Mike:


Andy:

The CRS-20s are coming along nicely.  The Kaslo pilots will make a big difference.  Perhaps next April we should arrange for our two 607s to meet . . .  :)

Do you have your DCC system up and running yet?


Tim

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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/12
« Reply #46 on: August 26, 2012, 05:03:24 PM »
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Tim; Thanks... one of Falher's elevators was identical to the one in Dawson (which I had the chance to carry many loads of grain to in the late 90's) and another only differs in that it did not have the narrow walkway peak on the annexes, just one full roof. Mine is still missing the "Farmer owned cooperative"  and town name lettering on the sides, and I still have to build the office and the approach ramps.

As far as the GP-9 goes;

Here is the best prototype photo I have to compare to:




The fans are the correct size and the mesh grills (although heavy on the model)
are correct.

It is still the EMD version and not the GMD so it would need to be
"Canadianized" with the high nose mounted bell, proper horn and placement,
winterization hatch and (if you feel the need) the proper GMD steps on the
pilot.
Other details like the Sinclair antenna, wire grabs and pilot details could also
be added by the modeller.

The louvers on the panel just ahead of the "McLennan" are wrong but all the
others seem to be right. The handrails near the steps should be yellow as should the step edges.

The Fonts are spot on and the colours, other than the blue, seem right too. The
correct blue on a model tends to seem too dark under artificial light (in my
opinion) so I don't think that this will be a detraction.

All three units being produced were from the same order and are, therefore,
identical (as far as I can tell). Jeff, wisely, will not produce # 202 which
had a different herald on the nose and #s 206 to 211 which had 48" fans.
"McLennan" is also the appropriate "name" for 201 and the others should be
"Dawson Creek" (for 203... which you might enjoy) and "High Prairie" (for 205).
Note that the names were only applied in 1979 for the railway's 50th anniversary
so if you model the pre-'79 era then this will need to be removed.



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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/12
« Reply #47 on: August 26, 2012, 05:23:47 PM »
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No pics...  Preparing for Isaac, both at home and my squadron at Hurlburt Field.
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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/12
« Reply #48 on: August 26, 2012, 05:47:26 PM »
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The Caliente area I've been working on for some time has now been finished.  Here's an overall view:



Here's a closer view of the upper end of the road:



You've got to look to see that gate - and the road extends into the trees about a foot.  Doesn't matter no one can see in there, I know it's there!

Talk about nailing it:

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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/12
« Reply #49 on: August 26, 2012, 05:50:33 PM »
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Worked off and on for the past week or so trying to get PVC pipes cut and glued together. Eventually I ended up with something useable, so I slobbed it with putty, smoothed it out and hit it with primer. Also got a bit of a Rix elevator assembled and some chunks of coffee straws cut and test fit.


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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/12
« Reply #50 on: August 26, 2012, 06:00:54 PM »
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No pics...  Preparing for Isaac, both at home and my squadron at Hurlburt Field.

Hope both weather the weather without incident.

With my dad in town for the better part of the last week, progress has been steady.  On our first night, I laid the rest of the track on the upper level mains, and he got the electricity as far as Idaho Springs.  My newly deodorized T1 did the honors of pulling a train to the end of the electrical coverage, and then being pushed around the return loop to complete the first loop around the upper level.  Here she is waiting for the 0-5-0 at Idaho Springs.



Today, we wired up the crossovers to the Coors brewery, and the return loop inside the brewery.  After correcting a few minor electrical issues, the T1 became the first locomotive to pull a train completely under her own power around the upper level.  She even played cat-and-mouse with the GG-2 running around opposite her.  Here is the train rounding the return loop for the first time.



I have an operable loop of track again!
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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/12
« Reply #51 on: August 26, 2012, 06:10:51 PM »
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Lots of good stuff this week.....I really like both of the centerbeam cars....and the farm gate...... 8)


http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/65055/NP%206012.jpg

Here is my version..



Thanks for looking and have a great week...


Nicely done, I like how the proto picture shows some of the roof detail, and how you emulated it.
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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/12
« Reply #52 on: August 26, 2012, 06:31:15 PM »
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More work on the basement:


Plumbing is going along nicely. Electrical, oil tank and floors next.
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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/12
« Reply #53 on: August 26, 2012, 06:55:26 PM »
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Did you dig up a missing cyclist in your basement?  :trollface:

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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/12
« Reply #54 on: August 26, 2012, 09:04:12 PM »
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Thanks Mike - hopefully Eric makes the correct bell and winter hatch, and these can be added and painte to match.

I am very tempted . . .


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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/12
« Reply #55 on: August 26, 2012, 10:27:06 PM »
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Nicely done, I like how the proto picture shows some of the roof detail, and how you emulated it.

Thanks for the kind words....I like having a roof shot to work from.......

The two cars were weathered first with a quick airbrush fade, then washes and drybrushing using Gouche, and airbrushed Floquil Railroad Tie Brown on the trucks and wheels....

On a side note, while the model has some issues, it does ride nice and low........the main reason FVM hasn't sold a single boxcar to me........too bad , since they are nice cars once lowered...... :|

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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/12
« Reply #56 on: August 26, 2012, 11:25:10 PM »
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Further progress on the Kankakee station:



Extreme close-up:



The real thing:

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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/12
« Reply #57 on: August 27, 2012, 01:45:29 AM »
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I actually got out on Saturday with my local Ntrak Club, brought my desert modules out.  Enjoy the video.  The show was for Lansdale Founders Day that featured railroads.

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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/12
« Reply #58 on: August 27, 2012, 07:54:55 PM »
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My newly deodorized T1 did the honors of pulling a train to the end of the electrical coverage,


Sounds drastic.  Did it really smell that bad?

Spell checker strikes again!

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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/12
« Reply #59 on: August 27, 2012, 08:04:59 PM »
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My newly deodorized T1 did the honors of pulling a train

Thanks goodness those passengers won't have to suffer in silence any more.   :-X  Great progress on the layout too!

I had a similar - tough not terribly photogenic - milestone in that I bridged the gap at Tehachapi (BC) summit by completing the benchwork and roadbed across the entry door (which I also finished painting):



After living with some temporary roadbed there (without track) I decided the elevation of the duckunder was high enough that it wasn't worth making this section movable so I made the benchwork semi-permanent.  This completes most of the visible mainline on the upper deck.  There is still a bit of tricky hidden roadbed left to complete at the other end of the room so that a temporary loop around the upper deck can be completed.  Then I can really run trains and check for bugs before extending to the lower level.  More details in the Engineering thread.

-gfh

P.S. Scott, the yard and mill track look good - nice progress!  Jim, I love the detail scene at Caliente.  Is that gate a commercial etching?