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Weekend Update 12/9/12
« on: December 07, 2012, 05:31:29 PM »
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Starting a bit early not knowing what the restrictions if any effect our Jewish modelers .

 

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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 05:44:27 PM »
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CGW 201 was one of two ex Hiawatha coaches purchased from the Milwaukee Road.

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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 05:49:16 PM »
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Started bending the handrails for the M420. Completed one (sans stanchions) and then mostly drank for the balance of the week. Very painstaking effort, very tedious task. I actually stated cleaning the parts for another M420 in lieu of revisiting the handrails for a while.

I had four more chassis I bought off the Bay arrive this week, so I've been playing with them. They have the slow speed motors, so I just might be transplanting them into the three chassis I've finished thus far, all of which have the 'Randy Marsh pine-wood derby motor' in them. At present I have eight chassis and five kits, so I don't need all the chassis (unless I buy more M420's, which I very likely may).
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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2012, 07:41:52 PM »
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SWEET........

That's just too nice Mr. Denton !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :D
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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2012, 08:01:47 PM »
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I'd now offer a motion that Weekend Update is hereby closed for the week.  Seriously Bill, how do you expect the rest of us to follow that?  Sheesh.
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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2012, 08:04:36 PM »
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I'd now offer a motion that Weekend Update is hereby closed for the week.  Seriously Bill, how do you expect the rest of us to follow that?  Sheesh.

What he said...............
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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2012, 08:12:51 PM »
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Well; I am NOT trying to "follow "Jedi Passenger Master Denton" but, I also worked on some human movement vehicles this week (my timing sucks)...

As seen in another threatd I foobied a MT 3-2 Observation into a "rear section almost right - rest of it not" version of the CPR's "Fort William"... (and proved you can reverse the rear truck and run the car - I should get points for that - right ?)



But, all was not lost.... while researching the Fort car I came across something I'd been looking into for months.... The CPR did have paired window coaches.... not many but.....

I can't post the proto pic (because I scooped it off of EBay) but the plan is available on the CPSIG site... you'll have to trust me...(what a comment eh ?)....

The CPR has a small series of coaches that almost match the MT coach (the bathroom window is off by 2 scale feet, like I care) 2400 - 2412.... I emailed Joe D and then went at one.....................



This kicks the stuffing out of the major foob's I had from Riversossi and Model Power and runs like a dream with the FVM wheels installed.....

Two more to go; I love it whne a "proto plan" comes together......

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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 08:17:43 PM »
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Been working more on the industrial complex on the west end.. More in the LE thread.



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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2012, 08:25:15 PM »
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I'd now offer a motion that Weekend Update is hereby closed for the week.  Seriously Bill, how do you expect the rest of us to follow that?  Sheesh.

Oopsie!  :o  I really didn't think it was that note worthy. I was going to post another project but maybe I should hold off. I don't want to be responsible for shutting down the forum  :lol:
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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2012, 08:41:02 PM »
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I've been hacking off the last original section of my 3' x4' layout that expanded to 4.5 x 12.  It was based on a plan from an old RMC, and that part of the main was still 9 3/4", and a steep branch up to the coal mine of who knows what radius and about a 5% grade.  Every thing went through rock cuts, and I hated the idea of doing that all over again.

The before:


The aftermath:


I added about 14" more onto the end and was able to draw in a 16" r for the main, and a 13" r for the branch line with a reduction in the grade by a %.  Empties go up, coal down.  Cut out a new ramp out of luan on the band saw and hope to have the track gang in tomorrow night.
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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2012, 10:26:01 PM »
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I switched to modelling in "G" scale:



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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2012, 10:29:08 PM »
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I'd call that D scale, as in Diabetes.

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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2012, 12:00:42 AM »
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New Bachmann mogul






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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2012, 12:20:36 AM »
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I switched to modelling in "G" scale:



 :D

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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2012, 01:48:33 AM »
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FEF#827 has been painted and is out on its first revenue run.  Up Sherman Hill the FEF has to apply plenty of sand.
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