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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2012, 02:05:49 AM »
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Jason that FEF#827 looks great.     Rich
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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2012, 02:39:09 AM »
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Jason that FEF#827 looks great.     Rich

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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2012, 03:19:09 AM »
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Another fantastic coach Bill. Will you be offering any for sale ?

(I have a CGW F3 and baggage car that  need a friend)!

Gerry


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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2012, 05:47:57 AM »
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I switched to modelling in "G" scale:



 :D

looks like a new Bachmann House :-)

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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2012, 08:22:25 AM »
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Hey thanks Rich and Richie!

Richie I am always interested to see/ hear of your progress on the FEF-1.   
Here is detailed pic of the FEF-2.

Pictures always bring out the flaws... A milled area of the frame shows and the running boards and I have not applied numbers to the boards.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2012, 02:22:59 PM by superturbine »

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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2012, 08:28:37 AM »
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Another fantastic coach Bill. Will you be offering any for sale ?

(I have a CGW F3 and baggage car that  need a friend)!

Gerry

This was a custom job for one of my customers.
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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2012, 06:03:17 PM »
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Not much progress since last week.  I applied several matte clear coats to the backdrop to knock down reflections from the somewhat glossy photo paper.   It will also protect the backdrop from water damage during scenery work.  Also installed the strip light covers as diffuser panels in front of the lights to reduce light bounce off the sky portion of the backdrop.



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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2012, 08:25:13 PM »
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From when Norfolk Southern ordered these cars in 1914 until the end of passenger service on the NS, these were the cars used.  They were painted a green similar to Pullman Green with gold lettering and pin stripes along the bottom.

I am thinking that the sides may be candidates for etching, with Micro Trains roofs and trucks.

Happy Hanukkah, y'all!
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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2012, 08:41:22 PM »
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Iain,
Don't you mean Norfolk Western and then the cars became Norfolk Southern with the merger or  I did I just land in a different dimension??


Well thats what I get for being a diehard UP fan.......    thanks to the info I never knew that. 
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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2012, 09:03:26 PM »
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Nope, you landed in a different dimension.  The Norfolk Southern was actually a railroad with its roots dating back to 1870.  It was purchased by the Southern in 1974.  When they in turn merged with the Norfolk and Western in 1982, since they already owned rights to the name...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norfolk_Southern_Railway_(1942–1982)
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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2012, 09:06:08 PM »
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Hey thanks Rich and Richie!

Richie I am always interested to see/ hear of your progress on the FEF-1.   
Here is detailed pic of the FEF-2.

Pictures always bring out the flaws... A milled area of the frame shows and the running boards and I have not applied numbers to the boards.

Well as we all now know the Carbon fiber is conductive , 1 foot came out to be 8 ohms . Could be useful as a switch machine snapper dropping resister if you're snapping a string of them at once and some are closer than others . The Fiberglass split as I also was told here . . So I started that last 3 pair by adding a brass collar to the OEM axle , then a plastic tube over that , then a brass collar over that , Green Loc-tited , then drilled a through hole a glued in a brass wire to lock it all together . Today I glued the quartering wires to the outside driver faces . Tomorrow I will true , gauge , quarter , and glue as a single step to the last 3 driver sets . If all goes well the next step will be drilling the last 3 locking pins .

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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2012, 09:34:10 PM »
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Iain,
Don't you mean Norfolk Western and then the cars became Norfolk Southern with the merger or  I did I just land in a different dimension??


Well thats what I get for being a diehard UP fan.......    thanks to the info I never knew that.



Where do you think this came from?vv :ashat:
Thanks much,
Mairi Dulaney, RHCE
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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2012, 09:46:06 PM »
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Thanks for the correction.... I just never knew there was a Norfolk Southern pre Norfolk Southern.  I assumed Norfolk Southern came from the NW and Southern merger. Just call me a UP fan!!  I am just not use to railroads changing their names. :D
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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2012, 09:52:51 PM »
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Actually, for cool points, picture the above scheme on four or five AS416s on the head end of a westbound hotshot climbing the prevailing 1% grade out of Wilson.
Thanks much,
Mairi Dulaney, RHCE
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Re: Weekend Update 12/9/12
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2012, 10:07:29 PM »
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I switched to modelling in "G" scale:



 :D

Ummmm....SWEET?