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Re: Weekend Update 3/31/13
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2013, 10:02:29 PM »
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Great work Doug. What are you using for cobblestone?
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Re: Weekend Update 3/31/13
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2013, 10:12:58 PM »
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The cobblestone paving started with a Faller HO cobblestone printed sheet that I scanned and printed for N scale.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/31/13
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2013, 10:19:40 PM »
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I worked on lowering a Rapido Gondola yesterday and adding z scale couplers. If you have information on the prototype please message me (or you know what this style gondola is called).


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Re: Weekend Update 3/31/13
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2013, 10:21:09 PM »
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The cobblestone paving started with a Faller HO cobblestone printed sheet that I scanned and printed for N scale.

Awesome idea. It looks nice. I love using printouts in Model RRing.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/31/13
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2013, 10:29:49 PM »
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Awesome idea. It looks nice. I love using printouts in Model RRing.

The building is printed also from photos, with 3D cut outs for window, doors, and the cornice.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/31/13
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2013, 10:31:39 PM »
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The building is printed also from photos, with 3D cut outs for window, doors, and the cornice.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/31/13
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2013, 10:49:44 PM »
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As it turns out, Life Like berkshires are surprisingly easy to turn into 2-10-4's.  No cutting required.  Just screw the addition onto the mounting for the steam chests.  This will be a Pennsy J one day.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/31/13
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2013, 11:09:31 PM »
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I saw NCAA South Regionals on Friday nite at Jerry World (Cowboys Stadium):  Michigan-Kansas was a great game and was well worth the price of admission.  Then there was Florida Gulf-Coast vs. Florida:  good game and I stayed for all of it.  Tomorrow is Michigan vs Florida.

Also, I checked with Atlas to make sure my track is still on back-order.  (It is.)
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Re: Weekend Update 3/31/13
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2013, 12:38:05 AM »
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Tim Watson:  I have no idea what the DL&W called theirs, but it looks like the "War Emergency" cars built by many roads during WW II.  The idea was to save steel by eliminating the side sheets, but to keep the strength of a steel framed car.  Thus, they had the typical steel underframe and ends, but the sides had added diagonals for strength, with boards replacing the steel sheets.  Many of them resembled the USRA cars of the teens and 20s at first glance, but they were built to late 30s dimensions.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/31/13
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2013, 03:30:03 AM »
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As it turns out, Life Like berkshires are surprisingly easy to turn into 2-10-4's.  No cutting required.  Just screw the addition onto the mounting for the steam chests.  This will be a Pennsy J one day.



Hold on thar, ...  is that all you're going to say???   :D   How did you make that added frame piece?  How do you screw it in place there,
and where will the steam chest go after this.   LL Berks are nice mechanisms.  A way to convert them to an x-10-x is good news.
Do you have another thread on this that I've missed?

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Re: Weekend Update 3/31/13
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2013, 05:53:23 AM »
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Somewhere in PRR land.  Baltimore, Philly, or Jersey City. 

Here is a small diarama I am working on to bring to the PRRT&HS annual meeting.  It is a small industrial street scene setting to feature the Shapeways PRR rubber-tired switcher.  Complete with cobble street.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/31/13
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2013, 08:17:59 AM »
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Hold on thar, ...  is that all you're going to say???   :D   How did you make that added frame piece?  How do you screw it in place there,
and where will the steam chest go after this.   LL Berks are nice mechanisms.  A way to convert them to an x-10-x is good news.
Do you have another thread on this that I've missed?

Aren't those Bachman Northerns already close? I'm just going from memory here.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/31/13
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2013, 01:23:13 PM »
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No modeling for me.  I had PRK surgery (photorefractive keratectomy) on both eyes on Wednesday, so while they heal I have poor vision.  Hopefully they'll settle down soon.  Next big order on the Juniata Division to-do list is to tear down the layout and pack it for shipping to Colorado.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/31/13
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2013, 01:37:41 PM »
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This weekend and last I got to operate on two layouts pretty much next door to my town (and next to each other for the most part). The experience has definitely changed my outlook on designing my layout as the only other one's of done operation on are huge layouts. These were medium sized. Something to be said for less operators,

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Re: Weekend Update 3/31/13
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2013, 01:42:29 PM »
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Got my helix installed, so I can run longer trains to test out the Boswer Z-scale couplers.   HEre is a video:


More details posted here: (https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=21980.msg313560#msg313560).  The Walong signal bridge will live forever on my little Loop layout.

Ed

Very smooth layout , beautifull job !!!
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