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Weekend Update 4/7/13
« on: April 05, 2013, 07:29:27 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/13
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 07:46:21 PM »
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I took out my duckunder and bought a bunch of 2x4's....

Trying to figure out what to cut and/or nail next....  :)

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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/13
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 07:47:27 PM »
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No modeling this past week.

Did go to Hawaii to see my army-daughter.

Of course had to go here...



But I did get some shots of the local road...






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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/13
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 07:50:25 PM »
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No modeling this past week.

Did go to Hawaii to see my army-daughter.

Of course had to go here...




It is amazing to see the oil from the Arizona rising to the surface after all these years. It always gives me the chills to see that.

Best wishes, Dave
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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/13
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 08:03:14 PM »
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Making a few test trees using various materials and grades of them.  Going for an early spring look.



The dead leave trees are some types of oak which hold onto their leaves until budding.  Still need to find something to make an eastern redbud with; pink or purple ground foam I have don't look right, need some magenta foam.  Who the hell makes that?
Bob

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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/13
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 08:09:28 PM »
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The only thing train related this week was 1:1 scale.
My Dad & I rode the Texas Eagle from Springfield, IL to Ft. Worth to pick up a semi tractor.
It was my first trip on Amtrak and I will definately ride again. The staff was great and I got some close-up railfanning in as well.

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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/13
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 09:04:13 PM »
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DAY Tower in Enola Yard, July 1956...  An L1s leads a transfer freight toward Rockville Bridge and Harrisburg Yard while a coal train has just arrived destined for Philly via the Shocks Mills Bridge and the Atglen & Susquehanna Low Grade line.

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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/13
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2013, 09:23:48 PM »
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It is amazing to see the oil from the Arizona rising to the surface after all these years. It always gives me the chills to see that.

Best wishes, Dave

I watched two documentaries on Pearl Harbor just last night.  One of them gave a great perspective on the whole harbor, so I think I know exactly where Michael's picture was taken.

The only known video of the U.S.S Arizona's final moments has been digitized and is now in high definition.  Terrifying what the new details now reveal during the explosion, including the entirety of the forward superstructure of the ship lifting twenty or thirty feet into the air when the bomb exploded in the magazine deep in the ship, the blast wave seen in the burning fires and smoke on the adjacent ship, the U.S.S. Vestal, and even tidal waves crashing into Ford Island as a result of the explosion.  I must see this memorial in person one day.  God bless our military, including those who are active, retired, or who gave their lives for our freedom.  Thank you.

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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/13
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2013, 09:27:56 PM »
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The scratchbuilding continues,all vehicles are 1:144 scale.

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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/13
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2013, 10:55:38 PM »
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Just a little shapeways prototype that came in the mail mail today...not cheap but its not like there are a whole lot of other options!

This will get yellow AN Paint.



also this weekend: 2x B32-8 and 2x GP7u.


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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/13
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2013, 11:48:15 PM »
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Please keep us posted on the woodchip car, very interested in seeing that one completed.


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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/13
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2013, 11:54:34 PM »
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Outfit power car PGE 990281 is now resplendent in MOW colours and ready for decals:




Also, six slab side hopper cars are painted grey and ready for PGE/BCR decals:




My model of Tool Wash Car BCOL 6506 received some final details including roof vents and smoke jacks (using field measurements provided by fellow RW member Chris Dittmar), end personnel doors, corner sill steps, and interior weights:






For the companion Cook Diner Car BCOL 6508 I built and inserted the large and small louvred vents on the one side, and added the rectangular window frames to both sides using field measurements provided by fellow RW member Doug Davies:






The Tool Wash Car is now complete except for the correct trucks which will arrive tomorrow, and the next step with the Cook Diner car is to open up all the windows.


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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/13
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2013, 12:58:55 AM »
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also this weekend: 2x B32-8 and 2x GP7u.

How are you doing the B32-8?

I got one on my "to-do" list in BN.

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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/13
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2013, 01:54:17 AM »
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Finished this group of police Explorers last night.  I hate painting tiny things...  :| 



Also working on finishing these other projects:

"Heritage" GN Gevo:


(HO Scale) Intermountain 5277 Boxcar from a kit.  Decals provided by HIghball Graphics from their custom, private road collection.




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I've never met a covered hopper I didn't like.... :)

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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/13
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2013, 06:43:25 AM »
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Well my weekend is already half over thanks to the wonders of GMT+12 :) I have spent the last two days bent over my latest module carving rocks from plaster.



I'm making a scene loosely based on the Thompson River Canyon, but double tracked.

As of this evening I'm down one bag of plaster, but have this to show for my efforts:



More on my blog at http://utrainia.michael.net.nz/tag/canyon%20scene. Tomorrow I'll be carving more darn rocks. My rock-carving muscles are starting to get pretty toned!

--Michael