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Weekend Update 6/30/13
« on: June 28, 2013, 07:17:20 PM »
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Starting early 'cause grits are on the table .

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Re: Weekend Update 6/30/13
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013, 10:18:20 PM »
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It's been a while since I've submitted, but I have kept busy working on my SP Kaiser ore drag. I've finished the artwork and printed the decals for 120 cars and that's what I'm working on now. After only 20 I got tired and decided to complete the first car. Here's a picture of that first car coupled up to one of the U28C's that will pull the train.

To keep motivated, I've set up some Kato track by my work desk where I can watch the train grow. Here's a picture of that.

Since this picture I've completed over a dozen more.

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Re: Weekend Update 6/30/13
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 10:30:35 PM »
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I like those cars - what kit is it?

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Re: Weekend Update 6/30/13
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2013, 11:12:31 PM »
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Finally got back home after 7 days of Calgary flood evacuation and power outages.  Living in the low-lying Mission area I was stunned to find I had no damage at all.  3 blocks east and south is a total mess though. 

Before the flood crisis hit I was close to having the second span of the Fort Nelson bridge completed.  Hope to get that finished this weekend before starting on the 3rd and final span.



On the subject of bridges and floods,  the CP Rail Bonnybrook bridge in Calgary partially collapsed yesterday due to flood damage.   The loaded tank cars have subsequently been recovered from their precarious position.  It was all over the news here but if you haven't heard about it here is a link:

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/06/28/things-could-have-ended-much-worse-after-explosive-train-cars-saved-from-collapsing-calgary-bridge-cp-ceo-says/
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Re: Weekend Update 6/30/13
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2013, 11:47:17 PM »
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Tom,
     Not a kit, after no luck getting a contact at Micro-Trains to make them, I produced plans based on pictures and dimensions then made a masters of the main shell, underbody and load/extension. I then made nine sets of molds and pressure cast over 100 of them. All that has taken me two years to this point. I've posted pictures of all the shells assembled prior to decaling in a prior weekend update. Here's an update picture of my progress to date, I've gotten just past the swing helper set.

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Re: Weekend Update 6/30/13
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2013, 01:37:54 AM »
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Wow! That Kaiser steel train will be one impressive monster! Great work there, especially going the distance of molding and casting your own cars.

Also, I actually feel really, very sorry for that poor little tree in the header image.
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Re: Weekend Update 6/30/13
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2013, 01:40:41 AM »
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Jim, I went through your earlier posts and I am impressed. Great job, what an endurance to pull that project that far. Did you put two Atlas ore loads together to build yours ? Looking good.

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Re: Weekend Update 6/30/13
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2013, 08:03:59 AM »
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Covered up the second of three holes in the wall on the layout.
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Re: Weekend Update 6/30/13
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2013, 08:36:00 AM »
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Wow Skeebo,  that is a beautiful train.  How many more cars to go...90?  That will be an amazing feat!

And that is very good news BCRail_FSJ that the Calgary flooding hasn't resulted in direct damage.  Though the damage around you is shocking.  Are things getting any better?  Is the water treatment and supply under control?

Nothing notable hobby-wise for me this week.  I spent the time I had getting started on a kids' playhouse in the yard (two storeys!)  Right now we are in Ontario opening the cottage.  Back Monday for what I hope will be two weeks of solid progress to complete the semaphores, largely complete Troup and possibly get started on Castlegar (oh yeah, and completing that playhouse!)

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Re: Weekend Update 6/30/13
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2013, 12:04:12 PM »
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More building progress on the Jersey City Industrial--





Full report in the layout engineering thread: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=27762.msg325076#msg325076
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Re: Weekend Update 6/30/13
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2013, 12:27:57 PM »
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And that is very good news BCRail_FSJ that the Calgary flooding hasn't resulted in direct damage.  Though the damage around you is shocking.  Are things getting any better?  Is the water treatment and supply under control?



Power for virtually the whole City is now restored.   Water treatment and supply is under control and most restrictions are lifted.   The main thing is that it is forecast to be hot and sunny for the next week.   The last thing we need now is more rain
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Re: Weekend Update 6/30/13
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2013, 12:47:37 PM »
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Covered up the second of three holes in the wall on the layout.
Nice work on the mirror, Daryl!

Cheers!
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Re: Weekend Update 6/30/13
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2013, 05:43:57 PM »
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I've been so out of modeling this summer, but while on a trip to Colorado this past weekend I did get to catch a coal drag sliding its way down to the Colorado River on the awesome Moffat Route.

Short video:




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Re: Weekend Update 6/30/13
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2013, 06:35:51 PM »
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Thanks to all of the modutrak guys for setting up and letting us run on their awesome layout!

-Jason Smith
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Re: Weekend Update 6/30/13
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2013, 10:32:19 PM »
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Jason, that engine runs sooooooooo smooth!! Robert