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Weekend Update 1/12/14
« on: January 10, 2014, 07:28:36 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/14
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 07:43:24 PM »
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Richie,
I would think that the blue was applied to the wheels before any machining was done.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/14
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2014, 08:05:04 PM »
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Is it a form of masking to prevent oxidation before machining?
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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/14
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2014, 08:19:50 PM »
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Well, now; let's review this "week that was"...........

We (the "Royal we".. Rapido) tried for three days to ship HO meat reefers.... (um; minus 30C and trucks no like a da cold....) We eventually got them out.... sigh  :facepalm:

I was "just a bit involved" in some little, insignificant N scale announcement about some minor; little known Canadian GMD1 locomotive..... I hear some people might have heard of this............. ;)

But I did shoot this..............



So I guess all is right with the world.............. except the fact that in 1968 when I was 4 some idiot thought "Multi Mark" was a better idea than Canadian Pacific Railway script........ hard to believe they didn't consult with me............

Alas; another boring week..........
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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/14
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014, 08:23:17 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/14
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 08:32:56 PM »
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That image was taken at the Pine Creek Railroad in Allaire State Park, NJ. Two of those wheelsets were used to rebuild an archbar truck for CNJ caboose 91155. We completely rebuilt the truck from scratch (starting with derelict D&RGW parts) in one week, just in time for the 2013 Christmas special, to replace a truck with two bearings that had suffered catastrophic failure.













We installed it under the caboose on the coldest night of 2013. It was about 11 degrees. And yes, the blue paint is used to detect flaws in the steel.

« Last Edit: January 10, 2014, 08:52:42 PM by David K. Smith »
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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/14
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2014, 08:34:15 PM »
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That only leaves me with one question, how come you don't have a beard, DKS?
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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/14
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2014, 08:40:27 PM »
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Gives new meaning to "The Blue Man Group" 
[or, given the freeze, any other blued body part] :scared:
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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/14
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2014, 08:44:51 PM »
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Quite the effort there for one man to lift up a caboose!  :trollface:

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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/14
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2014, 08:51:25 PM »
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Quite the effort there for one man to lift up a caboose!  :trollface:

Haha! Actually, all I was doing was keeping the truck from rolling backwards--about all I could manage in my condition.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/14
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2014, 10:26:15 PM »
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Small world , so the blue is there to ............... , or was they turned later ?

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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/14
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2014, 10:53:53 PM »
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This weekend is the Prototype Models Cocoa Beach Meet in Cocoa Beach, FL:  http://prototyperails.com/     This truly is a "Winter Nationals", i.e. the best and most famous of US model railroaders are at this annual event put on by Mike Brock and friends.

If you ever have the chance to go, you must!

Here are some pictures from last year's January 2013 event: 






This is following is the FEC N-Trak module showing the Jupiter Drawbridge on the Florida East Coast, with I-95 in the background. 




The prototype location is :   N 26° 56.870 W 080° 05.400   on Google Maps.  The view here is looking east, out into the Atlantic Ocean:



You can see a few more photos of this event here:  http://www.pbase.com/atsf_arizona/prototype_rails_2013_cocoa_beach

If you are anywhere close to Cocoa Beach, FL, you can still go there for Sat Jan 11, 2014, a full schedule of clinics all day and evening!  Make this meet one of those things on your "bucket list".
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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/14
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2014, 11:27:12 PM »
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A small diorama I'm working on for a guy at work to help demonstrate Civil War tactics to 7th graders.  It isn't perfect or even up to TRW standards but I'm building it from the stuff in the "eventually" box.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/14
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2014, 12:25:25 AM »
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Quite the effort there for one man to lift up a caboose!  :trollface:

I thought he was swapping out the coupler for something closer to scale size.  :D

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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/14
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2014, 08:52:55 AM »
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Built a s GRa and tested my air eraser: