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Re: Weekend Update 2/9/14
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 07:32:07 PM »
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Nice pic.  I didn't see a Soo Line boxcar, I appreciate the C&O love!

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Re: Weekend Update 2/9/14
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 07:34:58 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 2/9/14
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 07:42:24 PM »
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An awful cell phone video of the newest addition to the layout... kudzu.


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Re: Weekend Update 2/9/14
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 08:01:55 PM »
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IIRC from the last time in that neighborhood, you can still see some of the MP lettering on that bridge.
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Re: Weekend Update 2/9/14
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2014, 08:09:33 PM »
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I've been working on my latest 3D printing adventure, the NS SD60E cab. This one will be future NS 6920.

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Re: Weekend Update 2/9/14
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2014, 08:56:59 PM »
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IIRC from the last time in that neighborhood, you can still see some of the MP lettering on that bridge.

Yep.


http://goo.gl/maps/nOgP4


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Re: Weekend Update 2/9/14
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2014, 09:17:07 PM »
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http://goo.gl/maps/nOgP4

Does anyone know when that bridge was built? The cast stones in the abutment:



...look rather like the ones near my favorite bridge in Kankakee:



So when did they start using faux stone for this sort of job?
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Re: Weekend Update 2/9/14
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2014, 09:21:14 PM »
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Yep.


http://goo.gl/maps/nOgP4


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If you zoom just under the bridge and look right you can still see two wheel stops sticking out of the grass.

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Re: Weekend Update 2/9/14
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2014, 09:37:46 PM »
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SOO boxcar in the street

Yah, shots of that car are all over the MoPac listings at eBay.  Really wish the seller would either give up or sell off what he's got so that searching for MoPac  would be easier.

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An awful cell phone video of the newest addition to the layout... kudzu.

Ah, "The official 'grass' of the Southern Railway."  Said to taste pretty good, by folks who like eating "greens" and is a better food staple for cattle and horses than hay.  Despite all the jokes about a train running too slow and getting overtaken by the Kudzu it is not all that difficult to control.  Yours looks great... How'd you do it?  I may eventually need to "grow" some myself.

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Re: Weekend Update 2/9/14
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2014, 11:27:37 PM »
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Ah, "The official 'grass' of the Southern Railway."  Said to taste pretty good, by folks who like eating "greens" and is a better food staple for cattle and horses than hay.  Despite all the jokes about a train running too slow and getting overtaken by the Kudzu it is not all that difficult to control.  Yours looks great... How'd you do it?  I may eventually need to "grow" some myself.

Quite simply, my kudzu is Scenic Express Super Leaf Scale Leaves in "Spring Green" over Woodland Scenics "Green" Poly Fiber.


Tonight, I mocked up an Aberdeen & Rockfish enginehouse out of cardboard as an experiment.


The prototype:


More over on the Seaboard Central 2.0 thread in the Layout Engineering Forum.

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Re: Weekend Update 2/9/14
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2014, 01:27:37 AM »
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Not much free time for me this week, but enough to add cushioned draft gear to the FVM canstock boxcar and the NYC Pacemaker PS-1.





Last week I inadvertently put ASF roller bearing trucks on the Pennsy PS-1, so I changed them to the proper friction bearing trucks.


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Re: Weekend Update 2/9/14
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2014, 03:15:32 AM »
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Brian, what did you use for the cushioned draft gear on the can stock?

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Re: Weekend Update 2/9/14
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2014, 08:30:48 AM »
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Brian, what did you use for the cushioned draft gear on the can stock?

Coupler pockets milled from an X58 floor, which works for any car using any of the new correct-bolster-height trucks.
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Re: Weekend Update 2/9/14
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2014, 09:22:51 AM »
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With much help from MC Fujiwara, my first Free-moN module is in the oven.



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