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Re: Weekend Update 4/6/14
« Reply #45 on: April 08, 2014, 06:07:38 AM »
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I have some new models that are in the process of getting printed.


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Re: Weekend Update 4/6/14
« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2014, 10:37:39 AM »
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Well, it started out a rainy day in the neighborhood, but it's gettin' better...

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Re: Weekend Update 4/6/14
« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2014, 12:29:48 PM »
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Crappy cell grab of what is going to be an NS GP18:

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Re: Weekend Update 4/6/14
« Reply #48 on: April 08, 2014, 01:13:33 PM »
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Also found a source of G scale coal at Petsmart:



Interesting solution.  The Marineland stuff is actually based on bituminous coal.  Be careful with it, though.  I'm not sure what makes it "activated" carbon, but I have seen warnings in the fish keeping realm not to hold that stuff too long.  There are likely other chemicals in there, and I don't know how they'll react with paints.
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Re: Weekend Update 4/6/14
« Reply #49 on: April 08, 2014, 01:24:11 PM »
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Interesting solution.  The Marineland stuff is actually based on bituminous coal.  Be careful with it, though.  I'm not sure what makes it "activated" carbon, but I have seen warnings in the fish keeping realm not to hold that stuff too long.  There are likely other chemicals in there, and I don't know how they'll react with paints.

Interesting read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activated_carbon

Looks like there are many types, and this stuff is super porous.

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Re: Weekend Update 4/6/14
« Reply #50 on: April 08, 2014, 01:31:01 PM »
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Well, it started out a rainy day in the neighborhood, but it's gettin' better...



I've been following the build over on NScale.net.  Very fun little project!

Now it just needs a sound decoder that plays the trolly theme.
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Re: Weekend Update 4/6/14
« Reply #51 on: April 08, 2014, 02:40:17 PM »
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I have had a little time and some desire to modify a Kato SD40-2 mid into a patch BNSF I have seen before.
Here is the real one.






Here is what I have so far.





I will not be adding more detail as this will be a worker on the layout . I also did not move the antenna ground plain backwards.

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Re: Weekend Update 4/6/14
« Reply #52 on: April 08, 2014, 02:47:57 PM »
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PWNJ - That's great! I rank trolley up there with rocket and some of Trevithick's work for intertest and importance. It's been an interesting couple hundred years...

I know there are some 2 mil and TT folk on this board so here is something I learned this weekend. I don't why I didn't try it out earlier. The components were even sat on the window sill beside one another at one point in the recent past.



And the pizza cutters:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/32922165@N06/13719754615/

Sort of meaningless info but I was surprised that the smaller flanges cooperated as well as they did with so much extra flangeway to wallow in. The difference in back to back measrements for P120 (modified for N gauge) and P160 is not insignificant.  There might be more of a safety margin than I had thought - at least for 200 gram single Bo-Bo vehicles. In testing on plain Atlas Code 55 all sorts of bad things can happen where the track goes out of gauge signifcantly (signifcant relative to the new wheels) but otherwise there aren't that many issues - yet. Where you can accomodate it, flexibility makes everything better.  That combined with handlaying looks to be the answer if there is one.


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Re: Weekend Update 4/6/14
« Reply #53 on: April 08, 2014, 04:16:32 PM »
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Interesting solution.  The Marineland stuff is actually based on bituminous coal.  Be careful with it, though.  I'm not sure what makes it "activated" carbon, but I have seen warnings in the fish keeping realm not to hold that stuff too long.  There are likely other chemicals in there, and I don't know how they'll react with paints.

It should just be carbon.  You don't want it hold it too long because it will absorb the oils from your skin.  It's so absorptive because it's so porous.
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Re: Weekend Update 4/6/14
« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2014, 04:43:12 PM »
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What did you use for handrail stanchions?
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Re: Weekend Update 4/6/14
« Reply #55 on: April 08, 2014, 05:15:08 PM »
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What did you use for handrail stanchions?
Those look like stock ones to me.
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Re: Weekend Update 4/6/14
« Reply #56 on: April 09, 2014, 01:44:23 AM »
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And that does it...


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Re: Weekend Update 4/6/14
« Reply #57 on: April 09, 2014, 07:57:39 AM »
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Slapped a few micro chips around until they did my bidding.  A pair of old Lead Blob Life Like E-8s.



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Re: Weekend Update 4/6/14
« Reply #58 on: April 09, 2014, 09:24:44 AM »
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I have had a little time and some desire to modify a Kato SD40-2 mid into a patch BNSF I have seen before.
Here is the real one.

Here is what I have so far.



Thanks , Mike

Looks good Mike!   Just an FYI, you also might want to check out Brian's laser-cut windows, if you are interested in upgrading from the factory Kato parts:

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=31725.msg359367#msg359367

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Re: Weekend Update 4/6/14
« Reply #59 on: April 10, 2014, 02:58:40 AM »
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Made some progress on the K-37 this weekend. Chassis runs, the big lead weight helps in testing since there isn't much mass without a boiler. I think I have the counterweights figured out, should get those on next.



I must have missed earlier posts on this.  Is this a kit?  In N Scale?   
Looks very interesting and looks good so far!