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Weekend Update 5/11/14
« on: May 09, 2014, 07:26:39 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 5/11/14
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2014, 08:26:44 PM »
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Picked up this jewel this week. If it wasn't so funny, boy would I be pissed.











Caveat emptor! Got it off ebay for less than 30 bucks, but come on really? Tricky dude takes pics so as to hide these fantastic faux pas, and descriptions are a little less than truthful.
Thankfully after a thorough cleaning and tune up, it runs fine. The shell also cleaned up, with no glue damage. Next is a set of rails/walkways, and proper Micro Trains conversions.
After cleaning, I plopped it on my RSD12 just so I could pull something. Good for a laugh!

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Re: Weekend Update 5/11/14
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 09:37:36 PM »
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Looks like you got screwed twice . What you need to do now is make a model of a screw like that in 1x1 scale , place it on a real loco , and take a proof of practice shot of it .

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Re: Weekend Update 5/11/14
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 09:51:06 PM »
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Had the Gandy Dancers over his week. Mostly a bunch of behind the scenes work, including running a bus for the Penn Station River City trackage. (I figure it would be good to isolate that section of the layout so that a short doesn't take down the whole layout.) We did make some progress on this little guy:



More on that in the following weeks.
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Re: Weekend Update 5/11/14
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2014, 04:35:34 AM »
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Finished up building and lighting a gas station. Sorry for crappy cell phone pics  :facepalm:











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Re: Weekend Update 5/11/14
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2014, 06:43:55 AM »
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Those gas station pics kick a$$ !

Great work !
I’m not here to argue

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Re: Weekend Update 5/11/14
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2014, 07:06:50 AM »
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Power stroke
I'd love to see the ebay listing
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Re: Weekend Update 5/11/14
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2014, 09:34:46 AM »
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Nice work wutter

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Re: Weekend Update 5/11/14
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2014, 10:08:07 AM »
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Wutter, those night shots rock! Nice work :o
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Re: Weekend Update 5/11/14
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2014, 10:13:12 AM »
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I'm a structure lighting fanboy.  That Sinclair station rocks!
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Re: Weekend Update 5/11/14
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2014, 10:16:19 AM »
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My Indiana Northeastern GP9 fresh from the paint shop and ready for decals.

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Re: Weekend Update 5/11/14
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2014, 12:16:03 PM »
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Finished up building and lighting a gas station. Sorry for crappy cell phone pics  :facepalm:



That looks awesome Wutter!

It is good to see people utilizing the tiny SMD LEDs for illuminating structures.  It takes a steady hand, but it is quite doable.  This is probably similar to what you did for the sign lights.

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Re: Weekend Update 5/11/14
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2014, 02:14:13 PM »
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Hello all...
a little soggier today in Coastal Alabama.....it's taken far too long for the last few layers of foam to dry....
So, I decided to add the fascia, carve the 'sandstone/limestone' portion of the mesa (these three layers were glued early in the week and were dry enough to start carving)
I tested all the track and feeds-I had to clean a little paint from most of the turnout points and tweak the points so that they lay firmly against their corresponding rail...ARGGGGH...I was a little too aggressive with one of them, and broke a point rail; rather than replace it with a new switch, I decided I can live with it...it's one of the turnouts leading from Red to Red siding, or orange. If the group wants to replace this switch at a future date, they can...but for now, I've got a deadline...I'll provide a package of Arizona Rock and Mineral Mauve ballast, so that they can replace and re-ballast at a later date.
Apart from puttying the screw holes in the fascia, sanding, and painting...I don't have all that much to do...
the foam shaping goes very quickly; the top, vertical outcroppings, that will 'top' the mesa, can be carved upstairs at the workbench, and glued atop the formed slope.
Painting and texturing go VERY quickly...ballasting the track-adding some juniper bushes, and grass...then a few last details...detailing the skyboard....
the final wiring to the bus wires will be done in Austin/Round Rock3 more weekends plus a few evenings a week should be plenty of time to finish...
Thanks for looking,
~Bruce

PS-Otto, I posted plenty of 'in progress' pics because I know how much you love working with foam!



















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Re: Weekend Update 5/11/14
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2014, 02:25:29 PM »
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Finished up building and lighting a gas station. Sorry for crappy cell phone pics  :facepalm:



What crappy cell phone pics?  Your shots are great and your model is, simply put, beautiful!!!  I remember seeing some Sinclair gas stations back in 1961 when my family traveled from southern California to North Carolina to visit my Mother's family and then to Detroit to see friends of my Dad... its one of the memories I hope I never forget because even then they were not all that numerous.

Thanks so very much for sharing your worik!!!

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Re: Weekend Update 5/11/14
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2014, 03:02:33 PM »
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Go Dino !   Beautiful job. 

Is the lift automated ?  I recall seeing someone's gas station that had a small moter that would periodically raise and lower the lift .


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