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Weekend Update 5/25/14
« on: May 23, 2014, 07:31:35 PM »
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Header and my post substituted by me do to distraction by me and others .
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Re: Weekend Update 5/25/14
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2014, 08:51:37 PM »
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Modelling time has been a little limited this week, but I have had some time to work on this:



Which is directly related to this from a couple of weeks ago:

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Re: Weekend Update 5/25/14
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2014, 10:09:02 PM »
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Why aren't the Indian Wars in that chart?
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Re: Weekend Update 5/25/14
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2014, 10:44:11 PM »
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Why aren't the Indian Wars in that chart?

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Re: Weekend Update 5/25/14
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2014, 12:07:11 AM »
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Why aren't the Indian Wars in that chart?

<deleted> US military losses only. Precludes 'American' losses
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Re: Weekend Update 5/25/14
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2014, 12:13:37 AM »
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The latest additions to my fleet.

One of the NYCS C-Liners I asked about last week. I think a truly beautiful design



And a U23B in D&H lightning stripe, which I think is one of the coolest looking schemes ever designed.


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Re: Weekend Update 5/25/14
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2014, 12:36:01 AM »
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"US Military" only:  Does that mean the Confederate casualties are also not counted?
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Re: Weekend Update 5/25/14
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2014, 04:41:27 AM »
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Yesterday I visited the Talyllyn Railway. Not only was it everything I imagined it would be, but it was even better than that. Dolgoch not only looks spectacular, but she handles well too, even with my hand on the regulator.
Funny thing is that the driver told me that she is the most difficult to drive because her regulator(throttle) isn't like what is on the other engines, but for me it was more familiar to use and I got the hang of the controls fairly quickly and it became just a matter of keeping her speed regulated as we climbed to Nant Gwernol.
The trip back down the valley requires hardly any throttle, most of it just to start up from stops, the rest is just brake-work (steam and air).

The whole experience was worth it, despite one headache getting myself to Tywyn.
The crew were friendly and welcoming, and they really made the whole experience that much better.
The supervising Driver was an excellent teacher, the Fireman kept up a very consistent head of steam, and the Guard and his assistant were as friendly as could be. The attitude among the whole crew is the same as all those who came before them on the railway.

Just like the title of the documentary made during the early preservation years, the Talyllyn Railway really is a "Railway with a Heart of Gold".

I'd have to say that yesterday was the single best day of my entire life, and the only thing that could surpass it is another drive with Dolgoch up the Fathew Valley.


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Re: Weekend Update 5/25/14
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2014, 05:34:05 AM »
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Propose we abandon the debate over who should be included in which chart or who we should be honoring this weekend. Let each of us reflect and honor as we chose.

Back to your regularly scheduled Weekend Update.
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Re: Weekend Update 5/25/14
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2014, 09:08:17 AM »
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First did a "fade" and then used pan pastels to add some dirt/grime.





Suppose I'll have to go back today and do the other side of the boxcar.  :D

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Re: Weekend Update 5/25/14
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2014, 09:19:05 AM »
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Propose we abandon the debate over who should be included in which chart or who we should be honoring this weekend. Let each of us reflect and honor as we chose.

Back to your regularly scheduled Weekend Update.

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Re: Weekend Update 5/25/14
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2014, 09:35:47 AM »
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Nice work Mike. How did you fade the paint on the boxcar?
I have cars only weathered on one side and 17 hoppers re-lettered for the L&N on only one side. My track-plan is such that one never sees the backside of the train, I can letter twice as many cars with the decals I had.

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Re: Weekend Update 5/25/14
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2014, 09:47:29 AM »
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Nice work Mike. How did you fade the paint on the boxcar?
I have cars only weathered on one side and 17 hoppers re-lettered for the L&N on only one side. My track-plan is such that one never sees the backside of the train, I can letter twice as many cars with the decals I had.

Here's the formula I used for the fade...

40% Model Master 4769-Flat White
10% Model Master 4720-Sand
50% Windshield Washer Fluid-Blue :trollface:

I like that!  Only do one side of the train!

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Re: Weekend Update 5/25/14
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2014, 11:03:52 AM »
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More playing around with scenery techniques on this test section...



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Re: Weekend Update 5/25/14
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2014, 11:15:51 AM »
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Andy, looking good! I remember spending a lot of time inspecting farm properties between Ft St John and Ft Nelson and your techniques are very representative of the foliage in that area. Can’t wait to see some of this on the layout.

Chris  :)