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Weekend Update 6/22/14
« on: June 20, 2014, 07:26:06 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 6/22/14
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2014, 08:50:29 PM »
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What a sod it would be to do track work on.

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Re: Weekend Update 6/22/14
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2014, 09:06:48 PM »
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I wonder how long have they been using it? Is that mainline trackage or a siding? Rails look awfully shiny.

Other than the track work, everything else looks pretty normal and could be somewhere here in the states.

Jim

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Re: Weekend Update 6/22/14
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2014, 09:51:43 PM »
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Wellllll... it's not N scale (nobody being sorrier about it than I!), but I have to share a model acquisition this week that has been many years in the trying and failing: the ├╝ber-rare Alco Models HO C855B. I paid entirely too much for it on theBay - don't tell my wife! - but this shelf queen is finally added to my collection of other Alco Models shelf queens of 1960s UP double power.





I've had an "A" for many years, but the B has been oh-so-elusive. FWIW, Overland also produced the C855A & B, but in ten years I have seen a pair exactly once, eventually going for well over a K-buck on eBay.
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Re: Weekend Update 6/22/14
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2014, 09:54:55 PM »
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Ahh, the "Y-Tie": steel, efficient, recyclable; rusting easily, high maintenance, lightweight.... works in Europe, wouldn't want to run an SD70 ACe on it... :facepalm:
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Re: Weekend Update 6/22/14
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2014, 10:00:02 PM »
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855's used the standard and or the Veranda chassis / trucks IIRC . So why in all that is a money maker did Con-Cor not do the standard Turbine and the 855's shells ? 

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Re: Weekend Update 6/22/14
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2014, 10:04:29 PM »
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'Cause there's no explaining Jim Conway's approach to the N marketplace. I'm thankful he took the risks he did in the early days, but it's been one helluva ride ever since. :|
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Re: Weekend Update 6/22/14
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2014, 10:45:39 PM »
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Work is proceeding (slowly) on the Kraft mill...I cut up the basic walls and test fit everything.









I also built a single TrainCat tank car unloading platform...I really need two but they show as sold out on the web site.  Has anyone out there got one they can part with?



We also had our monthly Op session last night though it was all HO'ers this time round with no TRW members being available...

Scott piloting the Nakusp wayfreight into the Slocan sub


Brian with a plow train on their way to buck slides on the western side of Farron hill


...and down the other side


And finally Marc switching the Kootenay Forest Products mill at East Nelson


Have a great weekend!

md
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Re: Weekend Update 6/22/14
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2014, 11:34:09 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 6/22/14
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2014, 12:29:38 AM »
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Are those toilette paper cores?  :trollface: :D

Almost- shipping tubes.  Doesn't everyone use toilet paper cores and spray bottle lids as stand-ins for tanks in building mock ups?

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Re: Weekend Update 6/22/14
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2014, 12:58:42 AM »
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I used shipping tubes and industrial paper towel cores for some of my finished tanks.  I needed riveted metal plate tanks, had printed/embossed paper for the plates, so why not a paper core?  Made gluing real easy, and they were free. 

Toilet paper and most home paper towel cores are too flimsy for permanent use, but, yes, I have used them for stand-ins.

Richie:  I've seen lots of pictures of steel ties, and it looks like the right track has some at the lower end, but never anything like those Y-ties.  I can see the point, though, as they can't skew and change the gauge.  Like a 3-point track gauge, they HAVE to stay in place.
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Re: Weekend Update 6/22/14
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2014, 07:00:19 AM »
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Did a few more square inches of ballast and base scenery

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Re: Weekend Update 6/22/14
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2014, 08:25:56 AM »
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Got the water flowing in Fish Creek.

Andrew Hegstad

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Re: Weekend Update 6/22/14
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2014, 08:35:33 AM »
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Before and after dismantling.  More on the dismantling of the UPRR Geneva Sub on Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/Rochsub





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Re: Weekend Update 6/22/14
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2014, 09:49:49 AM »
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Did a few more square inches of ballast and base scenery



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