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Weekend Update 8/10/14
« on: August 08, 2014, 07:24:46 PM »
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A better shot Randy sent me but copyright on photo has stopped me from using it http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1567164

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Re: Weekend Update 8/10/14
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2014, 08:22:28 PM »
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That tender "truck" looks like a pilot truck to a 4-x-x locomotive. And it's a N&W loco, so I wonder if the pilot truck is off a 4-8-0?

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Re: Weekend Update 8/10/14
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2014, 09:06:00 PM »
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That tender "truck" looks like a pilot truck to a 4-x-x locomotive. And it's a N&W loco, so I wonder if the pilot truck is off a 4-8-0?

Seriously doubt that they are pilot wheels... those things are the size of a Speeder and likely are from a Speeder trailer.  Its easy to see the size difference...

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Re: Weekend Update 8/10/14
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2014, 09:20:11 PM »
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Seriously doubt that they are pilot wheels... those things are the size of a Speeder and likely are from a Speeder trailer.  Its easy to see the size difference...

But look at the real wheels:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/4-8-0.jpg
http://www.oscalemag.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/M_475.jpg
The drivers are small and the pilot wheels are even smaller (and spoked)

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Re: Weekend Update 8/10/14
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2014, 09:23:38 PM »
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The link below the picture says this and more N&W 917 "Lost Engine of Roanoke"

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Re: Weekend Update 8/10/14
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2014, 09:26:19 PM »
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Took the afternoon off to get some final tasks wrapped up for our Free-moNebraska test run next week.  In all the module building fun, I forgot to build 13 leg sets!


Was able to arrange all but 7 modules in the garage, so I went ahead and did some testing/playing.




Love the broad non-uniform curves Free-moN allows for!


First train, 45 cars no problems!!  That's even with one loco on point and one pusher! 


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Re: Weekend Update 8/10/14
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2014, 09:31:00 PM »
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tender wheels:


4-8-0 wheels:

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Re: Weekend Update 8/10/14
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2014, 09:37:07 PM »
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The tender truck wheels of 917 are on a pilot truck frame that was just behind the engine when they were in the wooded siding .
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Re: Weekend Update 8/10/14
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2014, 09:43:35 PM »
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The north end of the Beatton Bridge diorama is finished to the point where I can now use it for photography.    This is one of a number of test shots I did this week.



 I am going to put this project to the side for a bit and get back on to working on the actual layout which has not really progressed much this year.
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Re: Weekend Update 8/10/14
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2014, 09:53:15 PM »
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I think it was an early 4-8-0 N&W M1 pilot wheels , as this link shows http://www.wvrailroads.net/index.php/Norfolk_and_Western_4-8-0_Steam_Locomotive
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Re: Weekend Update 8/10/14
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2014, 10:30:47 PM »
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The north end of the Beatton Bridge diorama is finished to the point where I can now use it for photography.    This is one of a number of test shots I did this week.

 I am going to put this project to the side for a bit and get back on to working on the actual layout which has not really progressed much this year.

The scene looks great with lots of depth to the vegetation.  Nice!  I'm like you, bridge building has been a major sideline.

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Re: Weekend Update 8/10/14
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2014, 10:54:42 PM »
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Took the afternoon off to get some final tasks wrapped up for our Free-moNebraska test run next week.  In all the module building fun, I forgot to build 13 leg sets!

Oops, they might make it easier to setup!  :trollface:
Looking good Mark, can't wait to get them all setup and Running!
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Re: Weekend Update 8/10/14
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2014, 10:56:29 PM »
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The north end of the Beatton Bridge diorama is finished to the point where I can now use it for photography.   

That bridge is looking mighty good!

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Re: Weekend Update 8/10/14
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2014, 11:31:59 PM »
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I installed the highway bridge at Schley, Montana on the layout this week and no sooner did a short freight led by a Q-5 come by.  It is used as the view block through the backdrop.   

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Re: Weekend Update 8/10/14
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2014, 01:39:07 AM »
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Nice shot Andy - you have allowed for low angle photography which is often not thought of when building a layout or diorama.

Some CPR modelling of sorts for me this week.  My three 2200 series coaches for the Provincial Museum train are now painted and ready for decals, and the next step was to cut out all the window panes (24 per coach).  I started with .005" clear styrene but it was not thick enough; the window panes should be almost flush with the car side.  I switched to .010" clear styrene but found that it delaminated and discoloured when cut.  (I learned that .010" clear styrene is actaully two layers of .005" clear styrene laminated together!)  My friend Jeff Briggs sourced some mylar for me which is about .009" thick and it cut easily using an Xacto knife with no discolouration.  I cut four panes for each window opening so that I would have enough for all three coaches plus one extra.  Here is a trial fit of windows on one side of the coach:




Prior to installing the window panes, I will attempt to edge them with a silver marker to represent the aluminium window frame.  I will apply the decals after the windows have been installed.

I have also been working on the replacement Pullman stepwell for my work coach.


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