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Re: The Housatonic Railroad in N Scale
« Reply #120 on: November 20, 2020, 03:14:40 PM »
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Very interesting.  I hear the shop guys and road crews are great.  Management, not so much. 
I live about 50 minutes south of Canaan.

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Re: The Housatonic Railroad in N Scale
« Reply #121 on: December 21, 2020, 10:58:36 AM »
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I was playing around with the cheap video cube camera again this weekend.  This is an (obviously) unedited video of a northbound trip over part of my N scale Housatonic Railroad.  The camera was on a lightweight flatcar, so there is some jerking as the metal low profile wheels go over the frogs on my code 55 track.  None of the buildings are planted yet with detailed scenery, but I am happy with the progress for now.  I'll take any suggestions for decent video editing software, as this is my first foray into that area. 


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Re: The Housatonic Railroad in N Scale
« Reply #122 on: December 21, 2020, 12:10:52 PM »
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I guess the gyroscopically stabilized mount is still on the workbench. 😉

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Re: The Housatonic Railroad in N Scale
« Reply #123 on: December 21, 2020, 01:25:46 PM »
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Hey Eric - nice job.  You have made incredible progress.  I have no advice on video editing as I have not tried this yet, but I enjoyed the train's eye-view of your post!  Bob

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« Reply #124 on: February 24, 2021, 11:08:47 AM »
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This week, I made a little more progress in the area around Specialty Minerals, in Canaan.  I started adding some trees, a base layer of ground cover and buried some of the tracks at Specialty in asphalt. I have a lot of detail and scenery to add, but at least the foam is starting to go away.  Progress is progress.




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Re: The Housatonic Railroad in N Scale
« Reply #125 on: February 24, 2021, 11:41:58 AM »
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Great model of a large industry!!!

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Re: The Housatonic Railroad in N Scale
« Reply #126 on: February 24, 2021, 11:46:55 AM »
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Great model of a large industry!!!

  Frank

Thanks.  Specialty Minerals is one of the larger customers for the Housatonic RR.  My goal is to model most of the primary customers and provide for the prototype car capacity for each.  The layout is basically a large switching layout with scenic breaks between towns.

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Re: The Housatonic Railroad in N Scale
« Reply #127 on: Yesterday at 10:09:34 AM »
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One more shot of #3600 spotting some empties under the bulk loader at Specialty Minerals, in Canaan, CT.  I need to add details, paint the loading bins, finish the pavement, vegetation and make bulk limestone piles ready to be moved into the loading bins and crushed.  I have limestone from that actual prototype location that will work well for this scene.



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Re: The Housatonic Railroad in N Scale
« Reply #128 on: Yesterday at 11:03:29 AM »
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I love your properly scaled industry.

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Re: The Housatonic Railroad in N Scale
« Reply #129 on: Yesterday at 11:22:35 AM »
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I love your properly scaled industry.

His trees aren't shabby either FWIW.
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