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coosvalley

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Re: The Canal Line
« Reply #345 on: July 09, 2018, 04:27:51 PM »
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Joe what did you end up using for the screens in the Winterization Hatches?

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I used filter screen from an old coffee maker. One junk coffee maker gave me basically a lifetime supply. I bet these could even be purchased separately.. I always check any coffee maker anyone is throwing away now!

It was round at the top, and came down into a "V" shape. I don't remember the MFR.

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Re: The Canal Line
« Reply #346 on: July 15, 2018, 08:17:03 PM »
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While digging for a pic I found some photos of my first N scale layout. These are from 2005-ish. You guys might recognize a couple of them!

I'm currently working on an updated version of MEC 577 so I wanted to dig these out to compare my 2005 work to my 2018 work.
















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Re: The Canal Line
« Reply #347 on: August 12, 2018, 09:15:57 PM »
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Some projects I've been working on...

First up is this 44 tonner that I fist removed the decoder, and then added 29, 1/8 in. tungsten cubes to. I will say the project was worth it, it can now pull as many cars as my layout can hold on one track! It also improved the contact with the rails, which was the main goal..



Next up is this MEC caboose , which still needs weathering. A shapeways body on a MT chassis. I can see a few things that need addressing, such as the short ladder tops and a cupola roof corner. That's why I like showing these pics with you folks, they show all the flaws! :facepalm:







Here is a couple of early CR units I finished up..All black locos are not easy to photograph well!












I also finished up this RS-3 in B&M blue: ..This is the only early model RS3 that got the blue dip paint, other than 2 acquired from the D&H, which could not operate with other B&M diesels due to a MU connection issue.






And last up is this group shot of my remaining loco projects. This summer has been very hot and humid, so finding a good time to paint has been challenging, but I'm moving along...In the next day or 2 I will upload some pics of layout progress!(10 upload per day limit ya know ;) )




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Re: The Canal Line
« Reply #348 on: August 12, 2018, 09:46:18 PM »
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I fist removed the decoder,

I’ve heard of ham handed modeling, but fisting a decoder?  :facepalm: :trollface:
Philip H.
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Baton Rouge Southern RR - Mount Rainier Division.

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