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Weekend Update 9/4/16
« on: September 02, 2016, 07:25:10 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 9/4/16
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2016, 01:41:31 AM »
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No, just worry about someone putting the motor through the back of the enginehouse.  It seems that, with the pantograph down, the air pump doesn't work, and if there's no air to start with, the brakes don't work.  The motor had been sitting for a while, the air had leaked out, and the hostler was told to move it into the enginehouse.  He got it moving, lowered the pantograph, as there were no wires inside, and coasted it in.  When the brakes didn't apply, it rolled right on through the back wall.
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Re: Weekend Update 9/4/16
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2016, 04:14:06 AM »
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Where do you see all that in this picture? I just see tracks and some buildings a way off.

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Re: Weekend Update 9/4/16
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2016, 01:13:53 PM »
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Had the Mike McGrattan Memorial Train visit this week:


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Re: Weekend Update 9/4/16
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2016, 01:17:53 PM »
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Ashpits for electrics?... :facepalm:

Anywho, this week I put lipstick on a pig.....This car was given to me by someone who knew "I like trains". I think it may have been part of a readers digest set or something...The car sat at the bottom of my locker at work, getting covered by mud and dust for about 5 years...Recently I brought it home, and dumped it in a bottle of 91% alcohol....Paint came right off....And then, further getting use out of junk, I slathered on a ton of liquid decal onto some old Northeast Decals that I've had for 25 years, which made them work pretty well actually. I also added an etched roofwalk from the scrapbox.

This thing won't win any beauty contests, but that wasn't the goal, I intend to use this as a background boxcar-turned-shed someday. Not bad for a basically free project, it only cost me time and paint!...

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Re: Weekend Update 9/4/16
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2016, 01:30:45 PM »
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Dee might be upset with you that you took a banana transit car out of service....

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Re: Weekend Update 9/4/16
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2016, 01:38:59 PM »
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Ashpits for electrics?... :facepalm:

They would likely be gone by 1968, but Othello was the end of the "gap" so it was a steam and electric facility. There would be ashpits at one time.
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Re: Weekend Update 9/4/16
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2016, 01:49:07 PM »
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They would likely be gone by 1968, but Othello was the end of the "gap" so it was a steam and electric facility. There would be ashpits at one time.

Thanks for the info!..the pic didnt seem very "steam era" to me is why I mentioned it.....I've never heard of an elevated loco area before....

Dee might be upset with you that you took a banana transit car out of service....

Oddly, I just this week cut up some former Kisatchie Gulf and Northern cabooses for a project too!....I hadn't thought about Dee though, I wonder if Dee likes Maine potatoes?...Though, obviously not as much as bananas...

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Re: Weekend Update 9/4/16
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2016, 02:11:54 PM »
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I'm ripping sh!t up again.  Nothing's ever good enough, huh?



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Re: Weekend Update 9/4/16
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2016, 02:21:10 PM »
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Dee might be upset with you that you took a banana transit car out of service....


Hmm... WHAT? WHAT?
How could he?!

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Re: Weekend Update 9/4/16
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2016, 03:03:18 PM »
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Coosvalley .... you can atone for the errors of you way and make Dee happy by sending that bananna car to Kiz/Dee. ! :o

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Re: Weekend Update 9/4/16
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2016, 03:40:38 PM »
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My " header " thoughts were for a model railroad 1960< , all steam or transitional . Instead of a plywood base for the engine facility , use open framework . With the engine facilities aloft the view would be closer to the viewers peepers . It has advantages as well as not . I haven't seen an engine facility higher than adjacent yard lead tracks before . I opens up the prototypical envelope for us and our cramped spaces .

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Re: Weekend Update 9/4/16
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2016, 03:57:47 PM »
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Not much modelling the past four months.  Too much good stuff outside and travelling.

I have been picking away on the trees and casting rock shed components.  This side of the layout I have opted to go with Ebay trees and with a little work and paint, they are respectable.  Even the six-week shipping has worked with a few packages in the mail every time I have been home   In this photo I'm about 500 trees into what should be about 2000 in the end.  It beats making armatures.


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Re: Weekend Update 9/4/16
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2016, 04:38:52 PM »
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Coosvalley .... you can atone for the errors of you way and make Dee happy by sending that bananna car to Kiz/Dee. ! :o

I cannot, I turned it into the BAR car! :P

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Re: Weekend Update 9/4/16
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2016, 06:24:01 PM »
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I've been doing a lot of mold making recently with mold max 30 from Smooth-On instead of my usual 1:1 stuff (accidentally ordered the wrong thing :facepalm: ) and it bubbles more than what I'm used to so I made this cheap vacuum pump contraption:



It's a brake vacuum pump from Harbor Freight on one end and a 60mL syringe on the other.  It almost works.  I think I need like a 100mL syringe.  Anyone have any cheap ideas to make this better?

The mold goes in a pressure pot too. More is better, IMO.
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