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Weekend Update 10/23/16
« on: October 21, 2016, 07:27:21 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 10/23/16
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2016, 10:42:11 PM »
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Had a little help from  :tommann: on this side.




Then I did this side:















It's hard to get quick quality shots of the whole thing from my phone:





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Re: Weekend Update 10/23/16
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2016, 11:03:52 PM »
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Wow , just awesome .

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Re: Weekend Update 10/23/16
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2016, 11:09:04 PM »
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So the second and third drivers are blind?  :?
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Re: Weekend Update 10/23/16
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2016, 11:14:49 PM »
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So the second and third drivers are blind?  :?
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I think it's prototypical.
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Re: Weekend Update 10/23/16
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2016, 11:44:10 PM »
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Hi
Firstly, that's one gorgeous M-1, nice work.

I've been trying to clear some Alco's from my workbench.  Here's the latest to leave the workshop, former CV RS-11 3612 lettered for the Lamoille Valley.  A couple more weathering touches needed after looking at the photos.  I've used an RS-3 fuel tank which is closer to the prototype than the RS-11 one and I've modified the trucks to look like the lightweight DoFaSCo version.  These are unique RS-11's in that they had the dynamic brakes in the short hood.


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Re: Weekend Update 10/23/16
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2016, 11:52:42 PM »
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So you're saying the so called "standard railroad of the world" had to have two blind drivers on a 4-8-2? That's not much of a standard to follow with 4-12-2s had one blind 67" driver in the middle!   :trollface: jk jk
Great weathering job though! It really is a fine model with great detailing and your weathering really brought it to life!

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Re: Weekend Update 10/23/16
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2016, 11:55:40 PM »
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More work on the layout. Hopefully I'll have some time tomorrow or Sunday to finish of the main benchwork for the upper level!  More info is in my Cajon pass layout thread.

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Re: Weekend Update 10/23/16
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2016, 11:57:32 PM »
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Hoping to make more progress on the Colorado Midland Railway this weekend:

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Re: Weekend Update 10/23/16
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2016, 01:36:21 AM »
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Adam:  It makes more sense when looking at thier uses.  On the Pennsy, 2-8-2s could be switching industries, with sharp curves in the plants.  A 4-12-2 would be strictly a mainline loco, and probably never saw a sharp curve.
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Re: Weekend Update 10/23/16
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2016, 01:44:00 AM »
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Finally worked-up enough courage to chop-up four 90° crossings to do this:

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Re: Weekend Update 10/23/16
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2016, 02:18:25 AM »
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Hi
Firstly, that's one gorgeous M-1, nice work.

I've been trying to clear some Alco's from my workbench.  Here's the latest to leave the workshop, former CV RS-11 3612 lettered for the Lamoille Valley.  A couple more weathering touches needed after looking at the photos.  I've used an RS-3 fuel tank which is closer to the prototype than the RS-11 one and I've modified the trucks to look like the lightweight DoFaSCo version.  These are unique RS-11's in that they had the dynamic brakes in the short hood.


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Re: Weekend Update 10/23/16
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2016, 08:35:20 AM »
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Some scenery work this week on my upper level ..

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Re: Weekend Update 10/23/16
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2016, 10:23:01 AM »
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A while ago, I had posted some "under construction" photos of a control panel I was building. It is used to control some staging tracks that sit behind a layout divider at the back of the town that you see in the 3rd photo. It is now installed and is working great! Here are a few photos of it.

Eventually, I will do something to correct the trim piece of the right side that doesn't quite make it to the bottom of the panel. It's not that noticeable in real life, but a straight-on photo certainly makes it obvious!







The multi-colored grid below the rocker switches tells me what direction each rocker switch needs to be in to activate a specific route. During construction, I re-wired the LEDs so that only the ones for the selected route would be illuminated; before that, every pair of LEDs would have one of them lit up. The re-wiring made it so much easier to be able to line up the desired route that the grid serves little value now. Although, on the back side of the panel that is where one of my bus wire boards sits; so, without the grid I would have just had a big blank area at the bottom of the panel that I would have needed to fill with something!

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Re: Weekend Update 10/23/16
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2016, 10:51:34 AM »
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Bart, nice and neat, I like it.
You could fill the unneeded space with name of station and/or railroad?
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