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Re: Weekend Update 11/20/16
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2016, 01:21:18 AM »
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One of my Trainfest purchases was a Centralia Car Shops 4-4-2 Sleeper to add to my City of Los Angeles train. The gray roof and underbody were way off compared to my other cars so I masked off the cars side and did a repaint to get a better match. Of course I couldn't stop there so I changed the name to "Imperial Sands" and cut away the skirting between the trucks. I also ended up bending new grab irons from finer nickel silver wire. She's now ready to join my COLA consist!



Nice work Bill. What did you use for the Harbormist Grey?
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Re: Weekend Update 11/20/16
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2016, 02:33:53 AM »
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Tim -
The guardrails should go to the outsides of those little nubs on the ties so that they are between the spike heads and the nubs.

As per the manufacturer's instructions, yes.  As per my prototype; no - on the BCR the bridge guard rails were much further in:

East Pine River bridge




Highway 97 Overpass




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Re: Weekend Update 11/20/16
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2016, 08:31:17 AM »
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Nice work Bill. What did you use for the Harbormist Grey?
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Re: Weekend Update 11/20/16
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2016, 09:54:26 AM »
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Traveled North a few weeks ago for a second joint layout with the Minnesota Free-moN guys.  Finally forced myself to put the throttle down and take some pictures!










45 more pics from this layout, put a few others here:
http://imgur.com/a/2zlLH
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Re: Weekend Update 11/20/16
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2016, 10:38:28 AM »
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Mark,

Nice Free-Mo modules !
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Re: Weekend Update 11/20/16
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2016, 10:41:23 AM »
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Had an enjoyable day visiting layout open houses. Thoroughly enjoyed my time chatting with John Rahenkamp (Claremont, Lewiston & Western) in spit of his ranking N scale just above Brio.

Also went to Mike McNamara's Northeast Kingdom Railroad:

and Chris Conaway's layout:
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Best time was with Conrad Richter and his amazing N scale layout (which includes Rick Spano's prototype for an operating rotary car dumper):

Finished at Mert Gardner's Otter Branch:


Surprised by the low attendance logs this year.

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Re: Weekend Update 11/20/16
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2016, 10:53:30 AM »
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Surprised by the low attendance logs this year.

During the first weekend, @R L Smith, Phil Peters and myself were open, all within an hours drive of each other, only had 6 visitors.  And probably same 6 people.  A group of 4, and a group of 2. 

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Re: Weekend Update 11/20/16
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2016, 11:17:04 AM »
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Peteski,

I'll investigate your suggestions. Thank you.

Tim. Thanks very much. I have a whole pile of Canadian locos (including a half dozen BCR locos) painted and awaiting assembly and final details.

Hopefully in the next few months I'll be able to reveal many more.

You are correct about the intesity of the LEDs being difficult to nail down. For my ditch lights, which all have LEDs cast into them, I settled on a 15k current limiting resistor other wise they are like little suns.

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Re: Weekend Update 11/20/16
« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2016, 11:54:20 AM »
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Tru-Color Harbor Mist Grey

Thx Bill.
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Re: Weekend Update 11/20/16
« Reply #39 on: November 20, 2016, 12:17:36 PM »
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Traveled North a few weeks ago for a second joint layout with the Minnesota Free-moN guys.  Finally forced myself to put the throttle down and take some pictures!



Your pictures are incredible , how did you that !!!!!!!
Thanks ,
Louis



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Re: Weekend Update 11/20/16
« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2016, 06:00:01 PM »
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Traveled North a few weeks ago for a second joint layout with the Minnesota Free-moN guys.  Finally forced myself to put the throttle down and take some pictures!





This is a really nice scene - well done!
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Re: Weekend Update 11/20/16
« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2016, 08:51:18 PM »
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Had an enjoyable day visiting layout open houses. Thoroughly enjoyed my time chatting with John Rahenkamp (Claremont, Lewiston & Western) in spit of his ranking N scale just above Brio.

Also went to Mike McNamara's Northeast Kingdom Railroad:

and Chris Conaway's layout:
.
Best time was with Conrad Richter and his amazing N scale layout (which includes Rick Spano's prototype for an operating rotary car dumper):

Finished at Mert Gardner's Otter Branch:


Surprised by the low attendance logs this year.

Can't attend what you don't hear about
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Re: Weekend Update 11/20/16
« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2016, 09:14:54 PM »
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This is a really nice scene - well done!

That module belongs to Peter Keppel of Minnesota Free-moN.  I'll definitely pass along the compliments!  His work is very well deserving of them, as with everyone from the Minnesota group!  Our joint layout experience have been awesome and well worth the drive for us.  We'll probably make it a yearly thing!
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Re: Weekend Update 11/20/16
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2016, 09:18:25 PM »
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Your pictures are incredible , how did you that !!!!!!!

Thanks.  Just a camera on a tripod and lots of holding up the mainline.   :scared:
To get the best depth of field I have to close down the aperture which in turn raises exposure time to several seconds, so all trains had to be stopped to pose for their portraits. 
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Re: Weekend Update 11/20/16
« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2016, 09:41:33 PM »
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Nice shots! And very nice modeling. It would be even nicer if there was a backdrop, one of the things Fremo modules don't have. In person, I always find N scale Fremo modules "lost" in the big spaces without backdrops, even with such often outstanding modeling... It's a bit like a theater stage out in the open.
I don't mean to diminish the great photos and modeling, just commenting on the overall concept of Fremo modules.
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