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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/16
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2016, 07:36:27 PM »
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Some more Pennsy awesomeness arrived in today's mail! These are BLI PA/B with sound that were on clearance at Factory Direct Trains. The FGE reefer was an eBay find and it matches a car at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.  I'm hoping to pick up 3 more road numbers of that reefer in the new release.



Here the Alcos are earning their keep already on the Standard Railroad of the World at Spruce Creek, PA meeting a westbound M1b.



Lastly some video.  Yeah, I know Alco PAs didn't usually haul the 1949 Broadway set, but Rule #1, yo.

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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/16
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2016, 08:10:44 PM »
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Still working through my massive inventory of Trainworx truck parts.  :facepalm:
I have 3 of these painted up so far, but only one fully assembled. 
The Weyerhaeuser decal on the door is thanks to @peteski and his talents with the Alps.
Oh, and if  :tommann: looks closely, he can see that I hollowed out the bell on the horn but the benefit:labor ratio is minimal.

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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/16
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2016, 08:13:27 PM »
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Got my 00-90 flat head screws today for my coupler pockets and they create more problems than they solve under the current design.  :|  Not sure the exact direction to go but it will be a good project to sleep on.


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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/16
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2016, 08:30:00 PM »
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Still working through my massive inventory of Trainworx truck parts.  :facepalm:
I have 3 of these painted up so far, but only one fully assembled. 
The Weyerhaeuser decal on the door is thanks to @peteski and his talents with the Alps.
Oh, and if  :tommann: looks closely, he can see that I hollowed out the bell on the horn but the benefit:labor ratio is minimal.



Love it - definitely a Western Washington must have for any 60's-80's layout

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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/16
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2016, 09:25:39 PM »
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The truck looks good Bryan!
Looks like I could have tried to make the logo a bit darker to match the hood (but I didn't have a paint chip on-hand).

The drilled out horn looks good too.  If you have dozen trucks to do that wouldn't be worth the effort, but if it is a highly-visible model in the foreground, or a presentation piece then I thin it is worth the effort.
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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/16
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2016, 06:52:02 AM »
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Oh, and if  :tommann: looks closely, he can see that I hollowed out the bell on the horn but the benefit:labor ratio is minimal.


Maybe this would make it easier?



https://www.dremel.com/en_US/products/-/show-product/accessories/125-high-speed-cutter

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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/16
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2016, 09:57:42 AM »
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Maybe this would make it easier?



https://www.dremel.com/en_US/products/-/show-product/accessories/125-high-speed-cutter

For tasks like that I first drill small center hole then use a 1/8" single-flute countersink bit. single-flute gives me excellent control and it stays centered, plus few different angles are available.  It is specifically made for this type of a task.



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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/16
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2016, 10:45:06 AM »
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A few finishing touches to the new Dairy Queen at Oakville.  I'm particularly pleased with the lights in the parking lot and the shrubs around by the drive through...





If you look carefully you can see the menu screens through the left window on this shot:



And finally a night shot:



Going to try for a couple shots of the backside for next week...
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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/16
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2016, 10:45:52 AM »
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Phase 1A (Ground cover) is complete. Phase 1B (ballasting) is underway. Mainline (since these photos were taken) and industrial complex are finished. Now working on ballasting the yard.




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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/16
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2016, 11:20:32 AM »
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Not much real modeling, but got a C&O hopper up on shape ways.  I ordered one with all of the HD Acrylic supports still intact, I'm a big fan of this material!



http://www.shapeways.com/product/QDFUEUNE7/n-scale-c-o-twin-offset-hopper-w-radial-dreadnough

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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/16
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2016, 11:45:17 AM »
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Not much real modeling, but got a C&O hopper up on shape ways.  I ordered one with all of the HD Acrylic supports still intact, I'm a big fan of this material!



http://www.shapeways.com/product/QDFUEUNE7/n-scale-c-o-twin-offset-hopper-w-radial-dreadnough

Can you take a picture?

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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/16
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2016, 12:33:33 PM »
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Can you take a picture?

Jason

Still working on removing the support system.  It's really very simple, just takes a few minutes.





Here's a finished model in HDA.  IMHO if you take the time to add the grabs and stirrups nothing commercially available can touch what is possible with this material. 


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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/16
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2016, 12:54:11 PM »
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Maybe this would make it easier?



https://www.dremel.com/en_US/products/-/show-product/accessories/125-high-speed-cutter


Yeah, it wasn't that hard to do but I just don't know how noticeable it is.
I did it basically as Pete described.
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Re: Weekend Update 12/11/16
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2016, 01:08:14 PM »
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Still working on removing the support system.  It's really very simple, just takes a few minutes.





Here's a finished model in HDA.  IMHO if you take the time to add the grabs and stirrups nothing commercially available can touch what is possible with this material. 



Wow, those look really, really good! :o
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