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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1020 on: November 26, 2019, 12:44:01 PM »
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1021 on: November 26, 2019, 01:39:13 PM »
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Dave,

I really love your work and follow it eagerly.  Knowing that others look forward to watching your videos, and before too many others view it, I thought I should point out that at 1:22 in your video you name the location as  "Brige 27A"


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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1022 on: November 26, 2019, 01:40:15 PM »
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Dave,

I really love your work and follow it eagerly.  Knowing that others look forward to watching your videos, and before too many others view it, I thought I should point out that at 1:22 in your video you name the location as  "Brige 27A"

I probably should also point out that if you read the description of the video you'll see that acknowledged.

It's a bit of an asspain to fix and redirect everywhere I've shared the video.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2019, 01:42:19 PM by Dave V »
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1023 on: November 26, 2019, 01:46:18 PM »
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I understand about editing the videos.  I've tried and kudos to those of you who do it so well.
Oh, and the description only shows if you view the video from YouTube.  From your post, or using full screen mode, no description is provided  :facepalm:

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1024 on: November 26, 2019, 02:12:48 PM »
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Here's the fixed video.  I did not adjust the train's speed, obviously, but I corrected the spelling of Bridge 27A and replaced the missing Placerville, CO caption.

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1025 on: November 26, 2019, 04:55:13 PM »
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For schnitzengiggles:

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1026 on: November 26, 2019, 08:41:26 PM »
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That's awesome! The fact that the believability of the scene holds up all the way around the layout indicates the high quality of your work, particularly in such a close up view. Aside from the background of walls and ceilings and multiple pot lights, witch is unavoidable I suppose, the video is almost "live".
But here's a challenge: is it possible to compose a video that appears to be filmed from the locomotive cab looking down the length of the boiler...
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1027 on: November 27, 2019, 11:19:53 AM »
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In the last years (from the late 1920s until 1953) the RGS had but 3 2-8-0s (2 and a half when you consider 40 was wrecked in 1943).  RGS 40 and41 were class C-19s, sister engines to the D&RGW 340-series C-19s.  They're well represented with all three class survivors (RGS 41, D&RGW 340, D&RGW 346) still operating!  Fortunately for us HOn3 RGS types, Blackstone makes exact models of RGS 40 and 41.  Not surprisingly, I have both.

But the RGS had one more 2-8-0....  She survived the RGS and sits quietly in the roundhouse museum at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to this day.  But she wasn't a C-19, nor was she one of the once ubiquitous C-16s.  She was an oddball, a C-17.

C-17s appeared not to be well-liked by the D&RGW.  None in D&RGW paint survived the Depression, the last being scrapped in '36.  But RGS 42 soldiered on, eventually being the last RGS engine in steam while being used to scrap the south end of the line.  C-17s looked different, having a sand dome sitting noticeably farther forward on the boiler than any other D&RGW/RGS consolidation.  Also, the drive rods connected to the third axle and they had laird-type crossheads when most of their contemporaries had alligator-type crossheads.

I had purchased Blackstone's D&RG 401 (from about 1910) thinking I might letter it as Silverton Northern 4. Either as SNRR 4 or as a D&RG engine of a very different era (for which I have very little appropriate rolling stock) it was far enough removed from my original focus (RGS 1938-1947) that I found I wasn't running it much. Plus, I've been indulging in my San Juan Central fandom, having lettered another Blackstone engine, two 3000-series boxcars, a Labelle combine, and soon an MRGS long caboose, for SJC. Too many diversions from purpose!

Painting and lettering the 401 as RGS 42 ensures she'll get a lot more use.  The only modification to the engine itself was a fabricated rectangular number board.



The main "spotting" differences between this engine and the real 42 are that 42 has 1) the drive rod connected to the third driver, 2) a laird crosshead, 3) a sand dome that sits farther forward on the boiler, 4) an air tank mounted on the engineer's side running board, and 5) a flared-sided tender. Those aren't trivial differences either.  Plus there are a host of smaller departures from prototype.  But...  Ya know what?  I feel good about this.

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1028 on: November 27, 2019, 11:50:15 AM »
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@Dave V,

I know with the progress on the layout that you considered shutting this thread down.  But, I just want to point out that posts like your last post are great!  Although it's not about layout construction, it's very informative (and entertaining) to learn about the history of your motive power and rolling stock and to see your modeling.  Keep it coming!

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1029 on: November 27, 2019, 05:42:00 PM »
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@Dave V,

I know with the progress on the layout that you considered shutting this thread down.  But, I just want to point out that posts like your last post are great!  Although it's not about layout construction, it's very informative (and entertaining) to learn about the history of your motive power and rolling stock and to see your modeling.  Keep it coming!

DFF

TBH, there are a number of factors that keep me on the threshold of taking my ball and going home.  The thread about the N Scale Magazine posts is a prime example.  It's become more hostile.  And yet for so many who post most frequently, their hobby isn't model railroading...their hobby is the Railwire.

Even with my videos...  This is misspelled, train's too fast, etc.  Fine.  But where are the other videos?  Where's all the other work?  There are a few dozen of us (like you) who contribute the lion's share of the actual model railroading here.  Where's the "forum for modelers?"  Oh yes, it's buried in product complaints and backseat moderation.

Sorry, just how I'm feeling right now.  But I can always make myself feel better by JFRT!
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1030 on: November 27, 2019, 06:51:49 PM »
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TBH, there are a number of factors that keep me on the threshold of taking my ball and going home.  The thread about the N Scale Magazine posts is a prime example.  It's become more hostile.  And yet for so many who post most frequently, their hobby isn't model railroading...their hobby is the Railwire.

Even with my videos...  This is misspelled, train's too fast, etc.  Fine.  But where are the other videos?  Where's all the other work?  There are a few dozen of us (like you) who contribute the lion's share of the actual model railroading here.  Where's the "forum for modelers?"  Oh yes, it's buried in product complaints and backseat moderation.

Sorry, just how I'm feeling right now.  But I can always make myself feel better by JFRT!

@Dave V,

Holy cow!  I feel the exact same way, so there's no need to apologize.  I stated back when you almost pulled the plug that I almost killed mine, because of a perceived lack of interest.  It's HO, I get it.  But, there's a part of me that wants to see TRW survive.   :tommann: puts so much effort and probably cash into this.  I'd like to see it succeed.  But, it can be frustrating some days.  The N Scale Magazine is a perfect example.

I'm going to go JFRTs, too.  I just received three Rapido Seaboard System B36-7s today that I preordered about twenty months ago.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family,
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1031 on: November 27, 2019, 07:48:15 PM »
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For schnitzengiggles:

Great "old-time" video along with the earlier full length tour! When I was watching the other one it seemed pretty real, imagining if the scenery did go all the way to the right (ignoring the 1:1 room view). Your scenery and detail is impressive - everything looks just right and has a high amount of cohesion. I enjoyed watching this all come together over this thread. One of these days I hope to get mine up to the same amount of "Vollmerization... "  :)
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1032 on: December 01, 2019, 01:43:46 PM »
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Just a reminder...  Live updates on my RGS can be found on Facebook at my public page:

https://www.facebook.com/HOn3RGS/

I'm going to take a break from the Railwire for a while so if you're interested, come find me in everyone's favorite social media outlet.

Also, I share my work in the following Facebook pages that require membership:

HOn3 Narrow Gaugers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1963279553912797/

Rio Grande Southern Modeling & History:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/323934314699332/

Society of Old West & 19th Century Modelers:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/410240269772820/

The San Juan Central HOn3 Model RR  https://www.facebook.com/groups/303038303703601/

Almost forgot...  My YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCesH-EtruKrthiQVGuZ8I6A?
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1033 on: April 07, 2020, 08:31:15 PM »
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Resurrected from the dead...this thread.

Here's the April 2020 update for the HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First Distruct.

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1034 on: April 08, 2020, 09:50:49 PM »
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Dave - I love everything about this layout, what a great video. I really smiled seeing the F&CC gondola! I have built quite a few neighboring railroads kits to incorporate into my layout.  Stay safe and have fun while being at home.