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Re: Weekend Update 3/19/17
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2017, 10:33:38 PM »
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Did someone say, "kudzu"?  You've got my attention, @chessie system fan.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with this.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/19/17
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2017, 11:45:24 PM »
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I've started a new project.

Very interesting!

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Re: Weekend Update 3/19/17
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2017, 12:48:36 AM »
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garethashenden:  Thank you!  So it originally was a slug, which explains its odd appearance, and is now unpowered, which makes it a prototype dummy locomotive.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/19/17
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2017, 05:30:14 AM »
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So it originally was a slug, which explains its odd appearance, and is now unpowered, which makes it a prototype dummy locomotive.

No, it was originally an EMD SD35 which was wrecked and rebuilt as a road slug, was even leased for a time to the Wheeling & Lake Erie.  It was rebuilt some years later as a track test car.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/19/17
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2017, 06:28:43 AM »
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Trying to make factory windows that appear to have depth behind them, and look grimy. [ Guests cannot view attachments ]

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Re: Weekend Update 3/19/17
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2017, 08:30:09 AM »
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Trying to make factory windows that appear to have depth behind them, and look grimy. (Attachment Link)

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Re: Weekend Update 3/19/17
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2017, 10:54:13 AM »
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Working on assembling my 3D printed Code 40 Z Scale Flex Track.  I finally found a reliable method using a jig I built out of styrene.  I clamp the rails to a block with notches so they're spaced correctly.  I place a tie strip in the jig, then carefully push the jig onto the rails.

Here's the result. 





The tolerances in the print made the spikes a bit on the tight side, so you can see I nipped off 2/3rd of the inside spikes to make things easier. 


Original plan was to re-build "Thunder Ridge" with these, but now I'm thinking more toward Free-moZ...

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Re: Weekend Update 3/19/17
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2017, 01:19:17 PM »
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A few decals for NS 4611.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/19/17
« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2017, 02:57:04 PM »
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Working on assembling my 3D printed Code 40 Z Scale Flex Track.  I finally found a reliable method using a jig I built out of styrene.  I clamp the rails to a block with notches so they're spaced correctly.  I place a tie strip in the jig, then carefully push the jig onto the rails.

Original plan was to re-build "Thunder Ridge" with these, but now I'm thinking more toward Free-moZ...

The track looks great (can't tell it is Z scale - looks more like N or H0), but with 3D printed ties, it mist be fairly pricey.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/19/17
« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2017, 06:48:32 PM »
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A project I have been working on since Christmas or so is a freelanced Snowblower . I has a scratch built Allison J33 centrifugal flow Jet that was the first jet motor commercially sold in the USA and used on the P80/T33 and some others including early cruse missiles . When in the Navy at NAS Barbers Point in the mid 60's we had 3 T33's for pilots to get there kicks in . So I wanted to make a Snow Blower with a J33 . The odd thing is GE was pumping out an axial flow J35 at about the same time , and even the NYC early Jet Snow Blower used the J35 which is a thinner , more stove pipe design .
I have loads more work to do . It is powered . Things are loose in this set of shots .

Back in my Naval Aviation mechanic days, I used to help maintain and operate pair of T-33B training jets assigned to NAS Oceana in the 1960's. Part of my duties involved starting and running the engines. They were unique because they had two fuel controls (jet engine equivalent to a carburetor) instead of the more usual one. One was for starting only and the other for running after starting was complete. I also had similar experience with Grumman F9F-6 Cougars (used as target drones) which had centrifugal flow Wright J-48 engines. These engines had ceramic-coated external combustion chambers like the J-33 that glowed white hot like light bulbs at night when operating at high power. I used to work the night shift which involved running the engines in the aircraft but with the tail removed allowing us to witness this phenomenon. The chambers actually became translucent as they glowed and one could see the outlines of the fuel spray bars inside them. Normal operation, but very unnerving. Hard to imagine this sort of thing in a railroad environment.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/19/17
« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2017, 07:48:57 PM »
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A project I have been working on since Christmas or so is a freelanced Snowblower . I has a scratch built Allison J33 centrifugal flow Jet that was the first jet motor commercially sold in the USA and used on the P80/T33 and some others including early cruse missiles . When in the Navy at NAS Barbers Point in the mid 60's we had 3 T33's for pilots to get there kicks in . So I wanted to make a Snow Blower with a J33 . The odd thing is GE was pumping out an axial flow J35 at about the same time , and even the NYC early Jet Snow Blower used the J35 which is a thinner , more stove pipe design .
I have loads more work to do . It is powered . Things are loose in this set of shots .

Back in my Naval Aviation mechanic days, I used to help maintain and operate pair of T-33B training jets assigned to NAS Oceana in the 1960's. Part of my duties involved starting and running the engines. They were unique because they had two fuel controls (jet engine equivalent to a carburetor) instead of the more usual one. One was for starting only and the other for running after starting was complete. I also had similar experience with Grumman F9F-6 Cougars (used as target drones) which had centrifugal flow Wright J-48 engines. These engines had ceramic-coated external combustion chambers like the J-33 that glowed white hot like light bulbs at night when operating at high power. I used to work the night shift which involved running the engines in the aircraft but with the tail removed allowing us to witness this phenomenon. The chambers actually became translucent as they glowed and one could see the outlines of the fuel spray bars inside them. Normal operation, but very unnerving. Hard to imagine this sort of thing in a railroad environment.

Glowing cans , be still my heart . This could be done with LEDs and frosted tubes . I wonder if the J-48's cans were the father of the space shuttle tiles and high end car brakes .

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Re: Weekend Update 3/19/17
« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2017, 09:48:44 PM »
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up1950s  -  Fantastic model !!!  :D    Quite some details for the size...

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Re: Weekend Update 3/19/17
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2017, 10:01:55 PM »
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No, it was originally an EMD SD35 which was wrecked and rebuilt as a road slug, was even leased for a time to the Wheeling & Lake Erie.  It was rebuilt some years later as a track test car.


NS 34
It is part of a two car set..



It travels with it's Research Car,  #33.




I had seen this set before and wanted one for myself....  :D



I added a Power Supply car, like the ones that CN and CP use on their Track Geometry trains..

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Re: Weekend Update 3/19/17
« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2017, 10:14:14 PM »
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Finishing up some more small projects...

I NOW have, three FORD Tractors...



The large rear wheels are from GHQ kits, the fronts are from some semi-trailer kits and the rest is styrene..

And I also, added another Forage Wagon for one the Dairy Farms....



This is completely styrene, in construction.

Jerry G.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/19/17
« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2017, 11:31:27 PM »
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Finishing up some more small projects...

I NOW have, three FORD Tractors...

The large rear wheels are from GHQ kits, the fronts are from some semi-trailer kits and the rest is styrene..

And I also, added another Forage Wagon for one the Dairy Farms....

This is completely styrene, in construction.

Jerry G.

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