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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2017, 10:32:34 AM »
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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2017, 10:44:04 AM »
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You could use the Bachman engine house and car shops kits as a good start for this ..

http://www.montageww.com/images/products/detail/BachmannCarRepairShopN.jpg

http://www.montageww.com/images/products/detail/BachmannLocoMaintBldgN.jpg

Thanks John...given this will be such a center piece in the yard and is such a well known structure amongst fans of CPR's southern BC route, I am definitely signed up for a scratchbuild!

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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2017, 10:52:27 AM »
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Don't make fun of me, we all have to start somewhere....


Layout is just beginning- fitting the first track pieces ....but suffice it to say that those misc buildings will someday be replaced with a very long freight house. Local on the way to Evansville is Intermountain FP7, Wheels of Time NC&StL baggage, and 2 Con-Cor coaches relettered for C&EI. The coaches are based on a CB&Q prototype, which is not very accurate for the C&EI Budd cars, but was one of the few N scale models with a full length letterboard that was readily available at the time I did these. Planning to build this layout in sections in case I ever move- so building in my upstairs office while working to reumodel the basement area it will eventually reside in.

You are modeling, not going to make fun of you for that. I will make fun of you for other reasons though ;)

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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2017, 11:56:53 AM »
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You are modeling, not going to make fun of you for that. I will make fun of you for other reasons though ;)
Fair enough  :)

If it helps you get started, I have made a complete mess of repairing the broken wires on the back of that Peco crossover. :?  When I was 15, I built my first audio amplifier from a kit, and it worked fine.  But 50 years later, I can't for the life of me get wires soldered to trackwork.
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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2017, 02:29:32 PM »
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Thanks John...given this will be such a center piece in the yard and is such a well known structure amongst fans of CPR's southern BC route, I am definitely signed up for a scratchbuild!

Md

Understand completely .. and you do have the process down with the laser cut sides and windows .. looking forward to seeing it ..

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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2017, 02:47:55 PM »
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I cringe every time someone mentions the "drop method"  It is really asking for trouble.
Also make a mental note - it will never work on all the full-width body Kato locos because those have latching tabs which need to be unlatched by spreading the body outwards.  There are 2 latches (like TCS mentions) and inserting 2 toothpicks works really well to unlatch them.

The latches are on the left front and right rear sides of the model.  Here is an E8 for example.



The latches consist of a protrusion on the metal frame and a slot in the "glass" insert of the shell. The toothpick has to go between the metal frame and the "glass" insert to release the latch.  You do have to do a bit of detective work on each different loco to  locate their location. The toothpick has to be inserted next to the latch (not right on it).


Front latch


Rear latch

Once the toothpicks spread the shell and release the latches, the shell can be pulled off the chassis. The toothpicks will go flying but that is not a problem.

Oy vey, that brings back memories of trying to remove the shells of the very first versions of KATO's F3s. Holy crap! One comment was the Japanese obviously didn't realize Americans like to take their locos apart for no reason. If you had one of those old locos you know what I'm talking about. Ansh'allah. (there, I've used 3 different religion-related expressions) :D

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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2017, 02:54:50 PM »
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Little more progress on the machine shop. With a little bit of proto research, it's now the Crane Pipe building. Needs more details and an ink wash, but getting there; fits its allocated space nicely. Tbc...
Otto K.

I may be over-picky, but the foundations still attached to the bottom of the second floor and the outside doors also up there give it the look of a building picked up by a tornado and dropped on another. The sections don't mesh well. It's a pretty visible "backdrop" building so you might want to consider this.

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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2017, 03:19:11 PM »
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First coat of finish on the river-maybe a bit too gray.I might try again with a more brown color.   It is a hard color to get as it varies by photo and time of the year. I'm aiming for spring at full flood, so it is meant to be turbid.

2017-12-02 15.02.10 by Scott L, on Flickr

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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2017, 03:32:48 PM »
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Finished weathering the BN hopper by adding some mud spatter to the ends of the car.



More here: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=43151.msg552837#msg552837
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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2017, 03:43:35 PM »
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In addition to designing and sending out plots to produce the unique roof top vents, I have started researching and experimenting with how the windows will be made and am (amongst other techniques) chatting with a friend with an Alps printer about printing the frames directly on acetate if I can get the colours right.  Your suggestions are welcome!

Have a great weekend!

md
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Mark what about a process like Archer uses for rivets. Is that sort of thing available to us?  That would create a very line but raised line for your windows.

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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2017, 04:03:49 PM »
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@peteski , it is in fact wood, also this is the same process I used on the PE drumhead. I will put some dullcote on it first.

And I don't even know where to begin on weathering. I will need a "Hey,  :tommann:, Got a minute?" soon.


That won’t work, John. Tom only gives out Weathering minutes if he wants to take pictures of your wife in a swimsuit. 
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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2017, 04:25:44 PM »
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Kentuckian:  Some could be, or the Huntington locomotive shops, but many are on I-64, east or west, in the Grayson area.  There aren't any railroad shops between Huntington/Raceland and at least Lexington, so I have no idea where they come from or go to.  Some are new, some used, some it isn't clear.  There are also trailer loads of truck side frames, obviously new, new truck bolsters, some assembled truck frames, and a few whole trucks with wheels.
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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2017, 04:37:01 PM »
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added some groud cover, however I ran out of glue quickly, I only put it down between the street and the team track west of the freight station…any ideas on what I should name it?

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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2017, 04:46:00 PM »
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What I think is the last test unpainted build of the Stillwell kit coming soon (seat/bathroom kit will be sold separately)...




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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2017, 04:49:32 PM »
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Added a 70' arch roof to my Micro-trains baggage car. Still have to add the etched porthole doors for a PRR look.  The etched doors (not shown) are sold separately.