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Weekend Update 2/4/18
« on: February 02, 2018, 07:28:28 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 2/4/18
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 08:16:05 PM »
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Took delivery of my items from Shapeways today.  I ordered a U15 aggregate hopper to try out, perhaps add a few of them to my rock runner.  I popped a couple of MT trucks under it and put a Hays Bros load into it (had to trim some off the sides for a nice fit).  Shows some promise.



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Re: Weekend Update 2/4/18
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 09:31:45 PM »
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Just don't let the FAA catch you without a Part 107 license.  $25,000 first offense fine and they love to make examples of the general public.

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Re: Weekend Update 2/4/18
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 10:43:03 PM »
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Ever since Jason @wcfn100 finished the latest revision of his TSC adapter for the Atlas 70-ton ore jennies, I've been intermittently plugging away on updates. This is 25 cars more or less completed (a couple still need paint), or about 20% of the whole fleet.  :scared:  I'm wavering about converting only 75 cars since a train that size will just fit into the siding plan, OTOH if I convert them all I can have two separate loads and empties trains.



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Re: Weekend Update 2/4/18
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 12:29:09 AM »
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My AC-4 getting to work




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Re: Weekend Update 2/4/18
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 01:26:01 AM »
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Acquired a WOT horse express car so I now need a way to load horses:

Inspiration came from this great photo from the cover of a recent Keystone.  Lots of great details shown in this photo.



Here is my loading platform scratch built from styrene:




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Re: Weekend Update 2/4/18
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2018, 02:26:08 AM »
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Richie:  I don't have a drone, but have long believed that one of the secrets of "getting away" with stuff is to look like you know what you're doing.  I read that way back in grade school, in a book on spies, and it's worked well.  The less attention one attracts, the less likely one is to get caught.  Of course, that also requires one to act like the person/profession being imitated, which includes all safety and operating rules!
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Re: Weekend Update 2/4/18
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2018, 06:52:51 AM »
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I was busy this week:

Finished my 53' spread axle reefer. It got aluminum rims and Showcase etched mudflap. I'm really happy with how it turned out and it looks great with my "007" W900:



Got a trio of Showcase MOW trucks about completed for a friend:



Finally started work on a NS B40-8W. They never had any, but I've always wanted to see what could have happened.

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Re: Weekend Update 2/4/18
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2018, 10:43:43 AM »
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Had some fun operating this morning and took a quick cell shot. Need to clean the lens :facepalm:

Eventually this will be Western Mercantile in Kansas City, and the precast structure will be replaced at some point with a more traditional block structure like the prototype, but it is serving well for for now.

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Re: Weekend Update 2/4/18
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2018, 12:22:59 PM »
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Finally getting started on my climax kit from @randgust


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Re: Weekend Update 2/4/18
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2018, 04:04:39 PM »
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Finally started work on a NS B40-8W. They never had any, but I've always wanted to see what could have happened.

Hmm... is it a double standard when it comes to such as that with us folks crying "Foobie" if a manufacturer does something like this while we say "prototype freelancing" if we do it?  Should be a beautiful model once you are done... looking forward to see how it looks!!!

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Re: Weekend Update 2/4/18
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2018, 05:27:45 PM »
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Hmm... is it a double standard when it comes to such as that with us folks crying "Foobie" if a manufacturer does something like this while we say "prototype freelancing" if we do it?  Should be a beautiful model once you are done... looking forward to see how it looks!!!

I just think manufacturers should call it out.  Atlas puts an asterisk that says 'alternate history'.   Most others have not been so transparent.

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Re: Weekend Update 2/4/18
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2018, 06:04:09 PM »
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Acquired a WOT horse express car so I now need a way to load horses:

Inspiration came from this great photo from the cover of a recent Keystone.  Lots of great details shown in this photo.





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Re: Weekend Update 2/4/18
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2018, 06:05:28 PM »
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It's protofreelance when we do it.
Reese
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Re: Weekend Update 2/4/18
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2018, 08:39:23 PM »
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My AC-4 getting to work




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