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Weekend Update 8/26/18
« on: August 24, 2018, 07:24:15 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/18
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2018, 07:39:22 PM »
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Good lord!
Talk about an "S" curve!

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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/18
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2018, 07:56:26 PM »
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Another week and another long-term project off of the list...Completed painting/weathering my Con-Cor de-skirted SP GS-4 #4433. She looks perfect pulling her last miles at the end of the SP's steam era in the mid 50's or in the deadline.

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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/18
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2018, 09:35:01 PM »
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Peter,
Looks the part! Any other photos or details on the weathering?
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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/18
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2018, 09:54:12 PM »
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Peter,
Looks the part! Any other photos or details on the weathering?

Here's the other side from the other direction.



This was painted with a melange of paints. The black is Rust-oleum flat black paint & primer after I found I couldn't get the lid off my Scalecoat black. I used Scalecoat graphite on the smokebox and firebox and Polly S Flat aluminum on the smokebox front. It was weathered with my goto source- Bragdon weathering powders - which I use on everything. I used their soot black on the engine and tender to lighten and fade the black and dirty up the smoke/fire box. A mixture of light and dark dirt with a bit of rust added in weathered the undercarriage/trucks. This sticks really well and never I've found the need to dullcoat anything.
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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/18
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2018, 11:04:31 PM »
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A milestone!  First train under its own power ran on 8 feet of newly-installed trackage last night.  The first train was pulled by RGS 40 but I didn't photograph her.  The next train was RGS 41, followed by RGS 455 shown here:



In order to start tracklaying I had to install Bridge 57B (which suggested also finishing the adjacent scenery):



Below that bridge will be the headwaters of the Dolores River.

As I worked my way north toward Ophir I had another bridge to install.  While Bridge 57B had wood block mud sill footings, one of the bents on Bridge 45B rested on a poured concrete footing.  Since my 45B is abbreviated anyway I chose to make all of the footings poured concrete (you know, for variety) using carved balsa wood:



Lastly I weathered up RGS 40 using Doc O'Brien's Weathering Powders and copious amounts of Dullcote:



It's actually slightly understated from the prototype (I went subtle on the smokebox rust):

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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/18
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2018, 10:32:47 AM »
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I am finally making a bit of progress on the diesel house...I hope I can keep it up.

Painted and installed the track pedestals



Painted the ~150 walkway supports



Weathered the roof top vents.



Next week I hope to install and wire the track and get  to work on the maintenance walkways.

Have a great weekend!
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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/18
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2018, 10:55:00 AM »
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It's not pretty, but I got started on my hidden bridge.  It's where one hidden track crosses over another, so it needs a low profile, strength (nearly an 18" span), and simplicity.   I ended up using a piece of aluminum channel - 1/8" wall thickness, 1" sides, 1.75" width.  Next step is to paint it flat black!
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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/18
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2018, 03:55:40 PM »
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Made more progress on my scratch-built PRR X28 box car. I finished applying all of the rivet decals and a few remaining details, then sprayed a coat of primer. Paint isn't far behind. I'm hoping to have some proper X28 decals soon, thanks to Mount Vernon Shops.


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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/18
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2018, 04:18:51 PM »
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It's not pretty, but I got started on my hidden bridge.  It's where one hidden track crosses over another, so it needs a low profile, strength (nearly an 18" span), and simplicity.   I ended up using a piece of aluminum channel - 1/8" wall thickness, 1" sides, 1.75" width.  Next step is to paint it flat black!
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That’s such a great idea! Putting that in my pocket for later.

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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/18
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2018, 05:27:59 PM »
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I've been working on NS 8520, a C44C6F.



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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/18
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2018, 06:54:00 PM »
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Layout work has been almost non-existent due to 6 of 7 days being spent at or involved at work.  I have been plugging away at small details here and there, need to kick into high gear as we approach this years open house and layout tours presented by Mainline Hobby Supply.  I have event information posted here https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=44988.0  One of the projects in progress right now is 2 LTEX GP15-1s currently on lease to G&W YorkRail.



Prototype photo from rrpicture archive

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4934974
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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/18
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2018, 06:55:38 PM »
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I have a photo from the O Scale convention I took just for you guys.

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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/18
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2018, 08:06:52 PM »
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 MR DAVID v I FART in your general direction ! ''''LOL  I had hoped to be ahead in the track laying  enviromet  but it seems that you will win !

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Re: Weekend Update 8/26/18
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2018, 08:28:23 PM »
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It's not pretty, but I got started on my hidden bridge.  ....  Next step is to paint it flat black!


If it is hidden, why paint it ??