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Re: Weekend Update 10/28/18
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2018, 08:19:08 PM »
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Near finishing a deck plate bridge scratch build, also worked on some scenery.
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Re: Weekend Update 10/28/18
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2018, 09:36:00 PM »
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Spokane, Portland & Seattle 's Train #2 readies to leave Portland Union Station behind E-7 #750...

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Re: Weekend Update 10/28/18
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2018, 01:48:25 AM »
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Am in Chicago this week visiting my sister for my birthday.
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Re: Weekend Update 10/28/18
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2018, 02:54:01 AM »
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This week I was able to get decals applied to two PGE flat cars:




Next up for these is installation of weight and underframe, brake wheel, and weathering.


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Re: Weekend Update 10/28/18
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2018, 08:14:42 AM »
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Still plugging away on the M420s. The first one is near completion. I need to add windows and fix a few things I am not happy with. The chassis is running well. Due to the frame castings in place, I used wire instead of the standard leaf spring pickup. I wanted to keep the ESU board removable so I drill and tapped the frame. A 90-00 screws are used to secure the wire to the fame.
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Re: Weekend Update 10/28/18
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2018, 09:26:03 AM »
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There was much (tedious) cutting and fitting of styrene corrugated siding this week but the end is in sight!  With the exception of the heavy bay "vestibule" all the walls are now complete.  The 3 walls of the vestibule will probably take a day to finish.

One wall's worth of corrugated styrene below...



...and all the walls together



I also built and weathered a set of insert-able loco doors in both up and down positions.





Yes, you can still see the bottom of the door in the "up" position :)



These shots show the amount of selective compression in the transverse (North-South) direction.  (proto photo credit to fellow Boundary Sub modeller Scott Calvert)





Fortunately much less compression was needed East-West so the model's prototype origins should still be recognizable.

I am pleased with how well all the walls are fitting together and they should require very little final cutting prior to permanent assembly.  In fact in these photos, with the exception of the one toothpick propping up the west wall due to the vestibule making it "front heavy", the walls are being held in place and square solely by the slots and tangs in the laser cut sub walls.







Next week should see final wall assembly beginning.  I will also be building all the metal latches to hold the removable roof segments down and flush with the walls.  I intend that the latches will transmit power to the ceiling hung lights which will be the next step. 





Have a great weekend!

md
« Last Edit: October 28, 2018, 09:50:46 AM by mark dance »
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Re: Weekend Update 10/28/18
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2018, 11:04:05 AM »
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That scratch building on the CP facility is out of this world  :o :o
I got one more shot of an early morning PC train.

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Re: Weekend Update 10/28/18
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2018, 11:10:36 AM »
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Mark Dance - you should definitely do a multi part series in one, any one, of the MRR magazines!!!  Might as well get paid for your museum quality work!  :)

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Re: Weekend Update 10/28/18
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2018, 11:34:18 AM »
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Follow a train on my in-progress HOn3 Rio Grande Southern:

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Re: Weekend Update 10/28/18
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2018, 12:36:20 PM »
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It's September 7, 1980 and VIA train #6, 'The Skeena', pulls up to the Kwinitsa Station (60km east of Prince Rupert, BC) to pick up train orders.



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Re: Weekend Update 10/28/18
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2018, 01:47:09 PM »
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@mark dance That engine house is a work of art.  I've enjoyed following your progress.

@BCR751  Doug, great scene!

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Re: Weekend Update 10/28/18
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2018, 03:58:47 PM »
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OK, well the finest upvote I can give on Mark's epic project is to say that it finally got me motivated to replace my original Strathmore-and-plastic "Winslow Shops" car shop building that I had foobed from a postcard aerial back in 1976.    I got a good look at the actual building (#13 in this 200mm telephoto, and shows up in late 1960's, 1970's aerial shots) in 2007.    And as expected, other than the fact that I was right that the roof was white, details not even close.  But until lately, replacing it with something more accurate has been on the 'someday' list.



Mark reminded me I could probably do better by now.  Also saw Pikestuff enginehouse kits at Altoona on the Ntrak modules this year and it struck me how similar they were the the photo I had.   So here you go, Pikestuff enginehouse thoroughly chopped, weathered and kitbashed to look like Building 13 around 1972 and still fit my spot, more or less from the same angle:



The big fuel tanks are behind it out of sight.  And the fuel racks I model for '72 were relocated back to a main line location, and the sand tower is now gone as well, but I do have good shots of it.  The closer blue buildings in the 2007 yard shot were not built until significantly later than '72.

And with more apologies to Mark, I use mine primarily as a home for my two yard switchers and can shoot the inside through the back door with an Iphone lens if nothing else:



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Re: Weekend Update 10/28/18
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2018, 04:07:13 PM »
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Still plugging away on the M420s. The first one is near completion. I need to add windows and fix a few things I am not happy with. The chassis is running well. Due to the frame castings in place, I used wire instead of the standard leaf spring pickup. I wanted to keep the ESU board removable so I drill and tapped the frame. A 90-00 screws are used to secure the wire to the fame.

Nice clean install Daniel - I like it!  Good idea to make the decoder easily removable.
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Re: Weekend Update 10/28/18
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2018, 06:32:34 PM »
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From Timonium:

Not N scale but I want one of these:



Got a lesson on German ingenuity that didn't make it before the end of WWII. The tender with the 3 moving fans was a condensing unit that recycled steam before it was sent up the stack. It accomplished 2 things: 1) The engine produced much less smoke which made it harder for enemy aircraft to spot it; 2) It recycled the water into the tender which meant less water stops in areas with limited pure water available.



And finally table legs meant to look like timber trestle bents:


I'll try to get more pictures from the day onto my blog later in the week.