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Re: Weekend Update 11/18/18
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2018, 08:13:54 PM »
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Re-route that train to Northern California, quickly!

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Re: Weekend Update 11/18/18
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 08:16:52 PM »
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Funny you should mention this. The training was done by the Connecticut Civil Deference Agency, which is the fore-bearer to their Emergency Management Agency. All states had something similar.

Work for MEMA, the Massachusetts Emergency Agency. Even with the the name change, our internal agency still uses the prefix CDA. Oh and I work in a nuclear bunker. So there is that.

Our last fire mobilization was for the Lawrence pipeline explosions. They are very.... Challenging.
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Re: Weekend Update 11/18/18
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 08:46:47 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 11/18/18
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2018, 09:08:07 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 11/18/18
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2018, 09:08:55 PM »
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Finished soldering up a PRR Line East signal bridge for the LIRR IS tonight.  Had to cut all the longitudinal parts from an old Alkem Scale Models four track bridge in half and re-solder for my two track main. Turned out OK I think. This is its general placement in front of my crossover.

Placed the ladder on the same side as the tower so workers can get up to change the bulbs.

Need to find a way to magnet it to the sub-roadbed.


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Re: Weekend Update 11/18/18
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2018, 09:32:18 PM »
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I started piecing together my 3D printed Missoula Depot.

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Re: Weekend Update 11/18/18
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2018, 11:05:14 PM »
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Ok Doug, now you have me wondering. That's an ALF 7/800 series. GHQ made the Century series with closed cabs. Bachmann made a 900 series pumper but that was an open can and the 900 is much wider than the 7/800 series.

Road Apples made a "Modern" fire engine that was inspired by the Century series, but it was a very poor model.

If you want to get really obscure, Thumbnail Miniature made an open cab 7/800 but not a closed cab.

So what is yours based on?
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Re: Weekend Update 11/18/18
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2018, 11:21:23 PM »
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Ok Doug, now you have me wondering. That's an ALF 7/800 series. GHQ made the Century series with closed cabs. Bachmann made a 900 series pumper but that was an open can and the 900 is much wider than the 7/800 series.

Road Apples made a "Modern" fire engine that was inspired by the Century series, but it was a very poor model.

If you want to get really obscure, Thumbnail Miniature made an open cab 7/800 but not a closed cab.

So what is yours based on?

The ALF pumper is a Rasputen kit.

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Re: Weekend Update 11/18/18
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2018, 01:13:38 AM »
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Spent the hobby time this week largely completing the interior wiring of the Diesel House...

The circuitry, plugs and a battery for off layout display lighting are housed in the stores/office building.  When complete there will likely be 40 or so LEDs.







I also got to the awnings, a bit of roof flashing and a staircase





Then back on to the layout for some glam shots! :)









Have a great weekend!

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Re: Weekend Update 11/18/18
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2018, 02:27:36 AM »
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Last weekend was a busy one for the layout, with many of our PGE-BCR Modellers in town for the annual Vancouver Train Expo show.  On Saturday night I hosted a visit, during which a special passenger train was run from Chetwynd to Dawson Creek comprising caboose BCOL 1863, coach BCOL 8, and RS-10 584.

Ready to depart Chetwynd station:




Cresting the 2.2% grade at Groundbirch:




Crossing the Kiskatinaw River:




Arrival at Dawson Creek:




On Monday I hosted my seventh operating session which was a landmark one in several respects:  it was an all BCR N Scale Modellers crew, we ran two additional trains and moved a record 90 cars, and the elapsed and fast clock times are now where I would like them.  It was fabulous to have a session with others modelling the same railway in the same scale!

Philippe is a new Railwire member and models the railway in the mid 1980s.  He looked after Chetwynd Yard and is seen here spotting a dimensional load off the Vancouver-Peace Freight:




Nolan is a Railwire lurker and also models the railway in the mid 1980s.  After running the passenger extra back to Chetwynd, he operated the Dawson Creek Switcher, seen here motoring east through Tremblay:




It was a special pleasure to host Andy Thomas (BCRail_FSJ) from New Zealand who is building a layout depicting Fort St. John in the 1970s.  Fort St. John is a little north of Septimus which is represented on my layout.  Andy began by running a short work train south to Chetwynd, and then ran the Septimus Turn, thus effectively operating on the subdivision he is modelling:




This weekend also saw three new freight cars commissioned into service, all built from 3D printed kits offered by Briggs Models.

Hawker Siddeley welded gondola PGE 9311:




and National Steel Car riveted flat cars PGE 1343 and 1446:




I also applied decals to Hawker Siddeley chip car PGE 9797:





Tim

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Re: Weekend Update 11/18/18
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2018, 02:31:39 AM »
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daniel_leavitt2000: "Connecticut Civil Deference Agency"

Is this correct, or should that be Civil Defense?
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Re: Weekend Update 11/18/18
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2018, 03:02:42 AM »
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Funny you should mention this. The training was done by the Connecticut Civil Deference Agency, which is the fore-bearer to their Emergency Management Agency. All states had something similar.

Work for MEMA, the Massachusetts Emergency Agency. Even with the the name change, our internal agency still uses the prefix CDA. Oh and I work in a nuclear bunker. So there is that.

Our last fire mobilization was for the Lawrence pipeline explosions. They are very.... Challenging.


Why do I get the feeling you and I are going to meet one day, unwittingly? I just submitted my application today to FEMA's National Emergency Management Adavced Academy in Region X.
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Re: Weekend Update 11/18/18
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2018, 03:04:37 AM »
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daniel_leavitt2000: "Connecticut Civil Deference Agency"

Is this correct, or should that be Civil Defense?

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Re: Weekend Update 11/18/18
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2018, 10:51:45 AM »
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Yeah. I'm also a bit dyslexic and don't see the mistakes unless pointed out.
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