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Re: Weekend Update 12/2/18
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2018, 09:52:34 PM »
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Began the second batch of Tank Treads for MTL's DODX sets.  This time including the spare parts detail set!
Check out the detail thread for more!


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Re: Weekend Update 12/2/18
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2018, 10:07:38 PM »
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First print of my SD70ACC cab from shapeways mocked up on an Athearn SD70M.

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Re: Weekend Update 12/2/18
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2018, 10:35:26 AM »
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Will it fit?

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Re: Weekend Update 12/2/18
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2018, 10:38:07 AM »
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Will it fit?

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But seriously... A Lee Weldon original now on its, what, third owner?
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Re: Weekend Update 12/2/18
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2018, 10:43:04 AM »
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Second owner - third house.
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Re: Weekend Update 12/2/18
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2018, 10:43:33 AM »
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Second owner - third house.

Ah. My mistake. Carry on...
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Re: Weekend Update 12/2/18
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2018, 11:04:30 AM »
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The new location of summit on my cajon pass has been set. The benchwork is a 1"x16 gauge steel tubing all welded construction. The weird raised section on the back is actually a spine brace that helps hold the section out floating in the middle square. This may sound weird but i actually designed this in and twisted the frame work out of level when fabricating this so that it would level out once hung. Its like the semi trailers that look bowed up empty but flat when loaded.
Im extremely pleased with how solid it is only mounting to the walls with no needed support from the floor or ceiling in the middle.
Now it's time to start moving the existing benchwork back around for the new design.

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Re: Weekend Update 12/2/18
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2018, 11:22:09 AM »
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That is simply de-ligth-ful Carl!  :D

What is a "ligth"?   :D

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Re: Weekend Update 12/2/18
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2018, 12:13:49 PM »
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I made good progress this week on several T scale projects, all Shapeways printed.  One is a small diorama including a station platform modeled after Cincinnati Union Terminal's old platforms, and posing ex-GN dome-coach "Puget Sound".   I also painted up a prototype of an SW9, with scavenged N-scale freight car decals... it's not 100% accurate but beggars/choosers etc.. until I get some custom decals made.  Also I'm including a pic of my dummy couplers showing size.  These might be of interest to Z or maybe Nn3 modelers (or other industrial style operations), not sure how they measure up to prototype in the other scales but they're oversized for T (smallest I could get that are still workable) so may be useful for other modelers.  They're on my Shapeways shop.  They do pivot 30 degrees or so (the angle of the draft gear) on an internal post, and are more rugged than one would think.

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Re: Weekend Update 12/2/18
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2018, 12:32:58 PM »
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that T scale modelling is ridiculous...wow

On my end I continue the work to reliably mount the shops into the layout in an easily removable manner.  I need about 3/16" clearance over the length of the shops to tip them into the hole in the layout and make the power connections.  I have spread that 3/16" of track gap in each of the two east end exit tracks across 3 gaps with movable rails.  The gapped rails are electrically bridged with very flexible jumpers which will eventually be hidden beneath the fueling platforms.



I also semi-finished the platform lights - I ran out of LEDs - and added access ladders which are pinned to the removable roofs for security.





...and a video showing some of the progress over the past year


Have a great (rest of the) weekend!

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Re: Weekend Update 12/2/18
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2018, 01:16:32 PM »
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Mark, that video is WOW. Certainly the best Railwire video of all time.
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Re: Weekend Update 12/2/18
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2018, 01:29:34 PM »
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Mark, that video is WOW. Certainly the best Railwire video of all time.
Tom
Agreed, the part going through the shops from the front porch of a diesel is awesome. 

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Re: Weekend Update 12/2/18
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2018, 01:50:38 PM »
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@mark dance -we are all done here. Turn the lights off when you leave ok?

We have revoked Windsor Street:

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Re: Weekend Update 12/2/18
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2018, 03:28:31 PM »
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What is a "ligth"?   :D

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Fixed!  So much for trying to be cute and funny.
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Re: Weekend Update 12/2/18
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2018, 03:51:07 PM »
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That video is just amazing. :o