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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/19
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 08:17:02 PM »
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The area I placed my new staging yards is on the “dark side” of the room. I figured I could lighten it for the operators by putting in an 8" shelf (where I could also display my Lionel 1:120 (TT) models) and using an LED strip on the shelf bottom.  I placed it below my eye level so the lights wouldn’t bother me but I may have to put a very small (1/4”) valence to assist my more height challenged operators.






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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/19
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 09:09:48 PM »
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Here's a long-term project I've been working on.  Everything is temporarily placed right now.  There's still much more to do to make this work, like electrical pickup.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/19
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 09:12:33 PM »
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I'm just about ready to make a mold of the Northern Pacific baggage car.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/19
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2019, 09:21:52 PM »
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Rickb773:
sorry man but i can't see the pictures
anyone else
Miguel


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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/19
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2019, 09:38:21 PM »
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I can see Rick's pics just fine.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/19
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2019, 09:43:22 PM »
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Rickb773
got it, thanks
Like the rolling hills background.  Are they  painted and then moss or green foam glued to it???

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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/19
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2019, 09:52:18 PM »
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rickb773, pictures are good with the link but they don't show in your post.  Get a European Do Not Enter symbol.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/19
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2019, 10:09:30 PM »
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Okay, major update coming:

Did some scenery.  Here's a comparison between the 3-D scenery at Placerville and the 2-D photo backdrop.  The photo backdrop has a ground=up perspective; the rock strata are actually ground-parallel and not folded.



It looks pretty continuous in person so I'm happy.

Rico update:





More work at Lizard Head:



...and at Gallagher I finally have the "lone track through the wilderness" scene I've been after:







A comparison of roughly 6 months' worth of work at Gallagher:



Also scratchbuilt the RGS section house at Lizard Head Pass:





The prototype:

https://ngtrainpics.photoshelter.com/image?&_bqG=182&_bqH=eJzLzQsvrdQ1SHPxjfDw9c8xdMt01k0pM3auzEi2MjY2szI1MLAyNAACK894l2Bn25zMqsSiFO2M1MQUNbBIvKOfi20JkB0a7BoU7.liGwpS7WzmmuWSUhGenZmsFu_oHGJbnJpYlJwBAD0AIck-&GI_ID=

Jury's still out on whether I'm gonna build the snowshed but I'm slowly leaning more toward yes, even though it's gonna be a pain in the a$$.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/19
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2019, 11:13:23 PM »
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Playing around with some trackside photos now that all the layout wiring is complete.  Stand-in power until I get BCR shells on the RS-3s





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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/19
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2019, 11:16:30 PM »
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Rickb773
got it, thanks
Like the rolling hills background.  Are they  painted and then moss or green foam glued to it???
Thin plywood painted with Woodland Scenics dark and medium green extra course turf added.
WS doesn't make that anymore so I am having difficulty finding more of it.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/19
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2019, 01:43:30 AM »
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The second week of my Christmas/New year break has afforded some quality modelling time.  Some time ago I purchased a Jordan Spreader kit on Shapeways.  Unfortunately it arrived in a damaged condition with the top handrails broken off in several pieces.  They were not really repairable.  Fortunately, Jeff Briggs was able to salvage the model for me with a new set of handrails using HO scale etched brass stanchions and brass wire.  The result is a set of handrails better looking and stronger than the original.  He also primed the model and sanded away as much of the print artefacts as possible.

I mounted Micro-Trains trucks and couplers, detailed the cab, fabricated a new thinner cab roof from sheet styrene, and added a headlight, radio antenna, smoke jack, rear work lights, and rear brake wheel mounting.  Also a train line air hose down the front of the plow to the side of the front coupler.  I still have to add window wipers and weight, but it is otherwise ready for paint.  The front plow and side wings are just sitting in place at present, as they will need to be attached after painting:








I also finished all of the modifications and additions to the deck assemblies for my new trio of MLW RS-3s (more in the build thread), including new pilots and details:








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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/19
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2019, 02:53:35 AM »
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Rick:  Like MK, I can see the pictures in your album, but I see nothing in the original post, not even MK's "Do Not Enter" sign.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/6/19
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2019, 05:36:40 AM »
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Decided to "clear the decks" of a few projects and (try) to minimize the number of things in process at any given time.

I started the RI caboose few years ago and poked at it bit by bit.  These cabooses were so goofy looking (ugly?) that when I found drawings of them online, I took it as a sign to build one.

The boxcar is a Rocket Express resin kit with a few minor modifications.

Now I need some Rock Island motive power to pull them around,  Im thinking about maybe kitbashing a RS2m to go with these.

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