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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2019, 08:39:00 PM »
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Louis:

Thank you for sharing your CN modelling; I have always wanted to see one of those slugs done in N Scale.  Good job!

Continuing with the CN theme, MLW C-424 3218 left Jeff's paint shop and came home today.  It incorporates several major changes from the Hobbycraft Canada stock model including split fuel tank, battery boxes moved from cab to under left walkway, new rear end, and numerous details added.  3218 was one of several CN C-424s leased to the British Columbia Railway during the 1970s and was known to have operated north of Prince George.  It will shortly go to my friend Dave Mackinnon for lighting and decoder installation, so a few photos before then:










During the past week I also assembled my first PGE/BCR trailer flatcar from Jeff's latest 3D printed kit:




and four HSC welded gondolas also from his 3D printed kits:




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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2019, 11:50:10 PM »
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Tim, nice work on the C-424.

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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2019, 01:14:21 AM »
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Tim , are you sure both bridge ramps on on the same end of that TOFC ?

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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2019, 02:31:49 AM »
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Tim, nice work on the C-424.

Steve

Thank you; had help from Jeff on this one so must share the kudos with him.


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Tim , are you sure both bridge ramps on on the same end of that TOFC ?

100% certain - all PGE/BCR trailer flatcars had both ramps at the 'A' end.


Tim
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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2019, 12:52:50 PM »
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Of course! :D  Keep an eye out here or send a PM in a week or so, to me or to Jon.  He has a dozen sets and may be able to part with a few but that I don't know for sure.  Either way you can get some of these pieces, no secret handshakes or passwords required. :P

Let Jon receive his and assemble a few, make sure everything is just so and no edits are required.  Also, let him describe the process he uses on the shell to prep it because I haven't actually done that.  I have the idea but not the actual experience of completing one and often there are small but important details that one who has been there can advise on.  When all is confirmed good either he or I can furnish the parts.  I believe it's a MT 1015 coupler that this is made to fit.

I'm in for two as well.

Doug

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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2019, 01:32:53 PM »
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I've been working on a little conversion set to do the "deco" 40' boxcars for a friend. Having the Photon printer turned a multiple week long project (waiting on shapeways) into a weekend one.

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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2019, 03:31:47 PM »
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I've been working on a little conversion set to do the "deco" 40' boxcars for a friend. Having the Photon printer turned a multiple week long project (waiting on shapeways) into a weekend one.



Here is a reference photo from one of my old web sites ..



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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2019, 03:58:33 PM »
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I finally got back to work on my Briggs Dash-8. A few touch ups and some more weathering to go, but I thought a quick photo would be prudent.

As always nice work on the Weekend Update.

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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2019, 04:38:42 PM »
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I finally got back to work on my Briggs Dash-8. A few touch ups and some more weathering to go, but I thought a quick photo would be prudent.

As always nice work on the Weekend Update.

Chris




Beautifull !!!!!
Thanks ,
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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2019, 04:40:33 PM »
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Louis:

Thank you for sharing your CN modelling; I have always wanted to see one of those slugs done in N Scale.  Good job!

Continuing with the CN theme, MLW C-424 3218 left Jeff's paint shop and came home today.  It incorporates several major changes from the Hobbycraft Canada stock model including split fuel tank, battery boxes moved from cab to under left walkway, new rear end, and numerous details added.  3218 was one of several CN C-424s leased to the British Columbia Railway during the 1970s and was known to have operated north of Prince George.  It will shortly go to my friend Dave Mackinnon for lighting and decoder installation, so a few photos before then:









Tim

Beautifull job on this MLW !!!
Thanks for your kind word for the "slug"
Modeling N scale with gorilla hand is tough !
Thanks ,
Louis



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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2019, 08:06:51 PM »
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I'm in for two as well.

Doug

Anybody interested in these should send a PM, maybe to both Jon and I, so you can be logged in for notification when it's time to run these again.  I expect that to be very soon after Jon receives them which should be Tuesday.  Jon will be confirming fit on multiple units in case of manufacturing tolerance on the Arnold piece as well as this end so any adjustments can be made.  Maybe this should be a thread. :|
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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2019, 08:19:20 PM »
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Well, I decided to try my new toy today, the F7 BLI powered helper set, in pusher service. I sent it up the 3% "downhill" grade with a 25 car train, an FT ABBA set up front, all sound equipped, and ran it by myself, head end throttle in my right hand, helper throttle in my left, all in Run 8 at 14mph, without a hitch. OMG, what a thrill 😎, with the sounds coming and fading from around the bends from both ends of the train , a three foot climb from San Bernardino to Summit, no stalls and no derailments (it helps to have a wimpy pusher engine😄).
Getting closer to being able to do ops... just a bit more gruntwork...
Otto K.
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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #42 on: February 17, 2019, 08:44:52 PM »
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I took a few photos of the Modutrak layout this morning at the Mad City Model Railroad Show.  Show attendance was very light today; most likely because of the snow falling all day. [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ]
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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #43 on: February 17, 2019, 08:48:27 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #44 on: February 17, 2019, 09:18:01 PM »
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Nate is now showing off. Rocks balls.
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