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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/19
« Reply #60 on: April 08, 2019, 09:27:08 AM »
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I finished up with some painting, and wiring some stuff small enough to drive me to drink.  :P

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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/19
« Reply #61 on: April 08, 2019, 11:31:26 AM »
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In case any of y'all ever wondered what the water end of a simplex steam pump looks like.

So @Iain , I see a new name in your signature block...  Maybe it's been there awhile and I just now noticed.  Congratulations!
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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/19
« Reply #62 on: April 08, 2019, 11:34:38 AM »
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In case any of y'all ever wondered what the water end of a simplex steam pump looks like.

Top two pictures: safety wire FAIL.
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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/19
« Reply #63 on: April 08, 2019, 12:43:50 PM »
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Follow-up to my earlier post...

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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/19
« Reply #64 on: April 08, 2019, 12:46:57 PM »
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Follow-up to my earlier post...


Even your videos are perfect -- wow! :o

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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/19
« Reply #65 on: April 08, 2019, 04:03:07 PM »
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Excellence!!


Follow-up to my earlier post...


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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/19
« Reply #66 on: April 08, 2019, 05:27:48 PM »
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Top two pictures: safety wire FAIL.

Standard practice in marine steam pumps.
Thanks much,
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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/19
« Reply #67 on: April 08, 2019, 05:29:54 PM »
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Follow-up to my earlier post...


Now I want to do a diorama of the Beaufort, NC draw.
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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/19
« Reply #68 on: April 08, 2019, 05:53:19 PM »
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I've been working a lot with laser-cut wood kits over the weekend. To start, I've built a CMR T-Trak double-size module in 14" depth. I'm going to make this into a S-transition module with the Kato animated Unitrack Crossing as the centerpiece.



Next, I added RS Laser Kits wood decks to a pair of M-T flat cars and added an AMB crate load to one and an AMB generator load to another. These are the first laser-cut kits I've ever built and I'm pretty happy with how they came out. I stained the deck of the crated car with a black ink/Pledge (formerly Future) floor polish wash. I might do the same with the other car.



And finally I painted the parts for AMB NYC 19000-series wood caboose and started assembly of it.



While not a weekend update, I am making weekly Wednesday night trips to the Bay State Model Railroad Museum to run some of my stuff. Here's a BLI Alco PA pulling some Con-Cor Dreyfuss coaches last Wednesday. Prototypical? No. Good-looking? Yes!



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I'm probably going to sell the Con-Cor cars once I find some more era-appropriate coach stock.
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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/19
« Reply #69 on: April 08, 2019, 08:02:16 PM »
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They’re multiplying! I’m like a kid with a cloning machine  :D These aren’t even my era  :facepalm:




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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/19
« Reply #70 on: April 09, 2019, 07:19:39 AM »
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David,

The lift bridge video is awesome.  I had that kit many years ago.  It ended up as kit bash fodder.  All this retro stuff is reminding me of when I was a kid and just starting out in N scale in the mid 70's. 

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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/19
« Reply #71 on: April 09, 2019, 08:13:09 AM »
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David,

The lift bridge video is awesome.  I had that kit many years ago.  It ended up as kit bash fodder.  All this retro stuff is reminding me of when I was a kid and just starting out in N scale in the mid 70's.

Thanks! I gotta say, it's great being a kid again.
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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/19
« Reply #72 on: April 13, 2019, 07:34:39 PM »
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Dr V, can you explain the weather of a flat Earth ?  As a met graduate myself, I wonder how the jet stream wraps from the east end back to the west  :D

They have a really good HVAC guy...
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Re: Weekend Update 4/7/19
« Reply #73 on: April 13, 2019, 07:46:27 PM »
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Smooth transition from foreground scenery to the background.  Strong work!

I've been doing some work...
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