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Re: Weekend Update 11/3/19
« Reply #45 on: November 03, 2019, 09:06:34 PM »
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Added body mounted 1015'a to a BLI tank car and swapped out the trucks for Trainworx 100t (no BLMA's on hand) @Bryan B, thanks for the info about changing out the trucks, did not take much time at all, and what a distinctive car!






Andrew, can't wait to see a video of that boxcab set

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Re: Weekend Update 11/3/19
« Reply #46 on: November 03, 2019, 09:06:55 PM »
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Oh damn, I also forgot. In addition all of THAT, I started a Facebook group for "Dead Season Modelers": https://www.facebook.com/groups/DeadSeasonModelers/

Don't worry, it's really just a front to recruit talent for here.  :D

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Re: Weekend Update 11/3/19
« Reply #47 on: November 03, 2019, 11:43:02 PM »
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Nothing crazy this week, my economic situation changed a little and I'm re-focusing my collection and my modelling plans, starting with selling off stuff I'm only passively interested in. Besides that I'm trying to get good at assembling structures and threw together a Laser Art Finley. Stopped being lazy and put 1016-1 body mount couplers on my recently acquired Atlas Caboose (MK if you see this post, its a pain in the a$$ more than you thought at the warehouse sale since it had a pre-made molded in pocket for an Accumate body mount.) And most importantly showed my club the magic that is a static grass applicator and how they could make a pretty good piece of field in 5 minutes.




edit, and now that I post late at night I notice the giant screws poking through the floor.  :oops:
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Re: Weekend Update 11/3/19
« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2019, 05:52:58 AM »
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A couple of cab ride videos on the UPRR Geneva Subdivision.

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Re: Weekend Update 11/3/19
« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2019, 06:10:56 AM »
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edit, and now that I post late at night I notice the giant screws poking through the floor.  :oops:

I have used M1x5 flat head screws to mount Micro-Trains couplers to Airslide and covered hoppers. The screw is long enough to 'bite' into the body of the car but not so long that it protrudes. I have also reamed out the hole of the MT coupler with an X-acto blade to allow the screw to sit deeper.
The fabric of reality has begun to fray.

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Re: Weekend Update 11/3/19
« Reply #50 on: November 04, 2019, 09:17:27 AM »
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(MK if you see this post, its a pain in the a$$ more than you thought at the warehouse sale since it had a pre-made molded in pocket for an Accumate body mount.) And most importantly showed my club the magic that is a static grass applicator and how they could make a pretty good piece of field in 5 minutes.


Thanks!  Well I'm glad I didn't get any despite the price and the beautiful printing.  I'm sure I can eventually get it working but I don't have time now for another headach...er...I mean project.  :D

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Re: Weekend Update 11/3/19
« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2019, 03:29:50 PM »
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Close, it was a French minesweeper.

Then it WAS an ex RCN Bay class minesweeper, Canada sold 6 to France in in the 50s, and sold four to Turkey.  The RCN operated the last 5 until 1998 on the west coast.
see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay-class_minesweeper
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Re: Weekend Update 11/3/19
« Reply #52 on: November 04, 2019, 04:02:32 PM »
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I joined the FB group Dead Season Modelers started by Ed.

Clear cutting starts after my daughters 30+ b-day dinner tonight. I figure this 2’ x 8’ scene is a good place to start and if I don’t like it I can try it again. I have roughly 100 wire tree armatures that are rubber molded, painted and were awaiting the tac-it for the greenery. So, I have a decent head start. The hills on the backdrop are going to be painted out. Tom Johnson on the MRH forum showed a full cloud covered backdrop, I may try it on this wall. [ Guests cannot view attachments ]
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Re: Weekend Update 11/3/19
« Reply #53 on: November 04, 2019, 04:35:11 PM »
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I joined the FB group Dead Season Modelers started by Ed.

Clear cutting starts after my daughters 30+ b-day dinner tonight. I figure this 2’ x 8’ scene is a good place to start and if I don’t like it I can try it again. I have roughly 100 wire tree armatures that are rubber molded, painted and were awaiting the tac-it for the greenery. So, I have a decent head start. The hills on the backdrop are going to be painted out. Tom Johnson on the MRH forum showed a full cloud covered backdrop, I may try it on this wall.

Oh man, I love it!

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Re: Weekend Update 11/3/19
« Reply #54 on: November 04, 2019, 08:33:45 PM »
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I have used M1x5 flat head screws to mount Micro-Trains couplers to Airslide and covered hoppers. The screw is long enough to 'bite' into the body of the car but not so long that it protrudes. I have also reamed out the hole of the MT coupler with an X-acto blade to allow the screw to sit deeper.

Luckily I found the railing detail pops out so I just nipped the little 00-90 screw with my cable tie cutters.
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Re: Weekend Update 11/3/19
« Reply #55 on: November 04, 2019, 11:26:46 PM »
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Luckily I found the railing detail pops out so I just nipped the little 00-90 screw with my cable tie cutters.

That's what I usually do, just nip off the protruding threads and paint it to match the deck.
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