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Re: Weekend Update 11/24/19
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 07:28:34 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 11/24/19
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 07:54:33 PM »
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I still need to find the "United States Mail Railway Post Office" lettering for this. I'll probably have Circus City Decals make it since he did the other decals. The car is Budd but should be AC&F or Pullman, however, nobody makes that as a Mail/Baggage. It works for a stand in.

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Re: Weekend Update 11/24/19
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2019, 08:11:48 PM »
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Here's my Overland AMD-103 in all her updated glory (mostly just new lighting and DCC):



I didn't go full Peteski - just put in a decoder and added LEDs with a plug & socket so I can remove the shell.  Had planned to add weight but it pulls enough as is.
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Re: Weekend Update 11/24/19
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2019, 08:19:30 PM »
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And even more "in process" laser structures...

The Nelson sand house is done save weathering, basing and sand littered around.  That will wait for the other structures to get to this same point so I can break out the airbrush for all of them at once.



Unlike the proto I "pretend" the sand tower has  sand delivered by covered hopper.  Hence the need for a teeny tiny, 1/2" long pneumatic unloader based on this proto:











Perhaps better 3D printed (ok, probably better 3D printed) but those hoses and platform legs are 5-7 thou in size!  still needs a small metal shelter around it to protect if from the Kootenay winters!  I have 3 or 4 more to build and scatter around where needed.

And finally the old 225,000 gal Bunker C tank which dominates the west end of the yard.











The model has been test painted and awaits finishing parts and weathering.  Yes, I could have turned the core down on a wood lathe but I wanted the challenge of trying to create a perfect cylinder from layers of a flat kit.

Next week I hope to actually finish something (prob the Cascade Station)!  Oh well, have a great weekend!

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Re: Weekend Update 11/24/19
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2019, 08:54:20 PM »
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Here's my Overland AMD-103 in all her updated glory (mostly just new lighting and DCC):



I didn't go full Peteski - just put in a decoder and added LEDs with a plug & socket so I can remove the shell.  Had planned to add weight but it pulls enough as is.

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Looks good George.
I ended up also installing a fake floor and back wall in the cab area as a light block. Actually, I also installed a fake ceiling, because the strobes are illuminated too.
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Re: Weekend Update 11/24/19
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2019, 12:22:45 AM »
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To change things up a bit, i decided to work on an idea ive had for a while. I had since extra concor oversized 2-10-2 mechanisms floating around that i wanted to do something with.
Its not the first model but its actually more correct than the models using a stretched kato mikado mech.
Id always thought they would make a good 9000 class 4-12-2 and damnit, the wheelbase measures out perfectly! Also, the alignment screws for the bottom plate and the fact that theres 3 screws made aligning the splice support simple!
The guides for the main cylinder piston are new longer metal from some etched details sprues as the originals were way too short after sliding the cylinders forward for the new 4 wheel pilot.
I have boiler and cab work to do yet but hopefully, ill have a running model before i travel back home! The hotel staff must really wonder what im working on with the mess on the desk in my room.

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Re: Weekend Update 11/24/19
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2019, 02:03:11 AM »
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Another two boxcars decaled this week - these are two ex-BAR boxcars acquired by the BCR in 1974:




My two plywood work cabooses are now weathered and sealed:






The end ladder assemblies have been left off to leave the roofs removable for installation of decoders and lighting.

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Re: Weekend Update 11/24/19
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2019, 09:03:10 AM »
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After years of procastination, setbacks, and lessons learned, I'm approaching my end goal of having a small fleet of N scale Dunmore cabooses. I was using Primemover decals and loved them, but this particular N scale set hasn't been available for some time now forcing me to create my own custom sets. I created this sheet using Adobe Illustrator and had them printed at Precision Design Co. This will save TONS of time having individual numbers ready to go, rather than cutting each number, applying, and aligning.

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Re: Weekend Update 11/24/19
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2019, 10:47:41 AM »
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As always, great stuff all, great inspiration.  Dave that video was a superb way to tour your layout, and Mark what you are doing with the laser cutter is amazing.   

Among some other projects I finished this 1:450 50' boxcar in a faded Railbox scheme using a combination of Circus City Decals and CMR Products Decals. 
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I'm working on a couple of structure projects including this building, "Milton's".  Not done with it yet of course, it still needs gutters, awnings, signage, window glass etc.  It's really my first 1:450 structure other than some relay boxes, signals, etc. to be finished so it's semi-experimental in terms of what will work/not.  I added the standing seams on the roof with Tamiya tape cut to some fraction of a mm, just for the effect as they aren't really the appropriate width.  As with T scale, some things are oversize for the impression for normal viewing.  I have a couple "big" structure projects in the wings so wanted to validate some ideas with this little building.
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Re: Weekend Update 11/24/19
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2019, 02:01:40 PM »
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Oh, snap!  It fits!  Time to get my fix of some ET&WNC.



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Re: Weekend Update 11/24/19
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2019, 02:14:28 PM »
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I installed a drumhead and rear light in this "Indian" series sleeper for my Texas Chief. This is a Tomar drumhead and Richmond Controls LED'S and capacitor.  The lamps run off the track power and the capacitor keeps them from flickering on dirty track.  I also chopped off the truck mounted coupler and installed a MT true scale coupler.

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Re: Weekend Update 11/24/19
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2019, 03:51:59 PM »
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Since this car will always be on the end, how about adding all of the steam and signal lines?  There's a lot of stuff under the end of a pre-HEP passenger car, most of which is wasted for a mid-train model.  For the last car it might be worth adding.
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Re: Weekend Update 11/24/19
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2019, 04:02:17 PM »
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Another two boxcars decaled this week - these are two ex-BAR boxcars acquired by the BCR in 1974:



Tim

Are these PS-1s or something else? If there are that makes them ex BAR ex Rutland, since the BAR got their PS-1s from the Rutland’s shutdown.

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Re: Weekend Update 11/24/19
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2019, 07:12:53 PM »
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