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Re: Weekend Update 2/9.20
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2020, 08:15:23 PM »
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I painted one of the F50 coil cars this weekend. It'll end up getting a Conrail patch.

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Re: Weekend Update 2/9.20
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2020, 08:27:13 PM »
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thx all for the very kind compliments...my cell phone thx you too!

What product have you used for the snow? Rod.

The snow scene (below, 10 years old now!) was created using Mike Danneman’s techniques which use a variety of materials.  The drifting snow is Woodland Scenics LW hydrocal wet until liquified with a very fine mist from a perfume atomizer.



The snow drifting off the river, and drifting between the tracks is amazing!  And the background in the far valley!! Where is your tutorial on how you did this?

Well as luck would have it one is coming right up! Just one catch: you need to be in Vancouver.  Explanations and demos will form a clinic of the 5th Annual Railway Modellers Meet of BC http://railwaymodellersmeetofbc.ca/, May 22nd-24th.  Bring a friend!  Meet Gary Hinshaw live!

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Re: Weekend Update 2/9.20
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2020, 09:06:17 PM »
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Well I finally did it!  I finally poured my river.  Its only been how many years now?  I did two pours, but poured less on the second to add a little more height and cover a couple of areas I needed to fix from the first.  The only problem was the second pour left a bit of a lip where it stopped leveling out.  I thought it would flatten out seamlessly but that was not the case.  I have to be honest I was a bit irritated and almost dismantled my layout, but the wife's cooler head prevailed and told me to sleep on it.


Instead of adding more water to fill in these areas, I decided to put more rock down to fill in the gaps.  Still need to add ripples but over all I'm pleased with the results so far.  We'll see how the rest goes.  I'm already looking for ideas to build a module layout if this doesn't work out.  Til then I'm starting to go back and revamp some of my previous scenery that needed to be freshened up.





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Re: Weekend Update 2/9.20
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2020, 09:27:57 PM »
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Glad you didn't dismantled anything!  :D

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Re: Weekend Update 2/9.20
« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2020, 09:41:38 PM »
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Nice work guys.

Nothing so glamorous for me this week.   
But very needed and practical.

Working toward adding sound to my brass Shay one day.   Decoder can go in the boiler.
But first, I have a problem.

I need a cover to protect the wires from those gears.



So I made one out of K&S rectangular tubing.    It was rather complex and took a whole evening, but was worth it.






Now the decoder wires are protected.



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Re: Weekend Update 2/9.20
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2020, 11:03:17 PM »
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Man, that worm gear looks brutal.
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Re: Weekend Update 2/9.20
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2020, 12:25:10 AM »
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Coldriver:  The NP had a similar shed at Pasco.  To go with it, they had a clearance gauge, to make sure open loads would fit through bridges and tunnels, so if you could find a picture, you might want to add one of those.  It was basically three girders, two vertical and a crossbar, over one track, so could be put almost anywhere near the rip track.

The main use, according to my father, was for measuring shifted lumber loads.  If they were too far out of line, they'd have to be reloaded.
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Re: Weekend Update 2/9.20
« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2020, 01:00:47 AM »
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Arrived home today on The Canadian. Flew Vancouver - New York with the bride (3 days) - Toronto (overnight and met up with my two daughters) and then the four of us returned to Vancouver on the train. In celebration of my 60th. Great trip, even better family.
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Re: Weekend Update 2/9.20
« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2020, 01:08:32 AM »
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Did you take the Amtrak from New York to Toronto?  Wondering what thats like.  Got to do the Canadian when I retire.

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Re: Weekend Update 2/9.20
« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2020, 09:23:10 AM »
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It's electric!

Rockin' It Old School

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Re: Weekend Update 2/9.20
« Reply #40 on: February 10, 2020, 09:50:20 AM »
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My updates look a lot rougher than some of the amazing stuff here, but they portend great things.

First I got some track laid!



Then I prepped three more switches for installation so that effort can continue.



And lastly, Christmas came in February when a Shapeways box containing the final (I hope) pre-production Conrail SD40-2 dress up kit, RS3Ls and Grumman "Sponge Bob" trucks showed up. This is pre-bestine.



Installation and test fitting should be happening this evening.

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Re: Weekend Update 2/9.20
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2020, 12:59:11 PM »
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Really want to see those deuces dressed up Ed.
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Re: Weekend Update 2/9.20
« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2020, 05:05:48 PM »
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Really want to see those deuces dressed up Ed.

Soon! And by soon, I mean, probably about 45 minutes. lol.

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Re: Weekend Update 2/9.20
« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2020, 05:50:13 PM »
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I'm eagerly awaiting these side frames as well..For my SD50s and SD40-2s

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Re: Weekend Update 2/9.20
« Reply #44 on: February 10, 2020, 06:39:47 PM »
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thx all for the very kind compliments...my cell phone thx you too!

The snow scene (below, 10 years old now!) was created using Mike Danneman’s techniques which use a variety of materials.  The drifting snow is Woodland Scenics LW hydrocal wet until liquified with a very fine mist from a perfume atomizer.



Well as luck would have it one is coming right up! Just one catch: you need to be in Vancouver.  Explanations and demos will form a clinic of the 5th Annual Railway Modellers Meet of BC http://railwaymodellersmeetofbc.ca/, May 22nd-24th.  Bring a friend!  Meet Gary Hinshaw live!

md

Kinda weird effect with the white mill buildings visually linking the two decks in the shot, Mark. Shows the power of color.

The snow scene is very well done.
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