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Re: Weekend Update 3/22/20
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2020, 01:32:50 AM »
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Did this successfully for the first time, ish... Will the eagle eyed notice the massive error I made as a result of late night modelling. Just gotta somehow find a fine jewelry saw and some offcuts of ME flex.  :facepalm:

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Re: Weekend Update 3/22/20
« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2020, 02:21:38 AM »
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First turnout is always the worst. You can cut those gaps with Dedeco ultra thin cut off wheels. They are the same width as the saw blades.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/22/20
« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2020, 08:49:10 AM »
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Are you SURE those 2 are the same locomotive?
I see alot of differences that likely wouldn't change with age... (Truck bearings, Center Front windows, break wheel, headlight, front handrail arrangement.)

Here it is when it looked a little better.  According to the description, it was originally built for ATSF, sold to Atlanta and St. Andrew's Bay, which chopped its nose.





Here is another oneCORRECTION:  the same one when owned by Chatahoochee Industrial Railroad:




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Re: Weekend Update 3/22/20
« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2020, 08:57:27 AM »
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Well, There is definitely more than 2..

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Re: Weekend Update 3/22/20
« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2020, 10:06:02 AM »
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Works best in N-scale with its excellent scenery-to-track-ratio.  Armstrong's home layout was O scale and the vast majority of his layouts were designed for HO scale and I can see where "blobs" might be a problem.  I agree that the return loops or "blobs" in N scale offer very good photographic opportunities, and if the layout is high enough, making the scenery or a backdrop to hide the track on the other side is easy enough to do.  Armstrong also liked the idea of a "photographic curve"...basically a long, huge radius curve to photograph trains on somewhere on his layouts, but in N-scale...a lot of places serve as "photographic curves" in my experience.

I'm assuming that the top photo in your post @coldriver is the "after" shot??  Huge difference in appearance IMO.  A narrower isle  is a small price to pay!

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@robert3985   Yup, yup, yup, & yup Bob!  The aisle space that was sacrificed was not in an area where people linger or meet, so I think there'll be almost no effect on operator ergonomics.  I'm also thinking about making changes that would allow photo angles at the end of a blob across the adjacent aisle with the backdrop in the far distance (other side of the aisle). 

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Re: Weekend Update 3/22/20
« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2020, 11:32:58 AM »
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Worked on a few things this week for the trains I run at our club and train shows. That means cars I've picked up on the cheap and am not overly concerned about them getting damaged somehow. Also gives me practice time at the modeling desk for when I want something for the home layout. The top and bottom cars were done using decals I had left over from other projects and are not perfect matches to the photos I worked off of while the middle gondola uses decals from Highball Graphics and still needs a dull coat. Now it's back to painting mini's and running trains.


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Re: Weekend Update 3/22/20
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2020, 12:06:34 PM »
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Here is another oneCORRECTION:  the same one when owned by Chatahoochee Industrial Railroad:





"Better By A Dam Site"  :)  We used to get wood chip cars here with that road's logo and that phrase written underneath.  Always thought it was kinda neat.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/22/20
« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2020, 12:07:47 PM »
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Wife and kids were complaining about paint smells, etc., so I re-furbed my portable storage tub paint booth into the following. 

Removed from my previous home on the right is a rotating cabinet on a lazy susan.  One side is all of may airbrush and rattle can storage and on the other (when the desk is folded down) are the laundry tub essentials.



Picked up a used greenhouse growing fan and ducts, and cut a 6" portal out of the bottom of the false chimney (just a chase, really) added a scrapped Shop Vac filter cage and wrapped it in 1/8" wire mesh and then strapped an oversize nylon fabric bag (a la blow up Christmas deco) over the cage assembly. This fit perfectly inside 6" duct starter with the bag flowing out of the hole in the chase.  I figure the bag will keep ants and spiders out and the mesh will keep smaller critters out. 

Next I added a waste gate to the fan to keep cold air fro drafing in and to serve as an adjustable air restriction in case i want to lessen the CFM

Once that was done I had to make a filter box (2X 12" x 16" furnace filters) and a removable rear duct so I can fold and store everything on the desk away.



The desk is an old drafting table hinged to the studs with a telescoping tube and lock pin to hold it horizontal.


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Re: Weekend Update 3/22/20
« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2020, 01:59:12 PM »
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Are you SURE those 2 are the same locomotive?
I see alot of differences that likely wouldn't change with age... (Truck bearings, Center Front windows, break wheel, headlight, front handrail arrangement.)
Funny thing about these chop-nose RS-1's is that they didn't have their noses chopped but rather had a bit of liposuction on the backsides. They are still set up for long hood forward operation.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/22/20
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2020, 02:09:07 PM »
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Nice John.  That booth and accoutrements look like they should get the job done. 8) 

I have found that one of the sources of objectionable smells wasn't my booth's ability to handle the fumes while painting but was after the job was complete and the booth shut off.  The drying pieces were continuing to off gas.  Leaving the piece in the booth with the fan on for a time helped this.  In the warmer months, when dry enough to not pick up dust, I'd set them outside to finish drying.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/22/20
« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2020, 02:53:58 PM »
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Picked up a used greenhouse growing fan and ducts, and cut a 6" portal out of the bottom of the false chimney (just a chase, really) added a scrapped Shop Vac filter cage and wrapped it in 1/8" wire mesh and then strapped an oversize nylon fabric bag (a la blow up Christmas deco) over the cage assembly. This fit perfectly inside 6" duct starter with the bag flowing out of the hole in the chase.  I figure the bag will keep ants and spiders out and the mesh will keep smaller critters out. 

Next I added a waste gate to the fan to keep cold air fro drafing in and to serve as an adjustable air restriction in case i want to lessen the CFM


John,
I'm not sure if the type of fan you chose is safe for flammable gases (when you paint, the aerosol of propane spray-can propellant, highly flammable paint solvent, and paint particles mixed with air, could ignite easily).  Paint booths usually have non-sparking motors which are separated from the air stream.

Just be careful . . .
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Re: Weekend Update 3/22/20
« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2020, 05:30:53 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 3/22/20
« Reply #42 on: March 22, 2020, 06:09:12 PM »
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John,
I'm not sure if the type of fan you chose is safe for flammable gases (when you paint, the aerosol of propane spray-can propellant, highly flammable paint solvent, and paint particles mixed with air, could ignite easily).  Paint booths usually have non-sparking motors which are separated from the air stream.

Just be careful . . .

Fully sealed bearings and motor. It's used for moisure removal.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/22/20
« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2020, 06:41:24 PM »
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Fully sealed bearings and motor. It's used for moisure removal.

Ok, I was just making sure. We don't want anything bad to happen to the Keystone Details proprietor, great modeler, and hack of a nice guy!  :)
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Re: Weekend Update 3/22/20
« Reply #44 on: March 22, 2020, 07:28:35 PM »
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Made a bridge beam load for a PRR G31b gon with FM spacer cars.