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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #330 on: November 17, 2020, 07:14:14 PM »
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Well, I wasn’t in the USAF so I didn’t get the training you did. 😜

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #331 on: November 17, 2020, 10:00:36 PM »
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I'm certainly more precise with my right...   :scared:

That's what soap is for.   :trollface:

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #332 on: November 17, 2020, 10:03:48 PM »
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I was home in just five hours.  Already starting physical therapy.  The doc removed a bunch of bone spurs and had to reattach my bicep tendon (it had torn off).  So far so good on recovery.  And @CRL I appreciate your concern but I can wipe my a$$ with my good hand...😀

One reason to be ambidextrous in that department I guess  :o :D

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #333 on: November 25, 2020, 03:32:55 PM »
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Just dropping some scenery inspiration  :D  Around the 4:15 mark look at that  :o


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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #334 on: November 25, 2020, 10:34:24 PM »
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 :o pretty spectacular! Wow...
Thanks for the link.
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #335 on: November 25, 2020, 10:45:09 PM »
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Just dropping some scenery inspiration  :D  Around the 4:15 mark look at that  :o

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Certainly much more spectacular than my own HOn3 Rio Grande Southern at Ophir!

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #336 on: November 25, 2020, 10:50:14 PM »
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Was surprised I couldn't find anything more on this layout.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #337 on: November 26, 2020, 12:19:12 AM »
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Reminds me of the late Bob Clarke’s On3 logging layout that was my first exposure to a true museum quality layout.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #338 on: December 05, 2020, 09:53:55 PM »
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Rolling stock!  Gives me something I can do without too much stress on my right shoulder.  Recovery is going extremely well BTW.

All of these cars are from Fine N Scale models resin and brass kits except the Colorado Springs &Cripple Creek District gondola...that one is a 3-D print I bought from South Boulder Modelworks via Shapeways.  The decals are from K4 Decals except for the lumber flat...those are the custom decals I had shot through Silver Crash Car Shops back when they were still in business.  I know banded lumber's about 50 years anachronistic for my era but I needed weight on the flat and I had these plaster lumber loads just taking up space in my parts bins.  The ore load in the CS&CCD gon is real Colorado gold mine tailings.







Years ago I picked up some secondhand parts and pieces of Roundhouse Overland passenger cars. I cobbled together enough parts to make a coach and a combine. I finally got around to finishing them.  The decals are from Republic Locomotive Works.



When I first lettered this Athearn 2-8-0 for the Colorado Midland, all I had on hand were freight car decals (top), so I kind of faked it. Now that I have the Republic Locomotive Works decal sheets, I redid CMRy #51 (center) in a much more accurate scheme as depicted by CMRy #53 (bottom).



Keeping busy!
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #339 on: December 05, 2020, 10:18:12 PM »
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I wonder if you could section that upper end of the cab/roof in order to make it taller more like the prototype?
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #340 on: December 05, 2020, 10:23:28 PM »
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Or replace with 3D.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #341 on: December 05, 2020, 10:27:22 PM »
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...or not worry about it at all.   :D

The RGS is where I do that fiddly work.  This is just reality-flavored fantasy. 

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #342 on: December 05, 2020, 10:32:21 PM »
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...or not worry about it at all.   :D

The RGS is where I do that fiddly work.  This is just reality-flavored fantasy.


Yeah sure, that's also an option.   :D
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #343 on: December 05, 2020, 11:10:39 PM »
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Yeah sure, that's also an option.   :D

Actually, I do think the cab is a weakness on this model.  I know the model's based on a Northern Pacific prototype, but the cab looks too short even for that prototype.

Who knows, maybe someday I'll design a replacement cab and redo them all.  Or not.   :D
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #344 on: December 06, 2020, 12:25:22 AM »
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It is probably a split of small cab large boiler. Think I have those NP plans. And I think I just saw CM plans a few days ago...