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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #345 on: December 07, 2020, 05:06:43 PM »
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Decided to re-do CMRy 49's incorrect paint to the older scheme as well.  A planished iron boiler completes the transformation:



The old "COLORADO MIDLAND" decal on the tender flare (in incorrect font) apparently didn't settle all the way down because its ghost is visible in the shot...I wonder if I can remove the film without damaging the logo on the tender.  Well, at some point, anyway...
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #346 on: December 08, 2020, 06:12:57 AM »
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So I found where I saw CM 2-8-0 drawings:
https://leadvilledesigns.com/products/p-48-colorado-midland-2-8-0s

If you know where that drawing is from and you want a new cab let me know.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #347 on: December 08, 2020, 11:17:31 AM »
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Oh *****.

Hey @Dave V , wanna build one of these?
https://leadvilledesigns.com/products/1-48-colorado-midland-st-charles-34-boxcar

Because I sure as hell do!

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #348 on: December 08, 2020, 11:32:05 AM »
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So I found where I saw CM 2-8-0 drawings:
https://leadvilledesigns.com/products/p-48-colorado-midland-2-8-0s

If you know where that drawing is from and you want a new cab let me know.

Yep, I've seen those.  That's the earliest class of Midland 2-8-0, so the class 102.

I've been numbering these for the class 136 engines (save for one I lettered #6, a class 102).  The cabs on the 136 class are simpler.

Oh *****.

Hey @Dave V , wanna build one of these?
https://leadvilledesigns.com/products/1-48-colorado-midland-st-charles-34-boxcar

Because I sure as hell do!

Were I in O scale, hells yes.  For now I'm happy to letter my generic Fine N Scale resin kits for the Midland.

That car has the original "Horseshoe Pass Route" logo.  When the Midland was being built, it was originally going to cross the Mosquito Range into Leadville from South Park at Horseshoe Pass, but when push came to shove it was easier and more operationally prudent to build to the south through the much lower Trout Creek Pass (which it shared with the Denver, South Park & Pacific narrow gauge) and then up through Buena Vista (served by the D&RG(W), CM, and DSP&P/C&S).  However, the logo with the horseshoe had already been designed and implemented on new equipment being delivered to the railroad.  The more recognizable "Pikes Peak Route" logo came just a bit later but was pretty much in use system wide within a few years of completion of the road.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #349 on: December 08, 2020, 04:30:16 PM »
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That car has the original "Horseshoe Pass Route" logo.  When the Midland was being built, it was originally going to cross the Mosquito Range into Leadville from South Park at Horseshoe Pass, but when push came to shove it was easier and more operationally prudent to build to the south through the much lower Trout Creek Pass (which it shared with the Denver, South Park & Pacific narrow gauge) and then up through Buena Vista (served by the D&RG(W), CM, and DSP&P/C&S).  However, the logo with the horseshoe had already been designed and implemented on new equipment being delivered to the railroad.  The more recognizable "Pikes Peak Route" logo came just a bit later but was pretty much in use system wide within a few years of completion of the road.

Well, there's the Colorado Midland's problem: the horseshoe is upside down in its logo, so all of the good luck clearly fell out.  ;)

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #350 on: December 08, 2020, 09:28:53 PM »
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 :)
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #351 on: December 16, 2020, 12:32:07 AM »
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You may remember, a ways back in July I traded a Kato sound box to @Chris333 for his partially complete Bachmann 4-6-0 backdate project.  Chris did all the hard work, to wit:  Added a shortened Model Power tender, lowered the boiler, added a few details, changed the pilot, etc.  All I had to do was replace the boiler handrails, fashion new pilot braces, swap out headlights for a more appropriate box headlight, then paint and letter!  She's actually a pretty decent stand-in for the real CMRy 27, and certainly looks more appropriate than the stock Bachmann tenwheeler with modern appliances and an oversized tender.

Thanks, Chris!

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #352 on: December 16, 2020, 12:44:17 AM »
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So that's what a finished project looks like.  :)

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #353 on: January 31, 2021, 11:49:06 PM »
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Ah, the red warning box reminding me how remiss I've been...

I've been doing exciting things with my HOn3 Rio Grande Southern, but I decided this weekend it was time to revisit--and make progress on--the N scale Colorado Midland Railway.





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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #354 on: February 01, 2021, 12:34:41 PM »
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When finished, this should be a fun scene:



Sorta like:

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #355 on: February 01, 2021, 11:37:14 PM »
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You're gonna need some N scale figures with O scale balls to ride the top of the car.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #356 on: February 02, 2021, 02:07:03 PM »
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #357 on: February 02, 2021, 08:11:07 PM »
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"Here comes that vertigo feeling again..."

Excellent scene, Dave. Loving the rook work. Especially the loose rubble behind the trestle. Very natural and organic looking.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #358 on: February 04, 2021, 11:25:24 PM »
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After a marathon day of work, the second level base is in.  I also started a little work on the rocks and retaining walls that will separate the two levels.  Yep, it's exceedingly model-railroadey and I like it that way.  The RGS is where I'm shooting for ultra-realism...the CMRy is my inner Malcolm Furlow coming out.



I've been upping my game on hand-carving rocks as well.
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #359 on: February 05, 2021, 04:25:21 PM »
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Decided to re-do CMRy 49's incorrect paint t...because its ghost is visible in the shot...I wonder if I can remove the film ...

Why? Shadow paint jobs are de rigeur for old engines aren't they??