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Weekend Update 8/2/20
« on: July 31, 2020, 07:25:11 PM »
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« Last Edit: August 02, 2020, 10:40:48 AM by up1950s »

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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 07:54:22 PM »
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I handlaid a curved stub switch...



Whys and wherefores start here: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=49183.msg674686#msg674686
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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 08:27:13 PM »
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Here is what I have been working on.  One whole loop that runs. I hope to have the time someday to model to the level seen here.  For me it is about getting the track laid and trains on the track.
Brian

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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 09:02:16 PM »
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https://www.american-rails.com/la.html

So that's what I should do when I bust my side rods!  Definitely solves my our-of-quarter problems, too!  Where can I buy N scale drive chains?

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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 09:38:54 PM »
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I redid my backdrop this week. Before -



After -



I promise you, they are very different  :D

-Mark

P.S. First clue - check out the semi with the red cab and the white trailer way at the back  ;)

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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2020, 09:54:54 PM »
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Just what the world needs now , more grass.

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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2020, 10:22:40 PM »
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My Van Iron chip car project reached a milestone this week with completion of the six underframes:



More on their build here:  https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=49577.60


I have taken a break from scratch-building to clean up my workbench and get a few cars decaled.

Two PGE 9321-9370 Series HSC 100-Ton gondolas:




Two BCOL 9251-9300 Series HSC 100-Ton gondolas:




And another rebuilt for copper concentrate service:




And the Ecofab fibreglass covers, Type 1 and Type 2:




Tim


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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2020, 11:42:05 PM »
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Slow but steady progress on the Briggs PGE Caboose kit.

I have decided that hand bending and installing fine wire handrails on N Scale cabooses is my least favourite part of the hobby, but with that tedious step done, progress should speed up next week

 
Attempting Canadian prototype modelling in New Zealand.

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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2020, 02:04:46 AM »
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This week has been mostly devoted to weathering, a few new starts and wrapping up a few older projects.


- Black wash all over
- Oil paint rust streaks
- Acrylic rust patches
- Powders for road dirt


- Roof walkway removed
- Ladders cut to half height
- Pale yellow oil wash all over
- Repaint roof grey with acrylics
- Stipple roof with burnt umber oil paint for rust effects
- Powders for road dirt


- Pale yellow oil wash all over
- AK interactive Winter Streaking Grime all over, sparingly
- One door repainted red oxide primer


- Black wash all over
- Powders all over, seal with matt varnish
- Add body side scratches back to clear paint
- - Powders all over, seal with matt varnish

All trucks are Tamiya flat brown on the wheel pans and a custom brown/grey mix for the trucks.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2020, 02:10:41 AM by Bryn »

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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2020, 02:32:25 AM »
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OK, so what's the wheel arrangement on that Louisiana locomotive?  It was a 2-6-0, but what would it be now?  In diesel terms I would call it a 1-1B.
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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2020, 07:32:59 AM »
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OK, so what's the wheel arrangement on that Louisiana locomotive?  It was a 2-6-0, but what would it be now?  In diesel terms I would call it a 1-1B.

Sounds right to me .

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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2020, 05:09:10 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2020, 05:16:14 PM »
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I redid my backdrop this week. I promise you, they are very different  :D
-Mark

Mark:
If I may ask, why? The before looked good as well.
Kind regards,
Bill

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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2020, 05:59:06 PM »
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With number 3 delivered, I moved on to the fourth EP-2.

This one will be cigar scheme E-1.  It was a little different.  You can see that the left (A end) headlight was moved back from the nose edge instead of hanging out.

I used my camera and art program to get it all lined up (rotated the image until perfectly square and then drew (tiny) red level lines to make sure all was straight (not an easy task.).


I speed-matched the cab decoders.  Installed the springs on the pantographs (took one entire night   :scared: ).


This one had a few extra details on the B roof.  And a horn was conspicuously absent on this end.




This one also had 4 headlights instead of 3.


The only thing missing are the sandboxes on the nose.  This model did not come with them.  Chessie System Fan is drawing them and will print me some when he's ready.

Hopefully I can sandblast next week and get started on the paint.





« Last Edit: August 01, 2020, 06:36:56 PM by u18b »
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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2020, 06:24:40 PM »
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If I may ask, why? The before looked good as well.

This was a custom backdrop that William at trainjunkies.com whipped up for me and there were a couple of minor issues with the first iteration that needed to be addressed. First off, due to a communication snafu it wound up being paper instead of my preferred vinyl. More vexingly, the transition from trees to corn was about 7" off what I'd specified and so didn't line up with what's going on on my layout in that area. Also, I wasn't happy with the mounting scheme I'd originally gone with, so I took the opportunity to switch that as well (went from beaded white foam to pink foam).

-Mark