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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2020, 08:38:13 PM »
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Pulled the old NKP Berk out of the shed to run a Saturday excursion.  A little help from the Laurel Valley to haul all those socially distanced patrons.

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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2020, 09:10:49 PM »
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Made a trip to Mainline today to pick up a few items.  Pre-ordered the DVD, grabbed the magazine to go along with it and snagged a Ma-Pa boxcar.  I'll weather that up and sit it somewhere at PH Gladfelter plant.



Arrived home to find a package in the mailbox as well.  MMID now has a chassis to ride on.  Need to add a decoder and paint the trucks/fuel tank black.


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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2020, 04:23:12 AM »
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Need to add a decoder and paint the trucks/fuel tank black.



Nice job, and while you are at it with the black paint, remove the cab and paint the part of the shell which is inside the cab black as well. Just a thought.

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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2020, 06:59:56 AM »
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Started working this week on the step-by-step photographic instructions for the ESM acid tank car as I have all the components on hand to build two complete pilot models, one each of both variations. There may still be an issue with the with-dome-platform variation but I think the non-platform version will reveal no major impediments. I’ve changed the assembly process midstream, which has revealed the need for some minor tweaks required for three of the 3D parts, but nothing I couldn’t manually modify to continue. The step-by-step photography and logging the steps are slowing me down, up to 50 photos already. Still working on the main body.  Hopefully more progress this coming week.


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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2020, 08:13:03 AM »
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Working on another car for my Santa Fe Fast Mail: New York Central express reefer. This is an old NJ International brass model that I picked up on Ebay. It was painted (not sure if it was factory painted or painted by a previous owner - I've never seen one factory painted before). I applied the decals and Z scale 905 couplers yesterday afternoon. I still need to weather it.

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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2020, 11:21:39 AM »
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Working on equipment for my New York Central Mail train.









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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2020, 12:15:06 PM »
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The Colorado Midland received another boost in motive power on Friday when--after a little horse trading--it took delivery of a well-known Chris Schmuck @Chris333 4-6-0 project!  She runs like a fine Swiss watch.  There are some details left to add, but Chris surprised me by including an entire other Bachmann 4-6-0 shell in the package.  Besides some lowering of the boiler, Chris shortened the running boards and made some other detail modifications that have really helped backdate this engine to looking much more like a CMRy class 102 4-6-0.  the biggest modification--and the one that initially piqued my interest--is that new MRC cut-down tender.  Again, while not an exact CMRy style, it looks so much more the part than does the oversized stock Bachmann tender.



EDIT:  Yep, I see the derailed tender truck.

I'll need to settle that tender shell on a little more snugly.  I'll also want to reapply the boiler handrails, the pilot braces, and a few other things before she gets her CMRy paint.  But still, she really looks like she belongs even in the current state.  Chris is a master (as we all know) and an exceptionally generous man at that.  I'm honored to have one of his renowned locomotive projects running on my very own layout.



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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2020, 12:21:01 PM »
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Did you see the derailed tender truck?


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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2020, 12:53:22 PM »
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Did you see the derailed tender truck?


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Hey, at least this time I beat you guys to it.   :D
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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2020, 03:38:33 PM »
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Completed the second curved stub switch this afternoon...



...as well as the disused siding turnout:

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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2020, 04:01:42 PM »
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Got my "Jamison" oil field module done, which considering the number of unfinished projects I have at any one time, is worthy of note.

I set up a separate thread on this that has the video of the entire oil field system running over there.   Credit due to DKS.


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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2020, 04:38:07 PM »
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Messing around with the fire truck again.  Brighter shade of orange on the end of the ladder.  Painted signboard on ladders to match body (instead of relying on a match from decal).  Installed cab windows using MicroScale Krystal Klear to secure.  Smoked the side windows by painting one side with flat black, installing that side to the inside of the cab having the "clean" glass on the exterior.



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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2020, 06:38:45 PM »
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One down - SW8 4611 is ready to get to work
The SW900 is being stubborn




And with TR6B 4700




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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2020, 06:42:56 PM »
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Wolf, I always love seeing your work. I'm curious what your layout is like, so you have a build thread here or a website documenting it?
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Re: Weekend Update 8/2/20
« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2020, 07:43:58 PM »
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One thing I want to accomplish on the next layout is new techniques I've been watching on social media. This is an experiment on a delinquent section of  track.





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