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Re: O WTF am I doing?
« Reply #105 on: August 31, 2021, 10:31:00 PM »
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Here's another pic along side the 1187. After more research, I removed the paint I had applied over the striping. However, it reminded me of how wrong ALL of the lettering on the tender is (the PRR is way bigger than it should be), but the stripes are back for now.

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Yay.  I loved the pinstriping and mourned for a week when you painted over it.  It's just so indelibly Pennsy.  Now if you get that D16sb (or did you already?), don't you dare take a paint brush to it!

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Re: O WTF am I doing?
« Reply #106 on: September 01, 2021, 12:51:19 PM »
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It's not an sb, but it IS a D16(ish).

Boys, it's getting worse.




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Re: O WTF am I doing?
« Reply #107 on: September 03, 2021, 11:50:44 AM »
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That all looks so nice, Ed.  Glad you’re enjoying these earlier PRR prototypes.  I’m looking at combining parts to kitbash a H-6a in G scale, and your work is helping motivate me.

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Restoring a full size 1951 Brill bus

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Re: O WTF am I doing?
« Reply #108 on: September 13, 2021, 09:59:23 AM »
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That all looks so nice, Ed.  Glad you’re enjoying these earlier PRR prototypes.  I’m looking at combining parts to kitbash a H-6a in G scale, and your work is helping motivate me.

-Steven


Doooo it!

The H6 is one of my other wants. It'll be my "big mainline power".

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Re: O WTF am I doing?
« Reply #109 on: September 13, 2021, 03:44:59 PM »
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I'm not sure where it's all going, but the journey so far has been fun.
Could there be an O scale model of Strasburg in your future?

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Re: O WTF am I doing?
« Reply #110 on: September 13, 2021, 06:00:46 PM »
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Though I'm not a big Pennsy fan (I still have a soft spot for it, though), I really like what you're doing. Also wonder if a Strasburg in O might be in your future? If I modelled the PRR in that scale, it'd be awfully tempting to model a alternate world where the RR Museum of PA across the street routinely steams trains out of there on the Strasburg main, onto the (now Amtrak) main line at Paradise.
When I was stationed at Aberdeen proving Ground (I think they were still using horses and flintlocks back then), I used to got to Strasburg every few weeks and rode the line often and drooled at the stuff in the museum across the street.
Great work, love to see this stuff in O scale!

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Re: O WTF am I doing?
« Reply #111 on: September 13, 2021, 06:04:54 PM »
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Strasburg was originally horse drawn  :trollface:

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Re: O WTF am I doing?
« Reply #112 on: September 14, 2021, 01:49:43 PM »
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Could there be an O scale model of Strasburg in your future?

Though I'm not a big Pennsy fan (I still have a soft spot for it, though), I really like what you're doing. Also wonder if a Strasburg in O might be in your future? If I modelled the PRR in that scale, it'd be awfully tempting to model a alternate world where the RR Museum of PA across the street routinely steams trains out of there on the Strasburg main, onto the (now Amtrak) main line at Paradise.
When I was stationed at Aberdeen proving Ground (I think they were still using horses and flintlocks back then), I used to got to Strasburg every few weeks and rode the line often and drooled at the stuff in the museum across the street.
Great work, love to see this stuff in O scale!

So, I don't know if a model of Strasburg in O is actually in my future. I already have one in N, after all...
http://conrail1285.com/a-great-birthday-present-my-strasburg-rail-road-ntrak-module/



But I am very intrigued by the idea of trying to faithfully model a tourist railroad. I'm actually going to be incorporating some aspects of that into my New NCR project (but it'll just be the Stewartstown interchange).

Additionally, trying to model the Strasburg in O will be challenging to say the least. I have an eBay alert for the little Plymouth, but I've never seen a model of any of the steam power done (but believe me, if I saw one, it'd be tough to not grab it).

I really like the idea of trying to model some pre-WWI stuff faithfully in O, but for now, with a basement full of N, I think it's just going to be "fun projects" for a while.

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Re: O WTF am I doing?
« Reply #113 on: September 14, 2021, 01:50:52 PM »
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Strasburg was originally horse drawn  :trollface:

Think I could bait @mmagliaro into trying to make a walking horse in O scale? I already got him with the Rocket, and it's the next logical step, lol.

But then again, doing it in O might be too easy for him.