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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2021, 08:08:29 AM »
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What yard is that?

SAL Hamlet, NC.

If you click thr link below the Weekend Update box it'll take you to the site. Then click collections and you will be given many choices to browse. The header photo is in collection 3. Now if you'll excuse me I'm off to browse the photos over the morning cup o' joe. My morning has been officially sidetracked.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2021, 08:55:11 AM »
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Could be school buses...all of our new buses are made in NC...

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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2021, 04:02:51 PM »
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The replacement SP trucks finally arrived from Kato for my Cascade observation car.  I may paint them a touch lighter shade of grey.

The car looks more prototypical now with the correct trucks.  The window arrangement isn't quite right, but I can live with it.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2021, 06:21:04 PM »
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I'm continuing to dabble with 3-d resin printing.  Here is the current state of development on a replacement end sill for a Kato well car:



The part is a pin-in replacement for the stock Kato sill which includes a replacement bolster to accommodate a standard MTL truck, an integral coupler pocket to hold a Z scale (LEZ) coupler, and a number of details.   So far I'm really happy with the crispness and dimensional accuracy that is possible with these parts, and I am pretty happy with how rugged the added detail is.  I'm not 100% sure I'll stick with the printed grab iron posts or not.  The outer ones, with the (prototypical) angled support are true and sturdy, but the inner are less so.  Still some development and testing to do though.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2021, 06:33:29 PM »
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That looks great @GaryHinshaw - the printing of the handrail grabs looks unexpectedly crisp. I guess the decision on etched metal vs printed for those type of details is suddenly real.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2021, 07:33:22 PM »
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Beauty!  Almost makes me wish I hadn't gotten rid of my Kato Maxi IVs - almost.  Glad I bought a bunch of the DI version though.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2021, 07:46:12 PM »
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More 1:1 destruction.  Partition wall in the basement coming down to open everything up.  Tomorrow the right half comes down



Need to get planning committee meetings going sometime soon. 
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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2021, 09:21:55 PM »
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Made me think of this....

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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2021, 12:56:51 AM »
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The replacement SP trucks finally arrived from Kato for my Cascade observation car.  I may paint them a touch lighter shade of grey.

The car looks more prototypical now with the correct trucks.  The window arrangement isn't quite right, but I can live with it.


You custom painted car looks even better with more prototypical trucks!  Nice job!
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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2021, 01:34:32 AM »
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I was fortunate enough to get myself some Kato SD40s so I figured might as well get drawing and add to my SD38 fleet.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2021, 01:55:38 AM »
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Bman:  Thank you.  I did click the link last night, but after seeing how many photos there were, decided it would be quicker to ask the question.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2021, 03:10:06 AM »
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I was fortunate enough to get myself some Kato SD40s so I figured might as well get drawing and add to my SD38 fleet.

Reese, you keep this up and you'll end up taking over the hole left when Mark4Design closed up shop

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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2021, 10:32:27 AM »
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A good SD38/38-2 shell would be welcome by a lot of us!

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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2021, 06:44:35 PM »
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The engine shop on the M&O at Wheeling ..



The caboose ready track




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Re: Weekend Update 1/10/21
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2021, 07:37:47 PM »
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Got the main part of the coal dealer office done.  Now I need to build a scale.



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