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chuck geiger

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Re: Weekend Update 5/2/21
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2021, 08:28:19 PM »
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HAPPY WEEKEND - Watching Martin Welberg's Five Minute Friday, using tufts like static grass. Do they grown on trees in Denmark? Love his weeds! :)

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Re: Weekend Update 5/2/21
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2021, 08:57:30 PM »
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Modeling a landscape without lots of foliage to hide stuff is tough IMO.  I think you've become an expert at minimal landscapes Chuck.  Well done.  And thanks for putting me onto the Martin Welberg videos.  Good stuff.

Progress on the AC&Y RS1.  Here's the body and frame together and then the naked frame.  Now on to the upgrading the shell.  The more I study photos the more I see that needs to be done to the factory shell.  I think I need to stop studying and take the test. 

Steve





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Re: Weekend Update 5/2/21
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2021, 09:18:04 PM »
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I made  some real progress this week on the center lift out of my one turn helix.  It went from a painted foam with significant gaps to a good fit with ground cover, two layers of static grass, and painted track. 

I was also following along on the Martin Welberg clinic, trying to scale everything down for N.  Im pretty happy with how its turning out but my beige grass (4mm) doesn't stand up very well.  It also reads a bit too yellow for my eye, but it is my wifes favorite of the sections i've put static grass on.

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Re: Weekend Update 5/2/21
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2021, 09:25:19 PM »
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Well done Chuck; that is a very nice little scene.

Four new freight cars have joined my private owner fleet.  These are duplicates of RTR cars I already have but with different road numbers:




My chip car straggler is catching up to the others; now resplendent in BCR Light Green paint and ready for internal bracing and decals:




Printed parts comprising the roof and cupola for my flanger have arrived, enabling this project to move forward once again:




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Re: Weekend Update 5/2/21
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2021, 10:07:20 PM »
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I spent the day cleaning track and chasing down a “mystery short” in my Barstow staging yard. Hard to do with all the rolling stock in the way. Got it isolated to a couple of turnouts but it’s still a mystery😜
Does that count for anything?
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Re: Weekend Update 5/2/21
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2021, 10:32:31 PM »
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Recycled a bodged Trak Kit and used it to practice Fusion 360 skills.  Made some SLA and FDM friendly versions of a generalized  Pennsy Catenary supports that can have details easily added and removed fairly easily. This one is based around ones found in South Amboy. As well as a moderate puddle jumper based on some of the ones found around the Central Jersey Salt Marshes that can be printed either in 4 quarters or expanded with an infinitely printable dual piece center expansion.

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Re: Weekend Update 5/2/21
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2021, 01:55:26 AM »
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Recycled a bodged Trak Kit and used it to practice Fusion 360 skills.  Made some SLA and FDM friendly versions of a generalized  Pennsy Catenary supports that can have details easily added and removed fairly easily. This one is based around ones found in South Amboy. As well as a moderate puddle jumper based on some of the ones found around the Central Jersey Salt Marshes that can be printed either in 4 quarters or expanded with an infinitely printable dual piece center expansion.


Nice!
I also really like how in the background of that photo you have the current TRW Weekend Update image, proving that you really just did the modeling. Sort of like what they do in the movies where for a ransom they photograph a current edition of a newspaper being held by a kidnapping victim to prove the kidnapped person is still alive.  :D
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Re: Weekend Update 5/2/21
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2021, 02:13:25 AM »
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It took a bit for the gears to turn but I did realize before posting that I had 5 totally separate projects that I haven't shared anywhere yet. Only seemed appropriate.
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Re: Weekend Update 5/2/21
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2021, 06:48:32 AM »
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Re: Weekend Update 5/2/21
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2021, 09:20:14 AM »
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I'm still working through my 3D projects. This one will end up being a NW (ex ITC SD39) in the later 1981 scheme.

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Now just 2 SD38s and 2 SD38-2s to go.
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2021, 11:07:09 AM »
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The third Harpers Ferry Building is mostly complete - making dormer windows is a tremendous pain, and there are a great many of these in Harpers Ferry so I had better get use to constructing these, and likely need to come up with a way to make them more easily and reproducibly. The John Brown Museum is at the corner of Shenandoah and Potomac streets, next to the White Hall Tavern. The buildings have been placed on the street to see how they will look.  I need to make a stair case for the door (the entire building will be a bit higher when finally emplaced), and need to make one dormer window for the shorter 'annex' part of the building, but since this faces the back of the layout I won't have to worry about putting a window in place.  Not sure what I will build next, but I am thinking about finishing this block which would mean constructing the buildings that face High Street - for these, the back of the buildings will be visible, not the fronts.  I could then mount the street section on the layout and install the buildings.

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Re: Weekend Update 5/2/21
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2021, 11:22:37 AM »
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My hand is still in a cast so I've been piling up projects that I can't really do anything with for now.  That said, I decided a little one-handed scenery work could be accomplished.  This is a minor tweak to the existing scenery at Ridgway Yard on my HOn3 Rio Grande Southern.

By the 1940s, the RGS was dumping locomotive ashes at the Ridgway water tank.  After the engine was moved, the hot ashes were shoveled out of the gauge to the side of the track.  I guess it was more convenient than using the actual ash pit near the sandhouse...?  Anyway, I modeled this practice with some real paper ash mixed with dark gray and white weathering powders.



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Re: Weekend Update 5/2/21
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2021, 11:47:47 AM »
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Not much progress from me since the weather has gotten nice, but there was some great sunset light coming through the window in my layout room so I took this quick shot.


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Re: Weekend Update 5/2/21
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2021, 03:15:54 PM »
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I built this beautiful Blair Line structure (Greene’s Feed and Seed) a couple of years ago but struggled trying to find a place for it on a T-TRAK module.
  Simply slapping it on a purpose-built module with it’s own siding just doesn’t make sense prototypically.
  But, when taking inventory of all my modules, with the express purpose of making any necessary repairs, the answer was staring me in the face all along.
  The “Hutton Grain Elevator” triple module was perfect. It features a team track siding that serves a fuel oil dealer, a grain elevator, and a loading dock.
   It was a simple task to remove the loading dock and simply replace it with the Blair Line Greene’s Feed and Seed structure.










After the structure is secure, I’ll add a few more details and blend the gravel and weed growth a little more.
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