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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2021, 07:29:08 PM »
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I haven't the faintest idea why they keep all this lumber laying around the yard, but I dutifully modeled it anyway -





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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2021, 08:47:20 PM »
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Just a guess, but I suspect it’s lumber they would use to deal with unexpected situations that happen to railroads. When such an event happens, you need the material now, not when the Home Depot opens in the morning.

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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2021, 08:56:42 AM »
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With all of the "goofy yard junk" projects finally crossed off my to-do list, I was able to pivot back to my model of the Waseca Public Works building -



I finished up all the annoying corner punching, filing and sanding this morning, so now I can turn my attention to the fun stuff (detailing!)  :)



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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2021, 08:57:21 AM »
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Mark - no one models junk like you!  Very impressive!  Have you sent photos of your layout to Model Railroader or other magazines?  Your layout is just superb, and there have been two great N scale layouts in recent issues of MR.  Would be great to have more!  Bob

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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2021, 09:54:19 AM »
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Thanks for the kind words Bob, much appreciated! It's nice to be considered the "best" at something, even if it is just junk  :D

No, I haven't submitted any layout pictures anywhere. But I might consider it when the whole thing is done (which should hopefully happen this year).

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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2021, 11:15:20 AM »
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Thousands and thousands of shingles...but the joint D&RGW/RGS Ridgway, CO depot in HOn3 is still a long way from done.

Intentional anachronism here...  I chose to build the original wood plank platform instead of the replacement concrete slab platform (no one's exactly sure when that change happened) that was there during my era.  I think the wood platform is more visually appealing.



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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2021, 12:38:25 PM »
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I spent some time over the week getting some the SD38s painted and then getting started applying decals to BLE 866.

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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2021, 03:40:51 PM »
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I'm channeling my inner Max and Lee. Bachmann 0-40T remotor experiment. Take 1 cheap chinese motor same dimensions as the Bachmann one - new one is a straight wound 3 pole motor much like the old one. Yes it's a crappy 0-4-0T side rods are missing but you wouldn't experiment on a pristine example. It took a bit of shell modification to get the new motor in and I now have the problem of running wires to the motor tabs on the opposite end than the bachmann one. I like a challenge  :D :D








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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2021, 04:26:00 PM »
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Wouldn't it be fun to find a geared motor that would fit in there?  Nice work.  Following with interest.

Meanwhile, I'm taking advantage of the nice weather by catching a summer excursion...



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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2021, 05:38:52 PM »
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That thing looks like something out of a Road Runner cartoon.  There should be an ACME sticker on it somewhere. Where is the coyote?! 
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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2021, 06:21:37 PM »
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I'm channeling my inner Max and Lee. Bachmann 0-40T remotor experiment. Take 1 cheap chinese motor same dimensions as the Bachmann one - new one is a straight wound 3 pole motor much like the old one. Yes it's a crappy 0-4-0T side rods are missing but you wouldn't experiment on a pristine example. It took a bit of shell modification to get the new motor in and I now have the problem of running wires to the motor tabs on the opposite end than the bachmann one. I like a challenge  :D :D

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Looking at the motor you used as a replacement, it looks like it has a lot more wire on the armature, and much bigger magnets.  It's hard to know without knowing the wire gauge and resistance of the coils, but there is some hope that it is a stronger motor than the original.



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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2021, 07:33:32 PM »
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The Bachmann is 11.5 Ohms resistance and the Chinese one is 33 ohms, more wire stronger magnets. The new one runs faster which is arguably what you don't want. When I ramped up the voltage some of the damaged siderods flew off! It is however much smoother and only cost 94 US cents each.

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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2021, 07:41:41 PM »
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Just about done building the Railbus supplied by @Chris333.  Painted, DCC installed and lights are working. 
I still need to apply handrails, decals, some sort of interior/window coverings to hide the wires, and the cowcatcher.




And a picture with the super-sized quarter for scale  :D



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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2021, 08:01:01 PM »
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Been doing a bunch of research on the original interiors for The Canadian. This will lead to a more thorough super detailing thread shortly, but I couldn't resist printing out some test murals for my Park car...

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Mount Burgess and Emerald Lake Chalet, as painted by Harold Beament, was the main mural in the Yoho Park mural lounge.

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The Yoho Park map mural.

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I also test printed some new drumheads, which will get printed in a bit higher resolution on white decal paper. This will replace the stock white drumhead (which was printed crooked on my car).
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