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Re: Weekend Update 8/29/21
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2021, 09:06:18 PM »
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Today we got to operate Skip Luyk's Arcadia and Betsey River RR over in Grand Rapids, MI.
All kinds of Shay and Williamette action!


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Re: Weekend Update 8/29/21
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2021, 09:07:07 PM »
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Well, with my last batch of custom CF7's shipped, I'm back to the next challenge.

Tom had sent me parts to do this, but it had stalled for quite a bit.   Today, the cab finally went on, frame extended, and the thing is getting close enough that I think I'll actually be able to pull it off here.   Want a NW-3 build thread, or is 7 of anything for 3 railroads (GN, Clinchfield, industrial) too small to care.

Like the NW-5, this is on a Bachmann RS chassis, with truck sideframes swapped with a Bachmann GP.

This is mostly a Kato NW2 body with a splice of an LL SW8, and a lot of scratchbuilt stuff now.





Stay tuned

EDIT:  also, for the record, the NW-3 drawings in RMC don't agree with a lot of photos of these, it starts with the cab window position and gets worse the deeper I got into it.
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Re: Weekend Update 8/29/21
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2021, 01:44:41 AM »
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Made some progress on a long awaited project, NS CS-32/CS-31A coil cars.

(Attachment Link)

Still have to add brake details, truck and coupler fitting, and some minor stuff here and there.

Tell us kind sir - are those your 3D prints or someone else’s?
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Re: Weekend Update 8/29/21
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2021, 08:47:06 AM »
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Tell us kind sir - are those your 3D prints or someone else’s?


They are my own 3D prints and designs. They look a lot like the CS-28 coil cars that Bnsfdash8 was working on. However, the cars I've designed/printed are the next revision of the same line of coil cars, i.e. slight hood design differences, center sill of the car is flush with the side sills on the 28's while it is lower on the 31A/32's.

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Re: Weekend Update 8/29/21
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2021, 12:57:22 PM »
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@R L Smith, where are you at in that photo ? :D

That photo pre-dates me, but I believe that our own randgust played a role in that infrastucture.

The YouTube video that is linked is very recent, and I can tell by the lack of cars in the parking lot that it was likely taken on a Saturday or on second shift - without formal permission. (There wouldn't have been anyone from HR or Safety around to provide a Visitor's Release.) Although we don't chase photographers away, normally we provide an escort. And we ask that you have a  legitimate reason for being there (newspaper article, research project for school, etc.)

The second link from the bottom - the Governing magazine article. The author called ahead to make an appointment, and had been here before so was known to us.  (I was one of the people he interviewed.)  If you have 15 minutes, it's a good read.  8)


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Re: Weekend Update 8/29/21
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2021, 01:03:19 PM »
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We (Brookville Equipment) were also interviewed by a local TV station in July. I now have 7 seconds of fame, only 14 minutes and 53 seconds to go!    :D


https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/local-news/brookville-company-in-the-middle-of-growing-streetcar-popularity-among-major-cities/
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Re: Weekend Update 8/29/21
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2021, 04:47:05 PM »
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We (Brookville Equipment) were also interviewed by a local TV station in July. I now have 7 seconds of fame, only 14 minutes and 53 seconds to go!    :D


https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/local-news/brookville-company-in-the-middle-of-growing-streetcar-popularity-among-major-cities/

Hot damn who woulda thunk . Ya know for a smallish footprint of a factory you folks are making very impressive stuff , and over a wide ... and narrow ... array of locos . The little magic factory that could , and does .

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Re: Weekend Update 8/29/21
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2021, 06:19:30 PM »
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Hope much is that canyon module gonna weigh after the player rocks are done. That's some sturdy benches for it, too.

It won’t be super light, that’s for sure. But at 18” wide and 52” long it’s a two person lift anyway. I’m not sure if this one will travel to shows or not. The bridge will be very delicate when complete. But it’s built with the intent of being able to travel, whether that’s for a move or a show.

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Re: Weekend Update 8/29/21
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2021, 08:24:22 PM »
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This is going to get good in a hurry. I'm in for a build thread

Well, with my last batch of custom CF7's shipped, I'm back to the next challenge.

Tom had sent me parts to do this, but it had stalled for quite a bit.   Today, the cab finally went on, frame extended, and the thing is getting close enough that I think I'll actually be able to pull it off here.   Want a NW-3 build thread, or is 7 of anything for 3 railroads (GN, Clinchfield, industrial) too small to care.

Like the NW-5, this is on a Bachmann RS chassis, with truck sideframes swapped with a Bachmann GP.

This is mostly a Kato NW2 body with a splice of an LL SW8, and a lot of scratchbuilt stuff now.





Stay tuned

EDIT:  also, for the record, the NW-3 drawings in RMC don't agree with a lot of photos of these, it starts with the cab window position and gets worse the deeper I got into it.
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Re: Weekend Update 8/29/21
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2021, 01:55:10 PM »
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No trains this week... only giant jet powered Mediterranean ferry boats!  Opa!

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Re: Weekend Update 8/29/21
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2021, 08:54:59 AM »
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Heading to new home for long Labor Day Weekend. Been really inspired with Boomer Dioramas videos on YOU TUBE and his
bullet points on modeling. Hope to get a few things done to post by Sunday.
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Re: Weekend Update 8/29/21
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2021, 09:58:19 AM »
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Haven't had a chance to do much modeling lately at all.  I'm back in the office after working at home for a year and a half, so I have been running some trains there and making videos. 


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Re: Weekend Update 8/29/21
« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2021, 09:30:18 PM »
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Today we got to operate Skip Luyk's Arcadia and Betsey River RR over in Grand Rapids, MI.
All kinds of Shay and Williamette action!


It was 30 years ago but I remember seeing one of the earlier, but beautifully intriguing,  incarnations of the Arcadia & Betsy River RR at Skip's house.
Skip taught me, by example, a lot about high-quality modeling while working on an exhibit at the Grand Rapids Historical Museum.
Thanks for the inspiration! ---Paul Taylor Oro Valley AZ