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Re: Weekend Update 9/5/21
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2021, 07:32:22 PM »
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Well said

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Re: Weekend Update 9/5/21
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2021, 07:38:37 PM »
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I was at that 150th celebration!  It was pretty amazing.  Patricia and I stayed with and attended with one of the NCOs I served with when I was a squadron commander.  I officiated his retirement, then he came out and photographed mine.  By 2019 he'd moved to Ogden as a weather system maintenance contractor and he's also a train buff.  Anyway, we had a blast.  It was really, really cool.

So, on to model stuff:







Here's my completely scratchbuilt N scale mine modeled after John Campbell's O scale Rattlesnake Mine in the March/April 1998 NG&SL Gazette.



Oh, and in case you were wondering, the HOn3 Rio Grande Southern is very much a going concern.

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Re: Weekend Update 9/5/21
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2021, 07:44:41 PM »
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So how do you read the NYT now?  I used to check the Covid maps there, but they don't let you in now.

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Re: Weekend Update 9/5/21
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2021, 07:51:30 PM »
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So how do you read the NYT now?  I used to check the Covid maps there, but they don't let you in now.


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Re: Weekend Update 9/5/21
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2021, 08:12:09 PM »
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Beautiful layout  !

One question. How (where) do you ever turn an engine around ?

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Re: Weekend Update 9/5/21
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2021, 08:31:44 PM »
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Beautiful layout  !

One question. How (where) do you ever turn an engine around ?

Was that question for me?  If so:

N Scale Colorado Midland...I don't.  It's a layout for shows, so operation is 100% roundy-round.

HOn3 Rio Grande Southern...60' turntable at Ridgway.

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Re: Weekend Update 9/5/21
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2021, 09:11:23 PM »
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The Santa Fe Texas Type (2-10-4) gets more wheels and a pilot. The picture is without the boiler weight installed due to it sitting a little high. Work will begin on the details etc and getting the shell correct. :D And yes it's not quite on the rails correctly  :facepalm:


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Re: Weekend Update 9/5/21
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2021, 10:26:52 PM »
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Finished an RBB&B Mach LJ water truck this week. 3D-printed cab, styrene-scratchbuilt water tank and frame with various detail parts.




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Re: Weekend Update 9/5/21
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2021, 12:10:27 PM »
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Work continues on a four module set representing two river crossings in the Malahat mountain range, Vancouver Island, BC.

This week I did a lot of shaping and carving. Most of it is complete and ready for massaging in rock castings. Niagara needs shaping still.

Arbutus Canyon



Niagara Canyon



End module:




Center module:



The whole mess (including my messy garage)



Thanks for looking.

Craig.

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Re: Weekend Update 9/5/21
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2021, 03:25:56 PM »
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Fantastic work guys!  I played around with some very simple projects. I improved the look of the Atlas Trainman PS-1 boxcar without repainting. First this was to replace that scale 6' thick door! I use an Intermountain door. I thinned the roof walk and lowered the ride height. Added a few decals to both models below. The boxcar on the right is completely stock.
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Then BAR SW9 in a quick repaint after being purchased from the P&LE. Total cheat on my part. Factory Life Like NYC paint job with lettering removed. I think I added maybe 5 total decals :)  It is shiny new as it was in the photo below this one. I chose #39 which the BAR also had because I have #33 in a later paint scheme.
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Re: Weekend Update 9/5/21
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2021, 03:51:15 PM »
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Finished an RBB&B Mach LJ water truck this week. 3D-printed cab, styrene-scratchbuilt water tank and frame with various detail parts.

Bryan, your scratch building work is always so excellent. great job!

sincerely
Gary
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Re: Weekend Update 9/5/21
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2021, 05:46:10 PM »
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My small entry this week.....

A couple years ago, I lucked into an old Pecos River car which came with no box or official description.  The best match I could find for it is one of the AT&SF Budd parlor observations in the 3240-44 class built in the late 1930s.  3 cars were converted into chair-obs cars early on, but 2 continued in parlor configuration, running on the Kansas Cityan- Chicagoan until the mid-1950s.  But it needed an interior, so this is the best approximation I could manage with what I had on hand.


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Re: Weekend Update 9/5/21
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2021, 05:49:30 PM »
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Great work with the simple improvements to the MEC Trainman boxcar!  Looks like you got results well over and above the time and work spent.

I’m enjoying a busy holiday weekend of catching up on all the hobby projects I was procrastinating on.  First, I weathered this LGB Centerflow covered hopper:



And today, I finished up this decaled NYC coal hopper.  I had done the L&NE one earlier.

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The main goal, though, is getting some track permanently installed.  Lots of weed block, edging, and gravel work left to do, but it’s looking more like a railroad.

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More to come as the weekend progresses, I hope!

-Steven


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Wellsville Addison & Galeton RR in 1:29
Still dabbling in N scale
Restoring a full size 1951 Brill bus

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Re: Weekend Update 9/5/21
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2021, 08:20:17 PM »
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Wait until the frost heave.   :facepalm:
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