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GaryHinshaw

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Re: Weekend Update 9/26/21
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2021, 11:06:28 AM »
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Really came out well.  Curious: how long does it take to create the design for something like this?  And what software did you use?

Thanks.  I use TinkerCAD, which I liken to an online version of building with blocks: super simple to learn and use, but not as powerful as a real CAD program.  It's perfect for the kind of small detail parts I like to print.

The basic design of the dwarf head took about 2 hours, but then I end up tweaking bits, like the support base, the LED opening details, and how to best support it for printing.  Each iteration takes maybe 15-30 mins of additional  design time, and an hour or so to print and cure the test runs.  All in all, an immensely satisfying way to spend a weekend day.

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Re: Weekend Update 9/26/21
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2021, 11:38:59 AM »
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Was over at @hegstad1 house on Saturday for some motive power testing and he shot some primer on this amazing set of Budd cars that I picked up on eBay to do the Empire State Express as seen in 1946-48 and 1956-58.

The 3D printing detail on these cars is really really well done. Robert Nunes created them.

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What's included with the set?  Clearly shells, but are there floors or interiors as well?
Trying to decide if I want to do this after being very close to finishing an ersatz EEE built on Con-Cor Budd cars.
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I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.

Ed Kapuscinski

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Re: Weekend Update 9/26/21
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2021, 12:37:51 PM »
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More New Northern Central progress.



Details here: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=51537.650

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Re: Weekend Update 9/26/21
« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2021, 08:08:41 PM »
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What's included with the set?  Clearly shells, but are there floors or interiors as well?
Trying to decide if I want to do this after being very close to finishing an ersatz EEE built on Con-Cor Budd cars.

Sorry for the teaser without proper details! Here are six of the floors with details, still on the print matrix.




There are three sets are offered:

Set A is six cars and is $120.
Set A includes the RPO baggage, Baggage tavern, Parlor, coach (56 chair car), a Diner, and the Observation car.
Sets B and C are five cars each for $100.
Set B is four coaches (56 chair cars) and a Diner.
Set C is three coaches (56 chair cars) and two Parlors.

All cars include correctly detailed interiors molded into the floors, like the banquet tables in the middle of the diner. Robert offers you a choice of a screw (Kato) or pin (ALM) based kingpin hole. Just email him about it when you order.


At $20 a car, I will probably try to justify buying anything that he makes that fits in my era and locale.

Robert has also done a 1938 20th Century limited, but it usually ran south of Lake Erie.

However, at least some cars would work for the NYC Detroiter, Wolverine, Canadian-Niagara, New York Special, Iroquois, Railway Express, and NE States pass trains that all did run through southern Ontario. I’m only planning to model daylight period trains, so I’m still trying to figure out the “what and when” of all of this. Great fun though! Right now I’m working on the carpet. Lol  :facepalm:
Michael Livingston
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Re: Weekend Update 9/26/21
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2021, 08:52:33 PM »
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Happened across this on Facecrack . Now I want to know more.
J.M. Jones Lumber Co. locomotive #1 at Ferriday, 1941

Source: www.ttarchive.com


OK, J.M. Jones, Lumber, Ferriday, LA  SN X479  (page 408, 396) Class B-35, built 1913, standard gauge.  Original buyer unknown.  1924 sold to J. M. Jones.  Photo is same one you have.  Photo was taken June 5, 1941, Gerald M. Best and Walter C. Casler collection.  No other data.

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Re: Weekend Update 9/26/21
« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2021, 09:17:17 PM »
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This is the iconic signal bridge at Tehachapi Loop:

Canonical TRW modelling hawtness!!   8)

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Re: Weekend Update 9/26/21
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2021, 12:49:12 PM »
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Sorry for the teaser without proper details! Here are six of the floors with details, still on the print matrix.

There are three sets are offered:

Set A is six cars and is $120.
Set A includes the RPO baggage, Baggage tavern, Parlor, coach (56 chair car), a Diner, and the Observation car.
Sets B and C are five cars each for $100.
Set B is four coaches (56 chair cars) and a Diner.
Set C is three coaches (56 chair cars) and two Parlors.

All cars include correctly detailed interiors molded into the floors, like the banquet tables in the middle of the diner. Robert offers you a choice of a screw (Kato) or pin (ALM) based kingpin hole. Just email him about it when you order.

At $20 a car, I will probably try to justify buying anything that he makes that fits in my era and locale.

Robert has also done a 1938 20th Century limited, but it usually ran south of Lake Erie.

However, at least some cars would work for the NYC Detroiter, Wolverine, Canadian-Niagara, New York Special, Iroquois, Railway Express, and NE States pass trains that all did run through southern Ontario. I’m only planning to model daylight period trains, so I’m still trying to figure out the “what and when” of all of this. Great fun though! Right now I’m working on the carpet. Lol  :facepalm:

As a NYC modeler, one train that has been high on my "oh please, won't someone make" list is the streamlined Empire State Express.  I noticed these kits on ebay a month ago or so, and while they certainly piqued my interest, it was hard to tell from the posting what the level of quality is in the cars.  So I'm happy to see your posts here, as they certainly look like they are worth purchasing.

Regarding interior colors, I'm guessing you don't have the series of Ed Nowak's NYC color photograph books?  Book 1 has a series of ESE pictures, I'm sure there are some interior shots in it, but I'd have to look for sure when I'm home.  Happy to do so if there are details you're wondering about.

Finally, if you're not already aware, http://www.canadasouthern.com/caso/home.htm is a great resource for looking up information that might be of interest to you and the area you are modeling.  You can find the vast majority of the public passenger train timetables from just about any year, so you should be able to pretty quickly look up what specific trains would have passed through your area of interest during daylight hours for the year you are modeling.

-Brian.

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Re: Weekend Update 9/26/21
« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2021, 02:13:03 PM »
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the quality level of the NYC car sets are high but they do take a little work to prime finish prime and paint.   I purchased a full set several months ago and have made a little progress in painting.

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Re: Weekend Update 9/26/21
« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2021, 06:56:19 PM »
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OK, J.M. Jones, Lumber, Ferriday, LA  SN X479  (page 408, 396) Class B-35, built 1913, standard gauge.  Original buyer unknown.  1924 sold to J. M. Jones.  Photo is same one you have.  Photo was taken June 5, 1941, Gerald M. Best and Walter C. Casler collection.  No other data.

Thanks Randy. Its a C.W. Witbeck photo I found out.
The mill burned in Ferridy a few years prior to this photo. The operations moved to Natchez Ms  where it is stiin operation today by the Jones descendants.

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Re: Weekend Update 9/26/21
« Reply #39 on: September 28, 2021, 11:33:27 PM »
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As a NYC modeler, one train that has been high on my "oh please, won't someone make" list is the streamlined Empire State Express.  I noticed these kits on ebay a month ago or so, and while they certainly piqued my interest, it was hard to tell from the posting what the level of quality is in the cars.  So I'm happy to see your posts here, as they certainly look like they are worth purchasing.

Regarding interior colors, I'm guessing you don't have the series of Ed Nowak's NYC color photograph books?  Book 1 has a series of ESE pictures, I'm sure there are some interior shots in it, but I'd have to look for sure when I'm home.  Happy to do so if there are details you're wondering about.

Finally, if you're not already aware, http://www.canadasouthern.com/caso/home.htm is a great resource for looking up information that might be of interest to you and the area you are modeling.  You can find the vast majority of the public passenger train timetables from just about any year, so you should be able to pretty quickly look up what specific trains would have passed through your area of interest during daylight hours for the year you are modeling.

-Brian.

Hello Brian,

No, I do have the Doughty and Sweetland books, but none of the NYC books by Ed Novak (yet). I’d love to hear about what volume one has to offer. And yes, Terry Link’s CASO site has been on my favorites for many years and I’ve contributed on occasion. His web site is a treasure.

Please let me know if Ed Novak’s volume 1 really has a bunch of ESE stuff when you can.  I’d definitely spring for a copy if it does. This is such a fun project.

Best regards,
Michael
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Re: Weekend Update 9/26/21
« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2021, 12:01:25 AM »
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Michael,
While there isn't a great number of interior pictures of the Empire State cars in Book 1 of Nowak's photography, the pictures included are of key cars, such as a coach, a parlor car, a diner, and one of the observation cars.  The lighting isn't perfectly clear in all of the pictures, but you can get a good idea of what colors were used in the cars.  And if you plan to model either of the streamlined Hudsons for the train, it has some great pictures of 5429 that would be very useful.

Please keep posting updates of your progress as you work on this train, I'd like to see how it turns out.

-Brian.