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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2021, 04:30:09 AM »
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At least halfway done on the modernized NH DL109 (Walthers/LL). Working from photos (hard to find direct side-ons) and a drawing from an HO article some time back, I think I sorta kinda got the new  side windows correct. REmoved the old horizontal rivet strips and added the new. Now to mod the windows on the opposite side, stick on some roof vents then (sob) paint and decal aaaaaaallllllllllll those stripes down the green/yellow scheme. It'll probably take me as long to do that as the rework. But it's my last DL109, yahoo!



Plan on using fine mesh fabric for the new window screens.

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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2021, 12:15:32 PM »
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Started practicing what I preach, now actively replacing my 2x4 with T Trak to satisfy my modelling ADD.

Also, lesson learned. Don't use wood glue to bond extruded polystyrene. It does not cure internally and will create a glue volcano if you poke a fissure between foam layers.
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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2021, 01:08:33 PM »
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Following last Friday's successful installation of the south wall framework to support the layout in its new location, a set of 2" x 2" posts were purchased and cut to length for the north wall.  I am hoping to route the Fort St. John Subdivision in behind a portion of the benchwork along this wall so it needs to be brought out several inches.  Here are the posts with a few of the shelving uprights which will be mounted on them:




I also got the 3D parts for my BCPM official car soaked in heptane.  Unfortunately the underframe parts warped during the process so not sure if I will be able to use them or not.  Everything else appears to have turned out well.  The roof will now be sanded in preparation for painting:




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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2021, 04:50:40 PM »
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Much of my time the past couple weeks has been devoted to waiting for detail parts to arrive (not here yet), putting on some decals that did arrive (maybe pics by next week...), and installing a couple decoders (and thanks to Kato for the quick turnaround on spares- one of those little gray clips went flying).

But most of my modeling time in the period went into learning SCARM, and working on the plan for the "once and future layout".  But I've made a lot of progress in a short period of time- SCARM is one program that, for me anyway, is actually intuitive.


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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2021, 07:04:53 PM »
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    So @Dave V  How are the MRGS to assemble ?  I,ve been looking at them . but I have a taste for the Blackstone cars .

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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2021, 07:32:37 PM »
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A warp in the space/time continuum allowed the Dr. Yellow train into the New River Gorge in the 1950's. Or vice versa?

Ttrak layout at the Cincy NMRA show today. Pretty good crowd, talked to several folks, lots of fun.


Modeling the C&O in Kentucky.

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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2021, 08:04:33 PM »
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    So @Dave V  How are the MRGS to assemble ?  I,ve been looking at them . but I have a taste for the Blackstone cars .

Are you asking about NGC (from whom the 01714 kit came) or MRGS (Model Railroad General Store)?  They’re two very different animals.

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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2021, 10:59:52 PM »
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Here's something you don't see every day...


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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2021, 01:31:59 AM »
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Peter:  I'm with the commenter in the quote you posted:  Where does the UP have a 10% grade, much less run 10K ton trains down it?

That would be excessive even for the Swiss narrow gauge lines, where the maximum grades for adhesion-only are about 7%.

Maybe a 1.0 % was copied to a 10% ? Some dots are fainter and smaller than others .

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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2021, 02:12:18 AM »
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Richie:  That would make sense, and could be as simply as a typo.  I'll buy that...  And even a 1% grade, especially on a series of hills, can make train handling difficult.
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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2021, 03:21:03 AM »
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After taking a break to do some British modelling I've decided to get back into some boxcar weathering.

First I hit the dismantled parts with VMS matt varnish. Then the weathering was applied in layers by brush painted oils.
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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2021, 06:50:03 AM »
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Continuing to work on the transload facility -- started on 3 silos to store grain, scratch built a truck scale from some scrap styrene, and expanded the paved area of the yard.









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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2021, 08:04:17 AM »
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Peter:  I'm with the commenter in the quote you posted:  Where does the UP have a 10% grade, much less run 10K ton trains down it?

That would be excessive even for the Swiss narrow gauge lines, where the maximum grades for adhesion-only are about 7%.

Agreed. I just copied and pasted. Made no attempt to fact check.

Dave, best wishes for speedy recovery. Just got off my own Covid quarantine after I got a breakthrough case. The body aches and sneezing were bad enough without screws in my neck. That sounds like the kind of self inflicted torture we expect from narrow gauge modelers.  :ashat:
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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2021, 08:17:17 AM »
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Having spent the summer doing other things, mostly in the shape of a Jaguar XJ-S, I have returned to the GWR Buffalo project. I gave the boiler/saddle tank a coat of etch primer a couple of days ago. Last night I had a truly riveting evening with some Micro-Mark rivet transfers.



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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2021, 10:25:11 AM »
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I finished up the NP U33C.  Some of the unique features of the NP units was moving the forward vent under the radiator flare up higher on the hood and adding the nose light.   Adding the wheel slip indicator cables and brake cylinders to the trucks was also chore. Good to be done with this unit after 20 or so years.



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