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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2021, 12:46:51 PM »
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I did absolutely nothing modeling wise. I took a much needed vacation to the Olympic National Forest in Washington with my girlfriend, no kids, minimal tech, cooked food over an open fire....cold weather, got rained on in a rain forest, snowed on at an abandoned sky slope, saw two "preserved" standard gauge Class C 3 Truck Shays in Port Angeles and in Forks...

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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2021, 03:04:12 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:




Tim

The slight warp can be corrected with a warm water soak, and weight on a flat surface as it cools.

Either way, you will be gluing it down to the bottom of the car so it really does not matter.

As an aside some low weight really helps the MT cars track better, so if you can find some 1/8” brass rod, it will add that low weight,. If not 1/8 styrene rod will aligne the halves in the center.

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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2021, 03:07:20 PM »
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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.




This is stunning. Wow.

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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2021, 07:01:23 PM »
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The PRR 3768 is now complete:


Yes she runs fast on DC, on DCC she is well controlled.















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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2021, 08:25:35 PM »
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Wow, that PRR Pacific is beautiful - and I'm not really a PRR fan!

Meanwhile, back on my workbench - finished up the GN NW3 for Tom tonight, get a few more photos, but at least my Arizona scenery looks a little more like GN territory.





I found some nice historic photos of the unit, and yeah, like Tom told me, there really is a rerailing frog hung over the lead truck on both sides.

I know it might not be a terrible idea for a branch line unit, but who else do you know that hung rerailing frogs on a passenger unit?  Not exactly a vote of confidence in the track crews!

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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2021, 12:13:20 AM »
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Still working on the stockyard portion of the yard area.  Still working on the hay barn, feed and water troughs, and looking for a source for good looking cows.


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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2021, 01:06:21 AM »
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Randy
I’m really pleased and impressed again with your work on the NW3.
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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2021, 02:33:09 AM »
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The MBTA FP10 body mods are about finished. Here it is in primer.

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Sides are pretty smooth and there are only a few body marks near the vents.

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Engineer's side is a bit better. I don't think I'm going to do much more on the sides - the marks actually line up with the edges of the purple stripe so they'll be hidden.

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Cab windows were opened up a bit. The nose door might need a bit of work. The MU/HEP hookups don't look perfect but they were really hard to get right and I'm not about to try again. Marker lights look about right.

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The rear window blank needs to be sanded a bit more and the markers cleaned up a little.

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The roof lines still look a little wonky but that's the best I can do with them. I may try to square off the vent box a bit. The holes in the rear are for mufflers to be added after painting.
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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2021, 02:54:49 AM »
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The FL9 is looking good Daniel!
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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2021, 04:56:44 AM »
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A very impressive collection of accomplishments this week .!!!

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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #40 on: October 11, 2021, 09:27:07 AM »
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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:




Tim

Sorry to hear they warped, Tim. I’ve had great success relaxing warped parts by putting them in boiling water for a short time. The time varies. Kaslo resin for example is like two seconds. Jeff’s prints with the grey material are more like 10 seconds. So you’ll have to experiment. If those parts have a flat back it will be very easy.

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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #41 on: October 11, 2021, 09:33:17 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.




That’s a great looking loco! All of the detail looks fantastic.

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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #42 on: October 11, 2021, 10:59:58 AM »
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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.


Dearborn!  Wow!  Looks like you're solving a lot of spacial questions.  Looks great. 

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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #43 on: October 11, 2021, 11:20:11 AM »
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See LER for more...Got some done.



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Re: Weekend Update 10/10/21
« Reply #44 on: October 12, 2021, 09:01:47 PM »
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For the first time in months, I actually did some modeling work this evening.  Work has consumed pretty much every waking minute, whether it be the daily grind throwing water (90% of the problem) or working on the addition here at home (10% of the problem).  I think I've reached my breaking point and tonight decided enough is enough.  Time to start enjoying my hobbies again.

This Atlas S2, along with 2 other locomotives have been painted and glossed for I don't remember how long ago, I sat down this evening and did decals for what I decided to be 490.





I still have to touch up the sill, paint handrails, final seal and reassemble everything.  I couldn't figure out how the frame, walkways and handrails came apart, so I just masked everything off in order to get painted, starting from an undecorated model.  Doing these for @R L Smith .  He hasn't seen it yet, so hope it passes the mustard :D  :scared: