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Weekend Update 10/31/21
« on: October 29, 2021, 07:19:31 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/21
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2021, 07:29:25 PM »
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https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/pumpkin-shortage-hits-us

https://twitter.com/EssexKIRO7/status/1431374732713025540/photo/1

https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/q09m4d/local_pumpkin_patch_was_transporting_pumpkins_in/

http://poltersberryfarm.com/wholesalepumpkins/

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-pumpkins-in-cardboard-bins-in-pumpkin-patch-26348576.html

http://www.danschantz.com/fall/pumpkins/

https://goebelfarms.com/product/wholesale-pumpkins-by-the-bin/

https://www.bayportflower.com/pumpkin-bin/

http://www.lakeshorelivesteamers.com/images/20151007/20151007-059.jpg

http://www.lakeshorelivesteamers.com/bins/20151007.shtml

https://www.foxesfarmproduce.co.uk/

https://www.popsci.com/gadgets/article/2010-01/air-cannon-sends-pumpkins-3700-feet/

https://pattersonfarmllc.com/gallery/9/161/Bins-of-pumpkins-ready-for-delivery

https://usatruckloadshipping.com/how-are-pumpkins-transported/

https://warwickonline.com/stories/lots-of-pumpkins-despite-local-shortage,63025

https://we-ha.com/west-hartford-pumpkin-patch-mission/

https://mightbebaloney.blog/2019/10/02/oh-youre-the-church-with-the-pumpkins/

https://www.kafourymcdougal.com/case-studies/truck-driver-hit-petrol-truck/

https://patch.com/new-jersey/millburn/pumpkin-patch-returns-wyoming-church-saturday-october-10

http://nebraskapumpkin.com/delivery/

https://www.globuya.com/US/Lubbock/104769157602890/Flatland-Nursery

https://www.materialhandling247.com/article/6_pallet_trends_to_watch_in_2020/ORBIS

https://globebag.com/product-tag/pallet-bin/

https://modeltechstudios.com/hoscaledetailproducemarketbinsloadedletteredsalesbins3pack-1-1.aspx


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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/21
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2021, 10:03:00 PM »
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Finished the RBB&B popcorn wagon this week.








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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/21
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2021, 04:10:13 PM »
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And now for your amusement some crap modelling from Downunder  :D

Since I can't get any parts from the US as USPS has now suspended all mail / parcel services to NZ I looked around for what I could keep myself amused with. This will torture some of you....

The lowly Bachmann EMD F9 with craptastic mechanism.
It should be noted that the following defects are there:
1. Shell is too narrow
2. Front Pilot is wrong
3. The nose could be better
4. The side windows aren't quite right
5. The number boards are wrong
6. Two headlights instead of one (ATSF)
7. Horns are basically blobs of plastic
8. Missing one set of stirrups under rear side doors.
9. Oversized stirrups on what they did make.
10. Molded handgrabs etc poorly executed
11. Still has sideskirts (should be removed - ATSF)
12. Shell is a little long.
13. I'm sure there's more
14. Yep the front windows - how did I miss that.

I have 3 victims and they are in various stages of abuse.
Far left - used as a donor for the fans/
Middel - used as a master for the mold I made.
Right - Much modified shell with additional fan grafted in and the winterization hatch removed along with the steam generator. I have filled in the pilot and reshaped it to better reflect the prototype.

They are all still very rough but it keeps me amused at night!





« Last Edit: October 30, 2021, 04:12:00 PM by kiwi_al »

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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/21
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2021, 05:51:05 PM »
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I admire your spirit and determination!

Also, the front-view of those cabs makes me think that they are halfway between an F-unit and a Baldwin Baby-face.
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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/21
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2021, 06:58:33 PM »
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I admire your spirit and determination!

Also, the front-view of those cabs makes me think that they are halfway between an F-unit and a Baldwin Baby-face.

That's exactly what I was going to mention.  Baby-face Baldwins.
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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/21
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2021, 07:02:12 PM »
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While waiting for the next room prep session scheduled for November 12, I thought I would get started on repairs and alterations to some of the layout sections.  These will include:
- some repairs to XpressNet and turnout control wiring
- re-securing servo controllers which have come loose
- enlarging passage holes between layout sections
- removing the left end backdrop for future expansion
- removing some track and wiring for future expansion

I will start with the two sections for Chetwynd Yard.  The yard will be able to expand southward for a distance of 24 inches, hence the need to remove the left end backdrop and some track and wiring.  Here are the two existing sections up on sawhorses to facilitate the work:






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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/21
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2021, 08:10:01 PM »
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After quite a long dry spell I've caught the modeling bug again.  I've always wanted to build the Rio Grande Models kit of the HOn3 D&RGW Jordan Spreader OU.  About 20 years ago I had contacted the founder of the company (who's since sold it) and asked if he had extra parts for the 1950's version of the spreader, which included "wing" extensions for ditching.  Even though I just build HOn3 rolling stock as stand alone models, I'm keeping the era to the 50's.  He sent me the parts for free.  Fast forward a couple of decades and I just ordered and received the spreader kit from the new owner.  A great experience by the way, if you're needing anything he offers.  So, with some printed references and whatever photos I can find on the net, I'm venturing forth on this long-time-coming project.  I love these old multi-media kits.  I had built the flanger OH years ago, and enjoyed the process.  I think this spreader kit was first released almost 50 years ago.

Since I don't actually have an HOn3 layout, step #1 was adding a layer to my display, so I have somewhere to house this thing when done.  Other photos below show the prototype version of the spreader I'm building, as well as the contents of the kit.  The bag in the upper right are the extra parts I picked up  . . . 20 years before I got around to buying the kit.

In case anyone is wondering, the rolling stock below are (left to right/top to bottom): Precision Scale long caboose kit, Precision Scale short reefer kit, scratch built 6200 series steel sided wood framed flatcar (the only one I know of in existance in HOn3  :D ), Grandt Line drop bottom gon kit, Resin Masters Nn3 boxcar kit, Rio Grande Models flanger kit, Rail Line boxcar kit, Precision Scale tank car kit, and Precision Scale short caboose kit.














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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/21
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2021, 09:19:37 AM »
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I printed six hulls of the M2 (in the rear)
and spend Kato low profile wheels (the left ones) to my Life Like GP60



The electrical pickup is much more better, it runs smooth and well.
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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/21
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2021, 10:23:28 AM »
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Speaking of Baldwin babyfaces !


« Last Edit: October 31, 2021, 10:25:56 AM by skytop35 »
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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/21
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2021, 10:40:33 AM »
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Speaking of Baldwin babyfaces !


C&NW 5000A! (well, that's my guess)
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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/21
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2021, 11:17:57 AM »
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C&NW 5000A! (well, that's my guess)

That would be it ! At 80 feet long, the mechanism is a bit problematic. However the Starbuck Locomotive Works has come through once again to help me out.

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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/21
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2021, 12:33:54 PM »
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Got the decals on the T-scale autorack.  It came together nicely I think, a couple more are on the way in Chessie & Conrail livery on TTX flats.
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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/21
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2021, 03:54:51 PM »
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That would be it ! At 80 feet long, the mechanism is a bit problematic. However the Starbuck Locomotive Works has come through once again to help me out.

I’m looking forward to seeing this unique beauty cruise the layout in all it’s green and yellow glory!
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Re: Weekend Update 10/31/21
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2021, 08:38:32 PM »
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Hey look. Detection is now detecting cabooses.

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