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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2022, 08:01:17 PM »
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Nothing spectacular this week...


And here's the build: http://davidksmith.com/modeling/animation/project-41.htm#2

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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2022, 08:30:42 PM »
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I finished the latest addition to the switcher fleet. Baldwin S12 #909.
It’s a Shapeways shell over a Bachmann S4 mechanism.
The shell was pretty rough so it took three coats of surface primer and much sanding to get it mostly presentable.
I scraped out the gloppy radiator opening and inlaid mesh for better detail. Other details are wire grabs, brass trainline hose and Z scale couplers.
It’s got a Loksound v5 Micro hardwired decoder and a 9 x16 speaker. Lights are 0603 LEDs.

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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2022, 08:31:37 PM »
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A while back, Aaron @chessie system fan helped me mount a display case I acquired.



This is a the bulk of my Keeper Collection.  Many of these you have seen.  A few you have not.    One you have not seen is shelf 7, far left.  I was waiting for N-Scale Mag to publish the article, but it seems I may give up and post pictures for you one day.



All except a few of these locos are kitbashed, painted, or custom in some way. 
Top shelf is mostly steam and two HO pieces
Second self is unfinished kitbashes.
Third is GE



Fourth is EMD 6 axle
Fifth is mostly EMD 6 axle
Sixth is EMD 4 axle



Seventh is more EMD 4 axle and three Shays
Eighth is a mixture.



Thanks Aaron.


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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2022, 08:37:37 PM »
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That case is great! Given the contents, I think it'd be more than safe to call it your trophy case.

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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2022, 09:37:36 PM »
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The roundy roundy got more scenery




Trackside Scenery backdrops in the mail now. After that... trees  :D

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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2022, 10:23:59 PM »
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So this is starting to take shape.  A little difficult to see in white styrene.

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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2022, 11:03:32 PM »
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Set down this evening and reassembled these 2 switchers I did for @R L Smith



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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2022, 12:25:23 AM »
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DKS: "Nothing spectacular this week"

Me: Head explodes

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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2022, 01:02:35 AM »
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"the-heats-so-strong-in-rural-australia-it-bent-a-railway-track"

Nothing unusual there.  Sun kinks used to happen all the time out West, with bolted rail.  With welded rail, rail anchors, and good ballast, they're less common, but still happen.
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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2022, 05:03:26 PM »
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"the-heats-so-strong-in-rural-australia-it-bent-a-railway-track"

Nothing unusual there.  Sun kinks used to happen all the time out West, with bolted rail.  With welded rail, rail anchors, and good ballast, they're less common, but still happen.

But it was just one rail , and that one had a big bend . My quess is the rail wasn't allowed to slide as much as the other . There are many reasons for this to happen . rust , fixtures , welds , etc . I never saw a one rail failure like that before .


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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2022, 06:08:42 PM »
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I finished the latest addition to the switcher fleet. Baldwin S12 #909.


Looks great Jim 8)

And as always, great additions from everyone this week!

Lucas


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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2022, 12:07:49 AM »
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The PRR shared trains with the Louisville & Nashville, so it makes sense to have an L&N baggage car for PRR mail & express and passenger trains. Also, I really like the L&N post-1946 blue and script lettering scheme.  This car started life as a Micro-Trains 70’ baggage car which is very close to the L&N prototype, except for the door style and the unequal door sizes. I cut the MTL doors out, but left the door widths. The blue and gold looks pretty good in a PRR mail and express train.





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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2022, 02:36:17 AM »
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Richie:  One-rail sun kinks are unusual, at least in the US.  Usually the spikes hold, and the ties keep the rails together, so both kink.  Path of least resistance - it's easier for both rails to move than to force the spikes out vertically, using only horizontal forces.  About the only way I could see it happening here is if the spikes were already very loose/missing, or the ties were rotten.
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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2022, 06:34:07 AM »
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About the only way I could see it happening here is if the spikes were already very loose/missing, or the ties were rotten.

The answer lies in the linked article - the line was in the process of being relaid to convert it from broad to standard gague, and the kinked rail was unfastened.