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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2022, 07:16:21 AM »
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Nothing spectacular this week...


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

Kaboom. (That was my mind.). I love this stuff. Also I didn’t know how the old school signs worked.  Very cool.

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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2022, 01:13:34 PM »
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Most of the week was away doing more prototype research in Colorado and points east until coming back on Friday.  I did get to work on some scenery on the WP&Y T-gauge layout this weekend, mainly adding hydrocal to cover foam and fill gaps in the rock.  I test fit bridge 7B's retaining wall, deck girders and pier along with a segment of bridge track.

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Although a big draw for me in Colorado were the ex-WP&Y MLW diesels (yes, diesels) I saw some fantastic steam action as well.  This photo of a double-header lead by K-28 476 and K-36 482 passing the water tower at Hermosa is now up there with my all-time favorites.   My goodness, that railroad is a jewel!  I can't wait until the EBT gets their steam program back up and running.

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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2022, 06:41:04 PM »
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   @ Jesse6669 476 is a K 28 Very similar to a K 27 but it has the air pumps on the smokebox front .

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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2022, 12:15:07 AM »
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Got further along with the Camel back brass kit in June 2022...more photos and details in the build thread    https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=53911.0



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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2022, 12:31:04 AM »
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Mike C:  Yes, and no.  The number is the tractive effort in 1000s of pounds, so a K-28 is a little more powerful than a K-27, and has a similar-looking boiler.  The cylinders are a little larger, as is the tender, and the stack is taller.

On the other hand, the running gear of a K-28 is very similar to that of a K-36/37, with the same driver diameter and driving wheelbase.  The K-36/37 have larger cylinders than the K-28, and larger boilers.  The K-36 was designed as a narrow gauge locomotive, while the K-37 uses a very similar frame and running gear under a repurposed standard gauge boiler.
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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2022, 12:44:42 AM »
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I've been working on some additional power that I've been wanting to do for a long time.
These are supposed to be U33B's, but I don't possess the needed skill to kitbash them and since Atlas has never made any U33B's in N scale,
I chose the B30-7's as stand-in's.

All the main body decals are applied, just need to add the sill stripping yet.
Then I'll come back and add in some mismatched doors with different colors and lettering which was common on the Rock Island GE's and eventually get them weathered.




 

 
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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2022, 09:31:55 AM »
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A while ago @Ed Kapuscinski  posted a link to a HO scale PRR GR gondola that was on Thingiverse.  On a whim, I rescaled it with Cura and was surprised the print turned out reasonable using a Ender3 printer.  With that in hand, some Gold Medal details, some decals and I end up with a cute little car to add to my mostly B&O trains.



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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2022, 09:35:16 AM »
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   @ Jesse6669 476 is a K 28 Very similar to a K 27 but it has the air pumps on the smokebox front .
I should've just zoomed in a little since the class is noted on the cab as K-28.  My steam identification skills aren't that well honed!
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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2022, 09:50:49 AM »
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A while ago @Ed Kapuscinski  posted a link to a HO scale PRR GR gondola that was on Thingiverse.  On a whim, I rescaled it with Cura and was surprised the print turned out reasonable using a Ender3 printer.  With that in hand, some Gold Medal details, some decals and I end up with a cute little car to add to my mostly B&O trains.



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Looks great! I'm slowly getting my resin rig rolling and this is going to be one of its first projects.

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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2022, 12:24:56 AM »
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This weekend I lettered (but haven't yet clearcoated and reassembled) another Wabash car:




It's mostly wrong - the real thing was a 60' car, for starters - but looks mostly right to me.
George
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I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.

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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2022, 09:58:05 AM »
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I went to Seattle for 36 hours.

Got to see Interbay from an overpass and pace a local rolling through downtown while my mother-in-law drove us all around.

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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2022, 10:04:43 AM »
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Nice Mother-in-law!  :)

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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2022, 10:06:13 AM »
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Hometown of Starbucks? You'd think they'd have better service than making... what?... ~50 people stand in line for overpriced lousy coffee? I don't understand the herd mentality, which is probably why I'm not rich.  :|

Nice photos aside from that. I feel the pain on that SP caboose. Other than the tagging it looks to be nicely intact for such a rainy location.
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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2022, 10:07:32 AM »
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Maybe the touristnistas think it is the original Starbucks, which I doubt.

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Re: Weekend Update 7-17-22
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2022, 10:56:16 AM »
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Nice Mother-in-law!  :)

I'm actually very fortunate. My in-laws are great.

Maybe the touristnistas think it is the original Starbucks, which I doubt.

Nope, it actually IS the OG. Store #1. I had wanted to go in, but with 36 hours in town, ain't nobody got time for that.
Instead we went to Piroshky Piroshky which had a four person line (but not for long).

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