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Re: Weekend Update 8/14/22
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2022, 07:39:45 PM »
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Not N scale, but still the weekend….


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Re: Weekend Update 8/14/22
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2022, 07:42:59 PM »
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Video of my little HOn30 layout


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Re: Weekend Update 8/14/22
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2022, 07:43:25 PM »
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LIRR 


Just Stunning !

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Re: Weekend Update 8/14/22
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2022, 08:48:28 PM »
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After ignoring my N scale Colorado Midland 2.0 for quite a few months I decided it was high-time for some Wild West JFRTM in N scale.









This ten-wheeler was a @Chris333 project...I just added a few extra details and painted her for the Midland. Chris lowered it, modified the tender, and changed the pilot among other mods.



And lastly, a quick 5-minute video showing that yes, indeed, the trains move on their own.


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Re: Weekend Update 8/14/22
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2022, 09:02:28 PM »
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After ignoring my N scale Colorado Midland 2.0 for quite a few months I decided it was high-time for some Wild West JFRTM in N scale.









This ten-wheeler was a @Chris333 project...I just added a few extra details and painted her for the Midland. Chris lowered it, modified the tender, and changed the pilot among other mods.



And lastly, a quick 5-minute video showing that yes, indeed, the trains move on their own.

That CB&Q boxcar is very cool!
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Re: Weekend Update 8/14/22
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2022, 10:20:45 PM »
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Just finished up the second of five U33B's  #299










2 down, 3 to go...

Another thing I've been wanting to do is to get brighter headlights.
The glazing on these B30-7's really suck for transfering light! 
I wound up removing the glazing, in this case it consisted of the headlights and numberboards, but not the front windows.  I picked up some .030" clear fiber optics, flared one end slightly with a flame, cut them about 3/8" long and glued them in place.  Then I glued a 804 LED to the ends and soldered the wire leads to the front light pads on the chip after removing the surface mount LED.

I filled in the numboards with a 2 part epoxy till they were flat, then painted them black and applied some Shellscale decals.

This is about 10 times brighter than the stock setup.
They'll actually leave a glare on the railheads with the lights out, but the camera doesn't pick it up very good.

 


Here's a LifeLike GP18 that I did while first testing the idea.
I did not use the fiber optics on the GP, I just glued the LED right up to the glazing.



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Re: Weekend Update 8/14/22
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2022, 10:42:01 PM »
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Resurrecting an old friend.  Follow along in the Layout Engineering thread for the CSX Hanover Subdivision



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Re: Weekend Update 8/14/22
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2022, 11:33:21 PM »
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Looking East on Lowry avenue





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Re: Weekend Update 8/14/22
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2022, 12:21:31 AM »
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What scale?
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Re: Weekend Update 8/14/22
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2022, 12:36:16 AM »
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Boy, some spectacular modelling and photography already this weekend.  Well done everyone!

I am trying to get back into the groove after an overseas vacation and before returning to work in another week.  I received my replacement Rapido tank cars and have got the first three ready for weathering ater changing out the wheel sets and adding safety placards:




I also spent a few days attempting a test rig for my 150-Ton Brownhoist crane.  After a visit to the museum to map out the rigging arrangement, I used a set of spare parts on which to practice and tried to duplicate the prototype rig using .008" brass wire:








I am not sure if the .008" wire looks too heavy; I thought that going down to .006" wire might be too flexible.  I then brush painted the wires to see what that would look like: 




I then added the main and auxiliary hooks:




After painting and drying the wires seemed to be stronger and are quite secure in place.  Hopefully I can improve on this when I rig the final model.


I also assembled a GHQ loader for my tie train project.  I replaced the rear bucket with a REM grapple attachment to match what I am seeing in prototype photos of a BCR tie train:




This picture shows the loader sitting on a gondola as I am seeing in the prototype photographs:




All for now; back to the workbench!

Tim
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Re: Weekend Update 8/14/22
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2022, 07:19:45 AM »
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What scale?
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N scale

I’m guessing you’re interested in the CB&Q waycar, it was a resin kit, apparently not available anymore

https://www.trainboard.com/highball/index.php?threads/out-of-the-box-models-first-n-scale-kit-cbq-ne-12-caboose.105983/
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Re: Weekend Update 8/14/22
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2022, 09:00:28 AM »
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N scale

I’m guessing you’re interested in the CB&Q waycar, it was a resin kit, apparently not available anymore
Looks like you missed the memo, Track29 Models now has the rights to print the CB&Q NE-12 Way Car.

Link to announcement:

https://firstpersonscalemodels.com/master-queue/

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FPSM has recently acquired the rights to print models formerly for sale by Out of the Box Models in scales other than N. N scale prints of the below models are available from Track29 Models. All of these models were originally designed in N scale, and I’ll need to scale them up and add features for HO trucks/mechanisms. If you’re interested in any of these models in HO or any scale other than N, get in touch as I’ll be able to get you a model quicker and cheaper than from scratch.






https://www.trainboard.com/highball/index.php?threads/out-of-the-box-models-first-n-scale-kit-cbq-ne-12-caboose.105983/

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Re: Weekend Update 8/14/22
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2022, 09:17:43 AM »
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Looks like you missed the memo, Track29 Models now has the rights to print the CB&Q NE-12 Way Car.

Link to announcement:

https://firstpersonscalemodels.com/master-queue/



I did miss the memo, thanks
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Re: Weekend Update 8/14/22
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2022, 09:29:41 AM »
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No modeling from me this week, but I did have an offer accepted on a house! One of the bedrooms will be designated as Train Room I think, but I'm not going to make more plans than that until after I take possession.