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Re: Wabash Blue Bird
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2022, 09:39:01 PM »
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OK I have the pictures in a Bobster gallery for 1601.  I one of the places I typed Wabah instead of Wabash.  2 pictures came up with an X.

I know they are random shots inside and out but the details might be important to someone.

The lighting was not good inside 1601 so a few pictures are blurry.  The pictures are from the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth GA.  Taken 11-22-2012. 

The vent on the right side near the drawing room window seem to be a post Wabash addition.

The interior has a lot of rework done but there are original features to be found.

All help getting my gallery better organized is appreciated.

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Bobster

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Re: Wabash Blue Bird
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2022, 10:23:08 PM »
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That looks good Bob, but you didn't post a link to your gallery!  It is https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;u=2792
You then left the default category, and created a "Wabah 1601 November 2012" category where you uploaded the photos.
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;cat=1530;u=2792

"Category" is like a top level  folder.  Under "Wabah 1601 November 2012" you can create "Sub-categories" (basically more folders), and move the photos to those sub-categories for better organization. Each category or sub-category can house photos and/or additional sub-categories.  If you knew ahead of time, you could have created empty sub-categories, then uploaded the appropriate photos there, but hindsight . . .   You can still move those photos, but it will be a bit more time consuming.

As an example, you can browse my gallery to see how it is arranged: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;u=2700

As for the "X" during upload, that might be due to the original photo file being too large (too high of a resolution).  While the forum photo uploader will automatically resize photos, it sometimes has a hard time with large size ones.

As far as the spelling error, when you are in the top level of your gallery (the first link in this post). there should be an "Edit" link on the right hand side of the "Wabah 1601 November 2012" line where you can correct the spelling.
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Re: Wabash Blue Bird
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2022, 12:43:28 PM »
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        I got to ride in this car as an Amtrak (Quak) car on a several day trip that returned the 4449 when it was still Freedom Train to the West Coast. If you look at several of Bobsters  interior photos the seating in the long end of the car was much changed. Originally there were lounge seats in the round end of the car and the as you can see by the overhead luggage racks, parlor seats in the rest of that area. This pretty closely matched interiors of the two earlier Burlington Dome Parlor Cars. Do not forget that KATO had a Budd Train set in Wabash colors, this was their early Budd Car set with two dome cars, actually modeled on a Twin Zephyr car and their General Pershing parlor diner observation car. Nate Goodman. (Nato).

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Re: Wabash Blue Bird
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2022, 07:35:23 PM »
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Yes I’m all over the place, but I love passenger cars.

Just finished this attempt on the old Rowa dome:

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Sanded off the corrugations.

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What's your technique for doing such a nice job sanding off the corrugations?  I note you managed to preserver the detail around the vestibule door.
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Re: Wabash Blue Bird
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2022, 12:26:17 AM »
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“Back in the Day” I did the same that Mike did on the Rowa Dome on an Atlas corrugated observation. 
While a little shorter than the GN prototype I was modeling it was a pretty good match window-wise.
As I remember I used a simple block of wood block wrapped in sandpaper was to carefully smooth the area below the windows.  Can’t recall if I removed the screw window plates or did anything with the letter board.  The car was traded off years ago.   I think I also did a Rowa Pullman and that one only retained the door detail to make a IC Pullman which were built smoothsided for them as part of the cancelled C&O order.
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Re: Wabash Blue Bird
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2022, 08:06:00 AM »
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Nothing too magical. I used a foam backed emery board to knock down the corrugations.  Watching them disappear to nothing helped me sand in the right spot to keep it flat. Since the cars have a little wave in them, I found it better to follow the surface than use a hard block.

Then follow up with everything in the package of sandpaper shown. Just with my fingers, back and forth and swirls to get the sanding marks out from the coarse board.

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Re: Wabash Blue Bird
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2022, 10:40:15 AM »
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Looks great, Mike.  Yes, sanding is definitely the way to go.  The first one I did I used a #17 chisel blade knife... and then had to fill in way to many gouges with body putty.  I sanded the second car and that was a much better decision.
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Re: Wabash Blue Bird
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2022, 07:00:10 PM »
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@Sokramiketes  - that looks simple enough.  Did you have to insert any blocking inside the shell to get a rigid enough surface to sand on?
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Re: Wabash Blue Bird
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2022, 07:22:56 PM »
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@Sokramiketes  - that looks simple enough.  Did you have to insert any blocking inside the shell to get a rigid enough surface to sand on?

I sanded the fully assembled car in order to keep it solid.

And no issue sanding over the window inserts. They were down deep enough.

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Re: Wabash Blue Bird
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2022, 12:26:41 AM »
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And, if you're worried about the windows, cutting masking tape to cover the "glass" will prevent accidental scratches.  Cutting it would be a bit tedious, but not difficult, as most of the danger is to the centers of the windows.  If the edges are perfectly covered it won't matter much.
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Re: Wabash Blue Bird
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2022, 09:33:24 PM »
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Here’s a slightly modified RailSmith coach. I wanted a flattop coach for the consist. It has the look once adding corrugated skirts between the trucks.

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Re: Wabash Blue Bird
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2022, 12:20:03 PM »
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       This flat top coach was orginally  built for "The City Of Decatur " but later used on the" Blue Bird". Nate Goodman. (Nato).

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Re: Wabash Blue Bird
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2022, 01:40:55 PM »
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       This flat top coach was orginally  built for "The City Of Decatur " but later used on the" Blue Bird". Nate Goodman. (Nato).
I think you mean "City of Kansas City".  After the PS dome was added to the Blue Bird, one of the Budd domes was traded for the straight coach from the City of KC, so the City of KC could also be a "domeliner."  At some point (late 50s/early 60s) the Banner Blue also got a dome, so it also became a domeliner.
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Re: Wabash Blue Bird
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2022, 02:01:38 PM »
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Looking at Mike's prototype photo, that looks to me to be 1423 (I am literally headed to the get new bifocals in a few minutes, so allow for that)- in which case the car in that particular shot would be one of the cars picked up second hand from the B&M in 1957.  The window arrangements of both the ACF (City of KC) and the B&M cars were reasonably similar to the Walthers/Railsmith cars.  The ex-B&M cars showed up on all Wabash trains in the late 50s and through N&W ownership up to Amtrak.
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Re: Wabash Blue Bird
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2022, 09:52:13 PM »
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The problem with hunting through books for photos is that one runs across other modeling projects that aren’t, in this case, Blue Bird related.

But dome cars.

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