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Weekend photo fun 4/20-4/23
Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:24 PM

Hey guys, it's time for one of the most inspirational threads of the week in my opinion.  If you aren't a regular poster, this thread is for members to show off their projects from the past week.  This week found me rebuilding the roof for my Bruceton station.  Hip roofs are a pain in the caboose, but I think this turned out well, and Laserkit is amazing.

Man, I still need to trim the eves so it doesn't just up in that one corner.  So yeah, let's see what everyone has been working on.

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Posted by Sir Madog on Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:23 PM

Kato N scale Eizan Electric Rlwy. EMU type DEO 900 crossing Tanaka River bridge on my 6" by 12" mini-module.

   Ulrich     

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Posted by mlehman on Friday, April 21, 2017 2:20 AM

Jimmy, I know what you mean about hip roofs.

Ulrich, Neat models and love thaqt pic.

Out on the patio I now have a name for new line, the Telluride & Tincup. YeaH, a wholly impractical route, but it does let the imagination run wild. My large scale philosophy is having a prototype in mind is still a part of things, but I tend to let my terrain and inspiration help design things, espexcially liking when I can use stuff that I knew I was saving for something.

The track arrived, letting the crews build on into Tincup and build a small terminal there.

Conveniently, this also lets the railroad serve to distribute food and drink, if it comes to that.

A closer look at Tincup.

 The water tank is a work in progress, needs shingles on the roof and a ladder, to finish this scratch-and-dent Pola (?) kit. I scratched up the turntable after cutting the red cedar wood for it.

At roughly the midpoint, a snowshed was erected to protect the railroad from food kicked out of the feeder above by squirrels.

Here, the 269 is switching the Red Mountain mine

Right now nothing is really finished, but it is starting to look like a RR.

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, April 21, 2017 4:07 AM

Fine Start to another great Weekend! Thanks Jimmy!

Those shingles almost look TOO nice to be on that beat-up 'ol depot. Have you thought about "roughing" them up a little? Where would we be without the laser-cut materials we have now? Nice!

That provocative photo sure makes one want to get closer to the sea-side to get a better view, Ulrich! I bet the folks on the EMU have a great view. The catenary looks superb. Fun Stuff!

Your patio is calling me to pull-up a chair and have a cool beverage while watching the trains run by, Mike! I used to have a garden railway but I pulled it all up when the house was being re-sided and a brick veneer put on the front. Never got around to re-laying all the track... maybe THIS year, yeah, that's the ticket!

I added a few more details to the overpass and "flats" area near my Post Office project this week.

In the above overall view you can see more vegetation added to the embankment, a chain-link fence behind the white building, the iron railings and steel supports added to the bridge and the track ballasted.

Nothing is weathered yet, of course. I have to make the whole bridge removable so I'll have to rig up some kind of guide pins or something for the legs of the supports.

Here's a better view of the vegetation and fence. I didn't get too elaborate on the greenery since this is pretty far in the background.

I'm trying several styles of street lights. I had six of the concrete Walthers ones and messed them up by getting the bases too hot while soldering the wire to them. The sockets Walthers uses are fine in the bench work but way too big to use on something like the bridge. I have some of the Woodland Scenics ones coming. They are LEDs. The Walthers ones are incandescent and I've had a few burn out already.

Well, that's all that's new with me, folks...

On to more  great "Stuff"!

Regards, Ed

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, April 21, 2017 7:31 AM

Jimmy, thanks for starting us off and nice work on rebuilding that roof, it is hard to redo models that you thought were good before.

Ulrich, my old club in Toledo was into electric railroad modeling and I appreciate your efforts, nice work on that catenary!

Mike, again I am always astounded on the amount of work you get done in a week, nice outdoor layout for a bad weather area.

George, appreciate your efforts on the layout, lighting is always a problem on layouts never seems to come out quite right, but led's make it a lot easier than it used to be.

Nothing complete this week, but some more in progress shots on the X58 Boxcar.

I have installed the hand brake rigging which extends up to the hand brake on the left side of the picture,

Retaining Valve Airline installed running from the ABD Valve and running down the right side of the car to the brake end of the car.

End of the car showing the retaining valve airline, hand brake rigging and the hand brake platform.

An old club picture with PC SD40 and SD45 hauling a load of beer reefers.

See you all later!

Rick Jesionowski

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, April 21, 2017 8:56 AM

Jimmy .... The depot is progressing very nicely. keep up the good work.

Ulrich ... The Japanese scene lookd real. 

Mike L ... I did not know you had any G scale. Looks fun.

Rick ... You certainly are a talented modeler. 

Ed .... Your city is looking great so far. Museum quality modeling.


 

 

Below are SD24's in Valley Heights. 

GARRY

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Posted by C&O Fan on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:44 AM

Got My Hobo Campfire scene Complete

Using A TCS F4 decoder on random flicker powering 4 Red Surface Mount LEDs

 

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Posted by Guy Papillon on Friday, April 21, 2017 2:13 PM

Although this is one of my favorite thread, I don't post very often here because I don't have much to show. Some months ago I wrote a thread about buying some Tichy Train Group kits to add cars to my roster. Here is the first of those kits I just finished.

Now that the risk of freezing is over I would be able to receive the paint order I made earlier in the winter and finish the remaining cars.

 

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, April 21, 2017 3:51 PM
Gidday All, a calm clear Saturday morning, couldn’t log in to the forum last night!!
 
Heck, I’m going to get up before I’ve even gone to bed to beat you Jimmy!!! Wink There can be nothing like a close up photo to uncover those little things we’re not happy with, but I’m liking what you’re doing.
 
Great photograph Ulrich.
 
I’m just wondering how much East India Pale Ale, an On30 Gramps tank car will contain Mike.Beer
 
That scene is going to look really nice Ed.
 
Looking at the amount of detail work, I’m not surprised that nothings completed this week Rick.Thumbs Up
 
Great shot as I’ve come to expect Garry.
 
I like those animations Terry.
 
I’ve got one of those tank car kits to build Guy, I’m not sure when but seeing yours is a good reminder.
 
Last weekend at our annual train show, I spent nearly all the time on the door, I’d have rather been running trains, but the positive comments and/or smiles from the public made all the hard work worthwhile. I also had an elderly gentleman approach me wondering what to do with a locomotive he had in a brown paper bag. As his stepfather had scratchbuilt it in the 1930s, he was reluctant to bin it, but was too old now to do anything with it, and basically wanted a good home for it. He also said that it had caught fire the last time it had been run so I was expecting a shorted burnt out electric motor of some description, but said we’d be more than pleased to look after it for him.
You can imagine my surprise when I had the time to see what we actually accepted.
He also refused free admission to the show, an old school gent.
Looking forward to more really Good Stuff,
Have a Great One ffolkes,

Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by 0-6-0 on Friday, April 21, 2017 6:21 PM

Hello lot's of good stuff so far. Bear I like that loco. I think would try and make her run but no repaint.    My entry this week is a bit different. I lost my dad last year and he was a big train guy. He was cremated so he has no maker. So I got this on Monday.

My dad always like these loco's. And I think it make's a nice tattoo. Have a good weekend Frank

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:42 AM

Jimmy,  Thanks for opening the WPF and congrats on tackling a hip roofed structure.

Ed,  Nice overpass, a modified Rix product?

Bear,  Heartwarming story about such an interesting hand crafted locomotive.

0-6-0,  That is quite a commemoration to your father, sorry for your loss.

Only memories remain of my Pop and his old '48 Ford P.U.  The Classic Metal Works 50' Ford P.U. is close, but I think removing the shine, modeling a funky alum camper shell, grill guard and adding some mirrors would certainly capture more of the flavor.  A worthy project to add to my long list.

Thanks to all and regards,  Peter

 

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Posted by SouthPenn on Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:25 AM

Don't forget the 1957 Plymouth hubcaps.

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Posted by PRR_in_AZ on Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:48 AM

Finished up weathering this Bowser Exec line GLa Hopper.  I like these RTR cars but they seam a little light weight compared to the old kits that you had to install the flat weights on the slope sheet.  Hopefully they track OK.

 

....And I also need to fiqure out the macro mode on my camera (phone) so that the depth of field isn't so short.  Nice work everyone!

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Saturday, April 22, 2017 2:44 PM

Excellent stuff so far.

Mike, Love the G scale geared loco.

Ulrich, that photo is amazing

Ed and rick. those details are amazing

Bear- I love that story, and that beautiful locomotive

 0-6-0  That tattoo is beautiful

Everyone I missed.  I love seeing your work.

I did weather up the roof of my structure, but it;ll be a bit before I am able to post a pic.

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Posted by C&O Fan on Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:01 AM

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Posted by peahrens on Sunday, April 23, 2017 5:16 PM

The old autos are one of the things I enjoy about the "trains" hobby.

This afternoon I tackled a Walters Scenemaster kit of 4 bicycles.  I could only assemble three as 2 of the 8 wheels were similarly unuseable (no centers).  I emailed Walthers to advise.  These were a bit fiddily to assemble but satisfying.  Photos below of two of the three:

 

 

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Posted by mlehman on Thursday, April 27, 2017 2:21 AM

Terry, DA Bear came out great!

Thanks to all for there comments and contributions!

JaBear wrote:

I’m just wondering how much East India Pale Ale, an On30 Gramps tank car will contain Mike.Beer

I'll have to have Maiko get on that research. She's the IPA authority in the houseClown

Fascinating loco you have there. Wouldn't know where to begin, except it looks a bit British? Is is really a self-powered loaded car? A very strange concept, but sure to get the good ol' boys wagging their tongues at the club and even more exciting if it catches fireDevil

Here's some more pics from the Telluride & Tincup.

Shay 269 at night

Tincup Terminal with the Shay on the Turntable

Shay at Squirrel Crossing

Chasm Falls, where you'll see a trestle appear in the next WPF.

Morning with new chicken grit ballast - and a tiger prowling.

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Posted by Sir Madog on Thursday, April 27, 2017 2:48 AM

Mike - this one´s just for you:

Enjoy!

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Posted by mlehman on Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:13 AM

Hey Ulrich,

Thanks, hadn't seen that one, but it's hilarious.Big Smile. I have enough squirrels around to populate a whole village, but I doubt I'll put as much effort into interiors as Donald Duck did.

Oh yeah, almost forgot I have a pic that is a lot like one of the scenes in the cartoon.

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Posted by G Paine on Thursday, April 27, 2017 3:31 PM

mlehman
Thanks, hadn't seen that one, but it's hilarious.. I have enough squirrels around to populate a whole village, but I doubt I'll put as much effort into interiors as Donald Duck did.

Remember that Walt Disney had a live steam RR at his house. The proportion of Donald Duck to the train was about the same as Walt was to his RR!

George In Midcoast Maine, 'bout halfway up the Rockland branch 

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