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Weekend Photo Fun. 5/18-5/21

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Weekend Photo Fun. 5/18-5/21
Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:06 PM

Hey everyone, It's that time of the Week again-WPF

For those who are first time posters here, Weekend Photo Fun is a thread where we post what we have been working on during the Week(end), or what train related stuff we've done. 

For me...my train stuff is all packed up for a move to a new duplex, so I'll share something from my archives...

Custom GP35 high hood.  I did the decals, attached the high hood nose, and the light weathering.  Also, swapped out the trucks for the correct AAR B type. 

Sorry for not having a project going on, so let's see everyone else's projects.

(My Model Railroad, My Rules) 

These are the opinions of a 25 year old, from the east end of, and modeling, the same section of the Wheeling and Lake Erie railway.  As well as a freelanced road (Austinville and Dynamite City railroad).

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Posted by dti406 on Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:18 PM

Jimmy, thanks for sharing, always liked the N&W High Hood Units, but isn't going the wrong way, should be long hood first!!!!!

Managed to finish a couple of cars this week!

Atlas Kaolin Tank Car Kit, painted with Scalecoat II Black Paint and lettered with Islington Station Products decals.  Cars were used to haul Clay Slurry to processing plants, car was built in 1980 and is probably still in use today.

Kadee PS1 Boxcar Kit with Sliding Underframe, painted with Scalecoat II Reefer Orange and Black Paints, then lettered with Mask Island Decals.  Car was built in 1964 for use hauling finished steel products from the US Steel plant in Gary, Indiana.

Thanks for looking!

Rick Jesionowski

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:42 PM

Hi, Jimmy...

Thanks for another WPF! Even if you don't have a current project, this thread is all about sharing photos. Your WLE 104 looks great. I got to ride behind her sister No. 103 back on 26 April, 2008 on an Orrville Railroad excursion:

 On the return trip the 103 was running short-hood first. 

Fun Stuff!

Rick, I was really surprised when I got my hands on one of those Kadee "Shock-Control" cushioned underframe cars. I had no idea that they really engineered a real, sliding center sill! Cool Great work on your paint and lettering Yes

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Well, aside form MORE decoder installs, my work on the Post Office Parcel Post Annex continued with finally getting the masking, painting and now— the mortar work done.

I'm using a method where I spray diluted alcohol, wet-water, onto the surface then dab thinned latex tan paint and allow it to creep into the joints.

I'm pretty happy with the results...

 

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, May 19, 2017 12:17 AM
Thanks Jimmy for kicking us off again, and to you, Rick and Ed for sharing your really Good Stuff.
Jimmy_Braum
.my train stuff is all packed up for a move to a new duplex, so I'll share something from my archives...
At least you’ve got an excuse, I don’t!!  I’ve had to dig deep into the archives, blow off the cobwebs and then have the cheek to resubmit this!!!
Have a Great One ffolkes,

Cheers, the Bear. Smile

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Posted by Sir Madog on Friday, May 19, 2017 3:38 AM

Not really new, but ...

... here comes the night train in Engiadina!

 

Ulrich     

People of my age don´t tan, they simply rust!


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Posted by RDG Casey on Friday, May 19, 2017 6:49 AM

Reading G-3 running a fast mail.


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Posted by C&O Fan on Friday, May 19, 2017 7:48 AM

Tunning up the layout in Preperation of the NMRA LSR convention

http://bayoucitylimited.org/

I will be on the layout tour all 3 days

 June 7 - 11

TerryinTexas See My Layout Here Terry's C&O Layout*

See my Web Site Here

http://conewriversubdivision.yolasite.com/

 

 

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Posted by gthomson on Friday, May 19, 2017 7:59 AM

Wow, pullman the post office looks great. What do you use to for the brick?

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, May 19, 2017 8:12 AM

Jimmy ....#104 looks great. 

Casey .... Your G3 looks magnificent .

Ulrich ... I like the video.

Rick ... More fantastic freight car models from you !

Terry in TX .... Looks like a great convention coming up. Glad your layout is included. 

Bear ... Oldies but goodies. Thanks for sharing. 

Ed ..... Your post office building will be beautiful.


 

North Coast Limited departing Union Station. 

GARRY

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Posted by Carnegie Falls on Friday, May 19, 2017 11:21 AM

Great work everyone!  I've been doing a lot with trees and waterfalls lately, but that stuff made it into my layout journal.  The newest addition is the lower incline building.  Just a foam board structure with printed paper glued to it. 

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, May 19, 2017 12:38 PM

gthomson

Wow, pullman the post office looks great. What do you use to for the brick?

 

Hi, and Thanks!

The brick was painted with Polyscale 50% Milwaukee Road Orange and 50% NYC Pacemaker Red. The concrete is a base of rattlecan Rustoleum Camoflage "Khaki" with an overspray of thinned reefer gray toward the lower floors and Polyscale Aged Concrete higher up.

The mortar, as mentioned, is very thin latex tan paint with a little alcohol added. Walther's recent Cornerstone kits have exceptionally fine looking mortar and brick work. The PRR signal tower is another fine example...

https://www.walthers.com/prr-block-interlocking-station-kit-2-7-16-x-3-1-8-x-4-7-8-quot-6-1-x-7-9-x-12-3cm

Zoom into that brick detail!

Great Stuff Here, Everybody!

Regards, Ed

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Posted by NYBW-John on Friday, May 19, 2017 6:38 PM

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Great scene, Garry. It combines two of my favorite things, passenger trains and covered wagons and you have lots of both. I like the arrangement of the passenger terminal, too.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, May 19, 2017 9:25 PM

NYBW-John

 

Great scene, Garry. It combines two of my favorite things, passenger trains and covered wagons and you have lots of both. I like the arrangement of the passenger terminal, too.

 

 

John... Thanks very much for commenting bout my Union Station scene

GARRY

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:50 AM

Jimmy,  Thanks for the WPF start, hope your move goes smooth.

A compressed verison will have to do since I don't have enough real estate to really give this Moro, Oregon structure it's due.

Thanks to all and regards, Peter

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Posted by JOHN C TARANTO on Saturday, May 20, 2017 12:55 PM

Ed, Peter and all, great work!!

 

This is the Congress Bar (DPM Kelly's Saloon) which is located in Dutchtown, New York (on my layout).

The tar paper roof on the Congress Bar has started to collapse.  My weekend project is to replace it.

The original roof was made with a very, very thin piece of styrene supplied with the kit.  Assuming over time with the temperature fluctuations in my garage, the thin roof warped.  I replaced it with thicker .040" styrene.

 

After test fitting the roof, I proceeded to cut 1/2" strips of paper.

These were glued to the roof with rubber cement.

Next, the paper was trimmed and painted flat black (aerosol spray).

The roof re-installed.

Back on the street!

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Posted by 0-6-0 on Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:41 PM
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Posted by mlehman on Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:16 PM

Lots of great work on display here. Good job everyone! with the tail of the NS local

I don't have much model-wise to show this week, but since Frank provided the motive power, I'll bring up the rear in as simple a fashion as I can with the rear of the NS local from a week or so back...

Mike Lehman

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:19 PM

Pullman: That brick mortar looks fantastic. You really nailed the look.

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Taranto: Your model of Kelleys Saloon is really nice. The strip roof in very convincing.

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The finish painting is done on my Trainmaster. All I have left to do is put the decals on the numberboards.

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The only project currently on my workbench is an old Model Die Casting gondola car. I am very fond of that Chooch tire load behind it, and this is the only car I can find it fits into perfectly. I did not want to trim away any of the tires. I added some brake rigging and grab irons. It is coming along nicely.

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Happy modeling.

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-Kevin

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Posted by Yannis on Sunday, May 21, 2017 5:08 AM

Very nice work everyone!

I managed to make some progress on an Art Deco hotel i am working on. Off to weathering layers and detailing now.

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Posted by G Paine on Sunday, May 21, 2017 10:18 AM

This week, I took a few progress photos of the Boothbay Railway Village layout.

An overall view

Portland, including Commercial St. (with street running) and the working waterfront. The roundhouse to the back and some of the storage shelves to the right

Monson village area, including a horse farm, sawmill, and an in progress logging scene on top of the hill.

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

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, May 21, 2017 2:38 PM

Nice looking work everyone.  I enjoy looking at all the projects.  I always wanted to build a scratch built truss railroad bridge since I was a kid but never made the time.   Being that the bridges for my layout all need to be kitbashed or scratch built I finally decided to take it on.  At the time I was recovering from Knee surgury so I had nothing to do and all day to do it for about three weeks and thats darn near how long it took.  Its wider than a normal bridge because there is a N scale 28 inch radius curve that will go through it.  It still is not quite finished.  I have 5 more beam hangers to inslall on the bottom and 2 sway supports to add to the top.  When I am finished the total amount of pieces will be 298.  I still can't decide what color to paint it either.      

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Posted by gthomson on Sunday, May 21, 2017 5:09 PM
Thanks for the info gmpullman, you've made it look so realistic and I agree with you about the kit work detail.

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