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Weekend Photo Fun October 13-15, 2017

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Weekend Photo Fun October 13-15, 2017
Posted by mlehman on Friday, October 13, 2017 2:58 AM

Up late and have a pic ready, so here's a nice shot of the Durango caboose track.

While the crews are dozing, at the other end of the station, the REA still does a thriving business.

Meanwhile, out in the dual gauge yard, #28 works it's way in and around the puzzle switches.

My fall/winter ops schedule has been set. If anyone is in the area and would like to run some trains in conjunction with other operators, drop me a PM for times and dates.

Looking forward to seeing what others have been working on or just stopped to take a picture of.

Mike Lehman

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, October 13, 2017 3:57 AM

That's a nice looking string of cabooses Mike!

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, October 13, 2017 4:14 AM

Thanks for opening the WPF for this weekend, Mike! A nice start already!

I've always liked the looks of the Railway Express vehicles and, of course, the Durango depot is a classic!

My week ended in just a wee-bit of frustration. I have been continuing on the brass twin-unit diners. The Alclad2 went on very nicely as did the white window band paint, both Scalecoat. I then applied the Amtrak "pointless arrows" for the phase I paint scheme and those went on fine as well.

When it came to the striping I hit a roadblock!

Now you have to buy two sets of decals since Microscale doesn't include stripes with the set for the arrow, and there's no arrows with the sets with the stripesWhistling

I also noticed that the thickness of the stripes were about three times the thickness of the arrows! Maybe they were trying to mimic "Scotchlite"?

As you can see the stripe set on the left here is thick, shiny and yellowed No

They are so thick that they crack when I try to trim them around the windows Bang Head The brighter stripes are applied to the car but I'm planning to strip these off and start again. Oddly, the arrows are nice and thin and lay down very well. Although the red doesn't match the stripes!

This is the look I'm shooting for:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbernero/23931443352

So, at this point I'm either going to mask and paint the stripes which would solve the decal trimming around the windows OR...

simply decide to letter both cars for Penn CentralHuh?

At least my other project car, the former 21 roomette-turned-coach is coming along nicely.

The PRR 1520 is the former Wan Wert Inn and this is the car my nephew bought from Ringling Brothers when they sold off their rolling stock. I plan to gift the model to him at Christmas.

Carry-On, Folks! Let's see more great Stuff!

Regards, Ed

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Friday, October 13, 2017 5:37 AM

Mike. as usual, I love the dual gauge.  Excellent.

Ed, I had the same prob with stripes for a buffalo and Pittsburgh unit... I ended up just painting thrm

 here is my big deal- I MADE LIGHT for the first time 

I need to woek on my soldering joints, but it's the first time I was able to do this, so I'm happy  

 

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Posted by RDG Casey on Friday, October 13, 2017 6:36 AM

Steam under the stars video I took from last Friday at Kutztown PA.

And a finished F&C milk car kit from the trainshow last Saturday.

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, October 13, 2017 6:39 AM

I do love dual gauge turnouts. They look amazing. Three way turnouts are another favorite of mine.

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This is all I have to offer this week. Another view of SGRR hopper cars rolling along through farmland and coutryside. The coal train is just about to clear the siding. The TrainMaster will be able to get back to work soon:

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Happy Weekend Everybody!

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-Kevin

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, October 13, 2017 7:12 AM

Good morning from cloudy and cool Northeast Ohio!

Mike, thanks for starting us out with some more pictures of your wonderful layout. Always enjoyed the narrow guage since my visit to Colorado for the 1977 Convention.

Ed, had similar problems with the stripes being too fragile on my NYC units, I ended up painting the frame stripes after decaling the first one.

Jimmy, light is always good!

Kevin, nice looking coal hoppers!

Casey, good work on a signature car of the milk hauling period of the railroads.

I finished a couple of cars this week, but only have pictures of one as I screwed up and deleted the picture from my camera before uploading.

E&C Greenville 52'6" Gon Kit, removed the cast on grabs and replaced with Tichy Drop Grabs, required 28 grabs and the associated holes to be drilled. Also carved off the cast walk over platform and installed a Plano one. Car was painted with Scalecoat II Black and then lettered with Oddballs Decals.  Car was built in 1983 and as most MP Gons were painted in Boxcar Red paint it was odd that this one was delivered in Black paint, the story is that the MP sent a black and white picture of a gon to the Mexican supplier and told them to paint it like that and they did using black paint instead of boxcar red.

I will post the other car when I retake the picture.

See you all later!

Rick Jesionowski

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, October 13, 2017 8:13 AM

Mike L ... Thanks for starting the thread. Your track is amazing.

Ed ... Evidently, your Amtrak decal project is more work than you expected. The last photo looks good. What is your nephew planning to do with the Ringling car ? 

Jimmy .... And behold ! There is light ! ... Nice work. 

Casey.... I like the milk car. Thanks for sharing the video. 

Kevin .... Your scene looks very good. 

Rick .... Interesting story about the black paint on the MP gon. You model of it looks great. 


 

Below is a photo of SD24's hauling an eastbound train. 

GARRY

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Posted by BRVRR on Friday, October 13, 2017 8:42 AM

A great start to WPF guys. Keep the photos and ideas coming.

A New York Central 'mail and express' train rounds the General Industries curve at the east end of the BRVRR.

WPF is always the best thread of the week thanks to all of you great modelers out there.

Tags: BRVRR , NYC , Niagara

Remember its your railroad

Allan

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Posted by C&O Fan on Friday, October 13, 2017 9:04 AM

Great Stuff Guys

I spent some time doing a sound car install

of a Soundtraxx Sound car decoder with Beast Banter in a C&O cattle car

Love the sounds

Have a look

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSiqmJytFOI

TerryinTexas

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http://conewriversubdivision.yolasite.com/

 

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, October 14, 2017 11:06 AM

Mike,  Thanks for the WPF start-up and interesting shots, especially the station scene which conjured up some memories of the waning days of REA when their trucks still plied the vast industrial areas of the Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland, Ca.

A bit of street/sidewalk experimentation with an amalgamation of techniques and material selections learned from this forum and other internet sites.

Thanks to all and regards,   Peter

   

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Posted by Lone Wolf and Santa Fe on Saturday, October 14, 2017 11:51 AM

HO-Velo

Mike,  Thanks for the WPF start-up and interesting shots, especially the station scene which conjured up some memories of the waning days of REA when their trucks still plied the vast industrial areas of the Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland, Ca.

A bit of street/sidewalk experimentation with an amalgamation of techniques and material selections learned from this forum and other internet sites.

Thanks to all and regards,   Peter

   

 

Your sidewalks, curbs and the driveway looks great. What did you use?

Modeling a fictional version of California set in the 1990s Lone Wolf and Santa Fe Railroad
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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, October 14, 2017 3:13 PM

Allan ... it is good seeing your NYC steam locomotive. 

Terry ..  the cattle sound in stock cars is impressive.  I have cattle sounds in my stock years which get comments from visitors. 

Peter ... your city scenes are always good to see.  The sidewalk looks very nice. 

GARRY

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, October 14, 2017 5:37 PM

Thanks Lonewolf&Santa Fe and Garry,

Material used for street & sidewalk is black 2mm closed cell PVC foam board.  Bought a 4'X8' sheet from Piedmont Plastics to avoid seams and have lots to play with and mess up. 

Coloring & weathering are tweaked techniques from Lance Mindheim & Kathy Millatt.  Added imprinted texture via forum member Ray Dunakin and his trusty rock method. 

Not sure of sidewalk color, maybe add more tan/green for an older appearance?

Thanks & regards, Peter

  

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Posted by mlehman on Sunday, October 15, 2017 2:35 AM

Thanks to everyone for their kind comments on my trackwork. I owe most of the credit to Shinohara, which was almost the only game in town back then if you didn't build your own. With a little trimming, fussing, and hacking, you can get #6 dual gauge turnout to serve most needs. Today, this would be all about Fast Tracks.

Likewise thanks for the other generous comments. I do like my caboose fleet, made up of kits, RTR plastic --  and wolves! -- err, I mean brass. It just feels like wolves made it when you try to acquire brass.

Mike Lehman

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Posted by G Paine on Sunday, October 15, 2017 10:56 AM

One of my planned winter projects on the Boothbay Railway Village layout is to build a Portland Press Herald newspaper office. As a start, this week I completed three delivery trucks.

I stripped and reopainted a CMW Metro van shown out for delivery on Commercial St in Portland

One of two undecorated CMW box trucks is headed up the road near the waterfall area making deliveries to remote villages as a fast freight passes

The second box truck will be shown at the newspaper loading dock, and is presently in storage. All have home made deals.

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

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Posted by dti406 on Sunday, October 15, 2017 12:52 PM

Thanks for all the nice compliments on my MP Gon!

Peter and George, Great street scenes and vehicles.

Garry, the SD24 has always been one of my favorite locomotives, unfortuneatly none of the railroads I model owned any.

As promised the other car I finished this week!

Kadee PS 2003CF Covered Hopper, painted with Scalecoat UP Covered Hopper Gray and lettered with Highball Graphics Decals.  The Prototype cars were built in 1955 by the PRR Altoona shops from kits supplied by Pullman Standard. They were repainted into the PC scheme shown in the 1970's.

Thanks for looking!

Rick Jesionowski

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, October 15, 2017 8:49 PM

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments on my picture this week. I will make something original for WPF next week. I picked up some pretty cool items in Geogia this week and cannot wait to get the camera out.

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All the pictures posted this week look great. Hope everyone has a great week... and next week I am looking forward to another awesome WPF.

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-Kevin

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