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Weekend Photo Fun October 5th through 7th - 2018

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Weekend Photo Fun October 5th through 7th - 2018
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, October 05, 2018 6:32 AM

Welcome to Weekend Photo Fun

OCTOBER 5 - 7,  2018

All Are Welcome! 

Here is an opportunity to showcase any recent project or layout progress.

 


 

Please feel free to post any model railroad related photos here — past or present. This is a place to share photos of your layout, equipment or current project.

 


 

I am starting Weekend Photo Fun again. I hope I am doing this well enough to satisfy everyone. This is the best thread of the week.

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I am going to begin WPF this week with a couple of pictures of boxcar projects I built just to test lettering scheme ideas for upcoming projects. I like to test new schemes with "throw-away" train cars first.

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The first car is a Train Miniature plug door boxcar. I have never lettered a car with STRATTON AND GILLETTE across the top of the car like a banner such as this before. I wanted to see how it would look. The second car is an El-Cheapo R-T-R train set car that was in a collection I bought. I stripped off the paint trying a new method which did not work out well. This train car has an odd smell now. Hmm I wanted to see how the "Fast Freight" script looked on a double door. I like it.

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Please share what you have been working on, or a photo of a recent project, or just a favorite scene. I love this thread. All are welcome, and encouraged, to participate.

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HAPPY OCTOBER!

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-Kevin

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Happily modeling the STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD located in a world of plausible nonsense set in August, 1954.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, October 05, 2018 8:17 AM

Kevin ... Thanks for starting Weekend Photo Fun .... Your boxcars look good. 

It's October. Time for football specials.... Usually, football specials had older equipment such as this one... 

 

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Posted by middleman on Friday, October 05, 2018 10:21 AM

Kevin,thanks for starting WPF. Nice work on the lettering,and good advice on practicing with "throw away's".

Garry,I really like the "rode hard" look of that last car.

Not much time for the layout,lately,but I'm slowly getting the LED's installed in the roundhouse:

Have a good weekend!

Mike

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Posted by RR_Mel on Friday, October 05, 2018 11:11 AM

Happy October back Keven.
 
Sure do like your decaling!  I haven’t been into fright cars in a long time and yours are very impressive.
 
Garry I wasn’t into heavy weight cars until recently, I saw a YouTube video with a SP Cab Forward towing a heavy weight passenger (SP Lark) between Bakersfield and LA and that got me going.  Your HW cars look very good!
 
Mike, that is going to be one very nice roundhouse.  Do keep the pictures coming.
 
I haven’t got any new pictures to post this week, haven’t done much but things are looking up.  The slow boat from China arrived with a bunch of goodies yesterday so I can get back to work on my control panel.  I did get almost everything back working and was able to actually run some trains, first time since January.
 
Keep the pictures coming guys!
 
 
 
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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, October 05, 2018 12:33 PM

Thanks for kicking-off WPF, Kevin. Everything looks great!

SeeYou190
I stripped off the paint trying a new method which did not work out well.

I recently stripped paint off a Kadee PS-1 using "SuperClean" and I'm really impressed with how well that stuff works for paint stripping.

Great scene, Garry. I like football specials, too. I was always interested in the specials that the PRR ran to the Army-Navy game near Philly. Sometimes over twenty trains were operated!

Excellent work on the roundhouse, Mike Yes — a very neat job on the wiring and the "traditional" green enamel lamp shades look perfect!

RR_Mel
Garry I wasn’t into heavy weight cars until recently, I saw a YouTube video with a SP Cab Forward towing a heavy weight passenger (SP Lark) between Bakersfield and LA and that got me going.

Hi, Mel. One of the reasons you see the cars below that I'm working on is that these are "modernized" heavyweights. I wish more manufacturers would produce some of these "betterment" cars. Many railroads, and Pullman, too, would rebuild cars with air conditioning and newer windows.

 


First — some "old news", the DL&W tower has a tile roof and the beginnings of the concrete color. I wasn't sure of that color as the instructions only say to paint it green. Most of the tile roofs I've seen are terra cotta color.

 DLnW_tower by Edmund, on Flickr

There is still one of these towers standing in Scranton, Pa. near Steamtown. Sure enough, the roof is green. The tiles must be glazed.

 Scranton_MattesSt by Edmund, on Flickr

 

 

This week I was busy in the paint shop with some brass passenger cars that have been awaiting completion for far too long!

 NYC_Combine by Edmund, on Flickr

This combine was the most recent addition to the roster. I found it on Ebay for a pretty reasonable price. I like combines and there aren't too many available in HO.

 NKP_dinerA by Edmund, on Flickr

Here's my modernized NKP diner-lounge. (don't tell anyone but it is actually a model of an Erie diner, but sure close enough, for me) Both the blue and white were mixed by eye. The white has just a drop or two of black in it to tone it down a bit. Scalecoad doesn't have an NKP blue that I'm aware of. This is B&O Royal blue with a bit of white added.

Here's the look I'm after:

http://www.nkphts.org/postcards/diesel/dinerpcjpg.html

 NKP had one car that was very close to the one I'm doing with window spacing closer to what my model has rather than the one in the photo above.

 Erie_NKP_paint by Edmund, on Flickr

Here's a pair of Erie 1000 series coaches, also modernized heavyweights. I have a lot of decal work ahead of me. I really dislike doing the stripes Super Angry

On to more great stuff, folks!

Cheers, Ed

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, October 06, 2018 12:33 AM

Kevin,  Thanks for the WPF start-up.  Considering the nice effort you've put into the boxcars I can't think of them as El Cheapos, I like the lettering on the double-door.

Garry, Good bucolic scene, really like how the backdrop blends in so nicely.

Time for a fast fill-up, snack and soft drink.

Thanks to all the contributors, have a good weekend and regards, Peter

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Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, October 06, 2018 3:50 AM

on Flickr

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Posted by RR_Mel on Saturday, October 06, 2018 8:20 AM

HO-Velo

 

Time for a fast fill-up, snack and soft drink.

 

 

Peter
 
I really enjoy your posts, excellent detail.  Do you have your own site where one could brows through your pictures?  Great gas pumps!!!!
 
 
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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Saturday, October 06, 2018 11:11 AM

All quiet in my tinplate toy train town of Talheim. Work is resting for the moment, but some more gardening is expected to take place shortly.

Peter - your pictures are incredible!

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by Dave Vollmer on Saturday, October 06, 2018 2:31 PM

I made a little progress on the Rio Grande Southern...

 

...at Ophir (Bridge 45A),

 

 

45A

 

(Please ignore the blue water...it was wet gloss medium that has since dried clear!)

 

...at Windy Point:

 

WP1

 

 

WP2

...and at Placerville:

 

Placerville1

 

Placerville2

 

And just for fun I painted up and old Rail Line D&RGW 3000-series boxcar I built in high school (it needed a better paint job anyway) after Malcolm Furlow's San Juan Central RR boxcar #46.  This car appears in several photos in his series and book.  Mine's a little less beat up, but even in Malcolm's world the 46 was one of the more "pristine" of the SJC's rolling stock.  It might have been SJC's only car without a significant swayback.

 

SJC46

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Posted by dti406 on Saturday, October 06, 2018 2:47 PM

A little late to the party, Photobucket was having one of their hiccups on Friday.

Kevin, thanks for starting us out and very good lettering job on those cars.

Gary, I am sure glad you like passenger trains, as yours look great along with the entire layout.

Mike, very good work on building that roundhouse, we have a lot of those going up right now.

Ed, beautiful paint jobs on those cars, but I will know that's not an actual NKP car!

Peter, two very nice scenes, especially like the gas station.

My Bowser C-430's with a Flexivan Train on the Strongsville Model Railroad Club Layout, we had an open house last weekend in coordination with the Srongsville Historical Society's Harvest Festival. Best attendance by the public ever.

See you all later!

Rick Jesionowski

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Posted by Harrison on Saturday, October 06, 2018 4:25 PM

I have been doing scenery on the Rt. 9 underpass. You can read how I did it here.

Before

IMG_6234

Now

IMG_9030

Still waiting for the glue to dry, so tomorrow I'll keep working on it.

Keep up the great work everybody,

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, October 07, 2018 7:42 AM

It has been kind of a quiet weekend in WPF so far. It is still the weekend, please keep the updates, pictures, and posts coming.

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Garry: We don't have football specials down here, but once a year the SEMINOLE GULF runs a "Rodeo Special" to Arcadia. I like your train. It sure fits in that scene nicely.

Mike: Thank you for the roundhouse update. It sure is a fine model.

Ed: Those green tiles sure do look unusual to me as well. In the prototype picture they actually look quite shiny.

Peter: The filling station is simply amazing. I love your work.

Ulrich: That is quite a pleasing scene on your layout.

Dave: Those pictures of the narrow gauge operations are beautiful.

Rick: Two solid black GE locomotives together like that just look so powerful.

Harrison: I like the underpass project. I also use all kinds of excuses just to add small bridges.

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My wife snuck up on me and took this picture yesterday. It is a photo of me on the weekend having fun. What could be more appropriate?

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-Kevin

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Posted by RobertSchuknecht on Sunday, October 07, 2018 8:33 AM

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A pair of C430s on a Detroit Southern westbound making a setoff and pickup in Chicago.

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Posted by BRAKIE on Sunday, October 07, 2018 9:26 AM

My IHB SW1500. I have 15 SW1500s..

Larry

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Posted by HO-Velo on Sunday, October 07, 2018 7:58 PM

Gentlemen, Thanks ever so much for the kudos, and the coveted "Bear-toon".  

Mel, Only my photostream at hovelo | Flickr

Hail the camera, such a wonderful tool, sparks the imagination while stoking our passion for the hobby.

Enjoy what's left of the weekend, regards,  Peter

 

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Posted by RR_Mel on Sunday, October 07, 2018 8:28 PM

Gentlemen, anyone that passes taking a look at Peter’s photos is really missing something!
 
Thanks Peter
 
 
Mel
 
 
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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, October 07, 2018 10:25 PM

Good evening all. It was a great Weekend Photo Fun.

thanks to Mike MM , Mel, Ed, Peter, Rick, and Kevin for the kind remarks about my photo. 

Ed... I like the interlocking tower. Your passenger car project looks nice .

Peter... the gas station with market looks fabulous.

Ulrich .. I like your electric locomotives and your beautiful layout. 

Dave V ... Fantastic scenery especially the rock formations.

Rick ... Your C-430’s look great. 

Harrison ... Nice progress with your underpass.

Kevin... looks like your work table is a busy place.

Robert ... I like your DS C-430’s.

Larry ... the SW 1500 looks good.  Remarkable you have 15of them. 

 

GARRY

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Posted by G Paine on Monday, October 08, 2018 11:13 PM

Running a bit late this week, but that is railroading.

I finished a Branchline HW single window coach, BM 4623. It is one of those orphan kits I mention from time to time; donated to Boothbay Railway Village partially completed. In this case almost all of the work was done, except for interior details and the trucks were missing. I called Atlas customer service about buying replacement trucks, and they sent a set at no cost. They did not have to, the kit was made long before they bought Branchline. Great customer service!!

I painted the interior, added figures, lighting, power pickup, and a TCS Keep Alive

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

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 6:04 AM

George: That branchline kit is a masterpiece. I wish so badly they would have just had a diner and observation to go with the series. Nice work.

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Kevin... looks like your work table is a busy place.

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Garry,

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Now that I actually have two work tables it is crazy how much I am getting to work on. I have my "assembly" desk in the "dorm room" in Tampa. Then I have my painting & finishing desk at home.

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Production is in notch 8 right now.

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-Kevin

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