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Weekend Photo Fun - 08/23 to 8/25/19

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Weekend Photo Fun - 08/23 to 8/25/19
Posted by dti406 on Friday, August 23, 2019 7:05 AM

Good morning from mostly sunny and mild Northeast Ohio!

This is the place where every week we can show our projects in progress, finished projects or layout pictures for all to see.

I managed to get a couple of cars done this week.

P&LE 50' Boxcar, used a Branchline 50' AAR Boxcar, with a 10' Door from the scrapbox, also added Moloco EOC Cushion Draft Gear Boxes and A-Line Sill steps. Painted with Floquil Jade Green Paint and lettered with Highball Graphics decals. Prototype was equipped with a Spartan Easy Loader Equipment for securing loads and used in general service.

Exactrail PS 4427CF Covered Hopper Kit, painted with B&M Blue Paint and lettered with Oddballs Decals.  This was one of 30 cars in a lot for grain service in the midwest, Louis Dreyfuss purchased many lots of these cars and they had many different paint schemes.

Athearn GP38-2's with a general freight running on the Strongsville Club layout.

Thanks for looking!

Rick Jesionowski

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, August 23, 2019 8:10 AM

Rick ..... Thanks for starting Weekend Photo Fun ..... I like the P&LE box car and the covered hopper car. The DT&I GP38's look great. 

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Below is a photo of a passenger train departing Union Station with three E-untis running elephant style. 

GARRY

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Posted by Mister Mikado on Friday, August 23, 2019 11:35 AM

Just finished up a Tyco Chattanooga steam loco for display.  Gave it knuckle couplers, cab windows, replaced the front steps, and the sagging headlight is now straight.  It's not running and that's quite all right, it looks spiffy on my desk with those silver boiler rails. 

A pleasure to look at, for a Tyco.  -Rob

Tyco loco 

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Friday, August 23, 2019 6:13 PM

Rick: thank you for starting. Great cars as always. 

Garry: beautiful scene

Rob- definitely an improvement over the stock model

 

heres what I've been working on today: LAYOUT HAS BEEN STARTED!

My model of Rook yard on the Wheeling & Lake Erie Ry, in Greentree PA. Ho scale, and a nice deep benchwork to build a good yard. What you see here is, the 5 yards(maybe 6) plus the main, the diesel facilities against the wall, and what will be a little bit of the neighborhood of Greentree Bordering the yard. 

 

 

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These are the opinions of a 26 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 SeeYou190 on Friday, August 23, 2019 6:48 PM

Jimmy: That is exciting! It is great to see a fresh layout underway.

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-Kevin

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Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by mlehman on Saturday, August 24, 2019 3:07 AM

Rick, Nice cars, I was just explaining what a Peavey car was to a buddy at the train store the other day, Peavey having a similar diverse fleet IIRC dealing with grain.

GARRY, With elephant-style everyone gets to see where they're going! Geeked

Mister Mikado, Stuffed and mounted beats broken up and scrapped anyday.

Jimmy, Congrats on reaching this milestone. CakeBeer

I'm working on the layout, lots of little maintenance and reliability things but also running a few trains. And taking some pics. Here's a lesson in perspective starring my Land Rovers.

I'm more a Land Cruiser person, but have always liked the Rover looks (even if their reliability is sometimes discouraging), matched only by silly prices on the used market. But I can afford model Rovers. In this case that means a HO and a (1:43?) big brother...

Our visit to McLean Depot also turned up a couple of Shinohara HOn3 turnouts - huzzzah! about the last time you'll see them new on anyone's shelf, sadly Crying so I grabbed them and a bundle of ME code 70 HOn3 for a portable narrowgauge layout I plan to build this fall (so look forward to pics of that.

Our visit also turned up some Walther narrowgauge containers. What, you say, Walthers doesn't make narrowgauge containers??? Well they do, for my needs anyway. The Walthers 949-8680 and -8681 are pairs of 20' REA containers with _side doors_!  I also found a similar single Hamburg Sud container to add a little international flair to my NG COFC traffic.

Note how the new containers compare to the one's I bashed out of spare box van bodies.

To adapt for handling the new smaller containers, I added an extra roller to my container trucks, along with a platform so the smaller container can be safely unloaded right from the truck.

On the COFC cars, I added a snew slot to allow chocks to hold the shorter containers in place.

These containers are even nice and narrow as this comparison shows The flatcars are cut-down standard gauge cars.

Mike Lehman

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, August 24, 2019 5:13 AM

Lots of great stuff going on this weekend!

Thanks for the start-up, Rick. One thing you can sure say about rolling stock of the '60s and '70s is that it sure was colorful! Excellent model, paint and decal work Yes

Garry, love the E's. Is it my eyes or are those elephant noses stuck pretty far in the tails of the other elephants? That's some close coupling Smile

You have a great desk decoration there, Rob. Good Stuff Thumbs Up

Glad to see you get started, Jimmy. I'm looking forward to seeing progress photos.

Lots of railroaders think containerized shipping is a new concept, Mike. It has been around at least a hundred years. Your models look great.


I think I can finally say that the new flooring project is done Yeah That was two-weeks of bending, scraping, hauling, cutting, fitting... well you get the idea. 

 Shop-Door by Edmund, on Flickr

My entrance to the shop is the old door from a cottage that my parents had which was built by the Cleveland and Eastern Interurban line to entice tourists to ride the cars from Cleveland, out to Bass Lake, in Geauga County, Ohio. I remodeled the cottage and kept the door Smile

So here's the floor, finally.

 Shop-Floor by Edmund, on Flickr

Now I can get back to sorting and storing things and get ready for the wintertime railroad projects Big Smile

Thanks for all the contributions, fellas!

Cheers, Ed

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:30 AM

Rick,  Thanks for the WPF start-up.  Nice to see a smooth application of the ol' Jade Green.

Mike L., I like the perspective shot with the Rovers.

The year is 1986 and the crew of the Jenny Lynn is preparing to offload their catch of pacific cod.

Thanks to all the contributors and viewers.  Have a good weekend and regards, Peter

   

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Posted by G Paine on Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:44 PM

HO-Velo
The year is 1986 and the crew of the Jenny Lynn is preparing to offload their catch of pacific cod.

Just for contrast, an Eastern style dragger Rachel Anne unloading at Stinson Canning on the Boothbay Railway Village layout

 

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

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Posted by "JaBear" on Sunday, August 25, 2019 2:36 AM
Gidday Chaps! A lot of really Good Stuff, already. Thank you.
 
Keeping with the fishing boat theme, here from the archives is a scene from one of my late friend, Hans Hubner, modules.
 
Hans boat by Bear, on Flickr
 
Have a Good One, ffolkes.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, August 25, 2019 8:33 PM

I am barely making my contribution before the weekend ends... what a day.

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I woke up this morning in Valdosta, GA after leaving Nashville, TN on Saturday morning and attending the train show in Atlanta.

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I drove home to Cape Coral, emptied the car, packed again, went ot the airport, turned in the rental car, got a new rental car, and drove to Miami for a meeting tomorrow morning, then meetings in Orlando on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Whew.

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At least I found a TON of goodies at the Atlanta Train Show on Saturday!

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-Kevin

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Posted by cowman on Monday, August 26, 2019 9:00 AM

Kevin,

Looks like you had a successful day.  Bet the dealers hated to see you leaving.

Have fun,

Richard

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, August 26, 2019 10:53 AM

Jimmy ... Thanks for commenting on my photo. I am happy to see you beginning to work on your layout. 

Mike L .. You asked about elephant style. Unless you are the lead elephant, the view is the same. LOL .  Interesting photos of the Rovers And containers. 

Ed ... I think the coupling distance is normal, but camera angle may cause them to appear closer. .. You have an impressive workshop. 

Rob ... nice looking Tyco locomotive.

Kevin... That’s a lot of stuff  from just one train show. You did well. 

George and Peter ... I like the waterfront scenes and the fishing boats. 

GARRY

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