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Weekend Photo Fun - 21FEB2020 through 23FEB2020

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Weekend Photo Fun - 21FEB2020 through 23FEB2020
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, February 21, 2020 2:02 AM

Welcome to Weekend Photo Fun

 

February 21, 2020 through February 23, 2020

 

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.

 


 

This week I have the most amazing thing to share with everyone.

Track Fiddler sent me a layout-ready assembled Campbell Scale Models craftsman kit.

I really wish I would have made a video of me unboxing this gift. The packaging job was a work of craftsmanship that was a wonder to behold. There was no way this structure was getting damaged in transit to Florida.

This is just beautiful. I set up the 30 by 30 diorama board and took a few pictures.

 

It sure photographs well. I think we will be seeing a lot of this beauty in Show Me Something for a while

I also received two more brass tank cars. I need to get to painting the tank car fleet now. I believe the collecting phase of the tank cars is over and it is time to get into serious production.

 

Keep all the great photos coming.

-Kevin

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 Jimmy_Braum on Friday, February 21, 2020 4:48 AM

Kevin, thay is a gorgeous model indeed.  

Here's my work.  My yard is looking less like a plywood empire and more like Rook, in GreenTree. 

Looking west towards the future tunnel (through the wall).

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Facing east,

Designed this in sketchup and had someone print it

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, February 21, 2020 7:07 AM

Thank you for kicking off another fine installment of Weekend Photo Fun, Kevin.

What a fantastic surprise to recieve that excellent TF Original structure for your layout. A real gem, indeed!

Nice progress on your yard, Jimmy. Don't wait too long to blast that tunnel so you don't ruin your trackwork Whistling


Well, I never know from one week to the next what is going to motivate me Whistling

This Walthers New River mine has been collecting dust on the layout since I built it in 1996. Ever since I told myself, I'll get around to adding details and lighting — someday.

So, inspired by a recent thread here, I decided to dig in to some added details, beginning with improved leg bracing over what was provided with the kit:

 Girder2 by Edmund, on Flickr

Then I tackled an added catwalk to access the door perched up on the overhead:

 Coalwood by Edmund, on Flickr

 Girder4 by Edmund, on Flickr

I am in the process of adding lighting so I'll post photos of that in a future update.

On to more great photos!

Cheers, Ed 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, February 21, 2020 7:28 AM

Good morning.

Kevin,  I'm glad to see the model made it all the way to Florida in one piece.

You sure did a great job on your diorama setting and I think you may be a little better with a camera than I am.

It was just my way to say thank you for your kind generosity.  I have always enjoyed my Stratton and Gillette safety freight car that you made for me.  Hopefully I'll have a proper setting to better display it soon.

 

I have showed it off to many and always have appreciated your gift.  

 

 

TF

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Posted by RDG Casey on Friday, February 21, 2020 7:29 AM

A finished and prototypical open air car for the New Hope and Ivyland, built on a bethlehem car works car frame and sides. The kit did not have the round roof so I decided to make one rather than order one, just to see if I could. As far as I could tell in research it only had the western lettering and an unlettered paint scheme.

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Posted by SPSOT fan on Friday, February 21, 2020 7:39 AM

Great WPF so far this week!

Recently I have been building printable paper models. I started building a 1/400 scale airport, but soon I recalled seeing paper model railroad structures availible online so I did some searching, and found Team Track Models, who have a loading dock kit availible for free (see this link).

I built the loading dock in N scale, though I'll admit I didn't really like the methods Team Track describes for building it, so I just built it my own way, using just regular old paper and white glue in place of the recommended poster board, cardstock and CA or whatever the instructions called for (I didn't exactly read them thoroughly!).

Once I finished the model I took it outside for a photo shoot! Here's the result:

Considering the fact that this is the first time I've done an outdoor photoshoot of my trains, I think it turned out pretty well!

Regards, Isaac

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, February 21, 2020 8:21 AM

Good morning from sunny and cold Northeast Ohio!

Thanks for starting us out this week Kevin, nice acquisition and a couple of tank cars to paint.

James, your layout is coming along just fine it really looks good.

Ed, soon as your done with the mine, you can come over to our club and install the lighting in our mine.

Casey that car turned out great, another example of your fine modeling.

Issac, that loading dock and car look good.

Thanks for all the nice comments last week, also good passenger consists by Garry and all the rest of the contributors last week.

 

Built an Athearn ACF 2970CF Covered Hopper kit, painted with Scalecoat II UP Covered Hopper Gray Paint and lettered with Herald King Decals.  The NP purchased several hundred for cement service, but they migrated into Bentonite Clay loading (Drilling Mud & Kitty Litter) and silica sand for glass manufacturing. I don't know how many of this car that I painted over the years. I would finish one and put it on the hobby shop layout, and it would get sold, then I did more and more and the same thing happened.

 

Next is an Intermountain 40'PS1 Boxcar kit with a 7' Door, painted with Scalecoat II Reefer Yellow and lettered with Decals from the Ann Arbor Historical Society.  The Packers Football consists of 3 overlapping decals. The GBW acquired 42 ex New Haven boxcars in 1962 after their 15 year lease expired.  A lot of other railroads got some of these cars like the ACY etc. Used for hauling paper products via the Ann Arbor to points east.

Pair of Kato SD45's that I painted for the PC and are hauling a mixed consist of Covered Hoppers lettered for the NYC, PRR and PC.

Thanks for looking!

Rick Jesionowski

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, February 21, 2020 8:31 AM

Kevin .... The Campbell building is a very nice gift from TF. Looking forward to seeing how you paint the tank cars. 

Jimmy ....... Great to see your progress building the layout. 

Ed ....... Your coal mine is looking great. 

TF ...... Like you, I treasue my S&G boxcar. 

Casey .... That is a beautiful passenger train. Nice work on the open air passenger car. I imagine passengers can smell the locomtive smoke. 

Isaac .... Your loading dock looks good. 

Rick ... Nice looking freight cars and PC locomotives. Thank you for commenting on my pictures last week. 

.... 

Here is my contribution this week:

 

GARRY

HEARTLAND DIVISION, CB&Q RR

EVERYWHERE LOST; WE HUSTLE OUR CABOOSE FOR YOU

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, February 21, 2020 9:03 AM

Well,  I just finished my coffee.  My fingers work better in the morning on the small key pad on my phone, ... After my Go JuiceLaugh

Jimmy,  Your yard is looking Great.  I love fiddle tracks,  of coarse.

Ed,   That New River Mine sure is looking good.  I'd dust that one off and continue for sure.

Casey,  Nice customizing on the New Hope & Ivyland passenger car,  looks FactoryYes

Isaac,  That loading dock turned out really good.  I've always wanted to try out one of those paper kits.

Rick,  I really enjoyed the cliff scene,  Nice.  Great job on the frieght cars too.  

Garry,  Another great scene to admire.  I don't think I've seen that one yetYes

 

 

TF

 

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Posted by York1 on Friday, February 21, 2020 10:53 AM

Another great set of photos.  Every week I am amazed and encouraged by all of you and your skill and talent.

This was my first attempt at scratch building an N Scale station.  I still have to plug up some light leaking around the roof.  The City of Los Angeles is waiting for me to add some people to the scene.

 

 

Keep the photos coming!  You give new modelers like me inspiration.

John       

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, February 21, 2020 7:00 PM

Great looking train station John,  it appears they turned the lights on at dusk on your layout.

 

 

What a surprise tonight.  It's another Stratton and Gillette original and I have to say I'm really pleased with it. 

I now have sisters up here in the Northland!  I couldn't just post another picture of this great looking car alone.

I have no scenery done on my layout yet.  I put together a tall timber pine setting typical of northern Minnesota to better stage this one of a kind Wagon Top box car.

The one on the right was delivered tonight.

Isn't She Sweet!!!  

 

Thanks again Kevin for your kind generosity.   Ya made my day!

 

 

TF

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, February 21, 2020 7:23 PM

Track fiddler
Thanks again Kevin for your kind generosity.

I am so glad they had different numbers on them! I don't mix up the numbers in the interchange fleet. I have made about a dozen numbered 60031.

It is the only round top SGRR boxcar in existence.

-Kevin

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:04 AM

dti406
Ed, soon as your done with the mine, you can come over to our club and install the lighting in our mine.

That sounds like a fair offer, Rick! I'll have to see if my West Side Passport is still in effect Whistling

Here's the promised update:

 Coalwood_night2 by Edmund, on Flickr

I got some temporary wiring to the lights to see how they will look.

 Coalwood_night by Edmund, on Flickr

Thank you for the comments Yes

Keep the great contributions coming Big Smile

Regards, Ed

 

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Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:31 AM

gmpullman
Keep the great contributions coming

  HmmHmm

Lights by Bear, on Flickr

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Posted by middleman on Saturday, February 22, 2020 11:43 AM

Happy weekend,all!

Great to see everyone's really good stuff,and good to see The Bear stopping in.

I'm still adding loads to some of the gon's,and nicking them up a bit with a dremel to give them more of an "in service" look(upper right side of pic):

The passenger cars are getting function decoders with keep-alives(factory installed LED board is nice,but flickers a lot when moving). Also some passengers.Picked up a near-new MMI K-36 #481,too.

The boiler and cylinders are now black,the LED's are in for the headlight,class lights,and # boards - still need to install cab light and firebox flicker. New Mashima motor arrived in mail a few days ago.Tsunami 2 and 1.77" speaker will go in tender,with separate 4 function decoder in boiler to handle the lights.The MV Products lenses are getting hard to find:

Enjoy the rest of the weekend,and post some pictures!

Mike

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, February 22, 2020 11:48 AM

Kevin, Thanks for opening the WPF with some really nice shots, that Campbell kit is a model I can't stop lookin' at, and that it shipped unscathed certainly is a testament to TF's skillfulness.

Isaac, Your loading dock is swell, looks like one that sits on the UP line not far from my home. 

Lovin' the WPF, and there's extra fun when the Bear pops in.

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

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Posted by Little Timmy on Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:54 PM

I haven't posted  in a while, But I just finished decaling 3 of the Model Die Casting 30 foot flat/ gondola's. 

There's a bit of "Pre- weathering" on these part's , so don't be alarmed at the light staining on the car end's. There is a reason for it.

And, I decided to build yet another work train water tender soooo...

Let's see if I can actually keep this one ....... NOT FOR SALE !!!!!!

( Your gonna give me HOW MUCH ?????  well....... hmmmmmm. )

Rust...... It's a good thing !

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, February 23, 2020 7:27 AM

Good morning.

Thanks for all the compliments on the Campbell kit.  I found it at the Menards train show in Eau Claire Wisconsin. 

To keep the record straight for those who may have missed it. I posted in several past weeks on WPF that it was an acquired model. Someone had built it with the quality I would expect from myself.  I sure had fun repairing, finishing and weathering it.  I would never take credit for something I didn't completely do.

It was one of the few times a model had spoke to me and it had Kevin's name written all over it.

I consider myself a very generous person but I probably would not gift a model that takes over 90 hours.  Unless that person donated me a kidney or a lungLaugh

 

This model on the other hand I did completely build from scratch.  I had a thread on it a while back.  (Grain Elevator Project)

I'm still looking for a company that manufacturers  personalized custom decals for it.  If anyone can provide me with that kind of information it would be greatly appreciated.   And thank you in advance.

 

Ed,  That fine crafted mine sure comes alive at night with the lights on.  Impressive.

Mike.  That curved section of your layout definitely has a lot of worthwhile man-hours on it.  Nice.

Peter,  Great job weathering the Great Northern Hopper.  I have a few of those cars myself but mine look too new.  I zoomed in on those trucks and you certainly do have a way with rust.  They look real!

Little Timmy,  Where have you been hiding out?  I see you're still doing your custom modeling.  Looks great.

Kevin,  My brother stopped in for a visit and I showed him the SGRR Round Top.  He said "That's Rad Bro"  I let him know it's the only one of its kind ever made and I got itYes 

 

More Photos please.  Keep them coming guys!  

 

 

TF

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Posted by Little Timmy on Sunday, February 23, 2020 5:20 PM

Still working on them... ( part's just placed for the picture's.)

Kevin: I find myself "Drooling" over your tank car's !!!

Rust...... It's a good thing !

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, February 23, 2020 5:56 PM

Those look really good Timmy.

Quite weathered,  looks good but I think you need to get some more light down there in Demon's HollowLaughSmile, Wink & Grin

 

TF

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Posted by Little Timmy on Sunday, February 23, 2020 6:10 PM

Track fiddler
I think you need to get some light down there in Demon's Hollow

 

Yea.... the flash on my $ 25  Wall-mart camera was too much for the pictures ,...

( I went with the natural sunlight coming through the only living room window. )

Rust...... It's a good thing !

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Posted by HVBL on Sunday, February 23, 2020 6:57 PM
I love looking forward to this thread whenever I visit the site. The super detailing work is fantastic as well as inspirational. The lumber mill and coal mine pics were awesome. Keep up the good work people. Now I feel like I need to get busy!! Rich
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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:15 PM

Thank you to everyone who made this a fantastic edition of Weekend Photo Fun.

I look forward to seeing another batch of inspiring contributions next week.

Until then...

-Kevin

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Posted by "JaBear" on Monday, February 24, 2020 2:31 AM

HO-Velo
Lovin' the WPF, and there's extra fun when the Bear pops in

Thanks for your kind words Peter. I always “pop in” to WPF, even if I have nothing to offer.
 
Personally, I reckon that WPF should be compulsory viewing for everyone who visit the Forums.
 
Not only do we get to see the contributors really Good Stuff, but it is also heartening to see the encouragement that is given, and the camaraderie between ffolkes, who in most probability will never meet.
 
And it’s FREE!!
Cheers, the Bear.Big Smile

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