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Weekend photo fun 7/31-8/2
Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Friday, July 31, 2020 5:21 AM

Hi all, Im back. For new posters,Wpf is where we show what we're working on.  All I have is this video on my layout of walking speed restriction through Rook yard

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, July 31, 2020 5:35 AM
Gidday Jimmy, that’s a great start for WPF, though I do note that your local arborist has some work to do.Smile, Wink & Grin
 
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, July 31, 2020 6:34 AM

 

Thanks for starting off the last of July and First of August WPF, Jimmy! Great progress on your layout!

Good to see you, too, Bear Smile


 

I spent a little time adding a few lights and details to the tank car loading dock I began some months ago:

 Tank-Dock by Edmund, on Flickr

I'll straighten those lamp shades out after it is finally in place Whistling

 Tank-Dock1 by Edmund, on Flickr

I finally got the old NYC tri-power battery/diesel/electric running:

 NYC_DES-3_529 by Edmund, on Flickr

A few more details and lettering need to be added but otherwise it is a nice addition to the roster Yes

On to more great WPF contributions!    Regards,   Ed

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, July 31, 2020 7:32 AM

Thanks for starting WPF Jimmy.

The layout is coming along nicelyYes, obviously you keep your track clean.  The Rio Grande runs like a creepy crawler.  I was counting the ties slowly as it progressed.  I more appreciate a slow-moving train.

Hello Bear.  I bet you're looking forward to Winter ending as ours will begin.  

The tank car loading dock is looking Impressive Ed.  Lots of detailYes, ...Nice!

 

Keep em coming

 

 

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, July 31, 2020 8:20 AM

Good morning from sunny and warm Northeast Ohio! Down to the 80's for the next week after a bunch of 90 degree days.

Jimmy, thanks for starting us out with that great video.

Ed, sure is a lot of detail work on oil platform and good looking oil electric engine.

Bear, are you ever going to finish that car ferry so you can send it to me for all my Wabash cars.

Got some stuff done this week.

Finished another Southern Railway converted 50' boxcar into a TOFC flat, but this time I finished it in the Norfollk Southern paint scheme.  Built car from McKeen kit, substituting wire grabs and A-Line sill steps for the plastic ones provided. Painted the car with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red paint and lettered with Oddballs decals. Trailer is also an old Front Range/McKeen 45' Trailer, painted with Scalecoat II Silver paint and lettered with Microscale Decals.

Proto 2000 4427 Hi-Side PS Covered Hopper Kit, substituted a Plano etched metal roofwalk for the plastic one in the kit, you have to drill 64 #80 holes for all the roofwalk supports. Car was painted with Scalecoat II UP Covered Hopper Gray Paint and lettered with Oddballs Decals.  Car was one of 1,000 acquired by the Rock Island, and this is the 4th and final car of this type as I am now out of these decals.

Wabash motive power again this week on the Strongsville Club Layout; when the Ann Arbor was sold to the DT&I the DT&I took 10 of the 14 Ann Arbor FA-2's for trade-ins on new GP35's using the FA-2's for trade-in fodder and the GP35's were delivered with AAR Type B trucks from the FA-2's.  The Wabash kept 4 of the FA-2's and just changed the ANN ARBOR on the car sides to WABASH.  Later the FA-2's were painted in the solid blue paint scheme.

Thanks  to all who posted last week, but want to thank Garry for the NP passenger train, why Walthers won't due the North Coast Limited is a real mysteryt to many modelers.

Thanks for looking!

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Posted by Motley on Friday, July 31, 2020 8:42 AM

Still focusing on laying track. I'm trying to get the two mainlines in the yard finished, so I can finally run some trains.

Started painting the track. I used floquil, with a brush manually. I mixed brown, black, and dark green to get the color I wanted.

Here is a new MTH Dash 9 I just got.

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Posted by York1 on Friday, July 31, 2020 8:47 AM

Thanks for starting the end of July WPF, Jimmy.  You have some nice houses on the layout.

Nice work on the tank loading dock, Ed.  I have tried to do something similar, but mine is not nearly as detailed or as good-looking as yours.  It's a lot of work, and your results show it.

Rick, I love the last photo of the F 's pulling the boxcars on the layout.  Great job of layout building.

Michael, the layout is coming along.  Nothing is more encouraging than finally getting some trains to run after all the work on tracks.

 

I have been slowly adding some detail to parts of the layout.  I got some more N Scale cars, so business has picked up at the Starbucks next to the station.  City of Los Angeles passengers have time to get off and get a coffee.

Next step is to start adding some people.  This will be a real challenge -- trying to paint some N Scale people with my shaky hands.

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, July 31, 2020 8:52 AM

Jimmy .... I like your video of the slow moving train. 

Ed ... The oil loading platform is outstanding. Also, I like the unique NYC locomotive. 

Rick .... The TOFC flat car is remarkable. I also like the Rock Island covered hopper and the AA FA2's. Thanks for commening on my picture last week of the NCL. I also wonder why Walthers has not made a model of that train. Some of their cars are painted so they can be used. I often thought they could paint the GN observation car in NP colors, and it would be close enough. 

Michael .... Good to see you layout progress photos and the SP loco. . 

John York 1 ..... I like the UP train and the starbucks restaurant. 

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Here are some Walthers cars I use in my version of the North Coast Limited.

Below is a photo I took a few days ago when I was operating on a branch line with an SD9 to serve industries. I already showed this picture in the Diner thread. 

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Posted by pt714 on Friday, July 31, 2020 9:39 AM

There's already so much good stuff going on here!

Jimmy, I love the crawl-- looking good.

Ed, the tank dock looks fabulous. I'm adding piping to my oil distributor and find a lot of inspiration in your attention to detail.

Rick, solid cars. Props on the covered hopper-- I don't think I'd have the patience to drill all those holes!

Michael, the track is looking great-- I like the effect the dark green in your paint mix adds to it.

John, I bet that Starbucks is a tough place to get any work done-- either you're staring at the trains going by all day, or trying desperately to drown out the noise! Laugh

Garry, great shots. I especially like those NP passenger cars, always thought that was a striking paint scheme. 

 

Last elevator photo, I promise. Center Grain Co. is officially in business. Smile, Wink & Grin

 

Looking forward to more this weekend!

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, July 31, 2020 10:04 AM

My brass GHC 0-6-0 Switcher awaits its decals(hence the gloss coat).    

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, July 31, 2020 11:01 AM

Jimmy: I enjoyed the video of slow action on your layout. It is nice to see your efforts coming to life.

Ed: the tank car loading platform is sure looking good. There is a lot of visible detail and the effort looks to be well worth it. I also like the picture of the NEW YORK CENTRAL hybrid locomotive. What a sturdy looking workhorse.

Rick: Wow, again two new freight cars in a week. You are a machine! The covered hopper is fabulous!

Michael: The progress is looking great. Getting a new locomotive running on new trackwork is a satisfying milestone. 

John: Great scene, I do like the Starbucks next to the tracks. I would get a coffee there and sit out back to enjoy it.

Garry: I always love seeing pictures of your layout, and I will never grow tired of BURLINGTON red and gray locmotives. They are so handsome looking.

Phil: The grain elevator is a great looking model. Grain elevators are one of those things that I love the look of, but will probably never have on one of my own layouts. I prefer industrial and manufacturing structures.

Philco: I really like your 0-6-0. I think the 0-6-0 and the 4-4-2 are my two favorite wheel arrangements, maybe the 4-6-0 also for three favorites. Oh, I also really like 4-8-2s as well.

This is an old picture of the only 0-6-0 I have for my STRATTON AND GILLETTE:

Yes, I am sharing an old picture in Weekend Photo Fun this week. I have nothing new to bring to the table.

When I started this house remodel project (master bedroom and bathroom) back in March, I set aside about two dozen freight cars that only needed weathering, dullcoat, trucks and couplers to finish. All my other modeling stuff got packed away.

I figured I could still finish one freight car each week, since they only need like 45 minutes of work to get each one done.

That way I could continue my participation in Weekend Photo Fun uninterrupted, and you all would be like "Gee Whiz! Kevin is working on his house eight hours a day and still contributing to WPF as active as ever. He is amazing."

Unfortunately,  am finding it difficult to get the gumption together to work on these train cars. I need to clean the desk off from the dust before I can do anything. If anything goes wrong I have no access to tools or supplies to fix it. It is just more difficult to keep moving than I thought.

Working on trains was something I always made a whole evening out of. I put on a good movie or music and just sit back and relax. The train projects took me out of the real world for a while. Making a hurried effort just to post something in WPF seems more like a chore than a relaxing past time.

I will work on stuff to share, but not as prolific as I intended to be.

So... sorry for rambling on like that. I just wanted to let you know why you are seeing recycled pictures and new brass models from me more than completed projects.

Keep the great photos coming. I do love this thread. 

-Kevin

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, July 31, 2020 11:24 AM

It's fine always nice to have a full explanation as to where you are at on your layout ,engines and rolling stock! 

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Posted by MapGuy42 on Friday, July 31, 2020 12:17 PM

Odds and ends this week.  I'm building Merchant's Row IV (a better kit than MRI, I have to say), so here's a painted sign I applied as inkjet on tissue paper, and I'm trying to blend the rest of the wall to match.

I'm also thinking ahead to all the trees I'll need for my background mountain, and trying different things.  These are butterfly bush flowers hairsprayed and dipped in Woodland Scenics fine turf.

All the work looks great so far, and it's only Friday morning (for me).  I'm looking forward to all the rest this weekend!

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, July 31, 2020 3:06 PM

Phil ....  I like your grain elevator. ... THnks for your comment about my photos. 

philo426 .... Your 0-6-0 is looking grat so far. 

Kevin ..... Nice photo of S&G 638, an 0-6-0. .... Thanks for your nice remark about my pictures. 

Donn .... Your MR IV aand your trees look great. 

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Posted by peahrens on Friday, July 31, 2020 4:16 PM

I'm enjoying the many nice items going up on Friday.  Let's make it a great weekend again.

This afternoon I knuckled down and added decals to this Tichy flat that had been running around naked for quite a few years.Surprise

 20200731_161015 by Paul Ahrens, on Flickr

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, July 31, 2020 5:13 PM

I think Version 1 is pretty spectacular.  Better is the enemy of good. 

Tissue paper, who knew?

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:53 AM

Jimmy,  Thanks for starting the WPF with your fun movie.  

Been taking some good advice lately; 'stay calm and play with trains'.

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

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Posted by trainnut1250 on Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:00 PM

Great to see everyone is building things during the pandemic.

Here is a project I recently finished (well nearly, they need some dullcoat - later today that will happen). These cars were mostly built by a friend of mine. They look great but weren't up to operating standards. i went through and weathered the trucks and under bodies, replaced parts and installed metal wheel sets...

 

have a great week end,

 

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Posted by tankertoad135 on Saturday, August 1, 2020 5:15 PM

Very impressive work Gents!!Big Smile  This week's contribution is of a coupla units I did awhile back for Larry aka - Brakie. Cowboy

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:37 PM

Don: Your work on Merchants Row is amazing. I am very impressed with that large painted sign you printed onto tissue paper. That turned out very well and really sets of the whole structure.

Paul: The decals on the Tichy flat car look good. I have that flat car kit, but have not assembled it yet. There is not much room for lettering on it.

Peter: the scene with the hopper cars looks amazing.

Guy: Your tank cars look good. Congratulations on completing a project.

Toad: The two locomotives in basic black sure look like they are ready to work hard.

I received my two industrial machinery flat car loads today. The double-helical gear set actually works, and is very smooth! These are small enough to fit on non-fancy flat cars so I do not need to buy any special equipment to haul them. I have a brass model of a six axle flat car for the bearing block.

-Kevin

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Posted by "JaBear" on Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:28 AM
Well there really has been a lot of different really Good Stuff this WPF, though no candidate for a Beartoon! (Why do I sense a big Hooray??!!)
 
I also don’t like singling out one particular contributor, at the expense of the others efforts, though I’m curious how Donn managed to print on tissue paper, it’s the sort of thing that the Bear would make a right pigs ear of!!!Ick!
 
dti406
Bear, are you ever going to finish that car ferry so you can send it to me for all my Wabash cars.
 
Hmm Hmm, and here I thought I was going to end up with a whole lot of Wabash cars!!!Whistling Sigh
 
I hoping Rick, that there is going to be another change in my w**k commitments that allow me the time to start modelling projects again, I’ve slowly started preparing the basement and have even been doodling some track plans for the “Detroit” ferry yard, one trouble being that I built the ferry without using any scale compression, not that I regret doing so, but it looks that, to look right also, the yard is going to take up a decent portion of the available space. That said with a bit of thought, well in the Bears case an enormous amount of thought, it is doable!
 
I hang my head in shame cos there has been no change since April 2016…
 
Freelanced Detroit River Car Ferry by Bear, on Flickr
 
Thanks to all the contributors.Bow
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:05 AM

Hello again, everyone —

 

Here's another look at the tank car loading platform after setting in place and wiring up the lamps:

 Tank_car_fill by Edmund, on Flickr

A little more weathering and perhaps a light wash to tone down the aluminum paint in some areas is in order.

Thanks for all the contributions and positive comments Smile  Still time for more great stuff Bow Bow Bow 

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by Motley on Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:54 AM

Great work on the oil platform Ed. I really like all the details you added.

Here is a covered hopper I just weathered.

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Posted by BRVRR on Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:30 PM

Jimmy - Thanks for starting WPF. Entertaining video too.

Ed - The loading dock looks good. The NYC tri-power is unusual.

Motley - Your layout is coming along.

John-York1 - Your structures look good.

Garry - Love the bridge scene.

Phil - Great job on the elevator. Its one-of-a-kind now.

philo426 -Nice little loco.

Kevin - Nothing wrong with your "old photo."

Donn - The signs look great.

Paul - Good looking flat and load.

Peter - Good advice.

Guy - Looking good.

TT - Lucky guy, Brakie.

Kevin - Nice flat loads.

Bear - Your car ferry is a work of art. Looking forward to seeing it in context.

Ed - The loading platform looks even better in its home location.

Michael - The covered hopper looks good to me.

My new BLI Santa Fe F3s with a short streamlined passenger train passes under the Route 32 overpass at the east end of the BRVRR layout.

I'm a little disappointed in the locos pulling power. Only 6-lighted cars. I may have to buy a powered B-unit.

Keep the photos and ideas coming guys. Thanks to you WPF is always the best thread of the week.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, August 3, 2020 12:30 AM

Bear: I like the car ferry a lot. I would love to see more pictures of it.

Ed: The loading platform looks right at home in the location on your layout.

Michael: The weathering on your covered hopper model looks good.

Allan: I am surprised to hear that your Santa Fe F units do not pull so well. F units are my best puller (all Stewart/Kato) because there is so much room for weight.

-Kevin

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Posted by "JaBear" on Monday, August 3, 2020 5:02 AM

SeeYou190
Bear: I like the car ferry a lot. I would love to see more pictures of it.

Here's a  link to the build thread, Kevin, it got photobucketitis, so I recently redid the photos.

http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/88/t/220945.aspx

Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by dti406 on Monday, August 3, 2020 12:07 PM

SeeYou190

 

Rick: Wow, again two new freight cars in a week. You are a machine! The covered hopper is fabulous!

-Kevin

 

Gee Kevin, give me a little more credit, there are 3 units I completed, the flat, the trailer and the covered hopper.

Kevin, I understand how you feel, when I was working for Harley-Davidson in the early 2000's I was traveling 42 weeks a year, and after 9/11 taking your modeling supplies with you was problematic, plus after being on at the dealership for 10 plus hours, I just wanted to unwind with a drink, dinner and nothing else to do. 

Thanks to all the contributors this last week, there was a lot of neat stuff completed or being worked on.  Also, thanks to all the new contributors, it was getting sparse that last year with only a few people contributing we appreciate all the new contributors.

I don't complete the cars in one week, many of them spend a month or more on the workbench being assembled, then painted, then decaled and final assembly, the more difficult cars and engines may be sitting there for a year or more. I just pick out the ones I want to complete, then paint, decal and final assemble.

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Posted by MapGuy42 on Monday, August 3, 2020 1:24 PM

For those wondering about printing on tissue paper:

First, do a print on regular paper, making sure my signs are more or less centered on the sheet.  Note the orientation of how it comes out of the printer.

Then cut out a square of tissue somwhat larger than your graphics, and place it directly over what just printed.  Tape it down with Scotch tape, making sure the tissue is flat to the paper.

Flip it end for end, relative to how it came out of the printer, and put it back into the paper tray.  It should be face down in the tray.  Print again!

For adhesion, I paint the sign area on the model with thinned matte Mod Podge. Carefully smooth it out with a little wad of the same tissue.  You don't really get any "working time," and the tissue tears easily.  Fortunatly, if you really mess it up, you can easily scrape it back off and try again.

For a vibrant sign, I paint the area white first.  For a faded one like this, I just put it right over the base color of the model.

 

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, August 3, 2020 1:36 PM

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Posted by "JaBear" on Monday, August 3, 2020 2:14 PM

MapGuy42
For those wondering about printing on tissue paper:

Thanks Donn.

Smile

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