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Weekend Photo Fun - October 16th through October 18th 2020

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Weekend Photo Fun - October 16th through October 18th 2020
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, October 16, 2020 12:01 AM

Welcome to Weekend Photo Fun

October 16, 2020 through October 18, 2020

All Are Welcome! 

Hello again everyone. Another great weekend is here! It is absolutely beautiful down here in Florida. We are getting early morning temperatures in the 60s, and the humidity is finally below 100%, whew!

I "completed" another freight car this week. It is not as complete as things I usually post. It could certainly benefit from a little bit of brush painting, but all my paints are inaccessible right now.

Anyway, at least I have something to share.

This was built from an Intermountain kit. It is a SANTA FE "Caswell" gondola. This is the second one of these I have built. The first one was from a Westerfield kit. I will never build another one. These look great, but they are just too fiddly to put together.

OK... there is my less-than-impressive start to Weekend Photo Fun for the week. I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else has to share this week.

Maybe Jake will make an appearance.

I hope everyone is well and happy.

Hooray for the weekend!

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, October 16, 2020 12:08 AM

Hi Kevin

Thanks for posting Weekend Photo Fun.  You always do such a great job.

As always I always enjoy your workYes

 

 

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Posted by Little Timmy on Friday, October 16, 2020 12:16 AM

I'm suffering from a bit of insomnia this evening.....

My wife decided to spend my ENTIRE paycheck on stuff she needed. (Yea, I had to carry the bags...)

Anyways, she felt sorry for me and took me to a thrift store she had seen an ad for . She didn't tell me the ad had model trains there. I "punished"her for the overspending by getting about $125 in kits!!!!

It's too dark to post pictures right now, so I will do so later this weekend

(And this is why I will be "ignoring" the refer disaster for the time being...)

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, October 16, 2020 4:44 AM

Thanks for another fine sendup for the Mid-October WPF, Kevin! The regular crowd shuffles in...

SeeYou190
I will never build another one. These look great, but they are just too fiddly to put together.

I, too, have a love/hate relationship with resin kits. I'm getting a little better, though, but still find them more frustrating rather than simply challenging.


 

I managed to add just a few more details to the "tower scene" namely, big posts in the parking lot (maybe too big now that I see them Whistling) and some Tichy PRR pipe railings on top of the stone retaining wall. These were a bit of a pain (.010 wire Hmm)

 PRR_SG_tower-10-15 by Edmund, on Flickr

The end result is nice, though Yes

 PRR_4595_I1sa-2 by Edmund, on Flickr

and a big, 'ol I1sa trundles by:

 PRR_4595_I1sa by Edmund, on Flickr

 

Meanwhile —

I jumped back on to the NYC T-3 I had mentioned a few weeks back. Had no luck getting the first one to run well so what do I do but... buy a second one Embarrassed

 NYC_T3_Alco-models1 by Edmund, on Flickr

I bought some spring band belting but when it arrived I found that it was 2mm diameter and the original is 1.3mm Angry I also discovered that the worm shaft was bent on the first engine and I had to take the truck assembly apart, remove the shaft and straighten it, then solder the assembly back together.

 NYC_T3_Alco-models by Edmund, on Flickr

These guys are proving to be a real challenge!

 NYC_T3_Alco-models2 by Edmund, on Flickr

Tonight I got the trucks reassembled and threaded the spring belting through that little shaft/box. Tomorrow I'll try to reconnect the eyes of the springs Indifferent

Hopefully...

On to more great stuff, folks!

Thanks again, Cheers, Ed

 

 

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Posted by SpaceMouse on Friday, October 16, 2020 5:21 AM

Kevin
This was built from an Intermountain kit. It is a SANTA FE "Caswell" gondola. This is the second one of these I have built. The first one was from a Westerfield kit. I will never build another one. These look great, but they are just too fiddly to put together.

It does look good. I too have a low tolerance for fiddly.

Ed


The scene is really coming together nicely.

Ed
Meanwhile —

I jumped back on to the NYC T-3 I had mentioned a few weeks back. Had no luck getting the first one to run well so what do I do but... buy a second one Embarrassed


 

 
I don't know if I have the guts to spend big bucks on kit I can't put together. Then again I have no experience soldering brass. I can wait to see how they turn out. 
 
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This week I layed the main--all 29 feet and 5 turnouts, and spent the rest of the week troubleshooting and fine tuning. I think I have it all sorted--all engines and rolling stock can travel backwards and forwards in both directions--except for one turnout that SP 1600 picks the open point on one out of 10 passes. (I don't know how. It shouldn't be able to touch it.) 
 
Anyway, I'm pulling the turnout and building a new point for it. 
 
  
SP 1600 easily negociates the formerly dastardly Happy Curve, dragging a load of Liliputians from San Francisco to Rock Ridge, Eureka and whistle-stops in between.

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Posted by NorthBrit on Friday, October 16, 2020 5:53 AM

Young Jimmy Marston is still fixing the wheel on the vehicle.   Max the guard dog is wandering over and wonders why it takes so long.  After all Jimmy has been there eighteen months.

To the right we see Agnes Marston's  new Hillman Imp car. 

 

 

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Posted by Harrison on Friday, October 16, 2020 7:18 AM

Kevin- Thanks for starting, and nice car.

Ed- That tower scene sure is nice!

Chip- Congrats on laying all that track, that's a lot of work.

David- That's a very neat scene.

This past week my friend and I got the track and roadbed all ready to lay the turnouts.

https://northcountrytrains.wordpress.com/2020/10/12/more-trackwork-on-the-adklc/

Today I resumed work on the module project. I unsoldered the feeders from the track, and removed all of the surrounding ballast.

I then used a dremel to remove the piece of track opposite the first. Fortunately, there were no feeders this time.

The ties on the turnout were overlapping some of the ties on the main track. To fix this, I carefully cut off the tie pieces that were in the way.

At this point, I put the turnouts in place to make sure everything lined up. 

The outer main was pulling up in one section, so I decieded to completely remove that section. I will glue and reballast it when I install the turnouts.

I also took a little break to hard-wire a decoder in one of my friend's locomotives. 

https://northcountrytrains.wordpress.com/2020/10/14/hard-wiring-a-dcc-decoder-in-a-bachmann-gp40/

Today I took a break from my flatcar project and the module project to install a Digitrax DCC decoder in Gideon’s Bachmann GP40. He got the model as part of a train set several years ago, so it’s not DCC ready. The process was fairly straightforward. I removed the shell, unsoldered the wires from the PCB, and soldered them to the decoder. I tested the loco on the module using Gid’s NCE PowerCab.

Now that the motor was running correctly, I added the headlights and taped everything down so it would fit.

You gotta love them Harbor Freight soldering stations!

Next, I carefully put the shell back on the locomotive, and ran it through the paces. You can see the front and rear headlights work quite nicely.

 

It works quite well considering it started as a train set engine. It will do well pulling trains on the ADK&LC, and maybe even Gideon’s future layout…

Enjoy the weekend folks, I'll try to stop in again once I get more pictures up on the web.

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, October 16, 2020 8:11 AM

Good morning from sunny and cool Northeast Ohio!

Kevin- Thanks for starting, that is a good looking car, and those are not easy kits to build. 

Ed- The tower scene is nice, those early Alco Models electrics were all problematic runners when they came out, hope you get it going well on the layout.

Chip- Glad you got all the track laid, its a lot of work. 

David- Thanks for posting, I don't think I ever saw you post before, and your scene is very believable.

Harrison - Your project takes a lot of gumption to remove already laid track to make changes, that crossover should help operations immensely, good work.

With my son's marriage last weekend and rest of my children visiting for a few days from California and Colorado, I was unable to finish all my cars so you get a double dose of models this week.

Last weeks effort:

Atlas 5347CF FMC Boxcar Kit, painted with Scalecoat II NP Green paint and lettered with Herald King Decals.  The Green Mountain Railroad rostered a number of IPD Boxcars in its history and kept most of them in service over the years even after the IPD boom expired in the early 80's.

Tangent Pullman Standard 4740 CF Covered Hopper Kit, painted with Scalecoat II Armour Yellow paint and lettered with Oddballs Decals. One of many grain companies cars that added to the variety of Covered Hoppers in the 70's as the railroads were unable to supply the elevators with cars to cover the export grain business.

 

Athearn GP40-2's with a train made up of mostly RBL's and XLI's for the Campbell's Soup plant in Napoleon, OH as well a general freight.

This weeks modeling:

Atlas USRA 40' Boxcar Rebuild Kit painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red paint and lettered with Tichy Decals.  Car was originally built in 1924 and rebuilt in 1952 with steel side replacing the original wood sides.  This car was lettered for Auto Parts service hauling engines out of the Rouge to various assembly plants.

Intermountain NSC 4550CF Covered Hopper Kit, painted with a mixture of Scalecoat II Reefer Yellow and Boxcar Red, also Grimy Black Paint and lettered with Herald King Decals.  Also substituted a Plano Roofwalk for the plastic one in the kit.  The Canadian Wheat Board purchased these new cars as the CP & CN would not due to the low rates on grain shipments guaranteed by the Crow's Nest agreement of the early 1900's.  These cars were assigned to the CP or CN for maintenance based on the reporting marks of CPWX or CNWX. This is the eighth car I have completed in this paint scheme and I still have a few decals left.

Boswer GMDD SD40-2's (a great looking and running locomotive) with a string of the Canadian Wheat Board Covered Hoppers on the Strongsville Club layout.

Thanks for looking!

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Posted by NorthBrit on Friday, October 16, 2020 2:12 PM

dti406

Good morning from sunny and cool Northeast Ohio!

 

David- Thanks for posting, I don't think I ever saw you post before, and your scene is very believable.

Rick Jesionowski

Thanks Rick.   I have just recently joined  and am finding my way round the Forum.   I live in the UK and my layout is UK based.  It is in a small room; not like the ones in the U.S..   Boy am I envious.  lol

David

 

 

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Posted by York1 on Friday, October 16, 2020 4:12 PM

Kevin, thanks for starting the best thread on the forums.  Even though the gondola was difficult, the results are worth it.  It looks great.

Ed, your tower has turned out very nice.  I have never worked on a locomotive's inner workings, so I don't realize all the work you are putting in.   Based on all your other work, I'm sure it will turn out looking good and running well.

Chip, your SP1600 is neat as it runs on your new track.  I'd be nervous and probably have a net under anything I built near the edge of the layout over a hard floor.  I enjoy your thread on building your layout.

David, that's a neat scene of the tire being repaired on the truck.  Welcome to the Weekend Photo Fun.  I hope we get to see more of your layout!  It looks like you do great work!

Harrison, nice work on the track and the BNSF locomotive.  I have seen that soldering station on some sites, but I have delayed getting it.  It looks like something I could really use.

Rick, I have nothing happening in my life, and I still don't get much accomplished on the layout.  I can't believe how much you can accomplish even with a son getting married and having family visitors.  How do you do it?

I just got started yesterday on building a church for the town of Altair.  I put together a foam board mockup, mainly to try to get the size right that will look right, before I start cutting styrene.  I'm not quite happy yet with the proportions, so I will trim it a little and add some more.

I imagine the toughest part for me will be the roof on the steeple.  Roof angles are the hardest part of scratchbuilding for me.

I also got some church windows that are laser-cut.  I've always used Tichy windows before, so I'm not quite sure how these will work.  The company has a video showing how, so that will be something I need to watch before I attempt anything.

Progress is slow, and we have another family trip coming soon, so I imagine the congregation will have to keep meeting in their old building before the new church construction is finished.

 

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Posted by middleman on Friday, October 16, 2020 4:52 PM

Happy WPF!

Kevin,thanks for starting things off. Your gon looks very good to me.

Ed  - Very nice job on your newest scene. That tower looks great inside and out. It takes a lot of brassWhistling to attempt what you're doing with theT-3s.

Congratulations on your trackwork,Chip. That is  a good looking little train!

Love the detail in your photo,David!

Nice work all around,Harrison. Whenever I install a turnout,or re-route some track,it always ends up being more work than I thought it would.

Missed you last week,Rick. Your usual fine work,I learned something...and congratulations on your son's wedding!

York1 John - Scratchbuilding in N scale -my hat's off to you. I enjoy the pictures of your layout(the lighting,too).

Just some random shots of the layout:

480 comes out of a cut. Actually this track dead-ends at the wall behind the third gon.

Looking the other way,the track goes through this wall into the next room. The hole can't be seen from the aisle.

I enjoy playing around with "night" photo's,but between dimming three zones of overhead lighting,fiddling with camera settings,and adjusting things in Paintshop Pro, I never know what I'll get. This one came out about like I wanted it.

Simon's sawmill,and Ed's tower scene (both in last week's WPF) gave me a push to get started on an unfinished area of my layout. maybe some pic's later this weekend.

Enjoy your weekend - and post some pictures!

Mike

 

 

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Posted by Ringo58 on Friday, October 16, 2020 6:00 PM

Kevin- thanks as always for starting the WPF! That gon looks great! I had a little bit of a struggle myself building a P2k flat car. I kept breaking the grab irons getting them off the sprues. Good thing they included more than I needed!

Timmy- Looking forward to the pictures. Theres a thrift shop by me that has some trains. Mostly old tycos and mantuas, nothing that interests me but I did find a set of Rapido "Totally wired" utility poles I snagged for $10!

Ed- That brass loco looks great! Also I really enjoy seeing the progress on your tower scene. Its great insparation for me!

Chip- Nice work! I always get exited when the trains are up and running! Even with no scenery, it's always a blast to have trains running. I wish sometimes I had went with n scale so I could have a full loop for coninuous running.

David- That is a really nicely detailed scene!

I need to go home from work now so I will finish when I get home!

Harrison- Nice work on the turnout and Geep!

Rick- Great work as always. You get some sharp lines! What kind of masking taape do you use?

John- Nice work on the church! Your layout is coming along nicely!

Mike- All I can say is WOW! That looks incredible! I would think those were real pictures!!

For me I am still working on the layout and my SW7 project. I got the base coats down, but I left a gab in the masking tape and got black on my orange so now I have to repaint it again. Very happy with how its coming along. 

And all the ballast is down! Just need to finish the banks of the river!

I scored a CNW P2K flatcar with a rail load for $20 off ebay!

Jack wasn't much help this weekend as he can't be by me when I'm painting despite his efforts! He must have heard me talking about him as he jumped up by me as I type this!

But now hes mad at me for not letting him use my laptop as a scratching post!

Great work all around. Looking forward to seeing more work!

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, October 16, 2020 6:37 PM

Ringo58
Jack wasn't much help this weekend as he can't be by me when I'm painting despite his efforts! He must have heard me talking about him as he jumped up by me as I type this! But now hes mad at me for not letting him use my laptop as a scratching post!

I wonder if Jack and Wilson are sending PMs without our consent?

 Wilson_blog by Edmund, on Flickr

Thanks for all the compliments, fellas'!

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by Ringo58 on Friday, October 16, 2020 7:24 PM

gmpullman

 

 
Ringo58
Jack wasn't much help this weekend as he can't be by me when I'm painting despite his efforts! He must have heard me talking about him as he jumped up by me as I type this! But now hes mad at me for not letting him use my laptop as a scratching post!

 

I wonder if Jack and Wilson are sending PMs without our consent?

 Wilson_blog by Edmund, on Flickr

Thanks for all the compliments, fellas'!

Cheers, Ed

 

ive always noticed the page being opened when I know I didn't open it.....I think you're right! 

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Posted by Little Timmy on Friday, October 16, 2020 8:47 PM

Kevin: I have built 10 or 12 of the Intermountain drop bottom gons. They take a bit , but I cant get enough of em !

Middleman:  Love your dissapearing tracks. Hope I can pull that off when I get around to my layout.

Ringo: Yea, I love getting stuff  cheap. Like this stuff ...

And, a Dabny saw mill from keystone Locomotive works.

I also got a bunch of Woodland scenics castings out of their " parts bins", but I wont post those..... just too many pictures.

That oughtta teach my wife a lesson...... all she bought was food ......FFFFPPHA !!!

 

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, October 16, 2020 9:39 PM

Ringo58
Jack wasn't much help this weekend as he can't be by me when I'm painting despite his efforts! He must have heard me talking about him as he jumped up by me as I type this!

There he is!

I thought his name was Jake. Sorry.

-Kevin

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Posted by Ringo58 on Friday, October 16, 2020 10:10 PM

SeeYou190

 

There he is!

I thought his name was Jake. Sorry.

-Kevin

 

Hey no worries! Hes been called a lot worse! I didn't even realize you were calling him Jake!

Having fun running trains this evening! A CNW GP38 drops it's 2 loaded boxcars at the bakery and heads to pick up the empties it dropped on the main.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, October 17, 2020 2:20 AM

NorthBrit
...Agnes Marston's  new Hillman Imp car.

My Goodness, WPF never ceases to amaze me but I wouldn’t have expected to see a scene, a very nice one at that, with a Hillman Imp in it!! I felt a Beartoon coming on but thought the humour would be too obscure for those who were not familiar with Hillman, let alone the Imp. I am, of course, presuming that they would have been a scarcity in the US but perhaps not Canada?
 
Lots of really Good Stuff already, thank you fffolkes.
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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, October 17, 2020 5:24 AM

 

 
NorthBrit
...Agnes Marston's  new Hillman Imp car.

 

My Goodness, WPF never ceases to amaze me but I wouldn’t have expected to see a scene, a very nice one at that, with a Hillman Imp in it!! I felt a Beartoon coming on but thought the humour would be too obscure for those who were not familiar with Hillman, let alone the Imp. I am, of course, presuming that they would have been a scarcity in the US but perhaps not Canada?
 
Lots of really Good Stuff already, thank you fffolkes.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile
 

Thanks, the Bear.    The Hillman Imp was a fairly popular car in the UK. Smile

Here are two photos of Canal Corner.  Young Tommy is admiring 'Clarice'  the canal boat.  Their are hares and a badger in the field along with the horses.

 

 

 

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Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, October 17, 2020 5:54 AM

NorthBrit
The Hillman Imp was a fairly popular car in the UK

I’m not sure whether “popular” iwas the word used here but 4800 + Imps were assembled in here in New Zealand, back in the day.
 
I’m enjoying your various scenes, thanks for sharing them.
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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, October 17, 2020 5:54 AM

I have found them!    Two old photographs of canal corner. 

'Clarice' the canal boat hugs the backscene.  The backscene is actually pictures of trees cut from magazines etc. and layerd on the backscene board.

Another photograph.   The grey/white animal on the fence is Suki a cat.   

 

I try to make little scenes around the layout.  Although they are not railway related, hopefully they bring everything together.   I hope you like them.

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:23 AM

NorthBrit
Thanks, the Bear.    The Hillman Imp was a fairly popular car in the UK. Smile

I first became aware of the Hillmans when I got hooked on following the antics of the Beatles back in the early '60s. Seems to me Neil Aspinall had an Imp and there were other models shown in the Hard Days Night movie?

Your mini-scenes look excellent, David. I'm attempting something similar on my layout.

I seem to recall one of the layout "experts" in years past called these LDEs, or Layout Design Elements.

I just think it is neat to have little scenes of interest YesBow

Cheers, Ed

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:24 AM

There was I traveling down the road at around 50mph.  Then LMS loco 46210 Lady Patricia came into view.  No time to focus.  Click!!

Sounds good eh!    Not really.  I coughed as I clicked. Embarrassed

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:19 AM

Kevin, Thanks for starting the WPF with your skillfully built gon.

Dave, Your nice scene shows that 'good things come in small packages'.  I do recall seeing a Hillman Minx and a few Morris Minors in the 60s.  My Pops owned a 58' MGA roadster for awhile, I sure wanted to drive that car, but Mom put the squash on that, "He'll get killed in that car", lol. 

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

      

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Posted by BRVRR on Saturday, October 17, 2020 1:17 PM

Thanks Kevin for starting off WPF. Nice looking gon. The fussy parts are obviously the break gear, etc.

Ed - The tower scene just gets better. The T3s are a real challenge judging by the photos.

Chip - Nice little train!

David - Good looking scene.

Harrison - Nice track work. I've been there. You are much neater than I am.

Rick - Good looking cars as usual. I liked the DT&I and CP trains.

John - Interesting project. N-scale?

Mike - Some interesting photos.

Ringo58 and Ed - Looks like you both have competent supervisors.

LT - Quite a haul!

David - Love the canal boats. Not something you see here in the U.S.

Peter - SUSIE D is a good looking tug.

The latest addition to the BRVRR rolling stock arrived in the mail this week. I spent a couple of hours assembling it. The only changes/additions were Kadee couplers and metal wheels. It is shown here on its first test run.

Milwaukee Racine and Troy #202045.

A little something from the layout. SF #1207 at the head of a short mixed freight passes under the Route 32 overpass.

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 Harrison on Saturday, October 17, 2020 5:12 PM

Wow, so much good stuff this weekend. Thanks to everyone who commented on my post!

I got the crossover completely installed over the past couple days.

https://northcountrytrains.wordpress.com/2020/10/17/installing-the-crossover-on-the-adklc/

 

Enjoy!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, October 17, 2020 8:06 PM

TF: Glad to see you popped up in Weekend Photo Fun. Thank you for the compliments on my gondola car.

Ed: I love assembling resin house type cars and I find them quite relaxing. Resin gondolas and tank cars can drive me batty. Sorry to hear about the problems working on your brass T3 locomotive. I am sure that once it is complete it will be worth all of the work.

Chip: I will bet you are quite happy to have the main line done. Congratulations on completing this important milestone.

David: I am very happy to have a new participant in Weekend Photo Fun. WELCOME. Your great truck scene and canal boat are both perfect for this thread. Your model work and scene building is very impressive.

Harrison: Congratulations on finishing the crossover. I watched the video you shared, and it looks good. I am also glad that your decoder installation for your friend was a success. 

Rick: Wow, four freight cars in one installment, great work on all of them. The WABASH rebuilt USRA boxcar is my favorite of the lot. I do not have the Atlas model of this car, but I have built a few of the Tichy kit for it.

John: Those laser cut church windows look like a lot of work. Good luck with that. I have a few Laser-Kits in my stash, and the windows all look like they will require a lot of effort.

Mike: Those are amazing HOn3 scenes this week. You certainly are skilled at bringing out the atmosphere in those pictures.

Ringo: I have a few of the Proto-2000 flat cars. They are a beautiful model. The picture of yours looks good.

Timmy: It sure sounds like you got a lot of swag on your shopping trip. Congratulations on the impressive haul.

Peter: Susie D is a beautiful model that has that look of having really worked hard at her job.

Allan: I do not yet have any MILWAUKEE RACINE AND TROY freight cars in my fleet. I wish that I could get a set of decals appropriate for a 1950s paint scheme and add that roadname to the roster. Your boxcar model looks good.

-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 NorthBrit on Sunday, October 18, 2020 5:36 AM

Thanks for your comments guys.  Much appreciated.

A little while back my wife and I visited our local model shop.  She saw a model of a building that was a replica of her family farm in Cumbria (England).   Purchase was inevitable.

Wyndham Farm

The little greenhouse at the side was rather 'naff'  and has now gone.

David

To the world you are someone.    To someone you are the world

I cannot afford the luxury of a negative thought

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Posted by NorthBrit on Sunday, October 18, 2020 10:27 AM

New arrival.   LMS Coronation Class loco 6220 Coronation  passing Calls Junction on the layout.    The Pink Champagne wedding shop/store  is a low relief  similar to the one we owned.

 

David

To the world you are someone.    To someone you are the world

I cannot afford the luxury of a negative thought

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:36 PM

Wow! What an amazing Weekend Photo Fun ! Each contribution is outstanding. 

I could not contribute because our computer's hard drive failed. I have viewed your photos on my iPhone and I enjoyed seeing them.

 

cheers. 

GARRY

HEARTLAND DIVISION, CB&Q RR

EVERYWHERE LOST; WE HUSTLE OUR CABOOSE FOR YOU

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