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Weekend Photo Fun - January 22nd through January 24th 2021

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Weekend Photo Fun - January 22nd through January 24th 2021
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, January 22, 2021 2:02 AM

Welcome to Weekend Photo Fun

January 22, 2021 through January 24, 2021

All Are Welcome! 

It seems that January, 2021 is going to be the month where I share nothing but new acquisitions in Weekend Photo Fun. That is not by design, but just the way it turned out for me.

This week... another awsome eBay score.

A seller put up a set of six different Roundhouse brand undecorated Harriman Style passenger cars.

These are a bit on the shorter side, which should be better for my layout. It is a complete train, but it could use another coach or two.

So now, I have several complete passenger trains.

9 cars of Rivarossi Heavyweights

8 cars of Rivarossi Smooth Side

8 cars of Athearn Heavyweights

5 cars of Branchline Heavyweights

5 cars, all brass, for my Mail Train

And now, these 6 Harriman Cars

Of all of these passenger cars, exactly ZERO of them have been painted. That is right... none. I just cannot get it together to paint passenger trains.

I have three or four extra passenger cars that I painted for the prop fleet, but that is as far as any STRATTON AND GILLETTE passeneger train has made it through production.

OK... the weekend is here... please share your fun photos of layout work, beautiful scenes, works in progress, new neat stuff, or something else.

-Kevin

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, January 22, 2021 2:29 AM

Thinker by Bear, on Flickr

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, January 22, 2021 2:48 AM

Thanks for the kick-off of the third-week of 2021 WPF, Kevin. One day you will get inspired to tackle your passenger cars. Sometimes inspiration comes from some pretty obscure and unexpected places!

You look exhausted, Bear. If you were up here north of the Equator you'd be in the middle of hibernation right about now. zzzSleepzzz


 

Pull up a chair, any chair! I got some of my Parlor car chairs painted for my Congressional Limited.

 Parlor Chairs by Edmund, on Flickr

I have the diagrams of the cars so now I can cut some styrene "floor" and space these out properly. The antimacassars are a little sloppy here and there but, at 79 MPH they'll look fine!

I hope to get a video made of the working semaphore signal I finally installed this week. They sure are fussy to get working properly.

On to more great stuff Big Smile Cheers, Ed

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Posted by NorthBrit on Friday, January 22, 2021 4:43 AM

Well, well, well!   We shall have to have a competition to do things on the layout.   Kevin  has plenty of things to enter.  Laugh

 

We can all sit on the chairs Ed  has painted.    Well done.

 

As for Bear?    Well Bear is at his best with the Beartoon.   Love it.

 

I shall post something later.

 

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Posted by Ringo58 on Friday, January 22, 2021 7:59 AM

Kevin- Thanks for getting this week started! Those cars look great. Thats going to make a nice passenger train! I don't have any besides some old Athearn BB santa fe passenger cars I saved up for a year to buy with coins from my lionel coin bank.

Bear- Laugh

Ed- Thats a lot of chairs! They look great. Now they just need people to fill them!

I missed last week on accident, had too many things going on and forgot. 

Looks like I havent posted an update in a while. I switched my layout over to DCC using an NCE powercab. I feel silly to not have done this in the beginning! I absolutly love it.

2 more DCC and sound locos were accuried-  Athearn Genesis MILW F7 (first run) and a genesis GP38-2 SOO bandit. Now to wait on buyers for the DC versions of these locos. 

 

 

Is there a better way to upload videos besides the small link box?

Also got this sign and a power cab holder mounted

Keep the good work flowing!

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, January 22, 2021 8:23 AM

Good morning from cloudy and cold Northeast Ohio!

Kevin, thanks for starting us out, I am in the same place as I have a number of undecorated passenger cars that need to be built and painted.

Bear, pre-empted by a Bear Toon, I am humbled!

David, can't wait to see your contribution!

Ed, those are a lot of seats, I may come to you for inspiration.

Ringo, good pictures keep up the nice work!

Finished a couple of cars this week!

IMRC 40' PS1 kit, with lowered ladders on A end and roofwalk removed and A-Line Sill Steps installed. Car was painted with Scalecoat II L&N Blue then lettered with Mask Island Decals.  The L&N rebuilt a number of their 40' PS1's in the mid 60's and installed DF Loaders for the shipment of appliances out of Appliance Park outside of Louisville, KY. Many railroads supplied cars to the pools out of Appliance Park including the 40' Hi-Cubes.

Walthers Thrall 52'6" Gondola kit, matched the Despatch Shops gons pretty well with the right number of ribs and panel spacings so I used it to build this P&LE Gon from the late 50's. Car was painted with Floquil Jade Green and lettered with Mask Island Decals. Used in general service along with thousands of other P&LE, NYC, EL, and PRR gons in the Pittsburgh area.

Another old picture I had not published, a pair of Athearn GP9's hauling a PRR mixed freight on the Stronsville Club layout.

Thanks for all the nice comments last week, surely appreciate them.

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Friday, January 22, 2021 8:45 AM

Great stuff all,  ill review each after 1ork. 

 

Here's my project....well one of a,couple atm. 

3D printed that. The trucks behind were printed in N SCALE! 

I'm still working out the bugs to reduce the print lines.

 

I've got two things waiting on dullcote and gloss. Ran out of gloss mid spray even!

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, January 22, 2021 10:00 AM

Kevin .... I think you will have fun painting and lettering teh Harriman cars.

Ed ....  Your chairs look great. 

Rick ..... I like the L&N and P&LE freight cars and also the G9's. 

 

Ringo .... Nice locos. I see the GP38 actuallly moves. 

Jimmy .... Your 3D prining is going well... I've heard of stopping on s dime, but your car stopped on a quarter. LOL 

Bear..... Must you? Stick out tongue

David ... Looking forward to your contribution.

..... 

Here are some industries in the City of Heartland.

 

 

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Posted by RR_Mel on Friday, January 22, 2021 11:00 AM

Kevin, I’d be jumping with joy if those were mine, I love passenger cars.  I’m working on a HW Lounge car now.

Bear, I saw one like that one time covered with snow and thought it was dead and poked it with a stick, won’t do that again.

Ed, sure like those chairs, much better looking than mine.

Ringo, hope you got the sound going in your MILW F7.

Rick, I really like those 18 wheelers!!!

Jimmy, keep at it, you’ll get there.

Garry, very nice structures and the vehicles look slick!

Well I’ve been working on my heavy weight lounge car (really need a sack full of Ed’s seats) I still need to paint the seats.  To complete the interior I need passengers so that is my current project.  I finally finished the females this morning, two full days.




I have a dozen or so males ready to paint.  I should have a finished interior by next weeks WPF.

 

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Posted by snjroy on Friday, January 22, 2021 12:39 PM

Wow, great start guys. I pretty much completed  my Forney HOn3 project. I bought it used and it wasn't running when I got it. I fixed the gear problem and added a small DCC chip, but the drivers slipped big time due to its light weight. I added weight everywhere I could (added a tool box in the front, two sidetanks, some weight in the cab). That helped a lot. The limited number of wheels also created power pickup issues. So I added a home made tender - something real branch operations did with small saddletank engines. Full power pickups were added to the wheels. So it now runs "OK" - I'm hoping that the wear on the wheels will gradually reduce the slippage. I'm still happy with it otherwise.

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Posted by NorthBrit on Friday, January 22, 2021 2:48 PM

I am unable to upload pictures from my camera to computer, so cannot post what I wanted.   Therefore  a picture of the new layout at Crown Point Yard.  It has more roads to store locomotives.  Testing all roads were 'good to go'.

 

 

Most of my diesel locomotives I have I have seen in real life.   One such locomotive was Class 47  47583   County of Hertfordshire  in Network South East livery.   I would see it nearly every week.  Why it was so far away from its depot was a mystery.   Perhaps Northern crews liked it and 'kept it'.

The wires to the right  have now been moved underneath the board.

 

 

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Posted by tankertoad135 on Friday, January 22, 2021 2:57 PM

As usual, nothin' but the best from you Gents.  Here are a few reefers I completed a while back.  First off is an Athearn 50' mechanical w/ MS decals.

 

Here is another Athearn 50' plug door w/ MS decals.

Our third one is from Details West with Champ Decals applied.

 

And this final humperdill is a Walthers plug door from the era when Walthers made kits that were fun to assemble.  Herald King decals completed the job and this took first place in a combined Rocky Mt and Thousand Lakes NMRA regional convention.Whistling

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Posted by JDCoop on Friday, January 22, 2021 5:42 PM

Another before and after for a friend's layout.  The before is after I had disassembled the building.  I wanted to repaint the building as the mortar lines were too bright and too noticeable to me.

Before:

 377BCB29-F4A0-48B2-99A4-875AC9116CDE by Jeffrey Cooper, on Flickr

After:

 B316619D-9DE3-4D59-BF54-99C91C535A24 by Jeffrey Cooper, on Flickr

 DC3248DE-8967-49D6-9F32-6C92F0EFB0DD by Jeffrey Cooper, on Flickr

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, January 22, 2021 6:47 PM

chair by Bear, on Flickr

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Posted by PC101 on Friday, January 22, 2021 6:51 PM

You can't fill gondolas if the scrap is not brought in by truck or shopping cart.

I rebuilt the trailer and put together the shopping cart scrapper. It is on a friend's layout. I think it is a new startup scrap yard. Not much clutter laying around.

I think ''Weekend Photo Fun'' is the best way to finish the work week and start the Weekend. You guys are Great and your work is Great. Thanks for the pictures.  

 

 

 

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:19 AM

Great pictures (so far).

 

Ringo  Lovely cars well made.

Jimmy_Bra   Very interesting.  3D trucks.  

Garry    Other industries on a layout.   Love it.  Bringing a reason to everything.

Mel   Great looking figures.  Putting  life to a layout.

Simon   A beauty of a locomotive.

tankertoad135    Great looking reefers.

JDCoop     A lovely building well made.

PC101     A scene that is well constructed.

 

Excellent pictures by everyone.   

 

David

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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:47 AM

I have been busy with some cattle wagons.   Each Railway Company had their own and had their own style.    On Leeds Sovereign Street and Crown Point  1914/19 layout there are three different Companies.  They are Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway  (L&Y),  Leeds, Scarcroft & Wetherby  Railway(LSWR)  and Kirkstall & East Seacrofrt Railway KESR).

On the left is a LSWR  cattle wagon of 1912 design  and on the right L&Y  wagon of 1910  design

 

 

On the left  a KESR  cattle wagon of 1898 design.  On the right  a Great Northern Railway wagon of 1908 design

 

 

Throughout the years the same type of wagons were built to the same designs  and therefore ran in different eras.  Cattle wagons continued to run into 1970s.  It gives me a reason to run the wagons when I run the diesels.

 

 

Making full use of wagons being built.  Big Smile

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, January 23, 2021 12:08 PM

Kevin,  Thanks for the WPF start-up, your paint booth and compressor are going to get a work-out.

Recently my grandson began driving for Swift Transportation.

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

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Posted by BRVRR on Saturday, January 23, 2021 4:05 PM

Big SmileKevin - Thanks for starting WPF. Looks like your have another great e-bay find.

Bear - Big Smile

Ed - Thats a lot of chairs. Where did you get them? I need some for several of my passenger consist.

Ringo - Thats a good looking Milwaukee loco.

Rick - Nice cars as usual.

Jimmy - You are making progress.

Garry - The plumbing supply business looks good. As do the other "industries".

Mel - Good job on the people. Painting those small figures drives me nuts. I try to get them ready-made.

Simon - Cool little loco. Have you tried Bullfrog Snot on the drivers? I've had good luck with it on a couple of my 'weak sister" locos.

David - Your photos were worth waiting for. Interesting loco.

tankertoad - Nice group of box cars.

Jeff - Good looking improvement.

Bear - Smile

PC101 - Your scrap trailer is very interesting. The shopping cart guy has quite a load. Around here I would thing he was scrapping a man-hole-cover he had pried up in the street.

David - Lots of cattle wagons!

HO-Velo - Thats a handsome 18-wheeler.

I'm still working on my lighting circuit(s). Installed the new 3amp power supply so the lights no longer go off on overload. Not much to see with the power supply so here is one from way-back:

NYC GP40 #3075 leads a mixed freight as it transits the reversing loop on the BRVRR.

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 gmpullman on Saturday, January 23, 2021 6:20 PM

Thanks for the positive feedback and all the great contributions, folks!

BRVRR
Ed - Thats a lot of chairs. Where did you get them? I need some for several of my passenger consist.

I stumbled across them after several round about searches, Allan. These are from Palace Car Co.

https://www.palacecarco.com/

None of the options are very "cost effective" one of the most reasonable for ordinary coach seats is Pike Stuff.

https://www.hobbylinc.com/pike-stuff-red-coach-seats-for-passenger-cars-72-ho-scale-model-railroad-scratch-supply-4102

The parlor seats had the effect I was looking for, just to remove the look of an empty car. Passengers can be added later.

 PRR_Congo_Parlor by Edmund, on Flickr

Just yesterday a photo was posted of a Monon parlor car that has what look like the very same seats!

 Monon-Hoosier Interior by John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library, on Flickr

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by BRVRR on Sunday, January 24, 2021 10:44 AM

Thanks Ed. I'll check out Pike-stuff. Simple is best for me and their chairs will probably do the trick.

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Posted by hgodling on Sunday, January 24, 2021 11:09 AM

I got sick of cleaning the garage to make space for my layout, so I decided to start making a building. 

Not much to look at for the moment, but eventually it will be a CPR enclosed water tower. 

-HG

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Posted by NorthBrit on Sunday, January 24, 2021 11:36 AM

hgodling

I got sick of cleaning the garage to make space for my layout, so I decided to start making a building. 

Not much to look at for the moment, but eventually it will be a CPR enclosed water tower. 

-HG

 

 
 
'Oak trees from little acorns'.   Well done
 

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Posted by SD45M on Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:49 PM

Yesterday me and a few friends ran trains at TMRCI out in Union. My train is on the right, my friend Kyle's train with the Rapido B36-7 is on the left.

A shame that one of the Dynamic Brake fan covers came out. Seems like Scaletrains didn't glue/secure them properly, so I had to do it myself when I got back home.

Either way, it was fun, including when a different guy at our club tried to pull my consist with a pair of steam engines (I believe a consolidation and a mikado) and half of the club-owned hoppers came off the tracks, likely because he jumped a switch and didn't notice until it was all on the ground. Good thing these cars aren't loaded!

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Posted by "JaBear" on Sunday, January 24, 2021 2:50 PM

SD45M
...when a different guy at our club...

Different by Bear, on Flickr
 
A big thank you to all the contributors for sharing your really Good Stuff.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by snjroy on Sunday, January 24, 2021 3:16 PM

BRVRR

(...) Simon - Cool little loco. Have you tried Bullfrog Snot on the drivers? I've had good luck with it on a couple of my 'weak sister" locos.

BRVRR.

Thanks, I forgot about that option. I never tried it, but it would be nice if this little fella was a regular on the layout.

Simon

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, January 24, 2021 3:44 PM

Bear ..... Three Bear-toons in one weekend ... Remarkable !

Mel ...... Thanks for ommenting on my photos. .... Your painting of figures looks good. I suspect the ladies will be glad when you get those seats installed because they are not happy sitting on top of pins. Smile, Wink & Grin LOL 

David (North Brit) ...... Thanks for your remark. I enjoy seeing your excellent work in your photos. 

Alan ..... Thank you for commenting about the industries in my pictures. I like your photo of NYC locomotives. 

Everybody ...... Thanks for all of the great photos ! 

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, January 24, 2021 3:48 PM

I didn't contribute this week, but I sure enjoyed the photos from everyone.

Thanks to everyone -- you are an encouragement to the rest of us modelers.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, January 24, 2021 5:28 PM

I sure do like WPF

Just because I don't post every week doesn't mean I'm not looking here.  I guess I'm kind of a lurker those weeksWhistlingLaugh

I really enjoy looking at all your guys's work every week.  Most times I gather some really great ideas here.

 

I'm kind of sad I don't have any more cork to lay.  I've only used Midwest Cork ever.  I love working with it and the way it smells. The stuff does argue when you push as hard as you can on your metal straight edge cutting it.  The tips never come out perfect no matter what you do but they will fill up with ballast eventually one dayStick out tongue

 

Thanks for all the photos.  Keep up the beautiful workYes

 

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, January 25, 2021 1:34 AM

I have not been able to keep up with this edition of Weekend Photo Fun. I have been working on the guest bathroom, and that ate up a lot of my time this weekend.

Bear: The early BearToon was good for a laugh. Thank you.

Ed: Those passenger car chairs do add a lot. I will absolutely need to add interiors to my passenger car fleet... maybe.. someday... we will see.

Rick: I love the way you usually share two cars each week, that way I get to select a favorite. This week my favorite is the L&N boxcar. It looks great.

Ringo: I am glad to hear you are enjoying the DCC system.

Jimmy: That 3D printer looks like it will be a big help with those hard-to-get period automobiles.

Mel:The population for your passenger cars is simply fantastic.

Garry: I always enjoy seeing pictures of the structures on your layout

Simon: Your forney project looks like it turned out perfect. Nice work.

David: Thank you for more views of your beautiful layout.

TankerToad: Those FRUIT GROWER EXPRESS cars sure have some variety in the lettering schemes. Yours look very good. 

Jeff: That is a great strcuture before-and-after you shared. That building is on my "I hope I have roome for it" list for my layout, unfortunately I doubt it will fit.

Bear: A second toon! What a great weekend.

PC101: That scrap truck looks perfect. You did an incredible job finishing that model. I have never seen a real trailer made from a freight car like that. It looks good.

David: Those cattle wagons look tiny. They sure do have character. You make early 20th century English railroading look like a lot of fun to model.

Peter: Your picture does a great job of capturing how large 18 wheeled articulated lorries really are. Great picture as always.

Allan: Every time I see GP40s I get a little itch to change my era back to 1968. They sure are a handsome locomotive.

HG: You can't eat an elephant unless you are willing to take that first bite. Thank you ofr shraing the start of your water tower project with us.

SD45M: I don't like disasters. I hope nothing was damaged.

Bear: A third toon this week! We must have won a lottery! Thank you.

Fiddler: Nice work on the roadbed cork. The way you notch for turnouts looks the same as the way I do it.

I am sorry if I missed anyone or anything. I will see you all next weekend. Thank you for all of the contributions.

-Kevin

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