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Weekend Photo Fun - September 24, 2021 to September 26, 2021

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Weekend Photo Fun - September 24, 2021 to September 26, 2021
Posted by dti406 on Friday, September 24, 2021 8:37 AM

This is the Weekly Thread where modelers can post pictures of completed projects, work in process or layout photos either complete or in process. Thanks for all participate and we encourage as many to participate as possible.

Good morning from Sunny and Cool Northeast Ohio!

This weeks completed projects!

Car #12, Tichy  USRA Hopper kit with panel sides including the extension, painted with Scalecoat II Silver (with a touch of green paint) and the extension painted with Floquil Reading Green, decals were included with the kit. The Anderson's of Maumee, Ohio purchase several hundred of the Wabash's Panel Side Hoppers and converted them to haul grain from the Maumee Elevator to the Port of Toledo, especially after the St. Lawrence Seaway was completed.

Intermountain 1937 AAR Boxcar kit, painted with Scalecoat II Black and Boxcar Red paints and lettered with Speedwitch Media Decals. Car was one of 1,000 purchased by the C&O in February of 1942, this is the 1948 repaint scheme. Car was in general service on the C&O.

 

 

Athearn Bluebox GP40-2, with added detail including, grabs, lift rings, MU stands, Firecracker Antenna, Rock Plows, and uncoupling levers. Painted with Floquil Brass Paint and lettered with Herald King Decals. This unit was painted in this scheme to commerate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of EMD.

After I finnished a couple of more G39 Ore Jennies, thought I would take my train of 38 ore jennies pulled by a C628 and C630 to replicate the ore trains comming out of Whiskey Island in Cleveland heading towards Pittsburgh.

Thanks for looking!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, September 24, 2021 9:04 AM

Oh me oh my... we have two Weekend Photo Funs this weekend.

Sorry, I was watching hilarious DVDs of the 1980s reboot of The Twilight Zone and forgot to open WPF before I went to bed.

Rick: The golden diesel is a great model. I would love to see it double-headed with the golden CB&Q steam locomotive. How many Anderson grain hoppers do you have so far? I have one to build, but of course it will not be Anderson when I am done with it.

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I received this little brass covered hopper car this week. As I mentioned before, I love brass covered hoppers and tank cars.

This one is tiny, just over thirty feet and not as tall as a standard hopper car.

I love the brake detail on this one too. The car is so small it makes the brake appliances look larger. The air line to the retainer valve looks easily damaged.

Happy Weekend Everybody.

-Kevin

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Posted by York1 on Friday, September 24, 2021 9:10 AM

Is there a way to merge the two WPF threads?  It looks like both Garry and Rick posted the new threads at exactly the same time.  What's the old saying about great minds?

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, September 24, 2021 9:13 AM

York1
It looks like both Garry and Rick posted the new threads at exactly the same time.  What's the old saying about great minds?

I was working on it at the same time also... we nearly had three Weekend Photo Fun threads. Good thing I double-checked after I made the header.

-Kevin

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Posted by snjroy on Friday, September 24, 2021 9:20 AM

Hi folks. Seems that we have a hopper theme going...  I'll complement with small steam going through town (at our club).

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Posted by Pruitt on Friday, September 24, 2021 9:32 AM

Here's a view of the almost completed "cornfield corner" on the CNW line between Hudson and Riverton WY on my layout.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, September 24, 2021 9:32 AM

SeeYou190

 

 
York1
It looks like both Garry and Rick posted the new threads at exactly the same time.  What's the old saying about great minds?

 

I was working on it at the same time also... we nearly had three Weekend Photo Fun threads. Good thing I double-checked after I made the header.

-Kevin

 

 

 

Actually.... I did double check, and there was no other WPF when I posted... Rick's showed up later on my computer. He had no content.... His post only said "placeholder". 

 

 

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, September 24, 2021 1:44 PM

Heartland Division CB&Q

 

 
SeeYou190

 

 
York1
It looks like both Garry and Rick posted the new threads at exactly the same time.  What's the old saying about great minds?

 

I was working on it at the same time also... we nearly had three Weekend Photo Fun threads. Good thing I double-checked after I made the header.

-Kevin

 

 

 

 

 

Actually.... I did double check, and there was no other WPF when I posted... Rick's showed up later on my computer. He had no content.... His post only said "placeholder". 

 

 

 

Garry I do that to avoid double posting as it takes 15-20 minutes to make the entry so I list placeholder or under construction then edit the post and make the entry.

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, September 24, 2021 2:22 PM

dti406

 

 

 

 
Heartland Division CB&Q

 

 
SeeYou190

 

 
York1
It looks like both Garry and Rick posted the new threads at exactly the same time.  What's the old saying about great minds?

 

I was working on it at the same time also... we nearly had three Weekend Photo Fun threads. Good thing I double-checked after I made the header.

-Kevin

 

 

 

 

 

Actually.... I did double check, and there was no other WPF when I posted... Rick's showed up later on my computer. He had no content.... His post only said "placeholder". 

 

 

 

 

 

Garry I do that to avoid double posting as it takes 15-20 minutes to make the entry so I list placeholder or under construction then edit the post and make the entry.

 

Rick Jesionowski 

 

 

Rick .... My method is different. I wrote my entire opening post for WPF.  Then I opened a second window, and looked at General Discussion. There was no Weekend Photo Fun started at that instant. So I went back to the first window and submitted my thread to the forum. There was no need for a placeholder. Upon doing that, I saw you were a few seconds ahead of me starting a thread with your placeholder. As you said here, you had not completed your first post at the time. So, I can tell my first post was completed before yours. 

However.... Who cares  ?

Rick , I certainly like your Andersons hopper, C&O boxcar, and Chessie GM 50. The Alcos in your last photo look very good, too. 

Kevin .... You posted you brass hopper in both threads. Nice looking model. 

Simon .... I like your double header steam locomotives. 

Mark P .... Your scenery is excellent. 

John York 1. ....... I wish the threads could be combined. I don't know how to do that. 

 

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, September 24, 2021 2:24 PM

Twice by Bear, on Flickr

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, September 24, 2021 3:49 PM

SeeYou190
I received this little brass covered hopper car this week.

Gidday , Kevin , a great score, do you know what the protoype is for that particular car?

Cheers, the Bear. Smile

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, September 24, 2021 4:56 PM

JaBear
Kevin , a great score, do you know what the protoype is for that particular car?

Bear: According to the box, it is a Frisco Panel Side Covered Hopper.

Hopefully an expert will chime in. I know from past experiences that Overland package descriptions can sometimes be misleading.

-Kevin

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, September 24, 2021 6:17 PM

SeeYou190
Bear: According to the box, it is a Frisco Panel Side Covered Hopper.

Thanks, Kevin.Thumbs UpThumbs Up Your information has allowed me to find one prototype photo, so far.
 

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, September 24, 2021 11:07 PM

Hello!

Thanks for setting up our WPF, Rick. Thanks to Garry, too Embarrassed

Your GM50 looks great! I wsaw it once at W. 3rd. St. and you captured the color perfectly.

 Clark Ave 1982 04 B&O GM50, 6426 by Dave Thomas, on Flickr

Everyone has great contributions as always! Great inspiration, too Yes


Most of my work this week was electrical. I'm installing some override switches for some of my signals so they are "direction-of-traffic" oriented. I want to make sure a clear signal is not showing when there is an oncoming train!

I don't have a new hopper this week but I did pick up a pair of PS-1s:

 Monon_PS1 by Edmund, on Flickr

Kadee molded this entire car in bright yellow plastic, I believe. It has an annoying translucent look. I hope some Dullcote and weathering will tone it down a bit.

 ACY_3454_PS1 by Edmund, on Flickr

I really didn't have a decent caboose to compliment my several Conrail locomotives so I cured that with this Tangent model!

 Conrail_cab-21713 by Edmund, on Flickr

A few weeks ago there was some discussion about the Coronation Scot. I fell victim to a flight of fancy and had a set sent across the Pond:

 Coronation-Set by Edmund, on Flickr

Plus an additional brake-coach:

 Coronation-Mail by Edmund, on Flickr

Both these engines were displayed at the 1939 World's Fair so there is at least some historic justification:

 Coronation_Century by Edmund, on Flickr

I sure like those tall, lacy drivers!

 Coronation-Scot by Edmund, on Flickr

Always interesting — always FUN!

Cheers, Ed

 

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Posted by TheFlyingScotsman on Saturday, September 25, 2021 10:31 AM

Ed's exactly right about the World's Fair of course. I've searched all over for a picture of both together but they are invariably seperated by the Italian ETR 200, although somewhere I have seen all 3 head on so sort of together.

https://www.1939nyworldsfair.com/worlds_fair/wf_tour/zone-6/trains_of_the_day_1.htm

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, September 25, 2021 11:17 AM

Rick,  Thanks for opening the WPF.  Until reading the caption I was wondering, "why would Rick decal a brass Geep?"  Silly me, but a testament to your superb skills.

Thanks to all the contributors and viewers.  Have a good weekend and Happy National Comic Book Day.  Regards, Peter

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Posted by tankertoad70 on Saturday, September 25, 2021 2:04 PM

Superb pix Gents.  I really love 'em.

Here is a shot of recently, mostly completed down town Sellwood on the Mt Hood RR.  Not too sure about the backdrop, but it will do for now.Cowboy

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, September 25, 2021 3:07 PM

Hello .... I still wish I knew how to combine threads, but I don't . So we still have 2 WPF's. 

Ed .... I like your Coronation train very much. Also, that's a nice Conrail caboose. The Monon and ACY boxcars look good. Thanks for ackowlegding my starting the other thread. 

Don .... Yoru small town looks great. 

Peter .... Thanks for posting in both WPF threads. I like your "Comix" building. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, September 25, 2021 9:05 PM

Instead of combining threads, the other WPF thread vanished along with contibutions in it. 

 

It is absolutely wrong to do that. Who did that ? 

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Posted by PennCentral99 on Saturday, September 25, 2021 11:46 PM

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Posted by Southgate 2 on Saturday, September 25, 2021 11:56 PM

Great work, everyone!  I also thought the Geep was a decalled brass. Looks good though. Pruitt, I cant tell where the layout ends and the backdrop begins. Great blending!  No pix to offer this week, at least not yet. Dan

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Posted by dti406 on Sunday, September 26, 2021 10:14 AM

SeeYou190

Rick: The golden diesel is a great model. I would love to see it double-headed with the golden CB&Q steam locomotive. How many Anderson grain hoppers do you have so far? I have one to build, but of course it will not be Anderson when I am done with it.

 

-Kevin

 

Kevin, I sorted of noted it in the original post, this is the 12th Car I have completed. They go together a lot quicker than the first one, of course that one took about 10 years from start to finish, the second about 4 hours, now I am down to about 1 hour per kit.

Garry, I liked you pictures on the post that disappeared, sorry that happened to you.

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, September 26, 2021 12:38 PM

dti406

 

 

Garry, I liked you pictures on the post that disappeared, sorry that happened to you.

 

Rick Jesionowski

 

 

Rick .... Thanks for saying that. You are a great person. I always enjoy your contributions to WPF. ... As of now, nobody has contacted me to explain why my thread was deleted. It should not have been deleted. It was not a problem, and it did not vioalte any forum rules. 

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Posted by NVSRR on Sunday, September 26, 2021 4:10 PM

 My new aquisition.  Needs parts as I said in the seperate post.   But the weights are unique late 1800's. bullets.  It did fit perfectly.   The inside has lots of room for speakers and dcc despite its size..  And new wieghts. 

 

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Posted by NVSRR on Sunday, September 26, 2021 4:11 PM

 The tongue and nap turnout in place inand some of the street trackage down.  I noticed after puttin g the building in place that I can soften that curve.  next weeks work and start in on the other two toungue and napes.

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Posted by Lakeshore Sub on Sunday, September 26, 2021 6:20 PM

Good stuff everyone.   Long weekend getting ready for a 25th anniversary trip this week.

Bear, any time I get to see 2 C&NW E-4 Hudsons, life is good.

Thought I would share the wreck train from last week heading back to home after rerailing the locomotive in Plymounth.Repainted the crane tender into more believable colors since I painted it green and yellow over 30 years ago.

Also thought I would share a 44tonner spotting a hopper on the coal trestle.

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 5:11 AM

Thank to everyone that made Weekend Photo Fun a success this week in spite of the confusion of two threads. I will open it next week as usual... promise.

dti406
now I am down to about 1 hour per kit.

Wow, one hour for a Tichy kit, that is amazing, and I will never get there.

gmpullman
A few weeks ago there was some discussion about the Coronation Scot. I fell victim to a flight of fancy and had a set sent across the Pond:

Ed, that is a beautiful model. I have always thought that locomotive could be "Americanized" into an SGRR streamliner fairly easily.

Does this version have RP-25 wheels? How does it do on code 83 rail?

-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:24 PM

SeeYou190
Ed, that is a beautiful model.  —  Does this version have RP-25 wheels? How does it do on code 83 rail?

Thank you, Kevin. 

When I looked in to buying the set I knew it was listed as OO scale. Yet the Hornby documentation said "Runs on HO track". I bought several Marklin/Trix pieces of rolling stock with no problems, although these were marked RP-25 or the wheelsets could easily be swapped.

https://www.world-of-railways.co.uk/techniques/ask-phil-will-oo-models-run-on-ho-track/

 

 Coronation_Flange by Edmund, on Flickr

While these are not as deep as the old Rivarossi "Pizza Cutter" flanges they do have a smaller back-to-back wheel face measurement.

 Coronation_Gauge by Edmund, on Flickr

While the depth of the flange seems to pose no problem on code 83 rail it is that narrower gauge that I'll have to deal with. Probably not a problem on the bogies of the carriages or pilot wheels but the beautiful drivers of the locomotive may pose a problem.

The cars DO pass through my switches and guard rails with only some minor bumping as they pass through. Might upset one's tea if unprepared, though. Hornby offers replacement wheels but it looks like they would have the same flanges. Time for a little lathe work?

When David gets back on his feet again he may be able to help.

Thanks for asking —

Cheers, Ed

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