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Weekend Photo Fun 9/7-9/10
Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Thursday, September 07, 2017 7:28 PM

Hey all.  It;s that time of the week again: WPF.  Weekend photo fun is where members show off our projects we are or have been working on during the week...any scale or gauge is welcome.  Before I post my project, I just want to say, I hope this is able to give our members in the path of Irma some normalcy. Thoughts and prayers go out obviously

Okay, here's my project... I just finished up my seventh Ballast hopper...

I think I'm getting the hang of weathering.  Note: This involved cutting the roof off, repainting and decaling.    Let's see some good stuff.

 

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These are the opinions of a 26 year old, from the east end of, and modeling, the same section of the Wheeling and Lake Erie railway.  As well as a freelanced road (Austinville and Dynamite City railroad).

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Posted by dti406 on Thursday, September 07, 2017 10:11 PM

Jimmy, nice fleet, I know how you feel I think I have done 8 of my Anderson's Hoppers building them with Tichy Kits, and I still have 6 more to do, each car is very time consuming with all its parts.

Did a couple of covered hoppers this week!

Bowser 1958 CF ACF Covered Hopper Kit, painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red and lettered with Herald King Decals.  Car was originally built in 1950 and this is a 1977 Repaint, used for hauling sand from Michigan to the Ford Casting Plant in Brook Park, Ohio. 

Tangent Dry-Flow unlettered car, found some Oddballs decals in Rock Island for it. No pictures to be found, used the decal diagram. Car originally built in 1962. It is very hard to find pictures of any of the Dry-Flow cars, seems people were more interested in taking pictures of engines and leaving the car histories behind.

Thanks for looking!

Rick Jesionowski

 

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Posted by RDG Casey on Friday, September 08, 2017 4:25 AM

More work on the scratch build, some details got shifted and air tanks added, but most of the recent work won't be visible in the power pickups. Making my own on the frame and using the proto tender pickups that was originally on what is now 9, it basicaly has all wheel pick up, excluding the front truck.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, September 08, 2017 6:40 AM

Great work everybody.

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Sorry, no weekend fun in South Florida this week, photo or otherwise.

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See you next week.

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-Kevin

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Happily modeling the STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD located in a world of plausible nonsense set in August, 1954.

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Posted by G Paine on Friday, September 08, 2017 2:23 PM

SeeYou190
Sorry, no weekend fun in South Florida this week, photo or otherwise.

Stay safe Kevin, hopefully in a secure shelter on high ground. Thinking of you as well as friends and relatives living in those parts. Also for Digitrax, located in Coral Gables just SW of Miami

George In Midcoast Maine, 'bout halfway up the Rockland branch 

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Friday, September 08, 2017 2:47 PM

Broadway limited is also in the path of this storm.

(My Model Railroad, My Rules) 

These are the opinions of a 26 year old, from the east end of, and modeling, the same section of the Wheeling and Lake Erie railway.  As well as a freelanced road (Austinville and Dynamite City railroad).

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Posted by mlehman on Friday, September 08, 2017 11:15 PM

It will be ugly in Florida. Stay safe everyone!

Nice work, been very busy here with work (yeah!), but seems many members may be battening down the hatches.

Hosting my monthly Friday night ops session NEXT Friday, Sept 15 6-9pm, so if you're new in town, drop me a PM and I'll get you an address to report toWelcome

A few random railfan pics around the layout. Tunnelmotors!

The MOW Mercedes-Benz, known more widely as the Unimog

K-36 480 switching the lumber mill at Rockwood.

 

The G&D lives!

 

Mike Lehman

Urbana, IL

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Posted by jwar41 on Saturday, September 09, 2017 1:08 AM

Using dry wall mud for scenery, and water. Will use thin washes to bring out earth tones and water rapids, long way to go before im done.River Plaster 002

 

 

 

Finish River 002

 

 

A bit more to do but its comming along

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, September 09, 2017 2:39 AM

jwar41
Using dry wall mud for scenery, and water. Will use thin washes to bring out earth tones and water rapids, long way to go before im done.

You are off to a great start!

Dave

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Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, September 09, 2017 6:13 AM
Gidday All, thinking of those in the path of Irma, stay safe.
 
Thanks for kicking us off again Jimmy, and thanks to everyone for sharing your really Good Stuff.
 
jwar41, I agree withDaves comment.
 
One from the archives from me.
 
 
Hope all you ffolkes manage to have a Great One,

Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by C&O Fan on Saturday, September 09, 2017 7:55 AM

Crossing the New River Bridge on the loup Creek Branch Line

with a consist of RS units

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TerryinTexas

See my Web Site Here

http://conewriversubdivision.yolasite.com/

 

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, September 09, 2017 8:16 AM

Jimmy,  Thanks for firing up the WPF and showing your string of modified hoppers, keep up the dirty work.

Our thoughts and support are with those in harm's way and recovering from the terrible calamities.

The little Zundapp is reminiscent of a Honda S90 that a friend used to let me ride back in high school during the 60s, for a two-wheel junkie popping for lunch or filling the gas tank did not detract from the exhilarating fun.  After all Madison Ave. said, "You meet the nicest people on a Honda."

Thanks to all and regards,  Peter

 

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Posted by SouthPenn on Saturday, September 09, 2017 7:24 PM

Expanding the cemetery is on hold until the service is finished.

 

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Posted by RR_Mel on Saturday, September 09, 2017 9:19 PM

Having loved ones in the path of Irma isn’t a good feeling, our prayers are with all.
 
Being stuck convalescing in my recliner for a couple of weeks I decided to give a scratch built a shot.
 
  
 
I finished the wiring yesterday.  The next thing is the roof, I’m stuck on making sheet Styrene shingles look like wood.
 
 
Mel
 
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My Model Railroad   
 
Bakersfield, California
 
I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.
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Posted by BRVRR on Sunday, September 10, 2017 10:58 AM

Good stuff from everyone again this week. Thanks to all.

From the archives, what could be better than two NYC Niagaras?

Thanks to everyone for making WPF the best thread of the week. Keep them coming guys.

Tags: BRVRR , NYC , "Niagara"

Remember its your railroad

Allan

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Posted by jwar41 on Monday, September 11, 2017 12:04 AM

just about finnished this scene this weekend, road is not tied into the river bank yet, have to make long gardrails and finish the flat car bridge.

Finish River 2 002

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