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Weekend Photo Fun. 10-12 November, 2017

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Weekend Photo Fun. 10-12 November, 2017
Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, November 10, 2017 1:16 AM
Gidday All, from a warmish (57F) Friday evening, down under.
 
No modelling as such, but have been busy organising for the Clubs Open Days.
A chap, who’s just moved to the village, got in touch and asked if he could come down to the Club and, if possible, “stretch the legs” of some of his locomotives, which had been in storage. Here is one of his locomotives, which started life as an undecorated Athearn BB, which was drafted into hauling a track cleaning train.
 
on Flickr
 
Looking forward to the really Good Stuff,
 
Have a Great One ffolkes,

Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, November 10, 2017 3:59 AM

Thanks for opening another episode of Weekent Photo Fun! Bear...

I love the shot of that "lightly" weathered Cotton Belt engine! The speed blur/pan shot really gives it life! The oil spills on the fuel tank and hood doors are especially well done Smile

There's a few snowflakes blowing around here in NE Ohio so I'm playing it safe and ducking for cover in the secluded shelter of the layout room!

Last week I mentioned the beginning of ballast work around the ore dock — and it continues! I'm also getting the Huletts ready for painting. I found a date scribbled on the bottom of one and it was 2010! Where does the time go.

 IMG_0268_fix by Edmund, on Flickr

Checking for clearances here, and you see the M-E track on the gantry piers. Very time consuming to trim off every-other tie.

 IMG_0276_fix by Edmund, on Flickr

All the recent photos (since 1940) show awnings over the machinery house so I added some of those. Sixteen to be exact.

 IMG_0274_fix by Edmund, on Flickr

Then I decided to add the railings and kick-plate to the rotator deck. I also added some Tichy ladders here, too. Walthers did a great job with these Huletts but if you really want to go nuts, there's LOTS of details you can add to these machines.

 IMG_0272_fix_W by Edmund, on Flickr

Here's a "ship's rail" view of the travellers lined up the way I remember seeing them when I was on board the Goodtime III for the ASME dedication of these engineering marvels back in August of 1998.

I'll have to dig out my video I made at the dedication and post a photo here.

Fortunately, Jack Delano and others have documented the Huletts before they were all dismantled.

 Hulett_JD by Edmund, on Flickr

On to more of the Great Stuff to come...

Regards, Ed

 

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Posted by markie97 on Friday, November 10, 2017 6:24 AM

Bought this interesting little building at an estate sale, but have no clue what it is. Can anyone help out identifying it and its use?

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, November 10, 2017 6:44 AM

Bear, Thanks for starting us off this week. I love pan shots of models. I have never been able to get one to work myself.

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GMPullman, That is an impressive model. What a machine.

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All I have to offer this week is another new freight car from the Turtle Creek Central that has arrived from the paint shop. It is a Funaro and Camerlengo kit of a 36 foot gondola with a Chooch load and Kadee trucks/couplers.

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Keep the pictures coming!

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-Kevin

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Posted by mlehman on Friday, November 10, 2017 6:54 AM

Bear, Have to agree with Ed, that's a fine looking SP SD! Looks like the new guy should be very welcome to drop by and participate. A little new blood is always an inspiration.Big Smile

Ed, Love your HulettsThumbs UpYes

Markie, Keep trying, the pic will come through eventually.

Kevin, Nice car!

I managed to get this modeling done this week, along with a few other less photogenic accomplishments.

Yeah, doesn't look like much, but it's what goes on top that mattersWink

So I went railfanning on the layout. An eastbound loaded coal train powered by a "Perlman mallet" emerges from the curve into staging at the west end of the line, past the CCCP cement plant.

Old energy passes new energy as our train cruises by the nuke plant at Dove Creek.

At the east end of Dove Creek is the Anasazi pinto bean co-op.

While the light isn't fading yet, it's time to head home after our relaxing afternoon behind the lens. One last shot as our long string of loaded coal cars passes the May Day Mine in Hesperus.

 

Thanks for dropping by. If anyone wants to operate over the next few months, drop me a PM and we can make arrangements as I have my winter schedule finally in hand starting in December.

 

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, November 10, 2017 7:12 AM

Good morning everyone from mostly sunny, cold and windy Northeast Ohio!

Bear, thanks for opening, nice pan shot!

Ed, love the Huletts, one of my club members has an extensive slide show when he was allowed to go all around Whiskey Island and has many shots of the Huletts, inside the holds of the ore boats, in the control cab of the Huletts etc. Shame they were all removed, remnants of a bygone era.

Mike, I guess I am a purist at heart, never liked geeps in place of B Units in a locomotive consist. But my Wabash would have a GP35, Trainmaster, C424, B Unit, GP7 and F7 A in one consist, so I guess it's going to have to be alright.

I managed to get one car done this week!

Athearn 40' Ugly Duckling Hy-Cube, removed the cast on grabs and replaced with Tichy Wire Grabs, also replaced the Sill Steps with A-Line Sill steps. Painted the car with Scalecoat II Tuscan Red and UP Hopper Gray Paints, Floquil Platinum Mist Paint and lettered with Herald King Decals. Car was used in Appliance Service with return routing to the PC at Evansville, IN which then went to Appliance Park in Louisville, KY.

Paint and decal work on the Wabash GP35, blue is a mixture of Floquil Paints I got from a Jim Hedigar article on painting the Ann Arbor FA's.

Thanks for looking!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, November 10, 2017 7:37 AM

markie97
Can anyone help out identifying it and its use?

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It looks to me like it is a sand drying house from the steam era.

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If so, it would be at home in an engine service facility.

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It does not look hard to repurpose for a number of other uses.

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-Kevin

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, November 10, 2017 7:50 AM

Bear ... SP Locos were often so dirty, you could not read the writing on them. So, your fiend could just weather the loco and call it Southern Pacific.

Ed ... The Hulett's are massive.... Don't know the answer as t owhere time went. 

Markie ... Looks like a sand house to me for adding sand to locomotives. Nice model.

Mike L ... That's a very nice gondola. 

Rick... Good job with the Hy-Cube... Looking forward to seeing the completed GP35. 


 

I'm continuing to restore some of my buildings and structures from the 1900 era. 

Below is a school house and a firehouse I am working on. The firehouse still needs its railings straightend. 

Next is a my old Campbell single stall enginehouse with lean-to. 

First photos show the model which was heavily damges after many years in storage. ...

The next photo shows it after I repaired the walls. It shows the inside before I repaired the roof.

The last two photos show the repaired enginehouse.

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Posted by Dave Vollmer on Friday, November 10, 2017 8:00 AM

Colorado Midland Ry class 136 #51 on Hangerman Trestle in N scale.

Modeling the "Scenic Route to Leadville, Aspen, Glenwood, Salt Lake, and Pacific Coast."

Modeling the Rio Grande Southern First District circa 1938-1946 in HOn3.

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Posted by zstripe on Friday, November 10, 2017 8:07 AM

markie97

Bought this interesting little building at an estate sale, but have no clue what it is. Can anyone help out identifying it and its use?

Markie,

That is one version of a Steam Locomotive ''sand house''.........:

https://markpaulson.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/durango-sand-house/

 Numerous mfg'ers made them over the yrs.

Take Care! Big Smile

Frank

 

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Posted by zstripe on Friday, November 10, 2017 8:21 AM

I just noticed that Garry You must have posted while I was typing and I must say that the models You posted are Very impressive.......it appears you are a Man of My own heart......Love the detail. Bow

Also all the other poster's some fine work.......

As long as I'm here.......I'll throw in a couple of teaser shots for the ''Bear".

Dump bodies are finished.....chassis and cabs are just about ready for primer. My shoulder is getting alot better and can almost finally get back to My scenery/bridge project.

Take Care,All Big Smile

Frank

 

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Posted by BRVRR on Friday, November 10, 2017 9:44 AM

Some great stuff again this week. Keep them coming guys.

Hard to show my current cleaning/revamping project so I'll post an old photo of the house locomotive:

Black River Valley RR F7A #1116  is the only loco on the layout in BRVRR livery. The model has an MRC chassis and an Athearn shell with a TCS T1 decoder for motor and lights control. It runs very quietly.

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

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Posted by G Paine on Friday, November 10, 2017 9:55 AM

markie97

Bought this interesting little building at an estate sale, but have no clue what it is. Can anyone help out identifying it and its use?

 

Definitly a small sand house like you would find on a branch line or narrow gauge. The stove on the front would be used to dry the 'green' sand which would be stored in the bin to the rear. The pipe near the guy with the wheelbarrow would use compressed air to blow dry sand into the locomotive sand bunker.

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

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Posted by G Paine on Friday, November 10, 2017 10:04 AM

This week, the Boothbay Railway Village model railroaders were working on the G scale Christmas layout which will be on display in the Childern's Dept at the LL Bean store in Freeport ME. A couple shots of the work in progress. 

We will be setting it up next week, and it will run until just before New Years.

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

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, November 10, 2017 10:26 AM

G Paine
 
markie97

Bought this interesting little building at an estate sale, but have no clue what it is. Can anyone help out identifying it and its use?

 

 

Definitly a small sand house like you would find on a branch line or narrow gauge. The stove on the front would be used to dry the 'green' sand which would be stored in the bin to the rear. The pipe near the guy with the wheelbarrow would use compressed air to blow dry sand into the locomotive sand bunker.
 

Definately a modified Revell Sand and Pump house from 1960. the right side of the structure is as originally designed, but the left side has been modified.

http://hoseeker.org/gallery/index.php?album=hotrains4%2Frevellstructures&image=revellt9030sandpumphouse1960.jpg

Rick Jesionowski

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, November 10, 2017 10:40 AM

Frank ... Many thanks for your kind remarks .   I always like seeing your truck models.  Beats stuff.

Alan ... that’s a nice looking F7. 

GARRY

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Posted by RDG Casey on Friday, November 10, 2017 8:28 PM

Some parts arrived for a full cab interior and other stuff on New Hope & Ivyland 40, except a block that will be extremely hard to see representing the steam turret. Done with reference photos of a freshly finished cab in the early 1990's, which will be the finished style. Eneded up making a couple of the washer plugs on the backhead since the pack did not have enough.

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Posted by Ray Dunakin on Friday, November 10, 2017 9:00 PM

Nice work on that NH&I loco! 

 

 

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Posted by Ray Dunakin on Friday, November 10, 2017 9:05 PM

Lately I've been scratchbuilding a 1/24th scale diesel generator for the power house of the Mineral Ridge mine and mill on my In-ko-pah Railroad. It's based on a Fairbanks-Morse opposed piston engine that I saw at the Diamond Tunnel mine in Eureka, NV.

I'm just eyeballing it from the photos I shot, and guessing at the dimensions, so it's not a perfectly accurate replica. Here's how the engine looks so far:

 

 

I still have a lot left to do before it's finished. The power house has several windows so it should be pretty visible.

 

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Posted by C&O Fan on Saturday, November 11, 2017 4:09 AM

Shot some video of my H-8 With a TCS Wow sound Decoder

I love the slow speed control

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKAm39aqoG4

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:14 AM

Bear,  Great seeing you crankin' up the Veterans Day WPF with a nice model locomotive that's doing some real work.

Lotta' good stuff to see and like this week.  Garry's engine house & RDG Casey's locomotive cab interiors are really cool. 

Tried some minimal weathering in hopes of representing a car not long past it's repaint.

Thanks to all the contributors and a special thanks to all who have served and are serving in our military,  highest regards,  Peter

  

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Posted by emdmike on Saturday, November 11, 2017 8:32 PM

Garry, love that engine house!  Wish I was that good with craftsman building kits!  My logging engines would look good in there.   For my pic of the weekend, I am calling it Saturday Night Mallet.    Northwest Shortline/Toby  Rayonier #8 2-6-6-2t taking supplies to the logging camps.    Mike the Aspie

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Posted by "JaBear" on Sunday, November 12, 2017 4:33 AM
That’s some really Good Stuff happening with those Hulett Unloaders, Ed, and as can be the case with such projects, the skies the limit when it comes to adding details.
 
Though it may be “old”, you’ve got a nice little addition to a layout, markie97.
 
Ah Kevin, thank goodness for “point and play” or in my case “point and pray” compact digital cameras. It took about ten attempts to get the one “useable photo”. Nice work on the gondola.
 
Yes Mike, it would be good if the new guy would join the Club, he appears not only to be a nice guy, but has obviously done his homework on the SP. I was thinking it’s been a while since we’ve got to railfan the standard gauge part of your layout, but see that with Daves return, the narrow gauge is still being catered for.
 
Only one completed car Rick??!! Whistling  Mike L put me onto a railway museum near his neck of the woods that has an F7A in an attractive Wabash colour scheme.
 
Great restoration work there, Garry.
 
Looking at the apparent expansion of JaBear Construction, Frank, I fear that JaBear will become, unbearable!!
 
Nothing wrong with an archive shot of a tasteful livery, Allan.
 
Always good to see ffolkes prepared to put the time into, not only promoting the hobby, George, but creating enjoyment for others as well.
 
 
RDG Caseyand Ray, at the risk of sounding like a stuck record, marvellous work!!
 
That is good slow speed control Terry, but can I suggest that those cattle, I can hear in the background, could do with some tucker to quieten them down!Smile, Wink & Grin
 
Gee Peter, as an avid reader of military history I should have thought about Veteran’s Day, though Armistice Day as it’s known down under, is a low key event as we commemorate our servicemen and women on ANZAC Day, 25 April, the day of the landings at Gallipoli, 1915. Thanks for the reminder.
 
And to continue with emdmikesMallet theme; from the Train Show Archives, a scratch built 1:24 scale of the Baldwin built, 2-4-4-2, Taupo Totara Timber Co #7. The actual locomotive is still in existence.
 
on Flickr
 
Thanks to everyone for their contribution,Thumbs UpThumbs Up
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

 

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, November 12, 2017 8:35 AM

Thanks, everybody, for the comments about my engine house. 

Casey ... Looks like you aare well on your way towards completing another prize-winner. 

Terry in TX .... I enjoyed the video. I coukd akomst feel the ground shaking with the big steam loco starting to move a train. 

Peter .... The weathering of the hopper looks great. 

EMD Mike ... Your NWSL 2-6-6-2 is a real treasure. Looks great. 

Bear .... The TTT 7 also looks great. 

Dave V .... Glad you are back for sure. Your CM-themed layout is amazing. 

Ray D ... Your disel generator is exceptional. 

George ... The G-scale layout is impressive. 

GARRY

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Posted by emdmike on Sunday, November 12, 2017 9:13 AM

Its Geared Sunday!   Here is my 3 truck Climax back together, but still with the noisy open frame motor.  Waiting on a package from NWSL with a motor shaft sleeve for my can motor to allow the worm gear to be mounted.  She is getting decaled right now for the sister logging company that brings logs to the mill as well, Turtle Creek Logging Co.  They have a pair of Climax engines, where as the parent company, Wolf Creek Logging runs a pair of hand me down 2-6-6-2t tank mallets and a 0-8-0t mill switcher.   

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Posted by peahrens on Sunday, November 12, 2017 11:50 AM

Nice examples, all.  Fun to peruse.

RDG Casey, I note you are posting Flickr photos as a group, as opposed to multiple individual ones as I do it, requiring a lot of back and forth to select, share, copy & paste link, etc.  Can you advise how to do more efficiently?

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Posted by RDG Casey on Sunday, November 12, 2017 7:31 PM

peahrens

Nice examples, all.  Fun to peruse.

RDG Casey, I note you are posting Flickr photos as a group, as opposed to multiple individual ones as I do it, requiring a lot of back and forth to select, share, copy & paste link, etc.  Can you advise how to do more efficiently?

 

I am still doing them one at a time, just maybe differently. If you hit download this image and go to view all sizes, then the root image is on the page and you can right click to copy image link. It's a bit tedious, but works.

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Posted by Dave Vollmer on Sunday, November 12, 2017 9:07 PM

One more for the weekend...

Consignment score at Colorado Springs' newest hobby shop!  The old Tyco sand house was based on a D&RGW prototype (I think anyway...looks similar to Chama or Durango) and at first glance I thought it make make a quick stand-in for the Rio Grande Southern's Ridgway sand house. A little paint, sand, and some saw cuts later and it looks okay. Please excuse the dark color of the sand… The glue is still wet. It will dry much lighter. Although meant to be a temporary stand-in, we all know what tends to happen to temporary stand-ins...they tend to be less temporary than planned.  So N and HOn3 for me this weekend.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, November 13, 2017 6:55 AM

Dave Vollmer
The old Tyco sand house

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The Tyco sandhouse, like the Like-Like coaling tower, is a very underrated kit.

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With just a little detailing and careful painting it makes a fine looking model. I found myself this same model, mint in old box, in an Antique Store in Georgia a few weeks ago. I bought it for parts/kitbashing material, but I think it will be build pretty much as it was designed.

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-Kevin

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Posted by Renegade1c on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:40 AM

I guess better late than never. I got some progress done over the weekend. I built a fence, planted some weeds and trees and got a hill painted on the backdrop. Also my dog Roxie wanted to help.

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Roxie wanted to help!


Colorado Front Range Railroad: 
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