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Weekend photo fun 1/10-14
Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:08 PM

its that time again, weekend photo fun.  For those of you who are new, this thread is where we post on what we've been working on this week/end  for example, this has been my project...an ex FURX unit relettered and renumbered into a Wheeling leaser unit  

The green is a band of custom mixed badger paint, and the gray is Vallejo paint. The white and black are decals. 

Let's see what Everyone is working on 

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Posted by mlehman on Friday, January 12, 2018 2:39 AM

Thanks for starting WPF up, Jimmy.

I was experimenting with new cameras this week. I hoped to have a video or two, also, but maybe later in the weekend?

In the meantime, I have some shots taken with the new 4K action cam.

A nice view of Durango and

the yard.

 

Silverton

Finally, this one's for Bear, who offered some technical advice that was useful.

 

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, January 12, 2018 3:32 AM
Gidday Jimmy,thanks for kicking us off again. I took a little time out to view the ex FURX locomotives on the interweb, and must say you’ve done a fine job.Thumbs Up
 
Sadly, the Bears work bench at the Lachlan River RR Workshop, has become covered in cobwebs and a thick layer of dust, so will be, for some time, relying on WPF to satisfy my model railroading fix!!
 
on Flickr
 
Looking forward to more really Good Stuff,
Have a great One ffolkes,

Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, January 12, 2018 6:07 AM

Good morning from cold and rainy Northeast Ohio, waiting for the icy mix and then snow tonight.

Jimmy, thanks for starting and the locomotive looks great!

Mike, some unusual shots with that new camera, but overall looks good.

Bear, I am still waiting for you to finish my Wabash Car Ferry, thanks for stopping by.

I managed to finish a couple of cars this week!

Kadee 50' PS1 Boxcar with Slding H60 Frame, painted with Scalecoat II Reefer Orange and Black Paints, then lettered with Mask Island Decals.  Car was built in 1962 and specially equipped for hauling steel products from the mills around Chicago.

Tangent PRR X58 Boxcar, painted with Scalecoat II PRR Freightcar Red Paint and lettered with Herald King Decals.  Car built in 1964 and was an insulated car used in general service.

Thanks for looking!

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Posted by C&O Fan on Friday, January 12, 2018 7:58 AM

I got my Coal sound car on the layout providing sound at the tipple

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5Y74HWf684

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by peahrens on Friday, January 12, 2018 10:25 AM

I'm enjoying everyone's exhibits.

I'm finally getting back to doing an actual project.  Santa brought a "new" 2010 HO Athearn RTR UP Veranda gas turbine & tender, a very nice model.  It is getting a LokSound Select installed, with CUI 13x18mm speakers plus LED lighting. 

 IMG_9055 (2) by Paul Ahrens, on Flickr

 IMG_9062 (2) by Paul Ahrens, on Flickr

I've removed the circuit boards and lights in the loco and built 2 dual-speaker enclosures, a larger 10.1 cc one for the rear area and a smaller 3.7cc one for under the cab.  I loaded the decoder with the GTEL sound file and did an A/B sound comparison with my decoder tester setup.  The larger enclosure sounds vastly better, I presume a flatter response with less lower frequency roll off.  So I'm thinking I should install only the larger one so all the sound is from the better frequency response unit as opposed to the option of both enclosures, providing 1/2 the sound from the better enclosure and 1/2 the sound from the inferior one.  Comments welcome on that.  Another option would be to remove the cab interior to allow a larger enclosure up front; i.e, two better enclosures.  Not sure that would provide more lower frequency sound at the same adjusted sound level output.

 IMG_9065 by Paul Ahrens, on Flickr

 

 

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Posted by BRVRR on Friday, January 12, 2018 12:15 PM

A good start to WPF guys. Keep the photos and ideas coming please.

My depot project had a little setback recently. The roof overhang interfered with the right of way on the inner main and with the watering, commuter and freight track on the other side. Part of the roof and the 'knees' had to go. I did add freight doors on both sides of the building.

My cigar band E-7 project moves ahead slowly. The decals have been applied finally. Next is a little weathering with powders and a coat of dullcote.

Thanks to all for making WPF the best thread of the week.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, January 12, 2018 8:52 PM

Good evening ... 

Jimmy .... I like the lease locomotive. I believe I saw some like that on the CSX a few years ago. 

Mike L ... Very intersting photography. 

Rick ...... your EJ&E and PRR boxcars look outstanding. 

Terry ....  I enjoyed watching your video of the coal being loaded into a hopper. 

Paul .... The UP turbine looks like a great lcomotive. Perhaps, you can ask your DCC question in the MR Electronics and DCC forum. 

Allen ... Wow !... Your E7 looks great. Nice job. ... Your depot looks good too. 

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Here are small industries which are providng revenue on my railroad. 

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Posted by mlehman on Saturday, January 13, 2018 4:11 AM

on Flickr Looking forward to more really Good Stuff, Have a great One ffolkes, Cheers, the Bear.Smile

Its not the following that's the problem with the Red Baron, it's the shooting! Yikes, he's got a good position to shoot at the poor ol' Beaver.Confused Hopefully, someone realizes that releasing the tow rope will put the Barn nose down.

Rick, Thanks for the kind words and that X58 looks sharo.

Terry, Sound is good and this video proves just how interesting it can be.

Paul,  That Turbine is gnarly

Allan, Good save on the depot.

Garry, The business district -- a generator of revenue, even if much of it flows via the team track.

Now, some more videos.   

https://vimeo.com/250944237

https://vimeo.com/250945498          

 

 

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, January 13, 2018 11:56 AM

Jimmy,  Thank for opening the WPF, nice paint job and decals.

Thanks to all and regards, Peter

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Posted by G Paine on Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:45 PM

mlehman
Now, some more videos.

Neat to see all those dual gauge turnouts at the beginning of the video!

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Posted by mlehman on Sunday, January 14, 2018 3:28 AM

G Paine
Neat to see all those dual gauge turnouts at the beginning of the video!

Thanks, George, glad you enjoyed that. I didn't used to be much of a believer in higher definition imaging formats, but they have reached the point where the extra detail can be very compelling to view.

I hope this inclination can be harnessed to aid education about my layout. At least that's my initial premise beyond just seeing what thngs look like at scale eye level. I hope to make videos of trains enroute as various trains, showing station stops and various industries and yards.

All of my dual gauge turnouts are Shinohara, just about the only choice besides handlaid 25 years ago. They're pretty trouble-free. The only thing that's a little irritating is that the rather forgiving frogs cause a bit of a drop when car wheels roll thrugh them

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Posted by GraniteRailroader on Sunday, January 14, 2018 7:27 AM

Mike a silly question, on your dual gauge track can the cars be switched together? 

Say if a narrow boxcar is at an industry with a standard one... can both be couple and moved about?

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, January 14, 2018 9:18 AM

Good weekend everyone. It is nice to be back at home after spending the week in Atlanta.

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Jimmy: Your painting on the leased locomotive is looking really good

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Mike: I love your creative photography.

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Rick: The two new boxcars look great as always.

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Terry: I hope to get a chance to watch your video of the coal loading soon.

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Paul: I have always been impressed with the Union Pacific turbine locomotives.

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Allen: Your E7 looks great.

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Garry: Nice industry scene.

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I have not done any model building this week. I did tape off the dimensions of my planned end peninsula to try out the plan of the yard throat to my staging yard to see how it fits. The tiles are all 12 inches, so it is easy to see the actual space required for the return loops and the yard throat.

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Kato Unitrack is the best thing for track planning in full size. All the different radius curves are very handy.

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The great news... EVERYTHING FITS! I can have all of the staging tracks I planned in the available space.

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-Kevin

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Posted by PennCentral99 on Sunday, January 14, 2018 9:33 AM

SeeYou190

I did tape off the dimensions of my planned end peninsula to try out the plan of the yard throat to my staging yard to see how it fits. The tiles are all 12 inches, so it is easy to see the actual space required for the return loops and the yard throat.

-Kevin

 

Hi Kevin, Great idea and your yard throat looks good!

On your measurements, did you compensate for the gap between tiles? Gap spacers for tiles are usually 1/4" or 3/8" to allow for the grout. Even with 1/4" spacers, 4 gaps would equal 1" over 4 feet. This could cause a track that runs close to an edge to be over the edge.

Thanks,

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, January 14, 2018 9:50 AM

PennCentral99
On your measurements, did you compensate for the gap between tiles? Gap spacers for tiles are usually 1/4" or 3/8" to allow for the grout.

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Yes I did. These tiles are actually 11.75 inches square, so with the 1/4" grout they come out to exactly 12" on the grid.

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Very handy!

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-Kevin

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Posted by middleman on Sunday, January 14, 2018 9:57 AM

Great pictures - and videos - everyone! I've been working on the ash dump pit.Walls are lightweight spackle,rail supports are strip styrene.I need to find/build some lattice steel walkways for the hostlers,or get them ladders to work off.

Also made a short video of the Kitwood Hills turntable.Not exactly "action packed",but it gives you an idea of the great slow speed control the kits motor provides.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qYTjlGMsc8

Enjoy the rest of the weekend,

Mike

 

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Posted by PennCentral99 on Sunday, January 14, 2018 10:16 AM

SeeYou190

Yes I did. These tiles are actually 11.75 inches square, so with the 1/4" grout they come out to exactly 12" on the grid.

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Very handy!

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-Kevin

Thumbs Up  I always say....measure more than twice, lay once! You have very cool track planning hardware.  Big Smile

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Posted by mlehman on Sunday, January 14, 2018 12:41 PM

GraniteRailroader

Mike a silly question, on your dual gauge track can the cars be switched together? 

Say if a narrow boxcar is at an industry with a standard one... can both be couple and moved about?

 

Yes, two way to do it. One is equip the motive power with dual couplers, like here:

This is on a bachmann 44-tonner. The "standard" gauge couper is a 714, while the "narrowgauge" is a M-T N scale coupler. You have to do this in order to get the draft gear small enough to get both coulers centered over the rails of the respective gauge.

The other way is to use a dual gauge idler car. Kits are available from Rio Grande Models.

It's more of a challenge to operate dual-gauge. First, keeping track of where your loco and cars can and cannot go is tricky. No loops for a dual gauge train, for instance. The toughest part is strictly 1:87 scale related. Even with a bunch of weight in it, the idler cars tend to be light and jumpy, so it takes a very steady hand to uncouple from it without derailing it.

Here's a overhead pic of Durango yards for all the dual-gauge buffs.

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Posted by mlehman on Sunday, January 14, 2018 12:47 PM

middleman
Also made a short video of the Kitwood Hills turntable.Not exactly "action packed",but it gives you an idea of the great slow speed control the kits motor provides. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qYTjlGMsc8 Enjoy the rest of the weekend, Mike

Wow, that's looking good and running slow, Mike!Yes

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Posted by middleman on Monday, January 15, 2018 9:36 AM

Thanks,Mike,and thanks for the videos - I enjoyed the ride!

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Posted by LakeErieExpress on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 12:43 PM

Hopper

Went to a local train show this weekend and picked up this little baby. Spent Monday weathering it and trying to refine my weathering skills. 

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Posted by mlehman on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 12:47 PM

Jon,

That's a fine weathering job. Wish I could have such a subtle and refined hand at it.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 1:41 PM

LakeErieExpress
Spent Monday weathering it and trying to refine my weathering skills.

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You did a great job. The weathering is very convincing.

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-Kevin

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