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Weekend Photo Fun - June 8th to June 10th, 2018

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Weekend Photo Fun - June 8th to June 10th, 2018
Posted by dti406 on Friday, June 08, 2018 5:53 AM

Good morning from partly cloudy and warm Northeast Ohio!

Looks like I am first this morning, did not a get a lot done this week so more in progress pictures.

First up is a Branchline 40' 1944 AAR Boxcar Kit, that is fully assembled and ready for painting and lettering as a postwar NYC boxcar.

Another 4 bay NSC Cylindrical Covered Hopper kit, this one with round hatches that will be painted in either Potacan or Cominco Fertilizers colors. I have installed the brake gear and am in the process of installing the roof walk supports.

I did manage to finish one car this week, and IMRC 50' Double Door PS1 Boxcar kit. I made the 6' plug door from a Front Range 7' Door to match the prototype and then scrounged a 9' YSD from the scrapbox to fill the 15' opening.  Car was painted with Scalecoat II Reefer Yellow and Black paints and then lettered with decals from Greg Komar.  This car was built in 1964 to replace old wood side cars and per the loadings of the ACY were probably used for moving tires from the Firestone and Goodyear plants to various final auto assembley plants or for the loading of wood products. the wide opening would facilitate the use of forklifts for loading.

Looking for the good stuff!

Rick Jesionowski

 

 

 

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Posted by C&O Fan on Friday, June 08, 2018 7:00 AM

Making slow progress on my Bachmann speeder DCC conversion

 

Did the cut out for the TCS Z2 decoder

Added a SM LED for a headlight

And a tail light

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, June 08, 2018 7:51 AM

Rick .... Thanks for beginning Weekend Photo Fun .... I like seeing your work in progress with the 40's boxcar and the covered hopper.... The ACY boxcar looks very good. 

Terry .... Nice work so far with the speeder. 


 

I finally got a "round tuit" with some projects this week. Somehow, I never had time to do several projects in the Train Room.  One is to replace flourescent light fixtures with LED fixtures. Several months ago I did a couple of them, and liked it. I replaced more of them this week, and only have four of the thirteen remaining to be replaced. 

Another postponed project was three Waltehrs cars in my Empire Builder needed grab irans and handrails installed as well as lettering for car numbers and names. 

Last night I completed that project. The cars are a baggage / Dorm, a sleeper, and an observation. 

GARRY

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Posted by jalajoie on Friday, June 08, 2018 8:25 AM

I am testing Distributed Power Unit operation on a 3% winding grade. The two leading units are Scale Trains SD40-3 and the mid one is a Rapido Dash 8-40CM. The block trains consist of 10 Walthers Tri-Level Auto Carrier plus 6 Atlas articulated Auto Carrier. The test went perfectly on the MFM Trois-Rivieres Quebec layout except for the road crossing bell which I tripped by error.
 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, June 08, 2018 11:26 AM

dti406
Looks like I am first this morning, did not a get a lot done this week so more in progress pictures.

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Rick: I love seeing people's Work In Progress photos. I love assembling those boxcar kits. Your finished boxcar also looks very good as all your work does.

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C&O Fan
Making slow progress on my Bachmann speeder DCC conversion

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Terry: That DCC decoder installation is just insane. I really hope the speeder works for you when the project is completed.

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Heartland Division CB&Q
Another postponed project was three Waltehrs cars in my Empire Builder needed grab irans and handrails installed as well as lettering for car numbers and names. Last night I completed that project. The cars are a baggage / Dorm, a sleeper, and an observation.

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Garry: The passenger cars look very realistic. Great job!

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jalajoie
I am testing Distributed Power Unit operation on a 3% winding grade. The two leading units are Scale Trains SD40-3 and the mid one is a Rapido Dash 8-40CM.

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Jack: If I can make a request, along with the video link, could you also add a still photograph in Weekend Photo Fun?

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I have sort of another Work In Progress photo in here this week. I finished assembling these two TOFC flat cars for a friend of mine. Maybe he will post a picture of them in here when he finishes them. He uses the name "DieselDoc" in these forums.

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Keep the photos coming!

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-Kevin

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Posted by jalajoie on Friday, June 08, 2018 3:19 PM

SeeYou190
jalajoie
I am testing Distributed Power Unit operation on a 3% winding grade. The two leading units are Scale Trains SD40-3 and the mid one is a Rapido Dash 8-40CM.

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Jack: If I can make a request, along with the video link, could you also add a still photograph in Weekend Photo Fun?

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-Kevin

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This is a good suggestion, I will do it next time.

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Posted by BRAKIE on Friday, June 08, 2018 7:41 PM

One of my favorite boxcars.This A-OK 50' paper service boxcar is a custom painted Walthers paper service boxcar. I bought this from a fellow on another forum.

Larry

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Saturday, June 09, 2018 6:24 AM

Great stuff everyone. 

Heres all I have to offer.

(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 middleman on Saturday, June 09, 2018 1:12 PM

After gluing and priming individual walls for my Kitwood Hill roundhouse kit,I assembled them(no glue)on the layout to make sure everything will fit.

 

Now to take it apart,and get busy on weathering,windows,doors,etc.!

Have a good weekend!

Mike

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Posted by BRVRR on Saturday, June 09, 2018 1:59 PM

Thanks Rick for starting off WPF. Thats a good looking boxcar.

Terry - The speeder is coming along. Hope it works out. I'll have to copy your ideas.

Garry - Good looking passenger cars.

Jack - A good looking layout and a good video too. Didn't appear to be any problem with the distributed power.

Kevin - Nice flatcars.

Brakie - Good looking special purpose boxcar.

Jimmy - Nice rough and tumble car carrier.

Mike - The roundhouse looks like quite an involved project. Looking good so far.

Works in progress. I numbered E-7 #4034 some time ago, but just got around to doing the same to its running mate #4032 and the Jade Green E-8. Not hard work but tedious.

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 peahrens on Saturday, June 09, 2018 2:50 PM

Interesting items being shown this week!  Thanks to all.

I can show two recently completed projects.  One is an IHC Pacific where it was stripped and a few detail improvements added; i.e., handrails, bell, generator, whistle, new headlight plus number boards.  A real learning experience, especially with my airbrush.  The DCC aspect included a LokSound Select micro, a KA4 Keep Alive and a Tang Bend speaker module.  The disappointment is somewhat jerky running.  I think there is an issue with the siderods on one side.  

The other project is the FA1 A/B set.  These are unused LifeLike items that got LokSound Select plus dual 13x18mm CUI speakers in a decent size enclosure.  I'm very happy with the sound.  

 IMG_0656 (2) by Paul Ahrens, on Flickr

 IMG_0659 (2) by Paul Ahrens, on Flickr

 IMG_0598 (2) by Paul Ahrens, on Flickr

 IMG_0658 (2) by Paul Ahrens, on Flickr

 

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Posted by snjroy on Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:50 PM

It's Sunday, and it's pretty quiet in the roundhouse... Have a great week!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, June 11, 2018 4:44 PM

Kind of a slow week for Weekend Photo Fun.

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Mike: I wanted to post a comment on that amazing roundhouse you are assembling. It is very impressive, and from the pictures the craftsmanship is top notch. Well done!

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-Kevin

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Posted by middleman on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:51 AM

Kevin:    Thanks for the kind words. The roundhouse is a terrific kit...pretty much idiot-proof.Everything fits exactly like it should. Their turntable kit was the same way. If I can just keep from gluing my fingers together,it should be a great addition to the layout. I'm hoping Ed will have some updates on his roundhouse soon...I want to see how he handles the interior lighting.

Very nice job on the TOFCs,btw.

Everyone,thanks for your contributions.I particularly like Terry's speeder,the LEDs look great!

Lighter than usual turnout this week,people must be busy with summer activities.

See you next weekend!

Mike

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Posted by C&O Fan on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:57 AM

middleman

Kevin:    Thanks for the kind words. The roundhouse is a terrific kit...pretty much idiot-proof.Everything fits exactly like it should. Their turntable kit was the same way. If I can just keep from gluing my fingers together,it should be a great addition to the layout. I'm hoping Ed will have some updates on his roundhouse soon...I want to see how he handles the interior lighting.

Very nice job on the TOFCs,btw.

Everyone,thanks for your contributions.I particularly like Terry's speeder,the LEDs look great!

Lighter than usual turnout this week,people must be busy with summer activities.

See you next weekend!

Mike

 

HEY mike  Go to Utube and follow the progress videos

https://www.youtube.com/my_videos?o=U

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