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Weekend Photo Fun October 12 - 14
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, October 12, 2018 6:42 AM

Welcome to Weekend Photo Fun

OCTOBER 12 - 14,  2018

All Are Welcome! 

Here is an opportunity to showcase any recent project or layout progress.

 


 

Please feel free to post any model railroad related photos here — past or present. This is a place to share photos of your layout, equipment or current project.

 


 

I am thrilled to be starting Weekend Photo Fun one more time.

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I am going to begin WPF this week with a couple more pictures of boxcar projects. The first one is a boxcar that I built to test another lettering scheme. This one is the test for a double door boxcar. The test model is a normal Athearn #1200 undecorated 40 foot steel boxcar.

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The second boxcar is the actual "production" STRATTON & GILLETTE 40 foot double door automobile boxcar that received this paint scheme. I only plan to have one of these, so it was important to test the pain scheme first.

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The kit was an older CB&T model. It received a Tichy AB brake kit, Kadee trucks & couplers, and some other minor upgrades.

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Keep the pictures and comments coming! Weekend Photo fun is the best.

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-Kevin

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, October 12, 2018 7:14 AM

Kevin, thanks for starting us out this weekend, sorry it was such a "pain" to do these two nice looking cars.

Still in the packing and moving mode, so nothing new this week again.

A pair of my Athearn GP9's with a coal drag pass Leon Lavdas' NYC GP40's in a siding on the Strongsville Model Railroad Club Layout.

Thanks for looking!

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Posted by peahrens on Friday, October 12, 2018 8:50 AM

Looking forward to all the weekend items as always.

This week I built a Proto 2000 53' gondola kit, adding a Chooch wire load.  Metal wheelsets were included so painted the wheels & trucks as will be my new standard.  The grabs and sill steps are loads of fun!  And too fragile, especially the more vulnerble sill steps.  Ditto the 2 Tichy cars behind.  I have another on hand, so suggestions (or a link to the best thread) are most welcome.

 IMG_3005 by Paul Ahrens, on Flickr

 IMG_3008 by Paul Ahrens, on Flickr

I'll add some photos of the Mt. Washington NH cog railway where we visitied a couple of weeks ago.  A fun trip.

 IMG_2972 by Paul Ahrens, on Flickr

 IMG_2951 by Paul Ahrens, on Flickr

 IMG_2953 by Paul Ahrens, on Flickr

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, October 12, 2018 8:50 AM

Kevin ..... Boxcars look great. Neat lettering. 

Rick .... I like the GP9's and GP40's . 

Paul..... Thanks for sharing the cog railway photos. Your gons look great. 

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It's that time of the year again ....

Another photo ... I operated my NP freight F-units a couple of days ago.

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Posted by NeO6874 on Friday, October 12, 2018 9:03 AM

... man, I really need to get something put together... 

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Posted by middleman on Friday, October 12, 2018 9:55 AM

Kevin: Thanks for getting things started...Very nice work on the boxcars again!

Rick: Hoping things go smoothly,and you can get back to your excellent modeling soon. Nice shot of the club layout.

Paul: Great looking gon and load. That 1st picture from Mt. Washington looks like it could be someone's layout.

Garry: Good looking shots from your layout - as usual. Love the Fall scene.

I'm making progress on the roundhouse. Still some scenery,touch-up painting to do. Ed had some terrific looking goose-neck lights on the exterior of his roundhouse - I'm still looking for those in O scale. Finally got the roof done.

Working on my ash dump area. I didn't have room for another track,so the pit is cleaned by hand shoveling into a dump truck(I hope to finish painting the truck today,weather permitting).I need some O scale walkway/grates,so the hostlers won't need the step-ladder to clean the fire.

Looking forward to what everyone's been up to...

Have a good weekend!

Mike

 

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Posted by BRVRR on Friday, October 12, 2018 1:43 PM

Thanks Kevin for starting off WPF. Those are some good looking box cars.

Rick - Nice.

Paul - Interesting stuff.

Garry - Cool pics. Love the NP freight units.

Mike - Great photos. Nice layout.

As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I've been working on the radio telephone antennas for my Pennsy FAs. The project had the potential of driving me to drink:

This is the first photo from when I started the project Sept. 23.

Here the .015" wire is threaded through the posts.

The view from the side.

Antennas complete and the loco on the layout.

I'm just a little bit crazy from this project. Probably more so when I do FA 9600.

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 nealknows on Friday, October 12, 2018 1:53 PM

These are for riogrande5761 to see as well as everyone else. This was made with kits from Great West Models

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Posted by RDG Casey on Friday, October 12, 2018 2:55 PM

I have a finished F&C Reading low side gondola,

and Henry the CNJ T-32 in action.

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, October 12, 2018 3:23 PM

Great stuff this weekend, everyone!

Thanks for getting things started, Kevin.

My "little people" have more choices for dining on the rails this weekend. I'm nearly finished with two of my dining car projects. I fitted Walthers trucks to the cars and had to modify the bolsters.

 NKP_DL131 by Edmund, on Flickr

 

I believe the Diner-Lounge lettering is a little big from what I recall but I didn't get much of a choice with the Microscale decal set.

 NKP_DL131a by Edmund, on Flickr

 EL_DinerLounge by Edmund, on Flickr

The folks on the Lake Cities can now get a decent meal, too.

Here's a before shot:

 Diner_NKP-EL by Edmund, on Flickr

Now I have to remember where I put my American Limited diaphragms Embarrassed

On to more great stuff!

Regards, Ed

 

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Posted by G Paine on Friday, October 12, 2018 11:23 PM

I have been working on a machine shop for the Boothbay Railway Village layout. It will go on the right side grade. The building, a Walthers George Roberts Printing model, was an orphan kit that was donated in falling apart condition; probbably due to use of tube glue. I am kitbashing it to fit an avaiable space. I have just finshed painting the walls, and am showing the front and backside of the front wall.

How long does painting take? I like to let paint layers dry overnight, so here it is day by day. The top floor will be detailed with machine shop equipment, figures and lighting, and the lower floors blank. On the other walls, I could not pop all the windows out, so the first day was spraying Dullcote on the back of the lower floor window glazing. I masked off all the brick panels; that color was good enough to save.

Day 2, I masked off the windows I had sprayed, as well as the upper floor inner wall and the outside window openings. I sprayed the inner lower walls black so lighting would not make the walls glow.

Day 3, I masked off the black paint and and the cornice brick and concete, then sprayed light grey primer on the upper floor inside wall.

Day 4, Many old industrial buildings had a band of white painted on the lower inside walls; I masked off the upper walls and sprayed a white band

Day 5, I masked off the white band, and the inner walls where the concrete colums would be, then sprayed the walls a brick color

Day 6, I masked off the brick color and sprayed all the concrete inside and out with Aged Concrete

Day 7, I  removed all the masking, and did touch up painting where needed to finish the painting

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, October 13, 2018 10:14 AM

Kevin, Thanks for opening the WPF.  Your nifty double door boxcar lead me to a bit of interesting internet research and from what I gather it was quite a labor intensive & skillful operation loading automobiles into boxcars in the days before auto racks.

WPF is always chock-full-o creativity and modeling goodness.

Thanks to all the contributors, have a good fall weekend, regards, Peter

  

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Posted by middleman on Saturday, October 13, 2018 10:38 AM

Beautifully done,Peter!

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Saturday, October 13, 2018 2:13 PM

Nice work everyone,  This thread is one of the best without fail.

Here's what I have to offer.

In my opinion, one of the best things about mondern era modeling (and the curse) is NOTHING is too new, and anything older can just be rusted up and aged.  These cars made it to the mid 2000s at least, so it's not a stretch to say they are right at home, serving out their last years in captive service on the Wheeling and Lake Erie.  They would be running between Mifflin Junction on the Union Railroad, to a supplier on the west end of the Wheeling and Lake Erie. 

(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 "JaBear" on Saturday, October 13, 2018 4:16 PM

Jimmy_Braum
Nice work everyone,  This thread is one of the best without fail.

Spot on , Jimmy.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, October 13, 2018 4:20 PM

Nothing from me on the modeling front this week. Been working a lot, not having time to model, so nothing to show. Maybe tomorrow.

Still, WPF is my favorite. I love this thread.  For me, I would say 95% of it is looking and seeing what everyone else is doing.

If I'm not posting, that doesn't mean I'm not looking. There's always good things to see here. Always enjoyed and appreciated.....Looking good KidsSmile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, October 13, 2018 5:14 PM

HO-Velo

  

I've always considered myself an artist and a Craftsman and still do. I am never too proud to say I have met my match or been exceeded. Exceeded is the key word here.

Hats off to you Peter..... AmazingIndifferent

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Posted by zstripe on Sunday, October 14, 2018 10:49 AM

A lot of great photos and modeling done this week..... what to Me that stands out the most is Peter's mini-mart....great job, Peter..

I have been busy with a couple projects which are requiring a lot of time.....but I am just about finished with JaBear Construction Co. diorama and will show the results probably next WPF.....God willin'.

How about a couple older pic's from part of the backdrop with background buildings on the ISL of My layout, twi-light and night:

What I did not know at the time the pic' was taken......that the building on the left was not sitting correctly in the base...so light was shining on the backdrop. All the buildings are removeable, but they have bases that they fit into:

Take Care, All.Big Smile

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Posted by RR_Mel on Sunday, October 14, 2018 4:29 PM

We had a house full the last few days so I didn’t get much done.  Like Track Fiddler I always check this thread at least a couple of times every day, WPF is my favorite thread.
 
All the excellent work from everyone is outstanding!!!!
 
Its kinda intimidating to post with so many super skilled modelers, especially this week!
 
My project for the last couple of weeks has been getting my layout back running.  I tore up my control panel to rewire for my Arduino Random lighting Controllers way back in January but my arthritis got the best of me then the Bakersfield heat put a stop to working in the garage.  I did get almost everything working, enough to fool all our guests anyway.
 
 
 
 
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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, October 14, 2018 5:37 PM

Thanks to all for your contributions, and thank you for all the kind words on my boxcars. I missed that "painful" typo when I posted it!

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Rick: Thank you for sharing another great photograph.

Paul: The Chooch load sure looks good in the Proto 2000 gondola. The sill steps on those gondolas are a pain, but they look so perfect. On my Tichy gondolas I used A-Line stirrups style "B", and they work fine and are very tough.

Garry: Those pumpkins are making me realize how close we are to my favorite holiday, only 17 days to go!

Dan: I am looking forward to seeing your shared projects.

Mike: The roundhouse looks so good. I see you parked your locomotives with the boilers out. I usually see the tenders towards the doors in pictures. Is there a reason for this?

Allan: The Train-Phone Antenna is a project for sure. I had to drill out some brass stancions for 0.015" wire once. I found filing the drill bit flat like an end mill made this easier.

Neal: The Tropicana plant is iconic for Florida layout. It looks impressive.

Casey: Those are VERY low sides on the gondola. I always enjoy assembling the Funaro & Camerlengo kits.

Ed: The painted brass diner looks like a great place to eat.

George: It is a lot of work, but marking and painting in layers sure gives a great finish to those buildings.

Peter: I just can't get over how real the Mini-Mart looks. I want to run inside and get a soda!

Jimmy: Those weathered coil hoods sure look like they had a hard life.

Frank: I am eager to see the finale of the project.

Mel: Getting trains running for guests is always an accomplishment.

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See you all next week.

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-Kevin

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Posted by HO-Velo on Sunday, October 14, 2018 9:00 PM

So many generous comments do an old heart good, thanks to all, and of course a Bear-toon can't help but tickle one's fancy.

Thanks again, long live WPF, regards,  Peter

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Posted by middleman on Monday, October 15, 2018 1:24 AM

Allan,thanks for the kind words about the roundhouse/layout,and nice job on the Pennsy antennas.

Kevin,thank you,too. The short answer to your question is:  I don't know.

Like you,most pictures I've seen of standard gauge roundhouses have the engines(generally)facing the back wall. I've always assumed that's because there's more room to work at the rear of the stall. The majority of the D&RGW narrow gauge roundhouse pictures I've seen,on the other hand,have most,if not all,engines facing the front. Don't know if that was general practice,or was just the case in the few pictures I've found. If anybody has anything to add,feel free to chime in.

So I guess the long answer is also:   I don't know.

Thanks again,everyone,for your contributions.

Mike

 

 

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Posted by "JaBear" on Monday, October 15, 2018 4:08 AM

SeeYou190
The roundhouse looks so good. I see you parked your locomotives with the boilers out. I usually see the tenders towards the doors in pictures. Is there a reason for this?

Gidday Kevin, this is only a guess but with the fan effect of the stalls, if there was a lot of work to be done on the front of the engine, then there’d be more working space with the locomotive nosed in.
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Posted by Harrison on Monday, October 15, 2018 7:54 AM

This weekend I went into the adirondacks and found D&H heven at North Creek, NY. Here is D&H RS-36 #5019.

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Looking good everyone,

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Posted by G Paine on Monday, October 15, 2018 8:44 AM

middleman
I've seen of standard gauge roundhouses have the engines(generally)facing the back wall.

The reason I understand is if a locomotive accidently moves out of its stall and goes into the turntable pit, it is a lot easier to recover a tender from the pit than a locomotive

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, October 15, 2018 9:28 AM

G Paine

 

 
middleman
I've seen of standard gauge roundhouses have the engines(generally)facing the back wall.

 

The reason I understand is if a locomotive accidently moves out of its stall and goes into the turntable pit, it is a lot easier to recover a tender from the pit than a locomotive

 

Maybe.... However, I thought it was to make it easier to work on locomotives inside the roundhouse ... The tracks were farther apart deeper into the roundhouse leaving more space between engines. 

 

Everybody ... Thanks to all who participated.... It was a fantastic Weekend Photo Fun . 

GARRY

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Posted by middleman on Monday, October 15, 2018 9:48 AM

George: Your idea makes a lot of sense. The only Rio Grande K-36(out of 10)no longer around - #485 - was scrapped after falling into a turnable pit face first. This,coupled with the fact that there is more room to work at the back of the stall,makes a good argument for parking engines facing the rear wall.

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Posted by RR_Mel on Monday, October 15, 2018 10:23 AM

middleman

George: Your idea makes a lot of sense. The only Rio Grande K-36(out of 10)no longer around - #485 - was scrapped after falling into a turnable pit face first. This,coupled with the fact that there is more room to work at the back of the stall,makes a good argument for parking engines facing the rear wall.

 

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Posted by middleman on Monday, October 15, 2018 10:29 AM

Thanks for the picture,Mel!

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