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Weekend Photo Fun - April 19 through April 21

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, April 21, 2019 6:06 PM

I just "staged" some photos in Union Station — The Capitol Limited is about ready to depart.

 BnO_E9-1456-2 by Edmund, on Flickr

The B&O Bedroom/Lounge-observation car Wawasee is on the next track. My nephew just bought the real Wawasee. He recently moved it to Bellevue, Ohio. I remember riding it on the Broadway after Amtrak bought the car in 1971. 

Yes, Great Stuff this weekend!

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by nealknows on Sunday, April 21, 2019 5:32 PM

Why not a weekend video fun? It would be great to have one. Maybe someone will start it next weekend? In the meantime, how's this for some fun?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go-LSFBVtG8

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, April 21, 2019 5:27 PM

WOW! There has been a bunch of great contributions this week.

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Thank you to all the participants, and thank you for the kind comments on the STRATTON AND GILLETTE automobile transporter.

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I will not be on WPF for the next three weeks, but I appreciate all of you.

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-Kevin

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Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by Harrison on Sunday, April 21, 2019 10:48 AM

The Adirondack diorama is all packed up, rolling stock and all, for the trip to Cooperstown.

 Nice modeling and Happy Easter,

Harrison

Homeschooler living In upstate NY a.k.a Northern NY.

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Route of the famous "Montreal Limited"

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Posted by Marc_Magnus on Sunday, April 21, 2019 3:22 AM

 

Everything is in a container for my next move to Canada.

I have just finish with my job here in Europe.

But I can't stop to work on new projects.

Just leftis a full box of modeling stuff including, Evergreen plates and profiles, North Eastern wood, paints, tools and a few laser kit on the hand.

Last week I shared pictures of my N scale depot inspired by a Howard Zane design.

Now on the run this new project largely inspired by a Fosscale models in HO.

After a three or four evening of measurements and sketches for dowsizing everything to N scale, I was ready to start.

Most of the building are scratchbuild, and some will be really different of the Fos models, but the whole look will stay.

I will use scatchbuild buildings but also laser kit mixed together.

The red small building on the left is a modified Bar Mills model.

Many small details must be scratch too.

I started work wednesday evening until today.

The first three pictures are original from Fosscalemodels; unfortunately this kit in HO is sold out.     www.fosscalemodels.com

 

 

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Posted by mlehman on Sunday, April 21, 2019 1:39 AM

Lots of great modeling to see here, so that with the lateness I will have to skip specifics except to say it's good to see the Bear with a gear in play. Gotta love those found objects that make great loads.

It was a busy week, so this is just a slice of it. I got inspired to relocate several buildings on the Cascade Branch after the Purgatory food co-op had a new grocery store built at the old team track location there.

The health inspector wasn't real happy about the stockyard next door and Summit siding needed an industry (for a lot of reasons), so the stockyard moved to Summit onto a new bumpout I built to hold it.

The storfront block that was formerly downtown Purgatory, having lost its major tenant to the new grocery store, was then moved to become the missing downtown that Crater Lake Junction never had.

The structure displaced was a little too industrial for CLJ, what was intended to be a machine shop and welder. Being an angle-sided building didn't help matters. However, I found a perfect-shaped spot that it fit better all around at the end of the line.

Been operating a bunch as the last of the busy season of local ops wraps up before the summer is upon us. Here I am working the Grape Creek turn. It's a long day by the time it's done but you feel like you earned and enjoyed every moment.

Mike Lehman

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Posted by BRVRR on Saturday, April 20, 2019 3:01 PM

Inspired by Edmund's FA2, here are mine.

PRR 9617 is a Bachmann model with a Tsunami decoder. Number 9600 has a TCS T1 for motor and light control. I discovered the 'reverberation" cv in the Tsunami with mimics the sound of more than one loco.

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

Tags: BRVRR , PRR

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:44 AM

Kevin, Thanks for getting the WPF rolling with a nice looking ride for some beautiful Buicks.

Thanks to all the contributors.  Happy Easter weekend and regards,  Peter

  

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Posted by mbinsewi on Saturday, April 20, 2019 8:43 AM

Thanks Russ.  What had me stumped is that a caboose, like mine, or a regular service caboose, has a brake wheel on each end, and the photos I took of the prototype were concentrated on the frame, and the brake works was not on my radar. Dunce

So, it took forum help, and research.

Mike.

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Posted by Erie1951 on Saturday, April 20, 2019 8:36 AM

Good job on the brake rigging, Mike. Thumbs Up It's a lot easier to install when the frame is open as on your model. I've been working on the brake rigging for my Erie steel caboose, but it's slow going because I just can't seem to get my bench time scheduling act together. I'll be at it later on this morning, though. Right now I'm reinstalling the parts using two diagrams and a bunch of on-line photos. The problem is the location of of the tank, valve, etc. on the cabeese in the photos seem to have gone through modifications over time. I guess that I'll just have to get it close enough. Laugh

Russ

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Posted by mbinsewi on Saturday, April 20, 2019 8:17 AM

The robotics sounds very interesting, Harrison, my grandson is into the same, and part of a small group in his school, that builds and competes with other groups.

I've been busy working on a scratch build of an old MILW. transfer caboose.

Just thought I'd sneak in a couple of pictures of the progress.

Basic frame, on the trucks, testing frame and coupler height.

Brake piping and gear almost complete.  This is a first for me, as far as break gear goes.  Never done it before.  It took some forum help, research, and piecing the photos I took of the car, to get it reasonably right.

Frame and brake works complete, along with lots of rust.  I had to be careful laying under the prototype, so I didn't knock stuff down on my face.  Like when I used lay under one of my old pick ups, and piece the exhaust back together. Laugh 

I'll post the complete build when it's done.

Thanks for looking, now on to more great WPF !

Mike.

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Posted by Harrison on Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:58 AM

gmpullman

 

We modelers are real "junque" collectors — and for very good reason as you demonstrate Yes

 IMG_7186_fix by Edmund, on Flickr

I have dozens of trays of goodies like this for those "now where did I see a little gizmo like that?" moments!

Regards, Ed

I know exactly how you feel! I do the same exact thing. I'm pretty busy this weekend, I might not be here for a couple of weeks, have a robotics and history comps.

Harrison

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Posted by GP-9_Man11786 on Friday, April 19, 2019 9:32 PM

Kevin, cool auto loader.

Rick, Nice rolling stock as always.

Garry, love the cab units

Ed, Gotta love the Pennsy equipment.

Bear, Interesting load. I can't wait to see how the project turns out.

My big project this week was installing street lights in Johnstown.

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, April 19, 2019 6:10 PM

 

A while back an unserviceable gear came across my w**k bench which I immediately thought could become a load for one of my depressed centre cars.

As the "Fab Four, AKA Mop-tops" would say*, your gear is gear, Bear!

We modelers are real "junque" collectors — and for very good reason as you demonstrate Yes

 IMG_7186_fix by Edmund, on Flickr

I have dozens of trays of goodies like this for those "now where did I see a little gizmo like that?" moments!

Regards, Ed

* PS, The Beatles in "Hard Day's Night" gear was the '60s word for cool or trendy.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, April 19, 2019 5:36 PM
Gidday All, from a warm sunny Autumn, down under morning.
 
Kevin, I was hoping to see inspiration before I hit the hay last night, but was soooo disappointed. However, that car and its load has more than made up for it.Smile Date wise, that is why my time frame is early to mid 1950ish.
 
Good to see you’re back in the swing of things after your move, Rick.
 
Garry, CB&Q!!!! Yaaay!!Big SmileBig Smile
 
Terry, am more than happy to wait for one of your tastefully weathered and posed cars.
 
Ed,I must admit to being a bit of an Alco fan.
 
A while back an unserviceable gear came across my w**k bench which I immediately thought could become a load for one of my depressed centre cars. So, with a little time up my sleeve, not much at all considering its still T shirt wearing weather, I’ve made a start.
 
wip by Bear, on Flickr
 
Looking forward to everyone’s really Good Stuff,
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, April 19, 2019 3:44 PM

Thank you for swinging the door open on another fine episode of WPF, Kevin!

Great contributions as usual, folks!

I have two shots of the PRR Alcos I featured last weekend, which are now going through their shakedown runs on the layout. It is unfortunate that a coat of Dullcote "fades" the DGLE or "Brunswick Green" so much. Although sometimes PRR locomotives did look like this, for the most part, though, the paint would  appear much darker. Hopefully I can tone this down with weathering.

 PRR_9616-FA2 by Edmund, on Flickr

These old Life-Like engines are a joy to work with. Solidly built, nicely detailed.

 PRR_9616-FA2x by Edmund, on Flickr

These both have Soundtraxx Tsunami 2 decoders in them. I decided to give Tsunami a second chance. So far, I like them!

On to more great contributions, folks. —

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by PennCentral99 on Friday, April 19, 2019 10:03 AM

Greetings! Not sure if I'll post some pics this weekend, but always check in to see the cool offerings!

Kevin - thanks for kicking off the WPF. The cars and carrier look cool.

Rick - always interested in seeing your work, those rib-sided cars look good

Garry - in my book, scrap/junk yard scenes are cool, yours is no exception.

Terry

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, April 19, 2019 8:30 AM

Kevin ... Thanks for starting Photo Fun .  Nice to see the S&G i hauling autos. 

Rick ..... Nice looking WP 50' boxcar and RI covered hopper. 

Here are a couple of photos ....

GARRY

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, April 19, 2019 7:09 AM

Good morning from cloudy, cool and rainy Northeast Ohio!

Kevin, thanks for starting us out, nice use for that car that sort of existed on the NYC in the 50's.

Managed to finish a couple of cars this week!

Atlas FMC 5077CF 50' Double Door Boxcar kit, painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red, Black and Aluminum Paints then lettered with Herald King Decals.  This was one of 225 Cars ordered by the WP for carrying lumber.

Proto 2000 PS 4427CF Covered Hopper Kit, substituted a Plano Metal Roofwalk for the plastic one in the kit (drilled about 50 No. 79 Holes for the roofwalk supports). Car was painted with Scalecoat II UP Covered Hopper Gray Paint and lettered with Oddballs Decals. One of 1,000 cars in the order to haul grain in the grain growing areas the Rock Island served.  They also ordered the earlier version of the 4427 and the speed lettered version after this car.  Over time the Rock Island sidelined thousands of 40' boxcars used in the grain hauling business with these new covered hoppers.

Thanks for looking!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, April 19, 2019 6:21 AM

Awwwwhh Gee Kevin, I didn't pick you for being such a tease!!!

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Sorry Bear... all is fixed now.

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Sometimes it is just fun to be a tease!

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-Kevin

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Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, April 19, 2019 6:18 AM

 

SeeYou190
PLACEHOLDER - CONTENT UNDER CONSTRUCTION - CHECK BACK SOON

Awwwwhh Gee Kevin, I didn't pick you for being such a tease!!!SadSad

Smile, Wink & Grin

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Weekend Photo Fun - April 19 through April 21
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, April 19, 2019 6:14 AM

Welcome to Weekend Photo Fun

APRIL 5 - 7,  2019

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.

  


 

This week I have a picture of a project car that I am excited to share.

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My layout is set on August 3rd, 1954. Unfortunately Oxford Models brought out an exceptional model of a 1955 Buick Century that I just had to have. My solution is to mount these cars on an auto transporter and present them being transported to a dealership for the September 1954 release of the new model year.

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I present to you STRATTON AND GILLETTE 72001 automobile transporter flat car.

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The freight car is an Athearn Blue Box undecorated automobile transporter. I removed all the cast on details and added Tichy grab irons and A-Line stirrup sill steps.

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The automobiles are held in place by 2-56 screws coming up through the deck of the car. 

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Now I need Oxford to release this automobile model in either dark blue or gray for the fourth position on the transporter, but for now, it is looking good enough to share in Weekend Photo Fun. I am satisfied I found a good enough way to include this beautiful automobile model on the layout.

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Keep the good stuff coming. We all appreciate your photo shares. This is my favorite thread.

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I will not be able to share new models in Weekend Photo Fun for the next three weeks. Details on this coming soon.

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-Kevin

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Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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