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Jarrell's Show Me Something: August 2019

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Posted by doctorwayne on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:11 AM

Here's a tender, converted for water service in work trains...

Show me a freight car with a load, please.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:11 AM

doctorwayne
Show me a freight car with a load, please.

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Wayne, that is a very neat car. Great picture.

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Here is a nifty DIAMONDBACK AND WESTERN horizontal ribbed hopper car loaded with coal. This was built from a resin Funaro & Camerlengo kit.

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By the way, the covered hopper is loaded also, but you cannot tell in the picture!

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Show me another freight car built from a kit.

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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 G Paine on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:46 AM

2 Sandy River & Rangly Lake RR (SRRL) narrow gauge boxcars (HOn30) also built from Funaro & Camerlengo resin kits at Whitefield on Boothbay Railway Village layout.

Show me some more kit built rolling stock

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

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Posted by doctorwayne on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:12 PM

Here's a flatcar, built from a Tichy kit...

...and the same car with a load of pipe (still needs some wedges to hold the pipes in place)...

Show me another car built from a kit, please.

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:55 PM

doctorwayne
Show me another car built from a kit, please.

A Funaro kit-built resin car:

 IMG_9796_fix by Edmund, on Flickr

Another kit-built car please.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:16 PM

gmpullman
Another kit-built car please.

This 6,000 gallon three-compartment tank car was built from an undecorated Tangent kit....

More rolling stock (or locomotives) built from kits, please.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:24 PM

doctorwayne
More rolling stock (or locomotives) built from kits, please.

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This CHICAGO AND SOUTHERN boxcar was built from a CB&T shops kit. I added a completely different AB brake system to it from the scrap box, and a bunch of better details.

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Please show me another kit you built of any type.

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-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:57 PM

SeeYou190
Please show me another kit you built of any type. .

Here's a LaserKit New York Central wood caboose:

 IMG_7223_fix by Edmund, on Flickr

 IMG_7251 by Edmund, on Flickr

 caboose track2 by Edmund, on Flickr

Laser-cut wood kits are a pleasure to build Yes

Show me another wood kit, rolling stock, structure or other, please.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:23 PM

Last year I added a small scene on my current layout to include buildings,  structures, and rolling stock from my previous layout which was 1900 era. The depot is made from a FSM kit. There are some Campbell kits buildings as well as others. Wood rolling stock includes passenger cars made from LaBelle kits. I scratch built the coaling tower and other structures. 

 

Please show more scratch built models or show models made from wood kits. 

GARRY

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Posted by HO-Velo on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:09 PM

Very nice Garry.  More of the same please, scratch or wood kit models.  Regards, Peter

 

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Posted by doctorwayne on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:21 PM

Built from a Bowser kit for a NYC K-11...

I added a can motor and NWSL gearbox, and scratchbult the vestibule cab over the original Bowser cab.  The tender is from Tyco/Mantua.

I'll eventually tear it down and re-do it as TH&B's #15 or #16.

Show me something kitbashed, kit- or scratch-built please.

Wayne

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:52 AM

doctorwayne
Show me something kitbashed, kit- or scratch-built please.

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I built this LITTLE ROCK AND SOUTHERN boxcar from a bunch of stuff in the scrap bin. One of your shared projects was actually the inspiration for this one.

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The underframe is from an Intermountain Rerigerated Boxcar, the ends are leftover from Tichy USRA boxcar kits, and the roof is from a Red Caboose boxcar. I added a scap-box roofwalk and some AB brake details. The sides are completely built up from styrene.

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Show me something else you built that is unique.

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-Kevin

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Posted by mobilman44 on Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:58 AM

Here are a couple of diesel fuel storage tanks........

 

How about some more unique kit bash / scratch structures?

ENJOY  !

 

Mobilman44

 

Living in southeast Texas, modeling the "postwar" Santa Fe and Illinois Central 

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Posted by doctorwayne on Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:56 AM

SeeYou190
....I built this LITTLE ROCK AND SOUTHERN boxcar from a bunch of stuff in the scrap bin. One of your shared projects was actually the inspiration for this one. . The underframe is from an Intermountain Rerigerated Boxcar, the ends are leftover from Tichy USRA boxcar kits, and the roof is from a Red Caboose boxcar. I added a scap-box roofwalk and some AB brake details. The sides are completely built up from styrene....

That's a good-looking car, Kevin, and you've really done a nice job on it.  Thumbs UpThumbs Up

mobilman44
....How about some more unique kit bash / scratch structures?

GERN Industries is the largest customer on my railroad (click-on photos for enlargement)...

It's a kitbash of Walthers ADM grain elevator, with add-on silos, plus their Red Wing Milling structure, along with a sizeable scratchbuilt addition made from .060" sheet styrene (which I buy in 4'x8' sheets).

The warehouse for shipping bagged product in boxcars is also scratchbuilt, using the same material, plus Evergreen corrugated siding and Campbell aluminum roofing...

The tanks for liquid products are all scratchbuilt, with the horizontal ones built using the pastic rolls from office paper, while the vertical ones are heavy cardboard tubes with a wrapper of thin styrene.  The rivets were added using a dress-maker's pounce wheel...

I elevated the silos using legs built-up from .060" sheet styrene, and deliberately made them too short to allow a locomotive to fit under - this sometimes necessitates use of an idler car/cars, enhancing operations - there are several such conditions on the layout, all deliberate and all for the same reasons....

GERN was built as a traffic generator, and has proven very useful in that role.  There are also about 50 GERN modellers/modelers world-wide. 

GERN is based on a fantasy character derived by my brother when we were kids, playing table hockey, and he supplies GERN advertising and other novelties on a "as-it-strikes-him" basis.  Here are a couple of examples...

 

Please show me some more kit-built/kitbashed/scratchbuilt stuff.  It's great to see both the creativity and the skills which you all exhibit.

Wayne

 

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Posted by Little Timmy on Friday, August 23, 2019 2:43 PM

Assembled from whatever I could find  ... ( this is why you should never throw anything away.)

More  scratch/ bash   or kit built plese.

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Posted by mobilman44 on Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:20 AM

Here is a model of my Grandmothers home as it was in the 1950s.  It is located in Anna Illinois, with the Illinois Central "racetrack" (back then anyway) right across the side road.  My fondest childhood memories were here, and this is where my love of trains really hit.

The model is a kitbash of two "Barb's Bungalows", with scratchwork done on the base and porches.  The water pump and outhouse (2 holes!) were kits.  

 

How about some more scratch/kitbash/kit items..........

ENJOY  !

 

Mobilman44

 

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Posted by BRVRR on Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:02 AM

mobileman: "How about some more scratch/kit bash/kit items....."

Shocker's Electric, still a work in progress, started life as Walther's Redwing Milling Company.

More scratch/bashed/or kits, please.

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:34 AM

Yes, more scratched, bashed or kits.   Regards, Peter

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:25 PM

This Lackawanna concrete signal tower was built from a laser-cut kit:

 DLnW_tower by Edmund, on Flickr

Show me another signal tower or signal device of any kind.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Saturday, August 24, 2019 2:33 PM

HO-Velo

Great-looking scene, Peter!  I'm pretty-sure I've seen that place somewhere nearby.

Wayne

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Posted by G Paine on Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:38 PM

gmpullman
Show me another signal tower or signal device of any kind.

Bob the signals man at work near the yard on the Boothbay Railway Village layout

Show me a signals bridge

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

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, August 25, 2019 3:48 AM

G Paine
Show me a signals bridge

A set of helpers coasts downgrade on the left while another train, also with EMD power, digs in up the grade on the right. Both position-light signals are absolute stop, for opposing traffic, with red lenses instead of the usual yellow. Far to the upper-right the B&O has a clear indication for an eastbound.

 PRR_EF-15_2_tone by Edmund, on Flickr

Show me any other signal, please — classification or marker light, traffic signal, flag or semaphore, even a radio tower beacon.

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Posted by mobilman44 on Sunday, August 25, 2019 5:26 AM

Here is a simple 3 track signal bridge, made by kitbashing two Bachmann double track bridges.  It is not wired, but maybe some day...........

 

 

 

Any more signals out there?

ENJOY  !

 

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Posted by Harrison on Sunday, August 25, 2019 7:28 AM

D&H 7312 sits near the south yard signal. I had an operational one on the north end, but the wiring would keep getting messed up.

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Show me scene with static grass.

Harrison

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, August 25, 2019 9:25 AM

I used static grass in this scene. 

Please show any type of grass. 

GARRY

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Posted by HO-Velo on Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:38 AM

Thanks Doc Wayne.  More grass.  Regards,  Peter

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Posted by Erie1951 on Sunday, August 25, 2019 12:52 PM

That's a great scene, Peter, but I wish you wouldn't post photos of my front yard. Laugh

Russ

Modeling the early '50s Erie in Paterson, NJ.  Here's the link to my railroad postcard collection: https://railroadpostcards.blogspot.com/

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Posted by Little Timmy on Sunday, August 25, 2019 5:29 PM

A base of a diorama i did a while back...

Let's see some " Old Timer" stuff..... anything pre WW II .

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Posted by doctorwayne on Sunday, August 25, 2019 7:58 PM

Little Timmy
Let's see some " Old Timer" stuff..... anything pre WW II .

Built in September of 1912, this Dominion/Fowler boxcar was last re-weighed in September, 1936....

An Accurail model (one of ten similar cars) I re-did the original plank roof as a metal-sheathed type, a common upgrade to the cars' prototypes.  Custom lettering is from Rail Graphics

Please show me some more pre-WWII stuff please.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, August 25, 2019 8:28 PM

doctorwayne
Please show me some more pre-WWII stuff please.

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This USRA single sheathed boxcar pre-dates World War 2 by quite a few years.

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Show me something built between 1945 and 1965.

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-Kevin

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