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Weekend Photo Fun! February 14-16, 2020

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Weekend Photo Fun! February 14-16, 2020
Posted by gmpullman on Friday, February 14, 2020 4:15 AM

Once Again — Time For Weekend Photo Fun!

All Are Welcome! 

Here is an opportunity to showcase any recent project, what's on your workbench or layout progress, or just a favorite photo of your model railroad.. 


 


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, completed or in progress.


 

Hello again!

One of my favorite "hangouts" is the Re-Store operated by the Habitat For Humanity folks. You never know what you'll find there. I came across this neat little shelf which I presume is for displaying golf balls (see the little divots on the underside of the top shelf?)

I gave it some thought and came to the conclusion that it would make a decent shelf for rolling stock Yes  Paid all of $4.00 for it!

 Bad-Order_rack by Edmund, on Flickr

It actually solved a quandry I had. I wondered how to deal with "Bad Order" cars I come across sometimes. Cars with drooping couplers, broken grab irons, etc. Now I have a place to set them while waiting for time to deal with the issue.

Earlier in the week I finished up installing a sound decoder and LED lights in this A-B pair of Penn-Central F7s. Any guess which railroad P-C bought them from? Whistling

 P-C-754_F7a by Edmund, on Flickr

Here they are during their break-in run.

As if I really need another painting project — not! I managed to get a pretty good deal on this Overland, New York Central H-10b Mikado.

 NYC_H-10b_threequarter by Edmund, on Flickr

This model has astounding detail and runs smooth as soft butterYes

 NYC_H-10b_detail by Edmund, on Flickr

On to more great stuff, folks. 

Cheers, Ed

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, February 14, 2020 5:50 AM

ED: Thank you for starting us off this week. That shelf for $4.00 was quite a score. Our Habitat Re-Store in Fort Myers gets in amazing things every once in a while. That Overland brass locomotive looks perfect. I have two Overland brass diesels, and they run great.

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I have one new boxcar to share this week. This is lettered for the LAKE SHORE railroad using a custom set of decals that was offered by the Lake Shore Model Railroad Club. 

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I finished this car last weekend before the chaos of this week at work. I probably won't have anything to share in WPF for the next couple of weeks.

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Keep the Fun Photos coming. I love this thread and all the participation it can drum up from the forum contributors.

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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 dti406 on Friday, February 14, 2020 7:18 AM

Good morning from cloudy and cold Northeast Ohio!

Ed, thanks for starting us out, I have been trying to get one of those engines on E-Bay but the price just keeps going up and up. Good find!

Kevin, thanks for another good fictitious road!

I got a couple of cars done this week!

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, February 14, 2020 8:08 AM

Ed .....  Thanks for starting Weekend Photo Fun. The display shelf looks good. I like the ex DRGW F-units, and the brass 2-8-2. 

Kevin .... Your Lake Shore boxcar looks great. 

Rick .... The CNJ boxcar and the EJ&E flat car are outstanding. I like the Pennsy mail and express train. 

Below are two of the trains I am currently running on my layout. 

Empire Builder with Intermountain F7's meeting a CB&Q freught train with Athearn Genesis F3AB and Athearn blue box dummy F7B (custom painted and detailed). 

Below is a picture of a CB&Q 4-8-2 hauling a heavyweight passenger train. 

GARRY

HEARTLAND DIVISION, CB&Q RR

EVERYWHERE LOST; WE HUSTLE OUR CABOOSE FOR YOU

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Posted by Harrison on Friday, February 14, 2020 8:25 AM

Ed- That's a great find for $4. 

Kevin- Nice looking car as usual.

Rick- I like the load.

Garry- your layout photos continue to inspire me.

 

This week I completed a weathering project, an Ontario Northland Tool Car. You can read about how I did it here:

https://northcountrytrains.wordpress.com/2020/02/10/weathering-with-character-part-1/

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Harrison

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Modeling the D&H in 1978.

Route of the famous "Montreal Limited"

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Posted by RR_Mel on Friday, February 14, 2020 9:34 AM

Great stuff guys!
 
That is a really good find ED, even better at $4.
 
Kevin, as usual a very good looking car, great decals!
 
Rick I really like your flat car and unusual load, very good!
 
Garry, great looking scenery especially the realistic looking telephone polls.
 
Harrison, very nicely weathered freight car, very realistic looking.
 
I’m back into rewiring my locomotives so that they are all alike.  These are the first two of my 15 Rivarossi Cab Forwards.  Both have Faulhaber 2224RS motors and wired for DCC operation.
 
 
 
After finishing the wiring I spent several hours doing touchup to the exterior.
 
 
All of my Cab Forwards have a NMRA 8 pin connector mounted below the Monkey Deck for the tender mounted decoders.
 
 
The wiring on the rear driver assembly is an extension cord that plugs into the connector on the main frame so that the driver assembly can be removed for maintenance.
 
 
 
All 15 Cab Forwards have LED lighted number boards and headlights, the marker lamps have 1mm micro bulbs.  The number boards are powered from track power through a DB107 bridge recifier and the headlight and markers are controlled from the decoder in the tender.  I used a LM1117 regulator to drop the voltage to 1.4 volts.
 
 
Only 13 more to go.
 
 
Mel
 
 
 
My Model Railroad   
 
Bakersfield, California
 
I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.
 
 

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, February 15, 2020 5:18 AM

Excellent contributions so far, everyone!

Last night I finally got around to setting up a signal to protect the yard-lead out to the main. No detection but a simple SPDT off the Tortoise switch. Many of my other signals are wired to a Signal Animator by Logicrail but this one will not be used too often.

 Position_Light by Edmund, on Flickr

I really should have used an absolute signal here but this one will have to do.

When the switch is lined I get an approach medium to come out of the yard and onto the main. Pretty sure I should remove that number plate, too, as it should not be a permissive signal.

 PRR_9501_F3 by Edmund, on Flickr

Plenty of weekend left, folks! More photos?

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:11 PM

Ed, Thanks for starting the WPF, that's a nice rip shelf.  

'Up on the roof'

 

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

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Posted by middleman on Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:04 PM

Another terrific WPF - Great projects,wonderful scenes,and beautiful brass!

I haven't done much this week,waiting on decoders,LEDs,and a motor to arrive in the mail. I hope to have something to show for next week.

'Been gathering photo's from several old hard drives. Here's a "time lapse" of one part of the layout:

November,2015:

February,2016:

Now:

Enjoy the rest of the weekend...and post some pictures!

Mike

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Posted by Yannis on Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:44 AM

Mike terrific photograph! I really like these scenes!

Ed very nice locomotives there!

Rick and Kevin, very sharp looking cars there! Great work.

Garry, echoing what Harrison said, inspiring layout photos!

Harrison nice weathering work!

Mel, impressive steamers! Good luck with the remainder of the fleet and the rewirings!

Peter very nicely detailed roofs there, and urban scenery!

Ed, (knowing little myself about signals yet...) very nice work on the signals.

I added a few details on a couple of boxcars finished last year (Trix kitbashes, microscale decals etc...)

A 50's era NP boxcar surviving into the late 60s without a repaint.

And one that got repainted with the large monad logo scheme.

An a view of the roofs of both cars (before adding ACI labels and chalk marks to the cars)

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Posted by oldline1 on Sunday, February 16, 2020 2:58 PM

Kevin,

Please don't take this wrong as I enjoy seeing all your cars and the creative lettering/paint styles but do you have any two identical cars? Keep 'em coming!

oldline1

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, February 16, 2020 6:23 PM

oldline1
Please don't take this wrong as I enjoy seeing all your cars and the creative lettering/paint styles but do you have any two identical cars?

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Yes... I have four identical AAR boxcars for the DAWDLE AND DELAY, 2 PS-1s also for the D&D, two boxcars for the CENRAL ALBERTA, Two GERN covered hoppers, Two TURTLE CREEK CENTRAL 40 foot boxcars, and a few others.

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Most of my decals come from trades with other modellers with fictitious roadnames. Usually these trades are 1 for 1, so I rarely can decorate two cars the same. I have about thirty sets for the DAWDLE AND DELAY, and Sheldon hooked me up with a generous amount for the ATLANTIC CENTRAL, so the ACR will be well represented in the fleet.

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Sometimes I can get two different freight cars from one decal set.

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I have over 100 "one off" roadnames.

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I have dozens of identical STRATTON AND GILLETTE freight cars.

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I don't post the same paint scheme twice in Weekend Photo Fun. How many times would you want to see another one of these?

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Thank you for asking... I love it when people are curious about what I am doing.

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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 oldline1 on Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:57 PM

Thanks, Kevin.

I enjoy seeing all your cars. Very cool stuff!

oldline1

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, February 17, 2020 5:41 AM

Thanks for all the contributions this weekend, folks!

 PH-D_Mather by Edmund, on Flickr

Until next weekend, happy modeling —

               Ed

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