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Sunday Photo Fun - 7/31/22

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Sunday Photo Fun - 7/31/22
Posted by fifedog on Sunday, July 31, 2022 6:13 AM

I haven't done any custom painting in awhile, but I wanted some rolling stock lettered for the Cumberland & Pennsylvania. Started with a couple of plain grey, unlettered, Lionel flatcars. Added the truss rods and stand-alone brakewheels. Then painted them oxide red. Herald King decals and Woodland Scenics dry transfers were employed to complete the project.

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, July 31, 2022 6:19 AM

Father's Day gifts included the Civil War era cannons, seen here at Ft Mulligan.

 And the set included a battle damaged Napoleon gun, that I placed in the weeds (by the tender).

 Also received this AF combine, which is in excellent condition for being 60 years old. I wanted one to run on my turn-of-the-century consist.

 

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, July 31, 2022 6:37 AM

Rummy! Yeah, been holding pics awhile...

Here's a knee-high perspective of the new shelving units the oldest grandson and I designed and put together. He picked the Rustic 1x4 Silo boards at Lowe's, as well as the 2' x 4' pine sheets for the back. 

I'm pretty happy with the project. Still need some touch up paint on the ends, and some of the shelves, but I'll save that job for the boy on a future visit. I plan to have most of the undersides covered with these units in the next year. 

I'm more interested in the easy aspect of changing out equipment, as opposed to displaying the trains. Mainly, I hate stuffing the equipment back into their plastic tombes and boxes.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, July 31, 2022 3:14 PM

Great job on the flatcars!

Hey, great job on everything!

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, July 31, 2022 5:34 PM

Going tripping through the archives....Big Smile

https://link.shutterfly.com/99dyM3lE7rb

 

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 5:52 AM

Thanks Flint. Love the retro feel, Becky. Yes

Now where did I put those bell-bottoms...?Hmm

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 8:21 AM

fifedog
Now where did I put those bell-bottoms...?

The best ones I ever had were navy-grade ones, man they lasted forever!  Until they didn't and fell apart all at once!  Surprise

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 10:14 AM

Somehow missed this one- Fife, those flatcars look simply divine. For a second I thought they were sold that way from a modern make! What a way to turn around a budget car... fantastic work!

Becky, I love those pictures... nothing likephotos of toy train setups to make me smile- and of course the people playing with them. Especially that.

-Ellie

"Unless bought from a known and trusted dealer who can vouch otherwise, assume every train for sale requires servicing before use"

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 1:13 PM

Ellie - When in doubt, I go red oxide. It's the LBD of model railroading. Cool

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