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Weekend Photo Fun - October 27th - October 29nd, 2023

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Weekend Photo Fun - October 27th - October 29nd, 2023
Posted by dti406 on Friday, October 27, 2023 8:51 AM

This is the weekend thread where modelers can show their completed models, work under construction and layout pictures new and old.

Let's have a lot of participation this weekend!

Rick Jesionowski

 

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, October 27, 2023 9:05 AM

Good morning from partly cloudy and warm Northeast Ohio!

I did not complete anything this week, but I have some pictures of a Tangent Sam Rea Class H51c 4600CF Covered Hopper kit I was working on.

This first picture is the kit after I completed all the bracing and adding the main air line to the model.

These next two pictures show the end cages on the A and B ends of the car after adding all the braking piping and rods and the grabs and ladders.

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This is the finished kit, ready to apply paint, with the sill steps, roof, coupler lift bars and outlet gates all installed.

A Kato GP35 and Stewart U25B with a general freight train, running on the Strongsville OH club layout.

Have a great weekend!

Rick Jesionowski

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Posted by tstage on Friday, October 27, 2023 10:11 AM

Thanks for starting out WPF this week, Rick.  I recently picked up a Tangent undecorated tank car kit and plan to start it sometime soon.  I think the assembly instructions are 30 pgs. Surprise

I received the Plastruct "T" styrene strips that my LHS ordered for me but I'm still trying to figure out the best way to cut & install them to the top of my QCM PRR 50' auto boxcar and keep them all aligned.  Too many variables but I think I have a plan.  We'll see how it goes this coming week.

I also had my LHS order me the new C&O and Boston & Maine Accurail reefer kits and I picked them up yesterday when I picked up the Plastruct "T" styrene strips.  And it wasn't long after I got home before I had both kits assembled: (Click photo to enlarge)

I like the fact that they aren't painted in the usual reefer yellow.  Something different.

Midweek I assembled a couple of Proto 2000 CB&Q 50-ton war emergency hoppers that I had found at the same LHS the prior weekend:

Ugh.  Apparently I didn't do a very good job aligning the wheelsets on the left truck of the left hopper. Tongue Tied

Tom

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Posted by HO-Velo on Friday, October 27, 2023 12:07 PM

Rick, Thanks for starting-up the WPF with views of your busy bench and 1:87 plumbing.  

And Tom's bench is busy too.  Really hate when it appears I've taken the perfect shot of a railcar, only to see a glaring spider web, ball of fuzz or a dropped wheel.

Thanks to all the contributors and viewers.  Have a good weekend, Happy Halloween and Dia de los Muertos.  Regards, Peter

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Posted by NVSRR on Saturday, October 28, 2023 8:12 PM

Printed up so far. A WP&Y class 90 A and B unit.  Dl535. GM6c. and a gneric boxcab shell.

Shane

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Posted by pike-62 on Monday, October 30, 2023 8:08 AM

Two more.

 

 

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