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Weekend Photo Fun 5 - 7 June 2015

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Weekend Photo Fun 5 - 7 June 2015
Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, June 5, 2015 3:15 AM
Gidday All, Inspired by Jimmy Braum, I had a quick look in the archives and found this shot, I suspect taken by an amateur with a faulty Box Brownie, of one of Charming Creeks 0-4-0s taking a spell from working in the tall timber.
Looking forward to the really Good Stuff,
Have a Great One Ffolkes,
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Friday, June 5, 2015 5:51 AM

Nice one there bear. 

I was on vacation this week and a lot of work on the club layout

 

Ballast work in "Shire Oaks"

One of my freelanced boxcars I did. Started as data onlyonly

Weathering on the concrete floor in the just finished shire Oaks roundhouse. Assembled the kit and weathered. 

Close up on the doors. I simulated peeling paint on the door, and soot generally accumulating the higher up you go. 

Have a great weekend all. 

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, June 5, 2015 7:29 AM

Good morning and a wonderful start to the morning Bear and Jimmy.

Jimmy, nice club layout you have there and a lot of work done and still to be done.

I managed to finish a couple of cars this week along with a new motive power purchase.

Atlas 17,600 Gal Corn Syrup Tank Car kit, painted with Scalecoat II Black and lettered with Islington Station Products Decals.

Atlas 17,600 Gal (ADM Style) Corn Syrup Tank Car kit, painted with Scalecoat II Black and lettered with Herald King Decals.

 

I had missed these when they first came out, and when I got Klein's notice for 20% off on Athearn, I checked their offering's and they had 8 of these in stock, so I got one at a good price. I reaaly like some of the the Bi-Centennial engines and have one more to get that Athearn is doing this year the DT&I version, along with a couple I am painting.

See you all later!

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Posted by C&O Fan on Friday, June 5, 2015 7:40 AM

Morning All

Love the little loco Bear

 

Spent the last few days on Decoder installs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pwWosu9lvg

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8im1UP6X5Q

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, June 5, 2015 9:07 AM

Bear ... Nice little engine.

Jimmy ... Looks like a large club layout.

Rick ... The tank cars look great, and the N&W bicentenial locomotive is impressive.

Terry ... Watched your videos, and the sound decoders are great sounding. 

..........

I weathered 11 ore cars in recent few days, and some are in these photos. Now all of my ore cars are weathered. ..... The first photo shows steel mill switcher (patched former GN) shoving ore towards the high line in the back of the blast furnace. ..... The second photo shows More cars of ore in front of the blast furnace. 

 

 ........... 

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Posted by mlehman on Friday, June 5, 2015 9:47 AM

Great stuff everyone! Love that old logger in B&W, BearBig Smile

Finished up the switchback that rises behind Snowden to the Merry Widow Mine. First pic is the start and end, the second is the switchback in between.

The unpainted loading rack at the GRAMPS pipeline terminal.

Closeup of the pumps.

For now, the rack is pushed towards the mainj, but eventually there will be a siding in the space in between seen here.

OK, this will be a 2-parter...

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Posted by mlehman on Friday, June 5, 2015 9:56 AM

An MT train of GRAMPS tanks at Black Cat Junction. They shuttle back and forth between Snowden and Chama, bringing crude to the Oriental Refinery in Durango on my layout.

Passing Summit.

After testing for close clearances, the mockup of the Merry Widow Mine is under construction. This is where the uranium comes from that ends up at the AEC's Dove Creek facility.

More details to add, but the Merry Widow (think of all the payments for those miners who'll die from breathing radon...Dead ) is substantially complete.

And the Blackstripe Brewery finally got its vats and some lights...

 

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Friday, June 5, 2015 10:26 AM

Bear,  Thanks again for starting the fun!  As you and Jimmy Braum have shown, B&W photos hold a special charm.

Recent experimention with water effects prompted a re-post of the Susie D, except the tug is a bit longer than the water test piece.

Thanks to all and regards,   Peter

 

 

 

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Posted by peahrens on Friday, June 5, 2015 1:57 PM

I'm enjoying everyone's fine examples this week as always.  I especially like the completed scenes, the unique items (rolling stock, marine items, etc).

The last two weeks I've made some progress on my road area.  New concrete slabs at the Richland Oil Company and (the new) Miss Bettie's Diner.  And lighting for Sicken Tire, Richland Oil and the diner.  And striping on the roads and parking slots at the diner.  I've been reading prior threads on flashing crossing signals, so considering 4-6 crossbucks (maybe two unlit) w/o arms. 

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Posted by BRVRR on Friday, June 5, 2015 2:52 PM

A good start to WPF everyone.

Bear I like the little steamer.

MikeL, you are the busiest modeler I know of.

Here are a couple from the BRVRR:

Still tinkering with Fred's Machinery Sales. Added a few pieces this week. Have to hit more of them with a bit of weathering powder to take the shine off.

A photo of the front half of what my grandson calls "The Big Black Train." This time it is headed by NYC Niagara 6008 and followed by 10-mixed heavyweight and streamlined cars.

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

Tags: BRVRR , NYC , Niagara

Remember its your railroad

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Posted by -E-C-Mills on Friday, June 5, 2015 6:24 PM

Great photos everyone.  Here's a couple more from the Arizona Model Railroading Society layout

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Posted by mlehman on Friday, June 5, 2015 6:27 PM

BRVRR
MikeL, you are the busiest modeler I know of.

EmbarrassedCool

Allan,

Thanks, that's mighty fine praise. It's not always true, but it sure looks that way in WPF pics. Some projects percolate quite awhile before they pop up, although you could see more of this week's stuff in process the last few weeks than is usually the case.

Looks especially manic right now as I'm trying to finish things up before my turn hosting our division's monthly meeting a week from tomorrow (or Sat, 13 June at 1pm). I've got 4 new hoppers for the new AEC business up at the Merry Widow to finish, plus misc tuneups and repairs and getting the new timetable and paperwork in order one of my dispatcher's composed out of my somewhat eclectic paperwork in a week's time, so it will be close.

First time visitors are always welcome, even if you're not an NMRA member, just drop me a message via PM here if you want directions. Found out this week the layout might be on one of the tours during next year's 2016 Indianapolis National Convention. Originally thought it might be just a low-vistor count Before or After On-the-way tour, but now they want to know if they can get a bus parked close by!Smile, Wink & Grin It is just two hours from Indy, but kind of depends on whether they can work it into the loop out and back. That would give a whole different group of people a chance to see things running if it happens.

Otherwise, if people want to visit just drop me a note and I'll see what I can do.

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Posted by De Luxe on Friday, June 5, 2015 8:06 PM

This weekend it´s 10-coupled alarm!

The Bolivian "ENFE" 2-10-2 (engine by Mehano and tender by PFM/United WP 4-8-2), the Argentinian "Ferrocarriles Argentinos" 2-10-2 (engine by Bachmann, tender frame by Bachmann but tender shell by unknown manufacturer), the SP F-4 2-10-2 (engine by Mehano and tender by Bachmann) have just been finished and were joined by brand new SP SP-1 4-10-2 (by Westside) 3 days ago. The SP 2-10-2 and Bolivian 2-10-2 are the same model (Mehano 2-10-2), but modified with brass and plastic parts to look as close to the prototype as possible. The comparison is really interesting. Although quite big for a 2-10-2, the Bolivian Mehano engine with PFM/United tender looks very small in comparison to the huge SP 4-10-2.

 

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Posted by mlehman on Saturday, June 6, 2015 3:06 AM

De Luxe,

Good looking engines. What kind of min radius does it take to run those?

...And another tip from Mike on getting stuff done -- insomnia.

And if you don't watch TV - I watch SNL and Downtown Abbey (in season) you can take care of some serious business. That's pretty much it. Puts a few additional hours in your modeling day. I also have a wife who is a bit of a railfan, which helps. I never have those wandering conversations about "why you spend so much time in the basement?" some folks seem to have frequently. That might save you an hour a week, unless you're the unlucky type and can't avoid itSmile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by C&O Fan on Sunday, June 7, 2015 9:43 AM

Just Finished This Video

See if you can find the Error

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aEEBfYlfL0

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Posted by tomkat-13 on Sunday, June 7, 2015 9:58 AM
I model MKT & CB&Q in Missouri. A MUST SEE LINK: Great photographs from glassplate negatives of St Louis 1914-1917!!!! http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stlouis/kempland/glassplate.htm Boeing Employee RR Club-St Louis http://www.berrc-stl.com/
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Posted by rdgk1se3019 on Sunday, June 7, 2015 12:24 PM

Restarted my SD40-2 project after busting down the concrete wall I had hit.

 

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Posted by tedtedderson on Sunday, June 7, 2015 12:34 PM

I had to take a break from posting on the forum, sometimes social media gets on my nerves, but I've still been reading. You guys never cease to amaze. 

Peter, the Susie D is a nice looking tug. The weathering on the hull is awesome. 

Mike, you truly are the busiest man in the hobby. I agree with you about turning off the idiot box- you really can get a lot done, however I am guilty of "investing" time into several recorded episodes of Tracks Ahead from time to time Big Smile.  Beware invitations on the forum- the teddersons are just to your north on the other side of the cheddar curtain. 

We're on the way back up to Wisconsin today after a wedding and a stay at a casino in TX and OK so while we're in the car I figured I'd share some progress on my brewery from the past few weeks. 

Thanks everyone for the free education here. 

 

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Posted by mlehman on Sunday, June 7, 2015 3:13 PM

Ted,

Thanks for the kind commentsBig Smile

Nice looking brewery. I really like that eye-catching roof-top tank. Is that freelance, a kit, or after a prototype?

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Posted by joe-daddy on Sunday, June 7, 2015 3:57 PM

Rather very nice work. Looks great.

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Posted by tedtedderson on Sunday, June 7, 2015 6:32 PM

mlehman

Ted,

Thanks for the kind commentsBig Smile

Nice looking brewery. I really like that eye-catching roof-top tank. Is that freelance, a kit, or after a prototype?

 

Thank you. 

It's a Campbell's kit. The tank wrapper came as a flat piece of decking. After scoring horizontal lines for the bands to be seated in, the decking was wrapped around the tank core. The decking staves were broken in groups of two or three to make it wrap around the core. Scotch tape on the backside and rubber bands on the outside kept all the pieces together while the glue dried. 

The bands are fishing line that I dipped in black acrylic paint. The directions suggested shoe dye but I was impatient and tried acrylic. The acrylic might flake if handled too much but so far, so good. 

Making the tank and the roof are my favorite parts of this project so far. 

T e d 

Edit: Mike you asked if the tank was prototypical. Upon surfing the net for info others posted about this kit, there is debate whether or not the structure could support the weight. I'm guessing probably not. 

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Posted by G Paine on Sunday, June 7, 2015 7:09 PM

tedtedderson
Mike you asked if the tank was prototypical. Upon surfing the net for info others posted about this kit, there is debate whether or not the structure could support the weight. I'm guessing probably not.

Maybe yes, maybe no. It is amazing the weight post and beam construction can support. Just take a look at some of the large water powered factories that were built in the 1800s. The outer shells were brick, but the real load bearing structure was wood.

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Posted by De Luxe on Sunday, June 7, 2015 7:32 PM

mlehman

De Luxe,

Good looking engines. What kind of min radius does it take to run those?

Thank you. The Bolivian and SP 2-10-2 by Mehano run perfectly on 18" radius, the Argentinian 2-10-2 by Mehano runs very well on 20" radus, and to my big surprise the SP 4-10-2 can also enter a 20" curve! It can´t run through it and will bind, but it will not derail. I will grind off the flanges of the 2nd and 3rd driver and grind off the frame a bit around the 5th driver to increase lateral play, so with these modifications I´m sure it will run through the 20" radius easy.

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, June 7, 2015 8:36 PM

C&O Fan
See if you can find the Error

Just a guess here... at 0:13

Whistling off from a standstill should be two shorts instead of a grade crossing two long, a short and a long?

Still, nice work!

Ed

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Posted by howmus on Sunday, June 7, 2015 8:55 PM

gmpullman
Whistling off from a standstill should be two shorts instead of a grade crossing two long, a short and a long?

Almost.....  In north America it should be two long blasts (Release brakes and proceed - forward)  Two shorts is "Acknowledgment of any signal not otherwise provided for."  Three shorts is "When train is stopped: means backing up, or acknowledgment of a hand signal to back up; when moving: stop at next station."

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Posted by C&O Fan on Sunday, June 7, 2015 11:01 PM

gmpullman

 

 
C&O Fan
See if you can find the Error

 

Just a guess here... at 0:13

Whistling off from a standstill should be two shorts instead of a grade crossing two long, a short and a long?

Still, nice work!

Ed

 

gmpullman

 

 
C&O Fan
See if you can find the Error

 

Just a guess here... at 0:13

Whistling off from a standstill should be two shorts instead of a grade crossing two long, a short and a long?

Still, nice work!

Ed

 

Ed

Although you are right about the whistle look again and tell me how many units

went into the tunnel and how many came out ????????

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Posted by Carnegie Falls on Sunday, June 7, 2015 11:05 PM

We had some plaster to paint.  We basically left future pavement and the river unpainted.

 

 

 

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Posted by mlehman on Sunday, June 7, 2015 11:17 PM

tedtedderson
Edit: Mike you asked if the tank was prototypical. Upon surfing the net for info others posted about this kit, there is debate whether or not the structure could support the weight. I'm guessing probably not.

Now that you mention it, that could be a lot of weight. But there were plenty of RR water tanks that were even heavier, so I'll agree that it could be done FWIWWink On the other hand, I was thinking more about where I might have seen the building before. A Campbell kit nails it. Thanks

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Posted by HO-Velo on Sunday, June 7, 2015 11:42 PM

Talk about fun, doesn't get any better than that!

Thanks and regards,  Peter

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Posted by HO-Velo on Monday, June 8, 2015 12:16 AM

tedtedderson
free education here.

Ted,  I agree 100%, over the years the generous MRR forum members have provided more knowledge than I can shake a stick at, not to mention all the great photos and movies.  BTW, thanks for the Susie D compliments.  My enjoyment of this grand hobby would not be possible without my wife Susie's tremendous support and encouragement.

Thanks and regards,  Peter

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