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Weekend Photo Fun - August 5th - August 7th 2022

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Weekend Photo Fun - August 5th - August 7th 2022
Posted by dti406 on Friday, August 5, 2022 9:43 AM

This is the thread where modelers can show the completed projects, under construction projects and layout pictures.

Sorry, can't use Kevin's start for this thread as it seems to have disappeared!

Completed a couple of cars this week!

First an Athearn ACF 2970CF Covered Hopper kit, painted with Scalecoat II MofW Gray Paint and lettered with Primemover Decals. The EL purchased 50 of these cars in 1967 to supplement and replace older cars in the cement and sand service for the railroad. Many lasted into Conrail with their original paint intact.

Next is an Intermountain Milk Tank Car Kit, painted with Scalecoat II Hunter Green Paint and lettered with National Scale Car Decals. Many of these cars were used to move milk from the hinterlands to the big cities. They were used in passenger service on what was known as milk runs. This car had two 3,000 glass lined tanks inside for holding the milk. Mars Candy had their own suppliers of milk for their candy bars shipped to their large plant in Chicago, IL.

Started work on an old AHM/Robbins Rails/Concor Covered Hopper kit following an article by Mont Switzer in Mainline Modeler Magazine. You can see the changes made to the end detail in order to remove the bookshelf style steps and grabs.

Athearn SDP45 and SD45-2 in Erie Lackawanna colors with a general freight, operating on the Strongsville Club Layout.

Thanks for looking!

Rick Jesionowski

 

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, August 5, 2022 3:37 PM

Thank you for setting up the latest installment of WPF, Rick!

Great work on your rolling stock. You make a huge improvement by removing those "bookshelf" ladder rungs!

This week I played around with fabricating a "canvas" awning for the entrance to the Rexall drug store:

 Rexall_Awning by Edmund, on Flickr

On the right is the first pattern I made, then decided it would look neat to be able to see light through the awning so I made a new "frame" out of clear styrene so the light would shine through.

 Rexall_Awning2 by Edmund, on Flickr

Maybe tonight I'll get a chance to make a photograph showing it in more detail along with some more interior shelving and fixtures I've been working on.

On to more great contributions, folks!

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by Lakeshore Sub on Saturday, August 6, 2022 11:28 AM

Good stuff Rick and Ed.

I've had trouble posing pictures lately so here it goes.  Looks like it works now.

Here is doodlebug on Train 10 leaving Glenbulah.

Here is wayfreight 46 pulling behind the depot at St. Cloud

Bought a few more of the Palace Car Company interior kits for my Rivarossi and Athearn passenger cars. Here is a 56 passenger coach where I added a smoking lounge.  Not quite to Mel or Dr. Wayne standards but turned out pretty good.

Best part of each kit is the custom weight that is provided. The weight fits in the bottom of the car and can be used as the base of the interior  This car weighed less than 2 ounces and  now weighs almost 7 ounces.

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, August 6, 2022 11:41 AM

My Bowser 4-6-0 and the 1984 commerative Atheran box car.  

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, August 6, 2022 12:19 PM

Rick, Thanks for starting up the WPF with some nice shots.  I like the roof-walk shadow atop the EL covered hopper.  Very cool MARS car, spent a lotta dimes on those scrumptious Milky Ways.  

Thanks to all the contributors and viewers.  Have a good weekend and a happy National Sea Serpents Day.  Regards, Peter

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Posted by pt714 on Saturday, August 6, 2022 1:07 PM

Great photos, everyone!

Rick, I'm always impressed by the attention you put into detailing your freight cars.

Ed, the awnings look great! Nice touch using clear styrene to get that thin fabric look with the lighting.

Scott, nice shot of the doodlebug. I've thought about buying those interiors before when I had more DRGW equipment, but full-size passenger cars are a rarity on my little short line. They really make a difference, though. 

philo, nice candid shot. I like the look of that commemorative boxcar.

Peter, as eerie as Nessie is herself-- the position of that guy's feet as he's hanging onto the boat makes me think he's on the dock! Gives me an M.C. Escher vibe.

Happy Saturday from CO, everybody.

Phil

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Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, August 6, 2022 3:07 PM

Rexall by Bear, on Flickr

"One difference between pessimists and optimists is that while pessimists are more often right, optimists have far more fun."

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, August 6, 2022 4:10 PM

"Put my boat down!it's not paid for yet and the insurance will not cover ingestion by a sea monster!"

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, August 6, 2022 11:00 PM

Ha! The Wrecks All Bear! Bow


Surprise delivery today! A pair of long-awaited Bowser Nickel Plate RS-3s. Beautiful models with great pulling power and excellent ESU sound:

 NKP_540-RS3b by Edmund, on Flickr

 NKP_540-RS3a by Edmund, on Flickr

I'm a bit disappointed, though, that there isn't a working Mars light in that lower housing Surprise in fact there isn't anything behind those lenses other than light spilling out from the upper headlight!

 NKP_540-RS3 by Edmund, on Flickr

Still, it gave me a reason to fire-up the layout and get some trains moving Big Smile

Lots of great contributions this weekend, folks!

Regards, Ed

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, August 6, 2022 11:39 PM

Thank you to Rick for starting Weekend Photo Fun for us.

Rick: The EL covered hooper car looks amazing. A+ work as always. Also, I really do appreciate it when you share in-process shots.

Ed: Great work on the Rexall awning. It really adds a lot to the building entrance. Absolutely worth the effort to put it together.

Scott: Thank you for sharing the photographs. Great work on the interiors for your passenger cars.

Philco: Your Bowser locomotive looks ready to work.

Peter: That boater is really having a bad day!

Phil: Great scene with the small bridge. It looks wonderful.

Bear: Great toon as always. I think the "Wrecks-All" has visited my layouts many times through the years.

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Not much new this week. I did pick up these cute little wood foundation kits at Colonial Photo And Hobby in Orlando. They should make for a good small scene somewhere.

Let's all keep the good stuff and helpful responses coming. I am looking forward to it all.

-Kevin

 

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Posted by dti406 on Sunday, August 7, 2022 11:29 AM

gmpullman

 


Surprise delivery today! A pair of long-awaited Bowser Nickel Plate RS-3s. Beautiful models with great pulling power and excellent ESU sound:

Regards, Ed

Ed, I got mine too yesterday, although mine were in the ready to repair state with broken off number boards, sunshades and the long hood ladder. But I did run them on the club layout and they were great running and they look good. I have an old Atlas/Kato RS-3 that I was going to do for the NKP, but that headlight comibination and the job to remove the dynamic brakes held that project up forever, will have to find a use for that RS-3 now.

Rick Jesionowski

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, August 7, 2022 3:04 PM

dti406
Ed, I got mine too yesterday, although mine were in the ready to repair state with broken off number boards, sunshades and the long hood ladder.

One of my pair had the long nose hood separated from the walkway. When I pressed it back into place the fan screen popped off. So goes the downside of having all those added details. The side ladder does look a little "clunky" but maybe a little weathering will tone that down.

Any idea what the three can-shaped things are in the parts bag? They seem to have bolt or rivet detail molded on the round end.

 RS-3_Parts-bag2 by Edmund, on Flickr

Thanks for all the comments, compliments and great contributions, everyone!

Regards, Ed

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Posted by dti406 on Sunday, August 7, 2022 3:47 PM

gmpullman

 

 
dti406
Ed, I got mine too yesterday, although mine were in the ready to repair state with broken off number boards, sunshades and the long hood ladder.

 

One of my pair had the long nose hood separated from the walkway. When I pressed it back into place the fan screen popped off. So goes the downside of having all those added details. The side ladder does look a little "clunky" but maybe a little weathering will tone that down.

Any idea what the three can-shaped things are in the parts bag? They seem to have bolt or rivet detail molded on the round end.

 RS-3_Parts-bag2 by Edmund, on Flickr

Thanks for all the comments, compliments and great contributions, everyone!

Regards, Ed

 

I did not get a parts bag just all the parts that fell off on shipping

 I wonder if they are speed recorders or wheel slip modulators?

 

 Rick Jesionowski 

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, August 7, 2022 3:59 PM

dti406
 I wonder if they are speed recorders or wheel slip modulators?

Three of these are included with each engine. my previously purchased E-L unit had them included as well.

I thought about a journal bearing retrofit or, as you mention, a speed recorder axle end but looking at the truck sideframe it seems that is a one-piece molding.

Maybe there's an email to Lee English in my future? I posed the question at the ARF to see if anyone there might know.

Thanks, Ed

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Posted by Harrison on Monday, August 8, 2022 8:48 AM

I am back- I finally made a layout video, it can be seen below.

https://youtu.be/LTkyBYLy7g4

Harrison

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Modeling the D&H in 1978.

Route of the famous "Montreal Limited"

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, August 8, 2022 11:15 AM

dti406
Will have to find a use for that RS-3 now.

Paint it up for the STRATTON AND GILLETTE, and then I can interchange with your layout!

Let me know if you need decals.

Stick out tongue

-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, August 8, 2022 5:07 PM

dti406
I did not get a parts bag just all the parts that fell off on shipping  I wonder if they are speed recorders or wheel slip modulators?

You won first place, Rick!

From Lee English:

 

The bag has speed recorders.  They can be installed in the trucks as per what your railroad may have done.

You have to take the side frame off and the journals can be replaced. 

Thank you

Lee English

Cheers, Ed

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