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Weekend Photo Fun! May 19, 20, 21, 2023

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, May 22, 2023 10:58 AM

gmpullman
Thanks to everyone who participated in our latest installment of WPF!

And another THANK YOU from me to everyone.

All great stuff.

See you all next weekend.

-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, May 22, 2023 4:44 AM

Thanks to everyone who participated in our latest installment of WPF!

Track fiddler
Truly fascinated.  You're an inspiration as your work has always been admired by me.

I sure appreciate the positive feedback, TF! As well I admire the master of bridgesBow

dti406
Ed, thanks for starting us out, great work, sure gtlad I have stayed with standard DC for my locomotives.

The wonderful thing about our hobby is all the choices and options out there for all to enjoy, Rick!

York1
Ed, your video is amazing.  Not only the great modeling, but also the video work.

Thank you, John. Your contributions are equally skillful and a pleasure to see.

York1
Ed, your video is amazing.  Not only the great modeling, but also the video work.

Thanks, David. Too many wires reminds me of the line from the movie Amadeus. "I think the court composer agrees, there's just too many notes".

I'm always inspired by your contrasts with the gritty side of your railway and at the same time you have beautiful flora along the line.

York1
Ed, your video is amazing.  Not only the great modeling, but also the video work.

Thanks Peter. I'm just getting back into 'relearning' how to use the Adobe editor. Long way to go. Your urban scenes are always an inspiration!

PM Railfan
Ed) excellent video!!!! That J3A headlight though, that caught my eye.

Thanks, Douglas. I agree the headlight was acting wierd. I had seen that before on other MRR videos. There must be something with the frequency of the LED and the frame rate of the camera. It looks like a Navy signal lamp!

See you all next week! Ed

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Posted by PM Railfan on Saturday, May 20, 2023 2:51 PM

Peter) I could never visit your layout. Too much detail. We'd never have time to run trains. Laugh

Ed) excellent video!!!! That J3A headlight though, that caught my eye.

 

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, May 20, 2023 12:42 PM

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Then there is the pleasure in knowing what is there.  The effort.  The lessons learned in building.   And if anyone does look in, it is not an empty structure.

Think it was Art Curren who said, 'don't waste time modeling what can't be seen', yet I also agree with David.

Modeling this room was fun, even though little can be seen thru the window, but the removable roof makes showing-off the interior easy.

From a normal viewing angle this side of Brick St. is barely visible, but the camera's eye is all seeing, making the detailing efforts even more rewarding.

Again, wishing everyone a good weekend.  And keep your camera handy. Regards, Peter 

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, May 20, 2023 12:24 PM

Ed,  Thanks for opening the WPF with some tight tolerance work and a fun movie.

Thanks to all the contributors and viewers.  Have a good weekend.  Regards, Peter

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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, May 20, 2023 10:21 AM

Henry.  A neat looking outhouse.  Well done.

 

Myself.   I am in the process of altering the scenery  and laying a new length of track.  

 

Roseville School and Roseville Station have been removed.   A new turnout and track has been laid.   Where the houses were, the Industrial Estate will be in place.

 

 IMG_2716 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

The new Industrial Estate.   The placing of the buildings.

 

 IMG_2715 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Where the Industrial Estate was  the houses will be.

 

 IMG_2714 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Obviously with everything temporarily in place  the 'real work' is to be done.

 

David

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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, May 20, 2023 7:17 AM

Kinda quiet this weekend.

This was my first scratch build.  A replica of the outhouse in my grandparents back yard.  Seven kids, two adults, a one holer just won't do.

Henry

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Posted by NorthBrit on Friday, May 19, 2023 11:04 AM

Ed.  Thanks fr staring this weeks WPF.  

There are far too many wires  for me to understand,  but it all sounds good.

TF.   An interesting looking ore loader.

Dan   Another interesting selection of beer cars.

Rick.   The humble DT&I  coal car looks excellent.  As does the GB&W.   Well done.

 

David

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Posted by NorthBrit on Friday, May 19, 2023 10:38 AM

York1

 This Dairy Queen was a kit my wife gave me several years ago.  It was my first attempt to put an interior scene in the building.  However, since it's N scale, you have to get up within several inches to see anything.  It convinced me that it's probaby not worth my time and effort to put interiors in some of these small structures.

 

 

I understand what you say, John;  is it worth the effort?

Then there is the pleasure in knowing what is there.  The effort.  The lessons learned in building.   And if anyone does look in, it is not an empty structure.

 

David

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Posted by York1 on Friday, May 19, 2023 9:40 AM

Thanks for starting the WPF this week.

Ed, your video is amazing.  Not only the great modeling, but also the video work.  I appreciated the fact that you didn't move the camera around too much or too fast.  I've watched so many videos (and TV shows) with the motion so fast it makes me wonder what I just saw.  Thanks!

TF, that looks like a major building project, especially in N scale.  I hope you will share a lot of pictures during the entire construction.

Dan, I continue to like your beer cars.  That is really a neat collection of cars.

Rick, more great cars.  I really like the Green Bay and Western boxcar.

I haven't worked on the layout lately.  This Dairy Queen was a kit my wife gave me several years ago.  It was my first attempt to put an interior scene in the building.  However, since it's N scale, you have to get up within several inches to see anything.  It convinced me that it's probaby not worth my time and effort to put interiors in some of these small structures.

 

 

York1 John       

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, May 19, 2023 8:38 AM

Good morning from sunny and warm Northeast Ohio!

Ed, thanks for starting us out, great work, sure gtlad I have stayed with standard DC for my locomotives.

TF, that is going to be a nice looking structure.

Dan, Some more amazing decals for beer reefers, at one time I collected all the old Train-Miniature ones.

Here is this weeks completed projects.

First up, a standard Stewart 14 Panel Hopper that matches the 200 plus cars that the DT&I owned for transporting coal and coke from Southeastern Ohio to the steel mills in Detroit. Car was painted with Scalecoat II Black and lettered with Herald King Decals.

Next a Kadee 50' PS1 boxcar painted with Scalecoat II Reading Green paint and lettered with Ann Arbor Historical Society Decals. In 1962 the Green Bay and Western ordered 20 50' PS1 Boxcars for Ford Auto Parts transportation. After the cars arrived, they were sent to the DT&I for installation of DF2 Loaders and Parts Racks and were essentially used by the DT&I to move parts between Ford Plants.

My latest acquisitions, a pair of Atlas C-420's in Lehigh Valley livery running with a general freight on the Strongsville Club layout.  I had an ulterior motive in acquring these locomotives, in 1964 the DT&I traded 3 GP35's to the Lehigh Valley for them to evaluate their use for 10 months on the LV, in return the DT&I got 3 C420's, these were passed onto the AnnArbor as the AnnArbor was used to using Alcos whereas the DT&I was all EMD. The LV also tested out PRR C-628's and purchased C-628's as the GP35's were too slippery for use on the LV.

Thanks for looking!

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Posted by pike-62 on Friday, May 19, 2023 5:59 AM

 

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, May 19, 2023 2:15 AM

Good Grief Ed.

Was putting together a post before your video.

Truly fascinated.  You're an inspiration as your work has always been admired by me.

 

Hats off to youYesYesYesYesYesYes

Except for that Bowler Hat.  You better hang on to that one, as it fits you as well as your layout, ...Ya talented, handsome devilSmile

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, May 19, 2023 1:44 AM

Thanks for hosting Weekend Photo Fun for 3/4's of May Ed.

Best be hitting the rack soon, or I'm going to be in trouble with Ju-JuLaugh

I'm putting the halt to my unpainted bridges for a while, and have all the materials for my next project. 

Except for 4444, Midwest Products board and batten, but have found a replacement, vertical siding instead of horizontal. 

Steel combined with wood.

An ore loader designed to look a bit Sinister, about five-six years ago to start the build.

 

As always, looking forward to seeing everybody's projects hereYes

 

TF

 

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, May 19, 2023 1:16 AM

A week or two back I decided to dig into one of the Overland Models Cleveland Union Terminal 'motors' I have on the roster and install a sound decoder and keep alive inside there. Actually there isn't all that much room to spare with the motor taking up a good 30% of the cab interior.

Here's a rough 'fitting out' of the components. I had to make some risers to keep space for the drive shafts and the ends were occupied by cab detail that I didn't want to sacrifice. I used speakers I had on hand and didn't try to fit a SSS speaker in there.

 CUT_P1a-DCC setup-1 by Edmund, on Flickr

Afterall, there aren't many sounds I'm too concerned with as long as the bell and whistle sound good.

 CUT_P-1a-214 by Edmund, on Flickr

Here's a few scenes that include the P-1a motor plus a noisy Commodore Vanderbilt Hudson that is on the 'to do' list to dump the BLI decoder and upgrade to a Scale Sound speaker and WOWsteam decoder.

     On to more great stuff!

      Regards, Ed

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Weekend Photo Fun! May 19, 20, 21, 2023
Posted by gmpullman on Friday, May 19, 2023 12:58 AM

Weekend Photo Fun! May 19, 20, 21, 2023


  WPF_May by Edmund, on Flickr

Graphic by Kevin

Welcome all to the Weekend Photo Fun of the third week in May, 2023. Please feel free to post any photos of model railroad interest or perhaps a project that you have been working on recently. 

 Let's have some fun!

Cheers, Ed

 

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