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Weekend Photo Fun - August 4th through August 6th, 2023

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Weekend Photo Fun - August 4th through August 6th, 2023
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, August 4, 2023 12:00 AM

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, August 4, 2023 12:05 AM

Hello everyone, and welcome to a new weekend!

This week my share is from the archives of the olden days of the N scale Stratton And Gillette.

These are two Maintenance-Of-Way cars that I kitbashed when I was in High School:

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

I am looking forward to seeing everyone else's photographs this weekend. This thread can always be counted on to be the best of the week.

-Kevin

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Friday, August 4, 2023 10:19 AM

Kevin, Thanks for opening the WPF with a blast from your past.  Cool to have such a photo, even cooler if you still have the cars?

Caught a Coast Guard Cutter sailing under the UP (formerly SP) Carquinez strait bridge while visiting the Carquinez Model Railroad Society's layout in Crockett, Ca.

BTW,  Happy Birthday US Coast Guard, thank you for your service.  

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

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, August 4, 2023 11:49 AM

Good morning from sunny and warm Northeast Ohio!

Kevin, thanks for starting us out, good kitbashing job especially for N scale and at your young age at the time.

Peter, nice picture, a beautiful bridge especially after seeing picture of the prototype in the past.

I did not get anything complete this week, had a lot of meetings in the evening for the upcoming bowling season along with bowling on Monday night.

Here is an old picture I took on the Strongsville OH club layout of my Stewart C628 and C630 locomotives hauling a string of 36 Stewart G39 ore jennies.

Have a great weekend!

Rick Jesionowski

Rule 1: This is my railroad.

Rule 2: I make the rules.

Rule 3: Illuminating discussion of prototype history, equipment and operating practices is always welcome, but in the event of visitor-perceived anacronisms, detail descrepancies or operating errors, consult RULE 1!

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Posted by tstage on Saturday, August 5, 2023 12:07 PM

Thanks for starting WPF, Kevin.

Beautiful bridge and scene, Peter!  And I love the ore drag, Rick.  I'll pretend I didn't see the locomotive line pulling it. Smile, Wink & Grin

I started my QCM NYC 130-ton well-hole flat car (#499086) project this week:

I still have end gussets, end handrails, brake wheels, and 3-axle trucks to assembly & install.  After that I'll prime & paint it and add the decals.

Less than impressed with the assembly instructions from the manufacturer (ca. 1977).  They assume that the modeler knows much more about the car so they leave out important information and detail - e.g. labeling parts on the drawing.  A few more detailed views would have been helpful, too.

[Side note: I did use the NYCSHS archive for viewing photographs of #499086.  Very helpful views of the ends and well area.  The side view photographs, however, were just too far away to see important detail. Sad]

The one thing I did like about the instructions is that the drawings were 1:1 to the model.  That made it convenient when measuring the drawings for the proper cuts and when finding the correct distances and locations for the parts.

Tom

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, August 5, 2023 4:36 PM

dti406
a beautiful bridge especially after seeing picture of the prototype

A shot taken from the opposite end of the club's superb bridge rendition.  The prototype Carquinez Strait rail bridge is 5,620 Ft. long and sits approx. 5.5 mi. east and upstream of the building in Crockett that houses the club's layout.  51 years of railcar ferry service between Benica and Port Costa ended when the bridge opened in 1930.  Both massive ferry boats soon scrapped and their hulks sunk as breakwaters.

Tom, Like the modeling.  Ever since seeing my late Pop build a wood and paper model airplane I continue to be fascinated by what takes shape from 'a box of sticks'.

Regards, Peter

      

  

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Posted by NorthBrit on Sunday, August 6, 2023 7:07 AM

Thanks for starting this weeks WPF, Kevin.

Love the pictures by everyone.

 

Not done much this week, so an old picture of passengers on a train  (compliments of my older granddaughter).

 

 IMG_5547 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

David

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Posted by tankertoad135 on Sunday, August 6, 2023 6:46 PM

Hmmm, my cat, Abigail Bliss, loves to sit amidstHuh? my messy work bench to share her fur with my projects, a Walthers 40' boxcar I painted and lettered and a Custom Brass, Espee Golden State coach I recently completed for a friend. Cowboy

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