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Weekend Photo Fun - November 3rd - November 5th, 2023

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Weekend Photo Fun - November 3rd - November 5th, 2023
Posted by dti406 on Friday, November 3, 2023 8:36 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, November 3, 2023 8:48 AM

Good morning from partly sunny and cool Northeast Ohio!

Here is what I managed to complete this week.

First up an Atlas FMC 5077CF Double Door Boxcar kit, painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red, Silver and Black Paints then lettered with Herald King Decals.  The WP purchased these cars to replace the worn out PS1 boxcars used in the lumber trade.

Next, the PC's Sam Rea shops built slightly larger clones of the GATC 4500CF Covered Hoppers resulting in these 4600CF Covered Hoppers in the H51, H51a, H51b and H51c classes. They were used in grain loading traffic and the different classes resulted from the outlet gates used on each class. Car is a Tangent Kit, painted with Scalecoat II UP Covered Hopper Gray paint and lettered with Champ Decals.

I also did a quick build of a Bowser H21a hopper car and dull coated it to remove the shine of the factory paint job.

Soon the H51 Covered Hoppers will soon be infiltrating the solid train of PS4785 Covered Hoppers pulled by a pair of SD45's on the Strongsville Club Layout.

Have a great weekend!

Rick Jesionowski

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Friday, November 3, 2023 11:52 AM

Rick  -  Thanks for starting this weeks WPF.  Excellent models as usual.  Well done.

 

Myself.   I have demolished part of the layout.   Moved the Industrial Estate to  where the street scene was.    A new street scee is being built in the old Industrial Estate area.  New houses and shops being built.

 

Meanwhile,  I like the overgrown look.  There is a train there (somewhere).

 

 IMG_4959 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

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Posted by Mister Mikado on Friday, November 3, 2023 2:31 PM

I purchased a Proto 2000 E8 Lackawanna shell on ebay.  I was lacking the chassis and posted a swap offer on this forum.  Kind and generous Edmund (GM Pullman) sent me an old chassis he dug up out of his parts crypt but it had gray sideframes and the Lackawanna E8 prototype had black.  I mounted it and I'm quite pleased with the result, it matches very well with the gray of the shell, no complaints!

A very simple project but much fun just the same because of the suprise color scheme.  Little things mean a lot.  Thanks again, Ed.   -Rob

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Posted by tstage on Friday, November 3, 2023 2:38 PM

Thanks for starting WPF again, Rick.

Not much modeling this week.  However, I was able to score a nice brass steam locomotive for my NYC stable at a very reasonable price.  This is a Key Imports NYC L-2b 4-8-2 Mohawk:

25 of the L-2b class Mohawks were purchased by the NYC in the spring of 1929.  15 came with Elesco FWHs and 10 with Worthington FWHs.  Most of the L-2bs lasted till 1953; with #2923 & #2921 enjoying some extended use before being retired in 4/55 & 2/56, respectively.

This model (with Worthington FWH) is from a 1981 run, comes with a can motor, and has some spot tarnish in places.  One of the six wheelsets on the tender was not free spinning.  That was remedied fairly quickly using a little horizontal back 'n forth action of the wheelset in the truck.  I also had to gently bend/straighten a few exterior parts - e.g. the classification lights and front pilot steps.  That said, overall the model is in nice shape and I'm really happy with the purchase.

My ideal L-2 Mohawk is a Key Imports L-2a, with the Elesco FWH looming above the front boiler plate.  However, those are generally highly sought after and fetch about $1,000 more than this L-2b - even unpainted. Surprise

I'm going to test the L-2 Mohawk out this evening on DC using roller bearing stands to see how it runs and to break it in.  The can motor will make it easier to convert to DCC and I'll most likely add sound at some point.  I'll also install front & rear headlighting using 0603 SMD warm LEDs.  Given the size, I may need to use a 0402 in the rear headlamp of the tender.

Tom


UPDATE:  I just tried placing a 0603 SMD LED inside of the rear headlamp housing of the tender to see if it would fit?  Nope....so a 0402, it is!  That'll be fun. Laugh

I have the L-2b hooked up to my DC power supply and am currently breaking it in slowly.  Even without a cleaning and re-lube, the locomotive starts out at ~3V and has very good and smooth low speed.  That's EXACTLY what I want to see in all my locomotives. YesCool

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Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, November 4, 2023 6:38 AM
Thanks, Rick,for kicking us off, really good stuff as per usual.
 
As spring is now with us, your overgrown look, David, is what I’ve been dealing with in the garden, so a bit close to home!!
 
Yes, Rob, I’ve also benefited over my time on the Forum with those generous with their time, and sharing their knowledge. 
 
I’m afraid Tom, that a Mohawk is a haircut that would not suit the Bear, but it is a fine looking locomotive and I’m pleased to read that it is good runner straight from the box.
 
Well, I have started to add a little detail to my flatcar load…
 Detail start by Bear, on Flickr
 
…but as the Club has finally relinquished the Clubrooms, I’ve been busy saving stuff from the rubbish bin!!
This Tyco caboose is rather garish but I already have a fair idea how I want to kit bash it.
 
 Bin by Bear, on Flickr
 
The big save though was the Clubs Thomas layout. Though it is British and an island layout, I was heavily involved in its conception and building, and I can still see the great modelling done by old friends/club members who have passed on. Far too good and too many memories for it to have been scrapped.
 
 Thomas @ Home by Bear, on Flickr
 Thomas @ Home1 by Bear, on Flickr
 
Have a Great One ffolkes.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by Mister Mikado on Monday, November 6, 2023 8:57 PM

thanks jabear lots of good angels on this forum we are blessed!

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Posted by pike-62 on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 5:32 AM

 

 

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Posted by dti406 on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 8:15 AM

 

This Tyco caboose is rather garish but I already have a fair idea how I want to kit bash it.
 
 Bin by Bear, on Flickr
 
Cheers, the Bear.Smile
 

Somewhere I have a article on how to use two of those old Tyco cabooses to make and N8 PRR Cabin Car.

Rick Jesionowski

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