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Weekend Photo Fun - November 26th Through November 28th, 2021

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Weekend Photo Fun - November 26th Through November 28th, 2021
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, November 26, 2021 12:00 AM

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, November 26, 2021 12:00 AM

Hello everyone, and welcome to a new weekend, Thanksgiving style!

I thought I had a properly holiday themed picture stored away for Weekend Photo Fun, Thanksgiving. If I did, I cannot find it.

That Is OK, I will just share an Autumn themed picture instead. It still brings the spirit of the season.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone's photographs this weekend. Let's have some fun!

-Kevin

 

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by NorthBrit on Friday, November 26, 2021 2:41 AM

Kevin.  Thank you for starting WPF.   Great scene.  Excellent looking trees.

 

Here in the U.K.  the weather has a Wintery feel.

 

 

David

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, November 26, 2021 5:51 AM

Good morning

Thanks for starting another WPF Kevin.  I like the fall scene with those great looking trees.

Those two axle stock cars sure are convincing David.  They look like real wood, maybe they are?

 

I had to re-build the double Warren truss bridge and extend it into a triple because the new Timber Trestle wouldn't fit right into the transition.

She held up well with a heavy steamer test before the center pier support was put in.

Some of those solvent joints are a bear to get apart after they are fused together.

Warren truss bridges have unequal truss spacing so they do not line up with 90-degree members when built at an angle.  I don't know if railroads built angled bridges with angled members but they do nowWhistling

I haven't decided on the thickness of the rail support beams yet.

Some members were cut out of a Warren bridge to shorten the middle section.  This new three tier truss ends exactly 3/8" from the timber trestle end for the double bent transition.

 

Now the timber trestle will fit.  Finally I can sleep well againLaugh

 

 

 

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Friday, November 26, 2021 7:54 AM

A project of mine, undergoing construction on my club's layout.  Since these are common in Western PA, I figured our club needed one.

 

Also, a video onboard from my home layout. 

 

if the embedded isnt working, the link on youtube is as follows:

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

(My Model Railroad, My Rules) 

These are the opinions of an under 35 , from the east end of, and modeling, the same section of the Wheeling and Lake Erie railway.  As well as a freelanced road (Austinville and Dynamite City railroad).  

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Posted by B Rutherford on Friday, November 26, 2021 10:52 AM

A building I have been working on

New Building

- Bill Rutherford Lancaster, NH

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, November 26, 2021 8:25 PM

I deleted this post because it was no longer needed.

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by B Rutherford on Friday, November 26, 2021 8:39 PM

SeeYou190

 

 Thank you Kevin!! Finally got it figured out.   Felt terrible for messing up this thread. 
B Rutherford
Sorry.  Tried for 20 minutes.  Cant post a pic from my phone and cant delete :(

 

Please allow me to assist.

B. Rutherford's New Building:

-Kevin

 

- Bill Rutherford Lancaster, NH

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, November 26, 2021 8:50 PM

B Rutherford
Thank you Kevin!! Finally got it figured out.   Felt terrible for messing up this thread.

No worries at all.

I am glad you are here.

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by NVSRR on Friday, November 26, 2021 10:37 PM

 So I ended up going past the hobby shop today.  HAd to drop in of course. Quite packed actually.  this was my haul for the day.   5 bucks is enough for food  for an entire wseek right?

Shane

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, November 27, 2021 5:29 AM

Good morning

Great looking building B. Rutherford!  Perfect weather job. 

I like the mix you got going on there and the rusty corrugated siding sandwiched in the middle makes it quite interestingYes

That roll roofing looks like the real McCoy and I see the chimney guy didn't quite know how to stop a leak so he got the Blackjack outWhistling

 

 

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, November 27, 2021 11:36 AM

Kevin, Thanks for opening the WPF with a nice autumn scene and good looking A-B set.

B. Rutherford, A lotta' goodness in your eye catching structure.  

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

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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, November 27, 2021 11:51 AM

Just a quick visit.

Excellent pictures from the contributors.  Well done.

 

In a 'job lot' from a family member was a crane  match truck minus its fittings.

As it runs okay a cosmetic tidy-up  before applying any fittings.

Seen here at Clarence Dock.

 

 

 

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Posted by Lakeshore Sub on Saturday, November 27, 2021 4:41 PM

Great stuff everyone.

My son and I decided to pull all of the 50's stuff off of the layout and change to our alternative universe which moves the date 50 years to the mid 2000's.  Instead of the C&NW running the line, it changed over to UP.  Here is a UP freight headed east.

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Posted by Alantrains on Sunday, November 28, 2021 5:56 AM

Great stuff as usual.

Love your building Bill.

Enjoyed my trip around your layout Jimmy.

Nice work on the bridge Track fiddler.

Those wagons look real Kevin.

Shane that looks like a great haul you got, nice looking diesel.

I hope your switchman holds on tight Peter.

That crane looks like an old Triang one I used to have David.

Scott that 50 years went fast, nice clean loco and wagons.

I took a break from scenery this week and climbed under the layout to change my drop down uncoupling magnet from fishing line  and lever operation to using a spare Tortoise motor. I can operate it from two different places remotely now. I used two momentary action centre off toggle switches at different locations to swap the tortoise direction. Here's a video of the result. It doesn't look like embedding is working for me, here's the link.

https://youtu.be/O4QsdZ4USAc

 

 

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Posted by BRVRR on Sunday, November 28, 2021 1:42 PM

-Kevin - Thanks for starting WPF. Nice scene. Like the Autum colored trees.

David - snow on the ground here in NE Ohio today. Great looking scene and cars.

Trackfiddler - Looking good! Progress.

Jimmy_Bra... - Good job on the tunnel portal. I enjoyed the vid.

Bill - Great looking buildings.

Shane - Lucky You!

Peter - goo looking scene.

David - Comple looking model. Is it self propelled?

Scott - I trided the dual-period thing years ago. Gave it up as too much work. Good for you! Some really good photos.

Not much happening on the BRVRR lately. Here is an old photo of a pair of Pennsy locos at the head of a mixed freight near the old Redwing Flour Mill:

My latest project, purchased from Berkshire Valley Models. An Amish doctor's buggy kit, horse and lanterns. Thanks Mike Lehman for the tip on the vendor.

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

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Posted by NorthBrit on Sunday, November 28, 2021 1:53 PM

Allan   It is a Triang one,  altered a little and different to the usual.   It was in the job-lot with the match truck.

BRVRR.    No it is not self propelled.   I just added bits to give the impression it is.  It is a permanent  feature at Clarence Dock.   I just move it around by hand  to give the impression it is working  or to allow rolling stock in and out.

TF   All the cattle trucks  (I have seven)  are made out of plastic,  giving a wooden appearance. 

David

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Posted by Southgate 2 on Monday, November 29, 2021 12:22 AM

Nice stuff everyone! It's been a busy weekend away from the RR action, but I was able to squeak in a late weekend shot. It's still Sunday here.

The hostler was peeking what's taking so long to clear the floor to get this switcher in the diesel shop with the little terminal switcher.

   

Hopefully more action for next week. Dan

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, November 29, 2021 7:36 AM

No time for a detailed post this morning.

Still... thank you to everyone that shared with the group on this Holiday Weekend. I appreciate everyone that contributes to this thread.

I will see you all next week.

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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