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badlandnp Mar 17, 2013

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ooooo. I would love to thumb through these stats!
     
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    Is near the top of the reading list! Shameless plug, I may bring it with to the Helena show in April....... :eek: :LOL:
     
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    Nice haul! Those cyclopedias would be nice additions to my collection.
     
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    Hemi - just might be a good excuse to head down this a way! :LOL:

    Have made a bit more progress on the bunker. And figured out how I am going to proceed with the coal chutes. Fun stuff!
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    So, that all six are the same size,
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    The main chute pieces,
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    And folded. Used .015 sheet styrene, which cuts and folds easily.
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    I had some glue drying time to spend, so weathered this guy, and painted up a handful of wheelsets for some other new cars,
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    Figured out the basic chute assembly last night, and weathered a couple of old ModelPower stock cars I painted and decaled 20 years ago. So, this morning early, walking through a dense ice fog to get to the trainshed, I sat and videoed up that process and the weathering of my new G&D boxcar.


    Here's a couple of pics of the cars,
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    Had time to do a little work this morning, before work responsibilities got in the way. PIC_0163.JPG PIC_0166.JPG
     
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    Didn't get much done today. Just a little work on the chutes, soldered up the lights for the bottom half underneath,
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    A light for the crew shack,
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    Oh boy howdy!! It lights up!!

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    Did some relaxing weathering this morning. Easy little quick project to start the day.
     
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    Also broke out another of the Heritage Fleet boxcars. The first one actually, Moonlight & Violins,
     
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    And with the weathering bug chewing in my ear, I worked on 7 different cars this morning while enjoying just listening to the NP passenger set rolling along! Yup, fun!

    Here's a video, and a few pics of the weathered and re-wheeled cars.


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  12. HemiAdda2d

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    That T&RGW car is neat! Another model railroad tribute car?
     
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    Yup. I have 4, the Gorre & Daphetid, Moonlight & Violins, Texas & RG and the Hardscrabble and Great Divide.
     
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