HO Scale - What's On Your Workbench?

RDGbuff56 Nov 17, 2009

  1. RussHart

    RussHart TrainBoard Member

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    Cant slrrp so im posting at 4:30 am.
    Thanks for the concern guys and I hope Im back up and going real soon.I have a lot of taxidermy work to do and cant get to the shop eather this has put a damper on a lot of things but it could be a lot worse.
     
  2. davec

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    These were made back in the 80's or about that time. They need quite a bit of work and detail parts to bring them up to date with the Proto 2000 stuff, But not a bad model at all. They run really nice with an Alliance backshops Helix humper can motor. You can stull find them on E-bay from time to time.
     
  3. davec

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    Thanks, Wished I could find some time to finish them all. You can still find them occasionally on E-bay or at a train show.
     
  4. subwayaz

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    A old Bachmann Heavy duty Flatcar restoration. This is from my first adult model Train Purchase back in the late 80's. An HO Bachmann set I no longer have but still had this one car. So I felt if it made it this long it was worth a revival.
    I replaced the horn hook couplers with some Knuckle couplers and KD boxes. Then added some Intermountain 36" wheels; built a wood floor from Balsa strips stain them and then weathered the rest of the car using a clear varnish method along with Pastel chalks.
     

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  5. Northeast Fan

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    I could say, 'what isn't?' but there are a bunch of cars bought off Ebay that are in need of Kadees and other repairs, cosmetic and physical. I'm slowly getting a string of hoppers together again after having sold all my original string a few years ago.

    Bill B, CEO of the NYA&W
     
  6. Larry Hepker

    Larry Hepker TrainBoard Member

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    I'm putting signs on buildings that I've had in storage since the mid-90s. One of these years the layout will be far enough along to install this one. Kitchen counters are not the best places for photos and I'm not that good with a camera anyway.

    Here are the new signs for West City Gear Works.
     

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  7. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Just back from a model RR flea market and I obtained a couple of items that I had been looking for to kitbash a CN SW1200RM "SWeep", i.e. the cab and frame of a SW1200 switcher and the long hood off a GP9. CN rebuilt/repowered some SW1200s with GP9 parts (CN had a lot of GP9s), producing this unusual animal.

    I have an undecorated Athearn SW9 ready for painting to CN 7000 series, and at the same table found both a GP9 shell and another SW shell. So there's my project for the next little while. When I want my SWeep, I'll swap it with the SW9 shell.

    As a side note, I picked up my first Katos - a GP35 and an NW2. The NW2 is already in old black CN switcher colors, no. 7912. The GP35 is undecorated, and will become CN 4001, in zebra stripes, to complete the entire original CN GP35 roster alongside 4000, an Athearn I painted last year in the 1960s orange-black scheme.

    Idle hands are never found in the locomotive shop. :D
     
  8. tsalacri

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    Atlas MP15-1 How do you get the shell back on HELP!!

    Waiting on deck is a NYC-PLE Atlas GP7, Kato CEFX SD90-43, and BLI RSD15
     
  9. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Phase 1 of the SW1200RM "SWeep" kitbashing process: the chainsaw massacre. :p

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    There's still a bit of trimming work to do. The trusty old Dremel (bought twenty years ago!) still has a little work for it, but most of the rest will be hand filing to make the Geep hood and the switcher frame fit better. Putty will fill in the gaps.

    The dynamic brake blister grills will also be modified to fit the prototype.

    By an odd coincidence, both spare shells I picked up Saturday are B&O - it almost looks finished in the last view!
     
  10. davec

    davec TrainBoard Member

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    This is a very interesting project. I would like to see this when it is finished. Any prototype photos to share?
     
  11. tsalacri

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    Nice work. Di you think I need to Dremel my MP15-1 shell to fit the chassis which now has a decoder in it?
     
  12. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Here's the prototype. CN took the long hood, traction motors and generator from a retired GP9, and replaced the SW1200's 12-567 engine with a 1350 HP 12-645.

    I did a little filing today, and the long hood sits a little more square now.
     

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  13. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    I've just finished building two conveyers. It started with a etched brass sheet.

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    Next step, painting. They have got a primer.

    Wolfgang
     
  14. GrampysTrains

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    Excellent conveyors, Wolfgang.:thumbs_up: DJ.
     
  15. lexon

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    I just picked up a four car series of NYC AAR HO 40' Boxcar with four different numbers. Yes, they are shake the box. Nice quality cars though. The last shake the box I did a few years ago were the older MDC/Roundhouse cars.

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    Rich
     
  16. subwayaz

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    My latest project has been a Athearn CF7 that I purchased Undec so I could model the Amtrak line.
    It' s been fun working on models larger than N Scale I must admit.
    Not finished as yet; I was quite pleased to find out that Athearn Locos come with more add on details than I expected.
     

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  17. Schraddel

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    Pre war 1940: http://www.hoseeker.net/mdclist/roundhousecatalog1940pg02.jpg
    or post war 1948: http://www.hoseeker.net/mdclist/mdcbooklet1948pg02.jpg

    That is the question:

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    Last week i "fished" this one out of the electronic bay.de

    I started here:

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    Removing the cast on pipes and armatures, they will be replaced by separate parts.

    Why i do this?
    On the H0 steamloco market you do not find any of this little 0-6-0 switchers of this kind. The excellent P2K USRA 0-6-0 is for an 0-6-0 a relatively big engine.
    So you have 2 options:
    -brass
    -rebuilding old model locos.

    Greetings Lutz
     
  18. MOPMAN

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    I have been working on equipment for Davis salvage. Since we ship baled scrap, there had to be some way of baling the scrap metal. After a little research on the web I found enough information to start the project. So far I have built the horizontal ram and the hopper. Still a long way to go but it's a start.

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  19. subwayaz

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    CF7 Project

    I recently purchased this undec HO Athearn CF7 that I wanted to decorate in the old Amtrak theme. SO I finally did.
    Fun little Super Detail project with Metal Fan Assemblies, Sunshades, Vapor AC, Brass Horn, Grabrails, MU Hoses & Brake lines
     

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  20. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Interesting. It looks very nice. Someone is doing this on the N Scale forum, too. The problem there is mating the shell and the chassis.
     

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