MODELING It’s Monday, March 4th 2019: Weekend Modeling Accomplishments

Jim Wiggin Mar 4, 2019

  1. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome back everyone, we here in the Northeast are getting a lot of snow, maybe even a Nor’easter! Good thing I can get to work by snowmobile!

    I spent the weekend snowmobiling and helping my dad with some pre-spring yard clean up but I also played with the City Job. After more then a few hours of frustration, I realized that the modules had gotten damaged more then I originally thought. After some more thought, I finally made up my mind to retire the layout. I won’t scrap it but put it in storage once snowmobile season is done and start the spring fresh with a pair of Free-Mo modules and HO equipment.

    So how about you? What did you get done this weekend? Let us know. We’ll assemble again on Friday the 8th to do it all over again. Until then, have a great week, stay safe and as always...

    High Greens!
     
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  2. SP-Wolf

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    With our visitor from Germany in town, I didn't get much accomplished.

    Saturday, I was able to get some work done on my Rock Island locomotive project.

    Sunday -- Nada!!

    But, it was a wonderful weekend.

    Hope Y'all had a great weekend,
    Wolf
     
  3. fordy744

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    well i was hoping for a real productive weekend and maybe even have some pictures of finished projects... alas that didn't happen, turned out i didn't have the right LEDs for the Head/Backup Lights and didn't have the right micro connectors so more orders placed with China. On the plus side the chassis is wired up to the decoder and the speaker plugged up so it moves under it's own power. I had 2 attempts at building circuit boards for the lights...

    I decided on Sunday i'd tackle one of those long put of jobs, rebuilding and reworking a pair of Rapido FAs, had all the bits but the decals that came with them had white backgrounds, no good on a blue body... so another e-mail sent.
     
  4. Dogwood

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    20190304_170347-1280x960.jpg My weekend work. Steel beam load for a bulkhead flatcar.
     
  5. keithw

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    Dogwood what are the bands made out of? Looks good
     
  6. Dogwood

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    These are EVERGREEN item number 276 I-Beam 3/16" (.188) profiles.
     
  7. keithw

    keithw TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks dogwood
     
  8. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

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    My wife and I spent the weekend in Hollywood celebrating our 22nd anniversary at Universal Studios. Now that I’m home I’m back to working on the layout. Last week I cleaned off another section, painted the foam and ballasted track. Next II need to play with plaster and make the crossings then I can start scenery. The roads are laid out ready to go.
     
  9. Hardcoaler

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    Went to a train show on Saturday and railfanned afterward. Did get a used Atlas N Scale SD-35 running again with help from TrainBoard members. (y)
     
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  10. keithw

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    Dogwood what are the straps or banding made out of
     
  11. Dogwood

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    I have cut narrow strips of insulating tape. Fixed at the bottom of the load with BONDIC. That's all.
     
  12. Kevin Anderson

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    The beginning of a car show. Need to figure out if I want a gravel lot or a big parking lot right here.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  13. SLSF Freak

    SLSF Freak Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Worked on detail parts for my Boxcab kit (still early development) but I'm far enough along that an expert modeller has taken on the task of building three of these early units. Hope to have pics of that build in a few weeks. Meanwhile, this is what I'm working on, N-Scale rough cut:
    boxcabsBeta.jpg

    Cheers -Mike
     
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  14. Kurt Moose

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    Wow, this is gonna be good!!(y)(y)(y)
     
  15. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nice! The correct headlight. And bows on the pantographs. The bows (made from old piping), were to help guide the trolley (hot) wire back onto the pantograph shoe, so that wire did not hook the "horn" as it was called, (end of the shoe) and tear down the trolley. Something a lot of folks do not know.
     
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  16. Hardcoaler

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    Really interesting on the pantograph design Boxcab. I read somewhere that the PRR usually raised the rear pantograph. If they instead raised the front and it fouled in the overhead, it could carry back and tear a lowered rear pan off the roof, thus immobilizing the locomotive. I think both pans might have been raised when heavy ice covered the wire though.

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