JPT Sub - my new layout project

BNSF FAN Mar 14, 2019

  1. BNSF FAN

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    Picked up a Bachmann E-Z Mate under track uncoupling magnet to try with my Kato Unitrack. Had to shim it up to fit lush with the underside of the track. With a little practice and patients. I was actually able to get pretty good at it. This is the first time I have every tried uncoupling magnets on a layout and I think I am going to enjoy them. Now just have to order a few more.
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  2. MK

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    Uh oh! Now you've done it! I see an injury on the job!!! OSHA, fill out forms, pee in a cup, drug testing! :D
     
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  3. BNSF FAN

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    Ah, no OSHA issues here. Once that brakeman finished his "under car inspection", the road foreman made sure he understands that cat naps are not allowed. :D

    Over on another track, the M8's are loaded and just need to be tied down before shipping out. These are great and easy kits from a fellow TrainBoard member,
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  4. BNSF FAN

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    Next quick freight car project is underway.

    This UP reefer is going to get a makeover to match the BNSF reefer.
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    Didn't take long at all to get the car ready for new decals.
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    No pic yet but the decals are complete on one side. Hope to get the other side done tomorrow morning and hopefully by late afternoon, I can seal them with a flat finish clear coat. Had hoped to get more done today but the wife had a few light duty honey do's and by then, the knee was aching so it was propped up and iced.
     
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    Here's the finished BNSF reefer with some grime added.
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  6. BNSF FAN

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    Next up is looking for a new tunnel portal. Think this one will work but ill have to figure out how I cam make a base for it so that it is high enough for tall cars.
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    And some work on the sub roadbed for the streets heading into town.
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  7. Hardcoaler

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    Lookin' really good BNSF FAN.(y) I envy your progress!
     
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  8. MK

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    Instead of worrying about matching the stone work at the bottom of the legs, you can build up the ground when you scenic that area for the portal to sit on. The portal will start higher up and thus give you more head room.
     
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  9. Carl Sowell

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    BNSF Fan,

    Looking good. Cut a small piece of n scale cork roadbed to fit under each leg of the portal. that will raise it up, should be high enough to clear high cars.

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  10. Lawrence

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    I'd agree with Carl, a bit of cork or card to get it to the right height, can be disguised with some scenic work later. Alternately you could try some modelling clay and score the stone effect to match.
     
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