Aug 28, 2015
Amazing layout! Thanks for all the pictures and videos!
His layout is most awesome. I only hope to be at his level of stupendousness one of these days. I am a long ways off...at least to me I am...
Thanks for the comments guys I appreciate it very much.
Here is a QUAX hospital flat car, based on some images I have seen, this and old Blue Box Athearn 85 ft flat car. This one has the A-Line weights added and the operating end of car cushioning. Also removed the handbrake details and then added a DW hand brake and rigging from brass wire. I first painted the under frame flat black, then top of the car light grey, masked that off where I wanted, and then the car boxcar red, the appliances to hold the out of service car, moveable bolster mounts, and trucks were painted Chinese red. The B end of the flat has a rigid bolster mount while the bolster mount towards the A end was able to slide for and aft to accommodate different lengths of out of service cars to be carried. The images are a work in progress, and progress seems to be slow. The tank car was sacrificed for the load with a lot of cutting gouging and bending to simulate a side swipe, Some rust and yellow dry brushing were done. Still need to unload the flat do some weathering to the flat car and tank, then reload the tank, and tie it down.
Here is the progress so far.
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Very nice set can't wait to see it finished
As usual Tom, your work in progress photos are great! Neat project!
Great work on the car, and impressive layout! Quite an inspiration i must say!
I just saw that thread and must say: very impressive! I wish I had that space in our basement.
Do you run this layout by yourself or is this a model railroad club?
Thanks for the input and comments everyone.
It is my MRR I built it and did pretty much all of it so far, but I have a core group that operates it with me. Its an old school DC operation with 9 cabs.
I’m always amazed you do all that with DC! I can almost imagine all the lights dim in western Colorado when you guys start up the grade! Let alone turn on all those cabs!!!!!!
LOL yessir Dale, that old electric meter us a humming right along. I finally finished up that hospital flat car it is in service now.
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Simply awesome. Realism personified
Here is a Tichy crane I got as part of an Estate I ended up with, I painted the crane with a silver/grey mix made some QA&P decals up and applied. These are very nice cranes with a lot of details and a joy to finish. The crane boom car was made out of 3 different cars, part of an MDC flat, part of a Athearn Gondola, and the steps off a caboose with some handrails that I bent up, all parts are leftovers from custom builds over the years. Speaking of leftover parts the 2 QA&P MW gondolas were left over ends from projects. The boxcar is a generic 40' box, that is in MW service.
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Fantastic Tom, your work is amazing! I always enjoy seeing you post new pictures. Just makes me want to see the QA&P up close and in person some day!
Tom always like seeing your work like the way the work train turned out.
Was the tichy crane hard to build.
I have several crane projects coming up.
Thanks dale maybe you can get the chance to stop by one day LOL.
Vince thanks for the nice comments, I didn't build the crane, I just did some minor work to it and finished it for my QA&P.
All of the Tichy kits I have ever built are good kits to build, designed very well, and go together great every time, but you gotta be careful to not use too much glue.
Hear ya on the not to much glue.
Well another QA&P SD40T-2 is rolling around here the 749 started out as a basic Athearn BB shell and frame, but with many modifications and details I think it will pass for OK.
First the 749
Here are the trio of QA&P Tunnel units. The 749-748-1976.
And 4 QA&P SD40/40T-2's, 747-746-748-749.
Same consist headed in timetable East direction.
A colorful ready track of Frisco and QA&P power today.
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Looks great Tom!!! As usual your locomotives are outstanding with just the right amount of weathering.