MODELING Weekend Photo Fun August 31, 2012

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  1. r_i_straw

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    Some years back I built this for someone who contacted me on the internet. I shipped it and never got paid but that is another story. It is a model of the Passamaquoddy Light House from the movie Pete's Dragon. Was fun to build.
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  2. SecretWeapon

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  3. randgust

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    FINALLY! Etchings in, pilot model built, got to show it off at Bedford at the N show there, and should be shipping off the e-mail request list by Oct. 15:

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  4. jeffrey-wimberly

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    Any Macgyver fans out there?

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    Before my dad left, we got a little more work done. We laid the Idaho Springs siding.


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    And we installed the River City freight yard.


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    The west ladder still has to be installed, but it just leads to an as-yet-unbuilt engine terminal, so we didn't bother.


    I've been playing around with operating two trains at once. I've discovered that there are several items that need to be tweaked, such as the coupler pins on much of my rolling stock. Even with the wrinkles to iron out, I got to try something that I've been looking forward to for a long time. I managed to have a passenger train pass a slower freight by running wrong-way with neither train slowing for the passing maneuver. This should be a fun railroad to operate on when it's all done.


    Oh, and one more thing. With my wife's permission, I expanded my brass collection by one locomotive.


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  7. co_riff

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    This coal plant was upgraded from the 50's to the 70's.The coal company upgraded the coal belt and added the silo and opened a new strip mine .

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  8. Virginian Railway

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    Cool, what did you use for the silo?
     
  9. HemiAdda2d

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    I was on the road, so I took modeling tools and parts and did a few projects in the hotel rooms

    D&RGW 3130 is the latest, last built GP40-2 for D&RGW, and as such, was delivered with an angled blower bulge. I grabbed one from a sare GP60 shell in the scrapbox and transplanted it. A quick bit of paint, and off to the paint shop for decals.:

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    I also took a Bachmann 250T crane and shaved details, adding freestanding ones, and model spacific details to model D&RGW 028, Samson de Grande:

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    Lastly, I took a lot of guts to start butchering a Kato business car to build D&RGW 100, the Wilson McCarthy. I stripped a UP car, shaved the upper half of the car and roof corrugations off, sanded them smooth, putty'd and sanded them flat. I butchered the tail end of the car, cutting off the endcap, filling and sanding all the holes smooth, adding new steps, freestanding grab irons, and filing the windows to better match the prototype. This car became the D&RGW Kansas business car, and was often seen on the Ski Train until it was sold. The side windows are not 100% correct, but to use the nice Kato window glazing, I can def live with this.

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  10. WPZephyrFan

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    I stopped by Chuck's today to visit and he just happened to have a Kato Western Pacific RDC-2 still in stock so I grabbed it for my WP collection:

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    I'd also like to add my condolances to Wolfgang's passing.
     
  11. mikelhh

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    I've just renewed the gradient and surface of the road at the front of the layout.

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  12. Kitbash

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    ^Nice work Mikelhh. That is an excellent scene.
     
  13. co_riff

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    Virginian, it's the N Walthers Western Flood loader kit.

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  14. dti406

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    Jumping into Model Railroad Season with some recently finished Freight Cars.

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    Since I was painting a boxcar with Floquil Dark Green paint, I assembled this Atlas kit quickly and painted it also, lettered with Herald King Decals, an Ex-M&StL PS 2003 CF Covered Hopper, lettered in the current C&NW scheme while keeping its old car number.

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    A Details West FGE RBL Boxcar Kit, painted with Scalecoat II Aluminum (Roof), CNW Yellow (Sides) and Black (Ends). Lettered with Herald King Decals. The CNW rostered a large number of these FGE RBL's.

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    Even though ExactRail made a RTR version of this car, I already had the Microscale Decal for this car so I got an undecorated kit. Car in Painted in White, Black Underframe and a Galvanized Roof. Used Scalecoat II paint.

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  15. HemiAdda2d

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    Rick J, you certainly have a lot of rolling stock, and most of it that I have seen is custom painted like these. very nice work.
     
  16. superturbine

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    Engineers and firemen brought their families to the Cheyenne Yard out to view the new class of engine called the FEF.
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  17. jhn_plsn

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    Jason, I am speechless. My favorite is the last photo with the drama created by the massive rock mountain towering over the trains.
     
  18. fireball_magee

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    Very cool Gentleman!! Love the work!!!
     
  19. Candy_Streeter

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    WOW!!!! How can an Australian do New England so well?
     
  20. superturbine

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    Thanks John!
     

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