MODELING Weekend Photo Fun, June 10, 2022

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  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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  2. SP-Wolf

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    @r_i_straw -- War Bonnets are hard to beat - especially PA's

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  3. dti406

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    Good morning from sunny and mild Northeast Ohio!

    I finished these two cars prior to going in for surgery last week.

    Bowser ACF 1958CF Covered Hopper kit, painted with Scalecoat II MofW Gray paint and lettered with Highball Graphics decals. The DT&I had several sources for sand and cement on the South side of the railroad, but many of their cars were lent to the Ann Arbor for use at the Dundee Cement plant or in this cars case the sand pit at Yuma. MI destined for use at the Ford Engine Casting Plant Brookpark, OH.

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    Exactrail Wagontop Boxcar kit, painted with Scalecoat II Oxide Red Paint and lettered with National Scale Car (Speedwitch) decals. In the 1930's the financially strapped B&O came up with the wagontop car design which was cheaper to build, eliminated roof leaks, and increased capacity. These cars lasted well into the 1970's and were a distinctive addition to the nation's box car fleet.

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    Another picture of my Bowser PRR RS-3's with a turn headed back to the yard at a recent operation session on the Strongsville club layout.

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    Thanks for looking!

    Rick Jesionowski
     
  4. nscalestation

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    My layout is SP/WP but I do have some Santa Fe equipment that I run on the Ntrak layouts. But there has not been a show or an Ntrak layout for almost 2-/12 years so they got to run on the home layout.

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  5. gmorider

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    War bonnet! PA's! Square hatch covered hopper! Now you're talkin'! Wagon top looks real. Sante Fe freight motors look cool.
     
  6. SecretWeapon

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  7. pomperaugrr

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    Some Corn Syrup and Vegetable Oil tankers await unloading at Stratas Foods, on the N scale Housatonic RR.
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  8. Mike VE2TRV

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    PA's? A Warbonnet that moved to the Northeast:

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  9. in2tech

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    Dirt road maybe? Just kind of have to pretend it makes sense :) Just trying some different things. Oh oh, it's missing a train. I'll fix that :) Be right back!

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  10. SMR

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    Enjoy the Sunset Limited,....., long time ago...........

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  11. jhn_plsn

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  13. rjthomas909

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    Scenery is coming along...

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    Another in the series with BN 5529. Here it leads a train under the loadout. The loadout is one of my longest running projects, started before my daughter was born. She is away at college now, working on her degree in astrophysics.
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  15. in2tech

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    Here are the fake lines to buy my fake $2.56.99 /gallon gas on my fake diorama :) More then a few people here have mentioned it :) So there are your lines. Brings back memories of the 1970's! BTW, you need an imagination that the cars can actually get in and out. It's more then a little tight, lets say :) Those people in the parking spots in front of the store are screwed :) Oh yeah at first I had $256 dollars a gallon, makes todays prices look really good, my bad! I'll take a picture of the sign too! You also have to imagine they can get out behind the island ( they can't ), but in my mind they can :)

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  16. gjslsffan

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    Some great modeling efforts and images everyone!
    Getting all flared up this weekend. I have been working on some Athearn RTR SP SD45's. Had to move the air reservoirs around as they were in the wrong place on one side from the factory.
    Below is the an SD45, SP 8663 a former CNW unit now a SP SD40M-2, but still looks like a SD45 to0 me. I updated the air dryer/cooler system, added details like the eye bolts, air cyl piping, spare coupler baskets. I updated the #2 cooling fan as it had been replaced recently. Also the #1 cooling had been replaced some time ago as it is getting grungy, spitter valves were added to the reservoirs as well. I also added the axle generator for the speed recorder, we used to use some automotive heater hose around the cables to help protect the cable on some of real locos at Burnham in Denver, they did not stay red very long. Also a few new high voltage, fire extinguisher decals were used.
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    The SP 7444 had the same treatment on the details as the 8663, used the earlier air dryer/cooler systems common on SP and other units. The pedestal liners on some of these older EMD's had a Turquoise color to them, just happens to have an old bottle of floquil that matches pretty good. This one has clearly had all the traction motors replaced as yo0u can see the journal boxes are the rebuilt black ones, also an earlier 2nd gen SP light package. Although you cant see them in the images, I almost always add all the air tank reservoir piping too.
    This one had the #1 dyn fan replaced looks like. These old EMD's leaked oil just about everywhere, but a lot around the top deck gaskets. I remember one time the bosses had a light bulb go off in their heads, and thought silicone was the cure-all. Well they had us clean the outside of the tops decks on an engine, they took a large contractor type tube of blue silicone, and used a putty knife to smooth out about a 4" wide thick layer of silicone to stop the leaks, which it did for about an hour. After that it looked like some big old blue herniated blisters on the sides of the engine.
    With all their faults, nothing to me sounded as good as those 20 cyl EMD engines made.

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    The SP 7540 got about the same treatment as the others.
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    And a trio of SP/RG SD45's ready to head out on an eastbound drag freight. But hey every trip is a 12hr picnic and a bus ride right?
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    Hope you are having a great weekend, thanks for taking a look.
     
  17. Paul Liddiard

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    Well, I bought another MR&T two bay covered hopper the other day. Put it together last night. Thought I would take some photos.
    The two MR&T cars are both ACCURAIL, as is the Turtle Creek Central car. The two Rio Grande hoppers are also ACCURAIL. The first cars behind the SW1000 are Bowser, and then there are a few Front Range...
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