MODELING Weekend Photo Fun, May 13, 2022

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  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    A Pullman 3 compartment, 2 drawing room observation car carries the markers for the Katy Bluebonnet. Microtrains N scale cars.
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  2. SP-Wolf

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    TGIF -

    Cotton Belt FT's

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  3. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

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    Good afternoon from sunny and warm Northeast Ohio!

    Well, I still got a couple of cars done even with the Senior's Bowling Tournament this week along with some other stuff.

    First, is another (9 so far) Bowser Covered Hopper kit that I have painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red and lettered with Herald King Decals. The D&TS serviced a sand pit in Rockwood, MI that supplied high mineral content sand for making glass and other specialty items. Most cars were sent to Toledo for use in the glass manufacturing plants that Toledo is famous for (Glass Capital of the World).

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    Next, an Athearn NACC 50' RBL Kit, painted with Scalecoat II Roof Brown and Silver paints, then lettered with High Ball Graphics decals. NACC built around 2000 RBL's in the early sixties using various parts from various manufacturers like Pullman Standard, Stanray, etc. Most cars were built for private owners and a few railroads. This is one of 50 cars leased by Hershey for transporting chocolate products in a semi-temperature controlled environment.

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    Last Saturday I took my N&W SD39's (Ex-Illinois Terminal) over to the club to run with a bunch of general freight cars, most of them N&W.

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    Thanks for looking!

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  4. SecretWeapon

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  5. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Mike, love your cities. This is an excellent cityscape background. (y)
     
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  6. gjslsffan

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    Had this older (plastic) Walthers 8 axle drop-deck flat. I wanted to modify it to resemble the Kasgro Rail (KRL) 38181. I stretched the load deck to 38' to match the prototype, turns out the other dimensions match too, 68' over the end sills, and 92' over the strikers. I filled the deck voids with lead shot and glued them in with CA. The biggest challenges was trying to get some the piping in to match the plumbing on the ends. Used some IM trucks w 36" wheels that lowered to car a bunch, looks way better.

    After some mods
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    Now mostly Red, still details to be added, need to make up some decals. Shown beside a RTR car.
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    Hoping to come close to this. From RRPictureArchives.NET
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    A little progress anyways.
     
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  7. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks Mike!
     
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    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Whoops! Dispatch is really going to catch it now!
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  10. Paul Liddiard

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    Sometimes you need to model British rail...
    Here's my Flying Scotsman and carriage.
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  11. Tompm

    Tompm TrainBoard Supporter

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    Going back to work this past week has knocked me for a loop so no layout or modeling time. Here is an oldie I hope I have not posted before.

    Atlas B&O RS1's

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  12. pomperaugrr

    pomperaugrr TrainBoard Member

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    Detailed scenery is stating to take shape in the N scale version of Cornwall Bridge, CT.
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  14. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Beautiful scene. A quick question- Is the depot perhaps sitting backwards? Normally the operators bay is trackside. Or does it have a bay on both sides, as some depots did have?
     
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    pomperaugrr TrainBoard Member

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    That is a very good observation, and I am glad you brought it up, just in case. There is a bay on both sides. Here is a proto photo and one of my modeled scene.
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  16. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    And then there is the old Santa Fe depot in Hitchcock, Texas that got totally rotated after it was retired and turned into a museum. They wanted to show off the bay and not have folks clambering around next to the still active tracks.
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  17. gmorider

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    @dti406, you are cooking with gas! I am wondering if I should have a covered hopper (1/384) with cigar rings so I can run around with it on top of a cigar clenched in my teeth. :rolleyes: Nah! I don't smoke! Otherwise, my hat is off to all the posters here. Such excellent work. (y)
     
  18. pomperaugrr

    pomperaugrr TrainBoard Member

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    Good points Russ and BoxcabE50. I have seen museums do that a couple of times, when they move a station. There is definitely a bay on each side at Cornwall Bridge though. The homeowners also added two dormers on the track side as well, when they made small bedrooms in the attic area. I did not add the dormers to the model kit I used, since they were not original and honestly would not be visible from a normal layout operator's viewpoint.

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  19. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Homeowners? Wow. Is that track still active? A railfan paradise, if so!
     
  20. pomperaugrr

    pomperaugrr TrainBoard Member

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    Yes that is still an active rail line. The Housatonic Railroad runs at least 1 train north and one south each day past this location. Sometimes there are more movements.
     
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