MODELING Whoops! It's Wednesday, May 31st 2017. Weekend Modeling Accomplishments

Jim Wiggin May 31, 2017

  1. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Well, I knew this was going to happen but I have an excuse.

    Saturday: I loaded up Jess and Angela's car and we hit the road. By 8:00pm we were in Erie PA to spend the night.

    Sunday: We left Erie early in the morning and slowly made our way through New York then enjoyed the last three hours of our trip on route 7 in up state New York, then Vermont and finally HOME in New Hampshire. Well, Jess is home anyway. Angela and I have a lot to do before our move in mid July.

    Monday: We took it easy after 2 days on the road. We remembered the fallen and are thankful we have the many freedoms we sometimes take for granted.

    Sorry this is a day late, with so much going on right now, trains are just a small thought right now. I do plan to attend a meeting Thursday night with my old club here but other than that, not much train stuff. I will do my best to get the Friday weekend post up but please be patient as some more life changes are in store for me. Have a great work week, stay safe and of course...

    High Greens!
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  2. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

    You really took a long weekend, Jim!:p

    I upgraded an old (1974) Lima 0-4-0 switcher to Kadee on the tender end (never mind the front one - that's not even a coupler!).

    I did a little creative engineering for that:

    I noticed that the depth of the lip on the back end was *exactly* the same height as a regular Kadee coupler box. As the photo explains, I took a spare box and set it down over the underframe beam (with liberal amounts of Bondic) and then glued (and Bondic-ed) the #148 coupler assembly over that.

    Coupler height is perfect. It can give a little more fun now for this Christmas 1974 gift.
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  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    So, do you have a house lined up? With plenty of room for trains?
  4. Kitbash

    Kitbash TrainBoard Supporter

    Well. I got done what I wanted. My only problem was Monday spoiled me and I would have liked Tuesday as well? Monday Holidays will do that to you.

    In any event. I got both sections of this bridge painted, weathered, and installed. A CVM Parker 200' job and a "kitbashed" CVM plate girder through section meant to have a gravel bed.

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  5. SNE

    SNE TrainBoard Member

    Saturday, Sunday, Monday,

    Thought long and hard about what I was doing, and realized I was not happy with my winter scenery. I also realized my shadow box and curtain was not enough to keep the dust out.
    Also whenever a piece of green fell off a tree, it stuck out like a sore thumb.
    Came to the realization that modeling winter isn't going to happen the way I want it to.
    I have no desire to model Alaska in any other season.

    So I'm pretty sure I'll model the maine central November 8, 1979. The day my wife was born.

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  6. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Not yet, part of the reason we were so busy. Looked at a lot of houses. The trains will be easy as any spare bedroom will do. It's Jess that requires the garage and all my tools!
  7. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    A very nice period of time for a very under modeled RR. The Harvest Gold and Pine Green locomotives contrast nicely in the Maine and New Hampshire scenery, but I am a bit biased.
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