Weekend Foto Fun 26-11-2005

Discussion in 'HO Scale' started by Colonel, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. Colonel

    Colonel Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Thought I'd start off this weekends foto fun with some shots of my just finished MoPac Cupola caboose.


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    This shot is a comparison of the same Rock Island caboose I started with and the finished MoPac caboose.

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    Still two more caboose projects in the wings than that should finish it.
     
  2. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Colonel: Looks great! [​IMG]

    How about a shot of the coupola caboose with the transfer caboose?
     
  3. Colonel

    Colonel Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    You asked :D

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  4. loco1999

    loco1999 TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Sweet Cabeese!

    I have some bench...

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    If you have some advise,
    see layout design thread...

    Thanks,
    Loco1999
     
  5. Tad

    Tad TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I am waiting for some parts to come in so that I can finish my GP10's.

    I was looking around and found this photo.

    MP 531 - a GP18 at Wichita, Kansas - July,1972 - Lee Berglund photo/T. Greuter collection

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    From: http://www.trainweb.org/screamingeagle/loco_1gen_gp18.html

    Since I model the MoPac as one of my interchange roads I thought it would be cool to have a unique unit on the layout.

    I realized that I had just about everything I needed, as far as parts, on hand to build this locomotive. The only thing I don't have is the exhaust stacks with spark arrestors. Does anyone know if someone makes this style?

    I've ordered paint and decals for this unit. I plan on having it ready for painting by the time they get here.

    MoPac style chopped nose GP18, future MP 531.

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  6. Tad

    Tad TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Nice cabooses, Paul.

    Benchwork looks like it is coming along, loco1999.
     
  7. Colonel

    Colonel Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Tad,

    Thats fantastic what was the original shell you used?

    You do realise once finish you have to post in the MoPac thread :D
     
  8. Gats

    Gats Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Nice work, guys.

    Tad, the MoPac GP18's arrestors are similar to the old Loco-Motives arrestors. Not available unless hidden at the back of a drawer somewhere.

    The mold cracked some years back and lost all the Loco-Motives parts as they were all on the same sprue, particularly their beautiful all-weather windows. I believe deLuxe may have come into the possession of the mold in view of repairing it.

    I did play with making a 'H' profiled former to fold fine mesh over as an alternative.
     
  9. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Loco1999: Nice train room! Is it an attic, basement, or just a finished room?
     
  10. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    Some photo's of the JJJ&E:


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    Stay cool and run steam........ [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  11. Tad

    Tad TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Paul,

    I used a Life-Like Rock Island GP18 shell, GP 20 nose, cab, and sill.

    Blow by blow can be seen here:

    GP18 Project

    Thanks, Gary, I guess I'll have to figure it out.
     
  12. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    Loco1999:

    Very nice benchwork.


    Stay cool and run steam....... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  13. up mike

    up mike TrainBoard Member

    Nice work Guys!!!
    Hey Loco That would be some Nice room for N scale????? [​IMG] :D
     
  14. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    UP Mike:

    Loco1999 is putting both layout in that spCE.


    Stay cool and run steam....... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  15. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    UP Mike:

    Loco1999 is putting both layout in that space.


    Stay cool and run steam....... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:

    [ November 27, 2005, 08:42 AM: Message edited by: Powersteamguy1790 ]
     
  16. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    Flash:

    loco1999's layout is in his basement.


    Stay cool and run steam....... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:

    [ November 27, 2005, 08:44 AM: Message edited by: Powersteamguy1790 ]
     
  17. atsf_arizona

    atsf_arizona TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    SNFF 2005 11 27


    Hi, all,

    Ballasting the Kato Unitrack on my layout is nearing completion, after
    starting nearly 6 months ago (can only squeeze an hour here, an hour there).
    Figure I'll put in about 40 hours total on this ballasting project once I
    complete it. It's worth it:

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    Continuing to weather all the locomotive fleet and rolling stock (that's
    what got me started on the ballasting).

    Here is the Arnold Santa Fe S-2 remotored for me by Hans Starmanns,
    looks a lot better with some weathering:

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    Happy Thanksgiving, all!
     
  18. loco1999

    loco1999 TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Thanks guys.

    That would be the new basement.

    N on Top, HO on Bottom....
    Until one takes over. [​IMG]

    Loco1999
     
  19. J WIDMAR

    J WIDMAR Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    A few D&RGW hoppers at Texas Creek;

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  20. Jon Grant

    Jon Grant TrainBoard Member

    Nice work guys.

    I spent the week fitting a soundchip in a Bachmann 0-6-0 (HO). Not the easiest thing I've done but worth it. Here's some pics of how I did it.

    I moved the motor to free up some space in the bodyshell

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    Then I fitted the speaker and decoder

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    Lastly, I painted the decoder and speaker sides black, and fitted some glazing to hide it all.

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    Jon
     

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