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Weekend Foto Fun January 5, 2007

Discussion in 'The Inspection Pit' started by r_i_straw, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    From the oldies files here, a shot from the back of one of my NTRAK modules where the back boards usually are.
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  2. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

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    Stay cool and run steam.....:cool::cool:
     
  3. jwaldo

    jwaldo TrainBoard Member

    Not much, but it's all I have at the moment...

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    Still needs, well, pretty much everything :eek:
     
  4. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

  5. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Staging lineup all ready for the next operating session.
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  6. sp4009

    sp4009 TrainBoard Member

  7. Johnny Ripp

    Johnny Ripp TrainBoard Member

    Freedom Train Progress. Boiler still needs to be painted black and a few details rearranged....

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    Johnny
     
  8. Colonel

    Colonel Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Johnny,

    Brilliant models and photos

    Flash,

    Sure you have enough motive power :D

    Central,

    Would love to see more of your layout.

    Here is a photo taken with my new camera.

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  9. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

  10. BugNerd

    BugNerd TrainBoard Member

    Did you paint the locomotives? They look very nice.
     
  11. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Yes, and built them from Grant Eastman/SAR kits. Thanks!
     
  12. TPWMAN

    TPWMAN TrainBoard Member

    Very Nice!!!!
     
  13. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Agreed--I'm digging the signals--who makes them? Seems to be a PRR or N&W or something; circular position....
     
  14. TPWMAN

    TPWMAN TrainBoard Member

  15. The signals are based on NYC's signals. They are what we call "tri lights" forming a triangular shape, red bottom, top left yellow, top right green.

    They are made by atlas,just came out and look great.
     
  16. atsf_arizona

    atsf_arizona TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    SNFF 2007 1 7 06


    Started working on weathering and tuning the passenger locos.

    As many of you know, the too-far coupling distance between many
    of today's N scale F units, PAs, E's, etc. - has always bothered me.

    And, since the amount of space available at the ends of any of these
    covered wagons is very limited, I am a strong proponent of truck-mounted
    couplers for these applications, in order to achieve more prototypical
    coupling distances. Hence, for the moment I like to work with the
    traditional Kato Fs, PAs, E8s kind of truck mounted couplers.

    This week, I started implementing the close-coupling work on the Kato PAs
    and Kato E8s in the fleet.

    Here's several shots showing the end results.

    I should add, this coupler spacing has just enough clearance on 12" curves.
    I would think that this spacing may cause problems on 9 3/4" curves!

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    Comparing the close-coupled (rear) vs. the stock too-far distance (front):

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    The couplers used. Unlike the Kato F units, in which we use the short-shank
    Unimates on both ends, the Kato PAs and E8/9s require an asymmetrical coupler
    configuration to get the spacing right:

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    Here's the results, in a layout view:

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    And for comparison, the too-far original spacing:

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    Next, proceeding on to weathering the passenger locos and streamlined cars. As
    noted in:

    http://therailwire.net/smf/index.php/topic,11860.0.html

    Do so is a bit different than freight. Mike Skibbe's comments in the thread above
    are just great.

    Enjoy!
     
  17. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Addressed to CI&OR....WOW!
    So said, having just viewed your run of 281. :thumbs_up:
     
  18. NSFan14

    NSFan14 TrainBoard Member

    Are those the old B & O styled signals???
     
  19. MEC_FAN

    MEC_FAN TrainBoard Member

    SW, lile those LV units under the bridge!!
    We did some wiring on the layout this week and also got two more 4' lights up and 8' of valance panel.
    Got the passenger station for Northern Maine Junction pretty well finihed and also the pump house and diesel tanks also.
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