Moose's Workbench Activities

Moose2013 Apr 11, 2021

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    Moose completed re-paint, decal and assembly of six more MT&P passenger cars, which should complete the fleet :)... Although, there are a few more custom decals... :rolleyes: ... But no more passenger cars... :(

    Three single window coaches, Nos. 2116, 2122 & 2160:
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    Express baggage No. 323:
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    Sleeper, 12-1, "Creaking Crick Creek":
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    Diner, "Grasmere Lake":
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    Yuk :sick: I'll stick to chicken!
     
  3. Moose2013

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    Guys, could you please post that stuff elsewhere?
     
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    Moose finished -- kinda sorta -- converting this used Spectrum DC 2-6-6-2 to the Johnston-Kerr Timber Company's largest locomotive. The prior owner had painted and decaled this locomotive for his Boston & Maine line. Moose had replaced the original USRA medium tender with a USRA short tender and installed a Digitrax function decoder in it several years ago, but just this month got around to the new paint & custom decals. The window frames & glazing are missing, so not quite finished, plus it runs quite horribly, so need to suss that out too...

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    Moose finished converting this new Model Power DCC Sound 2-6-0 to a Klickitat Mountain Railway locomotive by re-painting & applying custom decals. The sound is a wee bit low, hopefully adjustable by changing the appropriate CV... o_O

    Here, you can see Moose chit-chatting with the locomotive engineer, although, well, the enigneer seems to be really really short since he's not visible... 1_ModelPower-2-6-0_KMR_20210420_134955.jpg
     
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    Maybe Moose IS the engineer and after checking the engine out is about to take 'er out for a run...
     
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    Moose complete the five passenger cars for the Klickitat Mountain Railway...

    Coaches, #353 "Tahoma" and #325 "Nch'Kay", Business car, #427 "Louwala-Cloughy", Sleeper car, #252 "Uytaahkoo", and Combination car (passenger + baggage), #422 "Wy'East":

    EDIT: For some reason, Moose no longer can embed photos like in previous posts... o_O

    EDIT 2: Moose able to get photos to appear by using method decribed by Mr Straw in https://www.trainboard.com/highball...e-to-upload-embed-photos.137547/#post-1179172

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    But, if it is a penguin named 'Opus' the edibility of said penguin would be highly suspect! Rumor has it that his buddy and bandmate 'Bill" has introduced him to chemical enhancements.

    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::):)
     
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    Moose worked on a pair of locomotives, a 2-6-0 and a 2-8-0, re-painting and custom decaling them, each for a different [fictitious] local railway.

    Both are Athearn brand locomotives that Moose purchased used and converted to DCC a few years ago.

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    Good looking steam!!

    On my 2-6-6-2, I had to add weight everywhere I could find a spot in the boiler. A-line used to make real thin lead sheet that was easily fitted in to all sorts of places. The tender to engine wires did give me issues pushing the tender 'up' for a while. After fixing that and getting more weight in the tender also, it turned into a fairly decent puller.
     
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    @badlandnp

    Oh yeah, not great pullers. Moose did a test on this locomotive a long time ago to see what grade it could traverse pulling empty log cars and a caboose. It wasn't much. Moose then proved to moose-self that Moose no know how to apply Bullfrog snot. LOL!

    Thank you for the weights ideas, yep, another "some day" project to get weight added and maybe try the snot again...
     
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    Porsche -- the modeling railway project coordinator -- looks for ideas in the Workbench article found in Model Rail's January edition, stopping to ponder what might be easy enough for even Moose to do...

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    Moose completed two cabooses, or "cabeese" if you will...

    One is for the local timber removal company and the other is for the maintenance of way trains of the region's largest railway.

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    Very nice! I've considered getting one of these engines (either Mogul or Consolidation) in the past. How easy/difficult is the DCC conversion?
     
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    "Cats!
    It all started with that danged cat!!"

    -Erwin Schrodinger-
     
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    Cat reads upside down? Impressive!
     
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  17. HemiAdda2d

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    All cat jokes aside, the moose logo on the cabeese looks a lot like a Great Northern logo, and works quite well. I like it!
     
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    @HemiAdda2d

    Thank you, good sir! The GN logo was definitely the inspiration... :)
     
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    That was my first thoughts as well. Only see those on box cars. No cabooses in many years.
     
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    No, I have a cat and that they can read upside down is impressive.
     

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