N scale "What's on your workbench?"

Mark Watson Oct 28, 2009

  1. jlundy46

    jlundy46 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Saw one of those articulated rigs yesterday pulling out of a lumber yard. I've been painting and decaling a couple Kato RS2s for the SP&S. 001small.jpg
     
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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Steady hands, to get those safety stripes on straight!
     
  3. jlundy46

    jlundy46 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hands still relatively steady, but my mind's different story ;>)
     
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  4. Ghengis Kong

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    Just finished up the last of the decoder wiring and rear LED install on this. It's been painted for about 2 months now.

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  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Is this a modified LifeLike unit?
     
  6. Ghengis Kong

    Ghengis Kong TrainBoard Member

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    Yes sir I made the wire leads for the DZ126M2 decoder for the MT SW1500 to use in the Life-Like chassis.
     
  7. Ike the BN Freak

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    Shot the first coat of gloss white on my '47 Freedom Train. Hopefully hit them with a second coat tonight or tomorrow sometime
     
  8. greatdrivermiles

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    Anyone call for a tow truck?
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  9. jlundy46

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    Finished painting and decaling both RS2s. Scratch built and installed steam generator exhausts - looks like SP&S made their own exhausts. Need to add the SG intakes.

    John
     
  10. jlundy46

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    Forgot the photo.

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  11. John Moore

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    Nice job on those. Several of the SP&S RS units received their steam generators from the first F-3s when they installed larger units in the F-3s. Probably because the short hood was not as tall as the car body of the F-3 the stack from those stood a little taller on the RS units.
     
  12. jlundy46

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    Hi John,
    I read that the RS2 steam generators came from F3, but the difference in height between the F3 and RS2 didn't don on me. Thanks for the info.

    John
     
  13. Unittrain

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    Lengthening some MTL gondolas to the correct 52'-6" length the one pictured is the first attempt, just ordered an xacto miter box for more precise cuts to make the task easier, I basically make 2 cuts per end and add strip styrene. Then paint match add weight and new bolster with blma wheels to have correct ride height and body mounted couplers. I plan on doing a good number of these to have a fleet of earlier gondolas with older road names on my late seventies era layout. IMG_20150729_193414.jpg IMG_20150730_084602.jpg
     
  14. greatdrivermiles

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    Silly question. Why not just buy some 52'-6" gondolas? Atlas makes them. and Trainworx makes a 52' that looks like those. Still, good job on the splicing.
     
  15. Unittrain

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    I got those too the MTL's are an earlier prototype which I need for my B&O and other 60's era road names I had bought quite a few of the MTL gons several years ago and like all the schemes such as P&LE and NKP that they did. But I got the BLMA's, Athearns etc. Gondola trains are some of my favorites a lot of weathering etc.
     
  16. Nick Lorusso

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    Some Cadillac's getting started for post 65' era.
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  17. JimJ

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    I love all those brass detail parts!
     
  18. BoxcabE50

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    Even if there was no caption and not yet painted, they sure stand out as being SP.
     
  19. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    It is always fun to see the "in progress" shots, where all the different part makers and materials stand out. Please keep sharing as they progress!
     
  20. Espeeman

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    Those are NICE!!! Must say I'm a bit green at seeing these ;)
     

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