MODELING Weekend Photo Fun, August 21, 2015

r_i_straw Aug 21, 2015

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    My whimsical tourist train.
     
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  2. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

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    Got some work done this week, I also posted the finished PC X79 kit in a thread on the HO Forum.

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    In the 70's the Rock Island did what a number of financially strapped railroads did. They sold a large part of their 40' Boxcar fleet to Evans, who refurbished the cars and leased them back to the railroad. In this case Evans strengthened the side sills and installed 8' doors in the refurbished cars. I took a Branchline kit, removed the side sill and lower door track, then glued a new side sill in place using Evergreen Plastic with a piece of Evergreen angle stock as reinforcing. Painted the model with a mixture of Floquil PC Green with a few drops of Dark Green, these rapidly faded into the standard PC Green color. Lettered the car with Mask Island decals for this car.

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    Another view of my Bowser C-430's with a Flexivan train at the Strongsville Society of Model Railroad Engineers layout.

    Thanks for looking!

    Rick J
     
  3. GrampysTrains

    GrampysTrains TrainBoard Supporter

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    Night time fueling a GP7.

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  4. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Awesome shot!
     
  5. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    Very awesome indeed!
     
  6. Paul Liddiard

    Paul Liddiard Staff Member

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    leased power, SWP 2006 works the Geneva local. Bringing a load of coils to Provo for shipment elsewhere. TCC, USSX SWP.jpg
     
  7. Josta

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    Two ATSF 'Prairies" awaiting their next assignments in the Hannah Vista yard on my layout.

    John

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  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Just curious- Do you know how many green box cars RI ever painted? Was it done to more than one car body style?
     
  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Very nice! Well done.
     
  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    1000 has a different profile. That one dome is much taller than what I usually see. Is this model of an older engine, which been updated through the years?
     
  11. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Really great atmosphere to that one. Especially impressed with the wear and tear showing on the pad.
     
  12. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    Nothing to show you guys this week


    Behave yourselves
     
  13. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Aw, do we have to? Rats, I had all kinds of plans.
     
  14. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Behave ourselves? Rats. There goes my weekend! :)
     
  15. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'll behave, I just won't say like what...
     
  16. gcav17

    gcav17 TrainBoard Member

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    Dang, and I really enjoy seeing your work. It's top notch!!! And always unique..

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
     
  17. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member In Memoriam

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    Oh great, Candy ... NOW you tell me!!! :ROFLMAO:
     
  18. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    I've seen those funny looking cars before. Coils ? What are they ?
     
  19. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Generally, rolls of steel sheet or wire. Keeps moisture (starts rusting) and dirt off.
     
  20. HOexplorer

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    Seems we are back on track here so let's look at this photo. Small work train. Jim

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