MODELING Weekend Photo Fun August 27, 2021

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  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    An old Con Cor J3a Hudson that was given the Santa Fe treatment.
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  2. badlandnp

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    The Northern Hills model RR in Deadwood was pretty decent. Push a button with a dollar and two trains run laps, both diesel powered, but fun anyway. Lots of little and big details to check out, too! Here's a couple of shots,

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  3. SP-Wolf

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    ATSF GP-7's

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  4. dti406

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    Good morning from sunny and hot Northeast Ohio!

    This weeks output!

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    Eastern Car Works N&W H2a coal hopper kit, painted with Scalecoat II Black Paint and lettered with Greg Komar Decals. From 1948 to 1956 the N&W built 13,500 of these cars for use hauling coal, I used the 1948 paint scheme on this car and will do some others in the latter paint scheme.

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    Intermountain Railway 5283CF FMC Boxcar kit, painted with NP Dark Green and Silver paints and lettered with a mishmash of Herald King and Highball Graphics decals. These cars were originally ordered by the Milwaukee Road and became available to the BAR after the pullback from the West Coast by the Milwaukee. So I used the Milwaukee Decals for the CAPY and Dimensional Data and the Highball Graphics for the BAR and numbers. The BAR used these cars in paper service from the mills in Maine to the rest of the country.

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    Kato GP35, added detail parts like antenna, lift rings, and hood mounted bell, then painted with Scalecoat II White and Black paints and lettered with Microscale decals.



    Thanks for looking!

    Rick Jesionowski
     
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  5. Paul Liddiard

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    An Athearn RTR SD45, 5333, for your Flared Friday.
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  6. gmorider

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    Nice looking stuff here. (y)
     
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  7. Hardcoaler

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    From some years ago on my N Scale road, a pair of Atlas RS-11s that I painted in Lehigh Valley lead a freight.

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  8. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Messing around with a neat toy, a USB microscope, and an Atlas HO scale Train Master dressed as CN 2900:

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    Up close and personal.

    Access door handle, handrail stanchion joint, louvers, lettering... One can even see the engineer waving back at me...

    There's always something new and fun to discover!
     
  9. gjslsffan

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    The QA&P needed a couple company sand service cars, so I took a couple old MDC cars and painted them with Scalecoat II Oxide Red. Made some decals up and applied them. I figure that I have had these two cars for over 30 years LOL, this is the third paint scheme for them too.

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  10. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Wish I could click [Like] twice Tom -- your sand hoppers are gorgeous! (y)
     
  11. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    I agree. Great job on recycling older cars.
     
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  12. Tompm

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    New York Ontario & Western 2-6-0 Mogul by IHC handling a coal drag past the Water Tower'

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  13. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    That’s a sharp looking Mogul.
     
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  14. Candy_Streeter

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  15. Hytec

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    Very pretty. I like the winter storm entrance, nice touch.
     
  16. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Very nice!(y)

    It's making me hungry...:D
     
  17. fordy744

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    information on usb microscope needed please?
     
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  18. rjthomas909

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  19. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    I scanned the box:

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    I picked it up cheap a couple of years ago at an electronics surplus store nearby. I occasionally bring it to work to check on soldering quality after our boards come back from the company doing the soldering work.

    The software says "Cooling Tech". On the side of the box it's ticked as model U500X. It's an older model that works on Windows 2000 up to Windows 7. I tried it on Windows 10 but it won't work.

    The magnification is variable from 50-500x (at 500x the ridges on your fingertip look like mountains and valleys - and if you have a minuscule speck of dirt, you'll see it). It also has a light to illuminate the target. Viewing is direct live video with the possibility of taking a still snapshot.
     
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  20. Philip H

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    My mom gave my parents a version of this for Christmas. Its pretty cool and has decent resolution. You can even do screen grabs on your phone of the images in the app.
     

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