MODELING Weekend Photo Fun, Febuary 19, 2021

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  1. r_i_straw

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    An oldie from the files.
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    Good morning from partly sunny and cold Northeast Ohio!

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    Tichy Kit, painted with Scalecoat II Silver (with couple of drops of green paint), Reading Green and Tamiya Earth paints, lettered with decals that came with the kit. After the NKP/Wabash/N&W merger the N&W sold the Wabash Panel Side Hoppers to the Anderson's Company, who added the extensions to the top of the car with tie downs for canvas coverings to protect the grain as it was shipped from the elevator in Maumee, OH to the Anderson's facility on the Maumee River in Toledo, OH. I used to see solid trains of these cars go past my house on the old NKP/Wabash joint line in Toledo.

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    Athearn 50' Seico Built boxcar kit, painted with Floquil DH10 Caboose Red and Scalecoat II Silver paints then lettered with Herald King Decals. The Raritan River was an 11 mile shortline jointly owned by the CNJ and PRR (PC) that was to be absorbed into Conrail in 1976, but they sued to stay out of Conrail and eventually lost the suit in 1980. These were IPD cars to get the railroad extra funds and were absorbed into Conrail in 1980.

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    Since I got my new Flexi-Flows last week I took them to the club and had them right behind my NYC C-430's along with a general freight consist.

    Thanks for all the nice comments last week, and all the other great work that was shown by the participants in last weeks thread.

    Rick Jesionowski
     
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  3. Candy_Streeter

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    I wish my boss would put up this sign
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  4. SecretWeapon

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  5. Josta

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    ATSF 717 with a side-door caboose awaits its next assignment in Davidsville.

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  6. SP-Wolf

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    An AC-2

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  7. Candy_Streeter

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    This one is a little over exposed. It happens to me occasionally ;) The foreground is where the track will be. It's all still under construction
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  8. BNSF FAN

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    It's Friday afternoon traffic in the town of Vulcan and there is a lot going on. A grain train is overtaking the local out on the main, a rack train is passing through the back side of town, the heritage switcher is spotting a propane car and a hi rail is putting on. Busy times :cool:

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  9. Candy_Streeter

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    Overview of my small layout under construction. Some things are just set in place so I can see what works and what doesn't. I can never plan. It develops as I go along. DSC_0017.JPG
     
  10. gmorider

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    Lots of character. Looks great!
     
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  11. Hytec

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    A downtown area gone to seed long ago. Lovely creative modeling.
     
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  12. Carl Sowell

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    As delivered around 1988:
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    After a re-build approx. 2000 +/- :
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    My HO scale Overland Models piece made by Ajin:
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    IMHO, tank cars are rather overlooked by N scale manufacturers but I am thinking about trying an N scale version of this training car in the "as built" version. I like the air conditioner on top! I may have to use plastic tubing and scratch this thing. What do you think? Yes/no? Know of any large diameter T/C's made in n scale?

    Yes, I am a gluton for punishment!

    Be well,
    Carl
     
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  13. Hytec

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    Carl, you may well be a glutton for punishment, but we all have our crosses that we must bear. LOL

    OTOH, I think it would be a fantastic project. Regardless whether you find a basic tank car platform, or must walk the aisles for a hunk of PVC, go for it.

    However, please keep us up to date with continuous photos and text. We never are bored with how others show us how we should have done it. :rolleyes:
     
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  14. RailMix

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    I couldn't have put it any better than gmorider and hytec did. This is a beautifully ramshackle neighborhood with a wonderful lack of both urban planning and building maintenance. Just offhand, it does look like there's no shortage of trash, scrap metal or junk cars. Thank you for posting. You did not disappoint in the least.
    If I recall right, your last layout was located in the basement. Looks like this new space more than makes up in comfort for anything you might have lost in size.
     
  15. Paul Liddiard

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    Some F units soaking up some sunshine.
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  16. Candy_Streeter

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    Heat and air conditioning ! Second floor zoning !
     
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  17. gcav17

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    I would love to see a shot down main street. I bet you have some pretty busy scenes that add life to your layout!

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  18. RailMix

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    Candy,
    Just a thought (and you may have already thought about it), having studied your last photo further. Since you haven't permanently installed those board fences, making then removable could provide for many photos like the first one you posted this week. When it comes to factories, the track side is the back side where all the empty oil drums, machinery being canniballized for parts, crates, racks and pallets and just a world of other "stuff" winds up. Just my 2 cents. Again, excellent.
     
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  19. Candy_Streeter

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    Here's one for you
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    That is a good idea. I'll see if I can do that with some fencing
     

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