MODELING Weekend Photo Fun, July 8, 2022

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  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    On oldie of the Buffalo Bayou Brazos & Colorado Railroad, Sunset Limited Limited. Post Civil War era.
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  2. SP-Wolf

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    70 Tonner at work

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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
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  3. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

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    Good morning from sunny and warm Northeast Ohio!

    First up is a Walthers Thrall 53' Gon that I am using as a standin for a Despatch Shops Gon, has the right dimensions and number of stakes. Car was painted with Floquil Jade Green and Rust Paints and lettered with Mask Island Decals.

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    Next is a Details West Combo Door Boxcar Kit, on the MFCL this car was only good for the UP and since I had the kit and the decal I built it. Painted with Scalecoat II ATSF Mineral Red and lettered with Herald King Decals.

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    While I was at it I added a load to one of my gons, as the gon was lettered for ingot molds only, I purchased some ingot mold kits from State Tool and Die and painted them with a light coat of rust and set on timbers with one mold over each truck. According to a friend who worked for the railroad they were not tied down as the molds weight would not allow them to move.

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    Scaletrains C39-8 Diesel Locomotives with an ore drag on the Strongsville Club Layout.

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    Thanks for looking,

    Rick Jesionowski
     
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  4. gmorider

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    More cool pics! Good ol' P&LE.
     
  5. rjthomas909

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  6. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    Slower Times. 0A76D194-4A23-4AF9-82C7-F10AAC38DC36.jpeg
     
  7. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Those ingot molds look for all the world just like the brown bins (for compostable materials) the city has us use for kitchen waste and other messy stuff... Right down to the shape and color! o_O

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    Mine doesn't have the moustache, though. But I do have a big bushy one!

    Too cool.:cool:
     
  8. in2tech

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    I thought the same exact thing, he is hauling trash cans like ours :) Ours don't have a moustache either, but maybe I should...nope...they would not like that :)
     
  9. SecretWeapon

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  10. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

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    State Tool and Die here in Cleveland makes a lot of parts and cars pertaining to the steel industry, please remember these ingot mold weigh north of 15 tons each and are not close to a rubbish container!!!!

    http://www.statetoolanddie.com/ourproducts/cma-786-11-ton-ingot-mold-with-stool

    Rick Jeisonowski
     
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  11. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Just noting the uncanny resemblance. No slights intended to either you, the company cited, the steel industry or the gopher that lives under my hedge.
     
  12. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

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    One of the really cool things about this board is that the members are from so many different places and often have an interest in modeling regional industries the railroads serve. Lots of interesting stuff.
     
  13. Paul Liddiard

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    Have a Coke and a smile! The numberboards are the year Coca-Cola was started, 1886.
    The other photos compare the TRIDENT stepside Chevy pickup to the MINIMETALS 1974 stepside Chevy pickup. The Trident has the long bed, the MM has a short bed....
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  14. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The MM looks nice. Except for the tires and wheels. That tread is way too narrow.
     
  15. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

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    Looks to me like the CMW model has much nicer body lines, whether from more attention being paid to this or better CAD/CAM technology is a good question- perhaps both. At any rate, a very nice model.
     
  16. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

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    I was not slighted in the least, I really enjoyed your post but wanted to point out the size of an ingot mold versus a 55 gallon trash can.

    Rick Jesionowski
     
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  17. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    The gopher was somewhat irritated.:p
     
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  18. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

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    I found your post interesting as this is the first time I have seen a load that did not need to be secured.
     
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