MODELING Weekend Photo Fun September 18, 2020

r_i_straw Sep 18, 2020

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    Sorry I am late. I was unexpectedly delayed. Will explain later.
     
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  2. Kurt Moose

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    Was your train late, lol?:rolleyes:
     
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  3. dti406

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    Kato GP35 (Phase 1a), modified to a Phase 2b by adding an elevated Dust Bin part from Cannon & Co and removing the fuel fill flashing and narrowing the flashing above the fuel tank. Installed Details West hood mounted bell and plow along with metal lift rings. Painted the finished model with Floquil RI Maroon and Scalecoat II Reefer yellow and Grimey black paints then lettered with Herald King and Microscale decals.

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    I just received my new Tangent 86' Hi-Cubes so I made up a train of Auto Parts cars using the Tangents and Walter's 86' ers and my Exactrail 60' ers. Train was hauled with Athearn GP38-2 and GP40-2 Engines.

    Thanks for looking!

    Rick Jesionowski
     
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  4. SP-Wolf

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    Hopefully, all is OK - Russ!!


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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  5. gmorider

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    I have news for you sir. Your work looks more crisp than the real railroads. I am going to call you Mr. Crisp. Good work! (y)
     
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  6. gmorider

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    Nice tractor sales center!
     
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  7. Josta

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    A Gulf & Pacific RDC approaches the miniscule Baumgardner Hills depot:

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  8. r_i_straw

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    We were backpacking along the Continental Divide in the Bridger National Forest in Wyoming. The recent wind storm blew down massive areas of trees that we had to climb over, under, around and through. Took an extra day to get out.
    A random photo here.
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    May be "random", but it's beautiful. A pair of PAs in charge of a string of shiny new varnish providing all the comforts expected of a proud company.
     
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  10. Tompm

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    The Lehigh & Hudson River provided two of its RS-3's to handle a special reefer train with goods from New England to points in the Mid-Atlantic.

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    Atlas Classic Lehigh & Hudson River RS-3
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    Athearn Blue Box Kit Canadian National 40 FT Reefer
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    Walthers Kit Bordens 40 FT wood reefer
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  11. Tompm

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    Part 2 of 3

    Walthers Kit Swift 40 FT Double Sheath Reefer
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    Walthers Kit Bangor & Aroostook 40 FT Steel Reefer
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    Accurail Kit Central New Jersey 40 FT wood reefer
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    Accurail Kit Central New Jersey 40 FT wood reefer renumbered
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    Part 3 of 3

    MDC/Roundhouse Kit Lehigh Valley 36 FT wood reefer
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    MDC/Roundhouse Kit Lehigh Valley 36 FT wood reefer
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    Atlas Trainman Lehigh & Hudson River Cupola Caboose
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    Here is the You Tube video footage
     
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  13. BoxcabE50

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek:!!
     
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  14. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I certainly enjoy seeing all of the fallen flags and lost names you've modeled. (y)(y)(y)
     
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  16. Randy Stahl

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    I collect NRC, URTX and NWX cars. All of these leasing companies were headquartered in Wisconsin. NRC was Green Bay, NWX was Baraboo and URT was Milwaukee. I've been to all of the buildings. To a lesser extent MDT had a shop in Cudahy Wis.
     
  17. dti406

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    Some catch up pictures from when I couldn't post.

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    Tichy GSC 52'6" Flatcar kit, Painted with Scalecoat II Black paint and lettered with Mask Island Decals. The prototype was a PS-4 flatcar, but the only PS-4 car available is a 60' car. It is amazing how many common cars of the 50's and 60's are still not available in model form. The NYC had 200 of these cars in general service.

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    IMRC 50' PS-1 Boxcar kit, substituting A-Line Sill Steps for the plastic kit ones. Painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red paint and lettered with Mask Island Decals. The Southern Railway had several hundred of these cars built in 1955 and used in general service.

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    A couple of weeks ago I took my Scaletrains GE C39-8 to the club and ran them with a some trailers on Spine Cars and some of the converted boxcars that I recently finished. Since the C39-8's ran long hood first on the NS these were commonly called the flying nuns due to the large radiator overhang.

    Thanks for looking!

    Rick Jesionowsk
     
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  18. Carl Sowell

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    Here is a short 1-1/2 minute YT vid of my recently completed Key Challenger project. I am quite happy with my paint job and updates made.



    Thanks for looking!

    Stay well,
    Carl
     
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  19. rjthomas909

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    Frisco consolidation southbound on the Afton Sub.
     
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  20. gjslsffan

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    Great modeling this weekend everyone. Always glad to see everyone efforts.
    These little projects have been a long time coming, It has been quite a learning process for me. These are Atlas Berwick cars as the ends were right along with the side ribs and roof, but thats about all that was right. So as usual, I make more out of this project than I should have. I had to add some to the plug doors, they needed a couple levers added as well as 6" to the height, which led to me having to fabricate new wheels and linkages for the doors. I milled out the sliding doors and added the modified plug doors, what a pile of plastic that left. There was a bunch more milling done on the sides and sills of these cars. I then added a bunch of styrene details (door stops, small tack boards, bolster add-ons and some end details. This all resulted in the steps being lowered about 1/16" too. I used Details West 1009 coupler boxes, KD metal drawbars, Plano cut bars and some scale lumber for the large tack boards.
    After the SP scarlet Red, White and ATSF Blue Scalecoat was applied, Herald King #B-220 BAR decals were used, an interesting note is whichever side you look at the red is always to the left. There were a couple discrepancies in the lettering, and the Herald is just a bit undersized, but great decals to work with.

    Proto image by Jim Parker
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    My version of BAR 5936,
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    And the 5972
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    B end view
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    And departing Eastward on the QA&P 747
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    Thanks for taking a look!
     

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