MODELING Weekend Photo Fun September 23, 2011

r_i_straw Sep 23, 2011

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    For this weekend I will kick things off with a Texas & New Orleans 4-6-0 hauling a passenger local somewhere along the Gulf Coast. (Well, really my photo diorama :) ) It's an old Trix Pacific that got caught trying to cross my workbench unscathed. It did not make it.
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  2. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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  3. river_eagle

    river_eagle TrainBoard Member

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    U 50 just arrived! stay tuned for pics.
     
  4. Jon Grant

    Jon Grant TrainBoard Member

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    Great photos so far gents.

    I've just added another loco to the CSX roster for Sweethome Alabama. It's an Atlas HO MP15 and took a lot longer to complete for what I thought was an easy stealth grey paint scheme.

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  5. jeffrey-wimberly

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    My project this week has been working on an ancient Hobbytown GP7 chassis. I cleaned a bunch of dust and old lube out of it, cleaned the trucks and re-lubed the bearings and gears paying close attention to the bearing surfaces for the drive shafts above and below. The body that came with it is the same that was used for the Athearn Hi-F B&O GP7 #740. It sports a brand new body now. A Walthers Trainline GP9m shell that fit it perfectly with only one minor modification. I have plans to add a DCC decoder but only after I change the motor out with a modern Athearn motor minus flywheels and insure that it's isolated.

    Here's a photo of the chassis. The tape in the middle has a couple of cardboard supports underneath. It serves as a shaft alley and keeps the wires for the headlight from coming into contact with the shaft.
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    A close-up of some of the gearing. All of the gearing is brass.
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    A few shots of the new Trainline Soo shell on the chassis. Find the small modification I had to make, if you can. It's not covered up.
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  6. Hytec

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    Jeffrey, you must have a very deep Junk Box. I haven't seen a Pittman DC-71 motor since the 50's, or heard of Hobbytown since then either. I remember one of Hobbytown's initial offerings was a high-quality replacement chassis for another manufacturer's F series locomotive where the body was a well-detailed plastic casting, but the running gear was a cheap rubber-band drive.
    That is a nice looking conversion, Hobbytown's founder would be proud....:thumbs_up:
     
  7. jeffrey-wimberly

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    Right you are. The Hobbytown drive I have was made to be a replacement chassis for Athearn's GP7 Hi-F body (which I also have) that came with the cheap Athearn Hi-F drive that used rubber bands to propel the unit. I sold one of those drives not too long ago in the form of an RDC. Incidentally the Walthers Trainline GP9m shell (and the Model Power GP9) is almost a dead ringer for the old Hi-F GP7 shell. It even has the unprototypically wide hood that Athearn gets well slammed for.
     
  8. Mark Dance

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    X8727 at Slocan City loading itself on to the barge for Rosebery

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  9. Dave Jones

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    Mark - Great modelling and while I love my flat-land coastal railroading that C.P. rail/marine service is just so attractive. Looks like you're really capturing it and who don't like H16-44's?
     
  10. mikelhh

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    I'm working on this SD26, painting/weathering it to its 'as delivered' state to Guilford.

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  11. river_eagle

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    As promised
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  12. river_eagle

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    Just out of storage
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    yes, I just noticed the eybrow grab needs repair
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  13. dieselfan1

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    I stumbled upon this video this morning after seeing it on another forum. This is an awesome layout (HO) and check out the smoke coming from the diesels. This video is one the best I have seen. The layout has the same look that I am building on my new layout so I could watch it and his other videos for hours.http://youtu.be/xt9vBpJLQVM
     
  14. river_eagle

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    Imangine how great it would be if that smoke and proto sound actually came from your models, instead of being added in post production.
     
  15. dieselfan1

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    I think thats asking for too much .... unless you step up to live $team.
    You have to admit though it is a very cool video
     
  16. Jon Grant

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    I made my first music video this evening, using old video clips of Sweethome Chicago, and editing them together, colouring them sepia, and adding a Matt Stevens guitar tune from his new album Relic

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  17. Flash Blackman

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    N scale Life Like GP18 converted to an Espee GP9. No. 2878 is unrebuilt with a four stack manifold modification.
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  18. Arctic Train

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    Got a shot of a tanktrain 2 ARR sd70MACs were towing up the grade.

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  19. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    I participated in the FREMO meeting in Wehmingen. Here are a few first pictures. More will follow.
    We had a lot of fun. We arrived about noon on Friday and run in the night the first session. Sunday after the sixth session we dismantled our modules, about 5pm.

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  20. BnOEngrRick

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    Dispatching on Mike Burgett's C&O Clifton Forge Division.
     

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