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dti406
post Oct 6 2017, 05:58 AM
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Managed to finish a couple of cars this week!



Walthers PS 4427 Kit, being used as a stand in for the Bethlehem 4452 CF Covered Hopper Kit, Replaced the plastic Roofwalk with a Plano one and added an airline under the side sill. Painted with Scalecoat II UP Covered Hopper Gray and lettered with Islington Station Products Decals. Car was leased to the Ann Arbor by Chicago Freight Cars in 1964 and the Cots Label and ACI plate were added later. Car was used for hauling Malt from Michigan to the Schlitz Brewery in Milwaukee via the Car Ferry across Lake Michigan.



Exactrail PS 4427CF Covered Hopper kit, painted with my Floquil Mixture for Anderson's Blue/Gray Paint and lettered with Herald King Decals. Car was built in 1964 and after coming off lease was sold to the Anderson's in 1974 and then repainted. Used for hauling grain between Maumee and Toledo, Ohio.

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post Oct 6 2017, 08:32 PM
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Rick, I appreciate the details you write about how and where the cars were in service. Keep up the good work!


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post Oct 12 2017, 12:34 PM
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A few photos I took last night at the weekly meeting of the Corvallis Society of Model Engineers in Adair Village, OR. This is the only part of the layout that is really finished, all by member Doug Taylor. It would fit in on Jon Grant's Sweet Home Chicago.









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post Oct 15 2017, 12:00 PM
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John, that is a nicely detailed layout, thanks for posting those pictures!

I finished a couple of cars this week.



E&C Greenville 52'6" Gon Kit, removed the cast on grabs and replaced with Tichy Drop Grabs, required 28 grabs and the associated holes to be drilled. Also carved off the cast walk over platform and installed a Plano one. Car was painted with Scalecoat II Black and then lettered with Oddballs Decals. Car was built in 1983 and as most MP Gons were painted in Boxcar Red paint it was odd that this one was delivered in Black paint, the story is that the MP sent a black and white picture of a gon to the Mexican supplier and told them to paint it like that and they did using black paint instead of boxcar red.



Kadee PS 2003CF Covered Hopper, painted with Scalecoat UP Covered Hopper Gray and lettered with Highball Graphics Decals. The Prototype cars were built in 1955 by the PRR Altoona shops from kits supplied by Pullman Standard. They were repainted into the PC scheme shown in the 1970's.


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post Oct 16 2017, 08:15 AM
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Good work, Rick. Nice layout, John


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post Oct 20 2017, 06:29 AM
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I managed to get a couple of cars done this week!



Kadee 50' Hydroframe PS1 Boxcar kit, painted with Scalecoat II Reefer Yellow and lettered with Mask Island Decals. Car was built in 1962 and had the ladders shortened and was repainted in 1970, used in general service.



Branchline 1944 AAR Boxcar Kit, painted with Floquil Reefer Gray and lettered with Oddballs Decals. Car was built by the Desoto Shops in the late 50's. In 1975 the car was either in a wreck in Mexico and was repainted in this gray scheme or it was an experimental paint scheme by the railroad. Needless to say this is the only car of this type with the gray paint scheme.

Lets see more great work by the modelers on this forum.

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post Oct 27 2017, 06:56 AM
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Good morning from Northeast Ohio!

Only managed to get one car done this week:



Accurail 40' RBL Kit, added a Fishbelly Underframe to match the prototype, replaced the cast on grabs with Tichy Metal Grabs and the sill steps with A-Line Sill Steps. Car was painted with Floquil Reefer Orange and Scalecoat II Pullman Green, then lettered with Tom's Model Trains decals. Car was rebuilt into this configuration in 1954 from an older car and leased from North American Car Corp. for hauling Ballantine Beer from Newark, NJ to locations across the nation.

While I only got one car done this week I did work on a GP35 for the Wabash Railroad, not a lot of extra detail parts on this one, but the grabs and lift rings have been installed and the roof of the cab has been painted in Aluminum prior to adding the Wabash Blue paint.



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post Nov 3 2017, 09:37 AM
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Is that GP from Kato, Rick? A few photos from last night's session.

The livestock special is ready to depart on the upper level:



I like the towns on this layout, they all have interesting switching trackage. You can spend an entire session working one town. A way freight has dropped off a long string of set-outs and the local switch crew is about to begin work:



I was running this local freight, whose job was to make picks and sets on the upper level. I've finished my work and am taking the train around 'Million Dollar Curve' on my way home.



It's really a fun layout, I have a great time every time I go there.



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post Nov 3 2017, 12:47 PM
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John,

Thanks for the pictures, looks like a lot of layouts that have operations, no scenery!

Yes, that is a Kato unit, I have three or four of them to paint and detail for various
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post Nov 3 2017, 02:50 PM
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His scenery is coming along, but I have to say you are right Rick. I think the ops make the scenery go slower because you have to get everything cleaned up before the next ops session. Last night somebody accidentally dropped a car card through a hole in the scenery down and several tracks into a staging yard, and it was quite the procedure to tweezer it out of there. So not having the scenery complete can be a disadvantage too.


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