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Bank holiday progress?

Post by Gloriousnse » Tue May 28, 2013 10:15 am

Down here in the 'Sunny' South West we had a rainy bank holiday - which I put to use building a freightcar kit and then weathering up a pair of Intermountain SD40-2W (will do some pics later if I get chance!)

Anyone else get any modelling done over the weekend?
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Post by BrianMoore » Tue May 28, 2013 3:38 pm

Didn't get any actual modelling done, as I've got a big piece of written work to complete for Friday, but it was a pleasure to be diverted enough to win a couple of useful items on eBay: an Intermountain SP tank car for £3.20, and a Proto 1000 Thrall boxcar for £9.
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Post by brianc » Tue May 28, 2013 4:41 pm

As mentioned in the My Layout section, the GN Spokane Division comes to life during the summer. Having moved house last year, this year gave an opportunity to get the layout up and see if it fits in the new garage, which it does!!! :D

A small stud wall had to be removed however so it was a case of destruction rather than construction but it was for the greater good.

I'll post some photos in due course.

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Post by torikoos » Tue May 28, 2013 4:47 pm

Unfortunately no , nothing on the weekend, however weekdays have recently provided me with some time to finish the wiring on my module.
I am pleased to report that all initial wiring is now complete!
There might be more in the future, but this will be wiring related to lights in buildings , lamp posts etc, nothing to do with the running of trains etc.

Next job is to align the two boards again, and make a few test runs. After that, it's painting of the fascia..

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Post by Gloriousnse » Tue May 28, 2013 7:05 pm

CRYX1331 - a 20 year old Walthers kit for a Gunderson Cryogenic reefer car, picked up off Ebay. Built largely 'stock' except for wheels and couplings, with some small detail painting, and a light weathering to finish up.
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CN5250 and CN5252, a pair of Intermountain SD40-2W - the Sargent Stripes unit was slightly faded, and then received fairly heavy dark weathering down the body - the WWW.CN.CA unit didn't get the fading as it is a much fresher paint job, but still has some work-staining. Both units were still running into the late 00s...
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Post by torikoos » Tue May 28, 2013 8:09 pm

I guess it's the colour of the photo, is it white paint or is that white plastic on the reefer? Not sure I'm feeling that one, but the locos look absolutely great!
Particularly the one in the foreground looks like it has a very hard life, just as it should :-)

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Post by Gloriousnse » Tue May 28, 2013 10:30 pm

It is a painted finish, it looks a little better for a dullcote though!

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Post by santafe1958 » Wed May 29, 2013 1:05 pm

Being a fine weekend down in the South East, and the Good Lady also being off on the Saturday and Sunday, there was no railroad activity there,
followed on Monday by going to a Bus Rally in Winchester, saw nothing either.
However (there is always one!), as it was raining on the Friday beforehand, I did get some track laying / wiring, on the new extension.
No photos yet.

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Post by PeterLJ » Wed May 29, 2013 3:55 pm

Hi

Not really progress but three of us took some NMRA BR modules to the Bideford show on Sunday.

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Post by Gloriousnse » Wed May 29, 2013 5:22 pm

Good in its own way though. How did it go?

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Post by mikehughes » Wed May 29, 2013 11:33 pm

My 'weekend' started on Tuesday. Been working on new NMRA brochure but did manage to cut plastic are to shape for 'concrete' outside diesel house. Relaxing work.

Will take pics when Briam W joins me next week

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Post by PeterLJ » Thu May 30, 2013 7:13 am

Gloriousnse wrote:Good in its own way though. How did it go?
Hi martyn

Our Bideford trip went well. We took over 50' of modules, including Lloyd, Golden, Ross and Jonesville.

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Post by Gloriousnse » Thu May 30, 2013 9:14 am

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