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 Posted: Sun Mar 25th, 2018 05:21 pm
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Hi Dan :wave:



The K-Line conversion looks really good.





Nice appearance to the steel-work, with the new trucks ? and 'Real Wood'(TM) decking. :cool:


Piedmont is really ROCKIN' !! :thumb:



I do like a bit of mooodern 'HO' or 'O'. :)



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 Posted: Sun Mar 25th, 2018 06:12 pm
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Cheers Si!

Just hoping I can find some cheap CB&Q decals to use - I'm thinking some HO ones should be fine for the side of a flat car.



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With the centre board almost complete,
I've turned my attention back to the end board to get that finished,
so I can focus my full attention on the sector plate board for the last few weeks before Bingham show. :)








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Hi Dan :wave:



Here's an unusual photo I came across on Google Images ...





... thought you might like it.



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Si, I've got a 40' boxcar shell sitting in my spares box...


I've been quiet on the layout front as of late,
because I've been working on one of the more mind numbing parts of the build,
laying cobbles between the rails, and carving the roadway.
There's about 30" of this to do, and I'm about half way through it.

Afterwards it'll get sand between the cobbles, then the whole thing will be getting painted and weathered.
I am hoping to have it done by the end of the week. :)

Once that's done, I can get get started on the Georgia Hardware Company building,
which will go over and around the cobbled street/tracks.

Between these, I'll be working on ground cover on this module,
which will hopefully complete the basic scenery for the whole layout,
and with loads of time to get it done ready for the Bingham show in 10 days time. ;)









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Bingham show is now over, and it was a truly great little exhibition.
Definitely worth the visit for the public, I think.

Piedmont Blues did us proud.
With only small issues of dirty track and an overexcited servo powering one of the turnouts,
plus rusty wheels on the RS3 and GP35 needing a good clean,
the show went really well.

All the minor issues were fixed respectively with a thorough cleaning with a block of wood and some isoproyl alcohol,
disconnecting the servo and operating the turnout by hand for 20 minutes to allow it to cool down,
and then running the layout using the Plymouth switcher for a while whilst the two 4 axle locos had their wheels serviced.

Not many changes were made to the layout whilst we were at the show,
with the exception of a couple of crossed ties at the end of the Georgia Hardware spur to stop cars running off the end of the layout.

Instead, we were focused on taking turns running trains,
and whilst one of us was doing that, Ford would work on lighting the buildings,
and I was working on freight car projects.

Speaking of:





With the exception of adding the running numbers to the car ends, this one is now ready for weathering.
Hopefully I'll have that done, and a full loose load of woodchips done by Seaboard Southern in September.

The car was set up on the end of our layout tables as a display piece for the public.





We're planning to have a full information display ready for September as well,
showing prototype photographs of the area we are modelling.

On the subject of photographs, here are a bunch I took showing the layout set up in it's (current) entirity...


















































Lots to do between now and September,
but before anything can happen with the layout, I need to finalise purchase of my new house and get moved in,
as I'll have the space to have the layout set up permanently so I can work on it. :)




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Hi Dan :wave:



Good to hear the 'Bingham Show' was a successful event.

The photos of the layout there are great. :)



The new wood chip car build of yours, looks like a really unique piece of rolling stock.

N   I   C   E   !   :cool:



Here's another Southern rolling stock oDdiTy for you Dan.





Supposed to be unusual lettering/numbering. L:

The typeface certainly doesn't look very 'Southern' to my 'untrained' eyes.

Perhaps there's a story to it & maybe the 'experts' like you or Bobby know the score.



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



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Great news on the new pad ! :thumb:

That MEGA trackplan may not be just a 'dream' after all !! :bg:





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Hey Si!

Thanks for the photo, it's definitely interesting.

I've seen a few photos of different Southern cars that look like someone couldn't afford 1:1 scale decals from Microscale!

The Central of Georgia/Southern coal hopper I painted up in this style being inspired by one such car I spotted in a photograph collection.

That said, we'll have to rely on Bobby for an answer, because I've got no idea why they turned cars out like that.

On an unrelated note, look what turned up in the mail from my O scale supplier, Mr. Dickie!





Which immediately went into the paint shop, and now looks like this:





Interestingly, #100 was the first RS3 built for the L&N by Alco, way back in... November 1951.

No idea what became of her in the end, but on Piedmont Blues she still lives!

Or she will do, when I've finished weathering her up. :)




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Here she is after further application of Pan Pastels.
Almost unrecognisable from her B&M origins.








More work coming as and when I get the chance. :D




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Great work and it looks like the show went well!

As for the RS-3, who made that?
I've been tempted to make up a model of this one, which I saw in a scrap yard.
I can't use in on my layout as the RS-3 was used over 20 years after my layout takes place
and I don't have any standard gauge track anyway,
but I built a crude model of this locomotive in HO (from an Atlas engine) and someday would like to see it on O.
Frankly, if you hadn't painted it as a L&N engine, I'd have suggested you doing this paint job on yours!

http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/3/7/1/9371.1339683856.jpg




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