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 Posted: Sun Oct 4th, 2020 10:53 pm
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Love that cab. 

Nice work.

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Great looking hack!







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Hi Reg  :wave:


GREAT PHOTO !   ...  :!:

As well as a  :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:  result on the wooden 'Craftsman Kit'.





The buildings in the scene, plus the greenery & trackwork are looking really  C :cool: :cool: L


:java: :)


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 Posted: Thu Feb 3rd, 2022 04:14 pm
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How the mighty have fallen. 

Once the proud power for the Empire Builder, 
now, early 1950s, relegated to an obscure branch line.





About this model...

It looks pretty good. 
It is an inexpensive import from eastern Europe. 
Mostly plastic, but pretty well detailed.

It catches the essence of the late steam era Great Northern power, 
if not particularly accurate.  

The road number is 3993. 
The Mountains were never numbered in that series. 
The coal fired Mountains, in their heyday, operated east of Butte, Montana. 
It is unlikely that a coal fired Mountain would appear west of Montana.

This model, while in my "scene library", will live it's life in the display cabinet, 
trotted out for occasional photo ops. 

The motor and drive train seem smooth enough, 
but the locomotive kind of waddles down the track.  

The only cure seems to be to fabricate a whole new main frame. 
It is not such a fine model as would make that worthwhile.

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Reg

Having had a cab ride in a CNR 4-8-2 #6060 on a freight only line,

waddling is the normal,

not the smoothest cab ride I've had over the years.


Perhaps an oil tank conversion

would help it fit in for western operation.




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I may throw this around elsewhere.

Check out the work of Lee B in Freerails 'On30' Forum.
Great modeling. 

In addition, he posted a link to a clinic he did
on model railroad photography.

Definitely a must see. 

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 Posted: Fri Feb 4th, 2022 08:49 pm
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Reg H wrote:
Check out the work of Lee B in Freerails On30 forum.
Great modeling.


Aw, gee, thanks, Reg !




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 Posted: Fri Feb 4th, 2022 10:52 pm
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Lee:

It is good stuff.  I learned a lot.

I like to wander around in all the scales and gauges.

My previous layout was On30,
and still hanker to get back to 1/4" scale.

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Picked up these beauties at a recent train show.





Nicely assembled Accurail boxcars for $8.00 each.
All with different road numbers.

Actually, there is a third one, but I failed to notice a broken coupler. 
So it is on the rip track getting that coupler replaced.

It will be a bit of a project given Accurail's coupler pocket.
I hope the pegs used to secure the trucks are not glued in place.  

Train shows are a great way to augment one's freight (or passenger) car roster.

With decent freight cars kits (and R-T-R) going for $25 and up,
you can save some real bucks.

I recently attended two shows, one big one,
and one not so big (first one and not well publicized)
and saw lots of great rolling stock at both shows for very reasonable prices. 

Reg




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 Posted: Mon Feb 14th, 2022 05:52 pm
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Hey, Reg,

Did you happen to go to the model train show in Elma this past weekend ?

It was small but I saw a lot of decent stuff there.





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