Carfloat Railroad Update

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by JorgeC, May 14, 2007.

  1. JorgeC

    JorgeC Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    Its been awhile since I lasted posted pics of the layout. The real railroad that pays the bills and supports the hobby changed my hours. I now work at night....again:evil: . I havent done much, but every little bit counts for progress. I weathered the tracks this weekend and added the Walthers track bumpers to the ends of the tracks. At the grain elevator I cut out a pit between the tracks where covered hoppers can unload their load of grain. I'm going to make a grate, out of thin wire to go over the pit. The elevator switcher will be an old Suydam steeple cab that I'm going to power from trolley wire. Two carfloats have been built so far with two more to go. An ALCO//IR boxcab has been purchased by the Bronx Union from the CNJ, but was not running when it arrived at the Bronx Union. After a once over by the Bronx Union mechanical department, the boxcab is ready to pull and load some floats. Hopefully this weekend I can start ballasting the layout and building the trolley poles. I'm going to keep everyone updated.

    Hve fun,
    Jorge

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  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW Jorge, nice pics. I like tha grain elevator and the car float. Can't wait to see some more pics :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  3. Go Big1

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    Looking good Jorge. Nice weathering job.
  4. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    wow,looking good so far,can wait to see more pics :thumb: --josh
  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Neat stuff! I'm looking forward to seeing pics of the boxcab work the float!
    Ralph
  6. JorgeC

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    Hello Everyone,

    Thank you for the kind words! I'm glad everybody enjoyed the pics. Ralph as requested here are some pics of the Boxcab working the float. I have to finish planking the deck of the floatbridge, so that I can finish assembling it. I going to use a Bachmann truss bridge, so that it more closely ressembles a BEDT bridge.

    Have fun,
    Jorge

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  7. JorgeC

    JorgeC Member

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    Here are two more.

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  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Looks great Jorge! thanks!
    Ralph