Its Monday 10-17-05, Weekend modeling accomplishments!

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  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    We had a very busy and productive weekend for once. I got the ceiling painted in the kitchen and breakfast nook. I started taking the air conditioners out of the windows. I have two out of four done so far. We had two football games this weekend; the Drexel Hill Raiders Pee Wee AA team defeated the Colwyn Comets 13-6 while the AAA squad lost to Colywn 13-0.

    Even modeling I had a good weekend. I finished assembling three gondola kits and weathering the trucks and wheels; one Erie MDC/Roundhouse, one Frisco Bev-Bel/Athearn, and one Frisco P2K. Those P2K kits are tough with all the grab irons and stuff. I broke a couple and lost one or two. I also weathered the trucks and wheels on two Walthers gondolas.

    First is a Walthers RTR gondola with weathered trucks and wheels.
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    Another Walthers gon.
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    Next is the P2K drop end mill gondola
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    Here is the MDC/Roundhouse gondola
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    And lastly Bev-Bel/Athearn gondola
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    Next step is to weather them.
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Ran at Mike's layout on Friday night. Lots of fun... and I think I got him hooked on sound-equipped steam.

    Saturday - visit to Railfair. Some deals, but not a lot. Most dealers now selling RTR. I did find an Athearn double-sheathed wood boxcar "RTR" (someone else made it up) lettered for Grand Valley - don't know where it originally ran, but there is a Grand Valley in Ontario so it'll do. Also got an Accurail kit for a CN outside braced boxcar with a number I do not already have.

    Sunday - made up the above Accurail kit.

    All this, combined with a Tuesday night dinner/presentation at www.ovar.ca made for more railroading in one week than I have done in the previous three months!! :thumb: :D

    Andrew
  3. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    I spent the weekend learning about airbrakes and what to do with them. 8 hours on saturaday and eight hours Sunday both in the classroom. Today I have a 4 hour practical session where we learn the correct pre-trip inspection, and brake adjustment.
    I did manage to get my Walther's American Millwork building out of the box and spray paint the basic colors on the walls, windows and foundation though. I was going to put the walls up on my enginehouse project but I didn't have time to stay in the workshop to make sure they would stay straight while the glue set up, maybe next week!
  4. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    My family and I went to a train show and swap meet Saturday. We got there late but found a few deals. (mostly rolling stock kits for my son to assemble)
  5. grumbeast

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    Had an awesome weekend. It was the Truro (NS) model railway show and my bendtrack group set up a fantastic 3 scale mile setup (I'll see if any of the guys have pics and I'll see if they can post them. There was even some new second hand gear and I managed to acquire 2 CN green and gold DCC equiped FA units (N scale) so I can make the push to DCC on my home layout.

    We ran all DCC this show and it wen't swimmingly, with a 43 car grain train at one point. I even managed to run a nice 20 car mixed freight behind the two FA's. There was a great energy at the show and a lot of the people visiting had a great time and enjoyed the trains. I just love watching the kids get so excited when they see the trains and try and count the cars, both the young and older kids that is :)

    Graham
  6. rksstl

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    I finished up a 4 track thru yard getting the turn outs and track installed, and stripped a few loco shells getting them ready for paint. Looks like everyone had a productive weekend. Have a good week everybody. ( I am just found out my boss will be gone all week) :D :thumb: