Oregon & Northwestern Railroad in a DQ

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  1. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    A view of the logging operation from the logging helicopter.

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    Excellent job!
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    You are making it necessary for me to make a trip out there to see the grandkids. They are up around Seattle. We will have to take a detour to see this project. Very nice layout.:) :) :)
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    What can I say. It just keeps getting better and better. Thank you for the caboose shot. Great logging scene tool.

    Greg Elems
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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    David,

    I hope you can convince your traveling companion to come through John Day. ;)

    This is another picture of the large cut on the layout.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    A long shot of the layout from the Seneca end.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    This is a different angle that shows a few of the trees.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Not a great deal to show for this weekend's work on the layout. We have started work on some detail projects that have been put off until we had more time. Some of the buildings are being designed, built, or painted. Locations for structures are being determined.

    I spent today custom painting my ONW caboose from a Kato C&O steel caboose. The real ONW caboose was a wood-sided one, but I think the Kato cupula caboose is very similar in appearance for someone (like myself) who isn't too particular. I just want the model to give the over-all impression of the Oregon & Northwestern, so close is good enough.

    I also worked on one of the ONW locmotives, but it's still in the paint shop. It is proving to be more difficult than the caboose to custom paint.

    For a look at the real ONW caboose, check out this link.

    http://www.oz.net/~samh/frrs/roster/cabooses/onw300.html

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  9. Tad

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    Rett,

    It looks as if you will wind up with a nice representation.

    Well done!
  10. Greg Elems

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    You did a good job on the caboose. The ONW 300 in Portola certainly does have the same lines and profile. Here is a picture I took of it recently, in need of some TLC.

    Greg Elems

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Greg,

    Thanks for the recent photo. It is interesting to note the changes that time as caused. The red color certainly has faded; and, in my recollection, the railroad name was not spelled out on the side of the caboose while it was in service. ONW 300 will be much easier to decal than Oregon & Northwestern 300. ;)

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    Larry,

    Now I have to go back and dig out my slides. :D It looks like the FRRS repainted it after it arrived from Oregon. You are right, the initials and number will be easier. I suspect, the spelled out version is correct, but for an early time period. I wonder if there is a wood C&O caboose model that would work. I didn’t realize how much they looked like the C&O hacks till you pointed out your source for a caboose.

    Greg Elems
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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    I have spent the last two work sessions painting the ONW engine. I haven't tried custom painting N-scale locomotives before, so the work was more experimental than anything. Here are the project's results so far:

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    The ONW had Baldwins, not Trainmasters; but they are about as close we plan to get. This is a shot of the of a short MOW train crossing the Silvies River at Seneca.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    The Oregon & Northwestern custom painted engine and caboose. We are getting excited about the special run of ONW boxcars that should be arriving soon. Then we will have something to place between the loco and the caboose! :D

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Coming through the cut!

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    Nice job on the stripes, Rett. How did you do them?
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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    I painted the entire shell with the red color, then masked off the areas I didn't want painted yellow. To get the stripes I cut narrow strips of drafting tape (?) and applied them to the areas that I wanted to keep red. After the yellow paint was applied, I simply pealed the tape off.

    There was some "blow by" paint that got under the tape in a few places, so it wasn't ideal; but I just touched it up the best I could after the fact.

    It was primarily an experimental paint job. For the yellow I just used Testers from a can because I didn't want to take the time to clean my air brush. I should have used the air brush! Next time I'll take the time to do it right, and the results should be a lot neater.

    I suppose the stripes could also be done with decals strips which would be neater and cleaner, but I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to match the red of the engine.

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    UPguy,

    Who made the FM Trainmaster? By the way, great job of painting. It has that ONW look to it. Good substitution for the Baldwin’s. I was thinking SD7’s but your choice of FMs worked out much better.

    Greg Elems
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    This project is really coming along nicely. I'm impressed with how well thought out and executed it is! :cool: