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Title: What did you do today?
Post by: KiwiRail on October 05, 2009, 09:24:47 AM
If you ever find yourself working on something to do with your model railroad, take some pics & post em' here! Doesn't matter how small, just something to show your still making progress & hopefully encourage all the rest of us to do the same.

As for me? well today i laid some cork roadbed in preparation for my next order of track.

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/763d68dc3e82269d846497a5883054d2.jpg)

William  :D
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: RiverRun on October 05, 2009, 01:43:31 PM
I worked on my Norfolk & Western SD50 "S" project a bit this morning. You can find pics of my progress over at the Detailer.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Hudson2640 on October 05, 2009, 05:03:11 PM
How about former projects? My parents made me dismantle it 2 weeks ago and used the wood for shelving in our shed.  :'(

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs266.snc1/9329_101628593186412_100000178158306_45386_7615539_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: INRDfan on October 07, 2009, 09:51:51 PM
No pictures, but today I managed to split a switch and put 4 out of 9 cars on the ground. Or plywood, in this case. No surprise that they were CSX.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: KiwiRail on November 05, 2009, 01:09:04 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/35f1070588d186a28bf75b54a9b36327.jpg)


Staging yards are cool. wish I could say the same for un-weathered locomotives...

William :D
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: KiwiRail on November 05, 2009, 06:13:23 PM
Well its not like i'm gunna model NY&A exactly is it...
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Ferrous on November 09, 2009, 11:26:19 AM
Animals on trips!
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/a8eb17b13a6cbe8a275b7439457840a0.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: 007007 on November 09, 2009, 09:56:29 PM
That is awesome!   :cartwheel:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: yutzk on November 09, 2009, 10:35:48 PM
+1...... :rockon: :dancing: :rockon:

(http://www.walnutcreektrains.com/img/CR70s.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: ALCOHolic on November 10, 2009, 12:13:40 AM
"Ahh, yes, I'd like to order a big mac please, Uhh, nope, hold the onions... Is it possible you can make it blue?"
 ;D
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Flak on November 14, 2009, 11:57:12 PM
Well today I helped the club set up our On30 modules, I took a pic on my phone but I cant get it off my stupid SD card.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: DHayward on November 15, 2009, 02:38:48 AM
BLURRY.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: 007007 on November 18, 2009, 02:07:21 AM
Asstastic camera for an Asstastic weathering job...  Look for it on eBay soon!   :wtfdavidblaine:

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/61aa187a12039118474fad261f00de94.jpg)

-Steve
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: KiwiRail on November 19, 2009, 09:23:46 AM
Oh dear look what i've done...

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/3b0c38f4b6700581e0dcc5bd6e82f850.jpg)


 :shh:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Flak on November 19, 2009, 09:47:45 AM
 :yay:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on November 25, 2009, 01:29:09 PM
yay for wasting monies
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/nikosjk1/IMG_9719.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: 007007 on November 25, 2009, 01:42:19 PM
I'm glad you could find the most photogenic spot on the layout for your photo...............    :bonk:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: dylanviey on November 25, 2009, 03:41:27 PM
You wasted money? i just spend 2K on enough kits and supply's to keep this topic active for the next 3 4 months.  :wtfdavidblaine: lol
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Flak on November 25, 2009, 08:57:58 PM
Well I just opened up my Athearn SP SD40T-2, im going to slap a decoder in it and throw her beside my '40X and take a pic (For you Ryan).
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: KiwiRail on November 27, 2009, 08:14:47 AM
Woohoo for overhauling 50yrold Scatch builds.  :yay:

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/793637014635caaaeb8f0c4c1f88b697.jpg)

Its an S scale NZR K class - quite a locomotive

(http://www.trainzone.co.nz/K911B.jpg)

And yes, its avalible for Trainz - http://www.trainzone.co.nz/nzr_rolling_stock.htm
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: tommyg on November 27, 2009, 08:42:27 AM
Looking good Will, I should get my Aussie stuff up.

Tom :)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: KiwiRail on November 27, 2009, 09:46:14 PM
Go for it tom!

Well, one down - one to go...

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/b11a423b349e862fb24ddb1bbe267d4b.jpg)

Looks like its guna be a big job ahead.

(http://www.maciulaitis.com/nzrolling/nzr_steam/j1211_1.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Flak on December 13, 2009, 12:02:13 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/a8255b17b527c9db3db59cfa7e4220bc.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
The brass SP dome cost $600, the two Rapido cars behind it cost $50.00 (ea.) but the details are the same!
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: 007007 on March 08, 2010, 01:14:05 AM
Not exactly today but recently...  It came out ok...   :-\

pre
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/86ba8cd91d295a5c619f408fe33f7327.jpg)

post
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/b620bbcc15eeb2c8a88e2ddfe2c7800e.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Zorronov on March 09, 2010, 02:29:15 AM
I like it!

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Ferrous on March 21, 2010, 03:15:37 AM
Welp, it's Spring Break, so naturally, Campus looks like something out of Life After People (especially in the Greek part of town  :cheers: ).  Since I had a day to kill before my trip, I figured I'd go attempt stuff at the layout:
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/e6f1e2b4430726d674d49dc535383e69.jpg)
(I think my Proto 2K GP9 is having a gear issue...notice the periodic bumps in the headlight trail)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: dylanviey on March 22, 2010, 01:36:30 AM
i got out all of my trains from their boxes and put them on display.

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/c6329b391e35e23ae54152f6a7418a38.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
God damn i got a lot of B&O. that whole top shelf is B&O locomotives.

i also detailed a GP30 and Sd35
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/28af2f4c1ee7a8767ec14d9e2a5d742f.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

You can see the before in the first pic. The aren't done yet but they are getting there.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: 007007 on September 09, 2010, 01:27:27 AM
Uhhh ohhhhhhh   :D

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/dae11f46714f8200375564d6806e3b42.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: RiverRun on September 09, 2010, 02:11:58 AM
Hey, that looks familiar.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: annapolisfoamer on September 09, 2010, 09:48:32 AM
Awesome work Steve!  That's one of the ex-BNSF units you're modeling there right?

Davis
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: KiwiRail on September 09, 2010, 10:23:47 AM
Awesome work Steve!  That's one of the ex-BNSF units you're modeling there right?

Davis

Canadian Cab + BisniF =  :facepalm1:

you did get the first part right though!
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: 007007 on September 09, 2010, 11:03:56 AM
All I did was remove the cab and trim the frame for the new cab but thanks?   :smirk:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: annapolisfoamer on September 09, 2010, 11:49:59 AM
Oh whoops I just glanced at the cab and didn't notice it was a wide cab (I shouldn't post this early in the morning :kablamo:).

Not on my widescreen right now so I only saw a corner of the cab in the shot and I thought you were trying to model one of the units BNSF just sold off to CN.

My bad, :facepalm1:

Davis
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: 007007 on September 16, 2010, 07:06:48 PM
It looks a lot better in person...........

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/ebb26df34690418b090cff4263d9d08b.jpg)

 :puke:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: annapolisfoamer on September 16, 2010, 07:11:54 PM
Amazing work on taht one, the weathering looks great!  For the battered up top part of the car did you bend down the sides or did you melt them down a bit?  Either way the effect worked and it looks stunning! :cheers:

Davis
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: NorfolkSouthern9708 on September 18, 2010, 12:53:14 AM
Looks good! I'm guessing that you put a lighter to it and roughed it up a bit. And if so, how long did you expose the car to the flame?
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: ryanstrains on September 18, 2010, 12:21:50 PM
Wow that looks awesome, I wanna try now  :D Im off to the LHS soon, ill post what I got if I score anything
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: NorfolkSouthern9708 on October 24, 2010, 12:05:27 PM
I took some pictures.....and they turned out suckish....
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-64sfBbAmVY/TLpXoAr1dZI/AAAAAAAAAJ4/Sbu26_dV5Os/s800/001.JPG)
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-64sfBbAmVY/TLpXqJ8R52I/AAAAAAAAAKA/gU8ygoP-79g/s800/003.JPG)
↑ Note, no coupler!!!!
I really need helicon focus....
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Tyler Bishop on October 30, 2010, 07:32:30 PM
It looks a lot better in person...........

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/ebb26df34690418b090cff4263d9d08b.jpg)

 :puke:

I think another layer of dark shit inside would make the rust look good. Now it looks like you took someones heart and shoved it into a cable saw and caught the outbound spray with the gondola..
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: 007007 on October 31, 2010, 01:12:11 AM
Dullcote F'd it.  I just need to hit it up with another layer of rust powders and it'll be fine. 
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: KiwiRail on November 30, 2010, 06:02:50 AM
Super-elevation ftw  :blob:

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/e65019c5e7d97ea46515503c4bcd97c8.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: 007007 on December 03, 2010, 01:24:43 AM
Got FreeMo?

I will soon!  Hopefully.....

Not to scale but a representation of Hydrite Chemical Co. in Oshkosh, WI on the WC's Airport Spur.
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/e1e5a14c58f2565f1245ba9099db5e15_thumb.jpg) (http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/e1e5a14c58f2565f1245ba9099db5e15.jpg)
Click for full size...


-Steve
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on January 03, 2011, 08:20:39 PM
I hate to post in a thread that hasn't seen much activity ( well the fourm said it hasn't seen activity in 30 days)   :hijacked: lol but i wanted to share a model of mine that my buddy from http://thoroughbredrrmodels.com weathered up for me.Its a athearn CSX SD45-2 that i added ditch lights and it has tsunami
 (http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk105/MATPS294/CSXSD45-2.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: dylanviey on January 04, 2011, 01:38:41 AM
I hate to post in a thread that hasn't seen much activity ( well the fourm said it hasn't seen activity in 30 days)   :hijacked:

This is probably the only topic that no one would mind or care you bumping.  :stick:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: yutzk on January 04, 2011, 09:56:22 AM
I really need to.get my 70macs up to lenny to weather up. 
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: dylanviey on January 04, 2011, 05:34:41 PM
Here' what i did today.

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/7b7bac0561f3a4bb566961b5a317865f.jpg)

I installed a snow plow on to my G gauge 4-6-0.  I need to find a way to increase the weight of the thing cuss it's so light that i can just see it hitting 1cn of snow come to a complete halt and not go anywhere.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CNRAIL on January 04, 2011, 06:47:54 PM
That's pretty cool Dylan, im sure it won't stop in the snow now. You could add some weight to it by adding some small weights were they are not visible but being creative is a pretty smart idea.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: TasteOfIrony on January 04, 2011, 08:28:07 PM
Depending on how much room is in the boiler, you could put some lead shot in there.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on January 04, 2011, 11:26:47 PM
I really need to.get my 70macs up to lenny to weather up. 

yes !! im guessing that they are conrail ? I know he has a SHIT load of conrail stuff for sale.Ive been working with him for about a year now.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on January 04, 2011, 11:34:13 PM
very nice Dylan ! I got bored with a walthers Russel snow plow and a MDC tender for a 0-6-0 and the trucks from a walthers front runner and last but not least a athearn rotary snow plow and came up with this  (http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk105/MATPS294/pictures_44104_SP1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on January 04, 2011, 11:45:17 PM
Just sold this unit ! (http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk105/MATPS294/pictures_44104_C32-84.jpg)  now i can buy a OMI NS B23-7  :headspin:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CNRAIL on January 04, 2011, 11:50:06 PM
 :kablamo:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on January 04, 2011, 11:58:59 PM
i was to stupid to put that all in one post  :facepalm1:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: dylanviey on January 05, 2011, 12:10:42 AM
very nice Dylan ! I got bored with a walthers Russel snow plow and a MDC tender for a 0-6-0 and the trucks from a walthers front runner and last but not least a athearn rotary snow plow and came up with this  http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk105/MATPS294/pictures_44104_SP1.jpg

Nice i need one of those in G scale. With a real working roter
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on January 05, 2011, 12:17:35 AM
that would be sweeet. 2 FT of snow... no longer a problem
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: RiverRun on January 05, 2011, 01:43:53 AM
All I did was Float and Clown around.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/diecastdeluxe/pennywise-it-lamp.jpg)

Kiss me Fatboy!
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: dylanviey on January 05, 2011, 02:08:54 AM
that would be sweeet. 2 FT of snow... no longer a problem

Yup
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbE0K6KEcY4

I want SOOOO badly.

All I did was Float and Clown around.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/diecastdeluxe/pennywise-it-lamp.jpg)

Kiss me Fatboy!


LMAO +1
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: dylanviey on January 05, 2011, 02:15:43 AM
o another upside of having a rotary snow plow is in fall it doubles as a rotary leaf blower.

http://www.youtube.com/user/sajbrt#p/u/25/oOQqr5-0p1Y

LMAO


EDIT:

Here's how that guy made it.

http://www.youtube.com/user/sajbrt#p/u/31/uwNulZLSFnI
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: 007007 on January 05, 2011, 02:39:41 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/14488898@N02/5250430660/in/set-72157623735595299/  Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: dylanviey on January 05, 2011, 03:16:21 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/14488898@N02/5250430660/in/set-72157623735595299/  Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Ether the snow was just right or that's the best working push snow plow I've ever seen.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: KiwiRail on January 05, 2011, 05:26:24 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/14488898@N02/5283196305/in/set-72157623735595299/

Oh this stuff is just sex...
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: 007007 on January 05, 2011, 01:07:08 PM
His stuff is even more impressive in person.

(http://www.uslw.net/content/members/007007/ShortLineProject/Dan%20K%20G%20Scale/gscale10.jpg)
(http://www.uslw.net/content/members/007007/ShortLineProject/Dan%20K%20G%20Scale/gscale9.jpg)
(http://www.uslw.net/content/members/007007/ShortLineProject/Dan%20K%20G%20Scale/gscale1.jpg)

Wish he'd do one in WC.....
(http://www.uslw.net/content/members/007007/ShortLineProject/Dan%20K%20G%20Scale/gscale11.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: The Vezman on January 05, 2011, 04:04:23 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/14488898@N02/5283196305/in/set-72157623735595299/

Oh this stuff is just sex...

Plowed through that shit, just like I plowed those two chicks at this recent New Years party. :smirk:

On another note...this is how I spent my morning...
(http://ll-media.tmz.com/2009/03/10/0310_james_franco_sleeping-1.jpg)


Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: RiverRun on January 05, 2011, 04:18:17 PM
Imagine holding one of those huge diesels...it's enough to make you change scales, but where would I keep them?
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on January 05, 2011, 06:14:46 PM
Plowed through that shit, just like I plowed those two chicks at this recent New Years party. :smirk:

On another note...this is how I spent my morning...
(http://ll-media.tmz.com/2009/03/10/0310_james_franco_sleeping-1.jpg)



I see a good start into the new year ! AHH SHIT MY 69TH POST
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on January 05, 2011, 06:25:40 PM
I seem to make do with parts that i find in my parts bin or the random ass shit i find in a box at a train show. Here are two of my older kit bashes with things that were compleaty useless ( The U30C was patched to BNSF because stupid me  :knowitall: thought they lasted that long and became my fictional railroad.) and the snowplow came from the plans of a CNW plow that used a gondola and a plow.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk105/MATPS294/pictures_44104_SP2.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk105/MATPS294/pictures_44104_U30C3.jpg)

Once i have time ill post some shots of my recent D&H equipment
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: tommyg on January 06, 2011, 10:31:19 AM
 :o  :o

Steve, do you know if he runs DC or DCC? Imagine how much his electricity bill would be, considering those locos have sound chips (I may have just answered my question? :P). Amazing stuff though, wish I had the money to go G...and the space hehe will stick to HO for now :P

Tom :)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on January 06, 2011, 07:56:37 PM
:o  :o

Steve, do you know if he runs DC or DCC? Imagine how much his electricity bill would be, considering those locos have sound chips (I may have just answered my question? :P). Amazing stuff though, wish I had the money to go G...and the space hehe will stick to HO for now :P

Tom :)

My dad and I have been thinking about a G scale layout in the backyard.We took down the pool so now we really have enough room. I wonder how hard it would be to scratchbuild a C430 in G scale  :'(
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: annapolisfoamer on January 06, 2011, 11:39:03 PM
Santa didn't disappoint this year lol.   Two HO Scale Sound Equipped MTH ACe's!  Cell phone pic, low quality:

(http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv272/strench707/mms_picture.jpg)

Davis
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on January 06, 2011, 11:41:34 PM
sweet ! i was hoping santa would of left me two HO scale brass csx GEVOs lol
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: ryanstrains on January 10, 2011, 10:39:16 PM
I just got this bad boy (http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo259/ryanstrains/4d0d34f3.jpg) High Quality Non Crappy Cell Phone pictue  :D

Santa left me these guys
(http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo259/ryanstrains/8948f35c.jpg)
Lionel Vision Line Genset
(http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo259/ryanstrains/1c14dd61.jpg)
IMRC Corn Syrup car
(http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo259/ryanstrains/913ebc79.jpg)
MTH Building
(http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo259/ryanstrains/de7ae680.jpg)
3 Kato 53' well cars!
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on January 10, 2011, 10:53:00 PM
Nice ! the Intermoutain gevoSPAMSPAM looks sweet ! I may pick one up
A few of my D&H engines
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk105/MATPS294/cp100707_21.jpg)

and 3 of my 4 D&H Geeps
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk105/MATPS294/cp100707_7.jpg)

7610 needs a total rebuild since it has NO detail what so ever but hey its a GP39-2. The 7312 is for the last year of my era 1990 so it will get bitch lights and some new detail parts.Oh one of those 3 will get tsunami
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: ALCOHolic on January 10, 2011, 10:53:35 PM
Ex LV. Nice choice.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on January 10, 2011, 11:02:23 PM
I also have a older shot of my atlas  NYSW C420 that is being worked on (http://inlinethumb61.webshots.com/44092/2150499940103712812S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2150499940103712812WIUadn)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on January 10, 2011, 11:04:20 PM
Ex LV. Nice choice.

thanks ! i got it for a great price and its not bad for a proto 2000
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on January 11, 2011, 12:31:56 AM
I wish ! I may have to swing to his club to shoot em
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on January 11, 2011, 01:30:17 AM
yes ! let me know when your down in there hood its not far from my hood lol
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: KiwiRail on February 27, 2011, 08:46:37 AM
Quickly threw down the final part of my mainline today as i had a friend coming over that wanted to run some stuff in - didn't have the time to sand down the roadbed  properly so i will probably have most of it up again to do it right lol (it's pretty bumpy).

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edejWKhLKCI[/youtube]

And speaking of that particular friend (A trainzer too) -

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/182692_201335139893133_100000499467490_792587_5857147_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on February 28, 2011, 06:31:03 PM
Nice layout William ! Its coming along nice.

A Link to last weeks project at TRRM.In all it took me 3 days to detail the car.The hardest part was making the steps but over all it came out nicely.It is in the paint shop and is staying CHTT

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=48141&id=100000229690819&l=928b60aeff
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: BNSFLover on February 28, 2011, 08:24:52 PM
Nice layout William ! Its coming along nice.

A Link to last weeks project at TRRM.In all it took me 3 days to detail the car.The hardest part was making the steps but over all it came out nicely.It is in the paint shop and is staying CHTT

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=48141&id=100000229690819&l=928b60aeff


I second that! Great layout William, coming along nicely! Glad you could finish it.   :cheers:

Rob
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: KiwiRail on March 01, 2011, 08:53:56 AM
Cheers guys. The last video was plain crap quality wise so i uploaded a slightly less shit one - would be soo much better if the decoder in the 6000 didnt suck ass fail.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3m0PDM3pX4[/youtube]

Don't get me started on the horn  :banhammer:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on March 01, 2011, 04:12:06 PM
Cheers guys. The last video was plain crap quality wise so i uploaded a slightly less shit one - would be soo much better if the decoder in the 6000 didnt suck ass fail.



Don't get me started on the horn  :banhammer:

 Is it one of the Blue Line engines that BLI did ? My CSX one is nice but the sound is so gay and the horn is just  :puke: .Other then that its the next best thing then buying a brass AC6000
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: ryanstrains on March 01, 2011, 09:11:30 PM
Day after I got my REALLLY expensive back from service, I think it needs to go back and get traded in for a GP40-2

http://gallery.me.com/vincefamily#100007/IMG_0669&bgcolor=black (http://gallery.me.com/vincefamily#100007/IMG_0669&bgcolor=black)  :stick: :stick: Stupid STUPID Genset
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: saxrt1 on March 02, 2011, 02:18:56 AM
Ok even though I didn't do it today, it was that day when I did it. So my today is actually several days ago. Yeah I'm behind abit. Well I got a bug up my butt to take a Walther's Coal Mine and Kitbash it, and turn it in to a N-Scale Locomotive Repair Shop. Keep in mind that this started life as an HO scale structure, but has been rather beat up the years.
First pic is the front the building, minus the complete tracks, and CSX name.
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/IM001426.jpg?t=1299042836)
Here we have the rear of building ( I guess you figured that out) (yeah I'm the king of DUH!!! statements)
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/IM001427.jpg?t=1299042888)
Right side testing clearence height, yeah it needs to come up a tad
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/IM001428.jpg?t=1299043010)
Lastly, I need to get off my duff and get the layouts cleaned off.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: RiverRun on March 02, 2011, 05:22:08 PM
I made waffles.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on March 02, 2011, 05:43:05 PM
^ more then I did lol.Time i tinker with my n scale stuff  :badumtish:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on March 14, 2011, 11:14:44 AM
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/184637_200905499927105_100000229690819_765937_3160962_n.jpg)

CNW & UP run through power completed.All still need some work though.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: KiwiRail on March 14, 2011, 08:41:22 PM
Tasty... would fit right in on my layout.

Extend my roster over the last few days, must post a pic
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on March 14, 2011, 09:00:25 PM
Tasty... would fit right in on my layout.

Extend my roster over the last few days, must post a pic

Yes they would lol.The 6900 is custom painted and detailed kato SD40-2.I need to expand on my ATSF & BN run through power
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: DHayward on May 09, 2011, 08:20:49 PM
Made a new purchase the other day from the fine folks at Jointed Rail.. I'm very impressed.

http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/1defcf974d86451faabbdb0547545817.jpg <- Ridiculously huge for no reason.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on May 09, 2011, 08:55:38 PM
Nice ! I may get one for my display shelf.

Some shots I took from Lenny Harlos's layout the current owner of Suffern Hoboken Interstate Transfer ( a link to Lenny's site http://thoroughbredrrmodels.com )
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/156045_173911492626506_100000229690819_558384_1464998_n.jpg)
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/76843_173912825959706_100000229690819_558408_6587911_n.jpg)


And a few shots I took from Bruce Freidmen's modern day CSX philly division layout ( a link to his site http://chessiesystem.com/Model_Railroading.html )
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/76584_174215195929469_100000229690819_560298_7023801_n.jpg)
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/156329_174215662596089_100000229690819_560315_7024492_n.jpg)

Lenny looking at the 3 deck layout looking for inspiration for his own layout
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/163090_174216185929370_100000229690819_560336_4124824_n.jpg)
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/156319_174216239262698_100000229690819_560338_7385654_n.jpg])
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/154628_174216279262694_100000229690819_560340_7169746_n.jpg)
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/148342_174216342596021_100000229690819_560342_3312149_n.jpg)
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/155853_174216892595966_100000229690819_560363_6804982_n.jpg)


Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: DHayward on May 14, 2011, 10:48:15 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/6cd5349af0a7680b002229156798bc86.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/ec2b418fb169dd7ad43d633f6e58f2f1.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/819c3464c78c393fe472c3c4e0e003e9.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on May 14, 2011, 11:35:20 PM
Looking good Dillon !

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/1cc13255c5aae4c35e5dae300e930d1a.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/34eb8759fa30d377693ce64d41d20ad4.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/8f9ed23d9c0d7285aa1406668ae675aa.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/492728764028f99533fc9695e128f0dd.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: amtrak60 on May 15, 2011, 12:42:27 AM
I got off my lazy rear end and did this:
(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/4629/dsc03354l.jpg)

:P I think it's pretty good, but could still use a little more grime.

In case you care, it's N Scale.
Done with water based paints, chalk, and some dullcote.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on May 15, 2011, 02:09:19 AM
Nice boxcar ! I gotta detail my N scale stuff.I got a kato snoot nose SD40-2 may have it done up in UP or something.

More of my HO scale stuff
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/377f61e3d0e9daf75098d335e5f2a16b.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/c5241c67dffa8a03da8ffed4b4b855d1.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/9781f0da8068c660352a9ef459f8c6fd.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
 weathered by ThoroughbredRRmodels ^

Atlas C420 in  L&HR one of many I will need
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/31531ad2d9393d6ba3fe6f2cc1dbc43e.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

Proto 2000 SW8 in EL ( needs a lot of detailing work )
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/d8df52a2315d5ebf5de594246d35e8fa.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

Atlas C420 in NYSW ( EX LIRR )
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/74897f4cc868d9b7d2e0bd64b014dd1d.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

Think im done for now  :headspin:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: DHayward on May 18, 2011, 10:52:58 PM
For those keeping tabs..

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z-Y0LyyzmQ[/youtube]

You may also subscribe to me, so I feel as if I'm special.  :smirk:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: chipallen16 on May 18, 2011, 10:58:14 PM
Lovely Dillon. I'm really liking the theme here!

Here is your third subscriber and a friend request. I wish you the best of luck!

-Chip  :)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: ryanstrains on May 18, 2011, 11:00:46 PM
You are Special now Dillon, although I thought you were special enough before the sub  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on May 23, 2011, 06:24:10 PM
Had a operating session at the club sunday.I played railfan for a bit and shot a few pics of the various trains running around.Ill post a few more as I find time to host and post em


(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/628c753e4700560af6cfba843a3117de.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Truemac on May 23, 2011, 09:14:17 PM
I want that C39-8. Tell me who you sold it to so I can go steal it from him.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on May 23, 2011, 09:33:31 PM
I want that C39-8. Tell me who you sold it to so I can go steal it from him.

It was actually a C32-8 imported by OMI  which is the 12 cyl cousin of the C39-8.Only 10 C32-8s were built for Conrail.A bunch show up on ebay all the time now for a real decent price.They don't run very well but I'm sure NWSL makes parts to make it a prize runner.I just didn't want to put more work into mine.I over payed for it and in its place now have a nice OMI B23-7 FP for NS
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Hudson2640 on May 23, 2011, 10:20:59 PM
Speaking of B23-7s, here is my some what new engine. Unfortunately I no longer have anything to run this on and my parents won't let to build a shelf layout. Hopefully my roommate and I will have enough room to build one in the fall.
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/83f5736530f6c223f97b47122a50fc22_thumb.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/83f5736530f6c223f97b47122a50fc22.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on June 01, 2011, 08:19:08 PM
A few pics of my N scale set up for now.And the first two pics are not photoshoped.Just exposures that turned out pretty neat.5864 is a stock Kato SD40-2 snoot.I may do a ICE snoot nose SD40-2 and will pick up one of the new kato CP ES44ACs to run with it.Maybe scratch build the trash cars that CP 30J hauls.We will see lol.

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/2fcde9f37b322807292f181b4cfb77a9.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/20aae7adebdcbd430928b6ba37371dd0.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/c61a7d9dd06dd6c803852a9810dfa62c.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/d69cce490d13074b0d1c1ce67a24fcc3.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/33b60e1d093dc29676b0562df44f0bff.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: saxrt1 on June 02, 2011, 07:29:15 AM
I pulled this beast out of retirement for the HO layout that's going up over the N-Scale Layout. Two layouts under construction at one time. Geez I need help.
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/SAXT%20layout%20photos/IM001490.jpg)
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/SAXT%20layout%20photos/IM001491.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on June 06, 2011, 01:59:44 AM
A few from the NE Prototype Modelers Meet held once a year in Colinsville CT. Will have plenty to share and will answer any questions bout the models pictured.Some of them are mine lol.

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/d4ecb34d9691ac7e7134e590909b53e0.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/ddebc70ff86942e6ead8374df8a2b4ec.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/dba14d1e9a7e4dae4f5776901e4c994a.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/7ce4c893fef2296cf87b0d9017cfa417.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/cd6562b81e54e126404d3d2086ebefb6.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/7c3b87c00fa8d32c71a75172df3b631d.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Josh655 on June 06, 2011, 08:45:17 AM
Wut did I do so far today...

I woke up early.

Got on these forums.

Saw a crap load of awesome model railroad stuff (Nice Mike, and nice B23-7 Pro. Hated Soul)

Now, I'm off to play Wolfenstien. Clean my room, and probably do some model stuff. If not, I'll take pictures just to post something else later, and share what I have on the model railroad spectrum.

 :headspin:

Cheers,
Joshua
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on June 06, 2011, 05:47:09 PM
Nice Ryan.cant beat a kato drive !
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on June 20, 2011, 02:43:45 AM
Friend sent me this today.Pretty neat idea

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYovzfNiFKQ[/youtube]
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: saxrt1 on July 15, 2011, 05:17:08 AM
OH thanks for reminding me that I have a gear to fix on BL2. Just kidding. That BL2 looks sweet. Really though, I do have gear to fix on mine. Bought it new and the gear on the on drive axle was split at that time. I just didn't have the heart to take it back. That's was back in 1995 and it only has maybe 30 minutes run time on it.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: brickbuilder711 on July 18, 2011, 06:40:38 AM
NICE models, Josh!  O0

Not to be handled by small kiddies  :banhammer:  :bnhcontract:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wdgeZoW2CUk/TiPw4WBp00I/AAAAAAAAAGI/C7IA8eFtfok/s1600/TPIX+Reefah.jpg)

Video coming soon
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: KiwiRail on July 18, 2011, 07:48:42 AM
Nice Decals...
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Ferrous on July 19, 2011, 12:37:50 AM
Might want to look into some proper decal paper, but I like where your head is at!   :smirk:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: socalwb909 on July 19, 2011, 09:59:14 PM
-Nothing  :poke:

-Joe
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on July 22, 2011, 10:20:57 PM
same as Joe although I did run me some choo choos

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/282775_246421932042128_100000229690819_1040858_2995876_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on August 02, 2011, 03:35:03 PM
Nice ! This will be my next project once I get decals made and pick up some Proto 2000 NSC paper boxcars

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/264421_238636936153961_100000229690819_1008378_5469349_n.jpg)

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/260271_238636889487299_100000229690819_1008377_421970_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: ryanstrains on August 03, 2011, 04:27:33 AM
You better double that order for decals, I need some SHIT
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on August 03, 2011, 04:33:19 AM
Lenny and I can arrange that  :D
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: dylanviey on November 08, 2011, 07:52:02 PM
I drew up a design for my new train layout. It;s 4x9ft i made the bench work already a long time ago for a different layout but i lost the plans to that one so i decided to draw up a new one.

http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/fdd19b12ecc2f611c8f78495dd8b107d.jpg (large pic)






I also built a new shelf for my locomotive collection

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/302639_10150353518997911_560202910_8284851_201348594_n.jpg).
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: socalwb909 on November 08, 2011, 08:32:26 PM
-I made buildings
(http://www.hostthenpost.com/uploads/cc57c8fe1d8db200a93f5d2ab27c9d67.jpg)
(http://www.hostthenpost.com/uploads/42143336ab3506aea23f9c6bc514a61d.jpg)

-Joe
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: saxrt1 on December 04, 2011, 07:12:33 AM
Guys I have collection that goes back some 65 to 75 years. Some of my equipment is from Russia, Australia, and Europe. Not to mention all of the American equipment I have. Yet for some reason over the last several years I have seemed to lost inspiration. I still love my models but right now I just don't have what it takes to do anything with them. Anyone got some ideas here. Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: KiwiRail on December 04, 2011, 07:24:56 AM
I attempted to clean my layout room. I think i made it worse...  :blob:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: DHayward on December 04, 2011, 02:21:29 PM
I attempted to clean my layout room. I think i made it worse...  :blob:

 :uselesswithoutpics:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: dylanviey on December 23, 2011, 07:49:16 PM
I attempted to clean my layout room. I think i made it worse...  :blob:

i did the same thing. only i did make it worse  :clap:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on December 23, 2011, 09:08:53 PM
i cleaned just my layout and now everything around it is a mess.. hey at least my 4 CNW units can run with out running into atlas boxes  O0
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: Flak on December 23, 2011, 09:25:53 PM
I trashed my layout yesterday, whats left of it is still in the garage the rest may rest in pieces.  So in my situation the layout room didn't get worse, but way better!
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: socalwb909 on December 23, 2011, 09:29:50 PM
-Trying to finish these
(http://www.hostthenpost.com/uploads/b9af5f5604c8cd9242fad6db57936f55.jpg)

-Joe
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: DHayward on December 24, 2011, 10:37:10 AM
 [toot]
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: saxrt1 on January 16, 2012, 08:47:34 AM
Uh this may be a bump or not. Right now I'm so tired I really don't know. Anyway, when it comes to 3D trainz route creation(not the cheap ones) is my specialty. Now in the real world I can build anything needed. So when on my N scale I needed to the mainline from board to another and had the locomotive service shop in the way, I faced a big program. Either move the structure and it's trucks (that's not going to happen) or bridge the line. So,  knowing the I was going to be running heavy trains over line, out came the  I beam, channels, tweezers,reading glasses, spare hair,Plastruct glue, regular glue, sheet plastic and one very large cup of coffee. Long story even longer, I scratch built a bridge that now swing around the back of the locomotive service facility on the layout. The bridge is rated to handle HO Scale brass( Yes I tried it). Sure I may have over built it, but then again I like it. Also this one bridge (named Andrews Bridge after my late son)had just opened alot of idea. Did I have I fun oh yeah. Oh at the end I goofed. I laid out a curve that is too sharp for my Dash9 and SD80Mac. But now I'll have the layout going all the way around the train room. Hmmmmm -- I still win.
Here's a few pics.
Template used to make the bridge
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/N%20Scale%20Layout/IM001497.jpg)
Supports going in
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/N%20Scale%20Layout/IM001498.jpg)
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/N%20Scale%20Layout/IM001499.jpg)
Track going in
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/N%20Scale%20Layout/IM001500.jpg)
Test train
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/N%20Scale%20Layout/IM001505.jpg)
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/N%20Scale%20Layout/IM001504.jpg)
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/N%20Scale%20Layout/IM001503.jpg)
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/N%20Scale%20Layout/IM001502.jpg)
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/N%20Scale%20Layout/IM001501.jpg)
and now this curve is to sharp. So the N scale is going to circle the room
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/N%20Scale%20Layout/IM001506.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: saxrt1 on January 26, 2012, 11:14:36 PM
SAXT Goes Heavy Lift.
With the addition of two Heavy Lift cranes and a Schnabel Car, SAXT will be moving into the heavy lift market. Now no matter deep your firm wants to pile their crap, SAXT has the means to move that crap where it needs to go. Even if it's a boat load of crap, we can move it. Extra shipping charges do apply for for stinky crap, runny crap or the slimy green crap that makes you wonder " OK What did I eat to make that crap".
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/KGrHqJiYE6ZWtPfm0BOmzZqFL60_1.gif)

(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/KGrHqYOKnEE6GnBU2dBOlmtk4Q60_1.gif)

(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/80501c.jpg)

(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/80501d.jpg)

(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/80501e.jpg)

Yes the Schnabel car does come with a load.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: saxrt1 on February 01, 2012, 08:13:14 AM
After getting both cranes in, I have set about the long task of building one of them. The first crane in the erecting hall is the LIEBHERR LG 1800 SPACE LIFTER seen with the truck complete. Next is the wheel house and then the lattice boom, then everything else.
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/008.jpg)
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/007.jpg)
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/006.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: KON on February 01, 2012, 01:08:56 PM
(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/3830/img0769bn.jpg)
(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/6711/img0775z.jpg)
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/2686/img0777ti.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: enginewhistle on February 01, 2012, 06:50:24 PM
After getting both cranes in, I have set about the long task of building one of them. The first crane in the erecting hall is the LIEBHERR LG 1800 SPACE LIFTER seen with the truck complete. Next is the wheel house and then the lattice boom, then everything else.

*snip*

Mmm... Frappuchino :cheers:

For model railroading related stuff, i've got none at the moment. I'm eventually going to start building my 4 X 8 N scale layout set in the Cascade Range in Washington state. Just need to get the extra track for the plan :shitfan:
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: saxrt1 on February 01, 2012, 10:58:03 PM
@ Enginewhistle, if I had the extra track I would be more than happy to send it to you. I would love see the layout take shape when you start.
@ Kon, the O-27 layout looks real good. I would love to more of it if you don't mind.
Oh the frappuccino is right beside me as I type this.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: KON on February 02, 2012, 02:13:16 PM
Thanks.  no 027 here lol    82 72 54 42  and the  top line is 42/31..   trying to  keep it to O Scale much as possible  ill  have  more pics  tonight or  monday ill be out of town come  tomorrow until late sunday
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: saxrt1 on February 02, 2012, 04:34:12 PM
Thanks.  no 027 here lol    82 72 54 42  and the  top line is 42/31..   trying to  keep it to O Scale much as possible  ill  have  more pics  tonight or  monday ill be out of town come  tomorrow until late sunday
oops. Note to self: no thinking allowed when half asleep
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: KON on February 07, 2012, 12:36:32 AM
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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: chipallen16 on February 07, 2012, 12:49:30 AM
Not that this has to do with model railroading (although I am loving mine), but I missed the Crescent, which happened to have 156 Phase I Heritage leading the entire 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train and its consist behind it... Missing that is bad. Missing it twice, like I did, makes me want to vomit.

-Chip  :cripple:

P.S: To make this post on-topic, check out my blog at http://hogreenvilledistrict.blogspot.com - It covers my HO scale Greenville District layout and will show tips, tricks, and photos in the near future!
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: dylanviey on February 08, 2012, 02:34:29 AM
I started stripping my new model for repaint a few weeks ago.


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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: socalwb909 on February 08, 2012, 05:12:00 AM
-Worked on the Cajon Sub a little more!

-Joe
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: KON on February 11, 2012, 10:37:22 PM
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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: saxrt1 on March 01, 2012, 08:56:46 AM
So I finished one project being a good size HO scale crane. Then I decided to do some more work on the N Scale CSX / SAXT shared assets layout. On the layout CSX Owns the track and SAXT had trackage rights. So the bulk of equipment will belong to CSX Transportation.   In the following pictures, I still have to install the roadbed.  I am happy to report that there is no lag or reduction in frame rates. Also I don't have to pull 100 feet or better away from switches to line them. All track joints are soldered even though at this time I'm still on test leaders. Please don't suggest that I go to DCC. Also don't ask to beta test the layout. Yes that has happened already. The final e-mail wasn't pretty. On a much better note you'll notice that repair shop has grown. I hope you enjoy. Next step. Installing track power and blocks. Then some ballast. And no one will be able to guess what I'm going to use. Which reminds me, I'm going to get back to the beach soon. I hope you enjoy.
 
The official SAXT (Daddy are you making that for me) Track inspector. Yes my daughter likes trains. And Nascar.
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New shop buildings
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CSX Car stores building
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UPRR SD9 Body on container trailer with CSX GP38 in the back ground
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Lead in tracks for CSX heavy repair shop
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Freight car repair building
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Vehicle repair shop annex
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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: s-driver on March 01, 2012, 12:40:30 PM
http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/saxrt1/N%20Scale%20Layout/358.jpg

Looks like your spline point isn't attached on that last switchout in the upper left going into the heavy repair shop.  :D  I think your inspector wants to beta test it for you too.

This makes me wish I had room to make a layout.  I have tons of HO scale stuff but nowhere to make a layout.

Bill
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: CR6641 on March 01, 2012, 06:52:27 PM
What i did a few weeks ago.. the SCL boxcar has all scratch built ladders and hand bent grabs, full underbody detail chains going from the brake wheel etc. the Chessie was a branchline kit i built with an addition of new trucks and kadees... I have become a detail  :onfire:

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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: saxrt1 on March 01, 2012, 09:38:18 PM
Looks like your spline point isn't attached on that last switchout in the upper left going into the heavy repair shop.  :D  I think your inspector wants to beta test it for you too.

This makes me wish I had room to make a layout.  I have tons of HO scale stuff but nowhere to make a layout.

Bill
Bill, that's my problem. I have tons of HO scale equipment but no place for a decent layout. Some of my equipment dates back to the 1920's. All the tracks (splines) are connected. Once I get track power installed I pull out my my other locomotive and do a group shot. My scenery is choice is going to blow your mind. It's all natural and free minus gas.

@CR6441 Those C&O cars are looking way to sweet.  Excellent job.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: saxrt1 on March 02, 2012, 05:56:43 AM
Well I now have the layout on dedicated track power. I'm running things old school meaning no DCC. I have each shop stall on a it's own circuit. By the time I called it a night I was too tired to take pics. Hopefully with in the next day or so I'll get the intermodal yard in.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: saxrt1 on March 03, 2012, 10:30:46 AM
I spent all night working on the N scale layout. I didn't get any of the new structures built. But I did get the intermodal track installed and the two industrial tracks. Plus to make my self feel better I plopped down some scenery. My scenery blend is a mix of naturally crushed seashells, Woodland Scenics ground turf, and lichen.Well that and some old train cars. I hope you like these.
Road power is finally on the layout
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Industrial tracks 1 and 2
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The boneyard
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CSX MP15DC on shop track 2
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CSX SD50 rounding the curve
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The new tracks
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Shop Tracks
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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: KON on March 06, 2012, 06:05:45 PM
Looks  Sweet saxrt1 

Now that our O Scale is pretty  much done besides Real coal loads on the coal line  our next project is gone to be an N scale we have lots of stuff already too.

Animations
http://youtu.be/xhoC_3fosmg
Overview
http://youtu.be/rNetZ91-IeA

Tonight a 18min video will be uploaded  featuring the trains running.
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Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: saxrt1 on March 08, 2012, 07:15:57 AM
Kon : I greatly thank you for sharing videos of the layout. I have wanted to see the entire layout for a while now. My compliments to you.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: KON on March 08, 2012, 07:22:24 PM
Kon : I greatly thank you for sharing videos of the layout. I have wanted to see the entire layout for a while now. My compliments to you.


Thanks! We really appreciate it. thanks  for the  youtube add as well.
Title: Re: What did you do today?
Post by: ryanstrains on March 11, 2012, 08:02:05 PM
Digging through some old pictures and found some nice ones of my trains.
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