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Offline KON

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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #135 on: February 07, 2012, 12:36:32 AM »









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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #136 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!

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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #137 on: February 08, 2012, 02:34:29 AM »
I started stripping my new model for repaint a few weeks ago.



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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #138 on: February 08, 2012, 05:12:00 AM »
-Worked on the Cajon Sub a little more!

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Re: What did you do today?
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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #140 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.


New shop buildings


CSX Car stores building


UPRR SD9 Body on container trailer with CSX GP38 in the back ground


Lead in tracks for CSX heavy repair shop


Freight car repair building


Vehicle repair shop annex

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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #141 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

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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #142 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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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #143 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.

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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #144 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.

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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #145 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


Industrial tracks 1 and 2


The boneyard



CSX MP15DC on shop track 2

CSX SD50 rounding the curve

The new tracks

Shop Tracks

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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #146 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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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #147 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.

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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #148 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.

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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #149 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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