Post by simulatortrain on Feb 21, 2021 8:52:52 GMT -8
I'll join in!
I printed this desk and chair for the inside of the office. I made the phone and lamp (not printed) a bit oversized I believe, but they show up nicely through the windows. Originally I had wanted to mount the inside light on the front wall, but I actually think having it on the back makes it look kinda dramatic. It's on a wall because the roof is going to stay removable and I don't want to deal with wires going to it. I think it needs a broom or something under the clock as a final touch.
Also finished up the speeder/tool shed I was building.
The inside of a mostly scratch built covered gon...
CB&Q XM-4 scratch built sides with Branchline ends.
A little different, USLX 11713, new 1-77 would be quite new on my railroad, here using some clear gloss and some very thinned out blue paint I'm simulating the welded side panels - It's pretty subtle, not seen from all angles, certainly something fun to try.
No modeling work to share, but the PRR heritage unit has been parked nearby for a couple days now so I got some photos. Looks like either the crews or railfans are having some fun; note the “PC” and dates marked on the side. The paint seems to be holding up well after eight years. Just too bad they didn’t paint this freight locomotive in DGLE color rather than passenger Tuscan. Oh well, still looks good!
The weathering on that tool shed is just perfect! And the XM-4 is looking particularly nice. Since the theme is (at least in part) the interior of models, including the parts that aren't really supposed to be seen, here's the current project occupying the workbench.
Nice work so far everyone! Finally got around to taking photos after the cold spell, still cold here though.
First up is new power for the shortline, Yadkin Valley RR here in Rural Hall just took delivery some months ago of x-BNSF SD70MAC. Having the model laying around I decided to patch it like the prototype.
Next is a CP AC4400 I found pictures of on NS in the area my layout is based upon.
Not sure of the source but a discussion on B&LE decals brought me to this project adding in Tom's PC car postings. Base is a Intermountain kit with Branchline ends and the fitting of the scratch built 8ft + 6 ft doors. Prototype has a 14 ft door opening, which I gathered as a 8 and 6 looking a the difference in sizes, still some work to do.
For information, Yadkin Valley also had taken delivery of two oddball locos in the past weeks. First is x-NS 8520 which has been put back in service this past week. also in Rural Hall now is the x-Progress Rail QSK-95 Cummins powered demo 1998. Unknown when 1998 will go into service here.
John those cars look great I hope the one I got from you turn that well!
Last Edit: Feb 21, 2021 11:49:05 GMT -8 by nsc39d8
Post by slowfreight on Feb 21, 2021 13:19:05 GMT -8
Late to the SOO waycar party, my contribution is finished and ready for weathering. I built this from a 3D-printed body designed by fr8kar, purchased just before Walthers announced its Mainline version of the prototype.
Seen in home territory, shoving past Big Bay Lumber in Cherry St on Goose Island.
Showing one of my favorite SOO details, the fuel oil filler for winter heat located top left.
I added some underside detail for effect, but could not find info on the arrangement for dual-handbrake linkages/rods/chains. Note the stencils on the underframe. I completely missed them until I looked at a B/W photo of the car.
Roof was more box car red than SOO red.
I added brake linkages, new Kadee brake wheels, separate chains, and a tailhose valve. Cut levers are Plano.
And my favorite view, next to International Salt
For the record, retail price on the Mainline version was $35 plus $10 for detail parts. Between finding an Atlas caboose for $10 and beating a Shapeways price increase, this car ran me $88 all-in. I would probably have had $50+ in a Walthers version but I'd already bought the parts so no point in not finishing it this way. I don't think it was any slower to start with the 3D printings. As a bonus, mine is correctly lettered using the fantastic Microscale set designed with love by the SOO Historical Society.
Post by kentuckysouthernrwy on Feb 22, 2021 9:08:18 GMT -8
Sometimes the railfan gods shine upon you arranging the moon and stars and weather all at the same place as the first train thru after the snow storm
Here the Grand Rapids to Plymouth train on the old Pere Marquette RR passes thru Sunfield, MI about 20 miles W of Lansing. It had a distributed power unit on the tail end, the first I've seen on this line, but with such light traffic it's been months since I've seen a train thru Sunfield, it's down from a dozen or more a few years ago. Rumors abound that the line is for sale.
Snow was knee deep along the buried side track from the grain elevator, temperature around 10-12 degrees. The gondola is one of two that have been sitting on the Sunfield Siding for several weeks.