Workshop Wednesday

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  1. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Tom, that is a flat out awesome model.

    -Bob T.
     
  2. fredman23

    fredman23 Member

    All I did this week was mulch up the leaves in the yard. Sheesh.
     
  3. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Bob!
     
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  4. Super work Tom
     
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  5. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    TOM - That S4 IMHO is almost your best model ... right up there with the
    RS a while back!
     
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  6. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Sherrel and Steve!
     
  7. Sunday Workshop update. LOL I had a little time this weekend. My wife was working and the weather was terrible so Netflix watched the kids for me. HAHA

    I will take some better shots but first C630 is pretty well done. This gives you the idea at least.

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  8. Also took a few outdoor shots of old stuff for fun. Dodged raindrops in the process but the gloomy sky was nice for the snow diorama to come out of hiding. Scout and I picked the cobwebs off it and took some pics.

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  9. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Superb! Love that L&N C630. A big power horse that makes good noise.
    K
     
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  10. Thanks Ken. Those are some heavy models too, I assume they will really pull hard.
     
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  11. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Many years ago (~1978 or so!) when son Kurt was first getting interested in model railroading, I bought him a Tyco ATSF C-430, because he liked the Santa Fe, and because I thought the C-430 was cool looking - rugged and powerful, the "Alco look". The more I learned about the Alco Century Series, however, the more I understood how inaccurate this Tyco C-430 model was vs the real thing. But, like you say about the L&N C-630 model, it would pull everything we had, and we had a lot of freight cars.
     
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  12. qaprr

    qaprr Member Frisco.org Supporter

    The diorama photos are awesome!
    ML
     
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  13. Thanks glad you enjoyed the pictures.

    Funny Ken, as a kid I thought those looked so neat too. Later finding out how inaccurate they really were too. Another forum has a member that has spent several years superdetailing one into a corrected version. It’s prettty neat. Lots of work for no real reason. He builds super detailed models from Tyco stock to see if he can.

    thanks Steve
     
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  14. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Great stuff Steve! Glad to see all the comments.
    I got a bit more done to the S2 tonight, thought I would take it out to the MRR and do some switching with it. I was surprised at how much that little critter pulled, I think it will be a great trimmer engine, good for pulling the bowl track cuts (17-20 cars) up out of the bowl, thru the snake lead, and then shove the cuts together to make a train. It usually takes 3 bowl tracks to make an outbound train, unless there is a substantial pick-up then we try to build accordingly, likewise if there is a big set-out, the train might leave with 4 bowl tracks or 76-80 cars.
    Anyways part of the trimmer job is pull and spotting the RIP's, here it is doing just that.

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    Thanks for stopping by,
    Hope you all have as best a turkey day as you can. I cant wait for this year to be over with myself.
     
  15. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Looks great Tom. I AM envious.

    All, have a Happy Thanksgiving, or the best you can make it....

    Take Care,

    -Bob T.
     
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  16. Funny in a bizarro world way, only my dad that lives400’ away will be here. We did not even buy a turkey and everyone I know is the same way. I’m ready for what ever 2021 has. Gotta be better.
     
  17. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    I managed to spend a couple hours on the 4030 today. I have two 4000s in process. 4030 and 4010. I've been focusing on smaller power, but don't get as much done as I would like. Also have 3 1040-1059 roughed out to work on later. Need to build a tender for the 3695 and do another 1522. Don't think I'll live long enough. Meanwhile the layout gathers dust. P1010056.JPG P1010057.JPG
     

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  18. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    That's a true work of art Don, you do such great work. Have fun and we're looking forward to seeing your progress.

    Joe
     
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  19. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Don, those look great!

    I had to go out of town for work, so not much since the layout update last weekend. I did take a few more photos of Steve's detail and weathering on the VO. This one had a number of likes on Facebook, so thought I would share here.....

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    Now, back to the garage for some track work and watching the NER-x broadcast on YouTube.....

    Take Care All,

    -Bob T.
     
  20. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Very impressive Don,

    Question. What is that large pipe sticking up beside the stack?
     
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