Workshop Wednesday

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  1. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Finished fitting up and installing the brass Scullin Disc driver, Boo-Rim gearbox w/drive shaft and a Canon motor to the future 1522. Runs like a fine watch now.
    STILL fighting to get a decoder to work properly on DC for a friend. Its a good thing I'm bald. I've tried and Econami and now an old Tsunami. Same results.
     
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  2. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I'm either really late for last Wednesday or really early for next Wednesday. Finally got Keiths units done and in the mail. But still trying to reason with F unit season here. 3 for my dad here and I have two I'm paint for my self now. The orange and white units are Athearn Genesis units that run horribly if at all. The black and yellow B unit is an intermountain piece. The factory SLSF paint is horrible on them I think. Way to light of a yellow. To solve it somewhat I faded the black then reverse faded the stripes by adding a couple thin layers of yellow of the Intermountain paint.
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  3. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Also weathered a car for myself. Athearn RTR that was in the sale bin at the hobby shop. I did nothing but paint to it. Ken always says they cant be all frisco cars in a train right?
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  4. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Reminds me of the Casey Stengel remark on a player who broke curfew: "He was either out pretty late or up pretty early." Excellent, excellent work Steve.
     
  5. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Ha. Thanks!!!
     
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  6. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Beautiful work!
     
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  7. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Super realistic outdoor photos. You have a great eye for making things look right. An artist.
     
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  8. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks Don, I know it’s not your era but I’m glad you liked them.

    Thank you Jim. I was too lazy to leave my deck. Ha. One inch either way and either my fire ring or the kids playhouse is in the pics. Lol
     
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  9. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    I want to add a clock to a bank on my layout and make it a fast clock. What is the most common time span for a fast clock?

    Joe
     
  10. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Doesn't matter what era it is, beautiful work is beautiful work. Sets the bar higher and inspires people.
     
  11. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    The most common rate is 3:1 ; an eight hour shift is covered in 2hr 40min. Alternately, some use 4:1 and cover a twelve hour shift in three.
     
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  12. k27463

    k27463 Member

    I've done this a few times; PM me with the problems you're having and I'll try to figure out what's going on.
     
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  13. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY to all on this Wednesday the Fourth!
     
  14. gna

    gna Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Camping trip on hold due to tropical heat and thunderstorms, so working on some projects. It's FM time--got a new Tsunami2 that's going into a Walthers/Roco FM H10-44. Shell will be stripped and repainted Frisco b&y:

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    While digging through my Erie-Builts, found a FM CPA 24-5 project that was started years ago. Trainworld was blowing out LL Proto 1000 Erie-Builts and C-Liners, so I bought one of each, stripped the parts, cut the rear truck bolster out of the Erie-Built, cut down the C-Liner frame, and put it away. When I found it the other day, I cleaned the trucks and relubed, measured for 31' wheelbase and notched the C-liner frame, JB Welded the Erie-Built bolster to the C-Liner frame, and reassembled. While it has all-wheel pickup, the gear ratio between the 4 and 6 axle trucks was different, so only the front truck is powered:

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    Just need to notch the shell to fit around the rear truck...
     
  15. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    A bit early, but there's a pitching change in the Cardinals game, so...

    The revamped workbench is now useable. Still some cleaning and tidying, but it's now a better organized, more comfortable workspace.

    The Scotsman in me's especially happy with the nearly flawless, very affordable office chair from my employer's surplus equipment auction.

    Now, to get started on backlogged rolling stock and some handlaid track testbeds.

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  16. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    For my contribution this week, and old Blue Box Athearn 85 ft flat car. While doing some browsing I stumbled on these QUAX reporting marks, and well wanted one, so here goes. This one has the A-Line weights added and the operating end of car cushioning. Also removed the handbrake details and then added a DW hand brake and rigging from brass wire. I first painted the under frame flat black, then top of the car light grey, masked that off where I wanted, and then the car boxcar red, the appliances to hold the out of service car, moveable bolster mounts, and trucks were painted Chinese red. The B end of the flat has a rigid bolster mount while the bolster mount towards the A end was able to slide for and aft to accommodate different lengths of out of service cars to be carried. The images are a work in progress, and progress seems to be slow. The tank car was sacrificed for the load with a lot of cutting gouging and bending to simulate a side swipe, Some rust and yellow dry brushing were done. Still need to unload the flat do some weathering to the flat car and tank, then reload the tank, and tie it down.
    Here is the progress so far.
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    And here it is in service, headed east.
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    Thanks for stopping by.
     
  17. WindsorSpring

    WindsorSpring Member Frisco.org Supporter

    After checking out the story of "QUAX," there is a small possibility one may go by the backyard on the Cuba Sub. I will let you know when it happens. (Note to self: one more reason the carry the camera during lawn mowing. :) )
     
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  18. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Tom I love it. What a great piece. Nice work all the way around. Hopefully it was wrecked on another road and just passing through! Neat idea and well executed like always.

    Chris I could not work in such an organized area. HA
     
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  19. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    For mine this week I went back to the fantasy world. I had posted pics a while ago of what I thought modern FRISCO covered hoppers might have looked like. II have always wanted to paint up a diesel in the same thoughts. Tom's "what if" the QA&P lived has always intrigued me in a big way. So here is my take on a GP60 if the FRISCO was still alive. I think they would still have dirty equipment too. I should have opened a couple doors on the long hood too I suppose. I numbered it like the ill fated GP50s went back to EMD quick. Thanks for checking it out. Steve
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  20. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Here was in progress. I almost left it clean, but just could not bear to see a clean locomotive.
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