Workshop Wednesday

Discussion in 'General' started by yardmaster, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. gna

    gna Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Like this one?

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    The seams were never filed, the pilot is missing, and it sounds like a blender, but it sure can pull. I'm not sure how to Friscoize it, though.
     

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  2. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    GARY -- You have your work cut out on that one! Gonna require some real mods?
    When I get the parts from KEN W. , I will photo them and see if there are some that you need?
     
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  3. meteor910

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

    On the way! Shipped Thursday USPS first class.
    K
     
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  4. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    My latest was a KCS hopper-bottom gondola from a F&C kit done in honor of Dr. Logan Holtgrewe of Severna Park, MD, a life-long KCS fan. It wasn't easy, but none of the F&C kits are.
     

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  5. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    More KCS Gondola.
     

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  6. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    And three more.
     

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  7. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    It's way too light and needs a weighted load.
     
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  8. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Wow that is some really great work. All the brake rigging and hardware. I really like those craftsman type kits. I see a lot of very clean work there.
     
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  9. kenmc

    kenmc KenMc Frisco.org Supporter

    My "workshop Wednesday" project USRA boxcar for the Boren Explosives Co. is done. Here it is. Being second-hand, the trucks were updated by the original railroad owner. I will also show a couple of photos on the "Birmingham and Environs" thread of the Frisco's Bessemer Local dropping it off at the Boren Explosives Co.

    Ken McElreath
     

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  10. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Doug -
    Your workshop seems to get a lot more done on a Wednesday than mine. :) I'm intrigued by the plastic, compartmentalized tray you seem to be using for parts, Micro Sol / Set and what-not. Looks much more sensible than my array of old sour cream and chip dip containers. Every time my wife catches me going through our trash and recycling bins, she must surely think she married a hobo.

    Best Regards,
     
  11. Doug I am hoping that U25b in the back ground will appear this Wednesday!
    Chris I had that happen yesterday. We did Christmas with the in laws and I threw out all the lids to containers (wont need lids to strip paint in these:rolleyes:), then my mother in law kindly explained she was saving them for leftover. HA Ooops!
     
  12. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    The large HO layout at the Knoxville Area Model Railroad club room is a folded dog bone with Knoxville in the middle. Behind the Knoxville station is a raised street hiding the other side of the dog bone. It soaks up a lot of profile structures. I was assigned to build a large hotel (monthly, weekly, daily, or hourly rates) from an estate donated kit that had been partial kit bashed. It was a lot of pieces to try to jig-saw-puzzle together, but it turned out to be fun. kit.jpg
     

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  13. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    More photos: BTW, it is no longer hidden behind the big Knoxville station and has been moved a few feet to the left.
     

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  14. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Doug, that's an impressive building!!! What scale is it?

    Joe
     
  15. That looks great Doug!
     
  16. 11:00 here close enough to Wednesday right?
    A few pics this week from Ohio. First Keiths SD45s are still moving along.
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    Also my, cough cough, MKT scratchbuilt wrecker is moving along too. It is just balanced together here but you get the idea. Getting close to paint:
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    Finally here is my Merry Christmas shot. G scale stuff my dad built and I painted. Got "lucky" with a little snow for a day here to photograph in:
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    Enjoy, Steve
     
  17. Yes the link and pins work but it was super cold so we need to pretend here:;)
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  18. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Doug,
    That is some impressive modeling Sir, I just am very impressed with the puzzle aspect to this on your part, very impressive.
     
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  19. meteor910

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

    I apologize, these are only low grade iPhone photos taken in our kitchen, too dark, but here is my Stewart VO-1000, SLSF 213, that got beat up a bit during our move from StL to Naples a year ago. No critical damage, but the details on the cab roof, cab sides and the front pilot got not-so-neatly removed as the moving van rolled along from Missouri to Florida. We were the last of five loads on the truck to get unloaded, so our stuff felt every bounce. Fortunately everything turned out well for SLSF 213 after I fixed things up on the rip track. But, there are few more models to go yet!
    Always liked those VO's!
    K
    ps - I've been asked ..... yes, I re-decaled the large lettering and numbers on the sides of the VO, as Stewart's font as supplied on the model is way too thick. And, a detail fetish for me, note I added the small radiator cap on top of the headlight faring. Don't know why Stewart missed this, as it is otherwise a very nice model. Gotta have that little cap up there! They all had them.
     

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  20. kenmc

    kenmc KenMc Frisco.org Supporter

    Doug,

    Which passenger station in Knoxville did the club model?

    Would you mind posting photos of it and the surroundings? That is a classic city.

    Ken McElreath
     
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