Seligman and Beyond layout

Discussion in 'General' started by Ozarktraveler, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    To break up the sea of pink foam board pics and for a bit of inspiration, took a couple of roster pics. Forgot one unit, the undecorated in the subsequent picture. It will be given the black scheme with no side stripes.

    An A/B set of the FP7s have been pre-ordered as well.

    Several have work to be done on them.

    There are two GE 70 tonners to be painted for the A&O, an undecorated 0-6-0 and a fantasy Frisco unit obtained from Mr Ken W's stable in the background as well.

    I haven't added them to the group roster because I haven't settled on all the numbers.

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  2. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Craig - Help me remember ..... what was the fantasy unit?
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  3. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    The former Nickel Plate unit. I forget the locomotive designation.
  4. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Ah yes - the Frisco's only GP30! I had forgotten about that one - a former NKP unit it was indeed.
    At least I finished that one off. More than I can say about the Frisco E8B and the Frisco FM Trainmaster projects. The E8B got started; the FM never made it out of its Athearn Blue Box. Both went to somebody at our estate sale in 2016.
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  5. Have you seen the racehorse E8B on eBay?
  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    No. I'll take a look. It would be neat if the guy who bought it finished it off and now is selling it. Don't know who the buyer was, however.

  7. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member


    Here you go Mr. Ken, the GP30 along with the GE70Ts for the A&O a little steam switcher for kicks.

    "A man should always have some dreams to work on." - My Dad, Jerry Fletcher

    "Even if they are not attained, they are still good for the soul." - My contribution to his insight.
  8. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Craig I enjoy your posts and progress
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  9. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member


    Thanks Bill. A little progress on the cut this Workshop Wednesday evening. Performed some basic shaping and glued them down. Its getting close to the shape I'm after.

    Progress will temporarily cease this weekend. Going to Cincinnati to visit our daughter and her hubby. She has officially announced she's expecting, due this Sept. There have been two miscarriages prior, but this time things look great.

    Also, a brief note, had all my hormone levels checked 1 yr post pit tumor surgery and everything looks good. No growth hormone rises, so likely no tumor return. Replacement thyroid therapy is working. Even the squished little pituitary is working relatively well. An MRI follow up in a couple months will tell the tale, but I feel good since the GH has not increased at all.
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  10. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Positioned and glued down the core of the tunnel. More shaping and a "roof" to follow.

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  11. scottm

    scottm Member

    Hello Craig
    we're kindred spirits - I'm modeling the SLSF Monett-Rogers with A&L and C&E running, in 1955. I hate to resurrect an old post, but regarding the old map of Seligman, can you tell me what the two trackside businesses are just north of North Ave. in Seligman? I assume A&O or predecessors served them? The resolution is such that when I blow it up I can't read the writing on the map.
    thank you!

    Scott Muskopf
    Kirkwood, Mo.
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  12. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    They were part of Fawver's lumber and hardware operation storing lumber and cement, and one doubled as a berry warehouse at least part of the time. After Mr Fawver retired it was used as a workout facility for Seligman's boxing team for a year or two in the 1970's.

    Fawver also had some of his hardware/lumber operation on the southeast side of North Avenue, next to "the Brick" as the corner brick building is called.

    I live in Hazelwood MO. PM me sometime and we can discuss it at length.
  13. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

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    The "cut" is just about ready for the low loft quilt batting treatment (or plaster prepped cloth).

    Put a roof on the tunnel section. Threw in a couple of inspiration shots for motivation. The hill needs more material to shape the top and the sides will be ready for shaping once the glue dries.

    Looks like I will get radii of 28 on the corners.
  14. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Scott M. See my Seligman album here for more pictures of Seligman back then.
  15. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Don't suppose anyone has 3D printed or otherwise designed the tunnel portals for the Winslow tunnel?
  16. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Looking good Craig, I am glad to see you coming along on your MRR, thanks for posting the images.
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  17. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

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    Outlined some main line right of way, added an s-curve for variety. Story is, that the railroad decided it was cheaper to go around the Ozark foam "granite core" than thru it. Lol.
  18. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

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    Will need a couple of strategically placed shims or trimming, but looks like it'll work well enough.
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  19. Looks good craig. Keep it up.
  20. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

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    Did a small amount of terrain shaping to the river bank and "the mound" this evening. The turnout marks the anticipated location of a spur for rural businesses.
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