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Rolling Stock / Freight car weights
« on: Today at 11:10:29 AM »
Like many of you, I have kits that have been lying around for decades.  To get out of my present modeling funk, I thought I'd build a couple of freight cars.  I had a couple of Des Plaines Hobby special run cars, one is an old Innovative Model works kit (later became Red Caboose).  It had instructions, but no parts diagram.  I had a similar Red Caboose kit, so I thought I'd build them both.  The IMW kit had a flat steel weight, the Caboose one didn't.  I thought this was odd, until I looked through some other Red Caboose kits, which had no weights, either.  One of them had a note that their weight supplier had increased the price of the weight by over 300%, so they no longer had weights included after June 2001 (!).  I had wondered why Accurail kits had large bolts in them for weights.  I guess this answered that question.  Anyway I sacrificed an old Athearn boxcar for it's weight, so I could continue.  You folks probably already had heard this about the weights, but I was surprised.


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday, Sept. 19
« on: Today at 10:51:49 AM »
John, don't you worry that if the power goes out the gas company could go off line also?


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday, Sept. 18
« on: Today at 08:16:25 AM »
Nice plane pics, Jan.  I didn't realize there were any flyable P-36s (AKA Curtiss Hawk 75s) left.  Duxford?

Jeff

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I think it's kind of natural after having met a deadline to feel a bit down afterward.  I've felt the same way about building stuff since I started the new job.  Part of my issue is fatigue, but I'd also finished my first real portion of scenery on the layout.  Last week I started a small kit and a couple of boxcars to see if I can get back at it.

Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday, Sept. 19
« on: Today at 08:01:14 AM »
Morning, all.


At least the trees didn't hit the house, Tom.  Here it's actually rained twice in the last few days for the first time in weeks. 


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday, Sept. 18
« on: September 18, 2017, 07:59:09 AM »
Morning, all.


Back home after my three day work week.  Saturday was a bear.  Today, I'm taking it easy.   8)


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday - Sept. 16th
« on: September 15, 2017, 10:24:12 AM »
Morning, all.


At work.  Not too bad so far.


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday the 14th of September
« on: September 14, 2017, 08:31:43 AM »
Morning, all.


Haircut day.  Unfortunately since the college students are back, I'll have to park on the roof of the parking ramp to get a spot.   :P


Jeff

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Layout Tours / Re: The Black Bear and Bayou RR
« on: September 14, 2017, 08:23:19 AM »
Stunning work.  You two have built quite the layout.  The scenery, backdrops, details, everything is so well done.


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday the 13th
« on: September 13, 2017, 10:22:47 AM »
Morning, all.


I think I'll clean up the work area today.  Not quite as messy as what you Florida folks are dealing with.   8)


Jeff

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Kit Building / Re: Downtown Deco Addams Avenue one and a half builds
« on: September 12, 2017, 08:07:32 PM »
Anyway, like I said,  this one is finally done.  This will go on the layout in the East Dubuque area.  I have FOS' "Bar Crawl" ordered to do next, then I might feel like tackling FOS' "Red Light District". 


Jeff

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Kit Building / Re: Downtown Deco Addams Avenue one and a half builds
« on: September 12, 2017, 08:04:49 PM »
Some roof details were added, then it was on to the signs.  Two of the store fronts were to have awnings.  But I didn't put one over the Bail bonds.  I was lazy, and I think miscreants who need bail should get wet if it rains.   ;D The yellow awning was fluorescent yellow, and I wasn't going to use it, but a coat of A&I toned it down.  The awning is supposed to have the store sign attached to the front, but as you can see the sign was way too big, the black rectangle is the plastic underlay for the awning. 

Jeff

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Kit Building / Re: Downtown Deco Addams Avenue one and a half builds
« on: September 12, 2017, 08:01:48 PM »
Thanks, guys.  Well, this one is finally finished.  The kit has black paper to use as the roof.  I hadn't used this before and wanted the four roofs to not all look the same.  Two of the roofs are paper, one is tarpaper I had left over from some other kit, and I did one with the black paint and some "gravel". 


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday the 12th
« on: September 12, 2017, 08:41:07 AM »
Morning, all.


Good to hear that our Floridian friends came through OK.  Haven't heard yet from Mr. Langford, though.  Here there's no rain for the third week in a row. 


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday September 11, 2017
« on: September 11, 2017, 08:12:14 AM »
Morning, all.


Hope everyone weathered the storm OK. 

Jeff

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