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What's On Your Bench 1:2018

Keith Hayes
It is finally snowing in Denver. My neighbor was kind enough to get the rotary out to clear the walks.

I have been working on more PI coals, and threw two PII models into the mix.

The PII's are progressing faster. I am trying some new techniques, waiting to apply the grab irons until after the weathering....
Keith Hayes
Leadville in Sn3
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Chris Walker
Not quite Modelling Keith but engineering the application of hand controls from a forklift into lever actuated railroad controller settings.

The inside of the controller :)  This Controller is totally scratchbuilt same as the WABCO version at Butte, but with slight changes to the operation to allow more flexibility and safety for the unwashed.  The prototype didn't have a switchable direction change nor dynamic brakes either.



UpSideDownC
in New Zealand
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Re: What's On Your Bench 1:2018

Mike Trent
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Hi Keith. And Chris. Chris, that looks like modeling to me. Kitbashing a 12":1 controller. I'm sorry to say it took me a few days before I could actually say that I'd been doing ANYTHING on my workbench. I'm going to claim work at work, but in truth, some of it has just been laziness. I learned of the Sn3 #537 a few days back, and thought I better scratch off something on my to do list for my #537 that's been waiting patiently for about 33 years. So I replaced the oversized air tank on the rear of the tender that I used because I couldn't find a tank that was the right size.

So Wednesday I removed the old one and made a new one that looks much better. The tank is made from 1/4" tubing 36" scale inches long, plugged at the ends. We talked a little about painting the other day, and I am pleased to report that the last bottle of Floquil Grimy Black Paint I could find in Alabama three or four years ago matched just right to the 1985 Floquil Grimy Black I used on this engine when it was painted that year. For the rear numbers, I used gold passenger car numbers and they look perfect. Font and all. I used these on the "brass" number plate on #75 as well.

I can't believe nobody else is working on anything. Thanks to you guys for getting me off my duff. Bill M's rear air tank is probably the right size, and I was afraid I'd be shamed by waiting so long to get this done. No weathering on those numbers! Story is, the old tank rusted out, and this one has just been put on.  Now I have to get back to work on Rob's #22....

   
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Bill Uffelman

Very nice!

Bill Uffelman 

On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 7:16 PM, Mike Trent [via C&Sng Discussion Forum]
Hi Keith. And Chris. Chris, that looks like modeling to me. Kitbashing a 12":1 controller. I'm sorry to say it took me a few days before I could actually say that I'd been doing ANYTHING on my workbench. I'm going to claim work at work, but in truth, some of it has just been laziness. I learned of the Sn3 #537 a few days back, and thought I better scratch off something on my to do list for my #537 that's been waiting patiently for about 33 years. So I replaced the oversized air tank on the rear of the tender that I used because I couldn't find a tank that was the right size.

So Wednesday I removed the old one and made a new one that looks much better. The tank is made from 1/4" tubing 36" scale inches long, plugged at the ends. We talked a little about painting the other day, and I am pleased to report that the last bottle of Floquil Grimy Black Paint I could find in Alabama three or four years ago matched just right to the 1985 Floquil Grimy Black I used on this engine when it was painted that year. For the rear numbers, I used gold passenger car numbers and they look perfect. Font and all. I used these on the "brass" number plate on #75 as well.

I can't believe nobody else is working on anything. Thanks to you guys for getting me off my duff. Bill M's rear air tank is probably the right size, and I was afraid I'd be shamed by waiting so long to get this done. No weathering on those numbers! Story is, the old tank rusted out, and this one has just been put on.  Now I have to get back to work on Rob's #22....

   


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tonyk375
Not on the bench the last couple of weeks. Working in La Madera, NM here in South Dakota.  Rebuilt the entire area and is now on a base of 2" foam.  Rebuilt the mountains and a new backdrop.  All new scenery. Some times I have to take a break from tearing up locomotives.  Gives the back shop crew a little bit of a vacation.  

La Madera engine house hon3

La Madera barn HOn3

HOn3 La Madera

Ready to dive into my #74, 75 & 76.  A shot of the CB&Q 536, just so Mike's & Bill's 537s  don't feel lonely.

CB&Q 536 HOn3 from BS

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Bill Uffelman
Great looking scene!

Bill Uffelman

On Friday, January 26, 2018, 10:24:26 PM EST, tonyk375 [via C&Sng Discussion Forum] <[hidden email]> wrote:


Not on the bench the last couple of weeks. Working in La Madera, NM here in South Dakota.  Rebuilt the entire area and is now on a base of 2" foam.  Rebuilt the mountains and a new backdrop.  All new scenery. Some times I have to take a break from tearing up locomotives.  Gives the back shop crew a little bit of a vacation.  

La Madera engine house hon3

La Madera barn HOn3

HOn3 La Madera

Ready to dive into my #74, 75 & 76.  A shot of the CB&Q 536, just so Mike's & Bill's 537s  don't feel lonely.

CB&Q 536 HOn3 from BS




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tonyk375
Thanks,  It is all HOn3.  I model D&RGW, RGS and C&S.  This area gives me a bit of an excuse to have a couple of little shays and other funky stuff.
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Jeff Young
Lovely scene.  I particularly like the chute down to the ore bin.

Cheers,
Jeff



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Thanks,  It is all HOn3.  I model D&RGW, RGS and C&S.  This area gives me a bit of an excuse to have a couple of little shays and other funky stuff.


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Re: What's On Your Bench 1:2018

Paul R.
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My efforts can't compare with all your efforts-running chassis from River raisen,loco, started
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Paul R.
can't seem to load the photo of the working plan it will be Standard gauge a SP m6-2-6-0 to fit the running gear, this is for the standard gauge section of my South Park layout. This loco is a challenge as I had to roll the boiler and tender tank. A bit off C&S matters but I got sidetracked again!! Paul R.
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Fred52
My workbench has three projects currently underway. One is my first real attempt at scratch building in over 30 years. I have a Forks Creek station I built using Harry Brunk's drawing from 'Up Clear Creek On The Narrow Gauge' . its about 80% complete. Just figuring out what to use for Roofing. The next two are kits of C&S rolling stock from Keith Wiseman. One is Combine #20. Its painted and waiting to get the underframe, couplers and trucks. The second is avsteel frame reefer. It is about 50% complete.  I wish I could post pictures. Maybe I can use email.
Fred Cotterell
Ohio Creek Extension
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Fred52
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These are my current projects. I hope the pictures come out okay
Fred Cotterell
Ohio Creek Extension
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Robert McFarland
The car looks good.but the image is out of focus.
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Fred52
Robert: thanks for your input. I'll try to reshoot that combine outside tomorrow. I just have my phone's camera. Probably need to clean the lens a bit. Lol
Fred Cotterell.
Ohio Creek Extension
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Re: What's On Your Bench 1:2018

John Greenly
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Better late than never? - here's what's been in the shops here in January.

and a belated Happy New Year to everybody!

John



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Jeff Young
I love the faded Colorado Road herald, John.  Well done.
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Fred52
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John, 
Who is making the decals? My Grandtline On3 #1006 needs them. I looked at Leadville but they don't seem to have them.
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John Greenly
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John,
Who is making the decals? My Grandtline On3 #1006 needs them. I looked at
Leadville but they don't seem to have them.

Hi Fred,

The Grandt kits are wonderful, I bet your O scale 2006 is a beauty!  My models are HO, so I'm afraid this isn't directly a help to you.  I used Leadville shops decals for the large block C & S on the caboose.   Leadville shops does have a 1:48 large block letter set CWDO-100, and I'm guessing that the largest size C & S on that sheet would be the right height for a caboose.  The largest ones on the HO sheet are the right height, but they are too wide, I had to make them narrower for the caboose- I cut each letter vertically down the middle and overlapped the two halves to get the right width.  I don't know whether or not one of the small COLORADO & SOUTHERN's on the O scale Leadville sheet will be right.  Those were not the right width for a caboose on the HO set, I used Microscale decals for those.
Hope this helps--
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Fred52
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Just a quick note on a future project. I bid on a Broadway limited C-19. So a #37 will be joining the roster. There's not too awful many bids yet. The detail is minimal and looks like a good candidate.
Fred Cotterell

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John, 
Who is making the decals? My Grandtline On3 #1006 needs them. I looked at Leadville but they don't seem to have them.
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Don Gustavson II
I guess I will jump in here.
I have not worked on rolling stock much. I am just now collecting tools and stuff.
The HOn3 layout we acquired came with quite a bit of rolling stock. And up until this point I would just put stuff on the track and see what would run well. A lot of it is so light weight, or the trucks just don't role good, or the coupler height is off. So it has trouble on the layout.

I thought I would start building up some tools and parts, and see if I can get more usable working rolling stock. Not going for historical accuracy yet. Just trying to get more stuff to run.

I ordered some blackstone trucks to try out. I may be able to fix current ones. But this is faster for now (I think). This is kind of new territory  for me.
I would rather be doing towns and scenery.

Baggage 13
Baggage and Mail #13 has been laying around as you see it.
After seeing Mike Trent's version, I thought it would be a nice car to make usable.
I now have trucks and couples for it. I need to order a collection of small screws, taps, and drill bits now.

Box car 8163
Box car 8163. This picture is before I did anything to it. I put Blackstone trucks on it,  Kadee couplers, and it now has the right amount of weight in it. It also has the right coupler height now.
It would not make it around the layout in the past. And now it seems to run great.. I do have to get longer screws for the trucks. (If I want the added convenience of the trucks staying attached to the car when you pick it up.)

The trucks work great. They proved that my bench is not level.

Also continuing to build dual gauge turnouts for the layout.
My work space is under the stairs at my house. The layout is at another location.
So these are good little projects I can do while at home.
work space
HOn3 is the path I have chosen.
The Nearly Historical Railroad.
http://www.nhrailroad.com/
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