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Orionvp17
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Posted - 02/07/2019 :  11:28:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good to me! Looking forward to seeing this operate some fine day....

Pete
in Michigan



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jbvb
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Posted - 03/08/2019 :  12:28:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Pete. Fate willing and the creek don't rise.

One of Rapido's RDC-2s arrived last week. I sent it out on the main for break-in. The baggage-end ('F' mark) truck didn't track very well. Per the instructions, I tried bending the baggage steps out a bit, but no joy. After a number of derailments I investigated:



I could feel something catch as I moved the truck around: the red power feed wire shown above was bent upwards so it would catch on the underframe at certain angles. I used the back of a hobby knife to bend it back within the confines of the truck frame. All happy now.

Most of my recent hobby time has gone into prep for my Railrun op session next month. Some of that may show up on my operations thread, though maybe not till after this weekend's outage.



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jbvb
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Posted - 03/30/2019 :  6:46:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It's been a busy three weeks - the Town Meeting, then the Hub Division's Spring Training event, then lots of paperwork and house cleaning getting ready for tomorrow's wedding. But some railroad work did get done:



I decided the Market Sq. waterfront terminal of the City RR branch needed a guard to protect teamsters from careless elbows. I used 5 mm acrylic scraps from the hardware store, so it took a while to get the angles right.



And my stepson has been asking for projects. I started him out on an Accurail 3-bay 70 ton hopper kit. He had lots of questions about the instructions, as an exploded view needs familiarity with the end result to work as instructions. But he did a good job and asked for more. So I gave him a P2K 50' end-door automobile car kit someone else had built the underframe for. Again, lots of questions, and a few lost and broken parts I got out the magnifier to remedy. But a sound result. Here he is with his test train.



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 03/30/2019 :  7:02:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking Good James! Nice to have a Crew to help!

Best wishes to all!

Pete
in Michigan



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jbvb
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Posted - 04/01/2019 :  1:51:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Pete. Late yesterday, after the wedding crowd had departed, my stepson asked for another project. I gave him a second P2K 50' auto box, which he finished before bed. I need to teach him a little more about applying solvent cement, but a good job throughout.



I think next I'll give him a Tichy flatcar kit. Slightly different style and it will need painting. Which will fit in with weathering the rest of his fleet.



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 04/01/2019 :  1:59:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Life is Good!

Best wishes to all!

Pete
in Michigan



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 04/01/2019 :  3:05:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
James,

Fine looking young crew member you've added. Again, congratulations on getting all the work involved in gaining the new family. Excellent!

Jim



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k9wrangler
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Posted - 04/01/2019 :  4:20:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice to have a crew with enthusiasm!

Karl Scribner
Sunfield Twp. Michigan
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Kentucky Southern Railway
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