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TomPM
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Posted - 12/02/2020 :  11:20:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message
There is some amazing modeling shown here. I am blown away by the level of detail on display.

Since I am getting back into the hobby after basically a ten-year layoff, I have to work on getting my skills back to where they once were. I have not concentrated on structures or the layout thus far. There are many projects on the layout, and you will see in my photos, areas like the Water Tower Diorama are in need of some tender loving care. Instead I been working on clearing as my son called it, “the Wall of Trains” that was on the workbench. I have been building and weathering a large number of cars. I have weathered and built all the reefers, 2-bay covered hoppers, and RTR boxcars that were in the wall.
I will post some of the weathering results later.

Here is a portion of the wall when I began the project. You can see several covered hoppers on the workbench. Clearing the covered hopper pile was first on the agenda.



In the meantime, I have been acquiring some new rolling stock and power for the layout. I will start out with a couple of those acquisitions.

As a birthday present to myself, mainly because I didn’t have the nerve to ask for a $300+ locomotive as a potential birthday gift, I obtained my first Broadway Limited locomotive, a set of Baldwin Centipedes in the Baldwin Demonstrator scheme.



A little later I got my second BLI locomotive or should I say motor, a PRR P5a.



Sorry for the wordiness of the post but I felt I need to explain my modeling year.



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wvrr
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Posted - 12/03/2020 :  3:06:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage
I kept myself busy with NMRA related activities for my layout this year.

The first photo is of the Lunde Colliery on my Wyoming Valley Railroad. The scene was finished late 2019 for my NMRA Golden Spike, but I did not get a chance to share a photo of it with the forum until early 2020.


Then I started working on Cars for the NMRA Achievement Program. So far, I have finished three cars that will be evaluated. I have to build one more car for evaluation plus two other cars. So, I still have work to do. Incidentally, all three of the cars took 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the NERx Virtual Convention, last night. 3rd was the Idler Car, 2nd was the Ice Service Car, and 1st was the Wrong Way Boxcar.

Wyoming Valley Idler Car:








Lehigh Valley Ice Service Car:




Lehigh Valley "Wrong Way" Boxcar:






Chuck



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BigLars
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Posted - 12/03/2020 :  3:38:58 PM  Show Profile






Edited by - BigLars on 12/03/2020 3:58:30 PM

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BigLars
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Posted - 12/03/2020 :  3:56:41 PM  Show Profile
When COVID started I began making short videos of my trains running instead for taking my micro layout to train shows.

Here is the link to my YouTube channel if you want to look.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BigLarsON30/videos?view_as=subscriber

[ing]http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/BigLars/202012315562_video.jpg"[/img]



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robert goslin
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Posted - 12/04/2020 :  02:55:52 AM  Show Profile
More great work everyone.
Larry, I particularly enjoyed your WW1 railway thread.

I did a second structure as part of the 2020 challenge. An N scale scratchbuilt waterfront warehouse.








Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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Dutchman
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Posted - 12/04/2020 :  09:33:06 AM  Show Profile
The second modeling project that I tackled this year was the FSM Branchline Bucket Coaling Station. It was a fun build! That build was detailed in this thread: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52423&whichpage=1













Bruce

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Dutchman
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Posted - 12/05/2020 :  09:12:32 AM  Show Profile
Time for another photo taken at the Suncoast Center this past February.







Bruce

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robert goslin
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Posted - 12/06/2020 :  03:25:39 AM  Show Profile
I enjoyed your coaling station build Bruce.

For the rest of the year I've gone all nautical.
Started off building a 1:144 U-Boat, more as a weathering exercise. Full build here.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52814

Was only a $10 kit, but ended up doing a diorama and a huge amount of research, which I enjoyed as much as the build.







Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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Terrell
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Posted - 12/06/2020 :  11:38:34 AM  Show Profile
My first new project of the year was the Holt house. Started near the end of February and lasted to near the end of July.










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TomPM
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Posted - 12/06/2020 :  9:08:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message
quote:
Originally posted by BigLars

When COVID started I began making short videos of my trains running instead for taking my micro layout to train shows.

Here is the link to my YouTube channel if you want to look.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BigLarsON30/videos?view_as=subscriber

[ing]http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/BigLars/202012315562_video.jpg"[/img]



I have been doing the same.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpYK3slou82_nOsSy6IMCng/videos



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TomPM
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Posted - 12/06/2020 :  9:21:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message
The following video is perhaps the most special of the year. When I got back into things at the end of last year it would be a long time before trains ran on the layout. One night as I was working on the workbench my son came down to the basement and asked why I was not running trains. I told him the layout need too much work. Two hours later with him doing most of the work trains were running again. Since my IHC Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co 2-6-0 Mother Hubbard was the easiest loco to grab it got the honors of testing the layout.After some tweeks the result is below.

https://youtu.be/seA_XgSqf8s



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Dutchman
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Posted - 12/07/2020 :  09:14:30 AM  Show Profile
Enjoyable videos, Larry & Tom.

Tom, I have two of the IHC Mother Hubbards and they run great - as do most IHC locomotives.


Bruce

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Dutchman
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Posted - 12/07/2020 :  09:20:12 AM  Show Profile
After building the FSM Bucket Coal Loading Station, I scratch built a small coal bin to sit beside it.








Bruce

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robert goslin
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Posted - 12/08/2020 :  01:48:07 AM  Show Profile
My next nautical build was an O scale fishing trawler. Started with a cheap out of scale laser kit, for the hull & deck and scratchuilt most of the rest, including all the details.
Full build here. http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53025








Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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Dutchman
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Posted - 12/08/2020 :  08:59:35 AM  Show Profile
I've been enjoying your trip into things nautical this year, Rob!


Bruce

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