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« Reply #220 on: Apr 19th, 2012, 9:27am »
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« Reply #221 on: Apr 19th, 2012, 9:32am »
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What you've seen in these four photos is just about the entire west side of the layout.  Ballasting has begun with some test sections, and I finally came up with a mix of various Woodland Scenic ballast that I am relatively satisfied with, and a glue mix that seems to work pretty well.  Using this glue mix creates a mess, with ballast seemingly going wherever it wants.  I'm not sure what I can do about that.


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« Reply #222 on: Apr 19th, 2012, 9:32am »
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« Reply #223 on: May 1st, 2012, 7:16pm »
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* A look down from a roundhouse roof at what is around.  
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« Reply #224 on: May 16th, 2012, 3:28pm »
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* A mantua 4-6-0 camelback I shortned from a 4-6-2. I didn't have a complete loco to work with. I had a spare painted body. A complete tender. and a complete 4-6-2 drive. I shortned both the body and frame. It came out like this.
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« Reply #225 on: May 16th, 2012, 3:41pm »
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* Now the previous CNJ 4-6-0 I am not happy with, and have finally started a second kitbash. That engine has looked that way for almost 2 years. I replaced the box poke 86" drivers, with standard 69" drivers. I kept the side rods, main rods, and valve gear. replaced the headlight and mounted a generator. Repainted and relettered as CNJ #634. The cab windows are correct for this engine as it and 4 others were purchased from the Reading. Still have some handrails to put on. I also lengthened the running boards on both sides to reach the ladders down to the pilot.  
* Still not complete. Handrails in two or three locations. Maybe be headlight and marker lights for rear of tender. Also work on the pilot. Ladders have to go. A prototype pilot area needs to be made.  
* The center cab give this camelback away as a Reading built one. The Reading had built a number of these 4-6-0 types for use on the Atlantic City run from Philadelphia. They became excess when replaced with their new Pacific types early in their useful life and the CNJ purchased some of them for passenger use throughout their system. I made this model in remembrance of the real #634 destroyed in a train wreck at 8th street station in Bayonne NJ.  
 
 
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« Reply #226 on: Jun 5th, 2012, 11:03am »
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* Currently making a mess of 2 Bachmann RDG I-10 boilers. They when done will look like RDG I-6 Camelbacks. hm-hm-hm, just clearing my throat.
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« Reply #227 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 9:14pm »
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Just had to have some fun with this one.  The layout has been on hiatus becuase of my daughter's high school graduation and all the "stuff" like cleaning the house for the party.
 
I thought I owed myself some playtime.....


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« Reply #228 on: Jul 29th, 2012, 8:26am »
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on Jun 13th, 2012, 9:14pm, photoman475 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Just had to have some fun with this one.  The layout has been on hiatus becuase of my daughter's high school graduation and all the "stuff" like cleaning the house for the party.
 
I thought I owed myself some playtime.....

 
 
*  It still looks good and I like the road names. Tho I haven't see many NYC, PA1s pulling PRR passenger cars lately. In my very little world Pennsy and NYC never merged.  
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« Reply #229 on: Aug 3rd, 2012, 10:02am »
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  Guys,
 
   This is Bruce R. (ErieAtlantic7597) from the live steam forum. I sure don't do much more than look at my HO equipment these days. I do keep a few on  display . But, yesterday, as I was cleaning out my garage, which used to have an operting HO/HOn3 layout in it, I found an engine that I had completely forgotten about. A 1957 Bowser Challenger. I bought it thirty years ago at a flea market. It had/has the original owners name and address plus the year he assembled it still written in the boiler shell. I never took it out. Thats how I know it is from 1957. I did put a can motor in it with flex line drive shafts, many years ago. Oh, the original motor was burn't out. I ran it many hours. And, man could that thing pull!! All twelve wheels pulling! Had a lot of fun running that engine with a bunch of old cars behind it.
 
   Just thought that this would be of some interest here.
 
   Take care,
 
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« Reply #230 on: Aug 3rd, 2012, 10:46am »
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Bruce,
 
Any chance you could snap a pic of it and post it to the engines thread at http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?board=HOScale;action=display;num=1118853112;start=480#496 ?
 
There are a number of vintage HO locos posted there and I'm sure they'd like to see your Challenger!
 
Thanks,
 
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« Reply #231 on: Aug 3rd, 2012, 11:03am »
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   Henry,
 
   thanks so much for the interest. But the poor old thing is apart. I don't remember now why I took it apart. I sure did run the hell out of it, so it had to be in one piece for a long time. BTW, I never had the original tender. I put a six wheel truck, semi vanderbilt tender behind it. Which looked OK.
 
   I don't feel its the quality of equipment that shows up in the thread that you mentioned.
 
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« Reply #232 on: Aug 5th, 2012, 5:32pm »
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** Bruce does this look familiar. It is Bowser's USRA bronze mountain.  
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« Reply #233 on: Aug 5th, 2012, 8:36pm »
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Toptrain:
 
I do have a PRR PA body shell, but then the trucks are the wrong color for the Pennsy.  So, it was off to the what-if world for that train!
 
I thought the Hamm's beer car would have gotten some comment.....
 
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« Reply #234 on: Aug 16th, 2012, 9:17pm »
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** Lookin out over the Frankford Engine facility at Bergen Point NJ. You can view Some of what has been goin on here.
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I have a make- believe kind of small layout.Its called Norton City and its on a 4X8 sheet of plywood and has two levels both have tracks. I run both Santa Fe F-9s and Chessie system SD-40-2s (my favorite engine) and small switchers.

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I have a make- believe kind of small layout.Its called Norton City and its on a 4X8 sheet of plywood and has two levels both have tracks. I run both Santa Fe F-9s and Chessie system SD-40-2s (my favorite engine) and small switchers.

 
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« Reply #237 on: Nov 4th, 2012, 6:29pm »
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Just so you guys don't think that I'm not working on the layout, I have these two to post.  This is the location of my daughter's "horse farm".  She will rearrange it the way she wants it, but I needed to position some things so I can add the fence.
 


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« Reply #239 on: Nov 5th, 2012, 8:13am »
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Hey Frank,
Is that a Bowser T-1?


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