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Modeling the Lehigh Valley, Pt.2
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Modeling the Lehigh Valley, Pt.2
 
« on: Jan 3rd, 2011, 9:14am »
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Again, I thought we'd start fresh for 2011.......After 33 pages at 20 replies each, I thought that going back to look for a particular post or photo could get onerous after a while, so let's carry on with a clean slate. If you guys don't agree and just want to keep adding to the original thread, just say so, and we'll kill this one.
 
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 4th, 2011, 8:00am »
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Ok! I will start. Here is an SW-7 iv'e been doing for quite awhile now. I buoght this off of Ebay a few years ago as Reading 2716. Although it looked good, it just wasn't right for the Reading. I made moves to try to correct the details but it just wasn't working. The paint was starting to crack when trying to remove the decals to place them in the right areas,(I used Tide detergent). After that I decided to just strip it completely and model it after LV SW-7 221. I have to finish decaling it, sealing it, and adding details. The time I get to work on my stuff is limited, so it's always slow going .

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« Reply #2 on: Jan 4th, 2011, 8:02am »
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And the cab.

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« Reply #3 on: Jan 4th, 2011, 10:37pm »
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Looking good so far!

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« Reply #4 on: Jan 5th, 2011, 7:58pm »
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Thank you S-12_Dave. It may be awhile before I can get to it again, I can't seem to find time this winter to work on my projects.

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« Reply #5 on: Jan 9th, 2011, 11:53am »
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Good Morning All,
  How about a trio of LV geeps,A 9 and two 18's? All units are LL Proto 2000.

 
Units 300/03 were painted using SCII paints.I used tuscan on 303.The cornel red on 300 was bought at a hobby shop in Allentown yrs. ago were the shop owner had mixed it himself.MS decals were used on all three units.




 
I used Modelmaster insignia red on the 305 to give the unit that brighter look.



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« Reply #6 on: Jan 11th, 2011, 12:25pm »
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Chris,
 
 As always, very nice. Did you use a Phase III GP9 for the 300? I have been wanting to get the 300 and 301 done, but was hoping Atlas would get around to doing them someday in the final paint schemes  


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« Reply #7 on: Jan 12th, 2011, 5:01pm »
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Nice Pictures

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« Reply #8 on: Jan 12th, 2011, 6:13pm »
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Wow!!  Very nice modeling!

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« Reply #9 on: Jan 14th, 2011, 4:43pm »
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Thanks for the kind words guys.
Brian,yes its a phIII GP9.I wish I would have gotten the other one when I had the chance so I could do the 301.I would like to see Atlas produce all the geep 9 phases and revamp the geep 7.In HO I wish they would offer what they offer in N scale namely the geep 30's,35's.Alco C628/30's and revamp the RS3.


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« Reply #10 on: Jan 18th, 2011, 12:08pm »
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Here's a quick update about my Delaware River bridge project (N scale).  Two of the three main trusses are now in place (I am modelling three of the five):
 

 
My full build thread is over on the Railwire at http://therailwire.net/forum/index.php/topic,10326.0.html
 
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« Reply #11 on: Jan 18th, 2011, 1:38pm »
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Very nice work, Frank. How much of the rest of the layout is complete?
 
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« Reply #12 on: Jan 19th, 2011, 10:42am »
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Hi Ralph, thanks for the comments.  I have trackwork complete, but little if any scenery.  Phillipsburg gives me switching opportunities (freight station and team track), and will allow future expansion to the PRR yard.  
 
Someday (when the kids go to college?) I would like to include operations west to Bethlehem and Florence yard.  Here is Phillipsburg - note I did not have room to include the siding (track 3?) and 3rd diamond:
 

 
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« Reply #13 on: Jan 19th, 2011, 11:14am »
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Frank -
 
That's OK, I know all about not having enough space! Missing the 3rd crossing is no biggie, it seems you've captured the flavor nicely......I would have pegged it for P'burg even if you hadn't told me. Looking forward to more when you can show us.
 
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« Reply #14 on: Jan 26th, 2011, 1:30pm »
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Hi everyone! I have a question, maybe someone can help me out . I have this HO MRC LV C-420 that I bought at an auction 6 years ago. Iv'e never run it until this Christmas. Upon running it I found that it makes a noise, for lack of a better description (clack, clack, clack) . Coincedently it sounds like an alco, and the faster you run the engine the sound matches it. I started wondering if maybe it was like that on purpose, until I checked one on Youtube. That guys MRC C-420 ran very smooth. Does anyone know anything about these MRC's ? The only thing iv'e read about these was in an earlyer post that they wern't the best running engines. I really like this engine and would like to fix it if it is broke, but I don't know how to take the shell off. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone.
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« Reply #15 on: Jan 28th, 2011, 8:56am »
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The MRC units are notorious for gear problems. If the unit is new, as it sounds, it may be a case where the gears are not sitting properly in the truck assembly. The unit may also have a gear that is stuck, either by a burr that needs to be removed, or it may be in need of lubrication.
 
Don't be afraid to take it apart. Just take your time and do not force anything. Keep a notebook handy and make note of the order.
 
If I remember correctly, I was able to swap out some of the MRC gears with Athearn ones.
 
One other thing to look for (which is unlikely, but I have come across this) is a wire that is being hit by the drive assembly.


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« Reply #16 on: Jan 28th, 2011, 7:25pm »
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on Jan 28th, 2011, 8:56am, MKohan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The MRC units are notorious for gear problems. If the unit is new, as it sounds, it may be a case where the gears are not sitting properly in the truck assembly. The unit may also have a gear that is stuck, either by a burr that needs to be removed, or it may be in need of lubrication.
 
Don't be afraid to take it apart. Just take your time and do not force anything. Keep a notebook handy and make note of the order.
 
If I remember correctly, I was able to swap out some of the MRC gears with Athearn ones.
 
One other thing to look for (which is unlikely, but I have come across this) is a wire that is being hit by the drive assembly.

Thank you for your help, I was thinking the same thing about the gears. When I ran it I noticed that it moved slightly when it made the noise, it would make sense that maybe the gears are not sitting right in the truck. I have a feeling that it's in the gears anyway. Thanks again for your help .


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« Reply #17 on: Mar 12th, 2011, 7:32am »
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I finally got some time to work on 221. I had the grab irons on but I have to redo them, the paint was too thick.  
Joe.


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« Reply #18 on: Mar 12th, 2011, 7:47am »
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Here is a shot of the other side.

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« Reply #19 on: Mar 12th, 2011, 7:57am »
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Here is a better shot, I don't like the way the flash throws the color off. Always happens when I photograph my trains in the basement.

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