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Modeling the Lehigh Valley, Pt.2
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« Reply #120 on: Dec 20th, 2012, 11:43am »
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B end pocket is slightly different from the door end

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« Reply #121 on: Dec 20th, 2012, 11:45am »
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B end grabs

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« Reply #122 on: Dec 20th, 2012, 11:51am »
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Trucks, roping hooks, and what-not.
 
The two 8000-series auto boxcars I've seen had roping hooks at both ends.


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« Reply #123 on: Dec 20th, 2012, 11:54am »
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Doors were tougher still given the adaptive reuse

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« Reply #124 on: Dec 20th, 2012, 11:55am »
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Door roller detail

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« Reply #125 on: Dec 20th, 2012, 11:57am »
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And door latches

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« Reply #126 on: Dec 20th, 2012, 12:13pm »
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Okay.
 
Didn't mean to hijack your thread , but thought some detail would assist.
 
The Victor car may be the only one left.  I knew of one in Lancaster Co. (PA), but I understand it was scrapped.  It was in great shape and used for storage at an industrial site, but it was painted a very light grey and was the devil to photograph.
 
Your models are pretty nice - good job.  A very detailed Valley 50-foot auto box came out in O-scale a year or two ago.  I picked a couple up for 2-rail conversion.  The Valleys house cars at Victor, Manchester, Caty, and Hokey were studied about the same time.
 
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« Reply #127 on: Dec 21st, 2012, 11:01am »
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I believe there is still the body of one at Avoca, PA in a junk yard.  
 
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« Reply #128 on: Dec 21st, 2012, 4:26pm »
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on Dec 21st, 2012, 11:01am, robertjohndavis wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I believe there is still the body of one at Avoca, PA in a junk yard.  
 
Rob
Well,you just sent me on a quest,LOL!! Gotta be honest with ya,there are no junkyards in Avoca,But I just spent 20 minutes looking at aerial pics of every abandoned pile of junk I could think of in the area..No luck yet,but I'm not done..
 


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« Reply #129 on: Dec 30th, 2012, 7:16pm »
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The RIT Tiger Tracks Train Show was just a few weeks ago,  Those who attended had the pleasure of seeing Scot Lwarnece's (aka Scottychaos) amazing G-scale LV units.  
 

 
Indeed, Scot (l) was there and were we talking to fellow LV fan and rf.net member Ken G (r):
 

 
There was also an S2 (owned by another G-Scaler), which meant Scot's Alcos were meeting another Alco. How cool is that? The bridge was a nice touch, too.  
 

 
Finally, I did see another LV model. I don't know who painted this U-Boat, but #510 was a nice recreation of the prototype.  
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Saturday 12/8/2012 in Henrietta, NY. To see more shots of Scot's PAs and some non-LV models, please visit:
 
http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m231/Amtrak_Matt/Dec%202012/1208%20Henrietta%20NY/#!cpZZ1QQtppZZ20


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« Reply #130 on: Mar 8th, 2013, 12:08am »
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Hey Guys!
 
I picked up a copy of the current (Jan 2013) Railroad Model Craftsman because it had a photo of "The Black Diamond" at Trumansburg on the cover, and as it turns out, the feature article is of the great (understatement) layout done by Steve Peck of his hometown of Trumansburg. In short, this gentleman went to great lengths to recreate the Lehigh Valley in T-burg in 1941. EVERYTHING is in proper proportion, and I am thoroughly amazed how Mr. Peck researched every single facet to ensure each building, siding, vehicle, just everything was where it needed to be.
 
If you don't have a copy of this, you'll do yourself a favor by picking one up and reading just how this layout was constructed and the work Mr. Peck did long before actual construction began.
 
Oh yeah, I'm plugging this. www.rrmodelcraftsman.com
 
And an actual link to Steve Peck's site on this layout.
 
http://www.miniloco.com/lehigh
 
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« Reply #131 on: Mar 8th, 2013, 1:28am »
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That is incredible.

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« Reply #132 on: Mar 8th, 2013, 8:44am »
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I was in Trumansburg recently and went by the site (or through it, actually). Hebbard still owns the grain business after all these years, and a few of the same buildings are there still. Also the coal pockets are still there, you drive right past them. Charlie, 2 things... The Lehigh's train was "the John Wilkes", no "Booth"at the end. And that train ran  Wilkes Barre to New York City. The train in Trumansburg was "The Ole Black Diamond" as some of the local old timers will still say. The Black Diamond ran Buffalo to New York City, via Ithaca, in the daytime. It must have been a magnificent trip.

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« Reply #133 on: Mar 8th, 2013, 12:51pm »
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Hi Bob,
 
I greatly appreciate the corrections and modified my post. Can't believe I added "Booth" to that to begin with....Yikes. That's what happens when I was up online when I should have been in bed sleeping!
 
That is indeed a beautiful layout and I'm just amazed at the effort Mr. Peck put into all this....complete with actual dirt, ballast and parts of the actual trees from the exact scene!
 
Absolutely amazing.
 
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LV quad hoppers in HO
 
« Reply #134 on: Mar 15th, 2013, 6:55pm »
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Center car is to be a 41000 series LV quad re-build. It's a heavily modified tyco car. The hobbyline quad on the right is slated to become a 40000 series unit. I think the hobbyline casting better represents this class because of the discharge spacing. I cut the ends of the frame and moved the truck centers out where they should be on it.

Does anyone know of any dwgs. or additional images of the 23000 class hoppers from the recent "guess the location" post?


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« Reply #135 on: Mar 15th, 2013, 8:46pm »
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Westerfield did a model of the 23000-23999 series hoppers.
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« Reply #136 on: Mar 17th, 2013, 4:00pm »
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The angeled braces on the sides were later removed, but what made these unique among the two bay hoppers were the alternating pattern of channels and angle irons as side stakes.
 
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« Reply #137 on: Mar 17th, 2013, 5:10pm »
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Chuck, Do you know if any of the early LV steel hopper classes may have been 8-panel's with all single pressed ribs? Those hoppers in the Seneca Falls shot look a lot like an old Reading class (HTa), made by Pressed Steel, that were configured very similarly.

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With the exception of the above SSCC cars, all the LV 2 bay steel hoppers were 7 rib, 8 panel cars.
 
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Valley covered hopper I had seen at Oak Island Yard locomotive service area. I think it was used to store sand.
 


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