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Modeling the Lehigh Valley, Pt.2
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Brian_Coblentz
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« Reply #140 on: May 17th, 2013, 11:49am »
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Here is a N Scale "Hammerhead". Can't wait to get the 211 running on my home layout soon...

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amato1969
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« Reply #141 on: May 23rd, 2013, 12:00pm »
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Very nice!  I have the pieces and parts for this on my workbench, but it's behind some other projects.
 
  Frank


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« Reply #142 on: May 23rd, 2013, 3:52pm »
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Very nice looking engine, Brian!
 
Here's a shot of the original 2nd #211!
 
Charlie
 


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amato1969
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« Reply #143 on: Jul 10th, 2013, 10:53am »
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Work continues on my N scale Phillipsburg signal bridge.  I am using a Traincat brass model for the bridge, and have added a wood walkway per the prototype.  I have primed the main assembly and have attached one of the handrails:
 

 

 
I used .042 tubing for the signal masts, and cut small holes using a dremel cutoff wheel.  These will allow me to route the LED wiring to the heads:
 

 
These last shots show the LED's and magnet wire leads.  Don't try this without good lighting and magnification!
 

 

 
Next tasks are to complete the signal heads and mount them to the masts.
 
   Frank


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« Reply #144 on: Jul 10th, 2013, 12:34pm »
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Looking really good!!  

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« Reply #145 on: Jul 14th, 2013, 9:03pm »
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Glad to see the amazing work in N scale. Keep it up and keep posting those pictures. Amazing stuff...

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« Reply #146 on: Jul 23rd, 2013, 10:10pm »
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Quick update tonight.  The heat and humidity here in the midwest broke and I hit the four finished heads with a coat of dark grey metal primer:
 

 
This profile shot shows the detail of the hoods.  These were tricky to bend and secure with the LEDs inside:
 

 
Next up is securing these to the two masts and carefully fishing the magnet wires inside the tubing.
 
  Frank


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« Reply #147 on: Jul 27th, 2013, 9:35pm »
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Spent some time at the workbench today and attached the four heads to the masts:
 

 
The most tedious part was fishing the magnet wires down the inside of the tubing!  These are now ready to attach to the signal bridge.
 
  Frank


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« Reply #148 on: Jul 28th, 2013, 8:45am »
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Frank, those look incredible and very life-like!  
 
I'm enjoying the updates--keep up the good work!
 
Charlie


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« Reply #149 on: Aug 5th, 2013, 9:48pm »
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A little more progress...  The masts have been attached to the bridge, as have the remaining railings.  Additionally, I secured the magnet wires inside the framework, leaving enough to fish down through the layout base:
 

 

 
Some paint touch up remains, and then it should be ready to attach to the layout!
 
  Frank


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« Reply #150 on: Aug 24th, 2013, 10:28pm »
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Following some fun soldering under the layout, I shot a few quick pics of the completed signal bridge:
 

 

 
I also caught a set of GP38ACs heading westbound (looks like I need to tweak the DCC settings so the headlight on the trailing unit is off):
 

 
  Frank


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« Reply #151 on: Aug 24th, 2013, 11:02pm »
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That looks great Frank!
 
Henry


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« Reply #152 on: Aug 25th, 2013, 12:10pm »
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Wow.........phenomenal job!!  
 
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« Reply #153 on: Aug 25th, 2013, 7:39pm »
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Frank,  You captured the LV signal bridge look perfectly, nice workmanship. I can't imagine working in that small of scale!
     Bud


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Brian_Coblentz
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« Reply #154 on: Aug 26th, 2013, 11:31am »
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Wow, very nice indeed!  

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« Reply #155 on: Aug 26th, 2013, 9:18pm »
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on Aug 24th, 2013, 10:28pm, amato1969 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

I also caught a set of GP38ACs heading westbound (looks like I need to tweak the DCC settings so the headlight on the trailing unit is off):

 
Hey, I promise not tell the feds about the violation! \
 
Seriously, nice job. Your layout looks great.


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« Reply #156 on: Nov 8th, 2013, 12:46pm »
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I haven't really pushed selling it off as somewhere in my heart I thought maybe I would buid a layout and love all the great equipemnt I collected, but reality is my N collection is sitting and I have more than enough to do with my time without building a layout so......
 
I have about 60 N locomotives, LV, EL, DL&W, D&H stuff ath a couple NYC, NKP, PRR, DRGW and SP pieces in there too. Over 300 cars, a huge load of Kato Unitrack plus structures. Email me and I will send a spreadsheet of what I have.
 
This stuff has been in mini file drawers, not in original box, all of it is either never been run only run a little on a test track type layout I had up until 4 years ago. I am selling a attractive prices and will make up package deals, I am not deperate so I am not giving this stuff away but will sell at would be good bargain prices too the potential buyer....not trying to get outrageous prices or squeeze every last nickel out of it myself either. I want to get this stuff into the hands of folks that would use and appreciate it while supporting my son and myself in our road racing habit.
 
hicountry_14223@yahoo.com Gary Merrifield Bailey Colorado


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« Reply #157 on: Dec 20th, 2013, 1:56pm »
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Here's another model I never thought would be produced in N scale!  Eastern Seaboard Models is bringing an X65 boxcar to market in 2014:
 
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  Frank


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« Reply #158 on: Apr 9th, 2014, 11:24am »
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Some of my newest arrivals for my fleet of engines. LV 95140 sat in Hazelton for many years!

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« Reply #159 on: Apr 9th, 2014, 3:16pm »
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Brian,  
 
Glad to see an update on the layout, cant wait to see those cabs in action.
 


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