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    • April 26, 2020 10:55 PM EDT
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      Looking goooood, Rick!

    • April 27, 2020 8:30 AM EDT
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      Yea, what he said...............

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    • April 27, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

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      Rick Marty said:

      The Redding Yards service facility is starting to come together Just a couple more structures to add then call it done.

      Each "structure" in this area is built as a diorama and set into the scene seperatly.  All structures in this area will be/are lighted so eventually

      I can run buss bar wires under the table and get everything illuminated.

       

      A couple pictures of the progress so far

       

      From this end the lead from the turntable comes into what will be an open sided service shop with a small pit.  Then the loco cab oil shed then the fuel facility just recently shown.

       

      On this end is the water column, pump house and speeder shed, just finished today.   The speeder shed is an Ozark kit, the water column is from MTH bashed into 1:20 scale and the pump house is a little building from, actually I have no idea where I  got it. 

       

      A few Ozark details help complete the scene.  I took an Ozark hand pump and turned it into a freeze proof hydrant by dumping the pump handle and adding a valve handle.

       

      Just a shot down the yard track

       

      An overall of how the dioramas fit into the Redding Yards scene.

       

      A couple more structures and this area will be complete, for now

      Later.

       

       

       

      Yep,

       

       You and Ken sitting on the bench watching everyone else work!

    • April 27, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

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      Needed to bring this back to the top ...page 11

    • April 27, 2020 9:17 PM EDT
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      "Yep,

       

       You and Ken sitting on the bench watching everyone else work!"

       

       

      Thanks Rooster,

      I tell ya, I can't think of a better place to be or better company. 

      Two ol farts remembering the old days and swapping lies

    • April 28, 2020 4:14 AM EDT
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      Rick Marty said:

       

       

      Two ol farts remembering the old days and swapping lies

      And one of these days when all this nonsense is over we'll have to do it some more.............

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    • April 28, 2020 10:45 AM EDT
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      Rick, really like the engine cab shed, it came out looking just like the picture, Bill

    • May 11, 2020 11:10 AM EDT
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      One good thing about this mostly staying home we are getting lots of projects off the to-do list.  The latest is lighting the Redding Yards area buildings that are under the shop patio roof. Most of these buildings were built with the lighting installed but several of the older ones had to be bashed a little to get the lights and wireing into them.  None of these buildings have interiors or internal lighting, it's all on the outside to better light up the surrounding areas.

       

       

      Well contrary to what I just said this building sorta has internal lighting, this is the new engine service shed/open air shop, still lots of detail to build for it but the structure is done.

       

       

       

      Only one street light and it's here at the depot parking lot, the corner of the depot is on the right in this picture, didn't seem to get any pictures of it this time.

       

      An overview of the service area with the business buildings in the background.

      A fun project and it only took part of a couple of days. On to the next thing on the list.  Sometimes I think I woud get more done if I didn't spend so much time 

      putting things on my to-do lists

       

       

      Edited for typos

      This post was edited by Rick Marty at May 17, 2020 2:44 PM EDT
    • May 11, 2020 11:35 AM EDT
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      Looks great Rick.  That scene will really come alive in the dark!

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    • May 17, 2020 11:16 AM EDT
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      Finished up the diorama strip for the service bay.

       

      In place with a couple of other added details.

       

       

       

      Now on to another project that I have been ignoring for several months.

    • May 17, 2020 1:35 PM EDT
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      Beautiful work...  

    • May 17, 2020 2:48 PM EDT
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      The buildings and the dioramas really look good, Rick. The lighting really brings things to life. Are you going to dead-end at the end of the house there or maybe go around the corner at some point? I guess there's an upside to this shelter-in-place deal to complete projects and tie up loose ends.....  

    • May 17, 2020 5:56 PM EDT
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      Michael Kirrene said:

      The buildings and the dioramas really look good, Rick. The lighting really brings things to life. Are you going to dead-end at the end of the house there or maybe go around the corner at some point? I guess there's an upside to this shelter-in-place deal to complete projects and tie up loose ends.....  

      The wall is for the garage. Around the corner is the garage door. At the back end is the door to the shop. The track at that point crosses over toward the fence or goes the other way into the shop/storage area. 

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    • May 17, 2020 7:17 PM EDT
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      Ah, OK. Guess I wasn't following the thread very well. Thanks, Ken.

       

      Track work looks good too.

    • May 17, 2020 8:50 PM EDT
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      Michael Kirrene said:

      Ah, OK. Guess I wasn't following the thread very well. Thanks, Ken.

       

      Track work looks good too.

       

      Sorry about the confusion, I guess I really should post a track plan of this mess.  Everybody else seems to post a track plan and then builds to it, not me, oh heck no, I gotta just start building and hope everything works out.

      I'll work on posting a drawing of the track layout as it now exists, it should help clarify it for anyone interested and who knows maybe it will help me find the other end of the line

    • May 17, 2020 9:33 PM EDT
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      How long can you leave that mouse candy out there? My pack rats will strip that in days ...

       

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    • June 1, 2020 7:34 PM EDT
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      John, the "mouse candy" only goes out for operations and/or photo opps. Too many squirrels in this area, some of them are even the tree climbing kind

    • June 1, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

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      Catching up ...as always good stuff.

    • June 1, 2020 8:18 PM EDT
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      A project that has been hanging fire for several months is finally off the work bench and in operation.

       

      Last Fall (Sept?) I aquired a dozen Bachmann log cars at a good price so decided to dress them up a little.  I ordered the extension kits from Ty's Planes and ran down to KD and picked up enough couplers to do the job.  I toyed with the idea of using Delton trucks and Sierra Valley wheel sets instead of the stock Bachmann. The difficulty of trying to find a dozen sets of Delton trucks was an issue and also the cost of the trucks and wheels.  With the cost of the cars, couplers, and extensions, then add trucks and wheels I probably would have been better off just buying Accucraft and saved myself a lot of work.

       

       

      Anyway, here is a picture of the stock car and the finished bash.  In 1:20 scale the stock car is 18 feet and the extended car is 24 feet, nice improvement.

       

       

      If you want to see the following proceedure in more detail Landral has a video explaining the step by step here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCDgck9mqwo

       

      One of the first steps was to set up a jig and cut the cars in half. Actually worked really well on the table saw.

       

      The extensions are primed and drilled  and ready to epoxy into the car frames.

       

       

      After the glue is dry the car frames are finished up and steel (styrene) bands are added to hide the saw cuts with a couple extras just to dress it up a little.  I tried 2 different patterns on the bands and ended up using the pattern shown on the car in the first picture for the majority of the cars.

       

       

      A close up of a couple of the cars in their native habitat.

       

       

      Shay #9 taking the string of empties up the hill to Hyampom where they will be dropped and Hysler #102 will take them into the woods for loading.

       

       

       

       

      That's 15 feet of log cars, going to take some time and effort finding enough logs (in the real world) to fill them.

       

       

       

      This post was edited by Rick Marty at June 3, 2020 12:56 AM EDT
    • June 2, 2020 8:59 AM EDT
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      Log cars look great. The first photo comparing the length really shows off how odd the proportions are on the stock car. Once it's stretched, the stuff that looked oversize now looks right.

       

      I've had a string of scratch built log cars sitting in a semi finished state for years.  I got frustrated trying to bend brass straps for the bunks evenly enough to satisfy myself and put the whole mess in a box where it has sat for years. I should probably have someone draw up some 3D CAD for them and just get them printed and finish the job!

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