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#326 Boxcab

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 21:20

Here are two of my O Scale Alco's; an Atlas QSI fitted RS1 and a RS3 that is currently being fitted with a Loksound V4.attachicon.gifIMG_0033.jpg

 

Is the RS3 a Weaver "China Drive" one? The decoder looks like a Loksound XL. Have you got the latest version of the sound file for the RS3? it is better than the earlier version.

 

 

Nice to see some more O Scale modelling. 





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Posted 18 March 2018 - 22:27

Is the RS3 a Weaver "China Drive" one? The decoder looks like a Loksound XL. Have you got the latest version of the sound file for the RS3? it is better than the earlier version.
 
 
Nice to see some more O Scale modelling.

Looks like the Atlas Trainman RS3 to me. ;) Being in the Master range, the Atlas RS1 is a much more accurate model than it's stablemate.
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#328 Ref44

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 07:58

The RS3 is the Atlas Trainman and it is the XL version of the V4. The sound file is the latest version and sounds fantastic. It probably needs the master volume winding back for use at home I do have a Weaver RS3 with the single Pittman motor and chain drive, which is slowly being worked on. It has a QSI Titan in it at present, but having heard the Loksound one, I suspect that will change when funds permit. There is also a RSD 12 which needs chipping.


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#329 JAMO

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 17:16

You have installed a XL version. The L version isn't enough for power?



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Posted 20 March 2018 - 20:02

The XL was initially purchased for my RSD 12. It has been moved to the RS3 as that will be a better fit on my version of a Chicago Fork. My understanding is that the XL has a stay alive built in and that was the reason for trying it, rather than the extra amp in motor current. Like others I have used HO decoders in O scale without frying them.


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#331 JAMO

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 15:32

I permit me to post here Broadoak's S-2 Alco photos from his thread. A very nice model!

 

 

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Always a popular subject for a picture we see a TVRR Alco S2 switching grain cars at Broadoak yard.
 
Peter M

 

 


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#332 Alcanman

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 09:00

Guilford (Springfield Terminal) Alco Century C424 #70 at Marlborough.

 

 

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#333 JAMO

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 16:52

Very nice Century!


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#334 skipepsi

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 15:03

As I need to downsize a lot I got my collection of Alco's

out to decide which ones were going to have to leave... 

More Photo;s when I can find where the phone hid them.

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#335 DanielB

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 15:16

More O scale Alco goodness. I've been repainting a Weaver B&M RS3 that I bought from Jason Dickie. It now looks like this:

 

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Still a ways to go, but I'm enjoying this project considerably. :D


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#336 mikjd

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 15:38

More O scale Alco goodness. I've been repainting a Weaver B&M RS3 that I bought from Jason Dickie. It now looks like this:

 

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Still a ways to go, but I'm enjoying this project considerably. :D

 

Which gray did you use ?


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#337 skipepsi

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 15:46

I have found them.The boxed ones can go back on ebay including the S1 unbuilt in its box its weathered brother can go too.  Then the tricky bit comes I have 4 BL2's to go with the WM RS3 and some GP9's to go with the ATSF RS 1, the Soo line RS 27 is not leaving so that leaves the NYC which I think is a RS 2. Range of manufacturers from Atlas  to Bachman including Proto 2000.

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#338 DanielB

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 15:51

Which gray did you use ?

 

Humbrol Acrylic Primer - comes in a small rattle can. :)

 

Simplest paint scheme ever: Prime it, paint the nose, draw on the black line around the yellow with a Sharpie, apply decals, seal with dullcote, then attack it with Pan Pastels to weather it up. :D


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Posted 28 April 2018 - 16:20

Humbrol Acrylic Primer - comes in a small rattle can. :)

 

Simplest paint scheme ever: Prime it, paint the nose, draw on the black line around the yellow with a Sharpie, apply decals, seal with dullcote, then attack it with Pan Pastels to weather it up. :D

 

I've struggled with decals on primer, so have been looking thru the shelves at Halfords for a suitable gray for L&N and covered hoppers.



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Posted 28 April 2018 - 16:35

I use Humbrol Decalfix in a thin layer on the surface of the primer before I apply the decals, and it seems to work fine. Getting them to sit on all the raised details can be a pain, but I have taken to cutting the decals into smaller pieces and jigsawing them together. :)


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#341 40019

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 20:17

I've struggled with decals on primer, so have been looking thru the shelves at Halfords for a suitable gray for L&N and covered hoppers.

 

I use "racking grey" enamel from Halfords for light grey covered hoppers - I think it looks ok, and grey primer for some of the darker grey ones, but sealed with varnish. cheers Paul.....


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#342 J. S. Bach

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 00:07

Unfortunately, they were out of stock. :cry:

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#343 Regularity

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 22:01

I have 3 S Scale Alcos that I have just listed on eBay:
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#344 DanielB

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 08:03

Mmmm... RS-11 :D

 

Quick update on L&N #100

 

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 12:26

Just added this Conrail C425 to the roster, to work on the new layout!

 

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