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#26 J. S. Bach

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 19:27

Looking good.





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Posted 22 July 2018 - 07:23

For those in UK looking to buy American locos and rolling stock, Chris Gilbert has a site on Facebook especially for this purpose https://www.facebook...65859160933905/ which might make your life a little easier

#28 NINJA

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 10:31

What I do find refreshing about railroading, it is more freight orientated, when modelling a mainline I do not need rakes of coaches and platforms.

I have one rake of streamliners and a couple of Budd RDC's.

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 13:43

No need for 8 coach platforms here.

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#30 NINJA

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 10:22

Can anyone tell me the purpose of these canisters aboard the gondola.

I am presently building a cement distribution facility and I think I once saw these canisters were related to the cement industry.

Thanks.

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#31 pH

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 21:20

Can anyone tell me the purpose of these canisters aboard the gondola.
I am presently building a cement distribution facility and I think I once saw these canisters were related to the cement industry.
Thanks.

Pressurised containers for transporting dry cement, used before covered hoppers:

https://books.google...er load&f=false

http://cs.trains.com...1/t/156787.aspx

#32 Mike Kieran

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 23:40

Ninja,
Marvelous work! The beauty of American railroading is you can freelance an imaginary branch line and short line where trains can be as small as one car.

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 23:42

BTW, not all Americans have huge, if any, basements. Switching layouts are picking up more steam here as well.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 09:53

Thanks pH for that info.

I am concentrating my layout in the 70's so these containers would be largely obsolete by then after reading the info you posted.

Will find an alternative use for them.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 12:23

Thanks pH for that info.
I am concentrating my layout in the 70's so these containers would be largely obsolete by then after reading the info you posted.
Will find an alternative use for them.


They're probably too late for the 70s, but with a hole drilled in the top might look like public glass recycling "Bottle Banks"...

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 14:36

Thanks pH for that info.

I am concentrating my layout in the 70's so these containers would be largely obsolete by then after reading the info you posted.

Will find an alternative use for them.



If you're modelling the 70s you'll need to remove the website address from the gondola.

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#37 NINJA

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 15:19

Nick,

That was an image I just took off the net to illustrate the cement canisters.

Noted though the address, had not spotted that.
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Posted 25 July 2018 - 18:34

Noted though the address, had not spotted that.

 

Web address apart the livery is pretty good for the post 1961 CN "wet noodle" scheme.

 

http://rr-fallenflag...n149285jpa.jpg 

 

All the best

 

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 18:04

I am slowly progressing my cityscape, can anyone give me advice on a quick and simple way of doing the shop interiors, I don't want to get bogged down in respective of time filling them.

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 18:23

I am slowly progressing my cityscape, can anyone give me advice on a quick and simple way of doing the shop interiors, I don't want to get bogged down in respective of time filling them.

Maybe you could use a simplified version of the highly effective photo-based interiors as seen on the A&O:

http://forum.aorailr...commitee/575/25

(see latest posts)

 

You could perhaps just use a suitable photo flat across the interior for now, and come back later with more 3D content if you have the time and inclination.  ;)  

 

Pete


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Posted 23 August 2018 - 18:33

Thanks for that Pete, looks a good starting point.