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Author Topic: Whats everyone up to?
John

Posts: 28
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: April 25, 2018,
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Looking good Jay!
I must be slipping, I completely forgot you're selling these nice wheels and actually need some sets.
I have a half dozen or so OMI drives to convert, I'm certain at least 3 are from the latest run but I'm pretty sure some are from previous runs so I'll check out what I need and then order them.
Thank you,
John

John

Jay-
Criswell

Posts: 103
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: April 25, 2018,
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John,

If they have ball bearings on the axles (in the gear box), they should be 3mm. If so the conversion should be fairly simple. Otherwise, it's a crap shoot.

Jay

Proto48Pat-
rick

Posts: 552
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: April 25, 2018,
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nice work.

Patrick Welch

Jay-
Criswell

Posts: 103
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: April 25, 2018,
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Patrick,

Thanks! It's been fun.

Jay-
Criswell

Posts: 103
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: May 12, 2018,
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Pretty much done with this one. Clean up a little bit of wiring and call it good. Thought I had QSI issues and made it far more complicated than need be. NMRA type plug was partially unplugging itself. On to the Alco, Baldwin, Sac North., etc. Less than two weeks to finish...ugh!
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Jay

Ken Ford

Posts: 2
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: May 13, 2018,
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I just converted a first run Atlas SW to P:48 using one of Jay’s coverplate and NWSL wheelsets kits.

For the last five or so years I’ve been concentrating on researching and planning a early 1950s setting C&NW branchline layout in P:48, but in the meantime I want to do a small modern switching layout - which doesn’t require research since I was there.

The more extensive C&NW branch project will probably need to wait for retirement in a few years.

Proto48Pat-
rick

Posts: 552
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: May 14, 2018,
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Ken, Start a new thread about your layout in planning! I'd follow!

Patrick

Patrick Welch

Ken Ford

Posts: 2
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: May 14, 2018,
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It might help me focus!

Proto48Pat-
rick

Posts: 552
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: May 16, 2018,
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its fun to go back and see the progress, or lack of LOL. Like me. Ill start back up end of summer tho.

Patrick

Patrick Welch

Jay-
Criswell

Posts: 103
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: June 29, 2018,
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Briefly spoke with Scott Mann about the new Krauss Maffei that Sunset 3rd Rail will be bringing in. He tells me the gear boxes, axles, and wheels should be the same as their current models. My purpose in mentioning this is, our P:48 conversion sets should work in these models.

John

Posts: 28
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: December 5, 2018,
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Hello Everyone!
It's been a while since I last posted here, my apologies. After moving in June though I'm working on a new layout again and thought I'd share a few photos and a video of where I'm at currently with my mid 1990's era ATSF Proto48 model RR. Still a long way to go but having fun.

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John

John

slrsafety1

Posts: 6
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: December 5, 2018,
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Nice work, John!

Jamie

John

Posts: 28
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: December 5, 2018,
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Thanks Jamie! I'll start a new thread for my model RR here soon.

John

John

Posts: 28
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: December 12, 2018,
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I've been working on a few turnouts and closing in on them finally. They are built using those outstanding Right O' Way and AS&S code 125 castings and NS rail. I'm also using the 8 hole tie plates from the currently defunct Monster Model Works, which I also think are exceptional. I still have to solder feeder wires to some of the segments and finish spiking the rest of the details in along with a few more tie plates. 🙂 Anyway here are a few photos to view, hope you enjoy.

This first two photos are of the east siding entrance to my grain loading facility.

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The next two photos are of the crossover which I posted of photo of in my previous post.

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John

Jay-
Criswell

Posts: 103
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: December 13, 2018,
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John,

Thanks for sharing. I need to talk you into sharing them on the website.

http://www.right-o-way.us./sbp741729.php

Jay

John

Posts: 28
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: December 16, 2018,
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Hi Jay, thanks, I'd like that very much! I'll begin posting photos their as I get turnouts completed.

I began laying out out the foot print for the grain elevators this morning along with a #7LH turnout and siding.
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John

Jay-
Criswell

Posts: 103
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: December 17, 2018,
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John,

I always enjoy seeing photos like yours. Thanks for sharing.

Jay

Proto48Pat-
rick

Posts: 552
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: December 20, 2018,
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super sweet John

Patrick Welch

big train

Posts: 27
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: December 21, 2018,
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Can you tell me about the covered hoppers, as in who made what? I see what look like Lionel centerflows, in different bay configurations. Are they all Lionel? Some? None? It's interesting that the DRGW hopper in the foreground has a different running board arrangement for the latitudinal and extension boards at the end. Are the two toward the back in gray only 2-bay hoppers?

The ones on the right look like ps2-cd's?

Thanks,
Jim

John

Posts: 28
Post Re: Whats everyone up to?
on: December 21, 2018,
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Thanks Jay and Patrick! By the way Patrick I hadn’t caught your news print cars in the beginning of this thread, they are very nice!

Jim the PS series cars are a mixture of Atlas and Overland’s. The 3 and 4 bay ACF’s are Lionel and the pair of 2 bay ACF cars are NJCB’s. Here are some photos of the different types.

Lionel D&RGW Aluminum ACF 4-Bay
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Lionel ATSF Aluminum ACF 3-Bay
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NJCB MP and RI ACF 2980 2 Bay
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Overland ATSF PS2-CD
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Overland ATSF PS-4750
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And of course the good ol' trusty Atlas PS-4427's
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John

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