MELGAR posted:

New Haven Alco PA #0771 (model by Sunset/3rd Rail) - Osgood Bradley American Flyer passenger car #8204 (21-inch model by Weaver) - 60 foot passenger car #6843 (model by Atlas O) crossing 144-foot (36-inch) truss bridge built from kit - on my 12'-by-8' layout.

MELGAR

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Stunning

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Suggestions:

1) 1/32-inch thick basswood (3-inch or 6-inch width) with grain vertical. Moisten one side, allow to curl, then glue to frame while still wet. Secure edges with masking tape and rubber bands until everything is dry. Paint with concrete color textured paint.

2) Basswood as above then cover curved surface with textured construction paper to eliminate wood grain and seams. Paint concrete color.

3) Cover with thin styrene plastic sheeting. Glue sheeting to wood framework with styrene cement.

4) Plank surface with 1/4-inch wide vertical basswood strips. Sandpaper to curved contour when planking complete.

MELGAR

Nice McGinnis collection but McGinnis was not the only paint scheme on the New Haven Railroad. New Haven DER-1 #0722, The Cranberry, an ALCO DL-109, had a one-of-a-kind paint scheme and ran on Cape Cod during the 1950s. Model by MTH with PS2.

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MELGAR

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I made a coaling tower and a similar item (oil tank) out of coffee cans that I wrapped in poster board that was softened with a steam iron; glued it with 3M spray adhesive held with rubber bands until dry. They've held for over 10 years now.

jackson, CEO, Not-So-Great Eastern RR, aka The Never Done Line

          Division of the Southern Adirondack Railway Cartel

 

 

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I repainted a Legacy S-2 into the half-ballon paint scheme over the winter. The half-baloon scheme was applied to engines from about 1950 - 1953, and refers to the quarter circle of green where the bottom hood stripe meets the cab - the full-ballon paint scheme that succeded this has a full half circle between the top and bottom hood stripes. 0610 continued in this paint scheme until the Penn Central merger.

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I also added a whistle, as can be seen on the engineers side of the engine by the cab overhang. All New Haven Alco S-1's and S-2's had steam locomotive whistles instead of horns. Since I took these photos I have also added the cab signaling box on the engineers side walkway.

Prototype photo of 0610 working the South Bronx at the below link:

https://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=389668

~C.Vigs

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Sure, Melgar.   I always like your posts. 

I made this when I was 28.  I'm 65 now.  Sorry to disappoint, but, the model is pretty much a mess.  When newly built, you can see how beautiful and BIG the Missouri was.  My young son couldn't resist playing with it.  He broke off most of the 5 inch guns and radars for the gun directors.  It had 20 bofors 40mm guns, which are mostly destroyed.  The Revell wood model didn't include any 20 mm guns.  All balsa wood sheets, sticks, and planks, it took several months to build.  When we moved, 30 years ago, I simply mounted the shelf and left it there.   At least the lines of the ship and main battery's still show up well.

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If I ever get done building layouts and playing with trains, maybe I'll try fixing it...Thanks for asking.

Jerry

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This may be the best photograph I have ever taken:IMG_1552

Don't know why, but there is something about the beauty of the EP5 in McGuiness livery, the scenery and structures, the colors, the lighting, the crystal clarity and maybe something else I cannot articulate, that makes me love it. Arnold 

PS: I just noticed there is one thing wrong with it: the crossing gates are not down.

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Arnold D. Cribari posted:

This may be the best photograph I have ever taken:IMG_1552

Don't know why, but there is something about the beauty of the EP5 in McGuiness livery, the scenery and structures, the colors, the lighting, the crystal clarity and maybe something else I cannot articulate, that makes me love it. Arnold 

PS: I just noticed there is one thing wrong with it: the crossing gates are not down.

Arnold,

It is an excellent photo. Good composition and subject, good lighting, good focus, good color.

As you know, I have an MTH EP-5 that is the favorite locomotive on my layout. However, I would venture to say that all of us, certainly including myself, have an error in every photo of our O gauge EP-5s that usually goes unremarked... Pantographs down and no catenary wire... I wonder if there is "any New Haven fan" who can provide a correct version. I cannot. Here is my EP-5 - pans down, no wire... And that's how I run it. It's only a model train.

MELGAR

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Leroof posted:

Greetings Melgar and Arnold, Leroof here. Somewhere on my dismantled PC I have several photos of my postwar NH EP-5 in action on my former live homemade catenary. I did find this one in my I -Pad.

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IMO, Leroof, it certainly does. Glad to see you're back on the Forum. Arnold

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