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PRR DD-1 A-A units box cab electrics (Decaling and clear coating).

NOOO, I did not use these 30 year old decals that came with the engines but Microscale ones instead!

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The decal sheet did not have the sequence of numbers that I needed so each one had to be cut and applied (always fun on small decals).

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Each unit has it's own number and I choose set 3936/3937 mainly because I have a picture of it.

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A very light coat of Solvaset and then a few more light applications after the decal dries.

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Scalecoat satin finish applied to all parts and the final 2 hours at 200 degrees.

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Also did the drive mechanism with the satin finish.

Didn't mask off the drivers, only 'shot' from the front and can use a Q-tip and solution to clean off the drivers of any light 'spray'.

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NYC T-3 box cab electric (disassembly, masking and painting).

Acquired this engine last year at one of the train shows.

The model was made by Alco models in 1974.

I got the PRR DD-1's at a really good price but this engine was under 100 bucks; can't pass that up!

Something different.

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Disassembly.

4 screws secured the shell to the frame.

WOW: that is one big open frame motor.

Tenshodo had a similar motor in their Y-1 electrics.

I'm going to use this motor:

1)  the engine is small and won't pull many cars so shouldn't have to worry about overloading the decoder.

2)  Would be a lot of work to 'switch out' that motor to a can motor especially with that drive mechanism!



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Never seen springs used as a power system.

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Knurled shaft for the springs.

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No way removing the springs from the frame so had to enlarge the loop on one end so the other loop could slide out.

This tool worked well to enlarge the loop.

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Everything in it's respective order.

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Drilled out the headlight and a hole in the top of the cab to route the 0401 LED's.

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After cleaning all the parts, I almost forgot to drill out the marker lights.

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Drilled so there are 4 holes in the marker lights.

Again, had to wash and 'air compressor' dry the parts.

I had the shell all taped and had to remove it to insure no metal fragments were left on the surfaces.

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A hole drilled in the shell to route the marker light wires.

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All cleaned and ready to tape electrical contact areas and keep 'over spray' when applying the green paint to the interior.

Also, applied black on all the parts below the shell.



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Taped the outside truck wheels as the trucks do not come 'apart'.

Since there is insulation on the wheels these parts will only be 'air dried'.

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Ready for painting.

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Thanks, Mark. I'm just trying to get the last engines painted although I've still got several more 'left'.

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NYC T-3 box cab electric (2nd coat of black, masking and painting the dark and light grey).

2nd coat of black and dark grey applied.

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Painting every day, I leave the air brush end in thinner to dissolve any remaining paint that might be in the 'chambers'.

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Masking for the light grey.

Took me a few attempts and tape thicknesses to get the proper 'curve'.

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Not bad masking for the 'lightning stripes'; just cut some tape at an 'angle'.

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The 'light grey' looks as dark as the 'dark grey' until...

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the tape is removed.

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Ross club weekly Tuesday night.

We had two engines that lost 'boiler pressure' and had to be replaced!

videos:

UP FEF-3 4-8-4 2-tone freight:

Departing Havre:

One of the 'replacement' engines. The cabeese got changed 'soon after'!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol0zV2xYNhw

Erie Triplex 2-8-8-8-2 freight:

Tye:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85iEWjqQDkc

Departing Havre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRka6fAWohU

Chumstick canyon trestle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBHW_5Jmmy4

N&W J 4-8-4 passenger train:

Willmar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYRDCiATk7c

Chumstick canyon trestle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbFls1sX858

GN R-2 2-8-8-2 freight:

Waverly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0F5qbOZn5U

Stopping at Willmar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkBZIfoq18c

Departing Willmar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsNLydYnJjA

Chumstick canyon trestle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LycK6jw5a1A

Erie Triplex 2-8-8-8-2 and UP FEF-3 4-8-4 2-tone grey:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K8bf120zWI

Bob at Seattle's freight yard.

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Ditto for Jerry.

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Mark with N&W J 4-8-4.

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Bob operating the UP FEF-3 4-8-4.

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Havre.

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Ditto.

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Joe.

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Chumstick canyon.

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Havre.

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Swan River logging.

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Erie Triplex at Hillyard.

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That’s a very nice layout Curt has.  With all that the great railroad buildings and industries, I think I like the company houses best.  I don’t know why I always have to take a look at the company houses, they originally look the same.  Now, it is interesting to see what changes have been made to each in company towns that survived.  We have a few in our area.

NYC T-3 box cab electric (decaling).

This was difficult with the curved stripping on each end (and only one side is done!).

The decal stripes had to be cut 2-3 times to handle the curved end striping.

Putting decals over vents, also, is not easy!

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There was a wire step located where the striping meet.

I should have put the 3rd stripe from the top to meet at the edge of one step to make all 4 more 'uniform' where they meet.

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NYC T-3 box cab electric (decaling: other side) and PRR DD-1 PRR heralds applied.

This concludes any more painting for awhile.

Still have lots to do with all the 0402 LED's, decoders and assembly for the UP GE #1 steam turbine, Virginian's 3 box cab electrics, PRR DD-1's electrics and the NYC T-3 electric.

Other side.

Took about 4 hours counting 'shooting' the 'clear coat'.

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The usual 'satin clear' added.

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2 hours at 200 degrees.

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Lots of cutting and that is, probably, only half of it!

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PRR DD-1's.

Painted the headlight black and the bell gold.

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Curt gave me some PPR heralds.

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Did a quick 'dusting' of 'satin clear' over the heralds.

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Engines still need painting.

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6 logging engines.

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The Solvaset has been evaporating quickly so I assumed it may be the 'supplied' brush so I removed it as it's too 'bulky' to applying the correct amount of fluid anyway.

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Installing 0402 LED's in the 4 recently painted engines.

A slow process as one has to let the canopy glue dry before install more LED's.

I put black paint on the wires to hide the red wire for where it is exposed, ie; marker lights to hole in the super structure.

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Also, makes good 'lenses'.

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Virginian EL-3A 3 unit electric set.

The 2 end units get head lights.

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Some tape to secure the wires while the glue dries.

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I'm fond of 'lots of colors' so I install 'green' in all marker lights.

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I'm glad I checked for a 'short' by connecting a 3rd wire to the super structure as one of the LED's wires was making contact with the interior of the marker light.  I should have put some thin CA on the LED's.

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3rd unit.

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Wires taped and glue applied to the 'inside' wires.

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To strip the insulation on very small diameter wire I find it easiest to pull the wire under the blade on a wood surface versus trying to scrape the blade over the wire while the wire is stationary.

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Canopy glue will dry clear.

Even painting the wires black the paint can get 'scraped off' while routing them through holes.

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NYC T-3 electric.

The bells were painted gold.

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Cabin light.

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A 'signal tester' used to insure LED's are properly positioned and not creating any 'shorts'.

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Headlights and marker lights completed.

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UP GE #1 turbine engine.

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Tail lights.

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Cabin light.

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Headlight.

The headlight opening was large so I, previously, put some canopy glue over it to create a lens before installing the LED.

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One marker light installed.

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Thin CA helps insulate the wires by the LED.

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NOTE: I GOT emails saying my last post shows no pictures so I'm reposting:

NMRA MCR DIV 7 monthly meeting, feature presentation and 2 layout visits.

Videos:

Cincinnati Model Railway Club 2-rail O-gauge 'walk around':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBZL8iQdfsw

Dan's HO layout 'walk around':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIj5mxsam40

Meeting:

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Raffle table.

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Contest table.

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Feature presentation on Warther's engine carvings in Dover, Ohio.

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Cincinnati Model Railway Club 2-rail O gauge layout.

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Ross club weekly Tuesday night meeting.

videos:

UP E-6 A-B-B passenger train:

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fuc6SXEFKhM

Departing Havre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7xvs0BFBNw

Departing Tumwater canyon trestle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f0Ciezmp5U

UP 2-tone grey 4-6-6-4 freight:

Departing Hillyard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcLpm2iFsHY

UP Big Boy 4-8-8-4 freight:

Marias pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QzsOo8sgY8

UP E-6 A-B-B passenger train and UP Big Boy 4-8-8-4 freight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeRLUsnP6Ak

Milwaukee S-3 4-8-4 passenger train:

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvkIL9Tr7hI

Chumstick canyon trestle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7T9j53QqRs

Marias pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovNADQOokSw

Bob with the UP 2-tone challenger at Seattle's freight yard.

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UP Big Boy 4-8-8-4 freight at Skykomish.

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Jerry operating the UP E-6 A-B-B passenger train at Hillyard.

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Tye.

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UP 2-tone grey 4-6-6-4 taking water at Hillyard.

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Bob operating the UP 2-tone grey 4-6-6-4 freight at Chumstick canyon trestle.

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UP Big Boy 4-8-8-4 at Hillyard's water tank.

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Glacier.

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Nick operating the Big Boy.

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Joe dispatching using NMRA LCC system.

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Jerry's Milwaukee S-3 4-8-4 passenger train bypassing Seattle's freight yard.

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View from Tye's 'access hatch'.

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Ross club weekly Tuesday night meeting.

videos:

UP 2-tone grey 4-6-6-4 freight:

Departing Seattle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1Z0k_aHNi8

Waverly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BBNuWCfDqY

ACL R-1 4-8-4 passenger train:

Departing Seattle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ct0nEcLyUk

Marias pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZPBbCVGW1g

Departing Havre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfexStjndgw

Departing Waverly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i8lj6jK5WE

UP 2-tone grey 4-8-4 freight:

Marias Pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AANGOb20zUY

NH EP-5 electrics freight:

Tye:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vRfz9e-IMo

Departing Havre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4s7-ZKnpBM

Willmar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlcrO7hdfjw

ACL R-1 4-8-4 passenger train and UP 2-tone grey 4-8-4 freight:

Glacier:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy8IK0-FAcM&t=1s

Hillyard and Waverly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtMmNCne908

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Freight on the siding while passenger train passes.

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NH EP-5 electrics.

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Bob and Jerry.

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Mark operating the NH EP-5 electrics.

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Waverly.

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Willmar.

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Glacier.

UP 2-tone grey 4-8-4.

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UP 2-tone grey 4-8-4 taking water at Willmar.

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Window installation on the PRR DD-1 electrics, UP GE #1 turbine and NYC T-3 electric.

It took a full day just to install the windows!

PRR DD-1 electrics.

The interiors of these were all smooth so one piece of clear plastic (from tops of Christmas card boxes) was taped to the windows.  This process didn't take long to install.

The front windows were difficult to access so individual pieces of plastic were glued using canopy glue.

Just one window could be glued 'at a time' to insure no movement while installing each window, let the canopy glue dry and then do another window.

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The front side window also had to be individually glued.

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With the hand rails soldered on the inside, the windows had to be trimmed 'just right' so they were flush to the surface.

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UP GE#1 turbine diesel.

It was easiest to trim the front window 'glass' from the 'outside' and then use canopy glue to secure it from the inside.

The glue had to dry on one side before doing the other side.

GN, UP GE #1 2+C-C+2 diesel steam turbine Alco 130A

The 2 front side windows needed special trimming and using canopy glue.

The remaining side windows could be taped.

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The back window could not be accessed from the inside so I just used canopy glue to make the window.

To be 'truthful' the canopy glue windows are, probably, more realistic than the clear plastic!

Each side light has the 0402 LED's installed.

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Lots of 'bumps' in the interior so each window had to be glued 'in place'.

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Ross club weekly Tuesday night meeting:

videos:

B&O E-1 A-B passenger train:

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcdkWgfjGrc

Departing Hillyard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJtcXe5Czz8

GN R-2 2-8-8-2 freight:

10 LED's on this engine.

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xZAuqUM1YE

Marias Pass:

MMM: just 're planted' that conifer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-MC6726bK0

Chumstick canyon trestle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhTA3TkCwIw

Skykomish (west bound).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toyKNAAVl2s

NH EP-5 electrics with Mark's freight cars:

Tye:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io0zAAYdEIs

B&O E-1 A-B passenger train and GN R-2 2-8-8-2 freight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21xMlwvwxx8

Skykomish:

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Marias pass.

All #10 turnouts.

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Glacier.

Never did build the snow shed for this area!

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Nick with the B&O E-1 A-B passenger train.

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Mark  with the NH EP-5 electrics and his freight cars.

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B&O E-1's and GN R-2 2-8-8-2.

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Joe was talking about some software to indicate the name of the train on the dispatcher's panel.

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Skykomish.

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Ross club weekly Tuesday night meeting:

Videos:

D&RGW L-131 2-8-8-2 passenger train:

Departing Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJalg9go0ls

Marias pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g7d3MBlF0M

Chumstick canyon trestle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bJshYz2hHE

Hillyard:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNOgg85H-RY

UP 2-tone grey 4-6-6-4 freight:

Tye:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTG_NZY3gK4

Departing Chumstick canyon trestle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekk1yiW42X8

NH EP-5 electrics freight:

Chumstick canyon trestle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN3qKkIT2EM

Willmar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se14OPzTF_U

D&RGW L-131 2-8-8-2 and UP 2-tone 4-6-6-4:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igDlcp40e9I

UP 2-tone grey 4-6-6-4 at Seattle.

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Nick operating the UP 2-tone grey 4-6-6-4.

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NH EP-5 electrics at Skykomish.

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UP 2-tone grey 4-6-6-4 freight taking water at Hillyard.

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Mark operating the NH EP-5 electrics viewed from Tye's access hatch.

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Ross club Tuesday night meeting.

Videos:

Lots of long trains with a lot of vintage metal Athearn/Varney and wood Silver Streak/Ambroid freight cars.

UP 2-tone grey 4-6-6-4 freight:

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgcPsf4BYaY

Willmar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY9Aaicpbj8

Hillyard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3CVyFuTSmA

Skykomish (west).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrCGcnEQ0FY

UP 2-tone grey 4-8-4 freight:

Seattle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEtok3eMGQA

Waverly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g5UtwzBRD8

Chumstick canyon trestle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNo5jk4V1aA

Marias Pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noveZxFk4Os

Seattle's yard throat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTxwyVumwlI

UP Big Boy 4-8-8-4 freight:

Departing Hillyard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL47uZGI2mM

Marias pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nxFRQZmb5w

UP 2-tone grey 4-8-4 and UP Big Boy 4-8-8-4:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucjH39MlLm4

PRR P5A electrics and UP Big Boy 4-8-8-4:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1DmJESn_m8

PRR P5A electrics freight:

Hillyard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l54LZrwgw7g

Jerry, Bob and Nick.

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The UP 2-tone grey 4-6-6-4 is a good 'smoker'!

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Skykomish.

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Nick operating the UP Big Boy 4-8-8-4 at Hillyard.

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Chumstick canyon trestle.

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UP 2-tone grey 4-8-4 at Willmar.

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Joe's new hat.

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Waverly.

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Skykomish.

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PRR P5A electrics at Havre.

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Chumstick canyon trestle.

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Waverly.

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The conifers have 'needles'.

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This 45 year old return loop/interchange/staging tracks have been 'dressed up' a little over the years.

Still no ties though!

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Seattle.

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Seattle's incoming tracks.

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Some 'switching'.

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GNRW monthly 3rd Saturday ops:

Usual initial pizza and orange cream bars and chocolate covered ice cream later.

videos:

Jason's diesel and freight cars:

Seattle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACLANNPLVnQ

Marias pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFRcmZ90O9A

Chumstick canyon trestle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olMcnXLAmFw

Jason's 2nd diesel and his freight cars:

Seattle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rij7afez1dU

NP Z-8 4-6-6-4 freight:

Departing Hillyard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL8fu09_5K8

Chumstick canyon trestle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pAYYcTRXTc

Hillyard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBIK1FIdLHo

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWqGAt1la9I

Milwaukee S-3 4-8-4 passenger train:

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBPPWr8KoOc

UP DD40X freight:

Departing Hillyard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkyJPrkwnTU

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbK24dP-acE

Jason's diesel at Seattle.

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Some of his freight cars.

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NP Z-8 4-6-6-4 Seattle.

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NP Z-8 4-6-6-4 taking water at Willmar.

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Chumstick canyon.

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Hillyard.

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Near track is Swan River logging.

Next track is interchange between the GNRW and Swan River.

Code 80 on individual wooden ties.

After 45 years no 'rotten ties' yet!

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Ben and Dave.

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Main leads to Seattle.

Far right track: passenger track.

Middle track: to freight yard.

Left track: drill track for switcher.

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Dave 'switching'.

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Ross club weekly Tuesday night meeting:

Good thing I run a train over the entire mainline before each 'session' as a 'jumper wire' broke on the mainline under the steps: always fun crawling under the layout to get under the steps to fix that!

videos:

UP 2-tone grey 4-6-6-4 freight:

This freight train has a lot of 'open loads' plus a few unusual freight cars.

Departing Seattle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaVoyVr5FJI

Tye:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCgTColkVew

Havre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzQidQf_EC4

Departing Willmar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWWoeV8kOug

Departing Whitefish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6HOET8kY6w

Marias pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh7HAMJK-f0

PRR P5A electrics freight:

This long train has more 'open loads' plus vintage metal Athearn/Varney and wood Silver Streak/Ambroid freight cars.

Havre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK0mh-0Imh8

Marias pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO5b2utfHxE

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3SIN4xsDb4

N&W A 2-6-6-4 freight:

Waverly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ6NOATFndE

Glacier:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk6vYOpP820

Skykomish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQIZo2kzApo

Jerry, Mark and Nick.

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Drill track, freight and passenger tracks.

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3 trains in the laundry room.

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Waverly.

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Nick operating the UP 2-tone grey 4-6-6-4 getting water at Willmar.

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One of 5 functioning water towers.

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Waverly.

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Havre.

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Mark operating the PRR P5A electrics.

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Havre.

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Marias pass.

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N&W A 2-6-6-4 with tree leaves on it!

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Willmar.

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Skykomish.

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Willmar.

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Willmar.

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Havre.

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'Time' for an orange cream bar.



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Engines that need decoders.

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A 'tribute' to Allen.

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Stuff that needs reassembling this Fall.

PRR DD-1 electrics.

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Virginian's EL-3A electrics and UP GE #1 steam turbine.

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NYC T-3A electric.

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