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Richard E
Topics: 76   Replies: 34
posted on Jun 13, 2019:


Two anthracite roads sharing common trackage in eastern New York State.
The LNE Alco FAs are Williams and the O&W FTs are custom painted Lionel units.
Anthracite haulers.
Balto&NY
Topics: 78   Replies: 127
posted on May 29, 2019:

Pennsylvania power is not often seen on the Baltimore & New York. The prototype B & NY had connection to it at Linden NJ. A fellow O scale modeler visited with his Williams PRR L1 class USRA 2-8-2. After an assigned run to Edgewater Yard with a train of refrigerator cars (seen in past photos here) it was turned, inspected and serviced at the B & NY Edgewater engine house. It has stepped off the turntable, heading to the Ready Track for its next assignment.

To the Ready Track
Balto&NY
Topics: 78   Replies: 127
posted on May 13, 2019:

This imposing but modest Victorian 'mansion' is made of paper. Actually, satin finish photo paper. It's from a booklet for cutting out and assembling an HO scale "Victorian Cottage." I copied the pages in O scale and also reworked some of the parts in a photo program to create the port-cochere at the front steps. For a 'cottage,' it had an impressive foot print, with steps to a back kitchen door and a back porch with a door. The tower-like chimney gives it a majestic presence. This paper structure with the drive and cars became 'Tower Hill' on my layout, set in a corner overlooking a curve on the mainline. Just a bit of paper work!
Paper Work!
jdcrawler
Topics: 47   Replies: 65
posted on May 7, 2019:

I picked up this brass snowplow that needs a little TLC.






The cupola on this model is soldered to the top of the snowplow with just the flat roof showing in the cab area.




I want to add detail to the cab area so the first thing to do was to remove the cupola and the roof section.




I put the roof section up on the mill and cut out the area for the cab.




I also had to cut out that area in the snowplow.




Then I cut out a piece of sheet brass to make the cab area out of.




The sides are bent up on this piece to to make the floor and sides of the cab.




The high end of the plow extends into the area of the cab.




So the front corners of the cab floor had to be cut back and a pie shaped piece of brass is soldered into the corners.
The floor section is then soldered into the hole in the roof section.




Instead of soldering the cupola back onto the roof section, I soldered two tabs inside it that have a threaded hole in them.
Then I drilled two holes in the roof section so the cupola can now be fasten to the top of the roof section with two small screws.




Controls and gauges are added to the cab area.




Two seats are also added to the cab area.




This is how the new cab area looks when assembled.




The model is cleaned up with trucks and couplers added.








snowplow
Balto&NY
Topics: 78   Replies: 127
posted on Apr 29, 2019:

A Pennsylvania 2-8-2 stands at the engine shop lead for servicing, after delivering a string of refrigerator cars to Edgewater Yard.
Overhead, a B&O RDC is on its way to Tower Hill. n the background, a B&O train departs Edgewater Station heading west.
The locomotive belongs to a visitor taking part in an operating session.

After the Run
Richard E
Topics: 76   Replies: 34
posted on Apr 26, 2019:


A D & H RS-11 & RS-3 heading north. The D & H was exclusively ALCO until Alco quit building locomotives.
D & H Alcos
Richard E
Topics: 76   Replies: 34
posted on Mar 15, 2019:

Reporting for work at the Lincoln Park roundhouse
Lincoln Park Roundhouse
  


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