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Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by p51, Apr 27, 2017.

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    I'm still pondering where the Army unit sign will go but I think this works. Really, the sign should face completely away from the viewer but from this angle, the viewer can see it and it does make some sense why it would be placed like this:
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    If it stays there, I'm going to make a pile of earth around the feet of the posts, to show where it'd been recently placed there.
    This is the graphic I used, though printed out you just can't see all the detail I put into it:
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    This is the image I used, and I have decided that I will be making a small run of patches from this:
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    Over the weekend, I was busy with a bunch of detail stuff.
    I took a couple of coaches I bought it a show for next to nothing, Christmas patterns, and turn them both into Maintenance of Way cars. I didn't really need them, and I probably won't use them in any op sessions, but I just wanted to mess around with them because I had almost no money in them.
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    Take a look at the soda bottles in the pallet, each was an individual piece. That took quite a while to get those together...
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    I also added a LOT of new detail, including some tarps, tarped loads, damaged oil drums, and several other things...
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    I also ran my trench locomotive:
     
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    Over the last couple of days, I've been playing around with some lighting ideas...
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    I really like how this turned out:
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    These photos aren't the best quality, but yesterday I added a Pyle steam-powered generator to the roof of my Baldwin 'trench' Class 10 locomotive. The Davenport copies all had generators by the 1940s, so I figured this needed one as well.

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    And as an afterthought once the glue and paint was drying on the locomotive, I took the rest of the castings I had (mostly small hand tools and such) and made a scale work bench from scale lumber, trying to make a 'field expedient' bench of the type I often saw in my own Army days.

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    Later, I took these better shots with my 'real' camera:
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    Over the weekend, the 796th Railway Operating Battalion ready their 2-6-2T for another day's duty...
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    Meanwhile, some of the tools have been spread out for some much-needed journal work on a boxcar:
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    Nearby, the wheeled vehicles for the unit remain silent for now, safely secured within their motor pool area:
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    Last night I decided to test the pulling power of my new locomotive. I put almost all the freight cars on the layout behind it and it only slipped once I put a passenger car onto the end of that. Once I pulled that coach back off, I had 14 cars in tow, making it the longest train I’ve ever run here:



    I'm quite sure the real Baldwin Class 10s couldn't pull that many cars.

    My ET&WNC ten-wheelers, I’m sure, could handle this with ease but I’ve never pulled more than about 6-7 cars behind one of those.
     
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