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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:10 pm
by SR/ScR Fan
I see what you did there! Thank you. I'm loving 40ft boxcars at the moment, helps with the 50's vibe.

Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:38 pm
by SR/ScR Fan
So I had the urge to paint something:

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This to be precise. I got this as part of a job lot a while ago.

I decided it wasn't far off this:

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So in one evening:

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Not bad. My caboose transfers appear to have taken leave, so I when I find them I will finish it.

Thanks for looking.

Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:47 am
by skyblue
Looks good. Why is the locomotive so much lower than the wagons? Is it to do with them being built to different loading gauges? (I know nothing about American railways so apologies for the possibly silly question!).

Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:04 am
by SR/ScR Fan
Thanks Skyblue. I think the camera angle doesn't help. The cab on the RS-2 is the same height as the box car. The bonnets are fairly low on these to improve visibility. The caboose is much lower than the box car.

American loading gauge is much bigger than ours. British is 9 ft by 13ft 6, and American is 10ft 6 by 15ft.

Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:00 pm
by whynot
Such interesting shapes, the caboose (and such a splendid word!).

Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:07 pm
by SR/ScR Fan
The number of different shapes is mind boggling!

A chap on another forum foundvthis for me:

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Spot on for the one I have. No longer a "sort of" model, now it will be based on this one.

Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:52 pm
by SR/ScR Fan
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Completed my caboose last night. I also replaced the molded curve hand rails with fine wire. I had to change the number from the photo as I didn't the right amount of number 2's!. I also added glazing.

Thanks for looking.

Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:20 pm
by whynot
That's what I call a make over - top work.

Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:25 pm
by SR/ScR Fan
Thank you :). Not sure how I'm going to fit it onto my inglenook mind...

Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:38 pm
by nickbrad
I think many of us are guilty of owning stock that doesn't strictly fit in with our layout's location/traffic patterns, (I have a Class 60 loco and some Mk1s yet have based my layout roughly around the Wisbech and Upwell tramway). However, it looks great and it's your railway, so if you feel like just shunting it in and out again, then why not lol :D

Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:01 pm
by SR/ScR Fan
Thanks Nick. It is actually location and age appropriate, but I physically don't have the room on the layout!

But it wouldn't hurt to have it appear ever now and again :)

Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:46 pm
by SR/ScR Fan
Latest update.

Board is nearly ready...

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:38 am
by nickbrad
Ok, I really need to get moving along, yet another layout is going to be finished by the time I have the track fixed at this rate :lol:

I was thinking earlier actually, the caboose fits into the layout perfectly, It adds an element to the shunting puzzle as it needs attaching to the rear, regardless of position when it enters the yard :wink:

Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:29 am
by skyblue
I've just noticed that you plan to set the layout in winter (don't know how I missed it) and that in the first post you mention snow. How deep/how much snow are you going for and what will you be using for it?

Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:09 am
by SR/ScR Fan
I doubt it will be finished any time soon nickbrad, you will have plenty of time to catch up! I suppose the caboose can be introduced after the puzzle has been completed, to complete the train.

Skyblue, I'm going for fairly substantial snowfall, a foot at least. I will be using Woodland Scenics Flexpaste and Fine Snow Flakes.