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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2018, 12:56:42 AM »
Hi Rich

Looking great!!
I have to learn how to do with quality like your layout.
The thread of crane look fine to me but if you bother with it, why don't you try go over fingers with diluted White glue or something.
Don't rely on this. I don't know what I'm talking about.
Oh, how about using fishing thread? Don't they made out of plastic thing?
I was thinking of using it as utility pole wires.
Then I saw EZ Wire advertisement and some reason I forgot about all of them.

Anyway please keep me updated, Rich!!

Dats
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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2018, 07:44:07 PM »
Me neither Rich.  Don't be concerned.

Andy
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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2018, 10:10:28 PM »
Thanks guys for the vote of support.

Dats, You are too kind, I'm actually trying to do modeling as good as what you are doing on the Closet branch.

Andy, The count down has begun, I'll see in you in a month at Horseshoe curve. Hopefully Dats can join us at the curve?

Webbo, To bad you can't join us at the curve, but this is just the way things go sometimes.

Who knows maybe in a few years the moon and the stars will all align properly and we'll all be able to meet at the Curve for a day of rail fanning?
Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2018, 03:31:54 PM »
Rich and Dats

I have Wednesday 19th September in mind for our meet up at the Curve.  Probably get there early morning.  I believe the "Pennsylvanian" Amtrak train goes past about 10pm Eastern, so I'd like to see that, and then maybe we can go to Galitzin, Cresson or wherever to find those places that Arry and I have no idea how to get to!

Andy
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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2018, 09:26:45 PM »
Rich and Dats

I have Wednesday 19th September in mind for our meet up at the Curve.  Probably get there early morning.  I believe the "Pennsylvanian" Amtrak train goes past about 10pm Eastern, so I'd like to see that, and then maybe we can go to Galitzin, Cresson or wherever to find those places that Arry and I have no idea how to get to!

Andy
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Hi Andy, I'm hoping to be at the Curve Wednesday September the 19th between 9:00 and 9:30 AM. I've ridden the Amtrak Pennsylvanian and can tell you we left Pittsburgh promptly at 7:30 AM and arrived Altoona at 10:00 AM, so we probably rounded the curve around 9:45 AM. Andy, If you arrive at the curve at 10:00 AM you'll probably miss the Pennsylvanian Amtrak Train #42 on it's Eastbound trip to New York City. Amtrak Train #43 the Westbound Pennsylvanian arrives Altoona at 5:00 PM, so it probably rounds the curve around 5:15 PM. Also remember we are currently on Daylight Savings Time (Eastern Time Zone) so there is currently a 5 hour time difference, aka my computer tells me it's currently 9:22 PM in London, whereas here in the Pittsburgh area it's 4:22 PM.

I'm looking forward to meeting you guys at the curve on Wednesday 19 September 2018.

If I can remember, I'll try to wear this red NS jersey to the curve.
 


Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2018, 03:05:51 AM »
Wish I was able to meet up with you guys at the Curve. Close but no cigar!

However, my wife and I plan a day train trip to Washington from New York - on the Acela going and on the Northeast Regional on the way back.

Hope you, Andy, and Dats have a great day on the 19th.

Webbo

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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2018, 09:00:35 PM »
We wish you were going to be there as well Webbo.

 :(

Thank you for your best wishes!

Andy
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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2018, 08:55:09 AM »
toot toot guys!

enjoy.

lets hope its a lucky horseshoe.

Donald

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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2019, 12:08:35 AM »
It's been quite some time since I've last reported on the Long Valley branch. Nothing new to report. Also a follow up on our Horseshoe curve adventure 19 September 2018. It was a great day for train spotting and it was a real pleasure to meet Andy and Arry.










Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #39 on: April 13, 2019, 07:00:06 PM »
Hi Rich.  :wave:

Great photos!
I haven't done any train watching yet so it'll be in my bucket list.
I'm impressed how nice those pictures are. But I'm more impressed how handsome you guys are!  :thumbsup:
Keep your post coming please!

Dats
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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2019, 07:53:59 PM »
Hi Rich.  :wave:

Great photos!
I haven't done any train watching yet so it'll be in my bucket list.
I'm impressed how nice those pictures are. But I'm more impressed how handsome you guys are!  :thumbsup:
Keep your post coming please!

Dats

Hi Dats, Thank you for the compliments on the photos. They bottom few photos were taken from the visitor center entrance. From the entrance you ride a tram up to track level. The viewing park at track level is where the top picture of Andy, Arry and myself was taken.

Mark your calendar now for the Altoona N scale Weekend, August 3 & 4th. 2019.

https://www.n-scaleweekend.com/

I'm planning on attending Saturday August 3rd. If you can make it, we could always head up to horseshoe curve for some train watching. Start saving your pennies now, there's a wide selection of N scale products for sale at the convention.


Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2019, 12:39:59 AM »
Speaking of GP40's ( Hi Dats  :wave: )  Look what showed up today in Long Valley, a Western Maryland GP40 in the Trail Blazer ( Circus ) paint scheme.



This is an Atlas GP40 that I painted several years ago using Polly Scale paint, Micro-Scale decals and detail parts from BLMA and Detail Associates.

 
Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2019, 12:48:55 AM »
Awesome paint work, Rich!!
Did you paint it with an airbrush?
I tried to paint two colors like you did but mine was always came out bleaching colors.  :dunce:
And a lot of brush stroke marks.(I don't have an airbrush.)
Keep your photos coming please!  :admiration:

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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #43 on: April 18, 2019, 01:33:14 AM »
Awesome paint work, Rich!!
Did you paint it with an airbrush?
I tried to paint two colors like you did but mine was always came out bleaching colors.  :dunce:
And a lot of brush stroke marks.(I don't have an airbrush.)
Keep your photos coming please!  :admiration:

Dats

Hi Dats, Yes I have a Badger single action air brush. I've had it for years along with a small air compressor. When painting two colors, you have to start with the lightest color first. Let it dry for a good 24 hours, mask it and paint the lighter color over the seam of the masking tape and let that dry for another 24 hours. Then paint the darker color.

I use that method for my P&WV H16-44 and WM GP40. 





All the other locomotives and rolling stock I've painted were a single color, so nothing fancy painting them. The secret Dats is using an air brush to get a light and even coat of paint on the model. Thanks for the compliments on the Wild Mary Geep 40  :thumbsup:

I'll leave you with one of my HO scale SW1500's I painted years ago. This is a Cary body shell on an Athearn frame.


« Last Edit: April 18, 2019, 01:34:21 AM by Rich_S »
Cheers,
Rich S.

 

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