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    • March 14, 2019 7:39 PM EDT
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      I've been working on the next two cars which I hope will see paint in another week or so. They are both CN, including the early version. While working on the 1970 version, the car  shops discovered a bad axle, so it's been swapped out and is ready to go.

       

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    • March 14, 2019 8:48 PM EDT
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      Barber S-2's are all the rage anymore  !

    • March 15, 2019 11:32 AM EDT
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      Truck is looking great there Shane. Was wondering if the Kadee wheel treads were silver under the black finish, now I know 

      Like your idea of the appearance of a bad wheel/axle being swapped out. I tend to model more modern era so the only difference would be painted the bearing cap blue.

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    • March 15, 2019 2:04 PM EDT
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      Blue, red, what is the difference?

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    • March 15, 2019 2:54 PM EDT
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      David Maynard said:

      Blue, red, what is the difference?

      No clue Dave. Just see blue used now. Not sure if Red was used more in the 70's era or not. 

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    • March 15, 2019 8:38 PM EDT
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      David Maynard said:

      Blue, red, what is the difference?

      Rooster assigns homework for Maynard .....on his desk Monday morning for grading  .....you have all weekend !

    • March 16, 2019 3:12 AM EDT
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      Eric, I'm hoping with some use, the treads will polish up nicely like the real ones. My focus era is roughly 1990-2010, though build dates can go much earlier. Reflective stripes - yes. Graffiti - no. CN "www" logo - no.

       

      I think the blue caps are just a companies marketing move to make them stand out.

       

      Watch out for Rooster. I think he still makes you write lines on the blackboard.

    • March 16, 2019 6:21 AM EDT
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      Blue bearing caps

      Ask Trains from the September 2014 issue
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      Two blue end caps for bearings made by Amsted Rail’s Brenco Inc. appear on a freight car truck at the Union Pacific's Butler Yard in Wisconsin.
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      Q What is the significance of the blue paint that I see on the rotating bearing caps on freight car wheelsets? – Tito Porfiri, Olney, Md.

      A The blue bearing caps you saw were most likely manufactured by Amsted Rail’s Brenco Inc. A marketing representative for Amsted says the company “...wanted to distinguish the new Brenco Generation 2000 Class K bearing as it was originally placed in field service testing in the mid 1990s. Blue was chosen since it has always been an integral part of the Brenco logo color. The color became so recognized during captiveservice field testing ... that we decided to go across the board with blue on all Class K and M bearing production.” – Matt Walker, CSX Transportation locomotive engineer
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    • March 17, 2019 12:59 PM EDT
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      A+

    • March 21, 2019 7:51 PM EDT
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      Hey, no peeking. It's not done.

       

       

    • March 22, 2019 3:35 PM EDT
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    • March 22, 2019 5:29 PM EDT
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      Wow Shane looks great!

       

      Thanks David for the bearning cap info. 

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    • March 22, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

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      is the smaller lettering, like the number stenciled also?

       

      I would like to know more about this

       

      thanks

       

      JKS

    • March 23, 2019 1:00 AM EDT
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      Thanks Eric.

       

      John, yes, and I got smart on this one. I made a stencil for the whole panel instead of placing multiple stencils. I've been using Avery Sticker Project Paper 03383. I find it works pretty good for fonts down to 18pt.. Anything smaller, and it starts pulling things apart as it cuts. I experimented with electrical tape for 16pt. fonts for the end numbers on the Procor gondola. It worked well, but the black was extremely hard on my eyes. I'm going to pick up some coloured tape to make things easier. I think I may be able to do some of the load ratings this way. I'll let you know once I get the coloured electrical tape.

       

      Shane

       

       

      Electrical Tape.

       

      This post was edited by Shane Stewart at March 25, 2019 12:23 PM EDT
    • March 23, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

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      amazing

       

      what are you using to cut the stencils?

       

      laser cutter?

    • March 23, 2019 12:04 PM EDT
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      Hi John,

       

      I use a Silhouette Cameo (cutter). I think a few others are using them. I freely share my files. Maybe if there is enough interest, we could have a section where everyone shares their files.

       

      Shane

      PS- Also a great toy for wives who enjoy scrapbooking.

       

    • March 25, 2019 7:48 AM EDT
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      Shane Stewart said:

      Hi John,

      I use a Silhouette Cameo (cutter). I think a few others are using them. I freely share my files. Maybe if there is enough interest, we could have a section where everyone shares their files.

      Shane

      PS- Also a great toy for wives who enjoy scrapbooking.

      Does she know you use it ...

       

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    • March 25, 2019 12:23 PM EDT
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      I never even thought of using a crafting printer for something like this. Hmmmmm gonna have to look into investing in one. 

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    • March 25, 2019 5:56 PM EDT
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      Sean.....no comment.

       

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