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MarkF
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Posted - 03/18/2012 :  11:44:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit MarkF's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well done Joe! You are fortunate to have a local prototype to follow, and you are doing so religiously! Well done!

Mark

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IAISfan
Engine Wiper

Posted - 03/19/2012 :  08:46:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mark! It's a good thing for me that my prototype is so close, because even though I thought I had a lot of pics to start with, I've been surprised at how many more I've needed as this project has gone along. As with most of my projects, there are lots of little details that I didn't notice until the time came to model the area.



Modeling Iowa Interstate's West End, May 2005
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Ollie
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Posted - 03/24/2012 :  8:08:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ollie's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just browsed through this thread and you really are nailing it!

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IAISfan
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Posted - 03/24/2012 :  8:52:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks very much Ollie. Just spent this morning putting the finishing touches on the east sand tower - the repurposed, vertically-mounted 8000 gallon tank car that's visible in the last prototype pic on the previous page - as well as adding the electrical meter and conduit to the enginehouse. Some security light details arrived yesterday, so I'm planning to add those tomorrow and take a few more pics.



Modeling Iowa Interstate's West End, May 2005
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andykins
Fireman

Posted - 03/25/2012 :  08:01:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
look forward to seeing the tank car sand tower, its so strange its great ! :D


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IAISfan
Engine Wiper

Posted - 03/25/2012 :  6:11:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, here it is. Not a huge deal, but it's kind of a signature structure here, bookended with the west sand tower I built a few weeks ago.

First up, a prototype view of the shop looking NW, 7/31/2011.


...and the model scene showing the new shop flood lights, electrical meter and conduit, and gas line stub (protected by the yellow section of rail planted in the foreground).


Prototype photo looking SW, 6/10/2005. I've been modeling the IAIS for almost 12 years, but just learned the east sand tower's history as a tank car a couple months ago. It looked so tiny that I just never imagined it started life as a freight car, but learning this bit of history made modeling this tower a lot more fun.


Looking south at the new east sand tower. I used an old Silver Streak 8000 gallon tank car body given to me by Bob Gretillat with a scratchbuilt base and sanding pipe.


Prototype photo by Paul Rome looking NE, 4/23/2005. This view gives a little better glimpse of the damage to the former tank car that I'm guessing led to its retirement from revenue service.


Looking NW. The Silver Streak tank car model featured a metal wrapper around a wood core, which proved to be ideal for my attempt at recreating the prototype's dents and creases.


Prototype view looking south.


Model view from the same vantage point.




Modeling Iowa Interstate's West End, May 2005
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PEIR
Section Hand



Posted - 03/25/2012 :  6:22:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome work Joe. What did you use for the matting between the tracks at the fuel pad?

Stephen



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IAISfan
Engine Wiper

Posted - 03/25/2012 :  6:33:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PEIR

Awesome work Joe. What did you use for the matting between the tracks at the fuel pad?

Stephen



Thanks Stephen. That's just garden weed cloth. I covered its use in my last update toward the bottom of page 8.



Modeling Iowa Interstate's West End, May 2005
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brakie
Fireman

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Posted - 03/26/2012 :  12:20:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joe,I don't recollect seeing any layout that emulated the prototype and details like yours.

Well done.



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IAISfan
Engine Wiper

Posted - 03/26/2012 :  1:54:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by brakie

Joe,I don't recollect seeing any layout that emulated the prototype and details like yours.

Well done.



Thank you Larry! You made my day. Just doing what I find to be fun.



Modeling Iowa Interstate's West End, May 2005
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Red P
Crew Chief



Posted - 03/27/2012 :  08:12:18 AM  Show Profile  Send Red P a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
That looks great Joe!
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andykins
Fireman

Posted - 03/27/2012 :  08:27:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
wonderful work ! :D


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George D
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Posted - 03/27/2012 :  11:00:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job of replicating the prototype.

George



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IAISfan
Engine Wiper

Posted - 03/28/2012 :  9:01:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks very much gentlemen. Very kind of you.



Modeling Iowa Interstate's West End, May 2005
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IAISfan
Engine Wiper

Posted - 04/01/2012 :  4:36:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are the latest updates on my enginehouse scene:

First up, a prototype pic of the Bluffs electrician's storage trailer (far right), an ex-BNZ 40-footer:


...and the model. I happened to have an Accurail 45' trailer sitting around, so it was shortened to a 40-footer, with electrical conduit added to the roof.


Proto pic of the Bluffs load tester. I believe this was home-built, obviously using fans from an old Geep.


Here's the model I scratchbuild from Evergreen styrene, P2K fans, and a lift ring from the parts bin, awaiting paint, decals, and cable attachment:


Proto view of the Bluffs enginehouse's home-built shop table. Love those legs!


My model, built from Evergreen styrene and wheels and a gear from the scrapbox, awaiting paint.


View from the Bluffs enginehouse roof showing the placement of the table.



Modeling Iowa Interstate's West End, May 2005
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Edited by - IAISfan on 04/01/2012 4:44:00 PM

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