Promontory Stuff

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Re: Promontory Stuff

Postby Pencil » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:37 pm

Andrew reminded me that the early CP cars were a bit redder than the later cars; switching to more of a brown around 1868. So, I repainted the boxes, added an even earlier box with block lettering, and added a set of later boxes in the brown. Here's the early box; all cars are now on the DLS.
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I'll probably give the CP flats the same treatment.

I also made a set of UP boxcars. The details are based on photos of boxes 650, 932, and 952. I guesstimated the dimensions, so these may change if / when new data comes along. these cars are on their way to the DLS and should be available in a day or two:
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Re: Promontory Stuff

Postby Pencil » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:32 pm

Next up will be an early CP caboose:
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The CP didn't get any 'regular' cabooses until 1870, after the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, and instead relied on these boxcar conversions.

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Re: Promontory Stuff

Postby Solomani » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:28 am

Breezy in the summer but must have been hellish in the winter.

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Re: Promontory Stuff

Postby Pencil » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:56 pm

Yeah, i suspect they were happy when they invented the cupola :)

Some CP coaches:
A simple arched-roof coach:
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With a stove in the center of the car:
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A fancier arched-roof car (probably built in Folsom, originally for the Sacramento Valley RR)
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A smoking car:
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and a baggage car:
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Re: Promontory Stuff

Postby Pencil » Thu May 02, 2019 5:50 pm

Some more cars upcoming:
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Re: Promontory Stuff

Postby NormHart » Sun May 12, 2019 5:27 pm

Well, I think the old UP coaches look just fine with the new locomotives.

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Re: Promontory Stuff

Postby Pencil » Sun May 12, 2019 7:58 pm

Looks good, Norm :)
At some point in time, I'll replace those cars also, but I've kinda run out of time. I'm going to need to start in on the next project soon ('The Building of the V&T') ......

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Re: Promontory Stuff

Postby hminky » Sun May 12, 2019 9:34 pm

Great stuff

Central Pacific navigating over Donner

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Re: Promontory Stuff

Postby Pencil » Mon May 13, 2019 8:50 am

Looks great!!

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Re: Promontory Stuff

Postby ferroequine » Mon May 20, 2019 6:25 pm

These sure look good in TRS2019!
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Re: Promontory Stuff

Postby jayo » Thu May 23, 2019 7:32 pm

While I await the Promontory route, I figured I'd throw together my own little layout of the park as it appears today! It's a bit crude, but it gets the job done for now...

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