AstroGoat and CaTT's 2017 TT Scale Resolutions

Re: AstroGoat and CaTT's 2017 TT Scale Resolutions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:50 pm

Status Report 13November2017:

1.) Layout Ready to Show
2.) Participation Increase - Underway
3.) Locos 15/12
4.) Railcars 20/24
5.) Vehicles 12/12

An older boxcar has been fitted with Kadee knuckle couplers.
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Re: AstroGoat and CaTT's 2017 TT Scale Resolutions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:52 am

Status Report 14November2017:

1.) Layout Ready to Show
2.) Participation Increase - Underway
3.) Locos 15/12
4.) Railcars 21/24
5.) Vehicles 12/12

A heavyweight baggage car has been fitted with a knuckle coupler on one end, while retaining the HP "meat-chopper" coupler on the other end, to allow usage of the longer passenger cars with the knuckle coupler equipped locomotives.

At this exact moment, I have a small passenger train being pulled by one of my HP Products 2-8-0s.
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Re: AstroGoat and CaTT's 2017 TT Scale Resolutions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:22 pm

Status Report 16November2017:

1.) Layout Ready to Show
2.) Participation Increase - Underway
3.) Locos 15/12
4.) Railcars 23/24
5.) Vehicles 12/12

Two railcars have been completely fitted out with Kadee couplers:
The first is an older HP Products caboose that needs a little more cosmetic work, and the second is the wagontop boxcar I started in 2012, following Gandy Dancer plans, all it needs is ladders, doors, and decals applied.
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Re: AstroGoat and CaTT's 2017 TT Scale Resolutions

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Re: AstroGoat and CaTT's 2017 TT Scale Resolutions

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Re: AstroGoat and CaTT's 2017 TT Scale Resolutions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:40 pm

Status Report 20November2017:

1.) Layout Ready to Show - Awaiting second loop
2.) Participation Increase - Underway
3.) Locos 15/12
4.) Railcars 24/24 - Complete
5.) Vehicles 12/12

Completed adding couplers and trucks to a 40' gondola that the body of which was scratch-built in 2012.
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Re: AstroGoat and CaTT's 2017 TT Scale Resolutions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:42 am

Status Report 20November2017, Supplemental:

1.) Layout Ready to Show - Awaiting second loop
2.) Participation Increase - Underway
3.) Locos 15/12
4.) Railcars 25/24
5.) Vehicles 12/12

Another older freight car with HP link couplers has been upgraded to Kadee couplers:
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Re: AstroGoat and CaTT's 2017 TT Scale Resolutions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:47 am

Status Report 21November2017, Supplemental:

1.) Layout Ready to Show - Awaiting second loop
2.) Participation Increase - Underway
3.) Locos 15/12
4.) Railcars 26/24
5.) Vehicles 12/12

An HP Products Automobile Boxcar has been upgraded to Kadee couplers:
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Re: AstroGoat and CaTT's 2017 TT Scale Resolutions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:20 pm

I know that we were unable to attend the Fall 2017 Charleston Area Train Show, but we have come up with something that we can display TT scale at:

The West Georgia 2 Cylinder Club, a local club that deals with tractors and farming, particularly older machines, is having their Christmas party soon. I intend on displaying our 3' x 5' module there with a farm theme.

Photos to follow real soon.
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Re: AstroGoat and CaTT's 2017 TT Scale Resolutions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:42 pm

Regarding the 2017 TT Scale Resolutions:

All are complete, except for resolution #2, "Participation Increase", as we need someone to evaluate if we did indeed meet that metric or not, especially considering that we were unable to make any train shows in 2017 with a TT scale layout in tow.

Would anyone like to volunteer to evaluate resolution #2?
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