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Canada's 150th

Postby dileTTante » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:32 pm

Thursday evening I happened to see these locomotives in the Canadian Pacific yards on the north shore of Vancouver's downtown. I decided they must be here for the upcoming celebrations of Canada's 150th birthday on Canada Day July 1st. A search produced CP's web page about their special cross-country train.

http://www.cpr.ca/en/community/canada-1 ... 150-train/

I went out Friday with a camera and found a whole passenger train. There are not many access spots between the nearby business buildings for taking photographs. One photo is from the roof of our apartment building, once I learned the train could be seen from there, too.

- Terry C
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Re: Canada's 150th

Postby Bernd » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:52 pm

The Royal Canadian Pacific live.



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Re: Canada's 150th

Postby tomvanhoy » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:46 am

The double-decker coaches in the foreground are pretty cool too! Very Modern in comparison.
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Re: Canada's 150th

Postby dileTTante » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:25 pm

Those are part of the West Coast Express commuter train.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Coast_Express

There are, or were, models of the train available in N scale

The station was the terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway and is now used for the commuter train, for the transit system's Skytrain (which is elevated except in the downtown where it's a subway), and for the Seabus (a pedestrian ferry which runs across the inlet to North Vancouver).

CP also had a dock there for loading railcars onto barges to Vancouver Island. And at one time there was a dock for CP's small ferry to Vancouver Island.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterfron ... ncouver%29

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Re: Canada's 150th

Postby Bill Dixon » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:46 pm

To celebrate Canada 150 I created this special box car.
It is a Gold Coast car painted white with decals printed with the Testors Decal Ssystem.
The graphics were created with CorelDraw.
The results are not too bad. I learned a lot about the Testors product.
Their decal paper is thick. The Ink Bonder spray (smells a lot like GlossCote) works well. I never had an issue with ink running, however I did discover two things about the decals.
With decal setting solution they will settle down over small details. They don't work well over ladders.
If you handle the decals too much the ink flakes off of the surface.
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If you don't look too closely the model looks good.
I'll run in on the displays for the rest of the year and then maybe mount it permanently on a module.
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Re: Canada's 150th

Postby tomvanhoy » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:10 pm

Looks Great! Have a Happy 150, you don't look that old! :thumbup:
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Re: Canada's 150th

Postby CN-TT » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:06 am

Looks great Bill! Nice idea!
Happy Canada Day to all in Canada!
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Re: Canada's 150th

Postby Arseny » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:49 am

My congatulation to all Canadians!
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Re: Canada's 150th

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:07 pm

Happy Birthday eh!
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What the powerful know: divide and conquer
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Re: Canada's 150th

Postby Bill Dixon » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:56 pm

CN-TT wrote:Looks great Bill! Nice idea!
Happy Canada Day to all in Canada!


My car derailed a few times on the BCSME display.
I traced this to Fox Valley wheel sets in unmodified Gold Coast trucks.
They were very loose and sloppy in the side frames.
I took the trucks apart and carefully filed the bolster shorter on both ends.
Stopped when most of the slop was gone.

The car runs much better now.
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