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Old 11-19-2016, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have started two new cars for my Mexican train. I will post photos as soon as MLS will let me add them to my to my MLS space. I added a new directory to my web space but when I click on it to add photos I get this message:

This is the manage page. The following files are in your folder. You are currently using 74.43 MB of your allotted MB.
Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a004c'
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/manage.asp, line 200



I sent a message to MLS but don't know when they will answer.
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Old 11-20-2016, 12:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Winn,
The 1st class area is public space (has to be, so we can see each others pics.) So I have no problem finding your folders [looked at the image location for your sig/logo and chopped off the file name.] It is at http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/placitassteam/

The last folder is
11/19/2016 12:59 PM <dir> Mexican 2nd class & cargo

That "&" is probably the problem. These files and folders are stored in a server that needs simple names, and the '&' means something. [That's also why you often see filenames with %20 in them instead of spaces.]

Always use lower case, no spaces (hyphen works well) and no special characters. Delete the folder (or abandon it) and make a new one called "mexican-2nd-class-and-cargo" or similar.
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Old 11-20-2016, 06:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Pete, Thanks so much for your help on uploading photos. It worked as you can see.

I will start with a couple of photos of the second class car that I am modeling. Here is a train pulling several of the cars.


I took this photo of a car being painted at the railroad museum in Puebla, Mexico. Sorry about quality.


It turned out that this car is about the same length as a flat car except for the platform extensions. The wheel base is about right and it appears that it rides on arch bar trucks or something that looks pretty close. It almost looks like these were actually built on a freight car base but the floor is the same height as a regular passenger car. The sides come down so low that they almost hide the trucks.

I started with an Accucraft flat car.


The stake pockets and end beams were removed.


Parts of the end beams will be used later to make the draft gear.


A floor was made that sits on top of the flat car deck.


The car sides are built in 3 layers. The outside layers are made from Evergreen .060 thick grooved car siding. They split at the belt line which made it easy to cut out the windows. The belt line was made from strip styrene and glued to the top of the lower wall. The window section was then glued to the top of the belt line and window trim added. The outer wall was painted before continuing the construction.The second layer is a single piece of 3/32 Lexan glued to the inside of the wall with super glue gel. The inside of the walls will be finished with wood veneer. Here are the parts I have so far.
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I have done a little more on this car. The paneling and trim on the inside of the walls is done.

I also got started on the end walls.

This is another photo of the second class car. This one is actually both first and second class.

And here is a view of the interior. How would you like to spend 24 hours in there?

This is my attempt to model those wood slat seats. I started with seats that I had from an Accucraft J & S coach. After removing them from the floor I painted them black and then added the wood slats.

That is all for now. I will be incognito for a couple of weeks.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
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I get it.
Says right on the side. "Primera" "Segunda" by the entrances.
What were the differences in the interior seating arraignments?
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Old 12-07-2016, 01:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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In this case I don't know. Most of the first class cars were more like the Jackson Sharp. Gerald Best's book has a photo of a first class interior with leather upholstered seats. I don't plan to do a first class car other than Pullman.
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Looking very nice, I look forward to seeing more when you return from holiday break.
Best wishes to you Kathy and the whole family

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Do any one know why the long air hose up the railing is for. It that some kind of a Emerg. brake if needed when backing up?
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Noel;

It allows the conductor to control the brakes from his end of the train. Some of them also had a small air whistle for signaling. I have seen them on cabooses as well.

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dave, they used to have one on the last car at Steam into history and the conductor showed me how it worked. he showed me the little whistle on the end, and as you said, it was used for signaling
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