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    Default Construction Thread: Peacekeeper Rail Garrison

    After piggy backing onto another members thread for a couple of posts I figured starting my own, more direct thread would be the way to go.

    I've been researching the Peacekeeper rail Garrison for years now and I finally got enough info to really do it right, this thread is documenting that process. This is an effort spearheaded by me with many others working under commission or just out of kindness. Here we go.


    April 4th 2019:
    Locomotives and fuel tender arrive, built by the Milwaukee Road Paint shop under commission:




    For more info on the Garrison check out this link:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peac..._Rail_Garrison
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    https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/...ueblo%20Co.jpg
    For anybody wondering here's a more in-depth proto pic
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    More progress!
    Work in progress images of the launch car currently being drafted by Bone Valley Scale Models under commission. Prototype photo analysis provide by Out Of The Box Models.

    Now I've got some exciting news for you guys, all launch cars in the train will eventually be available through me. It's still a ways out, my personal train will serve as the demonstrator and production prototype. Once it's complete and I'm proud of the product it'll be made available to you.
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    Another CAD update, launch system added. The level of detail on that section is relatively low due to lack of information but the general concept is there and accurate.
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    Okay, cad files are done for the launch cars! I've ordered a prototype of a truck bolster. Using that I should be able to test it's ability to track.
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    Okay, I'm having trouble getting stuff printed so I figured why waste time? As a result cad work has started on the Launch Control Car:

    It's a very early image so nothing is perfect yet but we'll get it there
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    My cad guy is sailing through this one, almost done after one day:
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    Security car 0003 is in progress:


    And the temporary stand in for the tool car is almost done being painted
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    The stand-in for the tool car came in:






    It's close to the prototype, but not exact, not good enough. It'll be replaced once the other cars are complete
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    I know you've already done pretty much all the research you need on this, but over this past weekend I had the chance to go to the Air Force Museum and view this launch car up close (it started to rain which limited my time). Anyways, I took a bunch of detail shots in case there might be something useful to you; I was thinking that in particular the markings might be valuable. I found it interesting that there were a bunch of markings on the "A" end of the car, but none on the "B" (brake) end. Actually, looking at the photo now, I can see a faint ghost of the car number near the top.

    For posting here, these are reduced in resolution, but if you want I can send you the originals which are 4X the resolution. I also have a few more than the 10 that can be posted in a single post here. Send me a PM with an email address if you want me to send them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WP&P View Post
    missile_6831.JPG

    I know you've already done pretty much all the research you need on this, but over this past weekend I had the chance to go to the Air Force Museum and view this launch car up close (it started to rain which limited my time). Anyways, I took a bunch of detail shots in case there might be something useful to you; I was thinking that in particular the markings might be valuable. I found it interesting that there were a bunch of markings on the "A" end of the car, but none on the "B" (brake) end. Actually, looking at the photo now, I can see a faint ghost of the car number near the top.

    For posting here, these are reduced in resolution, but if you want I can send you the originals which are 4X the resolution. I also have a few more than the 10 that can be posted in a single post here. Send me a PM with an email address if you want me to send them.

    missile_6820.jpgmissile_6821.jpgmissile_6823.jpgmissile_6825.jpgmissile_6827.jpgmissile_6828.jpgmissile_6832.jpgmissile_6833.jpgmissile_6834.jpg
    It had markings on that end but for whatever reason they faded much quicker than the others. It took a good few months to find a pic that showed them
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    Any updates on this project?

    I've been back on a railroad cannon kick, and that of course came around to the Peacekeeper car. Conveniently, Google brought me right back here to NSN. Definitely interested in how this project turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrainFreak View Post
    Any updates on this project?

    I've been back on a railroad cannon kick, and that of course came around to the Peacekeeper car. Conveniently, Google brought me right back here to NSN. Definitely interested in how this project turns out.
    Right now I'm dead in the water waiting for 3d printing. My builder is on standby and I'm getting antsy but at least two launch cars and launch control should be done in a couple of months, if the printer can get his stuff together. From there renderings for head end security are roughly 90% complete. Tail end security and the actual tool car haven't been started yet rendering wise
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    Launch control also went through some more changes before it was sent for printing:
    https://flic.kr/p/2gC2P5m
    Escape hatches, exhaust pipes (not shown) and air intakes
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    Update time!
    The files for two launch cars and launch control have been printed! (Along with an unrelated pair of genset shells)
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/4AzoLDSSD1R5xfRX6
    They still need time to cure, get their support material removed then get sent to me but this is definitely a big step.
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    Okay, the parts are done and on their way to me for sorting and inspection. I'll update when I actually get the parts
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    I forgot to update you guys. Parts got here and they're already on their way to Jeff King. I managed to snap a couple of shots. They look promising but there's a couple of issues that need to addressed before I can say they're ready.


    They were very hard to photograph but here's a decent detail shot:
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