MODELING Weekend Photo Fun April 27, 2012

Discussion in 'Weekly and Special Threads' started by r_i_straw, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Looking forward to a fun weekend here. Post your stuff and lets see what you've got.

    Here is the old Southern Pacific Depot from my NTRAK modules that I set up on my photo diorama.
  2. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

    Regent street grade crossing
  3. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Is that your new NH locomotive working hard earning its keep? Nice scene as always.
  4. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Supporter

    Candy, your scenes just keep getting better and better. This one could easily be a Chamber of Commerce economic development marketing photo taken from a nearby rooftop....before the invention of graffiti.
  5. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Here's a scene I've been working on, the river running through my gulch towards a lake. Lots of white water up in the mountains


    Helicopter shot where the river goes along the highway, under bridge


    and the tranquil lake

  6. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

    Rick, you do water sooooooo well !
  7. Mark Dance

    Mark Dance TrainBoard Supporter

    Love the fast water under the bridge Rick...

    Some not-so-fast, just-meandering-along river water from me.

    This week I finished painting all the line poles (and their 500+ insulators) for the South Slocan and Kootenay river scenes. So now these scenes are basically done save for scratch-building the South Slocan station (at some point).





    Have a great weekend everyone.

  8. jeffrey-wimberly

    jeffrey-wimberly TrainBoard Member

    This scene will soon be going the way of the dodo as I'm preparing to rip it out.

  9. MC Fujiwara

    MC Fujiwara TrainBoard Member

    This week I finished laying the staging and runaround tracks on the Silicon Valley Free-moN Staging Yard module:


    I had gotten only the main and three other tracks done by the show a couple weeks ago, but now all 7 are installed, wired & ready to rock & roll.

    Given that we just use butt joints & clamps (no alignment pins, dowels or bolts), and the fact that I had built the three sections in less than a week, I'm pretty amazed that all seven tracks line up pretty much spot-on both straight-section-to-straight-section as well as on both sides of the 2' insert.


    So here's the staging yard in all it's partially-completed glory:


    Also made a video on how to make beautiful butt joints:


    [I resisted having a Sir Mix-a-lot soundtrack]
    "Beautiful butt joints" is almost as fun to say as "flush butt".

    Next week will be fun: assembling 20 Bullfrog turnout controls to replace the temp groundthrows and installing them with control rods to each side of the module.
    Hope I don't croak.

    Another great week of some fab modeling!
    Thanks for sharing: it's always inspirational.
  10. atsf_arizona

    atsf_arizona TrainBoard Supporter

    From this, my very first model railroad photograph back in 2003 sometime:


    To this:


    From this, in August 2002:


    To this:


    This is a small tribute to all of you on the forums - that's a smattering of how much Atlas Forum has meant to me over the past decade as
    it closes down on May 1..... for all of you on all our forums, thank you all for your contributions, and continue to see you all here on Trainboard.

  11. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Nice photos, everyone. Candy Streeter does make a lot of nice scenes. I think it is Mister Beasley who makes the nice night time scenes. Hope he will post some here.

    This is the New Braunfels Missouri Pacific train station in H0 scale by Doyle Bond. Those of you who have been to the New Braunfels train shows may recognize it. It is a replica as the station appeared in 1955 and it goes on the SAMRA club layout. I have just weathered the roof and platform. There are more people to be added.


    For those of you who knew Doyle Bond, he passed away last Tuesday as a result of long illness. He was an N scale MMR but recently did all of his modeling in H0 scale. He will certainly be missed here in San Antonio.
  12. Geep_fan

    Geep_fan TrainBoard Member

    just attended an operating session at Bob Foltz's layout in Colorado Springs.

    A helper is waiting at Rowe, New Mexico for the Westbound La Junta-Belen through freight. behind this shot is one of the longest helper crew shifts I think I've seen at Foltz's. It would have been about a 5 minute shift to run with the green fruit express from Lamy to Glorieta, except the Stewart FT's that were the primary motive power decided to break a drawbar near the top of the grade, and since these were linked units, this took all 4 FT's out of service. So we deadlined the FT's and put the 2-10-2 from helper service on the head of the green fruit express and used the trailing local (powered by 2 RSD-5's) to push the express to Glorieta. Since the 2-10-2 we had used for helper service had been commandeered for the green fruit express, we had to get another one from the Las Vegas engine facility and run it light to Lamy. However when we reached Rowe, dispatch informed us that we were to assist the westbound La Junta - Belen through freight, not due to arrive for 2 hours (fast clock time). Thus by the time we arrived in Lamy again, we had turned the normal 5 minute shift into an hour and a half long shift. Fun times, we sure enjoyed it!


    a little later in the session, one of the 2-10-2 helpers had died so an RSD-4 was subbed in to replace it. Here at Glorieta we see another 2-10-2 cutting off from shoving a train west while the RSD has just assisted a train Eastbound. both helpers will be turned and returned to their proper posts at Rowe and Lamy respectively.

    Santa Fe, New Mexico, the name town for the railroad, resides at the end of a branchline that begins in Lamy. Here we see passengers alight from the just arrived local.

    In Las Vegas, a little 0-8-0 shuffles some head end cars for the Fast Mail around. in the foreground, the coal extra has just arrived. these cars will be broken down into 2 trains running to the town of Springer, New Mexico to be loaded with coal.
  13. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Supporter

  14. Paul Liddiard

    Paul Liddiard Staff Member

    CO on the DRGW.jpg Codys and F nose.jpg Grande RPO and Caboose.jpg Passenger and Frieght.jpg prosepctor total.jpg OK. SO the scerery is lacking a bit...But here are some shots I jsut set up with the new Proto 2000 SD9 in Rio Grande paint, and an Athearn Prospector train I'm working on...that's a con-cor dome, that I painted the glass on...Hope you like them...Oh, and yes. I turned an old LBF Rio Grande box car in to a Cody's Office MR car...
  15. Virginian Railway

    Virginian Railway TrainBoard Member

    Great pics this weekend!
  16. jeffrey-wimberly

    jeffrey-wimberly TrainBoard Member

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