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MODELING Weekend Photo Fun, February 17, 2012

Discussion in 'Weekly and Special Threads' started by r_i_straw, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    This is an old one from a year ago. The backdrop is an image I took two years ago while skiing along the old D&RG Tennessee Pass Line. I am back this year skiing along more of the abandoned right of way so should have more material for making new scenes in the future. Well, anyway there is the Galloping Goose again.
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  2. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

    I finally finished my second RS-32 for the NYC. I made a few changes while building this loco, I painted the white frame stripe and masked it before the black paint as I did not like the decaled frame stripe I did on the first unit. Added all the detail parts from Cal-Scale and lettered the loco with Microscale Decals. Also added some other things like the Builder's Plate and Trust plate on the Frame.

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    Thanks for looking!

    Rick J
     
  3. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

    It took me months to do this scene. It was Shorpy's help, with all the great images on that site, that helped me picture this in my mind. I'm pleased with it.

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  4. Mark Dance

    Mark Dance TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Beautiful pictures! Nice work everyone.

    This scene is still a work in progress so really a Weekend Photo Update...Extra 4104 East from Tadanac. Lots and lots of trees still to add.

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  5. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

    WOW Mark !!! That looks fantastic !!!!
     
  6. MC Fujiwara

    MC Fujiwara TrainBoard Member

    Very cool scenes, everyone.
    Really dig that grade crossing, Candy_Streeter, and great expanse of water before the bridge, Mark: makes for great photos.

    My Phriday Photo: Turn-of-the-Century "autorack" delivers everything but the horsepower to Mt. Coffin, while the boxcab brings a string of reefers to chill everyone out on my
    N scale Mt. Coffin & Columbia River layout:

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    Keep up the great modeling & photos!
     
  7. Geep_fan

    Geep_fan TrainBoard Member

    limited opportunity's at the club for photos right now because of all the renovation work. so here are some older photos.

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    UP SD7 #455 idles away at the Hruman Junction Oil refinery. It was due to pickup some empty tankers but the refinery crews are still unloading the final tanker. In another half an hour or so (you can't trust those estimates the guys give you!) this engine will return to Taylor yard with the tank cars.

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    In Thompson Canyons, a UP manifest has stopped at a signal. At the rear of the train, business executives are enjoying the scenery.

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    At Barclay, a MOW crew on a handcar has sat the handcar aside to go to lunch. The smell of fresh baked bread drifts in from the bakery to the left, and Amtrak #4, the Southwest chief, prepares to depart.

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    Again at the Hruman Junction oil refinery, one of UP's Veranda Turbines and a GP9B are slowing for their arrival at Taylor yard.
     
  8. saronaterry

    saronaterry TrainBoard Member

    Great pics, all!
    You can't tell, but that's a mars light on the lead F7. The CB&Q F is the first engine I got from my Dad 47 years ago in a Tyco train set at Christmas.
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    Terry in NW Wisconsin
     
  9. jeffrey-wimberly

    jeffrey-wimberly TrainBoard Member

    Just been weathering some cars this week.

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  10. jeffrey-wimberly

    jeffrey-wimberly TrainBoard Member

  11. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

  12. mikelhh

    mikelhh TrainBoard Member

    Great work and photos on here.

    Switchers heading home with some finds

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    Mike
     
  13. PEIR

    PEIR TrainBoard Member

    Awesome pictures Mike. The B&W could pass for a real scene.
     
  14. PGE-N°2

    PGE-N°2 TrainBoard Member

    I am completely astounded by the utterly beautiful background painting you have done here, Mark. This isn't a model railway: It's a sheer work of art! Even without trees, it still looks complete enough to be a perfect winter scene on the Kootenay River. Even better, it has a C-liner in the lead :cowboy:.
     
  15. GeorgeV

    GeorgeV TrainBoard Member

    Russell, the snow scene is impressive. How did you make the snow, particularly the nicely formed drifts from the plow?

    George V.
     
  16. mrhedley

    mrhedley TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Hey Mike S. Always like seeing pictures of Scott's craftsmanship. Thanks for keeping it alive on your layout. I haven't posted anything in a while since I've torn up half of my layout and starting over to correct some trackwork issues. I stripped the oldest section of the layout down to the benchwork and eliminated the hidden branch line behind the backdrop. This will give me three more inches on the mainlines and lets me increase minimum radius to twenty inches, plus it will let me increase all the turnouts to 6's and 8's. And I'm also redoing all the panels and putting the new ones on drawer slides so I can move them out of the way when not in use. The wiring will be much neater this time around. Hope you're doing well. I'll post pics once I start laying track, but it may be another few weeks yet.

    Nice work everyone.
     
  17. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Thanks Ron.
    Great shot everyone!
    Mark D., Mikelh, Russ, Fantastic!
     
  18. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Thank's. I sifted baking soda onto a little section of track and roadbed that was tacked to a piece of foam board. I stuck some trees into the foam and then sifted backing soda over it all. I then took a piece of scrap plastic and cut away one edge leaving two little tabs kind of like an NMRA track gauge. I cut it down to be as wide as a snow plow would be and then dragged it along the track. The little tabs kept it centered over the track and left little flange ways. I then placed the goose on the track. You have to be very careful not to get the backing soda in the gears and all. It can be very corrosive.
     
  19. ken G Price

    ken G Price TrainBoard Member

    Here are a couple of pictures of the first trestle I build in 2008 for the current layout.
    Then about the middle of 2010 I decided to eliminate the ravine it would go over due to lousy track work.
    At least I know i can build one and I have this if ever I do another layout or second level.
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    The space between was to have a plate girder bridge installed.
     
  20. MC Fujiwara

    MC Fujiwara TrainBoard Member

    On the N scale "Alameda-Belt-in-a-Box" layout, we got some signs up:

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    well as finished the large building that covers the old power pack space (and is
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    Very groovy shots, peoples.
    Thanks for sharing!
     

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