MODELING Weekend Photo Fun February 3, 2012

Discussion in 'Weekly and Special Threads' started by r_i_straw, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Some passenger power and some freight power.

    Con Cor DL-109s

    Life Like E8 with a "Nose Job" to make it look better.

    My home made FTs that I had finished about six months prior to MT and IM both announcing that they were going to make them in N scale. Only the A unit is powered.

    MOPMAN TrainBoard Member

    Cool pics. I especially like the "nose job".
  3. mikelhh

    mikelhh TrainBoard Member

    They sure do look smart.

    My ex Santa Fe SD26 purchased by Guilford Rail


    Atlas loco weathered with oils.

  4. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Supporter

  5. Geep_fan

    Geep_fan TrainBoard Member


    Santa Fe Manifest on the high bridge.


    F units on the refueling rack.


    Another Santa Fe Local in Watrous, New Mexico
  6. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

    A photo of my motorcycle shop
  7. atsf_arizona

    atsf_arizona TrainBoard Supporter

  8. Geep_fan

    Geep_fan TrainBoard Member

    All the shots are HO, but none of those are my layout. One is my local club, and the last 2 are Bob Foltz's Santa Fe New Mexico Division.
  9. TWhite

    TWhite TrainBoard Member

    Good stuff everyone, as usual. Here's my Rio Grande Challenger with a westbound freight crossing the Deer Creek Viaduct partway up Yuba Pass. The loco is an old Westside brass import and can haul anything you want to put behind it, even on this 2.2% grade. Even with a 36" radius on the bridge, the overhang is something else, LOL!
  10. Geep_fan

    Geep_fan TrainBoard Member


    We have a member that models D&RGW down at our club. Majority of his engines are older brass large steamers. Whenever we do track work, we always have him bring down equipment for the exact reason you mentioned. If the brass steamers make it through, anything will. We did have one case with a large 4-8-4 that make its own extension to a plaster tunnel portal when the cylinders swung out on a 42" radius curve.
  11. TWhite

    TWhite TrainBoard Member


    Brass is still about the only way you can get large standard-gauge Rio Grande steam in HO. And yes, it's very good for testing clearances, especially the big brass articulateds with prototype boiler swing. And I can't think of anything better for testing a tunnel portal on a curve--if your brass articulated makes it through without 're-forming' the portal, then you're good to go with ANY equipment, LOL!

  12. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

    I have not finished anything this week so here are some old models I have done, if I have posted these before, I hope they do not disappoint!


    An old Robbins Rails/A-Line/Concor 60' Greenville Boxcar, where I removed the rivits and lengthened the wheelbase to more replicate a Thrall version of the car. Lettered with Mark Vaughn decals.


    An old Robbins Rails/A-Line/Concor 60' Greenville Boxcar, where I lengthened the wheelbase to more replicate the NYC version of the car. Lettered with Walther's decals.


    An Eastern Car Works Airslide kit, painted Grey and lettered with Microscale Decals. Represents an old M&StL car with CNW reporting marks.

    Thanks for looking!

    Rick J

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