Locomotive of the Day

thetramp Apr 7, 2013

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Just like the prototype!
     
  2. thetramp

    thetramp TrainBoard Member

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    Let me know how your Dockside comes out. The parts engine that I used has a can motor in and I was thinking about trying to get that running. It need a bottom frame that the wheels sit in and also the wheel set with the gear.
     
  3. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    Was using this GP/DD35 at an op session a week or so ago, took a couple pictures, and decided to give this photo editing software (gimp) a try.
    A lot to learn about this stuff, man there are so many options, I can see me wasting a bunch of time on this kinda stuff, alot to learn for me, it's all good.

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    Thanks for looking.

     
  4. SLSF Freak

    SLSF Freak Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Beautiful work, Tom!

    -Mike
     
  5. GN.2-8-8-0

    GN.2-8-8-0 TrainBoard Member

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    being frustrated at the preponderance of UP Challengers out there Found this DRGW L105 to add to my roster of articulateds.


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  6. montanan

    montanan TrainBoard Member

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    Here's a little Bachmann 2-6-0 that my son gave me as a present. He knows nothing about model railroads but knows that I do like smaller steam locomotive.

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    Unfortunately it is quite wimpy on my 2 percent grades with a limit of about 5 cars. Found that it could pull a couple of passenger coaches up the grade so that will probably be what is will be assigned to.

    The loco has DCC with sound and I operate DC. The sounds were probably pre programmed, but do work on DC. I have no control at all of the sound. Take a ride along with the little guy.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7zO8kdjGGA
     
  7. J911

    J911 TrainBoard Member

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    Put some frog snot on some of the wheels and it will pull 18 cars up that grade.
     
  8. montanan

    montanan TrainBoard Member

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    Would probably work, but for my local freights of 8 to 12 cars, I have a fleet of Alcos that usually do the duties. I also hate to put anything on the wheels of anything.
     
  9. GN.2-8-8-0

    GN.2-8-8-0 TrainBoard Member

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    I have this little teakettle and thought I was on to something, pulling the Railroads presidents one or two car train on inspection trip.
     
  10. Mr. SP

    Mr. SP Passed away August 5, 2016 In Memoriam

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    Just couldn't resist doing a Southern Pacific SD-40 with the number 8444. The SD-40's on the SP were in the 8400 series so I just had to do this one just to give the Yello Peril people something to have a fit about[​IMG]
     

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  11. tankcarsrule

    tankcarsrule TrainBoard Member

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    UP AC 60 CW

    This is a BLI that I modified to the max. This is my first attempt to insert a photo.

    Thanks, Bobby
     

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  12. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Impressive!
     
  13. tankcarsrule

    tankcarsrule TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you Alan.

    Regards, Bobby
     
  14. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Recently weathered GP38-2
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  15. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    Athearn blue-box GP38-2 custom-painted & detailed for Frisco.
     
  16. montanan

    montanan TrainBoard Member

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    Here's another oldie. This is a Walthers locomotive. Got it when they first came out. Growing up with the Milwaukee Road, I can't remember seeing many clean locomotives, except for the Hiawathas. This was their economy locomotive line, but with a little tweaking, it has turned into one excellent running locomotive.

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  17. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    With the photo setting, it looks very real!
     
  18. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I sure miss seeing these little MILW luggers. They could get right down and pull.
     
  19. HOexplorer

    HOexplorer TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here's one whose pulling days are over. Jim

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  20. jwb3

    jwb3 TrainBoard Member

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    A Walthers Conrail U30B with a decoder I just installed:

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