Maple Festival Train Show(Now with pictures)

6206_S1a Mar 28, 2003

  1. LadySunshine

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  3. LadySunshine

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    I LOVE THESE
    I LOVE THESE
    I LOVE THESE
    I LOVE THESE
    I LOVE THESE
    I LOVE THESE
    I LOVE THESE
    I LOVE THESE
    I LOVE THESE
    I LOVE THESE


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  4. watash

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    Looking good John, you need a halogen light to brighten up the photos next time. :D
     
  5. 7600EM_1

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    Their will be more comming! These are all I have from this past weekend.. But theirs another weekend to go.... So, I'll have more of these for everyone....

    As for the lighting Watash ole buddy, I know I sure need something! As the lighting isn't the greatest so. Its the regular frieght room lighting in the train room (Its in an old Western Maryland R.R. depot. So... I know I have to get some good overhead lighting... unless the 2 dark pictures your talking about. I done a "night" scene for those 2..... So. those 2 will be dark.. I wanted to catch the headlight burning and it sure worked out pretty good! :D But, I'll have more to post from this comming weekend!
     
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    Yeah, what Lady Sunshine said!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    This is what the hobby is all about!! [​IMG] Excellent pics!!
     
  7. watash

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    I meant one of those portable lights you can plug in and set where you need ligh to highlight a scene with. My camera flash doesn't reach far, so the spot light really helps.
     
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    I wish I had a portable spot light ole buddy! I know what location it would be on if I had one! Right around the bridge and beyound in that area as thats about the biggest photogenic section of that layout right now till I get the funding from the Historical Society to go on an get the other stuff for the layout to get some scenry an all on it. Plus a few "Secret" details I want to add to it.....That I know will catch attention for viewers! :D
     
  9. watash

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    John, just for photos, take your drop-light (with a 60 watt bulb) and just lay the light so the shade prevents light from shining into the camera. Or even have one of the guys hold it. Then take it home, it would only be needed for a photo, see?
     
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    Watash, thats just it! I don't have a spot light to use! As all my lights are stationary...So... I'll have to see if the trouble light at the club will work. Mike had brought it so I could work under the layout with the wiring an all.... I might give that a try this weekend an see if it helps an works till we get better lighting for the layout...
     
  11. watash

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    John, do you remember the shot I emailed you of the boiler front on my 4-8-2 that had the four holes in the smoke box door, where the two air pumps were supposed to go? The factory had forgot to install them.

    Well that photo was taken with no flash, just a 60 watt bulb in my drop light.

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    Yes Watash, I do remember that picture! You ever get the pumps on him that I got for you last Christmas ????? That 60 watt bulb you used worked really good!

    But the pictures I've posted so far, were taken with a digital camera thats got a flash... The one Mike has that is, being the one I have is a cheap piece of junk! :mad: Unfortumately, the camera I got came with my computer when we got it but.. nothing like I wish I had! I love the one Mike got this year for Christmas!

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    Ok everyone, heres some more pictures from today (Friday) from the on going Fun Run....

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    A "dusk" shot of my EL-5 at work....Hauling a nice sized unit coal train.... What the B&O intended it to do!

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    Almost the same shot, done in a daylight shot.... A VERY interesting picture I might add... see the person in the background???? Hmmmmm thats the loco's God! Watching over it as it does what it does best! RUN! Its me.... with the bottom of my stainless steel coffee cup showing!

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    My M-2 Western Maryland Challenger doing its thing with the train it seems to haul really well. Mike's Western Maryland unit coal train.... Passing the station....

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    A few "head on" shots of my favorite diesel loco... the GP-30.... in B&O... this first one explains in looks what I mean about the GP-30's having a "MEAN" look to them, with the B&O Sunburst paint sceme with the nose emblem and the way the dynamioc brake blister extends out over the cab! Simply mean looking!

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    Comming out of the bridge, my GP-30 #6904...

    Now Mike's turn....

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    His GP-30 #6950, comming out of the bridge... With a B&O Capitol Done! :D

    And Then for a mix an match, old on the point new that follows! GP-30 of Mike's an his SD-60....

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    And then another mix of colors, Old with the new... From Bright Future, to Dark Futur...

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    Now I'm going to depict some work that a fellow modeler done, Pete which is a Meyersdale Historical Society member and avid O scale modeler which got into some G scale... He does some great looking structure work! All out of wood an or card stock and does some fancy paint an weathering....

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    His Maple Sugar Camp, Afterall the town of Meyersdale is hosting the "Meyersdale Maple Festival", and the town is known as the "Maple City" so... why not have a model of a maple sugar camp? Pete's done that. This was a structure he had hand made from wood an added all the details to, with the trains running behind it.. This is G scale. And is to full scale to an old time Maple Sugar Camp....

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    Another picture of the Maple Sugar Camp....

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    A Depot that Pete had also scratchbuilt from wood in G scale.... He had added signs on both sides that say "Maple City" not for the ocassion of the local festival going on but for the reason as I said... The town of Meyersdale is know as the "Maple City" and stores everywhere located in town are prefixed with "Maple City" meaning Meyersdale....

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    A wooden trestle, that Pete also built... With a G scale 4-6-0 just about to get across it, with a few log cars headed to put fuel on the fire at the maple camp....

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    A picture of the 4-6-0 through the tree's....

    Now for a few additives to the G scale layout..... A tourist line I had put together in a day to change things on that layout. I took the G scale, 2 truck Shay from the sugar camp track, and coupled it to the passenger cars to the 4-6-0, on the lower mainline track that passes the depot. And put the 4-6-0 in duty of the log cars going to the sugar camp..... changed the preferences and aspect alittle!

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    The Shay and train crossing another wooden trestle.

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    A really good shot of the Shay on the trestle, headed to the depot....

    Anpther picture of the Shay with train on the trestle...

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    Shay and train getting ready to make a stop at the depot.

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    The 4-6-0 with train going around the last bend to the maple camp with loaded log cars....

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    The Shay crossing the bridge after the depot stop an proceeded down the mainline to the bridge an is about to cross it and enter the western Pennsylvania tunnel...

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    As it entered, I wasn't fast enough to get the shot of it entering but I did manage to get it exiting the tunnel... The portals are over 15 feet apart....

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    Some O scale Pete had brought in to run on the O scale layout. a set of Pennsy E-8's....

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    A head on view of the HUGE O scale PRR E-8!
     
  17. 6206_S1a

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    I've been toying with my digital camera to get those head-on shots because of the look of a locomotive coming head-on is so intense! If you've ever seen some of William P. Price's movies or photos, he did some really great head-on shots with EM-1's, S1a's, F-units, etc. That's where I got the idea to do this with my camera and our layouts! Hey John, If you still have the discs, put that shot of Pete's E-8 that I did a head-on with, it's a great shot! :D :D
     
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    Anyone who knows anything about CSX, knows they're hard on diesels. Newer ones an older ones alike.... Even harder on the older generation diesels! This shows an older generation CSX SD-60, blowing smoke, I believe they cooked the turbo on this poor old diesel! The smoke is just a flyin'.....

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    This picture with me at the trottle to make it do the show.... and preform...

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    Anyone knowing or owning any O scale trains knows, that they have a "neutral" point in their trottle control, where as you move the trottle from off to on, it goes in forwards, then of to on again an the loco is in "neutral" or it sets an "idles" an then off to on once again its running in reverse. Alot may know this loco, its an MTH "Mike's Train House loco an comes with a generous smoke unit installed in it, with a good amount of smoke fluid put in it, you get these effects with it setting on "idle" or in that neutral... and makes scene's like you see here...
     
  19. 6206_S1a

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    John, I see you did! Isn't that a great, intense shot?
     
  20. 7600EM_1

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    Mike, I got the disks, and he's on the disks All these pictures never left the disk you gave me to bring home to crop, and size flip around an such and then to post on Trainboard. which you'll get them tomarrow at the station..... :D
     

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