Weekend Foto Fun 03-04-05

r_i_straw Mar 5, 2005

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Here is the Sugar Land, Texas, Southern Pacific Depot that I built in N scale. The prototype structure has been moved to a different site and now serves as the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce.
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  2. J WIDMAR

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    Very nice station, has a lot of character.

    I am starting to forget what photos I have posted so I hope these have not been done before.

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  3. BALOU LINE

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    Kinda hard to show my rock work after Johns, that is just awe inspiring.
    This is the first meet in the newly sceniced portion from the Layout Design Party. I supose I need some clever name for this area now [​IMG]
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  4. Tad

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    I took this photo of AD&N 17 on 31 Dec 2003 at Crossett, Arkansas at the old AD&N shop.

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    It is a former Reading Railroad caboose and was in service on the AD&N until June of 1996. It had been out of service for 7 1/2 years at the time the photo was taken.

    Here is my N Scale version.

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    It was made from a Life-Like Great Northern X300 Northeastern Caboose.

    I added an Atlas smokejack from old Atlas offset cupola UP caboose.

    The trucks came from an Atlas NE-6 Newhaven caboose.

    I also body mounted Micro-Trains 905 Z scale couplers.

    I also made the decals for it.
     
  5. Pete Nolan

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    (I posted this before on the N scale forum)

    Well, I finally got back to scenery, after fiddling with lots of decoders the past few months. Here are a few "construction" shots--they are not posed nor lighted for drama, just a progress report.

    The long ignored summit of the railroad (top of the third deck) is getting some attention. I'm just starting here on the ground and buildings. It's suspended from the ceiling with a threaded rod. (below).

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    At the other end of the layout, beneath summit, I'm starting to detail the TT and roundhouse. I'm waiting for the N Scale Architect coal tower kit. I made a bad mistake in dripping india ink down the side of the roundhouse extension (I should have missed the windows), and I do have to paint the inside of the doors. Luckily all I have to do is print another copy, glue it on, and start over. I think I might try one of the CMR (?) turntables rather than continuously fiddling with this one. I'm working on "dirtying up" the whole scene with ink washes. I've found it takes pretty strong stuff to turn the gray into black. I also have to decide what to do with the storage space on the far right side.

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    The "Farm", which is on the second deck midway between summit and roundhouse, is finally getting some greenery. The buildings are just placed for now, and are mostly placeholders. I'll eventually get all the cables trimmed up and hidden.

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    Downtown keeps getting details. Still a ton to go.

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    Just for kicks, I thought I'd try straightening the image of downtown.

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    It shows me I have to leave a little more room around my photos, so that I don't cut off foreground (near the bottom) items at the edges when I skew the image.

    Anyone have any preferences?
     
  6. Tompm

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    Russell
    Great looking station!

    John W
    Your bridges and vistas are incredible!

    John Breen
    Great job on the layout! Nice looking train too!

    Tad
    Awesome job on the caboose!

    Pete
    Awesome looking layout! That highway bridge is mighty impressive!
     
  7. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Last night Flash, Jason, Greg and Sten came over for a get together. We had lots of fun NOT decaling my MKT locos unfortunately the decals kept crumbling. See this topic for more information.

    Detailing and painting UP GP40 and GP40-2 to a MKT Project

    Here is a shot of the finished locos

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    During the night I borrowed Gregs GP60 Demo and ran it with my Rio Grande GP60's. Here are some shots of the train in action

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  8. Tompm

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    Great shots, Paul!

    Here are two trains passing. They feature my most recently completed steam locomotive projects. Both are IHC 2-6-0 camelbacks. One is lettered for the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company. The other was lettered for C&O but I changed that to Lehigh & New England. I also weathered both locomotives and added coal to their tenders.

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  9. Tompm

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  11. Fluid Dynamics

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    Excellent stuff guys!


    That GP20 is great. My UP 474s need a makeover. Maybe even a new shell for one (GP15). [​IMG]

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    It's the readers digest pretend train!

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  12. BELG

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    Pete, I notice that you have some rope lighting installed in one of your shots, how well does it work , and did you just make straight runs back and forth? thanks Pat
     
  13. SecretWeapon

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    Pete,LOVE your city !!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  14. HemiAdda2d

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    Great stuff, all!
    My non-model submission, the upper/under shot on UP and BNSF in Cheyenne, WY:
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  15. Flash Blackman

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    Passing through LAX on the way home. Here is a custom painted Kato Espee black widow E9. It is prototypical. More Espee E units tonight or tomorrow.
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  16. Pete Nolan

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    Pat,

    I needed a lot of it to make any impact. It's very yellow light. It does brighten up some of the darker spaces, particularly where there is a loop over a loop in my multi-deck design. They actually work better on a shelf over a shelf. I found 50-footers a few years ago--the longest I've seen lately are 18 feet long.

    On the loops, I supplemented the rope lights with five small halogens. Because I'm using foam, I suspended the rope lights with loops of wire that pass all the way through the foam. The loops get buried in the foam. The lights really don't get very hot--you can keep your fingers on them without discomfort. The halogens, which do get hotter, are glued to squares of plywood (sort of a heat sink) which are then glued to the foam. Without the halogens, there wouldn't be enough light in the dark corners.
     
  17. HemiAdda2d

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    Flash,
    Who painted the Black Widow? That's outstanding! I did notice that the silver was masked and paint, not a decal--what a job! The Farr grilles really makes it look real.
     
  18. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Tad,

    Love that caboose and it looks like a complete replica of the prototype.
     
  19. NS

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    NS coal train enters Bluefield, W.V. with 2 SD40-2 on the headend. [​IMG] And 25 cars back a radio controlled helper unit. :eek: [​IMG]
    Thanks for looking, Dan
     
  20. Overshoe

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    Hi folks,

    Some layout progress shots. Track laying in progress....

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