Weekend Foto Fun 1-21-05

r_i_straw Jan 22, 2005

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    OK folks, here it is. Show us your stuff.
    Here is my offering for the weekend.
    The Sam Houston Zephyr ran on the Burlington Rock Island joint line between Dallas and Houston. This is an N scale recreation I did using Kato cars and a heavy kit bash on a Life Like E6. The Kato cars are almost exactly correct so I did not have to change much. Click on the image to zoom in. [​IMG]
     
  2. Tompm

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    Looking good Russell. That is one mighty fine looking train set!

    Well with the snow panic (12 to 16+inches is the current guess) I will probably posting quite a bit this weekend so I might as well get started.

    First up is a picture showing the fireman I recently placed on the IHC Lehigh & New England 0-8-0 switcher that I renumbered 132.

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    And here are a couple of more shots of the switcher.

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    I just finished weathering another LNE 0-8-0 switcher and a Reading Mikado. I will get pictures up later this weekend.
     
  3. Tad

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    Two Atlas undecorated #38000 flat cars that I just finished for the AD&N.

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  4. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I have to catch up later this weekend. Here is a custom painted GP35. Needs weathering; I will put that on the list of 1000 things to do. [​IMG]
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  5. J WIDMAR

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    Here are a couple of shots from the past;

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    May, 1982 on the first RGW in the garage.

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    Aug., 1976 on the first RGW in the garage.
     
  6. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Tom,

    Those pics look superb, the detail is excellent.

    Last night I painted the shell of a GP40, this will be a EMD demo in Katy colours

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  7. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Tom, the scenery surrounding that switcher is superb [​IMG]

    I just about finished painting/decalling my first AWRR locomotive, an Alco S1. Pictures when it has been sprayed with flat varnish and reassembled.
     
  8. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am telling you it is!! I am amazed every weekend when I see it. Just a beautiful module. [​IMG]
     
  9. atsf_arizona

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    San Diego Model RR Museum Visit 1 18 05


    Hi, all,

    Thanks to Jim Bence, Tony Burzio, Mark Galbreath, and all
    the other San Diego Society of N Scale (SDSONS) members for hosting me and
    the Santa Fe Trainmaster to the N scale Pacific Desert Lines at the San
    Diego Model Railroad Museum ( http://www.sdsons.org ) on Tuesday night 1/18/05.
    Thanks, Jim and team!

    Following are 24 photos from the visit of the fantasy Santa Fe
    Trainmaster to the San Diego Model RR Museum's N scale Pacific
    Desert Lines, on Tuesday evening 1/18/05, go here to see them:

    http://community.webshots.com/album/255587925UJbNhx

    Here are few extract shots:

    They have a well known, incredible model of the San Diego Santa Fe station:

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    I humbly hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making the photos.

    Hello also to John Haverstock, visiting from Ohio, who was there
    running that night also. A 90-car CSX coal drag running in the desert
    east of San Diego.... now *that's* was something to see too!
     
  10. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That Trainmaster sure looks at home there! What a great looking string of reefers [​IMG]
     
  11. Steve 4 Painting

    Steve 4 Painting TrainBoard Member

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    ...this weeks contribution is a North Carolina and Virginia GP38 (NCVA) with functional
    noselight and ditchlights painted with Polly Scale ATSF silver and Badger Model flex ACL purple

    here we go...

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    (klick to zoom...)
     
  12. William Cowie

    William Cowie TrainBoard Member

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    Another thread inspired me to get off my butt and complete my half-finished slug [​IMG]

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  13. Dan Crowley

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    I bashed the Atlas Mogul into a CNR 012a Switch engine.

    The tender is an old minitrix one with kato tender trucks.

    The boiler is a crayola marker, domes from Details associates,The cab from a Bachmann Northern, handrails are wire and stanctions from GMM. Mr Robert Ray cut me some extra laser windows when he was working on the CNR caboose project that I knew would come in handy.

    A digitrax DZ123 is in the tender and electrical pick up is from the drivers and the tender .

    This has turned out to be a runner. No better performing then the stock Atlas, but the extra weight and wheelbase has improved the electrical pick up so It never stalls.

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    Here it is with a Bachmann Consolidated, just to give you an idea of the size of this unit.

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    The drawbar needs to be painted and and overcoat of grime needs to be applied with an air brush to give it that overall well used look.

    [ 22. January 2005, 16:21: Message edited by: Dan Crowley ]
     
  14. Tompm

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    Thanks everyone for the compliments. Before this storm is over you maybe seeing more of it. Hopefully in the not too distance future I’ll have the Passenger Station Diorama also available for photos.

    Tad
    Great looking flat cars!

    Flash
    That is a cool looking unit!

    John W
    Great looking “oldies”! The bridge is incredible!

    Paul
    Looks like your locomotive is coming along! Can’t wait to see more of it.

    John Sing
    Great shots!

    Steve W
    Great looking locomotive!

    William
    Looks like your slug has come along well!

    Dan
    Nice job on the locomotive! Great looking scene also!
     
  15. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    What? Not finished yet? ;) :D
     
  16. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here I am working my fingers to the bone just for my rr brothers on WNFF!! What a guy!! ;)

    At last, the Tex Mex GP60. It is pretty simple paint job as you are mostly painting parts. The roof details took some time.
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    I have to look at this slug thing. That would make a very interesting switcher.
     
  17. GP30

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    As we peek through brush, it is getting dark and 2347 is shoving it's last set of empties into Loading track #2 at the Crites #11 Loader.
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    Another shot of 2347 wrapping up it's chores for the day.
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    Long Hood Forward! U23B 1519 and SD9 2126 leading a freight into Yard Limits in Shelf, WV.
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    A few days later, 1519 returns to Shelf as the power for the B-710 job switching and spotting. Here it is picking up a couple boxcars to take back to Parkersburg at the B&O/CP&E interchange there.
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  18. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Pat: Some nice scenery there, too! I like the painted rails.
     
  19. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Tad: Nice ADN flat cars. Simple but effertive. Do you use them in your operation? I would think they are very light; I had to weight mine with loads or lead on the underframe.
     
  20. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I like the picture very much. It makes the darkness almost tangible. I grew up in Selma, NC on the ACL. Good to see those East Coast RRs here! [​IMG]
     

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