Weekend Foto Fun 10-2-04

r_i_straw Oct 3, 2004

  1. loco1999

    loco1999 TrainBoard Supporter

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    You may have seen my other post,
    But I want to start contributing here.


    I added some green to a small section.

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  2. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks ATSF AZ.
    John, you did such a great job,I couldn't tell if the #boards were painted,decaled,or black paper with the #'s put on.Thanks,I have a bunch of SD-45's that need #boards.Thanks for your fast reply. :D
     
  3. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Loco,

    I really like your scenery look forward to seeingm ore of your work
     
  4. William Cowie

    William Cowie TrainBoard Member

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    Great pics, everyone! :D


    John, a how-to photo thread would be awesome! I have a few older Kato Dash 9's that I hide because they don't have numbers [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance!
     
  5. loco1999

    loco1999 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks Colonel.

    Great work and great photos.

    I have to say that G scale rocks.

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    Tompm, quit posting proto photos. [​IMG]

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  6. CB&CNSfan

    CB&CNSfan TrainBoard Member

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    It's not perfect, and I'm not a great craftsman, the plastic handrails are too big, but it was the best I could do at the time. I learned a lot from this project, there's a few mistakes like the handrails that I won't make on the next one. So here's my MLW RS18 from an old LifeLike RS11 shell and an Athearn GP7 drive and chassis. It's almost finished. I have to put the hoses, headlight lenses and some black and some rust paint coloring for the wheels and trucks, maybe this evening I'll get it finished. After that it's the GP18. Just click on the thumbnails for the big picture.

    Cheers Willis

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  7. Ed M

    Ed M Passed away May 2012 In Memoriam

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    They look fine to me. If we required 'perfect' we'd have no one to post photos here! :D Learning from the project is the idea.

    I like the paint scheme. Custom decals??

    Regards

    Ed
     
  8. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Russell:

    Is that a rail yard in the upper right corner of the photo? Looks pretty large.
     
  9. atsf_arizona

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    OK, I will take step-by-step photos when I do the next set of GP30 numberboards. Don't know exactly when that will be completed, but it's on the 'schedule' now! (smile)
     
  10. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Yes, that was the MoPac Sugar Land Yard. They used it to break up the trains of raw sugar coming into the Imperial Sugar refinery along with other raw materials used in the refining process. Cars of packaged refined sugar and tank cars of liquid sugar were made up into trains here also. In the November 2004 Trains Magazine on page 42 it shows a rail map of the Houston area. It is still in use and is show there as the Imperial Holly Sugar yard.
    Here is a photo of a tank car that our club will be selling sometime soon. Micro Trains is doing them for us.
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