Weekend Foto Fun 2/11/05

r_i_straw Feb 12, 2005

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    I will kick of this week with a mirror at the end of the road on one of my NTRAK modules.
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  2. Flash Blackman

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    Espee lineup to run from Houston to San Antonio:
    GP9/SD35/RSD5/GP35/GP9. Maybe not prototypical, but I like the colors. [​IMG]
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    There was an earlier discussion about Kato freight cars. This Kato B&O boxcar is from around 1972. The black ACL boxcar next to it is Micro Trains. The Kato car may be a waffle side. Very rare for those times. Notice the low profile roofwalk on the Kato boxcar. I have one other Kato that is a TexMex boxcar.
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  3. Colonel

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    Flash,

    You certainly have a great assortment of cars and locos in that yard, only one thing missing???

    TREES lol
     
  4. Flash Blackman

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    I am getting to that. I have a secret source. [​IMG]
     
  5. N_S_L

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    Nothing too spectactular... just adding some more ground cover
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  6. Fluid Dynamics

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    Nice shot Russ! I'm always envious of your roster Flash, and Mike, the whole shot of your layout is great, I've always wondered what the entire thing looked like. That's actually about what I'd do with that amount of space, an over/under with some switching and a big hillside.

    As for me . . . here's a random shot from my latest track laying adventure. I had the layout slid away from the wall on its frame to work inside the tunnel, and then a train came along, and I luckily had my camera ready.

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  7. Dan Crowley

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    I finished painting a scenic dome car up in CNR colors. I took the liberty of moving the prototypical time line ahead 7 years. The CNR did not purchase these until 1964, well ater the time this paint scheme was phased out. By moving the purchase date ahead to 1957 I was able to paint it in the classic green and black.

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  8. Flash Blackman

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    Dan:

    That is an interesting car. Made by Rowa or somebody in Europe, IRRC. I don't know if it has ever been made again after the first run, but you do see them sometimes. I do like the dark green/black paint scheme. Very nice job. [​IMG]
     
  9. Dan Crowley

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    Actually it is a Bachmann car. The biggest problem I see with it is that the windows in the prototype fit flush in the cage, and on the model they sure don't

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  10. Flash Blackman

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    True, they are not flush. Is it a Milwaukee Road prototype? Maybe CNW?
     
  11. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    The Bachmann full dome is modeled after an ATSF prototype as it looked with the huge letterboards that Autotrain added when they ran them.
     
  12. J WIDMAR

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    With Spring just around the corner, it's time to think about taking a train ride.
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  13. Bryant

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    Great pics this week folks! Russell, being a native of the area, I am always amazed at how you have captured the character of the Texas Gulf Coast in N scale.
    I worked on a bridge across 'Diablo Canyon' a couple weeks ago. It has since been so cold here that I have not gone out to the train room.
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  14. Bruce-in-MA

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    Playing with Photoshop and my digital camera again:
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  15. Tad

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    I finished these up today.

    A friend of mine came by the other day. He asked me how many of the pulpwood racks that I had. I told him that I had 19. The next time I saw him, he gave me one. He said it was the only one he had and it wasn't right for his layout, so he didn't run it. Now I have 20.

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    A couple of Athearn bulkhead flats.

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    A 33' hopper. This is the only one the AD&N had.

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  16. SOO MILW CNW

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    Great pics guys!!! When I grow up, I wanna be like ya'll.LOL

    Here is mine , I need to get off my 6 and do some more work, adios Wyatt
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  17. Flash Blackman

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    Bryant:

    Nice pics and a nice album. You may be new at this, but it seems you have a steep learning curve. I really like your album pictures, too. Recommended for all to see. [​IMG]
     
  18. Powersteamguy1790

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    A 2-8-0 Southern ready to roll on the JJJ&E:

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    The same photo in color:


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    The Idaho Hotel in the center of San Marino on the JJJ&E:

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    A Southern 4-6-2 Pacific makes it's way to San Marino:

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    Shay power on the JJJ&E:


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    Stay cool and run steam..... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  19. Colonel

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    Well most of you know by now I have backdated from modern to mid 70's to allow me to model the fallen flags of UP. Part of this transition is the reintroduction of caboose's on the Cheyenne Sub Division.

    In memory I took this pic for WFF

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    Oh I do realise MRL is not a fallen flag of UP but how can you not have one of those cabooses lol

    I also realised I need a lot more caboose's and have so far purchased a MOPAC from Flash, and just bought a SP off ebay although I do need a WP and a couple more MOPACS.

    I also realised I had a few too many UP so I will be painting these 2 in Rio Grande colours.

    Here is the final pics of the UP caboose's before they go under the airbrush :D

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  20. Fluid Dynamics

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    Cabeese are fun. Modern railroading is bland, other than the really convoluted looking diesels these days. Ah, nothing like a refreshing pair of F40ph's. Amtrak Phase III tells us it's the 80s, when Uncle Pete was still loved by railfans.


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