Weekend Foto Fun 4-29-05

r_i_straw Apr 29, 2005

  1. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    I just finished weathering this 2-8-2 Mikado. A toolbox was added under the tender. The toolbox contains 7 grams of weight to improve electrical tracking of the tender:

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    I also finished a "Cheater Boxcar"using a LL GP-20 Chassis and a 50' boxcar car shell. There is also a Lenz 521W decoder in the shell:

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    Stay cool and run steam..... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  2. justTRAINcRaZy

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    Just returned from visiting with NS (Dan). Still trying to get a handle on a new camera, but wanted to post a few of the better pics I got of his really nice layout.

    KB

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  3. Todd

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    Just got back from the show, and have a ton of photos..

    http://dynomite.ath.cx:8080/gallery/todd-mr-19thrrsc/

    Here are my newest aquisitions, a pair of VIA E8/9s.. got them for a steal too.. $100 for the pair, WITH decoders. Not sure if they ever ran them this way, but I wanted to try them out, and felt sorta weird having VIA pulling some freight around, so pulled out the dash9 to help a bit.
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  4. Fotheringill

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    Trees grew amazingly fast on May Day.
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  5. sitchad

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    Hi John, thanks

    No not a spare bedroom, the back corner of the garage. The garage of this house is oversized, 33'x39' so at the far end I have the layout, bikes and motorcycle, storage cabinets and workbenchs. Makes it nice since we still get both cars in the garage along with all the other stuff people usually have and we can still walk around.
     
  6. loco1999

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  7. Grey One

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    sitchad,
    Do you have a track plan? I would love to see it.
    Thanks either way. [​IMG]
     
  8. Fotheringill

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    Bob- Great weathering.
    All- nice shots.
     
  9. Pete Nolan

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    John,

    Not many of us have a ladder hanging in our spare bedroom(s). [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. sitchad

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    Track Plan, well this is the best I have, the yard is a bit different as well as the area in the blue box, the latest addition. Things added to plan, Piggyback yard and loading tracks, Icehouse and tracks. The addition is different in that I increased the radius of the loop and moved the position of the 180 to the left.
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    Last ones for the weekend. GP9 waiting for the next assignment.
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    Alcos just arrived.
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    Great pictures all. I must say I like this format of it running the entire weekend. You get to post as you go or the mood strikes. Great format.

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  11. Powersteamguy1790

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    Chad:

    It looks like you changed the color of your ballast in the yard area..

    I like it. ;)


    Stay cool and run steam..... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  12. RED ROCK

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    A couple of GRS cars make their way through the yard.
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  13. NS

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    justTRAINcRaZy, man those pictures turned out really good. I really enjoyed having you and your family over this afternoon. Hope we can do it again.

    Talk to ya later, Dan
     
  14. WPZephyrFan

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    What I wouldn't do for a garage...
     
  15. Colonel

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    Great photos guys, sorry I'm a bit late but was away for the weekend.

    Today I picked up my latest purchase from Flash, here are some photos.

    These UP fruit Growers car are produced from Aztec and the detail is excellent.

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  16. Tompm

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    sitchad
    Great shots! The ALCOs look impressive!
    Nice shot of the train coming out of the tunnel!

    Pete
    Great layout shots! The roundhouse area is awesome!

    John Breen
    Awesome picture! I really like the Purina cars!

    HemiAdda2d
    Awesome snow shot!

    Red Rock
    Cool pictures! The locomotive peeking out of the shed is a neat shot!
    Nice weathering on MEC car!

    Dan
    Those pictures are incredible as are the boxcar and locomotive!

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    Looks like you are off to a good start!

    Overshoe
    Great pictures!

    Alan
    It will be interesting to see how your project comes out! Looks good so far!

    Scott
    Great looking locomotive!

    John Sing
    What an impressive set of locos!

    Bob
    Nice job on the Mikado! What is a “cheater” boxcar?

    Kevin
    Nice shots! The signal bridge is really cool!

    Todd
    Nice looking locomotives!

    Mark
    Nice progress on the layout! The trees and the river look great!

    Loco1999
    Sweet looking loco!

    Paul
    Great pictures! The reefers look neat!
     
  17. Powersteamguy1790

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    Tom stated:

    Nice job on the Mikado! What is a “cheater” boxcar?

    Tom:

    The cheater boxcar was kitbashed from a LL GP-20 chassis and a 50' boxcar shell. A decoder was installed in the cheater boxcar as well.

    The cheater box is a fully powered "dummy" that I use behind steam loco's to increase the pulling power of the steamers.

    All the steam loco's on the JJJ&E become "supercharged" when consisted with the powered cheater boxcar.

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

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  18. Grey One

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    Sitchad, That looks really nice. Thanks!

    Tom,
    Take a look at the box car. You will see a specialized compartment between the very heavy duty trucks for carrying liquids: Bob does it so well that you don't even notice them the first time you look.

    Thanks for sharing Bob.
     
  19. NYC-BKO

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    Great pics all who posted, Thank You for sharing! [​IMG]
     

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