Weekend Foto Fun 6-24-05

r_i_straw Jun 25, 2005

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Here is a little prototype action to kick things off this week. This was probably the worse location for a photo run-by I ever had. The bank to the right was full of poison ivy, which I am very sensitive to. No photo line here, take what you can get. Was thrilling to have the big engine roar by that close though.
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  2. Flash Blackman

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    My latest visit to the Belmont Shore Club in San Pedro, CA revealed a new scrap yard. Pretty nice job by Joe Wolar.
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  3. Flash Blackman

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    Wow, Russ! That is close!! Did the ground shake? :eek:
     
  4. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Russ - awesome!

    Flash - that has to be the best looking scrap yard I have seen. Very well done scene by Joe W. [​IMG]
     
  5. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    Flash:

    That's one excellent looking scrap yard.

    The junk is so realistic.


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

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    Russell
    Great start. That must have been awesome to see in person.

    Flash
    Awesome scrap yard!

    We were chasing the regularly scheduled general merchandise freight from Maybrook. We caught up with it as it passed Castle Rock.

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  7. Tompm

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  10. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

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    Great shots, folks!

    Tom, you gotta love those X31 boxcars. ;)
     
  11. N_S_L

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    Tom, what technique(s) for the tanker? Thats awesome!
     
  12. Triplex

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    Tom, what type of car is ADN 2405? I'm not exactly up on my transition-era rolling stock, and I've never seen the like! Love the weathering.
     
  13. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    Some old photo's of the JJJ&E:


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    Stay cool and run steam..... :cool:
     
  14. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    UP steam, a green Colorado, and sunny skies. What could be better?
    north of Platteville, CO:
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  15. x600

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    Awsome, Hemi, Good to see the ole' girl under steam again.
     
  16. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Great shots guys

    Here are some shots of my U30C now with installed pilots. At last night operating session Patrick and I discussed doing a timetable for the layout next so looking forward to another get together.

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  17. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nice, Paul!
    Looks real good!
     
  18. atsf_arizona

    atsf_arizona TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hi, all,

    (pardon my cross-posting this in several places!)......

    For this weeek, I'm continuing work on getting dirty.

    (Weathering, that is).

    I've done this weathering starting with a stock Atlas Southern Pacific SD9E.
    The shell is done with Bragdon Enterprises Weathering System, light
    dust over everything, heavier along the lower sill; light soot around
    the exhaust stacks.

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    The trucks are painted Grimy Black, with a thin wash of PollyScale
    acrylic 'Earth' applied to simulate dust.

    I purposely avoid the use of Bragdon Enterprises Weathering System on the
    trucks, as I've found that at least for me, the very fine dust always
    seems to find its way into the truck's axles and introduces unwanted
    friction.

    For comparision, here's a weathered vs. unweathered view; weathered on the
    left, stock out of the box on the right.

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    My intent is to go for a well-maintained yet realistically used look, no
    grunge jobs (yet). By intent, the weathering is supposed to be subtle; I
    want my little engines to feel well cared for, and not to be too dirty.

    Suggestions? Comments?

    This is fun! (and a bit time-consuming. No rushing allowed here).

    I want to thank my friends on the Atlas Forum (Randgust in particular), who
    thankfully have prodded me into starting this worthy weathering endeavor.
    Now, my whole fleet will eventually get the weathering treatment, slowly,
    one by one.

    My next attempt will be to find an acceptable paint mix to simulate the
    weathered, slightly black Blomberg freight B-B trucks that are on my Santa Fe
    B-B freight units. The PollyScale Grimy Black above works great for SP's grey
    painted trucks, however, in my opinion, it's too gray for the dusty black Santa
    Fe freight loco trucks. More experimentation to come .... any suggestions?

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  19. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    John:

    Very nicely done.... ;)


    Stay cool and run steam.... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  20. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    Tom:

    The weathering on all your freight cars is terrific. ;)


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

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