Weekend Foto Fun 6-3-05

r_i_straw Jun 4, 2005

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Welcome to this weekend edition. Lets see some great stuff that you folks have. For my contribution I have this shot on my NTRAK modules. The Southern Pacific train #2 is approaching the semaphores for the diamond at Tower 114. T&NO PA #208 leads #207 at the head of the Sunset Limited after replacing the Pacific Lines power in El Paso. [​IMG]
     
  2. Fotheringill

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    Guard rail installed after horrific LESSON LEARNED on the LLL when gawkers were overawed by the spectacular scenic overlook near the freight station and drove off the road over the bluff.
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  3. J WIDMAR

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    These two photos were taken with my new 10-22mm lens.

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  4. Pete Nolan

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    J.W.,

    Ain't those wide angles great! You can really show new perspectives.
     
  5. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    Heliocopter view of three levels on the JJJ&E:

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    High in the mountains of the JJJ&E:

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

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    Awesome start, Russell!

    Mark
    Great picture and scene!

    John W
    Great pictures! Love the bridges!

    Bob
    Cool views of the layout!

    Here is a little scene from the Water Tower Diorama. I wonder what secret load has to be loaded at a remote water tower and who are those shady characters?

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  7. Fotheringill

    Fotheringill Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Tom-

    Please advise what colors you used for water tower. Looks fine.
     
  8. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Great photos guys, had fellow trainboarder Patrick over last night and took some shots of the newly acquired CP SD40-2's

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    Will post some pics shortly from Patricks new Canon 8 mp camera
     
  9. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here are some shots by Patricks new Canon Powershot Pro1 8 megapixel camera

    I'm sure Pat would appreciate some comments

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    I think the super macro feature is excellent as you can see from the last photo
     
  10. Flash Blackman

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    Russell:

    Where did you get the fire escape on the Imperial Sugar building? Very nice!

    How do you keep from knocking down the power line poles when you clean the track on the module? [​IMG]

    I have no power lines on my layout for that very reason!
     
  11. Flash Blackman

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    Tompm:

    Is that a Kadee boxcar? Custom painted? Very nice with lots of detail! [​IMG]
     
  12. OC Engineer JD

    OC Engineer JD Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Paul.......Patricks new Canon takes great pictures, however, it made one of your MoPac units look yellow! [​IMG]
     
  13. atsf_arizona

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    Hi, all,

    Thx to inspiration on this Forum and others, I've started experimenting with ballasting
    my Kato Unitrack layout.

    First up will be to experiment with the color/type of ballast. Santa Fe used a somewhat
    unique pinkish color in Northern Arizona - the following is my first attempt, using
    Arizona Rock and Mineral's approximation of that ballast:

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    (This was done using standard ballasting techniques, i.e. good soaking pre-wet of the
    ballast, followed by 50/50 Elmer's Glue/water mixture, both applied with eyedropper).

    I'll continue to play around with the color, with weathering it further, etc.

    Next is the more important experiment - trying this with a Kato turnout - we'll see
    if I can avoid gluing the turnout shut. Stay tuned.
     
  14. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    I scratch built that using Plastruct shapes, steps and handrails. As for my telegraph poles, they take a beating. It is more from moving the modules for set up and tear down than track cleaning. Ever so often the linemen have to do some maintenance. :D
     
  15. Flash Blackman

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    John:

    Ballast looks great! Pink Santa Fe ballast, I believe; prototypically correct, BTW. Did you paint the track/rails first? It looks good.
     
  16. atsf_arizona

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    Thx, Flash. Yes, I painted the Unitrack first, using my standard mix of Roof Brown with a few drops of Grimy Black, the same paint mix that I documented in:

    http://community.webshots.com/album/60614024xfYZdo

    Here's an additional shot of this ballasted Unitrack, with my initial weathering project LL SD7 sitting in:

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    I do think in the previous ballast only pictures, the ballast needs to be weathered, it looks too new. (smile)

    (pardon the cRapido coupler which of course rather ruins the view!)
     
  17. txronharris

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    Colonel, the CP units look right at home down there in Aussie land! The picture quality is only overshadowed by the modelling greatness that is your layout. All that pre "borg" paint you've got looks too cool.
     
  18. Flash Blackman

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    From Australia, weathering by Sten:
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    My SD50/60's on Sydney N Scale layout.
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    DRGW by Jason.
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    A great time was had by all. Thanks to Jason/Sten/Greg/Colonel.
     
  19. jgiovenni

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    working on the railroad... early '900
    HO diorama
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  20. loco1999

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    Nice photos. [​IMG]

    A tool shed. Not finished.

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    Loco1999
     

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