Weekend Photo Fun February 20, 2009

r_i_straw Feb 20, 2009

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    I will get this going early today as I am about to head out to San Antonio for the train show going on over there this weekend. Here are some more of the Texas Special cars I am painting for a friend.
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  2. atsf_arizona

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    Great shots, Russ.

    For me this week.....

    A local Santa Fe freight makes it's way down the Peavine Line
    in Arizona in the early 1960s.

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    By the way, if you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, the next local NMRA Coast Division
    meet is Sunday, March 1, 2009, go here to see all the info:

    Welcome to Coast Division of Pacific Coast Region of NMRA

    Our Coast Division meets are free to come to (no membership required), come see what the local NMRA Division is all about. Lots of good friendly local SF Bay model railroaders present to talk with (including me), learn about all that is happening locally, and there's lots. I always bring something of mine for the Show and Tell.

    See more info about the meets at:

    Quarterly Online Meet Reports with lots of photos

    Have a good week, all!
     
  3. TJS909

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    Thanks Russ! what a good way to start the thread. The Texas Special. I LOVE IT!
     
  4. JCater

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    Russ...lookin' good! John...again I had to take a double take to make sure that was not a REAL Santa Fe Unit...great shot.
     
  5. Chad Cowan

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    That is a GREAT shot John! Love the 'going away' view too!
     
  6. Arctic Train

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    I finally have something to contribute this week.
    I was out target shooting with my bow the other day and unfortunatly broke a graphite arrow shaft. Rather than throw away $10 I decided to turn it into a pipe load.
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    My 11K namesake tankers finally came in the mail this week. Here they are waiting for the swing gate to be closed so the local can drag them to the port.
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    Brian
     
  7. river_eagle

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    I just finished this Ttrak module
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    The extra base trim from the station kit used for platform extension and pedestrian crossing to it
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    these etched baggage carts were "Fun", but worth the effort
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  10. jgiovenni

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    Well, some progress on my layout in set in the west (somewhere in the westernmost part of Washington State).

    Here is a selection of a day spent chasing a local:

    approaching Bricci's junction
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    running close to the rocks
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    another shot close to the rocks
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    deep into the cut
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    hope you liked it.

    Ciao,

    Jgiovenni
     
  11. jeffrey-wimberly

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    Nothing new from me this week as I was holding down a hospital bed for a few days. Here are some cars I received in the mail from some friends for use in future projects.

    Too shiny. Needs weathering.
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    Same for this one.
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    This car is giving me some ideas for a MoW project.
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  12. JCater

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    Awesome stuff...man keep it coming!!
     
  13. Powersteamguy1790

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    A closeup of the side rods and valve gear of a ATSF 2-6-6-2 on the second level of the JJJ&E.

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  14. pachyderm217

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  15. COverton

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    Very nice and rich imagery, fellas! I like the "going away" shot...I really think they are undersubscribed. I do a few myself and enjoy how they turn out, but this one was very fine...commanding.

    Here, the Pennsy has been taking deliver of her new super-power Texas type 2-10-4 freight engines for just over a year by the time #6170 stops at Seneca Falls on her way through to Sentinel. The year is 1944, in the fall. The yardmaster can't help but pause and admire this elegant lady, as does the fella running the coaling tower just off the nose of the J1.

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  16. sp4009

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    Finished my NW2... Started from a stock Kato, tiger stripe unit. Paint modifications, post '65 number and details were added. As with a lot of "Halloween" painted switchers, you can see the tiger stripes under the solid orange paint.

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  17. jeffrey-wimberly

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  18. Hytec

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    J-W, I think your attention to detail is fantastic. The body and truck of Sante Fe 314783 is so well done that it's hard to believe it's a model, let alone N-Scale. (It is N-Scale, isn't it?)
     
  19. JCater

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    Bob and Crandell, can't get enough of your steam! Excellent work on the NW2, the detail is fantastic! Also a really nice job weathering those trucks Jeffrey...I know how time consuming that job is!
     
  20. SteveM76

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    Joe, your NW2 looks FANTASTIC! What did you use for the shades? I was talking to one of our oldhead Monon engineers the other day and he was telling me how cool it was to hear the shades flapping in the wind as a train passed.
     

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