MODELING Weekend Photo Fun, January 29, 2021

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  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    I miss taking my modules to shows. Here is Sugar Land set up in San Antonio back in July of 2013. Always fun setting up with a bunch of clubs and running trains with them.
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    And then here is a shot of some of the product from my refinery.;)
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  2. SecretWeapon

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    I got bored this week & came up with an idea to use a hopper that always gave me trouble.

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  3. dti406

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    Good morning from cloudy, cold and snowy Northeast Ohio!

    Russell, thanks for starting us out with a picture of your great module, but whats the Broadway Limited doing in Sugarland, TX?

    I managed to get some work done this week, was a bit rough as the car I wanted to decal, I did not get the decals until last night.

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    IMRC 10,000 Gal Tank Car kit, substituted Yarmouth Sill Steps for the plastic ones in the kit, and made a metal hand brake staff instead of the kit plastic one. Painted the car with Scalecoat II Black and lettered with Mask Island Decals. The Tidewater Oil Co. (founded in 1897 in New York)) purchased the Associated Oil Co (found in California in the 1890's) in 1926 and merged their operations. Associated Oil produced the Flying A gasoline for use along the west coast and Hawaii. Tidewater eventually got bought up by Esso and finally in 1966 Phillips took over and rebranded all the Flying A stations to Phillips 66.

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    IMRC 50' PS1 Boxcar kit, substituting A-Line Sill steps for the kit supplied plastic ones. Also cut down the ladders on the A end of the car as this car represents a rebuilt car from the 70's after the order removing the roofwalks on all boxcars. It was repainted in the new simplified scheme for the B&M and was used for general use mostly hauling paper products.

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    Scaletrains C39-8's with a pig train on the Strongsville Club Layout.

    Thanks for looking!

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  4. SecretWeapon

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  5. Carl Sowell

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    I have been looking for a very unique loco project. I found two possibilities.

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    Anybody up to attempting either one? The ATSF is cool. Both tenders seem small for those humungous boilers!

    Be well,
    Carl
     
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  6. Josta

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    ATSF 717 and a side-door caboose await their next assignment in Davidsville.

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  7. SP-Wolf

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    AC-4

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    Thanks,
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  8. Mr. Trainiac

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    The Virginian locomotive has smaller drivers than the ATSF unit, so maybe you could use a Decapod chassis as the base for each engine. The larger Virginian boiler could house a drivetrain more easily as well. I think both of these units were produced in brass (HO scale). The hard part though, will be finding drawings to build from. I know some Baldwin information still survives for other ATSF classes, but I don't know much about ALCo. I attempted a Santa Fe articulated steamer, but I didn't get much farther than the chassis. These projects quickly turn into a grind because there is not a lot of resources to work from. I shelved my model because I felt I was doing too much freelancing. Getting photos of these locomotives is pretty difficult too. Once you get past the early stages and start on major construction, I think you are in the clear.
     
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  10. Josta

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    Amazing shot, Robert!
     
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  11. RailMix

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    If I were going to build one of these beasts, my personal choice would be the Virginian locomotive. I remember being impressed with these big, hulking monsters as a kid after seeing them in an article in model railroader. This would have been around 1967/68 give or take a year or so. The article also included a set of drawings for anyone interested. They were very limited in terms of speed by the small drivers and large cyliners, which caused very poor counterbalance conditions. Although they were really cool, they have never fit in with my Michigan shortline scheme of things or the size of any layout I was able to build.
     
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  12. r_i_straw

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    Just passing through on its way between Philadelphia and Harrisburg. As for the lack of catenary in these parts, the GG1 may have been wired to a generator mounted under the dining car.
    Long ago, when our club would set up by ourselves, all our modules were based on the towns in the county either side of Sugar Land. We would alternate operating sessions between prototype trains which actually ran through Sugar Land in 1951 and a basic free-for-all where anything from modern container trains, unit coal trains and depression era passenger trains to the TGV and ICE would run. We just had fun.
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  13. gmorider

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    Do we need "Oversized Load" signs here? :D:ROFLMAO: I miss train shows too. (y)
     
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    Fine stuff here! As a side note, seems like it is always cold, clouds and snow in Ohio.... :rolleyes:
     
  15. Paul Liddiard

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    D&RGW 3048, wrecked in Swan, Colorado and rebuilt by EMD, was the only GP35 I'm the Grande fleet to receive the billboard lettering.
    The second photo shows SWP 2006, and lurking in the shadows is Turtle Creek Central GP38-2 number 14.
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  16. SMR

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    looks like an ordinary railroad layout......

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    .....zoom out......

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    THE ILLUSION OF Z-SCALE

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    .....and zoom in again.....

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    On the way to Cajun pass !!! :love::sneaky:

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    :rolleyes: And here we are - Cajun pass in the snow......

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  19. Kurt Moose

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    Love that SD40-2B!(y)
     
  20. Hytec

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    Thank you for this marvelous perspective into 1:220. Regardless how small the finished module(s) is(are), your ability is outstanding.
     
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