MODELING Weekend Photo Fun, January 8, 2016

r_i_straw Jan 8, 2016

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Because of the segregation laws in Texas in the early 1900s the Santa Fe was required to provide separate accommodations for its Black customers. In 1924 the ATSF ordered new heavyweight cars from Pullman to replace older cars in use at that time. After the demise of the Jim Crow laws in the mid 1950s the cars were converted to Chair Smoker cars. This model was built using etched sides from M&R laminated to an old Rivarossi N scale car that was shortened slightly.
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  2. HOexplorer

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    Some B & W today. Jim

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  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That looks like track laid by a logging railroad!
     
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  4. Ironhorseman

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    Likely a 5 MPH trestle. Great shot!
     
  5. Hytec

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    I love the B&W, creates a beautiful effect. Nothing wrong putting a speed bump between 5 mph trestles to keep branch line hot rods within the rules.
     
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  6. HOexplorer

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    Thanks fellows. What is funny, well maybe not, is that this was originally a Z scale layout. This photo is N of course, and I never noticed the bump while this was Z scale. After I finished laying track in N I still couldn't see the bump. Only when this photo was printed did I see the bump! Be careful what you photograph. Jim:eek:
     
  7. TwinDad

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    Are you sure that's actually a bump? It looks so to me at first look, but looking closer it looks like it might be an optical illusion created by the camera angle and possibly a (horizontal) curve in the track right about where the first boxcar is?
     
  8. HOexplorer

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    TD, Sadly I put a straight edge on it. It is a bump! Long gone now.... Jim

    PS We need more photos here!?
     
  9. Hytec

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    Jim, I'm sorry to hear you took out the "bump". It adds interest, especially in your B&W photo.
     
  10. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Yeah more, more, more.
    Maybe this will break the log jam.
    This is a modified HO "Maywood" depot that was altered to resemble the old Houston & Texas Central depot in Hempstead, Texas.
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  11. JimJ

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    That is a very cool looking depot! Very well put together too.
     
  12. Mike VE2TRV

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    B&W gives this scene the right nostalgic feel. I have a hard time believing it's N scale. Very nice!:cool:
     
  13. Josta

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    Downtown Sarah's Valley one summer evening....

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  14. Paul Liddiard

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    Well, Walthers released a limited edition of the Russel Plow. I bought one of the kits, a long time ago, and planned on turning it into the Grande Gold version, and here they released it in that version too!
    First shot is with the 1553 and caboose 01449 from back in the days of steam...and then the Gold version with SD45 5317 1553 X-67 -1449.jpg Walthers plow and SD45.jpg
     
  15. GrampysTrains

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    Using a flat car as a "handle" to pull a tank car off the trestle.

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  16. JimJ

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    A barrel loading scene and a scratchbuilt steam powered stump puller.
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  17. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Looks like a pleasant Friday evening, in a nice, peaceful town.
     
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  18. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Good job aging those barrels.
     
  19. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    So the tank car was gravity emptied? I'm curious to see how you modeled the sump and or pumping facility?
     
  20. dti406

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    Sorry for being late, somehow Photobucket lost my photos, so I managed too re-upload my photos from yesterday! It will be a green and yellow experience this week.

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    Before participating in the IPD mania of the late 70's the Atlanta & Saint Andrews Bay had some second hand 40' Boxcars, this was an IMRC 1937 AAR Mod. car kit that was painted with Floquil Dark Green Paint and lettered with Herald King Decals.

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    Atlas 17360 Gal Tank Car kit, painted with Floquil Dark Green Paint and lettered with Highball Graphics decals.

    Thanks for looking

    Rick Jesionowski
     

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