Weekend Photo Fun

r_i_straw Mar 21, 2008

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Here is an oldie from the files. An N scale scratch built model of the old Davis House in Richmond, Texas.
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  2. Lownen

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    Scratch built? Truly amazing!
     
  3. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hold it! We may have a thread on that? Looking, looking...

    [edit] Here it is, but a bunch of picture links may be broken.
     
  4. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    A scratch built McGiffert loader on Jack Morgan's narrow gauge H0 scale layout.
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  5. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Wow, I forgot about that old thread. I may have to go in and put in new links for all the photos one day. Until then, this album has most of them, if you want to look.
     
  6. SecretWeapon

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    Very nice Russ !!!!
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  7. Geared Steam

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    "Awaiting assignments" (Background photoshopped)

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  8. Siskiyou

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    Reunion at Azalea Curve

    Last weekend, Russell shared with us his fine shot of his nicely modified older Rapido Pacific. Boy, did that bring back memories. In my case, nothing fanciy - oil Vandies, headlights, crude number frames. I remember painting Ol' Nol 1 with a $1.59 atomizer - blowing through the straw to suck and blow Floquil (I've been light-headed ever since). You could field-strip, clean, lube and reassemble an Atlas Pacific with your eyes closed while listening to the BeeGees.

    I decided to get out the plastic old-timers for a Weekend Photo Fun reunion. They all run well (even over Peco plastic frogs), and the two ConCor/Kato Hudsons (we call 'em Willamettes in these parts) are still my all-time best runners. The location is Azalea Curve, between Cantara and Mt. Shasta City on the Espee (you won't hear me say those yellow words). Confession time: I admit to photo editing shadows and some colors in these 4 shots. I've found that editing indoors is a lot easier than hauling the layout outdoors for background and light. The background, here, is mural painted on vinyl flooring. The steam and smoke, of course, are my home-made exhaust units (well-paid Leprechauns on the footplates - smoke is clean, because they fire so well).

    Welcome to the Siskiyou Southern Railroad!

    Scott

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    SS 4 and 5 double-head the eastbound #5 Luckiamute towards Mt. Shasta City.

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    SS 3 and 1, and Mart Prather takes a break from his monthly business trip.

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    Lori's favorite SS 2 after a harrowing trip across L.A. to buy it.

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    Three power houses with Mart's V8. Kato's finest.
     
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  9. river_eagle

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    waiting to depart
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  10. Grey One

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    Passing Through South Station on my Way Home

    Beauty and the Beast:
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    (you choose which is which)

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    (The T has a bunch of these. I want one)

    Through the window of the commuter train leaving South Station:
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    The Acella pacing us and the shadows.
     
  11. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well I've been away from the hobby for a few months going through one of those breaks I guess.

    Here is a shot of a CN train with mixed freight passing through, you don't see many of these on my layout that often.

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  12. river_eagle

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    extra bonus:
    two pieces of video candy for the weekend
    1) N challenger excursion train
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaWXzFmlNIA"]YouTube - UP Challenger 3985 Excursion in N scale[/ame]
    2) UP E7's pulling the same train, minus the water bottle
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0TjJFMBQBs"]YouTube - City of St. Louis train #9[/ame]
    each around six minutes long, so not very dialup friendly,
    but I hope you enjoy!!!
    "Thanks Easter Bunny!! BALK,Balk!!!!"
     
  13. Flash Blackman

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    My friend Doyle Bond dismantled his N scale layout and gave me his detail parts, buildings, people, etc. I have about three boxes of these parts, so I am slowly going through them and sometimes being amazed. Here are two buildings that are scratch built all from styrene.

    I like this building as it is trailer shaped and is unique for that. If I make a building, I make it generally square or rectangle. I think Doyle must have had a picture. It appears to be all corrugated metal with Grandt Line windows and doors.
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    This building is about four scale feet square. (1 cm x 1 cm)
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  14. COverton

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    Incredible, Gentlemen...very impressive, all of you.

    Here is a recent image of a Norfolk & Western Y6b 2-8-8-2 Mallet holding back a long and heavy consist of H2a coal hoppers as it descends down grade toward Seneca Falls.

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    Russell
    Great looking house!

    Flash
    Cool looking logging scene!

    Mike
    Nice looking urban scenes!

    Twomule
    Great looking steamers!

    Scott
    Cool passenger train shot!

    River_eagle
    Nice looking hood units!
    Neat videos!

    Grey One
    Neat proto shots!

    Paul
    Cool shot!

    Flash
    Neat looking buildings!

    Crandell
    Nice coal drag!

    Jeffery
    Cool looking cars and loco!
     
  17. Tompm

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    We went down to the Grain elevator to watch the local switcher move cars around and caught a surprise.

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    Atlas S-2 – Lehigh & New England

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    Atlas RS-3 – Reading

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    Atlas RS-3 – Reading
     
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    Atlas RS-3 – Reading

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    Accurail 40’ AAR Boxcar – Nashville Road – Custom Lettered owned by a friend.

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    Mantua 41’ Heavy Steel Boxcar – Seaboard

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    Mantua 41’ Heavy Steel Boxcar – B&O Timesaver
     
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    Accurail 40’ AAR Boxcar – B&O

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    Athearn Blue Box 40’ Boxcar – Undercorated; Custom painted and dry decals - B&O

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    Accurail 40’ Double Door Boxcar – Canadian National

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    Bev-Bel/MDC/Roundhouse Kit – 34’ Covered Hopper – Central Railroad of Pennsylvania (CNJ)
     
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    Atlas PS-2 Covered Hopper – Jersey Central

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    Atlas PS-2 Covered Hopper – Lehigh & New England

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    Kadee PS-2 Covered Hopper – Jersey Central

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    MDC/Roundhouse Kit 40’ Boxcar – Nashville Chattanooga & St. Louis
     

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