WNFF 1-15-05

r_i_straw Jan 15, 2005

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    The Weekend Foto Fun is starting on OZ time for this session. I was scrounging around in my Box-O-Photos and found this old one. The NTRAK module that I set up outside for a diorama is long gone. The engine I still have and it gets the wheels run off it when our club sets up. It started out as an Arnold Rapido USRA 4-6-2. I kind of kit bashed it to resemble a Santa Fe Pacific with a long distance tender. The tender started out as a Bachmann 4-8-4 job but was cut down a bit.
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  2. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    And also from the USA:

    Espee gondola with a scrap load:
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    Espee flat car with a (code 40)rail load. The car has been renumbered with my experimental home made decals and has a stripwood deck. The covered hopper in the background is a Belmont Shore special run car.
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    Two shots of an old steam engine behind the round house:
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    So let's see those posts from Aus??
     
  3. Steve 4 Painting

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    New Hampshire & Vermont GP38-2 #3800

    custompainted and detailed Atlas GP38 with working extended ditch lights...

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  4. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Working ditch lights? N scale? Pretty neat! [​IMG]

    Rus, does that good running engine have the original frame and motor? Nice looking engine!
     
  5. Fotheringill

    Fotheringill Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nice shots, all.
     
  6. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Yup, still the same metal gears and all. Its a real trooper and has no problem hauling my heavyweight Ranger consist. I did machine down the Pizza Cutter flanges on the drivers. Some day it may die and end up behind the round house covered in weeds. [​IMG]
     
  7. N_S_L

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    Progress on my bridge project... overall view
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    more supports inwork for the right side span, also I'll be adding a railing along both sides... and of course painting at some point once everything's more settled in
     
  8. Fluid Dynamics

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    Nice bridge work!

    Another predictable fluid dynamics hill shot is all I have to offer. :( I've been obsessing over that curve in the track routing to make the train appearance match the scenery.

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  9. N_S_L

    N_S_L TrainBoard Member

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    Cant wait to see yours too Jeff! It'll be sweet!
     
  10. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Great work guys a hard act to follow.

    Flash,

    I love the old steam train, you layout never ceases to amaze me. whats behind the story of the old steam loco what type of model is it?

    Mike and Jeff I really enjoy seeing progress on your layouts.

    Mike

    The bridge work is excellent especially the pier work.

    Jeff,

    You are going to have a lot of fun populating the layout with trees :D

    Here is a shot I have just taken it's inspired by Jeremiah's shots which show all those trees on the embankment

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  11. loco1999

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  12. WPZephyrFan

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    Another amazing edition of WFF!
    Loco, how do you like your Unitrack? I was down at Chuck's FRT Friday and bought myself the K1 set so I can get some of my trains out of the box. Maybe (that's a MAYBE [​IMG] ) I'll have some photos of my stuff running someday!
     
  13. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    nslover, the bridge is coming along nicely. Nice support. Another one will make it believeable.

    Fluid D. I am not sure what you are unhappy about with those curves. I think the whole scene is excellent! The rolling hills remind me of parts of California or the Rocky mountain foothills. They look very nice; I wouldn't change a thing!
     
  14. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Duh, I just realized I can click on the small images that Steve posted and get a full size view. [​IMG] Up close and personal. Cool short line paint scheme. Back when I lived in Milford, New Hampshire, we had the venerable Boston & Main running on the other side of the highway from our house. A couple times a week there was even a train. ;) Usually an old four axle Alco of some sort with a few box cars and a caboose heading to Wilton or coming back.
     
  15. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    Some views of the JJJ&E:

    Multiple levels:

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    Mainline traffic:

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    Steam on the JJJ&E:

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    Crew ready to board #7009:

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    Stay cool and run steam..... :cool:
     
  16. Bryant

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    I took this last summer shortly after I got into the hobby. Since color photography wasn't readily available during the days of steam, I thought B&W might be more realistic.
    The engine is HO Spectrum Heavy Mountain.

    Bryant ( @http://www.railimages.com/gallery/Bryant-Mansfield)

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  17. J WIDMAR

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    Here is a N.G. bridge at Parkdale; [​IMG]
    This was built from some scrap wood that I had left over from a trestle I had taken down from the first layout I had in the garage.
     
  18. Flash Blackman

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    Bryant: I would like to seethat scenery in color, if you have a photo.

    JWidm. Excellent scratchbuild. Are the wire braces hust acc'ed in? How do you keep them from pulling out? Was the bridge sturdy before the addition of the brace wires? ie, did the trruss itself hold it steady?
     
  19. Tompm

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    Russ
    Great looking steamer!

    Flash
    Great loads! Nice little scene with the old locomotive!

    Steve W.
    Nice looking locomotive!

    Mike
    Great looking layout and bridge!

    Jeff
    Looks like the layout is coming along nicely!

    Paul
    Great shot!

    Loco1999
    Sweet looking locomotives!

    Bob
    Great shots! I really like the green Southern steamers!

    Bryant
    Great picture!

    John W
    Awesome bridge!
     
  20. Grey One

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    Mike, not just the bridge, but he whole scene is a work of art. In the first pic the balance, the angles, curves, converging lines etc... is deliberately or otherwise superb. You may or may not have consciencely planned the scene but your minds eye did.
    Yes I have bad vision but those are the things, (composition), I see and am qualfied to comment on.
     

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