A visiting photographer...

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by doctorwayne, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    My good friend cn nutbar dropped-by last night for a visit and to shoot a some pictures. Here are a few shots, taken mostly by him.
    This locomotive was left with me previously for a small repair. While I did get the repair done, along with a general lube of the loco, we found that it didn't run very well. (I had done only a very short test run to make sure that the recent repair was okay - I shoulda known better!!):v8: Nevertheless, we caught a few shots of it around the layout. Here she is in South Cayuga:
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    And, after a stuttering run around the layout, passing through Lowbanks:
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    Here she is exiting the tunnel from Elfrida, and rolling out onto the Speed River bridge:
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    In a seldom-seen view (because of the unfinished scenery :oops: ) she climbs the northbound grade towards Park Head, crossing over the area seen in the previous photo:
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    In this shot, taken from farther up the northbound track, she's just about back onto terra firma:
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    And a final look from a vantage point high over the valley, about a half-mile farther up the looping track:
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    The visiting photographer also caught Grand Valley Mogul 34 leaving Lowbanks with a short train:
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    And later, rolling across the Chippawa Creek bridge:
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    And, as a parting shot, EG&E wreck derrick 160, parked near the downtown Dunnville industrial district.
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    After the visit, I checked over the 6060, and traced the problem to dirty contact points where the trucks were fastened to the tender. Because of the safety chains installed between the truck sideframes and the tender, it wasn't possible to completely remove the trucks, but I did manage to get enough clearance to be able to use some 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper to remove the oxidation from the contact points. She now runs as smoothly as her prototype.

    Wayne
  2. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Awesome set of photos and locomotives!:thumb::thumb:

    Glad you found the problem with the loco.
  3. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    NICE "Mountain"(4-8-2) nutbar!!!:thumb::thumb: FANTASTIC JOB on the work done to it Wayne:winki: , it looks AWESOME!:thumb: I am TOTALLY drooling over the tender:thumb: . GREAT looking Mogul and surroundings its in Wayne:thumb::thumb::thumb: . :deano: -Deano
  4. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Thanks guys, from both Mister Nutbar and me, too. He sent me another photo from the same session, which I suggested he add in here, but since he hasn't, I'll take that liberty. A lot of the shots were taken with the camera sitting on the layout and looking out towards the aisle. Pictures 4, 5, and 6 in the first post were done this way, as was the picture below. You wouldn't waste the film and developing costs on these type of shots if you were using a film camera, as you can't look through the camera to compose the picture. This one took a couple of tries, and I believe it may have been cropped later by nutbar, but it offers a view that can't be seen by any viewer in the layout room. I took the sixth picture, above, standing on a step-stool, to be able to see over the scenery, another "novel" view.
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    Wayne
  5. cn nutbar

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    hello all---thanks doc for posting this thread---works been a drag lately and i haven't had the time to do the things i enjoy the most,such as viewing and posting photos on the gauge---anyway,here's a few more shots from a recent and therapeutic session at the docs---these photo sessions are just what i needed to forget all the aggrevation and relax---thanks again doc

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  6. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    Absolutely Gorgeous...!! The locos, the paint jobs, the settings....WOW...!!! Fantastic...!!! :thumb:

    Now that you mentioned the chains on the tender trucks....what was their purpose..?? My little 0-8-0 has them, but I haven't figured out what they're for....:confused:
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!

    Those are some AWESOME locos and I LOVE THE SETTING TO!!!!!

    THAT BRIDGE SCENE LOOKS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC AND AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

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    hello all---on behalf of doc and myself,thanks for all the compliments.i also like the bridge scenes from doctor wayne's fabulous layout---to be honest,i hesitated posting any of these shots due to the unfinished scenery,but with doc's permission and encouragement here's the results.during the latest session,we tried a different approach with the camera position and i think the results look pretty good---i'm including another shot from a previous photo shoot---hope you enjoy
    gus---i think the chains were attached to the tender trucks in case of derailments,that way,the trucks wouldn't continue rolling and cause more damage(that's my theory ????)

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    Herc Driver Active Member

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    Tremendous pictures of an amazing layout! Thanks for posting them. Really great work and really great pictures.
  10. Nazgul

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    I am completely blown away!....the engines.....the bridgework.....the picture angles...BEAUTIFUL.:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:

    the two bridges crossing each other and a lower vehicular road with mountains and all....adds up to another awesome "money shot" on a layout already filled with them!

    GREAT GREAT WORK!
  11. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Thanks, guys: looks like I'm going to have to get cracking on the scenery in this area - perhaps this coming Fall. :-D

    Wayne
  12. slekjr

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    Dear CN Nutbar
    You are absolutely right about the tender chains, you will also find them on the trucks of passenger coaches.

    And it is about time I said a special thanks to DR Wayne as I have really enjoyed looking at his modeling and layout.
    Thanks to both of you for sharing these wonderful photos. It really is an inspiration to me.
    Charlie
  13. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Thanks to you too, Charlie, and also to anyone else who takes the time to look at the various photos of my layout. For anyone who's been on vacation on the far side of the moon, here's a link to a thread full of links to some of my earlier photo threads:
    A fresh update...

    Wayne
  14. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

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    hello all---i couldn't resist adding a couple more shots ---hope you don't mind

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