Blastin' out of the tunnel!

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  1. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Here's an oldie of mine, taken at the club layout...with a little help from The Gimp photo editor...

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nice sepia shot Bob! And I see one of your bright LEDs too! Looks great!
    Ralph
  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Thanks, Ralph. I know I'm pushing the limit with those 1/4 watt 470 ohm resistors but those death beams are too cool. All my decoder equipped lokeys have them.:thumb:
  4. MCL_RDG

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    So, where...

    ...do I vote?

    :)

    Mark
  5. Mike Hamer

    Mike Hamer New Member

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    While I wouldn't call this "Blastin' out of the Tunnel" ...these two Maine Central geeps have just exited the tunnel and arrived North Dover NH on my layout. The crew will pass the station tracks and exchange traffic with the B&M on one of the sidings in town. This scene is reminiscent of a similar one found at Bellows Falls, Vt where a tunnel is located below a main street in town! Lots of fun!

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  6. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    That's Splendid, Mike! Just Imagine working in one of the storefronts on Main St. when a steamer blasts 20 feet beneth you!
  7. Mike Hamer

    Mike Hamer New Member

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    Hey Miles...it's not the people in the buildings who should be covering their ears. It's all those commuters awaiting a later passenger train, #11 "The East Wind" who should take care!

    In fact, there is a slow order restriction for all trains passing through the tunnel, so this Maine Central freight is actually at a crawl as it approaches the station platform.

    Indeed, a tunnel in the middle of the town is a rather unusual scene, and the B&M had one...so I had to have one on my layout as well! :cool: :cool:

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  8. lester perry

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    Nice man I am thinking about doing a city scene in my expansion coming up
    Les
  9. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Neat shots Mike! Yeah, I'd hope there'd be a slow order coming out of a tunnel so close to the downtown! "Blastin' out" would not be recommended! :)
  10. brakie

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    Great photos every one! Thanks for sharing.:thumb:
  11. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Great pics, everybody! :thumb:

    Hope it's OK if I get in on this one...
    Here's one from my old N scale layout...
    Oct. 1931...
    A coal train blasts out of the Miller's Hil Tunnel, & crosses the Catt's Creek Bridge, hauling empties back up to the coal fields...

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  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    You bet its OK Drew! :thumb: Everyone's invited to share a portal pic. :) I'm glad you posted one from your old layout. I've always liked those shots! :thumb:
    Ralph
  13. cn nutbar

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    a shot from doctorwayne's

    hello ralph---hope you don't mind if i add a recent shot from wayne's world

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  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nice! I like the telltale too!
    Ralph
  15. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Why in the world don't you put some of these pictures you take into the photo contests????????
  16. cn nutbar

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    better sized shot

    hello ralph---having some difficulties with oversizing,hopefully this scene is a bit better than the last post

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  17. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Looks great CN nutbar!

    Hanging around the tunnel provided a chance to see a trio of F units (one a former NH and the others NYC) blast out with a mixed freigth in tow. The lead unit is a bit road weary with artists chalks. :)

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  18. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    PS. Has anyone been tempted to inscribe "Carpal Tunnel" on one of their portals? :)
    Ralph