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Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by UP SD40-2, Sep 1, 2006.
Here's a nice CNW shot for ya!
And now for one I took! I thought I lost this when they wiped my hard drive, luckily I uploaded it to one of my myspace groups! This was taken of a eastbound, don't remember what type of freight. Taken on the border of West Chicago and Winfield, IL
Yet another one. I know I know, stop it already! Looks like I'm not the only one in the are to spot this engine!
FIRST, announce1 THATS IT!, from now on ANYTIME i cant find a pic of one of my engines, TOM, I AM GOING TO CALL ON YOU!!! i don't know how you do it, but EVERY TIME i cant find a pic, YOU ALWAYS COME THROUGH!!!:thumb: :thumb: THANKS Tom!!! announce1 **Steve, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the complements, coming from you, that means a lot . announce1 **Josh, THANKS! i agree, i think the engines look more real with all the details:thumb: , and i hope you enjoy detailing them, as much as i do . announce1 **Waldbahner, THANKS! for posting those GREAT pics of your Shay & diorama, OUTSTANDING work!:thumb: announce1 **Dennis, THANKS!! for the kind words . i would like to respond to what you wrote to me in Miles thread here, as to not hijack his thread . you mentioned you "found" a UP SD24, UP SD9 and a UP GP30, AWESOME!!:thumb: do you have these?, or do you plan on getting them? i have the UP SD24, and the UP GP30(pictured below), these are AWESOME engines, FANTASTIC detailing on them, and they run GREAT!!:thumb: i DON'T have the UP SD9, but wish i did . announce1 **Steven, WOW!, THANKS! for the complement, and ALL those AWESOME PICS you posted:thumb: . i found the patched SP pic to have a couple "unusual" things on it, check out the radio platform, it has a firecracker antenna on it, i have seen MANY different antennas mounted on those platforms, but NEVER a firecracker antenna, those are most ALWAYS mounted on the roof of the cab . i also found the MU socket mounted on the right side to be "odd", usually you will find them on the left, with the MU holder mounted on the right. THANKS AGAIN Steven:thumb: . THANKS GUYS!! -Deano
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I don't know about WE...but YOU can handle it!:thumb:
great job as usual! You know something...Even if there were never any words written on this thread it would still be great just to look at your handiwork and pics and of course all the pics provided by everyone else ...just thinkin' out loud
Steve, my friend , THANK YOU!, you ARE too kind . -Deano
Hope everyone enjoyed thos pictures. Also hope it wasn't too much at once!
Deano, I still have more pics I found on the net I think you would like, if you want, I'll post them here. If not, let me know, and maybe I'll pm them to ya, or something.
As for the last couple shots I posted, does anyone know anything about that UP United Way loco, number 3300? I've found a few shots of it on the net, but can't find any info on it. I would like to know why UP painted it like so, and what it represents, along with anything else about it. I also think it would be a kick ass project to model it!
Deano, Here's a couple of pics of an engine you might like...I found them while rummaging through my collection of pics looking for numbers to post on the "By the Numbers" thread, which, by the way, could use a little more input from you guys. It's a fun-type thread that brings up a lot of neat railroad-related items. Check it out!
Steven, sure you can post other pics on here!:thumb: i have seen the united way engine:thumb: , don't remember exactly why UP made that one up. they have done the same on other occasions too, like the desert storm engine:thumb: . **Gus, THANKS! for the GREAT pics of the DD40AX!!! i have joined in on the numbers game too!:thumb: -Deano
Short Day at Dads...
THE folks were REAL busy today, so didn't get to stay more then a couple hours today . i did however, clean up a couple scenes, and add some things to them:thumb: . i have a couple more shots i took, will probably post them later this week . THANKS! -Deano
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That's one fantastic layout, and you add so many great things to make it better!
Also, there's UP stuff in TRAINZ! I just finished playing with a DD40AX!! Go out and get it today!
WOW Deano, those pictures of your dads layout look great, I especially like the last one!!:thumb: :thumb:
Engine #8 Finished
Miles & Josh, THANK YOU!!, for the GREAT complements! **Miles, THANKS, for letting me know about Trainz:thumb: , looks like i WILL get the game:thumb: . **announce1 OK FOLKS, engine #8 IS FINISHED:thumb: . COUPLE things about ALL my patched engines, NONE of them are numbered after real engines. since i model current UP, i had made them up just to represent "patched" engines . at the time i made them, i wasn't really into trying to do exact prototypes, and since they were already started, i didn't want to completely re-due them. ALSO, since i RARELY run patched units alone, i don't go overboard detailing them. LAST NOTE, some engines i have had for a LONG time, so i don't have an "out of the box" pic of them . **announce1 ANYWAYS, this engine is an Athearn BB SP SD40T-2, this engine was the second Athearn BB engine i had ever put a sound decoder in(shew, that was a ways back):thumb:. HERES what i done to it; installed LokSound sound decoder in it, put on a UP plow, AC unit, MU socket, MU holder, coupler cut bars, hoses, 6 decals, sunshades and weathered the whole engine:thumb: . FIRST PIC, is a prototype, i DID NOT try and make this engine exactly like it, mine is in a little better shape . the rest of the pics are of the engine finished:thumb: . THANKS! -Deano
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Looks great! all you need are Cannon and Co (I think) Tunnell motor screens, and numberboards! With the transparent screen, you should be able to really hear the sound!! :thumb:
I'm glad you decided to get trainz!
Check out my "Chronicles of a shortline" for a new little project of mine, and a NIGHT PHOTO SPECIAL! :thumb: See you there!
I like those SP patches! They look eerily familiar, just wrong road numbers! see page 24 if you don't know what I'm talking about
Is that part of a big boy I see in the 2nd to last pic? And is that a hobo camp in the last?
That SP SD45T-2 Looks great. I like the weathering and detail as usual. I don't think that there has ever been an engine that you did that did not look awsomely done, at least to me!!:thumb: :thumb:
Miles, OOOOOOOO, A night scene, I will go check it out!! Sounds cool!!:thumb: :thumb:
THANKS Miles! i hate to say it, but i don't have a printer, so anything i need printed i send to dads . i sent the numberboards i made up to dad last Thursday(of ALL the engines i have, that dont have them) so he could print them, so i could pick them up this weekend:thumb:... i forgot to bring them home today...looks like i will be stopping over tomorrow to pick them up . the screens you can get for the tunnel motors DO look AWESOME:thumb: , but i think i am going to pass on them, besides, 90% of my speakers are mounted in the cabs. if you look close in the pics of that SP, you will see the speaker glued to the roof. THANKS! -Deano
Steven, THANKS!!! and you are right, that SD40-2 pic you posted does kinda look like the SD40T-2 i just finished:thumb: . ** Josh, THANK YOU SO MUCH! , YOU, my friend, ARE to KIND! THANKS GUYS! -Deano
Awesome stuff! i need to get the people and trucks for my layout at some point!
Nice work on your latest detailing (and patch) project, Dean. I also enjoyed the photos of your Dad's layout, especially the second to last one, with the truck at the loading dock. (A RED truck: got our power knocked out in a thunderstorm last week, and when I restarted the computer, the monitor seemed to have rediscovered its red component.)