Engine Pics & Train Stuff...

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by UP SD40-2, Sep 1, 2006.

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  1. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

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    Dean, you are a real professional when it comes to detailing and this SP SD45T-2 is your masterpiece. Great job. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Wayne, it’s a miracle. The internet must be a whole new world to you with the red component of your monitor :D . Hope it lasts.
  2. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    g_e_c, THANKS!!!:D **Wayne, sorry to hear your power went out:( , but GLAD that old steam powered monitor of yours is working GREAT now!:thumb::D . THANK YOU for the VERY KIND words:D , that means a lot to me:D . **Kurt, THANK YOU so much for the GREAT complement:D !. THANKS GUYS!, GLAD you popped in:thumb: :D -Deano
  3. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Engine #9 Finished

    OK folks, please bear with me, i am trying to finish all my patched engines up to get them out of the way:thumb: . if you guys are put off by this engine, DON'T pop in tomorrow, the next one will put you on the floor:eek:;) . i do have two others, but those will have VERY little done to them, i don't want all of them to be in such bad shape:thumb:. announce1**OK, enough ramblingtooth1 , THIS engine is an Athearn BB CNW SD40-2:thumb: , heres what i have done; installed an MRC 370AD sound decoder, 11 decals, sunshades, coupler cut bars, hoses, low mount MU socket, MU holder, painted safety white on the railings, and weathered the WHOLE engine:thumb:(still have to put in the number boards:oops:) . ** FIRST PIC, out of the box. **second pic, ONE of a FEW prototype pics i used to make this engine up. didn't want to get as extreme as this pic, but is an example of how far i could have went, and still been prototypical. **REST of the pics are the engine finished:thumb: . THANKS!:D -Deano View attachment 30630 View attachment 30631 View attachment 30632 View attachment 30633 View attachment 30634

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  4. viperman

    viperman Active Member

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    Looks nice Deano! Did a good jon on the weathering too. Those SD40 series engines sure seem to get dirty very easy! Should see the one I've seen on the UP lines at work a few times
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Locomotive Pictures.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  6. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Really nice weathering, Dean. When you have seen one sd40-2, you've seen them all, not counting the Canadian versions with the Canadian safety cabs. What sets one sd40-2 model apart from another one is the weathering!
  7. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    Really nice job!
  8. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    You actually weathered (so it's visible...) an engine!!! Great job there. I don't see the brake (??) wheel on your model that's in the nose of the prototype. What gives?? :thumb:

    Gus (LC&P).
  9. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Another Great Engine By Deano:thumb: :thumb:
  10. AFT4449

    AFT4449 New Member

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    Or the nose bell, a DEAD giveaway for Northwestern dash 2's. BTW hello from another Wisconinite. a Sheesehead of sorts.-:rolleyes: Dianne
  11. viperman

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    Dianne and Deano, where abouts in WI are yall? I'm in Crystal Lake, IL, which isn't too far south of the border, between 47 and 12
  12. AFT4449

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    :wave: I'm about 4 miles southeast of Argyle, WI. Cheesehead country!! Isn't Crytal lake where the Northwestern, now metra or whatever, used to park their commuter trains?-Dianne
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    Metra does park trains here, yes
  14. UP SD40-2

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    Steven, Chessie6459, Russ, Herc, Gus and Josh, THANK YOU!!:D , for the GREAT complements!:D **Dianne:wave:WECOME TO THE GAUGE!!:thumb::D i am HONORED that you have popped in on this thread:D . so you are from Argyle, my dads from Wiota, and my uncle lives between Argyle and Wiota:thumb: . **Gus & Dianne, both of you are correct, the CNW i did IS NOT real prototypical:( . the engine i used is an Athearn BB, and they ARE real generic. i know it seems like i am a rivet counter at times:oops: , but a rivet counter I AM NOT:D. i am a mediocre modeler at best, and i just find GREAT FUN in detailing up engines to a certain degree;)tooth1. to me, its ALL just for the fun of it:thumb::D. **Gus, i have completely weathered 6(out of 55)engines:thumb::D . i think i have posted this pic, but here is one of my more recent ones:thumb: . THANKS FOLKS!!!:D -Deano View attachment 30662

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    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Engine #10 Finished

    OK FOLKS, 10 down, and just 45 to go!:D getting close to the end of my patched units:thumb: . this one is an Athearn SP SD45T-2. I have weathered this one a little "heavy", and will be the LAST all over weathering on my patched units. i posted this engines "out of the box" pic earlier in this thread, so i am not going to double post it here. i am also NOT going to post a proto pic of one of these, as i went off a few pics to do this one, and completely matched NONE of them;). i done this one up just for the fun of it:thumb: . announce1 HERES what i did, installed an MRC Brillance sound decoder, AC unit, UP type plow, coupler cut bars, MU socket, MU holder, hoses, 8 decals, some paint work, and weathered the WHOLE engine:thumb: . in some pics the patch looks a little bright, thats just the lighting;) . DOH!, i still have to put the number boards on it:oops:tooth1, oh well, here it is:D . THANKS!, :D -Deano View attachment 30665 View attachment 30666 View attachment 30667 View attachment 30668 View attachment 30669

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  16. MilesWestern

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    jawdrop It's.... :cry: BEAUTIFUL!! :) :cry: I actually dropped my jaw when I saw what has to be the best weathering jb you've EVER done!!! :thumb: WOWZA!! :eek: :D
  17. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    thats absolutely horrifying! ( i mean that in a good way!) nice weathering!
  18. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    WOW!!!:D :D :D THANKS!!!!!!Miles!!!!:D i tell you what REALLY STINKS though, my camera takes pics at 2megs big, i have to reduce them down to under 65kb to get them on here:( , doing that REALLY REDUCES the picture quality:cry: . but THANKS AGAIN MILES!! **EDIT: THANKS! g_e_c!!, i posted same time as you.:D -Deano
  19. MilesWestern

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    You're welcome, now THERE's some deserving praise! ;) They look like the tunnell motors I occasionally seee around here! :)
  20. Herc Driver

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    Wow...that's amazing. Super nice work Deano.
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