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Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by UP SD40-2, Sep 1, 2006.
Am I reading that right1? Only 3 of those RSD-15s are still alive?
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Steve & Steven, THANKS! guys **Steven, yes, there are ONLY 3 RSD-15's left, sad isn't it:cry:. announce1 i thought i too, would jump on the "roll by" band wagon . what i tried to do with this set of pics, is make the train pretty prototypical to what runs through here:thumb:. where i live the UP comes from Rockford, out of the Belvedere sub. seems like most of the engines and cars that run through here are on their last leg, for the most part. yet the units and cars in Janesville(next to us), come from the Harvard sub, and the equipment is A LOT newer, and in MUCH BETTER shape:thumb: . ANYWAYS, TWO things could make this train 100% more accurate, but sadly, right now i don't have the cars to do it . if you took the train i made up, and added 3 OLD BEAT up gondolas, and about 4 OLD BEAT up covered hoppers(mental note:BUY THESE Deanohamr), then THIS TRAIN WOULD BE VERY typical OF WHAT RUNS THROUGH HERE. THANKS! -Deano
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Been a while since I've seen a train roll through Crystal Lake, but the mainline through Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, etc will have just about any type of freight car you can think of in the same train. Gondola, hopper, covered hopper, autorack, variety of tankers, boxcars, bulkhead, etc. Very cool to see that
Nice roll-by, Dean, those weathered cars look good with those "feelthy" diesels. The traffic backing up while the train passes is also a nice touch. :thumb: I notice that your Railbox car appears to have wire grabirons: is that from the manufacturer, or are you branching out in your detailing projects?
SWEET Roll-by Deano, I liked it and the weathering is fantastic:thumb: :thumb:
Been a while since Iv'e seen a roll-by from you and I for 1 enjoyed it :thumb:
Steven, Wayne and Josh, THANK YOU! i hate to say it though, but the more i looked at the pics, i feel i should have used a different choice of cars to capture the true look of what runs through my hometown . the engines were "spot on":thumb: , but i should have picked cars i have weathered a little heaver then did for the shoot, to REALLY achieve the TRUE look of what runs through my hometown. i am amazed at half the equipment that rolls through here, seems like a good part of it should have been scrapped years ago . after i get a couple gons, perhaps i will try again:thumb: . **Wayne, the railbox was a kit, yes, i put the grabs on, but they came with the kit(i have an Illinois Terminal box thats the same, i am working on now). ONE of the MANY things i admire about YOUR work is all the GREAT DETAIL you put into ALL your engines and cars:thumb: . the extra work you put into them makes for A VERY REALISTIC LOOK:thumb: , that IS inspirational . for now though, i think I'm going to stick with trying to make my engines look as "real", as i can . once i feel i have achieved that, i am going to try and put the detail in my cars. THANKS! -Deano
OK FOLKS, i am sorry to throw a barrage of weathering pics at you for the last couple weeks, but your responses/not responding IS REALLY HELPING me out:thumb: . over the last couple weeks, i have studied more pics then i can count, fact is, i have to ask myself, "what does an average modern box look like"? what i mean is, in my area, average is about wore out . i have put 2 pics of a box below, obviously NOT all rusted out, is this close to what you folks would call "average"? or is it to light, or to dirty, or just about right. OR, perhaps one of the cars i posted in my last "roll by" is close to what YOU would consider "average". announce1 I AM VERY CURIOUS TO SEE just what YOU FOLKS consider to be "average":thumb: . THANKS! -Deano
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Deano, that D & RGW Boxcar looks good so far.
As for average, from what I notcied around here, the D &RGW, Rail Box, GWS, and FGE are pretty close to average around here. I have not seen boxcars in a while, I have mostly seen Intermodal trains. But the last time I saw a freight train was about 3 months ago when I went to the HS in Yorba Linda CA, were there are BNSF tracks
Sorry I couldn't be more of a help.
Remember to rist the MOVING parts of the boxcar, such as the hinges, latches, door tracks, ect. Also might want to put rusty dent streaks where they used a forklift to colse the door! wow! Look here to see what I mean:
sorry, this is unrealated, but look at the grafitti on dis 'un! WOW!
I don't know what is average but in my PERSONAL OPINION that box car looks about right. Having said that...I wouldn't weather anything lighter than that. I just like the way they look when they're weathered on the heavy side. But I'm also interested in what other think.
Josh: congrats on 1000!......I guess I better pick up the pace!
Doh!! Forgot To Tell Ya...
SORRY FOLKS, even though graffiti on rail cars IS a fact of life these days, I HATE IT, and will NEVER put it on ANYTHING I HAVE! besides, here at the "Rock Valley Sub", we have ways of dealing with those that try and tag cars or engines on OUR watch...tooth1. below is a pic of one instance where the Rock Valley crew caught a punk(on the ground) trying to tag a boxcar. Bruno, the "hothead engineer" on the crew takes matters into his own hands, as the rest of the crew watchestooth1 . word gets around, and well, we don't have a much of a graffiti problem here:thumb: . -Deano
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Umm...ok Miles...the question IS NOT, how to weather a car, announce1 it's WHAT DOES THE "AVERAGE" MODERN BOXCAR LOOK LIKE TO YOU?(please read post #448 on page 30 of this thread) with the answer you gave me though, i take it the "average" modern boxcar to YOU is quite beat up:thumb:. THANKS!-Deano
I'm used to seeing pretty beat up boxcars too. Plenty of dirt, bit of rust, and even layers of graffiti, even though you said no to that.
It appears to me that Bruno isn't done with the job...looks like the tagger still has some life in him yet. But maybe he got the idea to leave what isn't his alone though and Bruno can turn it down a notch.
yeah Bruno, beat him up, he deserves it. Great idea, Deano. sign1
Now that is a classic photo!:thumb: :thumb: sign1
Josh, Steve, Miles, and Steven, a BIG THANKS!, to you guys for answering my weathering question:thumb: . i too, like the equipment weathered a little on the "heavy" side . **Steve, Herc, Kurt and g_e_c, THANKS!! , for the comments on the "tagger" pic . i know the pics a little "barbaric", but the sight of graffiti on train equipment just sickens me:curse: . imagine going out to YOUR CAR to go to work, and then you see graffiti all over it , are your teeth clenched yet?:curse: as i mentioned, i know it would be prototypical to put on, but i WILL NEVER, put graffiti on my stuff . THANKS! -Deano
Well since you put it that way, I totally agree with you:thumb: