Engine Pics & Train Stuff...

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  1. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

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    Deano
    I agree with everybody.......the new scenes ROCK!!!!!!!!:thumb: :thumb: ;)
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    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Wayne, THANK YOU for the VERY kind words!:D i have just begun to scratch the surface of all the possibilities i have planned for the diorama;).

    Steven, THANK YOU for the complements!:D

    Josh, THANKS!:D i REALLY like the SD90/43MAC & ES44AC too!:thumb::D

    Steve, THANKS A LOT!:D imagine the possibilities with "other" backgrounds;):D.

    THANKS AGAIN GUYS!!!:D -Deano View attachment 32067

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  3. Nazgul

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    Deano
    Your pics are always so clear...What kind of camera do you use? If you don't mind me askin'
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    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Sorry Steve, ancient Norwegian secret;) sign1 REALLY, i use a Sony Cyber-shot, 6 mega pixels:thumb:. the pics are actually A LOT better then you folks see them, i have to reduce them so much to post them here, the quality loss is quite high:cry:. THANKS for the complement:D. :D -Deano View attachment 32131 View attachment 32132 View attachment 32133 View attachment 32134

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  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I use 5 Mega Pixs and the Macro setting (my camera only goes to 5 mega pixs:oops: :cry: ).

    Do you use the Macro too?

    BTW, nice pics there. I always enjoy seeing new pics and even old pics!!!
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    I also have a Cybershot. Think mine only goes to 3.2, but I usually only use the lower two settings (VGA and 1.2[?])
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    Deano, nice looking engines. The diorama was a great idea .I am really looking forward to see, which scenes you will come up with. Can you give us an overall shot of your diorama, please?
  8. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    Lighting is my biggest problem with photos. i need better lights.
  9. UP SD40-2

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    Streamliners of the past...

    THANKS!, Kurt!!:wave: :D . i have come up with TONS of ideas for different scenes:thumb: , just have to start making the objects to place on the diorama:D. i have put a pic of an "overall" of the diorama below(2'x4'), hard to believe that halfway decent pics come from it:oops:.

    Josh, Macro? i just set the camera on the highest quality, and shoot:oops:. i REALLY wanted an 8mega pixel camera, but for the price they are, i could have gotten ANOTHER BIG BOY:thumb: tooth1 .

    Steven, i ONLY use the highest setting, makes larger size pics:( , but has the best quality:thumb:.

    g_e_c, i use 3 light trees with 3 lights on each tree:thumb:.

    THANKS! :D -Deano View attachment 32170 View attachment 32171 View attachment 32172 View attachment 32173 View attachment 32174

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  10. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I only use the Macro for the close-up's. For the rest, I just set it to the highest too.

    Sweet Pics, thanks!!:thumb: :D :thumb: :D
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    Great shots, Dean.:thumb: That 8 square foot package is already turning out to be a valuable addition to your many photography skills. Nice work, as usual.:thumb: :thumb:

    Wayne
  12. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Got Fuel?

    Wayne:wave:, THANK YOU SO MUCH!, for the VERY KIND words:D.

    Josh:wave:, THANK YOU!, for the complement:D.

    GOT FUEL?tooth1 Big Ed & Fred sure were glad a fuel truck was able to make it out on the country road, seems they needed some fuel to make it back to the yard after a LONG run:thumb:.
    THANKS! :D -Deano View attachment 32198 View attachment 32196 View attachment 32197

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    That’s a nice scene :thumb: :thumb: . It’s really exciting to wait and see what you come up with. :)
  14. Nazgul

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    Deano
    great job!!!....It's neat how the use of LPP really makes the scene come alive...and that truck is beautiful!!! Where's JOSH!!!!!
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    That is a cool scene. Thank goodness for the GPS, the truck could find them engines easily!
  16. hobokid

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    lookin good deano, although im not a really a big passenger train fan, that aerostream unit is sweet:) its like a cadillac on rails. keep up the good work. the fuel scene is awesome too!:)do you know any history of the aerostream?
  17. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    AWSOME fuel scence Deano, Nice use of that tanker truck:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  18. UP SD40-2

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    First, THANKS for the complements folks!!!:D

    hobokid, do i know the history of the Aerotrain? well,...i know the history of UP's Aerotrain!:thumb::D. UP received the Aerotrian from EMD on 12/15/1956;). the engine used the SAME prime mover as EMD's SW1200. the passenger cars were actually bus body's widened by 18''. UP used it to run from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, thats why it was called the "City of Las Vegas":thumb:. the train was nicknamed "the crapshooter". sadly, UP only used this BEAUTIFUL passenger train for only 9 months:(, it was then sold off to Rock Island. Rock Island used this train for 9yrs, then donated the engine, one passenger car, and the observation car to the museum of transportation in Saint Louis Missouri;). :D -Deano View attachment 32205 View attachment 32206 View attachment 32207 View attachment 32208 View attachment 32209

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    Interesting you mentioned the passenger cars were converted buses...

    Looks like the engine cab was from a Chevy sedan and the observation car's rear end was from a Caddy with the fins. sign1
  20. UP SD40-2

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    SD40-2's on PARADE!!!

    It's a well known fact to those that are familiar with UP's Rock Valley Sub, that their SD40-2's are the backbone of their operations:thumb:. Sure they have larger power, SD90/43MAC's, SD70M's, AC4400's, ES44AC's etc., but its the SD40-2's that are the TRUE unsung hero's of the Rock Valley Sub;). heres five of them pulling a long string of auto-racks out of Wisconsin, headed out west:D. :D -Deano View attachment 32210 View attachment 32211 View attachment 32212 View attachment 32213 View attachment 32214

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