Ive been workin on the railroad...

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by lester perry, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. lester perry

    lester perry Guest

    Ive been workin on the railroad....

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  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    That is a nice shot Lester.

    Glad the little people know how to rerail. :D
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    That's a great shot. I don't think anyone here can get enough of looking at pics..:thumb:
  4. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Cool Photo.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  5. Woodie

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    What did you use for the cables on the crane, Lester? I can't get mine to look anywhere near as straight as those!!
  6. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Fantastic modeling & photo, Lester!

    :thumb: :cool: :cool: :thumb:
  7. doctorwayne

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    Lester, that crane is really getting a workout. Is your trackwork really that bad :D , or are the throttle jockeys just overly enthusiastic? Seriously, though, nice picture. Is that crane the one from Athearn? My Tichy crane is not built to allow me to position the boom vertically, and while I do have one that can be posed with the boom or hooks in various positions, it requires some disassembly to get at the mechanism. I also have one of Walthers American derricks (unpowered) that I had to put a spring at the base of the boom in order to keep the cables taut. Lucky that I never have any derailments, eh?:)

    Wayne
  8. lester perry

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    Just the tthread that came with it.
    Les
  9. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    The Crane looks really good. I just built mine a couple months back. Now I'm going to kitbash an old Riverossi RPO into a crane tender, after a CNR prototype.
  10. RailRon

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    This is a nice mini-scene, Les! :thumb:
    (I'm happy that in reality we can call the 5-prong-crane for rerailing our cars, though! Works much faster. :D :D :D )

    Woodie,
    try rubbing beeswax into a string to keep it from curling. It's an old trick of sail ship modelers.
    I used to take a lump of beeswax, slightly pressed the thread into the wax and then simply pulled it through between thumb/finger and wax. If you don't have beeswax, a (soft) candle might also work.

    Ron