Jan 4th Weekly Photo Fun

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  1. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

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    "Steve & Kurt, THANK YOU for the comments on United transfer[​IMG] , but since you guys are good friends of mine, i am taking the complements with a grain of salt[​IMG][​IMG] (its like when your young and your Ma says: "your the handsomest boy in the world"....yeah, right Ma:rolleyes: ) sign1"

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    Dear UP SD40-2

    I think that, considering the amount of time you have been modeling, your work is really outstanding:thumb:.

    So........how many weeks have you been modeling? :twisted::mrgreen::winker:


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  2. Kevinkrey

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    Nice work everyone. We do have one heck of a group of modelers here!:mrgreen:

    Here we see some leased motive power on a northbound empty pellet train headed for Minnorca. The DMIR will soon be able to return all leased power to home rails and have an entire DMIR loco roster. This will become final when the ex BN SD9 is rebuilt and proudly wearing Missabe Maroon and Gold.

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  3. Kevinkrey

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    sorry wrong picture.wall1:eek:sign1:curse::cry::confused::mrgreen:announce1 Almost any of those little smile guys could describe the situation, except this one:thumb:





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  4. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Good shot there Kevin. I like your backdrop, did you do it your self?

    Here's an Athearn SW unit that I'm painting for a fellow modeller:

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    And Here's a central Valley Cattle car I'm doing for my club:

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  5. Kevinkrey

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    Yes Glen, that is some of my very own work:mrgreen:.
    I hope it will look better when blended in with the scenery. There should be a row of pines there so you wont see the bottom.
  6. doctorwayne

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    I'm not sure what eventually happened to the 81. Stelco had 23 EMD switchers, and several GE centrecabs in service at Hilton Works in Hamilton, and quite a few other locos at various locations around the country. I can't even find an all-time, all-inclusive roster for the company. I did find a couple of photos of #92 working somewhere in Hamilton, although not at Stelco. I also saw photos in an issue of Trains magazine that showed several of their locos at a used loco dealer's facility in Ohio. I think that there are only 4 or 5 locos still in use at Hilton Works.
    Here's a shot ,taken at about 2:00am, of #80 pulling a drag of empty ingot buggies from the USM, where I worked. The mill is long gone and this area is now an open slab storage area.
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  7. chessie4155

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    Great pics as always guys!:thumb: keep em comin!

    HEY! Whadaya lookin at? :mrgreen:
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  8. CCT70

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    Awesome engine Kurt, I really like EMD's with chevron stripes on the nose (especially on high hoods) and ATSF's silver and black scheme is CLASSY!

    Hey Deano, how do you like that Atlas SD-24? I am considering getting at least one to power my short line. I need 6 axles but I want something other than the usual SD-9.

    Hey Doc, what did you do for Stelco?

    Here's a shot of my some Overton cars I recently picked up at the museum during "Railroad Days". These cars don't fit my modeling era, but being an Old West reenactor, I couldn't resist. So, I am going to park them on an unused spur up on the back hill with my MDC 2-6-0, a bunch of Old West gunfighters, lawmen and train crew and several film crew filming a Western. Does anyone know if the Musket Miniatures 15mm figures are close to HO scale? I'll cut the door out on the express car and have the gunfighters jumping out in a hail of gunfire.

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  9. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Kevin, i always liked the DMIR paint scheme:thumb: , cant wait to see the BN SD9 in DMIR colors:thumb::mrgreen: .

    Glen, NICE switcher & stock car!:thumb:

    Wayne, GREAT shot of that switcher in the plant:thumb::thumb:

    Mark, sign1 GREAT outhouse scene:eeki::mrgreen: .


    Kurt, you should know how i feel about YOUR pics/work, though there are MANY OUTSTANDING modelers on here:thumb: , Wayne and YOU are the ONLY two i have EVER put this emoction: :worship: behind their name:winki::mrgreen: .

    Well Steve, i have done the math, and figure i have only been modeling for about 624 weeks:winki: , guess i am a slow learner:toug::119: . STUPENDOUS JOB on the grain elevator:bravo: .

    Charlie, i COULDN'T agree with you more:thumb: , i too am proud to know such GREAT modelers:thumb::mrgreen: . BTW, that last PC pic you posted was SLAP OUTSTANDING!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Tom, the detailing on the Atlas SD-24 is SLAP AWESOME!:thumb: Atlas motors are TOP NOTCH:winki: , i put a MRC sound decoder #1643 in mine, i think the sound matchup is GREAT and it runs FANTASTIC!:thumb: THAT ENGINE WOULD MAKE A GREAT ADDITION TO ANYONES ROSTER:winki::mrgreen: .(see SD-24 pic below) BTW, cant wait to see your GERN!:thumb:

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    On MY Side of the Tracks....
    Went to dads today:thumb: , gave one(of two) of my challengers a stretch on his layout:thumb: . (see pic #1)

    I also gave my Milwaukee Road IHC Heavy Pacific a run:thumb: (see pic #2). Folks i am convinced the IHC Premier line of steam engines are the BEST cheap steamers on the market:winki: . dad and i BOTH have IHC Pacific's(he has a black Milwaukee Road), and these engines run GREAT for the money, and are very reliable. NOT great at slow take offs, but my Bachmann isn't either:rolleyes: . with just a few add on detail parts these engines give you lots of bang for your bucks. DCC'ed i think they would run much better at slower speeds:winki: . JUST MY THOUGHTS:winki:

    About two weeks ago i weathered a few of my cars up using JUST MY AIR BRUSH:winki: , i posted some of them in the last two WPF threads, here are a couple reefers i done up for dad(see reefer pics below). NOT award winning work by any means:toug::oops: , but at about 30 seconds per side, i think it gets the point across:winki::mrgreen: . just a quick and easy way i took some of his shinny new looking cars, and dirtied 'em up.

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  10. Glen Haasdyk

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    Hey UP SD-40-2: Those are great quickie weathering jobs, I'd do the same but since almost all CN boxcars are brown the weathering would probably be lost on them!
    I couldn't agree more about the IHC Steamers, I have the Hudson and it's one of the best running steam engines I've seen for the price.
  11. doctorwayne

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    As little as possible. :p:rolleyes:;):-D:-D I spent most of my Stelco time at the USM (Universal Slabbing Mill). It was built in 1958, so it was only eight years old when I started there in 1966, and probably the best mill to work in. In those days, you didn't even start at the bottom - you started below that, in the "sewers". These were flumes that carried away the scale and scrap that dropped off during the ingot rolling process. From there, you went to the "pits" to "dig bottom". The "pits" were the soaking pits where the ingots were heated for rolling. The sides of them are visible in the photo, to the right. Scale and slag from this process built-up in the bottoms of these pits, and every so often they'd be shut down for "bottom digging", which was done with jackhammers. Hot and dirty! Eventually, you go on to learn as many of the production jobs as possible, as it helped your chances to stay on in the event of a lay-off. I ended-up as a "heater" and probably would have stayed on much longer if that mill hadn't closed down.

    I'm glad to see that you've got a start on your GERN facility. I hope that you'll post some pictures of your progress in the GERN modellers thread in the Trackside Industries Forum.

    Dean, nice to see those weathered reefers, although I was a bit taken aback to see all Santa Fe and no Pacific Fruit Express. :eek:;):-D
    Your IHC Pacific looks a lot like an old Rivarossi that I hacked-up for Mister Nutbar some years ago. It made into a decent model of a GTW heavy Pacific, although I don't think that he has it any more. My only IHC is this Mogul, which is a decent runner, 'though, as you say, a bit of a "jump" starter.
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  12. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    We received this beautiful set as a donation to our museum from one of our forum members.
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    Thank you John, It is just great! :thumb: :goldcup:
  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    More and more great pics! Walt, I like those cars...call them a railfan association restoration project and run them as specials. Dean, your quickie weathering made for terrific results! Tom, that is a pretty looking train!

    Charlie, your photos was gratifying. I have one example of multiple logos on one locomotive on my layout...
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  14. jeffrey-wimberl

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    hello all---this thread gets better all the time---thanks to everyone for your outstanding contributions---hey Doc,does this look familiar

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  16. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That is one sharp looking L&N unit Jeffrey!
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  17. doctorwayne

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    That's the one! :-D

    Here are some more "oldies". The 501 is a modified Bachmann Santa Fe Northern:
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    The diesel is an Atlas SD35 with a scratchbuilt safety cab. I did two SD35s and 2 SD24s, along with a Tyco C-630 like this. All were sold in the late-'70s, early-'80s.
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    And one just for Deano ;):
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  18. UP SD40-2

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    Glen, THANK YOU for the kind words on the weathering:smilie: . hey, you would be surprised how much a little gray & black shows up on brown boxcars:winki: . i know i have posted these before, but BOTH of these brown boxcars i weathered with my airbrush ONLY, i think you can see the weathering:winki: .(see pics below)

    Wayne, REAL NICE of you to share your work history at the plant with us:thumb: . hey, you know those SF reefers were dads, i only have two and of coarse one is a PFE:mrgreen: , the other is a State Of Main(BAR), i just love the looks of those:winki: . i know exactly the Rivarossi you are talking about, i almost bought one at a show last month, but it looked so similar to mine that i passed on it:oops: .

    Wayne my friend, you slap made my night with those B/W pics:thumb::mrgreen: . EG&E #501 is my current all time fav steamer on the EG&E:thumb: ...though i have big hopes to see a 2-6-6-2 on there roster soon:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: , but thats a whole other story:119: . i was totally surprised to see the diesels:eeki::eeki::eeki: , sure wish you still had them:frowns: .

    Tom, NICE READING set!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Ralph, THANKS, and i like the weathering on that PC:thumb::mrgreen:

    Charlie, GREAT proto shot!!!(as usual:winki: ):thumb:

    Jeffrey, AWESOME looking E6:thumb::thumb:

    nutbar, SLAP FANTASTIC looking heavy Pacific!!!:thumb::thumb::mrgreen:

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  19. chessie4155

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    Charlie: Nice PRR/PC shot:thumb:
    Tom C: Looking Good..Love the Bridge:thumb:
    Deano:Nice shots:thumb: Excellent Weathering:thumb:
    Tom: Beautiful train:thumb:
    Ralph: Cool shot!:thumb:
    Charlie: Another nice pic.:thumb:
    Jeffrey: Nice looking E6..love that slant nose:thumb:
    CN nutbar: Nice looking steamer:thumb:
    DoctorWayne: MOLY HOLY!!!! I had to look long and hard to to see if these were models...Beautiful shots!:thumb: Love all the wires on the Telephone poles. Nice touch:thumb:
  20. chessie4155

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    Sorry Deano: Ya got in there ahead of me! Nice pics:thumb: