January 11th Weekly Photo Fun

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by doctorwayne, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    Gary , what do those big panels on either side on the front of your steamer for? I know very little about steam. I mean in real life steamers. thanks
  2. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Roger, those are smoke lifters, and were often called elephant ears. The theory was that they changed the flow of air over and around the loco, at speed of course, thereby lifting the smoke well above the cab, and affording the crew a better view of the track ahead. Opinions varied as to their usefulness. ;):-D

    By the way Gary, nice lookin' loco. NYC has always been a favourite of mine.

    Wayne
  3. jefelectric

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    Great pictures Everyone,

    Here are a few that I took of 3 N guage and 1 O gauge layout at the Greenberg show in York, PA today.

    First 3 of the O gauge 3 rail. Being run under DCS control.

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    Now a few of the Capital PenNscalers.

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    I'm going to break the post here and post the other 2 N layouts separately.
  4. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    Thanks for the info Wayne
  5. jefelectric

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    Here are the other two N layouts.

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    Guess who was there? And in N gauge too!

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    Notice the wires strung on the N gauge poles!

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    I think that was Flyboys playing at the drive in.

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    Skinny dippers!

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    That's it for today.
  6. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    really nice pics John thanks.
  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks folks!

    Charlie
    Cool C&O unit!

    Deano
    Nice Baldwin unit and cool proto shot!

    Larry
    Nice switcher shot!

    Jeffery
    Great looking power for your tourist train!

    Gary
    Neat shot!

    John
    Great layout shots!
  8. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Here are a few more oldies

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    Former PRR Pioneer III MU coaches at Crum Lynne

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    Amtrak E60 passing SEPTA Silverliners IV at a location Mikey should know.

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    SB Amtrak E60 in the snow at Crum Lynne, PA

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    NB Amtrak AEM-7 in the snow at Crum Lynne, PA

    I am finishing up all the cars I am weathering. The airbrushing is done and I now have to seal them.
  9. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Here's a PC E-unit at Buffalo, in 1976:
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    My ride was a bit more humble:
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    Wayne
  10. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Did more work on the T-2-a last night. It's now finished.

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    I've got some cracking going on with the paint on this car. I don't know yet whether I'll repair it or leave it as is.

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  11. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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  12. Franco

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    Needs a little help ...

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  13. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Wayne
    Neat shots of the E-unit and RDC!

    Charlie
    Cool shot of the Broadway!

    Jeffery
    Nice job on the tourist train!

    Renovo PPR
    Awesome shot of the E8’s!

    Franco
    That is a sad photo! Maybe some help will come to it.
  14. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    The local handling the latest added cars to the RK&M.

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    Athearn Blue Box U33C; Penn Central

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    Walthers Evans 100-ton 55’ Cushion Coil Car; Chessie – B&O

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    Walthers Evans 100-ton 55’ Cushion Coil Car; Reading

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    Walthers Evans 100-ton 55’ Cushion Coil Car; Reading
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    Walthers Evans 100-ton 55’ Cushion Coil Car; Chessie – C&O

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    Walthers Evans 100-ton 55’ Cushion Coil Car; Chessie – B&O

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    Walthers Evans 100-ton 55’ Cushion Coil Car; Detroit Toledo & Ironton

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    Athearn Blue Box Wide Vision Caboose; Penn Central
  16. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Here's a few things I was working on yesterday.

    New decals for one of my E7's.

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    The L&N E6 is now in MGRy paint.

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    And new decals for one of my E6's.

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  17. doctorwayne

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    Looking at Franco's picture, it occurred to me that the GG-1 was the Pennsy's version of a Challenger - and a pretty impressive one, too!

    Wayne
  18. Kevinkrey

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    Heres a pic of some lumber cars that have just been spotted at the lumberyard by the Thursday MRF (miscellaneous road freight).

  19. Kevinkrey

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    For some reason I always get distracred when posting pics, and forget them, please forgive me (after slapping me).

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  20. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    My wife got a new camera for her company... a Canon Powershot 560. I stole it from her for a little while to see if it took better close ups of my trains than our Kodak does.

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    The Canon is a 7.1 megapixel while our Kodak is a 4. I like the colors and the clarity more of the new one but it still seems just as difficult to make it focus on what you want it to focus on as our other one. The verdict: I still like our old one better!