layout progress & engine pics

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  1. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    I like that power all lined up for that "pass and review"! (Nice weathering on the boxcars btw.)
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    Herc just made the 300th post of this thread, wow! :eek: This is a great thread, and I must say, those boxcars look good too!
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    youre layout just leaves me breathless all the time. ITs just so enjoyable to look at the pics. Usually im bored with pics..but these are just so surreal. Keep up the great work and thanks for the pic of the Tower55 engine Deano!
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    Hey Dean, nice lookin' Dad-blasted hill.:thumb: :thumb: The texture and colouring look great, even without the added benefit of ballast, bushes, and trees. That Challenger looks right at home rolling through the cut, too.

    Wayne
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    Hey Deano...you just keep on buying those great looking diesels and I'll keep admiring them...and wondering when Tower55 will get into Nscale. (Nice touch adding an extra on-looker with each successive shot...very good photo idea.)
  6. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Thanks Guys!!!

    OVER 300 POSTS!!, and OVER 8,200 VIEWS!!!jawdrop bounce7 WOW!!! I AM TRULY...HONORD!!!:D CRIPES, i NEVER thought this thread would get this far;). just want to take a moment to THANK ALL OF YOU!!:thumb:, for keeping this thread going!:thumb::D. REALLY, i want to thank the people that have popped in once or twice, the lurkers for the views, and ESPECIALLY THE REGULARS on this thread, THANKS GUYS!!!:thumb::D. **i know some of you find this hard to believe:rolleyes: but, I AM OBSESSED WITH ENGINES!tooth1 i was hoping if the thread got this high i would have the UP MP15DC or Big Boy i have preordered by now to post on this "celebration" post:D...unfortunately, i haven't received neither on my doorstep yet:(. i wanted to post a couple pics though, so here are my 3 "current" favorites to switch withtooth1. the first pic is an EMD SD24 w/LokSound, the next 2 are an Alco RS27 w/QSI and the last 2 are of a EMD GP30 w/QSI:thumb:. the GP30 at this time, has the BEST all around sound of ALL of my engines, and thats ALOT!!;):D. **Miles, THANK YOU, for the complements:thumb:. THANKS AGAIN GUYS!!:thumb: and hey,...stay on track;) :D -Deano View attachment 28518 View attachment 28519 View attachment 28520 View attachment 28521 View attachment 28522

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    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Gus, THANKS!!:D hey, i gotta tell ya, i laughed hard when i read what you wrote,sign1 at dads, he has a strict rule, YOU MUST RUN A CABOOSE!:D funny thing, out of my vast collection, i only have two cabooses:oops:. one is a UP(of coarse:thumb:), the other is a GBW;). heres a pic of my UP:D -Deano View attachment 28523

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    Herc, nutbar, Miles and Gus, THANK YOU!!:D for the NICE complements on the "roll by" post:thumb::D. **Herc, i have a couple pics of an "old power" line up, NOT great shots, never posted them, hope you might like them;). THANKS GUYS!:D -Deano View attachment 28524 View attachment 28525

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    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Wayne, Andrew and Josh, WOW!, THANKS GUYS!, you ALL are to kind:D. **Andrew, i used rock molds, and hand carved the plaster between the molds. after the plaster between the molds set for about 30min, i took a dull exacto knife, and carved the plaster to blend in with the molds. took me about 30min to paint it all, i used stone gray, slate gray, and burnt umber. 22yrs of working with paint and bondo payed off and made quick work of it, guess there is a plus to being an old paint and bodyman;)tooth1. **Wayne, that Challenger "looks" at home there, but i think ALL my UP stuff at dads is glad to see me on Saturdaystooth1. the ONLY UP thing dad has is 1 PFE wood refer:rolleyes:, all my UP stuff there is surrounded by CNW, Milwaukee Road, SOO, WC, Santa Fe and Burlington stuff:eek:. -Deano View attachment 28526

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    Hey, let's see some of That stuff, namely Your dad's trains! :D This thread HAS variety, let's mix it up a little more, shall we? :)
  11. UP SD40-2

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    sign1 OK Miles, at YOUR request, i will post some pics of dads "stuff"(even though its NOT UP:rolleyes:...i WILL take some pics of it Saturdaytooth1.) :D -Deano
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    Contest Voting...

    this thread is at 8,327 views:thumb:, so i know some of you guys follow this thread;):D. my point is, i would like to remind you guys to VOTE in the photo contest!;):D. **Disclaimer: i am NOT saying to vote for me,(unless you want totooth1) i am just FLAT OUT saying VOTE!:thumb: come on guys, it would stink to have a winner with only 10-20 votes:(. when you all joined this GREAT forum, you gained the right to VOTE, for FREE even:thumb:. head on over to the contest threads, pick out the pics YOU LIKE, and click on them to VOTE! its just that easy!:thumb:...hey, what are you still doing here?, GO VOTE!:thumb: THANKS! :D -Deano
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    after a long day of deliberating at court..these pics were a blessing to me. Thanks for always keeping your posts going and bringing us some of the best that you have to offer. Much appreciated!
  14. UP SD40-2

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    Jeff:wave:, WOW!!, THANKS MAN!:D hey, its the kind people like YOU, that keep this thread going;), so THANK YOU!:thumb::D. i have to apologize, i haven't had the time, or been in the mood to finish my layout:(, and i have been waiting for NEW engines to come out, so i haven't been posting anything new for awhile:oops:. till i finish my layout, and get some new engines, i will probably post stuff i model on dads layout. hope you guys don't mind. Saturday nights i will post what i have done:thumb:. i have also thought about doing a tutorial on the EASY 3 step weathering i do. to tied you over till then, here are some newer pics of a couple engines i have posted only once in this thread. the first pic is an FM Erie built, next two are a DD40X, and the last is the DD40 with a DD35 behind it.:D THANKS Jeff!:D -Deano View attachment 28544 View attachment 28545 View attachment 28546 View attachment 28547

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    Miles:wave:, THANK YOU!, for the links to the 2 GREAT pics!:thumb::D. i REALLY like the one that showed the DD40 being built:thumb:. Miles, YOU BET UP had DD35 A units!!;), though not many, most were B units for added power:D. THANKS!:D -Deano View attachment 28560

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    recently i have seen some REAL NICE black and white photos on here;), some have even done old "post cards":thumb:. i am not one that likes black and white pics much, but i thought i would take a try at ittooth1...after doing my FIRST black and white pics, i realized i need a BETTER photo-shop program:(. oh well:rolleyes:, here is my FIRST(and probably last:rolleyes:) futile attempt at an old UP "postcard", and a black and white pictooth1. till next time, i think I BETTER...stay on tracktooth1 -Deano View attachment 28577 View attachment 28578

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  18. doctorwayne

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    Your photos look good to me, Dean, but I have to agree that colour usually looks better, especially when shooting diesels in colourful paint schemes. A b&w is sometimes suitable for those "mood" shots, but on a computer monitor, colour seems to show more detail. An exception to that is the old silver or platinum prints done by professionals, back in the days when b&w photography was an artform: some of those prints had so much tonal quality and richness that the pictures were almost 3-D, and the detail shown was unsurpassed.

    Wayne
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    Personally I like your color photos although the black and white does that steamer a great justice :thumb:
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    Wayne and Lynn, THANKS GUYS!, for the kind words on the black and white pics.:D though i wasn't happy with them:oops:, that was real nice of you guys;):D. **Wayne, thanks for the touch of "history/info" on the old black & whites:thumb:. THANKS!:D -Deano
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