March 7 Weekly Photo Fun

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  1. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    Although we are in the middle of a major snow storm, we are looking ahead to Easter and Spring!

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Love the candy train Tom! Can you schedule a stop on my layout? I would, of course, be off loading some of the freight! :) Fun and festive stuff!

    From me, this time, just a shot of track cleaning at work as PC U-Boats pull a flea market acquisition that was originally painted and lettered for the Southern Pacific. This track cleaning car once had a working motor that spun two small sponges under the car. The motor wasn't working when I bought it so I removed the sponges and attached a small piece of masonite to their mounting posts to create a track cleaning pad. I run this car once in a while just to remove dust as Wahl oil is the real reason my trains run smoothly.
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  3. VanBee

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    Here's another contribution from me.
    Just finished a loading platform I call East Curan Transfer Center.
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    James
  4. chessie4155

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    What a Sweeet start to this weeks Thread :thumb::thumb:

    Things are pretty slow at the yard right now, the lul before the storm! lol
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    Tom: I love the Easter theme!

    Chessie: Always great to see the kittys!

    VanBee: No I didnt forget you. GREAT pictures, we would all LOVE to see more. I see that lumber car made to to your RR after being transfered from the DMIR in Duluth.

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  6. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Tom, WOW:eeki: , thats a lot of easter stuff!:thumb::mrgreen:

    Ralph, your track cleaning car looks AWESOME!:thumb: , you did a GREAT JOB on it:thumb::mrgreen: .

    VanBee, NICE PICS!:thumb::thumb: , i really like the PFE:winki::mrgreen: .

    Mark, GREAT SHOT!:thumb::mrgreen:

    Kevin, NICE SHOTS!:thumb: , the second one is most impressive:winki::mrgreen: .

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    An RS-27 pulls a lumber load across the sub in Thrall all-door boxcars:thumb: .
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  7. cnw1961

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    Really a sweeet start to this week’s thread. Great pics everyone :thumb:.

    I am sorry that I can’t contribute to the WPF at the moment. I stored my SoCal switching layout away for the next few weeks to make room for my second switching layout, that I started building. Once the basic works will be done, it will be placed on a second level of my shelf above my first layout. Here are two photos of one of the hydrocal buildings I am scratch building for the new layout.

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  8. chessie4155

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    Kevin: Cool pics Love the second one!:thumb:
    Deano: Awsum Alco!:thumb:
    Kurt: Beautiful Building!:thumb:
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    TH&B American derrick X-755 working with a clamshell bucket in Aberdeen Yard, in the mid-'80s.
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    Wayne
  10. jbaakko

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    Some WSOR boxcars. I bought the Athearn 60th over a month ago, and picked up the breast cancer research car today. Surprisingly, even though athearn is donating a portion of the sales from the breast cancer research car, it was $2 cheaper then the 60th car!

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  11. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That's neat Josh. I hadn't heard about the donation car to help support the fight against breast cancer. Nice idea!
    Ralph
  12. Catt

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    B30-7 MTS 1991 on her way to Grand Gravel Co. with two fresh loads of cement for the GGC batch plant.

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    The lokie is an N scale Bachmann.and the two cement hoppers are by ATLAS.I just finished the two hoppers,but have 3 more that are 3 bay that need trucks.
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    Here is a SD9R rebuilt by Crazy Larry and his crew athe RG&S shops in Pueblo:mrgreen:

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    Nothing new right now but here's something old.

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    Jeffrey, you are getting quite good with that camera!

    Kevin
  16. radar

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    weekend project

    here's mine working on fascia boards.

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  17. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Thanks Kevin.

    Here's a little layout action.

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  18. Kanawha

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    How do you like your Prodigy Advanced? I've been thinking of getting one. Is programming as smooth as they say it is?
  19. WReid

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    Hello everyone.

    I have been watching the weekly photo fun for awhile now andd decided to post some pics of my own. I just a short while back decided to revert back to modeling CNR steam in the early or mid 1950s. I managed to track down a couple of the Proto 2000 Hertiage steam locomotives that Hobbycraft Canada had done in CNR colors a number of years back. I was able to find an 0-8-0 and a 0-6-0. I also grabbed a couple of the new Trueline Trains CNR vans. I also have a large stack of undecorated Intermountain 40' modified boxcars waiting for CNR paint schemes.
    Here is a couple of pics of my new fleet.


    Wayne Reid

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  20. EngineerKyle

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    Nice pictures so far, Guys!

    I'm been busy with styrene structure kits lately. Here's a couple scenes from a depot I just finished;


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    Thanks for taking a peek!