On Track, with Deano

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by UP SD40-2, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Your Welcome Deano. Question for you. How much did those SD40-2 cost? I've been thinking about getting a few for my railroad.
  2. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Deano, I went to the hobby shop in St. Catharines this morning to get some supplies. With some time to kill, I later stopped down at the station, and a quick glance down the tracks revealed an approaching train, so I got my camera ready.
    Here's the lead loco:
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    And here's the trailing unit (unfortunately, the camera didn't recover fast enough for the second or fourth shots, which would've shown the whole unit). :cry:
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    That's the first U.P. loco that I've seen on the CN around here, although they used to be regular visitors on the CP, in nearby Hamilton.

    Wayne
  3. cn nutbar

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    hi deano---i haven't had a chance to respond lately,but i'm a big fan of this thread---always great stuff from yourself and your loyal fans :thumb::thumb::thumb:---your turbine looks great,i really like that tender as well---makes my 4100 look like it should be narrow gauge---that latest photo from Doctor Wayne opens up new possibilities for the Rock Valley Sub---I can just imagine seeing some CN units in your consists :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:---anyway,keep those photos coming and thanks again ---nutbar
  4. Sarge_7

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    Hey Deano, got me a new project comming:mrgreen: bet you will never guess what it is:psign1

    Old crazy Larry is going to have to put in some overtime rebuilding this one though, it looks like it has been sitting on the deadline for awhile:rolleyes:
  5. viperman

    viperman Active Member

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    Thank you everyone for posting these pics!

    Deano, not only do you have your dad, but what about your son? Is he into the hobby too?
  6. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Matt, the SD40-2's i last posted are all Athearns, they cost about $35-55.00 each, BEFORE i put sound in them:winki: . Honestly, my Kato SD40-2's are 100x better though:thumb: , they run around $75.00 each BEFORE i put sound in them.

    Wayne, GREAT SHOTS!, of the CN Dash-9:thumb: , its hard to tell but i think the UP engine is a Dash-8:confused: . the UP looks to be in GREAT shape:thumb: . i know this might not be popular to some:119: , but I'm GLAD to see UP up there too:mrgreen: . THANKS for posting those pics:thumb::mrgreen: .

    nutbar, YOU, my friend, are just too kind, THANK YOU!:smilie:
    A CN engine on the RVS huh...well, i hate to say it nutbar, but i think as far as engines go, the EG-E units will be as Canadian as it gets on the RVS:winki: . I gotta tell you though, i have been a regular on a few forums in the past, but it wasn't until i came HERE, that i admired & felt close enough to some of you, that i started collecting freight cars to remind me of you guys:thumb::mrgreen: , i mean i now have cars that i NEVER would have bought before:winki: . i would have to post 1/4 of my freight to cover all you guys i have done this to, but below i posted a pic of a covered hopper i bought to remind me of YOU and Wayne:mrgreen: , every time i see this car, it reminds me of you guys:winki: .(well, NOW my EG-E cars remind me of Wayne though:smilie: ) like i said, about 1/4 of my freight fleet were solely bought to remind me of my friends on here:winki::mrgreen: .

    Jim, OK, i am guessing its a....steamer:confused: . you know, its not nice to tease us without a before pic:winki::mrgreen: . cant wait to see what Crazy Larry has in store for us:thumb: .

    Steven, yes i have my son, but no, my son is 14, and trains are the FARTHEST thing from his mind:eeki: , at this time anyways:winki: .

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  7. doctorwayne

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    Dean, the 9315 is a C40-8.

    Wayne
  8. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    THANKS WAYNE!:mrgreen: you just confirmed what i thought it was:thumb: . i have a C40-8C(Dash-8 ), i am not an expert on these, but i believe they were the LAST of the conventional cab "Dash" units, before they went to the wide cabs, which also started with the 8's.

    :deano: -Deano
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  9. Sarge_7

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    No, not quite a steamer, but i think you will like it. I'll send you pics when it gets here, may need advice too:mrgreen:

    Here is my Dash 8, this and my AC4400 were my first UP paint jobs.

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  10. jbaakko

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    Nope. NS has a few Dash 9-40C's that were delivered after production of the Dash 8's ceased.
  11. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Thanks Deano for the information. I am going to have to get to the hobby shop sometime and get a few of them. They are one of my favorite diesels.
  12. viperman

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    Here's a couple for you that I'm sure you'll love Deano! I was driving on Prince Crossing heading E into Winfield, IL when I saw this loco leading a train (a few years ago now). As soon as I saw the colors, I knew I had to take a picture of it, and ended up with these results, while driving about 45mph. I just recently re-discovered these pictures in my photobucket album and thought immediately to post them for you

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  13. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    I think the CNW logo is peeking out above the 0 and the 8, or something is anyways
  14. Sarge_7

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    Ok deano, here is my before pic. Actually it is the e-bay pic, I havn't taken any yet. Got it in the mail today, everything works. Obviously the handrails are gone and it needs traction tires, but thats ok. I will probably strip it and super detail it. I will have some questions later for you I am sure, but for now, what size batteries go in the compartment on the bottom? And is this for a horn and how is it supposed to work?

    For $30.00 I don't think it was a bad deal. wasn't as bad off as I thought in the pics and description:mrgreen:He also through in FREEBIE:thumb: an old Bachmann GP40(UP) that I cleaned up some and gave to my son. He was happier than a pig in you know what to have a UP diesel like Dad:mrgreen:



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  15. UP SD40-2

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    Jim, WOW!!:eeki: you did an AWESOME JOB on the paint on that Dash-8:thumb: .
    DOUBLE WOW!!:eeki::eeki: , its GREAT you got a DDA40X:thumb: , i have been wanting to detail mine:mrgreen: , but its down a ways on my list:oops: , i cant wait to see what you do to yours:mrgreen: . REAL GLAD to hear about your son getting the UP geep:mrgreen: , almost brought tears of joy to my eyes as i read it:winki: , another future UP guy!:bravo: .

    Josh, THANK YOU!, for the info, i didn't know that:smilie: .

    Matt, i hope you get some SD40-2's, they are really about my favorite diesels too:winki: . thats why i went into the 70's on my layout, to be sure i was able to include them:thumb: .

    Steven, WOW:eeki: , those were some lucky shots:winki: , THANKS for posting them:thumb::mrgreen: .

    CNWman, i see what you mean, that unit DOES look like it was a CNW at one time:winki::mrgreen: .

    :deano: -Deano
  16. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Up Y-3...finished!!!

    Well, i have been real busy the last couple nights, i have been here, but have just been to busy modeling to post much:oops: , sorry folks:smilie: .

    I weathered my GP38, GP35 and a Milwaukee Road rib side caboose over the last couple nights:winki: , AND...FINISHED MY UP Y-3!!!:eeki::mrgreen: well, i still have to put the Tsunami sound decoder in it:119: , but thats easy with this one, about 20mins work:winki: .

    What a learning experience it has been doing steam, this was my VERY FIRST weathering on a steamer, and honestly, i was scared to do it:oops: , steam is awful expensive to screw up on, but i think it turned out good enough for me:winki: .

    my lighting isn't great, but i used four different blacks to do it, and to different grays. the down side was after i dull coated it half my grays vanished:eeki::frowns: , especially on the lower half, that represented road dust, oh well, i know to go a little heavier on the grays next time:winki: .

    the hardest part of the whole job was doing the silver on the front of the boiler & the bottom half of the firebox, not fun to take those delicate parts off and put them back on:cry: , but i think it was worth it in the end:winki: .

    Really, i had fun doing this though:thumb: , it was quite a challenge, and it taught me what to do & NOT to do on my next steamer job:winki: . i have some add-on parts coming for my Riverossi Cab Forward, i feel i am now ready to take that job on:twisted::mrgreen: .

    PICS BELOW: the first are the the "BEFORE" shots, the rest are "AFTER" shots.

    Till next time...STAY ON TRACK!:smilie:

    :deano: -Deano
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  17. cnw1961

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    Deano, great job :thumb::thumb::thumb:. Even if you think you can get better results on your next weatherig jobs, I think it looks fantastic. Oh man, I still remember how nervous I was before I started to weather my Mikado :mrgreen:, so I understand that you were scared. But the result makes it all worth while.:thumb:
  18. yellowlynn

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    Question 4 Deano

    Hey Deano, get your cerabellum ( or whatever it is called) working and answer a question I have. Is there rail passenger service from Chicago to Beloit/Janesville? I'm too old and stiff for the restraints of aircraft, and giving serious thought to rail travel later this year. Been a few years since I've seen my sister in Beloit. Amtrak goes to Chicago, but I don't know from there on.

    Lynn
  19. steamhead

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    Deano....What a job..!!! :thumb:
    A fantastic engine made to look even better...!!! If you're up to it...you can go back and re-weather the details that were lost Whatever you do...it's just AWESOME...!!! (but then, steam ALWAYS is....) :mrgreen:
  20. cn nutbar

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    "SLAP AWESOME" Deano---as much as i admire your collection of diesels,those steam engines are my favourites---outstanding weathering job,it brings your models to life :goldcup: