Photo Fun 4-11-08

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spankybird, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    No, it's HO, the track is code 70 flex.

    Here is another photo of the loco, a rare unit, anybody know what it is?

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  2. CNWman

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    as far as I can see, the front looks like a low short hood for any early RS ALCo unit (RS1 through RS11 me thinks), while the long hood looks like an EMD SW or ALCO S small switcher. Overall, I'm thinking this is an ALCO S switcher with the cab moved foward a bit and the short end of an early RS unit added on to compensate for the now exposed end.
  3. Sarge_7

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    That is a cool shot Gary:thumb::thumb:

    here are some Army pics I took today, sorry about the quality, they were cell phone pics taken from inside my truck:mrgreen:

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  4. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Thanks Sarge. Great pics from a cell phone! CNWMan, correct observations, wrong guess tho. Will wait till tomorrow to post answer so others can respond.
  5. b28_82

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    Aww nuts!! Foiled again. 50/50 and i get it wrong. Oh well, lets see if i can get the loco right.... NW2 with the shorthood of an RS.
  6. jeffrey-wimberl

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    That definitely looks like a kit-bash!

    Here's something more recognizable.

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  7. doctorwayne

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    I'd guess that it's an NW5, but I'm not exactly what you'd call a diesel expert. Where's Triplex? ;):-D:-D


    Wayne
  8. Sarge_7

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    I do believe the good doctor is correct.


    According to Wikipedia this is the description.

    Description
    The NW5, like the NW3 that preceded it, was basically an EMD NW2 switcher hood, prime mover (a V12 EMD 567 diesel engine) and main generator on a stretched frame and riding on road trucks (the standard EMD Blomberg B design).
    Large, road-sized fuel and water tanks were fitted between the trucks under the frame. The NW5 design was also fitted with a Steam generator (railroad) to heat passenger cars. The NW3 had this fitted in an extended cab and extended hood section, and the NW5 had a standard EMD switcher cab about three-quarters of the way down the frame, above the inboard axle of the rear truck, and a fairly high short hood on the other side to take the steam generator.



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  9. jeffrey-wimberl

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    What do you know! There's a prototype for everything.
  10. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Yes it is indeed a NW5. Here is a link to the Wikipedia article. I note that their history does not incluse this unit owned by Mass Central.
    EMD NW5 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    While at work today I visited the Atlas forum (by the way, can't get on the Gauge at work, it is blocked due to the chat room) and saw that the owner, who had comminsioned the job (done by Blake Tater, who brought the unit over for a photo op) has posted proto photos and model photos, here is a link to that:
    Atlas Model Railroad Forums

    Hmmm, I notice the address for the link is the same as the address for the site itself, I think it will not get you where you need to go. Look for thread called "newest acquisition, MCRR NW5" or something close to that. Many nice shots of the model there.
  11. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Here is one more photo of the loco in a recently completed area of the layout. I've taken a bunch of pics of my steam collection in this area, thinking about making a thread for them if you think there would be any interest.
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  12. doctorwayne

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    I'll vote for that! :thumb::thumb:;):-D:-D

    Wayne
  13. Kanawha

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    Absolutely, we need to see more HO steam around here! :mrgreen::mrgreen::thumb::thumb::mrgreen::mrgreen:
    And thats a real good spot for pics. :wave:
  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Gary, I remember your thread about creating that bridge scene. It looks great!
    Ralph
  15. Sarge_7

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    Me too, on both counts:thumb::thumb:
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    Wathers mill kit split into two!

    I split off the shed part, fitted a new wall, ramp & inside flooring. I still have some finish work to do. This is for my new layout.
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    Here is the 1st section of the new layout.

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  17. jeffrey-wimberl

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    odds & ends.....

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  19. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    A very nice rap up for this week's photo fun thread!
    Remember that this thread is now closed for additional photos although comments on any posted are still welcome. Please feel free to post your pics in the new week's photo thread for the week of 4-18-08! :thumb:

    Ralph