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Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spankybird, May 2, 2008.
Yah Trainnut... great idea!
You all keep hearing me flap my lips about being a N Scale dabbler but,I haven't shared that many pictures.
So,here is three of my N Scale cars.
Yep, I've been wanting to do something like that for quite a while and just never got around to it. It turned out pretty good although something is still a little wacky with the scale of the shot. I was actually down at the rail yard today looking for railroad ties to start my garden railroad with and here is the actual shot...
See, even the real railroads use sectional track!
Tail End of Conrail CIBU:
Clever use of the car door for that other shot! I like it! Is that brass or nickle silver track?
I also saw the FRED twins and their friend EOTD while I was at the yard today. FRED and his brother... FRED, were up and ready to follow the trains around for the day.
Their friend... EOTD (Yotty:mrgreen, however, felt a little disconnected and was passed out from a long sleepless night just back from LA.
Hawk Point Elevator Shed
This is a test fit for the elevator shed.
Yesterday I finished the work on my new RailBox boxcar and my KCS gondola.
Great looking car and start to the topic!
Tom (Fiat Fan)
Nice looking rolling stock and scene!
Nice shots! You are right. I can’t tell you how many times a photo points out something glaring.
I can’t play the video right now. It will have to wait until I get home.
Cool looking car!
Nice job on the boxcar!
Great looking tanker and barn!
Another great barn!
Great loco! I have the same one but it is in pieces.
Great looking gondola!
Great looking loco!
Nice looking loco and end of the train!
For what reason I am getting the infamous red X.
Great looking cars!
Nice finished cars!
Now here are a couple of quick shots of the Old Local.
IHC 2-6-0 Motherhubbard; Lehigh & New England; Customized.
Atlas Wood Reefer; Hudson Highlands; Owned by a Friend
Roundhouse/John Deere RTR 30’ Flat Car with Tractors; New Haven
Roundhouse/John Deere RTR 30’ Flat Car with Tractors; New York Central
Atlas 36’ Wood Reefer; Bright Morning Butter
Walthers USRA gondola; Reading
Accurail 6 Panel Outside Braced Boxcar with Wood Ends; Lehigh & New England
Accurail 40’ Outside Braced Boxcar; Reading
MDC/Roundhouse NE Caboose; Lehigh & New England; Custom Painted and Decaled.
Where train cars go to die.
Here's a couple pics I took inside one of the local scrapyards on the weekend while I was dropping off a scrap car.
Hmmmm, that's strange. Anyone else not able to see my pics?
Chad, any chance you got shots of the excavators? I need some good shots of the shears used in scrap yards.
Now I can see them! Cool shot with the car door/window!
I came into some money today so I went to Hobby Lobby. I picked up a Bachmann Silver Series Shell tank car and a card of twenty peel 'n' stick 12-16 volt lights from Model Power. I also picked up a 4x8 sheet of white bead board. I cut it into four pieces of 2x4 so it would fit in the back of the car. This is of no concern because I already intended to cut it up to make the pop-up section in the middle of the layout. That's where the park and playground will be.
I've used Folk-art Licorice for the washes that I do. It's a more grey/black that represents grime a bit better.
So, I was driving down Hill street on the way back home today and as I crossed over the old bridge above the tracks, I snapped a quick shot of the evening light reflecting off the old church.
My new layout, (#4), a bridge-line that takes place in Eastern Missouri, will connect the CB&Q near hiway 79, then west to Hawk Point then south along hiway 47 across the old Wabash / Norfolk & Western RR line near Warrenton thru Missouri Wine Country to connect with MKT near hiway 94. Since this is "my" railroad most places will have the "flavor" of this area but maynot be perfect to the prototype. Time will be pre Burlington Northern (1970).The things that will be different on this layout:
#1 This will be a point to point RR built on Hollow-core doors along two walls, so it will be in sections.
#2 It's going to be less track, no yard, no switch machines, open staging, & simple engine service area.
#3 Just a few small towns with one or two sidings.
#4 More open scenery between towns.
#5 Interchange with RR on each end.
#6 Keep everything simple so I can spend more time running then repairing!
That's a good start on your layout Tomkat. Too bad you couldn't work in a 180 degree curve and make it an out and back.
I'll be working on weathering a Bachmann tank car today. I'll get some before and after shots to put up. For now, here's one of my older photos.