Photo Fun 5-23-08

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spankybird, May 23, 2008.

  1. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    This is a very rare Lionel # 773. It is 2 rail DC Scale!

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    And Look at this one.

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  2. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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  3. jesso

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    I was going through my pictures from the train club meeting and sometimes accidently you get a really nice picture and just have to share it :)

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  4. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    great way to start this weeks PF :thumb: nice steamer and electroliner tom,cool steamers jeff and B_E_A utiful shot scott,i really wishi had a garden railroad!--josh
  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Here is a riverside oil loading facility and a fuel barge I'm working on. The barge still needs some details. I'm replacing a scene that had a coal barge and a crane that I kept catching on my sleeve! This one has a lower profile. :)
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  6. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Tom, NICE steamer:thumb: . that Electro-liner is SLAP AWESOME! i have seen the REAL electro-liner several times:thumb: , it now resides at the IRM.

    Jeffrey, GOOD LOOKING steamers:thumb: .

    Scott, GREAT outdoors shot, cool ten wheeler too:thumb: .

    Ralph, AWESOME barge scene:thumb: .

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    Not great shots:oops: , but in keeping with Toms Lionel's, heres my ONLY Lionel, its an HO scale Veranda Gas Turbine:mrgreen: .
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  7. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Well, back on the Riverside Railroad, I caught Hustler #1116 waiting on the mainline with a small unit train of grain hoppers with a caboose and two B&O passenger cars:
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    Wait a second, B&O Passenger cars and the tail end of a short switch job? The only passenger car I own is my Athearn 60th Aniversary Obsevation car. I took a picture of the train's rear, but there were indeed two B&O passenger cars tacked onto this train, as this pic comfirms:
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    I was pleased about this, though, as I found out that these two cars had come from the Christianson, Cynthianna & Thomasville branch of the Baltimore & Ohio RR, a layout created by my good friend John Listerman. Aparently these two cars were due for scrapping, but I'd saved them from that fate, and asked John if I could have them, and he said go ahead. Now on the RRR, these two cars are to be overhauled into excursion/comuter cars to go with my obsevation. The first car, the "Laurel Dale" is externaly in good condition, but most of her interior has long since been removed, and as such must be replaced:
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    The second B&O car, simply no. 3781, is unfortunently in worse condition:
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    Now, if I needed a run-down off-to-the-side coach waiting for scrapping, this would be a perfect canidate, with not only the interior also missing like the Lauel Dale, but half the windows on one side broken out by punks, faulty couplers, and one of the rubber diphrams probably ripped off as evidenced by the brown "rust" like patches on the visible doorway. This poor coach, probably made by Athearn from the similarities to my "Irvin R. Athearn" Observervation car seen on the right, will require an extensive teardown to even make railworthy. Once that ever happens, the coach may become Riverside Coach #3781 or remain B&O Coach #3781, but in both cases I shall rename it "John Listerman" in honor of my good friend who gave me the coaches.
  9. toptrain1

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    No digital control here!

    Pennsy GP7's,SD9,H24-66,and a Eire E7 awaiting assignment.
    Another load of beer being iced.

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  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Toptrain1, nice to see those Pennsy Geeps again!
    Ralph
  11. jbaakko

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    I'm gonna make a break for the ultra-modern...

    Siemens AG Desiro Classic, operated by SDNR.

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  12. Herc Driver

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    announce1I wanna Veranda Gas in Nscale and I want one NOW! (Oops...what I was thinking jumped directly to the fingers to the keyboard...sorry...I'll go back to my normally reserved demenor and reinstall the mental filtering program to curtail sudden typing outbursts like this.:oops:) Nice gas turbine Deano.
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    Huron River's only GE.A tired old 70 Tonner with its newest paint beginning to chip on the handrails and above the cab window..

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    My new custom UP SD40-2

    Here is my humble offering, a Super Detailed, Custom Painted UP SD40-2 in the old late 70's paint scheme (my favorite) since I model this era on the WP and these UP units were very common out here at the time as run through/pool power.

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  16. chessie4155

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    Great pics everyone:thumb:

    Cab Hop 6611 headin for home:
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  17. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I've been messing around with making some dummy switch stands. I'm using small resistors I purchased for a nickel a piece at a local liquidators. I trim one wire to approximate a scale height for the colored target and cut the other short enough so it makes a mounting pin for the switch stand into the layout.

    I glued a small piece of the wire at an angle to the resistor body to create the switch stand handle and then painted the assembly black. I used stick on dots for the targets.

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    and here's a pic of the materials...
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    Ralph
  18. shaygetz

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    Nice idea, Ralph.:thumb:

    My latest swap meet purchase...even when there's only two tables, it's still worth a look...not often one finds Mallets going for $30...

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  19. Biased turkey

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    great pictures everyone.
    I like the Ralph's idea about the switch stands. I wish they made N scale resistors .
    I painted the styrene road on my switching layout and did some railfanning down the road.

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  20. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

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    Great pictures, everyone, and the resistor idea is a good one - well worth stealing. ;-)

    Shaygetz: that loco's a jaw-dropper, and so is the price. That one would start a real bidding war on ebay UK.:mrgreen:
    What brand is it? I'm guessing Rivarossi or Bachman.
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