Photo Fun 6-6-08

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spankybird, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. tomkat13

    tomkat13 Member

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    update

    I have started on the roads....& grade crossings. (far from complete)
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    Any questions and/or comments welcomed....always looking to learn something new!
  2. steamhead

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    Drag freight

    pulling out of the Portales yard heading to Santa Rosa with LC&P's 0-8-0 on the point....Hot day in this desert....

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    There's more on the making of the Portales yard here...
    http://forum.zealot.com/t159719/
  3. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Whoa! I had to double take for this pic, I thought it was real!
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Thanks for the cool down and the E unit Charlie!
    Ralph
  5. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Acomplished only with my fingers, a really small flathead screwdriver, and mass uses of choice 4-letter words:
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    Yes, those are Kadee knuckle coupler springs in those trucks, and yes, they were one :curse::curse::curse::curse: of a pain in the :curse::curse::curse: to get in there. These are from a REALLY old Walthers kit (complete with hornhooks!), an ATSF wood boxcar, that one of my assistant scoutmasters, himself an O scale guy, gave to me. I put Testor's hobby glue to keep the truck together, because I did NOT consider this fun while doing it! What the :curse: was Walthers thinking when they made you use real springs in the trucks?:cry: At least the rest of the kit looks decent and somewhat fun to build:rolleyes:

    Oh yeah, speaking of scouting, I got my RR merit badge, the only one in the entire troop no less!:mrgreen:
  6. e-paw

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    I have also found the use of 4 letter a big help on difficult projects:mrgreen:. I just have to side line the ''sailor talk'' :eek: when the kids are around the work bench. Nice work all.
  7. Kevinkrey

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    Took these two today. One is of a flatbed being loaded at the lumberyard, as seen through the slats on a centerbeam. The other is from atop a new truss bridge being put in.

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  8. shaygetz

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    Great pictures folks.:thumb:

    One of my favorite shots of my Big Boy taken outdoors on my new photo diorama...

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  9. jeffrey-wimberl

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  10. Sarge_7

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    Shaygetz, that is an awesome looking BigBoy:thumb::thumb::mrgreen:
  11. CNWman

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    Whoa! shaygetz, all you need is some smoke from the engine and some spinning wheels to make this thing look as close to real as any picture I've seen! jawdrop
  12. chessie4155

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    Awesome picture Shaygetz!:thumb:
    3 GE U boats and 1 B Boat head up an Eastbound:
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  13. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Sprung Trucks

    CNWman: I remember assembling trucks like that, once or twice!
    Always run a piece of thread through the spring before trying to insert it -- do that for coupler springs as well.
    The supplied springs are so stiff that the truck is now solid for all practical purposes (except twisting to take axles in/out). Some Kadee springs (not the knuckle ones) might have more give, but the usual springs would only actually track if you cast the car in solid lead.
    My first Athearn car had little rubber blocks where one side was moulded to look (a bit) like springs. These were totally impossible to insert, even after filing the spring nubs off.
  14. jeffrey-wimberl

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  15. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    A Penn Central through freight to Selkirk approaches the grade crossing at West Mill.

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    Ralph
  16. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    great pics guys but i have to mention a couple
    shaygetz-AMAZING bigboy,i had to double take that one :eek:
    Ralph-that camera does your layout so much more justice than the old one,the quality is great :thumb:
    --josh
  17. chessie4155

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    Another Eastbound:
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  18. steamhead

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    Great pics all...Ralph, that sure is sumpin' to look at..!! And I see that shop is pushing Lionel trains..!! Any chance of getting some AF stuff there..??
  19. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Thanks. I really like this camera! Sorry Gus, the Lionel billboard is inexplicably atop a coffee shop! :) I should turn it into a hobby shop instead.

    Ralph
  20. steamhead

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    I'll take trains over coffee any day..!!! :mrgreen: