Photo Fun Week of 06/09/07

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by doctorwayne, Jun 9, 2007.

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  1. Travellar

    Travellar Member

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    I don't like the appearance of the X's, but for that very reason I say keep them. Unless you're a high end passenger run, trains aren't really meant to be pretty. (Those locos most of all!)

    Of course, when the IC expieremented with electro-optical sensors and painted barcodes, they soon began to learn that it didn't work so well. It seems dirt and normal weathering give reflective markings a rather short useful life on the railroad. So if you really don't like them, I say paint out about half of them.

    And I'm afraid I couldn't get an action shot of my switcher for you. After a long day of work, I had to put her in for some additional coal.
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    (hmm... still gotta do the chutes to coal on my mainline...)
  2. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Travellar:wav: , THANK YOU for your input and "vote" on the X's:thumb: .
    could you please tell us about your coaling tower:winki: .
  3. Kanawha

    Kanawha Member

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    I love that 0-8-0 Steve, what colors do you weather your steam engines with? Deano, nice detail on that loco :thumb:, I've always had trouble with snow plows and sand pipes.
  4. Nazgul

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    Deano...thank you!:winker::thumb:
    Kanawha...thank you...........I used cheapo craft store acrylic. for the engine itself, I used a dark gray and mixed in black to make it an extremely dark (almost black) gray. For the road dirt I used "Crafter's Edition" camel (Brown). I used "camel" because that is the primary color of the "rocks" on the layout. All were applied with a airbrush in as fine a mist as I could. I wanted some original color to come through, especially on the front of the engine. I had to re-letter this engine and in the process of removing the original markings, I ruined the paint job:oops:otherwise I probably never would have had the guts to try it.......so it was a blessing in disguise:mrgreen:

    BTW....love that Mikado!!!!

    Here it is before the re-letter and weathering:

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    hello everyone---thanks for posting all the great pictures so far---i couldn't resist posting yet another switcher shot (hope you don't mind)---here's cn 0-18-a #7456

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    deano---i like Doctor Wayne's idea---i'm still not sure about the "x"s,but they do add a special prototypical touch to an already great looking locomotive
  6. Travellar

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    sure, but I'm putting it in the N/Z scale forum, cause I seem to have deleted all of the 'work in progress' pictures.
  7. CNWman

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    Deano- Thanks for the super-detailing tips!:thumb: I might use the prototype info later when I'm gutsy enough to try it (my RS-32 #4242 was a display unit, and the hobby shop didn't put the front/back handrails on, so I had one :curse::curse::curse::curse::curse: of a time putting them on 'cause I suck at small detail aplying, so N scalers, be thankfull I'm not ruining N scale loco's:mrgreen:sign1). BTW Deano, do you know where the RS-32's numbered 4240 -4240 for the CNW first came from? I think It's really interesting. Plus, I think go for the white X's, they look cool to me:thumb:

    :inw:I hail everyone's pictures because they are so fantastic! :inw:

    Also: :needpics:

    Cheers,
    CNWman:thumb:

    P.S. Just found this on the web! Talk about chance!

    RailPictures.Net Photo » Chicago & North Western Railroad Alco RS-32
  8. chessie4155

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    Great pics everyone! Fantastic shots this week..Keep em comin..
    I forgot I had this, I put it up cause it doesn't run anymore...
    B&O SW1
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  9. Herc Driver

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    Horses in the sun

    A long line of Norfolk Southern diesels sitting idle behind the factory waiting for a clear track. An SD70 leads an SD60M, GP38 high hood, GP38 low hood, and GP50.

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  10. Freelancer

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    Deano- my first impression with the X's was to scratch 'em, but the more we discuss them they are starting to grow on me. If you were to tone them down a bit, then I say they should stay.

    Keeping with the unofficial theme of the week, here is my attempt at a TR5. I am not quite finished yet as there are a few more things I would like to do with this unit.

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  11. TrainNut

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    I'd like to see another picture of it on the bridge it's about to cross! Actually, the more I look at those rails, that's a switch isn't it?
  12. Freelancer

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    TrainNut- that is the switch to a spur that is behind the locomotive, but here is a picture of it crossing a bridge.

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  13. Go Big1

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    No picture to post for me. :oops: But I will weigh in on the "X" vs "no X" dilemna. I say yes to the X. If you are worried about people that see your layout not knowing what the X's are for, then just find the best real life picture of that loco with the X's on it, print it out on nice photo paper, frame it, and hang it by the layout. :thumb:
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    It has been a crazy weekend and week so far. I am finally catching up.

    Wayne
    Great looking steamer!

    Deano
    What a cool looking loco!

    Tomkat
    What great set of shots!

    Kurt
    Neat layout photos!

    CNJ999
    Great looking scenery and caboose!

    Ralph
    Nice switchers!

    Herc
    Nice loco!

    Chessie4155
    Nice B&O switcher!

    Deano
    More great locos!

    Kurt
    Great looking switcher!

    Tom
    Great train!

    CN Nutbar
    Sweet looking unit!

    Wayne
    Another great set of shots!

    Gus
    Nice shot!

    Jeremy
    Cool looking loco!

    Tomkat
    Awesome!

    CNWMan
    Nice looking loco!

    Twiget
    Neat switcher!

    Kanawha
    Great looking steamer!

    Steve
    Great shot on the bridge!

    Deano
    Another cool loco!

    Travellar
    Neat structure!

    CN Nutbar
    Great steamer!

    Chessie4155
    Cool switcher and boxcar!

    Herc
    Nice train!

    Freelancer
    Sweet shot!

    Larry
    Neat videos!
  16. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Since I am not one to buck a trend!

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    IHC 0-8-0 Lehigh & New England Switcher custom renumbered

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    Accurail Lehigh & New England Outside Truss Wood Boxcar

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    Accurail Reading Outside Truss Wood Boxcar

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    Accurail Rutland Outside Truss Wood Boxcar, custom painted and lettered with dry transfers
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Athearn New Haven 40’ Wood Boxcar custom painted and lettered with dry transfers

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    Athearn Southern 40’ Wood Boxcar

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    MDC/Roundhouse Lehigh & New England NE Caboose, custom painted and decaled
  18. Boilerman

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    These are all great lookers.
  19. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    nutbar, another AWESOME steamer!:thumb:

    Travellar, i read your thread on the coaling tower, VERY interesting:thumb:

    CNWman, Please tell the history of CNW #4240, i don't know it, but i think it would be neat to know:thumb:

    Mark, GREAT looking B&O switcher:thumb:

    Herc, NICE string of EMD power!:thumb:

    Freelancer, WOW!:eeki: NICE UP switcher!!!:thumb: FANTASTIC WORK!:thumb::thumb:

    Larry, COOL VIDS!:thumb: smooth runners:winki: .

    Tom, GREAT ROLL-BY!:thumb: OUTSTANDING JOB on the weathering:bravo:

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    A SPECIAL THANKS!, to nutbar, Freelancer, and Mike for voicing your "votes" on the fate of the X's on MY Milwaukee Road FM H10-44:thumb: THANKS GUYS!:thumb: :mrgreen: so far its looking like the majority says YES!, KEEP THE X's:eeki: :winki: :mrgreen: Friday night will be the LAST night to voice your opinion, so come on folks, let me know what you think:winki: . THANK YOU!
    :deano: -Deano
  20. steamhead

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    Deano....X's..?? What X's...?? We don't need no stinkin' X's...Just kiddin'... I say KEEP 'EM. I think they look good, and they're protypical. Just a little weathering so they don't look freshly painted.
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