Photo Fun: week of April 7

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  1. jesso

    jesso Member

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    Great pictures everyone. How did this thread grow so quickly so fast?

    Oh, Miles: .... ._ ._ _. ._ _. _._ _ / .._. _ _ _ ._. / _._ _ _ _ _ .._

    We had a train night at my house and one of the members brought some new HO toys:

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  2. brakie

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    First I would like to thank everybody for their participation in the weekly photo phun.:thumb:

    Here is the locomotive roster of my Huron River.This is a sister road to the C&HV and is own by CDB Industries.These are the last first generation locomotives that CDBI owns and sadly these units are scheduled for retirement later this year.

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  3. brakie

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    C&HVs only SW1000..

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  4. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    jesso, NICE looking engines, and the scenery looks GREAT TOO!:thumb:

    Larry, GREAT looking engines!:thumb: the geeps are my favorites of the bunch;):D.
  5. jbaakko

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    Nothing new to show off yet, I've been working on the High Tower for the competition. I'll get some pics of other stuff later today.
  6. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    Thanks Jesso! I'm glad! :) YOU BET this will be alot of fun! :thumb: Great photos everyone!

    Here's a custom car that I've never seen mass-produced in HO before... Anyone have one of these? :D

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    BTW, it's not lettered for Brakie's Columbus and Hocking Valley, it's a tiny shortline in the south called the Chatahoochee Valley RR..anybody heard of it?
  7. brakie

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    Miles,I heard of that railroad and wrestle with the thoughts of renaming my C&HV but,decided to go with C&HV.


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  8. Catt

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    Lease unit MTS 6789 pulling a short local down a Michigan branchline.

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    6789,is the second Athearn loco I bought and the very first Athearn SD40-2 sold in Grand Rapids.

    The boxcar is an Accurail exterior post data only that I have added GVRT reporting marks to (and just niticed that I lost a number).

    The Cooper grain hopper ( also an Accurail car) is a special run with 6 #s for the Kalamazoo model railroad club.It is new this year.If anyone is interested in getting some contact me off site and I'll get you in the right direction.( no I'm not a member but I collect club cars)
  9. jbaakko

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    Hey if you wanted to avoid a "clash" you could allways use CHVR it CHVT... Not that it matters any.
  10. TomPM

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    Deano
    Nice looking CNW unit! Congrats on the test run and layout progress!

    Jesso
    Great looking locos! The RDC is really cool!

    Larry
    Great looking locos!

    Miles
    Interesting Car!

    Larry
    Nice looking boxcar!

    Catt
    Great looking train!
  11. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    We went to the interchange track and found the Penn central was dropping off a couple of cars.

    Atlas Penn Central RS-11
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    Walthers Reading gondola (just finished installing grab irons)
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    Atlas Plywood Marketing Association Double Door Evans Boxcar (owned by a friend)
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    Athearn Penn Central W/V Caboose
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  12. trainnut65

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    Is this the pic's we are voteing on in the contest are is there more somewhere
  13. Papa Bear

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    Chattahoochee Valley

    Great looking boxcar, Miles!:thumb: The Chattahoochee Valley ran from a connection with the Atlanta and West Point and the Western Railway of Alabama at Lannett, AL to a connection with the Central of Georgia at Smiths Station. This would be on the eastern side of Alabama along the Chattahoochee River. As you've probably guessed, textile mills were the principal industry on this railroad.

    Sadly, this line was abandoned in the early 90's. :cry:part of the ROW has been preserved as a walking trail.
  14. doctorwayne

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    The contest voting is here;

    Vote for March 07 photo contest

    Wayne
  15. UP SD40-2

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    Miles & Larry, NICE CHV box cars(though they both are from different roads):thumb:.

    Johnathan, WOW!, i have never seen a SD40-2 with a short high hood:thumb:.

    Tom, NICE ROLL-BY!:thumb: your Alco is AWESOME!:D

    GREAT SHOTS FOLKS!:thumb: KEEP 'EM COMING:D -Deano [​IMG]
  16. chessie4155

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    Great shots everyone.:thumb: Keep em comin..

    Tom: Cool Penn Central pics..Love the Alco!
    Deano: Cool E units
    This mornings Commute..yep back to the grind!
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  17. MilesWestern

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    Where did you get the Torpedo tubed geep?! I've been looking for those in HO scale for years! :rolleyes:
  18. chessie4155

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    Miles: It's a home made job. My son bought a Front Range Geep that came with the tubes. He didn't want them so I took them and added them to my Geep..Changed the number, still need to change the number boards, and we now have a torpedo tube geep.
  19. doctorwayne

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    I did this TH&B GP9 using the parts from Juneco Scale Models: they're metal castings of four separate tanks, plus the filler blocks for the fuel tank, where the original airs tanks were removed. The diesel is an extensively reworked Athearn.
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    Detail Associates also make the torpedo tanks in styrene: I can't recall if they're cast as one piece or two pairs. Anyway, I hacked one up to use them as singles on the roof of my
    kitbashed gas-electric car.
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    Wayne
  20. MilesWestern

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    Thanks Chessie, Thanks Wayne! :) It looks like a conversion is in order (Like I don't have enough to do!) :rolleyes:
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