Seen any good structures to Model anywhere

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  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    WOW IG, Neat!
  2. George D

    George D Member

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    That bridge would look beautiful on a layout. :thumb: But, I don't have the time or skill to try it. :)
    George
  3. RailRon

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    Hehe, this one would be a bit easier to model! :D :D :D
    And then you could even run a train between the two pillars (but no track across the bridge :()

    Ron

    PS: In earnest - Iron Goat, great photo of a great lifting bridge! :thumb:

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  4. davidray

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  5. Russ Bellinis

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    Are you sure that wasn't shot across Terminal island in San Pedro? That looks like the Palo Verde Peninsula behind everything. Very nice shot of an interesting building. I like the Harbor Belt line as well.
  6. TrainClown

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    Only for the ambitious!

    Yep. I was out and about not to long ago and I came to Ipsco iron works. I just had to take a pic or 2. Lots of rail action there. A huge structure to be sure! :eek: It could be a layout in itself. Heres the main building.

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  7. TrainClown

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    Another angle

    My goodness but this place in large!

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  8. TrainClown

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    Rail action.

    Here are some of the many cranes working the scrap piles.

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  9. TrainClown

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    Scrap for the furnace.

    When I first noticed this yard last fall, it was full of old rusting rolling stock of all sorts. The pile was at least 40 to 60 feet high and all the cars looked like they where dumped out of a big box and pilled up every whitch way. Now (that I have a didgital camera) the pile is way smaller.

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  10. TrainClown

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    The cutting goes on.

    They were bucking them up as I went by.

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  11. TrainClown

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    ?????????

    What happened to this hopper?

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    One they mannaged to save.

    On one of the big shops I spotted this oldy someone saved from the furnace. Now an office or a lunch room. (I never heard of Northern Pacific before.)

    All in all it was a good day I think. Despite the weather.


    TrainClown :wave: :thumb:

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  13. spitfire

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    Great photos Chris!!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
    Now all we need is an overhead shot, so we can see what the track layout looks like. Got a friend with a helicopter???

    Val
  14. Tileguy

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    Heres a shot of the sign in Carlton Minnesota where the Northern Pacific began construction.The BNSF train passing the sign seems a bit of an enigma to me.
    Site photo courtesy of
    Dave Schauer,Twin Ports Rail Yahoo Group.
    http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=66122
  15. Russ Bellinis

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    The Northern Pacific, Great Northern, Chicago Burlington & Quincy, & the Seattle, Portland & Spokane merged to become the Burlington Northern.
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    Regarding the Harbor Belt Line shot, Russ could very well be correct. I don't remember the exact location. I was poking around the Long Beach harbor that morning and shooting what I could.

    David Ray
    Cumming, GA
  17. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Innerstin' photo's Chris!

    Usually when they break in half, it indicats a loss of tail rotor control. One of the many reasons to never get in a whop whop unless you're already on a stretcher!

    We used to say, "If she ain't leakin' (hydraulic fluid), she's empty."
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    Interesting

    :wave: I think this would make a great scene. Check out the front engine with the hoods removed!! :rolleyes: Jim

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  19. Papa Bear

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    Here are some interesting tanks along the side of the now closed AmeriGas office in Troy, AL. Note the old tank car used for a storage tank. Also, you can see the painted out logo of the previous owner, Triangle Energy.

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  20. Papa Bear

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    Indeed it would, Jim. Seems like there are some Walthers buildings that you could use.