Tunnel Motors on the BN High Prairie Sub!!

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  1. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

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    A local railfan looking to catch the elusive RS-3 on the BN High Prairie Sub took these shots today: He never did see the RS-3.... Must be lurking in the shops...

    Here's the DRGW units, as they arrived in Hauser, WA this afternoon:
    Sharp-eyed railfans will note DRGW 5510, an SD50 in consist, trailing:
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    The local yard engine crew took the liberty of lining the brand new engines side by side, to many foamers' delight:
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    And a last head-on shot, as they were headed east toward Sandpoint, ID:
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    More here! Railimages N
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    jmarksbery Active Member

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    :wave: Great shots Hemi. Thanks :thumb: :thumb:
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    hemiadda2d Member

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    I used aperture priority to get theses shots. It needed depth of field, so I had to crank of the dial to f8, as high as she'll go. I think it turned out nice. No tripod, just creative techniques in holding the camera still with various things, and the self-timer made it happen minus shake. You got a burger to go with that shake??
    Thanks!
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    Fantastic modeling & photos! :thumb:
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    I always have to prop the camera on something and use the remote to keep the shakes off my menu. :D

    Nice shots!
  6. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

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    Railfanning on the BN High Prairie Sub!

    Our faithful railfan, once again dropped by the fill near Athol, ID to catch more action:
    A loaded autorack train tears by at track speed behind 5 hard-charging SD40-2's:
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    A local job out of Coure D'Alene, ID hauls a short string of GN Western Fruit Expess reefers towards the large cut near Granite, ID:
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    A cut of heavy woodchip loads slowly grinds by the camera, behind a matched set of CB&Q SD40's!
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    A dog's breakfast lashup of 4-axle units hustle westbound empty centerbeams by at track speed:
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  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nice photos! A five unit consist? SWEEEEEET!!!!!!!
    Ralph
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    I love the second grewp of photos! very nice stuff.. I like the multipul lashups.. especially of those 5 BN's!

    that is almost realistic of how it works here.. either they lash up 4 3axle diesels, or 6 older 2axle diesels..
  9. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

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    Thanks, folks!
    I would have to have one heckuva train to need 5 SD40-2's on the point.... Those 17 autoracks behind require only two units. One unit alone slips, as the cars are heavily weighted. Prolly too heavy, but boy, do they run well!
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    Very Nice Hemi , I think I got sun burned railfaning hear!!! I like the shots a lot and the D&RGW tunnels are great. Is this the way they come or how much work did you do on them??
    Mike

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    Great photo's Hemi! :thumb: Good to see that there are pleanty of railfans along your pike.

    The only thing that could possibly make your photos any better is for them to feature a string of N&W high-hood units in front of a long coal train... ;) :D

    So what kind of camera is behind these photos?
  12. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

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    Guys,
    Thanks for the kind words.

    fifer,
    That's the way they come outta the box, all I did, was add the supplied cab sun shades. They even come with factory-installed MT couplers!
    Belmarvalley,
    The camera is a Fujifilm Finepix S5000. About 380 for most online retailers, prolly cheaper, too. I used Aperture prioroty to shoot the above photos. I cranked the aperture as high (f8) as she'd go, set the shutter speed accordingly, set the self-timer, and fired the button. All I had for light are cheapo 4' shop lites, cheapo flourescent 40W bulbs. See a trend here? :)
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    fifer Active Member

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    Thanks Hemi , they are really cool :eek: .
    I may have to invest.
    Mike

    ;) ;) ;) :wave:
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    Those are some excellent pics. :cool:
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    Nice work, Hemi!
    John
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    Great pictures! Looks like you are having fun!
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    hemiadda2d Member

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    I sure am! I have been busy building structure kits for a club show this saturday... Lessee... all Walther's kits--Mountain Lumber Co. Goldenflame Fuel Co. Walton & Sons Lumber co, and Farmer's Co-op grain elevator..... All built, and weathered. Maybe some pics will be taken if I have time at the show, of the finished result, but I wanna take pics of them on my layout....
  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    You sure have been busy Hemi. Nice to see the action on your layout.
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    hemiadda2d Member

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    Thanks, Robin!
    Actually, with summer heating up, literally/figuratively, I have been busy lately. In between paintball games, weddings/other outings, BBQ's, and railfanning I don't have much time even during the week to play trains! Summer is too busy at times.
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    Here's what little I have worked on, and it's not even mine! (it's the local model RR club's)
    All Walthers kits, built as per instructions, and weathered:
    More here: http://www.railimages.com/gallery/layout
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