Weekly Photo Fun 10-3

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by jeffrey-wimberl, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    NICE start off this week folks!:thumb:

    Jeffrey's F unit got me thinking, most of us have those:winki: , how about F units as the secondary theme this week:mrgreen: .

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  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Some nice F Units Jeff & Deano. :D
  3. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Here's an oldie, an A-B-B-A set of Globe F7s. One B-unit was powered by a single Lindsay power truck, the rest were dummies.
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    Wayne
  4. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    For the past couple of weeks I've been working on two old Mantua flatcars. I cut the horrible looking tops off them (made for culvert pipe I think) and leveled them off with some wallboard joint compound. I now have the new deck down on one of them and it looks really good.

    This photo shows what they were like when I got them:
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    Here's how they looked after I cut them down and painted them:
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    And here's the one I've completed:
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  5. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Big improvement, Jeffrey. :thumb::thumb:

    Wayne
  6. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    Love them F units!:thumb:
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  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Yes indeed! :thumb:
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    Ralph
    By the way Jeffrey, I can think of a railroad that would suit those Jade green flat cars! :mrgreen:
  8. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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  9. jesso

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    Kevin - Great Work on that engine!
    chessie4155 - Nice over pass scene! Love that Conrail engine!
    Lester - Cool video! :thumb: I love any and all layout videos!
    Chessie4155 - Nice Night scene. :thumb: Like your Amtrak cars.
    Jeffery - Nice b/w picture!
    Shaygetz - nice hall, have a soft spot for Tyco stuff, those f units bring back memories
    Jeffery - Nice CSX unit!
    Deano - Great f Units! I love that snow plow on the Union Pacific!:thumb:
    Wayne - Great shot Love the power lines and the whole scene!:thumb:
    Jeffery - Nice job on the flatbed.
    Ralph - Nice F units!
    Tom - Broken record here, but great scenes!:thumb: Nice looking Warbonnet!
  10. jesso

    jesso Member

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    My one and only operating F unit. (I have a few Tyco ones sitting in a closet)
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  11. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Here's one of my favourite F-unit photographs:
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    The locos and camera belong to Mister Nutbar, the layout, loco paint job, and camera-activating finger are mine.

    Wayne
  12. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Scott, THANK YOU for the kind words on my F unit plow:smilie: , i kit bashed it to make it EXACTLY like UP's:winki::mrgreen: . Hey, you mentioned you like ALL layout vids, have you checked out Marks(Chessie4155) thread? Mark has a thread chalk full of AWESOME vids of his layout:thumb: . he has MASTERFULLY edited in REAL train sounds that PERFECTLY match the trains running on his layout:thumb::thumb: . you can find his thread by clicking HERE :winki: .

    Wayne, GLAD you could make it into the F unit theme:thumb::mrgreen: , i figured you might have had one up your sleeve from days gone by:winki: .

    **Perhaps we can get Charlie, or others in this with proto pics too:thumb: . Here are some proto shots of F units i have taken.

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  13. jesso

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    Wayne, That is a great picture. It should be on the cover of something (book, magazine, web site, whatever!) That picture looks like a place I would love to visit!

    Deano, love that BN1, Burlington Northern ran right next to my grandparents house in Cando, North Dakota, when I was growning up.

    I have seen Chessie4155's thread, I guess I should comment more on it. I am subscribed to his videos on Youtube so that is how I have been finding them. I love his sound editing on them, I have tried to do sound editing, but I have found it is a skill that must take a lot of patience to get right. I am also subscribed to jbackko, tompmrr, mrfifer, sleckjr, and now lesterpm1. Is there anyone else here on The Gauge that puts videos on YouTube?
  14. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Wayne, i agree with Scott:winki: , AWESOME SHOT of nutbars F's on your layout:thumb: .

    Scott, i am not sure on anyone else's vids:confused: , perhaps others will chime in on this:winki: . Unfortunately YouTube vids just don't work for me:cry: , I'm dial-up:oops: , but Mark occasionally makes his vids available for downloading, that works out GREAT for me:thumb: .
  15. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    I KNEW you would come through, Charlie:eeki::thumb::mrgreen: ...Ralph is probably drooling over a couple of those:mrgreen: .
  16. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    You KNOW it! :thumb:
    Ralph
  17. FiatFan

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    Some really nice work so far this week and some great proto photos.

    As long as we're all having fun with our F units, here's mine.

    First up is my P1K UP version.
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    Followed closely by a Santa Fe version of the same model.
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    Going a little farther afield, here's my P2K E8.
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    For the grand finale, may I present my 1:1 E9.
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    Tom
  18. Kevinkrey

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    After all this is the photo FUN thread. I did a little editing to make it more appropriate, but found it funny.

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  19. nachoman

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    I am young enough that I don't remember seeing many f units in service. I rememeber having an F7 model and thinking how it doesn't look like any trains I see. The only F7 I remember seeing in non-tourist service was probably about 1986 or 1987 in Louisiana or Mississippi. I can't remember what railroad, but I do remember a train passing that had an F unit in the consist.

    Kevin
  20. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    KCS was still running F7's in consist as road slugs in the 80's. Almost all of them were in the 'white ghost' paint scheme. The only F units KCS runs today (that I know of) are those that are used to pulled the Southern Belle KCS business train. It's a magnificient sight. They draw a crowd anytime they're in town.