Weekly Photo Fun 11/23

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by UP SD40-2, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    OK, its Friday night, and NO ONE has started this weeks thread:confused: , guess its up to ME this week:thumb: .
    :deano: -Deano
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  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Sorry...Still full from yesterday, and my stomach is so big I'm having a hard time reaching the computer.
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Thanks for getting things started Dean! Here is industrial Kingsport with the local Penn Central locomotive facilities in the foreground serving big
    U boats.

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    Ralph
  4. MilesWestern

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    Nice Job Ralph!

    Deano, any plans for a GERN Industries Plant on your layout in the far future?

    Slekjr, It's amazing how much coal a powerplant uses in one day, hm?

    Here's my Advertisent-Free (Ignore my link) Photo Post.
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    I hope you like it!
  5. Kevinkrey

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    Sorry, still no scenery but this photo has none, its the only part of the bridge I have complete, next to a backdrop section.​

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  6. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Deano- Great shot to start of the WPH!:thumb:
    88- I thought it took years for a stomach to swell up to that size!:eek:
    Ralph- great shot!:thumb:
    MilesWestern- Love it!:thumb:
    kevinkrey- great bridge! :thumbs:

    Ok, went to check up on the Riverside Railroad today, and the first thing I saw was Riverside #1116 pulling out CN FA2 #6750 of the maitneance tracks.
    [​IMG] Although 6750 doesn't need help, it saves fuel when 1116 switches the larger engines around. Then all of a sudden, everyone heard a loud screeching, like metal on metal, sound, and we all went to investigate. This is what we encountered:
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    (switching back to reality) I was running 4242 as usual, about to switch out the grain hoppers when the red covered hopper suddenly jumped the tracks.
    (Switching back to story) We found 4242 coupled up to the NMRA hopper and the derailed resin covered hopper, with the Green cylindrical CNW hopper behind that. PRR GP9M #9912 was waiting in the hole with boxcars for 4242's train to pass.
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    Closer inspection of the derilment area revealed that the coupler box for the resin covered hopper had completley fallen apart and lay in the area around the hopper:
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    I can only summerize that the bottom of the coupler box fell off somehow and got run over by the trucks of the red hopper, causing the derailment. As per procedure, the unharmed cars must be cleared before crews can move in. Here BL2 1845 is hauling away most of the unharmed cars:
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    The red hopper is currently in 'the works', and unless I can get the couplers to work again, it may become another showpeice:cry:

    On a happier note, Keep the pics coming guys because
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    (I love this 'smiley'!)
  7. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

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    Great story CNWman, a real page turner, if there wer pages that is! I asume that car is an Athearn, I have the same problem with a few. Once the metal coubler bends it becomes a real pain, but work with it and it should be fine.
  8. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    WOW! What a great start to this weeks thread! Well done everyone:thumb:

    While we were shut down yesterday for Thanksgiving , several units were siting idle waiting for us to get back to work.
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  9. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Thanks!:mrgreen: You are corect that it is an Athearn, but as for metal coupler, do you mean the metal coupler plate? The plate itself isn't the problem, it's the tabs on the body that hold the plate on that's the problem, one of them has been chiped away by age and is barely useable. Glue might work though. I'm just thankfull that the body itself isn't going to :curse::curse::curse::curse: in a handbasket like it was when I got this thing.

    Chessie- great shot!:thumb: Where's GP50 though? Or was it GM50? I can't rememberwall1:rolleyes::mrgreen:
  10. Kevinkrey

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    Yea, sorry I do mean the plate cover, if it is broke and not just bent there might be a problem. Glue would solve the problem but then the coupler would be mighty hard to replace, maybe a small piece of tape? But they are nice hoppers so, it might be worth working on it and giving it a little TLC.
  11. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Another great start to this week's thread! :thumb::thumb:

    Some of you may recall my thread "Incident at Indian Line...", the unfinished tale of an extra train, a green fireman, and the Cruikshank boys' destroyed Model T pick-up. Rumours persisted in the area that when the railroad cleaned up the wreckage, it was dumped into the Maitland River, in order to cover up the incident. However, recent pictures discovered in a pre-dawn raid on Barney Secord's Victorian mansion on Broad St. turned up these hitherto unseen photos.
    The photos clearly show the wreckage of the vehicle in a gondola underneath the Lowbanks shop crane.
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    It was also widely rumoured that the railroad had secured a similar vehicle, then rebuilt it to replace the destroyed original, all in exchange for the Cruikshanks' silence about the incident.
    Here's a later photo of a Model T pick-up in remarkably pristine condition, with Rex Cruikshank reportedly at the wheel.
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    Other than the photos, nothing untoward was discovered in the raid, and Mr. Secord was released from custody.

    Wayne
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    If the cover plate isn't broken, simply re-bend the sides, using pliers, to a 90 degree angle, then carefully press it into place. If there's any tab left at all, this should hold it in place. If the cover plate is broken, any good hobbyshop should have replacements readily available.

    Wayne
  13. Glen Haasdyk

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    Great Pics and story Wayne! That Mr Secord seems to be one slippery fellow. Makes you wonder what he's going to be up to next.....



    Anyway here's my contribution, found on an old roll of film from last year:
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    My President's choice Hudson, P2K FA-1 and P1K C-liner in front of my scratchbuilt enginehouse.
  14. Gary Pfeil

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    Nice pics everyone. Here is one of my abandoned brewery at the edge of town.

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  15. chessie4155

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    Great pics everyone..keep em comin:thumb:
    The National Ltd. meeting a Westbound at PT Jct.
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  16. MilesWestern

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    Pretty Awesome Gary! Have you been making progress with your John Galt Lines?
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    great shots everyone---Deano,those 1st generation U.P.diesels are my favourites and that billboard looks great---here's my contribution for the week---CNR J-7-C 5303 gets a load of coal prior to a passenger run

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  18. CNWman

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    The plate itself isn't the problem, in fact, it's flawless. the tabs on the sides of the molded on coupler box are the problem-one of them is too small. I can get the plate to hold on, but then the couplers become too low to clear my switches, and I'm using Kadees msotly. My current plan to fix this thing is to replace the couplers with other ones that have NO coupler hose thingies from my other cars. The first knuckle couplers on this thing actualy came from two other cars I have, the CNW and orange reefers. The reefers got horn hooks instead and now allow me to run my BAR reefer withoiut problem (the BAR reefer is truck-mounted horn hooks)
    kevinkrey-That's a good Idea! I'll try that:thumb:
  19. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Terrific contributions everyone! Miles, I really like that faded checkerboard pattern on the grain elevator. Wayne, there's nothing like photo journalism to uncover conspiracies! :)
    Ralph
  20. Gary Pfeil

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    Thanks Miles, no, not much progress has been made. I hope to finish a small yard scene before the holidays tho.

    Nice meet Chessie!