Weekly Photo Fun 7/13

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by cnw1961, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    Truck Lover- yeah, i know. I don't even bother with cheap things anymore. the last time i left the hobby shope, i had all Genesis or Atlas rail cars, and Atlas and P2K u-boats. Then again, my 4x8 isn't so big, so it shouldn't hurt so much to invest in nicer models...

    B28_82, Love the big blue in the back! Are those SD80MACs? i wasn't able to get any conrail ones when they were available, and now people pay mega-bucks for them. maybe i'll get lucky one day.

    UP SD40-2- Nice! You have to love those first generations diesels. they are alot more pleasing then the boxes on the rails now! The only question i ask, is where is the GG1?

    Doctorwayne- Those U-Boats hit the spot, what part number are those ditch lights? The alco and steam is also awesome.



    Alright guys, see you all next week.
  2. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

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    Deano...those are some FLAT-OUT AWESOME pics!!!!:eek::winker::thumb::thumb::thumb:
    It is also nice to see you and your Dad having a great day together!

    Josh...beautiful trucks!!! Your weathering is so natural looking!:thumb::thumb::thumb:. You have been working sooooo hard.......It is really paying off!!!!
    GREAT JOB!!!!!

    Wayne...I always love your narrated photo pieces:thumb::thumb::thumb:. Beautiful shots and I always learn something!...can't ask much more than that!

    I always love looking at "Photo Fun" each week:thumb:. But I must say that this week's has been especially enjoyable. A BIG thank you to all have posted their pics and or comments.
  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    B28_82 - AWESOME, Glad to see that you got some running time :cool: :mrgreen:

    Deano - SWEET Pics!!!! My favs are Illinios Terminal #1605 (something about that paint that just looks cool :cool:), and the BN #5383 :mrgreen:

    BTW, thanks for the compliments on my trucks :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Wayne - FANTASIC pics!!! I love the U-boats!!! Those look AWESOME :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: especially with the striped faces :mrgreen:

    G.E.C. - I mostly buy the higher end stuff now to, except for Athearn Blue Box kits, those are great and I really like them :mrgreen: :mrgreen: and they are a great price to


    Ralph - Thanks, I like the detailing on the back of the Atlas ones to, those 4 door bars really add tons of detailing in and the nice crisp lettering makes it even better.

    Steve - :wave: WOW :eek: thank-you so much for the kind words :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  4. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    Trucklover: Excellent weathering on those trailers.Well done.

    b28 82: Glad to see your able to run some trains. Keep us posted on your progress. That's a neat swing bridge you made. Good idea.

    Deano: Great Pix. That Big Blow is HUGE! Thanks for posting.

    Doctorwayne: Thanks for posting that neat timeline. It's always a pleasure to see your layout.

    This week is off to a Fantastic start. Keep em comin Folks!

    Caught this Conrail local at P.T.Jct., jut a workaday local except had a surprise on the tailend, wasn't expecting this.
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  5. tomkat13

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    NP boxcar & 44 ton power.

    WOW!.....So much & so many different photos! Everyone pat yourself on the back....

    Here is a boxcar at the dock with a 44 ton hooked on.

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  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Chessie :mrgreen:

    Tomkat - More cool pics!! :thumb: :thumb: and more nice weathering :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:


    here are a few more pics

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    Norscot Caterpillar #1

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  7. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Wayne's Story Continued....

    Most of you that follow the Tales and lore of Union Pacific's "Rock Valley Sub" located in Southern Wisconsin are quite familiar with "Big Ed", he's the crew chief on the Sub, and though his Father worked for Fairbanks-Morse building engines, he had another tie with railroading too....

    I remember well when Big Ed used to spend the summers in Lowbanks Canada, Of course, in those days everybody called him Lil' Eddie:winki: . He used to stay at the home of his cousin, Cliff Sjoblom and both he and Cliff used to chum around with Cliff's neighbor, Al Moon. They were all about 6 or 7 years old when this started, and it went on until they were in their teens.

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    Cliff's Dad fired for Al's Dad on the EG&E, and Al later went on to become Superintendent of Motive Power for the EG&E. As kids, the three spent a lot of time hangin' around the shops in Lowbanks, where Cliff's Dad was assigned at the time. Later, when he was transferred to the EG&E, working out of Hagersville, Ed continued to visit, and all three lads (Al's family had moved too, when Mr. Moon had been re-assigned) managed to get quite a few cab rides or trips in a caboose. Some of Lil' Eddie's fondest memories was of the EG&E's Northern #501 and a 2-6-6-2 that i am sorry i cant recall the number of.:oops:

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    Even after they had all grown up and gone their separate ways, they always kept in touch.:winki:
    When it was announced that the power plant in Mount Forest would be closed, Al knew that he'd need to find a new home for those big U-boats, as their main task was hauling the tri-weekly coal trains out of Port Maitland, up the steep and twisting grades to Mt. Forest. A quick 'phone call to his old buddy "Big Ed" got the ball rolling, and, when the paperwork was settled, it was decided that the three units would be assigned to Union Pacific's "Rock Valley Sub" on a long-term lease.

    The First pic is of Big Ed PROUDLY standing in front of the three NEWLY leased EG&E U-36CH's the day they arrived on the Sub. the rest of the pics show the leased units in action on the Rock Valley Sub:winki: .
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    SIDE NOTES:
    I PERSONALLY would like to THANK MY VERY GOOD FRIEND WAYNE for all the Black and White pics he provided, and the history on Big Ed's past with his Canadian Cousins in Lowbanks:winki: , THANK YOU WAYNE!:bravo: :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

    I have been a BIG FAN of Wayne's EG&E layout:winki: , and when i learned that at one time the U-36CH's were for sale, I knew i had to have them:winki: . THANK YOU Wayne, for letting me purchase these FANTASTIC works of art:smilie: . These units will NEVER be altered in ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM, and will ALWAYS have a happy home here on the Rock Valley Sub:winki::mrgreen: . :deano: -Deano
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  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Wayne wanted to sell those BEAUTIFUL U-boats? :confused: :confused:

    And you got them Deano!!!! :eek: Better you then mesign1sign1 those prolly would have set me way back hehehehehe

    Now to read the story you just posted :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I couldnt help posting when I saw the pics of Waynes engines and they were on your layout and I saw the words "and when i learned that at one time the U-36CH's were for sale, I knew i had to have them"

    Deano, you are one lucky duck :twisted:
  9. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Great job on developing the storyline, Dean. :thumb: :thumb: I can't think of a better home for those U-boats than on your Rock Valley Sub. I like the pictures, too, especially the ones at the crossing. They look so much more like they belong in the scene than they ever did on my '30s-era layout. Great work!! :yep: :-D :-D

    Wayne
  10. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    WOW:eek: Excellent story line Deano: Those U boats look right at home on your layout....
  11. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Kurt
    Great shot to start things off! It is a really cool scene!

    Chessie4155
    Nice meet at the grade crossing!

    TrainNut
    Neat shot!

    Green elite cab
    Great looking stuff! I can’t wait to see the E60’s are done up!

    Steve
    Nice looking NP unit!

    TrainNut
    Nice proto steamer shot!

    Smoke
    Awesome! I really like your update paint schemes!

    Ralph
    Neat shot!

    Deano
    Nice looking patch unit!

    Josh
    Sweet looking BNSF unit!

    Kurt
    Cool scene and detail in the box!

    CNJ999
    Awesome scene!

    CN Nutbar
    Great looking steamer passenger train!

    Catt
    Cool looking units!

    Chessie4155
    Great shot! I think I felt the ground rumbling!

    Green elite cab
    Awesome job on the E60!

    Josh M
    Great looking trucks!

    B28_82
    Looking good!

    Deano
    Great set of proto shots!

    Wayne
    Great set of shots and great looking locos!

    Chessie4155
    Great looking loco and “surprise”!

    Tomkat
    Awesome looking scene and weathering on the cars and loco!

    Josh M
    More great looking trucks and scrapper!

    Deano
    Simply awesome!
  12. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    2 More Trailers

    Thanks Tom!!!

    Here are 2 more Trailers I just weathered today

    Atlas 45' Burlington Motor Carriers Pines Trailer with White Hubs

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    Atlas 45' XTRA Lease #2 Pines Trailer with White Hubs

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  13. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

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    hello everyone---this has been an outstanding thread so far---many thanks to all that have posted---i want to especially thank deano for your all efforts in making this thread so successful---i was blown away with the pictures from the museum and then to see that you have purchased doctor wayne's u-boats---they couldn't have found a better new home---welcome to the eg&e fraternity
  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Now that was too cool Dean!!! I liked the story, the soft fuzzed sepia toned photos and the way those U boats look on your layout! NICE!!!!
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  15. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Another One Weathered!!!

    Here is the last one I will weather today :mrgreen:

    Atlas 45' Redon #2 Pines Trailer with Grey Hubs

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  16. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Mark, GREAT SHOT!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    tomkat, AWESOME switcher and unloading pics!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Josh, i am OVERWHELMED by all the GREAT weatherings you have done:winki::thumb: .
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    THANK YOU nutbar:smilie: , and THANK YOU to EVERYONE for the complements:smilie: , REALLY, THANK YOU:smilie: .

    I think we need to put credit where credit IS DUE:winki: ,
    Larry(Brakie) came up with the idea for this thread, so HE gets the credit for that:thumb: .

    I am just a single spike in the tie that holds the rails of this thread together:winki: . the REAL PEOPLE to THANK are YOU FOLKS that contribute to this GREAT THREAD:bravo: . I am talking not only about the "regulars" on here, but those that pop in every now and again too:winki::thumb: .

    THIS thread is really quite AWESOME:winki: , BUT, it could be MUCH BETTER:eeki: . Just think if EVERYONE that had a camera on here posted JUST ONE SHOT A WEEK(or more:mrgreen: ), NOW, wouldn't THAT BE AWESOME!!!:mrgreen: It doesn't have to be of a made up scene, or of a finished layout, it could be a pic/s of progress you have made, a weathered boxcar, a favorite engine or freightcar, a building you have just finished, a pic YOU TOOK railfanning, heck i think ALL OF US would find ANYTHING TRAIN RELATED VERY INTERESTING TO SEE, the possibilities are really quite endless:winki: .

    Leaving you folks with that thought, though this weeks thread is going OVERWHELMINGLY GREAT, PLEASE, keep what i said in mind and make EVERY Weekly Photo Fun thread BETTER then the last:thumb: , it CAN be done, but it takes YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS to do it:winki: .
    THANKS! :deano: -Deano
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  17. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Josh M
    Keep ‘em coming!

    Deano
    Those EG&E units do look great!
  18. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Not much this weekend for me.

    Here is the wall that I worked on coloring. Went from this:

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  19. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Deano and Tom!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tom - HOLY COW, huge difference!! I really like the color and detail in that wall, AWESOME job :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  20. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

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    BRAVO......Wayne and Deano!!!!!
    great work guys!!!!!!!!!!

    Tom...beautiful work on that wall.....and everthing else you got going on there!!!!