Weekly Photo Fun 7/27

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by cnw1961, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. slekjr

    slekjr Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    0
    Jesso, Great camp scene and good lookong water. Great pictures from all of you.
    Here is a pure Reading consist at Rochester, Pa in 1977 arter the Conrail formation. Hard to believe 30 years have past.

    Attached Files:

  2. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,151
    Likes Received:
    0
    Deano, I have no clue what sound system it has in it. Its from the newest run, of low ditch light BlueLine units. I have yet to hear the horn sound, as I'm not picking up the kicker, and I have no dcc to test it on yet.
  3. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,812
    Likes Received:
    0
    tomkat, NICE PICS!!:thumb: i really like the load in the gon:thumb::thumb: .

    Larry, THANK YOU:smilie: . perhaps this project will inspire you do work on YOUR Cary shell:winki::mrgreen: .

    jesso, GREAT PIC!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb: WOW!:eeki: , i like the campground and lake:thumb: , the UP Alco and passenger cars was a NICE touch too!:winki::mrgreen::thumb: .

    Charlie, GREAT SHOT!, of those Reading engines:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH GUS:smilie: ....no prize on this one though..:oops: ...i cant find my FM builder plates, so while i was ordering them, i ordered the sill railings:eeki: , kinda cheating on that...:oops: ...instead of making them myself:eeki::oops::119: .

    Josh, so its one of the "blueline" engines, i don't know much about them, i have no idea what they have for sound in them:confused: . (do they come with sound?) mine is the second run BLI "full blown" DCC with QSI sound AC6000(see pic below). i am REAL CURIOUS what the "blueline" series is like, PLEASE post your findings after you test it:thumb: . (i am pretty sure they DO NOT have DCC in them, but they are DCC ready, might want to test it on DC first:winki: ....OR, read the book that came with it:119: ).

    *****************************************************
    Well, this is the LAST pic i am going to post of the Progress i have made on the FM H10-44, I wont post anymore till its finished:winki: .
    i installed the side railings, made the rear railings, installed the glass i made, made the extended stacks, installed the horn, and front & rear steps, step to rear door, and did a bunch of paint work.

    i still have quite a bit to do:winki: , but i am waiting till i get the sill railings in to see how good a fit they are before i do any detailing to the lower front & rear of the unit.

    Since this project took up a lot of time that could have been spent on the layout:roller: , i am going to make an entry in my blog this week on just what it took to do this project, i will have pics of every step along the way:winki: .

    KEEP 'EM COMING FOLKS!:thumb:
    :deano: -Deano
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
  4. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,216
    Likes Received:
    0
    WOW:eek:, look at all these Fantastic entries. Way to go Everyone. Well Done.:thumb: I am so glad to see all these pics..Keep em comin folks..

    I finnaly set down to get a few things finished ..Here's a couple of Hi Cubes I have half done..still need to do the other sides and ends...still have a gon to finish up , an engine and a couple of MOW cars...Here's the Hi Cubes..
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    announce1Keep posting those Fantastic pics Everyone!!
  5. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    936
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great pics everyone. Sorry, no photo from me, I have to take some new pics first.

    Gus, if Deano was running this shop (BTW Steve,fantastic job :thumb:), this business couldn’t be revenue generating. He’s too kind, he’d give it all away for free ... sign1

    jbaako, Deano, I doubt that BLI developed their own sound system for the new BlueLine engines as they claim on their website. I don’t know if it’s true, but on the website of a German BLI dealer I read, that the sound chip is made by ESU.
  6. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,151
    Likes Received:
    0
    Deano, Kurt. The sound in Blueline's are BLI/PCM sound...
    The sound is just beautiful, the only issue I have is that they claim it can do 18" but my lead axle derails on 22". Lucky me, my tightest on my future layout will be 26".
    Model Railroad Product Reviews - Blue Line AC6000 - Powered by ReviewPost
  7. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,942
    Likes Received:
    0
    awesome pictures guys!

    I was out for a few days, so i couldn't really submit anything, until today of course!

    I was dissappointed, as i was down in Cape May NJ, and went to the station where the Cape May Seashore lines supposedly has a few RDCs and other budd cars, as well as an F-unit at one time. when i was there, i saw nothing. I randomly passed CMSL's maitenance yard, and all that was there, was an old (I'm guessing CNJ) commuter car. I wasn't able to stop for pictures, but i did do a drive by shooting, with the last space on my memory card on dieing batterys, so here it is!

    [​IMG]


    I also got some good pictures of my models! today, we chase a heavy freight of chemicals pulled by a B40-8, and a SD40. Along the way, we will see some NJT commuter equipment, and watch a small switching operation.

    the Big Blue train passes a small yard on it route. It looks like GE power in this shot, both old and new.

    [​IMG]

    The train moves on to its destination as the afternoon turns to evening.

    [​IMG]

    An aging NJ transit E60CH sounds off its unique horn as it departs from a station just to the right off the photo. (note- I found the other panotgraph parts!)

    [​IMG]

    More tommorow when Imageshack decides to start working again!
  8. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Messages:
    1,810
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm not sure why but I've always fancied this picture...
    Maybe it's the catenary overhead or the station on a curve... or possibly the fact that you can tell there used to be a switch in the foreground that now seems to be gone.
    Taken outside of Philadelphia near Willow Grove.
    [​IMG]
  9. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    3,844
    Likes Received:
    0
    It sorta looks like the Atlas station, redone in cut stone.

    Wayne
  10. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,216
    Likes Received:
    0
    G.E.C.: Nice pics:thumb: I too like that shot of the station on a curve:cool:

    Here's a shot of a Westbound passing through Arthrville.
    [​IMG]
  11. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,942
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think its the catenary, lol, and the abandoned siding. there is character here.
  12. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Messages:
    1,810
    Likes Received:
    0
    Coming from an architectural background, I love looking at structures as well. Here is a small part of the inside of Union Station in Washington, D.C. Gotta love those barrel vaults!
    [​IMG]

    Same building but from above...
    [​IMG]
  13. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    0
    My family and I took a ride up to Crown King yesterday.
    Here's a photo I took of some of the switchbacks.
    If you look closely you can see 3 of the grades.
    It's hard to believe this was a standard gauge railroad at one time.

    Attached Files:

  14. slekjr

    slekjr Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    0
    Please forgive the quality. Taken with an instamatic in early 1976.
    there are 4 photos in the album. Can't upload directly to the forum again. It's a real shame only one E7 was saved.
    Charlie

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    [​IMG][​IMG]
  15. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2002
    Messages:
    5,342
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for your perseverence in uploading pics charlie! That transition time wasn't always pretty! :)
    Ralph
  16. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,812
    Likes Received:
    0
    Josh, THANKS for filling us in on BLI's "Blueline" engines:thumb: . I'm going to have to try one of them out:winki::thumb: .

    g_e_c, NICE Conrail & NJ transit pics:thumb::thumb::thumb: .

    Mark, have you been working on Arthurville? it looks different for some reason? NICE SHOT!:thumb::thumb:

    WOW!!:eeki: , lots of REALLY NICE proto pics:thumb: . heres one i took last weekend.:mrgreen: :deano: -Deano
    [​IMG]
  17. slekjr

    slekjr Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    0
    Conrail was using this pair of CNW locomotives in August of 1977 for helper service on the Fort Wayne line. This was taken in East Palestine, Oh as they run light westbound to pick up another train.
    Charlie

    Attached Files:

  18. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,812
    Likes Received:
    0
    Charlie:wav: , I'm drooling over those CNW GP30's:thumb::mrgreen::mrgreen: .
    :deano: -Deano
  19. slekjr

    slekjr Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm glad you enjoy the pictures, kind of makes me feel I can give something to you younger fellows. I'm not able to run downstairs and take photos on the layout so this is my contribution. Sure hope I don't bore anyone. The early days of Conrail were very colorful. I have seen about everything from my back yard. I did manage to take a few pictures too.
    Charlie
  20. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,812
    Likes Received:
    0
    Charlie:wav: , YOU BET i enjoy the Proto Pics you post:thumb: , and i am MORE THEN SURE the rest of us do too:winki: . Pictures are how we learn the HOW, WHAT and WHY's of Railroading past and present:thumb::mrgreen: . Please feel free to post your Proto pics ANYTIME Charlie:mrgreen: , THANK YOU!:smilie: . BTW, i cant believe how many lines are on those telephone poles in the last pic you posted:eeki: , i never seen that many on one pole before:eeki: ....see, i just learned something:winki::mrgreen::mrgreen: .
    :deano: -Deano