Weekly Photo Fun 7/7

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  1. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Well, its 10:10PM and nobody has started this weeks "Photo Fun" thread yet...looks like its up to me to get the ball rolling:winki: :mrgreen: .
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    Hey Deano..!! Love that switcher and the weathering on the boxcar, but THAT ROAD...best I've seen anywhere..!!! GREAT JOB...!!!
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    Here's my offering for the weekend. It's a shot of Hudson Highlands RR #900, this day assigned to a Hot Shot run. Highballin' through the country side, we see it here garnering salutations from the crew of a slidelined peddler freight.

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  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nice start Dean! I agree, your roads are fabulous! CNJ999, Great shot!!!
    That's a sharp looking loco and I can't stop looking at the details on that caboose!

    My contribution this time is big PC power resting at the KP&W's small engine facilities at the junction where they meet in Kingsport. Adding more details like hoses to those sand towers is still on the "to do" list. :)

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    Deano...I concur with Gus: "THAT ROAD...best I've seen anywhere..!!! GREAT JOB...!!!":thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb: Also, your taste in boxcars is impeccable:winker::mrgreen:

    CNJ999...beautiful pic!!!

    Ralph...I love that shot!...great job:thumb::thumb::thumb:
    question: is that the infamous "Days without an accident" sign in the lower right corner?:mrgreen:

    I was trying to take pics from the back of the layout towards the front of the room. I used a skyblue piece of poster board simply held in my hands for these experimental pics. I will need some kind of rolling "front-drop" to take finished looking pictures....but these give an idea of what is possible.

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  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Deano: WOW! Now thats an awsum way to start things off! Cool shot.
    CNJ999: Fantastic outside shot..
    Ralph: Cool shot, gotta love those U boats!
    Steve: Awsum shot. I really like your trestles..that poster board works well...
    Here's Extra 4204 West with a WM F7B unit in the consist..
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    Great start to this weeks photo phun! Keep em comin!
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    You guys have got some great shot posted this week. I like them all
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    Incoming load.

    Just like a rail fan trip!....Keep it Coming!..........T.R.R.A. with a big load for Prestage Tool & Gear.


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    A little something I bought at the local NMRA division meeting I attended today (Division 7 of the mid-west division, to be exact):

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    Great pics everyone! Keep on with the quality shots!:thumb:
  11. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Gus, THANK YOU!, for the complements:smilie: .

    CNJ999, OUTSTANDING SHOT!:thumb::thumb::thumb: my Dad REALLY liked it too!:thumb: .

    Ralph, NICE SHOT of the engine servicing facility:thumb: i love the sign shot too:winki: ...to funny:mrgreen::thumb: .

    Steve, WOW!!!:eeki: SLAP AWESOME BRIDGE SHOTS!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb: that angle worked out well!:winki::mrgreen:

    Mark, FANTASTIC SHOT!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb: I swear just looking at it makes me feel as though i am there:winki::thumb::thumb: .

    tomkat, GREAT SHOTS!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb: looks like an area where i live:winki: .

    CNWman, NICE collector car!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

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    I know, i post to many shots at crossings:oops::119: , i don't know what it is about grade crossings, but they are one of my favorite places to see trains:mrgreen: . i think for some of us, one of our first encounters with a train was at a crossing:winki: .
    GREAT PICS FOLKS!!!:thumb: KEEP 'EM COMING!!!
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  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Dean,

    You're right about grade crossings. They are the place most of us first observed trains. Your grade shots are very realistic! I love that diner scene too. Hey, here's a detail question. What did you use for guard rails along the road across from the diner?
  13. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    GREAT PICS EVERYONE!!!!!
    CNWman-very nice collector car,god bless the queen city!
    Deano-one question...how do you build your roads!!! there incredible,i can never get mine to look so perfect,and aged to perfection!!!--josh
  14. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    THANK YOU VERY MUCH Ralph!:smilie:
    for the guardrails, i use Pikestuff brand, Walther's #541-3:winki:
    last week i took a TON of picks from different angles of the grade crossings, and was going to do a whole thread on grade crossings, after much thought, i decided it wasn't a good idea:oops: . now i have TONS of grade crossing pics....look for them in future posts:oops::119: .

    THANKS Josh!:smilie:
    my roads are pretty simple:oops: . i use styrene, and paint it primer gray. for the stripes, i use automotive pin striping, you can pick it up at ANY auto parts store:thumb: , 1/16th for the thin stripes, 1/8th for the thicker stripes:thumb: ,you can use yellow or white(for more modern era roads, you would use the yellow:winki: ). to weather the roads i just used Polly Scale "engine black", about two teaspoons to a pint of Isopropyl Alcohol 70% strength, dip your brush in the mixture and wipe most of it off on a paper towel, now "drybrush" the tire paths on. be sure to add some oil spots here and there:winki: (it took me 3 and a half hours to weather the Diner parking lot and main road:oops: ). i used a VERY FINE TIP marker to make the cracks in the road, place them here and there:winki: . THATS IT!:eeki: now you know how simple it is:thumb: . There are better ways to do roads:winki: , be sure and check out the MODELING GREATS:worship: roads on this forum, before you settle for mine:oops: .
    THANKS! :deano: -Deano
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    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    thanks deano! i was suprised at how simple you made it sound! ill definatley try it and the other GREAT modelers like yourself on making roads.thanks.--josh
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    Deano
    Great start to the photo thread!

    CNJ999
    Awesome shot!

    Ralph
    Nice shot of the locos!

    Steve
    Neat shot!

    Chessie4155
    Cool shot of a great consist!

    Tomkat
    Great looking flatcar and scene!

    CNWman
    Cool hopper!

    Deano
    Great shots and nice locos!
  17. chessie4155

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    Great shots everyone..Keep em coming!
    Here's tonights Eastbound Hotshot.Clear boards all the way!
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  18. Smoke

    Smoke SOU is for you!!

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    My latest work. A custom painted Athearn Genesis SD75M!

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    Eastbound #89 with a Cotton Belt GP40-2 on the point today.
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  20. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Mark, NICE SHOTS!:thumb: My favorite so far this week that you have posted is the first one:winki: . hope you don't mind that i "saved" it to my computer:smilie: .

    Smoke, GREAT JOB on that SD75M:thumb::thumb:

    Tom, THANK YOU for the complements:smilie: . Hmm...i am looking for YOUR pic/s this week:winki: .

    KEEP 'EM COMING FOLKS!:mrgreen:

    :deano: -Deano