Weekly Photo Fun 8/17

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by CNWman, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    I'll start off this week's photo fun thread:mrgreen:

    Here is a progress pic of my 'Hustler'.
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    I like to call this Hustler an 'ex-nincompoop central', because the preveous owner painted the entire shell with gold (a metalic paint), and so the engine wouldn't run because the shell conducted the electricity, and so the ex-owner damaged the engine, and thus put it into the junk box where I would find it.

    Shot no.2: CNW 4056 and Conrail 1992 head a local freight while CNW 4242 idles on the siding.
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    Fun fact: the real CNW 4242 was actualy an ex-Conrail the CNW bought circa 1980.
  2. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    Here are some pics of the Holden Express

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    Here is a link to thier web site

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  3. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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  4. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    cool pictures guys!

    My E60MA is just about wrapping up... In addition to the details i installed last time, the horn is added, although you can't see it. I added headlights, class lights, sand fillers, wind deflectors (which need to be painted), antennas, and strobes. I just need to fix the decal, (or maybe not, since the real thing had all sorts of holes in it's paint job) and just clean it up alittle. Its brand new, but looks dusty already. Most of the work is internal now, such as wiring up the decoders and the frame.

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    I'm also detailing my NJ transit cab car. Finally! it looks like more then a commuter car with extra windows! I still need to add more to it, but i've added a horn, strobes, and side number boards like the prototype Comet II car. I plan to put a TF4 decoder in it, to light it up eventually.;

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  5. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Here are a few photos of CNR locos on the Erie Northshore sub of the Grand Valley. The locos belong to cn nutbar and the photo duties for these shots were shared.
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    Wayne
  6. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Dang look at those trestles!
  8. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    CNWman, GREAT START to this weeks thread:thumb: . REAL NICE to see your hustler project, and current layout pic:winki::mrgreen: .

    Tom, WOW!!!:eeki: GREAT PICS of Holden Express:thumb: . i wish i had the room to go with that big a scale:winki: .

    Jeffrey, NICE SHOTS off your layout & progress:thumb: . the old steamer scene is TOTALLY AWESOME!:winki::mrgreen:

    Chris, Glad to see your close to wrapping up #610:thumb: , the added parts really make a difference:winki: .

    Wayno:mrgreen: , sorry Wayne, but i seen you wrote that on the closing post in last weeks "Photo Fun" thread:mrgreen: , man i was drinking coffee and couldn't swallow it i was laughing so hard!:eeki::thumb:sign1 , VERY NICE TOUCH:winki::mrgreen: . GREAT PICS of your layout and nutbars 2-10-2's:worship: :thumb: .

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    ON MY SIDE OF THE TRACKS...
    First, i would like to apologize for my lack of participation in last weeks "Photo Fun" thread:oops: . fact is i have been on 12 hour days for the last three weeks, i have tried to keep up with things the first two weeks, but this last week i have just slap fizzled out:oops: , NO modeling here, NO pics, and very few posts:oops::frowns: . SAD thing is, i don't see the end of it yet, so i am taking this weekend and am going to "regroup" to get a better balance of things:winki: .

    A SPECIAL THANKS!, to EVERYONE that has taken up my slack:thumb: . i was glad to see last weeks thread had 63 posts and over 1,030 views!:thumb::mrgreen: . GREAT WORK FOLKS!:bravo:
    KEEP THOSE PICS COMING!:thumb:
    :deano: -Deano
  9. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Another great looking photo thread this week! I'm lovin' the pics of all the bridges, both outdoors and inside. I'm fond of CNW road photos because they remind me of the year I lived in Marshalltown, IA and watched trains in their yard. Jeffrey, I like your collection of motive power and forgot about that terrific rusting steamer scene. Thanks for another look. And, East Coast Amtrak and commuters? Gotta know that this former NYer loves them too!

    Another shot from the freelanced line from me this time. A Kingsport & Western local is about to cross the grade at West Mill, a riverside community that boasts a big cement plant and a rail car ferry operation. There is also a small business district near the tracks as you can see.
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  10. jeffrey-wimberl

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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    CNWMAN - Cool Pics. I like how the 'Hustler' is coming along :thumb:

    Tom - Those are some AWESOME shots!!!!!!!!! I love all the bridges, those are too cool :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Jeffrey - Nice Pics, I like the ones with the old steamer with all the vegitation around it, sweet looking scene and great idea :thumb: :thumb: :mrgreen:

    G.E.C. - I always like seeing pics of your passanger fleet, and the close-ups are really nice and clear :thumb: :thumb:

    Wayne - Some FANTASTIC shots. I love those bridges, they are so big and they just dominate the scene. Nice steamers too, I like the first shot the best cause you can see the higher bridge in the foreground and the backround :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Ralph - Cool shot!! I like the name on the store "Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery" hehehehe
  12. chessie4155

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    Great start to this weeks thread. Lots of fantastic pics from everyone:thumb:
    I too would like to apologize for not posting in last weeks thread. I was in the process of switching over ISPs and it took a lot longer than I thought it would. I'm back up and running again..:wave:

    Caught this Eastbound gliding downgrade behind the S&T Farm House.

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  13. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Cab of an Eastbound just outside of Scottsburg.

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  15. jeffrey-wimberl

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    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Great shots everyone!

    Deano- the Hustler repair project has had everything go wrong with it. The engine has had the grounding wire broken off, the wheels were unbelevably dirty, the shims broken (not to mention geting the worm drivers off was a pain in the :curse:), and like I said, the metalic gold paint on the shell was problematic, too. As a result, I had to paint the entire shell, inside and out, with a non-metalic paint (in this case, acrilic black) As I show here:

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    (I missed a few spots, but the overall conductivity has been killed)
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    Come to think of it, my black Hustler looks afully similar to a certain Anthropomorphic BR-04 desiel...
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    Say, do any of you guys have Hustlers? Just curious.
  17. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    When I was a little kid, my dad had a hustler with the rubber band drive. I remember that thing could do Mach 3 if you cranked it up. He still has it but who knows which box it is buried in as he has had all of his trains packed away for many years now.
  18. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Central New Engalnd's neighbor and interchange partner, The Housatonic( a real railroad here in Connecticut, that actually uses two miles of the real Central New Englands old mainline), stops off at CNE's engine shop, an old New Haven roundhouse in Winsted.

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  19. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    great pics everyone! as usual an awesome start to photo fun this week.--josh
  20. jeffrey-wimberl

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    You guys ever seen a Hall type locomotive?

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