Weekly Photo Fun 9-12

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by jeffrey-wimberl, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    I left it sitting in a window too long on a hot day last year. My windows are lexan (think bullet-proof glass). It has a weird habit of twisting light under the right conditions. The part that's not warped was in partial shadow.
  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Solar powered modeling! :) Oh well, a good way to make the best of a melted car!
    Ralph
  3. jeffrey-wimberl

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    I may go ahead and weather it appropriately and set it up lineside somewhere as a derailed wreck.
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    Fasinating how that worked out. I saw a picture of one sometime back that a farmer had purchased from the railroad after it had wrecked. He toted it to the end of his fields, hooked up an air compressor to it and now uses it as grain storgae during harvest. He just fires up the compressor and loads his trucks from there.
  5. TrainNut

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    Wow, look at that. The pick'em'up truck even has grass growing in the back of it too.
  6. lester perry

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    Well guys last week I said I would get pics of Thomas for you but that is easier said than done. I only got one. I thought I would be able to get one of my grandson with him but they had it set up so you couldn't get close enough to get one unless you wait in long line and buy their pic. so this is it.
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  7. lester perry

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    Almost forgot here is something from my layout
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  8. jeffrey-wimberl

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    You never seen a farm truck that's been hauling hay?
  9. TrainNut

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    Wow, that comment brought back some childhood memories. I have actually... more than I care to admit. When the 1 ton was out of action and the 9N just wouldn't start, we used to load the ol' half ton down till she was squattin' on the bumper stops and then we'd pile it on some more... sometimes 5-6' above the height of the cab. After that, we'd bring it back to the barn, unload it and then climb up into the rafters and jump down. It was a little stickery but tons of fun never-the-less until dad found a rattlesnake nest way down deep one year. That was the end of that! While your leftovers are a bit on the green side, I shall concede. Then again, I've never cut hay in Lousiana so it very well could be that color. Nice recovery.
    I don't however think I will ever recover from seeing what you did to that poor old Rio Grande!:eek: The horror!... and to my favorite road name at that!:eek: ... all in good fun!
  10. TrainNut

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    That's interesting how the counter weights on the two wheels are different. I would've thought they would be identical but they're not.
  11. doctorwayne

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    The counterweights on the main drivers are larger to offset the additional weight of the main rods.

    Wayne
  12. jeffrey-wimberl

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  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Switching action at Hudson Cement.....

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    Ralph
  14. jeffrey-wimberl

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    If you're talking about the hopper, that wasn't intentional. I set it in the window to dry a bit and forgot about it. Three days of scorching summer sunshine later that's what I found.


    I did more work on the Mantua flatcars today and they look a lot less toy-like. The 1st photo shows how they looked when I got them. The 2nd photo is how they looked after I cut the tops down and leveled them with wallboard joint compound and the 3rd photo is haow they look now. I still have to make the scribed paper decks for them. The decks will be painted a dark wood color and will be weathered appropriately.


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    More later.
  15. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Central New England east bound mixed freight with "retro paint" SD70 leading heads downgrade on its way into Winsted. CDOT's Litchfield Hills commuter waits its turn off in the distance on the Mad River passing siding.

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  16. TrainNut

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    No, I read what happened to the hopper. Not that Rio Grande... this one...
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  17. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Ahh. Now I see. Well that would have happened whether it was Rio Grande, UP, Amtrak or anything else. The MGRy repaints any and all new acquisitions, no matter where they come from.
  18. TrainNut

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    That leads me to wonder just how something like that was made. It would appear that each wheel was made by a different person as the curves in the weight on the wheel on the left are radially (new word?) parallell with the hub while the wheel on the right is more randomly concave. Any further insight on that one good Doctor?
  19. doctorwayne

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    Well, the centre of the wheel is an iron or steel casting - the designer would know the density of the material and could either design to produce the required weight or, less likely, specify the weight requirements and the pattern maker would decide on the final shape. In the early days, elements such as this, and the applied pin striping were niceties that eventually gave way to the economic considerations of mass production. With modern steam locomotives, counterbalancing such as this eventually became insufficient to completely offset the the mass of the reciprocating and rotating parts and cross-counterbalancing was introduced, whereby the rotating masses on one side of the loco were also balanced by those moving on the opposite side.

    Wayne