Weekly photo fun 9-17-07

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by jeffrey-wimberl, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    This was taken from the roof of the Midtown Consolidators shipping office. That was tricky.

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  2. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    cool pic jeff,so you think we can beat LAST weeks thread :mrgreen:--josh
  3. jbaakko

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    Yes sir...

    Here's CN 5606, an Genesis SD70I I detailed for Chris (CRed) in trade for half the value of an RTR AC4400.

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  4. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    man we got one heck of a long thread to beat if we want to win this week! great SD70 too,nicely detailed but one question,did CN engines have no railing or did you just not add them yet?--josh
  5. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    A Canadian in Riverside?

    Taken from an excerpt from the Riverside Herald
    Friday, September 14th, 2007: Both railfans and the populus of Riverside were surprised at what lead the local freight today around 4:29 P.M. What usualy was led by the well known F3 or B23-7. the freight was led by an unkown engine.
    The Riverside Railroad (RRR) is famous for running the Chicago and Northwestern (CNW) uinits F3 #4056 and RS-32 #4242, some of the last of their locomotive type still existing today, along with RRR #1116, a 'Hustler' type of switcher, currently undergoing repairs, and also said to be the last existing example of its type. Along with a Conrail B23-7 #1992, these four engines make up the entire fleet of engines currently under the RRR's direct ownership. Or so it was thought untill today.
    Indeed, the railfans got a special treat to something very rare to the rails nowadays, which many claim is one of the RRR's claims to fame. A FA2, CN #6750 was the engine that hauled the freight today. Many are now thinking that this is going to get worse, however. "It'll be just like what happened with that blue one, probably" said John Carpenter, owner of 'Midtown Apliance Sales and Service' "There's gonna be turmoil in the ownership departments over this new arival, considering that whatever railroad it came from is probably still running, unlike the blue one." More details about this mysterious engine are still unkown at this time.
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    Reality- This is one of the new engines I got cheap at DCCTrain. Although almost 2 decades old, this thing runs good enough for me. This is also my 2nd cab unit, so I can run it with my F3 for A-A runs:mrgreen:
  6. viperman

    viperman Active Member

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    Not to be picky, but shouldn't the title be 9-14-07?
  7. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    Here are a few pics of The Western Reserve Model Railroad Museum

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  8. doctorwayne

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    I was taking a few photos to show some freight cars that I'd just finished painting and lettering, and decided to photograph a couple of Jordan vehicles that I'd also just completed. The first couple pictures show the problem that I encountered: can't get a real close-up.
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    That's about the best that I could get from a distance of roughly 3" - the camera simply won't focus at that distance. Just to see if it would make any improvement, I took a few shots using an unusual accessory.
    Here's the same car as above:
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    The picture above was shot through the lense of my Opti-Visor, the blind modellers friend.:rolleyes:
    It worked so well here that everybody can see the results of my poor housekeeping: :oops:
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    Here's a better view, without the fuzzies:
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    And the Essex, from the first shot:
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    Another Essex, built a while back:
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    And finally, another Model A, also done some time ago:
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    I'll have to look for the close-up lenses that I use with my 35mm camera, to see if they might be even better for this job.

    Wayne
  9. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Today I rusted up the roofs of my engine house and foundry.

    This is the foundry roof before:
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    This is the engine house roof before:
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  10. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Great start guys. Maybe we can beat last week.

    Here's this weeks submission from me.
    Central New England's boxcar on home rails, spotted at Connecticut Fastner.(Makers of high quality screws, nuts bolts and hinges)

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  11. jesso

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    Two Special Guests

    A couple of Utah Railway Alco's join the regular complement of trains for the next couple of weeks.

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  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Wow! We're rolling along with this week's thread already!

    Below a KP&W switcher pulls a string of coil cars with retractable covers that were loaded at Kings Port Steel. I like these cars and buy them whenever I see them at flea markets. I've heard (maybe on this forum) that the retractable covers were unreliable and would jam at times. I still like the way they look though.

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  13. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    jeffrey, NICE SHOT to start the week off with!:thumb::thumb::thumb: i like the rusted roof you have done too:winki::mrgreen: .

    Josh, WOW!!!:eeki: you did a GREAT JOB on that CN!:thumb::thumb:

    Charlie, GREAT proto shot!!!:thumb::thumb:

    Tom, WHOLLY SMOKES!:eeki: , NICE shots of that layout!!!:thumb::thumb:

    Wayne, WOW!!!:eeki: , those cars look SLAP FANTASTIC!!:thumb::thumb::thumb: , dad just bought a couple of Athearns NEW 30's cars, i thought the detail was GREAT on them, but looking at YOURS i wouldn't know the difference Athearns and YOURS:winki: , OUTSTANDING JOB!:worship:

    BTW, i am having the same problem with my new camera, i just cant get real good closeup shots with it:frowns: . i paid a lot more for the new one then my old one, but liked the older one MUCH BETTER:winki: , just goes to show ya, "new and improved" IS NOT always better:winki: .

    Ed, GREAT SHOT!:thumb::thumb: , i REALLY LIKE your fastener plant:winki::mrgreen: .

    Scott, NICE ALCO'S!!!:thumb::thumb: VERY NICE scene they are pictured in too
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    Ralph, NICE SHOT!:thumb::thumb: one of the things i REALLY ADMIRE about your layout is how industrious it is:winki::mrgreen: .

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    Hmm...a Canadian "side theme" Eh?.....
    An apology to my Canadian friends, i just don't have much Canadian stuff:oops::oops::oops: . :deano: -Deano
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  14. jesso

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    Deano - Great Canadian stuff! Nice scene as always!:thumb:
    Ralph - Nice location!:thumb:
    eightyeightfan1 - Nice Scene! Which gauge member tagged your fence?:mrgreen:
    spankybird - Wow. Nice Layout!:thumb:
    Doctorwayne - Great Cars!:thumb:
    CNWman & slekjr - Nice CN Engines!
    Josh - Nice Engines!
    jeffrey - Great job on the roof(s):thumb:

    Here's one for the UP group, and it keeps with the Canadian theme.

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  15. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Scott:wav: , your baseball scene is SLAP AWESOME!:thumb: , with the UP engines you have put in, you have a winning ticket in MY book:winki::mrgreen: .

    Here's a trio of SD40-2's pulling a string of autoracks i caught on the way home tonight:winki::119: .(did you folks actually think i wasn't going to post some UP tonight:toug::mrgreen: )
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  16. jbaakko

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    Left them off, I painted the end portions per prototype, but left everything off for packing purposes. No need to include them in my shots, they're nothing special really, just normal Genesis rails, lol.

    Some more shots.

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  17. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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  18. Biased turkey

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    I really like that Connecticut fastner structure eightyeightfan1. Who makes it , Walthers ? or is it kitbashed ?


  19. Biased turkey

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    Here is my humble contribution , I'm starting the scenery on my N scale microlayout . Yes, scenery is fun and my wife gave me some suggestion about where the rocks should be located.. Now that I'm at the scenery step my wife will get more involved in the project.
    As usual the weekly photo fun is really ... fun to watch and inspiring.

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  20. chessie4155

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    Great pics to start off this weeks Thread:thumb:.. Looks like we're headed for a new record!:cool:
    I don't have many Canadien cars but here goes,
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