Weekly Photo Fun 9-19

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by jeffrey-wimberl, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Recently I got a couple of old Mantua flatcars from a friend. They both looked rather toylike with the scale ten inch high lip around the tops of them. I cut the tops down and leveled them with wallboard joint compound. After they had dried I repainted them both teal blue and flattened the finish with Matte-Finish.


    The two flats went from this:


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    To this:


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    I needed a couple of gravel roads and kinda turned the glued down sandpaper idea on it's ear. I made a basic roadway with wallboard joint compound and gave it a semi-smooth appearance. After it had dried I spread 1:1 white glue over it and applied a generous layer of fine WS gray ballast. I finished up by sprinkling a little green blended turf on it.


    Here's my gravel road:


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  2. EngineerKyle

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    Kyle, I recently purchased a very similar set of cars only in CNW paint. Yur weathering is AMAZING, although a little heavy for what I want. What did you do to weather them?
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    This is my favorite thread! This time around a KP&W switcher works the car float yard...

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    Ralph
  5. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    NICE START to this weeks thread folks!:thumb:

    I posted this pic in another thread about two weeks ago(sorry to those that have seen it:oops: ) , but i liked this pic, and i haven't taken ANY pics this week, so I'm posting it here:119: .

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  6. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Who says Bachmann EZ-Track can't look good?


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    What's an E94 Co-Co 'Gator doing in Selbyville, Delaware?

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  8. chessie4155

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    Back in 1970 caught this PC local at PT Jct.
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  9. jesso

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    Great shots everyone:thumb:

    More deer!
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  10. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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  11. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Ah, Charlie...by the looks of that pic, that was taken a LOT of "few days ago":winki: :toug: :119: .
  12. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Can anybody ID the brand by the details?

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  13. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    And with European rolling stock to boot!

    Nice pics again thsi week folks!
  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Twin F units roll a freight through West Mill....

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    Ralph
  15. Packers#1

    Packers#1 Ultimate Packers Fan

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    Great photos everyone.
    it's amazing what you can do to a RTS track plan with MS paint:
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    The green=trees, dark gray=roads/parking lots, the teal=buildings, and the dark blue lines=staging limits. The unmarked building is going to be a church, and the black rectangle across from it will an N scale Pillar concert going on, with music supplied from two earbud headphones.
    Hopefully I'll start this next summer!
  16. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Thsi is what I call my GP35/S6. If you look closely you will see that it 6 wheel trucks instead of the normal 4 wheel trucks.
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    Anybody for a crackup today?
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  17. Triplex

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    For running on branches with light rail, I assume. There are some similar rebuilds in Chile.
  18. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Exactly right. I like having a fleet that can go anywhere, do anything and have respectable power to do it with. The weight of a 126+ ton locomotive can be spread better over twelve wheels than eight.
  19. chessie4155

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    Ol Pete has his priorities right! Mowing the yard can wait till the train passes. :p
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  20. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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