Weekly Photo Fun 9-5-08

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spankybird, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Here's a short train of cars heading to the shops for eventual re-painting:
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    All cars shown were painted and weathered with Floquil paints, and lettered with C-D-S dry transfers. Most of the lettering schemes, however, are too new to fit properly into a pre-'40s layout, and the couple of cars that do have suitable lettering need some upgrades to the car itself. All will retain their current roadnames, and most their current number, too, but there are also another 60 or 70 "new" cars to be upgraded, painted, and lettered, so this could take some time. ;):-D

    Wayne
  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Its not painted black and grey?

    Looks more like a SD (45?)shell, on a GP frame.
  3. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    It's not an SD shell. Try again.
  4. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    It looks to me to be a GP40 or 40-2, but I'm wondering if you've got it on an F-unit's frame and trucks, although the fuel tank wouldn't look like it does.

    Wayne
  5. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Well, I'll let you off the hook. It's a modified Bachmann GP40 shell on an Athearn GP60 chassis. I assure you, it WAS a shotgun wedding.
  6. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Does that mean that you'll soon be hearing the burble of a little switcher around the house? :p;):-D:-D

    Wayne
  7. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Like this one?

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  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Your black and white scheme looks real good on that switcher Jeffrey!
    Ralph
  9. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    That one's black and gray. Black and gray for passenger equipment, black and white for freight.
  10. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    That was my next guess.......
  11. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Bachmann GP50 shell on Athearn GP50 chassis. There was NOTHING easy about this one.

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  12. Triplex

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    You must really like AAR B trucks. :D
  13. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    What was your first clue?sign1

    My Bachmann/Athearn GP40 in it's current state.
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  14. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Yesterday I rebuilt two hoppers which were evidently made by Bachmann some time ago. Both had originally been fitted with Talgo trucks though when I recieved them there were no trucks present. As this was expected that wasn't a problem. What did make things interesting was that one car used screws to hold the trucks on while the other car used pop-in trucks. On that car I simply replaced the frame with one that used screws. I installed Bachmann trucks on both cars and body mounted Kadee #5 couplers. Here are photos of both cars:

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  15. Catt

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    My new baby,she's 0n30 but may just end up 0 standard gauge.:eek:

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    Thinking she would look kind of neat yanking hoppers around a grain elevator.:mrgreen:
  16. N Gauger

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    Not Too tabby,.. err Shabby!!! LOL Lookin' good!!! Yeah - that might work! post some pics of that & the hoppers and we'll decide how nice it looks :D :D :D
  17. chessie4155

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    The "Nash" running late as usual!:p
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  18. jeffrey-wimberl

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    I was working on a caboose today. This is how it looked after I fitted it with a new frame, Athearn trucks, nickel-silver wheels and Kadee #5 couplers.

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    All I found on the old frame was 'Made in Slovenia', so I really have no idea what company made it.

    After it made a trip through the paint shop it looks like this:

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    I also rebuilt another LS&W hopper today.
  19. jesso

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    lester perry,
    Great story!:thumb: Nice big friendly engine!
  20. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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