Weekly Photo Fun of The Week:9/28

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by eightyeightfan1, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Micro mesh! That's a great idea! I don't have any, but I do have some black nylon screen. I bet that would work.
  2. Nazgul

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    Ralph...love the mood shot!
    Tom...I love that section of the layout.....BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Mark...Great shot! The open boxcar looks great!!!
    Jeffrey... awesome work!!!
    HERC...great modeling....great pics!!!


    finally planted a few trees:winker:

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  3. jesso

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    Nazgul..That looks incredible! Everything about that scene is great; the rocks ground cover, trees, coal station, waterfall. That rockwall is just spectacular! :thumb:
  4. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

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    Thank you Scott:thumb:!....I really appreciate your kind words. As a great admirer of your work, it means a lot coming from you....

    Click on the links in Scotts signature to see his beautifully inspirational and unique layouts! (if you haven't already:winker:)
  5. Gary S.

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    Ralph, I don't have any actual historical learnin' but I think the particular blue and yellow scheme in the photo above is called the "bookends" scheme due to the fact that the yellow on the front and the back sandwich the blue sort of like bookends. Now, Santa Fe also does a scheme just like the red and silver warbonnet except in blue and yellow. This scheme goes either by "blue and yellow warbonnet" or simply "bluebonnet".

    If you already know this, forgive me, and if I am innaccurate, someone please correct me!
  6. Herc Driver

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    Thanks Ralph. Regarding the blue/yellow scheme...I once read it somewhere referred to as the "book end" pre '72 scheme. I guess it was called that because of the yellow coloring found on the nose and rear of the diesel...but I'm not a Santa Fe expert and will need to do more checking on this question.
  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Thanks for the replies Gary and Herc. Sound good to me!
    Ralph
  8. chessie4155

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    That's interesting about the pre 72 paint scheme. I never knew it was called Book Ends. The yellow nose on the post 72 freight engines I thought was called Yellow Bonnet, and the red nose was War Bonnet . I'm no expert, this is from things I've read or was told. All of the schemes were pretty cool looking..Also I had heard that the post 72 Santa Fe Yellow Bonnet scheme was how Chessie got the idea for their scheme...
  9. Herc Driver

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    I've been doing some online checking (I don't have any books describing ATSF's color schemes in detail) and I've noticed the "bookend" description is only attibuted to the pre '72 yellow front/rear blue schemes that predated the warbonnet yellow/blue schemes used on most freight routes. Please if there's an expert in ATSF out there - jump right in here and give me the straight scoop. Atlas also refers to the pre '72 blues' as "bookends". Somewhere, someone knows the "why" and "how come" to all of this. As for me...I like all the ATSF schemes - even the zebra stripes!
  10. chessie4155

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  11. Herc Driver

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    Cool info! Thanks! Add to the (possibly incorrect) "bookend" scheme...the "billboard" scheme of yellow front/rear coloring. History is always interesting. Anyway...here's my favorite scheme no matter what wears it...the red and silver warbonnet!

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  12. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Pictures Everyone.
  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Hi Matthew! Good to see you!

    Black and white doesn't do any justice to the orange C on this Geep switching at Hedberg Aggregates but with the black locos, black hoppers, and piles of black stones being loaded it seems fitting.

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    Ralph
  14. chessie4155

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    Ralph: Nice shot:thumb:

    Here's a local tied up for the day.
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  15. Triplex

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    Aside from Santa Fe no longer existing... The blue and yellow warbonnet - some people call it bluebonnet and some yellowbonnet (since the "bonnet" part is in fact yellow). And some reserve those terms for silver/blue and silver/yellow F-units, and I don't know what those people prefer for the blue and yellow warbonnet.
  16. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    I'll tell you what, if I was parked that close to the tracks and something like that came thundering by 4' from my window, I'd probably end up having to clean the seats afterward!
  17. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Thank You Ralph. Ah got to love the Chessie System Special.
  18. Kanawha

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    Dear Lord, the 2101 is a powerful engine! It must be hauling 30 cars there without a booster.

    And to think, it was originally built as a 2-8-0 and rebuilt as a Northern later.
  19. chessie4155

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    Charlie: Fantastc pic..Thank You for posting it..:thumb:
  20. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    HEY FOLKS, just a reminder, this thread IS CLOSED to pictures...but COMMENTS are still WELCOME.

    PLEASE post NEW PICTURES to THE MOST CURRENT "WEEKLY PHOTO FUN" thread. THANK YOU!
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