Weekly Photo Fun week of Feb. 29

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by slekjr, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

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    Nice busy atmosphere chessie4155.
    Your detailed layout gives the feeling that your railroad really serves a community.

    Jacques
  2. jeffrey-wimberl

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  3. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Now there's a shot of yours I've not seen before. Nice job working the shrubbery into the foreground. Tip... Next time your at the office supplies store, pick up a can of air. Then, right before you take your picture, dust your engines and cars. For what it's worth...
  4. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    There's really not very much dust on them. Besides, when I do dust them off people say that they're too clean and that they need some dust on them.
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  5. TrainNut

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    It's not such a big deal in HO (still annoying and noticeable) but I model in N and when you zoom in on a scene and it's all covered with large scale dust, it destroys the believability. I wasn't being condescending about your picture, I was just offering a quick easy fix to improve an annoying problem. It was a take it or leave it tip and you chose to leave it.:rolleyes: No big deal. I look forward to your next fresh and unique photo.
  6. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Oh no, I'm not upset about it at all. I just don't have a problem with the dust being there. I'm not trying to pass models off as the real thing. I did enough of that in my younger years. I'm just showing models as models. The one that's in this mornings photo is an old Model Power crane car from a work train I used to have. I hacked it up a little to change it around some and made it into a transfer caboose. It was a bit of a challenge to bring it's weight up from 1.3 ounces to the NMRA spec of 4 ounces. I hot glued some flat weights to the bottom and put an old CPU heat sink in the cabin. That brought it to 4 ounces exactly. I still have to paint it for the Midland Gulf Railway.
  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Chessie4155
    Nice shot of Arthurville!

    Jeffery
    Cool looking transfer caboose.
  8. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    We were out on Drexel Ridge when the Jersey Central Fast freight rolled through.

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    PK1 F3A – Jersey Central

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    PK1 F3B – Jersey Central

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    Athearn RTR 50’ Flat with Two Trailers – SOO Line

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    Athearn RTR 50’ Flat with Two Trailers – Pennsylvania
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Athearn Blue Box Kit 50’ Flat with Two Trailers – Santa Fe/National Trailers

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    Athearn Blue Box Kit 50’ Flat with Two Trailers – Wabash

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    Athearn Blue Box Kit 50’ Flat with Two Trailers – Baltimore & Ohio

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    Athearn Blue Box Kit 50’ Flat with Two Trailers – Southern Pacific/Acme Trailers
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Athearn Blue Box Kit 50’ Flat (Renumbered) with Two Trailers – Reading/International Trailers

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    Athearn Blue Box Kit 50’ Flat with Two Trailers – Reading/B&O Trailers

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    Athearn Blue Box Kit 50’ Flat with Two Trailers – Pennsylvania/International Trailers

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    Bachmann Silver Series Flat Car - Pennsylvania
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Athearn RTR 40’ Flat with Crates – Pennsylvania

    (The flat cars are the most recently weathered additions to the fleet)

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    Athearn Blue Box Kit 40’ Wood Boxcar – Undecorated – Custom painted and Dry Transfers - Rutland

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    Athearn Blue Box Kit 40’ Wood Boxcar – Erie

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    Athearn Blue Box Kit 40’ Steel Boxcar – Undecorated – Custom painted and Dry Transfers – Jersey Central
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Athearn Blue Box Kit 40’ Steel Boxcar – Undecorated – Custom painted and Dry Transfers – Jersey Central

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    P2K Northeastern Center Cupola – Jersey Central
  13. chessie4155

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    Tompm: You are a true Master of the Runbys :goldcup:
  14. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Got a Conrail GP35 coming through the yard.

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    Really great looking roll by Tom!
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    The ex-Spokane, Portland, and Seattle 2-8-2 is going to be a really great looking loco when its done. :) Hope I get the chance to ride behind it.
  18. doctorwayne

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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!

    Wayne
  19. Biased turkey

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    TomPM, I'm very impressed with your boxcars weathering job.
    Could you please ( maybe in a separate thread ) give us more info about your technique.
    I know doctorwayne posted a very good tutorial about that subject ( and I bookmarked it ) but I would like , if you don't mind, have another "opinion" about weathering boxcars.

    Jacques