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Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by chessie4155, Oct 26, 2007.
I hope I'm not jumping the gun, but here goes for a new week of great photos...
After four hours, I finally got the handrails on my GP50. Why couldn't Athearn make these metal monsters so that they would actually fit as intended. I assembled the railing as I went along and had to drill out each and every hole, a pretty good trick when you don't have a pin vise.
Here's VIA 6415 at Jordan Station, Ontario. The cars are refurbished ex-CPR stainless steel cars from the 1950's.
Jeffrey, it helps to file the end of the part that's meant to fit into the hole in the side of the walkway - the method of cutting them when they're manufactured tends to spread the end. I also like to re-work the bend to make it sharper.
That's a good idea Wayne. I used to take a pin and enlarge the holes.
That's what I did, drilled all the holes out.
A pre-merger freight rolls past Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery.
NSSR "Pumpkin Train" ride
The other day my wife and son took the "Pumpkin Train"excursion held by the NSSR(North Shore&Scenic Railroad).It boarded at the Duluth Depot and went up to to the Lester River where they got off to pick pumpkins and other activities such as games and a magic show then turned around and came back.They used the Soo Line GP30 #700 for this ride.
Sorry for the photo quality,but my wife is gadget deficient to put it nicely.
In Nov. and Dec. they will be having a "Polar Express" Excursion using the last working steam engine from the Soo Line,engine #2719,a Pacific 4-6-2.I think I'm going on that one to get some decent pictures.
Anybody notice anything unusual about this GP50?
Eastbound Auto Parts Train at PT Jct.
Nice shots this week guys. This is one that is made up from CSX paint and SCL road name. I Think it is a nice look let me know what you think.
A: Did you move the lights from between the road numbers to the nose?
Q: Is the unit on the right doing double duty as a track cleaner or is the photo just giving me that impression? It almost looks like it has circuit boards for wheels
You got it! I salvaged the headlight fixture from an old Bachmann transet loco and very carefully drilled out a hole for it in the GP50's nose. The rest was a piece of cake.
The other unit is not a track cleaner of any kind. That's just an optical illusion. You can see it a lot better in this photo:
Not to nit pic but chessie you may want to get a crew to look at that rack as to me it looks like she jumped track on the back???? or am i seeing things?
Hi, here's a shot of a NYC J1a Hudson
Wow that is some BEAUTIFUL paint, on a SWEET engine. I wish I could have seen it!
Railroader 9731: you got me? It may well be derailed. I probably hit it before I took the pic,,,er, no wait , I mean. er , Thats why the train is stopped , yeah thats it, thats why it stopped! :mrgreen:
Woho! Genesis SD60M's:
Here are some pics of S gauge by Lionel
Can you help me, please
My last modeling job was help for a friend.
I know that you can make small turnbuckles. I own a flat car and a load that must be fastened on it. Can you help me, please?
This is the result, small turnbuckles, shakles and short pieces of chain.
A description "Making turnbuckles ..." will follow.
This is a weathering job I did some time ago. The agent is a wash of alcohol and black leather dye applied with an airbrush.