Weekly Photo Phun week of 10/26

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  1. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    I hope I'm not jumping the gun, but here goes for a new week of great photos...
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  2. jeffrey-wimberl

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    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.

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  3. doctorwayne

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    Here's VIA 6415 at Jordan Station, Ontario. The cars are refurbished ex-CPR stainless steel cars from the 1950's.
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    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.

    Wayne
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That's a good idea Wayne. I used to take a pin and enlarge the holes.
    Ralph
  5. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    That's what I did, drilled all the holes out.
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    A pre-merger freight rolls past Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery. :)
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    Ralph
  7. CRed

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    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.

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    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.

    Chris
  8. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Anybody notice anything unusual about this GP50?

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  9. chessie4155

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    Eastbound Auto Parts Train at PT Jct.
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  10. trainnut65

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    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.

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  11. PWRR-2207

    PWRR-2207 Rogue Islander

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    Unusual GP50

    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 :confused:
  12. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    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:
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  13. railroader9731

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    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?
  14. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Hi, here's a shot of a NYC J1a Hudson

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  15. jbaakko

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    Wow that is some BEAUTIFUL paint, on a SWEET engine. I wish I could have seen it!
  16. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    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:
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  18. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    Here are some pics of S gauge by Lionel
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  19. modelsof1900

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    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?


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    This is the result, small turnbuckles, shakles and short pieces of chain.
    A description "Making turnbuckles ..." will follow.

    Bernhard
  20. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    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.

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