A little switching action

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Ralph, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Gondolas are loaded with scrap metal from shredded automobiles.

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    The loaded cars are pulled out of Sal's Salvage and across the bridge spanning the canal.....

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  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Great pics, Ralph!
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    ...and set out at the materials yard at Kings Port Steel. Later, during another operating session, they will be returned as empties to the salvage yard.

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  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Great shots Ralph, you must be tired out now :thumb:
    How did you sqwish the cars?? :p
  6. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Looking gooooood Ralph!!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Now that I have my trackwork finished I can finally get into some operations too!

  7. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Great photos of a very nice layout Ralph!

  8. LIRR

    LIRR Member

    Raplh. Is the dim/focused on one area light effect intentional? because it really adds to the drearyness of the whole urban penn central setting.
  9. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    I'd love to say I created this intentionally but its the result of an inexpensive camera and ordinary ceiling lighting. :)
  10. 13Mtrainer

    13Mtrainer Member

    hey dude great pics man. but i have to ask can we get a track plan from you? hope this doesn't sound stupid but how do you get the scraps in the cars? thanks for sharing the pics

  11. CalFlash

    CalFlash Member

    Love those shots of heavy industries like the one showing set outs at the materials yard at Kings Port Steel. Nice work.
  12. SAL Comet

    SAL Comet Member

    Ha Ralph, Speaking of Sal's salvage- I haven't received last months check.
  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    I set up cars as loaded or empty prior to starting an operating session so the gons at Sal's will be already loaded for pick up. I photographed them empty above just for effect. :) I make scrap loads out of aluminum foil that I spray paint browns and reds and then shred into small pieces. I then glue the pieces to a piece of thin balsa wood cut to fit in the gondola. I just pop it in or turn the car over and remove the load as appropriate.

    Oh, I'll post a track plan of the layout and a detailed one of the switching area pictured above soon...

    Sal!!!! Sorry man! The check is in the mail...yeah..that's the ticket! :D
  14. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Nice pics, Ralph
  15. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Photo's Great Modeling Ralph :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  16. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Well, in lieu of a track plan (which I'll try to post some time) here are a couple more pics of local action. First an SD9, still with a Pennsey logo, hauls away two tank cars from Vandelay Industries.

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  17. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Once those tankers are out of the way the crew can go back and pull out a string of empty hoppers from Kings Port Steel's materials yard. Meanwhile a passenger train zips by on the main. I need a name for this train.....something NY/PA area...any ideas?

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  18. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Nice Ralph :thumb:
    I like the SD90 :)
  19. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Ralph, how about The Bullet? :D

    Or, the Flyer, the Empire State one way and the Keystone the other? The Pennsylvanian, the Broadway, the Businessman's Special.

  20. LIRR

    LIRR Member

    How about "The harrisburg clipper: We promise nothing with break down this time, maybe"

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