April 06, It's not the trains, it's the structures

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by ezdays, Apr 3, 2006.

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  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Yeah, that's right, it's structures that make your world work, trains are important but without structures you'd have no place to go after the trains stop running. In this case your world can be anyplace. Let's get some pictures of structures, any scale including full scale. Got something really neat on your layout, someone else's layout, your neighborhood or even something you took a picture of while on vacation.

    Here are the rules:
    • The picture can be of any structure, real world or any scale.
    • "Structure" can be a building, a tower, a electrical sub-station, a house, a store, a mine or anything else that fits the catagory.
    • If scale, it can be scratchbuilt, a kit, kitbashed or RTR, it doesn't matter.
    • If real, the whole world is open for you're photographic abilities.
    • The picture must be taken by the person submitting it.
    • Please include a brief description of what the picture is when posting it.
    • All other common rules apply, like your entry can't have been entered in any previous contest on the Gauge.
    • The contest closes on April 30.
    That's it, I've seen some great pictures posted in other threads, gather them up, I expect a great turnout for this contest. Have fun.
  2. Marxed

    Marxed Member

    i doubt i'll win, but here's one anyway:

    plasticville jail, where all the bad boys get locked up :thumb:

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  3. zedob

    zedob Member

    Yard Trolls! I new they were good for nothing. :curse:

    Lock'em all up, where they belong.:D
  4. Marxed

    Marxed Member

    he is actually one of the 7 dwarfs.... grumpy :D
  5. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Roberts Group, Sand Gravel and Cement Company

    Roberts Group Cement Company.

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  6. zedob

    zedob Member

    Ehh,...they all look alike to me.:D
  7. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Old SP Depot in Esparto, Ca.

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  8. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    This is the inspiration for the Campbell Skull Valley Depot kit.

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  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Entries everyone.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  10. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    OK..I shall enter the old Plymouth Street station..This station was moved from Plymouth Street to the old T&OC station area and has been refurbish.Of course this is in Bucyrus Ohio..I took this picture this past Sunday..The weather was chilly and damp.

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  11. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Larry the station looks Great. Great Photo.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Here is a picture of the aggregate plant I built for my layout. It serves Hudson Cement, another of my indsutries a little further down the line. I cut the Hedberg Aggregates logo out of the phone book because I liked the color and design. Coincidentally I happened to drive by one of their sites and it turns out they are a landscape business that has aggregates, rocks, etc. and are known for having restored railroad equipment on their grounds! The one I passed had a Great Northern passenger coach!

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  13. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member

    Hi Crew,

    Here's my "Meyer's Gravel Conveyor"

    Who knows how prototypical it is? Or if it even would work.... But don't you think I should get votes just for dreaming it up?

    Engineer Kyle :rolleyes:

  14. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    These pictures were taken on 4/6/06 by myself, on Hwy 27 east of Alexandria Minnesota. It is the Weston Station restaurant. The markings on the car are S.P. & S.RY. Co. Top at both ends. Empire Builder in the Center top, Weston Station center below the windows and it is car #405. The train car is part of the building!

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  15. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Here is one of a local building: "Madill Church"

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  16. RevnJeff

    RevnJeff New Member

    Grocery Warehouse

    Here's my entry, Walther's background building, turned into a grocery warehouse.

  17. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Oil storage tanks at "Fullard's Home Heating".

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  18. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member

    Big Four Bridge - Sidney, Ohio

    Completed in 1924 for the CCC & St. L. Railroad (The Big Four), the original Bellefontaine and Indiana went through downtown Sidney, but was later rerouted to this location due in part to the 1913 flood. Five men died, and several others were injured during the construction of this bridge. One man is believed to be buried inside one of the massive concrete columns, and a small marker notates the spot. If you click the "My RailImages Album" link in my signature, you can view the other photos I took of the Big Four Bridge.

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  19. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    OK so I changed my entry

    I went out last night and got some building photos. I don't usually take them. Here are a couple of workers looking to get in trouble with the boss.
  20. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    What a fine establishment Ed, hehehe.

    Here's my entry. I had too many proto buildings to chose from so I picked my favourite model shot made from Walthers modulars and some EZ Line.


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