Dec 14th Weekly Photo Fun

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by slekjr, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Kurt - your work is great. I don't know how you manage to get the ground cover looking so good...but if you keep posting pictures of it - I'll be able to copy it a lot easier! :grin:
  2. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

  3. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

    No, no, no, no, no

    Kurt, that picture is terrific, but without a driver, you don't ever, ever never, park a '55 chevy on tracks!!:curse::curse:announce1

  4. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    What about a '56?
  5. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    I know, I know, I just hoped no one would notice, that there was no driver – I am still working on it....:oops:. You guys look much to closely at pics :mrgreen::mrgreen:. BTW, it is a ’55 Chevy.

    Thank you guys, for your kind words.

    Herc, there is nothing special to my ground cover. It is a 60/40 mixture of very fine granite (almost a powder) and sand. I add a bit of powdered soil to that mixture. After spreading this mixture on to the layout, I sprinkle on some dirt from the garden or ground up oak leaves before I glue it all down.
  6. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    beautiful shots everyone---thanks for sharing---here's a couple of cnr cabooses fresh from the paint shop

  7. Kanawha

    Kanawha Member

    The 614 is an amazing engine. :thumb: I wish someone made a nice plastic model of it in HO scale. One of my favorite 4-8-4 designs.
  8. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Charlie: Cool pic of the 614 :thumb:, Post all the Chessie pics you want, wont upset me any!
  9. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Hi everyone, nice pics. It seems there are a lot of C&O lovers here, so this one is for you! Gotta love those dual pumps on the smokebox front, and the narrow door between them. The folk who had to clean the flues must have loved them! The bell above and headlight below, those number boards, C&O steam sure is one of the most attractive around.

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  10. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    hello all---gary,the C&O sure had good looking locomotives :thumb:.It seems all railroads' steam engines had features that set them apart and gave an individuality of their own---here's a couple of shots of steam power which highlight cn's uniqueness


  11. w8jy

    w8jy Member

    Gary and nutbar - those are some very nice looking locomotives!
  12. AmericanAirFan

    AmericanAirFan New Member

    I've never posted any photos of my trains so here you go something to ponder about my trains :wave:

    A rare Amtrak SPD40F leads "Amtrak 503 Extra" around the Christmas tree while A Southern Pacific Daylight F7 awaits numbering sitting on a side track.


    An A.T. & S.F. Caboose trails the Christmas Special.


    If anyone wants to see any photos of my other trains just ask I'll be glad to show some more :wave:

    Also I just have two tracks circling my tree with some Life-Like Snap track though the outer track is wired I have yet to get a coupler onto my SP F7 because I have no coupler boxes wall1 So for now it just sits while the Amtrak Extra Passenger train circles the tree.


    btw nice photos guys I've been following the threads every week :cool:
  13. trainnut65

    trainnut65 Member

    Nice pic's this week guys.
    Dash-8 conrail waiting to get his orders for the day.
  14. tomkat13

    tomkat13 Member

    Checking the outgoing.....

    Some great shots everyone! Here we're moving out the goods!




  15. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Great start guys!

    My humble submission, storing excess vehicles...

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  16. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    jbaakko, I um, I ah..........what can I have?
    Lets see, I want the Bobcat the Mack trucks in the second pic, the Cat compactor. Post more pics Im sure I could find more.sign1

    Nice pics everyone! lets see some more. :thumb:
  17. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Something old.One I built and one I bought.:)

    This one I bought on Train-Bay several years ago.It is an old ATLAS/Mehano SD45 shell on a streched KATO frame.I don't know much about it except it runs like a KATO should.


    This one I built. The hi short hood is the rear hood off of a junker LifeLike GP38.The rest is pure KATO.If I were to do this again I would use the SD35 short hood from ATLAS that way I could mount the bell in it's rightful spot.

    Something new (started today)


    This one will get CNW yellow and green with a blue patch on the cabside with GVR on it.

    Sorry about the sucky pics. :(
  18. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Great Pics Everyone:thumb: Keep em comin.
    Blue C&O Safety Caboose 903246 on a local setting at PT Jct.
  19. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Fantastic pictures everyone.
    Great weathering on that whole scene tomkat13. :thumb: :thumb: Maybe some day I'll learn to weather stuff like that besides letting things sit outside for a year or so. sign1
  20. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member


    Thats only one drawer of 4 in the storage container, plus there's two 12"x12"X8" boxes full of vehicles, plus other various ones laying around. :p

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