Doubleheaded Erie Berkshires

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Gary Pfeil, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    OK, so this isn't quite what you were expecting. A doubleheaded shot required pulling back quite a way and losing some detail. Thought this was a good one to start with. Marty's unit is on the right. Marty, it hasn't been drybrushed yet!

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  2. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    This one looks down the length of Martys loco.

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  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    They look real nice Gary!
  4. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Here is the doubleheader shot. Marty's is the second loco. Of some interest (?) is the truck in this photo. My wife works in import logistics and several vendors have given her several 1/87 model trucks! All are modern except this one. It is a Mercedes, does anyone now how old?

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  5. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    As a little bonus, here is a shot of another unit Blake is working on. Whenever Blake is near completion of HO locos, they get brought over for a trial spin. Pretty cool, huh?

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  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Of all the rigid frame locos, I still think the berk is the best looking. Thanks for the "twins".
    Truck, what truck?.......OH that truck! Nope, don't have any idea how old.
  7. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Thanks for the pic's.
    I love the doubleheader shot.

    She looks wonderful.

  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Very nice looking loco's Gary, I really like the weathered one.
  9. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Thanks everyone.
  10. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Very nice Gary..Thanks for sharing.:D
  11. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Great photos of some beautiful locos. The first one is a interesting comparison showing the difference weathering makes.
    More photos please.
  12. Gary, your detailing and weathering on locos just blows me away. You do excellent work! But even Marty's unweathered one is good looking. And Blake's is outstanding also. :cool: Wish they all belonged to me... ;) :D
  13. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    I'll 2nd that Mike!

    I really admire the work you Steam Guru's keep posting!

    I think there are too many moving parts for the LPBs on the Paulsen-Knudsen line. I can't even get them to care for a little diesel switcher. I might have to "recycle" them and start over....
  14. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Dang Casey, sure wish I could take credit for the paint jobs on these locos but they are the work of Blake. He had done an Erie berk for me awhile back, I guess Marty saw the shots I posted and asked Blake to do his as well. Blake brought it over to make sure it was running well and of course we had to pose them.
  15. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Gary, these locos are really fantastic! The weathering is as perfect as it can get. And I'm sure that Marty's engine will get its share of dirt and grime, too! :D

    Concerning the truck: If memory serves me right, this 'Schenker' truck is (was) a moving van of a Swiss trucker firm, stationed in Olten - a few miles from my home. Below the Schenker name it says 'Internationale Transporte', i.e. International Transports. (See, German is not that different from English ;) )

    Today the color scheme is quite different, but I would place this truck in the 1955-1965 era. Hope this helps a bit. BTW: Can you read the license plate of the model?

  16. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Hi Ron, As soon as I saw your name on the post I figured I was going to get an answer about the truck. If indeed it is possible that the truck may have existed in 1955, that is good enough for me to go ahead and use it. I hope to remove all lettering except Schenker Co., and rewrite history so that they were a competitor of Railway Express, at least in the east. Thought I'd send a photo of it after altering and in an appropriate setting to the salesman who gave it to my wife.

    Thanks for the info!
  17. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    Just like to say that, those pictures are great!:eek: :D
  18. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Ray asked for more, so here is one I took as a "waste" shot. I thought the angle would be a good one, and it is, but when I finish the area there will be a building where the camera is. You can see where the walls will be, marked in black magic marker. I think this would look good if it were an open field, hmmm.

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  19. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Thanks Gary. I like that shot .
    That is a nice spot to watch trains .
  20. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    If you model a building that is removable and also model a reemovable open field with the same footprint, you could remove the building and install the field for photographic purposes. A little ground foam grass sprinkled around the edges of the field wuold hide the joint when photographing.

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