Engine Pics & Train Stuff...

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by UP SD40-2, Sep 1, 2006.

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  1. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Saturday Fun...

    FIRST, i would like to thank all those that wished my dad well, THANKS FOLKS!:thumb::D . dad is just about over his bronchitis:D . he was feeling pretty good today, we didn't even work on the layout one bit, instead we ran 4 of my steamers ALL DAY!:thumb::D. the highlight of the day was when we got the idea to run helpers. we gathered up the cars on ALL the sidings, in the small yard, and even had to get five of dads out of a box to make up two 23 car trains. i took my new Big Boy, hooked it to one 23 car train, then put one of my Challengers behind it as a helper(didn't need it, just looked cool:thumb: ). dad took my other Challenger, hooked it up to 23 cars, and used my F-E-F-3(UP "Northern") as a helper. we had made two passing tracks on his layout, but the one around the town wasn't big enough to use. the other passing track starts just before the station on one side of the layout, and ends just before the yard on the other side, so we took turns using that one. FOLKS, that looked AWESOME, and was TRULY, BIG FUN!!!:thumb::D we had a BLAST!:D the whole basement just echoed with the sound of those 4 steamers:thumb: . between the chuffing of those 4 engines, the whistles from all the grade crossings, and the bells when going slow through one section of town, man it was AWESOME!!!:thumb::D. true, i am REALLY into modern UP, but theres just something about big steam that gets me too;) . next weekend there is a small show in Monroe WI. we are going to go to, and visit my grandma after, as she lives in Monroe, so no modeling next weekend:( . but you can darn sure bet there will be NEW engines ADDED to my UP collection!:D sign1 **OK, first 2 pics are of the Big Boy, third pic is the backs of 1=dads Milwaukee Road "Pacific", 2= my UP F-E-F-3, 3= one of my "Challengers", and 4= my new Big Boy:D . fourth pic is of the Big Boy, and the Challenger heading the two 23 car trains. last pic is a section of the layout just before the town. THANKS! :D -Deano View attachment 29910 View attachment 29911 View attachment 29912 View attachment 29913 View attachment 29914

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  2. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Deano, glad your Dad's feelin' better. I can't think of a better way to spend the day with him.:thumb: Loved the photos...the b&w really look neat.
    the bigboy's are impressive....but I have a problem......I'm radii challenged....yes I can say it, I have small radii! There will be no bigboys running on my layout. I thought I was over the problem, but after seeing those beautiful loco's....I'm developing a case of ....radii envy....I'll have to talk to that doctor friend of mine!sign1
    oh yeah...you're not helpin' Miles!
  3. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    Will those things even run on 22"? I'm stuck with 18 on my current layout, but eventually plan to build a bigger one with with larger radius
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Glad to hear your Dad is feeling better!

    I really like that photo of 4005 with all the guys in front of it!

  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    bounce7 Im gald to hear your dad is doing better.bounce7
  6. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    I have the Lionel Challanger. It can work on the 18 in radius, and it won't derail as long as your track is good, but it really doesn't look right.
  7. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Steve, Ralph, & Josh, THANKS GUYS!!!:D Steve:wave:, GLAD to see you on here!:D BTW, my doctor said i "had a real problem with my addiction with engines":( , i replied: "OH NO doc, when i get the urge to buy an engine, I DO, NO PROBLEM"!!!tooth1hamrviperman, g_e_c IS CORRECT!:thumb: , my Challengers, and Big Boy DO go over 18r curves, quite well:thumb: , sure DON'T look good though:( . the passing tracks at dads have 18r curves, i tried them just to see if they would take that tight a curve, the cabs stuck out about a mile passed the track, NOT PRETTY!;) THANKS!:D -Deano
  8. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Here's a picture for ya!

    Hey Deano...saw this one on the web and thought of all you UP and CNW guys...what a nice job of restoration.

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  9. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    GREAT pic Herc, THANKS!!!:thumb: :D BTW, i know that engine and have RODE in those very cars!:thumb: that pic was taken at the IRM!:thumb: AWESOME place i go to EVERY YEAR!:thumb::D that F7 was restored here in WI at WSOR's paint shop:thumb: , they did a FANTASTIC job on it! that engine/cars is what inspired me to model this;) . THANKS Herc!!!:D -Deano View attachment 29971

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  10. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    My Kinda Trains!...or, AM I IN HEAVEN?

    was surfing the net, and came across these two pics:thumb: . just wanted to share them with any other "engine nuts" out there;) . makes me wish i had a bigger layout so i could replicate these pics:( . on the bright side, now I CAN justify having more engines then freight carsstooges8 hamrtooth1-Deano View attachment 29977 View attachment 29978

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  11. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Dean, it's good to hear that your Dad's condition has improved: I'd bet that the time you've shared with him has made a big contribution towards that end.
    Your new loco is one BIG boy!:thumb: My Grandma used to say that a steam engine was like a big baby: it makes a lot of noise, it needs a lot of care, and it has a tender behind!:rolleyes:
    That road alongside the track, in the second picture on your Dad's layout, looks like a good place to pace a train, and, as good as all of the shots of the locos are, I also like the last picture, with only part of a couple of freight cars in view.

  12. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member


    Good news on your Dad. Hope he gets better with every day that passes. Hey, nothing to be ashamed of. It looks really good!!
    Awesome pics of that UP "mega-consist"!!! What would be the logic of doing this? Did they all wind-up at some terminal and were needed elsewhere?

    Keep UP the good work!!!

    Gus (LC&P).
  13. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Wayne & Gus, THANK YOU guys, VERY MUCH!:D **Wayne, i like what your grandma told you about steam engines:thumb::D . **Gus, i am more then sure you are right. what i mean is, i know at the modal yard in Rochelle, after the container train has been dropped off, the engines start stacking up. every so often they run a bunch of them back to Proviso yard:thumb: . THANKS!:D -Deano
  14. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Well we have Dr Wayne here on the Gauge, maybe he could give you an internet consultation!
  15. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    :confused: :confused:

    :confused:WhaddIdo? :confused:

    Deano! GLAD TO HEAR YOU DAD's getting better :) :thumb: Who said MR-ing isn't Therapeutic!
  16. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Miles, I'm tryin' to deal with my problem (radii challenged) and you post this beautiful creature:http://precisioncraftmodels.com/UP-Big-Boy-4-8-8-4%2C-HO-c3151.html
    (I guess size does matter.)
    That's all right:cry: ...I'll get over it ...I don't need one.....I don't need one..........I NEED ONE!:cry: :cry:sign1
    Russ, this is one case even Doctor Wayne can't cure!tooth1
  17. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    I know your pain.... its ok.

    in all seriousness, i really don't care when people say "OMG that will nEvAR fit on those 18"curves!?!?!11//1!?!"

    If you have fun running it, and the manufacturer says it will run on them, go for it! just make sure no scenery is in the way. a member of another forum once told the story about how the boiler overhang on a HO challenger wiped out every trackside pole and building that was to close to the track on the curves.

    my Challenger probably looks horrible on the 22 Inch curves i run it on, but i have fun with it, so thats what i'll do! "it wouldn't look right" isn't always the best reason not to buy a model you really like. you won't even notice after a while.
  18. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    = New Engine!!! =

    WELL FOLKS, it came today, an SD45T-2 "early model":D . THIS makes 51 engines on my roster!:D i have said it a thousand times, Athearn's details have come a LONG way!:thumb: boy she's a beaut:D . has MANY nice details, yet still needs more;) . have to change the plow, put hoses on it, MU hose holder, antenna, perhaps an AC unit, add a couple decals, and some minor paint work:thumb: . i will be installing an MRC Brillance sound decoder in it(right after this post;) ), they are in new packaging, wonder if the sounds are the same? I'll let you folks know later:thumb: . ANYWAYS, here are 5 pics of it right "out of the box". cant seem to find prototype pics of #4890:( , i guess i will just get some pics of "other" early model UP SD45T-2's and dress it up like them;). :D -Deano View attachment 30023 View attachment 30024 View attachment 30025 View attachment 30026 View attachment 30027

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  19. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Nice diesel Deano! I too bought some Athearn's recently (SD70 series). They have some nice detailing even in Nscale...but pull a bit weakly. Overall though a good value for the money IMHO.
  20. Thoroughbreed

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