First Train on the Hillside

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by TomPM, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Since I finished the turf on the Hillside it was time to run a train. I cleaned the glue off the rails and set the signals to green. First up a good old anthracite coal drag.




  2. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

  3. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

  4. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

  5. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

  6. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    It must have just rained as the rocks are still glistening from the precipitation!
    Technical question - Did you start and stop your train for each picture or did you set it on real slow and just snap 'em off as it traveled past?
  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan


    I moved the train by hand. Before and after the photo session, however, the train was running under its own power.
  8. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    NICE roll by Tom!:thumb: :thumb: i like the new location:thumb:. the rocks DO look like it had just rained there;). GREAT JOB!:D -Deano
  9. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    That looks great! Love that diesels power. Did you airbrush weather the coal cars? They look really well done. The coal loads look real - almost the same but with just enough variation. Did you make the loads too?
  10. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Looks Great Tom. Some fine work there.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  11. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

    all coal cars

    Hey Tom, I was wondering, how much coal does that red, box y car on the end haul? Sure must be hard to load and unload. :D :D :D :D

  12. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Tom, that is really nice. You and DoctorWayne take some very nice photos and I really enjoy seeing y'all's layouts. What impresses me most is the selection of colors for the scenery and buildings. Very realistic.
  13. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Great run-by, Tom, :thumb: :thumb: and a neat new location for it, too! And of course it's always nice to see those L&NE FA's. :thumb: :)
    My future L&NE car is almost ready for painting, too. I'll post a picture when it's done.
    Tom, your method for doing run-bys is the same as mine: just pull 'em along by hand, although I did use the diesels to move my 71 car train: didn't want to over-tax myself. :D :D
    I shot some pictures of a coal train passing a crossing, on my layout, just as it was starting to get moving. I continued to shoot individual cars, then eventually shot as the train was moving, blurring the cars and giving (I hope) the impression that the train was picking up speed. Believe me, it doesn't have to be moving fast at all for this effect!! I'm not sure that I'll post the pictures though, as they were meant to tell the story of one coal train moving over the division, and there are about 125 pictures (although not all are useable) of the move. The train in your thread is about the right length. :thumb:

  14. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Just what we'd expect from Tom...Great trains in a great setting...!!! Congrats on the progress on the layout...!!! Just don't forget where you started all this (or where I first saw your trains)...The ol' water tower...!!!!:thumb:
  15. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    My money's on enough for a small stove and any bad children of the flagman & conductor!
  16. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Your roll by was so detailed, I couldn't resist making a stop motion movie from it. :D

    Link-> CoalDrag
  17. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Wow! :thumb:
  18. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Thanks everyone!

    Cannonball, I like the video!

    I still have trees and foilage to add but I just could not resist taking some shots. It is nice to reach the point that I can.

Share This Page