On Track, with Deano

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by UP SD40-2, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Yikes...!!! That would be quite a consist if you were to lash 'em UP...!!! :mrgreen:

    That was quite a take you had at the train show..!! And some real bargains from what I can see...:eek:
  2. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Deano, I agree with you on Digitrax non-sound decoders. I had several of them over the years, but I won’t use then anymore. The MRC is a Brilliance decoder, but nothing I did, resulted in acceptable performance – even resetting to factory defaults does not help. After all I read about these decoders and the sound equipped Athearn engines, it looks to me as if MRC has some problems with their quality control. I am glad that you only got the good stuff from them. :wave::wave:
  3. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Geez, Deano, you got some really nice bar-goons at that train show. :thumb::thumb: That big Lincoln ragtop looks great, and the RS-1 has always been one of my favourites. Is that tender from Bachmann?

    Don't sell yourself short, Dean. We're both doing what we enjoy, and your work need not take a backseat to anyone. In fact, in my opinion, no one who does their best should feel that their work doesn't "measure up": this is not a contest - if it were, I wouldn't be here. I see so much great work on this Forum that it would be impossible to comment on it all. I hope that I can learn something from the things that I see, and that others, perhaps, can learn too from the things that I offer.

  4. Sarge_7

    Sarge_7 Member

  5. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Wayne, the RS-1 is my favorite of that type body styles too!:thumb::mrgreen:

    Oh cripes Wayne, if i thought modeling was a contest, i would have thrown in the towel the day i met you and Kurt(and MANY other GREAT modelers on here too):eeki::winki: , i enjoy what I'm doing, i was just putting credit where credit is due:thumb::mrgreen: .

    Sarge, GREAT JOB on that Hudson!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb: i REALLY like the logo:winki::mrgreen: .

    sorry to hear about the decal problem on the E6 decals:frowns: , i hope it works out:thumb: . BTW, E6's are AWESOME engines:thumb: , cant wait to see it finished:winki::mrgreen: .

    UP RS-1...
    Well, i am at a stand still on it now:frowns: , i didn't realize i was out of hoses and coupler cut bars:oops: , no biggie though, i needed to order a couple sound decoders so i added the parts needed to my list, should have them all from Walther's by Friday:thumb: .

    i had a little discrepancy with the "slogans" on this engine:eeki::oops: , really it would have said "road of the streamliners" on one side, and "serves all the west" on the other:winki: , but since i am out of those decals:oops: , i opted to put on a slogan that was popular during the era i am modeling:winki::119: .

    PIC #1- the RS-1 brand new, right out of the box:winki: .
    PIC #2 & #3- the RS-1 AFTER is was "Deano-ized"...yes, thats a word:rolleyes: , i just brought life to it:toug::119: .

    :deano: -Deano
  6. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Lemme get this straight: you bought this loco today, then re-lettered and weathered it, while simultaneously making several Posts to this and other threads, and have now posted both the "before" and "after" photos!!:eek::eek: Deano, you are a madman!! I'm embarrassed by my tortoise-like progress on my own projects. To top it all off, you've done an excellent job, too!! :thumb::thumb:

  7. Sarge_7

    Sarge_7 Member

    Thanks Deano, I put a lot of work into the hudson between researching how the pipeing should be and designing the decals. I used up several sheets of paper trying to print them out so they would work on the black paint. Good thing I got three kits on clearance at wolly world for $2 each:mrgreen:

    What are the letters in front of 1412? I have started to make my own hoses, I don't know how well you can tell in this pic. It looks like I need to straighten them out some.


  8. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    hi Deano---outstanding job on the rs-1,especially the weathering.Like Doctor Wayne,I also am an rs-1 fan.Although the CNR did not have any of these diesels on their roster,it's subsidiary Grand Trunk Western had a couple in the classic green and yellow paint scheme---boy, would i like to get a set of those---thanks again for this great thread---nutbar
  9. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Hey hes from Wisconsin what did you expect.:thumb:
  10. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Wayne, you don't know the half of it......Deano was also helping me over-come a slight technical difficulty in the weathering on my new VO1000. I don't think there is anyone who goes to greater lengths to help and encourage other modelers than Deano........and he is the fastest detailer in the West........or East for that matter:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Thank you my friend!:winker:

    Here is what Deano was helping me with:


    Thanks Buddy:winker::thumb:
  11. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Hey Steve...You're not doing such a bad job yourself..!! That ol' loco looks great..!! A little info on it (the prototype, I mean...) would be most appreciated....:thumb:

    Deano seems to be spoiling us....:mrgreen:
  12. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Soo-weet!! :thumb::thumb:

  13. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Thanks Guys!

    Wayne, THANK YOU!:mrgreen: coming from you, that really means a lot:smilie: .
    i bought the engine Saturday at the Lena show, spent all night finding pics of all UP's RS types, so i had an idea of how to do this project:winki: . it took me about 6 hours to get as far as i have:thumb: , i figure about two more hours to put a sound decoder in it,hoses and coupler cut bars:winki::mrgreen: .

    Sarge, those engines you did look SLAP AWESOME!!!:bravo:
    the letters i put before the number 1214 are: D.S., D.S. means= "Diesel Switcher", UP put those letters on many of the early Diesels of that type(FM's, etc. too):winki: .

    nutbar, THANKS!!!:mrgreen: I hope you are able to get one/some of those GTW RS-1's in the green and yellow paint scheme:thumb: .

    Roger, sign1 your answer to Wayne made my night:thumb: , i laughed so darn hard sign1 , GOOD ANSWER!:mrgreen:

    Steve, WHOLLY SMOKES!:eeki: the weathering on that engine turned out SLAP FANTASTIC!!!:bravo: , YOU done an AWESOME JOB!:thumb: that engine looks used, but well taken care of:winki::mrgreen: ...unlike some on the Rock Valley Sub:oops: . but if you seen my earlier post where i posted my engine roster, you noticed there just isn't nearly enough engines on the sub to keep Big Ed happy:cry: , so he's been working the very few engines we have hard.:)119: )

    Gus, THANK YOU!:winki::mrgreen:

    :deano: -Deano
  14. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Deano, your RS-1 looks fantastic. I don’t think 6 hours is such a long time to make it look like that. Hey, it takes much longer for UP to get their engines that dirty :mrgreen::mrgreen:.

    Sarge, the paint scheme of your SDs is really stunning – great job.:thumb:

    Steve, I love that engine. I am only glad that I got my new VO-1000 today, so that I don’t have to envy you :p:mrgreen:. If Deano does not mind, I will show a pic of it here once it is finished.
  15. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Well Gus, first of all, Thank you:thumb:. I wish I could shed a little light on this engine but sadly I know next to nothing besides the fact that it was built in 1942:oops:. When it came time to put the details on it (stacks and horn) I could not find a picture. I did find a pic of NP VO1000 # 420 that was built a few years later. It had four stacks, so that is what I did. Of course as luck would have it, I finally found a pic of #402 and.......it only had one stack:eek:!
    I have found a loop-hole however, It seems that these engines often had their stacks reconfigured after some years of use (many to 4 stacks)........so, on MY railroad, that's what happened. It is an added bonus that it looks better with 4 stacks........IMHO:winker:

    Thank you Wayne:thumb:
    Thank you Kurt:thumb:
    And Thank you again Deano:thumb:
    The kind words from you all are very much appreciated:thumb::thumb::thumb:
  16. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Well...I'm not usually that much interested with the family history of diesels...:mrgreen: But that one is an unusual looking one, and Deano is giving all of us an education on the genealogy of UP's and WSOR's many and varied engines...:thumb:
  17. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Deano what does the DS mean in DS1214
  18. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Kurt, THANK YOU for the VERY kind words:mrgreen: . Kurt, NO NEED to ask about putting your pics on here:winki: , they are MORE THEN WELCOME ANYTIME:thumb::mrgreen::mrgreen: .

    Steve, i too looked up my VO1000, and it too had just one stack, so thats what i put on it:winki: ...it doesn't look as good as yours or Kurt's, the extra stacks really make a difference:thumb::thumb::mrgreen: .

    Gus, i was going to do my next installment of "Deano's Engine Spotlight" last Friday, but i have just been to busy:oops: . I'll be posting it this week though, i hope you find it interesting:winki::oops: .

    Roger, the letters D.S. stand for= Diesel Switcher:winki: , UP used that on MANY of is early diesels:winki: .

    **i am a little embarrassed to post this pic of my VO1000:oops: , its not even close to being finished, and I've had it for over a year:eeki::oops: , just not enough time to do it all at once:119: . i still need to put hoses, coupler cut bars on it, the D.S. decals, sunshades, and weather it:oops: , but since my good friends Kurt and Steve are posting there's, here's mine:oops: .
    :deano: -Deano
  19. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Thank you Deano kinda like the UPY being a yard switcher?
  20. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    your exactly right Roger:thumb: . UPY is really the new D.S.:winki: . keep in mind though, both the old and new D.S. & UPY engines weren't just designated to yard duty, they ran/run locals too:winki: . and take UP's FM H15-44's for example, they had D.S. placed before their number, yet those engines ran over the road service too:winki: . but for the most part, D.S. and UPY engines ran/run yard & local duties.

    :deano: -Deano

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