On Track, with Deano

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

  1. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Its the same up here, we had a COUPLE, days in the 40's-low 50's here, now snow:roller: , just makes everyone sick:frowns: .

    Here's a couple pics i took in Rochelle last summer:thumb::mrgreen:

    :deano: -Deano
  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Oh ok deano. Now I can see the difference.:mrgreen: I like the shot of the calf unit. Hey if the railroads can mix power so can we.sign1
  3. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Don't make them too shiny, that might resemble too much clenliness:mrgreen:(is that spelled right?sign1)

    Actually Deano, the SD20's will STILL be, just as leased engines:mrgreen: In their March issue, Model Railroader showed pics of EX-WSOR #2054 in a colum about how SD20's were all unique, and the cab markings had been quickly covered with B-something-something-X. Two issues later, the guy who BOUGHT that very engine wrote to MR, explaining the engine's entire history:eek: and revealing the engine's current owner: a bio-fuel industry.

    I think we've all had moments like that plenty of timessign1

    What are you talking about? These pictures are great!:thumb:

    AWESOME!!!!:thumb: My condolences as well for your relatives who have moved on.

    BTW neat Aerotrain! What's next, the M-10000 City of (insert city name here:p)? You already own a Zephyrsign1 would make a great combo IMHO:thumb:
  4. zachary

    zachary Member

  5. NIevo

    NIevo Member

    Well here are some of my UP pics just for you Deano!



    Here are the 2 newest additions to the fleet. The engine is a Proto 2k that I won on eBay for $33!! It was brand new never opened.


  6. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    CNWman, THANK YOU!, for the complements and kind words:smilie::mrgreen: .
    ALSO, THANKS for filling me in on the SD20's:thumb: , GLAD to hear they wont be scrapped:winki::mrgreen: .

    Zachary, i thought YOU would like those pics:thumb::mrgreen::mrgreen: .

    NIevo, WOW!!!:eeki: NICE!!!:thumb::thumb: THANKS FOR POSTING THOSE!!!:mrgreen:
    you'll love the P2K:winki: , i have one and it runs SLAP AWESOME!:mrgreen:
    I really like the boxcar & other UP freight cars too!:thumb:

    Went to dads today, we tore up a couple problem spots on his layout, it ended up being more then dad thought, but i think re-doing the added areas will really help the "bigger" engines i have there:thumb: . we should be up and running again next Saturday:winki: .

    the VERY LAST show of the year was in Rockford today:mrgreen: , of corse we went:thumb::mrgreen::mrgreen: , look for my "buys" in my NEXT post:winki: ...oh, and i must stress that you folks should be sitting down when you read it, tie your shoes REAL TIGHT TOO:winki: , because it will SLAP KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!!!:eeki::eeki::eeki:

    :deano: -Deano
  7. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    Deano, did you go to the high-wheeler a couple weeks ago in Palatine, at Harper College? I was there with my dad and my son, we all had a good time. Got lots of pics and some ideas too.

    Oh, and found out my son likes N scale most
  8. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Steve, no, i wasn't aware there was a show there:oops: . Glad you had a good time there though:thumb::mrgreen: .

    :deano: -Deano
  9. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    The Rockford Show...(or, THE SEARCH IS OVER!!!)

    Well, dad and i went to the LAST show this year, it was in Rockford:mrgreen: . really, i didn't think we would be able to go, do to NO PARKING...once we got there it took us 20-30mins just to find a parking space:roller: , i couldn't be more serious, it was crazy, but after driving around the WHOLE parking lot for that amount of time, we finally got a space:mrgreen: .

    Once we got in, at the FIRST table i went to, i picked up an AC12 Cab Forward(Riverossi):thumb: . really, i hate buying used engines because your taking a chance on them even running, but at the price i got this engine for, i COULDN'T pass it up:winki: . this was the FIRST used engine i have bought, and i was lucky because, IT RUNS!!!:thumb::mrgreen: the wheels & contacts need a good cleaning, but IT RUNS on dads layout without problems. I'll lube the motor, etc, too, this should put her back to 100%.

    As far as exterior details, comparing the Riverossi to my Intermountain AC12, the Riverossi is only a quarter of the engine my Intermountain is:eeki: , the Intermountains exterior rivals Brass:winki: . but the Riverossi runs much better and isn't as picky on switches, so thats a real plus. if i ordered some detail parts for it, it could be a real nice engine:thumb: .

    Dad and i then went to the Milwaukee Road Historical Societies booth, i picked up one of their rib side box cars, and dad picked up three of them:eeki: . they had a nice assortment of them, like 10 different ones to choose from. dad was quite happy with the ones he chose:thumb: , and i liked the one i picked out.

    I picked up two new vehicles, i found a 60-70's style UP trailer, what a find!!!:thumb: its hard to get these, i have seen TONS of older styles, and TONS of newer ones, but its rare to find them for the era i am modeling.
    i also picked up a UP bus:thumb: , well, sure its to old for my era:oops: , but being a UP fan, well....:119:

    There was TONS of real neat stuff i would have liked to get, but passed on, little did i know it was all for a reason.....

    As many of you probably know, i have been looking FOR YEARS for a Lionel HO scale Veranda Gas Turbine, finding these is next to impossible, well, THE SEARCH IS NOW OVER!!!!


    Honestly, i ALMOST didn't get it:eeki: , the seller(Skip) wasn't coming down on the price:cry: , but just before dad and i was going to leave, i stopped by and we finally found a price both of us could live with:thumb: . I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MY DAD, THANK YOU!, for loaning me the rest of the money i didn't have on me to get the engine. i HAVE the money for the engine, but it was Saturday afternoon, and the banks were closed, so dad loaned me the difference till i can get to the bank on Monday to pay him back, THANKS DAD!!!
    i AM NOT going to disclose what i payed for this SLAP STUPENDOUSLY, FANTASTICALLY, AWESOME ENGINE...:mrgreen::oops::oops: , but i will tell you folks that when they first came out they went for about $475.00:eeki: , and considering the miracle of even finding them now, let alone NEW, i was happy with the price i paid:thumb: (though i would have been much happier with the retail price:119: ). as big a UP fan as i am, i just couldn't live without it:winki: .(i was into N scale for a couple years, and still have the N scale model of these that Con-Cor put out:thumb: )

    Its got QSI DCC w/sound, it weighs about a ton, looks,sounds, and runs SLAP STUPENDOUSLY. I test ran it at dads, but didn't put any cars behind it yet, though i am sure it will pull a ridiculous amount of them due to the weight of it. I'll know more about it running wise next Saturday after we finish up the track work at dads. the exterior detailing is AWESOME, and the lighting effects are just too cool:thumb: .

    1- my new 60's-70's UP trailer(the tractor is one i already had)
    2- the UP bus
    3- the Milwaukee Road rib side boxcar I bought
    4- Rivarossi cab forward AC12

    **Side note: i have updated my engine roster, if interested, you can find it on page 15 of this thread:winki: .

    Till next time...STAY ON TRACK!:thumb:

    :deano: -Deano

  10. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    I am SO SORRY for the bold type above folks:oops: , i copied the post from "word pad" and thats how it turned out:eeki::oops::oops: , AGAIN, i DO APOLOGIZE:smilie: .
    :deano: -Deano
  11. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Looks like you and Dad had a good time Deano and found some nice stuff too:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Love the UP truck and the UP Fuel Tender, those things are so cool!!!!!

    Great Finds!!!!!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  12. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    No need for apologies, my friend, the bold type suits the occasion perfectly. :thumb::thumb: Great finds, Deano, especially that turbine. :-D Slap stupend-awesome-ous :eek::eek:;):-D:-D:-D

  13. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    Nice finds Deano!! I always enjoy seeing your collection!
  14. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Deano's collection keeps growing and growing and growing........ :eek: its like the energizer bunny :mrgreen: hahahahaha
  15. Sarge_7

    Sarge_7 Member

    i knew it!!!:mrgreen: Great find and congrats on the turbine:thumb::thumb:
  16. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    That right there sir, is one seriously awesome engine. I recomend that you DON'T weather it, although superdetailing would be a welcome addition (like numberplatessign1) Hmmm, let's see, you have at least one example of a Big Boy, Challenger, 844(4), Century, and now you have a fully operational illegal-in-some-sensitive-cities UP Turbine. Maybe you should get one of these next:
    or maybe this:
  17. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    I'm guessing that the worm has turned,:rolleyes: and U.P.'s M-1000 will be next up at Deano's 'n' Dad's. ;):-D:-D

  18. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    I think the next step for Deano is an actual UP loco
  19. DeckRoid

    DeckRoid Member

    Good LORD that engine is HUGE!
  20. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Deano had his picture taken in front of one of these monsters and he posted it earlier in the thread. The turbine was at least twice his height and Deano said he's around 6 feet or something!

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