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

    CNWman, the IRM is just to far from work to commute to daily, but if i won the lottery, your idea would be GREAT!:thumb:

    Triplex, THANKS for the info:thumb: .

    Went to dads today and we worked on his layout:thumb: . there was two sections, the approach into the city, and leaving the city, that were really giving us problems, so we tore up about 15' of track and re-done those 2 areas. we completed the mainline & passing track, we just have to put the 2 spurs back in and a longer caboose track:winki::mrgreen: .

    I was TOTALLY PLEASED with how the mainline & passing track turned out:thumb: , my pickiest engine, my Intermountain AC12 Cab Forward now runs perfectly through the whole layouts mainline!:mrgreen: My Gas Turbine and Y3 were having problems before we fixed those areas too:frowns: , BUT NOW the Gas turbine runs FLAWLESSLY through it, and i am sure my Y3 will too:winki: , I'm still working on the Y3 so i wasn't able to check how it handles the new track work, but i am sure it will do fine:winki::mrgreen: .

    My Athearn Big Boy & 2 Challengers ALWAYS ran good on dads layout, even through the two areas that my other BIG engines had problems with, i cant brag enough on how FANTASTIC these engines are, SLAP AWESOME detail on them too:winki: . if ANYONE was wanting to get reliable steam, MY ADVICE(and i DID say "MY ADVICE"), you just CANT beat the NEW Athearn steamers, they are so smooth running, sound great, detailed great, and NOT PICKY on track work:thumb: . (DISCLAIMER: I am basing this on HO scale with minimum 22r curves:winki: )

    We were short 3 pieces of flex track, so we headed off to the hobby shop in Janesville, stopped by the WSOR round house & yard and grabbed a few NEW shots:mrgreen: , see pics below.

    Like i mentioned, it ended up we have the switches in place, just need to connect them to the existing industry tracks, i figure about an hour or two worth of work and all the track work will be done:thumb: . after i re-do the scenery in those two areas I'll post some pics:winki: .

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

    :deano: -Deano
  2. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    In my post "above", notice the broom on #1501 & #1502, this would make an interesting add on detail to put on some of your switchers:winki: .

    :deano: -Deano
  3. Sarge_7

    Sarge_7 Member

    :mrgreen:Great pics Deano:thumb::thumb:

    Here are the pics I promised, unfourunatly I only found I of 6936 so far. I am sure there has to be more, but then I was probably focused on 3985 and 844:p Sorry if there are to many pics, and excuse the quality, these were from my younger years :mrgreen:

    Raildays Salt lake city 1991 DDA40X 6936.jpg

    Raildays Salt lake city 1991 GM Demonstrator.jpg

    Raildays Salt lake city 1991 GM Demonstrator FT.jpg

    Raildays Salt lake city 1991 8.jpg

    Raildays Salt lake city 1991 1.jpg

    Raildays Salt lake city 1991 2.jpg
  4. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Awesome train Deano. Watching me a Lionel turbine on eBay now. My "discretionary" budget grew by $244 this payday.
  5. Sarge_7

    Sarge_7 Member


    Raildays Salt lake city 1991 3.jpg

    Raildays Salt lake city 1991 4.jpg

    Raildays Salt lake city 1991 5.jpg

    Raildays Salt lake city 1991 6.jpg

    Raildays Salt lake city 1991 7.jpg
  6. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Hey Deano....Great pics (as always...) :thumb:

    Now....In the interest of "larning" us "coalies"...How's about a little info on those gorgeous engines....Are #'s 1501 & 1502 still in service..?? They look awfully beat-up....:eek:

    BTW...I could only spot the broom on 1501....:mrgreen:

    Can't wait to see how that Y3 is gonna look...:twisted:
  7. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Jim, WHOA!!!:eeki: SLAP AWESOME PICS!!:thumb::thumb:
    the pic with #1243 on the flatbed is a priceless shot, and seeing #844 in its greyhound colors, AWESOME!:thumb::thumb: THANK YOU!, for posting those:thumb: , i feel HONORED that you posted them on THIS thread:winki::mrgreen: .

    Josh, i have my fingers crossed for you:winki::mrgreen: .

    Gus, you bet #1501 & #1502 are still in service:thumb: , they were BOTH running as i was taking their pics yesterday, they sounded GREAT too:winki: . #1501 is in primer, BOTH are waiting to be painted.

    WSOR bought 5/6 of the old Milwaukee Road MP15AC's to replace the SD20's they have(see pics below).

    The broom on BOTH of them is in the same exact spot:winki: .

    :deano: -Deano
  8. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Jim...These pictures you posted....were you in Heaven...?? I gotta be a good boy to go there..!!! :mrgreen:

    I can't rightly see, but is #1243 a 10-Wheeler..? and the roadname for this beauty is..??

    If you've got some more...keep them coming..!!:thumb:
  9. Sarge_7

    Sarge_7 Member

    STEAM HEAD Yup I was in heaven, mostly because that was less than a week after I got home from Desert Storm. What a welcome home they gave me:p I still have to find the newspaper article for that days events. I also am still trying to sort through those pics and find some more good ones.
    Yup I think it was a ten wheeler, and the FT was a demonstrator paint scheme(somebody corrct me if I'm wrong)

    DEANO I feel honored that you allow me to post my pics on your threads, Thank you. Don't make me have to say again that it was your threads that lead me to the Gauge:p
    Here are some pics of 844 in it's present day form. This was last September. Between my Son and this event helped bring me back into the hobby.

    That's me with the video camera, my wife was standing behind me taking pics:rolleyes: That's my Son and oldest Daughter standing with his school teacher in the foreground:mrgreen:


  10. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Wow...!!! That "rear-end" picture of 844 is awesome..!! What a magnificent engine..!!! And people get to ride them..!!!
  11. zachary

    zachary Member

    hey deano nice shots of those locos wanted to pop in and say hey
  12. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Jim, your spoiling me with all those AWESOME UP steamer pics:mrgreen::mrgreen: , THANK YOU!, for posting them:thumb::mrgreen: .

    Zachary, THANKS!:smilie: , GLAD you popped in!:thumb::mrgreen:

    Not new pics:oops: , but just a couple of my SD40-2's:mrgreen: .

    :deano: -Deano
  13. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Pictures Deano. It's amazing to see the SD40-2's still in service today. Your UP SD40-2's look amazing.
  14. Sarge_7

    Sarge_7 Member

    Deano, love them SD40-2s, I was just thinking about how many more of those Ineed(want:twisted:) to get.

    Here is one from a club open house I went to last October. The have another one this weekend coming up. I think I might think about joining, but it is 40 miles away, what do you think?



  15. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Photo's Jim.
  16. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Indeed, that is the FT demonstrator scheme. The "road name" is EMD(or EMC, can't remember when the name changed)/GM Demonstrator #103, an A-B set. Along with the sister set,#103A, also A-B, the resulting A-B-B-A 'locomotive' toured the continental U.S. to prove steam was no match for desiels.
  17. Sarge_7

    Sarge_7 Member

    Ok, here we go, found some much better pics of the raildays event:mrgreen:

    I knew I had a better pic of 6936:mrgreen:

    Raildays Salt lake city 1991 9.jpg

    Raildays Salt lake city 1991 10.jpg

    This is among my favorites

    Raildays Salt lake city 1991 11.jpg

    Raildays Salt lake city 1991 12.jpg

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    Notice 6936's lights throught the smoke:cool:

    Raildays Salt lake city 1991 14.jpg
  18. Sarge_7

    Sarge_7 Member


    Raildays Salt lake city 1991 15.jpg

    This is another of my favorites, loved it when them bad boys doubleheaded:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

    Raildays Salt lake city 1991 16.jpg

    Hopefully the ten wheeler came out better this time.

    Raildays Salt lake city 1991 17.jpg

    Just had to through this in there:mrgreen::mrgreen: RGZ receiving service at Grand Junction in 1981:thumb::thumb:

    RGZ Grand Junction CO 1981.jpg
  19. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Photo's Jim. The Rio Grande units look nice.
  20. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Matt, THANK YOU!, you are too kind:smilie: .

    Jim, dog gone you:eeki: , after seeing all those AWESOME pics of those UP steamers, i am rethinking my NEXT layout, perhaps ALL UP/SP STEAM:eeki: ..."Hmm...i have a Big Boy, 2 Challengers, a Y3, an F-E-F Class 3 Northern, an 0-6-0, 2 AC12 cab forwards...All i need is a 2-10-2 and a Mikado and that should do it...:rolleyes: ...." (looks over at 70-some Diesels)...well, maybe not:119: , but it was a good thought for the moment though:winki::119: .

    Seriously though Jim, THANK YOU so much for posting all those FANTASTIC pics:thumb::smilie: , they were 110% right up my alley, even the Rio Grande one:thumb::mrgreen: . i think i can safely say EVERYONE that reads this thread THOROUGHLY ENJOYED those pics:thumb: , AGAIN, THANK YOU!:smilie:

    The ten wheeler on the flatbed really gave me a good idea too:winki::mrgreen: .

    EDIT: DOH!, i forgot to answer your question on the club, Jim.
    40 miles is quite a distance to travel, though it looks like they do have real nice stuff & a nice layout:thumb: , you can also learn quite a bit from others too:winki: .
    Personally, believe it or not, in real life i am kinda a loner:eeki: , so the club thing isn't for me:cry: , luckily i still have my dad around:mrgreen: , and i have also learned a lot from reading, watching vids, forums, good friends i have made on THIS forum:winki: , and just slap good ol experience from doing things myself, so that works for ME.

    On the other hand, my dad really likes to get with people, and often wishes he was in a club. i guess it depends on the type of person you are, and what advantages you would get by joining one:winki: . i know that probably didn't help:119: , but it does give you things to consider:winki: .

    :deano: -Deano

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