Operator Error Causes Derailment

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by upguy, Jan 20, 2003.

  1. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

    This was the scene after I was finally able to bring my train to a stop yesterday. I didn't know I was out of control until it was too late. :eek:

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  2. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

    Same incident a few minutes later--from a little different angle.

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  3. alex_mrrkb

    alex_mrrkb Member

    LOL !!!

    You're lucky ... thoses little plastic guys heal pretty fast ... just a little dab of plastic cement and they're ready for another crash !

    As long as they don't melt ... they're pretty much eternal :D
  4. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    You know, obviously you didn't mean to derail, but the result looks pretty prototypical !!!!

    (1) Thank goodness the police got there quick;
    (2) Hopefully there were no dangerous goods in those hoppers !!!!
  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    GREAT SHOTS , what we need now are the ambulance plastic people and nice nurse`s.
  6. txcavgr

    txcavgr Member

    upguy, that looks just like my layout did yesterday... I like your weathering on the cars!
  7. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

    Thanks for the nice comments. Here is a closer look at the weathering on one of the cars.

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  8. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Looks like that was a close call for some of the motorists on that highway!:eek:
    Glad to see the cops are on the scene now! :D ;) :D

    Great photo, upguy!
    And some great modeling to go with it!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:
  9. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Phew... that was close! Trainroomfloor Canyon is just on the other side of the road!! :eek:
  10. billk

    billk Active Member

    Looks like US 30 around North Platte awhile back!
  11. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    How long was the mainline shut down for ???
    *WHAT* was in the hoppers ???
  12. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    In the imortal words of Tommy Lee Jones (Fugitive) "My my my, what a mess"

    Looks real good that, like the police car also.

  13. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

    Fortunately, there were no injuries and the mainline was only shut down for a short time. The hoppers were empty cement hoppers bound for the Ashgrove Cement plant at Nelson, Oregon.
  14. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    I have a crane available just sitting on a track in the yard. It is N scale.
  15. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    Hey, Interurben..... Upguy was obviously going for realism here. "Nice nurses" would not be prototypical at all.
  16. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

    Uh Oh!

    Hate when that happens! Nice job tho!

    I am extremely impressed with the weathering on the car with the close up!

    Please, please, please hit the trucks with a dry brush (pay attention to the springs and all the little details you did on the body- and replace that trip/hose) and post it in the next photo contest!

    I can see the recent load over all those other road trips and appreaciate the dust and dirt that's settled in to each layer. Really nice touch on the brush.


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