PHOTO FUN week of 4/14

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  1. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    I guess I'll start this weeks Photo Fun thread off:D.

    I have been working on my layout, I'll post some progress pics later this week;). Here's a couple of my NEWEST engines, a GP20 & GP7:thumb:. i have done some research and found UP ran these on locals and yard use into the early 80's, since i have back dated my layout to 1969-79 they will fit in PERFECTLY:thumb:. the GP20 i picked up at the last show i went to, and the GP7 came in the mail today:D. i got the GP7 from one of COMBATS group buys:thumb:, i installed an MRC Brilliance sound decoder(#0001643)in it and did SOME detailing to it tonight:D. though i AM NOT finished with either of them:oops:, i just couldn't wait to show 'em off;).

    1- GP20
    2- GP7

    Lets see YOUR PICS FOLKS!:D-Deano [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Deano, I always enjoy your photos. That section of your layout looks great, as do the locos. Thank you for sharing, and for the inspiration. Perhaps some day I will be producing photos of equal quality.

    COMBAT Member

    It looks great! How do the Proto's run? Do you change the bulbs when you go to DCC? Thanks! :)
  4. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Gary:wave:, THANK YOU!, you are very kind:). Honestly, the two pics i posted above are from a diorama i made. i have posted TONS of pics from my layout, and thought everyone was getting a little tired of the same old scenes:oops:, so i made a diorama that i could easily switch scenes out on;). i am RIGHT NOW redoing my layout, the NEW PLAN includes TONS of NEW FRESH scenes:thumb:. I'll post them as i finish them:).

    COMBAT:wave:, THANKS!:D ALL my P2k engines run GREAT:thumb:(that GP7 i just bought from your last group buy runs smooth as silk:thumb:). and for your last question, NO, on P2k engines when you convert them to DCC you DO NOT have to change the bulbs, P2k is very DCC friendly:thumb:.

    1, 2, and 3 are just SOME of the different scenes created from the SAME diorama. the desert mountains is an interchangeable scene created and sent to me by MY VERY GOOD FRIEND Steve(Nazgul), THANKS STEVE!:D

    4 and 5 are from my layout, BEFORE i tore it apart to redo it:thumb:.

    :D-Deano [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Huh, UP engines galore! I'll have to get off my butt and top yours. ;)
  6. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    hey deano, those rocks look great. here is my contribution:


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  7. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Deano, after beeing late on last week’s thread, you made a jump start this time sign1 . Beautiful new Geeps. They will look great, switching on your new layout. :wave: .
    Kevin, that trestle makes a very nice scene :thumb:

    Here is a picture of my Geep.

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  8. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Pan Am

    This is an unmodified Microtrains car that was just released...but to me it has special significance. I flew Pan Am 727's a few years ago as a Flight Engineer (called a "plumber" to anyone that knows the 727 and it's antiquated systems). Pan Am is run by the same individual that ran Guilford Rail in the New England area. Exactly how Guilford obtained the rights to use the Pan Am herald and name, I have yet to discover. Being fond of history, I'm glad the Pan Am name is still around as so many historic airlines have gone away...although who'd ever imagine that it would be not only flying the skies - but on the rails too.

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  9. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    They bought it, like anyone else can do with a trademark namesake.
  10. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    hello everyone---great start again---deano,kurt---i really like those early geeps,they were classics in whatever livery they wore---herc,neat rolling stock---it would be interesting to see any motive power in this colour scheme as well
    i'm including a shot of another geep (gp-9 #4822) with fm trainmaster #2900 crossing the maitland river on doctor wayne's Elora Gorge and Eastern

  11. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Great Pics Folks!...lets See More

    Kevin:wave:, NICE SHOTS!:thumb: your foundation for that building looks AWESOME:D.

    Kurt:wave:, NICE GEEP!:thumb: your layout & work is TOTAL INSPIRATION to me;):D.

    Herc:wave:, GREAT LOOKING BOX!:thumb: FANTASTIC job on the weeds too;).

    nutbar:wave:, OUTSTANDING SHOT!:thumb: i am so drooling over your geep & H24-66:thumb::D.


    WELL, dad and i went to the LHS in Janesville today:D, of coarse we stopped by WSOR's roundhouse:thumb:. i took TONS of pics:D, i will post SOME of them in "The Real Thing USA" section of this forum either tonight or tomorrow;). I found a few "treasures" at WSOR's roundhouse, here are 2 of them;

    PIC 1- a UP SW 1200-1500?

    PIC's 2 & 3- OK, lets see a show of hands from those that use "Caboose Industries" ground throwstooth1...YES!, MY HAND IS UP:D. Whats that you say, "NO Deano, i don't use them, they don't look prototypical":rolleyes:. Hmm, sorry folks...YOUR WRONG!:eek:;) announce1 JUST LOOK AT PIC's 2-3, now if you took off the little green flag, you WOULD HAVE A REAL "LIFE SIZE" Caboose Industries ground throw!:thumb: We learn something every day;):D.

    KEEP THOSE PIC's COMING FOLKS!:D-Deano View attachment 36575 View attachment 36576 View attachment 36577

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  12. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Well Deano, I love your diorama bases. Great stuff.

    Nutbar, I am so envious that you get to run on doc Wayne's layout.
  13. COMBAT

    COMBAT Member

    I saw a ground throw at the Grand Canyon Railway ride I went on. :)
    Thats what I am using!
  14. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

  15. pfs

    pfs Member

    Got a little work done on my entry in the kitbuild challenge;

    I must thank people here and other great fourms (such as MTW) I have gleamed a lot and its given me a lot of confindence in my work (this is my second structure).

    Thanks eveyone.

  16. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Excellent work everybody!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    I think the best part of "Photo Fun" is just seeing how we all do things differently. I can not begin to count how many new ideas I have picked up here. The interesting prototype pics are great as well..........................nice to know that the ground throws on my layout are prototypical (but that's the only thing that is:oops: :D )
  17. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Here's a loco that I painted for my son, back when he had an interest in trains. ;)


    The loco is a C-425, from Atlas, a model that CN never owned. I added some m.u. hoses and the horns and speedometer cable. Lettering, what little there is, is from C-D-S. In my opinion, this is the best second generation, or newer, paint scheme ever devised for any diesel.

  18. jesso

    jesso Member

    Great pictures everyone, I love these threads each week:thumb:

    Conductor: "I told you not to blow the horn so early in the morning "

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  19. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Funny pic! :) Action on the Loch Ness RR?
  20. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Some great looking locos you have there!

    Nice looking train!

    Great looking loco!

    Cool looking boxcar!

    CN Nutbar
    Great looking train and shot!

    Neat proto stuff!

    Nice job!

    Cool looking loco!

    Funny shot!

    Nothing from me yet. Been a busy weekend but there is still some time left.
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