Photo FUN week of 8/24

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by CNWman, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    It's friday, time to start a new photo fun thread!:mrgreen: Today my pics are of my two current projects: weathering Prarie Star Elevator and painting up Riverside #1116. I hope you enjoy my shots.

    Riverside #1116:

    The roof tops of Prarie star elevator:

  2. Smoke

    Smoke SOU is for you!!

    This is a KATO SD45,Factory painted, Customer assembled, and then Custom Weathered. The customer ordered heavy weathering so that's what he got.

  3. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

  4. jesso

    jesso Member

    We had our train club meeting this week and he gave me permission to post some pictures of his in progress layout. I think it is incredible how much detail he puts into it. It is proto48. The last picture is the area he is working on currently.

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  5. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    CNWman-that switcher is startin to look pretty cool :thumb:.and the rust on that roof is pretty cool also.and heres a tip,if you want to start making VERY realistic some winsor and newton water soluable oil colors and do your regular orang erust streaking then over that place darker and darker colors of rust,stippling it as much as you want.when its drie it looks like crusty running rust! ill try to post pics of a triple bay hopper im workin on now later.

    Smoke-WOW,amazing weathering job on that SD45! im blown away! if that was on a layout ida thought i was lookin at a proto pic! keep it up man!

    jeffrey-that is a vey good lookin engine,what kind is it,im havin a hard time determining what it not to good on loco identification.

    jesso-that is a very cool layout! if i had the room id love to model proto48.but lack of space and equipment keeps me to HO.but that is seriously a beautiful layout!
  6. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    It's a Proto 2000 GP38-2.
  7. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Thanks for the tip!:thumb: The roof is finished, however. It's taken the entire Summer to do, most of it experementing with chalk pastels (not a pretty story, but did leave some nice effects after removal, but not worth the two weeks poured into it.

    Smoke- can words even describe how incredible that weathering job looks:confused::mrgreen:

    jesso- Wow, proto48, that has got to be painstaking considering how close to realism it must be. Awesome!:thumb:

    Keep 'em comin guys, lets get the ball REALLY rollin this week cuz:
  8. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    I like the roof of the grain elevator CNWman
    Nice weathering ( and heavy too ) Smoke, it looks like your SD45 is on it's way to ... the scrapyard.
    jesso, you are lucky to have a club where you can take nice pics and receive tips from very good modelers.

    Here is my contribution, I just finished the N scale paper depot from
    It's free, takes as much time to build as an equivalent plastic kit would and kept me busy for a few evenings.
    I think it'll look good ( as a background structure ) on my switching layout.
  9. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Looking Good Everyone:thumb: Keep em comin..
    The Engineer is talking things over with the Yard Master and Yard Clerk as the Fireman climbs aboard. A Signal Maintainer is walking over to get in on the gab session.
  10. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    This is my favorite thread...everyone's pictures are really great!

    Really nice work and my compliments to all.
  11. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Nice discussion shot chessie4155, sometime we modelers forget that our layouts are in reality run by Preiser figures.
    I like the brick structure on the left ( with roof details ) is it a DPM kit ? what's the exact name of it ( or part # )?
  12. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    KCS 4108 high balling past the tower.

  13. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Biased Turkey: That building in the background is the Life Like Hotel.
    Belvadear(sp) Hotel, I think its called. Its suppose to be a three story structure but we used two levels on this one , We have another that was built with all three levels.

    Great Pics Everyone:thumb:.. announce1Keep Em Comin Folks.

    Here's a grab shot of the caboose on a Westbound..
  14. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Excellent pics this week guys!

    Here's mine.
    With a late afternoon thunderstorm approaching, Central New England's C44-9W, in New Haven "retro" paint, takes a spin on the turntable.

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  15. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

  16. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Here's some of my new scenery! Look in my "First serious layout" thread for more! :)
  17. Uintah Dave

    Uintah Dave Member

    Great pics guys.

    Smoke all I see are red Xs

  18. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    CNWman, looks like your Hustler is coming along nicely:thumb:. the weathering on the roof looks GREAT!:thumb::mrgreen:

    Smoke, NICE JOB weathering:thumb::mrgreen: .

    Jeffrey, NICE PICS!:thumb::thumb:

    jesso, your clubs layout looks SLAP AWESOME!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Biased turkey, your building looks GREAT!:thumb: i never would have guessed it was card stock:winki: .

    Mark, TRULY FANTASTIC SHOTS this week:thumb::mrgreen::mrgreen: .

    Ed, AWESOME PIC!:thumb: , NICE Dash-9:mrgreen: .

    Miles, LOOKING GREAT so far!:thumb::mrgreen:

    GREAT PICS FOLKS!:thumb: KEEP 'EM COMING:winki::mrgreen:

    Rock Valley Sub...Fast Forward to Today
    I happened to catch Rock Valley Subs two LARGEST engines on a coal drag today:winki::mrgreen: , SD90/43MAC on the point, and an AC6000 trailing:thumb: .(well...thats not counting the Subs DD40AX & DD35A:119: )
    :deano: -Deano
  19. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Any weathering planned for those 2 units Deano ?
  20. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    88fan: nice shot:thumb:

    Jeffrey: Good lookin Conrail GP35:thumb:

    Miles: Nice shot of your loadout:thumb:

    Deano: WOW:eek: those are some BIG engines.:thumb:

    Railfans have gathered at the new Foamers Park to catch a few shots of B&O 1977

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