PhOto FuN WeEk of May 5

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by chessie4155, May 5, 2007.

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  1. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Wayne...That's a B'mann SY. A beauty of an engine..but a little on the light side. It could use some weight to make it a better puller...Any ideas..??
    GN...That's an awesome engine..!! What is it..??

    Great pictures everyone...Keep 'em coming..!! :thumb: :thumb:
  2. GN.2-6-8-0

    GN.2-6-8-0 Member

    Thats a 1960'sAkane brass model of a DM&IR class M4 2-8-8-4 yellowstone.
    Believe it or not it was more powerful than the fabled UP. Bigboy.
    There are still 3 of them on display up on the iron range in northern Minnesota.

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  3. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    SY? Is that the 2-8-2 Chinese prototype, a couple of which made it to the States?

    Yeah, a couple, but nuthin' too simple....;-) :smile:

    My guess would be a Yellowstone, although I wasn't aware of one in HO, other than brass. There is a very nice one in N scale though, from Benchmark Models.

  4. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Great Pics everyone!! :thumb: Keep em comin!
    Coal Drag Extra 8594 West
  5. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Wayne, GREAT SHOT!, of that GP9:up: GLAD to see there is still some of those old geeps still around:mrgreen:.

    GN.2-6-8-0, thats an AWESOME Yellowstone:thumb:.

    Mark, NICE engine line up!:up: multiple engines:mrgreen:, now thats my kinda pic!:thumb:


    Well, i pre-ordered BLI's UP AC6000 back in came today!:thumb: perfect timing since i have now backdated the "Rock Valley Sub" to 69-79:rolleyes:...dont get me wrong, I'm still GLAD I HAVE IT!:thumb::mrgreen:

    This engine is another FINE EXAMPLE of the FANTASTIC QUALITY BLI puts into there engines:thumb:. it runs smooth as silk, the lighting effects are GREAT, its VERY HEAVY, and the sound is SLAP AWESOME!!!:up: i ran it some on Dads layout tonight before i brought it home, we BOTH agreed the horn on this engine is the best sounding horn of ALL the engines either of us have, and folks, thats A LOT of engines;). for ANYONE modeling modern, THIS ENGINE IS A MUST HAVE!:thumb:

    here are two pics of my NEW AC6000:thumb: (i know, i need to paint the rails on my mainlines:p :mrgreen: .) KEEP THOSE PICS COMING FOLKS!:mrgreen:-Deano
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  6. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    My o my thats one FINE little (big) lady there! I love it. I really need to stop with the talk and get myself one. But instead I go and ask about pre-ordering a Tower 55 SD70ACe (should have my Union Pacific yellow sill in January 2008!).
  7. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    THANKS JOSH!, it IS quite AWESOME:mrgreen:. i too have a Tower55 UP SD70ACe on pre-order:thumb:, i ordered mine with the red sill though;) . :mrgreen: -Deano
  8. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    Yes, the SY is Chinese. One of them was brought over in 1989. The engines that arrived recently were two QJ 2-10-2s.

    I didn't recognize the SY out of context. I guess that shows just how American in design Chinese steam is. Or did you modify it to look more American?
  9. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    I'm putting in the pre-order for the yellow, and I'll get myself a red sill later. I still haven't bought an AC6000CW, or either of the ES44AC's. I guess I'm just slow.
  10. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Thought I'd post a few pics of one of my 2TRAK corners module rebop.






    The spot of blue paint is where a water feature will go.Doesn't look much like water right now but the alteranative was pink foam.:mrgreen:

    The last three pics are of the other sides of the module that was origonally built back in 1994 as a 4' NTRAK corner.
  11. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Triplex, the SY is as it came right out of the box (with the exception of a decoder). It is a little "daintier" than it's US counterparts, but fits right in with its American cousins.
  12. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Great Pics everyone. This thread is getting better and better each week.
    My last for this week.
    Extra 7966 West.
  13. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Well folks, this last weeks Photo Fun provided us with some FANTASTIC SHOTS!:up: a BIG THANK YOU!:up: to those of you that participated in this thread, and i hope to see the work of MANY MORE in the next one;) :) .

    this concludes last weeks Photo fun:) THANKS!:mrgreen: -Deano
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