Sept. competition #1, prototype structures

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by ezdays, Sep 3, 2005.

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  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    For September, we're going to double your pleasure with two competitions. #1 will be any prototype structure, just any. A bridge, a tunnel, a building, a water tower or anything that qualifies as a structure. #2 competition will be the same thing, except it must be any model structure taken from a layout. There will be two voting threads, and two winners.

    This thread is for submitting the full scale pictures.

    The rules are simple:
    1. The picture must be of a full-scale structure and must be taken by the person submiting the picture
    2. Only registered members can enter, and only one entry per contest for each member
    3. all pictures must be uploaded to the Gauge or linked so the picture is posted, not the link URL.
    4. All other rules for posting and for this competition that are posted elsewhere, apply
    This contest closes the last day of September.

    Good luck and have fun.
  2. trainworm

    trainworm Member

    this is a pretty interesting curved set of tunnels on the UP main, just east of Ogden, Utah.

    had to pull my truck over on the side of the road and run through the bushes to get this shot :D

  3. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Skull Valley General Store.

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  4. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    grain elevator

    grain elevator - Walton, NE.


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  5. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

    This is painted on the side of a building in Corry, Pa. where the Climax was made.:D

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  6. liven_letdie

    liven_letdie Member

    Laws Turntable

    This is a picture I took of the turntable at Laws railroad museum. This is the old SP narrow gauge. Neat place.

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  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Stuff So Far Everyone. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    ok - I'll join these two too :) :)

    The "High Line" in Phila PA, Taken from 30th Street yards :)

  9. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    We're getting a real good mix of proto structures. Glad to see that....:D:D
  10. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    OK, here's my entry, but I can't post it without a story.

    This stucture is in the ghost town of Jerome, Arizona. It was the hospital there until the gold mines ran out and the town was deserted in the mid-50's. Hippies took over the town in the 60's buying houses for pennies on the dollar, and little by little the town started to live again as a tourist attraction. The hospital, perched high on a hill, was converted into the Grand Hotel a few years ago. It's biggest claim to fame is not the spectular views from the veranda, but the fact that it is haunted. There are several spectors seen on the premises, the maintenance man that was crushed in the elevator shaft, or the woman that jumped from the balcony are a few that just might visit you if you stay there.:eek: :cool: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Don't say I didn't warn you...:wave::wave:

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  11. b28_82

    b28_82 Member

    Here's a Trestle in east of Momence, IL on the ex-Conrail, now NS, Kankakee Branch line. If you look closely you can see the old wood pilings that were cut when they converted it from Wood to Steel.

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  12. Tad

    Tad Member

    AL&M Shops
    Former AD&N Shops
    Crossett, Ark.
    31 July 2005

  13. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Here's a pic of a silo that was part of A.O. Smith Feeds. Unfortunatly, they building was torn down this past summer, but the silo is still far.

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  14. zedob

    zedob Member

    We got the power

    I fell in love with this beauty the first time I saw it 12yrs ago and have always wanted to build a model of it. It's just too cool.

    It was part of the Collins Co's (they made axes, swords, plows and other assorted cutlery) power grid. Located in Collinsville, CT and built by the employees in 1935 it withstood the flood of 1955. The water level had risen to a point halfway up the large windows. Notice the drop. In an old photo of the flood, the powerhouse looks as though it were standing in a lake.

    AS a side note, the Collins company's complex was across the river, below the dam level. Needless to say, the flood pretty much wiped out the company.

    If you ever get to Connecticut and have some free time, this is a great place to visit. Check out the museum, they have a club layout there.

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  15. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Hey zedob....You live in Connecticut?
    I live about 15 minuates from that pic!
  16. zedob

    zedob Member

    hey eightyeight,

    I used to, along time ago, I grew up in the Vernon/Rockville aera. I was actually living down south in LA for the last 22 years. While working I went to a training class at Trumpf USA in Farmington and stayed at a friends in Canton. This is in between the two places. With a little selective compression and some added trackage, that whole facility could make a nice industrial layout.

    Great buildings. It's an excellent example of utilizing water for power.

    I live and work in MA, now, but I try and make photo shoot runs to areas in CT. Maybe we can get together one of these days.
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