Weekly Photo Fun 11-21/11-28

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by jeffrey-wimberl, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

  2. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

  3. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    A friend clean my camera and said it will last for a few more miles but,I should be looking for a replacement..
    Here is better pictures of the GP15-1s.



    Plus 2 of my newest Atlas Trainman cars.


  4. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    NICE pics folks!:thumb:

    Larry, i really like your GP15:thumb: , i cant wait till Proto 1000 comes out with the HO GP15's:winki::mrgreen: .

    Alco RS27

  5. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

  6. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

  7. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Great pics :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:, guys.

  8. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    1926 essex by Jordan
  9. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Central New England's wrecked GP60, waits it's demise outside the engine house.
    (Flew off the layout while I was testing track.....
    Tip: Good idea to block unfinished branches, sidings next to edge of layout with a tack)

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  10. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

  11. Great start to this weeks thread. Sorry to here about that loco... by any chance did the crew have something to do with it???:p
  12. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Thanks guys. Its alright. I do have the parts to fix it. Just haven't gotten around to it.
    What happened was, I was blocking the engine facility electrically(I don't have Dcc...yet!), and was checking one of the "dead tracks" to see if the DPDT switch was connected right. The GP60(Which I super-detailed from a basic Athearn BB) was sitting on the track I was testing. With the powerpack set at "run 8", it just sat there. When I flicked the switch to the "on" position(forgetting where the throttle was set at), the loco took off, down an unfinished branch line and right off the edge of the layout.
    So basically...It was operator error.
    Another tip: Good to use those cheap Bachmann "Buy A Loco, Get A caboose Free", toy store deals when testing track.

    So..once wrecked.....

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  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    A one car special transfer run for the interchange track promptly going to the Ford plant.


  14. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    I thouht this looked pretty cool. I still think the hill looks way to steep, especialy to have grass growing on it. :eek:

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  15. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Nice December pic Charlie! Geez, 31 years ago! I feel old. :)

    Kevin, I think the hill looks fine but if you believe it isn't convincing maybe create some bare dirt patches or add a few rock outcroppings or a retaining wall? The wood stacks are cool!
  16. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    That gives me a pretty good idea..........:rolleyes:
  17. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

  18. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    Or, claim it is covered with Ivy (or Kudzu if this is the south :mrgreen: ). Fair warning though: The vegetation type does not matter. In reality, the "angle of repose" for most loose materials is about 30 degrees or less. Anything steeper than that has to have something supporting it (bedrock outcrops or a man-made wall). For model railroad scenery, it is often necessary to make things steeper for forced perspective and being able to fit more scenery in a narrower space. The trick is to hide it in such a way that the viewer can never truly see the slope in profile, and proving it is steeper than 30 degrees.
  19. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Kevin i LOVE this pic!!! Gota couple questions tho

    What are the pallets made out of? They look cool :thumb:

    Who makes that Forklift? i need to get a few dozen of them for my M&ET modules lol

    Have you posted pics of that truck in the backround before? It looks new and looks pretty cool :mrgreen: i say you should post a pic of the scene looking the other way too so we can see that rig :mrgreen:

    BTW, i think the embankment looks okay to me :thumb: :mrgreen:
  20. IandOFan71

    IandOFan71 Member

    Great photos as always this week folks!!:thumb:

    Kevin, I don't think the hillside is too steep but I do think you need to add some things to it. The vision I have in my head is that this is a hill that was cut away to make room for expansion of the lumberyard. It'll be steep and it should have a lot of dirt showing through as if the vegetation has not yet grown over the cut. Also along the ridge of the hill you may want to plant some trees to give the illusion of the hill being cut away. Perhaps a small tree or two has given way to some water erosion and slid down the hill. Just some ideas but overall I think it looks good.

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