Weekly Photo Fun 7/13

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by cnw1961, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Thought I'd join in the fun this week with my newest HO toys.I can't take the credit for these beauties but my Mastercard can.

    CSX RDMT 2248 and her mothership CSX GP40-2 6388 haulin the freight on GVR trackage.

  2. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    The SP (where the nickname originated) certainly liked their SD9s.
    I don't think we've seen this one before, either. It's not often I see a Camelback photographed from behind.
  3. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Trainnut: Cool pic. I hear the train a comin!

    G.E.C.: Looks like you got the lighting perfect for that shot, well done. Cool looking CR units, your layout is really coming together.

    Steve: Nice shot of your engine, your ballast is perfect, well done.

    Trainnut: Another beautiful shot.

    Smoke: WOW! what a beauty. The DRG speed scheme was cool.

    Ralph: Awsum shot:

    Deano: Another great shot, love that DRG paint scheme..

    Jbaako: Nice shot, is that the new "swoosh" paint scheme?

    Kurt: Another fantastic shot of your layout, you sir, have a keen eye for detail. Well done.

    CNJ999: I don't remember seeing this beautiful shot before, cool pic!

    Nutbar:Great shot. It looks real! Well done.

    Ralph: Love all your Industrial shots, is that an Orange C on the GP38?

    Catt: Cool shot. Very Nice.

    Well guys, I really do appreciate all the kind words about my pics and all but the true backbone to this thread would have to be Deano. He comes through each and every week with more and more great pics of his new layout...Keep up the great work everyone, and keep dem pix acomin!
  4. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Deano: Here's a shot of a sister to your DRGW SD50..If I have my info correct, the DRGW and Chessie SD50s came off the same order.
  5. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Great pictures all - my compliments to each of you! Each one of them is really nicely done! I always learn so much from looking at this one thread with everyone's pictures...so many great ideas, so many great shots of well done modeling.

    cnw - please tell me you're not modeling that in nscale, 'cause you've got some seriously great attention to detail going on in those photo's...like the cardboard box (with a puppy or cat in it?) and newspaper laying about...that it really impressive.
  6. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Yup, Athearn RTR, BNSF New Image (aka Swoosh, H3, Powerbar). Its actually my first New Image unit. I was pretty much jumping for joy when I discovered I won the action for it. Only my 4th RTR unit too.
  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    "Ralph: Love all your Industrial shots, is that an Orange C on the GP38?"

    Sure is although its hard to tell with the washed out color in the pic. I have only one loco with the orange C but I like it for variety...which seemed to be a watchword on the PC! :)
  8. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Herc, relax :mrgreen:. I am modeling in HO. I don’t know if I could do those cardboard boxes in n, even in HO they were a challenge. BTW, it’s a cat and thank you for your kind comment.

    Ralph, that’s a real nice structure. Where do you get the information you need to build your industrial structures? Do you just take some pics and build them according to the pics or do you have any further information?

    Mark, Ok, it’s you and Deano :wave:.
  9. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    I haven't made attempts to model any structure exactly like its prototype inspiration due to size considerations and other factors. I usually just take some photos and wing it from there. The prototype of this industry is actually quite large so I needed to do some "selective compression".

  10. Catt

    Catt Guest

    This thread is getting to be my most favorite spot on the Gauge.It is always full of awesome pictures chock full of neat ideas that can be used in almost any scale.

    I have to admit though that I'm beginning to think that Deano owns more locos than Uncle Pete,but then again they do take a nice picture. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  11. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    I leave for a day and i get inundated with awesomeness...

    CNW1961- Awesome industrail scenes! thats the kind of look i need in my layout.

    chessie4155- Niceness, I love the pictures of your Chessie trains! I always enjoy watching those movies. You'll have to tell me how you get the sound in them!

    Trainnut- Becareful, approaching trains move faster then they appear! sign1

    Nazgul-I love the rock faces. That is somewhere i'd love to sit and watch trains if it were real... of course, its hard to tell the difference in your picture.

    Smoke- thats Brilliant! that paint scheme looks good on there... UP should have used GEVOs instead of the SD70ACe in their hertiage schemes.

    Ralph- the cadillac name was serious. It was reportedly a smooth runner that was comfortable to ride in, as opposed to other locomotives that bumped and rocked you all over.

    UP SD40-2- Brilliance as usual, lol. Everything seems to be done just right on that Sd50.

    jbaakko- Gotta love the swosh schemes!

    CNJ999- that backdrop looks like it goes forever. that is an awesome layout you have there.

    CN Nutbar- Thats an awesome scene. I have to ask though, what is that horizontal tank on the smoke box? my Lionel 4-4-2 had one, and i was always wondering what that was.

    Catt-I saw those exact units in Washington DC a long time ago!:eek::mrgreen: they were so cool, I didn't expect to see them! the rustyness is captured well, lol.


    Since i'm going camping tommorow, I will not be able to participate until next week's phot fun thread, so here are my parting shots-

    NJ transit E60CH #958 is coming along. I decaled one end and one side (although i need an additional decal to finish the stripes on this monster locomotive) so it could look good before i go. I still need to add the kit's various details, such as grab irons, pantographs, and electrical gear. Proto power west parts are on the way to power these giants.


    E60CH #958 silently pulls into the station, its behemoth size not phasing the commuters who are used to the slightly shorter U34CHs.


    I've decided to make the other E60 Amtrak E60MA #610. As such, i've begun to fill in the numberboards, headlights, and other details which are removed on the E60MAs used by Amtrak until 2003. I still need to do maybe alittle more filling and sanding to get those black specks out, but next week i'll be able to better work on that. I learned the trick is to let the modelers puddy set, no matter how horrifyingly caked on it is, as you can always get it off in the end. By next week, all the decals and parts should be, so they should be pulling trains in no time.


    Good luck, and keep up the good work everyone! ​
  12. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    WOW HOLY COW!!!!! This week is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

    I am really impressed with EVERYONES pics :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Kurt - OUTSTOUNDING Start to this week, that is an AWESOME pic!!! I love the alley pic to, so detailed, with trash and all :mrgreen: :thumb: :mrgreen: :thumb:

    Chessie - Sweet pics, I love all the coil cars in the backround in your first shot!!! :mrgreen:

    Trainnut - I like that first pic, the one looking down the rails, leads you straight to the train, Great photography skills :thumb: :thumb:

    G.E.C. - Great pics as always, I always enjoy seeing your Conrail pics!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :thumb:

    Steve - I love seeing that BEAUTOFUL loco :mrgreen: rounding the tracks, especially with all that AMAZING scenery in the backround. :thumb: :mrgreen:

    Smoke - That looks so COOL and you did a really SWEET job on it!!! :thumb: :cool:

    Ralph - AWESOME shots!!!! I love seeing your layout cause I see something new everytime!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Deano - I love that engine to, and there paint scheme does looks so cool, I love black and orange together, btw, I dont think anyone gets tired of seeing any of your pics, especially when they look like that AWESOMELY weathered Rio Grande Unit!!!!:eek: :eek: :eek: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Josh - SWEET paint job, I love BNSF's new Logo :mrgreen:

    CNJ999 - I really like that pic!! Something about the track that just makes the pic look AWESOME, and your scenery is REALLY nice to!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Nubar - AMAZING Picture man!!! So Clear it looks REAL!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :thumb: :thumb:

    Johnathan - Nice Pic, I like that Ford Fladbed :cool:

    Keep it up guys!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Here is my contribution to this weeks photo fun, some newly weathered trailers :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Athearn JB Hunt 53' Container and Chassis



    Athearn CSX 53' Container and Chassis



    Athearn Yellow Freight 48' Ribbed Trailer


    Walthers 48' Terminal Trucking Trailer


    Atlas 45' XTRA Lease Pines Trailer #1





    Atlas Burlington Motor Carries Pines Trailer




    Here is the LINK to more pics of the trailers, startes on post #43 of the thread
  14. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    I need that CSX container! one day....
  15. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    hehehe, I bought the Container and Chassis at the LHS for $20, a bit on the expensive side but they are loaded with detail and crisp sharp lettering :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  16. b28_82

    b28_82 Member


    Well I managed to get a full loop of track finished around the room. I wired the swing gate to the main part of the layout and hooked up the Zephyr & UR91. It sure feels good to get those trains going again. :band1:


  17. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Before the "Show"....

    Before i get to the "Show", a couple things FIRST:winki: ;

    Mark, i dubbed you the "LIFE FORCE" of the Photo Fun thread series because from the VERY FIRST one posted, YOU have consistently posted AT LEAST 4 pics EVERY WEEK:bravo: , for that, YOU deserve a medal:thumb: ...unfortunatly, you just will get a pat on the back:eeki::toug::119: . THANK YOU MARK!!:thumb: :mrgreen: :thumb: :mrgreen:

    Josh(jbaakko), and EVERYONE that has complemented me on my engines in this thread, i SINCERELY THANK YOU!:smilie: , but to be HONEST, out of the 70 some(sorry, i am not going to count them now:toug: )engines i have i can only call about 6 of them TRULY FINISHED:oops: , the rest are "works in progress":winki: . but THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the complements:smilie: . BTW, NICE NEW ENGINE!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Kurt, YOU, MY FRIEND:smilie: , ARE TO KIND:winki: . i am so LUCKY to be GOOD FRIENDS with such an AWESOME MODELER:winki::mrgreen: . OUTSTANDING PIC'S BTW!!!:thumb::thumb:

    CNJ999, FANTASTIC PIC!!:thumb::thumb::thumb: and TRULY GREAT MODELING!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    nutbar, GREAT PIC!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb: , and the details on that engine are SLAP STUPENDOUS!!!:bravo: .

    Ralph, WOW!!!:eeki: AWESOME SCENE:thumb: , and the pic quality LOOKS GREAT!!!:winki: NICE JOB!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb::mrgreen:

    Johnathan, NICE PIC!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb: , i REALLY LIKE your GP30:winki: , they are my FAVORITE geeps:thumb::mrgreen: . BTW, lets just consider it the 9th wonder of the world on weather i own more engines then UP:winki::119: .

    g_e_c, i CANT WAIT to see your engine done!:winki::thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Josh M, WOW!!!:eeki: TRULY AWESOME WEATHERING on those trailers:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    b28 82, REAL GLAD to see you are up and running!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb: i am looking forward to MORE progress shots:winki::mrgreen: .


    NEXT UP, MY IRM Diesel-EXTRAVAGANZA!!!:mrgreen:
    :deano: -Deano
  18. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Deano's IRM Diesel-EXTRAVAGANZA!!!

    Every year Dad and i take a trip to the Illinois Railway Museum:thumb: , well this weekend is "Diesel Days" there, so of coarse we decided to go TODAY!:mrgreen:

    To be quite honest, i was a little saddened for a bit:frowns: . i told you folks i was going to bring the museum to YOU with my pics, well it was an overcast day, NOT GOOD for pics, and a lot of the REALLY COOL engines was in barns where you could see them, and touch them but had NO CHANCE to take pics of them since they are all just about on top of each other:frowns: (little Joe's, HUGE Northerns, Mallets, 2-10-2's etc:winki: ), and then the DD40AX was taken out of the "Pass and review":frowns: , i read the UP gas turbine was finished being painted, but it was only half done, and a few other things got to me. i go EVERY YEAR, so i expected some of those things, but still i was hoping different this year.

    Then, as i was checking out the FANTASTIC ENGINES that were running about the place it dawned on me:eeki: , its NOT raining, and i better realize just how lucky i REALLY AM:winki: , after all, HOW MANY OF US really know what a RUNNING FM, RS, GP7, SD9, E5, E9, F7, F9, AND MANY MORE really sound, and smell like? HOW MANY OF US have actually touched them or climbed on them? HOW MANY OF US have been inside cabooses, or Burlington Zephyr and UP streamliner passenger cars? HOW MANY OF US have climbed in the cabs of HUGE steamers, or looked inside the window of a GG1 and KNOW what the cab is like? i have MANY MORE "HOW MANY OF US" things that i can HONESTLY say " I HAVE, AND I KNOW":thumb: to, but I'll spare you folks:119: , you get my point:winki: . after i had this revaluation, i considered myself QUITE LUCKY:mrgreen: , and had a FANTASTIC DAY!:thumb:

    ANYWAYS...:oops: ...I DID manage to get SOME halfway decent shots:thumb: . i am going to post MORE SHOTS in MY gallery under the folder marked "Railfan Pics":thumb: , but it wont be till mid week, sorry folks, but i am so darn busy with real life, work, and projects HERE and at home, i just wont get to post them in there till then:winki: .

    EXCEPT for the UP Gas Turbine(did you know there are only 2 left:eeki: , and 1 of the two is at the IRM:winki: ), ALL of these engines i am posting WERE RUNNING!:thumb::mrgreen: MANY MORE were running too, but if i posted them all it would take up 3 pages here:winki::oops: , so here are just a few:mrgreen: .


    The VERY LAST E5


    This is the VERY FIRST FM EVER built:winki:


    Here is a pic of "The Chairman of the Board" himself...MY DAD!:mrgreen:
    Standing there basking in all his CNW glory:mrgreen: .


    Here is "Yours Truly", ME:mrgreen: , standing in front of one of ONLY TWO 3 unit UP Gas Turbines left:winki: . Yes, i AM basking in all MY UP glory:mrgreen: .
    Hey, these are TOTALLY HUGE UNITS:eeki: , keep in mind i am 5'11'', and my head doesn't even go past the red line:eeki: , CRIPES, THESE ARE BIG!


    WELL, i hope you folks have enjoyed the show:winki: .
    :deano: -Deano
  19. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    As usual, a great selection of photos, folks. :thumb: :thumb:

    In the 1920s, the Erie Northshore and the Grand Valley began a joint operation to move coal to a power plant in Mount Forest. For their share of the haul, Erie Northshore used copies of USRA Light Mikados, like the one pictured below.

    These soldiered on through the '30s and '40s, joined in the early '50s by MLW FAs, from new parent EG&E.

    By the Early '60s, the Mikes had been retired, leaving the task to various FA/FB combinations.

    Eventually, the MLWs were supplanted by these big U-boats, from GE:

    Last year, a date was set for closure of the outdated power plant. Rumours abound that the big GEs, specially purchased for this service, will be sent to an undisclosed road for testing. If the tests prove successful, a long-term lease may be in the offing. Here's one of the units on the Lowbanks turntable.

  20. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Wow! This week just gets better and better!

    Catt, most of my locomotives are courtesy of VISA. :) I do like yours!

    GEC, I'm quickly becoming a fan of those mammoth E60chs.

    Trucklover I am impressed with the detailng on the back of those trailers! I want! Nice realistic weathering on them, by the way.

    b28 82, IMPRESSIVE carpentry!

    Dean, what a fantastic array of locomotives! The Silver E unit is one of the most beuatiful machines ever made! I like that Illinois Terminal scheme and I'll have to read up onthe MN Transfer RR. Good to see you there! :)

    Wayne, I really enjoyed that tour over the years!


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