Weekly Photo Fun 8/29

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by jeffrey-wimberl, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

  2. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    Quick question:

    Have we gone to weekends only for the photos now?

  3. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    The name just says 'Weekend Photo Fun'. It generally runs all week.
  4. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Hey Jeffrey, perhaps going back to Weekly Photo Fun would cause less confusion (just a suggestion :wave:).

  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Right. This is the weekly photofun thread for the week starting 8/29 through 9/5. Any one can start the thread although Jeffrey often gets it rolling. Lets see some more pics!
    Guess I'd better take one or two! :)
  6. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    I've working on converting a Proto 2000 E7-A (standard DC) and an even older Proto 2000 E6-B (pre-DCC) to DCC. These two are going to be running coupled and I had some concerns about the E6-B having a hot frame. However they run together quite well.

  7. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    A present from the UK, an Athearn SD40-2 dummy in Espee '84 LA Games paint...an especially welcome addition as my sister has just moved to LA. I'll be putting the handrails on this weekend as I'm watching the LSU game :thumb: ---or---boarding up my windows:eek:.

  8. csiguy

    csiguy Member

    very nice locomotive shay! ive never seen one like that before.

  9. mooreway

    mooreway Member

    Great Pictures everyone. :thumb:

    Here is one I took a while back of a nice "weathered" tin roof on a trackside warehouse in Opal, Wyoming.

  10. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    Late in the evening commin into Clifton Forge
  11. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    I've been working on spiffing up the KP&W scheme. Here is the old, very plain, blue/white letter scheme on my minicam carrying C Liner.

    Here it is in the new repaint with the words Kings Port & Western super-imposed on an outline of the State of NY to help suggest its location.

    I'm working on similar paint schemes for non-hood units like SD9s and Geeps. This many times painted dummy (w/o handrails) I use for paint experimentation wears one possibility.

  13. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Thanks, Todd. It's one I've wanted for awhile now, I even have the original ad for it from '84 when Athearn put it out. I was in N scale at the time so getting one wasn't an option though now I run both HO and N...er...and HOn30 and...ummmm...G...:oops::mrgreen:

    Thanks for that link, Ed.:thumb: If I can find a close enough match for the blue, I'll get a couple plow castings and finish it up right.

    Ralph, you wanna a C-Liner paint job? I gotta C-Liner paint job fer ya...

  14. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Tail end of WB 95 at PT Jct.
  15. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    Mooreway -

    I looked at your photo and quickly realized I had seen it many times. I couldn't remember the name of the town, but then I read your caption :)

  16. jesso

    jesso Member

    Kurt, that scene is incredible! All the colors are perfect! The loco, the sky, the buildings, the track, the road, the people working, love them all!

    Ralph I really like your new paint scheme, looks very nice and makes the locomotive very noticeable.

    Shaygetz, that is a great looking locomotive. I had seen the Atlanta one, but I didn't know that the LA Olympics had one. That was my favorite olympic logo until Salt Lake's came out. I now wish someone would put out a Salt Lake Olympics SD70, I asked MicroScale if they would make decals for it, but they said one of the model railroad companies owns the rights to make them.

    Great photos everyone!
  17. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    You want a weathered roof? Get a load of this!

  18. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

  19. Packers#1

    Packers#1 Ultimate Packers Fan

    Ralph, that's a sharp paint scheme (and it's also New york mets colors :mrgreen:)
    The one thing I would do is wrap the orange over the top of the hood on the hood unit scheme, and the top of the short nose part of the cab units. just my two cents, if you like what you got, go w/ it :thumb:
    BTW, great pictures everyone.
  20. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    GREAT START to this weeks thread folks!:bravo:


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