Weekly photo fun 9-17-07

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by jeffrey-wimberl, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

  2. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    My only other Canadian car..
  3. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    This is the only car I have that has anything to do with Canada.
    A Santa Fe Canadian covered grain hopper, from Bachmann.

  4. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Thanks for the comment on my BL2:mrgreen: I personaly think I can get away with a BL2 mainly because for me, prototype takes a back seat to engine colecting:p plus it was $10 AND a P2K (although it has a B/W sketch of WM #81 on the front, not like your box) For the SD40-2, I have chosen to do a patched one (that way I can get away with it:p). However, I have all 18" curves, and I don't know how 6 axel units behave on those. For why an SD40-2, it's just that they're a classic engine, and I must say that your Rio Grande patch unit is awfully nice:mrgreen:, plus they're cheaper than model SD70's, so I'm kinda on a budget (the ONE exception to this rule is UP 1995, the CNW heritige unit, fo obvious reasons:rolleyes::p).
    Now for your BL2. First off Deano, that engine's probably a great runner:thumb: mainly because it's newer than my engine (which I might add, has at least 6 years ahead of me!:eek:). Plus for prototype, I found a way that you might be able to exploit. The Chicago & Eastern Illinois RR aquired BL2's 1600-1601 and later 1602. The C&EI was divided between the L&N and MoPac RR's, and MoPac was later meged into the UP. Now let's say that one of those BL2's survived through the MP to the merger, and then was left to be a rust collector awaiting scraping. Then your man Big Ed finds it, and gets it cheap off of the scraping yard. He then restores it to C&EI colors and running capacity, and there you have your BL2. I think I've gotten good at making plausible stories throughout my collecting of old engines:p
  5. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Great pictures, thank you all for posting :thumb::wave:. I’d like to contribute to this thread, but even if some of you say they don’t get tired of seeing the same old scenes from my layout, I am tired of taking nearly the same pictures all the time :oops:.

    Here is the proof that I am working on my layout to get some new scenes. I did this sidewalk today and I am working on this little structure to fill the last gap on the left side of my layout. The prototype of this house is standing somewhere in Florence, CA.

  6. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    This week is going good guys! Keep it up!
  7. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Was out walking the dog Sunday morning, when I heard the familar sound of CNE's C44-9W coming into town. Running down a side street, I was able to catch the nose coming from behind an old coal dealer.

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  8. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    88- that is, by far, THE BEST and MOST REALISTIC picture you've done yet!!!!!111!!11!1!!!!!!!!!!
  9. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Doc Geoff
    How did you sneak in there? Great looking SP unit!

    Cool shot with the noses peeking out!

    Nice boxcar!

    Neat hopper!

    Great job on the building!

    Cool pic!
  10. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Here' one of th shots of the foliage I just finished

  11. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

  12. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Jeffrey, NICE SHOTS!!!:thumb::thumb:

    Mark, NICE CP box!:winki::mrgreen:

    CNWman, i was thinking about doing the BL2 in C&EI paint, even joined their news group to get pics, but decided against it:frowns: (though i thought your story would have worked good:winki: ), i am thinking perhaps I'll do it in demonstrator paint:winki: . **My Rio Grande is an SD50, i couldn't find one with the large speed letters in an SD40-2:cry: , if you find one, let me know who makes it, i haven't seen one:frowns: .

    Kurt, cant wait to see the NEW progress:winki: , GLAD your working on the layout!:thumb: your sidewalk looks SLAP STUPENDOUS!:thumb::thumb::mrgreen:

    Charlie, I'm dial up:oops: , so I'll check your vid out when i go to dads, he's cable:winki: .

    Ed, WOW!!!:eeki: FANTASTIC PIC!:thumb::thumb:

    Tom, i dub you the "Forrest King":winki::mrgreen: , AWESOME JOB!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Here's a couple tired engines with many years experience showing on them:winki: , as they head toward the yard after a run to Chicago:winki: . SD45 on the point, with an SD40-T2 trailing. :deano: -Deano
  13. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Kurt: Not to take away from the start of a great looking building, but your eye for detail on the sidewalk looks awsum.. Well done:thumb:
    Ed; That pic had me doing a double take, it looks so real!:thumb:
    Tompm: That looks great, well done:thumb:
    Deano: Cool looking engines. Beautiful weathering.:thumb:
  14. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Here's some more... How big can we make this one. Ertl HO Scale Semi...

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  15. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Monogram Exacts 1989 Ford Thunderbird.

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  16. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Mark, THANK YOU!:smilie:

    Josh, NICE SEMI!!!:thumb: , and being I'm a Ford man, i REALLY like the T-Bird:thumb::mrgreen: .

    The FIRST train show of the season is THIS WEEKEND in my area:mrgreen: , knowing the Rock Valley Sub is ALWAYS looking for more power:119: , i would like to get something:winki: .

    i have 2 SP units, 1 Rio Grande, and 1 CNW, all are patched for UP:winki: , i am thinking about doing another patched engine but cant decide weather to go with another Rio Grande, or a CNW:confused: ....ANY THOUGHTS?:confused::confused::confused: :deano: -Deano
  17. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    I think you should go with anuther CNW patched unit Deano :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    I mean I love your D&RGW loco ALOT but CNW is my prefered road name when it comes to the UP :mrgreen: :mrgreen: hense the reason I model UP /CNW :thumb: :mrgreen: hehehehe
  18. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    THANKS for your input Josh:thumb::mrgreen: . hey, i might go and find....NOTHING:eeki: , but its just a thought i had:winki: . (OR, i might find a UP Y3 and say the heck with the diesels:eeki::toug::119: )

    likely candidates for CNW:
    Dash- anything:119:

    likely candidates for Rio Grande(large speed letter scheme ONLY:winki: ):

    WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS:winki::mrgreen: .
    :deano: -Deano
  19. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Deano, good idea to have another patched engine. Your Rio Grande unit is my favorite though I like all your patched engines. I only see one problem: what will you be doing if you find all the engines you listed at the show? :eek: Big Ed would be delighted to get them all :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:.
  20. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Deano what about a Rare D&RGW unit, a GP60? UP #'s 1900-1902?

    How about some Micro Machine Corvette's in HO scale?

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