Weekly photo fun 9-21-07

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by jeffrey-wimberl, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member


    This gives you a peek at my homemade backdrop. It adds a bit of distance to the scene.
  2. bryantm

    bryantm New Member

    SP Heavy Steamer

    I changed this pic to B&W since most of the old pics of steam engines are plain B&W. It is HO and I made the hills from colored sheet rock (wallboard) plaster on foam insulation board.

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  3. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    jeffrey---good start
    bryant---welcome to the gauge---beautiful picture,hope to see many more
    i like the black and white theme---here's my contribution for the week

  4. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    Nice steam! I know, i haven't been on this site in ages, so i'll have to put together some good pictures soon!
  5. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Here's a scrap yard special. A Bachmann GE U-boat body on an Athearn GP50 chassis.

  6. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Conrail/NS SD80/MAC waiting for paint

    Caught this SD unit waiting it's turn at the Davidson Repair for a re-lettering to Norfolk Southern. It's been off the road for most of its recent life - that's why it still has a clean paint job - but will see more service through the Carolina mountains when officially branded with the NS logo. Looks like the backhoe operator is waiting for his turn digging while a front loader just out of frame takes hunks out of a hill that will soon see a new building trackside to this NS mainline.

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  7. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Jeffrey, your backdrop works great, nice pics.
    cn nutbar, your collection of steamers is really extraordinary. I am glad that I am mostly interested in old diesels, otherwise I’d be green with envy...:mrgreen:
    bryantm, beautiful scene and engine, hope to see more of your layout.
    Charlie, it is alway a delight to see your pics.
    Herc, what a beauty. The quality of your photos of your n-scale engines is amazing.

    Here is retro pic from me, back to the 50s.

  8. jesso

    jesso Member

    jeffrey-wimberl, nice backdrop!
    bryantm - Welcome! and nice pic!:thumb:
    cn nutbar - Great Pic!:thumb:
    slekjr - Nice!
    Herc - Your layout photographs really well!:thumb:
    cnw1961 - Call the dog catcher! Great Picture!:thumb:

    We had another train meeting and he gave me permission to post these pictures. As he doesn't even have a computer, have to do it for him.

    He solved the space problem in a rather novel way, his layout has five levels (one is hidden) and they all interconnect, he has LOTS of reversing tracks and you have to stay on your toes to run the trains. However, he has wired it that the trains stop before the switch if it is wrong. He even has a helix around his water heater!

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  9. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    I think I've gone a little over-board in my retaining wall plan. I started off to make just ten castings. Well, I decided what's the harm with doing just one more? Now I have nineteen castings with number twenty in the mold!

  10. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Good start this week guys. Lets keep them rolling!

    Well, Yesterday, Better-Half and I went to the Big E(Kinda a Northeast country fair...Same place I go for the Big E train show every year). Any way, across from the main gate is CSX West Springfield yard....Guess what I saw there. CNE's New Haven retro paint SD70! Far from home and on foriegn rails...No wonder I hadn't seen her in awhile.

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  11. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Jeffrey: Cool shot:thumb:
    Bryantm: I had to do a double take , :thumb:
    CNnutbar: Cool shot:thumb:
    Charlie: Fantastic ..:thumb:
    Herc: Lookin good:thumb:
    Kurt: Cool shot: :thumb:bad dog! bad dog!
    Jesso: Awsum layout:thumb:
    88: So thats the prototype for your model?:wink:

    Here's Arthurville back in the day...:p
  12. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    I just want to say that PHOTO-FUN just keeps getting better and better!:thumb:

    Jeffrey...Great pics! and the wall castings look sweet as well:thumb:
    bryantm...Welcome to the Gauge....beautiful work!:thumb:
    cn nutbar... what a fleet of BEAUTIFUL engines you have!:thumb:
    Charlie...Great pic!:thumb:
    Herc Driver...Beautiful photography and modeling!:thumb:
    Kurt...Love that angle!...your work is impeccable, my friend:thumb::winker:
    Scott...That layout is unbelievable:eek::thumb:
    88fan1...Great shot!:thumb:
    Mark...Love it!!!:thumb:

    In keeping with the un-official theme:

  13. bryantm

    bryantm New Member

    I came back to have another look. I guess I am not the only one who can do B&W retro pics. Great shots everyone. Fun stuff!!

  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Creative shot Ed! Nice pics from everyone as well! I like the black and white theme so here's mine. Black and white look good in black and white, after all! :)

  15. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    WOW!!!:eeki: This thread is really off to a GREAT START!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    In keeping with the "unofficial theme":winki: , heres my contribution:smilie: . i bought this little 0-6-0 to learn how to weather steamers:winki: , as you can plainly see, i haven't done it yet:eeki::oops::toug::119::oops: . i am pretty sure this is the first time i have posted this engine:confused: , and it will be the last time till i get around to weathering it:oops::119: . :deano: -Deano
  16. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    I have this fantastic looking Athearn Genesis GM&O 4-6-2 Light Pacific.
    Too bad it's such a piece of junk. Sure is a lot of eye candy though.


  17. jesso

    jesso Member

    Great Pictures everyone!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Here are my b/w's, first N scale then HO scale

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  18. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Charlie: What a cool picture(pun intended) :mrgreen::thumb:
    Ralph: Good lookin PC F unit:thumb:
    Deano: Nice looking lil steam switcher:thumb:
    Jeffrey: Nice looking Pacific:thumb:
    Scott: Nice lookin layouts:thumb:
    In keeping with the unofficial B/W theme:
  19. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Steam Supreme!
  20. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Mark...love that NP boxcar!:winker::thumb::thumb:

    The best part of posting pics in B&W is that you can re-use ones you already posted in color!:twisted:


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