MODELING Weekend Photo Fun, September 14, 2018

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  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    I grew up in a small town in Central Wisconsin. Our rail link to the outside world was by the Chicago & North Western. The Flambeau 400 was our ride to Milwaukee and beyond. This "generic" train put out by Kato is kind of close to the actual consist that I remember riding. I don't believe there was an RPO or an observation car but I run them anyway. ;)
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  2. SP-Wolf

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    Getting ready for work --

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  3. dti406

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    Nothing new modeling, but I got a some new motive power this last week.

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    New Scaletrain GE C39-8 units, as the only set of cars I have available right now, they are hauling a string of PRR Ore Gons on the Strongsville Model Railroad Club layout.

    Thanks for looking!

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  4. HOexplorer

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    Early start. Jim Mine work.jpg
     
  5. Mark Watson

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    My shop helper Mozzy wants everyone to know how good of a boy he is for helping build our new model train storage and transport cases!

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  6. Paul Liddiard

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    Well, this beast came back to me yesterday. A Mantua GP20, didn't run too well, as the rear coupler was broken, and the side frame wouldn't stay on.
    James Strickland took it under his wing, and body mounted the couplers, filled in the massive gap front and rear, and has it running like a top! I have an SPSF caboose coming, as well as decals to make this a true foobie. SPSF will adorn both sides of the long hood.
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  7. BoxcabE50

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    I am so glad you took all of these photos. They are beautiful and inspiring! (y)(y)(y)
     
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  8. BoxcabE50

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    Love seeing your doggie sitting there... :)
     
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  9. HOexplorer

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    I know it's football season, but we need more pics here. Jim
     
  10. JimJ

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    Creeping along the Zalma Branch at a blazing 17mph. 2AF78BFE-8C06-4011-87D2-5ADF41A7C793.jpeg
     
  11. r_i_straw

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  12. Carl Sowell

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    Here is one that I bet not many of you have ever seen. I found this in an unpacked moving container that had been sitting in my garage for 15 years.

    I have no idea who the manufacturer was, I think it is brass. At any rate it is in "like new" condition. I have found info on internet. It is a chicken/turkey car with a center room for an attendant to ride with the birds for feeding and watering. May try painting someday but then may just leave as a conversation piece.

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    Thanks for looking and have a good week.

    Carl


    PS: Hers is one version of a 1: 1 car.................

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  15. HOexplorer

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    Box, I'm glad I did as well. Sadly, my hard drive crashed last week and 4000 train photos have gone missing! For some reason I backed up the 'final'/or best photos last month so all is not lost. I just don't have the wide selection I used to. Thanks for the comment and yes, as a teacher, I am always happy to help members who may benefit from my images. Cheers, Jim
     
  16. Carl Sowell

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    southernman,

    thanks for the posting, I too have that image plus a couple of others but could not find them.

    That pictured job looks like one for Mike Rowe and his "Dirty Jobs" show. Just an earlier era.

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  17. Mark Watson

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    I experimented building a crazy idea. I giggle every time I look at it! :LOL:

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  18. r_i_straw

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    Brio Big Boy.
     
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  19. Eagle2

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    Land Train?
     
  20. Mike VE2TRV

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    That's cute. Some would consider that folk art. :cool:

    And back in the day, that's how a lot of toys were made - homebuilt with the materials on hand. The kid's imagination filled in the details. Now that was artistry.
     

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