An SP moment . . . .

dave n Dec 20, 2004

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    dave n TrainBoard Supporter

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    A westbound stack LA - Portland stack train meets an eastbound lumber train at Walong siding on the Tehachapi grade, circa 1995.

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    (Special thanks to IM for making this scene possible [​IMG] )
     
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  2. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    And Kato, if that GE in the lead is indeeed an AC4400CW.... :D [​IMG]
    Very nice, indeed!
     
  3. OC Engineer JD

    OC Engineer JD Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Beautiful! [​IMG]
     
  4. Fluid Dynamics

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    Nice weathering job on the SD40!
     
  5. dave n

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    Yeah, thanks. . . the problem w/ weathering is that it makes the other non-weathered Espee units look WAAAYY too clean!! Guess I need to get my gumption up and start weathering my tunnel motors!
     
  6. RED ROCK

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    Awesome photo Dave.
     
  7. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Concur. Great WNFF photo, too. [​IMG]
     
  8. HemiAdda2d

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    Yeah, thanks. . . the problem w/ weathering is that it makes the other non-weathered Espee units look WAAAYY too clean!! Guess I need to get my gumption up and start weathering my tunnel motors! </font>[/QUOTE]I will give you a tip: reassembling the TM's is a royal pain, so after I did one, the rest I weathered fully assembled, minus mech.
    I think it came out ok:
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  9. Colonel

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    Great shots Dave, actually I'm about to acquire a kodachrome tunnel motor of Santa but may need a speed lettering one eventually as well :D
     
  10. dave n

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    Hemi - what's the tough part about re-assembly? It looks like the hoods separate from the sills fairly easily. Did you take the windows out?

    PS - love the dynamic brake - burned paint effect. Very prototypical! How'd you do it?
     
  11. HemiAdda2d

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    Windows, very hard to remove, and after attempting, I gave up,a nd masked them off. That was too much work, so I used masking tape to mask the side windows. I didn't mask of the windshields, but this engine will likely not ever lead, so it's no biggie. I sprayed dullcote right over it all. I also used some masking liquid stuff to mask off the light and lens assemblies. That worked very well. I also did an Atlas SD50 that same night... (so much easier!)
    The pain in reassembling the TM is reinstalling the cab, and nose to the side sill ass'y. I forget how I managed, but I broke a couple of locating/snap tabs in the process. I am good at breakage, but not so good at fixage...

    The dynamic brake burn is drybrushed paint--Polly Scale GN Orange (it's what I had on hand, and works very well)

    Here's my latest, on the first-run SSW TM that the pics of became infamous on Atlas....
    Drybrushed Polly Scale rust is the culprit here. I used a stiff bristle brush to scrub 91% alky on the Cotton Belt lettering to distress it, and remove a bunch of it, then drybrushed.
    [​IMG]

    [ 21. December 2004, 01:30: Message edited by: HemiAdda2d ]
     
  12. tehachapifan

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    Sweet models, layouts and photos!! :eek:

    Russ
     
  13. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Dave,

    I think you need to post more SP shots :D
     
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  14. Pete Nolan

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    Dave,

    Wonderful shot! Thanks! I think I'm coming down with that photo bug again.
     
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    Dave, that shot is superb, it took me right back to my visits to the loop! Yes, more SP pics please [​IMG]
     
  17. dave n

    dave n TrainBoard Supporter

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    Jason - LOL!!!! If only THAT would have happened!!!!!

    Thanks for the feedback gang!
     
  18. Grey One

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    Jason, that is great. It gives me ideas!
     
  19. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    Very cool!
    That SP patch job is the way it should have been!
     
  20. OC Engineer JD

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    Love that custom patch job! ROTFLMAO :D [​IMG]
     

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