An SP moment . . . .

dave n Dec 20, 2004

  1. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I've been going around to posting a photo and have only now taken a shot for this topic,

    In the lead is a GP20E Cotton Belt followed by a GP20 SP then two SP SD7's the final unit is a SD35.

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  2. Fluid Dynamics

    Fluid Dynamics TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hmm, interesting . . . provided I can still buy the ME flex track in about a month (a few online retailers seem to have it in stock), I think I'll mirror your configuration. It took a lot of scrutiny but I think I can see a difference in the ME track compared to Atlas based only on photos of it (ties are wider and slightly irregular, rail spikes smaller). I think I was in fact able to source their tall viaduct kit, along with the parts needed to extend it to 500+ feet. [​IMG] I've been studying your pictures of the one on your layout.

    But yes, track is important to me! I agree that we're in the minority, but it's good that ME track is still floating around out there.
     
  3. Fluid Dynamics

    Fluid Dynamics TrainBoard Supporter

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    This awesome thread deserves be kept alive.

    Here we have an SD45, two tunnel motors and a kodachrome SD40 struggling to get 40 cars up the grade.

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  4. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    An SD35 on the quarry turn on my previous layout

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  5. sp_train_77

    sp_train_77 TrainBoard Member

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    Plus you have to simulate at least three of the Espee units shutting down due to lack of maintenance. [​IMG]
     
  6. Carl Sowell

    Carl Sowell TrainBoard Supporter

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    Everyone knows what an oxymoron is, right ?
    Well I visited one once at the SP West Colton hump yard.

    It was called " a wash rack " :rolleyes:
     
  7. Fluid Dynamics

    Fluid Dynamics TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yeah I've kind of got nothing better to do at the moment than set up stationary trains to avoid doing math homework. College, it's like work, only without pay. [​IMG]
     
  8. Bookbear1

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    Ahh, VERY nice pic! hehehe, wish I could get my photos to come out half as nice! :D
     
  9. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Plus you have to simulate at least three of the Espee units shutting down due to lack of maintenance. [​IMG] </font>[/QUOTE]How about this one, sure looks the part....

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  10. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wow!
    Jeff, that's some sweet shot. It looks like you could substitute the train, and it could be Rio Grande's Big Ten curve....
     
  11. Fluid Dynamics

    Fluid Dynamics TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks.... the pictures really needed to be doctored because I have such bad lighting. So when again were you planning on building your Moffat route layout?
     
  12. tehachapifan

    tehachapifan TrainBoard Member

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    Great shots everyone! [​IMG]

    HemiAdda, I really like the backdrop in that photo with the T-motors! :eek: Especially the effect with the clouds/fog in front of the mountains.

    Russ
     
  13. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks Russ! It's really simple, I used a tutorial from The Gauge.
    Jeff,
    When I move to a house with a basement. Could be as early as March or April when I move, and construction will commence soon after.
     
  14. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    This is such a cool topic. I guess I will have to break down and post something. :cool:
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    Train #310 was made up of a gas-electric doodlebug, a Harriman baggage car and a T&NO Harriman coach. It departed Kenedy, Texas at 4:25 AM and stopped at twenty two locations before traveling 179 miles to arrive in Houston in late afternoon. Its twin, identical train #309 ran the reverse each day. Both ran over an old San Antonio & Aransas Pass route and were discontinued in April of 1950. I built the doodlebug from parts of an old kit, Rivarossi heavyweight cars, and a streatched Atlas U25B chassis. The cars are Bachmann shorties with J&J brass baggage car sides, Harriman roofs and a bunch of bashing on the coach to get the windows right. I got the idea to model this train from page 9 of David R. Sweetland's Southern Pacific in Color, from Morning Side Books.
     
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  15. dave n

    dave n TrainBoard Supporter

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    Great to see all the awesome Espee modelling!

    Russell - you've got a one-of-a-kind model there for sure. Very cool.

    FD - looks like Cuesta to me! That scene's gonna look awesome when you get that bridge in.

    Gotta love that weathering, Hemi!

    I agree w/ 4X2DSP - this is one great thread. Long live the SP!
     
  16. wlal21

    wlal21 TrainBoard Member

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    I sure do miss the Southern Pacific. Used to love to pace those guys north out of El Paso on Highway 54 to Alamogordo..
     
  17. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard, wlal21!!!

    Good to have you here. The only Espee stuff I see is on the old D&RGW...
     
  18. JoeAngelicchio

    JoeAngelicchio TrainBoard Member

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    Great pics everyone. [​IMG]
    A bit off topic now, sorry. How can you get email notification of a topic, such as this one, without replying to it just to get the notification?? :(
     
  19. wlal21

    wlal21 TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks Hemi. I still see the SP now and then around Dallas/ Fort Worth ;) . But most of it is tainted by armour yellow paint.
     
  20. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Tainted, eh? I like that... I use the word 'molested', personally....
     

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