An SP moment . . . .

dave n Dec 20, 2004

  1. SirTainly

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    Just in the middle of rebuilding the garage to make a layout room - lots of issues with water ingress. I'll make a thread for the work so far, at lunchtime.
     
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  2. sp4009

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    Curious to see where you go with it! Hopefully you'll find a cure for the water issue.

    I'll add another contribution, finished up a couple of projects for a friend of mine, the last two SD9E's fresh from the Sacramento Shops.

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  3. tehachapifan

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    Great looking SD's, Joe! Do I see new end ladders? If so, what did you use?
     
  4. Jerry M. LaBoda

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    I still remember way, way, way back when the Espee was transitioning the San Joaquin Daylight from Daylight paint to the General Service paint, seeing the train southbound between Lancaster and Palmdale, Ca. It was a real puzzle to me and I asked Dad what the train was. He replied, "Its a passenger train." I, in turn, chimed in, "But its the wrong color.!!!"

    From the mouths of babes... 'nough said.

    (Mind you, I am a GS paint fan since most of the Espee trains I got to see, as well as a few early Sunset Ltd. in the Amtrak era, were silver and red. A visit back in 1979 to the old Purdy scrap yard north of Lancaster yielded some up close and personal time with a couple of Daylight painted articulated coaches along with other cars in GS paint... just don't remember what the trains looked like all those many years ago...)
     
  5. sp4009

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    Thanks Russ! Yes, you do see new end ladders, they are Gold Medal freight car ladders with .020 mounts. The width and rung spacing are pretty close.
     
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  6. r_i_straw

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    Thought I would rescan this old image and repost it. Kato Mikado kit bashed into an F1 class 2-10-2.
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  7. Jerry M. LaBoda

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    That's a beautiful engine, Russell. Thanks for the memories!!!
     
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  8. SP-Wolf

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    A 2-8-8-2 AC-2
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    And a 4-10-2 SP-3
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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  9. Jerry M. LaBoda

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    Funny I should remember this some 58 years after the fact but one of the treats of going to see my grandmother on my father's side down in the Los Angeles area was traveling through Soledad Canyon and seeing these beasties being used in multiples. Was reminded of this for some odd reason the other day, not sure what prompted the thought... but one of my earliest railfanning memories is this very thing... just another fond memory I had with my Dad years before I lost him.

    I even went so far as to draw what I saw with crayons... easy to do from a distance since the striping on the end was not so visible... just some rectangular characters with wheels but boy was that ever a treat!!!

    Wish I still lived out there if for no other reason than to be able to take Metrolink from L.A. to Lancaster through the canyon... definitely something on my bucket list I likely will never do save for me winning big (well, sort of big) with the lottery. Some folks just don't know what sort of treasures are out there until they experience them!!!

    You all... thanks so much for keeping this thread alive... definitely something this "Southern railfan" is deeply enjoying!!!

    (Raised with the two best "Southern" roads to ever live... Espee and Southern Railway... nothing was better!!!)
     
  10. ArtinCA

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    Reefer madness..
     
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  11. sp4009

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    Are you back into standard gauge? Between the IM, MDC and Red Caboose reefers, I have around 60 and half of the MDC cars need to be repainted...
     
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  12. ArtinCA

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    I may, but not this era. These will be for sale. I've got some WFE and ARMN cars to do as well. Might do a shelf layout, I haven't figured it out yet.
     
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  13. sp4009

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    Cool deal!
     
  14. Ryan Wilkerson

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    I had an SP moment at our train show in Sacramento a couple weekends ago on our Free-moN layout.
    An SP GP38-2 leads a Cotton Belt GP40 and an ex-D&RGW GP40 over Highway 70 at Marysville, CA. This location is Binney Junction where the Western Pacific crossed the Southern Pacific in Northern California.
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    Geep trio exiting the tunnel of Wye Knot.
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    Video of trains through Binney Junction:
     
  15. MK

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    That rock work looks awesome!
     
  16. Ryan Wilkerson

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    I agree! I believe that's the handy work of M.C. Fujiwara. He and Nils Moberg worked on the scenery and buildings on the Wye Knot moduleset (5 modules).
     
  17. SP-Wolf

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    After finishing up another F7 set -- I figured a gathering of widows was in order. Kind of a support group....

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    The new addition
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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  18. fifer

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    They all look happy together !!!!
    Mike
     
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  19. MikaelB

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    Wow is the ice deck built from kit or scratch? And I like your support group :)

    - Mikael
     
  20. SP-Wolf

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    Thank you, Mikael

    The ice deck is a modified Walthers unit. A dear friend of mine had built it for his layout. Which he has since taken down. So, I was fortunate to have received it.

    Thanks again,
    Wolf
     

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