An SP moment . . . .

dave n Dec 20, 2004

  1. Traindork

    Traindork TrainBoard Member

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    Sigh.... one of my favorite trainwatching spots for the SP was the Hardy Street yard where the SP had an engine facility, which I believe dated back over 100 years. Great old steam-era buildings..... when that pesky Armour Yellow started showing up, I knew it was over... now it's being slowly torn down... :(
     
  2. Fluid Dynamics

    Fluid Dynamics TrainBoard Supporter

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    Trainboard SP modelers, get into it! Don't let the aspen gold thread beat us at posting pics!

    *edit* excuse the uncle pete SD45, it's about to get turned into a fallen flag. [​IMG]

    [ 16. February 2005, 10:35: Message edited by: Fluid Dynamics ]
     
  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Fallen Flag? Yeah, D&RGW!! [​IMG]

    Nothing like a li'l friendly competition... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Jeff,

    Looking good so your modelling falen flags of UP as well huh :D
     
  5. Fluid Dynamics

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    Yep! The SD45 will be an SSW unit one of these days. I might have one or two UP SD40-2s eventually, but all the -45s will be SP, SSW, or DRGW.

    Let's go trainboard SP modelers. Post pics to reclaim the honor or our downtrodden Southern Pacific railroad.
     
  6. brian

    brian TrainBoard Member

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    I am in Kansas City right now, I really miss my layout, of course I miss the SP and Santa Fe more...so...I'll bite. Try these on for size.

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    Brian

    [ 18. February 2005, 02:07: Message edited by: brian ]
     
  7. dave n

    dave n TrainBoard Supporter

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    Brian - that's an AWESOME lashup ! ! ! Ahh, the good ol' days . . .
     
  8. Fluid Dynamics

    Fluid Dynamics TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes, great pics!

    SP execs on an excursion train:

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    [ 18. February 2005, 07:58: Message edited by: Fluid Dynamics ]
     
  9. wlal21

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    We have some great Espee shots on here guys..
     
  10. atsf_arizona

    atsf_arizona TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here are some SP additions from me to this thread:

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    Southern Pacific Trainmasters, a set of four:

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    And a different angle:

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    I might add, *all* of my photos these days are much improved because of digital
    photograph editing software. Just wanted to let all of you know that my original
    out-of-the-camera photos don't look anywhere near as good as the final product.

    Case in point, here's a (smaller-size) copy of **original** of the above photo:

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    Quite a difference, the original shot wasn't good at all - too dark, too blue, out of focus.

    What I needed to do is remove excess blue caused by incorrect lighting, changed the contrast
    and brightness levels so that detail can be seen, pushed the red a little to naturalize
    the color, sharpened the out-of-focus, and finally, cropped the original.
     
  11. Fluid Dynamics

    Fluid Dynamics TrainBoard Supporter

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    Great pics! Love the trainmasters on that broad curve John. Every time I see your GS4 Bob, argh. It looks so good.
     
  12. Carl Sowell

    Carl Sowell TrainBoard Supporter

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    Let's see an SP caboose hop.

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    :cool: Gotta keep the thread going !
     
  13. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Did somebody say "Caboose hop" ? :D
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    Since I took this photo I have replaced the smoke stack with a much taller one to better resemble the one on the prototype. No this is not a Con Cor. I bashed using an extended Kato Mikado mechanism.
     
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  14. dave n

    dave n TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wow, all this cool SP steam is almost enough to make a late SP diesel modeller like me think about jumping eras - outstanding! Carl - the weathering on your locomotive is outstanding!

    Long live the SP!! At least on this thread!!

    Here's an eastbound lumber drag crossing the Tuolomne River in Northern California on it's way toward Tehachapi and points east. I've added some more scenery detail and line side poles to this scene since I last shared a picture. . . .

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  15. JASON

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    Russell,I've only heard rumours about this loco & this is the first time I've seen it.WOW,I don't suppose you could show us how you went about it?Also what type of tender?Con-Cor?
    Very nicely done.
     
  16. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Thanks for your kind words.
    Here is a link to a little bit of information on it.
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  17. Carl Sowell

    Carl Sowell TrainBoard Supporter

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    Need to keep this thread on page one, I dug up one more SP Moment.

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    :cool: Love those Black Widows !!!!
     
  18. up mike

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    Sorry Guys!!! this is before the "patch Job" [​IMG] :D

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  19. dave n

    dave n TrainBoard Supporter

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    HeyMike!! You've got the wrong locomotive leading !! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  20. William Cowie

    William Cowie TrainBoard Member

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    Of course, no SP modeling thread is complete without a shot or two of Flash's layout! [​IMG]

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