Rock Island Model Parade

Bendtracker1 Nov 14, 2012

  1. TetsuUma

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    I hope this isn't off topic. I saw this in Dale City VA and even though I'm not a CRI&P fan, it elicited a stop.

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  2. Bendtracker1

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    Wow! 33 years gone by and still seeing The Rock.
    Not much of any signs of new ownership either and in relatively good shape.
    Thanks.
     
  3. BoxcabE50

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    A lot of years on that trailer. I wonder if it is in private use? Or still sees some revenue service?
     
  4. TetsuUma

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    I think it is some sort of storage. There is always a trailer parked there by the propane (outside a warehouse store) and they change fairly frequently.
     
  5. Bill Denton

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    Rock Island coach "Herington" was built from Union Station Products sides (which aren't as bad as I thought.)

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  6. BoxcabE50

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    Are you assembling a train? If so, which one or what powered units?
     
  7. Bill Denton

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    Not sure, possibly latter day Quad City Rocket. E8 with two cars. I rode it in 1977 or 78.
     
  8. Bill Denton

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    More pics, this time with correct trucks :D

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  9. BoxcabE50

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    Nice treatment of the windows, with shades and blue tint. Any special method for the tinting?
     
  10. Bendtracker1

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    Hey Bill, that's a Sweetie!
    Nice job as always.
     
  11. Bill Denton

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    The windows were done with Proto-glass. It was once sold by Railway Classics. My stockpile is about gone.
     
  12. Wuttermelon

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    Roscolux photo filters also work fairly well, I've used #4315 Cyan (.5 Stop) behind the glazing of my passenger cars.
     
  13. thomas

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    Not being much of a Rock Island fan, I still couldn't resist the urge to have at least a couple of locos. Got these at a fairly good price so now they have a place to do some switching on my layout.
     

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  14. Bendtracker1

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    Not only do they look being Rock Island, they good with that backdrop!
     
  15. arbomambo

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    ya'll will be interested in the brand new Kato announcement!
    ~Bruce
     
  16. Bendtracker1

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  17. Jim Wiggin

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    Now that is an announcement an Illinioan can enjoy! Three of the four roads ran in my old stomping grounds. The Rock units look great.
     
  18. Primavw

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    They do look nice! Still holding my breath for a PRR f unit!
     
  19. Run8Racing

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    I would be all over those F2s if they were Maroon and Yellow !!!:rats:
     
  20. Bendtracker1

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    That would make two of us, at least Maroon scheme is much easier to paint than the Black and Red scheme is.
    With that said, I have my set on order.
     

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