TBX - HO TBX 82015 and TBX 30500 Boxcar Exchange

Colonel Aug 26, 2015

  1. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

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    Petty good opty collusion going on.:p:D
     
  2. gjslsffan

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    Talk about forced perspective!! It turned out pretty good I say.
     
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  3. ppuinn

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    Thanks, guys. The picture options on my HO layout are much more limited than on my N scale layout: I have a limited number of HO structures, no backdrop, zero trees/grass or ballast, and poor lighting. So I pulled several of the removable tree flats from my N-scale layout, set up some lighting, and framed pics and videos for both cars in a way that minimized how much of the undecorated HO layout and background could be seen. For TBX 30500, I made up a scenario that let me take all of the pics and videos on the HO layout; however, for TBX 82015, I wanted pics that showed more than a square foot of shelf, so I took the forced perspective I use on my n-scale layout to the...ahem..."Nth" degree in all of Opty's pics :p.
     
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  4. ppuinn

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    Any idea who gets TBX 82015 next?
    Now that Holiday events are winding down, I'm hoping some of the Peoria area modelers will ask to participate in the TBX HO Boxcar Exchange. So, if there isn't a rush to mail TBX 82015 to someone already on the list, I'd like to hold it for a few weeks (maybe until mid-January?) to see if any Peoria modelers want to post pics of it on their layouts.
     
  5. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Dave not a problem
     
  6. friscobob

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    Glad to see it survived the trip :)
     
  7. ppuinn

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    TBX 82015 is on its way to Kevin Anderson in Utah.
     
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  8. Kevin Anderson

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    I will be watching for its arrival


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  9. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Who currently hold 30500?
     
  10. JimJ

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    My bad. Who's next?
     
  11. Paul Liddiard

    Paul Liddiard Staff Member

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    Jim, if you could send it my way...
    1264 south 2600 East
    Spanish Fork, Utah 84660
     
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  12. JimJ

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    Right away!
     
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  13. Kevin Anderson

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    TBX 82015 has arrived on the interchange track via UP. Photos to follow soon.


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  14. Kevin Anderson

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    We first get a glimpse of the 82015 as the yard crew bring it in from the interchange track where the UP had dropped it off. (Bear with me on the lack of scenery please). Then we see it get coupled into the next mine run sitting in the yard.

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    Here it awaits the arrival of the power to haul it up to the mine where they await the much needed machinery that TBX 82015 is hauling.
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    Today the power of choice are the UTAH 2959 and UTAH 3108. Utahs only two SD35's. As the yard crew hooks up to the train the the road crew is arriving and having their job briefing.
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    With the crew on board the train has been given the highball by the dispatcher and they are off. We see TBX 82015 leaving the MOAB yard heading through the small town of Moab.

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    Next time we get a glimpse of TBX 82015 is when it arrives into the town of Dorado. Where we see UTAH 402 busy in the DORADO yard.

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    As the journey of TBX 82015 continues it arrives in Uintah Junction where UTAH 9009 waits patiently. The 9009 is the helper unit which will help push the train up the 3% grade to the mine at Silver Mountain. UTAH 9005 and UTAH 9013 wait for UTAH 2959 to clear so they may return to Dorado.

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    We next see TBX 82015 as it heads into the tunnel leaving the valley behind.

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    The long slow climb reveals how steep the grade is. One more tunnel and we should arrive at our destination.

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    Finally we arrive at Silver Mountain where resides the Piute Mining Co. The equipment that TBX 82015 carries has been needed a long time.
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    Now the train must be broken apart and switched out to be loaded. TBX 82015 will be placed closest to the mine and shop for unloading. [​IMG]





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  16. Kevin Anderson

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    We next see TBX 82015 sitting at Dorado waiting for the yard crew to pick it up.

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    Wait, Weyerhaeuser timber Has put in a call for a box car for a shipment. Since TBX 82015 is just sitting empty waiting for return, UTAH RR has chosen to send this car to them. The yard crew was sent to deliver the car since this came is as a rush order. No time to wait for a local to pick it up.

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    With the car loaded it had been brought back to the DORADO yard where it will be placed on the next train out of town.

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    I hope you enjoyed this tour of my layout. I hope to have more scenery completed when TBX 82015 returns or TBX 30500 comes to pay a visit.


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  17. dalebaker

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    Nice job and story Kevin. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your layout.
     
  18. ATSF JOE

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  19. ATSF JOE

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    Hey Guys,
    I would like in on this. what info do you need?
    Joe S.
     
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  20. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

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    Hey Joe, send Paul Liddiard a PM.


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