Weekend Modeling Photo Challenge "Multiple Units" Ends Monday, August 9th.

Mark Watson Aug 6, 2010

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Choose Your Favorite Photo(s)!!

Poll closed Aug 15, 2010.
  1. Bruce-in-MA - Working the Grade

    5 vote(s)
    11.9%
  2. Rasputen - Two N-Scale C&O GP-7s and a GP-9 haul a mixed freight

    5 vote(s)
    11.9%
  3. pastoolio - testing out helper ops on my helix

    5 vote(s)
    11.9%
  4. GrampysTrains - A trio of Alco Road Switchers crossing Hammer Creek

    14 vote(s)
    33.3%
  5. randgust - Curtain Call at Winslow

    10 vote(s)
    23.8%
  6. Stourbridge Lion - D&H Shark Attack!!!!!!!

    3 vote(s)
    7.1%
  7. COverton - MU'd Warbonnets

    4 vote(s)
    9.5%
  8. Caddy58 - GN F7 in Tacoma

    5 vote(s)
    11.9%
  9. joem5127 - A Wabash F7 and GP7 switch the MFA elevator in Columbia, MO

    7 vote(s)
    16.7%
  10. Tracy McKibben - Hot enough for ya?

    4 vote(s)
    9.5%
  11. MisterBeasley - A pair of Milwaukee GP9s makes its way through the outskirts of Moose Bay

    4 vote(s)
    9.5%
  12. Packers#1 - Seperating Rivals

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
  13. r_i_straw - Kansas City Ssouthern DL-109s

    3 vote(s)
    7.1%
  14. Scott Stutzman - three EMD and one GE unit tackle the grade on Espee's Cascade line

    17 vote(s)
    40.5%
  15. Mark Watson - A triple-header tourist excursion climbs the grade along Thunder Ridge

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
  16. Keith - DRGW GP40's 3082/3085

    4 vote(s)
    9.5%
  17. N-builder - untitled

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    [​IMG] Weekend Modeling Photo Challenge "Multiple Units" Ends Monday, August 9th.

    Lets have some fun with this one and see those shining headlights!

    This week we're back with the standard format, so only ONE image per member.

    *Please read all rules as they may have changed from previous weeks*
    If you notice a typo, error, or confusing statement, please notify user Mark Watson immediately for correction and clarification.

    Modeling Photo Challenge Topic: "Multiple Units"
    1. Challenges are open to everyone, have fun!!

    2. The entry deadline is Midnight (UTC -11), Monday, August 9th. Late entries will be accepted up until the official "Time's up!" post within the thread.

    3. For photos to be eligible they must be taken between Friday August 6th and Monday, August 9th.
    Please use the challenge as a motive to take a new photographs!

    4. Any posts with images taken before the commencement of the challenge will not be included in the poll and may be moved to the cutting room floor thread.
    - Ensure dates and times on your camera are correct. -

    5. Only one image per participant so please choose the image carefully.

    6. Though realism is popular among voters, it is not required. Any image or snap shot related to the topic is acceptable!

    7. Though not required, commenting on other peoples pictures is encouraged.

    8. Please use the Cutting Room Floor thread for related but ineligible images.

    9. A clever and distinctive title for your image helps identify it among voters. (And makes it easier for me when posting the poll ;) )

    10. Photo editing and enhancing is perfectly acceptable and even encouraged, however the subject and focal point must remain that of a physical model.

    On August 10th, all entries will be put up for a public vote, in which all members of TrainBoard may vote for their favorite entry(s), regardless of whether you submitted an entry or not. Voting will last 4 days. You may vote for multiple entries. To do this, you must select all entries for which you wish to vote at once, and then click the submit button.
     
  2. Bruce-in-MA

    Bruce-in-MA TrainBoard Member

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    Working the Grade

    I'll take a shot at this, but I'm guessing that this shot fits the 'multiple unit' theme. If not, please let me know and move it to the cutting room floor.

    A trio of N&W diesels hauling a coal drag up the grade.

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  3. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Yep, that fits. :)
     
  4. Rasputen

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    Two N-Scale C&O GP-7s and a GP-9 haul a mixed freight headed
    by some CNR reefers through the Sprigfield industrial district.

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  5. pastoolio

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    Was testing out helper ops today on my helix with a 60 car coal train, and thought this picture would fit the catagory :D



    [​IMG]

    Mike
     
  6. GrampysTrains

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    A trio of Alco Road Switchers crossing Hammer Creek. DJ.

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  7. randgust

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    Curtain Call at Winslow

    The new Amtrak sign on the Winslow depot in July 1972 betrays the date when the A-B-B-A set of 300-class F-units would become endangered species. In less than a year, the new EMD SDP40F's would start arriving and bump these classics to be rebuilt into CF7's.

    But with today's arrival at Winslow, the now-leased F7A 310 and three sisters would still be in command - and try to make up some more time on the somewhat tardy Amtrak #19 across Arizona. Even at this late a date, they could- and did - hit 90mph.

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    Today, the Mary Colter designed depot survives intact, but the struggling Cottonwoods wouldn't do much better than the F-units until the La Posada (and the irrigation system) were rescued in 1994, and reopened in 1997.
     
  8. Stourbridge Lion

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    D&H Shark Attack!!!!!!!

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  9. COverton

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    I hope our voters can stand another warbonnet show...? It is the only case where I have two of a kind...sorry. It is more modern, though, so I don't think I'll step on randgust's toes too heavily. A fine image his is, too.

    I'll call mine simply "MU'd Warbonnets", and we see them in the Seneca Division highland hauling coal with the hoppers of a fallen flag.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 8, 2010
  10. Caddy58

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    GN F7 in Tacoma

    A trio of GN F7 is crossing City Waterway in Tacoma:

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    These engines are my "Frankenstein" engines:

    The shells are Kato spare parts with some details added (grab irons, lift-rings etc). They also have ALM diaphrams, though they are hidden in this picture.
    Both A-units use a Life-Like GP 18 menchanism (the old one with separate lead weights), the B-unit rides on an old Bachmann Spectrum F7 with motor and gears removed. The decoder is in the B-unit, all 3 units are hardwired for pickup. The units are drawbar-connected.

    Cheers
    Dirk
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 8, 2010
  11. joem5127

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    Geat stuff so far.
    A Wabash F7 and GP7 switch the MFA elevator in Columbia, Mo. on a late summer day.
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  12. Tracy McKibben

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    Hot enough for ya?

    It's a blistering hot August afternoon, as two locos sit idle while the crew takes a break inside the local freight terminal.

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  13. SteamDonkey74

    SteamDonkey74 TrainBoard Supporter

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    This is going to be a difficult choice to make. These are some fine entries, folks!
     
  14. MisterBeasley

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    A pair of Milwaukee GP9s makes its way through the outskirts of Moose Bay, passing the trolley barn along the way.

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  15. Packers#1

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    Seperating Rivals

    A FM C-Liner is sandwiched between ex-ATSF U23B #6330 and patched out ANRR GP35 #5 while rolling past main street.
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    The mainline is actually a spur I recast into a mainline for this shot
     
  16. r_i_straw

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    Kansas City Ssouthern DL-109s
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  17. Keith

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    Too dark for photos tonight. Too tired to attempt. Approaching 24 hours straight!
    Will try for a couple of shots after Dr visit in the AM.
    Could be a very interesting contest this week. A real challenge to decide which photo(s) to vote for!
     
  18. Scott Stutzman

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    It's just after dawn and three EMD and one GE unit tackle the grade on Espee's Cascade line.
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  19. COverton

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    Wow, that's not half shabby, Scott....well done!!
     
  20. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Amazing entries so far! Looks like that link in the Inspection Pit really helped boost the contest awareness, yes? :D

    Here's my entry:
    A triple-header tourist excursion climbs the grade along Thunder Ridge!
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