MODELING Weekend Photo Fun, December 15, 2017

r_i_straw Dec 15, 2017

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    While I was in 5th, 6th and 7th grades, my family lived in New Hampshire. A Boston & Maine branch line ran right across the highway from our home. Every few days an old Alco would haul a few cars, sometimes only one and a caboose over to Wilton and exchange them for a few to return. So, here is to the memories. ;)
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  2. SP-Wolf

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    Let's continue the Alco's :

    RSD-5's getting to work

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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  3. HOexplorer

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    Contest entry 11.jpg Don't look down. Jim
     
  4. dti406

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    Good morning from cloudy, cold and snowy Northeast Ohio!

    Since we started with Alco's, here are some more!

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    Stewart C628 and C630 with a train of 36 Ore Jimmies on the PRR.

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  5. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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  6. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    I tried to photograph my train painting experiment but I was only marginally successful. I have to work on lightening the ties a bit. I'm showing unpainted track on the right so you can compare.
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  7. Candy_Streeter

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  8. RailMix

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    Nice, Russell. This dredges up a similar memory I have of a ragged C&O GP7 leading one 40 foot boxcar and an ex Pere Marquette caboose on the Port Huron sub back in the 70's. Different railroad, same memory. Thanks for posting.
     
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  9. RailMix

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    Candy, so far, so good. Just thinking of the previously posted prototype photo, you might try a wash of dust or mud on the rails. As for the ties, how light would depend on how old they are. Fairly new ties would still be a dark creosote color with some dust or mud, but older ones would be more gray. (hopefully, I'm not playing Captain Obvious here)
     
  10. Candy_Streeter

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    I was thinking that a team yard would be pretty old even in the 1950s. So I thought I'd lighten the ties a bit. I just want to get the tie color more even.
     
  11. nscalestation

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    I too enjoy my Alcos and have several for the 70's era of my layout. Here a C628 and C630 are crossing one of SP's segmented concrete deck bridges that are common on this line as it crosses the Humboldt River several times.

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  12. nscalestation

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    Wow Mark - You are really making some quick progress on this, and it looks GREAT !
     
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  13. BoxcabE50

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    Actually this is not even close to being a bad attempt. I saw many, many ties of age, in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, which the grain edges had a "silvery" effect. Sun, wind, rain, snow, heat, cold. All did a number on even the best of treated wood.
     
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  14. RailMix

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  15. Hardcoaler

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    An LV freight slows for Ash Gap Viaduct on my freelance N Scale road. The C-420 is an old MRC/Model Power unit I made into a dummy and painted. The GP-38-2s are old Kato units that I also painted.

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  16. HemiAdda2d

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    Since we're talking about ALCOs, here's my PA-1s in D&RW Aspen Leaf scheme pulling the California Zephyr on a previous layout, over a decade ago.

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  17. Candy_Streeter

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    Here in New England we have the White Mountains. Looks like you have the Pink and Blue Mountains;) Just kidding
    Looking good !!!
     
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  18. Candy_Streeter

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    I love the look of the L.V. I like the Snowbirds if you can keep them clean !

    BTW in my post I stupidly wrote " Train painting " instead of Track painting. But I'm sure you all knew what I meant
     
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  19. Hytec

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    Yard ties would also be partially, if not totally buried in dirt, oil, and lots of other "stuff". Check out the near tracks.

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  20. Candy_Streeter

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    I see what you mean. But at a team track the locomotives would not be over the space I'm modeling. Well maybe just a little. So it wouldn't have all that oil....would it?
     

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