MODELING Weekend Photo Fun, December 18, 2015

r_i_straw Dec 18, 2015

  1. r_i_straw

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    The conductor and brakeman are enjoying some fresh air on the rear platform of a Missouri Kansas Texas caboose.
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  2. dti406

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    Russell, sure like how the foreground scenery blends into the backdrop on the picture, looks like you are in the middle of nowhere!

    Managed to finish a few cars this week!

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    First up is a Kadee PS 2003CF Covered Hopper, painted with Scalecoat II MofW Gray and lettered with Champ Decals.

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    Atlas 3 Bay ACF Cylindrical Covered Hopper kit, painted with Scalecoat II MofW Gray and lettered with Islington Station Products decals. Leased and Anheiser-Busch to haul grain to their breweries.

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    Grand Trunk Western Rebuilt 50' Boxcar, with roofwalk removed and lowered brake gear. Started with a Front Range ACF 50' Boxcar Kit, substituted a much better looking Branchline Models Diagonal Panel Roof and a 10' Accural Youngstown Steel Door and A-Line Sill Steps. Painted car with Floquil GTW Blue paint and lettered with Microscale Decals.

    See you all later!

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  3. HOexplorer

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    Blast from the past. Scale? Jim

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  4. r_i_straw

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    Thanks. The Katy did run through a lot of nowhere to get from here to there. We get spoiled out here on the prairie as you can see the trains from far off. When I railfan out east around Roanoke, VA, often times I can hear the trains long before I see them.
     
  5. montanan

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    Time for a break after icing down a couple of reefers.

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  6. Manitobamodeler24

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    This is a fictional scene as the real one would not have CN or gondolas or flats. This is the veiw as a train pulls into WINNIPEG beach

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  7. GrampysTrains

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    Good stuff from everyone. Lots of merchandise this time of year.

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  8. BoxcabE50

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    Wow. So very close to being a real scene.
     
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  9. Josta

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    G&P RDC-3 pauses at the East Hannah Vista depot.....

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  10. Kitbash

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    Montanan on the ice platform... awesome
    Grampy and the truck loading. .... more awesome
    Josta's third shot of the RDC..... gigga awesome

    Some nice shots. Thanks for the inspiration.
     
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  11. Tracy McKibben

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    Starting the weekend off by making hats out of brass eyelets. The guy on the left is wearing a top hat made from an eyelet. The guy on the right is wearing some sort of wide-brimmed hat made by crimping an eyelet closed. The other three are stock figures for comparison.

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  12. BoxcabE50

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    Clever. Very inventive!
     
  13. Paul Liddiard

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    A low shot of the 5571 leading the D&RGW Christmas Special 5571.jpg
     
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    J. P. Warner & Sons
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  15. r_i_straw

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    Nice mortar job on the bricks.
     
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  16. Paul Liddiard

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    D&RGW GP9s 5924 and 5913 haul a special Christmas live stock train through Provo, Utah. GP9s and stock train.jpg GP9s 5924 5913.jpg
     
  17. Eagle2

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    Wonderful angle, looks good even with the lack of scenery.
     
  18. Eagle2

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    Very convincing scene. What really caught my eye was between the sidewalk sections where it really looks unkempt. One of the "little things" which drives the realism.
     
  19. gjslsffan

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    I agree all great shots, looks like everyone is having fun!!
    Here is a couple pics of my wife Vicki's contribution to the MRR. Her recycling out fit, there is a lot little details in here, we had a blast putting it together.
    Please carry on.

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  20. Josta

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    Thanks for the compliments. This is a Proto 1000 RDC custom-lettered for my railroad, and I just finished installing the lit interior, and replacing the stock circuit board with the old-school 6-diode constant/reversing circuit. The unrealistic LED headlight was replaced with 1.5v incandescent bulbs for my DC layout.

    John
     

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