MODELING Weekend Photo Fun January 13, 2012

r_i_straw Jan 13, 2012

  1. r_i_straw

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    The Santa Fe Fast Mail Express rounds a bend on the way from Chicago to Los Angeles. The rider coach on the tail end has been modified by adding step boxes and Kato trucks to pick up electricity for powering the marker lamps. I still need to re-decal it to reflect a more modern lettering scheme and get rid of the "American Railway Express" to be replaced by "Railway Express Agency." The "Railway Post Office" part has to go too. The two cars preceding it are modeled after wood sided cars with steel fish belly frames that were plated over to resemble heavyweight cars.

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  2. dti406

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    Since I have not finished any cars this week, I have pictures of my Wabash Athearn Genesis F7's, they ran smooth and great right out of the box on the club layout, I have had these for a number of years but have never run them before.
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    Thanks for looking!
    Rick J!
     
  3. Wolfgang Dudler

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    Running train No. 64,
    leaving Silver Creek,

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    aproaching Salina

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    and switching Salina lumber yard

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    Wolfgang
     
  4. jeffrey-wimberly

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    Nothing major this week. I just started work on a couple of junk yards. I hope to add some bushes and weeds today.

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  5. atsf_arizona

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  6. Bill Denton

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    Added a new RPO to my C&NW passenger fleet.

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  7. MC Fujiwara

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    Finished scratch building and installing the Mt. Coffin Cannery Co. ("A Taste
    To Die For!") on my N scale Mt. Coffin & Columbia River layout:


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    Now I need to get some seagulls and figure out how to model mounds of fish
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    Keep up the great photos, and Happy Weekend!
     
  8. Bill Denton

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    A trio of Milwaukee Geeps are in central Wisconsin headed for the Twin Cities. That station wagon brings back memories for many of us baby boomers who can recall leaving the big city and traveling to the north woods of Wisconsin for summer vacation.

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  9. Mark Dance

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    Some Helicon test photos by Tim Horton. H Liners and Cabeese by Jeff Briggs.

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  10. verse2damax

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    WOW!!! These images are all as awesome as they are inspiring. Great modeling, keep them coming!!!
     
  11. logging loco

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    It is hard to believe both the Mt. Coffin & Columbia River and Columbia & Western are N scale.
     
  12. GeorgeV

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    In looking at the photos from MC Fujiwara and Mark Dance, I can only quote that philosopher of the Old West, Yosemite Sam: "Great Horny Toadies!!!"
    That is some impressive modeling and photography.

    George V.
     
  13. Mark Dance

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    Many thx for the kind compliments. I forgot to include another of Tim's test shots. The back end of the meet.

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    Have a great Sunday everyone.

    md
     
  14. Dave Jones

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    Bill Denton - Love that Milwaukee Road photo. Please advise, whose trees are those?
     
  15. Bill Denton

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    Thanks Dave. They are Super Trees.

    FYI - More of Marks work can be seen in the 2012 issue of Great Model Railroads. Nice job, Mark!
     
  16. Mark Dance

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    Thank you Bill...actually it is Model Railroad Planning 2012. The layout is not near complete enough for GMR I don't think.

    I haven't seen the finished article and no idea when it will make its way up North of the border so you are ahead of me on that! Unfortunately the lead editor at Kalmbach fell sick part way through the process so he handed it off to others and I didn't get a chance to see a final proof. That being said I have nothing but praise for the process and people involved in the article to that point…very smooth and very professional. I hope the article turned out well and not too much was lost in its edit.

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  17. Candy_Streeter

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    Great pictures this week. Here's a scene I'm working on.
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  18. r_i_straw

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    Still working on?:thumbs_up::thumbs_up:
    Darn, I usually abandon a scene and move on long before I put in that much detail.
     
  19. lashedup

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    On top of more video experiments - http://vimeo.com/35024919

    I also started working on weather techniques on some modern RD4 units. This is a work in progress, but it is getting there. I have a LOT of these to do, so I'm trying to come up with an assembly line process. Stock unit is to the right of the weathered unit.

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    Nice stuff everyone!

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  20. TWhite

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    I've been working on the backside of the Sierra Buttes the last couple of weeks. Finally getting rid of all of that pink and white foam after about 10 years, LOL.
    Here's the starting point:
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    In progress:
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    And a shot of the Deer Creek Viaduct from the 'backside' of the Buttes (had to do all of this standing in a 3x3' duck-under access hole--not the most fun project when you're my age, LOL!
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    Tom
     

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