MODELING Weekend Photo Fun, January 14, 2022

r_i_straw Jan 14, 2022

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    In about 1985, my dad finally got around to building his dream HO layout in a shed attached to the garage. He had been accumulating a few HO pieces since he was in Korea 30 years earlier. He bought odd locomotives that were available at the Base Exchange on the air base where he was stationed. One of them was this die cast Pacific. I think it may have been an early Mantua, I can find no names or numbers anywhere on it. Anyway, in the mid 80s, I took it upon myself to paint it and give it the "Santa Fe" treatment. While I was at it, replaced the open frame motor with a Sagami can and mounted a Kadee coupler on the tender. I believe I went overboard on the weathering but a couple decades of dust and grime and a leaky roof over the train room have added to the effect.
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  2. SP-Wolf

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    @r_i_straw - She sure could use a wash --

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  3. dti406

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    Good morning from partly cloudy and cold Northeast Ohio!

    Managed to get a couple of kits completed this week!

    First is a Tangent PS 4750CF Covered Hopper kit, painted with Scalecoat II MOW Gray paint and lettered with Oddballs Decals. Farmland COOP purchased hundreds of cars in the mid 70's for export grain business that came up with the thaw in relations with the USSR and China.

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    Next is a Tangent 1970 version of the Greenville 86' Hi Cube Boxcar, car was built with end of car cushioning versus the Hydra Cushion of the Ann Arbor car I did previously. Car was painted with a mixture of C&O Blue, ATSF Red and Reefer White and Silver Paints and was lettered with Herald King Decals. The DT&I purchased these cars with the opening of the Woodhaven Stamping Plant and the cars were routed via DT&I to the PC's Brownstown Yard which serviced the WSP accounting for the BRO above the Car Number. The DT&I also painted these cars in Magenta for this service with other Plants being serviced by the Blue or Green painted cars. After a couple of years the car pools changed and cars were assigned to various other plants.

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    A Pair of Athearn GP40-2's with a general freight headed up with various RBL's and XLI's for delivery to the Campbell's soup plant in Napoleon, OH, picture taken on the Strongsville Club layout.

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    Thanks for looking!

    Rick Jesionowski
     
  4. Candy_Streeter

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  5. Mike VE2TRV

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    @r_i_straw: She looks like she works hard for a living. Great looking engine.:cool:

    Cool DeSoto in a nice scene.(y)
     
  6. Joe Lovett

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    Coal trestle on module 06.
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  8. GP30

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    The yard switcher drills a cut of cars while northbound coal empties pass by on the main track.
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  9. r_i_straw

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    Here is an old photo from about 1956 that my dad took of his desk in his quarters while stationed in Korea. I believe the same locomotive is the darker one on the right. The other one is a Tenshoto NYC J3a Hudson. I must have replaced the two axle trucks with six wheel types on the Pacific tender when I rebuilt it as well.
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  10. rjthomas909

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    Working on some scenery updates/repairs....

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  11. SMR

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    Nothing special with the CSX locos, right? (Note the birds in the sky (y):)o_O )

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    But how about this helper?

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    Have fun and a relaxing WE!

    Sven
     
  12. Mike VE2TRV

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    That's fantastic! It took me a few seconds before it registered in my mind as a model. One of those "Is it live or is it Memorex?" photos. :)
     
  13. SMR

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    Yes, that is a real 1:220 model.
    And, yes, it is true......

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    ...WE LOVE CATS !!!!

    Best,
    Sven
     
  14. in2tech

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    Very nice. So no need to weather it yourself, just put your items in a leaky shed or even just out in the elements. Nature will take care of for you :)
     
  15. in2tech

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    A car accident just as the Burlington is passing by. Unmarked grey police car put's out orange cones so the helicopter can land at the intersection, to medivac the patient to the nearest hospital. The patient from the accident did survive, reports the local news at 11:00!

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  16. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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  17. Paul Liddiard

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    PXL_20220115_001528996.jpg PXL_20220115_001535158.jpg PXL_20220115_001544031.jpg PXL_20220115_001518419.jpg PXL_20220114_235705649.jpg PXL_20220115_001512715.jpg It's Train Show season! And these are some of my trains at the Ophir, Tintic and Western train show. They didn't have the show in 2021, but they're back this year at Thanksgiving Point, in Lehi, Utah.
    I picked up a Napa Valley Wine Train, two powered locomotives and two cars, as well as an older GP7.... It's a good time.
     
  18. RailMix

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  19. Paul Liddiard

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    These are photos of the Free-mo group in Utah. The fellow who owns these modules tries to model the are between Price, and Grand Junction.
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  20. gmorider

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