Weekly Modeling Photo Challenge "Southern Pacific" Ends Sunday, July 17th.

Mark Watson Jul 11, 2011

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Choose Your Favorite Photo(s)!!

Poll closed Jul 24, 2011.
  1. Mark Watson - SP AC-12on my scratch built bridge

    3 vote(s)
    13.6%
  2. jhn_plsn - Working hard to get the last car spotted

    6 vote(s)
    27.3%
  3. subwayaz - My GP38 High hood on In N Minor

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. Stickboy - All the SP I got

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
  5. r_i_straw - T&NO Ten Wheeler

    8 vote(s)
    36.4%
  6. cbg - The PA the tanker and the truck

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  7. bremner - my U30C

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
  8. nscaler44 - my first SP anything

    9 vote(s)
    40.9%
  9. RBrodzinsky - SP traffic behind Sonny's Gas Station

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    oh what the heck, I won't win, but here is my U30C

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  2. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    The last person to say that got a big surprise when the results came in. :) ;)

    These photo challenges are meant to be fun and to motivate everyone to complete more modeling and railfanning. All qualities of photos are accepted and with increased participation numerous users have been able to improve upon both modeling and photography techniques. :D :D
     
  3. HOexplorer

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    Well I didn't own any SP, so I went to my LHS and found this car for $3 on the used junk table. I got some couplers for it, $4. Spent some time weathering it and carving it up a bit and here it is, my first SP anythingl Jim
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  4. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky November 18, 2022 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    SP traffic behind Sonny's Gas Station. A freight, pulled by AC-12 # 4285 heads up the mountains, while a passenger Daylight, pulled by GS-4 #4453 passes the other direction

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  5. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    The poll is up! Cast your votes now! :)
     
  6. Giants

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    S.P. Competition

    Howdy All,
    Nscaler44 Train Scene is a Great use of Railroad and Nature Scenes.
    Gives the Impression of the Real look for being there.
    I have noticed that it is better to go that little bit further to add the Finishing Touch. Dave I
     
  7. Giants

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    Bye the Way,
    Did the S.P. have Logging areas?
    Hmm - yep, I guess So.
     
  8. bremner

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    Giants, yes, there was logging eras in Oregon
     
  9. SteamDonkey74

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    So glad you asked. To avoid clouding this thread up too much, many of SP's branches in Oregon served various aspects of the timber industry. Some of the mills served during the SP era are still in business and still shipping by rail. If you want to know more, catch me over in the logging group. There are also lots of people here on TrainBoard who know the SP's operations well.

    Nice photos, folks!

    Adam
     
  10. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nscaler44, I love that log bridge. Looks like a logging outfit hastily hacked down a few trees, cobbled them together, and laid track over the gap. Quintessential logging practice to build cheaply and quickly.

    Rick, What's the price of gas at Sonny's??:)
     
  11. HOexplorer

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    Hemi, That is exactly how and why my bridges look like this. It is 1931 and money is scarce with this railroad. Unfortunately none of the stumps show up in the photo! I have three levels and of course three bridges over Pinnacle Creek. The other two bridges are different design but would fit the 'real world' mining layout. Thanks for the compliment. Jim
     
  12. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    The poll closes tonight. Last chance to get a vote in! :)
     
  13. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Congratulations Jim!

     
  14. HOexplorer

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    Thanks Mark, Closer contest this time. We had some really good entries. Congrats to all who entered. Jim
     
  15. RailBaron

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    Neat Stuff!
     

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