Jul 11, 2011
oh what the heck, I won't win, but here is my U30C
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.
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
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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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
Bye the Way,
Did the S.P. have Logging areas?
Hmm - yep, I guess So.
Giants, yes, there was logging eras in Oregon
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!
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??
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
The poll closes tonight. Last chance to get a vote in!
Thanks Mark, Closer contest this time. We had some really good entries. Congrats to all who entered. Jim