Weekly Modeling Photo Challenge "Tanks", Ends Sunday September 25th.

Mark Watson Sep 20, 2011

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Choose your favorite photo(s)!!

Poll closed Oct 1, 2011.
  1. David K. Smith - Emery Beercans on the James River Branch

    10 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. Stourbridge Lion - D&H #55

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  3. Mark Dance - X8727, a barge and tug Iris G.

    11 vote(s)
    44.0%
  4. PW&NJ - A little bit of shortline action.

    5 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. Nickboy90 - United Refining Co. Tank Car

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  6. Arctic Train - Spotting a tank train up the grade.

    11 vote(s)
    44.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    I've been bitten by the tanker bug!

    Let's see your Tank cars/trains/storage units. :D :D

    New photos are highly encouraged. One photo per member.

    "Times up" will be posted next Monday so don't wait until the last minute. After the times up I'll post the poll for everyone on TrainBoard to choose their favorite image.

    Best of luck!
     
  2. David K. Smith

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    Thirty-six years ago to the day (20 September 1975), two new Emery beercans slip into Cross Tunnel on the Z Scale James River Branch.

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  3. Stourbridge Lion

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    D&H #55

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  4. Mark Dance

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    X8727 being loaded onto the barge at Slocan City while the tug Iris G waits to take them to Rosebery

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  5. Mark Watson

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  6. PW&NJ

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    D'oh! Put mine in the wrong thread. Here:

    It started out longer, but since I have a nasty habit of not leaving well enough alone...

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    A little bit of shortline action (ouch). I get very little "tanks" for my effort. (OUCH!)

    I'm here all night folks. Try the beef...

    (btw, the crumbs on the table aren't from food. that's leftover plastic from sawing out the middle)
     
  7. Nickboy90

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    United Refining Co. tank car, all decals custom-made by me and available for sale.
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    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 26, 2011
  8. Arctic Train

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    While watiting for the glue to dry on an amended mainline I spotted a tanktrain on its way up the grade. Dang, that second tank must have just come out of the paint shop!!

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    Brian
     
  9. Mark Watson

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    Poll is posted! :)
     
  10. Flashwave

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    Cool shots all, but not one o f the mainline trains is running spacers between the engines and cabeece, and the tanks.
     
  11. David K. Smith

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    I'm aware of the usual practice of spacers between locos and tankers, but I never knew they were required at the caboose.
     
  12. Mark Dance

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    At least in canada in the time period I am modelling in the C&W photo - 1970 - there was no spacing rule in effect. According to Mike Chandler, ex-manager of motive power for the CNR system:

    "I believe the rule took effect in 1973 but I could be off by a year one way or the other. It was a Canadian only rule and required that loaded tank cars be placed at least 5 cars from the engines or caboose. Empty tank cars are not classified as hazardous so it didn't apply to them. Additionally, trains consisting of nothing but loaded tank cars such as unit trains, transfers or switching moves were exempt. To the best of my knowledge, the Americans have never had an equivalent rule."

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  13. Flashwave

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    I could have been misled, but I was told they were there so that in the case of a rear-ending, the spacers absorbed the impact, and didn't put the conductor in the middle of a potental explosion. I did remembe being told switchers were exempt where it was a larger pain in the butt than to have the spacers in the way.
     
  14. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    We have a close race here. Please vote if you have not done so already.
     
  15. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Last chance to get your vote in! Its still a very close race!
     
  16. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Congratulations Brian! :) :)

     
  17. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Way to go Brian.:thumbs_up::thumbs_up:
     
  18. Arctic Train

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    Well thanks guys!! While it’s obvious I’m not a prototypical modeler (but I’m learning) this was a great opportunity to get my tank collection off the wall and onto the track. Great photos by all I might add.

    Brian
     

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