Clear the track, here comes Shack!

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Clear the track, here comes Shack!
Posted by SD70Dude on Monday, July 27, 2020 11:29 AM

He knocks 'em down and he gives 'em a whack!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb8_Ybbrn5A

RIP.

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, July 27, 2020 1:34 PM

Met Eddie Shack a couple of times, got his autograph. A legend like Stompin' Tom.  2020 just keeps on rolling the hits. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, July 27, 2020 2:58 PM

Whooooo!  Had me scared for a moment, I thought Ernest Borgnine was going to make an appearance!  

I love it when a little Canadian content shows up, keeps things interesting.

Sorry for your loss boys.  It's sad when we lose legends.

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, July 27, 2020 3:14 PM

He looks distressingly like Stalin on ice as depicted on that lunchbox.  

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, July 27, 2020 4:23 PM

Overmod

He looks distressingly like Stalin on ice as depicted on that lunchbox.  

 

Jeez, you're right!  I didn't notice.

I wonder if Stalin played hockey when he was a kid?  Soccer maybe?  Or maybe he was one of those weirdos who pulled wings off flies?

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, July 27, 2020 4:40 PM

 

 

Space Time   Clear the Track Here Comes Shack 

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, July 27, 2020 6:52 PM

Are those doghouses on the tops of those EMD's?

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, July 27, 2020 7:47 PM

It's a Canadian thing... beer, coffee, doughnuts and bacon storage. 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Monday, July 27, 2020 9:56 PM

pennytrains

Are those doghouses on the tops of those EMD's?

Winterization hatches.  The locomotive version of sticking cardboard in front of your car's radiator. 

The drawing is actually quite accurate, but I'm surprised the lead unit has ditchlights.  The artist must have been going off a photo from the mountains, at the time the ditchlights were removable and were only used on CN west of Jasper, Alberta.

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, July 27, 2020 11:11 PM

All Canadian modellers put winterization hatches on their F's, Geeps, FA's ... always got asked at NTrak meets ( Stateside) what they were. 

Easy peasey add on 

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, July 27, 2020 11:37 PM

.......and yes Penny we are all friends here, good and respected friends so thanks for the sentiment and reminding us. 

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:41 AM

SD70Dude
The drawing is actually quite accurate...

Then we should get Dave Goding to explain the special truck details, particularly on the rear.  I still haven't quite figured out how the wheels ride on the railhead, let alone storm through the mountains like the RCMP in polar winter conditions, but if you say so I'm all ears to learn how.

The whole thing has acquired an attractive slant, I think including those stripes which I don't remember as being so rakish.  It is completely in keeping with the theme, though.

I had looked long and hard at those ditch lights, as they are much larger and, for want of a better word, can-like, than the usual approaches I'm familiar with on F units... some of which are just awful, like chipmunk faces.  That isn't something a lunchbox artist would likely invent.  I think you are correct about detachable lights... and this might make it possible to find an original photo from which the artist worked.

(I think he also had a 3D model of one for reference, but one of the small-scale plastic battery toy type -- that rear truck becomes suspiciously familiar 'prototype' if so...)

Incidentally thse little bunker-style boxes up top are not winterization hatches for REAL Canadian winter.  THIS is more like it.  I submit to you that SP in its heyday needed nothing more dramatic to conquer mountain weather!

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Posted by Jones1945 on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 4:56 AM

Miningman

All Canadian modellers put winterization hatches on their F's, Geeps, FA's ... always got asked at NTrak meets ( Stateside) what they were. 

Easy peasey add on 

 

MILW's FP7A/F7B with Winterization Hatch:

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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:39 AM

Overmod
SD70Dude
The drawing is actually quite accurate...

Then we should get Dave Goding to explain the special truck details, particularly on the rear.  I still haven't quite figured out how the wheels ride on the railhead, let alone storm through the mountains like the RCMP in polar winter conditions, but if you say so I'm all ears to learn how.

I'll lend him some artistic license, and the lower wheel rims appear to be hidden in shadow, so the sun must be high in the sky and behind us, or would it be spotlights in the arena in this case?

If you believe it is derailed, Eddie is racing the train for a loose puck and has laid a few of his trademark whacks on the lead unit.  He'd better hope no one saw, or he might get way more than 2 minutes.....

Overmod

The whole thing has acquired an attractive slant, I think including those stripes which I don't remember as being so rakish.  It is completely in keeping with the theme, though.

The stripes look accurate enough to me, and he actually got the correct number of them.  Though the forward porthole is not quite in the right place, it should be in the black, not the red.

https://railpictures.net/photo/319328/

Overmod

I had looked long and hard at those ditch lights, as they are much larger and, for want of a better word, can-like, than the usual approaches I'm familiar with on F units... some of which are just awful, like chipmunk faces.  That isn't something a lunchbox artist would likely invent.  I think you are correct about detachable lights... and this might make it possible to find an original photo from which the artist worked.

(I think he also had a 3D model of one for reference, but one of the small-scale plastic battery toy type -- that rear truck becomes suspiciously familiar 'prototype' if so...)

The big ditchlights look suspiciously similar to these, you'll probably recall this particular photo from our other thread on ditchlights a little while back.  Maybe it was the shot the artist used, but he did mess up a bit on the locomotive number, CN's FP9's were all in the 6500 series.

http://www.trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/photos/cnr_diesel/6501.jpg

Overmod

Incidentally thse little bunker-style boxes up top are not winterization hatches for REAL Canadian winter.  THIS is more like it.  I submit to you that SP in its heyday needed nothing more dramatic to conquer mountain weather!

You probably know this already, that is one of a limited number of units that were modified specifically for snowplow service in the southwestern Ontario 'snow belt'.  Some GP9's and RS-18's also recieved similar snow shields, but the F7's are most famous for it. 

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:08 AM


Eddie Shack on Podcast 

Pure Canadiana ... how do you get potatos out of the ground in Sudbury? .. you blast them out! That is correct. Should be a Jeopardy question/answer.  Final Jeopardy!

Pic of Eddie looking like Stalin as Overmod pointed out. 

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:14 AM

Miningman
Eddie Shack on Podcast 

Pure Canadiana ... how do you get potatos out of the ground in Sudbury? .. you blast them out! That is correct. Should be a Jeopardy question/answer.  Final Jeopardy!

Pic of Eddie looking like Stalin as Overmod pointed out. 

Well it is said that everyone has a dopelganger somewhere in the world.

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 4:07 PM

Donuts....great little read, grab a donut and take a break reading it 

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