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Running trains in the SNOW

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Running trains in the SNOW
Posted by Marty Cozad on Friday, December 12, 2003 1:16 PM
For you die-hard GRRers who love the great outdoors, heres acouple of shots for ya.
http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/NTCGRR/rotary10.JPG

The rails that was clear was dry enough for the engines to pu***he rotary into the snow , but once it was in the ice on the rails we lost traction.

http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/NTCGRR/rotary11.JPG

Here the units are running along Table Creek through some good fluffy snow.

http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/NTCGRR/rotary12.JPG

And yes the engines are geeting help from the green giant, or blue after being out in the 20 degree weather. Its fun to try tho.[^]

Is it REAL? or Just 1:29 scale?

Long live Outdoor Model Railroading.

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Posted by bman36 on Friday, December 12, 2003 10:40 PM
Hey Marty,
GREAT shots. You definately fit the description of die hard GRR!!! Well done. Sure looks like a lot of fun. Love to see more. Later eh...Brian.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 13, 2003 12:55 PM
Marty-
You certainly have the great conditions as far as snow type is concerned, light and fluffy. Up here in New England the snow would scale down to "white cement". Very wet. Your photos look great. I'd like to see one of this setup without all the snow flying around, a better shot of the front so you can see the rotary device. Thanks.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 13, 2003 2:08 PM
Wow!! Great pictures Marty. I sure wish I got snow but that'll never happen here in Southern California.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 13, 2003 2:24 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by pablopicatso

Wow!! Great pictures Marty. I sure wish I got snow but that'll never happen here in Southern California.


You should be careful of what you wish for!!!!
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Posted by Marty Cozad on Saturday, December 13, 2003 6:29 PM
The work is done, Sat afternoon revenue freight is in route to Table creek. Here the sidings have not been cleared yet but this is proof,,,,we PLAY in the snow[;)]
http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/NTCGRR/snowbngons.JPG
Here the BN Extra is passing Minersville the scrap iron loads are really rusting our now[}:)]

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 13, 2003 9:23 PM
Looks great Marty. Love to see more shots as we get no snow here in my area of CA. I'm forced to deal with some rain instead. can't wait till next spring when i can put in ground cover... once the tracks are in place...
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 13, 2003 10:01 PM
Excellent shot Marty, your camera angle causes the trees in the background to blend with your nicely weathered train. The grain elevator looks very believable with the rust and all.
You should think about entering this shot in a photo contest, it's that good, in my humble opinion.

You keep raising the bar Marty, how can us mortals hope to follow in your footsteps.

OLD DAD

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