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Weekday Picture Pages October 8th through 12th 2018
Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 6:59 PM

I'm just throwing this one out here. New treads seem to be a little slim on success. I think this could work.

Weekend photo fun is enjoyed by many. It's my favorite. WPF serves Friday through Sunday. What about Monday through Thursday? 

Another thing to consider. Show Me Something, sometimes comes to a standstill because nobody has what is requested to post. One can fall back and post on this thread at that point.

Weekday Picture Pages is simple. It runs Monday through Friday. The rules are also simple. 

RULES 

1) Any Forum Member can post anything they want that has to do with a model railroad or a prototypical railroad. 

2) This is a very relaxed thread. There is no wait for your turn. Anyone can post any time they want.  If a forum member wants to post a picture of some kind of factory, industry or some other image that they think would look good on a model railroad, they can do that with a description of what they're thinking about.

3) A forum member does not have to post a picture. They can comment on anything or say anything relating to this thread or something to do with railroading or another member's post.

4) Added rule:  If a forum member knows another forum member he can talk a little smack (within reason), Off Topic just so it doesn't get too carried away.

This Thread will be a good filler. Just post your railroad images or comments on a weekday and we will all have more to look at or read about.

Okay I will start it off.

I found this Hamm's beer car at a railroad show. I found a Miller beer car at the next show.  I think I might start collecting beer box cars.

Thanks for your participation. If this works, it works, if it don't it don'tWink

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 7:29 PM

Track fiddler
Weekday Picture Pages is simple. It runs Monday through Thursday. The rules are also simple. 

 

I'll try to help kick-start your new thread, TF. I did try to keep this one going, too, but somehow it got left in the etherworld—

 

http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/88/t/271699.aspx

 

Why limit it to Monday through Thursday? Just let it run. Sooner or later someone is going to get ruffled over Europe or Australia being in a different time zone. What about a holiday that falls on a Monday? You get my drift...

 

 HelperQ4 by Edmund, on Flickr

B&O Q4b Helper at work...

Cheers, Ed

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 7:34 PM

I'm in.  Heritage unit on Horseshoe Curve courtesy Virtual Railfan screen shot

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Posted by dragonriversteel on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 7:42 PM

Ed,

  Who the maker of the wagontop caboose ? Brass ?

 Brutish wagontop caboose Ed. Thanks for sharing.

Patrick

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 7:48 PM

dragonriversteel
Who the maker of the wagontop caboose ? Brass ?

Hi, Patrick

That particular one is an Overland brass model. I bought it just before Spring Mills Depot announced their beautiful, plastic models.

   They get snapped up as soon as they are available. Maybe they will re-run them again but SMD got pinched in the closing of the factory recently. You can sometimes find them at train shows or auction web sites. 

Here's one of the Spring Mills Depot I-12 cabooses:

 BO_FA by Edmund, on Flickr

Square end windows rather than the less-often seen round ones.

Here's a shot with a later paint scheme on one of the Spring Mills I-12s. I like the little Adlake marker lamps they included Yes

 IMG_2473 by Edmund, on Flickr

Thank You, Ed 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 7:56 PM

You are a card EdSmile 

My favorite thing in this hobby is bridges. I love bridges, I like looking at them, I like building them. I do like old water towers too. This is a Northern Pacific water tower preserved at Bandana Square in St Paul. Isn't she sweetStick out tongue

PS.  I didn't really appreciate how they took Northern Pacific off the water tower and put Bandana Square on itZip it!

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 8:03 PM

Patrick, I'm not sure Spring Mills does reruns.  They still have one version available.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 8:14 PM

I like red cabooses

Who doesn'tWink

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 8:16 PM

BigDaddy
Patrick, I'm not sure Spring Mills does reruns.

I am...

http://www.springmillsdepot.com/i-12main.htm

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by Little Timmy on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 8:36 PM

Track fiddler
I think I might start collecting beer box cars.

I like the older "Bilboard" Beer refer's.

This is a cardstock car from the NMRA Bulliten I believe from 1973

I used the roof from a Round House old timer refer. Detail part's ( Hinge's and doorlatch's from Grandit line. scratch built grab iron's from Brass wire. ) Truck's are Kaydee Archbar truck's.

I used Brass sheet on both side's , and just glued the cardstock side's to the brass.

"Oh my gosh , It's Frothnslosh" !

" That pale stale ale, with the foam on the bottom" .

 

I like this thread..... but you guy's are gonna wish I never found it..... I'll be posting ALL the time..... your gonna get sick of seeing me.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 8:41 PM

Timmy,  First Off,  Great Job.

I like that old stuff. Especially old wood reefer cars. 

I added another rule. Rule number 4. I did itemize them, so go check that out on your spare time.

PS  Timmy great job again, but I think your car would have made a great car for Mr. BubbleLaugh.... don't get me wrong. It just struck me as funnyBig Smile

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Posted by Little Timmy on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 9:56 PM

 

Track fiddler
I added another rule. Rule number 4. I did itemize them, so go check that out on your spare time.

I was laughing so hard, I had to wait a moment to post !

Track fiddler
but I think your car would have made a great car for Mr. Bubble

I seem to recall, that Tyco made a "MR. Bubble" boxcar. White side's , Baby Blue roof and end's, and a happy smiling Bubble face.

( I could be wrong...... My memory's of the early 70's is very faint....) 

 

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Posted by G Paine on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 11:01 PM

Boothbay Railway Village just completed a full,operational restoration of our Baldwin, 2 foot gauge SD Warren Paper Company #2 locomotive, so one of our volunteers kitbashed a G scale 0-4-0T to match. This is the model

and a circa 1900 photo of SDW #1

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:32 PM

Track fiddler
I do like old water towers too.

Me too, took several shots of this one which is located in Elmira, Ca.  Not sure if it served the railroad, but is very near the UP tracks, (formerly SP).

Thanks & regards,  Peter

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 3:42 PM

 

I like the water tower Peter.

This was a fascinating contraption. it's a Timber loading car. You would think it would tip over.

Here is the underside of it.

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 6:53 PM

Track fiddler
You would think it would tip over.

Yes, it sure looks that way. I did some digging and found your machine to be a McGiffert Loader:

http://www.trainweb.org/mccloudrails/LumberCompany/McGiffertloaders.html

Hence, the "under-running" skids, much like an old woodie roller coaster would have. I found an old photo of a similar, but much larger, dock crane that was rigged with a similar shoe/skid system.

 Image from page 360 of "Electric railway journal" (1908) by Internet Archive Book Images, on Flickr

It looks like the skid is only on the outboard rail where the counter-lifting would occur.

Neat Stuff!

Speaking of cranes... (and water tanks)

 CN_watertank1 by Edmund, on Flickr

This looks like a fun adventure Whistling

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by Harrison on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:39 PM

I think this thread a good idea.

Here is the completed scenery on my Rt. 9 underpass.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:47 PM

Looking good Harrison. That scene has come a long way. You showed an old under-construction picture of this the other day, I do recall

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:59 PM

You are exactly correct Ed. The McGiffert Loader.  Pictures were taking at the Duluth Depot on our short four day weekend vacation last summer. When we got up in the thing and looked down it felt like we were going to tip over while we were up there. That made it more fun though.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:07 PM

G Paine

 

I like little Steamers with character George. It reminds me of The Little Engine That CouldSmile

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Posted by Little Timmy on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 9:43 PM

My Contribution for today .....

Alco model's SD-40.

This was a custom job for a client who changed his mind at the last minute. So it's been in it's box for a few year's .

I was going to strip the paint , and re-paint it in Southern Pacific "Bloddy nose scheme"..... But after digging it out of it's box, it's kinda grown on me. I'm seriously concidering finishing the lightning stripe's and other small detail's .

I just have to come up with a "Plausable" reason for it to be on the Demon's Hollow track's.

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Posted by NWP SWP on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:16 PM

Suggestion for the title: Wacky Photo Pages, or Wacky Photo Folio.

That's if we're going for the just let it run idea.

Steven

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Posted by NWP SWP on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:44 PM

Are track plans allowed?

I might be working one up in the next few days/weeks.

Steven

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, October 11, 2018 6:12 AM

I propose, too, that we have a WOYWB* segment where anyone can post a photo of what's happenin' in the paint booth or work bench.

*What's On Your Work Bench

Here's a start:

 NKP_diner_2 by Edmund, on Flickr

The Nickel Plate modernized a couple of their heavyweight diners to match the new equipment coming from Pullman Standard in 1950.

 NKP_diner by Edmund, on Flickr

I've always wanted to include one of the "betterment" cars for my Nickel Plate passengers Smile

Here is a similar, No. 129, that has a slightly different window pattern.

 NKP_129_dinerlounge by Edmund, on Flickr

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by DavidH66 on Thursday, October 11, 2018 11:29 AM

BigDaddy

I'm in.  Heritage unit on Horseshoe Curve courtesy Virtual Railfan screen shot

 

 

I recently photographed my first Heritage unit

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Posted by BRVRR on Thursday, October 11, 2018 11:35 AM

Baltimore and Ohio FT #800 locomotive provided the south bound power for the 16-car Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train we road through the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park in August 2013.

Something different.

Remember its your railroad

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Posted by HO-Velo on Thursday, October 11, 2018 11:44 AM

DavidH66
I recently photographed my first Heritage unit

 

Nice photo, not only a tantalizing shot, but a great modeling aid too.

Thanks & regards,  Peter 

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Posted by peahrens on Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:03 PM

I like the idea of re-starting weekly, and the weekday (instead of weekend) focus.  The reason I like a fresh weekly thread is that I do not have to find out where I left off if it were one forever thread.

The following link has what I find a rather interesting photo of Big Boy #4014's main assembly; i.e., smokebox, boiler, firebox with rear cylinders and trailing truck.  An impressive bunch of metal.  Sorry I can't copy and paste the photo directly, at least I don't know how.  I think it's worth a look.

https://www.up.com/aboutup/community/inside_track/steam-update-08-25-2017.htm

 

Paul

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Posted by cuyama on Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:18 PM

peahrens
Sorry I can't copy and paste the photo directly, at least I don't know how.

It's not easy because of the way that web page is constructed. But if you go to the source code for the page, you can sometimes find the image URL and post here the usual way.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:19 PM

I really like F7's, second to steam locomotives. I don't know what this one is though? The picture was taken in Duluth. Would there have been a DMIR F7 with no writing on it, Don't know? 

I want a pic everyone's brains for a moment.  There has been requests that this thread runs all week. I set this thread up this way because I didn't want to infringe on WPF. I would not want to step on any toes so to speak. This Thread is a little different though because it involves model railroading and prototypical railroads. So unless anyone objects I may just drop weekday from the title and let it run all week.  Thanks for listeningWink

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