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Weekday Picture Pages October 8th through 12th 2018 Locked

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Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:26 PM

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So unless anyone objects I may just drop weekday from the title and let it run all week

Limited time only!  I like that, it's good marketing and less likely to get stale.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:31 PM

So you are saying let it run through the week for now Henry, or leave it as it is, only on weekdays?  I'm also interested what anyone else has to say about this.

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:49 PM

I like this thread because it fills a gap between WPF and Show Me Something. To make housekeeping easier I think it should be a monthly thing like all the others. Weekly changes are too fast for those of us that might be away for a few.

 

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Posted by tstage on Thursday, October 11, 2018 5:06 PM

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So you are saying let it run through the week for now Henry, or leave it as it is, only on weekdays?  I'm also interested what anyone else has to say about this.

Just a thought: If you let this thread run both week and weekend then I think you devalue WPF and it becomes unneeded.  The plus to WPF is that it currently allows partakers Tue-Thu to take and prepare their photos for display on the Fri-Mon thread.

If there is to be two photo threads then:

  1. Have WPF run Fri-Sun and WPP run Mon thru Thu, and
  2. Make midnight Thu & midnight Sun CST (since that's the time zone where Kalmbach is based) your transition points between the two threads

My My 2 Cents...

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, October 11, 2018 5:32 PM

I think I have enough feedback now to make a somewhat group decision. I'm going to leave this the way it is, with one small tweak. The thread is called Weekday Picture Pages. Monday through Friday are the weekdays. There will only be a one-day overlap with WPF.

I don't think any toes will be stepped on or any feathers ruffled hereWink

If anyone has a problem with this, nothing is written in stone hereBig Smile

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, October 11, 2018 5:50 PM

I think Monday to Friday will work provided the thread gets locked at the end of the week, otherwise, people will continue to contribute to it and we will end up with multiple WPP threads going at the same time.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, October 11, 2018 6:07 PM

Okay.  That makes sense Brent. 

Let It be written. Let it be done. WPP (Weekday Picture Pages) will be Monday through Friday.  The Forum monitors will put a lock on it. 

This was my intent from the start.  I do not want to infringe on WPF.  I love Weekend Photo Fun.  It's my favorite thread.

Okay.  I think we're all good hereWink

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Posted by tstage on Thursday, October 11, 2018 6:16 PM

TF, et al -

Just one more bit of input: This may require Steve Otte's blessings in order for it to become a regular weekly thread.  Given the presented ground rules he may be fine with it.  However, I wanted to give you all a heads up - just in case...

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Posted by cuyama on Thursday, October 11, 2018 6:55 PM

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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?

An Internet seach yields as its first result this Wikipedia page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erie_Mining_Company_4211

It's an F9

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:08 PM

Thanks for sharing cuyama. Erie mining I would have never known that.  ThanksSmile

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:55 PM

Nine replies and no photo?

 

Time for a picture Surprise

 IMG_6782_fix by Edmund, on Flickr

A pair of Cleveland Union Terminal P-1a "motors" pass at speed.

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, October 11, 2018 9:36 PM

Well, I'm not going to post till Monday, I want my pictures up all week!Smile, Wink & GrinLaugh

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Posted by Little Timmy on Thursday, October 11, 2018 9:52 PM

So I spent some time "Rummaging" around in my shop today.

( I know you all are getting a bit sick of seeing my same old picture's.)

I now have picture's of new junk to show you.

First up, The Demon's Hollow & Pacific "Future fleet" of SD-9's.

I took enough picture's to keep you guy's "interested" for at least a week ! But I'm going to spread them out ...... ( nobody like's "Stale" Timmy picture's )

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, October 11, 2018 10:12 PM

Great looking locos you're working on

I like old locomotives and modern-day locomotives Timmy. Here's one of those old west... old locomotives

Isn't she sweetStick out tongue

That's a heck of a cow catcher. A little baby would get gently brushed off the tracks if this lovely machine was coming through slow. Talk about a headlight, they didn't mess around in the old west days

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Posted by Little Timmy on Thursday, October 11, 2018 10:20 PM

She is a beauty !

Yea, I kinda like the newer stuff too. But there's just nothing like an old steam locomotive to get the creative juice's flowing  ... for me anyway's .

This is a narrow gauge 2-8-0 that I bought at a garage sale for $30.

( there's another one in the box..... )

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, October 11, 2018 10:28 PM

Okay, twist my arm, I'll post just one, just because its the last day.

Isn't she a beauty?

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, October 11, 2018 10:40 PM

Brent it runs all the way through Friday. I tweaked it. You have a whole brand new daySmile, Wink & GrinYes

And I couldn't quite make that last image out.  It looks like a cross between a Great Northern and a caterpillarLaughLaughIndifferent

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Posted by doctorwayne on Thursday, October 11, 2018 10:50 PM

Track fiddler
...I couldn't quite make that last image out...

Looks to me to be a gold-plated rail joiner, with simulated bolt heads.

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Posted by Little Timmy on Thursday, October 11, 2018 10:52 PM

BATMAN
Okay, twist my arm, I'll post just one, just because its the last day. Isn't she a beauty?

L O L !

You only need 10,000 more, .... and you will have a nice layout .

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, October 11, 2018 11:01 PM

Yep yep,  I see it now. Somehow Brent had it looking like a Great Northern caterpillar.... Rail joiner.it isIndifferent

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, October 11, 2018 11:41 PM

It's not just any rail joiner, it is a Walthers joiner, probably the most expensive joiner you can buy!

I could only afford one.CryingLaugh

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Posted by BRAKIE on Friday, October 12, 2018 11:43 AM

Indiana  &  Ohio in Bucyrus..The I&O and the  CF&E at the time of this photo owned by RailAmerica.

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Posted by G Paine on Friday, October 12, 2018 2:57 PM

WPF is out, does this mean we say by by to this one until Monday?

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, October 12, 2018 3:41 PM

G Paine
WPF is out, does this mean we say by by to this one until Monday?

From what I understand we're good until midnight, Central Daylight Time, tonight.

https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/cdt

 Alco_Ad1 by Edmund, on Flickr

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, October 12, 2018 5:38 PM

That is correct Ed. No WPP on Saturday and Sunday. I don't know if there is a night monitor to lock it. I certainly can't.

Jamestown North Dakota got 6 to 10 in of snow a couple days agoTongue Tied it's coming. I'm sure the Northern Pacific Russell snowplow could handle that and more, much more. 

I bet the thing was only really efficient moving along at a decent clip.

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, October 12, 2018 6:52 PM

I'll see your plow and raise you a plow... but a compact model.

 CN_Plough_55401 by Edmund, on Flickr

I wonder if the diminutive size was to allow it to share the turntable without being uncoupled from the engine?

Track fiddler
I bet the thing was only really efficient moving along at a decent clip.

Gotta be careful about that "decent clip" since these things were prone to derailing. With one, two or sometimes three locomotives pushing you that could cause some rather uncomfortable moments.

Go to about 2:00 here (or watch the whole thing for the narrative)

From what I recall there was a rumor of fatalities in this wreck and the video was taken down for a while. Listen to the foreman and you find out this wasn't the case.  Dangerous work, indeed!

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, October 12, 2018 7:11 PM

You know, I do suppose Ed.

I never did think about this before. Derailments make perfectly good sense.

If the snow was deeper, more Frozen on the right side of the rails and the snow was fluffy, more shallow due to drifting on the left side, it would want to push the plow over to the left and derail it. 

Things that make you go hmmm......Thanks for making me think Ed.  Although I may have sprained a brain noodle in my head from thinking so hardLaugh

Watched the video now, apparently my smartphone was finally ready to play it. Yep that drift look pretty deep. He did mention something about the freezing rain too. 

Thanks for sharing, that was pretty intense I'm glad no one got hurt back then.

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, October 12, 2018 7:45 PM

Track fiddler
If the snow was deeper, more Frozen on the right side of the rails and the snow was fluffy, more shallow due to drifting on the left side, it would want to push the plow over to the left and derail it. 

Also ice filling up the flangeways was a problem, too.

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Posted by Little Timmy on Friday, October 12, 2018 7:48 PM

This will be my last picture post for the week.

I kit-bashed an Alco ( ? ) Century 425 ( ? ) , with an Athern SW-7 cab.

This was as far as I got ...

( Trying to engineer a working drivetrain for it stopped me dead in my track's.)

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, October 12, 2018 8:16 PM

You're a busy guy Tim. 

I have looked at quite a few of the locomotive shells you're custom painting. It does seem to me you like blue a bit. 

Looking good TimmyWink   TF

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