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Weekend Photo Fun - June 17th through June 19th, 2022

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Weekend Photo Fun - June 17th through June 19th, 2022
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, June 17, 2022 12:00 AM

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, June 17, 2022 12:04 AM

Hello everyone, and welcome to another brand new weekend in 2022! 

This weekend is Father's Day, and I wanted to share an appropriate picture. I looked through all the pictures I have created, and could not find a really good one that represents the day.

I do have this picture of a hotrod. My dad and I did spend some time together when I was in High School working on the 1966 Mercury, so I guess this will have to do

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

I always look forward to the weekend and seeing everyone's photographs they share.

Let's get the weekend started.

-Kevin

 

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, June 17, 2022 9:32 AM

Good morning from sunny and warm Northeast Ohio!

Kevin, thanks for starting us out, nice picture, did not have any hot rods but did have some of the muscle cars of the 60's.

I completed the decaling on some cars I had built and painted prior to my surgery.

Red Caboose 1937 AAR Double Door Boxcar kit, I am surprised they made this kit as only one railroad had cars in this configuration. Car Was assembled with Yarmouth Scale Models sill steps in place of the plastic kit steps, then painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red #2 and Black Paints and lettered with National Scale Car Decals. As noted the car was used for automobile parts and furniture loading.

Next, Walthers 89' Piggyback Flat car kit, Painted with Scalecoat II ATSF Red paint and lettered with Herald King Decals. I followed the prototype here as the the DT&I acquired 100 cars from the Providence & Worcester, so I used the decal set from the Providence & Worcester  except for the road name and reporting marks, the DT&I just used the reporting marks and painted out the road name. Cars were purchased for the Rail Blazer - Detroit to Cincinnati with connections via the Southern to Atlanta. I added a couple of trailers that I had finished previously

A pair of Athearn GP40-2's with a Southbound freight, led by a group of 40' and 50' XLI and RBL boxcars to be dropped off at Cambell's Soup in Napoleon, OH for loading.

Thanks for looking!

Rick Jesionowski

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Posted by York1 on Friday, June 17, 2022 12:14 PM

Thanks for starting out the weekend again, Kevin.  I always admire your photographic talent with your railroad scenes.  I actually remember some high school kids in the 1960s who had flames painted on their cars!

Rick, as always, you have done some excellent work with putting decals on your cars.  You give the rest of us an example of excellence that we can work toward.  I hope you are feeling better.

This is another photo from my layout that is no more.  This engine building was one of the first I did, and it was from a RIX kit.  I intended to do a bunch of weathering, putting in some junk, darkening the floor, etc.  However, the wrecking ball did away with the scene, and I will try to rebuild it correctly on the new layout:

I hope we have a lot of good photos this week.  In the U.S., legally it's a long weekend,  so we have time to see some good photos.

York1 John       

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Posted by NorthBrit on Friday, June 17, 2022 12:23 PM

Kevin.  Thanks for starting WPF.   Another great little scene.   I do like crossings  scenes.  Easy to 'ring the changes'.  Same scene looking different each time.

Rick  The boxcar and flat car are stunning. Well done.  I like the scene at Wright Docks also.

 

Not been in the train room this week because of other committments.   I did receive some little figures from a colleague.   Just have to make some scenes.

Meanwhile some old photographs.

 

It is late.    A northbound freight  near the Junction.

 

 IMG_2042 (2) by David Harrison, on Flickr


A Father's Day present from my elder granddaughter.

 

 IMG_5486 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Work goes on at Winter and Harwood

 

 IMG_5433 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

'The Hunt'  is outside the Coach and Horses  as Class 56  56035  passes behind

 

 IMG_5418 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, June 18, 2022 12:08 AM

Thanks for kicking off the Father's Day edition of WPF, Kevin. You have a great scene there Yes

Glad you're back in the saddle again, Rick! Excellent models, of course!

I've been in a newer engine house like the one you are modeling, John. I look forward to seeing photos of your new layout progress.

Excellent scenes from you as well, David!


I do have an old snapshot of my dad holding me alongside the boiler of C&O #2707 that had just been moved into Brookside Park in Cleveland. No question where I got my interest in trains!

 April_RR_C&O2707 by Edmund, on Flickr

Years later I witnessed the engine being pulled from this spot (they almost lost it!) and today it is in the Illinois Railway Museum.


 

I "spruced up" and added lighting to Bozak Meats which is part of the triangular area I've been working on:

 Bozak_Meats-R by Edmund, on Flickr

Again, just enough of an interior to make it look like there's something going on in there.

 Bozak_Meats by Edmund, on Flickr

Yes, that front truck of the NYC switcher is on the ground. Call out the block-truck!

On to more great stuff, Dad's Day or otherwise.

Cheers, Ed

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:30 AM

Rick: It is great to have you back. My 1966 was not really a hotrod. It did come factory equipped with a 428 Cobra-Jet, but I did very little modification to the car. I was much more interested in how it was supposed to work (reliably and properly) than taking it to the boulevard. Your paint and decals on the SEABOARD boxcar look great. I am also very glad that Red Caboose made this kit. I must have eight or ten of them painted for various fantasy railroads.

John: We had a handful of cars in High School in the 1980s with flames, but all looked terrible. Nice view of your Rix locomotive facitily. I can't wait to see the improved scene when it comes together.

David: Thank you for sharing more pictures of your lovely layout.

Ed: I am envious of all the pictured you have of your childhood with trains. I only have a couple of pictures of me with my parents, and none with trains. Your scene is looking better and better. 

-Kevin

 

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Posted by RMNRWY on Saturday, June 18, 2022 12:03 PM

Here are two pics from my multi-era layout. I run three time periods. I usually switch at the beginning of the month. I swap out locomotives, freight cars, vehicles, some structures and scenery. The eras are CB&Q  1950's, BN merger 1970 and BN early 1980's.  These two pictures represent early CB&Q and BN. See if you can spot the changes. 

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, June 18, 2022 12:38 PM

Kevin,  Thanks for getting the WPF rolling with your custom Merc'.

David, Gem of scene, those hounds are raring to go.

Ed, Priceless pic of you and your Dad.  Many thanks for the Jones & Laughlin-Aliquippa links.

My late father's 912

Thanks to all the contributors and viewers.  Have a good weekend and a Happy Fathers Day.  Regards, Peter

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, June 19, 2022 10:22 AM

HAPPY

FATHER'S DAY

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RMNRWY: Thanks for the era-shifting pictures. I found six differences. I felt like I was playing one of those "spot the differences" pictures in the newspaper. Now I want to set up a diorama and do the same thing.

Peter: Your model 912 looks exactly like your dad's ride. Thanks for another wonderful picture.

-Kevin

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

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