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Spooler734
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« Reply #100 on: Dec 30th, 2005, 8:14am »
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Yea those side veiws kinda make the engine seem real. Heres 734 upclose.


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« Reply #101 on: Dec 30th, 2005, 8:18am »
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The table top junction is a key stop on the now so called "Spooler System" Helper sets sit here and await strugling trains trying to get up the grade. Thanks to CSX for syplying most of the cars 734 is pulling. and her helper also happens to be CSX SD70 #700


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RDG484
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« Reply #102 on: Dec 30th, 2005, 1:45pm »
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VERY nice job.

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moocow

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« Reply #103 on: Dec 30th, 2005, 10:35pm »
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here are a two views of my favorite motive power  
 
here 4-6-0 #26 waits in the hole with a coal train for a westbound freight behind 2-8-0 #27 to roll in


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« Reply #104 on: Dec 30th, 2005, 10:37pm »
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Those are some awsome engines you got there.  

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« Reply #105 on: Dec 30th, 2005, 10:45pm »
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2 of 2
 
for the record 26 is a 1980s production Key models V&T #25
# 27 is a PFM 1960s MA & PA 2-8-0
 
 
 
 
 
here are two of my favorite pieces of (model) motive power
 
4-6-0 #26 leading a coal train waits in the hole for a westbound freight led by 2-8-0 #27


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« Reply #106 on: Jan 1st, 2006, 8:50pm »
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This is the only locomotive I got for christmas, but its worth it.  I think they stopped making the U34CH 2 or 3 years ago.   also getting a gyralight (biggest detail missing on the atlas model) and a Details Associates U33C detail kit for the U34CH, since its kinda detail barren, and they are practicly identical on the outside anyway.   I already painted  the extra side windows so they looked like they were covered as on the real thing, as well as painted the hand rails and other parts.  I have sun shades, but I will put them on last since they are the easiest to damage.
 
I ordered undecorated Horizon fleet cars ( since they are the same thing as the undecorated commuter coach, which i don't understand why they make the distinction)  and NJT decals so i can have more than what you see here.  Also picked up an ALP44 on ebay
 
In the background you can see my water tower and High tension powerline towers i got for christmas. you can also see one of my catenary poles (the other one is blocked by the bridge supports).  I can't wait to get my catenary system going.



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RDG484
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« Reply #107 on: Jan 1st, 2006, 8:55pm »
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on Jan 1st, 2006, 8:50pm, green_elite_cab wrote:       (Click here for original message)
This is the only locomotive I got for christmas, but its worth it.  I think they stopped making the U34CH 2 or 3 years ago.   also getting a gyralight (biggest detail missing on the atlas model) and a Details Associates U33C detail kit for the U34CH, since its kinda detail barren, and they are practicly identical on the outside anyway.   I already painted  the extra side windows so they looked like they were covered as on the real thing, as well as painted the hand rails and other parts.   

 
What you are thinking is not a gyralight, but a stationary red marker.


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« Reply #108 on: Jan 1st, 2006, 9:00pm »
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Oh, i thought there was something odd about that light.  I bought a similar looking NP gyralight for U-Boats from sunrise enterprises.  I plan on makeing it more boxy like on the real thing, i hope it works.    
 
That will get my model closer to the real thing as i've seen. the only detail i can't remove are those vents on the sides.


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« Reply #109 on: Jan 2nd, 2006, 6:31pm »
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this isn't my favorite, but it is unusual
this is an Aristo Craft 2-4-2 Columbia
the model was made in 1957 by New One Models
the model is of a Vauclain compound express locomotive built in 1893


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« Reply #110 on: Jan 3rd, 2006, 3:21pm »
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Hello all,
  I'm getting ready to untertake a massive repainting effort and thought I'd give my freelance power it's one last glory. From left to right:
ex-CSP DD40RAC (will stay as it is)
ex-CSP SD45 (will become a Penn Central unit)
ex-CSP GP38-2 (will become either a DT&I or PC unit)
ex-CSP GP60 (will become a Chessie System fantasy unit)
By the way, CSP stands for Chicago Southern and Pacific which is a freelance railroad of mine that I've abandoned in favor of the Chessie System during the 70's. More to come. Sorry bout the size but I hope you enjoy.



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« Reply #111 on: Jan 3rd, 2006, 3:33pm »
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Here is the rest of my lineup of ex-CSP units. From left to right:
ex-CSP GP60 (same unit as on previous picture)
ex-CSP SD35 (will become Chessie System #742
ex-CSP U33C (will become Chessie System #3311)
ex-Hocking River and Northern SD40-2 (will become Chessie System #7521)



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« Reply #112 on: Jan 3rd, 2006, 3:35pm »
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The next is UP SD45 which will become a Penn Central unit.


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« Reply #113 on: Jan 3rd, 2006, 3:39pm »
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Next is a pair of UP Dash 8 40C's. These will both become fantasy Chessie System units.


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« Reply #114 on: Jan 3rd, 2006, 3:41pm »
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And then a pair of Reading GP30's on lease. Love those GP30's.


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« Reply #115 on: Jan 3rd, 2006, 3:44pm »
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And finally for now the beautiful kittens that inspired my decision to model the Chessie.


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« Reply #116 on: Jan 3rd, 2006, 4:14pm »
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Hi,
 
Yup, that looks like my Athearn UP SD-45. I went the other way, however. I started off with a PRR SD-45, obtained a UP cover for the engine and simply swapped covers. I can still swap back to PRR should I ever want to. However, the UP SD-45 looks great behind the UP DD-40AX. All that Armour Yellow.  
 
An extra cover for an Athearn engine is a lot cheaper way to go than obtaining another complete engine of proper RR painting.


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« Reply #117 on: Jan 3rd, 2006, 4:26pm »
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Just came in the mail today!!!!
 
Also, is the Athearn SD45  "wide hood" model?  I was planning to use one to make a GP40P in NJT, but i know some older athearns had bodies that were wider than normal.


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« Reply #118 on: Jan 3rd, 2006, 4:36pm »
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To be honest, I'm not sure if my SD45's are the "wide hood" units. The four SD45's I have are all at least 15 years old so perhaps they are. Nice looking NJT unit you've got there. Always good to get a train in the mail.

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« Reply #119 on: Jan 6th, 2006, 11:17am »
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Here's my CSX GP38. I also have two other locomotives.


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