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CroftonSpur88
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« Reply #80 on: May 5th, 2006, 9:07pm »
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Whoops..., sorry about the photo size everyone, my editing skills are in thier infancy.  For those who don't know already, scroll to the top of the photo and you can re-size the photo for an easier view.

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« Reply #81 on: Mar 28th, 2007, 5:54pm »
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Shawnigan station shelter built in 1976 while I was staying nearby. See thread under pictures of Centennial Train at Shawnigan.

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« Reply #82 on: Mar 28th, 2007, 6:02pm »
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Kinsol trestle progress pic. HO scale. Balsa wood.

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« Reply #83 on: Mar 28th, 2007, 8:18pm »
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Impressive job on the Kinsol trestle, blackdog. I like your Crown Zellerbach RS-3 too. Probably the only ones of their kind I've ever seen.  
Good job, mate.


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« Reply #84 on: Mar 29th, 2007, 3:18pm »
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Thanks for that. The RS3 was bought secondhand and has a custom on board sound system. The engine sounds like a 'bag of bolts' - I guess that's the way Alcos sound, I haven't ever heard one. The horn also sounds much more 'Canadian' than my other models. As received it was in New Haven colours - I repainted it a couple of weeks ago in VW orange. Just needs a CZ logo on the cab now.
The Kinsol was started in November. I got a copy of a CN drawing from the Museum in Duncan and I'm trying to follow the design of the real thing as closely as possible. It has to be shorter than the real thing (about 34 bents instead of 42) because I don't have enough room to get the full length version in.


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« Reply #85 on: Mar 29th, 2007, 4:36pm »
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Go to orodecals.com
 
Mark makes CZ decals.  I have a set in N scale.  Very nice.
 
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« Reply #86 on: Apr 11th, 2007, 5:22pm »
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Thought you might like to see some shots of my HO loco fleet. I've modelled some of the E&N lash-ups that I've seen. First are two GP-9s I photographed at Port Alberni in 1976. One old scheme, one new multi-mark, so perfect for modelling (I hate doing the same colour scheme too many times!).
Then there's two GP38s, both in action red but one in the later version without pacman. These were a pair that I photographed switching Duncan in 1990.
Then there's Rail America 1001 and 2099 as seen in 2000. I have a couple of GP38s which I'm doing in RA colours, including a hi-nose one. I saw all the RA units (six in total?) during my 2000 visit. I should do a PAW train, I guess, but I didn't like the colour scheme and one of the staff shouted at me, so I don't have great memories of that.
I've also included my GMD-1 just because it's a favourite. I don't think any CN GP7s ran on the island but this one has on-board sound so it's a 'might-have-been.
I've just bought a second GMD-1 to finish in SRy colours. I know none have yet come to the island but if you 'virtual' guys can have F40PHs on the Malahat, I can dream, can't I?!!


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« Reply #87 on: Apr 11th, 2007, 5:33pm »
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The GP-9s


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« Reply #88 on: Apr 11th, 2007, 5:35pm »
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The GP38s. These and the GP9s are Athearn with Miniatures by Eric details added.


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« Reply #89 on: Apr 11th, 2007, 5:37pm »
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Rail America. Shame you guys don't seem to like 2099. It was everywhere when we were over in 2000. This is a Proto2000 model with the exhaust stacks modified.


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« Reply #90 on: Apr 11th, 2007, 5:43pm »
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Finally, the GMD-1. My aim is to have examples of as many loco types as possible that have run on Vancouver Island. It helps if I've seen them, even if only as static exhibits. I have 3 Shays (none based on island locos) plus a Mantua 2-6-6-2T Mallet, waiting to be turned into something like one that ran on the island.


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« Reply #91 on: Apr 12th, 2007, 12:41pm »
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on Apr 11th, 2007, 5:22pm, blackdog wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Thought you might like to see some shots of my HO loco fleet. I've modelled some of the E&N lash-ups that I've seen. First are two GP-9s I photographed at Port Alberni in 1976. One old scheme, one new multi-mark, so perfect for modelling (I hate doing the same colour scheme too many times!).
Then there's two GP38s, both in action red but one in the later version without pacman. These were a pair that I photographed switching Duncan in 1990.
Then there's Rail America 1001 and 2099 as seen in 2000. I have a couple of GP38s which I'm doing in RA colours, including a hi-nose one. I saw all the RA units (six in total?) during my 2000 visit. I should do a PAW train, I guess, but I didn't like the colour scheme and one of the staff shouted at me, so I don't have great memories of that.
I've also included my GMD-1 just because it's a favourite. I don't think any CN GP7s ran on the island but this one has on-board sound so it's a 'might-have-been.
I've just bought a second GMD-1 to finish in SRy colours. I know none have yet come to the island but if you 'virtual' guys can have F40PHs on the Malahat, I can dream, can't I?!!

 
We'll see a GMD1 back here before we see a F40PH, that's for certain - and besides one of them (I forget the number right now) was the ex 1070 which was the last CN loco on the Island


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« Reply #92 on: Apr 14th, 2007, 4:54pm »
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E&N train 1 with RDC3 9023 north of Duncan.  I know, the paint scheme is wrong for this car during its Island service, but the hockey mask ends are going to be a fussy job.  Also, that big "Mail" sign sure stands out, doesn't it?.  Oh well, I've got another shell on hand, and will get round to it someday.

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« Reply #93 on: Apr 14th, 2007, 5:04pm »
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A very late-running (it's day-time!) train 52 approaches Duncan.  The caboose is an old Bachmann offering, somewhat modified.  Looks like I need to fix the door on that boxcar.

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« Reply #94 on: Apr 27th, 2007, 9:21am »
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A little modelling help needed. I've just started my conversions of two Athearn GP9s to produce Rudolph and Thomas. I've been through the pictures on the Forum which provide lots of help but I could really use a TOP view of both. If anyone is passing Wellcox and the locos are close enough to that bridge, I'd appreciate a shot or two being posted.....
I took some shots last autumn but had one film destroyed in processing, and it was the one with   110/119 on it!


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« Reply #95 on: Apr 28th, 2007, 3:22pm »
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Thanks, CLC Fan, they are just what I needed to make progress. On my workbench at present are 110/119 with a long way to go, Canfor 302 which will be in the current silver-grey and red, and Budd car 6148 which is having the phase 1 cab ends replaced with phase 2 ends off an Athearn car. Canfor 303 (in yellow) is on the bench for some TLC after a lot of work over the 20 years since I converted it.
I am also building a G-12 (CN No 991) but that's a complete scratch-building job in styrene sheet. All the others are conversions.
Should keep me busy!!


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« Reply #96 on: May 1st, 2007, 12:44am »
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5001 leads a south bound Victoria freight past Vic Plywood and the esquimalt siding on a muggy summer evening ....

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« Reply #97 on: May 1st, 2007, 12:48am »
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rumblin' by, well before the days of nimby's in the area

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« Reply #98 on: May 1st, 2007, 12:54am »
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the young railfan managed to get this shot before being chased off Victoria Plywood's property by an irate oldtimer armed with a salt gun....

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« Reply #99 on: May 8th, 2007, 2:54am »
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Approching the South switch on the Esquimalt siding. Taken from Vic Plywood....   Please ingore the incomplete backdrop

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