Weekend Photo Fun 7-14 to 7-16 2006

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Zephyr

Rocket Red
Yay! The weekend is here! I started it out right by running trains at the local club last night with my friend Matt.



I ran a 20-car local mixed freight of mostly boxcars.


Old SD40T-2 5187, a former Rio Grande (still painted in the post-takeover scheme from '84)
is on the point followed by former Rock Island GP38-2 3175


What's this? New York Central SD70Mac Daddy 604 wants in too?






Omaha Terminal 50' waffle boxcar




Other miscelanee freight cars














Hope everyone has a photo-rrific weekend!
 

JeffShultz

Stay off the tracks!
You know, I think it may be time to haul out my SPSF boxcar from back when Athearn "anticipated" a bit too much.
 

chrismoore93

Central Phoenix Railroad
Some nice pictures Zephyr. I need to get some pics of my locomotives running on my club layout as well.
Chris
 

rhoward

S.L.O.&W. Trainman
Nice weathering on the cars Zephyr. I am still waiting for some styrene strips to arrive at the LHS. They say they should be in early next week (After I am gone to Music Camp for the week... :mad: ) So I have been doing some scenery and ballasting of track on the old part of the layout. The trestle bridge was scratchbuilt in 1985 and the hardshell has been waiting 21 years for me to get around to finish the scenery. That is why it is called the SLO&W!

OldTrestle2a.png


OldTrestle01a.png


Notice that the white glue is still wet. The Trestle is held together with nothing but Walther's Goo and is still strong as a rock 21 years later!
 
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Zephyr

Rocket Red
Very nice bridge work, rhoward!

Thanks for the compliments, everyone. Sorry, MLW, that's all the photos I took that night. But more will come another week! JeffShultz, do you mean the Roundhouse SPSF 50' single door boxcars? I have about a dozen of them, but they need more work (weathering, standardized coupler height, paint the roofs silver, etc):

 
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catt

Guest
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One of the Grand Valley's nicer looking boxcars. :D :D

Rust is all done with acrylic paints.
 

Lady_Railfan

House Mother, Cheerleader
Layout Field Trip

Today's monthly meeting of the San Diego Garden Railroad Society was at the spectacular layout on the grounds of the Walter Anderson Nursery in Poway, CA. Despite the near-100 degree heat, we found the layout a joy to behold, as usual.

Club members built the original layout several years ago, now grown to four times its original size. Todays layout is track-powered, with four loops, numerous water features, and a yard that handles 25-car trains! It's definitely worth a visit when you're in the area!
 

Lady_Railfan

House Mother, Cheerleader
Josh, by all means, check it out. To get to Walter Andersen's in Poway, take I-15 to Mercy Road / Scripps Poway Parkway, then go east on Scripps Poway Pkwy about 4 miles, turn left on Community Road, then left again onto Danielson Ct. Beware, though. Whether you're into trains OR gardening, a trip there can be dangerous to your wallet. :D
 

jbaakko

Diesel Detail Freak
Lady_Railfan said:
Josh, by all means, check it out. To get to Walter Andersen's in Poway, take I-15 to Mercy Road / Scripps Poway Parkway, then go east on Scripps Poway Pkwy about 4 miles, turn left on Community Road, then left again onto Danielson Ct. Beware, though. Whether you're into trains OR gardening, a trip there can be dangerous to your wallet. :D
hehe, the internet is dangerous enough for me!
 




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