Western Wednesday

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TrucTrain55

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Let’s see your Western Rolling Stock Locomotives any scale is welcome even 1.1 Real trains. I’ll kick us off with a F unit I Custom painted and decaled over the weekend.
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skyliner

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I'll do you one of each. CFNR 108, a Proto 1000 that I converted to DCC some years ago. I remember seeing these back in the 1990s where I grew up in northern CA.

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And the real thing. I stumbled across #111 parked in a yard outside Dallas, TX just last year.

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logandsawman

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Here are a couple of my locos with the Western connection:

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Above - Athearn GP-9 in a fire scarred landscape

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same loco, different view (on my old layout)

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(above) lightly weathered Bowser, faded down some with the airbrush and white paint

I dropped this one, ended up being able to glue it together so it still ran.

Dave LASM
 

boatwrench

Active Member
GP-7 & Wood Chip.jpg

From when I used to model shown on a layout being dismantled for a realtor friend.


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This is an Athearn GP-7 I started back in the early 1990s. It has a Lenz DCC controller in it but I never finished the detailing of the hand rails and grab irons before boxing up and placing in storage.

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The Wood Chip car is mostly scratch (well the body anyway) following a MRR article. The detail parts, ladders, grab irons and brake appliances are commercial parts. I entered into a regional NMRA contest and took second. While all other trains were packed up in 1993ish this one was placed on a shelf were it resides today. Most of the models I built and entered into contests didn't do so well. they were to bulky and it was difficult to hide weights. Like I told the judges, they are built to run and need to survive being on a club layout.

This is all my west stuff as I modeled the SRR back when I was active.
 

trailrider

Well-Known Member
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From when I used to model shown on a layout being dismantled for a realtor friend.


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This is an Athearn GP-7 I started back in the early 1990s. It has a Lenz DCC controller in it but I never finished the detailing of the hand rails and grab irons before boxing up and placing in storage.

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The Wood Chip car is mostly scratch (well the body anyway) following a MRR article. The detail parts, ladders, grab irons and brake appliances are commercial parts. I entered into a regional NMRA contest and took second. While all other trains were packed up in 1993ish this one was placed on a shelf were it resides today. Most of the models I built and entered into contests didn't do so well. they were to bulky and it was difficult to hide weights. Like I told the judges, they are built to run and need to survive being on a club layout.

This is all my west stuff as I modeled the SRR back when I was active.
Man, that Geep sure needs an overhaul or at least a trip to the wash rack!;)
 

TrucTrain55

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BNSF did 10 engines for their anniversary. Scale Trains did them also.
Maybe add TOFC Tuesday. 😊
Thanks Tom for the info I appreciate it. Yeah that’s a great idea I’ll get it started next Tuesday. We also can have Track Side Thursday too. I made that one up on the O gauge forum I’m on and Midwest Monday. I’m definitely going to do that one Monday maybe this will get some more people involved who are a little Bashful about posting there stuff. I enjoy looking at all the stuff you guys post this is one of the best Model Train Forums out there. Don’t forget tomorrow is Front End Friday.
 
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