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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcook View Post
    That is really nice, Kato carriages ?
    On the outside track, yes, thanks. Love that SkyTop and SuperDome and a LifeLike Erie-built heads it up.

    The inside track is the newest addition, a Model Power 4-4-0 and MicroTrains heavyweights, emphasis on mail/express but a touch of luxury with Parlor and Observation cars.

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    Default Some Locomotives

    A few of my locomotives posing for a picture.
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    Nice Pic @KevM

    Nice layout construction too

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    A Kato one, I just weathered this week-end:






    I like them heavy weathered...


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    Atlas GP40





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    A Walthers GP38-2








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    Atlas GP40-2 Southern Pacific






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    Excellent weathering @Elwood!!!

    May I ask what you used to fade the NS and SP with?
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    Thanks a lot.
    For both the Atlas I used Model Master acrylic flat gull grey and for the Kato, Model Master light ghost grey. Very diluted with 70% alcohol and a thin layer for each.

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    Here's a decent shot of one of my Geeps, this one needs some TLC, it needs a new front handrail which I haven't been able to find in the right color yet but I think it's an alright shot anyway:
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    I’ve mentioned in a few posts that I came back to N-scale a couple years back, after a 40 year hiatus. In going thru some boxes in the basement looking for something else, I came across box containing a few photos of my locomotives and some scratch built M.O.W equipment and rolling stock from that first foray into N scale circa 1978-1980, and copies of a couple of magazine articles featuring my models. I thought I’d would share some of them with you all... a trip thru the “Way back” machine, if you will. There will be posts in a couple different sections of the board (motive power, rolling stock, and Nn3).

    The standard gauge steam roster for my fictional "Cascade and North Western RR (like it's "sister" road, the SP&S, the C&NW was a subsidiary of the NP and GN RRs), set at the end of the steam era, circa 1978:

    N scale locos circa 1979.jpg

    From back to front (only the smoke boxes are visible on most):
    A Bachmann 0-4-0 "Docksider;"
    Two Atlas/Rivarossi 0-4-0 shifters;
    A 2-8-0 "bashed" from an Atlas/Rivarossi 0-8-0;
    Two Atlas Rivarossi 4-6-0 light Pacifics;
    An Atlas/Rivarossi 2-8-2 USRA light Mikado;
    A Rivarossi 2-8-4 Berkshire;
    A Rivarossi 2-8-8-2 Mallet.

    Most of these engines are pretty much stock, maybe re=painted and weathered a bit. Two were "bashed" to various degrees...

    N scale 2-8-8-2 circa 1979.jpg

    I moved a few details around (airpumps to front of the smoke box, rerouted piping) on my 2-8-8-2 to make it look more like a Northern Pacific 2-8-8-2. I paid $99.95 for this engine new (before I altered it) back in ~1978. That would be nearly $400 today. I think of that every time someone comments on the cost of todays DCC-equipped steamers. The steam locos we had available in 1978 pale in comparison, in the level of detail and slow speed performance, to todays models available at comparable (adjusted for inflation) pricing. And let's not even talk about factory DCC or sound... (to my knowledge) they didn't exist then!

    N scale 2-8-0 circa 1979.jpg

    This 2-8-0 started life as an Atlas/Rivarossi USRA 0-8-0. I think it was Kadee (became MTL) sold a conversion kit to add a pilot truck, which just made a model that looked like an 0-8-0 with a pilot truck... sort of, well, wrong.

    So I cobbled together a new shell for the loco. The boiler is styrene (maybe a wrap on a Pacific boiler? I can't recall), with domes turned (using my Demel as a lathe) from styrene rod. The smoke box front was scavenged from another loco. I used a production cab (either from the 0-8-0 or a USRA Pacific shell I got from Atlas as a spare), used details from other loco shells I had around. Tho' a bit Spartan in it's level of detail (it was 1978!), I thought it looked better than the "ugly duckling" converted 0-8-0.

    My roster included one Nn3 steamer... yes, even back in 1978! I'll post pics in the Nn3 section of the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intermodalman View Post
    Here's a decent shot of one of my Geeps, this one needs some TLC, it needs a new front handrail which I haven't been able to find in the right color yet but I think it's an alright shot anyway:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...41b43ce1_c.jpg
    If I ever decide to model the modern era, it will be Florida East Coast. Great paint schemes, fast intermodal trains, interesting industries such as phosphate mines, cool scenery.

    Tell me this isn't cool. Why, it might even make a Moose smile (but only in the dark): https://youtu.be/1z6sa_oWAJ0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    If I ever decide to model the modern era, it will be Florida East Coast. Great paint schemes, fast intermodal trains, interesting industries such as phosphate mines, cool scenery.

    Tell me this isn't cool. Why, it might even make a Moose smile (but only in the dark): https://youtu.be/1z6sa_oWAJ0
    Great stuff!! I agree, FEC is an interesting railroad, especially with the waterways crossings and drawbridges. Always liked the red/yellow scheme, even those GEs looked good!
    Cheers,

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    CEO of Devil's Gate Mining Co.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Tell me this isn't cool. Why, it might even make a Moose smile (but only in the dark): https://youtu.be/1z6sa_oWAJ0
    Ohhh, it most certainly does not! Eew, disease'els ... Dag'gum thing sounds like a sick donkey.
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    Default The UP Steamers.

    From my different road name steamers, my favorite is my UP steamers, did paint another FEF-3 in Greyhound #8444 not in the picture.



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    OMG! Are you trying to give @moose13 a heart attack?
    That's a darn nice fleet you have there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    OMG! Are you trying to give @moose13 a heart attack?
    That's a darn nice fleet you have there!
    Too late - already did!

    Allen, you took Moose words right out of Moose's mouth!

    Errr, Moose mean nice fleet!
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    Default Yes! Little Joe!

    Thankfully Jeff King had an opportunity to move me up in the queue so ...

    Little Joe 2.jpg

    MILW20-EP4_2.jpg

    (my crummy camera photo first, Jeff's good photo second)

    Woo hoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 56Pontiac View Post
    Thankfully Jeff King had an opportunity to move me up in the queue so ...

    Little Joe 2.jpg

    MILW20-EP4_2.jpg

    (my crummy camera photo first, Jeff's good photo second)

    Woo hoo!

    Dave
    Yeaaaaaa, that might have been my fault. I delayed the missile cars I was having him do for me
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intermodalman View Post
    Yeaaaaaa, that might have been my fault. I delayed the missile cars I was having him do for me
    Fault?!?! No fault here!!! If that was what allowed my Little Joe to fill a gap, I am in your debt, intermodalman

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