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Old 6th March 2011, 13:19   #1
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Default Spring Competition - Model

This is the thread for model photographs (i.e. model railways)

As it is spring (well here in the northern hemisphere at any rate), the competition for the next two months will be New Beginnings.

To go into more detail, the sort of things i am thinking are:
  • Starting a new railway? why not show it in the early stages
  • Got a new piece of rolling stock that you are proud of?
  • A new section to your layout that you have just started?
Please enter your photograph here whenever you are ready.

The competition will run to the end of April
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Old 10th March 2011, 08:10   #2
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My layout is on hold because we are putting the house on the market. No sense in doing much in the way of new work when it has been running well for some time, and will soon be dismantled.

However, I have a new locomotive, and I thought the least I could do was to find a new image angle and view for it, one never done on my layout.

The engine is a Northern type (4-8-4) with 80" drivers designed for high speed service. We see it from an ultra-low angle, looking up the grade, and watching the train move away from us.



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Old 10th March 2011, 08:13   #3
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Nice is all I can say, Crandell. Have a Bachmann that I hope to someday convert to DCC. It runs so quiet and smooth, but just won't work on my layout.

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Old 10th March 2011, 23:04   #4
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Thanks, Roy. I take it your curves are a bit sharp? I know that their Spectrum J is good on 18" curves, but the J's had 70" drivers. Most of the 4-8-4's, including those of the Santa Fe, had 80" drivers, so their fixed wheelbases were long.

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Old 11th March 2011, 04:58   #5
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It's one of the older ones so is likely 80", but runs like a charm. Haven't looked at it in awhile.

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Old 17th March 2011, 03:17   #6
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My new rolling stock:
The two Stove R vans pulled by (barely visible) Clan MacGregor. This is at the favoured railfanning spot on my layout, Hambly Bank, where you can get right up beside the tracks.
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Old 17th March 2011, 22:31   #7
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Old 21st March 2011, 17:59   #8
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This is a section I have been working on over the winter, still not completely finished, but I have a good start on it.

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Old 22nd March 2011, 02:32   #9
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Here's my new Bachmann modern 4-4-0:
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I have been working on a new "Name" passenger train for the SLOW. It is named after my NMRA Division's recently restarted newsletter the "Lake Shores Limited". There are actually 4 cars in the train, a Baggage car and 3 coaches, but they don't show up well when I try to get a shot of the whole train. Here is the last car in the train:

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