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w neal

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #705 on: March 11, 2020, 10:07:14 AM »
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Actually Phillip you could duplicate it no problem. It just takes patience.

Nice to hear from a real WC railroader too! I'll try to remember that weathering indeed.

Thanks all.

 
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #706 on: March 11, 2020, 10:14:39 AM »
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... I still say all my scenes are too "happy". Weathering needed.

Not too much, what you have looks really good. The cut crossing with the aged concrete treatment is "there". Maybe some litter or other clutter. Those cul-de-sacs would be open season for a discarded pallet or tire or two. And how about trash cans at the end of the driveway?

The cut crossing needs barriers, as well.
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #707 on: March 11, 2020, 11:26:58 AM »
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Great points. I think I have some stuff like that. Projects for tonight. Updates later...

Funny. Often model RRing is not about the locomotives or other rolling stock, its about the "stuff", I.E. Detail parts.
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #708 on: March 11, 2020, 01:09:54 PM »
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #709 on: March 11, 2020, 01:14:57 PM »
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Ok. One of the things I love about all of these shots is their... "normalcy".

Like "oh look, a shot through the woods" or " "oh damn, I chopped off part of the engine". They remind me of much of my own Railfan stuff that ends up on the cutting room floor and it all feels wonderfully familiar.

Good. F'ing. Stuff.

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #710 on: March 11, 2020, 02:42:25 PM »
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Mr. Moderator, I PROTEST!!!!!

He said I was normal (sorta)!!!!!!   :| :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

Many of my friends would disagree!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #711 on: March 11, 2020, 02:49:39 PM »
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I am famous for this one shot on all my railfanning trips...



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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #712 on: March 11, 2020, 02:55:45 PM »
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Actually "Ed', the truth is I didn't have a whole train handy to pose with the locomotive.
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #713 on: March 11, 2020, 04:05:16 PM »
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Ok. Its easy to tell its a REALLY slow day at work...




One could refute the presence of so much foreign power on the WC, but back in the day..., believe it or not... Its all part of why I loved the WC so much. One just never knew for sure what might show up at trackside.
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #714 on: March 11, 2020, 04:20:27 PM »
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Another case in point:

These red thingys, however rare, made a few visits over the WC back in the day. It was either contracted locomotive work or paint jobs at Horicon. I can't recall which scenario was the case. Either way, another excuse to run a variety on the layout.


Yes, I know, wrong signals for the WC. They are stand ins...

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #715 on: March 11, 2020, 04:55:16 PM »
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Don't forget , we leased DM&IR SD-7s, LS&I U30s, SD80 MACs etc. Don't forget that the SP dash 9s broke in on loaded ore trains. We ran Algoma High nose GP9s with CNW high nose GP7s. We ran SD24s, ALCos, SD40s SD40-2 GP30s, GP-35s, SDP-45, FP45,F-45, SD-45, GP40, GP38, SW1500, SW1200, SW-1, SD35, FP7, F-9 F7b etc. There was never a dull moment..

I remember when WC 3022 broke an axle near Allenton. I remember 6587 burning a co-worker and sending him to the hospital. 6578 sending another co-worker to the burn center.. I recall falling asleep on the 6608 and getting interchanged along with the train at Barr yard.

Doing contract work for the CC&P GP38s and GP18s Getting zapped on the 2402 (every time I worked on either of them got zapped). 703 going through the roundhose wall. 6507 the first micro processed engine on WC. Pulling down all the piping in the rouudhouse bay with a newly arrived ATSF 6598.

Good times huh?

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #716 on: March 12, 2020, 06:27:01 AM »
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Good times indeed.  ;)

Got some of those locomotives covered, not all. Variety like that is one of the things that makes modeling some railroads very cool. (Then again, its nice to model a shortline with a roster of one.) For me, it was all the visiting power that made being at trackside so much fun.
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #717 on: March 12, 2020, 06:51:17 AM »
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #718 on: March 12, 2020, 07:45:07 AM »
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #719 on: March 12, 2020, 02:33:55 PM »
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Looks like I'll be away from the internets for a while so here are a few more...






Man, so much work to be done on these scenes.  :facepalm:












And this marsh is looking dusty...
















The depot looks o.k., I guess. The MAC, not so much. I need to paint safety handrails, at least, apply sunshades, and weather everything (even if just a little).


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