Relief power on the Plywood Empire Route is this ex-UP SW1500 still in UP livery (although UP never owned an SW1500 ):

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Dad took the pic of the E8/E9 at Green River during one of our railfanning layovers c.1960-'65

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KTM Union Pacific 2-8-0 Consolidation

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Nice clean brass model. The KTM version seems to be a bit of a generic early 1950's appearance.  Can't seem to find any match during extensive photo research.  Not anywhere near the beautiful p48 modification seen earlier on this thread.

It's pretty close in appearance to #6201

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So I think I will modify it to coal burning and renumber.  The right hand side doesn't exactly match, nor does the 9000 gal tender. (7000 gal in photo). But I'll live with the variance since my skill won't extend beyond those simple changes.

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MTH 20-90245 Union Pacific Skeleton Flat Car W/Log Load 6-Car Set

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This is a fun set.  I've been looking for this one for some time. Still looking for for the matching 20-90246.

Very HEAVY cars for their size.  The logs are plastic but the body is die-cast. Nicely detailed and very smooth runners.  The fine chain details have small springs on each hook to hold the timber in place.

Not sure if I'll keep as is or try to 3RS or 2-rail them adding Kadee couplers.

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No new item photos to post yet, but I am happy I have my new photo booth set-up in place. Finally decided to use a tripod too, in order to avoid my shaky hands blur.

A couple test photos with different colored models (KTM 2-8-0, Atlas 40' Stock, and my incomplete 3rd Rail E7 project) to check lighting.  Looks alright.  Not quite Erik or Santiago level quality but better than the yellowish whiteout I was getting before. 

Makes me want to re-photo everything.  I have a few new Heavyweights that just arrived.  I'll post soon.

 

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O Scale Union Pacific 2-10-2 

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O Scale KTM Union Pacific Challenger

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Bruk posted:

Who made that TTT-6 with the Young Valve Gear?

I don't know, but I wish I did.  At first, I figured it was going to be a modified KTM.  It's not.  It's custom built from scratch. Whoever did it, did a masterful job. I've owned several TTTs. This is one of my favorites. Second only to the Bassett custom KTM shown earlier in this thread.

The collector I bought it from wasn't sure who built it either. He said he bought it a long time ago from some modeler who used to run it at the Pomona fairgrounds.

The tender trucks and springs have  gotten a little weak.  So it doesn't ride level, and wheels make contact with the body.  I'll have to figure that out before I can run it.  

Just picked up the latest Union Pacific MTH SD70M cab 4014 from my dealer. Runs nice, sound good, and now is in revenue service on the layout. I don’t operate any steam engines so I didn’t purchase this engine as part of the Big Boy restoration project, I bought it just because I like Union Pacific diesels.

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Nice Dudley. Thanks Bill. Keep them coming. Obviously most of what I model is in the decade of 1946-1955 but it's fun to see some more modern UP power!  Maybe someone has some 19th Century early 20th stuff too?

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Since I primarily operate trains in the 1970s and later era, this is about all I can contribute to the 1946 to 1955 era.869A13FD-195D-4728-8A51-FBB5F12461E688A4420A-B27E-4879-97BB-4969B8FE663410D8E77E-0948-497F-A4DA-F13DBD120A27A2C4B36F-69EC-414B-8FB0-E8CCA84FC47343561CD5-C13B-4AE6-875E-3014095273AE

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Nice crane car.  I like the modern stuff too.  I just don't have any. That's why it's nice to see others post it.  I like the look of the SD70ACe diesels but if I start getting into modern era items I'll have to mortgage my house and my wife would leave me.

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Will post better pictures after moving. Here are my last 2 to get boxed up. Both 3977 as well as 3985. Have a few pictures as well that I took of 3985 as a youngster. 

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a few more shots of the

3rd Rail Union Pacific Early Challenger.

#3802 w/Oil Tender.

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MTH FEF brought back from the junkyard. 
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I wanted to model the engine as it appears today so the red front warning light was eliminated.

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Very cool Pete.  Nice work. 

You're an Inspiration.... I have a Lionel FEF pulled apart on my bench for the past year and a half I need to get back to.  Adding sellers FWH and repainting TTG to match some GGD cars.  

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76DEE26E-606B-4386-9686-28D535F85652This will be a future UP Piggyback car. It started out as a old AHM I added the rub rails using evergreen styrene 

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Great photos guys.  Back on the forum so hope to participate more. Had hip replaced last week so not much else I can do for awhile except work on trains and visit forums, but feeling better every day.  

 

 

Sorry Witt, I just saw your post.

I have numerous projects for the vette including sound proofing and new carpet, but unable to do anything that physical yet. Just had a 5 speed installed before I went in the hospital, which is a godsend with the 4:11 rear end I want to retain. Only got a chance to driver it back from the shop before the hip pain was extreme so looking forward to really getting to do a test drive.

Being recently retired I will have time for both hobbies now and am really getting bitten by the train bug again.  Building my 1st IM kit in 4-5 years and having a ball.

 

 

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UP's are making their way out of their boxes. Will give Lionel credit, the new #1111 is picture perfect! 

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Scratch another one off the white whale list thanks to Stout Auctions.

Should have this in my hands sometime soon.

I'll likely send it out for some work for smooth running and to make it perfect.

From what info I can find, I believe  OMI only made 10 models of this prototype.

Better pics to come. These are Stout's

OMI 0178 FEF-1 #815 coal w/experimental boiler casing.

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Grrrrr. Shipping damage makes me crazy.

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Butch, you are absolutely right to demand wrapping and shipping brass locomotives separate from their boxes.  Lesson learned.  

It was going to get work and paint anyway, but sheesh, didn't need more to do.

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