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    • July 14, 2017 10:27 PM EDT
    • That is a great way to display a collection.  The guy needs to have large scale trains running through.

    • July 13, 2017 11:27 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:
      Steve Weidner said:

       (restoring a 100 yr old Victorian)


      Will try and upload some this weekend.  None on this PC at the moment.

    • July 13, 2017 7:40 PM EDT
    • C'mon David,

      Give the dear sweet lady her due.

      A hose presents a flat 2 dimensional concept, but you put in embankments and trestles! Huge.



    • July 13, 2017 5:09 PM EDT
    • LOL, that happened to my mom. She went to see her sister for a long 3 day weekend, and came home to find a railroad in our backyard. Her comment was; "I didn't know it was going to be that big." Like the garden hose, laying along the proposed right of way for a year, didn't tip her off.

    • July 13, 2017 9:27 AM EDT
    • Yup - same as she does to me.  Many times tell her no we shouldn't do something or purchase something.  I go away on a business trip, come home and have a surprise!  Someday soon she is going to go visit her mom for more than a couple of days and come home and find the railroad infrastructure in place in the back yard.  Every time we go to Lowes or Home Depot for lumber for projects in the house (restoring a 100 yr old Victorian) I seem to come home with more than I need for the project

    • July 13, 2017 6:29 AM EDT
    • Steve, I get ideas all the time. Some of the good ones I try, and may of the "bad" ones I also try. I suspect that I am not alone in that. So did you just smile, nod, and say "Yes Dear", while you contemplated how cool it would be if you would do the same thing?

    • July 12, 2017 11:08 PM EDT
    • I showed this to my wife - she immediately told me not to get any ideas...

      Thank you for sharing - neat way to display a collection.

    • July 11, 2017 3:10 PM EDT
    • Painting an Aristo caboose would be a just "tribute" in several ways!



    • July 11, 2017 2:01 PM EDT
    • This from those in the know:  Facebook SP&S Group

      Bruce Barney It is SP&S Broad Stripe Green and SP&S Dulux Gold (yellow) with a SP&S Broad Stripe Green Herald.

      Bruce Barney SP&S Dulux Gold (yellow) lettering. It is assumed some employees in the car shop decided it would look good and did it when it was shopped. Higher ups hated it and it did not last long at all, they sent it back to the car shop soon after it was released. It did make the mainline but for a very short period.


      Keith Wiles You beat me to the story Bruce. I also heard from my Father it was involved in a derailment between Pasco and Spokane and when they repaired it, it was painted red and white again.



      So, there you have it.  The suits hated it, and it didn't last very long.  I like it.  I might just paint one of my Aristo crummies in that scheme.

    • July 11, 2017 12:08 PM EDT
    • I still get blue on the side of the caboose (the sky in the back is the right blue, and more importantly the cloud is pretty pure white)


      But the forward facing side of the cupola sure looks like a different color, could be green.





    • July 11, 2017 11:52 AM EDT
    • I played with the cabooser pic and my guess is it's a Green and Cream, but reflecting a bright blue sky. One window confirms this. Add to that the film aged and yellowed before it was scanned.

      I adjusted color levels to see which accepted slight variations  vs those that didn't.



      PS; The face of the cupola is darker and a different shade than the side ...

    • July 10, 2017 9:45 PM EDT
    • I think Steve will agree with me that both locomotives are blur and white. But he wants to know what color the caboose is?

    • July 10, 2017 9:27 PM EDT
    • The cars in the background of the locomotive picture are indeed woodchip cars. I can't tell from the picture what kind of woodchip car, but that style is pretty common here in the PNW. Think a 60' gon with tall sides. One end hinges on the top to create an unloading door.

    • July 10, 2017 9:19 PM EDT
    • Its hooked to a caboose. But behind the 2 is some kind of gondola hickey with either a cover (like a coil cover) or side boards.



      Edit: if you look to the left, you can see the same thing. Its a gondola with side extensions., The one on the left has a beige tarp over the top. Now the question is what were they used for? Woodchips?

    • July 10, 2017 9:01 PM EDT
    • Powder Blue and Dover White but what is the car it's hooked up too is the question?

    • July 10, 2017 8:59 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:
      Steve Featherkile said:
      Craig Townsend said:

       That didn't work.

      No "You" broke it and I fixed it for you


      Edited because you should have played the English horn!


      Thanks, Rooster.  I must stipulate, Craig broke it.  The English Horn is not a horn!

    • July 10, 2017 8:58 PM EDT
    • Good stuff !


    • July 10, 2017 8:57 PM EDT
    • Steve Featherkile said:

      You see that as blue?  Amazing.

      I see it as green and gold.


      Yep looks blue to me. Both the locomotive and caboose. Its hard to tell the exact color but it looks blue to me. It seems that the photographer is in the shadow.