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Topic author: Dutchman
Subject: The Gallery: June 2012 "Critters"
Posted on: 06/01/2012 3:31:32 PM
Message:

No, not the cute little fuzzy four legged critters. Rather the little locos, both diesel and steam that have earned this nickname over the years.

Either model or prototype photos are welcome.

I once again caution everyone to keep copyright issues in mind. If you didn't take the picture, it isn't yours to post. Links to photos on the web are allowed, however.


In consideration for those on dial-up, please keep your photos to 80KB or smaller.

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Reply author: engineerkyle
Replied on: 06/01/2012 4:08:26 PM
Message:


I'll start things out with this little HO Bachmann I weathered up and added a guy to.






Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/01/2012 4:14:14 PM
Message:

Here's one on a display table at the Springfield, MA show in '06.


Reply author: on30critter
Replied on: 06/01/2012 6:19:40 PM
Message:

Here's a few On30 scratchbuilt critters I purchased from stef0024. Some of them use one of the old Bachmann 44 Ton drives and the cab forward uses a Model Power Porter Hustler.














Reply author: Chester
Replied on: 06/01/2012 8:34:12 PM
Message:

This one gas powered, sitting on standard HO track.


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/01/2012 8:39:18 PM
Message:

Here are two shots of a Caterpillar Critter that we saw at the Virginia Transportation Museum in Roanoke yesterday.




Reply author: Ray Dunakin
Replied on: 06/02/2012 01:25:04 AM
Message:

Here's a small, diesel mining loco I photographed in Laws, CA:



You can see more photos of this loco here: http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Diesel_Mine_Loco.html


Reply author: Ray Dunakin
Replied on: 06/02/2012 01:30:38 AM
Message:

This is the remains of a small, steam mining loco on display in Randsburg, CA:



You can see more photos of this loco here: http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Randsburg_CA.html#30


Reply author: Dennis McCarthy
Replied on: 06/02/2012 01:36:00 AM
Message:

A little Plymouth from the Roots of Motive Power collection.



Dennis


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 06/02/2012 03:40:28 AM
Message:

a while ago, larry built an on30 VW beetle railcar, and i unashamedly built my own version


and a recently finished critter from a chivers kit


Reply author: Junior Yamachi
Replied on: 06/02/2012 05:16:54 AM
Message:

On30 gas critter



S scale 9mm gauge gas critters





On30 electro critters





Junior


Reply author: nberpa
Replied on: 06/02/2012 05:34:33 AM
Message:

Here's a "critter" at the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum. Lil' ol' Nancy:


Reply author: railphotog
Replied on: 06/02/2012 05:56:34 AM
Message:

Athearn Hustler critters, an "A unit" with detailing and a kitbashed "B" unit:





Reply author: jon grant 4472
Replied on: 06/02/2012 09:07:23 AM
Message:

I get the occasional critter on the layout



Jon


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/02/2012 09:25:11 AM
Message:

From the St. Louis Narrow Gauge Convention contest room.


Reply author: LVN
Replied on: 06/02/2012 11:34:11 AM
Message:

Some critter photos taken at the Schomberg Narrow Gauge Show in April 2008









Reply author: Thorn Creek and Western
Replied on: 06/02/2012 12:26:54 PM
Message:

Here's a diesel-electric that was at the Pine Creek RR in 2008. The Pine Creek is 36" guage--


A view inside the cab--


Here's the builder's plate. The critter is two months younger than me!--


And a slightly different cab view. I don't think that seat cushion is original to the loco--


-Dave


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/02/2012 2:55:52 PM
Message:

Seeing Kyle's photo at the beginning of this thread prompted me to post my rendition of the same loco. A 'phantasy loco' for sure - but the right paint scheme.


Reply author: leeflan
Replied on: 06/02/2012 3:10:13 PM
Message:

Some mining and other critters from PA:





And finally, my favorite, David (0-4-0T) vs. Goliath (4-8-8-4 Big Boy)



Catch y'all later.

Steve


Reply author: lumberjack
Replied on: 06/02/2012 5:33:09 PM
Message:


Reply author: Thorn Creek and Western
Replied on: 06/02/2012 5:54:49 PM
Message:

Here's another one of those Mt. Washington critters, this one up in the clouds. My son took this pic--

-Dave


Reply author: quarryman
Replied on: 06/03/2012 08:43:38 AM
Message:

30 inch gauge Plymouth that worked the Riverton limestone quarries and kiln.



Mark Chase
Richmond VA


Reply author: Chester
Replied on: 06/03/2012 10:41:21 AM
Message:

another gas driven




Reply author: trainmanmarsh
Replied on: 06/03/2012 12:20:39 PM
Message:

Here is one that I just Started working on. This is Termite Lumber Company #4 I still have quite a bit to get done to be able to call it finished But the hard part, the paint job, is done.


Espen L. Marsh


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 06/03/2012 12:44:03 PM
Message:

Sitting ar the side of thh tracks near the coal tipple a bunch of T&ML critters ran past today.
















Reply author: Mike Engler
Replied on: 06/03/2012 1:44:54 PM
Message:

Here is a Bachmann 0-4-0 Gas Mechanical with a Backwoods Miniatures Dress-up kit I recently did, Painting and weathering advice from Chuck Doan and Rick.


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/03/2012 3:59:17 PM
Message:

One more from the St. Louis contest room.


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/03/2012 7:46:11 PM
Message:

Dave Hoffman was at the SER Convention in Gatlinburg this weekend, and he had a number of his 'critters' running on a test track. This is a fairly new offering of his in both HOn3 and HOn30, I believe. He calls it a 'generic' diesel critter. It ran quite nicely.







There is plenty of room for an engineer, and it is ripe for some extra detailing.


Reply author: Ray Dunakin
Replied on: 06/03/2012 7:59:24 PM
Message:

This is a little 0-4-0 on the Poway Midland Railroad in Poway, CA. It started life as a saddle tank loco at a cement plant:



You can see more photos of this loco here: http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Poway_Midland_Railroad.html


Reply author: Ray Dunakin
Replied on: 06/04/2012 01:10:56 AM
Message:

Oh, and here's a little video I shot last year of the Poway Midland RR's 0-4-0:

http://youtu.be/E_SE7M9ThrI



Reply author: railphotog
Replied on: 06/05/2012 1:30:13 PM
Message:

Critter in the Chama, NM yard of the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad, 2006:










Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 06/05/2012 2:37:56 PM
Message:

All,
I have lots of critters, just need to finish the rebuild of my computer to get to the images.

Rick thanks for posting that one of mine...

Les


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/05/2012 2:54:49 PM
Message:

No problem Les.

Here's one at the St. Louis Transportation Museum.


Reply author: Dennis R
Replied on: 06/05/2012 3:32:19 PM
Message:


Somewhere in Florida.


Coronet Industries critter, Lakeland, Fl


Seaview Railroad, Davisville, RI.


Reply author: engineerkyle
Replied on: 06/05/2012 4:18:09 PM
Message:


... and some 1:1 samples I found out rail fanning in the thumb and NE of MI.












Reply author: lumberjack
Replied on: 06/05/2012 7:00:59 PM
Message:


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/05/2012 7:41:47 PM
Message:

Sam Swanson had this rail car entered in the SER Modeling Contest in Gatlinburg this past weekend. It scored an unbelievable 123 out of 125 points.








Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 06/05/2012 9:17:03 PM
Message:

An ON18 mine engine.


Reply author: eTraxx
Replied on: 06/05/2012 9:42:14 PM
Message:

Posted this already in the On30 forum a while back. Here it is again in case you missed it.


Reply author: wvrr
Replied on: 06/06/2012 06:12:18 AM
Message:

Bruce, did you get a chance to meet Sam? I know Sam is working towards his MMR, so would his critter count as a locomotive?

Back in 2005, I attended the NMRA National convention in Cincinnati. And, I had the chance to see Sam's home layout. My photography wasn't the best, but I did shoot this critter on his layout.



Also at this convention was this critter in the contest room. As I recall, it is based on a prototype.



Chuck


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/06/2012 07:21:49 AM
Message:

Chuck,

Yes, I did get to meet Sam. A very nice guy. I assume that this model would indeed count towards his Motive Power Certificate.


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/06/2012 07:24:36 AM
Message:

Another from the Transportation Museum.


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/06/2012 07:31:45 AM
Message:

Here is a small Whitcomb in the Virginia Transportation Museum in Roanoke.



Reply author: wvrr
Replied on: 06/06/2012 07:33:59 AM
Message:

With Rick posting pictures from the transportation museum he visited, I found some from the North Carolina Transportation Museum I visited in Spencer, NC.

First up are a couple photos of a "fireless" steam locomotive used at Duke Power, I believe.





I'm not sure if this early locomotive was a working model or was just a static model. But, it was a nicely done.



And, there was this small locomotive being worked on in the shops at the museum.



Chuck


Reply author: Thorn Creek and Western
Replied on: 06/06/2012 1:39:41 PM
Message:

This is my slightly modified HO Wheel Works rail truck--

-Dave


Reply author: wvrr
Replied on: 06/06/2012 2:00:22 PM
Message:

Here are a couple models in the contest room at the NMRA National convention in Philadelphia, in 2006.









And, here is one model from the contest room at the NMRA National convention in Hartford in 2009.





Chuck


Reply author: deemery
Replied on: 06/06/2012 4:10:54 PM
Message:

I was at Ft Eustis* a couple of days ago. Apparently the new base commander (TRADOC, 4 stars) was appalled at the state of the exhibits on base and allocated some money and direction. There's new top-cover over the railroad exhibits, and a sign that says "reopening soon".

dave

* Even Uncle Sam Thinks It Sucks...


Reply author: railphotog
Replied on: 06/06/2012 5:38:50 PM
Message:

Here's a long tall critter photographed on the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad on the Portland waterfront in 2007:





Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/07/2012 07:03:35 AM
Message:

Here is another Ken Hoffman offering, available in both HOn3 and HOn30, that I shot at the SER Convention last week.





Reply author: wvrr
Replied on: 06/07/2012 07:44:54 AM
Message:

I found this one at the Whippany Railroad Museum, in Whippany NJ.



Chuck


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/07/2012 08:05:20 AM
Message:

A critter at the Maine Narrow Gauge RR.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 06/07/2012 11:53:26 AM
Message:

rick, any idea why it has wheels bolted onto the side of the frames? all i can come up with extra weight, but ive learnt that sometimes the obvious reason sometimes isnt the correct answers


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/07/2012 12:58:14 PM
Message:

any idea why it has wheels bolted onto the side of the frames? Spares? I really have no idea. I didn't ask.


Reply author: railphotog
Replied on: 06/07/2012 1:38:22 PM
Message:

My version of the Bachmann On30 switcher with a Backwoods Miniatures dress up kit:






Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 06/07/2012 3:13:38 PM
Message:

Since I don't have any critters myself, here's a lovely, quirky one in large scale built by a belgian gentleman at the expo in Noyant d'Allier, France last year...


Reply author: lumberjack
Replied on: 06/07/2012 4:45:18 PM
Message:


HO scale critter using a SPUD for power.


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/08/2012 08:14:14 AM
Message:

Another from the Virginia Transportation Museum in Roanoke.



With those side rods it might be a GE 45 ton. Then again, Whitcomb made a similar model.


Reply author: Chester
Replied on: 06/08/2012 10:35:25 AM
Message:

This old Henschel & Sohn resides at the Boothbay Railway Museum. I believe they run it on compressed air. Sorry I didn't get more/better photos.



Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/08/2012 10:43:51 AM
Message:

One more from the Maine NG RR


Reply author: wvrr
Replied on: 06/08/2012 11:18:44 AM
Message:

These two photos are from Chamonix, France. The first is the furnicular we rode from the Mer de Glace (glacier) back down to the valley floor after hiking in the Alps. I shot this photo while enjoying a beer outside at the inn that overlooks the glacier.



When we returned to the valley floor, this locomotive was on display. I don't know if this is what ran on the furnicular prior to converting to electric, or not. But, it is an interesting locomotive, with the boiler tilted vs. the frame to keep the boiler level as it climbed the mountain.



Chuck


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/09/2012 08:20:15 AM
Message:

Here is another Dave Hoffman brass offering in both HOn3 and HOn30. It is based on Eureka-Nevada #22 which last ran on the prototype in 1938. It is powered by a NWSL Flea. It ran quite well. As ugly as it is, it is almost 'cute'.





Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/09/2012 11:16:41 AM
Message:

St. Louis Transportation Museum again.


Reply author: Thorn Creek and Western
Replied on: 06/09/2012 11:35:57 AM
Message:

Here's a really unusual critter I saw at Ringoes, NJ in 2004. Anybody know what it is?

-Dave


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/09/2012 9:51:29 PM
Message:

Dave, I believe that it is a Mack. I also believe that I have a picture of it restored. I'll look for it tomorrow.


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/09/2012 9:53:32 PM
Message:

Dave,

Here it is restored. I took these in Ringoes a few years ago.






Reply author: Neil M
Replied on: 06/09/2012 11:12:48 PM
Message:

Here is a narrow gauge diesel that I photographed in Ireland about 2 years ago, on a winter morning. The line takes peat (brown coal) from the bogs into a power station at Shannonbridge, where it is burnt to generate electricity.



quote:
Originally posted by andykins

rick, any idea why it has wheels bolted onto the side of the frames? all i can come up with extra weight, but ive learnt that sometimes the obvious reason sometimes isnt the correct answers



It looks to me as if the extra wheels are ballast. You couldn't change a wheel out on the line if one cracked (it takes a massive press to get one on the axle) but they are bloody heavy so would give lots of weight for extra traction.


Reply author: Gilbert Gribi
Replied on: 06/10/2012 03:18:03 AM
Message:

My Davenport modified for my 1/43.5 layout.
Cabin highest and Kadee On3 coupler








Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 06/10/2012 03:50:09 AM
Message:

This is the nearest I've got to a critter, my sightseeing doubledecker:


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/10/2012 07:48:03 AM
Message:

Rick,

The Virginia Transportation Museum in Roanoke had one of those Panama Canal Mules as well. This one was made by GE in 1914 and pulled ships thru the locks until the early 1960's. At one time there were about 100 of these in operation on the canal.






Reply author: Neil M
Replied on: 06/10/2012 10:42:33 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Dutchman

This one was made by GE in 1914 and pulled ships thru the locks until the early 1960's. At one time there were about 100 of these in operation on the canal.


I am fascinated - is that what they were built for?? I always assumed ships moved under their own power for the whole journey.


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/10/2012 10:47:23 AM
Message:

Neil,

Here is a little more info on the 'mules'.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Canal_locks


Reply author: George D
Replied on: 06/10/2012 9:23:31 PM
Message:

Pictures taken in Pittsburgh about seven years ago. The little loco was servicing a steam plant near the Carnegie Library. I was standing on a bridge and couldn't get any closer.




Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/11/2012 08:18:31 AM
Message:

A little four wheeler by Dave Hoffman (brass) available in either HOn3 or HOn30.






Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/11/2012 09:42:19 AM
Message:

Didn't realize they had that many.
Then again, the canal is pretty long so it makes sense.

Gobblers Knob mini layout.


Reply author: NEMMRRC
Replied on: 06/12/2012 05:31:33 AM
Message:

Not exactly a critter but it has the flavor of one.



Jaime


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/12/2012 07:46:24 AM
Message:

One from Doc Patti's On3 layout.





Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 06/12/2012 09:43:27 AM
Message:

heres a few i built when i was 14-16 years old, all white metal kits on little spuds




Reply author: Thorn Creek and Western
Replied on: 06/12/2012 11:29:56 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Dutchman

Dave, I believe that it is a Mack. I also believe that I have a picture of it restored. I'll look for it tomorrow.



Thanks, Bruce.
It just dawned on me that it's nearly identical to the Jordan Products model of a Mack gas-electric--



-Dave


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/12/2012 1:55:05 PM
Message:

St. Louis NG Convention contest room


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/13/2012 09:26:35 AM
Message:

Here is another critter from Doc Patti's layout.






Reply author: Chester
Replied on: 06/13/2012 8:08:38 PM
Message:

This at the NNGC in Portland, Maine.


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/14/2012 07:13:58 AM
Message:

Davenport in the Georgia Railroad Museum.



Compare it in size to the GE Center Cab behind it.






Reply author: Chuck Doan
Replied on: 06/14/2012 11:06:45 AM
Message:




A little freelanced On3 switcher designed around a Grandt Line chassis. Started construction but never finished.



Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/15/2012 08:20:09 AM
Message:

I'm throwing this little Porter fireless loco into the 'critter' mix.






Reply author: FiatFan
Replied on: 06/16/2012 2:28:15 PM
Message:

Not sure if this qualifies as a critter or not. It's a SWeep. Canac kit bahsed them using a SW1200 frame and cab and a GP9 body.



Tom


Reply author: Karl Osolinski
Replied on: 06/16/2012 9:55:46 PM
Message:


Hello,

A trio of Macks on the siding behind the feed store...





A critter...?



Another Mack hauling some really crummy boxcars...



Karl O.
Berkley, MI


Reply author: Neil M
Replied on: 06/17/2012 04:17:05 AM
Message:

There are some great ideas on this thread. I need to start cutting up and adding to my Bachmann Davenport!


Reply author: gregnarrowgauge
Replied on: 06/17/2012 05:35:44 AM
Message:

I don't get the run down look..those two boxcars are clearly not fit for service, Karl. While its great modelling...my tastes run to better maintained equipment. Thanks for sharing your work....I appreciate your skills. Greg


Reply author: SteveH
Replied on: 06/17/2012 09:59:26 AM
Message:

Here are a couple from my archives.
The Bruce County Chapter of the Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society is working to restore this little tank locomotive named Tom Thumb. They have it on display at the Bruce County Heritage show every August.
Notice how high the coupler is compared to the frame! A wee litta critter.




The other locomotive is a Whitcomb 50-tonner looked after by the Toronto Railway Heritage Association. Here you can compare its size to a GP7 also in the care of the TRHA.




Both of the TRHA locomotives are kept at the Toronto Railway Heritage Centre which is part of the former CPR John St. roundhouse and is located across Bremner Boulevard from the Rogers Centre, home of the Blue Jays and very close to Union Station.


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/17/2012 12:51:39 PM
Message:

St. Louis contest room again.


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/18/2012 09:42:56 AM
Message:

Bill Rose's HO layout.
Not sure if wearing white pants while working on the rails is wise.
No comment on the pink shirt.


Reply author: lumberjack
Replied on: 06/18/2012 5:04:14 PM
Message:


Reply author: SteveH
Replied on: 06/18/2012 6:54:21 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Rick

Bill Rose's HO layout.
Not sure if wearing white pants while working on the rails is wise.
No comment on the pink shirt.





Maybe he just got into work after seeing "Saturday Night Fever."


Reply author: teaspoon
Replied on: 06/18/2012 11:28:08 PM
Message:

Here are a few interesting photos that I've found. I call this one the Toberlone Train due to its resemblance to the chocolate bar.


Reply author: teaspoon
Replied on: 06/18/2012 11:33:50 PM
Message:

Soviet Jet Train.I wonder if it had stewardesses.


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/20/2012 10:40:54 AM
Message:

Portland, ME '07 NG Convention contest room.


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/21/2012 4:06:04 PM
Message:

Portland, ME '07 NG Convention contest room.
Hope this would be considered a critter.


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/22/2012 08:14:53 AM
Message:

Somewhat 'critterish'?




Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 06/22/2012 09:13:50 AM
Message:

A danish critter...


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/22/2012 09:20:54 AM
Message:

Portland, ME '07 NG Convention contest room.


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/23/2012 07:39:10 AM
Message:

#101 with a MOW car on the Jersey Highlands RR.



Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 06/23/2012 08:19:22 AM
Message:

a couple from me...





Les


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/23/2012 4:01:09 PM
Message:

Les, that last one you posted sure is a tiny little thing.

Portland, ME '07 NG Convention contest room.


Reply author: Gall
Replied on: 06/23/2012 4:33:29 PM
Message:

RE: "Toberlone Train" - That is a strange design. I would love to hear the justification for that shape...tunnel/station clearance? Cost? I can't think of any good reason.

Steve


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/24/2012 07:33:25 AM
Message:

At one time part of a tourist RR in Washington State, it doesn't look like it has moved in a quite a while.




Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/24/2012 09:58:18 AM
Message:

This was taken at the St. Louis Transportation Museum.


Reply author: wvrr
Replied on: 06/24/2012 11:20:28 AM
Message:

Here is a railbus at the railway museum in Whippany, NJ. The railbus contained its own "turntable" for turning around.









Chuck


Reply author: George D
Replied on: 06/24/2012 11:29:42 AM
Message:

From the Transportation Museum at Fort Eustis, Va.


Reply author: lumberjack
Replied on: 06/24/2012 6:13:15 PM
Message:


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/25/2012 08:17:57 AM
Message:

A critter that I shot up in Olean, NY.




Reply author: wvrr
Replied on: 06/25/2012 08:27:57 AM
Message:

Bruce,

I think that is the industrial switcher at the old Dresser Industries/Dresser-Rand/Ingersoll Rand factory. I don't know who owns this factory, now. I remember seeing this switcher when I was in Olean working on a project, years ago. The locomotive looks like it is in good shape!

Chuck


Reply author: railphotog
Replied on: 06/25/2012 08:58:05 AM
Message:

Mack 12 ton critter:





Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/25/2012 1:30:01 PM
Message:

Portland, ME '07 NG Convention contest room.


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/25/2012 1:42:35 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by wvrr

The locomotive looks like it is in good shape!
Chuck



Chuck, it is obvious that the loco gets a lot of TLC.


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 06/25/2012 9:51:17 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by George D

From the Transportation Museum at Fort Eustis, Va.





George,
Any more pictures? I sent you a PM.


Reply author: railphotog
Replied on: 06/26/2012 05:59:58 AM
Message:

A critter kitbashed from an old Penn Line switcher. Cab was shortened, and power is a PFM "SPUD":





Reply author: George D
Replied on: 06/26/2012 07:56:07 AM
Message:

Larry, got your PM. I'll take some more pictures for you the next time I'm there.

George


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/26/2012 08:12:15 AM
Message:

I took this near Morehead City, NC a few years back. Maybe a Whitcomb?




Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/26/2012 09:57:51 AM
Message:

A critter by NickO on one of his diorama's.


Reply author: railphotog
Replied on: 06/27/2012 05:53:22 AM
Message:

Broadway Limited Trackmobile, powered:






Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/27/2012 07:12:53 AM
Message:

From the contest room at the SER Convention this month.






Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/27/2012 07:25:04 AM
Message:

'10 St. Louis NG Convention contest room.


Reply author: railphotog
Replied on: 06/28/2012 05:50:56 AM
Message:

Grandt Line boxcab, powered by a PFM SPUD:






Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/28/2012 06:29:28 AM
Message:

MER Contest Room, Princeton, NJ in Oct. 2010.





Reply author: MinerFortyNiner
Replied on: 06/28/2012 09:36:58 AM
Message:

Here are three 'Twin Schnozzer' locomotives I built from Boulder Valley Models kits.


All three have been equipped with Tsunami sound decoders and operating headlights.


This Twin Schnozzer will be going to a friend's layout, where it will work a cinnabar mine.


This Twin Schnozzer represents how Estrella & Sonora Grande's #9 looked shortly after delivery to the railroad in the 1920s. It has operating link and pin couplers, and a 2- man crew stuffed in the cab.


The third Twin Schnozzer depicts #9 much later in its career, with worn paint and signs of hard use. Here it switches a Frijolene tank car, which may offend the sensitive noses on the Schnozzer!


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/29/2012 06:36:57 AM
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A shot that I took in Morehead City, N.C.




Reply author: wvrr
Replied on: 06/29/2012 07:25:20 AM
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Two locos at a live steam club in NJ, one with its hood off.









Chuck


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/29/2012 09:42:30 AM
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'10 St. Louis NG Convention contest room.


Reply author: lumberjack
Replied on: 06/29/2012 6:37:24 PM
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Reply author: MinerFortyNiner
Replied on: 06/30/2012 12:28:29 AM
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Here are a few of my Porter critters:


This 0-4-2 has Tsunami sound and a custom cab made from brass, lead and styrene.


This little 0-4-0 with a custom 'plantation cab' was my first On30 modeling project.


This old 0-4-2 has seen better days!


Here, Estrella & Sonora Grande 0-4-0 #1 works the Cielo Incline.


E&SG #2 works a string of ore loads downgrade on the steep switchback below the Cielo Incline.


#8 is the biggest Porter on the E&SG. It has a custom tender and Tsunami sound.


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/30/2012 08:14:12 AM
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Very nice additions to the thread, Verne!

Here are some shots of a Plymouth diesel that worked a quarry in San Antonio, TX.









Reply author: FiatFan
Replied on: 06/30/2012 08:45:54 AM
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Here's a critter I found at a grain elevator just east of Boone, IA.



Tom


Reply author: FiatFan
Replied on: 06/30/2012 08:49:07 AM
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And here are my Roundhouse EMD Model 40 critters . They are permanently double headed.



Tom


Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 06/30/2012 10:11:56 AM
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Here is a shot of Woodie Greene’s gas/mechanical loco on the Mogollon Railway that he posted in another thread:




Reply author: Dutchman
Replied on: 07/01/2012 07:35:44 AM
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Thanks to all the critter fans who shared photos, posted comments, or simply visited for a view. It is now July and time to open a new Photo Gallery.

I hope to see you there.


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