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Title: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 18, 2009, 08:08:01 PM
Had nowhere to post random photos that might be of interest.

The attached image is of 3-donkey engines moving into the woods. Probably Washington or Oregon. The photo is quite old and was faded, stained and in poor condition, so I cleaned it as much as possible.

MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on December 18, 2009, 09:27:29 PM
Here's one for Ken Hamilton  ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mobilgas on December 18, 2009, 09:42:17 PM
      Were is this at?? Clown train....  I would buy it if it was close to me ;)    Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on December 18, 2009, 09:43:06 PM
Very cool picture Marc... no doubt about who owns that image  ;) ;D

Well that clown train definitely qualifies as a "WTF is that" shot.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 19, 2009, 09:50:40 PM
LOL!! Oh man, that really is freaky.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Brian Donovan on December 20, 2009, 12:42:23 AM
That clown train is gonna give me nightmares!   :o

Thanks a lot!  ::)

-Brian


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on December 20, 2009, 04:45:50 PM
Great old shot Marc, thanks.
The clown train is definitely Hamiltonian.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 22, 2009, 06:25:15 PM
Christ....that clow is definitely creepy...I think somwhere I have creepy giant chipmunk photo that would compliment that quite well, will have to look for it.


Here are two non-creepy (unless you're adverse to Baldwin) builders photos (sorry for the intrusive text...but it be what it be  ::))

MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JohnP on December 22, 2009, 08:18:46 PM
Marc, that's a lot of tender for little loco in the first photo. The second loco is nicely balanced and looks complete on a smaller scale. It would make a nice project in a large scale, a handy size but full of details. How would one make that stack with hand tools?

Someone needs to make a Thomas the Tank Engine model with that damn clown face on the front. Weather it heavily and have zombies for a crew.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jacq01 on December 23, 2009, 02:45:33 PM

 
 The first loco photo must be a model train. The tenderwheels are off the track.  :o  This is most probably a tenderdrive unit as the loco is too small to accomodate a good sized motor.

 Jacq


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: SandiaPaul on December 23, 2009, 03:45:55 PM
for the full effect of the clown train. Sweet Dreams....muuuhahahahahha

http://abandonedclowntrain.ytmnd.com/

paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on December 23, 2009, 04:08:36 PM
Yeeesh  :o The only thing missing is a guy with a chain saw and goalie mask...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 23, 2009, 04:50:53 PM
HA...I must be getting slow....I just now figured out what that ride is.....it's a caterpillar going around a taodstool! DOH! ...must be breathing to many Vallejo fumes ;)

....now stop showing it to me >:(...it gives me the heebie-jeebies, and keeps saying "model me....model me...." :o ;D ;D


MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on December 23, 2009, 05:18:06 PM
Augh ha! We know superman’s Kryptonite,  8)
next time you have one of your biking trips and you land in the hospital, with I V’s coming out of your arms and you all morphine-ed  up, I am going to wall paper the room with that caterpillar! HA! ;D
Lexx Luther
(Gil)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on December 23, 2009, 05:59:01 PM
I'm guessing the eyes lit up red, and the tounge periodically stuck out...  :o   


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 26, 2009, 04:31:21 AM
Something to model....(Chester probably already has. ;) )

MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 26, 2009, 04:37:09 AM
...ah...somehow these just seems wrong.  :-\ ;D


MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JohnP on December 26, 2009, 08:13:57 AM
Marc, I hardly have enough time to read the threads on this forum and fit in some modeling too. In between Vallejo huffs you are spending too much time on the Intertubes looking for...well...weird stuff.

On the other hand, the 7/8ths Lounge forum has a good thread on larger scale figure modeling. Start with a tin foil armature, apply the putty, etc.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on December 26, 2009, 05:12:49 PM
Well that tree trunk slide or whatever it is, is just plain creepy... looks like something designed by a pedophile.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on December 26, 2009, 05:49:59 PM
Well as we seem to have devolved into the creepy and bizarre... here's one in the spirit of the season  ;) ;D

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 27, 2009, 05:04:45 AM
Quote
....here's one in the spirit of the season

My sentiments exactly ;) ;D



Below:
Unloading logs. Benson Timber Co.. Clatskanie OR., The double boom unloader was a special design by Benson, for unloading the extra long logs they were known for.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 27, 2009, 05:09:38 AM
What....you don't believe that Benson had long logs!??.....


...well then...get a load of these.


Benson TCO. Shay #2231, with log load, on trestle at Clatskanie, OR.

MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 27, 2009, 02:33:58 PM
Cool pics, as usual. I'm intrigued by the object located between the switch stand and the unloader, in the first image. Looks like some sort of discarded, small, T-shaped boiler.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Belg on December 27, 2009, 03:19:26 PM
Marc, these two last shots are just fantastic. Do you know how exactly these unloaders get the logs off the rolling stock wether it was a skeleton or a flatcar? Thanks Pat


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on December 28, 2009, 12:04:53 AM
Belg,
I can't say for positive in that picture but most often chokers or lead lines were anchored to the brow log and slid across the car under the logs and hooked to the lift lines on the a frame or what ever.  Taking up on the lift lines lifted the logs up and out rolling them over the brow log and into the pond
Later
Rick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 28, 2009, 02:24:18 PM
Pat,

It's pretty much what Rick says.  The job of crawling inder the loads to fasten the unloading cables is not one I would have wanted.

I have seen images where the cars themselves were hooked down to the off-brow side of the track, to keep them from tipping/derailing when the logs were rolled off. I do not know how common this was.

The cars in the image are disconnects (I know Benson used Russel Wheel & Foundry disconnects....they may have used Seattle Car & Foundry as well......not sure.)


...and for Todays Images...the subject is "Oooops!".

Top image is in West Virginia (probably 'Dry Fork RR.')
Bottom Image is 'Eastern & Western Lumber Co.' at Eufala, WA., in 1906.  Loco is a Climax, SN-272


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JohnP on December 28, 2009, 07:16:24 PM
The olden days were fun. Anytime there was a train wreck, big or small, deaths included, the local workers and townspeople would gather on the wreckage for a Kodak moment. We all have seen the photos of the women with their parasols and the suited men on top of the smashed, overturned machinery. Now you can hardly get near a good, fresh train wreck.

I like these photos because you can see what the drivetrain was like on a geared loco.

Wasn't the Benson operation covered in the past in one of the annuals or mags?

John


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 28, 2009, 07:48:25 PM
Wasn't the Benson operation covered in the past in one of the annuals or mags?

John

Not that I am aware of. It's sort of out of the realm of RR's/operations that Russ would publish.

Benson was best known for their ocean going log rafts, here is the text from the "Rafts" page on my old website:

History of The Robertson Log Raft
(Reproduced from “The Timberman” Jan. 1929)

Seagoing log rafts of the cigar-shaped type, such as used between the Columbia River and San Diego, Cal.,, had their origin in St. John, New Brunswick. A patent covering their construction was issued March 1886, to Capt. Hugh Roderic Robertson of that city. With one or two important exceptions the Robertson raft is essentially the same today as it was over 40 years ago. A number of refinements were added to the original design and incorporated in other patents.  All Robertson designs carried the center or backbone chain, to which chains passing through the mass of logs were attached to circle chains binding the whole structure into one solid body.

Capt. Robertson's original idea was to build these rafts on ship ways and launch them like vessels. His first patent drawings illustrate this feature. In fact his first two rafts were launched in this fashion with fairly good results. He did, however stipulate that such rafts might be built in floating “cradles”, a practice which was later adapted. Capt. Robertson describes his first raft substantially as follows:

“My object is to form a raft that may be towed comparatively easily, and being securely bound together, will be stiff and strong and have little tendency to chafe or work loose. This I accomplished by laying up the logs lengthwise into a cylindrical or oval cross section, and of any desired length, the logs breaking joint with each-other continually. I also lay a heavy chain or chains lengthwise through the body of the structure and along the sides and attached thereto. I attach to the said longitudinal chains, cross-chains or radial chains, which run between the logs across the pile, and, being drawn tight, are attached at their other ends to encircling chains, which I use to gird the structure tightly, round and round. At the ends I may build on short sections of cribwork to take and distribute the, strains of the tow line or moorings, cross-blockings having a hole through the center and to form a sort of prow in front. In building the raft I put it together in cradles, which will keep it in the desired form until it is securely girt about.”

Seaman that he was, Captain Robertson sought to further improve his raft in his second patent, taken out on November 13, 1888. This he covered by interesting claims, which later proved wholly unnecessary, and seem rather curious in light of future developments. Having retained the principle of the broken joints, the cylindrical shape and the center chain, he proceeded to change the radial chains as follows: "I prefer that a single radial chain should run out horizontally to each encircling chain alternately from either side; and at intervals along the central chain I set short for the longitudinal chain to play through, and which may be formed of two pieces set one over the other and notched out in the center to form the hole."

In his new patent issue, elaborate provisions are made to safeguard the raft against the action of the sea. In laying the outer skin he now proceeded to scarf the ends of the abutting logs and drive treenails to secure them together. He also specified withes or brush in various directions throughout the mass of logs, "which being interlaced and crushed down  will further bind the whole together. I also scribe notches in the ex- posed sides of the outer pieces in lines encircling the raft at frequent intervals."

Captain Robertson built one raft at St. John, which was successfully launched and towed to sea with New York harbor as its destination. Disaster attended this venture and the raft was lost at sea, but not until the soundness of the general theory of construction had been fairly well proved. It is said that portions of this raft drifted across the Atlantic and piled up on the Scandinavian coast.

Captain Robertson next appears on the Pacific Coast. It was about 1890 that he took up residence at Alameda, Cal., where he again devoted his attention to ocean rafting. On September 21, 1897, he obtained a new patent covering cradle construction, after several earlier experiments which proved successful.

By means of floating pontoons or heavy timber masses along the bottom of the cradle he provided a method of laying up the logs in the water and sinking the structure as the work progressed. The cradle was latched along the center-line and by means of cables the framework could be pulled apart when the raft was completed and ready for launching. He followed this patent with still another covering timber rafts. This also had a center chain, attached to a rear bulkhead, which by an ingenious system of rigging formed a continuous bridle in connection with two other chains attached to the top of the raft.

Shortly after arrival on the Pacific Coast, Captain Robertson succeeded in interesting capital in the construction of a raft at Fort Bragg, Cal. According to C. R. Johnson of the Union Lumber Co., for whose account the raft was built, the attempt was a failure on account of the inability to launch it from the shipways on which it was assembled. The date of this venture is given as 1891, by Mr. Johnson. Robertson moved north to Coos Bay, Oregon, where he built a smaller raft and tried out his cradle launching idea for the first time. This raft was successfully floated and gave every promise of reward. Difficulty was experienced at the bar and the vessel lost her tow in crossing out to sea. The raft soon broke up and the sea piled logs for miles along the sand spits at the entrance to harbor. A second one reached destination safely, according to one account.

Operations Begin on Columbia:
 
Still undaunted and confident of the ultimate success of the idea, Captain Robertson came to the Columbia River in 1894 for another attempt. He engaged John A. Fastabend, an Astoria contractor to build a cradle, which was completed at Alderbrook, a short distance from ,Astoria, and towed to Stella, Wash., 40 miles up the river, the site selected for the rafting operations. Here ensued a series of successes and failures in four or five attempts. In 1896 the Stella cradle was towed over to Westport, Ore., where one raft was produced and the scene again changed to Stella. Fastabeind joined Robertson enterprise as construction foreman in 1898 and later became rafting contractor. In the fall of the same year John M. Ayres also joined the company, bringing two new ideas in construction which contributed much to the success of the Robertson raft. In this year Captain Robertson enlisted the support of the lumber firm of Pope & Talbot in the construction of a piling raft for delivery in 1899. The Robertson Raft Co., under which the business was conducted, was composed of the followings G. F. Kennedy, president; Lester Herrick, secretary; H. R. Robertson, manager; C. S. Holmes, C. A. Hooper and A. W. Jackson, directors.

Mr. Ayres induced Captain Robertson to modify the arrangement of the inner chains, which connect the backbone chain to the outer circle chains. Instead of running these straight out to the sides of the raft, Ayres specified that they be run diagonally or herringbone fashion. The advantage of this system of laying the chains was at once apparent to Captain Robertson, who adopted the idea forthwith. In this method of construction the strain of the tow line is immediately transmitted to the herringbone chains and the tighter the pull on the hawser., the tighter the chains grip the logs. Since this system was adopted the danger of rafts breaking up at sea has been reduced to a minimum.

Mr. Ayres also devised an improved system of picking up the logs alongside the cradle. The lifting derrick was equipped with a reversible engine and gypsy head, and a line running the entire length of the cradle was attached at either end to a dolphin. The cable was passed three or four times around the gypsy head and by applying the power, the whole derrick could be moved rapidly up and down the length of the cradle, giving the raftsmen an opportunity to select any log they needed and quickly return it to the desired spot. Mr. Ayres patented the herringbone principle in letters patent No. 738,595 which was assigned to the Oregon Rafting Co. on December 16, 1902. The movable derrick feature was patented on September 8, 1903, and also assigned to the rafting company.

Hammond Interests Enlisted:
 
In 1901 the Hammond Lumber Co. purchased a half interest in the business which now was known as the Oregon Rafting Co., and A. B. Hammond assumed the presidency. In 1902 the company dispatched its first piling raft for the new account, which was towed to San Francisco by the steamer Arctic, Captain Reiner, in 14 days. The second raft under the Hammond management went out in 1903, towed by the steamer Francis

H. Leggett, commanded by Captain Johnson. The enterprise was eventually taken over entirely by the Hammond interests, and in 1911 became a division of the Hammond Lumber Co. The last raft built by this company went south in 1922.

Losses sustained by Hammond rafts amounted to less than 6 per cent during the entire period of rafting operations. Fifty-three rafts were safely landed in San Francisco bay from 1902 until the company ceased operations in 1922. One was lost in 1906 and two in 1911.

Upon the success of his operations on the Columbia River, Captain Robertson sought to extend his field of activity to Puget Sound. Mr. Ayers was sent to Seattle in 1899 to build a cradle at Alki Point. The builders did not reckon, presence of the teredo in the salt water of Puget Sound and after getting out two success and a partial loss to another the cradle was found too badly infested with teredos to be of further use and the operations were abandoned. Robertson, in the meantime, had gone to adjust a marine salvage loss and Ayers went back to help Fastabend at Stella.

In one of the rafts built in 1900 at Seattle, Captain Robertson applied a patent chain arrangement similar to that which he devised for timber rafts in 1898. In addition to the main outer chain, he provided two auxiliary ones.  The main chain of two-inch stud  links passed through the center as heretofore, but was fast, at the middle to a large spool,  the object of which was to lessen the strain. The smaller chains passing through from end to end were fastened buckles. Instead of binding the end logs into a rough fashioned bow, he fastened steel tubs 10 feet in diameter, to the ends of the raft, the object being to prevent small logs from warping out of the structure.

Voyage of “Seattle No.1” :

The first raft built at Seattle had a most remarkable voyage to San Francisco. With good weather it rounded Cape Flattery in tow of the steamer Czarina and made fair progress down the coast. Captain Robertson was aboard the Czarina as day watch and Mark Schwager assistant foreman, shipped as night watch.

Fearful of the inroads of the log rafting business on the lumber schooners, the seamen’s union and other interests had already begun to bombard congress with bills and resolutions against ocean rafts as a menace to navigation. Whether these events had any bearing on the voyage of the Seattle raft must be left to the imagination.

When the raft reached the southern Oregon coast and all seemed to be going well Schwager went below at midnight for his coffee. When he came on deck a few minutes later, the raft was gone and the manila tow line was dangling. Schwager roused  Robertson, who in turn summoned the captain and demanded that the ship lay-to until daybreak  so the tow might be picked up. Instead the captain turned the ship into Eureka, Cal., declaring he was short of provisions. After putting back to sea the Czarina searched for two days and finding no sign of the raft proceeded to San Francisco.

The Red Stack line sent out two tugs which scoured the sea for two weeks without picking up a trace. Ayres meantime was called to San Francisco to await developments. While in the office of Pope & Talbot a sailor walked into the room where Ayres and the lumber company officials were discussing the affair, and asked if this was the headquarters of the company which lost a log raft at sea. The seaman proved to be a fireman on the steam schooner San Pedro. He stated that his vessel had picked up the raft and tried to tow it into San Francisco, but had run out of coal and had come back in to refill the bunkers preparatory to making another attempt.

Being asked what interest he had in relating these circumstances, he replied that he had imbibed too freely in an Embarcadero saloon and was promptly fired when he returned to his post and was taking this means of evening the score. Robertson gave him a check for $100 and told him to stay in San Francisco.

Sailor's Tip Followed Up:
 
Thinking the tip worth following up, Robertson ordered Ayres to charter a tug and take charge. The only order given the captain was to keep up steam and watch the San Pedro. When the San Pedro sailed the tug captain was to keep in sight and follow well back. True to the statement of the disgruntled seaman, who said the raft was not far off San Pedro harbor, the schooner proceeded steadily southward.

The tug, kept barely in sight of the schooner's running lights at night, and watched her through the glass by daylight. The schooner, capable of only nine knots, would be easy to overhaul by the tug which could make 14, if a spurt were needed.

When the tug neared the position where the sailor reported the raft should be, the tug captain crowded on all speed to overtake the San Pedro. Noting this new activity of the tug the San Pedro's captain became suspicious and beaded his vessel due west,  hoping to draw the pursuer off the course. The tug however, declined to follow this maneuver, but went due south and succeeded in picking up the lost raft within an hour.

Having made fast to the raft the tug started back to San Francisco with her tow. The San Pedro in the meantime had put about and coming alongside demanded salvage rights, which were promptly denied. Six weeks from the time the raft was lost, it was safely tied up in San Francisco Bay. Caught in a southern current it had drifted 500 miles.

A few years after the Robertson operations began at Stella, Wash., the Benson Timber Co. took up the idea of rafting logs to San Diego, and constructing a cradle entered the business at Wallace Slough on the Oregon side of the river. John A. Fastabend, one of the early foremen for Robertson, took charge of the enterprise, which continues to function to this day, supplying about 30 million feet of logs every year for the Benson Lumber, Co., of San Diego, Cal. Upwards of 80 rafts have been dispatched with only two partial losses. In one case a portion of a raft fortunately went ashore near Santa Cruz, Cal., adjacent to a sawmill which was able to cut the logs with little loss to the rafting company. Towing is confined to the period between June 15 and September 15, when the seas are usually calm and the risk at its lowest point. Five to six rafts each containing five to six million feet of logs supply the San Diego sawmill with raw material for the greater part of the year. Piling and shingles are also transported as deck-loads on the rafts. The average towing time now is about 15 days from bar to bar. For safety the rafts are equipped with two range lights, which burn for 21 days without attention from the tug crew.

John A. Fastabend, since leaving the Robertson enterprise, has been continuously engaged in log raft building for the Benson company, and is one of the most outstanding figures in the rafting business today. Mr. Fastabenct made a number of improvements in cradle construction including a new center locking device and also improved on the original towing system. Mr. Fastabend in his 76th year is still in actual charge of the Benson rafting operations.

Benson Raft Construction:
 
The Benson raft, as the Robertson type is called today, is built in a floating cradle which is constructed in sections so that upon the completion of the raft the section can be removed from one side of the raft. The raft is then pulled out of the other half of the cradle which is moored to piling. When the completed raft is launched the sections are towed back into place and the center locks are set and the cradle is ready for the construction of the next raft. On the side of the cradle which is moored to the piling, a derrick moves back and forth on a running line as the random logs and piling are placed through the raft course upon course over the length of the cradle. All sizes and lengths of logs are used, but the strength of the raft depends upon a large portion of tree length material. The long logs give the necessary lap and backbone which resists the action in the water as the logs are loaded. When half of the raft is completed a two and one-half inch stud link anchor chain is run through the center of the raft from end to end, forming the backbone. Herring bone chains are shackled to the center chain and attached to the five circle chains at each end of the raft, and 180 feet of tow chain is attached to the middle of the third chain from each end of the raft. The third circle chain is the same size as the tow chain. This gives an emergency tow chain, which can be used if the tow chain in service becomes unshackled or fails for any cause. The raft tows equally well from either end. When pull is exerted on the tow chain the weight of the 180 feet of chain acts as an, equalizer in addition to the towing engine of the tug, and the pull of the tug is transmitted through the tow chain to the circle chain on the opposite end of the raft through the herring bone chains. Any slack created is taken up by the working of the raft in the sea which always tends to make it longer. After the tow chain is in place the process of piling in the logs continues until a depth of from 26 to 28 feet in the water is reached. Then the circle chains are fastened around the, raft and cinched up with the aid of a donkey engine and a set of six sheave blocks and grab shackles. The circle chains are of one and seven-eighths-inch stud link anchor chain and are placed at 12-foot intervals. The total weight of the chain on one of these rafts is about 175 tons. The raft dimensions are: width, 55 feet; maximum depth, 35 feet; length, 835 feet; draugh from 26 to 28 feet.

The great point in favor of this type of raft is that it is self-tightening, and there is no tendency for the mass to loosen. As soon as the raft is out of the cradle, it tends to flatten and tighten the circle chains, and when it is towed the process of tightening continues.




The top image below is of the construction of the "cradle" for one of Benson's rafts (a completed reft can be seen in the water behind the derrick.)
The bottom image is of an unknown completed raft waiting for tow.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JohnP on December 28, 2009, 07:58:44 PM
Jeepers Marc thanks; that is excellent service. I swear I saw those photos somewhere recently. NGSLG? I guess I soaked those brain cells and now they're gone. :(


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 28, 2009, 07:59:32 PM
To clarify a bit more, the two images show a log cradle being filled with logs....IE., the construction of the log raft.

MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 28, 2009, 08:07:42 PM
Jeepers Marc thanks; that is excellent service. I swear I saw those photos somewhere recently. NGSLG? I guess I soaked those brain cells and now they're gone. :(

It wouldn't have been the Gazette....they pretty much only publish crap these days. The only place I could imagine would have been Timber Times.....but I don't recall it there either. The bottom image of the raft waiting for tow is a fairly known postcard and stereo-view image. The ones of the raft cradles being filled are also fairly known/common images......the top image of the Benson cradle construction, I have never seen anywhere else.

MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 31, 2009, 07:43:50 PM
A photo for the '12"-radius-On30-Conspiracy-types'........your railroad does exist! ;D
(sorry, but no antlers & anchor chains).

MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JohnP on December 31, 2009, 09:04:45 PM
Man that is a 7/8ths scale scene right there for the backyard railway. Put a trolley box on my Ruby, make one and cast the rest of the lil' carts, and fire one it up. Very cool and fun.

Marc you have an endless supply of project ideas. How do you manage??

John


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 02, 2010, 02:28:00 PM
That's too cool!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Belg on January 02, 2010, 05:50:56 PM
Guys, thanks alot for the explanation on how the logs get unloaded.  I don't think I would want to be the guy who had to put the cable under the logs. Much appreciated, Pat


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 11, 2010, 04:12:27 PM
MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on January 11, 2010, 10:21:21 PM
Ahh... good old Kinsey. Great shot Marc... love all that cribbing  :o :o

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 12, 2010, 11:57:42 PM
A mini Baldwin.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on January 13, 2010, 12:03:40 AM
Marc, you just made my day.

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on January 13, 2010, 01:21:16 AM
WOW, great shot...   :o :o Any more photos of this loco? I don't think I've ever seen this one before.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 13, 2010, 01:43:39 AM
Nope...sorry...just one I picked up on the web.

MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ken Hamilton on January 13, 2010, 09:51:05 AM
Hey, Gordon....I'll flip you for that Truck/Baldwin build.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: John McGuyer on January 13, 2010, 03:25:43 PM
That Baldwin reminds me of when Disney brought one of his engines from Disneyland to the Fullerton Railroad Days show. Came on the coolest trailer you ever saw and they unloaded it in the parking lot. Alas, that show is no longer.

John


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 13, 2010, 03:39:17 PM
Re. the Loco, A historian/researcher friend of mine, Jim Wilke, supplied this info re. the loco.

"She is a 4-4 C, drawing 6, built in 1916.   Baldwin had three of 
these made, the first in August 1910, the next two in 1916, all for 
work at the Eddystone Plant.   As the engine's on a truck, its safe 
to assume they were built in the old plant before being transported a 
few miles to the new plant south of Philadelphia.   They were two 
foot gauge hard coal burners.

Some 32 4-4Cs were built between 1877 and 1923, all narrow gauge and 
all industrial, some for export, some compressed air.   Gauge ranged 
from 1'11" to 3' 4 1/2".

Interestingly, the class is not listed in the 1900 Baldwin catalog, 
where the smallest class is a 4-6 C, 9x12.   But only two had been 
made by that time, both compressed air jobs for the Plymouth Cordage 
Co.   The next came in 1904, so perhaps in 1900 the type was not yet 
official."


MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 13, 2010, 03:40:48 PM
Since it is raining here in So. Cal today....this is today's photo.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 13, 2010, 04:16:17 PM
Oh all right....since you guys like things on trucks, here are a couple more.....not as fun as the Baldwin one...but all I could dig up at the moment.




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: ron knepp on January 13, 2010, 08:55:18 PM


Hi,

Attached is another photo of the mini Baldwin. I also
have the Baldwin erecting drawings for this loco if there is
any interest.

Ron Knepp


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on January 13, 2010, 09:38:59 PM
Ron, another great find. I would be very interested in the drawings. Along with the drawing of the 1917 White Model TAD 20, 3-Ton Chain Drive Truck, in the Sept/Oct. 1991 Gazette. The two together would make a great new project.  If the 3-ton truck is not big enough there is a set of drawings for a 1920 White 5-Ton Model 45 Truck in the gazette also.

Gordon Birrell

 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 13, 2010, 09:48:40 PM
Hi Ron,

Welcome to the forum.

Great Photo!

If you don't mind sharing them, I would definitely be interested in a copy of them. Thanks for the offer.

I look forward to your further participation here.

Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 13, 2010, 11:34:53 PM
That tiny Baldwin is my favorite small loco! I've seen both those photos before, I think it was on the 7/8's forum. I really want to make a model of that loco someday.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on January 14, 2010, 12:08:45 AM
Welcome to the forum Ron. Thanks for posting the photo and yes, I am definitely interested in the drawings if you decide to share them.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on January 14, 2010, 02:37:22 AM
Drawings exist? Well, by all means! -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: ron knepp on January 14, 2010, 08:01:06 AM

  Thanks to everyone for the interest. These are the same photos that I had posted on the 7/8th site earlier.
I have a number of others but did not see a lot of interest at the time and did not post them.
I was fortunate a number of years ago to become friends of J.H. Giessel the draftsman from the old Model Railroaders magazine and and man who was an engineer from the boiler design group of Baldwin. These men were good enough to lend me the drawings and I copied them with a 4x5 camera. I was also lucky enough to be able to purchase a number of original Baldwin linens from another friend. These probably should be donated to a museum.

Ron Knepp


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on January 14, 2010, 08:36:02 AM
Thanks Ron, these will be very helpful.

Gordon Birrell

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Jerry Kitts on January 14, 2010, 04:54:03 PM
The two photos of the Baldwin 0-4-0T and the drawings are most interesting. If you have more photos to show I for one would certainly like to see them. I have been lurking for months or is it years and this is the first thing that has really gotten me excited about posting.

Jerry


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 14, 2010, 05:44:10 PM
Ron,

Thanks so much for posting these. Really great info. Much appreciated.

I look forward to Gordon's build of this loco. ;) ;D


Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Brent on January 14, 2010, 08:16:23 PM
The Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills apparently were near Bellingham, Washington from around 1921 - 1945.
A newspaper reported 1600 worked in their mills. It looks like a lot of them were trying to get in this photo!

Brent


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on January 14, 2010, 08:16:41 PM
Thanks for posting the drawings Ron... much appreciated.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: SandiaPaul on January 14, 2010, 09:29:05 PM
Another thanks for the drawings, and Id love to see more of them!

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 15, 2010, 01:08:45 AM
Welcome Ron and Jerry!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 15, 2010, 02:23:40 AM
Cool Brent.

Here's another Bloedel Donovan to go with that.

MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 15, 2010, 02:42:57 AM
And just to keep with the trucks from the other day...here is a truck turntable. Trucks came up the plank road to the loading area (roading donkey can be seen at left)....trurned around, loaded, then they headed back down the plank road.

This is near Oakville WA, c1910.

MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 15, 2010, 05:20:29 AM
Shades of "Fitzcaraldo"......



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on January 15, 2010, 06:50:47 AM
"There's a boat headed right for the house"
what?
THERE"S A BOAT HEADED......
crunch :o :o


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JohnP on January 15, 2010, 09:06:34 PM
That smashed boat would be cool as a shallow relief model behind river edge trees on a layout or diorama with a seedy sugar plantation railway theme.

John


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on January 15, 2010, 09:19:42 PM
Shades of "Fitzcaraldo"......

Absolutely... I'd forgotten all about that movie until your post here. As I recall it was really quite wonderful... going to have to try and track down a copy now to watch it again.

Love the picture of the truck on the turntable... brilliant solution. There's a grain transfer facility here that I have to pass twice a day on my commute to and from work. There's a steady flow of tractor trailers going in and out of there, tying up traffic all day as they complete their 17-point turns. A modernized version of this idea would seem the ideal solution...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: SARSn3.5 on January 16, 2010, 10:48:57 PM
I have been lurking for months or is it years and this is the first thing that has really gotten me excited about posting.

Jerry

And from another lurker of long standing, may I express a similar sentiment? Thanks, Ron, for the drawings: thanks, Mark, for the history of the design.

Gavin Beaumont.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on January 19, 2010, 09:32:05 PM
Here's a shot of interest... 15" gauge shooting brake on the Duke of Westminster's Eaton Hall Railway. I don't have a date yet but it appears to be early-to pre WWII 20th century. This would seem to be an excellent candidate for a caption contest...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/ShootingBrakeSm.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on January 20, 2010, 02:53:16 AM
Perhaps the caption should read, "Here's a shot of interest." I wonder what or whom the shotgun is aimed at and whether he already has pulled the trigger. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on January 20, 2010, 03:57:10 AM
Looks like they are having a spot of peasant shooting . We used to do it all the time around here .

  Of course , we aren't allowed to shoot peasants anymore due to EU legislation so we have to make do with pheasant shooting these days instead . Not nearly as much fun !

  Sir NickO


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Marc988 on January 20, 2010, 06:55:27 AM

I thought it was some kind of "green" propulsion system well ahead of its time. Every time the guy shoots, the recoil forces the cart to move.
The reason it never went into production might be because they couldn't solve the bullit-issue. And possibly complaining peassants ?!


 ::) ;D  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on January 20, 2010, 09:56:47 AM
Received a little more info on the photo. Built for Eaton Hall Railway (no doubt to carry the nobs out for a spot of peasant shooting as Sir Nick has confessed), this shot was taken at Ravenglass on the Ravenglass & Eskdale, possibly in the 20s. There is some speculation that the gentlemen in the middle is Henry Greenly, locomotive designer and consulting engineer for the R&ER among several other accomplishments.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on January 20, 2010, 11:00:46 AM
"That's the last time that driver will leave us stranded"



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on January 20, 2010, 03:14:59 PM
It reminds me of Rowland Emett's whimsical drawings... one below seems somewhat apropos...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/Emett.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: scrappy1 on January 20, 2010, 05:37:18 PM
here's one for ya
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk200/scooby19784/Shay-Kitson-Meyer-Oestes.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on January 22, 2010, 11:25:36 PM
Here's another great shot from Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/). Yes, it's a main-line railroad, 1904, but it's from an 8x10 neg and it has some wonderful weathering texture references, particularly on the frame and running gear, well worth a look. The hi-res image is available from Shorpy.

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/MichiganCentral1904Sm.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on January 22, 2010, 11:38:31 PM
And here's another for all the truck enthusiasts, again from Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/), the Crack Groceries delivery truck from 1920. Seems to me you'd have some difficulty today promoting a store by the name of Crack Groceries... people might get the wrong idea...  ;D Is it my imagination or does the driver bear something of a resemblance to a certain member of this forum... ::)

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/CrackGroceryTruck1920Sm.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 24, 2010, 01:40:57 AM
Neat pics Paul. The Crack truck would be right at home here in parts of LA  ;) ;D.

My photo for today has an "educational bent". ;D

MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on January 24, 2010, 02:58:21 AM
Marc, you really need to spend more quality time with your therapist. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on January 24, 2010, 11:26:51 AM
I'm inclined to agree with you Russ, though I am tempted to dig out my rollerblades... ;)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Philip Smith on January 24, 2010, 06:36:51 PM
forgot the red eyes from looking through the optivisor.
BTW, you ain't right. :)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 25, 2010, 02:16:31 AM
Today something for Ken Hamilton.  ;)

Anyone got any ideas on how the wheels were powered?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 25, 2010, 02:22:51 AM
Here's one more view.....and two other potential projects.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on January 25, 2010, 02:31:31 AM
Marc,

I can't speak for other but for myself could you please stop this exquisite form of torture.

The tractor was bad enough.... really do like it, just need to justify the build! , but as you may remember a lot of my modelling life was centred on boats & yachts in particular so the last photo is almost completely mandatory to do something with !!

Thanks
Gordon


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 25, 2010, 03:11:01 AM
Gordon,

I'm glad I could help.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jacq01 on January 25, 2010, 03:28:48 AM

  Marc,

 
Quote
Anyone got any ideas on how the wheels were powered?

  planetary gearboxes.... small output from differential and large gear on wheelhubs ( the large covered parts in the wheels)

  Jacq


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 25, 2010, 07:56:07 PM
Dang Marc, you post the coolest pics! I especially like that odd 4x4 tractor.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: scrappy1 on January 26, 2010, 05:32:01 PM
this was taken in Port Colborne Canada just down the road from my house in 1978 during winter freeze up
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk200/scooby19784/robenhoodpic.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on January 26, 2010, 08:37:28 PM
Ah, the Welland... cool shot Scrappy. I didn't realize (or had forgotten) you were in the old country...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: scrappy1 on January 27, 2010, 05:17:19 AM
here's one looking toward the end of the canal entering lake Erie
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk200/scooby19784/port1.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: james_coldicott on January 27, 2010, 08:12:08 AM
Hi All,

just found this photo along with others of the Tyra Sawmill in the Czech republic. Don't know if this website has been mentioned before as I'm relatively new to the forum but there is a huge collection of industrial photographs (and inspiration!) to be had here:-

http://www.hfinster.de/StahlArt/index.html

a small project but am going to have to model the wagon at the back of the photo- love the huge timber bolsters at each end that space the channel sideframes...

James


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on January 27, 2010, 12:21:11 PM
James ,

  Whether this website has been mentioned on this forum I couldn't say, but I am familiar with it having been linked to it from one of the German forums . The most interesting photos to me are the ones of the various cranes , in particular the cranes of the Mayen-Basalt quarry , one of which which I fancy building one day .

  I also like the sawmill photo and the timber bolster wagons . So your's will  be done by Shepton Mallet then ? !


  Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: james_coldicott on January 27, 2010, 02:21:13 PM
Nick,

so many ideas, so little time... if you can finish a crane for shepton then I'll match it with a wagon!  ;)

See you there either way.

James


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on January 27, 2010, 08:45:22 PM
James:

Thanks for posting the link to the Harold Finster photos. He's an excellent photographer and I've been following his work for years. His photographs are an absolutely wonderful resource for industrial subjects.

That Tyra sawmill is a real beauty, just crying out to be modelled by one of our logging types....

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on January 29, 2010, 11:01:49 PM
How's this for a scratch-built car...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/ScratchbuiltCar.jpg)

No to be outdone, here's a scratch-built motorcycle...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/woodmotorcycle.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 29, 2010, 11:52:58 PM
I love that "scratch-built" car!! So much character - would make a great model! It looks like only a couple generations more advanced than the Flintstone's car.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: scrappy1 on January 30, 2010, 08:41:07 AM
the car is cool but love that bike ,I would cruse around on that


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 30, 2010, 04:58:40 PM
Well goes to show that Chinese farmers and Alabamans aren't that different.  ;D

MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Philip Smith on January 31, 2010, 11:09:30 AM
How's this for a scratch-built car...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/ScratchbuiltCar.jpg)

Paul
Cool.....Those were called one eyed buffalos in Korea. Note the headlight...... They were everywhere. The drivers were very dangerous as they would turn right in front of you with no warning.  Most had a trailer with cargo stacked 10 ' high.  :)

Philip   


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mobilgas on January 31, 2010, 02:11:22 PM
Hey Paul,   You couldnt pay me enough money to get on that wooden 2 wheel piece of CRAP ???  Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on January 31, 2010, 03:26:45 PM
You couldnt pay me enough money to get on that wooden 2 wheel piece of CRAP ???  Craig

Me either Craig... looks like something dreamt up in after a few too many Buds...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on February 01, 2010, 03:56:33 AM
Nick,

so many ideas, so little time... if you can finish a crane for shepton then I'll match it with a wagon!  ;)

See you there either way.

James

  No chance ! But I'll bring some stuff you might be interested to see  .


   Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Franck Tavernier on February 01, 2010, 03:53:24 PM
Take a look here :

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24796741@N05/sets/72157604247242338/show/with/2346008881/

Enjoy!

Franck


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 01, 2010, 06:07:22 PM
S.S. Princess May wrecked on August 5, 1910

(http://www.pddoc.com/reflets/images/2006-063.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on February 02, 2010, 02:52:11 AM
They should have posted a "NO PARKING ANY TIME" sign on the rocks. It might have helped .... -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: scrappy1 on February 02, 2010, 05:14:26 AM
it's a wonder she didn't brake her back on those rocks


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on February 02, 2010, 09:42:58 PM
Who needs an SUV? The family that rides together stays together!
Who needs a Denney’s, breakfast anyone?

Gil


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on February 02, 2010, 09:44:48 PM
Here's the other one ;D
Gil


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 02, 2010, 10:24:30 PM
it's a wonder she didn't brake her back on those rocks

I was amazed at that as well. Apparently based on my local Historian friend, they re-floated her, and put her back in service. Interestingly if you look towards the rear of the hull in that photo she appears to still be pumbing out water (bilge?).

MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 02, 2010, 10:51:23 PM
I didn't know a ship could pop a wheelie.   :)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jacq01 on February 03, 2010, 02:55:29 PM
 I'll think she ran aground with very low to no speed at high tide and the photo has been taken taken at low tide.
 If this had happend when at speed or in waves and wind, the damage to the bottom would be severe and over the length of the keel from bow to where she rests on the rock. On the photo not even the bilge keel looks damaged.
 The opening where the water comes out is from either a bilge pump and are the pumping out ballast water or from the boiler water pump.

  Jacq


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on February 03, 2010, 03:35:03 PM
Gil:

Your second photo seems to prove the adage (personal experience notwithstanding) that chicks are attracted to bikers...  ;)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: scrappy1 on February 03, 2010, 03:49:17 PM
still it goes to show how strong she was built to be able to support all that weight hanging over that rock


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on February 03, 2010, 07:20:27 PM
Yes Paul Chicks dig scars!
Chicks dig bikers with scars!
That guy is obviously a babe magnet!
He must be covered in scars; D
Gil


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on February 07, 2010, 12:25:17 AM
He must be covered in scars; D
Gil


Wouldn't surprise me... afterall he is riding a bike while wearing sandals...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on February 07, 2010, 12:28:54 AM
Here's an interesting shot, came from the SE Lounge...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/LocoInBoiler.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Rucksack on February 08, 2010, 04:45:56 AM
rusty buffer

 (http://s4b.directupload.net/images/user/100208/temp/agkni3se.jpg) (http://s4b.directupload.net/file/u/23251/agkni3se_jpg.htm)

Sven


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on February 08, 2010, 10:10:02 AM
Ahh, the nice liesurely days of yore! I can imagine the beancounters fuming as the marketing guys spend who knows how many days staging that pic. Hey. we have a loco to ship!!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on February 09, 2010, 10:04:38 PM
Here's another one for Marc...  ;D ;D Combines two of his passions, unusual vehicles and bicycles (well a trike actually- bicycle for the unbalanced!). I wonder if this guy's mother-in-law is riding in the cab...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/TrikeCar.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on February 13, 2010, 07:22:19 PM
Here's one for the abomination department. Woodward-Walker Lumber Co., Ada. LA -  2-6-0 converted to Ford V-8 power with chain drive train. Photo evidently dates from May 1972… :o :o

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/WoodwardWalkerV8260.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 13, 2010, 07:33:25 PM
That sure is an abomination, and would be an interesting subject to model. I've seen an older photo from the other side, but never seen this shot before. I'll have to file that away for my "someday" project list.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on February 14, 2010, 02:42:22 AM
If it only had a steering wheel it would be wonderful to drive it on the freeway. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on February 14, 2010, 10:49:14 AM
Something I've always wanted to model but know I never will.

(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z79/chesterf/old%20vehicles/1a.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on February 14, 2010, 06:02:36 PM
What is that Chester?  Love the training wheels... ;)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on February 15, 2010, 11:11:51 PM
Paul, It's actually a motorcycle. Those small wheels retract after a certain speed is reached. And the engine is probably the first V8 ever built. I believe this was a pet project of a fellow named Scripts (of fountain pen fame) at the turn of the last century. Quite a cooling system there eh?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on February 16, 2010, 12:53:55 AM
Thanks Chester... the predecessor of the Boss Hoss  :o
Yes, that cooling system is unique to say the least and it does have an intriguing springer front end. It's certainly a curious piece of engineering. Would love to see how it actually handles on the road.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on February 16, 2010, 12:56:57 AM
Yet another curious piece of engineering…

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/moor03Sm.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Frederic Testard on February 18, 2010, 04:41:36 PM
Seen there on Flickr :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/conmigocontigo/3066407389/in/pool-387886@N23

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/3066407389_399a5298a0.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: scrappy1 on February 19, 2010, 05:26:33 PM
i want that

Yet another curious piece of engineering…

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/moor03Sm.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on February 19, 2010, 08:40:54 PM
I've got to admit, it does look like fun. Though think how much more fun it would be with a big thumper in it instead of a puny 50 or 80cc weedwhacker engine or whatever that is. Maybe some apes, shotgun pipes, proper seat and a bitch pad... now we're talking...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: scrappy1 on February 20, 2010, 07:17:21 AM
i agree with a better seat but 80cc would be more then anuff running on bad track hell even good track ,you get bucked around ,don't be leave me come for a ride in my speeder lol ;DI've had my A4 ex CNR up to 72mph on jointed rail to the point of scary (loved it)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on February 20, 2010, 11:16:42 AM
72 mph on a CNR speeder  :o :o  You demon of speed you...  ;)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 20, 2010, 12:01:24 PM
Back in the late 70's and early 80's, when the San Diego & Arizona RR's Carrizo Gorge was shut down due to damage from a big storm, my brothers and I used to hike the Gorge a lot. We sometimes encountered people cruising on little homemade rail buggies. These were typically a small four-wheel flat with a couple of lawn chairs and a big cooler strapped to it, powered by a lawnmower or go-cart engine.

In fact, we almost got creamed while crossing a long trestle at dusk... no catwalk, and the fast-approaching rail buggy didn't have a muffler so they couldn't hear us yelling. (No headlight either.) My brother and I stood on the end of the ties and it missed us by inches.





Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: scrappy1 on February 21, 2010, 07:10:33 PM
A4 speeder has a 4cyl 2.3L(same as mustang 4 banger) with a 4speed tanny that bugger moves!!!scary on jointed rail


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on February 21, 2010, 11:56:23 PM
Here's one of the latest from Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/), photographed in Michigan ca 1890. For 2 horsepower it seems to me that this stretches the limits of believability…

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/LogSled1890Sm.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ken Hamilton on February 22, 2010, 10:20:54 AM
I saw that this morning, too.  Those must be some pretty juiced-up horses.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jacq01 on February 22, 2010, 10:31:17 AM

   When was the RSPCA founded ?  must have been around that time.

   
Quote
Those must be some pretty juiced-up horses
  The origin of steroids ????

    Jacq


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: LeOn3 on February 22, 2010, 03:21:59 PM
If it's going down hill, than it will be bether to put the horses on a sled too. That will be a "joyride"  ;D

Leon


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on February 22, 2010, 06:14:01 PM
Hi guys,
The sled runners are out side (wider) than the horse walk and they would sprinkle the sled ways with water every night so the sled runners are actually running on ice so moving those huge loads were actually pretty easy or so they said ::) ;) ;D
Rick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 22, 2010, 11:25:37 PM
Just got this one.....

Cobb & Healey Lumber Company; Marysville, WA.

Looks to be the track bending/cutting/repair shop.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 22, 2010, 11:49:38 PM
Here's a photo of the Cobb & Healey log dump....


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on February 23, 2010, 11:00:46 AM
bitchin!
Got any more of the track repair gang? (or ones like it?)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 23, 2010, 03:10:17 PM
More track gangs I don't think so..at least not that I know off-hand...have lots of grungy dirty, tired guys in photos like this though


I do have this one of a survey crew with the track gang. Northern Redwood Lumber Co.; California


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 23, 2010, 03:19:37 PM
Track Crew. Crossett Lumber Co.; Crossett, Arkansas.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 23, 2010, 03:29:31 PM
Building of a log loading rollway, and track grade. Puget Sound Mill & Timber Co.; near Port Crescent , WA


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 23, 2010, 03:39:28 PM
Not a track crew...but they are going to need one....

Coos Bay Lumber Co.; Powers OR.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 23, 2010, 03:49:32 PM
Track Construction.

North Bend, WA. (likely North Bend Timber Co.)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 23, 2010, 04:02:50 PM
Nothing to do with track building...just ran across it in the files...

This is a detail/item I have yet to ever see modeled at a log pond.  This is a "bucking saw" used to cut logs to a desired or needed length (or cut off/out "bad" sections that made it out of the woods).

(This might be something for Jacq to add  ;D ;D ;D.....I have a kit that could be used/adapted for the saw portion.)





Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Philip Smith on February 24, 2010, 11:42:00 AM
Nothing to do with track building...just ran across it in the files...

This is a detail/item I have yet to ever see modeled at a log pond.  This is a "bucking saw" used to cut logs to a desired or needed length (or cut off/out "bad" sections that made it out of the woods).

(This might be something for Jacq to add  ;D ;D ;D.....I have a kit that could be used/adapted for the saw portion.)


operator looks busy  ;D.......seriously....  awesome pic Marc
How did it work...how was the log secured? lifted onto platform? 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jacq01 on February 24, 2010, 12:45:19 PM
 
 
Quote
This might be something for Jacq to add  Grin Grin Grin.....I have a kit that could be used/adapted for the saw portion.
 

  Are you hoping for me to bite  ::) ::)  Wel I do... ::) ::) . There are plans to have one in the pond, the only snag was where to get the steam supply.
  I have a drwg and some photo's in the book Lumber.  ;D  With the choice of unloader ala Brookings/WSLC the steam line is coming from the main boiler house. This way the steam supply to the bucking saw is solved as it can come from the same line.  ;D ;D

  Jacq

 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on February 25, 2010, 08:37:27 PM
Here's the latest from Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/). Certainly an ugly-duckling version of a shay heading up a short excursion train… perhaps a shop-built conversion. Tag line on photo says 1906, Harbor Springs, MI. There is a wonderful hi-res version of this shot available for download from Shorpy.

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/Shay1906Sm.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 25, 2010, 11:09:55 PM
If I remember correctly, the Harbor Springs line was originally Ephraim Shay's personal RR, and he built the locos himself in his home shop.





Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on February 26, 2010, 11:24:01 AM
That is one of, if not the first Shay built. His first one's were quite ungainly. The high-res shot is amazing.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 27, 2010, 01:48:59 AM
This thing is a cndidate for a model by Gordon Birrell.


Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on February 27, 2010, 03:18:39 AM
What the hell is this ? A lumber carrier perhaps ?

 This came from the abandoned vehicle gallery of Earl Misanchuk at pbase.com


  Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on February 27, 2010, 03:40:00 AM
Nick, with that chain its got to be one of Ken's


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: scrappy1 on February 27, 2010, 09:06:10 PM
here's one for ya i spent the first part of my life living on a tabaco farm and spent many hours on a priming machine just like this
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk200/scooby19784/pimer.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on March 01, 2010, 10:51:17 PM
Here's one for Chuck… another classic from Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/). Photo was taken for the Farm Security Administration by Russell Lee in October 1937 - Highway 2, Western North Dakota. There is a hi-res version available for download from Shorpy.

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/RLeeTexaco1937Sm.jpg)

Paul
 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 02, 2010, 12:11:09 AM
What a great little gas station! But no wonder it went out of business -- sure doesn't look like a "high traffic" location.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on March 02, 2010, 03:05:07 AM
Notice the builder didn't use Chuck's cool little offset to make his gas station look better. Not surprising considering lack of sophistication in the location he chose .... -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on March 02, 2010, 11:04:37 AM
Thanks Paul! I snagged the big copy. Shorpy rules!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on March 09, 2010, 09:47:02 AM
http://englishrussia.com/?p=1788


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Fred H. on March 09, 2010, 01:37:46 PM
Marc, that's a lot of tender for little loco in the first photo. The second loco is nicely balanced and looks complete on a smaller scale. It would make a nice project in a large scale, a handy size but full of details. How would one make that stack with hand tools?

(http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=637.0;attach=3955;image)

Thomas Yorke sells that stack in 1:20.3 -- It's called a Rushton I believe. http://www.thomasayorke.com/LS_Details.html (http://www.thomasayorke.com/LS_Details.html)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on March 11, 2010, 11:49:35 PM
Classic shot of roadside vernacular... "Eat and Sleep in a Wigwam" - Wigwam Village photographed by Marion Post Wolcott in 1940, on highway just south of Bardstown, Kentucky. Another classic shot from Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/).

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/WigWamMotel.jpg)

Paul



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on March 12, 2010, 12:05:12 AM
Dude, I stayed in some exactly like those in Tempe, AZ........

Cool pic. Thanks.


MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on March 12, 2010, 12:28:40 AM
Figured you'd enjoy that one... Yes, unless my memory fails me they were somewhere along the old Route 66... the ones in the photo were near Cave City, KY. Evidently at one time there were 7 such Wigwam Villages: Horse Cave, KY; Cave City, KY; New Orleans, LA; Orlando, FL; Birmingham, AL; Holbrook, AZ and San Bernardino, CA. There were other variations: Geronimo's Castle in Bowie, AZ, Kramer's Wigwam in Browning, MT and The Tepees near Denver, CO ("Bring your Squaw up Sometime) was one of their advertising slogans. I'm not sure that approach would be well received these days...  ;D

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on March 12, 2010, 03:03:01 AM
Sorry to change photo subject.....but I found these images while looking for some stuff for someone, and I remembered that Marty had asked if I had any more 'track gang/work" images. These are from an old 1918 booklet about the US Military Spruce Products Division (their logging operations during WWI)




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on March 12, 2010, 03:03:48 AM
One more....


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on March 12, 2010, 03:26:45 AM
Unc out for a spin.....


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on March 12, 2010, 11:53:28 PM
Unc out for a spin.....
He shoulda turned left at Albuerque... or perhaps he's doing some hands-on research for the Logging Annual.

Returning briefly to the Wigwam Village subject. There's an excellent book on roadside architecture called: Gas, Food and Lodging: A Postcard Odyssey Through the Great American Roadside by John Baeder, published in 1982 by Abbeville Press. The book is still available through Amazon and well worth a look. It's full of excellent reproductions of photos and vintage postcards of roadside structures, from the sublime to the ridiculous. The author's web site (http://www.johnbaeder.com/BooksGasFoodLodging.htm) also has many additional photos, though small, but in colour.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on March 13, 2010, 02:57:26 AM

Paul,

That is a meat book. I have it somewhere on my shelves. :-\

If I recall correctly...(most of the time at ASU is an alcoholic fog)...the ones there were known as "The Tempe Tee-Pees".


Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on March 13, 2010, 07:40:36 AM

Paul,

That is a meat book. I have it somewhere on my shelves


Marc

  As opposed to a vegetarian book ?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on March 13, 2010, 12:43:02 PM
Unc's fantasies before there were thongs... ;D ;D

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/oldgoldgirls1956.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on March 13, 2010, 01:04:21 PM
While browsing through the archives at Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/), came across this Russell Lee photograph from 1939 of the Royal Club in Mound Bayou, MS. At first I thought it an excellent weathering reference, but on further research determined that it is a colourized photo. Nonetheless I felt it worth posting as a general structure and sign reference shot. I wonder what the "—?" referred to...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/RLeeMoundBayouMS1939Coloriz.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on March 18, 2010, 09:47:30 AM
My layout needs a book store.
I think I will do one named liked this;
Thanks Jerry!
-Marty


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on March 18, 2010, 01:40:41 PM
Marty, the corner awaits you. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: scrappy1 on March 19, 2010, 07:32:41 AM
The length of the Santa Fe engines required special accomodation to fit on the turntable at Columbus OH.
(off of railpicture.net)
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk200/scooby19784/23-ATSF5034ColOH081456gf.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 19, 2010, 10:13:39 AM
That's bizarre! Never seen a turntable like that before.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on March 19, 2010, 10:28:20 AM
No room for error there... what is there, about 4" to the end of the rail? Looks like a logging railroad solution to the problem, certainly a lot less complicated and expensive than putting in a larger table.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mobilgas on March 19, 2010, 03:43:00 PM
Hey Paul,      Chuck got a gas station photo ;D how about me....i thought i was the Gas Station Dude around here?    Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on March 19, 2010, 06:05:38 PM
Chuck was supposed to share...  I've got plenty of them, I'll see what else I can come up with for you.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on March 19, 2010, 06:45:06 PM
Here are a couple for you Craig. First from 1925, Washington DC area I believe. Rumour has it it was owned by a man named King...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/TootanKumIn1925Sm.jpg)

And the second is somewhat more recent, 1950s when service stations used to have useful attendants. Unfortunately I don't know the location of this shot.

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/FullService1950sSm.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on March 20, 2010, 06:59:20 PM
Here are a couple more for you Craig... and for Marc too, being more roadside vernacular architecture - the Fish Inn in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Don't have any more information than that unfortunately...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/fishinn1.jpg)

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/fishinn2.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 20, 2010, 07:36:52 PM
Cool! I love those old roadside attractions.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mobilgas on March 20, 2010, 08:01:39 PM
Paul,......  Cool.......    I like it  ;D ;D  Amoco gas weird station name....i like it though....neat station name if his name was King.  The mobil horse sign on the building is Rare being that it face's Right.... the right is alot harder to get...they had a left and a right. The pumps are M&S 80 cut with the light-up script top's.  Wish i had a time machine i could step into........cant get enough of that service station stuff.     Craig   


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: scrappy1 on March 21, 2010, 05:26:51 AM
love the fish gas station


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on March 21, 2010, 07:46:17 AM
One more to help fulfill Craig's addiction. It's nice to see some folks will save and restore rather than just tear down.

(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z79/chesterf/Home%20is%20Maine/1a.jpg)

And an interesting choice in siding that one doesn't see much of anymore is this brick pattern in pressed steel panels.

(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z79/chesterf/Home%20is%20Maine/dyars.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mobilgas on March 21, 2010, 01:03:30 PM
Thanks Chester,    I like the clock-face gas pump....and that siding  pressed steel would be different to model..... anyone want to try and make a mold in 1/2 inch and sell them in sheets ;D      Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on March 22, 2010, 03:06:19 AM
Here are a couple more for you Craig... and for Marc too, being more roadside vernacular architecture - the Fish Inn in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Don't have any more information than that unfortunately...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/fishinn1.jpg)

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/fishinn2.jpg)

Paul

Frank Gehry eat your heart out!


Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on March 22, 2010, 07:57:03 AM
Frank Gehry eat your heart out!
Marc
Yep...   ;);D ;D

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on March 23, 2010, 01:08:13 PM
Another track building image for Marty.

This was likely for the North Bend Lumber Co., at N. Bend WA.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on March 23, 2010, 01:21:49 PM
Thanks Marc!
Really neat scene!
-Marty


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on March 23, 2010, 02:07:23 PM
Here are a couple that arrived in the mail today.


First one....


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on March 23, 2010, 02:08:07 PM
...the other one.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 23, 2010, 06:50:06 PM
Great pics!

I wouldn't want to be the engineer of that upside down loco. Steam loco wrecks were nasty for the crew... you'd either be crushed, burned, or scalded to death, or some combination of those choices.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on March 25, 2010, 08:41:26 AM
(http://images21.fotki.com/v833/photos/7/777399/2992336/dgbgdg-vi.jpg)

Not sure what kind of chicks are for sale....






Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: TRAINS1941 on March 25, 2010, 11:04:46 AM
Are you sure about the chicks?  Or are we really talking about gas pumps here!!!! ;D

Jerry

Ps  Good photo though!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mobilgas on March 25, 2010, 01:35:42 PM
Nice photo..........like the flying red horse sign on a cloud.   Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Rucksack on March 26, 2010, 10:55:53 AM
...hit the brakes!!!! :o

http://www.drehscheibe-foren.de/foren/read.php?17,4746094

sven ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on March 26, 2010, 08:03:25 PM
Quote
...hit the brakes!!!!

I think the job of engineer on that line would not be my cup of tea....at least not without a lot of scotch in the tea.



Below is something for the car guys....saw this as I was riding through town.

M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on March 27, 2010, 02:03:29 AM
Holy granola! It's the Batmobile! -- Russ (heading for the corner)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on March 27, 2010, 09:56:10 AM
Below is something for the car guys....saw this as I was riding through town.
M

I assumed that was your car.... ;D ;D ;D

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mobilgas on March 27, 2010, 12:44:11 PM
Look's like a pimp ride to me..... Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: TRAINS1941 on March 29, 2010, 06:01:57 AM
If you noticed it parked outside a "JAZZ CLUB" looks to be and Unc vechile to me!!!! :D

Jerry


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on March 29, 2010, 09:45:25 AM
They would have to stretch it to fit all of the Westlake All-stars!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on March 29, 2010, 12:45:15 PM
They sure would, Chuck, because I'm including the luminaries on this forum (including you) as members of the Westlake All Stars! -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jacq01 on March 29, 2010, 01:57:23 PM
Quote
They would have to stretch it to fit all of the Westlake All-stars!

please don't, in those limo's i suffer from the tunnel syndrome  :o

Jacq


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on March 29, 2010, 04:49:57 PM
Russ,
Dont listen to Jaqc....he's just angling for a larger limo like this one....

(http://www.slipperybrick.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/triple-axle-hummer-limo.jpg)



....I personally am angling for this one (which has to be the stupidest waste of a 350 Modena I have seen.)

(http://www.slipperybrick.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/ferrari-360-modena-stretched-limo.jpg)


MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on March 29, 2010, 07:05:51 PM
LOL... well the guys who ride in those must have very small appendages...

Paul (back to the corner)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mobilgas on March 29, 2010, 09:22:56 PM
How about this for Model Railroading


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mobilgas on March 29, 2010, 09:47:14 PM
service that will put a smile on your face ;D ;D    Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RichD on March 30, 2010, 11:15:59 AM
If you missed this last night on CBS nightly news.. here is Elgin Park in the 1950's at 1/24th scale.

Marvelous models and lighting

http://elginpark.smugmug.com/Street-Scenes/Elgin-Park/11485172_CSGgR#809002693_VNe7n


Title: Helen's Birthday Dacha
Post by: Fred H. on March 31, 2010, 09:53:03 AM
Take a look at THESE photos by Andrew Qzmn of North Russia:

(http://qzmn.users.photofile.ru/photo/qzmn/3799180/88094426.jpg)

Nothing less than amazing. I'm going to do this in 1:24 as a birthday present for my wife! (Anyone got any guesses about dimensions?)

(http://qzmn.users.photofile.ru/photo/qzmn/3799180/88094424.jpg)

(http://photofile.ru/photo/qzmn/3497936/75542531.jpg)

(http://photofile.ru/photo/qzmn/3497936/75542561.jpg)

http://qzmn.livejournal.com/ (http://qzmn.livejournal.com/)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on March 31, 2010, 10:30:19 AM
It's hard to say on dimensions as this is Russia.   However, if you were to use 8 feet for the main wall height, you would be pretty close.   You can then interpolate the rest of the structure from that.   Russian building standards were probably different than U.S. but would look OK.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 31, 2010, 10:15:57 PM
Wow, what a beautiful and intricate structure! Looks like you'll need to do some laser cutting for all that fancy trim.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on March 31, 2010, 10:34:21 PM
Those are wonderful photos Fred - would be a fascinating and I think challenging structure to build. There are some other very beautiful photos on his blog... well worth a look. This link has some excellent shots of a narrow-gauge brickworks electric railway... http://qzmn.livejournal.com/10820.html (http://qzmn.livejournal.com/10820.html)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on March 31, 2010, 10:35:40 PM
Here's one for Marc - I believe this team was ejected for synchronized cheating in the Tour de Zimbabwe...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: james_coldicott on April 01, 2010, 04:06:08 AM
Hi Paul,

some great photo's in that blog- really love bucket excavators and would love to model one at some stage- maybe if I live to be 100 I'll have time! There is a nice photo of an older one here from Steve Thomason's Industrial Narrow Gauge website and there are some real Heath Robinson style steam powered ones out there with huge modelling potential.

(http://www.ingr.co.uk/images/news_lagrive01.jpg)

Steve's site is at

http://www.ingr.co.uk (http://www.ingr.co.uk)

Thanks for the pics

James


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jacq01 on April 01, 2010, 04:09:59 AM
  Rules are rules............................. :o :o

  (http://images56.fotki.com/v547/photos/7/1437817/7988815/rules-vi.jpg)

 or english flexibility  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


 
 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: scrappy1 on April 01, 2010, 12:58:04 PM
LOL that guys have a real bad week ::)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Frederic Testard on April 01, 2010, 02:15:51 PM
Well, at least he didn't pay the fine...
The russian site is very interesting indeed, and the building you wish to build, Dave, is a little (not so little in fact) gem.
My friend Alexander Zelkin built an alaskan church erected by russian immigrants for his Sn3 layout. Some shapes were not so easy to do, he told me.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Fred H. on April 01, 2010, 06:51:18 PM
Those are wonderful photos Fred - would be a fascinating and I think challenging structure to build. There are some other very beautiful photos on his blog... well worth a look. This link has some excellent shots of a narrow-gauge brickworks electric railway... http://qzmn.livejournal.com/10820.html (http://qzmn.livejournal.com/10820.html)

Paul

Oh, yeah, Paul... Not sure how I missed THAT series... Look at these:

(http://photofile.ru/photo/qzmn/3663800/81838576.jpg)

(http://photofile.ru/photo/qzmn/3663800/81838583.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on April 05, 2010, 03:39:40 PM
Those two loco images are great!...wonderful paint wear and weathering examples.

Thanks


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on April 05, 2010, 03:41:06 PM
Here is something frome the bygone and bizarre.  Gotta love the brick pattern on the fenders.




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 05, 2010, 08:03:46 PM
Goofy, but interesting! 

"Sings and sells his own songs". I wonder who was the singer/songwriter?




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on April 05, 2010, 08:17:14 PM
Ah ha... the Burn Ballad Bungalow. Farrar and June Burn and their two boys evidently made two cross-country minstrel tours in this mobile home. Here's another shot, same day but slightly different angle. Picture taken on G Street in Washington, DC in 1929.

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/BurnBalladBungalow1929Sm.jpg)

In a somewhat similar vein, here's another house conversion from Tennessee in 1936, though this one is considerably less mobile.

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/ImmobileHome1936Sm.jpg)

Paul






Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on April 05, 2010, 08:51:12 PM
Quote
Ah ha... the Burn Ballad Bungalow. Farrar and June Burn and their two boys evidently made two cross-country minstrel tours in this mobile home. Here's another shot, same day but slightly different angle. Picture taken on G Street in Washington, DC in 1929.

..well aren't you just the wellspring of information! ;)

I have the second photo in my files as well.



MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on April 05, 2010, 08:58:32 PM
The more useless and esoteric the information, the better I am at remembering it. Most of the time I'm not sure what day it is.. ;) Actually I remembered where I had seen that photo before, Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/), and there was some additional info published about the subjects by their descendants.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: james_coldicott on April 06, 2010, 04:47:49 AM
The bungalow on wheels reminded me of this Nash Quad- it's body made from a redwood log with very cozy living quarters fitted out with timber from the same tree!

Enjoy

James


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: james_coldicott on April 06, 2010, 04:48:41 AM
...and another...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: james_coldicott on April 06, 2010, 04:49:45 AM
...and some history...

James


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Fred H. on April 06, 2010, 05:30:01 AM
"Travel log" not a bad play on words! In today's world it would be "stop the wanton rape of our ancient forests to bailout Detroit mobile monstrosity" (mobile monstrosity for short) or something similar.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Frederic Testard on April 12, 2010, 11:26:08 AM
Here is an interesting and unusual snowplow. Image found on the  Wisconsin Historical Images  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/whsimages/) gallery on Flickr.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2718/4187715969_0d7bbb9bc1.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gnichols on April 12, 2010, 01:28:22 PM
What you say?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on April 13, 2010, 12:10:06 AM
Well that plow is just plain scary.....and the bird is just plain creepy ;) ;D.


I predict Ken building a version of that plow in the near future.


MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on April 13, 2010, 12:13:13 AM
Mike,

Cool truck. I think Bill Roy used to make a 1/48 kit or conversion for something like that.

Craig is probably frustrated though, because it's blocking his view of the gas station. ;) ;D



MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on April 14, 2010, 03:50:23 PM
Here again is Frenchies Bar, ca. 1940. I posted another version of this photo here a couple of years ago but this new scan is much larger and clearer, definitely worth reposting. This is obviously from the days when drinking and driving was considered just another evening's entertainment...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/FrenchiesBar1940.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Frederic Testard on April 16, 2010, 02:47:58 PM
Great building, Paul, it's being done currently in HO on RR-Line.

Two unusual sawmills :

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4001/4187656775_3c23c62880.jpg)
in http://www.flickr.com/photos/32687125@N05/4187656775/sizes/o/

and

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2623/4187656573_2549029115.jpg)
in http://www.flickr.com/photos/32687125@N05/4187656573/sizes/l/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on April 22, 2010, 03:11:12 PM
While I was digging through the boxes of unscanned images for something, I decided to pull a few that sort of struck my fancy for one reason or another.

This one shows the loading of Mahogony logs in Honduras. These logs were then barked and shipped by sea to various Gulf ports (these supposedly went to Pensacola, Florida) from where the lumber were shipped to various furniture mfg. copmpaies throughout the country.

What I found interesting in this image, is that it gives the logging modeler another option other than always modeling California and the PacNW operations.....The cars appear to be Russel log cars, the loco is possibly a Heisler....but most intriguing to me, is the loading boom that can be seen in the upper left corner (note also the guy-wire stretching across the top right of the image).....this clearly denotes a "tunnel style loader" something like Lidgerwood, or (be still my beating heart) the "lost Mcgiffert of Honduras" [this was a Mcgiffert that they shipped to the coast of Hoduras, and then up river by boat and then overland...shades of Fitzcaraldo].  Looking at the gauge and construction of the track, I would be somewhat dubious about a Mcgiffert running on it....so likely a tunnel loader that was moved by log car and jacked-up/blocked, at the landing.

...so see, you can use the Bmann stuff to build a logging line in Honduras. ;)


Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on April 22, 2010, 03:29:24 PM
I love this image.....to me it just screams to be modeled as a diorama, micro-layout or as one end of a larger layout. There is so much to see/build in this scene;

Two AHD loco cranes/shovels, and what appears to be a wheeled or tracked Marion shovel working the rock face. The old boiler as water or oil tank, on the flatcar. The hoist engine (donkey) and what looks to be part of a steel tank. The square wooden water tank, the shed, and the string of flat cars....not to mention the funky track layout.

The stone from this quarry operation was used to build the jetty at Crescent City.


MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on April 22, 2010, 03:41:27 PM
This image is nothing special...it shows the wreck of a 3-truck shay....howerver, I did like the handwritten account/story on back of the image. [text is as written]

"This is a little mixup I was in the 5th of April. This was the engin I fire reglar. We puled over the hill to far before setting brakes. 17 cars are piled up in the back ground. The engin is gone back to Lima O to be build over. The damage to eng and cars is $6,000"


MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on April 22, 2010, 03:53:34 PM
I was amused by this image.

...nothing like trying to squeeze in some quick laundry before heading into the woods (or maybe into town).

Location & operation unknown. Loader in background is an AH&D.


MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on April 22, 2010, 04:54:25 PM
Think this is the last one for today....


...nothing special...I'm just a sucker for loader photos.  This one is hand noted on back as Hines Lumber Co., Delta (assume they mean Mississippi delta).......but I think the annotation is wrong...or they mean some other delta.....the fellows in the image are attired much more like Minnesota or such, their log loading style is also much more typical of that region.

This is a Decker style loader built by Clyde Iron Works.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 23, 2010, 12:42:19 AM
On that last pic, could it be Alaska? Maybe Big Delta, or some other location on the Delta River?

Google shows a Hinds Lumber & RR once existed in Hines, OR -- perhaps another possible location for the photo?

http://www.trainweb.org/highdesertrails/onw.html (http://www.trainweb.org/highdesertrails/onw.html)

Edit:  Scratch all that, I found a copy of your photo which includes a caption! Here's the caption:

"The Clyde Iron Works built a standard and narrow gauge jammer. The one seen here is loading pine on a Russel
car near Delta (Bayfield County) in 1911 for the Edward Hines Lumber Company. The logs were being hauled to the
Hines mill in Iron River over trackage of the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic railroad."

I think that refers to the town of Delta, in Wisconsion.

The photo and caption are on page 32 of this pdf: 

http://www.mcmillanlibrary.org/rosholt/wi-logging-book/wilogging/images/00000006.pdf (http://www.mcmillanlibrary.org/rosholt/wi-logging-book/wilogging/images/00000006.pdf)





Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gnichols on April 27, 2010, 05:06:41 AM
How about the world's first hot rod building?  Gary



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on April 27, 2010, 02:46:59 PM
I'm sure there's a Peterbilt owner somewhere that would love to be able to use those stacks.

Here's something I passed on the highway today. Any ideas on what would have powered the big gear on the right in the first photo? And where/how would it have been positioned?

(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z79/chesterf/old%20vehicles/1b-4.jpg)

(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z79/chesterf/old%20vehicles/1c-3.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on April 27, 2010, 02:56:48 PM

Edit:  Scratch all that, I found a copy of your photo which includes a caption! Here's the caption:

"The Clyde Iron Works built a standard and narrow gauge jammer. The one seen here is loading pine on a Russel
car near Delta (Bayfield County) in 1911 for the Edward Hines Lumber Company. The logs were being hauled to the
Hines mill in Iron River over trackage of the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic railroad."

I think that refers to the town of Delta, in Wisconsion.

The photo and caption are on page 32 of this pdf: 

http://www.mcmillanlibrary.org/rosholt/wi-logging-book/wilogging/images/00000006.pdf (http://www.mcmillanlibrary.org/rosholt/wi-logging-book/wilogging/images/00000006.pdf)




Ray,

Thanks for going to all the effort to find the info. Much apprectiated. Will save me time later down the line when I work on the logging site again.


Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Frederic Testard on April 27, 2010, 02:59:16 PM
Chester, I love this machine.
Great inspiration.
Wish the days were 48h long...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on April 27, 2010, 03:02:21 PM
I was doing a larger scan of the quarry image, and I noticed something very cool.....at least I thought it was....they are using one of the loco-cranes solely as motive power,....you can see it has had it's boom removed.


Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Dennis McCarthy on April 27, 2010, 03:35:05 PM
Re: Concrete mixer

Here's one option:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34961199@N07/4295635565/

Dennis


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Frederic Testard on April 27, 2010, 04:12:31 PM
Thanks, Dennis. It provides an interesting modelling option.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on April 27, 2010, 04:51:07 PM
Dennis,
That's right on.   A one lunger would certainly give enough power to turn that gear.
Now to get Chester to model it.  ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 27, 2010, 08:24:05 PM
I was doing a larger scan of the quarry image, and I noticed something very cool.....at least I thought it was....they are using one of the loco-cranes solely as motive power,....you can see it has had it's boom removed.

That is cool! That whole scene would make such a great diorama.




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on April 28, 2010, 08:15:28 AM
Great find Dennis!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on April 28, 2010, 01:12:06 PM
While digging through the wrong catalog looking for those mine hoists, I ran across these, that happens to relate to Chesters post:


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on April 28, 2010, 01:12:46 PM
...here's the other.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on April 28, 2010, 07:56:05 PM
Here's one that's near my home

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2596/4156896236_88f8b37b14_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2746/4156134357_487786827e_b.jpg)

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marklayton on April 29, 2010, 04:48:55 AM
There's a video of an old Jaeger mixing cement posted on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk6b_ZnBkXg&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk6b_ZnBkXg&feature=related)

Mark


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on April 29, 2010, 08:10:44 AM
Gotta love all those exposed gears! I recently saw an old Maytag washer run by an old hit n miss engine; not sure what was more dangerous, the wringer or the exposed gear rack that agitated the drum!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mobilgas on April 29, 2010, 10:33:27 AM
I like the sound of them old Hit & Miss engines ;)     Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on April 29, 2010, 03:08:14 PM
Chester's photo of the concrete mixer got me to doing a little research.
I didn't know there were so many makers of concrete mixers.
Now this one is similar but not sure if the same company made Chester's.
Packard http://books.google.com/books?id=Pa_mAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA54&lpg=PA54&dq=packard+mixer+concrete&source=bl&ots=LebEQE5JYo&sig=_5EWUU7ulwlrZBnzSwMrZgy8VHg&hl=en&ei=MvHZS-WqCML78Ab_wohg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CA0Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=packard%20mixer%20concrete&f=false (http://books.google.com/books?id=Pa_mAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA54&lpg=PA54&dq=packard+mixer+concrete&source=bl&ots=LebEQE5JYo&sig=_5EWUU7ulwlrZBnzSwMrZgy8VHg&hl=en&ei=MvHZS-WqCML78Ab_wohg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CA0Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=packard%20mixer%20concrete&f=false)
on page 55 or just down a bit the Smith mixerette.   Or maybe something entirely different.
Now Chester, you've just gotta' go back and read the label on that mixer frame. ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on April 29, 2010, 06:32:29 PM
Referring to it as a one lunger is a giveaway to your N.E. roots Dave. I could not find any indication as to what the manufacturers name was. The badging was too corroded to read.
Thanks everyone for the great photos and info (I knew Marc would have something), I would love to model this thing.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on April 29, 2010, 07:25:17 PM
Nash and Greenberg once did an article in the Gazette, on building one sim to it in 1/48 scale.

MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on May 02, 2010, 06:45:38 PM
Last October I published some photos here of a cement mixer on the back of a mid-30s Ford truck: http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=524.msg7418#msg7418 

These images are scanned from prints of photos I took in 1972 or 73 so the colour has shifted some and they are a little fuzzy. Always thought this would be an interesting model. Unfortunately I didn't get enough photos as the truck was on private property. I had to climb a fence to get to it and didn't want to get run off, so didn't stay long.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on May 03, 2010, 04:30:41 PM
Here's a nice cluttery pic, with the "wrong side" of a Shay.

Pickering Lumber Co. #3 in yard.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on May 03, 2010, 04:35:22 PM

These images are scanned from prints of photos I took in 1972 or 73 so....
Paul


Paul,

I must have missed that....that is so very cool.....any chance once you get settled in you could scan me those pics in a larger hig res versions, so I can try and work out some of the details?.....I have a GAZ/Ford build started here that would be just perfect for that.


Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on May 03, 2010, 07:13:03 PM
Will do Marc... if I remember correctly, I believe I have a couple additional shots of the mixer machinery. I'll do those as well...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mobilgas on May 08, 2010, 04:16:32 PM
Cement Mixer Kit O scale......one was done buy Don Winter years ago kit no. 163  orig price.   $26.95     Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on May 13, 2010, 11:50:43 PM
Here's a punishing one for all the graphic designers in the crowd...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/IShottheSerif.jpg)

Paul -->heading back to permanent post in the corner-->


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on May 14, 2010, 02:13:19 AM
... And no peeking! -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on May 14, 2010, 01:51:29 PM
Was that hand-comp'd? What is the 'x'-height and the kerning on that? :P ;D ;D

Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gnichols on May 14, 2010, 03:48:49 PM
Nyuck, nyuck.  Gary


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 14, 2010, 08:47:13 PM
LOL! That's a good one, Paul!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on May 15, 2010, 02:05:54 AM
The caption for that photo (stolen from a bumper sticker I saw when I went to Jerry Kitts' train meet): "It's not a bald spot. It's a solar panel for a sex machine." -- ssuR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on May 15, 2010, 09:49:57 AM
Funny tat Gary. I saw one of those before on a female only Marvin (cartoon character) was pushing the mower, but it was in a more private and concealed area if you know what I mean...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on May 23, 2010, 11:02:30 PM
No comment.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on May 23, 2010, 11:57:48 PM
Cool shot Marc... couldn't you have kept up better tho if you were on your bike?  ;) ;D

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DB_epoch_III on May 24, 2010, 01:25:14 AM
Has anyone of you modelled a cat?  ::)

Here is an excellent made one (http://cdn.fotocommunity.com/photos/11532722.jpg), but I think the scale is a little bit oversized.
 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on May 24, 2010, 02:31:09 AM
Marc, were you at the race today? -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gnichols on May 24, 2010, 05:47:34 AM
The price of succeess!  Gary


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Tom Neeson on May 24, 2010, 09:22:35 AM
Cool shot Marc... couldn't you have kept up better tho if you were on your bike?  ;) ;D

Paul

He's trying to show them that even hopping on one foot he's still faster than they are.

Tom


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 06, 2010, 08:42:27 PM
....and you guys wonder why I would rather be out on my bike than at the modeling bench.

....I did 4 extra 3 mile laps just so I could ride by her again! ;D ;D ;D  ...and yes...she was very cute! ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Philip Smith on June 08, 2010, 02:58:53 PM
 :P


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on June 08, 2010, 03:18:25 PM
:P
See. My first response to that photo was .. "God bless" .. :)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Belg on June 09, 2010, 05:53:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2CyQ7Eslg4&feature=geosearch thats all my drooling will allow me to get out!!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on June 09, 2010, 06:14:38 PM
Yes............. ;D ;D ;D................I remember when the video came out on MTV one of my favorites.           Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on June 09, 2010, 06:49:33 PM
The casual observer might think this forum is nothing more than a bunch of degenerate old farts after reading these last few posts.

Got any more chick photos anyone?




   


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on June 09, 2010, 11:42:12 PM
The casual observer might think this forum is nothing more than a bunch of degenerate old farts after reading these last few posts.
Yes... and your point is?...  ;D ;D ;)

Speaking from personal experience there's a lot to be said for growing old disgracefully...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on June 10, 2010, 02:14:23 AM
Heck, I was disgraceful when I was YOUNG! -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: TRAINS1941 on June 10, 2010, 05:50:02 AM
Heck, I was disgraceful when I was YOUNG! -- Russ

WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG

Jerry


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on June 12, 2010, 08:48:42 AM
Heck, I was disgraceful when I was YOUNG! -- Russ
Well practice makes perfect.... ;) ;D

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on June 12, 2010, 09:02:31 AM
Here's another one for Chuck & Nick: Walker Evans Cafe Kelly, photographed in 1936 in Edwards, Mississippi. Wonderful collection of textures and hand-painted signs. Photo comes from Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/).

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/WEvansCafeKelly1936Sm.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 12, 2010, 01:13:51 PM
Great pic. I love those Walker Evans photos.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 12, 2010, 11:08:39 PM
Here's a neat Shorpy photo of the old Senate subway:

http://www.shorpy.com/node/7344?size=_original (http://www.shorpy.com/node/7344?size=_original)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on June 13, 2010, 01:49:05 PM
Paul,   I like the screen doors in the photo......Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on June 13, 2010, 05:15:12 PM
The August 1932 issue of Popular Mechanics had an article on people being 'gyped' by service stations. In the article is a photo of a 5,000 gal tank truck being calibrated by the L.A. County Dept of Weights and Measures .. Tank Gauging Outfit! Can anyone ID the truck?

(http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab130/LCRRinHO/General%20Photos/1932_Pop_Mech.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on June 13, 2010, 07:40:12 PM
Here's a 1932 International Series A .. could be ..
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/ih/hs_ih_logger.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on June 13, 2010, 09:50:53 PM
Service stations ripping people off??  OMG what's this world comeing to :o    Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on June 17, 2010, 05:31:28 AM
This is from flickr. Taken somewhere between Thurston and Philo, Ohio. The photo was shot from a camera excursion train in 1939

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dok1/3903298005/in/set-72157622205857323/

(http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab130/LCRRinHO/Structures/OldMill.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on June 18, 2010, 06:13:02 PM
Weathering ..
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3405/3452050706_2665abcaa3_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Carlo on June 19, 2010, 07:10:58 AM
OK, Marc -
Whoever did the weathering on that loco is much worse at it than I am!
It looks very "over-done" with all that bright rust, vegetation, etc.   :-)
Carlo


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gnichols on June 19, 2010, 09:38:01 AM
I'm not sure where I liberated this pix from... Gary



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 19, 2010, 09:09:37 PM
Where is that tank loco? It's sad to see it just rotting away like that.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on June 20, 2010, 04:15:53 AM
Where is that tank loco? It's sad to see it just rotting away like that.



From Flickr. It says "Old logging locomotive engine at Beaver Cove Dryland Sort near Port McNeill, B.C. "

http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul-getman/3452050706/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 23, 2010, 11:30:39 PM
I'm not sure where I liberated this pix from... Gary




Page 6 of this thread? ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D

MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 23, 2010, 11:32:01 PM
Pickering Lumber Co.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 23, 2010, 11:34:37 PM
Frrom WikiP....photo from the Rogów railway museum.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gnichols on June 24, 2010, 04:35:44 AM
I'm not sure where I liberated this pix from... Gary




Page 6 of this thread? ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D

MR

Duh... I'm such a dummy.  You guys are hard to fool!  Gary


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on June 24, 2010, 06:41:15 AM
This is a great photo of men working a line of coke ovens .. from the ExplorePAhistory.com website (the link to the photo is quite a bit larger)

http://explorepahistory.com/cms/pbfiles/Project1/Scheme34/ExplorePAHistory-a0j3v0-a_349.jpg



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on June 27, 2010, 08:11:32 AM
Wisconsin Historical Images. Collection of Charles Van Schaick, photographs and negatives 1880-1940 (http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/results.asp?pageno=1&keyword1=Van+Schaick,+Charles+:+Photographs+And+Negatives,+ca.+1880-ca.+1940&keyword2=&keyword3=&search_field1=collection_name&search_field2=&search_field3=&boolean_type1=and&boolean_type2=and&subject_broad_id=&subject_broad=&subject_narrow_id=&subject_narrow=&decade=&genre=&genre_text=&wi_county_code=&wi_county_text=&added_within=&sort_by=date&search_type=advanced&results_relevancy=")





Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on June 27, 2010, 08:17:21 AM
This is wild!

(http://images.wisconsinhistory.org/700008010032/0801000404-l.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on June 27, 2010, 08:40:37 AM
Here's one for Chuck and Craig... another Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/) find, a Penn Oil station in Washington, DC  ca. 1920. I really like the minimalism of this station... can't get any more basic. You can just make out an attendant standing inside the door. The lamps are bare bulbs, no shades, lots of good details for a small structure. Judging from the encroaching development, I'd speculate this shot was taken close to the end of this structure's life.

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/PennOilWashDC1920Sm.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on June 27, 2010, 07:50:25 PM
Paul,   Cool photo thanks for posting.   Looks like they used a SIGN that's hinged for the window....and someone ran into the gas pump  :( no globe on top of the pump....just one big BULB....oil sign above the door....looks like a sign leaning against the building...wonder what it says? Penn Oil.  Very low budget operation at this site.  Pipe sticking out of the ground buy building? used for filling tank? or was there another gas pump there at on time and a Drunk driver knocked it over. Got me looking up what kind of gas pump that is ;)  I think its a BOWSER [Chief Centry] Curb gas pump 1911.      Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 28, 2010, 02:30:30 AM
The Diarrhea drug store???? (That's what the sign seem sto say!)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 28, 2010, 02:32:07 AM
This must be the Old Lady in The Shoe's huband!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jacq01 on June 28, 2010, 02:40:05 AM

 
Quote
This must be the Old Lady in The Shoe's huband!

  Finally the truth is uncovered. This is what Mercedes used for the Smart.  ;D ;D

  A pity this sort of inventivity is hard to find nowadays.

 jacq


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gnichols on June 28, 2010, 06:57:07 AM
I don't have a clue.. but it looks to be steam powered, eh?  Gary


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 28, 2010, 01:54:10 PM
Since there are a couple of discussions on the board re. bridges, I thought I would post this.

Not really anything at all spectacular....but for some od reason I really am smitten by this bridge and the scene in general.


MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Carlo on June 28, 2010, 02:43:21 PM
Marc -
Do you have any data on the date and place this was taken?
I too think it is very evocative of Early Narrow Gauge.
Is that a Decauville Loco?
Carlo


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 28, 2010, 05:47:44 PM
Carlo,

I believe the photo was taken in Spain, in Granada near/at the station of Illora(?)

From info on the web:

"La foto seguro que poco conocida por la mayoría de los granadinos. Se trata del ferrocarril de vía estrecha Láchar-Estación de Íllora"



Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 28, 2010, 05:56:11 PM
This is what happens when you let a motorcycle builder work on your bicycle!  :o :-X ;D

Would really hate to pedal this up a 7% grade.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on June 28, 2010, 08:11:24 PM
Quote
  A pity this sort of inventivity is hard to find nowadays.

 jacq

You can't argue with someone who invents his own word to make this point!  ;D

Good one!
Dallas


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on June 28, 2010, 09:37:22 PM
This is what happens when you let a motorcycle builder work on your bicycle!  :o :-X ;D

Would really hate to pedal this up a 7% grade.
:o ??? ::) Well that's the stupidest thing I've ever seen. You might be able to pedal that in a straight line for a few feet, but otherwise, totally useless. If a motorcycle builder built this, I'd hate to see what his motorcycles look like...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on June 28, 2010, 09:40:54 PM
Not really anything at all spectacular....but for some od reason I really am smitten by this bridge and the scene in general.
MR

Well I can see why... what a charming scene. It's too bad the photo isn't a little clearer... it would make a great diorama, the sort of thing that people wouldn't believe was based on a prototype until you produced the photographic evidence.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on June 28, 2010, 10:00:30 PM
International All Wheel

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4744878568_ca2caf6b3f_b.jpg)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1439/4731932694_2753629cc2_b.jpg)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1208/4731932580_f9e12dfe77_b.jpg)

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 29, 2010, 12:36:16 AM
The Diarrhea drug store???? (That's what the sign seems to say!)

I think it says, "Dr. A.R. Rhea".

According to this site ( http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/3a0cc0/ (http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/3a0cc0/) ) the drug store in Calico was owned by someone named Albert Rhea.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 29, 2010, 12:37:15 AM
That tiny deck truss bridge and short train are just too cool! Great pic.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: james_coldicott on June 29, 2010, 09:21:21 AM
Hi All,

just found this movie on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTL3Pl13QVQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTL3Pl13QVQ)

an interesting mix of standard and 60cm gauge WW1 railways.

Enjoy!

James


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on June 29, 2010, 10:02:18 AM
James .. that was great.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on June 29, 2010, 10:21:12 AM
James,   I didn't see Snoopy & The Red Barron in the film clip ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on June 29, 2010, 02:44:51 PM
Place have enough SIGNS ??


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on June 29, 2010, 04:41:57 PM
Speaking of signs


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on June 29, 2010, 04:48:39 PM
Now .. I don't care WHO you are. That's funny!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Tom Neeson on June 29, 2010, 05:24:19 PM
Reminds me of when I worked at a drugstore. We sold a small chair for youngsters. The sign on it read:

"Infant Stool - $14.00"

Tom


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 29, 2010, 05:32:52 PM
That's Funny Chester!

Reminds me of the sale (sign) at K-Mart that was probably a favorite of Michael Jackson's:

It read:  "Young Boys Shorts, Half-Off"   ;D ;D ;D


MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JohnP on June 29, 2010, 09:27:38 PM
James, really neat film. No shortage of hand signals on that back-up move.

Marc, I believe the narrow gauge bridge caption is, "Picnickers enjoy the view from the bridge shortly before it collapsed due to the overload."

John


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JohnP on June 29, 2010, 09:42:03 PM
Have a look at these formerly classified films. Just like the old Lionels on the Adams Family! Yahoowee!

John

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45hmlt0hM8M&NR=1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45hmlt0hM8M&NR=1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnWzxwvXJDg&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnWzxwvXJDg&feature=related)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on June 30, 2010, 01:52:19 AM
Okay, EVERYBODY -- contributors, chortling lurkers -- EVERYBODY: Stand in the corner! -- ssuR


Title: Boating for Dummies
Post by: eTraxx on June 30, 2010, 11:39:08 AM
I expect that this is one of those "if you modeled this" .. people would tell you how unreal it was ..

(http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab130/LCRRinHO/General%20Photos/boatingfordummies.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on June 30, 2010, 12:28:56 PM
Driver has SHIT for brains......He was probably smoking CRACK.... had the pipe in one hand and a bottle of Booze in the other.  Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on June 30, 2010, 01:06:18 PM
Notice the sign in the back window!  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 30, 2010, 01:20:27 PM
The old film on how to derail trains is amazing. I wish my trains were so hard to derail!



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: BKLN on June 30, 2010, 01:22:26 PM
My grandma could do a better job photoshopping a "Obama" sticker into the window.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 30, 2010, 02:21:22 PM
Quote
He was probably smoking CRACK.... had the pipe in one hand and a bottle of Booze in the other.  Craig

Looking at his girth, it was more likely he was eating a Moon-Pie, Pigs-Ears, and some big as greasey 3-patty bacon burger while sipping on a 2-liter Big-Gulp.  I am amazed he was able to extracate himself from the cab at all.  It was probably that he miscalculated his own additional mass vs. the forces in play, when he drove onto the boatramp. ::) :-X


Quote
My grandma could do a better job photoshopping a "Obama" sticker into the window.

That is funny...completely wrong perspective angles, incorrectly illuminated, and it's not even centered on the window. But, just figure it was done by the same type of retard that drove the truck in.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 30, 2010, 02:29:41 PM
For some reason this makes me think of Nick.... ;D



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 30, 2010, 02:30:40 PM
...and here's one for Chester


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on June 30, 2010, 04:50:37 PM
Its a funny photo, but I suspect the real story is this

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

And this is the scene after the driver and his buddy came back from Denny's.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 30, 2010, 05:13:33 PM
Its a funny photo, but I suspect the real story is this

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

And this is the scene after the driver and his buddy came back from Denny's.

They wish they could use the "Fundy" excuse....but that pier does not look like it has that much range or moved that much...also the godawful "riverboat" structure/boat/casino...whatever the heck its is....in the background, makes me think gulf coast adjacent state.  ;D


Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marklayton on June 30, 2010, 05:39:55 PM
Found a link to a neat photo agency site in Russia.  These shots of rusty cars are pretty neat.
http://28-300.ru/travel/krasinets (http://28-300.ru/travel/krasinets)

Mark


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on June 30, 2010, 06:34:27 PM
Cool. One car looked like it was pr-owned by Batman. What the heck is with the camera? Distorted the heck out of some of the photos .. wide angle I guess.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on June 30, 2010, 11:54:12 PM
That is funny...completely wrong perspective angles, incorrectly illuminated, and it's not even centered on the window. But, just figure it was done by the same type of retard that drove the truck in.
Not only that, he spelt it wrong. He got the "b" right but left out the "u", "s" & "h"....

Paul --> heading back to the corner -->


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on July 02, 2010, 09:37:05 AM
Here's one for Marc as it combines two of his favourite things: bikes and antlers...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/antlerbike.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 02, 2010, 10:11:38 AM
I would hate to go over those handlebars!

Neat photos, Mark. I suspect the Russians always taught that they invented Rust.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Tom Neeson on July 02, 2010, 05:11:26 PM
Cool. One car looked like it was pr-owned by Batman. What the heck is with the camera? Distorted the heck out of some of the photos .. wide angle I guess.

It is dream of every Russian boy to own '77 4ANKA.

Tom


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Philip Smith on July 02, 2010, 06:31:15 PM
Here's one for Marc as it combines two of his favourite things: bikes and antlers...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/antlerbike.jpg)

Paul


convention judge house. hehe


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: james_coldicott on July 04, 2010, 04:25:54 AM
Hi All,

just found this which may be of interest- reminiscent of some of Gordon's brilliant loco's...

http://www.anarchadia.co.uk/uploaded_images/logging-loco-771985.JPG (http://www.anarchadia.co.uk/uploaded_images/logging-loco-771985.JPG)

James


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 06, 2010, 12:26:38 AM
That's a great pic James.

MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: LeOn3 on July 06, 2010, 11:56:04 AM
Received some pictures from my collegue today. They are all in for "the constructor of the year" award. ;D

Leon


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Philip Smith on July 06, 2010, 12:57:29 PM
bet the builder was fired......good ins ;D 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 06, 2010, 01:18:54 PM
The one with the railroad tracks is puzzling. The platform doesn't look like new construction, but the tracks don't look abandoned either.

The other pics look like a case of the builder following some clueless designer's or owner's instructions to the letter.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on July 07, 2010, 12:34:18 PM
something different


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 08, 2010, 03:13:56 PM
Saw this at the Vet's office today......hope my doc never asks for a sample like this!


MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Philip Smith on July 08, 2010, 08:18:45 PM
you gotta poop a 2x4's first.   ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on July 09, 2010, 02:51:17 AM
Marc, it's time for you to stand in the corner.

Now for something more serious. When I replied to the post I received this message:

****************************

What is the current listing status for www.hankstruckpictures.com?
Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 387 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 14 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2010-07-08, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2010-07-07.
Malicious software includes 14 exploit(s), 1 trojan(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 2 new process(es) on the target machine.

Malicious software is hosted on 10 domain(s), including lnmqn.in/, wgtopxjzj.in/, qyplxz25r.in/.

This site was hosted on 2 network(s) including AS21219 (DATAGROUP), AS25653 (FORTRESSITX).

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?
Over the past 90 days, www.hankstruckpictures.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?
No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?
In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.jk

****************************

I don't know what's going on or where that link came from but maybe it would be a good idea if somebody were to remove it from his post, just to be safe. Thanks!

Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on July 10, 2010, 06:22:43 PM
(http://hornsbycrawler.org/uploads/Main/old_photo_01.jpg)

Hornsby Steam Crawler (http://hornsbycrawler.org/)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on July 10, 2010, 06:33:27 PM
(http://www.oregonbeacon.com/CoquilleSentinel/content_images/2/Feb18/log.jpg)

Centennial Log 1959 (http://Centennial Log 1959)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 10, 2010, 09:58:10 PM

Hornsby Steam Crawler (http://hornsbycrawler.org/)


Wow, what a monster!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 11, 2010, 07:22:23 PM
A bakery in Amsterdam:

(http://www.dodgetrucks.org/gallery/data/500/Cat_in_Bakery_Window.jpg)

I don't think I'll be ordering the bread.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Noel Crawford on July 11, 2010, 07:27:06 PM
That happens around our house all the time ;D With 7 cats and two dogs I have to order a little hair for my salad when we eat out. :o :o :o Goes well with mustard vinigarette.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on July 11, 2010, 07:39:31 PM
I'm wondering how they got the cat to stay still while they were baking it....

Paul -->heading back to the corner-->


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on July 11, 2010, 09:22:48 PM
Paul,    You need Help ::)            Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on July 11, 2010, 09:42:13 PM
Anyone need to make a appointment  :o the Doctor is in.                Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 11, 2010, 09:57:54 PM
Anyone need to make a appointment  :o the Doctor is in.                Craig

I guess the doc just starts at one end, and works his way through.   ;)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 12, 2010, 12:30:23 AM
Look at the size of that cat though!!... figuring the average bread loaf is somewhere aroung 8-12"...and a baguette is around 24-32"....that is a big cat.  Looks kinda like one we used to have...it would sit in the yard and catch those large sized crows.


The doc seems to have his skills well honed.....not much difference between the two...both are lumpy and irritating.


MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: TRAINS1941 on July 12, 2010, 06:04:34 AM
I'm not going to add anything to the aboce comments!!!

Looks to me all the good corners are taken!!! ;D

Jerry


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 12, 2010, 05:27:27 PM
Nice weathering, composition, color and lighting.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 12, 2010, 07:05:39 PM
Wow... a photo of Kermit the Frog, lying dead in a pile of trash and filth, and yet it actually is railroad related! I'm impressed.    ;)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jacq01 on July 12, 2010, 07:16:48 PM
  He Reusser,  this is a family orientated forum  :o :o ;)  how could you with all these visiting Sesamestreet fans.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on July 12, 2010, 10:07:10 PM
Positions available?  8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on July 12, 2010, 11:04:32 PM
Positions available?  8)
Could be, but I hear the boss is a real pain in the ***   ;)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: LeOn3 on July 14, 2010, 02:49:08 PM
I'm wondering how they got the cat to stay still while they were baking it....



Paul, it is in Amsterdam. Don't you know what kind of "bakingpowder" they use. ;D

Leon


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on July 16, 2010, 05:01:29 AM
Turntable anyone? - Cubatao Cia City workshop

(http://www.811henschel.hpg.ig.com.br/piloes_auto_linha_sm.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Philip Smith on July 16, 2010, 09:20:47 AM
good en Ed !

that would make a great model...............



Philip


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 16, 2010, 05:43:01 PM
Too cool! I could even fit a turntable like that into my layout.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on July 17, 2010, 08:50:04 AM
Rubber Chicken Shooter... guess this is what happens when you give a bike-builder a basket-case and a bunch of rubber chickens... ;D ;D

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/RubberChickenShooter.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on July 17, 2010, 08:57:02 AM
Rubber Chicken Shooter :o :o :o :o ......like to see a video of this working.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on July 17, 2010, 09:22:50 AM
 Hey look I Found Jimmy Hoffa


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on July 17, 2010, 04:20:31 PM
Here you go Craig... found a video of the Rubber Chicken Shooter, evidently created by an artist by the name of Sean Pace...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8luuzkCpxM

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gnichols on July 17, 2010, 04:52:00 PM
Rubber Chicken Shooter... guess this is what happens when you give a bike-builder a basket-case and a bunch of rubber chickens... ;D ;D

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/RubberChickenShooter.jpg)

Paul

I want one!!!  Gary


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on July 17, 2010, 07:56:13 PM
Paul,     Chicken shooter.....not as cool as i thought it would be :(             Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on July 17, 2010, 08:09:53 PM
Paul,       Heres a cool one.......i dont know if i posted this one before.          Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on July 17, 2010, 10:01:06 PM
Paul,     Chicken shooter.....not as cool as i thought it would be :(             Craig
Yeah, the video is a little disappointing. Seems to me you could do better just throwing the damn things... ;D Maybe part of the problem is the video itself, it's not very good. I was hoping for some clearer shots of how the thing works. Still fun though...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on July 17, 2010, 10:07:07 PM
Paul,       Heres a cool one.......i dont know if i posted this one before.          Craig
Great photos Craig... that Henderson is a thing of beauty. Thanks for posting. There are some photos on my blog (http://roughboy.net/?p=1275) of a 1/6 scale model of a 1920 Henderson K by Pere Tarragó. I posted a couple of them here some time back, but they're always worth another look... outstanding work.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on July 28, 2010, 06:51:18 AM
This is a link to color photos taken 1939-1943. Some of them I have seen before .. some posted here .. magnificant.

Captured: American in Color from 1939-1943 (http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2010/07/26/captured-america-in-color-from-1939-1943/)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on July 28, 2010, 08:51:25 AM
Good link Ed... thanks for posting. Lots of good material there with some old familiar chestnuts.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 29, 2010, 12:59:22 PM
Rails, Surfing & Bikinis!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Carlo on July 29, 2010, 01:58:30 PM
Here's an ancient Harley converted to a mine loco!

For details see the following page.
http://www.wheelsthroughtime.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=323

Carlo


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Carlo on July 29, 2010, 02:45:44 PM
I should have credited my source for the Davis Mine "Loco", the 7/8ths List. Sorry if I offended anyone. Here's another pic... Carlo


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 29, 2010, 03:14:56 PM
I found Dave Braun!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on July 29, 2010, 04:43:38 PM
I like that mine loco.....converted from a Harley ;) ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on July 29, 2010, 09:19:55 PM
Interesting mine loco Carlo, tho I'm not convinced it was made from a Harley. It's a little hard to tell from the photo, but it appears to have two cylinders side by side. Apart from one failed horizontal-cylinder experiment akin to BMWs, Harley's two cylinder engines have been V-Twin designs. Their single cylinder power plants were much smaller and more rudimentary. Would like to see larger photos if you have them...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 30, 2010, 02:51:43 PM
http://www.shorpy.com/node/8341?size=_original

Interesting copy of an oft-vewed pic


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on July 30, 2010, 05:24:18 PM
Hmm ... looks like the only way to model "too many" signs realistically is to have WAY too many!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on July 31, 2010, 05:23:14 PM
Some summer fun at a local boat ramp.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on August 01, 2010, 03:35:34 PM
............... I'm not convinced it was made from a Harley. It's a little hard to tell from the photo............
Paul

If you go to the link Carlo posted you'll see all about it including: "The Davis Motor Mine Cart was discovered in 1990 in an abandon gold mine located in Northern California. Used for pulling wagons of ore out of an underground mine on narrow guage track, it utilized much of the 21 cubic inch, 80 mile-per-gallon Harley-Davidson motorcycle.  This rare, one-of-a-kind machine also features all-wheel drive and electric start, a trait not acquired by Harley-Davidson motorcycles for another 40 years."


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JohnP on August 01, 2010, 05:45:56 PM
Marc, people are ignoring your posts. That's because you used the word "bikinis" in the title with none visible for all practical purposes.

It's like the boy who cried wolf. But I won't be fooled. I'll keep checking just in case.

John


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on August 01, 2010, 05:56:15 PM
Marc, people are ignoring your posts. That's because you used the word "bikinis" in the title with none visible for all practical purposes.

It's like the boy who cried wolf. But I won't be fooled. I'll keep checking just in case.

John

Ya-huh...there are too. Upper left hand corner laying on the beach towel.  Use your Optivisor man!  ;) ;D  Neener-Neener.

MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JohnP on August 01, 2010, 06:00:06 PM
I says "for all practical purposes" man. Oh yeah I had my Optivisor on (never took it off from dinner I guess) and her stuff was all pixelated.  ::)

John


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on August 02, 2010, 12:19:03 AM
If you go to the link Carlo posted you'll see all about it including: "The Davis Motor Mine Cart was discovered in 1990 in an abandon gold mine located in Northern California. Used for pulling wagons of ore out of an underground mine on narrow guage track, it utilized much of the 21 cubic inch, 80 mile-per-gallon Harley-Davidson motorcycle.  This rare, one-of-a-kind machine also features all-wheel drive and electric start, a trait not acquired by Harley-Davidson motorcycles for another 40 years."

Thanks Dave, it appears indeed to have begun life as a Harley, one that is now quite a rare beast... In 1926 Harley reintroduced a single cylinder engine, 21 cubic inches, primarily for the export market. There were four models: A, AA, B and BA in side-valve and overhead-valve configurations, but they evidently didn't sell well, or at least not well enough. The blacksmith or whoever it was who built this contraption probably picked up the Harley for next to nothing and applied some fairly creative bashing to come up with the Mine Cart. In 1929 this engine morphed into the 45 cubic in v-twin flathead that was available until 1973 in some models. Electric starters arrived on Harleys with the Electra-Glide FL in 1965, followed shortly by the Sportster line.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on August 02, 2010, 08:29:10 AM
Repair Shed (http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_repair_shed.html) ... might be 'old news' but worth another look.

(http://www.modvid.com.au/assets/images/RepairShed_MR03.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on August 02, 2010, 12:26:11 PM
Whatever you do , don't mention the broom .

  Oops , sorry .

   Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on August 02, 2010, 02:59:43 PM
Whatever you do , don't mention the broom .

  Oops , sorry .

   Nick
Nick, Ok. I won't mention the broom at all then.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on August 03, 2010, 04:42:24 PM
Nothing like coming home from a long trip, and the next day having your neigbors P.o.S. above ground pool explode...all the water running down-slope into your yard. Luckily no visible damage to our guest house or garage.....but now all my grass and some of the plants are starting to die from the chlorinated water!! Just great! Who the hell still has these above ground white-trash bathtubs as pools in this day and age!????


(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs106.ash2/38617_1160671992963_1712727761_315888_5261147_n.jpg)


....oh yeah..almost forgot "BROOM"!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on August 03, 2010, 05:16:15 PM
"Just great! Who the hell still has these above ground white-trash bathtubs as pools in this day and age!????"




Umm, my sister does.  ::)


Broom Broom!





Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Philip Smith on August 03, 2010, 06:05:16 PM
your neighbors did ! now its a permanent yard ornament ;D

 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on August 03, 2010, 06:47:29 PM
Yeah, the people you find in some neighborhoods eh?

(not mentioning the broom either)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on August 03, 2010, 09:05:56 PM
Just passing thru ...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on August 03, 2010, 10:31:15 PM
White Trash Bath Tubs ??? you mean you don't have one in your yard? I would of thought you would of bought one as soon as the neighbors got there's......you know keeping up with the jones thing ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JohnP on August 04, 2010, 07:54:36 AM
Marc, just cover the mess with a blue plastic tarp and you'll be fine. Maybe throw some pallets and old tires on top to hold it down.  The tarp on your '78 Trans-Am in the front yard (it'd be worth sumthin' someday I gotta tell yah) would work fine.

A guy here at work was using a borrowed Bobcat to work on the retaining wall behind his pool. You can guess what happened. 13,000 gallons down around his house to the street. Mulch, shrubs, plants. Heh-heh...

They make those pools cheaper and cheaper too. Just a thin strip of metal from converting a lot of potential energy to kinetic energy.

John


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on August 04, 2010, 07:58:16 AM
I didnt know they had trailer parks in California?
-Mj


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on August 04, 2010, 08:32:44 AM
I didnt know they had trailer parks in California?
-Mj
Marty... you obviously haven't been to Fresno, or anywhere else in the Central Valley for that matter. The refrigerators chained to the front porch next to the mouldy swamp cooler supported on concrete blocks lend them a somewhat picturesque air... ;D

Marc... better hope the guy isn't a recent transplant from Redneckville or Shit-Kicker Heights otherwise he'll be fixing it with concrete blocks and duct tape and using it again! Hopefully his insurance company will be contributing to the repair costs on your property. Placing a kraken in his next pool would have a retaliatory and entertaining effect... ;) ;D

Paul

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on August 04, 2010, 09:16:44 AM
Cut rate gas station - from 1972 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/3704375618/)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3478/3704375618_8006ba64d2_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: TRAINS1941 on August 04, 2010, 11:32:09 AM
Nothing like coming home from a long trip, and the next day having your neigbors P.o.S. above ground pool explode...all the water running down-slope into your yard. Luckily no visible damage to our guest house or garage.....but now all my grass and some of the plants are starting to die from the chlorinated water!! Just great! Who the hell still has these above ground white-trash bathtubs as pools in this day and age!????


(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs106.ash2/38617_1160671992963_1712727761_315888_5261147_n.jpg)


....oh yeah..almost forgot "BROOM"!


YES BUT A GOOD EXAMPLE OF RUST!!!!!!

What a bad motorcyle sounds like Broooooom!Broooooooom!!!

Jerry


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on August 04, 2010, 11:31:50 PM
Very cool photo Ed.... thanks for posting.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jacq01 on August 05, 2010, 12:23:21 AM
  A matching car for Chuck's pump ?

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp2hdvGs2X4&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp2hdvGs2X4&feature=related)

 The name is Brum, brooooom, broooooom..........

  Jacq


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on August 05, 2010, 09:54:37 PM
Heres something Different.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on August 06, 2010, 11:03:48 PM
OK..so maybe this is not exactly "Photo of the Day" material...but I couldn't think of where else to put it, since we dont have a catergory called WTF.

I was browsing the Terrapin site web-stats, when i noteced an nusal number of visits/hits from a site called INTERIOR DECORATING - FURNITURE DESIGNS http://inter1or.com/page/14/ (http://inter1or.com/page/14/)...noe this always concerns me a bit, because the Terrapin site is piggybacked on my business site...and since Interiors and furnishings do realte to what we do, I was curious what the heck was going on......well whenI get there, I scrolled about 2/4 of the way down the page, and what do I see....somone has posted/linked the image of the interor of Chuck Doan's 'Red Oaks Garage', as an ecample og a home garage workshop space! (See attached Screen Capture attached below)......now first I thought the poster might have been joking or trying to pull afast one on the blog....BUT NO!.....it is an honest to god serious post....they just didn not grasp that this was a MODEL!.

....so just because the circumstances were so amazing....I felt that this screen image in some way did qualify for Pic of the Day.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on August 06, 2010, 11:41:59 PM
Definitely an intriguing machine Craig... Looks like one hell of a long secondary chain drive - perhaps there's an idler shaft under the "seat boards." Proves once again that there is nothing new under the sun since this trike configuration is currently being manufactured and sold (can't remember the name of the company, but they are just about as butt ugly and ridiculous looking).

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on August 07, 2010, 06:54:29 AM
Marc, why am I not surprised?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: the other Craig on August 07, 2010, 09:56:45 AM
Hi all-first post here-keep your fingers crossed...

Here's one I thought Craig H.(you're the one who collects Mobil memorbilia?) might find amusing. It was on the remaining wall of a closed gas station near my home in Huntington Beach. Shortly after the photo was taken someone painted more graffiti on the wall and a few days later the entire wall was painted over hiding the poster. It is by an artist named Skullphone-skullphone.com-that's all the info I have. Enjoy


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Younger on August 07, 2010, 01:30:17 PM
Marc, since it's connected to your business site, this may open up a whole new world for Debra! [big grin]
-Younger


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on August 08, 2010, 02:54:48 AM
For Paul....


(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs444.ash1/24498_112478155446652_100000534040913_180115_5992887_n.jpg)


...there is always this...

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs004.snc3/11161_1295516234704_1434274958_30851014_7940398_n.jpg)




MR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on August 08, 2010, 09:24:04 AM
Marc ,

   Are you going to tell these people that they have posted a picture of one of Chuck's models ? I would love to see their faces when they are told .

  So tell me , is the sort of stuff they are showing in their photos the sort of interiors that hip and happening people in the States have in their homes these days ? If so , all I can say is , yuk !

   Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on August 10, 2010, 10:46:58 PM
Gee thanks Marc...  ;D These both look like creations inspired by the consumption of a gross amount of Anheuser products... "Let's see, I've got an old big wheel and I've got an old chain saw.... I Know...."  I suppose we should be thankful the creator at least removed the cutting chain...

Paul


Title: Canadian Camp Ground Sign
Post by: eTraxx on August 12, 2010, 04:49:34 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on August 12, 2010, 05:01:02 PM
Very funny Ed, thanks.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on August 14, 2010, 09:52:50 PM
Here are a few shots from the 15th Annual North Fork Mountain Classic Car Show today, cars, motorcycles and whatnot. I took a lot of photos which I'll be publishing on the Roughboy blog in a week or so. In the process of completely rebuilding the blog, all the photos have to be resized and so on, so it's going to take another week to work through all of it.

8|15|10 Update: Sorry guys for the slow load times... I forgot to reduce the photo size, should be faster now.

First two shots are a 1917 Model T... not exactly what you'd call a resto mod, but fun and popular none the less. He actually drove the thing in. Plug wires are pieces of old barbed wire...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/NFCarShow/1281856953570wtmksm.jpg)

The still doesn't work (more's the pity) but it's a fun touch... he left off the antlers tho...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/NFCarShow/1281806622758wtmksm.jpg)

Couple of very nice Indians...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/NFCarShow/1281806379388wtmksm.jpg)

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/NFCarShow/1281831523645wtmksm.jpg)

Following were my favs from the show...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/NFCarShow/1281806792132wtmksm.jpg)

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/NFCarShow/1281831417846wtmksm.jpg)

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/NFCarShow/1281806659856wtmksm.jpg)

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/NFCarShow/1281857112949wtmksm.jpg)

And then in the whatnot category, we have these... more examples of what you can do with a weedwhacker engine...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/NFCarShow/1281832179753wtmksm.jpg)

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/NFCarShow/1281831471913wtmksm.jpg)

Paul











Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jacq01 on August 15, 2010, 03:24:09 AM

  Paul,

  that last one. 8)...bare essentials.  ;D ;D

  Jacq


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on August 15, 2010, 02:12:56 PM
Craig, I removed your post as an inappropriate response.

This is not a truly open forum and so freedom of speech is not without limits. That's because I pay for the site so we play by my rules. In other words, when it comes to determining acceptable vs. unacceptable here, I am God.

Please feel free to post again in a more gentlemanly manner.

Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on August 16, 2010, 10:52:50 PM
Paul,  Nice pictures ;D ;D ;D ;D      Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on August 17, 2010, 01:53:21 AM
Well, you don't have to be THAT politically correct! -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on August 17, 2010, 08:35:31 AM
I really enjoyed the Indian motorcycles.   My first was a 1946 Indian Chief, former Springfield PD bike.   Very fast for a big bike.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on August 17, 2010, 08:27:51 PM
My first was a 1946 Indian Chief, former Springfield PD bike. 
Very cool Dave... do you still have it?

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on September 10, 2010, 07:33:15 PM
OPP'S


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: james_coldicott on September 11, 2010, 04:14:47 AM
Craig,

love these photo's- there's a diorama to be had there for somebody...

Here are a couple of my own from my trip to and from the Narrow Gauge Convention. Went to Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome where, amongst the vintage aircraft, these motorcycles were on display. So... for the bikers amongst us... enjoy!

James


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on September 11, 2010, 08:55:18 AM
James,   I like the photos of the old motorcycles ;) would love to own a old indian 4 cly.   Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on September 11, 2010, 09:39:33 AM
Cool bikes James... thanks for posting the photos. Don't know if you're aware of the work of Jeff Decker (http://www.jeffdeckerstudio.com/), artist/sculptor, but you may find his site of interest.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JohnP on September 11, 2010, 11:43:42 AM
Craig, I like how there are spectators all around including kids between the tow trucks. Does that show less common sense or more than these days? Was it that they knew to move when the pull started and there were no lawyers waiting in their Mercedes with the Blackberry ready, or were they carelessly ignorant??

All the tags on the front of the truck are cool. And the tow truck has a great grill that needs to be modeled.

John


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: james_coldicott on September 11, 2010, 04:13:10 PM
Paul, Craig,

glad you liked the photo's. Thanks for the link to Jeff Decker- I wasn't familiar with his work but have bookmarked his site. His work combines lots of elements of sculpture and artistry that I really find inspiring.

James


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on September 14, 2010, 09:33:42 PM
Assassin of Youth... not going to say who this one is for, but you know who you are  ;). Another Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/) find, photo from 1938 by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. I like the idea of the travelling sandwich board on the back of the truck.

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/JVachonAssassinofYouth1938S.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on September 14, 2010, 09:38:29 PM
Here's one for Marc... 5th of 9-year-old Scotch for $1.39!  Can also be used to strip paint... ;D  Another Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/) find, photo by John Vachon taken 1938 in Omaha, NE. Wonderful collection of signs...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/JVachonOmahaBeer1938Sm.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on September 18, 2010, 01:23:35 AM
The Canada Car from 1905... this is a hoot, what a contraption. The driver appears particularly animated, don't you think... ;) Of course, I wouldn't have minded the free 160 acres...  Another Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/) find for my compatriots.

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/CanadaCar1905Sm.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on September 18, 2010, 01:02:11 PM
This is in Tucson, AZ....

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs023.snc3/11069_1173047131625_1391435319_30493586_3136694_n.jpg)


Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 18, 2010, 06:39:33 PM
Paul -- That Canada car is cool, and it brings to mind the "off-world colony" ads in Blade Runner. I wonder what sort of vehicle it is?


Marc -- Nifty sign!



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on September 18, 2010, 07:38:16 PM
Very nice sign Marc... thankfully the 2nd "o" is missing too.  Would make a great model... when are you going to start it?...  ;D

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Philip Smith on September 18, 2010, 09:31:57 PM
1 OZ that, 1/5 of that, and a free ride to my homestead please!

Philip  ::)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gnichols on September 19, 2010, 09:19:44 AM
Got a river on your layout / diorama?  Building a bridge too easy?  Try this... with landings on each bank.  Gary



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gnichols on September 19, 2010, 09:22:17 AM
Now, here's a GARAGE!  Gary



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 19, 2010, 10:53:43 PM
Whoa... that double-canoe "ferry" ride looks like a good way to lose your car in the river!



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Frederic Testard on September 20, 2010, 01:52:29 PM
Whoa... that double-canoe "ferry" ride looks like a good way to lose your car in the river!
Right, Ray. I love it but I wouldn't try it...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on September 20, 2010, 03:56:14 PM
Paul,   Heres a couple pic's :)       Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on September 21, 2010, 03:01:25 AM
I'll see your airplane, and raise you with this one  ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on September 21, 2010, 03:03:27 AM
Ah what the heck...found these while digging for something....


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on September 21, 2010, 03:05:51 AM
Railroading and alchohol related industry......

Agave harvest in Mexico


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on September 21, 2010, 08:21:44 PM
Thanks for the pics Craig... how did you know my car needed to be washed... must have been talking to the neighbor.... ;D

Love the motorcycle pulling the plane... such an interesting combination of two fledgling technologies.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: SandiaPaul on September 22, 2010, 09:08:04 AM
Here is a sign I liked. It is(was?) a few miles east of Albuquerque on old Rt 66.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on September 26, 2010, 04:17:58 PM
I just really like this photo collection.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerhouse_museum/

I think this one's a corker modeling subject.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerhouse_museum/4903873120/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on September 29, 2010, 03:06:01 AM
This came in the mail yesterday....something for all you yarder sled builders ;)

This is a B&W scan of an 8x10  promotional photo from Clyde Iron Works, showing one of their diesel yarders being unloaded from a flat car.


Marc



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on September 30, 2010, 08:42:32 PM
Here's one from Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/) for the gas pump guys, Chuck and Craig and all the rest of us who are into signs. I suspect some of these signs are actually performing a structural function, holding up the building. Photo taken in Gordonton, North Carolina in 1939 by Dorothea Lange. All that's missing is a set of antlers... ;)

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/DLangeTexaco1939Sm.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 30, 2010, 11:39:38 PM
I like the various mismatched stacks of rocks holding up the porch.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on October 01, 2010, 08:41:54 AM
Using the tree branches to support porches is a pretty common thing on old southern stores.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on October 01, 2010, 08:43:47 AM
Here is a case where the builder used HO scale material (on the left) on his O scale shed. Shame!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yvan/3574593797/in/pool-ruraldecay


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Craig_H on October 01, 2010, 09:20:51 AM
Paul,    Lots of interesting details in that photo ;)  thanks for posting.       Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on October 01, 2010, 09:58:45 AM
no oil barrels, no tires,  no RR siding, no external staircase to a storage loft, no clock tower, no advertisements for a bordello in back,  no antlers, no mellon head people in glossy plastic suits ignoring each other, no cars with a levitating wheel and no water wheel.   But there are a few nail holes.   ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on October 01, 2010, 10:36:10 AM
NailHEADS, not holes!  ::)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on October 01, 2010, 12:26:03 PM
Hey, when you use a pounce wheel to make 'em they're just holes.   ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Philip Smith on October 01, 2010, 08:12:45 PM
Paul,

That downtown deco dude has that structure for sale in HO.......IMO  the original looks much better as the copy doesn't capture the look, feel, and mood of the original. 

Philip


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Krusty on October 02, 2010, 03:33:33 AM
Quote
the original looks much better as the copy doesn't capture the look, feel, and mood of the original.

I've always been deeply impressed by the special power that enables craftsman kit manufacturers to take any full-size structure and give it the look, feel, and mood of John Allen on his day off.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on October 02, 2010, 07:27:14 AM
I have Betty Edwards excellent book on drawing.  In the introduction she discusses the way the brain and eye are not really aligned, that the un-trained brain simplifies and categorizes input from the eyes in such a way that the brain stores the information as symbols.   So laymen look, but they don't really see.  If they were asked to sketch from memory, the result is more often a childish, symbolistic drawing, for example, a house indicated by a square with a triangle on it for a roof, or a stick figure for a person.   

Dave



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on October 02, 2010, 01:08:09 PM
The same is true of the way most people hear music -- not as the music a musician hears where everything fits together and where the tone of each instrument must be pleasing -- but almost as independent sounds. That is why so many people can listen to hideous garbage on the radio, for example, and don't mind it because it's "in fashion". This is a pretty difficult thing to explain in two sentences but it's exactly analogous to what Dave wrote. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on October 02, 2010, 04:39:06 PM
Russ, I enjoy your music analogies.  The psychology of art and music is not often discussed, but its always interesting.

Dave


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on October 04, 2010, 04:03:37 PM
Here's one from Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/) for the gas pump guys, Chuck and Craig and all the rest of us who are into signs. I suspect some of these signs are actually performing a structural function, holding up the building. Photo taken in Gordonton, North Carolina in 1939 by Dorothea Lange. All that's missing is a set of antlers... ;)

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/DLangeTexaco1939Sm.jpg)

Paul


Here's the photo of the Downtown Deco store.   Not a bad rendition considering it's resin and in HO.
(http://)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on October 05, 2010, 08:19:52 AM
Some interesting gas station service vehicles. I think you can view without being a member:

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=206322&page=1


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on October 05, 2010, 06:52:49 PM
Thanks Chuck, great photos there.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on October 05, 2010, 09:42:40 PM
(http://www.bahnbilder.de/bilder/gueterwagen-171570.jpg)

(http://www.bahnbilder.de/bilder/gueterwagen-171571.jpg)

(http://www.bahnbilder.de/bilder/gueterwagen-171569.jpg)

M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on October 05, 2010, 09:47:58 PM
(http://www.bahnbilder.de/bilder/gueterwagen-202623.jpg)

(http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/98yd-32.jpg)



M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on October 05, 2010, 10:29:47 PM
K.u.K. locomotive

(http://www.laenderbahn-forum.de/journal/die_k-k-priv-suedbahngesellschaft/bilder/C-Suedbahn-R29-B1S43.jpg)


No Idea...but it's German

(http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/6036/3700b3sm6.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on October 05, 2010, 10:31:38 PM
(http://sirjoesardella.blueblog.ch/files/images/2008/3/mob82_1205475584.jpg)




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on October 05, 2010, 10:36:35 PM
Looks like that Fiat could use a mower attachment too as well...  ;D

Since we're on the subject of oddball Fiats, here are a couple more...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/aerofiat1.jpg)

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/aerofiat2.jpg)

And the best one...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/aerofiat3.jpg)

Paul






Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on October 05, 2010, 11:49:13 PM
The really cool thing onthat Fiat snow plow, is that it has a rag-top sun roof!

Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on October 06, 2010, 12:07:44 AM
Something for Ken & Virgil....


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jacq01 on October 06, 2010, 01:16:20 AM

   
Quote
No Idea...but it's German

    This actually is a belgian designed and built locomotive.

    Jacq


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on October 06, 2010, 02:58:05 AM
The ground effects fiat is classic...was it the McLaren CAN-AM cars that had that type of a set-up?

Jaqc...my bad....I found it on a German railway site, and from reading the posts, thought it operated in Germany.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Belg on October 06, 2010, 05:19:52 AM
Something for Ken & Virgil....

And they were only going to the country for the weekend!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: SandiaPaul on October 06, 2010, 05:44:28 AM
It was Jim Hall's Chaparral that was the "sucker" Can Am car
http://www.photoessayist.com/canam/chaparral/chaparral.htm

So what is really going on with that Fiat fan car?

Paul


Title: Vintage Ad
Post by: eTraxx on October 06, 2010, 06:15:22 AM
Just for fun :)


Title: more vintage
Post by: eTraxx on October 06, 2010, 06:23:51 AM
great stuff


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ken Hamilton on October 06, 2010, 08:13:16 AM
.....too kool.....
Thanks, Ed.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 06, 2010, 01:39:14 PM
Wow...mind-bogglingly stupid ads/products!



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on October 06, 2010, 04:05:37 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/5056309846_e9f1f7dfa0_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4124/5055693873_e5218c6055_b.jpg)

Trucks in Ely Nevada. Six more truck photos on my flickr site.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/

Gordon Birrell


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 06, 2010, 09:43:55 PM
Saw this pic on another forum, and fell in love with it! I have to add it to my "must build, someday" list...

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p320/dw64/photo-1419.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on October 07, 2010, 12:06:48 AM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4154/5058590541_bf17cdae85_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/5059204122_4c019d78c6_b.jpg)

Here's one more truck from Ely Nevada. Six more new photos on my Flickr site. The Power Wagon is in Tonopah Nevada.

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/

Gordon Birrell


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 07, 2010, 12:34:35 AM
I recognize some of those vehicles.

Did you take a trip to Nevada recently?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on October 07, 2010, 01:23:12 AM
Ray, I just got back. I drove out on Sunday and came back on Tuesday. I went out to measure up the Keystone drilling machine in Ely and the Fordson shovel in Tonopah. The drilling machine was locked up and I was unable to get any measurements. I did get a lot of info on the shovel and around 120 photos. I drove around 1000 miles all together. I loved the two Museums in Tonopah. 

Gordon Birrell

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 07, 2010, 01:38:15 PM
Cool. Those museums really are great, aren't they? Too bad you went all that way and didn't get to measure the driller.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: narrowgauger on October 07, 2010, 05:25:25 PM
HI Gordon

thank you very much for these thought provoking (must build) images.

By the way do you have some sort of special "nose" to search out these wonderful relics.  or perhaps it is a special set of eagle eyes that do the trick.

keep these photos and your superb models coming.

have a great day

Bernard


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JohnP on October 07, 2010, 08:53:09 PM
Photo of the day recently: What richness of topic! What diversity in message! What is a child doing with a revolver!? A little cocaine drop won't fix that hurt. :o

Here is why many railroads dumped steam as fast as the diesels could crank up:http://www.youtube.com/user/PoathArchives#p/u/28/xAmZ_Z1B8Yw (http://www.youtube.com/user/PoathArchives#p/u/28/xAmZ_Z1B8Yw). This is a most excellent British film about servicing a steam loco. Question: How many men does it take to clean out a boiler?

John


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: narrowgauger on October 08, 2010, 06:52:47 PM
Hi John

lovely film and yes, you are correct this was indeed part of the rapid demise of steam.

by my count 14 people were required to service the engine.

have fun

Bernard


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Noel Crawford on October 08, 2010, 07:51:06 PM
Photo of the day recently: What richness of topic! What diversity in message! What is a child doing with a revolver!? A little cocaine drop won't fix that hurt. :o



What child with a revolver...eh cocaine drops...I still looking a Sabrina and her Bell and Howell projectors...I mean projector.
N


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on October 09, 2010, 02:24:20 AM
Here's a cool paint scheme.....


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on October 09, 2010, 02:25:18 AM
All sorts of weathering going on here....


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on October 09, 2010, 02:28:37 AM
Cool dockside crane in this one...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on October 09, 2010, 02:42:37 AM
Since there are so many gas-aholics here......


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on October 09, 2010, 02:43:28 AM
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Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on October 09, 2010, 02:44:36 AM
M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on October 09, 2010, 06:37:36 AM
Speaking of tankers...  The funny thing about Art Deco streamlining is how little regard was paid to the subject matter.   Toasters, washing machines, fuel trucks, whatever.    :)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 09, 2010, 08:32:02 AM
Here's a cool paint scheme.....

Very cool, and the funky pug-nosed truck is pretty nifty too.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gnichols on October 14, 2010, 02:55:55 AM
Here's something different... a LeMans Bentley and caravan.  The caravan looks a little "rail-roady" to me!  Gary



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on October 14, 2010, 02:57:13 AM
Two old cement mixers in Tonopah Nevada. More photos of the mixers over on my flickr site.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4145/5080334376_7cf3eb7050_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/5079739529_1e97af8e64_b.jpg)

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on October 15, 2010, 06:42:30 PM
Here's a shot for anyone that has  PETROL running through there veins ::)  Lot's of interesting details in this small road side station.   Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 15, 2010, 07:08:08 PM
I like that gas station, is it from Shorpy?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on October 15, 2010, 09:32:28 PM
Here it is ..

http://www.jacksontwppa.com/historyphotogallery.htm

Steve on the Whistle Post built it ...

http://www.thewhistlepost.com/forums/ho-scale/10123-new-shelf-layout-24.html

finished pic
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/nazgul-np/Rose077small.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 15, 2010, 10:34:51 PM
Wow, nice model! The rest of his layout looks good too.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on October 16, 2010, 08:45:58 AM
  Ray,  Looks like Ed found were the picture came from :) i sure couldn't remember were i got it from?   Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on October 16, 2010, 08:46:52 AM
Well made little model from a good choice of prototype.  It looks natural.  I like really his landscape too, but it could use a sprinkling of wildflowers, as you usually see in summer scenery.    


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Hector Bell on October 16, 2010, 01:47:28 PM
The caravan in the picture with the Bentley is an Eccles, circa 1920s.
I've just knocked one up for a critter competition in another place.  It has an Austin Seven Ruby front and is self powered with some Japanese thing I found in a drawer.
Just a bit of fun for Lantern Yard, yes it's still in existence and getting done now I have some space at last.

Martin


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gnichols on October 17, 2010, 05:19:53 AM
Martin,
  An Eccles, eh?  Amazing someone can identify these old gizmos.  Any chance plans for something like this or other caravans made in earlier decades are available?  Just wondering, Gary


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Hector Bell on October 17, 2010, 08:30:39 AM
Gary, Gawd, now you're asking!  Plans for old 'vans, hmm.

I made mine as a complete guess, safe in the knowledge that nobody would say me nay!

Interesting idea.  The classic car club I belong to has a strong vintage caravan element and in fact organised a record attempt recently for the greatest number of vintage caravans in one place for one day and night.  got the British, but not world record.
I'll see if I can find out what they have in the way of caravans of that era.  By the early thirties, the caravan had gone from essentially a lighter weight showmans' living van to a more aerodynamic MUCH lighter weight aluminium thing with lots of curves. Single radius curves as ally isn't too persuadable, unless you're doing the Airflow type cigar tubes beloved of the American scene, but they were never popular in Britain.  Don't know why.  I went to a concert in Hanover once at the Water Works to see Yes and the bar and burger stall were Airflows INSIDE the hall!
(My wife and I were 10 feet from Ian Anderson and Chris Squire!)

If I can find an Eccles or similar, I will measure it and do some drawings.  Something to do when the workshop (another caravan!) is too cold and the telly is crap (as normal!)

Cheers,
Martin
(President of the Trailer Trash Preservation Society)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on October 19, 2010, 04:15:06 AM
The Railroad Line Forums has a thread - "A Tribute to Brian Nolan" (http://"http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30470"). On the 5th page of the thread there are some photos of Brian from Greenfield Village, not far from the 2005 NNGC in Detroit. One of them the people in the photo are identified ...

Quote
The picture taken at lunch is from L to R: Jon Addison, Brian, Sharon (Brian's then girlfriend also referred to as the "Lovely Miss"), Russ Reinberg (Uncle Russ, owner of Westlake Publishing) and his girlfriend whose name I don't know.

Surely that's wrong. Could that be Russ' grandson?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: SandiaPaul on October 19, 2010, 08:19:49 AM
here is a funky gas station...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69367307@N00/374905684/in/photostream/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 19, 2010, 10:04:09 AM
Not a photo, but a video...

Here's some video I shot on Sunday, of the real, 0-4-0 steam train of the Poway Midlands Railroad:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUlW5NoHdzE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUlW5NoHdzE)
 
This was taken during our club's big annual picnic, which was fun despite the fact that it drizzled all day. The Poway Midlands RR is a former private railroad that now runs around a park in the city of Poway, CA. It runs on 42" gauge track.
 
 
Enjoy!
 
 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on October 19, 2010, 05:05:11 PM
Ray,
Some great shots of a "cute" little locomotive.
Thanks for sharing them.
Did the locals know the train was running?  Didn't seem to be many riders or observers.
Later
Rick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 19, 2010, 07:13:27 PM
Ray,
Some great shots of a "cute" little locomotive.
Thanks for sharing them.
Did the locals know the train was running?  Didn't seem to be many riders or observers.
Later
Rick

The rain kept a lot of the local folks away. I think most of the club members were content to sit under the trees or umbrellas and just watch it go by.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on October 19, 2010, 09:26:25 PM
Hi all,
I know that railroad subjects don't seem to be in favor on this thread but since Ray had nerve enough to post something  :) ;) I thought I would give it a try.

Here is a picture from an old standard gauge line in the area that I have been doing some research on over the years.  To me, it is just something that needs to be modeled and one of these dayssssss.
Later
Rick.

(http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/r.w.marty/flatcarcrane.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on October 19, 2010, 10:22:22 PM
Nice shot Rick... lot of atmosphere and wonderful details. Actually it's too bad there are so many crew members blocking details of the hoist but they certainly add a lot of character to the shot.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on October 20, 2010, 02:08:02 AM
I'm glad you posted a photo of a railroad subject. Good photo of a good subject. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gnichols on October 20, 2010, 04:24:27 AM
Not a photo, but a video...

Here's some video I shot on Sunday, of the real, 0-4-0 steam train of the Poway Midlands Railroad:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUlW5NoHdzE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUlW5NoHdzE)
 
This was taken during our club's big annual picnic, which was fun despite the fact that it drizzled all day. The Poway Midlands RR is a former private railroad that now runs around a park in the city of Poway, CA. It runs on 42" gauge track.
 
 
Enjoy!
 

Ray,
  So, you live in the SD area?  I was a member of the SDGRS back in the early 1990s when stationed at 32nd st and Coronado.  I still know some of those guys....  But for some reason I never knew this scenic line was in Poway.  Duh.  Gary

 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 20, 2010, 12:57:28 PM
So, you live in the SD area?  I was a member of the SDGRS back in the early 1990s when stationed at 32nd st and Coronado.  I still know some of those guys....  But for some reason I never knew this scenic line was in Poway. 

Yep, I'm in San Diego, just west of Miramar MCAS. I never knew about the Poway Midlands RR either until we started going to the club picnics there in 2007.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gnichols on October 21, 2010, 06:16:10 AM
So, you live in the SD area?  I was a member of the SDGRS back in the early 1990s when stationed at 32nd st and Coronado.  I still know some of those guys....  But for some reason I never knew this scenic line was in Poway. 

Yep, I'm in San Diego, just west of Miramar MCAS. I never knew about the Poway Midlands RR either until we started going to the club picnics there in 2007.



Small world.  I spent quite a bit of time in hangar 1 at Miramar (with the now decommissioned VF-21).  My old bud there include Meador, Gibson, Treat, Pfulb and Rose (though I've not heard from Larry in years).  SD is undoubtedly the best place in the world for garden rairoading!  Sure miss it.  Gary


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on October 21, 2010, 05:33:33 PM
Another rail photo


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on October 21, 2010, 05:41:09 PM
Now that is an interesting ditcher!
Doesn't look like it would be much better than a shovel gang for getting work done.
Rick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on October 21, 2010, 10:23:10 PM
For all you Fordson lovers, here's the Armstrong Snow Motor...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/ArmsteadSnowMotor.jpg)

Not to be undone, the RCMP evidently experimented with a similar concept...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/RCMPSnowMotor.jpg)

Paul



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on October 22, 2010, 05:10:23 AM
and .. heeeerreeee she is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBjlSJf4274


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on October 22, 2010, 09:10:14 PM
I love these small western river stern wheelers

(http://steamboats.com/jpgs10/ECHO_Grayscale_PostMarked_1stApril1903MyrtlePoint_OneThird.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on October 22, 2010, 09:35:34 PM
Beautiful shot Dave... thanks for posting. I found some information on this vessel. It was evidently built in 1901 by Arthur Ellingson in Coquille, OR, 76 tons, 66' long. Disposition of the vessel is unknown, but it's suspected that it was abandoned ca 1911. This same picture shows up on The Dave Thomson Collection (http://www.steamboats.com/museum/davetoldboatphotos.html) site.


Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 22, 2010, 10:39:09 PM
Is it actually afloat in that photo? The hull looks rotted at the waterline.

I like the small delivery wagon too.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gin sot on October 23, 2010, 01:07:54 AM
Speaking of small steamboats, I've always been partial to this image:

(http://asnailpace.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/4a05135a.jpg)


Here we have an inboard-wheel steamer of unique vernacular design, a railroad station-cum-boat dock complete with mansard roof and fancy ironwork, several homemade bateaux, moss-draped cypress, picturesque individuals of varying social strata, and (for the Sellios fans) a roof on the verge of falling off a shed for no apparent reason.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on October 23, 2010, 01:58:27 AM
Thanks for posting this and the links to the www.steamboats.com/museum/davetoldboatphotos I love any pictures details of old working boats and this has given me an area to explore that I knew nothing about.

Noticed one picture in the WikipediA link on wrecks that reminded me of an unfinished project that was being built on this forum ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on October 23, 2010, 03:05:17 AM
See, Marc? We all have long memories. Except for me, who fears Alzheimer's might someday do me in. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jacq01 on October 23, 2010, 04:27:47 AM

  Even for girls in bikini thongs....... ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on October 23, 2010, 05:15:18 AM
Yes, that's the website where I found the photo.  I have another photo of Echo in an old kiddie picture book on paddle wheelers.   Ray, it is for sure afloat, the paint is dirty, chipped and worn.  Exactly what you would expect on a boat of this type.  One of these small working boats, and a NYC harbor steam tug, are on my short list of models to build next year.   

Shorpy has a number of crystal clear riverboat photos from glass plate negatives. 

Dave


Title: 25 Vintage Ads That Would Be Banned Today
Post by: eTraxx on October 23, 2010, 07:09:11 AM
HOLY CRAP!!

25 Vintage Ads That Would Be Banned Today (http://www.boredpanda.com/vintage-ads/)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on October 23, 2010, 09:40:04 AM
Holy Crap is right Ed... some very funny stuff there to make all the PCers cringe... ;D

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 23, 2010, 10:27:24 AM
I've seen a few of those ads before but most are new to me. Good lord, the attitudes displayed in them are just appalling! Very funny, in a "Springtime For Hitler" sort of way.




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: okiecrip on October 24, 2010, 08:21:50 PM
Turntable anyone? - Cubatao Cia City workshop (http://www.811henschel.hpg.ig.com.br/index.htm)

(http://www.811henschel.hpg.ig.com.br/piloes_auto_linha_sm.jpg)


were did you find that


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gnichols on October 25, 2010, 05:56:18 AM
Turntable anyone? - Cubatao Cia City workshop (http://www.811henschel.hpg.ig.com.br/index.htm)(http://www.811henschel.hpg.ig.com.br/piloes_auto_linha_sm.jpg)



Does it have all speeds?  78, 33 and 45 rpm?

Gary



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on October 27, 2010, 03:27:34 PM
http://s13.zetaboards.com/B_n_B_Auto_Builders/topic/6739832/1/

A couple of neat cycles.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on October 27, 2010, 04:04:24 PM
Ed --

You might want to remove that link -- Norton lists that site as unsafe with viruses in some of the jpg locations:

Threats found: 2
Here is a complete list: (for more information about a specific threat, click on the Threat Name below)
Threat Name:    Infostealer.Bancos
Location:    <I've deleted the http part to de-activate the link> virgenssa.hpg.ig.com.br/mtavst.jpg

   
Threat Name:    Trojan.Gen
Location:    <I've deleted the http part to de-activate the link> meustodosfile.hpg.ig.com.br/turbonet.jpg

Dallas


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on November 01, 2010, 12:03:10 PM
This was posted on Facebook with the title "OK... Let's see them try to explain this one to the Chief...."


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on November 01, 2010, 01:34:04 PM
Here's something somebody sent as part of a big Powerpoint presentation about 1920s photos. I call it a Shayroller.

Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on November 01, 2010, 09:29:45 PM
Oh boy... the Flattenator. Here are a couple of more shots...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/Flattenator1925sm.jpg)

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/Flattenator21925sm.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on November 01, 2010, 10:56:42 PM
Happy belated Halloween... (original image courtesy The Zen of Neato (http://zen-of-neato.blogspot.com/))


(http://roughboy.net/imgs/Halloween.jpg)

Paul -->returning to corner-->



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 01, 2010, 11:07:08 PM
Ok, that "Shayroller" is definitely one of the coolest machines I've ever seen! I love it!




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on November 02, 2010, 09:32:42 AM
sign said auto park ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on November 02, 2010, 09:37:44 AM
Nice! I can't remember if its Audi or Lexus that tried an auto park feature in a recent model. Wonder how that's working out for them.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 02, 2010, 11:37:10 PM
Here's a New York Times article from 1908 about a Barber Asphalt Co. steam roller (the "shayroller) accident. No pics, unfortunately...

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F40A17F83C5A15738DDDAB0A94DF405B888CF1D3



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 03, 2010, 12:00:36 AM
This is pretty cool... I found a pdf file about the "history of flexible pavements". It has a couple photos of Barber Asphalt steamrollers in use, plus a lot of other neat stuff:

http://nwpma-online.org/resources/08Fall_HistoryOfPavements_JoeMahoney.pdf

There are some photos of other old construction equipment, horse-drawn wagons for hauling asphalt, and a couple of 1918 logging trucks. Lots of early cars and trucks. Near the end is a photo from 1947 of a convoy of trucks hauling gigantic redwood logs through the middle of a small town.

Still no pics of the "wrong" side of that steamroller, though.






Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on November 04, 2010, 11:16:04 PM
This will suffice…

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/Rolls-Royce-Phantom-I-Jonckheere-Coupe_2.jpg)

What do you think Russ... is she wearing a thong?

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/Rolls-Royce-Phantom-I-Jonckheere-Coupe_5.jpg)

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/Rolls-Royce-Phantom-I-Jonckheere-Coupe_7.jpg)

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/Rolls-Royce-Phantom-I-Jonckheere-Coupe_12.jpg)

1934 Rolls Royce Phantom Jonckheere Coupe, coachwork by Jonckheere of Beveren, Belgium (company still exists as JDL Jonckheere, bus manufacturer), 7.668 litre straight six, 108 bhp, top speed 87 mph.  For more photos and information, check http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/car/2851/Rolls-Royce-Phantom-I-Jonckheere-Coupe.html (http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/car/2851/Rolls-Royce-Phantom-I-Jonckheere-Coupe.html)

Paul





Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gin sot on November 04, 2010, 11:19:35 PM
 :o


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on November 05, 2010, 01:48:39 AM
Here's something I stumbled across yesterday. You weathering fanatics may find something useful. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 05, 2010, 06:00:29 PM
Wow, what a beautiful car! The model's pretty easy on the eyes too.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on November 06, 2010, 06:18:23 PM
Now here's a cool 8) window display  for Whistle Pop.    Craig H


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on November 10, 2010, 07:01:11 PM
I was sucking down a beer when I saw this .. came damn close to blowing it out my nose. Damn this is funny.

"What do you think was going through Billy Bob's mind?"



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on November 14, 2010, 08:22:50 PM
There's a prototype for nearly everything... if you were to build a model with a banister like this, the nitpickers would tear you apart. Apparently the carpenter didn't like to make angled cuts...  ;) It's interesting how visually disturbing it is... Photo by Frances B Johnston in Pender County, North Carolina, 1938. At that time house was said to be 200 years old. Photo from Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/).

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/FBJohnstonStairway1938Sm.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: MinerFortyNiner on November 14, 2010, 09:53:08 PM
I was sucking down a beer when I saw this .. came damn close to blowing it out my nose. Damn this is funny.

"What do you think was going through Billy Bob's mind?"



Heh, I nearly spewed my coffee all over my monitor.  Look at the faces of those sitting next to Veep and Officer Billy...makes you wonder what transpired just before the photo was taken.  Thanks Ed, this photo deserves its own photo caption thread!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W C Greene on November 14, 2010, 10:05:34 PM
Awww guys-old Biden was just wanting to be "sweet"... I would like to see the photo taken right after that one..."bang, zoom, to the moon!"
                         Woodie


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 14, 2010, 11:01:14 PM
That bannister is bizarre! Not only the odd angles, but it also appears to be no more than about knee high.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Rasputen on November 15, 2010, 08:36:07 PM
I like the way the bottom step interferes with the doorway too. ::)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on November 16, 2010, 09:31:38 AM
One for,  as he put it,   "Craig H   AKA.....The Gas Station Fanatic"

was driving through east Devon somewhere between budleigh Salterton / Sidmouth area just had to stop & photograph this

Possibly built about 1920 - 30? at a rough guess
an old filling Station/garage, now seeing use as a second hand car lot

The petrol pumps are "Regent Petrol", havent seen that on sale for yonks

heres a link to Christies auctions for some petrol pump globes including  Regent ones

http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?pos=6&intObjectID=4532121&sid=


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JESTER on November 16, 2010, 10:56:09 AM
I have a big collection of weathered vehicle pics I took in my neighborhood and this is one of them.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on November 17, 2010, 12:33:33 AM
Great pic Tim...always love that stuff.

M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: TRAINS1941 on November 17, 2010, 07:17:59 AM
Here's something I stumbled across yesterday. You weathering fanatics may find something useful. -- Russ

I liked the flower arrangement!!

Jerry


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on November 18, 2010, 12:48:15 AM
Damn... and I was so looking forward to it...   :-[

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/shitfaced.jpg)

Paul



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on November 18, 2010, 03:35:20 PM
Don,    Thanks for posting the pic of the old service station ;) i really like the shape of the building....and those pumps look interesting...and that clock above the door.  Im suprised those gas globes are still there they wouldnt last long around here with out a fence around the building.      Craig


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on November 18, 2010, 11:48:56 PM
This looks like fun... though perhaps a touch unpractical. Bike was built by early Italian bike manufacturer Frera.

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/frera.jpg)

Paul



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on November 19, 2010, 01:56:15 AM
Intiguing, but what is it? it looks more optical/ electrical than percussive, like something someone dreamt up for a sci fi film
the two at the back their faces look vaguely familiar, Actors?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JESTER on November 19, 2010, 09:58:02 AM
I took this at the local antique store. I love the graphics on these old cans!

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/15/oilf.jpg)

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Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on November 20, 2010, 03:40:41 AM
Took these pics of a sign in Chinatown today.

M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gnichols on November 20, 2010, 08:48:17 AM
and... Navy "Ordy" builds son soap box derby car.





Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on November 20, 2010, 06:00:37 PM
OK, I know that this turntable is designed to change the vehicle direction. But, at the risk of sounding stupid, why? Can't the truck change direction by itself or are there space constrictions?



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Philip Smith on November 20, 2010, 06:30:36 PM
Looks like a concrete carrier and the road appears to have a form down the right side of the picture. Maybe to narrow if the other side is formed.  Most likely the driver will back material to destination from this point.

Philip..... and a wild guess


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 20, 2010, 07:20:56 PM
The guys pushing the turntable are ankle-deep in mud, so perhaps it's easier to turn the truck on the table, without risk of it getting stuck?



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JESTER on November 20, 2010, 09:42:58 PM
Those are great pics Marc! The weathering is very cool.


Took these pics of a sign in Chinatown today.

M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Frederic Testard on November 24, 2010, 03:01:03 PM
Seen on Flickr :

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2046/2064619160_2129235587.jpg)

Full size image here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/almcorona/2064619160/sizes/o/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on November 26, 2010, 03:50:52 PM
 A little Fender Bender.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on November 26, 2010, 03:59:12 PM
Nice little rail inspection car from over in the HAMBS thread.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 26, 2010, 07:31:29 PM
Oh, I like that boxy little railcar! That's a keeper.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 26, 2010, 11:35:13 PM
This is interesting... Not much info about it other than it's Russian, with an engine from a car, and the photo was taken sometime in the 1960's...

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_hVOW2U7K4-M/TDk2p_P-RZI/AAAAAAABUGM/vw6hVQ1lPCs/s720/5er67e7e5.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 26, 2010, 11:37:47 PM
Another little Russian creation, of more recent vintage. Apparently the equivalent of an "estate" railroad...

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_hVOW2U7K4-M/TDk2WX3j_RI/AAAAAAABUBE/s8A9GMv_PQw/s720/e546yer5yer5y.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 26, 2010, 11:40:10 PM
I don't know what loco this is, but it sure is a great pic!

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_hVOW2U7K4-M/TDk2oe3n9VI/AAAAAAABUF0/zx2vCzJHvkQ/s800/erset54est4.jpg)



Title: Old Shed
Post by: eTraxx on November 28, 2010, 11:13:43 AM
Interesting what you find right close. This is about 15 mi from my house. Talk about weathered! Any idea what the heck it was?

More on PhotoBucket (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=45440&id=100000847280797&comments=)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on November 28, 2010, 11:28:05 AM
I pulled one of the photos into Sketchup and did a Photo Match. It's not a very large structure. I had 'guesstamated' it about 8' .. based on the spacing of the rafters. I scaled the thing by eye when I Photo Matched it .. and left it along since the door came out right at 2'-6" in width.. There's a Shed contest on the Shortline Modelers Lounge (http://shortlinemodelers.com/blog/12%E2%80%99-x-12%E2%80%99-shed-contest-0) .. think I will build this for t


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on November 28, 2010, 11:35:43 AM
I think your guess on FB is probably close to the mark... a drying or curing shed, possibly tobacco or something similar... Does look like a model with heavy-handed weathering though...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gin sot on November 28, 2010, 12:20:57 PM
That looks like a small version of your basic Carolina 'backer barn for flue-curing bright leaf.  

Dunno about the Palmetto State, but in North Carolina there were numerous local variations on the theme.  At one time you could pretty much tell what county you were in by the configuration of shed roofs attached to the barns.


(http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncbertie/Tobacco%20Barn.jpg)



(http://www.scencyclopedia.org/images/photos/Tobacco_Barn_1938.jpg)



 



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: gnichols on November 28, 2010, 07:18:44 PM
World's small est engine house.  Gary




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on November 30, 2010, 02:13:25 AM
nut...err....nuff said.


Title: Actually .. Video .. but ...
Post by: eTraxx on December 02, 2010, 10:28:17 AM
This was posted on the Railroad Line Forum ..

http://www.liveleak.com/e/07b_1284580365


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Frederic Testard on December 02, 2010, 11:29:19 AM
And, a few links away from Ed's :

(http://www.moillusions.com/wp-content/uploads/1.bp.blogspot.com/_cxmptAPYR-s/RdmvOAgR2kI/AAAAAAAAAR8/rowylOd3cSU/s400/magic-faucet-fountain.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on December 02, 2010, 11:30:54 AM
You know those tank models? The ones showing a burned out tank? .. then .. there's this ..
http://shock.military.com/Shock/videos.do?displayContent=223302&page=3


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on December 02, 2010, 12:55:35 PM
For those into roadside store fronts take a look at some of the photos on this site
the banana museum, Washington

http://www.bananamuseum.com/


Title: Re: Actually .. Video .. but ...
Post by: gin sot on December 02, 2010, 02:01:52 PM
This was posted on the Railroad Line Forum ..

http://www.liveleak.com/e/07b_1284580365

 :o  That helmet cam is great for inducing vertigo. 




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on December 06, 2010, 10:10:05 PM
I have the suspicion that alcohol or some other controlled substance contributed to the concept phase of this construction...



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on December 07, 2010, 05:31:08 AM
I have the suspicion that alcohol or some other controlled substance contributed to the concept phase of this construction...


Now that would make more sense if it had flanged wheels
but as it is I cant see any means of steering


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on December 07, 2010, 05:34:39 AM
Any way its -4 C, its been foggy overnight
& I have just been out in the garden

pic 1 spiders web
pic 2 manspun web


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 07, 2010, 08:37:27 PM
Quote
I have the suspicion that alcohol or some other controlled substance contributed to the concept phase of this construction...


Why do the words "the south" and "dweller of a home with wheels" come to mind when I see this? ;D



Marc   "paddle faster, I hear banjos"


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on December 07, 2010, 09:24:32 PM
Why do the words "the south" and "dweller of a home with wheels" come to mind when I see this? ;D
Marc   "paddle faster, I hear banjos"

A mullet and trucker hat may also be involved...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 07, 2010, 10:57:44 PM
Back in the late 70's and early 80's, the San Diego & Arizona tracks through Carrizo Gorge were more or less abandoned due to extensive storm damage, and I often hiked the tracks. On several occasions saw folks riding home built contraptions powered by lawn mower engines, running on wheels like those but with circular metal plates to act as flanges. Most had four wheels and a plywood deck, but otherwise were not much more sophisticated than the vehicle in that photo.







Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JESTER on December 08, 2010, 09:32:33 AM
I took this a while back.

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Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on December 08, 2010, 01:44:22 PM
one for the car nuts   :o


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on December 08, 2010, 03:12:51 PM
Just so long as he doesnt start singing...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JESTER on December 08, 2010, 03:41:24 PM
one for the car nuts   :o

Hey! That's Darrin's old car!!  :D

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/5367/i228835.jpg)

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Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on December 08, 2010, 04:25:58 PM
Now that is one fugly car... :P

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on December 11, 2010, 04:15:06 AM
Mexico City NG .. 1968



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 11, 2010, 12:09:29 PM
Not the same one, but similar. The Bachmann model was patterned after FCM #12 which is currently owned by the Alder Gulch Shortline Railroad in Montana. Here's a bit of info on it:

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=304182809161&topic=14208 (http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=304182809161&topic=14208)





Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 12, 2010, 10:56:49 PM
NOTE: I have removed the O.T. posts.

M



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on January 10, 2011, 11:25:51 AM
Here is a nice boxcar shed:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockypix/5339998663/in/pool-ruraldecay


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on January 10, 2011, 12:43:12 PM
Nice photo Chuck.   I just built one of the Banta kits and needed something to make it special.   This is perfect.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on January 14, 2011, 09:10:54 PM
Hi all,
I spent most of the day wandering around the yards of the Phillips Steam sawmill today.  It is winter and the mill is idle till spring so it is a good time to get some "texture" shots, I took about 50 picts and will share a couple of some paint texture that you folks all love so well. 
Thanks for taking a look
Rick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: danpickard on January 15, 2011, 03:27:16 PM
I  was out camping recently at my brother-in-laws sawmill site in the Otway Forest, and went on a bit of a texture hunt myself.  Took a heap of reference shots, some a bit for cropped and artistic than others...here's a few.

The "brain" was my favourite...

Cheers,
Dan

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff122/danpickard/images%20of%20decay/DSC_1881r.jpg)

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff122/danpickard/images%20of%20decay/DSC_1883r.jpg)

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff122/danpickard/images%20of%20decay/DSC_1865r.jpg)

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff122/danpickard/images%20of%20decay/DSC_1884r.jpg)

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff122/danpickard/images%20of%20decay/DSC_1890r.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on January 16, 2011, 08:12:38 PM
Courtesy of Shorpy we have this Jack Delano shot from January 1943 of the interior of a Chicago & Northwestern caboose. I particularly like the assortment of pinups tacked up on the walls and the note above the doorway that reads "Dining car in opposite direction."

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on January 16, 2011, 08:30:16 PM
  Paul,    Cool Photo ;) 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 16, 2011, 08:48:07 PM
Great pic! Love the old-fashioned pinups, which seem so cheery and even wholesome. The gal happily hanging laundry while wearing only a short apron, during a stiff breeze, is almost comical.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 17, 2011, 01:19:47 AM
This 1942 photo of a copper mine in Utah is pretty cool:

http://www.shorpy.com/node/8945?size=_original

If you look carefully at the terraced slope in the background, you can see at least 8 short ore trains pulled by small, center-cab electric locos like the one on the bridge in the foreground. Also, there is a steam loco in the lower right corner, with the tender of another loco in front of it.

In the lower left corner is a small church, and what appear to be a couple houses, as well as portions of other buildings. Kind of surprising to see these so close to the workings of the massive open-pit mine.




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on January 19, 2011, 12:18:48 PM
Here's one Great Car Dealership Sign


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on January 20, 2011, 02:25:48 PM
Always liked those Pontiac signs.

Here is maybe one of Fredric Testard's relatives?  http://www.shorpy.com/node/9691 H A Testard bicycles and automobiles.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Frederic Testard on January 20, 2011, 03:58:07 PM
Funny, Chuck. Nice store too. But as far as I know none of my ancestors ever lived in the USA, even in this very frenchy part of them.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on January 21, 2011, 12:48:21 AM
I like the plank formed concrete, and the colored glass in the windows on this foundry near my home..

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5087/5370911293_4928401e3f_b.jpg)

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on January 21, 2011, 05:10:43 PM
That would be interesting to model that glass.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 22, 2011, 12:25:27 AM
Cool. Got any closer images of the windows?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on January 22, 2011, 12:41:16 AM
Ray, I got this one and you can go to my Flickr page for a larger view. I will go over on Sunday morning for a closer look.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5206/5371516994_602009ef70_b.jpg)

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on February 04, 2011, 02:25:39 PM
  :(


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on February 04, 2011, 02:26:53 PM
 :o


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on February 04, 2011, 05:03:35 PM
Nice scrap Craig! Kinda sad though.




Here's one for when you run out of corrugated in O scale, but have some HO left over:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tskibby/5413946755/in/pool-rusty_and_crusty



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Frederic Testard on February 04, 2011, 05:09:18 PM
Funny Chuck. Everything exists on this earth, somewhere...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on February 04, 2011, 06:19:06 PM
Chuck,    The corrugated on that building don't look that bad being there are 2 different types :)if you modeled a O scale building like that....everyone would call Foul.  $$ would like to have today's scrap price on one of those Steam Engines ::)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 04, 2011, 10:15:55 PM
I've seen a few buildings in eastern Nevada that had sheet metal with very small corrugations. Some was of recent vintage and appeared to be aluminum, but I also saw some that was old and rusty.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 07, 2011, 08:10:26 PM
M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on February 08, 2011, 03:15:58 AM
That photo makes no sense whatever. But I like it! -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: TRAINS1941 on February 08, 2011, 07:26:14 AM


ROCKY RACOON SAVES THE DAY!!!!!

I don't get it either but I like the picture to!!!

Jerry


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on February 08, 2011, 08:18:31 AM
Ahhh... the delights of Photoshop. Feathering round the circumference of the cat is biggest give-away.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 08, 2011, 05:51:49 PM
Ahhh... the delights of Photoshop. Feathering round the circumference of the cat is biggest give-away.

Paul

And the fact that the cat has a serious green tint! ;D  (not my PS work....just came across the image as is)


Marc (slowly losing it...)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on February 08, 2011, 06:11:43 PM
Well, if I saw that come in my door I would lose it too!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on February 10, 2011, 09:41:10 AM
I thought this was an interesting tow rig:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50312897@N02/4698221128/in/pool-1079218@N22


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 11, 2011, 03:22:47 AM
Gotta love that funky 4 passenger car....looks to be somewhere in Central or South America.



M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on February 11, 2011, 09:58:12 AM
There's a prototype for everything, just have to find it.   Nice photo.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 11, 2011, 11:28:10 PM
Cute! Looks like the Toonerville Trolley!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on February 11, 2011, 11:46:09 PM
Wonderful shot... agreed Marc, that four-seater coach is rather enchanting. There is quite an array of headgear as well... all very dapper...  ;)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 14, 2011, 03:35:25 AM
Four images I snapped today of a small abandoned diner. This building is alongside HWY-101, just north of Buellton, CA.



First two:


M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 14, 2011, 03:36:27 AM
Next two...

M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Frederic Testard on February 14, 2011, 05:08:16 AM
They must like cars to feel compelled to cut the house to insert them...
:)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on February 14, 2011, 07:51:43 AM
Good pics Marc. I know that place, been by there many times but never stopped. The last time I was by (in the late 90s) I thought they were trying to fix the place up... maybe they did and this is the result, I don't remember it being quite as colorful...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 16, 2011, 11:30:16 PM
Too cool!! I hope that someday, someone will preserve that building rather than tearing it down or letting it rot.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 17, 2011, 02:32:06 AM
Paul,

I think you are correct on the colors, if I recall correctly the building and the cars used to be completely white ...or the house was white and the cars were a creamy yellow-white with white trim. (the cars may have had a red roof)....I think the structure is currently inhabited by what looks to be...to paraphrase CW. McCall...."a bunch of crispy critters and a space cadet".  ;) ;D

There is a handwritten sign in one of the streetcar windows noting "streetcars for sale"...with a tel. no.

Marc



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on February 17, 2011, 09:17:05 PM
I think the structure is currently inhabited by what looks to be...to paraphrase CW. McCall...."a bunch of crispy critters and a space cadet".  ;) ;D

Perhaps it's a former west coast franchise of the Old Home Café...  ;)  At least they've resisted covering all of the windows with aluminum foil...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 18, 2011, 04:30:46 AM
Foiled windows are old school....nowadays it's all in the hat!

(http://www.gwally.com/news/photos/catintinfoilhat.jpg)



Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on February 18, 2011, 05:45:53 AM
Those foil hats worked great back in the days of analog radio and TV ... but they don't pick up many useful signals these days ...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on February 18, 2011, 07:49:57 PM
The number of Reply post's was 666 so i had to post to change the number ::)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 18, 2011, 09:57:27 PM
No joke...and all coincidence....my mother's mailing address is PO Box 666 and she had a cat named Lucifer.....growing up, I knew she wasn't Beelzebub...but at times I thought she definitely qualified as one of his minions!  ;D ;D ;D

M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on February 18, 2011, 11:27:26 PM
 ;D ;D Great pic Marc... now could you move your chair a little to the left, you're interfering with the reception...  ;)

Paul -->tuning in in the corner-->


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 18, 2011, 11:38:37 PM
On a clear day I can get Mexico City.....(just like Stan Ridgeway/Wall of Voodo)  ;)


On a more usual type of post for here.. ;)

(http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/50509825.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=E41C9FE5C4AA0A144C9EDEFBADB05EAEDFA957C8CBC6463AC713E9341C6DBD5EB01E70F2B3269972)


(http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/50509829.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=E41C9FE5C4AA0A144C9EDEFBADB05EAE1D92A5EE1E2149016E6E25B526F6C4FFB01E70F2B32699)

Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 18, 2011, 11:55:36 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3234/3007725648_295b80d312_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3302/3591588355_8c54bb7e72_z.jpg?zz=1)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3518/3758257812_2fb4d21cde_z.jpg?zz=1)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3572/3650676612_28f69a1b20_z.jpg?zz=1)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1363/5098859918_a4e7f450b8_z.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3501/3258241017_2edc19425f_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2390/2423108353_2c95e78044_z.jpg)

M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 19, 2011, 12:32:58 AM
At Last!....the flying car they promised us back in the 50's.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on February 19, 2011, 06:09:07 PM
Excellent sign photos Marc. Especially like the "More Skinny" sign... thanks for posting.

Here's a wonderful example of weathered brick and wood textures: F. B. Johnston photo of Edgar Allan Poe's mother's house in Richmond, VA, ca. 1930. Photo from Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/).

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/FBJohnstonPoeHouse1930Sm.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on February 20, 2011, 03:37:13 AM
I really like that photo. I really need to do something with bricks and that provides some genuine inspiration. Thanks, Paul. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Frederic Testard on February 20, 2011, 04:17:04 AM
That picture is very attractive, Paul. It would certainly make a great scene to model.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on February 22, 2011, 11:08:09 AM
Thought you all might like to see some photos from a 1912 Disston Tool handbook that I recently uploaded. The one below shows a nice overhead drive system. On a personal note, my grandfather built a house for Henry Disston Jr. in the '20's. The rest of the images may be found here:   http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z79/chesterf/Old%20Tools/Disston%20Saw-1912/

(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z79/chesterf/Old%20Tools/Disston%20Saw-1912/22.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 22, 2011, 07:44:39 PM

Edgar Allan Poe's mother's house in Richmond, VA, ca. 1930. Paul


Well that goes a long way to explaining his writing  ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 23, 2011, 12:24:47 AM

Well that goes a long way to explaining his writing  ;D

"Once upon a midday dreary..."



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 27, 2011, 12:54:08 AM
I don't know if this has been posted before... it's an interesting railbus in Barcelona:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/Rail_bus01.jpg



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on February 27, 2011, 06:08:52 AM
Fascinating photo from 1906 - "Steamer loading grain from floating elevator."

(http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/4a10818a.preview.jpg)

Hi-Def Image: http://www.shorpy.com/node/10025?size=_original


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on March 05, 2011, 01:10:12 AM
We will play Celine Dion for another hour unless you give us the formula...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/waalsd2.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on March 05, 2011, 02:46:05 AM
It's all fun and games till someone gets hurt and has to wear the collar.  ;D ;D

M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on March 05, 2011, 06:53:20 PM
Sheesh, eggheads.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: LLOYD on March 22, 2011, 02:31:55 AM
Howdy,

just this wonderfull Indian Railcar!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on March 22, 2011, 08:18:16 AM
How do you like the foot brake on that rig?   
Sure would like to have the Indian with its wheels though.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on March 22, 2011, 09:43:45 AM
The indian motorcycle is worth some Big Bucks even without the wheels $$ ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 22, 2011, 12:09:35 PM
I love it! The foot brake is especially cool.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on March 23, 2011, 01:56:29 AM
..just a follow-up on an earlier post. I was going through some printed photos....the kind before digital came along.....and found these of that diner up near Solvang.  Note that it shows the colors before the hippies got hold of it ;).



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on March 23, 2011, 01:57:06 AM
..and one more.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on March 23, 2011, 03:37:55 PM
Thread on LLR forums titled - "Members Prototype Photos" has some great pics ..
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=32710

Starting with page 2 it gets good
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=32710&whichpage=2




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on March 27, 2011, 07:50:38 AM
..just a follow-up on an earlier post. I was going through some printed photos....the kind before digital came along.....and found these of that diner up near Solvang.  Note that it shows the colors before the hippies got hold of it ;).
Ah ha... I thought so. Now that's how I remember it.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on March 27, 2011, 07:54:35 AM
just this wonderfull Indian Railcar!
Cool picture Lloyd, though it breaks my heart to see the Indian stripped for this purpose, it is still a clever idea. It doesn't look like they put too much effort into adapting it for mounting on the handcart.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on March 27, 2011, 10:28:21 AM
The shorpy pictures of the day are from Poughkeepsie, NY;   
the station 1890's http://www.shorpy.com/node/10189 (http://www.shorpy.com/node/10189)
and the RR bridge 1905 http://www.shorpy.com/node/10190 (http://www.shorpy.com/node/10190)

Make sure you enlarge the photos to see the details.   Some great modeling references here.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: LLIAXTEP on April 03, 2011, 11:31:04 AM
Oregon logging photos from Oregon State U archives.:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/osucommons/sets/72157614639797365/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/osucommons/sets/72157614639797365/)

Alex


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 03, 2011, 07:16:50 PM
Wow, great pics! That log crib trestle is really impressive.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: rckwallaby on April 03, 2011, 10:11:02 PM
Great modelling food.
Those cross brace pieces on the truss bridge look really flimsy.
Wonder how strong the bridge really was?
Thanks for posting
Phil Morrow


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on April 04, 2011, 10:20:56 PM
Hi all,
I was deep in the Valley yesterday when I ran across this rig at a gas station and just had to snap a picture.
I mean, I was born and raised a "Redneck" but this is truly humbling.

What a rig, and it ran!
Rick

(http://freightsheds.largescalecentral.com/users/rick_marty/_forumfiles/General/Chevy%20truck.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on April 05, 2011, 02:06:21 AM
Wow. I wonder how many stoned pot farmers it took to build that!?  ;) ;D

M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on April 05, 2011, 11:06:03 AM
Wow. I wonder how many stoned pot farmers it took to build that!?  ;) ;D

M

Uhh, is that a rhetorical question dude?

C


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on April 05, 2011, 02:14:24 PM
a little toke helps when you have a bum knee! ;D ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 05, 2011, 02:30:29 PM
Now THAT'S an off-road vehicle!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on April 05, 2011, 08:22:31 PM
I bet the boat it was hauling was pretty special too...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on April 05, 2011, 09:04:41 PM
That truck hurts my eyes just looking at it :(


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on April 06, 2011, 02:25:30 PM
It has Ken and Virgil written all over it!

Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on April 07, 2011, 01:25:23 PM
Just a little something I ran across this morning.  It's listed in the Farm Implement News Annual of 1914, the New Samson wagon and carriage jack made by Oliver Manufacturing Co. of Chicago, Ill.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: LLIAXTEP on April 08, 2011, 09:23:30 AM
Here is an interesting Photo of a narrow gauge Porter 0-6-0t around the turn of the century in Russia, Irinovskaya UZD ("Irinovskaya" narrow gauge railroad) at "Ryabovo" station. I got this image somewhere off the internet, but don't remember where. Apart from the 2 additional headlights, and stack extension added to the standard variant to clear the carriage roofs it seems identical to the US counterparts.


Alex


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on April 12, 2011, 09:11:24 AM
One for all you fans of antlers.  From Shorpy today ... look closely.   :)

http://www.shorpy.com/node/10295 (http://www.shorpy.com/node/10295)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Rasputen on April 12, 2011, 10:25:19 AM
Was that some sort of common practice?  I have never seen a deer head mounted outside.  And what is on the tips of the antlers???


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on April 12, 2011, 10:29:35 AM
I was about to ask the same thing ..


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on April 12, 2011, 10:34:39 AM
No, not common at all, but I fear this photo will only encourage the antler crowd to cease limiting themselves to rolling stock.   Looks like some wag climbed out the window and put his empty gin bottles on the tips.   

Dave


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on April 12, 2011, 12:38:22 PM
I assume he had very long arms! :D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on April 12, 2011, 01:03:54 PM
After consuming the contents, climbing out that window and stepping on the cast iron deer head to put the empties on the antlers probably didn't seem like such a bad idea.  :o 

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2765/4501373367_128d196f9b.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on April 12, 2011, 02:49:16 PM
   .


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on April 12, 2011, 04:44:59 PM
After consuming the contents, climbing out that window and stepping on the cast iron deer head to put the empties on the antlers probably didn't seem like such a bad idea.  :o 

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2765/4501373367_128d196f9b.jpg)
Didn't think about Harold Loyd. WELL within his capabilities.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on April 12, 2011, 07:45:49 PM
Looks to me like the antlers are supposed to represent an Elk not a Deer.
Is that building an Elk's Lodge?
However I will admit that that is the strangest looking Elk's head I have ever seen.
Is it cast in bronze or some other material?
Later
Rick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on April 12, 2011, 08:55:55 PM
Those look like light bulbs on the end of each antler, which makes it all the more strange. You couldn't do that today, someone would climb up there and steal it...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on April 13, 2011, 06:47:32 AM
Have to agree with Paul, those are light bulbs.   It just makes more sense than gin bottles!  

Dave


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 13, 2011, 09:17:22 AM
They look like bottles to me.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on April 13, 2011, 03:39:00 PM
Looks to me like the antlers are supposed to represent an Elk not a Deer.
Is that building an Elk's Lodge?

Rick

That is an Elk from the Elks Lodge.   
I have an Elk members pin from my grandfather who was a member in Iowa circa 1920 and that is exactly the same shape and detail.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on April 13, 2011, 03:44:23 PM
They look like bottles to me.

That's an old traditional way of making Elk-Berry wine ... you have to put the bottles on the antlers before the elk berries bloom, so the ... oh wait ... I think that's pear wine and you're not supposed to eat the elk berries ... my bad.  :)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on April 13, 2011, 11:51:02 PM
That's an old traditional way of making Elk-Berry wine ... you have to put the bottles on the antlers before the elk berries bloom, so the ... oh wait ... I think that's pear wine and you're not supposed to eat the elk berries ... my bad.  :)

I was under the impression that Elk Berries came from the other end...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on April 17, 2011, 05:13:48 PM
Out and about today .. found this in the woods



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Frederic Testard on April 18, 2011, 11:40:45 AM
A nice Clark Kinsey's pic from the site of the university of Washington.

(http://content.lib.washington.edu/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/clarkkinsey&CISOPTR=1421)

http://content.lib.washington.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/clarkkinsey&CISOPTR=1421&CISOBOX=1&REC=12


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on April 19, 2011, 04:01:01 AM
15 Images of a "Rat Rod" I ran across while out and about today.

http://public.fotki.com/mreusser/rat-rod/ (http://public.fotki.com/mreusser/rat-rod/)


Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on April 19, 2011, 07:27:12 AM
A picture of Marc out and about.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on April 19, 2011, 09:23:26 AM
I wouldn't mind having the Traditonal Hot Rod  ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on April 22, 2011, 09:47:00 PM



Hi all,
How about some homemade "cheese blocks" for your logging load?
(http://freightsheds.largescalecentral.com/users/rick_marty/_forumfiles/General/Cheese%20Blocks.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 22, 2011, 10:20:31 PM
This view of the Mt. Adams Incline in 1908 almost looks like a George Selios model...

http://www.shorpy.com/node/10341?size=_original



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: fspg2 on April 23, 2011, 12:02:49 AM
(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/8180/2903Kran_Greifer_003.jpg)

Nature conservation ... or...  theft protection?

seen in the German technology museum (http://www.sdtb.de/Startseite.63.0.html) in Berlin


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on April 23, 2011, 05:24:33 AM
This view of the Mt. Adams Incline in 1908 almost looks like a George Selios model...

http://www.shorpy.com/node/10341?size=_original
Ray, that is a wonderful photo. I bookmarked it a while back and have been over and over it .. for some reason it continues to fascinate me. The center of the photo (more or less) has what someone commented as looking like a 'bunker'. In the comments section someone has found in Google Street view what apparently is the same structure. If you follow that level to the left we have more 'action' .. nice view of the buildings perched on the hillside, wooden walkway with railings. Great stuff. Directly below the stone retaining wall there is just the top of a culvert sticking out of the road. Amazing ..


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on April 23, 2011, 09:27:19 AM
I echo Ed's comments.   There are so many modeling details in this photo.   It's the structures that hold my interest and not the tram.
Clapboards falling off, or having been put on in a wave fashion.   Various brickwork and roof structures.
It makes me want to model this entire hillside. 8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Philip Smith on April 23, 2011, 10:22:28 AM
I echo Ed's comments.   There are so many modeling details in this photo.   It's the structures that hold my interest and not the tram.
Clapboards falling off, or having been put on in a wave fashion.   Various brickwork and roof structures.
It makes me want to model this entire hillside. 8)

Looks like you have your work cut out for ya  ;D


Title: Modeling the incline ...
Post by: eTraxx on April 23, 2011, 12:13:45 PM
While not going to model the entire hillside .. I'm wanting to model something with at least a feel of part of it


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on April 23, 2011, 12:41:43 PM
G'evening all,

15 Images of a "Rat Rod" I ran across while out and about today.

http://public.fotki.com/mreusser/rat-rod/ (http://public.fotki.com/mreusser/rat-rod/)

... is that a "four on the floor" (manual) transmission ... seems a little unsual to me, when it has it's origin during the period when steering column mounted shifters (three on the tree) were more common ...   :o

And what car is the radiator grill from ...  ???

Kind regards,


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on April 23, 2011, 04:41:30 PM
This view of the Mt. Adams Incline in 1908 almost looks like a George Selios model...

http://www.shorpy.com/node/10341?size=_original



I had the same thoughts when I saw this photo yesterday. Amazing amount of stuff to look at here. Love this roof, think the door is part of it or just has been discarded there?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on April 23, 2011, 05:40:27 PM
Did you notice this guy?



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on April 23, 2011, 05:41:32 PM
Just this little scene here has so much going on ...



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on April 23, 2011, 05:49:08 PM
Not too much in the way of privacy here.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on April 27, 2011, 08:53:57 AM
I came across this gem to model that I'm sure doesn't have anything prototypical.

From the NYPL digital collection of Bernice Abbott http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchresult.cfm?parent_id=100160&word= (http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchresult.cfm?parent_id=100160&word=)



 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on April 27, 2011, 10:17:34 AM
Curious about the USS Illinois designation .. since as far as I knew, that is reserved for battleships ..

http://www.bobhenneman.info/Illinois.htm

Quote
USS Illinois was laid down in 1897, as one of a class of three battleship. These vessels were the first US battleships to have decent seagoing qualities, because of the weight saved by omitting the intermediate battery. The US Navy had determined that the intermediate guns achieved little other than complicating ammunition supply, so the secondary guns were increased to 6" and the 8" guns were eliminated. This class of ships was also the first to abandon the old-style round turrets, and had unique side by side funnels, a result of the placement of the boilers back to back along the center of the ship to ease coal supply from the bunkers. Known for their excellent steaming qualities, good seakeeping, and stability as gun platforms, these ships were well liked in US service.

USS Illinois was part of the Great White Fleet, and was modified in 1912 with cage main masts and new boilers. She was placed in reserve that same year, but was used for Midshipman's training cruises in 1913 and 1914. Inactive during WWI due to her age, she was used as an accommodation ship from 1917 to 1919, then placed in reserve for the last time. In 1921 loaned to the New York State Naval Militia as a floating armory. In 1924 she she was rendered incapable of further military service, designated as a Miscellaneous Unclassified Auxiliary, and housed over for use as an accommodation ship. She served in this capacity until WWII, being given the designation IX-15 in January 1941. At that same time she was renamed Prairie State, to free up the name Illinois for a new Iowa Class battleship, which was cancelled before completion. During World War II she served as a U. S. Naval Reserve Midshipmen Training School at New York. Following the war, she was again loaned to the State as quarters for a Naval Reserve unit until December 31, 1956.

Early in 1956 a survey of the vessel was done to determine if the state wished to retain the vessel past the end of that year. She old ship, not having been drydocked in over 30 years, was found to be in decent shape, but the expense of repairs was more than the state wanted to pay. The Navy declined her return, and the ship was sold for scrap on May 18, 1956, to the Bethlehem Steel Co. She was towed to Baltimore and broken up after over 50 years of service.

Wikipedia has photos of both as she was as a battleship and as the floating armory

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Illinois_(BB-7)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on April 27, 2011, 12:06:42 PM
Certainly a daunting modeling project. But that little "captains barge" would be a nifty project.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 27, 2011, 10:40:29 PM
Now that's a houseboat!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: SandiaPaul on April 28, 2011, 04:39:57 AM
I have seen a lot of names for boats, but I don't think I have have ever seen STYX as a name!
Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on April 28, 2011, 08:20:01 AM
That's interesting. Embarrasing way for a battleship to end up though.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on April 28, 2011, 09:23:44 AM
Yeah .. but she had a good run .. 1897 to 1957.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Junior on April 29, 2011, 11:14:14 AM
If I hadn´t already started a new project this would have been perfect...... ;D. Maybe someone else will give it a try ???.

Anders ;D(http://)
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/fiffistorp/Forum%20pictures/CCF20110425_000001.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 29, 2011, 06:22:50 PM
Very cool place! I'm saving that one for future reference.


I wonder what the two cylindrical objects are on either side of the front of the building? They look like lighted barber poles, but seem to be missing the stripes.


Title: Shorpy : Heavy Lifting : 1910
Post by: eTraxx on April 29, 2011, 08:57:39 PM
Interesting variety of things to look at in hi-res (as ususal)

http://www.shorpy.com/node/10376

What's the railcar at right-center?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marklayton on April 30, 2011, 05:03:52 PM
Interesting comment in the photo caption, about 'Swede' collecting paychecks and dolling out money.  Reminds me of an elderly Sonar engineer who mentored me when I first started working.  His grandfather had been a wealthy coal mine owner in Kentucky.  My mentor recalled life in the company town back in the 1930s.  The company paid the workers half in cash, half in script good at the company store.  The reason, he claimed, was to protect the miners' families.  The Irish miners were evidently heavy drinkers, and from experience, his grandfather found that if pay was all cash, the families would go hungry, leaving the mining company to feed the wives and kids.  Hence half in script.  The company made it clear that moonshiners had better never come to the company store with script.  Apparently that warning would be forgotten over time, and then a moonshiner would start accepting script from the miners.  When the moonshiner came to spend the script, the mine guards would remove him from the store, and soon after his body would be found at his still.  The word got out, and the problem of miners spending script on booze would stop...for a few years.  Apparently a wealthy mine owner could get away with whatever it took to keep order in town!

Mark


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on May 02, 2011, 02:59:25 PM
Very cool place! I'm saving that one for future reference.


I wonder what the two cylindrical objects are on either side of the front of the building? They look like lighted barber poles, but seem to be missing the stripes.



Bug zappers?


M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 02, 2011, 09:44:35 PM
Did they have bug zappers in 1955?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on May 03, 2011, 03:51:49 AM
From the web, FWIW;

These bug zappers use light to lure insects and then kill them by electrocution.

These bug zappers were first invented by William F. Folmer and Harrison L. Chapin in 1934. Separately, Dr. W.B. Herms also work on an invention of his own during this time. Both teams came up with similar results: a fly trapping device that used a piece of meat to lure flies inside the hollow path and the electrocute them. The modern design of bug zappers is of similar elements with the original one; with some adjustments of course.

In the modern day electric bug zapper, fluorescent lamps that emit ultraviolet light are used to attract insects. This is concealed behind grid like grounded metal bars that would kill any insect that would come in contact with the bars.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Krusty on May 03, 2011, 04:51:42 AM
Hmmm.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on May 03, 2011, 05:27:15 AM
That's crazy funny .. and wrong


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on May 03, 2011, 07:32:02 AM
True Ed, that hose is way too dirty.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 03, 2011, 10:18:22 PM
LOL!

I wonder if the "sterilizing solution" is not for pets, or the butt hose?





Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 10, 2011, 12:09:46 AM
Here's a website featuring gas stations in Texas:

http://www.texasescapes.com/Texas_architecture/TexasGasStations.htm (http://www.texasescapes.com/Texas_architecture/TexasGasStations.htm)

Unfortunately most of the images are not very big. Here are a couple samples:

(http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasGasStations/SanAntonioTXBrownHumbleGasStationAug1938MBrn907.jpg)

(http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasPanhandleTowns/StratfordTexas/TexasStratfordBrickGasStationStephenMichaels0108.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 10, 2011, 12:16:09 AM
I just stumbled across this pic, love the textures and peeled paint!

(http://cdn.buzznet.com/assets/users16/ghostgirl/default/old-window-frame--large-msg-119560575142.jpg)


Title: Vintage (rare) color footage 1945
Post by: eTraxx on May 20, 2011, 04:59:09 AM
Though this VERY interesting for those modeling the period and earlier ..
-----
Here’s a Great video of a Spontaneous Victory Parade in Honolulu in 1945. Take a look at this video-absolutely fabulous! Notice the cars and jeeps, youth. The guys in khaki or gray shirts and black ties are Navy officers or chiefs. The rest are Army or Marine. How young and brave they all were to do what they did.
 
This guy really captured a moment in history! (You can listen to Jimmy Durante singing, "I'll be Seeing You" in the background, too) This is a super video of a time past - we need to remember and be THANKFUL.
Check out the color fidelity. It's not bad for 1945. Nothing will ever compare with Kodachrome film.  
 
Click here for the video: http://vimeo.com/5645171 (http://vimeo.com/5645171)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on May 21, 2011, 07:55:06 AM
Yet another excellent image from Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/). This by John Vachon in July 1940 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The pumps and their crown globes are particularly interesting.

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/JVachonSturgeonBayWI1940Sm.jpg)

Paul



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on May 22, 2011, 07:25:12 AM
Those crown globes would cost a fortune toady, if you could even find them.
Nice photo.   My first car wasn't even made then ('46 Ford Conv.).


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on May 27, 2011, 02:40:02 AM
Here's a snappy I took for all you lovers of rusted through corrugated metal.

marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Noel Crawford on May 28, 2011, 03:30:37 PM
Hello eTraxx,
  Been trying to view the Vimeo vid 5645171   No luck. coming up not found
Thanks
Noel


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on May 28, 2011, 03:54:15 PM
Noel .. try again ..

vimeo vid (http://vimeo.com/5645171)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Noel Crawford on May 29, 2011, 02:10:50 PM
Thanks Ed. It came thourgh this time. Brings back lots of memories. I was stationed at Tripler AMC from 1969-71. Got all over the place. Lots of familiar buildings in the vid. I even drove around Kahnia Point with a 65 Merc. Cougar following the old Ohau Railway and Land Co. right of way. Can't do that now.
Noel


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on May 29, 2011, 02:35:47 PM
Thanks Ed. It came thourgh this time. Brings back lots of memories. I was stationed at Tripler AMC from 1969-71. Got all over the place. Lots of familiar buildings in the vid. I even drove around Kahnia Point with a 65 Merc. Cougar following the old Ohau Railway and Land Co. right of way. Can't do that now.
Noel
We may have crossed paths there briefly in 1971. Back in those long gone times .. the only way the passenger jets .. 727 I think .. made the jump across to Asia was a one jump from the Alaska to Japan .. or stop and refuel in route. We stopped in Hawaii one time for refueling.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on June 02, 2011, 12:23:51 PM
G'evening all,

just thought this could be of interest - was only in doubt if it would fit better in "Wagons" oder "Photo of the Day" ... well, here it is:

Some wagons and a threshing machine "Standardwerk Hannover" from approx. 1935, manufactured by Standardwerk W. Schulze, Hannover (Germany):

Bild 11-0020
(http://www.feldbahnmodellbau.de/gallery/image.php?album_id=11&image_id=290)

Just did some research today regarding the old Uhlenbuettlel mill (Gruetzmuehle) dated 1841 at the Museumsdorf Volksdorf (http://www.museumsdorf-volksdorf.de/index.php), a kinda "open air museum", arranged as a very small village, where old farmhouses are kept as "exhibits", the oldest one dated 1624 -an excellent place for researching concerning framework and old farming equipment.

The old Uhlenbuettel mill, which was/is horse-capstan driven ...

Bild 11-0021
(http://www.feldbahnmodellbau.de/gallery/image.php?album_id=11&image_id=291)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on June 02, 2011, 10:03:21 PM
Another good weathering & sign reference shot from Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/)... this one by Walker Evans, taken in Selma, Alabama in January 1936. Lots of good detail worth studying here.

Craig:  check out the right edge of the photo...

(http://roughboy.net/imgs/WEvansSelmaAlabamaJan1936Sm.jpg)

Paul



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on June 03, 2011, 07:51:47 AM
I like the tar patching along the edge of the roll roofing.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: TRAINS1941 on June 03, 2011, 07:55:31 AM
Looks like it has Chuck's name all over it.  The beloved gas pump hiding on the side of the picture.

Jerry


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on June 03, 2011, 11:22:54 AM
Shorpy >> New Tontine: 1900 (http://www.shorpy.com/node/10556) ... New Haven, Connecticut, early 1900s. "New Tontine Hotel, Church and Court streets."

on the left side of the photo at the street corner is a telephone pole and hanging off of a cable over the street is a light. Amazing to me the complexity .. wires ... pulley etc.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chris on June 03, 2011, 01:46:42 PM
Good lord !!!
remembering me all the bulbs in the old Sprague Thomson metro in Paris, in each cars,
impossible today to have this everything will be broke  ::)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on June 03, 2011, 08:00:09 PM
Another interesting artifact in that photo is the sign over the hotel door.  Its an electrically illuminated sign of a type that pre-dates neon.  Just a light box, with a reverse painted glass letter panel.  Similar to the plastic light up store signs of today.

Here is one that still exists.   


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 06, 2011, 03:18:36 PM
Small simple building to model.  Intersting to see the concrete sidewalk and curb in this period, and setting.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on June 06, 2011, 07:52:13 PM
Oh crap ... I have some screen doors made by Vector Cut that match the one on the Long Bell Lumber Co.  Guess it's time to start another unfinished project!  ;D   (No, no, no ... not really)  -- Dallas


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on June 07, 2011, 02:20:46 AM
That reminds me: My sister-in-law gave us some "boutique" Lipton teas of various flavors, like "white tea with blueberries" and "vanilla expectorant" or whatever. Not the traditional stuff in a paper tea bag but bizarre flavors in a new kind of nylon tea bag. Jerry Lawrence ("Younger" on this forum) seems to have used it effectively for screening on a 1:48 or 1:32 structure. After looking closely at the tea bags, it does indeed seem a good modeling material. Dump the tea (unless you like it) and save the bag material. You might find it useful. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: TRAINS1941 on June 07, 2011, 06:11:55 AM
Unc

Have you figured out what to tell the wife when she goes for a cup of tea :o

Jerry


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on June 07, 2011, 12:04:28 PM
That reminds me: My sister-in-law gave us some "boutique" Lipton teas of various flavors, like "white tea with blueberries" and "vanilla expectorant" or whatever. Not the traditional stuff in a paper tea bag but bizarre flavors in a new kind of nylon tea bag. Jerry Lawrence ("Younger" on this forum) seems to have used it effectively for screening on a 1:48 or 1:32 structure. After looking closely at the tea bags, it does indeed seem a good modeling material. Dump the tea (unless you like it) and save the bag material. You might find it useful. -- Russ


  No , don't dump the tea . Use it for vegetation  or leaf mould etc etc . Shame on you Mr. R for advocating the waste of a precious resource , I think maybe you should leave the comfort of your armchair and make your way to one of the many corners in this establishment and reflect upon what you have said . But before you do that you must brew up some of the tea you were about to throw away and drink it whilst you are in the corner . And you are not allowed to expectorate it out ,because the floor has just been polished ,

   Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on June 07, 2011, 02:09:01 PM
Isn't tea made for dumping into the sea? Instant party!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on June 07, 2011, 03:55:42 PM
While I wholeheartedly agree with Chuck, I must clarify my unfortunate choice of words and your narrow interpretation of them: By "dump" I did not necessarily mean "throw away unbrewed leaves". Once could use the bag to make tea, then either throw away the remnants or use them for scenery.

Nonetheless I feel like that politician caught sending suggestive photos to college girls and will stand in the corner as a gesture of goodwill. (As long as one of those beautiful college girls, in a thong bikini, will stand there with me.)

ssuR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on June 08, 2011, 12:35:36 AM
Isn't tea made for dumping into the sea? Instant party!

    Peasant


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on June 08, 2011, 06:06:44 AM

    Peasant

You missed a word ........... colonial


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JESTER on June 08, 2011, 09:57:05 AM
Lee Boy in the house!

(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/7263/dsc06726t.jpg)

-


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on June 08, 2011, 11:59:22 AM

    Peasant

You missed a word ........... colonial



   Peasant colonial ?   Nah , doesn't have the right ring to it !

   


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on June 08, 2011, 01:47:10 PM
Winner.

(Well alright my great to the ninth power grandpa maybe)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chris on June 09, 2011, 05:19:10 AM
vintage color one :D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on June 09, 2011, 11:51:19 AM
I know a place in SE Mass that almost fits that to a T.   Don't have to go to Appalachia for pics.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: DaKra on June 09, 2011, 01:47:45 PM
This one is for Ken 

(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu276/DaveKrakow/HamiltonDiner.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on June 09, 2011, 04:23:33 PM
Specialty of the house - scrapple sandwich

That color shot has a lot going for it Chris. God those 58 Plymouths were ugly.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on June 11, 2011, 09:55:44 AM
Eimco Rock R Shovel. I understand they've been around a long time and are still in use in some places. Surprised nobody has modeled one yet.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on June 11, 2011, 01:37:01 PM
Eimco Rock R Shovel. I understand they've been around a long time and are still in use in some places. Surprised nobody has modeled one yet.

Here is a still working model of a 50-year-old throwing shovel.

(http://www.design-hsb.de/wurfschaufellader.jpg)

I have also learned to operate the originals.
Here at the mining museum, we have not only the model somdern also 2 originals.

(http://www.design-hsb.de/wurfschaufellader02.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on June 11, 2011, 07:18:16 PM
Chris,     Very interesting color picture with the old plymouth and truck.....tons of modeling idea's  ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on June 13, 2011, 02:15:44 PM
Thanks for those additional photos Helmut.

This is an 8 min. Chevrolet promotional film from 1935. I found it thoroughly entertaining.

http://www.archive.org/details/Chevrole1935_3


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on June 17, 2011, 03:36:08 AM
Eimco Rock R Shovel. I understand they've been around a long time and are still in use in some places. Surprised nobody has modeled one yet.



I am sure someone on Gn15 has done one OR was talking of doing so


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on June 17, 2011, 03:43:18 AM
roof Details on a Victorian? Hospital in Exeter devon UK
I particularly like the sheet working, Zinc? or maybe lead? on the chimney or vent
I havent noticed such oblique joints before


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on June 17, 2011, 10:33:07 AM
roof Details on a Victorian? Hospital in Exeter devon UK
I particularly like the sheet working, Zinc? or maybe lead? on the chimney or vent
I havent noticed such oblique joints before


  Don ,

   It's lead ,

   Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Alan Rees on June 17, 2011, 05:43:23 PM
Building Supplies, can I help you ?

Tiles, yes. What colour ?


(http://www.eisenbahn-amateure.ch/tigerli/20100702Annecy39.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on June 18, 2011, 01:47:48 AM
What shape?
if you'r not sure, we do an assortment pack   ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on June 28, 2011, 01:20:37 PM
I shot these photos at the antique power show in Wallsburg Utah last weekend.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6049/5879964442_88620a8353_b.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5309/5879401273_1b5fe65705_b.jpg)

There are more photos of the show over on my flickr page.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on June 28, 2011, 02:20:04 PM
Thanks Gordon. Nice power conversion of that winch. I like that bus too.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 28, 2011, 09:02:39 PM
Very cool! What kind of truck is that?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on June 28, 2011, 09:09:40 PM
Gordon,     I like the picture of the old Ford Tow Truck.......is it a 1936  ??


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on June 28, 2011, 10:05:52 PM
Ray... the truck is a ford V-8.

Craig.. 36 sounds good to me.

This 1/2 size traction engine was running.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6043/5882843953_19df6e0e52_b.jpg)

There are over 100 motorcycles in this collection.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5159/5883402744_b8fe4bf8a3_b.jpg) 

I have added 18 more photos from this museum. on my flickr page

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on June 28, 2011, 11:00:31 PM
Here's more info and photos on this little museum.

http://www.richardericksonfoundation.org/photoGallery.htm

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on June 30, 2011, 01:49:12 PM
Shorpy - Ruf-Dry: 1924

http://www.shorpy.com/node/10726

Goto hi-res and check the car reflected in the window on the right


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on July 01, 2011, 07:26:39 AM
I always marvel at the Shorpy photos.   The Elite sign even shows the wood grain under the paint.   So much detail to be found in every photo.


Title: Shorpy: The Motor City: 1917
Post by: eTraxx on July 05, 2011, 05:21:00 PM
Here's another of those you can browse for a loooong time. Beer wagons, cars, trucks, people, buildings, signs .. like .. what the heck is that parked behind the cars on the right center?

http://www.shorpy.com/node/10755


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: narrowgauger on July 05, 2011, 07:20:39 PM
A large in-situ concrete mixer unit placing concrete between the streetcar tracks.

as always wonderful clear glass plates.  in spite of our modern digital technology we still cannot replicate the clarity of these old silver plates.

have fun
Bernard


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 05, 2011, 10:08:46 PM
I took these two pics for Frederic...and you other eastern seaboard modelers.

BTW. I found a great book (IMO) while there called "Early Nantucket And It's Whalehouses" by H. Chandlee Foreman; published by Mill Hill Press, Nantucket, MA....If I recall it was around $30...from Mitchels Book Corner, 54 Main St., Nantucket, www.mitchellsbookcorner.com (http://www.mitchellsbookcorner.com)


Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 05, 2011, 10:09:34 PM
M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on July 06, 2011, 07:51:17 AM
Look at all those straw hats!   And all the women wore hats.   Just an excellent photo to show the mixture of vehicles and animals at the end of WWI.
Lots of inspiration in that photo.  http://www.shorpy.com/node/10726 (http://www.shorpy.com/node/10726)
Thanks Ed. 8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: LeOn3 on July 06, 2011, 02:29:39 PM
I was at a show of historical construction equipment a few weeks ago. Some nice old dozers and excavators...and all working.
This one took my attention.
Wonder why it has a sun canopy as it works here in Holland  ???  Not so much sun here, it ain't california ;D

Leon


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 06, 2011, 02:39:47 PM
Wonder why it has a sun canopy as it works here in Holland  ???  Not so much sun here, it ain't california ;D

Leon

Was probably meant as a "rain canopy"  ;) ;D

Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jacq01 on July 06, 2011, 02:44:53 PM

    The seat is not under the canopy  :o  ;D ;D 

     Jacq 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: LeOn3 on July 06, 2011, 02:48:41 PM
That is something what I also noticed.
I think that protection for the engine is more important than the healt of the engineer. :D

Leon


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on July 06, 2011, 06:47:11 PM
the HOLT tractor was sort of a fore runner to Caterpillar.
Lot of YouTube videos of the Holt and most have canopys.
First ones were used during WWI.
Nice photo.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on July 07, 2011, 01:23:42 AM
the HOLT tractor was sort of a fore runner to Caterpillar.
Lot of YouTube videos of the Holt and most have canopys.
First ones were used during WWI.
Nice photo.

  Do you mean like these two ?!?

  A couple of Barney's creations taken at last Saturdays Phoenix Group's ( The British equivalent of the Terrapins , but not as good ) meeting at my house in deepest darkest Shropshire .

   Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: TRAINS1941 on July 07, 2011, 05:58:06 AM
Sir Nick,

They are some really excellent models.  Thanks for the pictures.

Jerry


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on July 07, 2011, 06:05:09 AM
Most of the Holts had a single front wheel.    those are some nice models.
I'm getting an education just researching these.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 07, 2011, 08:25:22 AM
Those are really neat looking Nick! THat dragline looking thing is very interesting. Are these 1/35th?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: LeOn3 on July 07, 2011, 10:53:29 AM

Nice photo.

Thank you Dave.

some more.

Leon


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: LeOn3 on July 07, 2011, 10:55:36 AM
 and 2 more.
in the second picture. at front a caterpillar and in the back a fiat.

Leon


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on July 07, 2011, 12:07:56 PM
Those are really neat looking Nick! THat dragline looking thing is very interesting. Are these 1/35th?

  Chuck ,

   I believe they are . No doubt Barney will correct me if I'm wrong .

   These are just two of over 15 Holts that he has built some crappy pictures of which I have posted previously elsewhere . They are not all 1/35th scale , I know of at least one he has done in 1/24th scale . But I'm sure he can say more about them than me , seeing as he built them .

  Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on July 07, 2011, 12:10:12 PM
This week's Caption Competition .

   Talking of Barney , what is he saying to Gordon ?

   Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 07, 2011, 01:00:29 PM
This week's Caption Competition .

   Talking of Barney , what is he saying to Gordon ?

   Nick



"Stop building my ideas before I get to them!"   ;) ;D ;D

Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 07, 2011, 01:13:42 PM
"I told you Nick hasn't finished his house and is still living in a tent."


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on July 07, 2011, 01:21:45 PM
Marc,
still a bit sensitive are we ......... you are not going to like what Barney has got me building, not one bit !

Chuck

many a true comment said in jest !

As for what Barney said .............. well I can't remember exactly but the phrases "Glaswegian pillock"  & "get back over the border" were used more than once.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on July 07, 2011, 04:12:42 PM
Marc,
still a bit sensitive are we ......... you are not going to like what Barney has got me building, not one bit !

Chuck

many a true comment said in jest !

As for what Barney said .............. well I can't remember exactly but the phrases "Glaswegian pillock"  & "get back over the border" were used more than once.

  You would never know that Barney used to work for the diplomatic corps !

 Chuck ,

   We've moved out of the tent and we are living in the cowshed now .

  nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jacq01 on July 07, 2011, 04:56:51 PM
Quote
We've moved out of the tent and we are living in the cowshed now

I hope you'll bring a good deodorant for the US convention near Frankfurt in October  ::) ::)

Jacq


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on July 07, 2011, 06:20:51 PM
Quote
We've moved out of the tent and we are living in the cowshed now

I hope you'll bring a good deodorant for the US convention near Frankfurt in October  ::) ::)

Jacq

  I'll go out and buy a jar just for that show ,

   Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: TRAINS1941 on July 07, 2011, 07:13:44 PM




 Chuck ,

   We've moved out of the tent and we are living in the cowshed now .

  nick

Question is does it have a roof yet???

Jerry


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Frederic Testard on July 08, 2011, 09:51:12 AM
Great to see the builders. I think these were creatures coming from heaven or hell.
Awful to see mere humans are able to make such models... :)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on July 08, 2011, 11:52:31 AM
This'll wind you up , Frederic . Here is a selection of models by 4 members of this Forum .

  The lorry and blue loco are by Bernard Snoodyk ( Narrowgauger).

  The mobile crane ,Diorama base ,  mixer ,bits of road roller , skip wagon and white loco chassis behind skip are by Gordon .

  The white critter and black Holt compressor are by Barney.

  And the bits with vegetation are by moi .


  And by the way , Barney is not human . He is a mutant from outer space and only eats cheese and onion rolls .

  Nick 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jacq01 on July 08, 2011, 12:08:53 PM

   Nick,

   are you trying to set up a large scale exhibition ?
   Good start. When is the next one ?

  Jacq


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on July 08, 2011, 12:49:55 PM
"And by the way , Barney is not human . He is a mutant from outer space and only eats cheese and onion rolls "

Am beginning to think along similar lines as I have just found out just how many of the caterpillar/holt models ( all bar 2 being to 1/35 scale) he has built.................... 23 !!

I very much doubt if I have actually finished anywhere close to that number of models in my entire life.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on July 08, 2011, 01:55:07 PM
I love cheese and onion cobs and then cleanse the system with a pint of real ale.
The theory being - now think about this one " wipe the top of your cooker with any type of alcohol it really cleans it "
Barney
 PS .Am I in the right department ? you soon find out who your friends are after a cheese and onion cob and pint of alcohol.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on July 08, 2011, 05:45:30 PM
I love cheese and onion cobs and then cleanse the system with a pint of real ale.
The theory being - now think about this one " wipe the top of your cooker with any type of alcohol it really cleans it "
Barney
 PS .Am I in the right department ? you soon find out who your friends are after a cheese and onion cob and pint of alcohol.



  We only like you because we're after your Holts !

  Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Junior on July 09, 2011, 02:44:37 AM
That´s some excellent models by all of you guys! Is there a picture of what seems to be a quite large diorama in the background ????

Anders  ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on July 09, 2011, 04:40:25 AM
Hi Anders,

that one is Nick's ........... details in this thread
 http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=489.0


Title: Hop in: 1919
Post by: eTraxx on July 09, 2011, 04:57:12 AM
Shorpy - Hop In: 1919. As usual a great photo. I zoomed in .. love the name of the sign shop

http://www.shorpy.com/node/10771


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 10, 2011, 06:25:55 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thevintagecollective/4272238250/in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thevintagecollective/4272238250/in/photostream)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thevintagecollective/4272237470/in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thevintagecollective/4272237470/in/photostream/)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thevintagecollective/4271489905/in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thevintagecollective/4271489905/in/photostream)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thevintagecollective/4271487919/in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thevintagecollective/4271487919/in/photostream)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thevintagecollective/4272228936/in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thevintagecollective/4272228936/in/photostream)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on July 10, 2011, 09:41:22 PM
I've worked on a lot of tired houses in my time but......

Love the alley shot.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on July 11, 2011, 12:43:27 AM
Thanks Marc

photo '9905 "the alley" is already in my ....must model someday file, always thought some form of boxed diorama with forced perspective might work .

And photo '8936 will go in the same file


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on July 11, 2011, 07:07:11 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thevintagecollective/4272238250/in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thevintagecollective/4272238250/in/photostream)

Same photo on Shorpy and with Hi-Def link

http://www.shorpy.com/node/4361


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on July 12, 2011, 12:45:34 PM
Well, freshly returned from a (very) short trip to the north sea coast, I've another photo of the day (two respectively), especially for builders of dioramas like Anders and Frederic (scene has a touch of Dave's corner) and of course for anybody else interested or finding them useful ...  ;D ... showing a scene and equipment at the (small) dockyard of Buesum ...

Bild 11-0023
(http://www.feldbahnmodellbau.de/gallery/image.php?album_id=11&image_id=306)

Bild 11-0024
(http://www.feldbahnmodellbau.de/gallery/image.php?album_id=11&image_id=307)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 12, 2011, 01:24:08 PM
These are great Gerald. Would you happen to have any more or detail shots of these?

Thanks,

Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on July 12, 2011, 01:45:09 PM
These are great Gerald. Would you happen to have any more or detail shots of these?

... unfortunately not, as this was a kinda "drive by shooting" (with camera only  ;D) leaving the small town, but I'll take some more (detailed) shots next time being there ...  8)

Kind regards


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Krusty on July 13, 2011, 06:39:48 AM
Highly-engineered support for a boat being painted at the local marina.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Krusty on July 13, 2011, 06:41:35 AM
Remains of the winch and slipway where a local boatbuilder used to do his thang.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Frederic Testard on July 16, 2011, 05:38:57 PM
Kevin and Gerald, these pictures are outstanding. They would make great models.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on July 18, 2011, 01:19:17 AM
Narrow gauge EXPLOSIVES boxcar ... with spoked wheels for a "delicate" touch!  ;D

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=316724&nseq=8

Cheers,
Dallas


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on July 18, 2011, 02:05:54 PM
Freshly returned from another short trip to the theme park Tolk Schau (http://www.tolk-schau.de/) (website only available in German or Danish) I'd like to show one or two of the exhibits of the Feldbahnmuseum there, with almost only Feldbahn Dieselloks built by O&K and plenty of wagons ...

Especially for Marc a skip not only covered with patina but with moss as well ...  8) ...

Bild 10-1061
(http://www.feldbahnmodellbau.de/gallery/image.php?album_id=10&image_id=316)

... and another Feldbahn Diesellok, an early O&K ...

Bild 10-1063
(http://www.feldbahnmodellbau.de/gallery/image.php?album_id=10&image_id=318)

In case of interest more photos of more exhibits can be found on my website here *click* (http://www.feldbahnmodellbau.de/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=24&start=0)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on July 19, 2011, 01:20:00 PM
Now is a good time to be thinking about the white stuff.
http://www.flixxy.com/snow-vehicle-concept.htm

I suspect this will be included in Chuck's new book "The Compleat Fordson"


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 19, 2011, 04:00:13 PM
Something from one of my mags.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 19, 2011, 04:11:20 PM
" Step on it Reg, there's a lokie about to rear end us!"


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 19, 2011, 04:15:06 PM
No Fordson book would be complete without a fine Trackson bulldozer:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/petespics02/5868654584/in/set-72157626916386267

there are 3 or 4 more pics in his set. Very groovy.




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on July 19, 2011, 04:34:59 PM
Thanks Chuck that guy has some great machines in his photo

This one has got to be built by Mr Hamilton

http://www.flickr.com/photos/petespics02/5868560154/in/photostream/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on July 19, 2011, 05:33:44 PM
Marc,    The picture you posted with the truck & trailer.....hauling the thirty-ton locomative is COOL  ;) that would make one hell of a model on a logging layout.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 19, 2011, 07:42:21 PM
Awesome pic, Marc!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on July 20, 2011, 06:14:13 AM
Something from one of my mags.




And a Heisler, no less.   Nice photo and would make a great model as suggested.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on July 20, 2011, 06:53:03 AM
The World's First Caterpillar Track (1908)

see here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TGgLrS9Sfs&feature=relmfu).


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on July 24, 2011, 10:21:14 AM
 Tire Shop ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on July 24, 2011, 10:25:05 AM
another tire shop


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on July 24, 2011, 10:29:32 AM
When auto parts stores were Cool ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on July 24, 2011, 10:39:08 AM
Interesting small building


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 25, 2011, 03:11:32 PM
Nice ones Craig! I also remember Western Auto stores. I bought bike parts there as a kid.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on July 28, 2011, 08:01:18 AM
This is a great photo and reference source on Southern short line railroads.   Many more photos on the website.

http://www.taplines.net/ (http://www.taplines.net/)




Title: D.C.G. Store
Post by: eTraxx on July 31, 2011, 05:22:01 AM
Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "Food supplies, interior of D.G.S. store." One of several District Grocery Stores in the capital; there's a P Street address on the burlap sack. The White Rose brand seems especially well represented on these shelves.

One of the comments mentions familiar names .. Mueller's, Aunt Jemima, French's, Campbell's, Domino, Kraft, Lea & Perrins, Wheatena, Oxydol

http://www.shorpy.com/node/10917


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: michael mott on July 31, 2011, 10:42:28 AM
I thought the key in the door tied to the handle with a piece of string an interesting detail. One way of not letting the key get lost.

Michael


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on August 03, 2011, 12:53:05 PM
Shorpy - Keeler's 1908 (http://www.shorpy.com/node/10934)

Was fascinated by the fire-escape


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on August 05, 2011, 01:57:28 AM
(http://www.ecpad.fr/wp-content/gallery/train/SPA-100-M-2219.jpg)

Interesting asst. of WW1 60cm railway pix:
http://www.ecpad.fr/les-petits-trains-de-la-grande-guerre

(http://www.ecpad.fr/wp-content/gallery/train/SPA-41-BO-1925.jpg)

Especially like this little home-brewed "camp" or supply car ... very diverse selection in the group of photos.

Cheers,
Dallas


Title: Cockspur Island Lighthouse
Post by: eTraxx on August 05, 2011, 07:06:41 AM
I ran across this by accident. Oh boy .. would this make for a great lighthouse for a model or what! I mean .. it's ALREADY selectively compressed!

Cockspur Island Lighthouse (http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=324)

(http://www.lighthousefriends.com/cockspur_1_2005.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on August 05, 2011, 09:52:59 AM
That's a nice lighthouse.   Now I want to see someone model this home in Wanship, UT



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on August 06, 2011, 01:25:40 AM
Hey Dave --

That's a winner!  Kinda makes Anders' Swedish junkyard look a little too neat.  ;)

Also solves a problem that we run into in the larger scales ... don't have enough room for a building, a car and a wagon?  Heck, pile 'em all up!

Are there more photos of this little gem?
Dallas


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on August 06, 2011, 04:49:26 AM
That's a beautiful lighthouse. Wish they gave some overall dims to ease extrapolation into a drwg. Maybe HABS-HAR has drawings or notes.


M




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on August 06, 2011, 05:03:59 AM
Marc in the link it says ..

The second Cockspur Lighthouse was built of brick and exhibited a light from a fourth-order Fresnel lens. The forty-six-foot tower has a unique feature - it's eastern side is shaped like the prow of a ship to better withstand the force of high seas.

I guess that measurement is to the very top. I was looking at that and thinking .. dang .. that's brick .. and the darn thing is tapered. Might be possible to scribe the brick using a turntable or some such ..


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on August 06, 2011, 11:47:08 AM

Are there more photos of this little gem?
Dallas

Dallas, I got it from this site http://protophoto.com/subject.html?subject_id=494 (http://protophoto.com/subject.html?subject_id=494) but I didn't see any more of that one.
But there are some other good ones there in the gallery.

These are the same one on Flickr which may be the Pendleton Farm http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfullmerfoto/4105347486/in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfullmerfoto/4105347486/in/photostream/)

And here's another one with the whole car!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/78466927@N00/2935262031/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/78466927@N00/2935262031/)








Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 07, 2011, 10:28:10 PM
At first I thought the car body was built into the wall, but on closer inspection it appears more like that it's just mounted on the wall.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on August 09, 2011, 08:05:56 AM
Wow, they didn't just stop at junkin' it up all to heck ... they also added some really impressive rock castings in the backyard!  Thanks, Dave


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on August 09, 2011, 10:30:43 AM
This website was posted on the On30 conspiracy this morning.   Nice pictures of logging, oxen being used, trains and old timers.
http://oldphotoguy.com/ (http://oldphotoguy.com/)

Worth looking at.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on August 09, 2011, 12:49:08 PM
Shorpy - "Down to the River: 1910"

http://www.shorpy.com/node/10963

Ton of detail in the photo


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Rasputen on August 10, 2011, 08:23:51 AM
I wonder what is in those round wooden crates?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on August 10, 2011, 09:20:43 AM
I wonder what is in those round wooden crates?

They are cable drums ...... still find plenty of this type in use today


Title: Tangled T: 1924
Post by: eTraxx on August 12, 2011, 05:39:53 AM
Shorpy .. http://www.shorpy.com/node/10975

Check the steering wheel out. No seatbelts .. seems like someone had a mighty grip on that wheel when they hit ...

(http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/31627u.preview.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on August 12, 2011, 02:18:11 PM
Good shot of the underside of a truck .. looks brand new too.

Overturned: 1921

http://www.shorpy.com/node/10977

(http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/29920u.preview.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on August 12, 2011, 03:00:31 PM
Interesting how they have the exhaust piped right into the cab, I presume for heat in the Winter.   Would that pass the vehicle safety inspection? ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on August 12, 2011, 03:53:32 PM
(http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=760281&d=1253205419)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on August 12, 2011, 04:02:59 PM
Ummm......


(http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/attachments/global-auto-news/6971d1277317322-day-automotive-history-opel-rak-3.jpg)

Why does the phrase "I aim for the stars, but sometimes I hit London" come to mind...

(http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/attachments/global-auto-news/6973d1277317322-day-automotive-history-opel-rak-3b.jpg)

(http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/attachments/global-auto-news/6972d1277317322t-day-automotive-history-opel-rak-3a.jpg)

(http://www.modelfoxbrianza.it/GalloCollection/Opel/rak3_1.jpg)

(http://www.automania.be/files/Image/OPEL/Opel%20%20RAK%201%20%20RAK%202%20%20RAK%203/OpelRak3-42191a.jpg)

Think it got hot!?

(http://www.automania.be/files/Image/OPEL/Opel%20%20RAK%201%20%20RAK%202%20%20RAK%203/OpelRak3-11377a.jpg)

M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on August 12, 2011, 04:20:05 PM
This has Dr. Suess....or "gfadvance"....written all over it. ;D

(http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1274945&d=1300792660)


M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on August 12, 2011, 04:59:23 PM
This has Dr. Suess....or "gfadvance"....written all over it. ;D

M
For some reason (could have been beer) .. that photo just made me start laughing.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on August 13, 2011, 02:34:40 AM
It looks like the horn section in the big band I play with. -- ssuR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on August 13, 2011, 03:05:49 AM
OK Marc, guilty as charged ............ that one has been in the files for a while now.

Lots of potential fun modelling .......... maybe in a post modern MAK universe with these, before radar, devices ............. could change into a stealth technology to stop your detection system being targeted by anti-radar missiles.

 (http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee275/gfadvance/image005.jpg)

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee275/gfadvance/image002.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Philip Smith on August 13, 2011, 10:26:41 AM
Playing by ear or the Russians are coming..he he  :)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JohnP on August 13, 2011, 04:31:00 PM
I was going to comment on the sharp coupe in the alley behind the mini-junkyard, then I saw--rocket train sleds!--ginormous super-sousaphones!...earwax excavators!

Now to model these using only cardstock. (Nice weathered finish opportunity on the up-down paddle earwax excavator.)

John


Title: Cock Polishing Services ...
Post by: eTraxx on August 14, 2011, 06:30:44 AM
Since I know that Chester is always looking for inspiration ..



Title: Speeding
Post by: eTraxx on August 14, 2011, 06:33:40 AM
thought this funny as all get-out



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Philip Smith on August 14, 2011, 11:21:03 AM
that tis funny Ed!


This has Dr. Suess....or "gfadvance"....written all over it. ;D

(http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1274945&d=1300792660)


M

turd launcher!  


Title: Re: Cock Polishing Services ...
Post by: chester on August 15, 2011, 06:58:48 AM
Since I know that Chester is always looking for inspiration ..



Often thanks Ed, better not to look within for that kind of inspiration.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on August 15, 2011, 08:01:12 PM
Thought this was a cool little tractor attachment.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on August 16, 2011, 08:59:19 AM
Good one Chester, now when do you start the model?
Swift hams are HEAVY!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: pwranta193 on August 16, 2011, 12:04:38 PM
To quote my teen daughters: "OMG"... the Dr. Seuss Shogun-o-phones... coffee spittin' hilarity.  Talk about a caption contest...

"Now we are truly a Western style modern industrial nation!"


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on August 16, 2011, 12:44:58 PM
or "I wonder what Wagner would sound like though these"


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on August 20, 2011, 12:13:06 PM
I notice that there are four " trumpets/sound tubes per chassis ( which are more modern than the chassis to the right, as they have pneumatic tyres)
Perhaps the theory was slightly out of sinc vibrations, reinforcing each other
a sort of sonic destuction?

would it work like that?

the inventor might have thought so!!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 26, 2011, 11:35:22 PM
From Shorpy, here's a turntable for sightseeing automobiles, at the end of a dirt road on Pike's Peak:

(http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/4a26714a.preview.jpg)


Here's a link to the Shorpy page where I found it:

http://www.shorpy.com/node/10439 (http://www.shorpy.com/node/10439)




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on September 27, 2011, 01:51:51 AM
Something is wrong with the image, Ray. At least it was at 12.51 a.m. Tuesday, September 27.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on September 27, 2011, 03:30:11 AM
@Ray - now that's something you don't see every day .. or week .. or .... have to move that to my 'inspiration' folder.

Ha. Notice the car's got 'dualies'


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on September 28, 2011, 10:24:31 PM
or "I wonder what Wagner would sound like though these"
Probably not any better...  ;)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 30, 2011, 12:19:23 AM
This is a great view of the cab of a steam powered ditcher:

(http://www.donwinslow.net/images/Railroad/Historical/TT045.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on October 01, 2011, 08:34:40 AM
Another great shot from Shorpy for all the garage interior buffs... interior view of the R. L. Taylor Motor Co. in Washington, DC, ca. 1923.

(http://www.roughboy.net/imgs/RLTaylorMotorCo1923Sm.jpg)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on October 01, 2011, 10:28:46 AM
Both are great photos Ray and Paul.
Thanks
 8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on October 29, 2011, 01:07:49 PM
Ill have the 25.cent Steak Dinner and a 5.cent Coke  ;)    And how about the signs in the front window....and the Neon sign.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on October 30, 2011, 10:25:30 AM
Where was that diner located?   Nice photo.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on October 30, 2011, 11:20:56 AM
Here is a very nice little story made.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNRbocWYA5M (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNRbocWYA5M)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on October 30, 2011, 12:44:16 PM
Dave,    I do not know were the picture was taken?? 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on October 30, 2011, 12:47:55 PM
18 cent's a gallon  ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on October 30, 2011, 12:50:10 PM
Traveling in Style  ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: EZnKY on October 30, 2011, 04:52:09 PM
What's pulling the trailer?
Maybe a Hudson?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JohnP on November 04, 2011, 06:14:54 PM
From the looks of that trailer it should be a Mack. That thing is beautiful. We someday want a camper of some sort but I refuse to buy the cardboard boxes made today. So that is why I have surplus RV windows, door latches, etc in the basement for yet another "someday" project of a small trailer. Nice photo, thanks for posting.
John


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on November 04, 2011, 07:09:09 PM
Craig, that looks like it should be Lucy and Desi, popping out of that trailer.

Here's one for you John; took this pic at the museum the other day.

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/376568_1577814381262_1712727761_805760_941533168_n.jpg)



M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on November 04, 2011, 07:21:51 PM
Marc,     That was my first thought when i first seen the picture ;D {Lucy & Desi}  the museum trailer look's cool.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on November 06, 2011, 06:23:07 AM
South Street Seaport: 1901 (http://www.shorpy.com/node/11511)

Wonderful photo on Shorpy. Like many times .. countless details in the photo


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JohnP on November 10, 2011, 07:50:45 PM
Marc, that would look good behind the Beetle..if I had it chrome plated.

Ed, since this forum introduced me to Shorpy I always have an image on my work desktop and usually the other fellas have some interest. Another benefit of The Forum.

John


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on November 12, 2011, 04:59:20 PM
South African armored train used to transport ammunition.

(http://i51.tinypic.com/1688pxs.jpg)

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p78/sksvlad/SAtrain.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 12, 2011, 07:33:47 PM
Pretty weird looking armor. Looks like ropes on the front of the loco in the first pic. Bottom pic, looks like the engine is wrapped in chains.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on November 12, 2011, 11:51:43 PM
Rhodesia:

Erecting shops
(http://fatfox9.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/spring108.jpg?w=460&h=331)

"Cougar" converted for rail use (train protection) and inspection
(http://fatfox9.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/cougar.jpg?w=460&h=377)
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii170/vulcan2007/a74d6096.jpg?t=1214587410)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on November 13, 2011, 12:36:18 AM
Something for Virgil or Ken

(http://www.zentastic.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/gun-turret-truck-2.jpg)





Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on November 13, 2011, 06:53:00 PM
Old Tin sign

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6151/6262663821_f54bcc6c3b_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on November 14, 2011, 09:37:27 AM
That whatcha-ma-crawler thing is great! Looks like maybe an old crosley?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on November 14, 2011, 10:20:27 AM
is that a "mouse motor" trap ? ::) ::) ;D
MPH
Big fan or the "Rat Packer"


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on November 14, 2011, 10:22:23 AM
I was just going to say Thats a big ass mousetrap!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on November 14, 2011, 10:24:26 AM
Yea sure you were!  :P
MPH


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ken Hamilton on November 14, 2011, 11:16:40 AM
Something for Virgil or Ken
Definitely a "10" on the WTF Meter.
Love the mousetrap, too.
Thanks, Marc!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on November 14, 2011, 09:34:06 PM
Love the Beeser sign... think it particularly interesting that the designer obviously ran out of inspiration or skill when it came to the terrible font choice and lettering in the banner. Gives it something of a folk-art look.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: LLOYD on November 16, 2011, 12:19:30 PM
Howdy,

hightech frame for this railcar!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on November 16, 2011, 12:59:14 PM
Gives new meaning to "gas mechanical chain drive"! -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 16, 2011, 08:09:57 PM
Hey Gordon, this sweet little 2-2-0 from 1869 look right up your alley:

(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt7/tigerlillie06/His%20Stuff/1869thetrainthelocomoti-1.gif)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 17, 2011, 11:16:07 PM
Here's a couple interesting photos from Reed Point, MT:

(http://elizabethtool.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/p1090182.jpg)

(http://elizabethtool.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/p1090209.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: SandiaPaul on November 18, 2011, 05:37:08 AM
Cool old VW with great graphics:


http://bringatrailer.com/2011/11/17/mobile-lab-1955-vw-barn-door-bus/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on December 04, 2011, 09:21:24 PM
If you want to build O scale structures and Z scale big rigs, this might just be your scene ...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on December 04, 2011, 09:23:08 PM
Comfortable seating ... buy two and race them with your friends!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on December 04, 2011, 09:23:54 PM
Happy Holidogs!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on December 04, 2011, 10:58:05 PM
It's Little Oscar in the Wienermobile! -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on December 11, 2011, 02:39:46 PM
A model T railcar for the US Forest Service.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on December 11, 2011, 02:56:28 PM
What does he use the steering wheel for? -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Frederic Testard on December 11, 2011, 03:21:22 PM
Wasn't it used as a way to act the brakes?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: David King on December 11, 2011, 04:32:36 PM
The throttle is mounted to the steering wheel on a model T, as well as the spark retarder, (won't start without retarding the spark!).  It also looks like they may have kept it road worthy.  Looks like all it would take is a wheel swap to put it back on the road.

David


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 11, 2011, 08:40:06 PM
I wonder what railroad it was operating on?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on December 12, 2011, 08:45:28 AM
Uncle Russ, I thought you new everything there was to know about Model T's.   
The steering wheel is used when he comes to a curve, of course. ;D ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on December 12, 2011, 02:27:32 PM
I know that, Dave. I wanted to find out whether anyone else did! -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on December 12, 2011, 04:49:39 PM
The facade design is kind of dull, but the lettering has possibilities....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gallopping_geezer/6205818312/in/pool-ruraldecay


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on December 13, 2011, 07:15:44 AM
ooohhh aaaaahhhh!!!!
HDR!
I love it!
-Mj


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JohnP on December 13, 2011, 08:27:29 PM
Here are early railroad photos from the civil war: http://www.csa-railroads.com/index.htm (http://www.csa-railroads.com/index.htm). It is an indexed site so click on Images then in his first paragraph Go here for the photographs. He stated it is all from the Library of Congress, which means perhaps you have seen one or two before, but judging from the rest of his information he must have scoured his source clean for any and all relevant photos.

Some interesting early railroad stuff there, plus fuel for thought if one is so inclined.

John


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on December 19, 2011, 08:44:27 AM
When I was younger and much stupider I used to smoke. I would go outside in the Winter for that puff .. but .. I doubt I was EVER this nutz. The Mare light house in France.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 19, 2011, 10:16:43 AM
Here's the complete sequence of photos...

http://youtu.be/fapXUqagiFQ (http://youtu.be/fapXUqagiFQ)




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on December 19, 2011, 02:35:11 PM
Ray, that's some fantastic footage. Quite impressed with whoever engineered and built that thing


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 19, 2011, 03:18:28 PM
Here is some more awe inspiring images of other french lighthouses in a storm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=m7RSryuJAwE

I don't think this is a job I would want to do more than once.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on December 29, 2011, 04:40:22 PM
 ???


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on December 29, 2011, 04:43:37 PM
 Pic...for the Motorcycle Nut's ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on December 29, 2011, 04:46:53 PM
more Motorcycles ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on December 29, 2011, 04:49:36 PM
A few more.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JohnP on December 29, 2011, 09:14:17 PM
Why is it people can look cool sitting on a motorcycle, even from 1900 with a cap and tie? And check out the last guys Darth Vader gloves with the heavy duty gantlet.
John


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 29, 2011, 09:14:53 PM
Wow, that "trophy" makes the "Christmas Story" leg-lamp look tasteful and sophisticated by comparison!



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on December 29, 2011, 09:17:44 PM
Love the motorcycle photos Craig, thanks for posting. As for the Stuffed Girls Heads, I could make several uncharitable comments about ex-girlfriends, but this is a public forum. One thing for certain, $2.98 doesn't go nearly as far as it used to...  ::)

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on December 30, 2011, 09:16:40 AM
It appears the first four MC photos are from England as the sidecars are on the "wrong" side.   Nice photos though.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on December 30, 2011, 10:16:42 AM
Paul,    The stuffed girl Heads ad.....well ill leave that one alone  ::)   Dave,   I thought the 4 motorcycle Pic's were from across the Pond.....?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on December 30, 2011, 11:00:34 AM
Thought this was .. a 'wow' moment
http://www.flickr.com/photos/osucommons/3226141239/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 30, 2011, 11:48:31 AM
Wow indeed! Very cool bridge too. They also have a pic of the first train crossing the completed bridge.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on December 30, 2011, 02:29:17 PM
Took a bit to find it http://oregondigital.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/gwilliams&CISOPTR=548&CISOBOX=1&REC=1 (http://oregondigital.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/gwilliams&CISOPTR=548&CISOBOX=1&REC=1)
Nice shot


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 01, 2012, 09:37:13 PM
I found a site that has a lot of great, historical photos of mines in Nevada. Here's one from the town of Rawhide. Note how the little hotel is surrounded by mines:

(http://www.miningartifacts.org/Rawhide__NV_1915.jpg)

Here are two shots of the Mohawk Mine in Goldfield, NV. The trains are the Tonopah Goldfield RR:

(http://www.miningartifacts.org/Mohawk_Mine_-_Goldfield__NV_6.jpg)

(http://www.miningartifacts.org/Mohawk_Mine_-_Goldfield__NV_5.jpg)

Here's a shot of two steam-powered "Keystone Driller" rigs in action at the big copper mine near Ely, NV:

(http://www.miningartifacts.org/Drilling_at_Copper_Flat_-_Ely__NV.jpg)

You can see the rest here:   http://www.miningartifacts.org/Nevada-Mines.html (http://www.miningartifacts.org/Nevada-Mines.html)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 18, 2012, 12:43:25 AM
Here's a, um, interesting... vehicle in Bisbee, AZ:

(http://www.ghosttowngallery.com/ghostsariz/bisbee1085-053.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 20, 2012, 05:07:20 AM
Calicut, India; 1909

(http://i31.tinypic.com/wrxouf.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on January 31, 2012, 04:27:20 PM
Sun-Catcher: 1906

What a marvelous marvelous photo .. at least for the individuals that post to this forum.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/12321



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: greenie on February 01, 2012, 04:29:06 AM
Not sure if this has been posted before, but here goes.

regards  greenie


http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2010/07/26/captured-america-in-color-from-1939-1943/2363/#.TyGldIdMXG8.email


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JESTER on February 01, 2012, 12:53:52 PM
Wow, those are some great pics!! I love the B-25 Bomber pic!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 02, 2012, 01:55:44 AM
Ever see a golden locomotive?
 
(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_cbq5632.jpg)
 
This loco was painted with temporary gold paint for a centennial excursion in 1964.
 
 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on February 02, 2012, 03:36:04 AM
Wrong. It's a Tenshodo brass import! -- ssuR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 02, 2012, 11:18:08 AM
LOL!

Another striking feature of this loco is the unusually long smokebox.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on February 04, 2012, 04:56:50 PM
Here's a photo I took last summer at the Antique power museum.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7003/6809884657_3fc45939ea_b.jpg)

Here's a link to the museum.

http://www.richardericksonfoundation.org/photoGallery.htm

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JESTER on February 06, 2012, 03:11:42 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3546/5752231948_5639f71646_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42353480@N02/)

and many more: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42353480@N02/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on February 06, 2012, 03:36:38 PM
Hey look ! it’s the Brady Bunch house!   :o
Where’s Bobby and Jan ? ::)
MPH


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JESTER on February 06, 2012, 11:29:10 PM
Hey look ! it’s the Brady Bunch house!   :o
Where’s Bobby and Jan ? ::)
MPH




You must be wearing Cousin Oliver's glasses!! Totally different design!!  :D

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_bkFIPLIOGL8/SkT4gyOzTJI/AAAAAAAAhfc/9-YKXiyXOUo/s1600/Brady+Bunch+house.jpg)




Title: U-boot diesel
Post by: pwranta193 on February 08, 2012, 01:54:01 PM
http://fotos.cconin.de/maschinen/index.htm

Yet another item for my infinitely large garage of things I need to own  ;D.  Found while working on my factory diesel engine project  ;D  Now if I could just find some plans or blue prints, I'd be set...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Rail and Tie on February 18, 2012, 08:26:29 PM
Here are some photos I took in Cuba last week!  Some interesting project material??

D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Rail and Tie on February 18, 2012, 08:29:40 PM
...and the other "trains"

...currently still in use too!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Rail and Tie on February 18, 2012, 08:34:22 PM
...and just two more ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JESTER on February 18, 2012, 09:40:20 PM
Thanks for the picks! I'm digging that train!


Here are some photos I took in Cuba last week!  Some interesting project material??

D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 18, 2012, 10:31:34 PM
Cool pics! There's a lot of interesting equipment in Cuba, and it's one of the few places where everything is as heavily weathered as a NG convention contest model!   :)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Les on February 23, 2012, 09:13:37 PM
We have one of those Californian Bungalows in Christchurch called "Los Angeles"
Les


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on February 24, 2012, 06:03:15 AM
...and just two more ;D

doesn't inspire confidence in the maintenance programme does it

" Bridge No. 3?"    ???

we're not sure   ;D  ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Rail and Tie on February 24, 2012, 12:05:18 PM
...and just two more ;D

doesn't inspire confidence in the maintenance programme does it

" Bridge No. 3?"    ???

we're not sure   ;D  ;D

Here is Bridge 3. Sorry for the quality as it is a video capture as we were doing video while going over this bridge. Note the logs used for replacement ties!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on February 24, 2012, 02:38:25 PM
That is a great bridge!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on February 24, 2012, 04:56:47 PM
Cool combo ... narrow gauge ... rough-cut ties ... steel bridge.  They overdid it a bit on the rust and chipping.  So it goes.  -- Dallas


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on February 24, 2012, 10:49:06 PM
Mark's new ride  ;D... a three-speed quadricycle. Front axle pivots vertically to negotiate irregularities in trackwork. Rebuilt in 2006 by Richard Morris in Blaenau Ffestiniog. The bulb horn and rear beer cooler (?) are nice touches though you need to do something about those pedals and that fat-ass saddle  ;)... Picture from Rail Machines Ltd. via the Minimum Gauge Forum.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Les on February 28, 2012, 05:06:28 PM
This sign that reappeared after around 100 years but now has vanished for ever
Les


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 28, 2012, 05:23:35 PM
Mark's new ride  ;D... a three-speed quadricycle. Front axle pivots vertically to negotiate irregularities in trackwork. Rebuilt in 2006 by Richard Morris in Blaenau Ffestiniog. The bulb horn and rear beer cooler (?) are nice touches though you need to do something about those pedals and that fat-ass saddle  ;)... Picture from Rail Machines Ltd. via the Minimum Gauge Forum.

Paul

As is, its way too recumbent...definitely needs a nice carbon/titanium saddle, then need to raise it above the bars, and add some clip-in's (reflectors wont do you any good on a rail line...they're just added weight), and with those kind of grips, you really need the streamers coming out the ends. Beer cooler needs to be raised up behind the seat...too far down to fumble around in while trying to keep a good cadence or doing a pace-line.  ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 28, 2012, 05:25:22 PM
...and just two more ;D

doesn't inspire confidence in the maintenance programme does it

" Bridge No. 3?"    ???

we're not sure   ;D  ;D

Here is Bridge 3. Sorry for the quality as it is a video capture as we were doing video while going over this bridge. Note the logs used for replacement ties!

Awesome bridge. Thanks for sharing this.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 1-32 on February 28, 2012, 08:30:36 PM
nice bike but it needs a few things
1-23 gears
2-battery asisted drive
3-frount wheel suspension
4-frount and back warning lights
and a bloody big person to push it up hills
cheers


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 28, 2012, 08:38:21 PM
The wheels on that rail bike look way too small. Seems like you'd have to peddle like mad to get any decent speed with such small wheels.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on February 28, 2012, 10:11:36 PM
As is, its way too recumbent...definitely needs a nice carbon/titanium saddle, then need to raise it above the bars, and add some clip-in's (reflectors wont do you any good on a rail line...they're just added weight), and with those kind of grips, you really need the streamers coming out the ends. Beer cooler needs to be raised up behind the seat...too far down to fumble around in while trying to keep a good cadence or doing a pace-line.  ;D

Yep, and add a set of Cinelli bars, put on a much larger front sprocket, get rid of the gear train and you'll have a fixie track bike...  :P

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day - a levitating locomotive ...
Post by: mad gerald on March 01, 2012, 08:06:45 AM
... don't know if THIS had been mentioned before?

A levitating locomotive, developed by Japanese scientists:

http://thecomingcrisis.blogspot.com/2011/05/levitating-locomotive-developed-by.html (http://thecomingcrisis.blogspot.com/2011/05/levitating-locomotive-developed-by.html)

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/05/13/article-0-0C09920500000578-464_634x419.jpg (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/05/13/article-0-0C09920500000578-464_634x419.jpg)

... wonder if anybody could afford the space needed for a modell layout ...  ::)

Cheers



 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: pwranta193 on March 01, 2012, 02:44:59 PM
Primary design flaw of the rail bike:  No spokes for the attachment of playing cards.  There is also a lack of "go faster" handle bar streamers.

Fail.


Title: Marquette: 1908
Post by: eTraxx on March 05, 2012, 06:35:19 AM
This link was posted on one of the Yahoo forums. It's two 8x10 glass negatives of Marquette, Michigan, circa 1908. Man. What a delight

Shorpy: More Marquette: 1908 (http://www.shorpy.com/node/12493)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 05, 2012, 05:57:49 PM
That Marquette panorama is terrific, so many things to see in it! The freight cars visible in the upper left, for instance... some wooden hoppers, and some rather small boxcars plus a larger boxcar.

Many of the buildings in this photo would make great models, or reference for detailing.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on March 06, 2012, 02:38:10 PM
That Marquette panorama is terrific, so many things to see in it! The freight cars visible in the upper left, for instance... some wooden hoppers, and some rather small boxcars plus a larger boxcar.

Many of the buildings in this photo would make great models, or reference for detailing.


I was fascinated by the  shingle roof bottom left. looks like kids been skipping about all over it, Not that I did much of that when a boy, what also took my eye was the tram track stopping dead at the bottom end of the main street no stops to the rail


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on March 17, 2012, 05:03:45 AM
This is definitely a scene/build I will have to do at some point  ;D



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on March 17, 2012, 06:54:10 AM
Kool!
May be using Unc's head? (a model thereof)
-marty


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on March 17, 2012, 11:50:12 AM
He: “Hey you want to come up to my place?,………………………” ::)
She: I,……………………don’t know,…………..? :-[
He: I’ve got Stalin’s Head on a cart!
 ;D ;D ;D
MPH


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on March 17, 2012, 12:00:44 PM
It appears to me that Stalin's getting the boot...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 25, 2012, 07:53:04 AM
Here's a great pic of some old signs on a brick wall in Virginia City, NV:

(http://roadwrites.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/virgcity29a.jpg)

(Great textures, too!)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on March 25, 2012, 09:25:58 AM
Ray,   WOW......thats a nice picture.  Its a gold mine....on colors.... showing how metal.. brick.. and wood age.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on March 27, 2012, 01:39:15 AM
Whole bunch of vintage machinery photos from Pittsburgh area, 1905-1925:

http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/i/image/image-idx?q1=MSP+210&rgn1=hpichswp_ci&type=boolean&med=1&view=thumbnail&cc=hpichswp

Have fun!
Dallas


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on March 27, 2012, 02:26:54 AM
Great pic Ray. Thanks!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NE Brownstone on March 28, 2012, 09:16:20 AM
Whole bunch of vintage machinery photos from Pittsburgh area, 1905-1925:

http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/i/image/image-idx?q1=MSP+210&rgn1=hpichswp_ci&type=boolean&med=1&view=thumbnail&cc=hpichswp

Have fun!
Dallas

Is this where we vote on Marty's next machine tool build.  I kind of like this one, but in 1/16" scale it might take up his workbench.  

http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/i/image/image-idx?rgn1=hpichswp_ci;med=1;q1=MSP%20210;size=20;c=hpichswp;back=back1332947491;subview=detail;resnum=20;view=entry;lastview=thumbnail;cc=hpichswp;entryid=x-msp210.b003.i05;viewid=MEST1365.TIF (http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/i/image/image-idx?rgn1=hpichswp_ci;med=1;q1=MSP%20210;size=20;c=hpichswp;back=back1332947491;subview=detail;resnum=20;view=entry;lastview=thumbnail;cc=hpichswp;entryid=x-msp210.b003.i05;viewid=MEST1365.TIF)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: TRAINS1941 on March 28, 2012, 10:35:28 AM
Nothing to it for Marty!!!! ;D

Jerry


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on March 28, 2012, 10:40:04 AM
LMAO!!!
I actually looked at that image!
I'd need a sponsor for just the raw materials!
And I think I'd need a bigger mill!

Marty


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on March 28, 2012, 03:40:15 PM
Or just put a 1/35 figure next to the one you have already built.  ;D :P


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on March 30, 2012, 10:42:41 PM
Here's a photo of a cool Dodge rail-truck.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dashtravels/5434443391/in/pool-917749@N21/

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 30, 2012, 11:45:25 PM
I'll see your Dodge railcar and raise you two.  :)  These 1929 Dodge railcars once ran on the Bullfrog Goldfield RR and are currently on display in Goldfield, NV:

(http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Goldfield_Rail_Artifacts_files/Media/4961_19GFCoach/4961_19GFCoach.jpg)


(http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Goldfield_Rail_Artifacts_files/Media/4961_22GFRailcar/4961_22GFRailcar.jpg)


(http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Goldfield_Rail_Artifacts_files/Media/4961_21GFRailcar/4961_21GFRailcar.jpg)




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Krusty on April 12, 2012, 06:51:59 AM
I've been amusing myself lately scanning some of the negatives I shot as a spotty yoof and never got around to printing at the time. Among them was this photo of the interesting bit of a Heisler lokey. I think the sheet metal thing behind used to be the bunker on a Climax.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 12, 2012, 10:09:57 PM
Cool. Where did you come across those loco parts?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Krusty on April 13, 2012, 05:29:12 AM
Ray

A museum I was working at at the time acquired the engine as a spare for their Heisler.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on April 14, 2012, 01:44:17 PM
This was posted on the AFV News forum in a topic about women at war ... labeled "Terrain modellers for RAF, 1943"

http://www.afv-news.com/afvforum/the-pub/military-women/page-3/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on April 22, 2012, 08:11:00 PM
I was in Chester SC yesterday and found this Sinclair fuel tank. I was like .. WOW!! The support is relatively delicate .. I suppose that's because gasoline is lighter then oil. Anyone know what the 'HC' stands for?

(http://images16.fotki.com/v377/photos/2/1709102/10211294/Image4-vi.jpg)

(http://images17.fotki.com/v308/photos/2/1709102/10211294/Image5-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on April 22, 2012, 08:41:09 PM
Ed,   I believe the HC stands for High Compression ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 22, 2012, 10:34:39 PM
Google to the rescue! HC stands for "Houston Concentrate", according to this site:

http://jakesgeneralstore.com/product/all-signs/sinclair-h-c-gasoline (http://jakesgeneralstore.com/product/all-signs/sinclair-h-c-gasoline)




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on April 23, 2012, 05:32:48 AM
Wow again. That makes the tank older then I thought then.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on April 25, 2012, 09:17:15 AM
This is interesting ..



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on April 30, 2012, 08:55:19 AM
Curious ..



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on May 01, 2012, 06:25:25 AM
G'day all,

was at the Museum für Arbeit (http://www.museum-der-arbeit.de/home.php) (Museum of Work) today, taking some photos of a clamshell supporting Frithjof's project and came across this piece of an old barge ... and found it too most photogenic - liked especially the various shades of rust ...

(http://www.de.feldbahnmodellbau.de/wp-content/gallery/07-07-blog/07-07-0001-barge-museum-der-arbeit-p1040271.jpg)

Cheers


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on May 02, 2012, 07:15:03 AM
Curious ..



Saw a lot of motorized wheel barrows doing commercial pool work back in the 60's. They were mostly full yard cap. instead of the 1/3 yard piece you show. Very awkward full of conc.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on May 02, 2012, 09:56:15 PM
Curious ..



I've heard of "Ape Hangers" and "Monkey Bars" on motorcycles....but that is one awkward strech and grip when you're sitting in the bucket/bin.

That must leave two awesome spark trails as it scoots down the road.


Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on May 02, 2012, 10:20:52 PM
I figure it's only a matter of time before there's a racing league for motorized wheel barrows... probably a division of NASCAR. Get a bunch of rednecks in roller blades driving the things. They could get sponsors like Scott's Turf Builder, John Deere and various fertilizer or manure companies -  "Proudly sponsored by Bubba's Manure Spreaders because frankly, we give a sh*t", "Manure Happens"... that sort of thing. Could even tie it in with the 2012 North American Manure Expo...

Paul -> returning to the corner ->


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on May 03, 2012, 06:08:10 AM
Famous last words;
"Ya'll watch this!"
-mj


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on May 03, 2012, 07:19:24 AM
Bikini girls on roller blades racing powered wheel barrows .... tonight on pay-per-view!

It's the new roller derby.  ;)


Title: Boynton Bicycle Locomotive
Post by: Terry Harper on May 03, 2012, 02:39:47 PM

The locomotive was built by the Portland Company here in Portland, ME. The Maine Historical Society has a lot of the companies record, drawings etc. It would be interesting to
see if they have any drawings etc. of it.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-KZjJqRvsSyI/T6LrSaWeNlI/AAAAAAAAA2o/Jg2-DzuALOs/s593/mono-1.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-o-3WgarLViU/T6Lq28HgX0I/AAAAAAAAA2U/0ZXW-dyvPHQ/s800/BBicycleLoco2ndVIEWCs.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-U_p79dOMoGQ/T6Lq2pybKjI/AAAAAAAAA2M/AB_ydHfOQ8E/s625/mono-21.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 03, 2012, 03:12:48 PM
That's really funky. I wonder what the advantage it was supposed to have over regular rail transport?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on May 03, 2012, 04:27:59 PM
Very interesting and funky. I wonder though if it has the same coming off the rails, or getting "wedged" that cheap sliding closet doors have? ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Terry Harper on May 03, 2012, 05:13:40 PM

Here are links to some of Eben Moody Boynton's patents. There are many more!


http://www.google.com/patents/US359008?printsec=drawing&dq=boynton+bicycle+locomotive&ei=pxCjT5yfAen00gGem_0m#v=onepage&q=boynton%20bicycle%20locomotive&f=false (http://www.google.com/patents/US359008?printsec=drawing&dq=boynton+bicycle+locomotive&ei=pxCjT5yfAen00gGem_0m#v=onepage&q=boynton%20bicycle%20locomotive&f=false)

http://www.google.com/patents/US409006?printsec=drawing&dq=boynton+bicycle&ei=bw-jT_O8LqbL0QHl6PgJ#v=onepage&q=boynton%20bicycle&f=false (http://www.google.com/patents/US409006?printsec=drawing&dq=boynton+bicycle&ei=bw-jT_O8LqbL0QHl6PgJ#v=onepage&q=boynton%20bicycle&f=false)

http://www.google.com/patents/US457105?printsec=drawing&dq=boynton+bicycle&ei=bw-jT_O8LqbL0QHl6PgJ#v=onepage&q=boynton%20bicycle&f=false (http://www.google.com/patents/US457105?printsec=drawing&dq=boynton+bicycle&ei=bw-jT_O8LqbL0QHl6PgJ#v=onepage&q=boynton%20bicycle&f=false)

http://www.google.com/patents?id=bTBCAAAAEBAJ&pg=PA1&dq=boynton+bicycle&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=1#v=onepage&q=boynton%20bicycle&f=false (http://www.google.com/patents?id=bTBCAAAAEBAJ&pg=PA1&dq=boynton+bicycle&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=1#v=onepage&q=boynton%20bicycle&f=false)

Can you say steam punk?



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 03, 2012, 10:37:13 PM
Looking at the photos above, it appears that the boiler must have some kind of slot in the bottom to accommodate the tall, single drive wheel!



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Terry Harper on May 04, 2012, 05:16:20 AM
The cab is a two story affair. Engineer on upper deck - fireman below


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Terry Harper on May 04, 2012, 05:22:25 AM

Doodle bug made from a 1929 Franklin....imagine it with stub exhaust and six carbs....

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--yD_hTEV7Gw/T5nA4TmDKEI/AAAAAAAAA0Y/ApAUQjejNYw/s1024/100_3964.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-F0OIWnv-l7w/T5nA4e3rRrI/AAAAAAAAA0g/wMK0WCAA62g/s1024/100_3962.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dDfCzcyOWuk/T5nA4Lb0rjI/AAAAAAAAA0c/_3f6QSdo4MI/s1024/100_3963.JPG)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on May 04, 2012, 12:05:37 PM
I don't think I have ever seen individual valve covers on a non diesel engine? pretty cool
MPH


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on May 04, 2012, 03:58:17 PM
I like the old trucks in the background :) I could use one of them right now for YARD-ART


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Terry Harper on May 04, 2012, 05:01:33 PM
Franklin pioneered air cooled engines. There is supposed to be a big domed shroud over the top of the cylinders which ducts air
from the blower down at the front of the block.

It and all the trucks in the background are for sale - the owner wants scrap value for the Franklin


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on May 04, 2012, 05:41:36 PM
I don't think I have ever seen individual valve covers on a non diesel engine? pretty cool
MPH

The early Caterpillar (Holt-Best) gas engine models were built this way.  Especially easy to see
on the Model 60 Cat or Best.

Rick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on May 04, 2012, 08:48:59 PM

 the owner wants scrap value for the Franklin

Be worth it just to get that steering wheel.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 04, 2012, 08:50:06 PM
It and all the trucks in the background are for sale - the owner wants scrap value for the Franklin

Cool trucks! I hope they find a good home. I'd buy 'em myself if I had a pile of money and a place to put them!



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on May 05, 2012, 12:44:23 AM
Great pic but I to love the trucks in the background.

Terry any chance of a few more pics of those trucks, especially like the fact that the door is open on that first one so lots of detail that you don't normally see.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on May 06, 2012, 04:43:27 PM
In case you build a tractor, and then decide you want a road roller.  ;D

(http://www.fergusonclub.com/gallery/Album/Paul%20Rackham's%20Ferguson%20Collection/slides/Road%20Roller.JPG)


M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Les on May 06, 2012, 05:54:28 PM
This is the same but in a used state from under the hedge


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Les on May 08, 2012, 10:36:04 PM
This is a photo of a bulldozer taken at a vintage machinery show. I did not get a name of the vehicle as I was interested in the finishes
Les


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Les on May 08, 2012, 10:37:06 PM
And the other end
Les


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: narrowgauger on May 08, 2012, 10:48:07 PM
the crawler in the last 2 shots is a much modified "Lanz" diesel.

brute of a thing requiring a blow torch to start it, but once running amost impossible to stall

have fun

Bernard


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 08, 2012, 10:56:05 PM
Sure is an odd looking thing. I wonder what all the stuff at the rear is for?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on May 09, 2012, 12:00:50 AM
Les,

What a cool machine. Thanks for posting. Have promptly saved them to my files...probably need to get on building one, before the Ferguson does and once again squashes my hopes and dreams of basking in the limelight.

M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on May 09, 2012, 07:55:00 AM
Sure is an odd looking thing. I wonder what all the stuff at the rear is for?

Ray,

That is a two drum two Fairlead winch.  The Fairleads swivel to align the cables with the direction of pull.

This is the same winch system that I modeled on the back of my Cat 60's a couple years ago.

Rick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Krusty on May 10, 2012, 06:09:26 AM
Quote
the crawler in the last 2 shots is a much modified "Lanz" diesel.

Are you sure? It looks very much like a Fowler VF to me. The Lanz crawlers had somewhat simpler-looking running gear and a squarer body (but both were single-cylinder machines). Plus Models do quite a nice 1:35 kit for the Lanz, but the only Fowler I've seen was a somewhat basic (and expensive) limited run product for the die-cast toy collector market.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: billmart on May 10, 2012, 06:16:16 AM
I agree with Krusty.  I think it's a Fowler.

Bill Martinsen


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on May 10, 2012, 06:43:11 AM
Was trying to keep out of this thread as any comment from me would encourage young Mr Marc ;D

But I agree its a Fowler VF

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee275/gfadvance/FowlerVFi.jpg)

Just happened to have some info/pics in the file ................. do not read anything into that Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on May 10, 2012, 11:38:17 AM
 Here is a small piece I just found . Hopefully it will clarify any confusion :
 
  "Stock photos of Field Marshall tractors. In an early example of reverse engineering, the Marshall company, famous for their traction engines and boilers, produced these obviously Lanz-based designs after Lanz denied them a licence to manufacture their tractors. The first design, the 15/30 Model E, appeared in 1930. Called Field Marshall to distinguish them from the company's roading machines, the post-war series I, II and III were produced from 1945 until 1957 and are now popular with collectors. Tracked versions of the Marshall design were initially produced under the Fowler brands, but later tracked models, mostly produced after the Field Marshall name had disappeared, were know as Track Marshalls."

  Plus two photos . First a Fowler . Second a Marshall .

  So I think we are all right . Sort of .

 Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on May 10, 2012, 12:03:23 PM
Similar sheet metal certainly but there are some differences in the drive train.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on May 10, 2012, 03:31:40 PM
Here is a small piece I just found . Hopefully it will clarify any confusion :
 
  "Stock photos of Field Marshall tractors. In an early example of reverse engineering, the Marshall company, famous for their traction engines and boilers, produced these obviously Lanz-based designs after Lanz denied them a licence to manufacture their tractors. The first design, the 15/30 Model E, appeared in 1930. Called Field Marshall to distinguish them from the company's roading machines, the post-war series I, II and III were produced from 1945 until 1957 and are now popular with collectors. Tracked versions of the Marshall design were initially produced under the Fowler brands, but later tracked models, mostly produced after the Field Marshall name had disappeared, were know as Track Marshalls."
  Plus two photos . First a Fowler . Second a Marshall .
  So I think we are all right . Sort of .
 Nick

 from  my boyhood, vague memories of that Iconic & distinct Field Marshall chimney/exhaust 

(so patiently waits till maybe someone points out that others used that shape chimney/ exhaust !!!!)

even more vague, did it also have a distinct exhaust beat?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on May 10, 2012, 05:26:31 PM
Similar sheet metal certainly but there are some differences in the drive train.

  To which photos are you referring ?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on May 11, 2012, 07:25:39 AM
Picture taken today
bottom 3 foot of trunk
& close up
this tree has been "hollow" like this for at least the last 30 years


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on May 11, 2012, 07:30:25 AM
Further up

Strange, on the weather side of the tree all the bark is solid & healthy, the hollow parts are all on the lee side.

 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on May 11, 2012, 08:54:52 AM
Interesting.........
Bet some of that would make for some interesting turnings; bowls etc,....
-Marty


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on May 11, 2012, 12:28:57 PM
Interesting.........
Bet some of that would make for some interesting turnings; bowls etc,....
-Marty
Marty, my wife recons from talking to neigbours, that the tree is knocking 100 years old
its an  Bramley apple


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on May 13, 2012, 03:12:53 PM
Well if it ever dies send me a chunk and I will make you a bowl, plate or candlesticks.
marty


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on May 13, 2012, 03:59:44 PM
Just wanted to sometimes a road roller of the present epoch IIIa, that is in my home situated in the vicinity.

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/6470/13P1050405.JPG)
Kaelble 8W of 1954


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on May 13, 2012, 08:03:49 PM
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Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on May 14, 2012, 03:36:34 AM
Well if it ever dies send me a chunk and I will make you a bowl, plate or candlesticks.
marty


Thats very kind of you Marty, but would Homeland Security let it in?  :(


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on May 14, 2012, 06:07:17 AM
Quote
Quote from: lab-dad on May 13, 2012, 03:12:53 PM
Well if it ever dies send me a chunk and I will make you a bowl, plate or candlesticks.
marty

Thats very kind of you Marty, but would Homeland Security let it in?  Sad

You should see the stuff NickO and I have sent back and forth! ;D

Name with held to evade DHS


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on May 15, 2012, 02:20:11 AM
A dio right up Russ's alley.

Built by a japanese modeler.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on May 15, 2012, 06:04:01 AM
Awesome!
Got a link Marc?
-Mj
I think I recognize some of those girls!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on May 15, 2012, 10:42:14 AM
Some of those girls have been linked here before, but not with their kitties showing.  8)

English version of Aurora Models web site in Japan:
http://aurora-model.jp/e-index.html

Aurora Model ebay store:
http://stores.ebay.com/aurora-model?_trksid=p4340.l2563

Note:  I've ordered from their ebay store, because the shipping made it work out cheaper than going thru the web site.  Package did come from Aurora in Japan (not a knock-off from somewhere else).  ;)

Cheers,
Dallas


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Wesleybeks on May 17, 2012, 07:04:40 AM
Hey guys

Snapped these at one of my suppliers warehouses yesterday. Recieved a few "what is that weird guy doing" stares when i took my camera out and started taking pics of this. LOL ;D ;D

(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j453/wesleybeks/Modelers%20social%20forum/IMG_0966.jpg)

(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j453/wesleybeks/Modelers%20social%20forum/IMG_0965.jpg)

(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j453/wesleybeks/Modelers%20social%20forum/IMG_0969.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on May 17, 2012, 07:51:50 AM
I have just the place for that!
Thanks!!!!!!!
-Marty


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on May 17, 2012, 07:54:54 AM
...
English version of Aurora Models web site in Japan:
http://aurora-model.jp/e-index.html
...
... is the above mentioned company the same company (or sucessor) of that company called Aurora which offered these monster model kits a long time ago ... ?
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_G-008K9L0s0/TPvk4h1AffI/AAAAAAAAGl8/7rUq62k0VpE/s1600/81536_204067_1.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_G-008K9L0s0/TPvk4h1AffI/AAAAAAAAGl8/7rUq62k0VpE/s1600/81536_204067_1.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on May 17, 2012, 10:39:04 AM
Gerald -- No.  "Aurora" was a Greek goddess and that name has been used for cities, businesses, etc., etc. for many years.  I think that the Aurora outfit that made those monster toys you linked may have been the same one that marked some of the old Mini-Trix model railroad items.  -- Dallas


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on May 17, 2012, 11:14:14 AM
... No.  "Aurora" was a Greek goddess ...
... don't want to nitpick, but actually she was roman goddes (of dawn) ...  ;D ... in greek mythology she was named Eos ...

... I think that the Aurora outfit that made those monster toys you linked may have been the same one that marked some of the old Mini-Trix model railroad items ...
...I had completly forgotten this area of modelling and suddenly - reading Aurora - it came to my mind again ... just thought there could be a connection: first offering airplanes, then monster kits, kits of people of different nationality ... and today a large variety of "common" figures ...
The Aurora Plastics Copr. offering the monster model kits was of american origin (Google told me just): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_Plastics_Corporation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_Plastics_Corporation)

Cheers



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Les on May 22, 2012, 08:49:23 PM
I attach a late 1800 signage exposed to the light.
This has been sandwiched between between buildings
Les


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on May 23, 2012, 07:38:41 AM
... No.  "Aurora" was a Greek goddess ...
... don't want to nitpick, but actually she was roman goddes (of dawn) ...  ;D ... in greek mythology she was named Eos ...

Thanks!  It's nice that you older fellows who were actually there will help some of us younger guys sort out what we tried to learn in school.  ;D  -- Dallas


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on May 23, 2012, 09:59:29 AM
... No.  "Aurora" was a Greek goddess ...
... don't want to nitpick, but actually she was roman goddes (of dawn) ...  ;D ... in greek mythology she was named Eos ...

Thanks!  It's nice that you older fellows who were actually there will help some of us younger guys sort out what we tried to learn in school.  ;D  -- Dallas

... *ouch* ...  ;) ... thanks for pointing that out, Dallas ... ;D ... (methinks sometimes I should keep my big trap shut ...  8) )

Cheers


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on May 25, 2012, 09:28:49 AM
Shorpy : Rear Window 1938 (http://www.shorpy.com/node/12962)

Hi Res (http://www.shorpy.com/node/12962?size=_original#caption)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on May 28, 2012, 02:56:22 AM
You can not beat a good bit of professional brick work - solid as a rock !
Barney
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g437/woodcock18/IMG_0010.jpg)
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g437/woodcock18/brick7.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on May 28, 2012, 07:56:23 AM
Can you say "patchwork quilt"?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on May 28, 2012, 07:59:16 AM
Now I never would have thought that brickwork above the clapboards would be prototypical.   Goes to show there's a prototype for everything imaginable.
Nice photo.   Do you know where that is located?
 8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on May 28, 2012, 12:21:34 PM
Location of photos - Droitwich England (behind the Waitrose Supermarket) the flue pipe belongs to the Fish & Chip shop in the High Street.
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g437/woodcock18/brick11.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on May 28, 2012, 01:36:10 PM
That is a scene worth modeling. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on May 28, 2012, 05:16:31 PM
Now I never would have thought that brickwork above the clapboards would be prototypical.   Goes to show there's a prototype for everything imaginable.
Nice photo.   Do you know where that is located?
 8)

 I would say that the whole of that wall is timber framed and at one point it all  would have been wattle and daubed , or maybe lath and plastered . At some point the plaster failed and the bottom half was covered with weatherboard ( and not that long ago) and the plaster in  top panels was removed and infilled with brick ( badly) . The wall underneath the weatherboard could also be infilled with brick but obviously we can't tell from the photo .

  The whole lot is a mess and would take quite a bit of time and money to make it all look alright . Glad I'm not having to work on it .

   Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 28, 2012, 05:40:20 PM
That scene cries out to be modeled, perhaps as a diorama backdrop.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on May 29, 2012, 07:43:27 AM
Nick,
That makes sense.   Otherwise, without the framing what else would support the brickwork.   
I do agree with the others about this making a good subject to model.
 8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on May 29, 2012, 09:28:11 AM
Quote
it all  would have been wattle and daubed

LMAO!!!

can we in America get some sub-titles?
I dont speak proper English.
-Mj


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on May 29, 2012, 11:11:46 AM
Wattle and daub is the same term used here in the States.   Wattle is the branches/boards used behind the outside daub/plaster ( a very simplified explanation).


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on May 29, 2012, 12:01:37 PM
Translation and sub titles for all those who live on the other side of the water
Fish is what swims in the sea and chips is fries - a flue pipe is what things go up - and we walk on the pavement and cross the road or High street
a Supermarket is were you can purchase cheese-onion and bread rolls the main diet of an English man
a Wattle is what you can dab if it turns you on !
Barney


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on May 29, 2012, 01:57:00 PM
Quote
it all  would have been wattle and daubed

LMAO!!!

can we in America get some sub-titles?
I dont speak proper English.
-Mj


  Google it , you lazy Boy . Plenty of pictures there to look at .

  Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on May 30, 2012, 01:24:47 AM
For any of you inspired by Anders workshops, here are a couple of photos passed on to me by a friend Andrew Milner;-

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee275/gfadvance/AMilnerWorkshop.jpg)

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee275/gfadvance/AMilnerPaintshop.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on May 30, 2012, 01:32:40 AM
And one from my files "Little & large"  and my love of small bits of industrial kit
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee275/gfadvance/LittleLarge.jpg)

............... look carefully the 3 wheeler is doing the towing


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on May 30, 2012, 08:51:30 AM
And it hasn't even popped a wheelie ... yet.  ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 01, 2012, 12:28:37 AM
From FB:

U boat type VIIC from Revell 1/144 scale; by Uun Barliansyah


(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/542973_434913183194557_519310423_n.jpg)

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/538940_432017036817505_1770527627_n.jpg)


I thought the water and overall scene were superb.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 01, 2012, 01:23:05 AM
Um...okay....

Yes, this is a model.  (1/16 scale Tiger Tank; by Dave Youngquist)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/526206_2869385072200_43590732_n.jpg)

I was not able to find a "tell" that this was not a photo of a real one in a museum.

M


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on June 01, 2012, 02:03:31 AM
The "sea" is superb and as for the tank well it is the real thing ...isn't ?

Here is is one for Russ ................. 99% is paper, including the wheels and tyres

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee275/gfadvance/IMG_8293.jpg)

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee275/gfadvance/IMG_7825.jpg)

Build thread is here

http://www.papermodelers.com/forum/civilian-wheels/9675-clarktor-6-tow-tug-1-33rd-scale.html

Well worth taking the time to read thro' as there are a lot of tips which could be used with different materials 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 01, 2012, 03:35:55 AM
Gordon,

That is a very  cool and nicely built piece (odd scale though....1/33)

Thanks for th thread link...am going to have to give it a read-though.


Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Junior on June 01, 2012, 05:48:03 AM
That´s some really cool pictures there! Great shop pictures and the water is pure J.B. André quality although not the kind of water he would model. That tank....... :o :o :o ???!

Thanks for posting.

Anders


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on June 01, 2012, 08:35:14 AM
Some excellent metalworking going on here:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/modelsnprops/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 01, 2012, 12:40:42 PM
Wow... great stuff!

I'm generally not a fan of attempts to model agitated water because it rarely looks right, but the spray and foam on that sub model are amazing.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on June 01, 2012, 01:36:17 PM
Two comments:

First, to my eye, the only thing that gives away the sub diorama is the water draining from the bow. The ocean looks wonderful. I would have expected the opposite.

Second, something I have learned in half a century of dealing with models: It ain't the material, it's the execution. If a modeler prefers to work exclusively in wood and knows his stuff, he can make it look like wood, metal, plastic, or stone. The same is true of experts working with any other material. Ray's transformation of plastic into "wood" is a superb example. Some traditionalists seem to dismiss paper but it simply combines the properties of wood and styrene. Nobody should be surprised by the material a modeler uses; we should only admire the results.

Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on June 01, 2012, 04:18:41 PM

(odd scale though....1/33)

Marc

1/33 seems to be a "traditional scale" in the world of large scale paper planes, most the European manufacturers seem to produce printed paper plans to this scale . If you get the chance check out his Mitchel build, especially the work he did to super detail the engines.... the production of super thin rolled paper tubes is something I am going to practice and try as I am a bit fed up with thick walled plastic tubes

Russ, I use a fair amount of paper in my models and not surprised at the quality these guys produce .............. just thought you would like it


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 02, 2012, 01:06:44 AM
This is 1/32 scale a scrapped fishing boat diorama, by Satoshi Araki

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/550590_331638610240567_1253380370_n.jpg)

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/179556_338565512881210_1501561880_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/318258_329374573800304_1425264204_n.jpg)


Marc


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 02, 2012, 01:22:02 AM
Some from one of the masters; Marcel du Long

A freelance improvised piece using an Italieri "Barrachino" boat kit:

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/574660_186058558181107_1269487355_n.jpg)


Stewart Tank:

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/292900_165456220241341_1248056172_n.jpg)


MaK suit:

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/306226_194378687349094_100003308936163_320155_365868887_n.jpg)




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 02, 2012, 01:24:37 AM
Abandoned and decaying postwar RSO, by Jimmy Ngo (1/35 scale)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/336_37361879324_2408_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 02, 2012, 04:23:05 AM
'Br86' y Enrique Parro; 1/35 scale

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/178935_425368030818262_1219641448_n.jpg)




Imaginary scratchbuild, by Andigo Kyuka

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/560304_425363344152064_106751836013218_1433014_1814113649_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on June 02, 2012, 07:31:18 AM
Some really wonderful modeling you're bringing to us Marc, thanks. Is there a link to much of it that we can peruse?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 02, 2012, 01:33:45 PM
Chester,,

Gld they are off interest. Can't really do a link, as these are all from the different peoples FB pages, and not necessarily set to "Public" for viewing.

Some of the builds, such as Marcel du Long's, do have threads in the MIG forum.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on June 02, 2012, 04:27:05 PM
Thanks Marc, I entirely understand. Will look for Marcel DuLong's postings at MIG.


Title: Summerville Tower
Post by: eTraxx on June 03, 2012, 09:20:26 AM
My friend Gary Wise was in Summerville SC the other day and found this .. unusual item in a residential yard.

Here it is via Google Maps ..
(http://images53.fotki.com/v665/photos/2/1709102/10719013/Googleview-vi.jpg)

Then the view from the ground.
(http://images51.fotki.com/v102/photos/2/1709102/10719013/Tower-vi.jpg)

Close-up of the top
(http://images53.fotki.com/v665/photos/2/1709102/10719013/Tower2-vi.jpg)

and the bottom
(http://images16.fotki.com/v388/photos/2/1709102/10719013/Tower3-vi.jpg)

Anyhoo. Thought it interesting enough to post and see what everyone things about it.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on June 03, 2012, 01:07:28 PM
It's either a 19th century missile silo, the world's largest sewer vent, a phallic symbol, or the Mother of All Barbecues. -- ssuR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on June 03, 2012, 01:19:51 PM
It's either a 19th century missile silo, the world's largest sewer vent, a phallic symbol, or the Mother of All Barbecues. -- ssuR
... may be you forgot to mention the belfry of Camelot ... ?  ;)

Fount some fimiliar ones ...
http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/342694/342694,1322699206,1/stock-photo-old-brick-silo-89931580.jpg (http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/342694/342694,1322699206,1/stock-photo-old-brick-silo-89931580.jpg)
http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/beautiful-brick-silo-marilyn-hunt.jpg (http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/beautiful-brick-silo-marilyn-hunt.jpg)
... and probably the one shown by you ...
http://www.journalscene.com/news/Silo-stands-as-reminder-of-Summerville-past (http://www.journalscene.com/news/Silo-stands-as-reminder-of-Summerville-past)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on June 03, 2012, 01:34:05 PM
How cool is the internet! Kevin Moris, owner of The Whiste Post found this article. Note that in the article the openings are .. well open. Closed off now.

http://www.journalscene.com/news/Silo-stands-as-reminder-of-Summerville-past


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: LeOn3 on June 03, 2012, 02:11:57 PM
Thanks Marc, I entirely understand. Will look for Marcel DuLong's postings at MIG.

Chester and everybody else. Here is a link to the website of Marcel. He is like me a member of the Scale Model Factory in Eindhoven (NL) and I have seen a lot of his creations. http://www.marceldulong.com/gallery.html

Leon


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 03, 2012, 10:07:33 PM
That's cool. I'm glad that someone decided to keep it standing even as they built a subdivision around it.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on June 06, 2012, 05:34:15 PM
I've long been a member on a virtual modeling site basically for their terrific library of blueprints. What I see there mostly are very realistic virtual electronic renditions of bright shiny new cars and most are extremely convincing. This is no exception but the subject matter is very different. I can't believe this isn't real.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on June 07, 2012, 02:28:09 AM
That guy is in Paul's league. Golly gee snapturtle! -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on June 11, 2012, 08:30:11 PM
Thank's Russ but he's way beyond my league. That's very good. It's hard enough to produce convincing images of new shiny things, but producing a weathered version adds another level of difficulty to the process. It's very time-consuming to create and map appropriate textures that look believable and are not repetitive. Most renderings of weathered subjects that I've seen fail because either the texture maps are inappropriate or out of scale, or they repeat within the image which is a dead give-away. This, however, is an excellent job. Thanks for posting the image Chester...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on June 12, 2012, 04:17:31 PM
Cant make my mind up,  what do you think as to underlying rock formation type? limestone? granite? sedimentary?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 13, 2012, 11:23:13 PM
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/601098_461831163845034_55868658_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/525545_136734973126303_2141890156_n.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 13, 2012, 11:43:08 PM
I love that moss-covered wreck! That would make a great diorama, with the mossy trees all around it.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on June 14, 2012, 12:50:10 AM
Noticed the right light lenz has been 'harvested' , but after all that time abandoned the bulb appears to still be in there unbroken!!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on June 14, 2012, 01:36:15 AM
I love that moss-covered wreck! That would make a great diorama, with the mossy trees all around it.


 I thought that was one of Marc's secret projects that he has been working on . So you are saying that it is real ? How disappointing ,

   Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on June 14, 2012, 01:49:11 AM
The same could be said about me! -- ssuR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on June 17, 2012, 08:21:51 AM
This isn't just one but a group of photos of Brooklyn and Manhattan from 1900 on.
You'll spend some time looking and they even have the current Google street view link.

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/06/more-historic-photos-from-the-nyc-municipal-archives/100318/ (http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/06/more-historic-photos-from-the-nyc-municipal-archives/100318/)

 8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on June 17, 2012, 01:30:42 PM
You'll spend some time looking

You aint kidding   ;D
But thanks, very interesting & entertaining


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on June 17, 2012, 02:15:34 PM
Interesting for sure. I saw this photo and thought of Chester 'doing it justice' ;)

(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/nycm061312/s_n30_bps04974.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on June 19, 2012, 11:25:10 AM
Here's two photos of a store in Marysvale, Utah.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8160/7397426808_dae5557173_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7231/7397427012_3dcaaf979d_b.jpg)

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 19, 2012, 12:53:03 PM
Interesting for sure. I saw this photo and thought of Chester 'doing it justice' ;)

(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/nycm061312/s_n30_bps04974.jpg)


Early "crumple zone" testing.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on June 19, 2012, 04:09:48 PM
You guys might find this interesting .. I took these this past we in Sumter SC. No order .. but .. JMO .. interesting.

Sumeter, SC (http://public.fotki.com/eTraxx/inspiration/structures/sumter-sc/)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on June 21, 2012, 04:32:44 AM
This isn't just one but a group of photos of Brooklyn and Manhattan from 1900 on.
You'll spend some time looking and they even have the current Google street view link.

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/06/more-historic-photos-from-the-nyc-municipal-archives/100318/ (http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/06/more-historic-photos-from-the-nyc-municipal-archives/100318/)

 8)
from the above can anyone identify the lorry at the very left hand this pic?

http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/nycm061312/NYCPano.jpg
EDIT  
It looks very similar to a Commer that I drove way back
Commer being Rootes Group, was that an affiliation to GMC? or Chrysler?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on June 21, 2012, 08:52:58 AM
My guess is that it is a White cabover

(http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/dtouch1/dtouch10702/dtouch1070200020/765143-this-is-a-picture-of-an-old-1930s-cab-over-engine-truck-that-is-ready-for-an-assortment-of-container.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 21, 2012, 11:47:17 PM
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/229799_375205105873037_1525101592_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 22, 2012, 01:01:03 PM
LOL!!! 



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on June 22, 2012, 01:46:53 PM
... muuaaahahaha ... (ROTFLMAO) ...  :D :D ... turning round (towards TV) again, watching the second half Germany vs. Greece now ...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: RichD on June 25, 2012, 09:31:34 AM
I have seen some of these photos posted before.. but some are new.. and many are railroad related.  The photos are from the Library of Congress.

http://twistedsifter.com/2011/11/incredible-color-photographs-of-u-s-life-in-the-1940s/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 29, 2012, 12:24:41 AM
I know, a bit OT...but...Zoom, Zoom! How awesome is this!? I so wanted to take the Volvo, and give it a try.....but the wife said, no. (sigh)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/488041_2210121148536_822839946_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on June 29, 2012, 01:36:57 AM
I didn't have you down as a Volvo Man , safe and reliable , and all that !


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on June 29, 2012, 01:53:10 AM
Just proves this forum is his safety valve, let's him release all that pent up emotion he normally keeps so tightly controlled  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 29, 2012, 02:23:23 AM
I didn't have you down as a Volvo Man , safe and reliable , and all that !

Oh, no worries...it's no ordinary Volvo (though it is an "estate" body, as you Brits call it).....it came special order from Sweden. ;D (That is why the safety is such a nice feature. ;D )


 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on June 29, 2012, 07:29:18 AM
I know, a bit OT...but...Zoom, Zoom! How awesome is this!?
... well, THAT's waaaaay cooool .....  :o 8) ..... but is it REAL ... or taken from a video games teaser ... ?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on June 29, 2012, 07:43:03 AM
I know, a bit OT...but...Zoom, Zoom! How awesome is this!? I so wanted to take the Volvo, and give it a try.....but the wife said, no. (sigh)
Hi Marc,

If you are going ahead with your Volvo, maybe after I get with my Smart.

(http://www.vom-deisterland.de/smartcl01.jpg)

But the best we tested only with the original (http://www.mytoys.de/Hot-Wheels/KID/de-mt.to.br01.16/).


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on June 29, 2012, 10:41:07 AM
They sell Smartcars over here, but I've never seen one with a cat carrier before! :D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on June 29, 2012, 12:53:34 PM
Hello Chuck,

for there are smart to buy a lot of tuning parts and the increase in the loading area is also included.
So I doubled the volume of luggage.
Of course, everything checked with an official permit.

For me but not for the cat but my dog.

(http://www.vom-deisterland.de/smartcl04.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 29, 2012, 03:19:33 PM
I know, a bit OT...but...Zoom, Zoom! How awesome is this!?
... well, THAT's waaaaay cooool .....  :o 8) ..... but is it REAL ... or taken from a video games teaser ... ?

Gerald, it's real. I took the photo yesterday, down at the "X-Games" in Los Angeles. They will be driving it on Sunday (will also be broadcast on TV). It's hard to see, but in the first image, there is one of the cars in the lower left corner. I don't know exactly what they are doing, because all around it are pit bays/paddocks and race support trucks for numerous world rally teams. Watched them unloading some of the cars.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on June 29, 2012, 03:53:41 PM
Check it out here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwrel&v=3KVfUlTBHfU&NR=1), a looping is really possible with a car and with my Smart I have even a better Cahnce how heavy a car.

The only problem is the stability of the ground-looping.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 29, 2012, 04:24:29 PM
Neat smart you have there. Cute dog.  Yes, you would definitely stand a better chance.....I may have you on horsepower and speed.....but my wheelbase is too long, and the car is too low to the ground....I would get stuck.....unless it was a much larger diameter loop  ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on July 02, 2012, 04:01:55 PM
just to complete the tale


http://digispy.eu/thread-623.html


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 03, 2012, 08:20:15 AM
Beautiful dog Helmut!

That looping thing is amazing.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: compressor man on July 10, 2012, 11:59:06 AM
This fantastic gas pump is about 15 miles from my home.
Chris


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 10, 2012, 01:40:28 PM
Hmm, I may be building one of that very style soon. Nice! Did you get any measurements?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: compressor man on July 10, 2012, 05:05:39 PM
Hi Chuck,
As a matter of fact I did get some measurements. It is 71" h x 21" w x 18" d.  I also have pics of each side along with close-ups of the labels if there is interest.

Chris


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on July 10, 2012, 06:38:44 PM
Chuck,  This gas pump is a Bennett 543-B....1940-1941 two ad panel model.....as all i can see in the picture is 2 ad glass panel's if theres one in the front theres one in the back.  Now if it has 4 ad panels with 2 more on the side's it's a model 543-F.  I have bought and sold a few of these over the years.  Being Bennett was based out of my state MICH, there were quite a few in my area ;) on the local Farm's. 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 11, 2012, 08:14:39 AM
Wow, thanks Chris! Regarding the pics: there is interest!

Thanks Craig for the further info. I plan on the style with 2 ad glass panels. Now I can do more searches.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: compressor man on July 11, 2012, 09:44:54 AM
Here are some more pics of the pump.
Chris


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on July 11, 2012, 10:01:46 AM
If the Gas pump was close to me i would be trying to buy it. ;D  had a feeling it might of been a 4 ad glass pump.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 11, 2012, 10:22:29 AM
Thank you Chris! These will be very helpful. Nice cement base too, interesting tilt.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: compressor man on July 11, 2012, 11:37:52 AM
One more


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 11, 2012, 03:32:04 PM
Thanks Chris!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 16, 2012, 01:53:01 PM
Sometimes a photo of the day turns into a project. I used Chris's pics and measurements to start a computer model for eventual printing:

(http://images51.fotki.com/v278/photos/9/777399/10366138/untitledW21-vi.jpg)

Maybe to turn into something like this:

(http://images41.fotki.com/v1246/photos/9/777399/10366138/sink-vi.jpg)


Maybe.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on July 16, 2012, 02:39:22 PM
Oh, goodie! -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 16, 2012, 02:55:58 PM
Tres manifique!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Bill76 on July 17, 2012, 12:27:19 AM
Je dirais même plus, Marc, très magnifique ! Very inspired project.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on July 17, 2012, 07:05:26 AM
Oh cool!  Chris' photo sparked the same idea here ... I've got a Sinclair logo on the (one) completed end of Chambers Gas & Oil garage and thought this pump would make a refreshing change from the old visible pump that everyone seems to model ... although Chuck's version of that makes it rather tempting.  ;)

Anyway, long way to go before I get that far ... so I can watch Chuck make this one and see what I can copy in 1/35 ... mine will have to be "clean & pretty" though, as I'm modeling roughly the era in which the pump was made.

Thanks to Chris for the pix & dimensions and Chuck for the nice drawing!  All saved for reference ...

Still on the fence ... and plenty of time to decide here ... alternative might be Wayne 851 from 1930 shown below ... my garage will be circa 1942, so the pump shown above might be a little too "new fangled".

Cheers,
Dallas


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 17, 2012, 10:07:47 AM
I prefer the visibles, but those clockface pumps are neat too. I have learned the Bennett pump I am planning first came out around 1939. Just in time for gas rationing!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on July 25, 2012, 06:02:55 AM
How much detail can you get on a bit of old pipe ?
Barney

 (http://images60.fotki.com/v662/photos/2/1908522/10721944/photo-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/my-first-album/img-0012-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 25, 2012, 04:56:51 PM
(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/119/296558856_39d2e19ff1_z.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 25, 2012, 05:55:26 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3339/3546928332_9603ddd10e.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 25, 2012, 10:58:18 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3339/3546928332_9603ddd10e.jpg)

The Leaning Tower of Fresno??



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on July 28, 2012, 03:54:05 AM
Hello,

what do you think of this combination of old and new.
There is an old forge which has been converted into a fish snack.
(http://www.vom-deisterland.de/u100802.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 28, 2012, 10:46:17 PM
Nice little building. A vast improvement over the usual fast-food structures.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on July 29, 2012, 09:14:35 AM
After following Georges (Bill76) build of a manure spreader, thought these photos would be appropriate.
A Minnesota man's dream car.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on July 29, 2012, 01:06:06 PM
That radiator is from a Malone & Malone power plant used in the oil industry
Very cool!
Gil


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on July 29, 2012, 03:35:25 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3339/3546928332_9603ddd10e.jpg)

The Leaning Tower of Fresno?

No, not enough graffiti nor dirty diapers lying around to be Fresno...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on July 29, 2012, 03:37:07 PM
After following Georges (Bill76) build of a manure spreader, thought these photos would be appropriate.
A Minnesota man's dream car.



Well I'm relieved to see the builder was at least safety conscious enough to put in seatbelts...  :P

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on July 29, 2012, 03:45:13 PM
A little help Please? I found this picture of this cool truss bridge, but the quality of the image is low, does anyone have a better picture of a similar bridge and or a plan?
Thanks
MPH


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on July 29, 2012, 06:36:24 PM
Have a look here Gil: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/hhh.pa3754.photos.362164p/?co=hh (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/hhh.pa3754.photos.362164p/?co=hh) and here: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=Drawing:%20md1890&fi=number&op=PHRASE&va=exact&co=hh&st=gallery&sg=true (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=Drawing:%20md1890&fi=number&op=PHRASE&va=exact&co=hh&st=gallery&sg=true). Not exactly the same but may provide some valuable info. There are also several other railway bridges in the HABS/HAER collection... worth doing a search.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on July 29, 2012, 07:21:11 PM
Hey Thanks Paul! That will work
MPH


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 29, 2012, 09:21:32 PM
That manure spreader car is cool. Kind of "farmpunk".



Title: Emergency: 1906
Post by: eTraxx on August 14, 2012, 12:22:11 PM
Shorpy photo titled Emergency: 1906 (http://www.shorpy.com/node/13473)

Zoom in to the vehicle and .. isn't it great? .. along with a group that could stand-in for young men of any era

(http://images56.fotki.com/v1298/photos/2/1709102/9663617/1906veh-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 5thwheel on August 15, 2012, 09:01:56 PM
Something I've always wanted to model but know I never will.

(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z79/chesterf/old%20vehicles/1a.jpg)

There are (the last time I was there 8 years ago) two at Owl's Head Museum, Maine.  They were older versions and had bodies more like a model A touring car.  I believe it was four passenger with doors.  Thought of building model of one but my film got destroyed before I could have it processed.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on August 17, 2012, 09:11:19 PM
That's where this one resides Bill. Part of their static display but things are added and subtracted to the display from time to time.I live quite close and visit at least once or twice a year. They sponsor terrific theme oriented automotive shows almost every weekend in season.  http://www.ohtm.org/    The 'Barn Fresh' program has a huge gallery of photos.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: voyager on August 24, 2012, 12:59:51 PM
I know you guys like brickwork. These are on the canal in Sheffield (England!). I was taking pictures of trains but thought someone may get some use from these

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/Milnerpics/IMG_8415.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/Milnerpics/IMG_8416.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/Milnerpics/IMG_8418.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on August 24, 2012, 04:13:24 PM
Andrew,

Great pics!. Thanks!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on August 24, 2012, 04:18:48 PM
Chuck needs to RP one of these for his next scene.

Marc
(Heck...the way things are going, I could use one of these in my kitchen.)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on August 27, 2012, 03:05:46 PM
I went to my local county fair on Friday and I say this picture, of early Idaho farming
Enjoy
MPH


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on August 27, 2012, 03:45:28 PM
They are not farming! They are making whiskey!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on August 27, 2012, 07:09:58 PM
That's wheat, not potatoes!  :P
get your mind out of the bottle, or are the lights out with the storm and all there is to do is drink?
The power is still on, cause your on line or do you have one of those steam punk PC's  ::) ::)
MPH


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on August 28, 2012, 07:13:03 AM
This is just appealing in so many ways ..

(http://images51.fotki.com/v628/photos/2/1709102/9663617/photo-vi.jpg)

(http://images16.fotki.com/v258/photos/2/1709102/9663617/photo-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on August 28, 2012, 01:41:08 PM
I think Gordon Birrell built a similar model. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on August 28, 2012, 03:10:33 PM
you'd think you would know ???
you published it, wow you are old :o :o :o
LOL
MPH


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on September 07, 2012, 06:34:33 PM
Would like to see somebody model this  ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 07, 2012, 11:41:47 PM
Cool! I love stuff like that. Got any idea where that one was located?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on September 08, 2012, 07:20:58 AM
Ray,    I have no info on were Big Chief was located  :( 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on September 08, 2012, 07:59:39 AM
Would like to see somebody model this  ;D

Big Chief located in Kansas City, MO 1933


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 5thwheel on September 08, 2012, 08:47:01 AM
That's where this one resides Bill. Part of their static display but things are added and subtracted to the display from time to time.I live quite close and visit at least once or twice a year. They sponsor terrific theme oriented automotive shows almost every weekend in season.  http://www.ohtm.org/    The 'Barn Fresh' program has a huge gallery of photos.

Chester,

Some how I missed this posting.  Do they still have the other two? They were stored in a large shed behind the museum.  I believe they were more car body with a normal radiator.  When I was last there some one was repairing the engine of the Sopwith Camel.  Also the were starting on the preliminary building of a steam motorcycle.  Did they ever finish it or even get started on it.  This was my favorite museum.  I have only been able to visit it about three or four times.  There is also a very neat light house near by.

Bill


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on September 08, 2012, 03:42:02 PM
Google image search of Big Chief Rootbeer, turned up two more images.


This one in Vancouver, WA.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-E5OmuvRK_Cc/TWP_XsPYCrI/AAAAAAAAE5A/zSgB6KbTsGA/s400/chief+root+beer.JPG)

And this one with no loc.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-l8ZPYwYaIwU/Th5PGL3E_eI/AAAAAAABn7I/yU8ZGhj9cg4/s640/Root_Beer_Injun.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on September 08, 2012, 03:48:52 PM
Heres one for Chuck to try all sorts of variations of his weathered Coke sign on.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OeJTDK2SZAc/TwhKggBZBqI/AAAAAAAAIa0/uDLwqMR1kGU/s1600/Oklahoma+Coke+Stand+Have+a+Coke+and++Smile.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on September 09, 2012, 07:29:13 AM
Google image search of Big Chief Rootbeer, turned up two more images.

This one in Vancouver, WA.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-E5OmuvRK_Cc/TWP_XsPYCrI/AAAAAAAAE5A/zSgB6KbTsGA/s400/chief+root+beer.JPG)


The Vancouver photo is a photo composition (fake, in other words)   They used the KC,MO picture and put it on the airfield photo.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on September 10, 2012, 07:04:52 AM
Here's another interesting Photo  ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on September 10, 2012, 07:52:19 AM
Interesting root beer stands. I like the Massive oranges that used to be along California 99.

thanks for that tank shot Marc. One could try many differnt ideas on that.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on September 10, 2012, 09:00:22 AM
That's a "hoot" Craig.  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 20, 2012, 05:53:01 PM
Here's another one for my ever-growing "gotta do someday" list. I spotted this photo over on the Free Rails forums:

(http://www.freerails.com/gallery/589/589_252041_030000000.jpg)

It's a 4-6-0 converted into some sort of yard critter powered by a Holt engine. It belonged to the Ludlow & Southern RR.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on September 20, 2012, 09:11:16 PM
Thanks Ray for the photo.

Here,s a cool site, lots of neat photos.
http://www.steampicturelibrary.com/bristol_and_exeter_railway_broad_gauge_locomotive/print/413683.html

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on September 21, 2012, 07:37:07 AM
That's a real interesting gas 'loco' Ray.   I wonder how much HP is lost through the rod linkage, etc.
Don't have to worry about boiler maintenance though.
 8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on September 21, 2012, 07:49:52 AM
That pic came from the Railroads of Nevada/Ca book that also covered the Epsom Salts Monorail. Supposedly the engine never got beyond what you see and was eventually scrapped, so performance stats will never be known. Very interesting though!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 23, 2012, 06:22:34 PM
Here's a nifty little railcar that was built by a kid out of an old Model T that he bought for $5. It actually ran, and was used to give rides to all the local kids.

(http://www.shawwv.com/Harold%22s_Railcar.jpg)

If you're interested, you can read about it here (it's part of a rather interesting account of early living in rural WV):

http://www.shawwv.com/betty_bishops_rock.html (http://www.shawwv.com/betty_bishops_rock.html)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on September 23, 2012, 06:53:35 PM
Ray --

Thanks for the latest pix!  Some really neat stuff there.

Cheers,
Dallas


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 24, 2012, 12:32:58 PM
Here's a Ford Model T that has been streamlined and could reach a top speed of 70mph:

(http://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2011/10/2008-01-07_123935-TreeHugger-modelt-enclosed.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on September 25, 2012, 03:56:23 AM
Like that Ray, that sort of speed ties in with this link

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2154369/Crash-bang-wallop-Fascinating-photos-capture-thrills--spills-golden-age-American-motoring.html

and here is one of the photos showing some interesting detail under a Mac


Makes you appreciate some of the H & S changes that we all complain about

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee275/gfadvance/article-2154369-13716081000005DC-169_964x528.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 10, 2012, 07:56:02 AM
Check out these really cool ancient cave houses, carved into sandstone cliffs in Iran. I especially like the old, weathered doors and windows:

http://thefortuno.com/7-centuries-old-stone-houses-in-iran/ (http://thefortuno.com/7-centuries-old-stone-houses-in-iran/)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 11, 2012, 10:27:24 PM
Here's a chunky looking Russian railcar or railbus:

(http://www.enlight.ru/camera/111/may09_3229.jpg)


This next item sure is an odd one. It has tires but also has some obvious equipment for operating on rails. The site where I found the image said it was used by the Navy to transport explosives:

(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j459/avidreader66/Railbus13EastStLouis.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 19, 2012, 08:55:34 AM
Here's another odd one... an Michelin railbus that was tested in the UK but never adopted. It ran on special rubber tires:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4067/5166158743_d3c301f7ea_z.jpg)

(http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/gwr/widneymanor/gwrwm421.jpg)


And here's a different model of the Michelin railbus:

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6183/6109419619_676ec640f0_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: billmart on October 19, 2012, 09:54:47 AM
On our big road trip last month, the wife and I spent the first night in McCook, Nebraska.  While driving around town, we came across an interesting building, just across the street from the railroad tracks.  It was too late to take photos but I went back early next morning and shot a few.  The building has obviously not been painted in several years.  The exterior appears to be covered with some type of embossed metal siding.  There was a lot of stuff inside the building, but it was not in active use.

Bill Martinsen


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on October 19, 2012, 10:39:03 AM
Interesting building Bill and that last shot may well be used by a few people  ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 19, 2012, 01:10:54 PM
That's not a real building, it's another Chuck Doan masterpiece!    ;)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on October 19, 2012, 08:04:46 PM
Yes, Chuck Doan is who I thought of the other day when I saw this.
Also thought of Ken H. but it is probably a little rural for Ken :)


(http://freightsheds.largescalecentral.com/users/rick_marty/_forumfiles/rvpicts/orland1.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on October 20, 2012, 12:48:32 PM
Hi all,
also with us, there are many old buildings.

I discovered this by accident just in my area (15 km.)

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/8099/13P1050914.JPG)
Old Customs House from 1822

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/8099/13P1050915a.jpg)
Customs House Arcade


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on October 27, 2012, 09:17:48 AM


(http://freightsheds.largescalecentral.com/users/rick_marty/_forumfiles/washingtonmine/fg1.jpg)


(http://freightsheds.largescalecentral.com/users/rick_marty/_forumfiles/washingtonmine/fg2.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 27, 2012, 02:09:22 PM
Neat... kind of interesting how it's build on a log "foundation", with rocks under the log.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on October 27, 2012, 02:32:58 PM
Patriotic too.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on October 27, 2012, 03:08:44 PM
A few neat details in this picture  ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on October 29, 2012, 09:48:50 AM
Eats- cabins- Gas


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 03, 2012, 11:33:34 PM
This is one weird, ugly bus:

(http://www.worldsstrangest.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wscache23/42ed6_montreal-mtco800-crmw.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on November 18, 2012, 06:34:16 AM
Found this posted on Facebook



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on November 18, 2012, 09:37:02 AM
No flat tires to worry about with that.   
First time I've seen that, any more info on it?
 8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on November 18, 2012, 10:08:26 AM
Nope. Just a Facebook link ..

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=381480218599945&set=a.182600055154630.46513.148031865278116&type=3&theater


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 24, 2012, 08:58:58 PM
That's pretty funky. Seems like steering would be a bit of a problem though.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Krusty on November 25, 2012, 04:09:12 AM
A useful weathering reference for anyone detailing one of the diecast Fergies, but the rear tyres are on backwards:


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Andi Little on November 25, 2012, 05:45:17 AM
It's been a while since the wife had that took!                   ::)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: billmart on November 25, 2012, 06:16:37 AM
Tyres?  What tyres?     


Oh, I see them now. ::)


Bill martinsen


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on November 25, 2012, 08:43:30 AM
It's been a while since the wife had that took!                   ::)

  Mine still does .... as far as I remember !


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on November 25, 2012, 09:00:57 AM
She can't be a wife. And if she were in my shop, more than the tires would be on backwards.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on November 25, 2012, 02:59:13 PM
Oh, Lord. One of my former thong bikini girls has resorted to posing for photos. How déclassé .... -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on November 25, 2012, 03:10:35 PM
A useful weathering reference for anyone detailing one of the diecast Fergies, but the rear tyres are on backwards:
Observed is in excellent, and the front tire is missing air.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 25, 2012, 06:19:52 PM
I wish my mechanic looked like that!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: W.P. Rayner on November 25, 2012, 08:12:39 PM
That box wrench has some interesting attachments...

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on November 25, 2012, 09:02:10 PM
That box wrench has some interesting attachments...

Paul

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on November 26, 2012, 03:00:01 AM
Found this posted on Facebook



French, built by J. Lehaitre  1938-1939
Steering was accomplished by handlebars which controlled a sideways motion of the drive belt.

(http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/ModernMechanix/2-1938/belt_bike.jpg)

(http://www.unusuallocomotion.com/medias/images/lehaitre-tracked-motorcycle-1938.jpg?fx=r_550_550)

(http://bemil.chosun.com/nbrd/files/BEMIL085/upload/2008/03/Lehaitre%20Tracked%20Bike%20%2004.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on November 26, 2012, 09:03:46 AM
Neat info....but the belt/track is on backwards.   
You always want the 'cleats' pointing towards the rear so they will be self cleaning from any mud or dirt.
Same goes for tractor tires.
 8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Terry Harper on December 09, 2012, 09:28:39 PM

Iam stunned..............

http://urbanindiana.com/in_mauzy/in_mauzy.html (http://urbanindiana.com/in_mauzy/in_mauzy.html)




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Wesleybeks on December 10, 2012, 01:48:34 AM
Damn there is some awesome pics there. Thanks Terry.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Terry Harper on December 20, 2012, 04:57:29 PM
Here we have Bangor & Aroostook Railroad box cars being loaded with bolts of pulp wood using horse drawn cars.
note how the ties are pulpwood, the pier in the foreground is made of pulp wood and the ramp is made from a stack of pulp wood.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5qudTZXGLgo/UNOWdXGhS4I/AAAAAAAABlE/LAp1h1823ZU/s1163/Loading%2520Pulpwood%2520BAR.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Doug H. on December 21, 2012, 07:51:29 PM
Don't have any details, but this would be an interesting project.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 1-32 on December 21, 2012, 09:50:38 PM
american or english i looks like it would be underpowered very hairy to do a hill start.
regards kim


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Doug H. on December 22, 2012, 12:10:08 AM
While doing some research on the Pacific Electric Rwy, I ran into this series of pictures and caption -

An experimental monorail was built in Burbank, CA by J.W. Fawkes in 1907. He built the prototype on his Burbank ranch, running in a line between Lake and Flower Street. The name of his company was Aerial Trolley Car Co. Inc. Mr. Fawkes called it the 'Aerial Swallow'. The public called it 'Fawkes' Folly'.

Interesting stuff!

Doug


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 22, 2012, 04:54:25 AM
Cool stuff Doug. Thanks.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 22, 2012, 04:55:37 AM
I know Chuck likes his Coke signs.  ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Doug H. on December 22, 2012, 10:14:09 AM
Mogadishu, too funny! Interesting to see how the rust is forming along the edges of the white paint on the words Enjoy Coca-Cola.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on December 22, 2012, 10:17:01 AM
 ;D How about a Vernor's


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on December 23, 2012, 12:01:13 PM
Well what ever you want to call it - Christmas or just another day near the end of yet another year - have a good one !!
and thanks to you all for - your inspirations - your ideas - your thoughts and your suggestions to create better models
Barney

(http://images46.fotki.com/v372/photos/2/1908522/10721944/photo-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/my-first-album/snot-goblin-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on December 25, 2012, 10:50:39 AM
Well what ever you want to call it - Christmas or just another day near the end of yet another year - have a good one !!
and thanks to you all for - your inspirations - your ideas - your thoughts and your suggestions to create better models
Barney

(http://images46.fotki.com/v372/photos/2/1908522/10721944/photo-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/my-first-album/snot-goblin-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)


  Yeah , what he says !

 For anyone that's interested , the brickwork is English Gardenwall Bond !

 Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on December 26, 2012, 06:37:49 AM
If Nicks is English - mine is COBBLES - beach washed that is ! Kit now available from "Snot Goblins Promotions"
Barney


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on December 26, 2012, 01:08:12 PM
I know Chuck likes his Coke signs.  ;D

That is a very thought provoking sign. Coke is everywhere man! Even in places where people are starving or a trip to the local bodega could get you killed.

Still, a dio with a warlords "technical" next to that sign would be interesting.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 26, 2012, 11:06:19 PM
Nick, I like that big gear. What's it from?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on December 27, 2012, 03:22:21 AM
Nick, I like that big gear. What's it from?


  It came from the  timber derrick crane that was dismantled/scrapped in my local sawmill . I tried to get the end of the jib as well but the owners prevaricated for so long that I lost interest . It is a great shame that it came down , but it was inevitable and only a matter of time before it was scrapped .  There are still bits kicking around the yard , but I haven't had time to search them out ,

  Nick


Title: Steam Monorail
Post by: eTraxx on December 29, 2012, 06:10:56 AM
This was posted on Facebook. Thought it pretty interesting. The blurb says ..

American Joe V. Meigs engineer's experimental elevated steam monorail, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1886-1894 (Scientific American—July 10, 1886)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: voyager on December 30, 2012, 08:40:15 AM
Don't have any details, but this would be an interesting project.


Scammell 100 tonner, pics of it in a museum and a built model and one in progress here

http://ipmsuk.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=tk2&action=display&thread=10082&page=1


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 04, 2013, 01:19:03 AM
Check out these odd crane-locomotive combinations:

http://www.notechmagazine.com/2010/05/crane-locomotives.html (http://www.notechmagazine.com/2010/05/crane-locomotives.html)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on January 07, 2013, 07:03:23 AM
This was posted on Facebook ..

(http://www.ubergizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/train-wreck-bike.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on January 07, 2013, 10:58:19 AM
This one is a must for the project list
Barney

(http://images43.fotki.com/v679/photos/2/1908522/10763889/photo1-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/caterpillars/logging-tractor-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on January 07, 2013, 06:07:26 PM
Looks like an old Snow Cat.   Logging was pretty tough on those idler wheels.
 8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on January 08, 2013, 06:55:59 AM
ED!
Any more info available on the steam bike?
-Marty


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on January 08, 2013, 07:11:34 AM
Marty,
Here's the website the photo came from (funny .. this is via a Facebook post so I had to track it back to the origin)

Train Wreck bike is awesome (http://www.ubergizmo.com/2012/03/train-wreck-bike-is-awesome/)

that had the designer's name in the text .. Colby Higgins .. which took me to THIS website

Train Wreck Bike by Colby Higgins (http://www.tuvie.com/train-wreck-bike-by-colby-higgins/)

Cool. MORE pics!!! :D .. this BEGS to be modeled

(http://www.tuvie.com/wp-content/uploads/train-wreck-bike-by-colby-higgins2.jpg)

(http://www.tuvie.com/wp-content/uploads/train-wreck-bike-by-colby-higgins1.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on January 08, 2013, 10:19:15 AM
WOW  :o That steam Bike is one of the coolest things I have seen in a Long Time.   Wonder if it works?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on January 08, 2013, 10:34:22 AM
Thanks Ed!
Definitely not real but real cool none the less.
A physical model would be neat, likely need to work out a lot of the make believe to real issues.
I'll save the images for another time.
Thanks for the effort to find more info, much appreciated.
-Marty


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on January 08, 2013, 10:37:21 AM
It may 'work' but wouldn't be rideable unless in a straight line.   
Even though the handlebars aren't used when going around curves, you must have control of the front wheel to keep it from going astray.
 8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on January 08, 2013, 12:18:19 PM
Thanks Ed!
Definitely not real but real cool none the less.
A physical model would be neat, likely need to work out a lot of the make believe to real issues.
I'll save the images for another time.
Thanks for the effort to find more info, much appreciated.
-Marty

  Whilst we are talking all things steam , this little gadget was in one of my Hi-Fi magazines . It sounds aweful , but is rather fun ,

  Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on January 08, 2013, 01:47:28 PM
Now that is something I can relate to. Isn't that sad? -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 09, 2013, 11:01:15 PM
Here's a great hand-painted sign:

(http://bigfatdog.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/fresh.jpg?w=682&h=1024)

The guy who shot that photo also has some beautiful shots of old boats in various stages of decay, among other things:

http://bigfatdog.wordpress.com/tag/boats-2/ (http://bigfatdog.wordpress.com/tag/boats-2/)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 17, 2013, 10:07:42 PM
This oddly shaped building is kind of interesting. I especially like the sign. It's located in Brownwood, TX:

(http://photos.fortwortharchitecture.com/albums/userpics/10001/morgans.jpg)


Another pic from Brownwood... lots of interesting details in this alley:

(http://photos.fortwortharchitecture.com/albums/userpics/10001/alley.jpg)





Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on February 26, 2013, 07:27:23 PM
This was on a Hungarian website

Brit Great Western Railway gőzmotorkocsi hajtó-forgóváza kazánnal 1906
Power bogie with boiler of British Great Western Railway steam railcar 1906



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 26, 2013, 11:17:09 PM
That looks pretty wild!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on February 27, 2013, 07:12:30 AM
That can not be real!
But it is cool!
Needs an ACME Engineering sign on it and a coyote at the throttle!
-Mj

none the less i am saving it! ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on February 27, 2013, 07:35:42 AM
More info on the 'Power Bogie'

GWR Steam Railmotor and Trailer Project (http://www.railmotor93.org/power/power.html)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 27, 2013, 08:00:52 PM
They actually built a new one! That is too cool!



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 04, 2013, 11:19:27 PM
Check out all the signs on this brick building:

(http://www.mikesowden.org/feveredmutterings/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Vintage-Storefront.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on March 05, 2013, 09:14:47 AM
Great photo for weathering signs reference.
 8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 12, 2013, 09:42:10 PM
Some more old signs, on old brick walls. I think these are all from Victor, CO...

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6143/6039117686_2b9cde35e6_z.jpg)

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6063/6039118226_00dfe4844a_z.jpg)

(http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicc/cfiles820.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 12, 2013, 09:44:35 PM
This is a pretty interesting building... wish I could see what the rest of it looks like:

(http://www.gvshp.org/Dsc00305sm.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on March 27, 2013, 06:40:49 AM
In another thread, Marc commented that he would tackle a particular biking excursion if he was younger and stronger. Found the answer to his dilemma when going through some old photos I took at a transportation museum near here.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on March 27, 2013, 08:03:34 AM
First instance of a heated seat design too.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on March 28, 2013, 07:49:07 AM
Didn't know where to put this ... base for somebody's diorama ... somehow reminded me of you guys!  ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 31, 2013, 04:45:23 PM
This would make a great model, either in operating condition or "as-is":

(http://i.imgur.com/a0pUSh5.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on March 31, 2013, 06:04:34 PM
Ray,   Neat photo ;D......I wonder what it was orig built as?? old motor home?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 31, 2013, 07:54:47 PM
I don't know. I've been trying to find more pics and info, without much luck so far. All I know is that was photographed in Balmorhea, TX and the individual who posted the pic referred to it as a "possible early motorhome".

Looks to be on a ranch, or at least in ranch country. I wonder if it could have been a motorized "chuck wagon" or something like that?



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on March 31, 2013, 09:50:19 PM
I guess these photos belong here. They are from Richard Schmitt, one of the Sundance Central 1:20.3 scale narrow gauge layout gang. He writes, "I thought you might like to see the Mich-Cal No. 2 Shay Dave Revelia commissioned for the Suncoast Center.

"We installed the ten foot locomotive section at one of the overhead roll-up doors to create an enginehouse door. The 1:1 scale model is foam with a hard shell coating to withstand the outdoor elements. The track and ties also are foam. We installed a working light, sound and smoke.

"The artist and company that constructed, painted, and weathered the Shay is James Powell from Monster City Theme Works in California. When the Shay was delivered to our building several members installed the Shay against the building."

Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 01, 2013, 12:07:59 AM
Too cool!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on April 01, 2013, 05:45:43 PM
I don't know. I've been trying to find more pics and info, without much luck so far. All I know is that was photographed in Balmorhea, TX and the individual who posted the pic referred to it as a "possible early motorhome".

Looks to be on a ranch, or at least in ranch country. I wonder if it could have been a motorized "chuck wagon" or something like that?



Could well have been a sheep herders "wagon"


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on April 04, 2013, 10:09:19 AM
One to build "One Day"
Barney
(http://images52.fotki.com/v1565/photos/2/1908522/11495056/photo-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/odd-bods/pigeon-communicatio.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on April 04, 2013, 03:00:26 PM
The bug has bit and I've just got to build one - does any one out there have any ideas on the make of this contraption. Or any details they say its German and to me it looks like a front wheel drive !
Barney


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on April 04, 2013, 03:25:42 PM
You might just have a competitor , it's such a great machine!

I am going hazard a guess that the front end is of French origin, sure I have seen that sort of set up on some bikes in Paris......... Will let you know what I find.


 ;D ;D can't wait to see what you do with the pigeons !!


P.s. may have a solution to the "chain"  which you will need for this and another of your stalled builds !


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on April 05, 2013, 11:46:25 AM
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/p480x480/733906_542706475752355_1894061421_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on April 05, 2013, 12:32:32 PM
... waaaaay cool, Ed ....

Seems to me like manned jet engines of a ME 262 ...

Cheers


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on April 05, 2013, 05:06:53 PM
The original on Facebook ID'd it as 1948 Germany (evidently Nazi Germany still extant) .. so I see it as WWII+ meets Steampunk .. meets FitchenFoo :)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Lawton Maner on April 05, 2013, 08:40:49 PM
Tricycle with a load of pigeons in back is either WWI signal Corps or a pair of cooks delivering squab to an Officers' Mess.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on April 12, 2013, 02:47:32 PM
A number of cool iconic historical B&W images from the US.
 http://onebigphoto.com/iconic-historical-photographs-from-united-states/




Title: JUST PLAIN STRANGE .. WEIRD .. TOTALLY COO COO
Post by: eTraxx on April 18, 2013, 06:42:14 PM
http://www.shorpy.com/node/15108

Full size
http://www.shorpy.com/node/15108?size=_original#caption

Comments are funny


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 18, 2013, 10:41:08 PM
Wow, that looks so bizarre and sinister, it's almost a letdown to find out the mundane truth behind it.

And yeah, the comments are worth reading!




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on May 02, 2013, 02:20:31 AM
Hmmmm....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34148515@N03/4123886531/sizes/z/in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/34148515@N03/4123886531/sizes/z/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 02, 2013, 09:58:52 PM
That's bizarre. I found the caption for the photo and had Google translate it:

"Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 09.05.2009: monument or art? This question is to the viewer when you visit the upturned steam locomotive 52 2751 in front of the theater in Marlborough in the northern Ruhr.
The 1944 built by Henschel in the factory number 27991 locomotive is considered the world's largest sculpture of the late Berlin action artist Vostell. The sculpture, emblematic of the situation of Germany at the end of the 20th Century, with the title "La Tortuga" (The Turtle) was designed by Vostell for the exhibition "Berlin myth" for the 750th anniversary of Berlin.
After their exhibition on the grounds of the former train station pickups they came to Marl in 1993, where he was entombed in a walk "Crypt". It is part of the sculpture park in Marl "glass box".
The locomotive is presented to the viewer as today almost rust heap. Since its installation in Berlin seem to have been carried out on the machine, no maintenance work. Whether this was intended by the artist is, the knowledge of the author escapes. Getting used to is the sensor-controlled sound engine with voices from the tender."



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Franck Tavernier on May 05, 2013, 11:05:22 AM
Hello Marc, obviously it's going to work much less! ;D ;D ;D ;D

Franck


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on May 23, 2013, 07:16:11 AM
Playing this morning with an in-progress dio while re-charging w/morning coffee

(http://images20.fotki.com/v189/photos/2/1709102/11899056/photo1-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Belg on May 25, 2013, 04:57:23 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/977172_534726186589411_1273378871_o.jpg)

I thought this was really cool. Saw it on Facebook and thought I should post that here. Pat


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: compressor man on May 25, 2013, 11:17:17 AM
I live in a small town with some really old buildings. I spotted this in a very narrow alley this morning. I could not get it all in one pic due to the fact that I had my back up against the other wall to take this pic. I also have a shot of the top of this window if someone is interested but it is really washed out from the morning sun.

Chris


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 25, 2013, 10:30:41 PM
Great pic! The old bricks, the rusting metal, the rotting wood... beautiful!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: compressor man on May 26, 2013, 06:33:33 AM
Here's another



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on May 28, 2013, 03:31:47 PM
Neat pix.

....Yeah, that's always my excuse when the cops catch me prowling around in strange alleys...."jusht takin photos occifer" ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NE Brownstone on June 05, 2013, 08:07:47 PM
Wow, it's been awhile since I posted anything.   A friend of mine who is a diver out in the Gulf of Mexico emailed this picture to me the other night.  I'd never seen it before, but it's way cool and thought I'd pass it on to the crew.  Sorry if it has been posted before.  


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/86/Scaphandre_Carmagnolle_MnM_Paris.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: TRAINS1941 on June 05, 2013, 08:26:11 PM
Wow, it's been awhile since I posted anything.   A friend of mine who is a diver out in the Gulf of Mexico emailed this picture to me the other night.  I'd never seen it before, but it's way cool and thought I'd pass it on to the crew.  Sorry if it has been posted before.  


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/86/Scaphandre_Carmagnolle_MnM_Paris.jpg)

Hey Russ about time you showed up with something!!! ;D
Nice picture though.

Jerry


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 06, 2013, 12:18:27 AM
Wow, that is really cool/funky/bizarre!  Is that a model, or a real suit?



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: compressor man on June 06, 2013, 06:33:25 AM
Wow! First thing I thought of after seeing that was 'articulated coffin'


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on June 06, 2013, 08:42:25 AM
I think these were used as a force cure for claustrophobia.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on June 06, 2013, 08:46:22 AM
It’s Robby the Robot's Brother  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
Who was lost at Sea ??? ??? ???
Robby lost in space, Brother lost at Sea,..................Anyone ??? ??? ??? Bulher ??? ???
MPH


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jim s-w on June 06, 2013, 09:57:48 AM
That suit is creeping me out!  Am I the only one?

Jim


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NE Brownstone on June 06, 2013, 10:20:31 AM
This was Steam Punk before anyone knew what SP was.  It looks like something the Foo guy would have standing next to his fabulous fish vehicle.

The Diving suit is at the Paris Musée de la Marine, Paris

It must have taken a diver and a handful of tenders a few hours to get that thing on.  I wonder if it leaked?

Jerry, if I can keep Tina from falling apart I may be able to spend a bit more time goofing off.  I have become a Soccer Mom.


Title: No Tailgating ..
Post by: eTraxx on June 18, 2013, 06:21:44 AM
This was posted on Facebook - nothing about it but my thoughts immediately was .. Wow! Model Railroading meets Military Modeling. :)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on June 18, 2013, 07:21:45 AM
Very neat photo and subject...although I dont think I would want to be operating the canon, as the guys with the gatling gun seem to have missed that all important part of weapons training that talks about where not to point your weapon.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jim s-w on June 18, 2013, 08:43:16 AM
If you like that you might like this

http://www.rhdr.org.uk/pages/history.html

Featuring the worlds smallest armoured train.

Jim


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on June 18, 2013, 12:11:24 PM
It's a good thing the rear gun isn't aimed lower.... -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on June 21, 2013, 03:20:51 AM
Variation on a theme, came across this whilst looking for info on O & K's  ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on June 21, 2013, 05:14:06 AM
That looks somewhat familiar.  ;D
Mj


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on June 21, 2013, 07:29:09 AM
65 photos from WWII - http://thechive.com/2013/06/20/unbelievable-wwii-photography-65-photos/#gallery-569057-569075

Thought this one would be of interest here



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on June 22, 2013, 11:04:56 AM
It's amazing what can be found in the undergrowth . I pulled this one out of the nettles from next door . Measurements and photos have been taken for the Boyz ( Barney and Gordon ) to build their versions . I'll get to keep the best one ,

   Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on June 22, 2013, 11:05:50 AM
And from the other side


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on June 22, 2013, 12:15:13 PM
In Oklahoma they use those things as barbecues. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on June 22, 2013, 10:03:27 PM
Three signs, Wallsburg Utah.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2858/9113848358_7efe5830cd_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7293/9113848530_55762db2ac_b.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5348/9111627981_6939c57887_b.jpg)

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on June 25, 2013, 08:17:42 AM
Check out the paint on this Pump.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on June 25, 2013, 01:51:15 PM
That's not prototypical.....too much "crackle"  ::) ::) ::)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on June 27, 2013, 08:11:36 AM
Yes I agree  :)  To much crackle.....just don't look right ???


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on June 27, 2013, 02:20:36 PM
Did somebody spray it with brake fluid ?? ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Marc988 on June 28, 2013, 06:11:53 AM
Very neat photo and subject...although I dont think I would want to be operating the canon, as the guys with the gatling gun seem to have missed that all important part of weapons training that talks about where not to point your weapon.

And what about the recoil and the flying shell casings ?!  ::)  and than with 5 ! People in such a cramped space ?!
I would say gun train vs enemy ; at least 0 - 1 !


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: danpickard on July 01, 2013, 03:39:12 AM
Not sure if this is considered steam punk, but there's a building and weathering challenge here for someone...Industria Mechanika maybe???
Looks like the perfect ride for the "Barrio Guy"  ;)

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on July 01, 2013, 12:27:04 PM
Dan,   That bike is cool ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Marc988 on July 01, 2013, 01:53:47 PM
This is so cool !!  :o.

I'd wonder if it really runs ?!



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NE Brownstone on July 01, 2013, 02:21:33 PM
Wow, it even has a fire extinguisher mounted on the front forks.  Reminds me of a 2-wheel drive mud bike I saw a bazillion years ago at the Cattle festival in Abbeville, LA.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on July 01, 2013, 05:49:37 PM
It might run but I would really question the structural integrity of that screwed pipe/fittings frame.
Especially in off road use.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: danpickard on July 01, 2013, 07:55:04 PM
Gonna go with the idea that personal safety ain't the first consideration before jumping aboard and firing up this monster!!!   ;D

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 01, 2013, 10:56:10 PM
That is awesome! Even more so if it actually works.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: JohnTolcher on July 03, 2013, 07:57:29 AM
"Narly!" as they would say round these parts.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on July 03, 2013, 08:17:03 AM
Cuts down on compacting the soil when pulling the discs. Low impact farming.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 03, 2013, 10:12:12 PM
In answer to the question, "Does it really run?" -- yes! Here's video proof:

http://youtu.be/CY8C-bdJT9Q (http://youtu.be/CY8C-bdJT9Q)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Don on July 05, 2013, 01:04:40 PM
A friend sent me this link of twentieth century American photographs that I thought might be of assistance to someone modeling this period. The photographs  are predominantly east coast and industrial but there are some rural southern pictures as well. The time span is 1865 to 1922.
Don

http://photosilke.blogspot.co.at/2013/03/historic-pictures-restored.html


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on July 05, 2013, 05:45:36 PM
Most of those are Shorpy photos.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on July 07, 2013, 09:40:55 PM
Amazing pictures Don, thanks for sharing.

Arno


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NE Brownstone on July 18, 2013, 12:42:04 PM
I have a question about those battle ships on that site, or battle ships in general.  I've heard that ships like the Bismark had 16" thick armor(maybe wrong, just going off what I remember).  My question is:  How was the armor made?  Was it cast in chunks and welded (seems unlikely during that era and even now) or was it plate steel laminated to thickness?  Or a combination of both?

Thought I'd throw it out there for general conversation.  I figure one of you military guys might know off hand.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 19, 2013, 12:12:09 AM
I've heard that ships like the Bismark had 16" thick (maybe wrong, just going off what I remember).  My question is:  How was the armor made?  Was it cast in chunks and welded (seems unlikely during that era and even now) or was it plate steel laminated to thickness?  Or a combination of both?


I always wondered about that myself!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on July 19, 2013, 01:41:58 AM
It's an extremely complicated and technical subject but basically during the production of the steel amounts of Chrominum  and Nickel are added to the molten steel ....... The amount of carbon was also varied to produce the basic material. This was then rolled at a variety of temperatures to produce the hardening and or chemicals added to the top surface reheated and rolled again which change the chemical bonds in the top surface.

Depending on both the process and the manufacturer, this was top secret work, you ended up with a variety of steels some with and extremely hard but thin and brittle outer layer some with a greater depth of hardened steel. The process went through change as the switch from explosive shells to armoured piercing shells happened ........ There is another couple of chapters which cover changes to explosives, fusing mechanism, etc which all effected their destructive power against armour plate ......... The US and Britain led most of this development.

The armoured steel could be laminated to more ductile steel to produce a plate more capable of not only deflecting shells ..... The main aim of armoured plate, but also to absorb direct hits, again another story as the direction and angle of trajectories changed over time as muzzle velocities , range etc, changed with warship design and development.

Armoured plates were normally fitted on a substructure of beams, soft ( relatively) areas could be left during the manufacturing process to allow bolts to be fitted , where the plates butted against each other key ways were machines and keys fitted to lock plates together....... Plates built similar to walls to avoid joints running into each other and producing areas of weakness. From memory bolt, rivet fixing continued well into the 40's presumambly because of the difficulty of welding extremly thick plates ( 8 to 18 inches)
The substructure obviously produced empty cavities between the outer shell of plate and the inner ship hull, depending on the location these could be filled with wood or other materials to act as an obsorbant of explosive charges  ........ The large hull bulges you see on warships below the waterline were armoured plate to act as a defence against torpedoes in these the cavity was even left empty as a buoyancy aid or used to store non flammable liquids

There well may be inaccuracies in some of the above its along time since I studied this subject, but the basic ideas are correct


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 19, 2013, 04:17:46 AM
Well, consider me educated.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NE Brownstone on July 19, 2013, 06:22:41 AM
Well, consider me educated.


Wow, no doubt!  Thanks gfadvance.  That's the best explanation/description I've ever heard about it.   I did a search years ago, but never came up with anything and anyone I asked on other forums came up blank.  Very interesting.  Thanks again.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on July 19, 2013, 12:29:01 PM
Gordon, do you realize how intimidating it is to us uneducated louts when somebody asks a casual question about an arcane subject and a forum member presents such an outstanding answer? -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: David Emery on July 19, 2013, 02:16:54 PM
A friend sent me this link of twentieth century American photographs that I thought might be of assistance to someone modeling this period. The photographs  are predominantly east coast and industrial but there are some rural southern pictures as well. The time span is 1865 to 1922.
Don

http://photosilke.blogspot.co.at/2013/03/historic-pictures-restored.html

This link has been blasted all over the net, and frankly it's starting to piss me off.

These pictures were, to be blunt, stolen from Shorpy.com.  I say 'stolen' because (a) they're copyrighted images duplicated onto a photo sharing site; (b) without any credit to Shorpy. 

The guys at Shorpy do great work finding these images (most are Library of Congress Public Domain), cleaning them up, and then posting them on their own website.  They deserve your clicks!   There's usually enough information with the photo to find it on the loc.gov website if you want to see the originals.  Shorpy also runs an edited set of comments on the images which often provide a lot of additional information.

dave


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on July 19, 2013, 03:04:51 PM
Gordon, do you realize how intimidating it is to us uneducated louts when somebody asks a casual question about an arcane subject and a forum member presents such an outstanding answer? -- Russ


Thanks Russ, just goes to show I can b*llsh*t with the best of them  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 19, 2013, 08:20:51 PM
Well, consider me educated.


Ditto! Fascinating info, thanks!



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on July 19, 2013, 08:40:58 PM
Thanks Gordon, wow.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on July 20, 2013, 10:20:37 AM
Saw this at a truck show. Like the soft ground/mud wheels.

(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z79/chesterf/old%20vehicles/1d-4.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on July 20, 2013, 01:57:31 PM
Those wheels look like something I'd make when "measure twice, cut once" slips my mind!  Of course, they've still got room to cut those pieces down a bit.  ;D  -- Dallas


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 20, 2013, 03:20:09 PM
There seems no end to the variety of attachments applied to the Fordson. Thanks Chester!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 20, 2013, 10:32:59 PM
Whoa!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on July 21, 2013, 02:46:10 PM
This is quite interesting


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NE Brownstone on July 22, 2013, 09:34:16 AM
Ed, nice find.  Just when you think you've seen about every weird-arse contraption ever built, due to internet and this site, someone always finds another.  I'm beginning to think that if you free-lance some gizmobile, you will eventually find a (dare I say prototype) original full size gizmobile. 

I'd like to know what the small belt that runs around the array of idler pulleys actually does. 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Wesleybeks on July 22, 2013, 09:44:14 AM
Heres one for Marc.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 22, 2013, 03:11:17 PM
Heres one for Marc.



Oooooh. Superb. Thanks!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 22, 2013, 11:53:57 PM
Heres one for Marc.



Wow. That is just all kinds of funky. Are the center wheels there to prevent getting stuck going over bumps??



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 24, 2013, 04:09:51 PM
I think its a spare.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: narrowgauger on July 24, 2013, 04:51:02 PM
I think the continuous belt running over the small idler wheels is in effect the suspension to the tracks.  The belt running over the idler wheels (top & bottom) is continuous and under tension.  Therefore when the running pulley directly above the belt is forced upwards, the belt tightens further due to the pressure of the fixed pulley above thus bringing the lower pulley back in line etc.

also interesting to note that the caterpillar tracks (main belts) appear to be friction drive from the original car rear axles via the 2 big wheels at the rear.  Being totally smooth belts it would be interesting to see this monster climb gradients.

free subscription to the digital version of next year's magazine for the first scratch built model on the forum.

have fun & stay cool
BernardS


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 29, 2013, 05:34:54 PM
Some wear and tear...and pigeon waste. (Shot while running around town today. "Big 6 Market" near McArthur Park, Los Angeles.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/954772_3220691212156_671599237_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on July 29, 2013, 08:47:12 PM
Russ can keep his thong bikini clad floozies...I will take these please.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on July 31, 2013, 06:37:39 PM
If she (assuming it's a she) .. and dressed in a thong .. would Russ hit it? :/



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on August 01, 2013, 01:31:10 AM
Sure, why not? Cute! -- ssuR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on August 01, 2013, 08:07:39 AM
And if "IT" ever gets to be 80 years old, imagine what it would look like  ???


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Marc988 on August 04, 2013, 11:38:33 AM
Interesting pump I found during my holiday in France.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Marc988 on August 04, 2013, 11:45:30 AM
and a close up of the pump;


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Don on August 04, 2013, 07:35:17 PM
I think the continuous belt running over the small idler wheels is in effect the suspension to the tracks.  The belt running over the idler wheels (top & bottom) is continuous and under tension.  Therefore when the running pulley directly above the belt is forced upwards, the belt tightens further due to the pressure of the fixed pulley above thus bringing the lower pulley back in line etc.

also interesting to note that the caterpillar tracks (main belts) appear to be friction drive from the original car rear axles via the 2 big wheels at the rear.  Being totally smooth belts it would be interesting to see this monster climb gradients.

free subscription to the digital version of next year's magazine for the first scratch built model on the forum.

have fun & stay cool
BernardS

Yes I agree the cables running over the small idler pulleys is the units suspension system and keeps the chassis from collapsing down on to the main belt. Hydraulic shock absorbers did not come into use at least in the US until Ford introduced them in 1927 or so and they were not in general use even on expensive high end cars until the mid 1930's. So the cable were some engineers idea of cutting edge. Which back then and for this mule it probably was.
It looks like the big belt has a step on its outer edges and the pulleys all have flanges to match. I guess they thought that this would hold the assembly together and in a straight line. Dubious at best...
The dark straps that hang down from the main chassis and loop around the idler axles are most likely canvas limiter straps. This would have been normal suspension practice for the time. I am guessing that this vehicle was a "White" (radiator badge) from the late teens or early 1920's?  As the engine is in front it would would have some very long chains or if new enough a long drive shaft arrangement post clutch assembly to get the power to the rear axle. It would be interesting to find out more of the history of this vehicle as it could very well have been a test bed for a number of ideas such as the long rubberized belt, the suspension system, troop transport, etc.
Don


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on August 05, 2013, 04:14:36 PM
and a close up of the pump;


Rotary pump to fill the flasks?
then open valve on delivery hose to drain,
& dial to count how many litres delivered,
looks like no zero ing device,
so continuous count!
after refuelling with  fuel cans this was probably cutting ede technology for the time  1905 - 1912???



EDIT
just found this very interesting website of pumps & cans

http://www.petroliana.co.uk/History.asp

Is that where the saying came from
" dont be a Pratt"  like move on from the primitive (can) to the more modern (pump)


Photo 3 1908


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on August 05, 2013, 06:41:59 PM
Don,    Cool site on Gas & Oil stuff.... ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on August 06, 2013, 04:47:39 AM
I thought this portable power unit was interesting, though it could use some tires....


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on August 06, 2013, 06:15:06 PM
Ken,

That is very cool. Thanks. Reminds me a bit of the odd Ford truck/tractor at the museum up in Willits, CA.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on August 08, 2013, 01:29:48 AM
Another, a favorite gas station photo.....



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on August 08, 2013, 01:56:09 AM
Now there's a bustling establishment. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on August 08, 2013, 10:44:29 AM
If only there was a Royal Crown Coke sign too,............
Next time your in Irvine, on Newport Blvd and Irvine Blvd in the old original part of town there's a 20's gas station that's not to much larger than this one
MPH


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on August 09, 2013, 08:50:59 PM
Like the comparison.....


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on August 10, 2013, 07:31:10 AM
Sitting For Years.  Great example of how things weather on a old car !


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 5thwheel on August 10, 2013, 08:09:57 AM
If only there was a Royal Crown Coke sign too,............
Next time your in Irvine, on Newport Blvd and Irvine Blvd in the old original part of town there's a 20's gas station that's not to much larger than this one
MPH

Is that still there?  I think I remember it way back in the late 30s.  If I remember right it was stucco..It only had one glass pump, A water hose and possibly an air hose.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Don on August 10, 2013, 12:28:08 PM
I thought this portable power unit was interesting, though it could use some tires....


 Based upon the fender of the car in the background I would think that this is the late 1920's or early 1930's. The "power unit" looks like a Ford Model "A" series engine mounted in a Model "T" type chassis. Gravity feed gas tank and carburetor choke/mixture adjustment screw underneath the tank. Safety first.
Don


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: billmart on August 10, 2013, 01:23:46 PM
Both of the engines in the "portable power unit" are Model T Ford.

Bill Martinsen


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Don on August 10, 2013, 09:08:48 PM
Both of the engines in the "portable power unit" are Model T Ford.

Bill Martinsen

Yes you are right. The Model A block does not wrap around the cylinders like that.
Don


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on August 15, 2013, 08:42:27 AM
This just made me smile ;D

Russia, 1930's


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on August 15, 2013, 08:45:15 AM
That is just great, Gordon.   Who would have believed it! :o


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on August 17, 2013, 02:26:24 PM
Another variation on a theme


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on August 31, 2013, 04:26:03 PM
Well, if you have a few extra 55 gallon drums laying around, here is a scene you can put them to use in.  ;)
Approximately 1955, Los Angeles harbor.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on September 02, 2013, 08:32:31 AM
(http://www.retronaut.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Street-Life-in-London-2.jpg)



Look at the right shoe on the peddler.

These are a few images of London streets in 1876 http://www.retronaut.com/2013/07/street-life-in-london/ (http://www.retronaut.com/2013/07/street-life-in-london/)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on September 02, 2013, 02:13:53 PM
That's Gary Glitter's Grand Dad !


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: EZnKY on September 02, 2013, 02:51:10 PM
Beautiful weather today in central Kentucky so I visited one of my favorite places - Brassfield, KY.  It's an abandoned stop on the old Richmond, Nicholasville, Irvine & Beattyville Railroad.
Tracks were removed in 1932, but the depot has survived, albeit in a very abandoned and neglected state.  It's great how it sits out in the middle of field at the end of the farm road.  Anyway, up by the road, adjacent to the right-of-way, is an old store run by the Combs family.

It struck me today how much the store looks like a Chuck Doan project.

Here's the depot. 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: EZnKY on September 02, 2013, 02:51:36 PM
And here's the store.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 02, 2013, 04:44:51 PM
Wow, that certainly does look like something from Chuck's workbench!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 02, 2013, 10:06:35 PM
Here's an old shed I saw in Julian, CA. Note the tree growing out of it!

(http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Julian_CA_files/Media/IMG_5162/IMG_5162.jpg)


In this shot you can see the whole shed:

(http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Julian_CA_files/Media/IMG_5158c/IMG_5158c.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on September 02, 2013, 10:08:03 PM
Old rusty car.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2850/9612310048_6ed7a2c4cb_b.jpg)

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: EZnKY on September 02, 2013, 10:09:43 PM
It looks like someone Photoshopped that tree sticking out of the shed door!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 02, 2013, 10:14:06 PM
The historic drug store in Julian has an old-fashioned soda fountain:

(http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Julian_CA_files/Media/IMG_1873/IMG_1873.jpg)


(http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Julian_CA_files/Media/IMG_1874/IMG_1874.jpg)


(http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Julian_CA_files/Media/IMG_1875/IMG_1875.jpg)


Julian is a small former mining town in the mountains east of San Diego. Nowadays it is mainly a quaint tourist destination, known for apples and apple pies. I have a few more pics here:

http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Julian_CA.html (http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Julian_CA.html)





Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 02, 2013, 10:15:34 PM
Yeah that tree sticking out sure looks odd, but it's really there.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on September 03, 2013, 01:45:49 AM
Eric, you have materialized out of nowhere. Where have you been hiding ... and why? -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: EZnKY on September 03, 2013, 05:56:59 AM
I've been lurking more than hiding Russ.
Just got my second and final child through college.  He's finally gotten his own place, so I've spent most of this year renovating his bedroom to be the new model shop.
And without a shop, I've been spending my modeling time drawing each of the RNI&B's locomotives in cad.  David Fletcher, Rich Wickett, and others have been a huge help.

Oh, and trying to keep the architecture practice going...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on September 03, 2013, 01:34:41 PM
Nice plan! -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: danpickard on September 03, 2013, 07:41:43 PM
http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2011/06/evol-street-art-urban-art-miniature-abandoned-cities/

Perhaps one for Marc with his urban decay themes...

Quite amazing what a stencil onto a block of concrete can turn out like.

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 03, 2013, 08:35:11 PM
Quite amazing what a stencil onto a block of concrete can turn out like.

Indeed! At first glance it looks like a highly detailed model, such as a movie miniature.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: BKLN on September 06, 2013, 08:27:35 AM
EVOL had a nice gallery show in NYC last year. Very impressive work. A wonderful in-between of model building and fine art!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Hauk on September 14, 2013, 08:42:38 AM
This must be the ultimate bridge building challenge, The Forth Bridge in Scotland.
8,296 ft long, almost 10 times the amount of steel and rivets  of the Eiffel Tower. If you ever are in Edinburg, you reach it by train in just about 15 minutes.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Hauk on September 14, 2013, 08:51:27 AM
Another nice bridge, an operating Bascule Bridge in my hometown:

(http://www.folk-rovere.org/mj/bilder/under_pressure_w.jpg)

Its designed by Joseph Strauss, who also designed the  Golden Gate Bridge.
This is a bridge I really want to build some day...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on September 14, 2013, 09:38:46 AM
Great bridges Hauk,

In the days when lads were mechanical you could build one out of Meccano , can' find a decent picture but here is another one ..... Plus my favourite bridge from the other side of the country


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on September 14, 2013, 12:01:57 PM
Hauk
your home town of_________Norway ?
MPH
We just got a new bridge to nowhere in Star, ID, they only had half the money to build an outside loop, so for now the bridge crosses the Boise river in Star, some day the road will connect to the Interstate about 10 miles away, the locals in Star call the highway the "Death Star" because it will connect our sleepy little paradise to the outside sprawl of Boise!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on September 14, 2013, 03:15:44 PM
Wow, Hauk, the Forth Bridge in Scotland is one nice bridge. Even in HO scale it would be massive....
Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on September 14, 2013, 03:27:19 PM
If you are looking for something different in siding for a structure, here is an idea.
Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Max Corey on September 14, 2013, 06:54:55 PM
Hauk.

Can you afford to ford the Firth of Forth fjord in a forty four Ford fordor from Fort Ord?

Max slowly losing his alleged mind in MI


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on September 15, 2013, 01:45:27 AM
I think the guy with the strange siding above must be the thief who stole 300 of my useless CD albums. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Hauk on September 15, 2013, 03:42:28 AM
Hauk
your home town of_________Norway ?

That would be Trondheim, Norway.

Regards, Hauk


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on September 16, 2013, 12:06:45 AM
The problem with building the Forth bridge, is that it is a painting nightmare....every time you finish, the paint at the other side is so old, you need to strip it and start painting anew. ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Hauk on September 22, 2013, 01:58:38 PM


That would be Trondheim, Norway.

Regards, Hauk

And just to prove I have nothing better to do on a sunday afternoon, here is a panorama taken from the balcony of our flat :

(http://www.folk-rovere.org/mj/bilder/panorama_trondheim2.jpg)

To the right you can spot the bridge in open position.

Regards, Hauk


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Terry Harper on September 22, 2013, 02:43:40 PM

Ben Hur

http://theoldmotor.com/?attachment_id=91460 (http://theoldmotor.com/?attachment_id=91460)




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 23, 2013, 10:38:05 PM
I like that Ben Hur rail bus!


Anyone want to take a shot at modeling this? 
An early view of the Homestake Mine in Lead, SD:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_YJ9lCQZp67c/THUtyWF3NYI/AAAAAAAACCk/DJZjlMj9kY0/s1600/Homestake+View+Lead+SD+660W.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Hauk on September 24, 2013, 03:12:48 AM


Anyone want to take a shot at modeling this? 
An early view of the Homestake Mine in Lead, SD:


Yep, right after I have tackled this one in 0-scale:
(http://www.folk-rovere.org/mj/bilder/lokken_1910_web.jpg)

This is the mining complex that kept my Westinghouse engines busy in their heyday. The location is Løkken, in the middle of Norway.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on September 24, 2013, 03:34:03 PM
I have a Western Scale Models.... O scale kit 10 stamp Gold mill that I would sell  ;D It would be a start for someone.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on September 27, 2013, 06:12:46 PM
I don't know what to say about this.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151953785594257&set=pb.94017129256.-2207520000.1380327008.&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ash4%2F1379993_10151953785594257_1557563999_n.jpg&size=600%2C400


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on September 29, 2013, 07:54:15 AM
Yes  ;D no more Mcdonalds


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on September 29, 2013, 10:23:18 AM
Big Holt and big turbine
(http://images18.fotki.com/v270/photos/2/1908522/10763889/photo-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/caterpillars/dsc-6480-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 5thwheel on September 29, 2013, 10:30:16 PM
A page or so from my 1921 F. B. Mallroy Company logging equipment catalog. I believe these were taken up around Tillamook.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/minis-etc/Scan.jpeg)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/minis-etc/Scan2.jpeg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/minis-etc/Scan1.jpeg)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/minis-etc/Scan3.jpeg)

Bill Hudson


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 01, 2013, 12:41:33 AM
Here's an interesting photo of an old fashioned hardware store:

(http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large-5/victorian-hardware-store-adrian-evans.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Max Corey on October 01, 2013, 02:14:06 AM
Looks like a model.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on October 01, 2013, 02:35:02 AM
That is at the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley , West Midland in Good Old Blighty . I haven't been there , but it looks as if it might be quite interesting .

   Nick


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on October 01, 2013, 01:48:24 PM
Is there a chance that the original photo was black-and-white? Maybe it looks a little like a model because somebody carefully colorized the original image. Kind of stirs the digital detective in me. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on October 01, 2013, 02:24:40 PM
found another from the front ..

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3453/3187828325_fb48cc7e34.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on October 01, 2013, 02:50:27 PM
Is there a chance that the original photo was black-and-white? Maybe it looks a little like a model because somebody carefully colorized the original image. Kind of stirs the digital detective in me. -- Russ

  No . You can see by the clouds and wet pavement ( not a " sidewalk" ) that it has just rained and the sky can make photos look funny .

  Why would anyone want to colourise a black and white photo ? These buildings would appear to have been in their present locations for less that 40 years so they could have taken a colour photo to start with .   
              http://www.bclm.co.uk/about/the-museums-story/1.htm


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on October 01, 2013, 05:27:34 PM
That first "hardware store" picture reminds me of a jigsaw puzzle print.
Something about the sheen and colors :).


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 01, 2013, 06:50:13 PM
I found it at this site:  http://www.fineartamerica.com

It's not colorized but it's definitely been "enhanced" in some way to make it artsy.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Krusty on October 02, 2013, 04:21:40 AM
The first one's been tone-mapped in an HDR app. It also looks as though the photographer has been playing with layer blends. A black & white layer blended in Photoshop's soft light mode would produce a similar sort of effect.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on October 02, 2013, 01:20:38 PM
That makes perfect sense and would account to some extent for the appearance of the cloudy sky. It's the sky that made me wonder if the original had been an older black and white somebody had modified (but left the sky untouched). -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Max Corey on October 02, 2013, 04:59:51 PM
I like the variation of brick and color of brick.  The towns in much of USA have a Main Street of brick storefronts many of which are late 1800s and there are similar brick variations.  I particularly like the bricked up windows, additions and other changes that have taken place over the years.   Back alleys are great for that.  I will take some photos for here.

Max taking prototype photos in MI lately.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on October 03, 2013, 03:40:04 AM
My first reaction was "film set"


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: narrowgauger on October 03, 2013, 08:14:50 PM
Hi Guys

this one will stir the imagination of petrol pump enthusiasts as well as forming the base for a wonderful 35th scale diorama

photo sourced from "Vintage Shots and Days Gone By"

have fun & stay cool
BernardS


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: narrowgauger on October 03, 2013, 08:20:27 PM
Hi Guys,

whilst I am on a roll this one would be a winner at the next Narrow Gauge Convention if the usual "genre" remains popular for the contest.

In any case the overall scene has some very interesting features.

photo by courtesy of "Vintage Shots and Days Gone By", which by the way is worth keeping an eye on for model building ideas.

have fun & stay cool
BernardS


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 03, 2013, 08:26:09 PM
That H.A. Rose gas station is neat, and would definitely make a great diorama.

I found a hi-res version online. It looks like the panel hanging on the side wall, near the front, may be some kind of flexible shutter. The rail it's hanging from curves around the corner to the front of the building.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 05, 2013, 09:34:30 PM
Today I came across a couple photos of buildings that look like they'd make great models:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MFLrhuO1NNs/T8kw3leTzzI/AAAAAAAADdc/_gG03cD7bLI/s1600/small+town+charm.jpg)

(http://thumbs.imagekind.com/canvas/2291420_650/Old-Store-front-in-small-town-Michigan_art.jpg?v=1250423340)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Krusty on October 06, 2013, 04:09:22 AM
Improved Mack truck, 1956 version. Pity he only took the one photograph....


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Terry Harper on October 06, 2013, 07:23:11 AM

Linn Tractor

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-chHoe10QdMQ/UlFjVKwWeuI/AAAAAAAAB-g/dvKPlupB1Og/s1152/25Ddumpboxup.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-N4z39GLagdY/UlFjUMvCm5I/AAAAAAAAB-Y/ZUsWawtEmN8/s1440/25Dchassis.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-E6CUkHJ7Q9E/UlFjVPFJtoI/AAAAAAAAB-o/NYfigNoe7l0/s1280/1922linntrack.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Terry Harper on October 06, 2013, 07:26:09 AM
Golden 40 Employment Agency Bangor, Maine

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--V6hcGYAyeY/UlFkkLsZDwI/AAAAAAAAB_A/u85-PNE51M0/s763/Golden-Employment-Agency-600x763.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on October 10, 2013, 01:50:04 PM
There are still Linn trucks around. These are photos from the Motor transport Museum in Campo, Calif.
Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on October 10, 2013, 01:51:33 PM
And this Linn is at the Hays truck Museum in Woodland, Calif.
Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on October 14, 2013, 03:51:48 PM
Found this for Chuck, in case he wanted to do a different twist on a tractor dio.  ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on October 14, 2013, 05:06:23 PM
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/31bc39d21e436f79ce33abf82c0c7c26/tumblr_mr0ngyTXjU1rhxd21o3_250.gif)

Hey Tibor!  The spirit of Nikita Kruschev is in your tractor!  ;D

PS -- On an unrelated note, saw a Mini Cooper in a parking lot today ... on the back window it said:  (Actual Size)  ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on October 14, 2013, 10:44:51 PM
Great photos, keep them coming.

Ken, I missed that Linn in Campo, but I saw a lot of other fine hulks.

Marc, what is that? Something Eastern Bloc by the looks of it. Maybe a model when it ages some.

Was that a real Mini Dallas? My friend has one of each body type except the tiny pick-up . 



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jim s-w on October 15, 2013, 04:12:12 AM
That is at the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley , West Midland in Good Old Blighty . I haven't been there , but it looks as if it might be quite interesting .

   Nick

It's just down the road from me.  Worth a look if you are in the area, some of the demonstrations are quite fascinating. Plus they do old style fish and chips (cooked in beef fat).

Jim


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: shropshire lad on October 15, 2013, 04:38:30 AM
That is at the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley , West Midland in Good Old Blighty . I haven't been there , but it looks as if it might be quite interesting .

   Nick

It's just down the road from me.  Worth a look if you are in the area, some of the demonstrations are quite fascinating. Plus they do old style fish and chips (cooked in beef fat).

Jim

  But are they wrapped in an old copy of The Sun ?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jim s-w on October 15, 2013, 06:23:33 AM
Sadly not.  I don't think health and safety allow it  ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on October 15, 2013, 06:44:25 AM
Was that a real Mini Dallas? My friend has one of each body type except the tiny pick-up . 

Yeah, 1:1 Mini Cooper with "Actual Size" lettered on the back window ... seemed like someone with a good sense of humor.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on October 16, 2013, 08:03:23 PM
Here is a different type of tractor, a recycled model T Ford in all it's glory...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on October 16, 2013, 08:05:02 PM
And  3 more photos. Just couldn't get a shot of that rear wheel....
Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on October 16, 2013, 08:15:01 PM
And a Model A Ford Montgomery Ward conversion...
Story on the plaque is interesting....  
Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on October 16, 2013, 08:19:23 PM
And 3 more. I don't know why the 2nd photo didn't open in the above post, note that
there are 2 links under the first photo...   ???  That has the plaque and the story...
Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 5thwheel on October 16, 2013, 10:29:37 PM
The way the drive sprocket is located the transmission has to be in reverse to go forward. Would have one speed foreword and three reverse. ::)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on October 16, 2013, 11:16:34 PM
It is very easy to flip the ring gear to the other side of the pinion gear to correct that.  ;D
It is also done when installing a quick change rear end to keep the rotation correct.
Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 17, 2013, 12:43:09 AM
Wow, great stuff, really funky! Especially that three-wheeled Model T tractor.

I also liked the "cow proof spark plugs".



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on October 17, 2013, 06:09:35 AM
Ken,
Can you send me the full res images of the Monkey Ward one?
I think it would be a nice addition to my 1/16th stuff.
-Marty


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on October 17, 2013, 10:10:52 AM
Ken
That looks like Jerry Lawrence driving the tractor~
god knows he's old enough
There is one of these at the Willits Motive Power Museum
Not Wards but a conversion, I actually have an ad for a conversion, I'll look for it
MPH


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on October 17, 2013, 10:51:34 AM
Marty,
I would be happy to, BUT I don't have any. These are from around 2001 or so and
because of the length of trip and this wasn't my primary focus, I didn't take larger
photos.   ::) Lots of photos (that is all of the Model A), just not high resolution.
I do hope to go back in the next couple of months, I will get it right this time.

Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Terry Harper on October 17, 2013, 02:31:26 PM
1929 Franklin Doodlebug

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--yD_hTEV7Gw/T5nA4TmDKEI/AAAAAAAAA0Y/ApAUQjejNYw/s1152/100_3964.JPG)


(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-F0OIWnv-l7w/T5nA4e3rRrI/AAAAAAAAA0g/wMK0WCAA62g/s1152/100_3962.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dDfCzcyOWuk/T5nA4Lb0rjI/AAAAAAAAA0c/_3f6QSdo4MI/s1152/100_3963.JPG)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on October 18, 2013, 11:15:11 AM
This set up just looks strangely akward...
Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on October 18, 2013, 11:50:17 AM
looks like the drag of the plough keeps the drive chains tensioned, he he


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on October 19, 2013, 04:51:08 PM
Smallest Gas Station I ever seen ???


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on October 19, 2013, 04:54:20 PM
Portable Gas Station anyone ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on October 19, 2013, 04:57:14 PM
 ???


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: David King on October 19, 2013, 05:42:12 PM
Smallest Gas Station I ever seen ???

Looks a lot like this one still standing in Spring City, Utah.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on October 19, 2013, 05:57:53 PM
David,    Not even close ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 19, 2013, 06:53:43 PM
Try this one on for size... from Silver Peak, NV:

(http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Silver_Peak_NV_files/Media/95_1MinersGas/95_1MinersGas.jpg)

I'd like to build a model of this one someday.





Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 25, 2013, 10:46:12 PM
At first glance this looks like a model railroad! A nine-arch stone viaduct, with a 7% grade and incredibly tight curves, looping over itself:

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2013/10/brusio-spiral-viaduct-in-switzerland.html (http://www.amusingplanet.com/2013/10/brusio-spiral-viaduct-in-switzerland.html)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on October 26, 2013, 11:03:14 AM
Nice loop, Ray. Linked to that set of photos was this one, which I think is pretty cool....
Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 26, 2013, 01:48:42 PM
That's a cool shot! Looks like a narrow gauge line on the bridge below?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on October 26, 2013, 03:49:59 PM
The article is about a huge steel viaduct, the small narrow gauge trestle was used to haul in the pieces for the large one.
While the large one is cool, that small one is what interests me....

Here is the link:  http://www.amusingplanet.com/2013/09/the-hair-raising-train-ride-over-goteik.html

Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 28, 2013, 10:53:53 PM
Who'd have guessed there was a prototype for a giant, steam-powered, ballast-cleaning vacuum cleaner?

(http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/ModernMechanix/2-1930/rail_vacuum_cleaner.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Junior on October 30, 2013, 05:03:10 AM
Greetings from Euromilitaire in Folkestone U.K.

No, it´s not a model but maybe Mr. Ferguson will challenge this one in 1/16 scale for next years show as he didn´t make it there this time  ;D!
Picture shot nearby the railway station in Folkestone.

Anders

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/fiffistorp/Westlake%20-%20October%202013/DSC_0236_01.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/fiffistorp/media/Westlake%20-%20October%202013/DSC_0236_01.jpg.html)(http://)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on October 30, 2013, 12:12:54 PM
Looks more like a job for Narayan or Volker. See upcoming Modelers' Annual.It's already in the mail. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on October 31, 2013, 11:39:16 PM
Ooooh...I like that for a vignette.



Some locos for those with a hankerin' to extreme weather (Chinese narrow gauge)


(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1384209_10202343031208031_860351664_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1383023_10202342953766095_427743409_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1382266_10202342958366210_654388212_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/561615_10202342982206806_733340161_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/561615_10202342982246807_2047612870_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on November 01, 2013, 11:56:04 AM
Very cool photos, Mark. The small drivers and overall layout of the engine looks alot
like this Lokomo engine that I took photos of in Okha, Sakhalinsk, Russia.
Made in Finland in 1952 by Lokomo, number 453.

Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on November 01, 2013, 12:23:45 PM
Very cool engine  8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on November 12, 2013, 08:46:20 PM
(http://images62.fotki.com/v1453/photos/7/777399/2992336/9_623690511002310_2074520488_n-vi.jpg)


Awesome!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 12, 2013, 11:20:22 PM
That's a refreshingly unique depiction.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on November 13, 2013, 02:58:58 AM
How did he get up there in the first place? -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Junior on November 13, 2013, 05:13:15 AM
Looks like the work of Marjin Van Gils or at least somebody influenced by him  ???.

Anders


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on November 13, 2013, 09:49:17 AM
The General is the ancestor of a good friend of mine.

He fell at "Pickett's Charge" on Cemetery Ridge in July of 1863
The last day of the "Battle of Gettysburg".  

Just some background info :)


Hmmmmm, interesting that an Infantry officer would have spurs on his boots??


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on November 13, 2013, 07:19:09 PM
Hmmmmm, interesting that an Infantry officer would have spurs on his boots??

He's a General, he can wear what he wants.
Wonderful stuff.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on November 13, 2013, 07:30:25 PM
Hmmmmm, interesting that an Infantry officer would have spurs on his boots??
Yeah .. but horses were transportation. Everyone that could rode .. certainly Generals did. Spurs were just part of the kit ..


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on November 20, 2013, 12:05:59 PM
Some harbor dock photos from around 1954.... Edginton Oil Company bearth, Long Beach CA.
Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on November 20, 2013, 01:55:30 PM
Reminds me of my misspent youth when my father would take us to the docks, park us on a bench, and wander around with his camera. I saw SP switchers in orange and black "tiger stripe" paint schemes, guys working on the docks, the whole shebang. I even tried to draw some of what I saw. I guess that's one reason why I have a fondness for waterfront modeling. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on November 20, 2013, 02:08:54 PM
If you go back to post 1397, page 94, you can see where that mountain of drums was used the above photos.
The 55 gallon drums have diesel (which was still considered "fuel oil" back in the early 1950's)
and are being loaded in the photo above. Edgington Oil made their own 55 gallon drums up to
the mid 1970's.
Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 21, 2013, 11:33:41 PM
This is pretty interesting... a living tree with a large hollow, that has been filled in with (apparently) stone blocks:

(http://intoruin.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/sheldonchurch_blocks_in_tree_small.jpg)


The tree is located in Georgia near the site of this Civil War era brick ruin:

(http://intoruin.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/sheldonchurchhdr1small.jpg)

More pics of these and other interesting old stuff can be found on the photographer's website:

http://intoruin.wordpress.com/tag/abandoned/ (http://intoruin.wordpress.com/tag/abandoned/)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on November 22, 2013, 07:57:42 AM
Ray, that was pretty interesting. It's about a two hour drive from me .. well worth the trip when the weather is nice here. Thanks.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on November 22, 2013, 07:17:44 PM
Black Pool boat trams in San Francisco ... could easily imagine a version bashed from VW busses ... large, high-rez version of photo here:

http://www.streetcar.org/uploads/photos/DSC_9141.JPG


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 22, 2013, 08:22:30 PM
Those sure are odd-looking trams.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on November 30, 2013, 01:27:46 PM
Any Truck fan's out there ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on November 30, 2013, 01:29:26 PM
Another one


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 30, 2013, 02:04:48 PM
Great pics, not just of the trucks but also the signage.

I find it amusing that the word service is in quotes.   


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on December 01, 2013, 03:59:45 AM
Craig, just keep posting those trucks........

You might like this site. http://www.louisrenault.com/index.php/articles/articles-vehicules-industriels/539-histoire-des-camions-renault-de-1900-a-1945-par-claude-moins

Couple of shots lifted from the above, Gallic style at its best  and an idea for my Renault tank


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on December 01, 2013, 05:53:40 PM
Gordon,    Thanks for posting this site ;D  lots of early trucks that's for sure.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on December 01, 2013, 05:56:15 PM
a few more trucks ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jim s-w on December 06, 2013, 03:18:07 AM
Hi all

I hope no one minds but I'd like to nominate a picture for today that's a bit off topic for the thread and indeed the forum.

(http://global-4-lvs-odra.opera-mini.net/hn09-10-01/64643/0/-1/bg-daily-news.eu/1982089666/Nelson_Mandela.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on December 06, 2013, 03:21:22 AM
Good call Jim, it's not often humanity throws up a man who can actually stop, not start, a bloody civil war.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on December 06, 2013, 02:09:20 PM
Camas Prairie Speeders

http://www.camasprairierails.com/CSP_Speeders.htm

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on December 06, 2013, 03:09:29 PM
Who would have thought of putting a cement mixer on rails?

(http://www.camasprairierails.com/photogallery/photo4477/CSP_44_no_1.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on December 06, 2013, 04:52:00 PM
Nifty equipment there, that model A speeder is so modelable. Neat crane at the bottom of the page too and that mixer.


Title: Oops
Post by: eTraxx on December 06, 2013, 07:14:50 PM
The forklift driver had to leave to change his underwear .. (500 Lb Cluster Bomb Unit! CBU)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 06, 2013, 09:34:35 PM

(http://thumbs.imagekind.com/canvas/2291420_650/Old-Store-front-in-small-town-Michigan_art.jpg?v=1250423340)


I just found out that someone on another forum has a whole set of photos of this building, which can be seen here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32193811@N03/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/32193811@N03/)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Krusty on December 07, 2013, 03:18:50 AM
Quote
Who would have thought of putting a cement mixer on rails?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on December 07, 2013, 11:46:17 PM
Owls Head Transportation Museum

http://www.ohtm.org/edu_col.html

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mike Engler on December 09, 2013, 10:08:46 AM
Is there a chance that the original photo was black-and-white? Maybe it looks a little like a model because somebody carefully colorized the original image. Kind of stirs the digital detective in me. -- Russ

  No . You can see by the clouds and wet pavement ( not a " sidewalk" ) that it has just rained and the sky can make photos look funny .

  Why would anyone want to colourise a black and white photo ? These buildings would appear to have been in their present locations for less that 40 years so they could have taken a colour photo to start with .   
              http://www.bclm.co.uk/about/the-museums-story/1.htm

This discussion was regarding a hardware store photo a while back, and recently there was another colorized version of a "Photo of the Day" on this thread of the Gordonton NC country store. The Shorpy black and white version is a 1939 photo by Dorothy
Lange. At least I don't think there were color photos in 1939. And as Nick states, "Why would anyone want to colorize a black and white photo".

I'm pretty sure I couldn't tell if a photo had been "colorized", but maybe Russ can.

Incidentally, Downtown Deco has an HO version of this store that is representative. I know that Dave Mason (mabloodhound) has done a lot of research on this structure.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on December 09, 2013, 01:33:43 PM
Actually they did have color in '39 but they used a very tedious process to achieve it. I think the photo may be colorized because of the homogeneous coloration of the wood siding and it probably occurred after the advent of Photoshop. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Lawton Maner on December 09, 2013, 09:21:55 PM
Not to want to be to picky, but the two photographs are different.  In one, the black gentleman in front of the door is drinking out of a can(?) and in the other he is looking at the man beside him.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mike Engler on December 09, 2013, 10:51:31 PM
Lawton, you are absolutely right. Upon further investigation, there are several versions of the photo. Here is another. Perhaps Ms. Lange used color film for some of the shots?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 10, 2013, 05:06:33 AM
I have three Dorothea Lang photo books...and as far as I can recall, there isn't a color photo amongst them. And even if by chance she did, it would not be the atrocious abomination of coloration that is in that photo. This looks like it was done by a monkey with access to Photoshop.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on December 10, 2013, 06:02:29 AM
This looks like it was done by a monkey with access to Photoshop.
... is this similar to "done with the artistic talent of a cluster of colour-blind hedgehogs - in a bag" ... ?  ::) ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on December 10, 2013, 10:07:07 AM
I do agree with Russ about this being colorized (well, isn't Russ always right?)
In all my research the only color picture is from the original building in my Google street view.   
Yes, the original building is still standing in Gordonton, NC and it was the Baynes Store owned by Ivey Baynes (that is supposed to be his brother Raney in the doorway).

(http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/mabloodhound/200972094919_012_NC-MG_0111.jpg)

(http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/mabloodhound/200972095339_Gordonton%20store.JPG)

And Disney's version:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3647/3578147519_5556b85902.jpg?v%200)




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on December 10, 2013, 11:52:37 AM
I didn't realize that store lasted that long. I have seen much better colorized versions of that photo though.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on December 10, 2013, 12:11:40 PM
Link to the full-size colorized version on Shorpy

http://www.shorpy.com/node/11281?size=_original#caption


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on December 10, 2013, 01:57:04 PM
Aha! It was indeed colorized. A wonderful photo either way. Thanks for the link. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on December 11, 2013, 12:58:19 PM
... these are waaaayyy cool ... aren't they ...  :o

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/57/Redsandsforts.jpg)

linked from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maunsell_Forts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maunsell_Forts), author and owner of copyright: user Russss

... more?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maunsell_Forts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maunsell_Forts)

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/maunsell-army-sea-forts (http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/maunsell-army-sea-forts)

... would be a perfect addition to an Ian McQue inspired diorama ...

Cheers


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 11, 2013, 11:05:31 PM
Yes those are very cool. IIRC there are drawings and more photos of them in the book "The Architecture of War".....lots of other really cool stuff in the book as well. (Sorry too lazy to get up and confirm exactly what info on them is actually in the book)


http://www.amazon.com/The-Architecture-War-Keith-Mallory/dp/0394709977

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51O54vvZkTL.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on December 13, 2013, 06:39:15 AM
Marc,

Yes those are very cool. IIRC there are drawings and more photos of them in the book "The Architecture of War".....lots of other really cool stuff in the book as well. (Sorry too lazy to get up and confirm exactly what info on them is actually in the book)

... should have suspected you already knew these ...  ;) ... thanks for the additional information anyway ...

As this keeps me busy researching the WWW the last days, I very much would appreciate you would confirm (on occasion), if the book contains drawings/plans, as a copy of the book is hard to get over here.

At least I found out in the meantime, that these forts were two-storied and had dimensions of approx. 36x36ft ...

Cheers


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 14, 2013, 05:19:48 AM
Gerald,

The plans that there are of these Army Forts are pretty rudimentary...more like schematics.

The two pages with images follow, there is also a page of text that accompanies the images describing their construction, use and intent.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 14, 2013, 05:20:44 AM
Army fort pt 2


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 14, 2013, 05:22:20 AM
There were also these Naval Forts that you might find of interest.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 14, 2013, 05:23:04 AM
Naval Fort pt2


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on December 14, 2013, 02:02:21 PM
The plans that there are of these Army Forts are pretty rudimentary...more like schematics.

The two pages with images follow, there is also a page of text that accompanies the images describing their construction, use and intent.
... whoa ...  :o ... thanks a lot for your effort, man ...

There were also these Naval Forts that you might find of interest.

I do like these as well, but I really fancy the "stilt houses" ...  ;) ... was kinda "love at first sight" ...  ;D

There's a lot information about 'em (mainly pics) surfing the WWW ... but hardly drawings or plans ... I found a website also offering books http://www.project-redsand.com/books.htm (http://www.project-redsand.com/books.htm) .. and a website showing a 3D sketch with terrific renderings http://digitalenviproject.blogspot.de/2010/11/sea-fort-research-and-texturing.html (http://digitalenviproject.blogspot.de/2010/11/sea-fort-research-and-texturing.html)  ... and even a google sketch up model of it http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=de5119c191e6c51e5bfb24d81b25af8 (http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=de5119c191e6c51e5bfb24d81b25af8) ...

I'm dabbling with the idea in this case to give 1/35 a try, because I can imagine an Ian McQue inspired "air ship" floating around a model of one this sea forts on stilts, may be even located in a desert or on rough terrain ...  ::)

Just in case somebody else needs some practice on an Ian McQue inspired "air ship" before daring to build a model of fichtenfoo's excellent Remora (or Waldo), here's a link to a website (http://myhobbycraft.blogspot.de/2012/01/cupank-mk02-135-flying-boat-concept.html) where somebody offers a download of a corresponding printy (http://www.mediafire.com/download/oc65x0a1sh3bhov/cupang.rar) ...

Cheers



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 16, 2013, 08:43:38 PM
Check out this pioneer home built in a tree stump, ca. 1910:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/leedman/2318692269/in/set-72157604073472543 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/leedman/2318692269/in/set-72157604073472543)




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 16, 2013, 08:53:05 PM
Another cool subject...

(http://theshepherdsretreat.com/images/header-image.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on December 17, 2013, 08:34:11 AM
Ray, that link to the Vancouver photos was great, a good resource.
Nice wagon too!
 8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on December 17, 2013, 09:43:54 AM
Ray, looks like an old Shepherds hut ....... Do a Google search and you wind a lot more like it


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on December 17, 2013, 03:54:18 PM
All this old gas station stuff is just down the road from my home.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7339/11425363596_db383fc9ed_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/11425340925_c0c9a9f044_b.jpg)

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 1-32 on December 18, 2013, 09:51:48 AM
what in the shed?
kind regards kim


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 19, 2013, 02:31:07 AM
Who would have thought traffic lights could be so beautiful?

(http://i.imgur.com/Xz3Z2iL.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on December 19, 2013, 06:02:44 AM
Who would have thought traffic lights could be so beautiful?
... FULL ACK ...

Must be located somewhere in Germany (regarding the road signs/markings) I guess (or Europe at least?!) ... just wondering, if it has been photoshopped or taken with loooooong exposure time, as our traffic lights over here usually don't show all three colours at the time ...  ;)

cheers


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on December 19, 2013, 08:33:26 AM
Hey Ray!
That's in my Po-Dunk town!
Star Idaho one stop light town , and it's always red in both directions! Dough!
MPH


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on December 20, 2013, 09:40:53 AM
This was posted to Facebook with the blurb ".. this is going to go well"



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on December 21, 2013, 10:57:09 AM
Imgoldby transporter



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 26, 2013, 08:10:01 PM
Ed,

Great pic with the Lambo. When I worked in one of the large architecture firms, one of the project managers was from Nigeria, and she would tell some fascinating stories about stuff like this, electronics and toilets in homes without plumbing or electricity, forms for precast concreete housing for rural homes getting stolen, and used to build a shack, expensive cars left by the side of the road, because they ran out of gas and the owner had no idea what was wrong, etc.



Title: Old and Weird
Post by: eTraxx on December 28, 2013, 06:30:42 AM
I have a friend - an older woman who's hobby is sending out stuff she finds on the internet to all her contacts. This was interesting enough that I thought it would be of interest here. No info .. just pics.

(http://images107.fotki.com/v780/photos/2/1709102/12721881/tirecar2-vi.jpg)

(http://images9.fotki.com/v1542/photos/2/1709102/12721881/tirecar-vi.jpg)
(http://images114.fotki.com/v74/photos/2/1709102/12721881/tirecarb-vi.jpg)

(http://images107.fotki.com/v71/photos/2/1709102/12721881/tracking-vi.jpg)

Not so unusual .. she's just cute! :)
(http://images19.fotki.com/v276/photos/2/1709102/12721881/velocipedegirl-vi.jpg)

(http://images116.fotki.com/v694/photos/2/1709102/12721881/ambubike-vi.jpg)

(http://images9.fotki.com/v1518/photos/2/1709102/12721881/boatcar-vi.jpg)

(http://images19.fotki.com/v193/photos/2/1709102/12721881/handyvan-vi.jpg)

(http://images114.fotki.com/v271/photos/2/1709102/12721881/propjob-vi.jpg)

(http://images53.fotki.com/v1459/photos/2/1709102/12721881/sillitos-vi.jpg)

(http://images18.fotki.com/v61/photos/2/1709102/12721881/storage-vi.jpg)

(http://images114.fotki.com/v271/photos/2/1709102/12721881/surf-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on December 28, 2013, 09:38:34 AM
Thought for a minute there Ed you were describing the old Queen as cute ......... ;D :D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on December 28, 2013, 09:40:15 AM
And, there is a contributor to this forum who is planing to model one of those pics


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 28, 2013, 01:02:11 PM
That first pic could be titled, "Men In Black: The Early Years".   ;)

I like the goofy "bread loaf" truck.





Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on December 28, 2013, 01:12:34 PM
A few more of a very similar to the first photo.... There are 4 photos...

Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 28, 2013, 05:45:10 PM
Thanks for the cool pics Ed.

There is a great site devoted to monocycles (unfortunately have lost the link. Think it was out of Spain.) There are also a number of vids on Youtube of monocycles in action.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on December 30, 2013, 11:44:18 AM
Great pictures all! Though I can't understand the need for monocycles, when two wheels do it all so much better. Would be neat to see a road course race with a bunch of these.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on December 30, 2013, 02:31:48 PM
If I am not mistaken I think that last pic of Ed's is the sea tractor that plied between Bigbury & Burgh Island in South Devon, Uk


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on December 30, 2013, 05:02:32 PM
Came across this today when looking for pics of "rollers", just really appeals


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on December 30, 2013, 05:33:28 PM
Gordo!
is that a grist mill or a mining mill, looks like one of my ancestors :o
I love that iron ring holding the milling stone together
Happy Holidays
MPH


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 30, 2013, 11:38:00 PM
Un vendedor de piraguas en Yauco, Puerto Rico (1942)

(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/1526920_590422317696844_1118906298_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 30, 2013, 11:49:11 PM
Comunidad La Perla, San Juan, Puerto Rico (1938)

(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1535741_590148121057597_1409775836_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 30, 2013, 11:52:45 PM
Central Cambalache, Arecibo, Puerto Rico (1910)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t31/1556310_590831004322642_249163114_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 31, 2013, 12:11:19 AM
Calle en Barranquitas, Puerto Rico (1942)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1518533_590425491029860_1955359913_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on December 31, 2013, 12:13:02 AM

Puente de los Suspiros, en El Escambrón. Aquí florecieron incontables idilios en los días en que el Escambrón Beach Club era el primer centro social de San Juan. Aparentemente este puente no conduce a ninguna parte, pero para muchos conduce directamente al pasado y a una época que quizás fue mejor... (1967)

(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/252265_487047234701020_1262508287_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 31, 2013, 01:21:54 AM
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/compressed-air-to-shoot-packages-into-moving-train/ (http://blog.modernmechanix.com/compressed-air-to-shoot-packages-into-moving-train/)

A bet the inspiration for this invention came out of a bottle.  :)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on December 31, 2013, 04:21:18 PM
Solid tyres and that road surface ...... Great !


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on December 31, 2013, 05:10:16 PM
haha


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on January 01, 2014, 07:51:43 PM
What a cool model this would make ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 01, 2014, 08:43:06 PM
Neat old diner. Any idea where that was?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on January 02, 2014, 09:15:25 AM
Ray,    Dinner was in Manhatten Kansas, don't know what railroad it was from?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 16, 2014, 12:41:30 AM
Here's an unusual stone wall and stairs at the Eagle Mine in Julian, CA. Note that the tree was there first:

(http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Concrete_files/Media/IMG_9394/IMG_9394.jpg)


(http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Concrete_files/Media/IMG_9396c/IMG_9396c.jpg)

(http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Concrete_files/Media/IMG_9392/IMG_9392.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on January 16, 2014, 01:17:22 PM
Nice stairway, Ray. I don't remember that one. The Eagle / High Peak mine tour is one of the better ones I have been through.
A lot of good history there. Boar's Head Saloon was enjoyable too.....
Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 16, 2014, 01:37:54 PM
Here are my pics of the Eagle/High Peak mine:

http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Eagle_Mine_CA.html (http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Eagle_Mine_CA.html)

The first half shows the equipment and vehicles outside the mine, and the rest shows the stuff inside the mine.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on January 16, 2014, 02:44:54 PM
I like this one.....
Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on January 17, 2014, 12:24:29 AM
This Harley is a real "chopper". Driver better hope his partner is a good shot.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/72988954@N00/8696103269/in/photolist-efrNwZ-efrNki-efrNqr-efxxqo-eRTiNS-eRTiYE-eRFSQt-eRFTgR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on January 17, 2014, 04:51:14 PM
Minute hand of the clock, Singers Sewing Machine Factory,Clydebank, Glasgow

Not certain but think this was one of the largest clock faces ever built


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on January 17, 2014, 06:49:04 PM
A wannabe chopper.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 17, 2014, 08:24:04 PM
What is that thing running through the scooter? A big gun barrel or something?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on January 18, 2014, 12:16:53 AM
What is that thing running through the scooter? A big gun barrel or something?

One Bazooka (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bazooka).

Moore (http://6d6fireball.com/rpg/vespa-bazooka-traffic-jams/)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on January 18, 2014, 01:07:57 AM
It is a recoilless rifle.
Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on January 18, 2014, 09:17:29 AM
Thought it was time for me to add an old photo.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 24, 2014, 12:56:45 AM
Room...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 24, 2014, 07:18:06 AM
Kiev Ukrane (at this moment)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t31/1507285_662372167158145_1145763861_o.jpg)

More photos here:
http://zyalt.livejournal.com/982589.html (http://zyalt.livejournal.com/982589.html)
http://zyalt.livejournal.com/983675.html (http://zyalt.livejournal.com/983675.html)
http://zyalt.livejournal.com/984246.html (http://zyalt.livejournal.com/984246.html)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 24, 2014, 02:15:49 PM
Room...

That is too cool! Who built it?



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on January 24, 2014, 03:43:40 PM
Room...

That is too cool! Who built it?


More here http://www.scalatt.it/fotostoria_plastico_nel_plastico.htm (http://www.scalatt.it/fotostoria_plastico_nel_plastico.htm)

and http://translate.google.de/translate?hl=de&sl=it&tl=en&u=http://www.scalatt.it/fotostoria_plastico_nel_plastico.htm (http://translate.google.de/translate?hl=de&sl=it&tl=en&u=http://www.scalatt.it/fotostoria_plastico_nel_plastico.htm)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on January 25, 2014, 02:54:13 PM
Thanks for the additional links!  That bedroom diorama is great ... well, the socks on the bed are really bad ... but everything else is rather impressive.  ;D  -- Dallas


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 26, 2014, 09:04:28 PM
Here's an interesting railtruck displayed at the World Museum of Mining in Butte, MT:

(http://runnerduckreview.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/trolly-line-maintenance-truck.jpg)

Apparently it was used for maintenance of catenary wires.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 29, 2014, 01:52:04 AM
(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/1779286_665068003549635_1621665494_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/t31/1614290_665053650217737_2074397424_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t1/1743491_665053753551060_1084075787_n.jpg)




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 29, 2014, 01:55:03 AM
(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1/1555382_664481570274945_286253322_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1497725_664516386938130_1006297929_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on January 29, 2014, 07:08:14 AM
That mining truck is perfect fo rGordon!
It's even the right color (almost).
-Mj


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 29, 2014, 08:31:28 PM
I like that photo of the skip being dumped. That's something I've rarely seen before.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Lightengine on January 30, 2014, 05:17:42 AM
What is that thing running through the scooter? A big gun barrel or something?

Is it the 'Weapon of mass destruction' that didnt exist?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on January 30, 2014, 11:29:02 AM
Ray that is one cool rail truck. Any more photos of the rear?

Marc great photos, love the filling of the barrel and dumping the tip car.

Ken


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on January 30, 2014, 02:18:58 PM
This was posted up on Facebook. Have no idea where or what .. but is just plain cool.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Lawton Maner on January 30, 2014, 06:33:35 PM
The pale yellow rail truck is for repairing overhead catenary in the Butte, Montana copper mines.

The armed moped is sporting what appears to be a 105mm recoilless rifle.  The rear view of the breach is the clue.  They were mounted on Jeeps and any light wheeled equipment to annoy enemy armor.  The Marines had an early Armored Personal Carrier called an Ontos which sported 6 of them and was very good at shoot and skoot practices.  The 25 metre backblast made them dangerous to stand behind and the dust kicked up screamed "here I am" to  the enemy.

The other photos appear to be WWI French 20 cm railroad equipment, based on the uniforms of the troops in them.  The turntable for supplying an artillery gun is quite good, as are the rest of them.

Can't comment on the mining photo other then from the rail cars in the background it was taken somewhere in Europe in the first part of the last century.

All in all an interesting collection.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 30, 2014, 08:05:16 PM
Ray that is one cool rail truck. Any more photos of the rear?


Sadly, no. I haven't been able to find any other pics online yet.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 31, 2014, 12:10:08 AM
A smaller version of the scooter....

Hanoi


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 31, 2014, 12:13:03 AM
I know somewhere there was a discussion of these but cant recall where...so I'll jus put this here.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on January 31, 2014, 12:32:31 AM
Project reference....


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on January 31, 2014, 01:53:35 AM
I know somewhere there was a discussion of these but cant recall where...so I'll jus put this here.
... the Maunsell Army [sic!] Forts (Nore, Red Sands, Shivering Sands) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maunsell_Forts) where mentioned in this thread, pages 102/103 ...  :) ... nice shot showing heavier weather ...

BTW: I am still dabbling with the idea building one of these "stilt houses"  ;D ... but don't know when and if I could manage a "tiny" scale like 1/35 ... even in 1/35 scale it would measure approx. 30 x 30 cm (floor space) ...

cheers


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 31, 2014, 12:46:22 PM
Beautiful composite shot of the night sky taken from the Atacama desert in Chile:

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140127.html (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140127.html)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on January 31, 2014, 01:37:03 PM
Wow. Gorgeous photo. Unfortunately, that link is likely to expire someday. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 31, 2014, 01:49:11 PM
I saw this tractor loco on another forum, and really liked it. I think it's a Fordson:

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/ThunderMountainRR/mikes/Rail%20Tractors/fordson_bath.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Hydrostat on January 31, 2014, 01:55:42 PM
Great find, Ray! Do you know anything about the railway's purpose?

Volker


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on January 31, 2014, 04:35:43 PM
Ray, the tractor loco is a McCormick Deering.

Here's one on a Universal power shovel.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8132/8806105368_d81ed77a81_b.jpg)

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on January 31, 2014, 04:42:47 PM
More McCormick-Deering photos.

https://www.google.com/search?q=mccormick+deering&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=4CPsUuLoJcXZoASDnoL4BQ&ved=0CCQQsAQ&biw=1338&bih=707

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 31, 2014, 08:18:49 PM
Great find, Ray! Do you know anything about the railway's purpose?

It was a lumber company in New Zealand:   Bartholomew Timber Co., Te Whetu

Here's a great collection of photos and info about rail tractors used in NZ:

http://www.trainweb.org/loggingz/tractors.html (http://www.trainweb.org/loggingz/tractors.html)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 02, 2014, 01:07:58 AM
Log gas station in Hardy, AR:

(http://www.ohiobarns.com/othersites/gas/ar/04-68gas.jpeg)


That came from a great site which has a long list of photos of vintage gas stations. Some are recent photos and others are period photos:

http://www.ohiobarns.com/othersites/gas/gas.html (http://www.ohiobarns.com/othersites/gas/gas.html)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 05, 2014, 03:31:22 AM
Pipe factory

(http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&docid=HdfoknzD6aJhJM&tbnid=07VYs2kkK7HIkM:&ved=0CAUQjBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2F0%2F0d%2FPipe_Factory.jpg&ei=EwPyUtvhCMqprQGyz4CQBA&psig=AFQjCNG_2r8XQIN15NojTL0odlQ76PpDhQ&ust=1391678611193299)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on February 05, 2014, 03:41:24 AM
Your not having a lot of luck with pics this morning , are you  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on February 05, 2014, 06:57:16 AM
Wow Marc .. that's really interesting. There is a disconnect between the crude buildings and the pipes and track. Neat.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on February 05, 2014, 11:09:39 AM
Marc
More like a pipe dream factory ::),.....................................................................
Mr. Potato head has thousands of eyes, but he still can't see a pipe factory ??? ??? ???
Show me the pipe
MPH
Snowy cold wet day here in Spudsville


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 05, 2014, 11:10:53 AM
Not only does this tiny vehicle look like it's incapable of clearing more than an inch of snow, there's also the question of how the heck do you get into it?

(http://cdn.carthrottle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ReadyForSnowPlowBadassery-35821-655x486.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on February 05, 2014, 03:01:01 PM
Pipe factory

(http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&docid=HdfoknzD6aJhJM&tbnid=07VYs2kkK7HIkM:&ved=0CAUQjBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2F0%2F0d%2FPipe_Factory.jpg&ei=EwPyUtvhCMqprQGyz4CQBA&psig=AFQjCNG_2r8XQIN15NojTL0odlQ76PpDhQ&ust=1391678611193299)
Hi Marc,

unfortunately I could not see and therefore have a different Link (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/Pipe_Factory.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on February 05, 2014, 05:18:20 PM
Thanks Helmut, now I can see it as well


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on February 06, 2014, 09:42:49 AM
I wondered what everyone was looking at as there was no link in Marc's post.   Interesting factory, thanks Helmut.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Malachi Constant on February 06, 2014, 12:25:37 PM
Not only does this tiny vehicle look like it's incapable of clearing more than an inch of snow, there's also the question of how the heck do you get into it?

(http://cdn.carthrottle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ReadyForSnowPlowBadassery-35821-655x486.jpg)



Duh ... hatchback!  But they really should have taken the sunroof option for easier access!  ;D  -- Dallas


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on February 06, 2014, 02:01:08 PM
Marc,
Do you have any more information on this factory?
Track work is different, looks like the "other side" of the stub would have to move
on the switches based on frog placement.

Ken


Pipe factory

(http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&docid=HdfoknzD6aJhJM&tbnid=07VYs2kkK7HIkM:&ved=0CAUQjBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2F0%2F0d%2FPipe_Factory.jpg&ei=EwPyUtvhCMqprQGyz4CQBA&psig=AFQjCNG_2r8XQIN15NojTL0odlQ76PpDhQ&ust=1391678611193299)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 07, 2014, 01:46:30 AM
Ken,

Sorry, nothing else. I ran across the image (that I unsuccessfully linked :) ) during a Google image search for something completely different. Just pulled it from the image results and posted it.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: miwi on February 07, 2014, 05:16:06 AM
Saw this one last year in Tampa/Fl.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on February 07, 2014, 06:24:25 AM
Ken,

Sorry, nothing else. I ran across the image (that I unsuccessfully linked :) ) during a Google image search for something completely different. Just pulled it from the image results and posted it.

I wouldn't say unsuccessful .. several of us managed to view the image (for myself, right-clicking and selecting 'Open image in new tab' .. finding a page mumbling about a 'Redirect Notice' .. and clicking the link provided) .. just that the image was .. umm .. 'Link Challenged'


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 09, 2014, 12:21:02 AM
Here's a tram inside a Canadian mental hospital:

(http://trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/images/Saint-Jean-de-Dieu_tramway.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on February 09, 2014, 04:10:47 AM
Leamington half-track prototype conversion on Fordson tractor



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on February 23, 2014, 07:35:55 AM
How about this one?



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on February 23, 2014, 09:30:24 AM
I wonder how you steer that one Ed?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on February 23, 2014, 12:20:50 PM
Donno. I DOUBT it seers like an Abrams tank though! :) .. in any case .. if I happen to run across a Model T model ....


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on March 02, 2014, 02:57:00 PM
I was walking around Camden, SC today snapping pics and ran across this Skyway.
(http://images107.fotki.com/v70/photos/2/1709102/12840640/photo-vi.jpg)

Not having any experience in such the brickwork around the bottom amazed me. Wow. How about that ironwork? Is that some kind of jack?
(http://images107.fotki.com/v159/photos/2/1709102/12840640/photo-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on March 02, 2014, 04:13:18 PM
During my stroll around Camden today .. no sign of anything connected, bung etc. Shrug.

(http://images107.fotki.com/v70/photos/2/1709102/12840640/photo1-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 02, 2014, 06:39:57 PM
Great stuff. I love the section of wall with the peeling white paint, and old pipes. And some interesting colors and textures in that steel drum photo.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on March 02, 2014, 07:08:20 PM
In the same general area as the previous pics - this poor thing has had a hard life!!

(http://images108.fotki.com/v1623/photos/2/1709102/12840640/RoofTin1-vi.jpg)

(http://images107.fotki.com/v159/photos/2/1709102/12840640/RoofTin2-vi.jpg)

Then a couple blocks away I found this .. if you modeled this people would say you were overreaching on all the textures etc.

(http://images107.fotki.com/v70/photos/2/1709102/12840640/Jack1-vi.jpg)

(http://images14.fotki.com/v373/photos/2/1709102/12840640/Jack2-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on March 04, 2014, 02:26:20 PM
Thought this might interest a few here


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Krusty on March 05, 2014, 01:46:12 AM
Improved D9.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on March 07, 2014, 11:18:26 PM
Tin variations on a miner's shack...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 08, 2014, 12:26:54 AM
Do you know where that is? I'm guessing maybe Gold Point, or Goldfield, both in NV.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on March 08, 2014, 01:25:58 AM
Chloride, in Death Valley Funeral Mountains
Spent the last 2 days at Gold Ace mine, Carrera, and some remote mines in the Chloride area.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on March 08, 2014, 02:14:45 AM
Like details in that last shot, that's on file now  :D

Here are some decent sized crankshafts


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on March 08, 2014, 02:15:44 AM
And one for the machine shop fans


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NE Brownstone on March 08, 2014, 11:17:17 AM
I took this photo years ago when I worked for Rebel Rentals in the Gulf coast oilfield as a power tong operator running completion tubing.  This is a blowout preventor just under the drill floor of a small workover rig perched on top of some little remote platform somewhere out there in the Gulf of Mexico.  Unfortunately, this was the last frame of the last roll I had and some dopey floorhand decided to stick his hand in the way.  I did do some photo shopping to get rid of his hand, but to get rid of the rest of him was taking some time and I just cropped the rest of him out.

Anyways, this thing looked like something out of Aliens and I had to take a shot of it.

(http://www.nebrownstone.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/BOP2.jpg)
(http://www.nebrownstone.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/BOP.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on March 16, 2014, 09:38:58 AM
Sorting some old photos out - taken some 35years back in the Devils Bridge area in Wales could not find much about it at the time but was told it was a Silver mine - what amazed me was how "American "it looked complete with its Grandt Line windows and nuts/bolts.
(http://images116.fotki.com/v716/photos/2/1908522/10721944/photo-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/my-first-album/mine-3-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)
(http://images116.fotki.com/v715/photos/2/1908522/10721944/photo-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/my-first-album/mine-6-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)
(http://images14.fotki.com/v390/photos/2/1908522/10721944/photo1-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/my-first-album/mine-8-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)
(http://images60.fotki.com/v370/photos/2/1908522/10721944/photo1-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/my-first-album/mine-1-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)
Barney


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on March 16, 2014, 10:01:21 AM
A few more Shots
(http://images51.fotki.com/v282/photos/2/1908522/10721944/photo-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/my-first-album/mine-2-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)
(http://images108.fotki.com/v1629/photos/2/1908522/10721944/photo-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/my-first-album/mine-4-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)
(http://images61.fotki.com/v665/photos/2/1908522/10721944/photo-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/my-first-album/mine-5-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)
(http://images42.fotki.com/v1630/photos/2/1908522/10721944/photo1-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/my-first-album/mine-9-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 16, 2014, 10:30:36 AM
Cool ruins! That is some major rust -- looks like the whole thing's been dipped in acid.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on March 16, 2014, 04:34:55 PM
I don't think Grandt Line offers that style of window. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 22, 2014, 10:29:43 PM
Hampton's Store (and City Hall, Mayor's Office, and gas station) in Skullbone, TN:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brent_nashville/11459823335/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/brent_nashville/11459823335/)

Looks like a great subject for a model!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 23, 2014, 12:46:09 AM
Whimsical locomotive BBQ:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-K_j2Mdsym-4/UhwBFWMvv_I/AAAAAAACpYY/Ohx8BJhlnUI/s640/03_01_big.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Terry Harper on March 23, 2014, 09:13:20 AM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3FxwMWFDE2o/Uy75VMJ63gI/AAAAAAAACMY/VPoXhBuM4d4/s1280/%2524_57.JPG)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Krusty on March 25, 2014, 04:15:05 AM
Fowler portable engine.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Krusty on March 25, 2014, 04:15:47 AM
Another Fowler portable engine.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on March 25, 2014, 08:06:38 AM
Any ideas on this one ? -looks like a tin shed on rails !! hefty rails  and elaborate buffer stops .its situated in a barbed wire fenced off field by a Worcestershire village of Sherrif's Lench and looks like no one has entered the place for a long time
Barney
photo quality low mobile phone job!

(http://images51.fotki.com/v628/photos/2/1908522/10721944/photo-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/my-first-album/rail-shed-1-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)

(http://images61.fotki.com/v665/photos/2/1908522/10721944/photo1-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/my-first-album/rail-shed-2-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)

(http://images107.fotki.com/v70/photos/2/1908522/10721944/photo2-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/my-first-album/rail-shed-3-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Lawton Maner on March 25, 2014, 11:30:35 AM
If the photos were taken northwest of Evensham, there is an old airfield about 2 miles west of its location to which it might be linked.  Can you provide a road or other reference from which to assist searching Google Maps?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Lawton Maner on March 25, 2014, 11:38:43 AM
Further research indicates that RAF Throckmortan was constructed in 1940 as a base for Wellington Bombers.  After the war it was used as a training site and as a Cold War Dispersal field for Volcan Bombers.  I suspect that the structure in question dates from the Cold War and might have been used in air defense of the air base.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on March 28, 2014, 05:25:28 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3752/13431815814_2aa3f68576_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/msVyTh)

Here's a photo of a boiler I found near my home.

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/





Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on March 28, 2014, 05:36:16 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7203/13431814554_66905a2f53_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/msVyvy)

here's one more.

Gordon Birrell


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on March 30, 2014, 05:19:11 AM
Reference to the Shed on rails -Thanks Lawton for the information some of the local history people are now coming up with similar thoughts on the mystery building.
Barney


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Lawton Maner on March 30, 2014, 12:15:44 PM
Barney,

Can you give me a better reference to the shed's location.  I'd like to see if I can find it on one of the map sites.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on March 31, 2014, 10:14:38 PM
Here's a photo of a old fire truck.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7291/9612309404_1b07216da6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fDpAGu)

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on March 31, 2014, 10:19:14 PM
Here's one more at the same location.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3711/9612309536_955f089e85_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fDpAJL)

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on March 31, 2014, 10:56:41 PM
The corrugated on Barneys shed, looks like it is the Asbestos type.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NE Brownstone on April 10, 2014, 09:51:39 AM
Some pictures of an old gas powered steam roller I found on the way to Tombstone, AZ a few years back.  Sorry if I re-posted these, but I figure someone might not have seen them before.  Can you imagine having to steer that thing while standing next to the radiator, in the middle of August in AZ.

(http://www.nebrownstone.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/steam_roller1.jpg)
(http://www.nebrownstone.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/steam_roller2.jpg)
(http://www.nebrownstone.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/steam_roller3-682x1024.jpg)
(http://www.nebrownstone.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/steam_roller4.jpg)
Notice the eccentric crank lookin hub and ball hitch in above picture.  Anyone have a clue? 
(http://www.nebrownstone.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/steam_roller5-682x1024.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 10, 2014, 10:03:13 PM
That's cool! But I wonder what was the purpose of the small "boiler" and smokestack? Does it act as a muffler?



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on April 11, 2014, 07:35:34 AM
Was it once steam and then converted to diesel/gas?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NE Brownstone on April 11, 2014, 08:19:58 AM
That's cool! But I wonder what was the purpose of the small "boiler" and smokestack? Does it act as a muffler?




I believe so, but they sure did try hard to make it look like it was steam powered.  Maybe it was the only way they could sell their rollers with one of those newfangled gasoline engines.


I just found this:

http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2013/02/buffalo-springfield-steam-roller-built.html

It is the same machine.  Notice the rust pattern on the side.  Well, unless they all rusted in that particular spot.

(http://www.nebrownstone.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/rust-patt.jpg)
(http://www.nebrownstone.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/rust-patt2.jpg)


Imitation cylinder head?
(http://www.nebrownstone.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/fake-cylinder.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on April 14, 2014, 10:05:27 AM
I know its not a giant red wood - but it well pissed me off - why my shed I asked
Barney

(http://images51.fotki.com/v299/photos/2/1908522/10721944/photo1-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/my-first-album/img-0001-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on April 14, 2014, 12:38:31 PM
Be glad you were not inside when the limb fell. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on April 14, 2014, 10:40:53 PM
Sweetwater mining California. (ghost town)

http://www.ghosttownexplorers.org/california/clydescamp/01.htm

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 15, 2014, 03:34:23 PM
Great stuff, too bad the old mill is rotting away.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on April 18, 2014, 11:40:51 AM
Just saying ..



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: TRAINS1941 on April 18, 2014, 12:36:49 PM
Unc's new go stand in the corner has been upgraded!!!!! :o

Jerry


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on April 18, 2014, 02:14:11 PM
Well that's my next scratch build!!!!!!!!
mj


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on April 19, 2014, 02:24:36 AM
Don't forget to model a corpse. -- ssuR


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: kneighbarger on April 19, 2014, 10:39:27 AM

Here is another single stamp crusher, sitting out in Chloride area in the Funeral Mountains.
Ken

Sweetwater mining California. (ghost town)

http://www.ghosttownexplorers.org/california/clydescamp/01.htm

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 19, 2014, 10:31:08 PM
This would make a really cool model:

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lk4fu6Yakl1qgvvn1o1_1280.jpg)

Does anyone have a clue as to the manufacturer?

Edit: Found it myself...it's a 1938 Dodge.

http://libraryhack.anotherbyte.net/pictures/view/108396 (http://libraryhack.anotherbyte.net/pictures/view/108396)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on April 20, 2014, 11:54:13 AM
There's an interesting model, similar in it's styling, from Sylvan Scale in 1/87 but the original manufacturer of the prototype was White.

http://www.sylvanscalemodels.com/kits/Special%20Edition.htm


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on April 21, 2014, 05:28:18 PM
Brickyards, Quarries and Collieries.

http://www.nuneatonhistory.com/brickyards-quarries--collieries-extractive-industries.html

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Peter_T1958 on April 22, 2014, 03:28:31 AM
One more...

I was/am always fascinated by British design and railway (Cheers, Jim!). That fantastic shot by Bill Wright I found on flickr. I fell immediatelly in love with this photo - that would be an interesting but challenging brick structure ... But: So many ideas, so little time :(

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff181/Peter_T1958/Westlake%20Publishing%20Forum/TotonEngineshed_zps1a5d15fe.jpg~original) (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/Peter_T1958/media/Westlake%20Publishing%20Forum/TotonEngineshed_zps1a5d15fe.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 22, 2014, 11:33:48 AM
That really is a great photo! What a scene -- the grimy engine, the pitted, soot-stained bricks, the scrap iron bins, the cinders!



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on April 22, 2014, 04:17:28 PM

Gotta love that headlight :D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 22, 2014, 10:25:30 PM

Gotta love that headlight :D

Yeah, I was wondering about that. Obviously it's just a lantern that's been temporarily placed there. But why no real headlight?

Also, what are those two pieces of bent iron extending in front of the wheels?



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Hydrostat on April 23, 2014, 12:19:25 AM

Gotta love that headlight :D

Yeah, I was wondering about that. Obviously it's just a lantern that's been temporarily placed there. But why no real headlight?

Also, what are those two pieces of bent iron extending in front of the wheels?



I think that's a temporary warning light for the unused loco standing in the shed. One can see the brackets for the three removable paraffin lamps in the middle o the smokebox and on the buffer beam. The two bent iron pieces are cowcatchers. The cows in Britain are smaller than in the States.

You find those pilots or a plow like kind of it at all european locomotives.
Btw - beautiful picture with a lot of ambience.

Volker


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on April 23, 2014, 06:47:22 AM
Our engine drivers in Britain were "real men" no wimps here ! they eat plenty of carrots which are good for your eye sight so no need for massive head lamps !
Barney


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: voyager on April 23, 2014, 09:58:29 AM
What do you mean "were" real men ;D Train headlights are so people can see you coming, not to see where you are going! The "cow catchers" are lifeguards to move smaller debris to prevent derailments, modern trains have them fitted too. Nice photo!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on April 24, 2014, 12:11:46 AM
This is a great collection of old photos.

http://www.narrowgaugechaos.com/RPC/RPC.html

Gordon Birrell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 24, 2014, 01:09:14 PM
Great find, Gordon!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Carlo on April 24, 2014, 02:31:00 PM
I just returned from a vacation in Italy.
Here's a building in Orvieto. Note the variety of bricks.
Carlo


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on April 27, 2014, 12:28:23 PM
(http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/SHORPY_30684a.preview.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on April 27, 2014, 01:03:46 PM
For some reason the above image does not appear on the page even after a refresh but I am able to download it. Is it a link or an actual JPEG? -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on April 27, 2014, 01:53:44 PM
http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/SHORPY_30684a


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on April 28, 2014, 02:02:12 AM
Neither Dave's image nor Helmut's appears. But, as I said, I was able to download the jpeg. This is very odd. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 1-32 on April 29, 2014, 02:26:54 AM
great catalogs of the hunt company.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on April 29, 2014, 07:20:08 AM
Russ, mine was a link to the Shorpy image.   
Not sure why it doesn't show up for you.   
I use Firefox and don't have a problem.

Here's one for today.   I didn't know FORD made locos.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on April 29, 2014, 12:00:17 PM
Yes, it looks as though Ford bought a new Shay (or possibly a Willamette) and photographed it with the knowledge that you would post it here for us to enjoy. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on April 29, 2014, 03:42:01 PM
Less known is that Henry was bothered by the offset boiler and made his shop center them. The lettering and numbers were polished brass. They were kept in immaculate condition, at least early on. Later they had center cab diesels with custom stylized bodies.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on April 30, 2014, 10:18:03 AM
Good info, Chuck, thanks
 8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 02, 2014, 10:33:02 PM
I want one of these:

(http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/anubis51/201452223039_Cross-Country%20Locomotive%201921%202.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: SandiaPaul on May 03, 2014, 06:06:43 AM
Wow, Ray thanks for that, that is now the car of my dreams! I wonder what happened to it.

Paul


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on May 04, 2014, 11:31:56 AM
This mower repair place has been there for years but now looks closed for ever - photos taken today before the "yuppie" apartments take over the plot
Barney

(http://images60.fotki.com/v370/photos/2/1908522/11187423/photo3-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/workshops/repairs-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)

(http://images60.fotki.com/v367/photos/2/1908522/11187423/photo2-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/workshops/repairs-5-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 04, 2014, 04:44:20 PM
What a cool structure! It would make a great model. Even the fence is interesting. Too bad you can't get pics all around.

What part of the country is this?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on May 05, 2014, 03:28:01 PM
Ray - The mower workshop is in the village of Knowle in the county of Warwickshire about 15 miles from Stratford upon Avon
 Barney


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 05, 2014, 08:02:53 PM
Thanks Barney. That building wouldn't look a bit out of place anywhere on this side of the pond.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on May 05, 2014, 08:47:40 PM
(http://www.alaskarails.org/historical/Stebbins/Flatbed-cargo.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on May 07, 2014, 06:50:02 AM
Sorting old photos out and came across these two -I built it about 35years back in 1/16 scale
Barney

(http://images42.fotki.com/v1630/photos/2/1908522/10721944/photo5-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/my-first-album/old-1-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)

(http://images19.fotki.com/v275/photos/2/1908522/10721944/photo6-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/my-first-album/old-2-jpg.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on May 07, 2014, 09:37:33 AM
1/16th!?!?  :o
Tell me more!!
Email or a thread is fine.
Mj


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 08, 2014, 09:47:48 AM
This antique padlock is too cool:

(http://img.ffffound.com/static-data/assets/6/35c6f6f7cf0f3845842d55687837a3e73cb0f759_m.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on May 08, 2014, 01:24:52 PM
Hey Ray!
With a lock like that :o
you won't forget where the key is ::) ::)
MPH


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 08, 2014, 11:57:06 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/20/Gippsland_Motor_Garage,_Old_Gippstown.JPG)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on May 13, 2014, 04:40:13 PM
Barney...that is lovely.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on May 13, 2014, 08:42:53 PM
Yes, Barney-show us more!

Great finds Ray!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 18, 2014, 10:22:14 PM
Here's a classic hand-painted wall sign:

(http://cbsk1047.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/mural-2.jpg?w=620&h=349&crop=1)


And here's an interesting sign on an old steel drum:

(http://cbsk1047.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/worms-and-minnows.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 31, 2014, 11:46:37 AM
Another interesting sign:

(http://cdn1.vtourist.com/6/5902104-Quiet_and_Quaint_Randsburg.jpg?version=2)


And a cool old desert vehicle:

(http://cdn2.vtourist.com/6/3699549-Lets_go_for_a_whirl_Randsburg.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: voyager on June 01, 2014, 12:34:00 AM
I want one of these:

(http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/anubis51/201452223039_Cross-Country%20Locomotive%201921%202.jpg)



I have seen that somewhere else this week! Can't remember where though - but here is some more info. http://theoldmotor.com/?tag=steam-locomotive


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 18, 2014, 01:05:49 PM
I don't recall if this has been posted here before, but if so it's worth another look...

(http://37.media.tumblr.com/20d2be38147375a332b8092cbe72ec4d/tumblr_n73gu0Eefn1s7e5k5o1_1280.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on June 24, 2014, 02:31:35 PM
Hello,

Whitsun I was in Norway and there I managed this shot.
The houses are under the ledge.

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/6470/13P1060622a.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 24, 2014, 09:59:25 PM
Wow. I'd be worried about chunks of rock flaking off.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 27, 2014, 01:49:39 AM
There are four trains visible in this shot taken on the Eureka branch of the D&RGW:

(http://www.westernmininghistory.com/images/town_gallery/eurekaUT1892-railroad.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on June 30, 2014, 08:37:01 PM
https://flic.kr/p/o2Zvss

Belle City Crawler

Gordon Birrell

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/77318580@N00/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: voyager on July 03, 2014, 10:10:55 AM
Love the tipper on this

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/Milnerpics/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/B1331979-C30F-4BF4-8331-1ACF26D31D35_zpslomyfgxj.jpg) (http://s137.photobucket.com/user/Milnerpics/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/B1331979-C30F-4BF4-8331-1ACF26D31D35_zpslomyfgxj.jpg.html)

(Sorry if it has been posted before!)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 03, 2014, 01:29:42 PM
Great truck, very cool!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on July 06, 2014, 02:41:25 PM
Cycle anyone?



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jerseymercantile on July 06, 2014, 03:32:48 PM
Almost Dr. Strangelovian!
Jack


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on July 09, 2014, 01:03:22 PM
Hello, if I just talk about nothing model, is the fact that I was on vacation.
In Stavanger Norway I saw this Interesting Dodge classic cars.

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/6470/13P1060685.JPG)
Note nor the historical Ram hood ornament.

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/6470/13P1060687.JPG)

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/6470/13P1060686.JPG)

Then it was about 1800 km in the South to Seefeld Tirol and there was this Dodge classic car is there still being used by the fire brigade.

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/6470/13P1060768.JPG)
Unfortunately I could only photograph through a window.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on July 09, 2014, 02:58:21 PM
C'mon Helmut!
If your going to send us a great picture, go the extra mile and when no ones looking get in there and take the interior shots!
Just say hey, sorry I got lost,.............Oh I didn't know I couldn't be in side, ..........Oh sorry I was looking for the rest room,.................can you help me find it,....................
MPH


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on July 10, 2014, 12:45:58 PM
Hi Gil,
the fire department is operated by volunteers who are present only to operations and exercises.
Unfortunately, there was never anyone and all doors always closed tightly.

A fire alarm I wanted to but not specifically trigger because of that.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on July 19, 2014, 09:25:05 PM
Old truck Wallsburg, Utah.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5491/14298877119_6cdbcc60fe_b.jpg)

Gordon Birrell

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gordonbirrell/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Hauk on July 20, 2014, 03:32:45 AM
Just back from a road trip through the northern parts of Norway.
Several nice finds, for instance this roadside cafe from the twenties:

(http://www.folk-rovere.org/mj/bilder/kafe_storjord_w.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 20, 2014, 08:32:51 PM
Nice trucks everybody!

Hauk, love that wood weathering. And lush surroundings too.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Hauk on July 21, 2014, 02:47:45 AM
Hauk, love that wood weathering. And lush surroundings too.

Speaking of surroundings, I took the picture of the old cafe from my hotel window.
We spent  a night in a very photogenic hotel built in 1923. It was reopened in 2010 after closing at the start of  WWII:

(http://www.folk-rovere.org/mj/bilder/storjord_hotel_w.jpg)

Just behind the cafe there is a river were you can still see the deck of a road bridge that was blown up to stop the german army:

(http://www.folk-rovere.org/mj/bilder/brobane_w.jpg)

And here is another nice outhouse just across  the hotel:

(http://www.folk-rovere.org/mj/bilder/uthus_storjord_01_w.jpg)

Lots of modeling potential within a hundred meters radius!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Guy Milh(imeter) on July 24, 2014, 03:17:30 AM
Hi,

This site might interest you all

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/224339/photos-of-a-traffic-jam-stuck-in-the-woods-for-70-years/

grtz
Guy


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on August 06, 2014, 12:09:06 PM

Portable engine in Orem Utah.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2904/14695948195_a7b97d2111_b.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3875/14692767311_0618742e1c_b.jpg)

Gordon Birrell

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gordonbirrell/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: chester on August 07, 2014, 06:53:33 AM
Sorry for the bad pic.
(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z79/chesterf/old%20vehicles/cordwood.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on August 07, 2014, 10:11:09 PM
My kind of chop saw!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on August 19, 2014, 01:46:10 AM
(http://www.burgerboat.com/files/history/M_3_Burger34.jpg?width=960&height=624)

(http://www.burgerboat.com/files/history/M_2_Boat2.jpg?width=960&height=624)

(http://www.burgerboat.com/files/history/M_6_Shipyard.jpg?width=960&height=624)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Wesleybeks on August 19, 2014, 03:58:58 AM
(http://www.burgerboat.com/files/history/M_3_Burger34.jpg?width=960&height=624)

Great pics Marc. The pic above looks like a project for Chester.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on August 19, 2014, 05:34:38 AM
(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/6470/13P1060629.JPG)
Small fishing boat 2014 in Norway


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 19, 2014, 11:54:29 PM
Saw this on another forum...never even heard of a track mower before:

(http://www.freerails.com/gallery/5467/5467_191609_410000000.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on August 24, 2014, 08:03:41 AM
This should make some on this forum sit up ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Csu9SBiiE


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on September 01, 2014, 07:20:38 PM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rejuvesite/15095747532/in/pool-ruraldecay

Real barn find.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on September 02, 2014, 05:57:12 AM
Funny, I really want to build a '37 Dodge........
-Mj


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on September 21, 2014, 02:00:44 PM
hello,
seen along the way at a meeting for historical agricultural machinery.

A universal woodworking machine, consisting of band saw, planer and slot milling. and all for a central belt drive.

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/6470/13P1070049.JPG)

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/6470/13P1070050.JPG)

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/6470/13P1070051.JPG)

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/6470/13P1070052.JPG)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on September 21, 2014, 10:05:24 PM
... Not to mention the beautiful brick buildings and driveway. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 21, 2014, 10:31:35 PM
Nice!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 04, 2014, 10:25:48 PM
A 1905 photo of "Old Betsy" on the Oregon & California Railroad:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/53/O_and_C_Photo_01_%288072079456%29_%282%29.jpg/973px-O_and_C_Photo_01_%288072079456%29_%282%29.jpg)

Full-size image here:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/O_and_C_Photo_01_%288072079456%29_%282%29.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/O_and_C_Photo_01_%288072079456%29_%282%29.jpg)

Sure would make a great little model!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 06, 2014, 01:59:00 PM
I found a couple other photos of the O&C RR loco:

(http://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Oregon-Ponies/i-GHZpwJ6/0/XL/pony_kratville-page-20b-XL.jpg)

(http://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Oregon-Ponies/i-Q7fht9R/0/XL/pony_diebert-strapac-page%2068-XL.jpg)

These photos, and some similar small locos, can be seen at this site:

http://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Oregon-Ponies/ (http://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Oregon-Ponies/)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 12, 2014, 05:40:18 PM
Here's another cool little prototype loco. This vertical-boiler steam dummy sure is cute, and looks like it would be pretty easy to model:
 
(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa332/mcfujiwara/Prototype%20Picts/boxcabs%20and%20yardgoats/SFNW-O-steamdummy-1890s.jpg) (http://s1192.photobucket.com/user/mcfujiwara/media/Prototype%20Picts/boxcabs%20and%20yardgoats/SFNW-O-steamdummy-1890s.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 20, 2014, 06:23:13 PM
A sign painter's dream -- or nightmare?

(http://33.media.tumblr.com/fe538f979b5a7cb38e56613d09d1b703/tumblr_ndldlzZfTW1s7e5k5o1_1280.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on October 20, 2014, 07:44:01 PM
Holy "Honest Joe" Batman!!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 08, 2014, 09:15:02 PM
This looks like it could be one of Chuck's creations:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7185/6907414373_b58c62008c_z.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NE Brownstone on November 09, 2014, 08:21:43 AM
Found this:
(http://i.imgur.com/xCrPUeI.jpg)

at this site: http://www.reddit.com/r/steamporn/?count=25&after=t3_2jbpjl (http://www.reddit.com/r/steamporn/?count=25&after=t3_2jbpjl)

Sorry if it's been posted before, but I couldn't help it.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Juke Joint on November 16, 2014, 07:38:11 PM
Mennonites teamworking a barn after the tornado of 1974 near Corydon, Indiana.

Philip


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on November 17, 2014, 02:28:06 AM
1974? Not 1874? Either way it's a good photo. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: turtle on November 27, 2014, 02:53:17 AM
(http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w426/turtlesturmoil/Sea/USSMississippi_zpsd2adc761.jpg)
(http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w426/turtlesturmoil/Sea/USSTexas_zps77cbe5c5.jpg)


Okay, I know it's two photos for the day  :D, I just find these interesting with the small trams/trolleys/tugs or whatever they are called  :-[ with a fairly large ship and a confined space.
Full size photo's can be found here http://dennilfloss.blogspot.co.nz/search?q=panama (http://dennilfloss.blogspot.co.nz/search?q=panama)
Enjoy.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on November 27, 2014, 09:22:20 AM
Two great battleships.
Thanks for the photos.
 8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on November 27, 2014, 11:54:32 AM
Roger, my first thought ...... It's a hell of a flotation test  ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 27, 2014, 03:49:04 PM
Interesting towers on those ships.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on November 27, 2014, 04:30:39 PM
One question I had...what are those clock like dials over the bridge for?   They only go from 0 to 9?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: turtle on November 27, 2014, 08:58:59 PM
One question I had...what are those clock like dials over the bridge for?   They only go from 0 to 9?

Dave - These large 'clocks' are commonly called range clocks, though the British called them concentration dials. Developed towards the end of WWI, they were part of a system to concentrate the fire of several ships onto the same target. Once a ship found the range to the target, it would display the range on the dials, with one hand indicating thousands of yards + 10,000, and the other hundreds of yards. So if both hands were on the 1, the range to target was 11,100 yards. Hashmarks, called bearing indicators, were painted on the main gun turrets, giving observers the angle to target. With the range and bearing data from the ship in front or behind them to feed into their range keeping tables, and the proper adjustments made for the distance between the ships, their location in the formation, etc., the gunnery officers on a battleship could target their guns on an enemy they could not see with a fair degree of accuracy. They could then pass the information on to the next ship in line, allowing the entire battle line to concentrate fire on an unseen enemy. However, as first radio communication, and then radio-equipped spotting aircraft allowed for the instant and accurate transfer of targeting information, these clocks were phased out. By the dawn of WWII, only a few ships still had them.

End of lesson  :D.

Interesting towers on those ships.

Those bring back some bad memories - was asked by a friend if I could build two for his 1/100th scale 'Texas', these Hyperboloid masts were to create a huge headache and after a number of attempts I admit I gave up on them. Only a few years ago I had another final attempt and eventually had success, mainly because I'd clocked up a few more hours working with brass and sort of knew how it reacted to twisting and curving.
 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on November 28, 2014, 07:54:39 AM
Roger, thanks very much for the lesson.   I had tried a google search but didn't have much luck.   Excellent knowledge.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 28, 2014, 02:38:24 PM
The fact that you even attempted to model one of those towers is impressive. The fact that you eventually completed one is truly amazing!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on December 09, 2014, 11:22:18 AM
Very interesting info Roger!

Of all the accessories I have seen for the Fordson tractor, I think this is my favorite!


(http://images41.fotki.com/v209/photos/9/777399/11270393/73180658_5385690094326160507_n-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on December 09, 2014, 03:02:12 PM
Oh, yes, Chuck, isn't that wonderful.   You could take your wife with you while plowing the field. ::)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 09, 2014, 07:42:36 PM
LOL!! That's great, I would never have imagined anyone putting a sidecar on a tractor!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: turtle on December 14, 2014, 07:45:08 PM
 :D Love it.
Any clues as to the location ?, to me it appears to look a bit like Australia !.
Can't be off to church - she's not wearing a hat, and not off shopping - no trailer  ;D.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: turtle on December 14, 2014, 07:46:30 PM
A bit of irony:

 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on December 14, 2014, 09:55:17 PM
Bet that can ain't rusty inside!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: turtle on December 17, 2014, 03:05:18 AM
A steam train boat !



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on December 17, 2014, 03:29:17 PM
Are you certain it's not just getting a shower in the wash rack? -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: LesTindall on December 17, 2014, 04:27:13 PM
If your latest project doesn't work out - hide it in the bushes!!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: LesTindall on December 17, 2014, 04:29:04 PM
(sorry forgot the pic!!) If your latest model does not work out - hide it in the bushes


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Juke Joint on December 18, 2014, 07:48:38 AM
good ens!
 ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on December 18, 2014, 03:23:11 PM
Here is a link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-vxEBm_9AA) to a train traveling through a salt lake.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: turtle on December 19, 2014, 07:55:21 AM
Interesting set-up !, looks like a T-150 tractor with the wheels pulled off and dumped in a wagon. Still trying to work out where the chain-drive connects to  ???.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on December 20, 2014, 09:23:48 AM
(http://theoldmotor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ros1-1080x650.jpg)

The McKeen railcar in Portland, Oregon from the http://theoldmotor.com/?p=134946 (http://theoldmotor.com/?p=134946) weekly newsletter.   A great newsletter for old photos of cars and related material.
 8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 1-32 on December 21, 2014, 06:45:27 PM
hi all seasons greetings to all around the world.
my parting post for a while will be a collection of photoes from a 80 year old blacksmith workshop.i reall like the huge wheel,totally abstract it use lost in time at one time it thought it powered the crane but no i have to build it.
regards kim.
(http://images51.fotki.com/v102/photos/3/1816483/13538647/DSCF2943640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images51.fotki.com/v102/photos/3/1816483/13538647/DSCF2945480x640-vi.jpg).
(http://images54.fotki.com/v452/photos/3/1816483/13538647/DSCF2959640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images41.fotki.com/v195/photos/3/1816483/13538647/DSCF2964640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images51.fotki.com/v102/photos/3/1816483/13538647/DSCF2968640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images41.fotki.com/v209/photos/3/1816483/13538647/DSCF2970640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images46.fotki.com/v275/photos/3/1816483/13538647/DSCF2971640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images41.fotki.com/v195/photos/3/1816483/13538647/DSCF2974640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images41.fotki.com/v195/photos/3/1816483/13538647/DSCF2978640x480-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 21, 2014, 07:30:12 PM
Great stuff! I love the big gear, and that massive press.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 21, 2014, 07:34:39 PM
Here's a neat old store in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Austin, TX:

(http://www.trailergypsies.com/Texas/050308_1829_950.jpg)

I found that at this site:  http://www.trailergypsies.com/Texas/Hyde%20Park.htm (http://www.trailergypsies.com/Texas/Hyde%20Park.htm)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Bill Gill on December 22, 2014, 07:15:57 AM
Loading milk cans at Chester, VT on the HO scale NEB&W RR. Photograph by William C. Gill, Bill Gill's son
Will has prototype photos at  https://www.facebook.com/TrainsAtNight


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on December 22, 2014, 09:43:17 AM
This was posted on Google+ .. no one seems to know what it is/was .. but I think it's cool .. whatever it was



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on December 22, 2014, 10:05:58 AM
This is a photo from the video on PBS 'Ultimate Restorations' of the Wisconsin F&G 'fish car'.
Who knew that fish had their own car while we all have to travel coach.  ::)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Peter_T1958 on December 22, 2014, 12:28:01 PM
(http://images51.fotki.com/v102/photos/3/1816483/13538647/DSCF2945480x640-vi.jpg).

Hi Kim
What a great photo, and very inspirational for my current project. Exactly what I have been looking for when I had to paint one of my gear wheels ...

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff181/Peter_T1958/Westlake%20Publishing%20Forum/PaintingI005_zpsc813dd74.jpg~original) (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/Peter_T1958/media/Westlake%20Publishing%20Forum/PaintingI005_zpsc813dd74.jpg.html)

Thanks for posting it!
Peter


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 1-32 on December 22, 2014, 03:22:08 PM
hi peter maybe these will be of help.
regards kim
(http://images34.fotki.com/v1606/photos/3/1816483/13538647/DSCF2955480x640-vi.jpg).
(http://images54.fotki.com/v451/photos/3/1816483/13538647/DSCF2947640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images46.fotki.com/v275/photos/3/1816483/13538647/DSCF2946480x640-vi.jpg).
(http://images46.fotki.com/v275/photos/3/1816483/13538647/DSCF2960640x480-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Peter_T1958 on December 23, 2014, 11:54:03 AM
hi peter maybe these will be of help.
regards kim

They will help a lot, many thanks!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Hydrostat on December 23, 2014, 01:01:45 PM
Would really be interesting to know what the gear's the machinery's function with the gear was. The crane obviously served for spare part replacement of the machine.

Volker


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Bill Gill on December 24, 2014, 11:51:37 AM
Here's a challenge for those of you with lasers or photo etching. It also has a slight holiday theme to the fretwork that seemed appropriate for today.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on December 24, 2014, 12:42:17 PM
Here's a challenge for those of you with lasers or photo etching. It also has a slight holiday theme to the fretwork that seemed appropriate for today.

Very intricate,

 is some of that, the rectangles,  paper doylies applied to glass?

whatever, someone had  nimble fingers


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on December 24, 2014, 02:31:23 PM
I think somebody got a scroll saw for one Christmas and just couldn't stop cutting because it was so much fun.
 ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on December 24, 2014, 03:39:53 PM
hi peter maybe these will be of help.
regards kim
(http://images34.fotki.com/v1606/photos/3/1816483/13538647/DSCF2955480x640-vi.jpg).
(http://images54.fotki.com/v451/photos/3/1816483/13538647/DSCF2947640x480-vi.jpg).
(http://images46.fotki.com/v275/photos/3/1816483/13538647/DSCF2946480x640-vi.jpg).
(http://images46.fotki.com/v275/photos/3/1816483/13538647/DSCF2960640x480-vi.jpg).

Could be the machine is either a hammer, unlikely

or a shear for chopping heavy bar or other profile

the part between the electric motor & the gear wheel

appears to be movable & has half?  a jaw bearing downwards

A big gear would be needed to apply the force to shear or maybe bend a large section

but the jaw looks the wrong shape  for bending,

the "crane" looks like a swinging 'I' beam for the chain hoist,

perhaps for loading heavy items onto the work  bed

what puzzles me is the 'funnel' shape of the guard to the bottom of the gear

as if to catch surplus lubricant

I have dismantled large machinery in the past

but not seen one like that

so an old blacksmiths shop

any idea how old

& particularly that item??



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 1-32 on December 25, 2014, 01:00:19 AM
hi don.
its location is in a former railway workshop these works  very complete in there scope of work.it was called the eveleigh railway workshops.a little part has been preserved  a lot demolished and some reused as a tecknology park.this wheel was purposely built in the workshops  its use lost,love the crane bearing.
regards kim


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on December 26, 2014, 12:23:33 AM
https://flic.kr/p/odkgMV

New Zealand water tank. Has a nice look and would be great on a model RR.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on December 26, 2014, 09:23:07 AM
Tanks A lot Chuck! ::) ::) :o :o ;D ;D
MPH


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on January 04, 2015, 02:41:58 PM
Not exactly a photo but one of the best videos of a Lombard log train.
http://theoldmotor.com/?p=135055 (http://theoldmotor.com/?p=135055)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 5thwheel on January 04, 2015, 05:02:50 PM
That is a nice movie video. Too bad the photography wasn't more clear.  Here is more on a Lombard restored.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAJ0mxp-8j8




.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on January 04, 2015, 05:52:34 PM
If you have an interest in Lombard or Phoenix log haulers take a look at Loeks project.

http://www.depuffendeschoorsteen.com/videos-lombard-log-hauler-/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 04, 2015, 07:35:32 PM
If you have an interest in Lombard or Phoenix log haulers take a look at Loeks project.

http://www.depuffendeschoorsteen.com/videos-lombard-log-hauler-/

Now that is really awesome!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on January 05, 2015, 10:36:06 AM
WOW!

I looked at Loeks projects.
I was especially interested in the Dolbeer.
Did he use a kit of some sort or????
I could not find a link or something on his page, but then again I barely speak English let alone German?...
-Marty


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 5thwheel on January 05, 2015, 11:14:06 AM
WOW!

I looked at Loeks projects.
I was especially interested in the Dolbeer.
Did he use a kit of some sort or????
I could not find a link or something on his page, but then again I barely speak English let alone German?...
-Marty

Marty,  I completely measured up a Dolbeer donkey many, many years ago.  I started out to build it operational but at that time I did not have a decent lathe, let alone know how steam engines worked.

To answer your question: The engine is not correct and appears to be a engine kit.  The main bull gear should have spokes and the support legs of the winch should not have curves in them.  Also the throttle is not correct.  Even so it is a very nice working model that I am envious of. 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on January 05, 2015, 05:47:56 PM
Sometimes .. all you need is just the photo ..



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 06, 2015, 12:38:46 AM
LOL!! What the heck is that thing? A personal tank, sans turret/gun?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on January 06, 2015, 02:42:54 AM
LOL!! What the heck is that thing? A personal tank, sans turret/gun?
... tankettes were seen mostly as a self-propelled skirmisher, an auxiliary transport and Scout - mainly in the pre-WWII peroid - ... the German Wehrmacht used some captured tankettes even during WWII ...

Cheers


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: lab-dad on January 06, 2015, 07:08:56 AM
I wonder if there is a Fordson under there!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 11, 2015, 07:29:09 PM
Here's a photo of a beautiful old stone building, possibly a barn…

http://www.pbase.com/alomar/image/105616259/original (http://www.pbase.com/alomar/image/105616259/original)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 16, 2015, 01:08:30 AM
One thing about old mines that has always impressed me is the way the miners cobbled together whatever equipment they needed, from whatever was available. A great deal of imagination and determination were put to use. Here's a good example…a homemade ore bucket for an aerial tram:

https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Buckeye-8.jpg (https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Buckeye-8.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on January 16, 2015, 03:51:45 AM
That's nice and inspires hut the rivet counters would not understand it
Barney


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on January 16, 2015, 06:55:21 AM
Had another look at the photo and its quite amazing how much work that they put into this innovative piece of workmanship - the things that you could make with a bit of wire and not forgetting that black tape all part of the essentials of the tool box of yesterday in the good old days !
And here is me can't even get the simple things in life -last posting spells but with a h !!
Barney


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Lawton Maner on January 17, 2015, 08:50:57 PM
Don't laugh. It's what Uncle Russ uses to get the beer and firewood up to his secret hideout.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on January 18, 2015, 01:49:44 AM
When necessary it also serves as a bathtub. My secret hideout is pretty rudimentary. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on February 03, 2015, 03:49:50 PM
End of another era - taken today at Matlock Bath England - note the two post lift on the left I bet it was a bit drafty working out there ! Im sure this garage was up and running 2 years ago.
Barney

(http://images52.fotki.com/v1565/photos/2/1908522/10721944/IMG_0021-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/my-first-album/img-0021.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)

(http://images52.fotki.com/v728/photos/2/1908522/10721944/IMG_0019-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/SRMacc/my-first-album/img-0019.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on February 09, 2015, 01:52:00 PM
Here's  a photo of five tow trucks.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3855/14484261664_c986c0c069_b.jpg)

Gordon Birrell

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gordonbirrell/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on February 09, 2015, 08:29:41 PM
Here's one more photo ...Richard W. Erickson Foundation Antique Power Museum

 (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3711/13790630183_bee0edf25b_b.jpg)

Gordon Birrell

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gordonbirrell/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on February 10, 2015, 06:00:54 AM
... no nitpicking ... I'm just curious ... :D

Here's  a photo of five tow trucks.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3855/14484261664_c986c0c069_b.jpg)

Gordon Birrell

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gordonbirrell/
... what happend to the 5th tow truck ...  ;) ... and what is was that on the right? A '59 Ford Fairlane (retractable?) ...?

And are the yellow ones (other pic) all speeders (former belonging to which railroad Company)?

Cheers


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Bill Gill on February 10, 2015, 07:31:11 AM
A couple snapshots of a Studebaker.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Bill Gill on February 10, 2015, 07:34:21 AM
And a sad BEFORE, but sadder AFTER


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on February 11, 2015, 04:37:14 PM

Gerald I will take a closer look at that fifth vehicle and the speeders this summer.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CB4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.richardericksonfoundation.org%2F&ei=pNfbVJ3-MoOqyQTwlYLYDw&usg=AFQjCNGyTsp5rlNiupvrGsEIFQdOxECXqA&sig2=7WLuPSFRoFtyV0HUiYe_YA

Gordon Birrell


https://www.flickr.com/photos/gordonbirrell/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on February 12, 2015, 05:35:15 AM

Gerald I will take a closer look at that fifth vehicle and the speeders this summer.
... ok, thanks ...


https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CB4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.richardericksonfoundation.org%2F&ei=pNfbVJ3-MoOqyQTwlYLYDw&usg=AFQjCNGyTsp5rlNiupvrGsEIFQdOxECXqA&sig2=7WLuPSFRoFtyV0HUiYe_YA
... woah ...  :o ... I didn't realize, that these are exhibits of a giant kinda open air museum ...  :o :o :o


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NE Brownstone on February 12, 2015, 07:36:13 AM
YES, to the half buried car.  I don't model rusty cars, but that would be my choice. 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 1-32 on February 17, 2015, 09:53:36 PM
hi all.
this time my post is about a example of french model painting re 1870.

(http://images14.fotki.com/v146/photos/3/1816483/13608337/DSCF3306480x640-vi.jpg).

lovely is it not.there was a whole style explosion in model painting that went with the explanation of  the industrial process.they were experts in stone rock concrete brick.maybe it was from the same workshop using the same exerts?these experts were often overlooked or forgotten over time.
regards kim


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 08, 2015, 07:19:18 PM
From Shorpy, a great photo of rundown, Depression-era shops, and at least four of them are barbershops:

http://www.shorpy.com/node/5776?size=_original#caption (http://www.shorpy.com/node/5776?size=_original#caption)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Lawton Maner on March 09, 2015, 07:33:25 AM
I am willing to bet that the "Brothers in Law" Barber  Shop was painted alternating red and white claps with a matching door jamb based on the dark and light tones in the picture.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on March 09, 2015, 09:40:43 AM
I think Tom Yorke made a kit based on this building.

Some serious competition for customers!



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on March 17, 2015, 09:26:51 AM
Here's another for one of our well known avid modeler to create.

McCormick Deering



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on March 17, 2015, 12:46:50 PM
Dave,  I would love to have that tractor on my property as LAWN ART.. ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Bill Gill on April 15, 2015, 11:16:53 AM
This reminds me of Ray Dunakin's radio repair shop. Can you see why?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on April 15, 2015, 12:49:43 PM
No. -- Russ

Sorry, couldn't resist.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on April 15, 2015, 01:45:44 PM
Just a very good picture from a photo.  ;D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Bill Gill on April 15, 2015, 05:09:35 PM
You are correct, Helmut, and that picture is printed on self adhesive vinyl, similar to Ray's method for making all kinds of neat details.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 15, 2015, 09:46:15 PM
Heh! 





Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on April 25, 2015, 08:41:46 AM
This one is from the Historic Pittsburgh collection.  If you like steam then this is four times likeable.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Bill Gill on May 04, 2015, 04:38:11 PM
Here is a series of four photos of the same building over time. The first is 2007, second is five years later in 2012, third is 2013, fourth is 2015.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 04, 2015, 07:02:39 PM
Nice! We usually don't get to see the age progression like that.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on May 05, 2015, 12:59:54 AM
I don't know about you, Ray, but I see age progression like that every time I look in the mirror! -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: marc_reusser on May 06, 2015, 01:28:46 AM
Interesting....the loco's seem to be a mix of American built Porters and what look to be German Henschel or O&K.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Vince on May 11, 2015, 01:42:41 PM
Speaking of Porters, here is a set of photos from the City of Toronto Archives which show a number of narrow gauge 0-4-0 tank locomotives working to build some early 20th century streetcar lines.
Enjoy!!

(https://gencat4.eloquent-systems.com/webcat/systems/toronto.arch/resource/fo1231/f1231_it1032.jpg)

(https://gencat4.eloquent-systems.com/webcat/systems/toronto.arch/resource/fo1231/f1231_it1029.jpg)

(https://gencat4.eloquent-systems.com/webcat/systems/toronto.arch/resource/fo1231/f1231_it1040.jpg)

(https://gencat4.eloquent-systems.com/webcat/systems/toronto.arch/resource/fo1231/f1231_it1046.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Allan G on May 12, 2015, 07:22:12 AM
A few photos from a salt mine in Hutchinson Kansas…..Allan


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on May 17, 2015, 12:30:42 PM
Seen at local Steam Gathering today - a pot to pee in and a box of junk
Barney


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on May 17, 2015, 12:34:04 PM
Why two of the same I just don't know - I loved my FOTKI try again for a box of junk !!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 18, 2015, 12:02:41 AM
Not a photo, but a video… This guy has built a pair of really unique and beautiful locomotives in HO scale, with a sort of retro-futuristic style:

https://youtu.be/K7DiCba5KSk



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 5thwheel on May 18, 2015, 08:22:07 AM
Barney, that looks like some kind of amo box.  Have any more pictures of it, top down etc. Measurements?

Bill


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on May 19, 2015, 02:01:07 PM
Sorry Bill thats all I have on the box - I agree its defiantly an Ammo box and its 1st WW looks like someone has removed the original fittings and latches
Barney


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on May 20, 2015, 03:56:20 PM
Would the original fittings been brass? ( less sparks in an ammo store)?
I seem to remember steel ammo boxes from WW2 but maybe they were more cautious in WW1?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on May 23, 2015, 12:49:00 PM
...  8) waaaay cool railcar from video game (Dishonored) with dystopic atmosphere:

http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141102124436/dishonoredvideogame/images/thumb/f/f4/Rail_car.jpg/2000px-Rail_car.jpg (http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141102124436/dishonoredvideogame/images/thumb/f/f4/Rail_car.jpg/2000px-Rail_car.jpg)

... what do you think?



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: jim s-w on June 19, 2015, 11:20:04 PM
This is quite interesting

https://ralphmirebs.livejournal.com/219949.html

Abandoned Russian shuttles.

Regards

Jim


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Frederic Testard on June 20, 2015, 12:17:23 AM
...  8) waaaay cool railcar from video game (Dishonored) with dystopic atmosphere:

http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141102124436/dishonoredvideogame/images/thumb/f/f4/Rail_car.jpg/2000px-Rail_car.jpg (http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141102124436/dishonoredvideogame/images/thumb/f/f4/Rail_car.jpg/2000px-Rail_car.jpg)

... what do you think?
It's a bit odd to see two occurrences of a car with exactly the same weathering : THIS is real SF...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 20, 2015, 10:37:05 PM
This is quite interesting

https://ralphmirebs.livejournal.com/219949.html

Abandoned Russian shuttles.

Wow, the whole facility has gone to pot, even their VAB.

Seeing how many tiles have fallen off those shuttles, just from sitting there so long, maybe it's a good thing they never sent anyone up in one.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Bill Gill on August 15, 2015, 10:09:19 AM
A spectrum of Lithuanian garage doors might provide inspiration: http://www.boredpanda.com/garage-door-photography-agne-gintalaite/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on August 15, 2015, 06:29:58 PM
A smaller sampling would make interesting model art.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 23, 2015, 10:21:54 PM
Beautiful photo of an abandoned railroad track in a forest:

http://www.feedfloyd.com/arrakis/cool-photography/abandoned-railroad-broken-wooden-bridge-pittsburgh-fZxn.html (http://www.feedfloyd.com/arrakis/cool-photography/abandoned-railroad-broken-wooden-bridge-pittsburgh-fZxn.html)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 07, 2015, 07:48:28 PM
Here's a cool little four-wheel, shorty passenger car from a former narrow gauge railroad in the Atacama desert. It looks like it could only hold maybe 8 people:

http://www.yacht-sequitur.ca/Atacama-31.jpg (http://www.yacht-sequitur.ca/Atacama-31.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 1-32 on September 08, 2015, 01:36:49 AM
hi all
i just love this shot-1941 about 130 k north of sydney[80 miles]
cheers

(http://images42.fotki.com/v1492/photos/3/1816483/13810407/_7852041141114125984_o1024x668-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 22, 2015, 04:38:21 PM
Unusual car…

You'd have to be totally stoned to drive this VW:

http://theownerbuildernetwork.co/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Dry-Stone-Walls-2.jpg (http://theownerbuildernetwork.co/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Dry-Stone-Walls-2.jpg)


I wonder if it uses the Flintstone Braking System?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: granitechops on September 23, 2015, 02:48:06 PM
The environment getting its own back on VW??   :D


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Allan G on September 26, 2015, 02:08:49 PM
Some manhole covers from Eastern Europe (Hungary, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic) including one car. I'm not a car buff so I'm not sure what it is other than it looks like a VW.....Allan (It may take a few posts to get them all on the site.)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Allan G on September 26, 2015, 02:12:22 PM
More photos...Allan


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Allan G on September 26, 2015, 02:13:41 PM
More.....Allan


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Allan G on September 26, 2015, 02:17:38 PM
More pnotos.....Allan


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Allan G on September 26, 2015, 02:18:42 PM
One more.....Allan


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 26, 2015, 02:25:04 PM
Nice design work on some of those manhole covers.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Hauk on October 09, 2015, 02:16:25 PM
Here is a cool picture I stumbled across on the wide wild interweb:

(http://www.folk-rovere.org/mj/bilder/heimbrentbeslag.jpg)

No, It is not a still from the movie "Norwegian hillbillies". It is an authentic picture of a local Sheriff and his deputy after a raid against Moonshine distilleries during the prohibition in Norway (1916-1927).

Would make a great model, me thinks!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on October 11, 2015, 08:51:02 AM
Good photo.  I never knew that Norway also had a prohibition era.  Didn't last as long as the US.  ::)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Hauk on October 11, 2015, 11:44:34 AM
Good photo.  I never knew that Norway also had a prohibition era.  Didn't last as long as the US.  ::)

Norway have had (and have) some rather strange regulations when it comes to alcohol. 
For instance, all wine and liquor sales are through stores owned by the government.
Up to quite recently you could not buy alcohol at all in certain areas. You had to order your beer by mail-order, and at least one crate at a time. So if you wanted a beer for friday night, you had to plan in advance!

Another rather strange rule was that in some hotels alcohol could only be bought by visitors. Local residents could only visit roped-off areas in bars and restaurants where you could not buy alcohol. And this practice lasted well into the eighties.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on October 11, 2015, 01:14:55 PM
Similar laws exist in several states here. I lived in some states with those laws. Repressive idiocy, just as so many other laws. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 26, 2015, 07:31:19 PM
This photo of a kingfisher on an old sign would make a great subject for a model, or a detail on a diorama:

(http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/perfect-kingfisher-dive-photo-wildlife-photography-alan-mcfayden-10.jpg)

Photo by Alan McFadyen. From the following website:

http://www.boredpanda.com/perfect-kingfisher-dive-photo-wildlife-photography-alan-mcfadyen/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=BPFacebook (http://www.boredpanda.com/perfect-kingfisher-dive-photo-wildlife-photography-alan-mcfadyen/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=BPFacebook)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: michael mott on November 26, 2015, 10:29:50 PM
A clever posed picture and great visual pun.

Michael


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on December 04, 2015, 08:34:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL7bCv2WuVwPQ8In1vztkXyKF4PYXaSN5M&v=q_0xifuTqVA


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: SandiaPaul on December 26, 2015, 08:12:59 AM
Here is a loco ripe for modeling:


Link here:
https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:t148gc09k

Discussion about it and some similar ones here:
http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=38847&sid=d6d4926a9e07045c1c31de1b2f891a45


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mad gerald on December 26, 2015, 01:00:14 PM
Took a Christmas walk with my family around the Hamburg harbour area ... and found this abandoned crane (exhibit of the museum of work) ... just wondering, if the weathering has turned out well - or is overdone ... ::)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 26, 2015, 02:30:02 PM
That pic of the "Hobo" is great! What a funky little loco! Looks like it would be right up Mr. Birrell's alley.




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Bill Gill on May 05, 2016, 09:18:43 AM
A couple photos of small urban brick buildings that have details that modelers like.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 05, 2016, 09:57:26 PM
Either of those would be great to model! I especially like the fire escape on the second building.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: darrylhuffman on May 05, 2016, 11:38:23 PM
I love the backside of buildings.

Too bad people park their cars and block the view.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: darrylhuffman on May 05, 2016, 11:57:20 PM
More from Emmett, Idaho.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: darrylhuffman on May 05, 2016, 11:58:51 PM
Emmett, Idaho alleys


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Bill Gill on May 06, 2016, 06:29:11 PM
Darryl, Yeah, sometimes the cars just ruin the mood. Here's two more.
The first one already looks like a model built from the scrap box. The second one could pass for a lot of places.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 06, 2016, 10:19:20 PM
Great stuff. I like the green-painted addition on the upper floor of that one building.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: darrylhuffman on May 07, 2016, 06:06:54 AM
A couple from Northern Idaho, taken 10 years ago.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mr Potato Head on May 07, 2016, 06:48:06 AM
Darryl
are you sure that's northern Idaho ? heck that looks like downtown Caldwell just down the street
Gil
your neighbor


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on July 07, 2016, 12:23:40 PM
This abandoned truck on the side of a road is a diorama waiting to be created. The photographer lit the truck by placing a light under the hood and another in the cab. Maybe one of you guys will build something like this and win a prize. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Bill Gill on July 07, 2016, 02:25:55 PM
Russ, neat photo effect. That truck could be in some Halloween flick, roaming the countryside looking for unwary hitchhikers :)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on July 15, 2016, 02:18:56 PM
Coca Cola Truck 1909. Wheels are interesting ..


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: TRAINS1941 on July 15, 2016, 05:33:44 PM
This abandoned truck on the side of a road is a diorama waiting to be created. The photographer lit the truck by placing a light under the hood and another in the cab. Maybe one of you guys will build something like this and win a prize. -- Russ

There you go Unc you could do it out of paper to make it look like metal.

Jerry


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Bill Gill on July 15, 2016, 07:00:59 PM
Ed, that Coca-Cola truck looks like they used roulette wheels.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 15, 2016, 09:15:27 PM
Awesome Coke truck! Looks like it would be pretty easy to build, especially since there are no tricky spoked wheels to fuss with.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Allan G on July 16, 2016, 10:06:54 AM
The reason the wheels look like that is because the truck is going very fast....Allan


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on July 16, 2016, 03:27:00 PM
Here's four photo of  old trucks I took  at the antique power show, in Wallsburg Utah.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CB4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.richardericksonfoundation.org%2F&ei=pNfbVJ3-MoOqyQTwlYLYDw&usg=AFQjCNGyTsp5rlNiupvrGsEIFQdOxECXqA&sig2=7WLuPSFRoFtyV0HUiYe_YA

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8800/28247576852_19629d28ab_z.jpg)

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8742/28247576842_8acc1be52a_z.jpg)

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8717/27734764594_b9c6998d9a_z.jpg)

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7701/27734764604_30f43fdbe5_z.jpg)

Gordon Birrell


https://www.flickr.com/photos/gordonbirrell/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 16, 2016, 07:47:20 PM
Those sure are some beautiful old relics!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Peter_T1958 on July 30, 2016, 02:42:28 PM
Something quite different and unusual: Logging dam construction in the Carpathians (South Ukraine)

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff181/Peter_T1958/Westlake%20Publishing%20Forum/mus003_zpsebcmrgfl.jpg~original) (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/Peter_T1958/media/Westlake%20Publishing%20Forum/mus003_zpsebcmrgfl.jpg.html)

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff181/Peter_T1958/Westlake%20Publishing%20Forum/mus002K_zpscphdvfxf.jpg~original) (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/Peter_T1958/media/Westlake%20Publishing%20Forum/mus002K_zpscphdvfxf.jpg.html)

Love the different wood colors!

Cheers, Peter


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Hydrostat on August 02, 2016, 12:16:23 PM
Peter, that's some interesting and impressive structure ... is it still existing

I always thought the subject of 'gas station in decay' was an rather american symptom. Today I found that some 40 kilometers away from Wiesbaden/Germany in a very rural area:

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/9000/5715IMG_0297b.JPG)

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/9000/5715IMG_0299b.JPG)

A guy came out to ask what I was doing there (well, taking pictures from the public street) and he then told me that he's going to knock the structure down soon ... please excuse the sloppy shots.

Cheers,
Volker


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Bill Gill on August 09, 2016, 08:27:20 AM
Here's a link to a couple photos (inside & out) of an abandoned part of the Orient Express sitting in Belgium since its last run in 2009 - lots of rust
http://www.boredpanda.com/abandoned-orient-express-train-urban-exploration-brian-belgium/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Allan G on August 09, 2016, 10:16:31 AM
WOW!!! These photos almost look unreal. Fantastic....thanks for posting.....Allan


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on August 09, 2016, 12:22:17 PM
Those images show the way I feel inside and out! -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 09, 2016, 06:25:44 PM
It's last run was only seven years ago, and it's decayed that badly already? What'd they do, store it in brine??





Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Bill Gill on August 09, 2016, 06:39:03 PM
Ray, That's what I was wondering too. Anybody have more or better information on this situation?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 09, 2016, 11:27:50 PM
Well, from what I've been able to find out so far, apparently that "last run" refers to the Orient Express in general, not this specific piece of rolling stock.



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on August 10, 2016, 09:33:16 AM
Well, from what I've been able to find out so far, apparently that "last run" refers to the Orient Express in general, not this specific piece of rolling stock.

From a comment on the page it says that is just an old Belgian train....not the Orient Express.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Bill Gill on August 11, 2016, 04:54:03 AM
A peek at Wikipedia and a couple other sites indicated that the name "Orient Express" or slight variants, was used concurrently for several different routes and that the route and rolling stock changed frequently, that it stopped serving Istanbul in 1977 and that the last Paris to Vienna train was in 2007. The route was shortened again and the last train ran in 2009 and the route was removed from European timetables.

The original link with the photos above said:
"There are only a couple of these beauties left in the world. One, for example, was repurposed into hotel suites in Venice-Simplon Orient Express. The other, the one you’ll see in the pictures below, stands dormant in Belgium, untouched from its last trip in December of 2009."
That is confusing and probably not correct. That just does not look like only seven years of decay.

The Venice-Simplon (now Belmond) Orient Express currently operates a weekly luxury train between Venice and London using restored 1920-30s carriages, but I don't think the carriages are from an older Orient Express.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Quarter Gauger 48 on August 11, 2016, 03:43:48 PM
A peek at Wikipedia and a couple other sites indicated that the name "Orient Express" or slight variants, was used concurrently for several different routes and that the route and rolling stock changed frequently, that it stopped serving Istanbul in 1977 and that the last Paris to Vienna train was in 2007. The route was shortened again and the last train ran in 2009 and the route was removed from European timetables.

The original link with the photos above said:
"There are only a couple of these beauties left in the world. One, for example, was repurposed into hotel suites in Venice-Simplon Orient Express. The other, the one you’ll see in the pictures below, stands dormant in Belgium, untouched from its last trip in December of 2009."
That is confusing and probably not correct. That just does not look like only seven years of decay.

The Venice-Simplon (now Belmond) Orient Express currently operates a weekly luxury train between Venice and London using restored 1920-30s carriages, but I don't think the carriages are from an older Orient Express.


Good information Bill,  Seems around the same time conflicts increased in areas that the OE went through, it 's downfall increased also'...That photo does look more like an aged Belgium train though'..


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on August 12, 2016, 01:13:00 AM
for more information on the Orient Express looks here (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orient_Express).


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Quarter Gauger 48 on August 13, 2016, 12:11:45 PM
for more information on the Orient Express looks here (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orient_Express).

Thanks Helmut, very interesting history of a great RY.  That was a quite a menu on their first run in the late 1800s.  I would think the US Railways most likely got some of their ideas for long distance trains from the
Orient Express...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Allan G on September 05, 2016, 08:05:56 AM
These are from Wilson, KS. I'm not sure if the mortar lines were painted a dark color.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Allan G on September 05, 2016, 08:07:02 AM
One more from Wilson, KS


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 1-32 on October 06, 2016, 09:39:18 AM
hi all have not done this for a while-the chain house.

(http://images46.fotki.com/v1637/photos/3/1816483/14143755/P1000642768x1024-vi.jpg).
(http://images20.fotki.com/v1632/photos/3/1816483/14143755/P1000645768x1024-vi.jpg).
(http://images34.fotki.com/v1633/photos/3/1816483/14143755/P1000632768x1024-vi.jpg).
(http://images51.fotki.com/v1638/photos/3/1816483/14143755/P1000637768x1024-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Barney on October 06, 2016, 02:06:10 PM
The Chain house - very interesting this sort of thing would give quite a headache to model !
Barney


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 1-32 on October 06, 2016, 03:35:47 PM
hi barney.
i really dont think it is possible just too much random clutter.
the chain house is a riggers hire shop that has been family owned for 120 years.great place so much stuff so much dust.the owner is a 64 year old lady,very old school and a true horse trader i think i will marry her just for the stuff.
cheers


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Quarter Gauger 48 on October 06, 2016, 03:53:21 PM
Wow, that is a lot of block and tackle'... :o


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 1-32 on October 06, 2016, 05:07:53 PM
yes sir.
i will post more pictures what is special is the rooms full of stuff that do not comply with modern standards like the ropes.
cheers


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 1-32 on October 06, 2016, 07:27:40 PM
more the chain house.

(http://images45.fotki.com/v1636/photos/3/1816483/14143755/P10006381024x768-vi.jpg).
(http://images45.fotki.com/v1636/photos/3/1816483/14143755/P1000639768x1024-vi.jpg).
(http://images49.fotki.com/v560/photos/3/1816483/14143755/P1000640768x1024-vi.jpg).
(http://images45.fotki.com/v1636/photos/3/1816483/14143755/P1000643768x1024-vi.jpg).
(http://images34.fotki.com/v1633/photos/3/1816483/14143755/P1000653768x1024-vi.jpg).
(http://images16.fotki.com/v3/photos/3/1816483/14143755/P1000655768x1024-vi.jpg).
(http://images52.fotki.com/v1639/photos/3/1816483/14143755/P1000656768x1024-vi.jpg).
(http://images45.fotki.com/v1636/photos/3/1816483/14143755/P1000659768x1024-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 06, 2016, 10:20:09 PM
Very interesting!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: eTraxx on October 10, 2016, 03:39:29 PM
Posted to Facebook ..

Built by Fowler in 1877. The 12 foot wheels were used to try and reduce ground pressure but was to clumsy and had to go back to 7 foot wheels


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 1-32 on January 14, 2017, 06:08:45 PM
hi all .just wandering around western Sydney yesterday,and this scene took my interest.very hot and humid-34 degrees[about 98 ]and about 90 percent humidity yes tell me about it.this area is populated and is very flat it is subject to flash flooding.great contrasts between concrete water and growth.
cheers.

(https://images46.fotki.com/v1637/photos/3/1816483/14219077/20170114_112108614x1024-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 14, 2017, 08:33:49 PM
great contrasts between concrete water and growth.


I agree, a subtle yet interesting scene.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Quarter Gauger 48 on January 15, 2017, 12:10:00 PM
Yes very interesting.  Now is that a walking/bicycle path, and or also, a drainage system?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 1-32 on January 15, 2017, 01:50:03 PM
goodmorning.
no this is just a drainage system where nature is taking over.i really like the shapes of concrete near the camera.
cheers


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on January 15, 2017, 02:52:09 PM
One of us, like Narayan, could build something like that as an art piece and possibly sell it as a sculpture for tons of money. Or at least be ridiculed into oblivion .... -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 1-32 on January 15, 2017, 03:09:07 PM
hi russ.
of late i have been searching for different point of views that can be used for small pieces usually without railways.usually i draw them so without a scanner they are hard to share.the movie industry is a very good inspiration .
by the way happy 2017 it is going to be big.
cheers


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on January 16, 2017, 01:57:28 AM
If you build such a diorama, I'd love to see it. As for this year, I'm not sure whether I'm ready for what might come! -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Quarter Gauger 48 on January 16, 2017, 10:45:50 AM
goodmorning.
no this is just a drainage system where nature is taking over.i really like the shapes of concrete near the camera.
cheers

AH, that would explain the crown in the center.  In the states, there many bicycle paths that look almost identical to this drainage system with the exception of the crown angle.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Scratchman on January 17, 2017, 03:08:59 PM
1935  Model  A  Ford

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/284/31694145061_579a464982_z.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/310/31810687895_b6fb92a0d5_z.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/767/31000929293_7316ca12ab_z.jpg)

Gordon Birrell

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gordonbirrell/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on January 17, 2017, 06:03:56 PM
1934  Model  A  Ford

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/284/31694145061_579a464982_z.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/310/31810687895_b6fb92a0d5_z.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/767/31000929293_7316ca12ab_z.jpg)

Gordon Birrell

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gordonbirrell/


Well maybe, but it looks a little like a 1936 5 window



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Quarter Gauger 48 on January 17, 2017, 07:06:29 PM
If I recall correctly, there were no critical changes from 1932 through 1936. So this could be any of those years'...That flat head V-8 design lasted from 32 to 1953'..a great run for a motor'..and loved by many'..   


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: billmart on January 18, 2017, 01:29:05 PM
Based on comparing the photo to photos found using Google, I'd say it's a 1935 Ford 5-window coupe.

Bill


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Quarter Gauger 48 on January 18, 2017, 02:20:24 PM
Based on comparing the photo to photos found using Google, I'd say it's a 1935 Ford 5-window coupe.

Bill

I would say Bill', I must agree with your assessment'.........


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Mobilgas on January 18, 2017, 10:13:10 PM
It's not a 1934 that's for sure my friend has 4 of them. :)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 1-32 on January 22, 2017, 03:59:43 PM
hi and good morning.
yes the Fish Head Cafe 1997 scratch built-paper, cardboard,paper,wood,metal -1/32 scale and of course my work.
cheers.
(https://images61.fotki.com/v1635/photos/3/1816483/14223809/P1010023768x1024-vi.jpg).
https://images51.fotki.com/v1638/photos/3/1816483/14223809/P1010015768x1024-vi.jpg.
(https://images59.fotki.com/v1640/photos/3/1816483/14223809/P1010020768x1024-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Quarter Gauger 48 on January 22, 2017, 08:14:07 PM
Nice build'...I like the scale and the nostalgic look'...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 22, 2017, 08:21:41 PM
Very nice! The cut-out fish sign is pretty cool.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 1-32 on January 22, 2017, 11:48:41 PM
hi.
like most of you i have models that have been finished or never will be  finished.i dont want to start a individual heading,is photo of the day is the best place?cheers


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on January 23, 2017, 02:07:04 AM
Is that a new model? -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 1-32 on February 07, 2017, 12:46:52 PM
hi check this out.
(http://img.xooimage.com/files54/3/2/8/dsc01537-23e3cfb.jpg)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Design-HSB on February 07, 2017, 02:33:54 PM
Great photo Kim, where could you take it?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Quarter Gauger 48 on February 07, 2017, 06:52:32 PM
Wow, great shot'...looks like an Osprey nest'..


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: mabloodhound on February 12, 2017, 11:20:03 AM
The crane hoist looks like it was built from Erector Set pieces.
Nice photo.
 8)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: LesTindall on February 16, 2017, 06:19:13 AM
Just shows there is a prototype for every model!   Great rust!!
Les T


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: EZnKY on April 11, 2017, 04:20:39 PM
Anyone know what this is?  I spotted it along the road in Farmington, New Mexico.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Quarter Gauger 48 on April 11, 2017, 05:08:23 PM
I think it may be the hoist mechanism that lowered and raised the elevator car in a mine.
I don't see a boiler, but it may also been the main pulley that operated all the belts for a stamp mill'.
 ;)


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: darrylhuffman on April 11, 2017, 06:05:19 PM
It may be a portable well drilling rig.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: EZnKY on April 11, 2017, 08:05:23 PM
My guesses were along the same lines.  It has pulleys that could be used for long lengths of cable, and the large flywheel suggested to me that the cable(s) would be starting and stopping while the rest of the mechanism continued to spin.  I couldn't tell though if the wheels and such were originally part of the thing, or added later to move it around. 


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 5thwheel on April 11, 2017, 11:28:49 PM
Water well drilling rig, folded up.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 12, 2017, 12:18:44 AM
Looks like the remains of a walking beam drill rig. I have photos of a very similar rig, modified and mounted on an old Chevy truck, which was abandoned in the desert near Roosevelt Well, NV and moved a few years ago to Gold Point, NV:

http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Chevy_Truck_Drill_Rig.html (http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Chevy_Truck_Drill_Rig.html)





Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Quarter Gauger 48 on April 12, 2017, 04:00:35 PM
Ray, what does a walking beam drill do?


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: EZnKY on April 12, 2017, 05:36:45 PM
Looks very similar to Ray's!  I knew you guys would know!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 12, 2017, 07:45:20 PM
Currently almost all wells, test holes or blast holes are drilled using a rotary type drill. But in the early days they drilled using an up and down motion. I guess this might be called impact drilling. Anyway, the first powered drills of this type used a "walking beam", which converts the rotary power from the engine (originally steam engines) into vertical motion.

The first and possibly best known example was the Keystone Driller. You can see a video of a restored Keystone Driller in action here:

https://youtu.be/wPU2MqEshEM (https://youtu.be/wPU2MqEshEM)


I also have some photos of two Keystone Drillers on my website. One was abandoned in place while drilling at a mine and is slowly rotting away. It's engine is missing. The second is complete with vertical boiler and steam engine, and is displayed at a museum in Ely, NV:

http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Keystone_Driller.html (http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Keystone_Driller.html)




Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 12, 2017, 08:05:01 PM
I just found a bit more information about this type of drilling. Apparently they were also called "cable tool rigs":

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drilling_rig#Cable_tool_drilling (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drilling_rig#Cable_tool_drilling)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Quarter Gauger 48 on April 12, 2017, 09:28:17 PM
Nice information Ray'..good pics too. 
thanks for the information'..


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 5thwheel on July 31, 2017, 09:42:38 AM
Found this little tractor at the Brooks Steamup in Brooks Oregon this weekend.  Looks like it would be fun to model.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: 5thwheel on July 31, 2017, 10:04:45 AM
If you are in the area and are interested, the second weekend of the steam up is next weekend (first weekend of August).  $12 bucks admission and probably plan on two days to see it all.  I was using a walker but found it difficult to navigate the gravel paths. I should have used a cane although sitting places are at a minimum. This show is well worth the admission. At about 1:30 they have a parade of all of the various tractors, antique and new.  Bring sun screen and a large brim hat. Temps about 90F.

Bill Hudson


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 31, 2017, 11:43:16 PM
Cool little tractor!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 19, 2017, 10:27:12 PM
Here's a site I just came across that has some interesting photos of stationary diesel engines, mostly from the 1930s:

https://hiveminer.com/Tags/generator%2Cstationary (https://hiveminer.com/Tags/generator%2Cstationary)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Bill Gill on April 23, 2018, 04:19:13 PM
Here's a prototype that epitomizes all the guidelines for modelers to 'model the typical and commonplace' or it's an example of some of my attempts at subtle weathering :) This shed "stands" attached to the back of a brick factory in Troy, NY. Until recently it was mostly hidden behind weeds and shrubs.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Lawton Maner on April 24, 2018, 07:48:03 AM
As any real estate agent would say "move in ready".


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Greg Hile on April 24, 2018, 08:44:50 AM
It's all location, location, location. Don't laugh. There are burned-out, condemned houses here in the Bay Area selling for over a million dollars.

http://www.times-standard.com/article/NJ/20180417/NEWS/180419854

http://www.ktvu.com/news/burned-out-home-for-sale-for-15-million-in-mountain-view


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Lawton Maner on April 25, 2018, 02:35:53 PM
When you read the articles, what is for sale is actually a lot in need of clearing before a new house is built.  Given the demand for housing in the area, housing prices are rising at a rate close to a week's pay every week.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Greg Hile on April 25, 2018, 04:09:55 PM
Lawton, you're absolutely correct, it is usually the lot they are after -- even ones where there's nothing wrong with the structure. Palo Alto, in particular, seems to have a bunch of small, older homes that were in fine shape and were sold and torn down. Had a friend that did that, and that was 20 years ago ...


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 01, 2020, 05:36:48 PM
Here's a vintage B&W photo that has been beautifully colorized. It would make an interesting model, though it would be tricky:

https://i.imgur.com/ZnxP1If.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/ZnxP1If.jpg)



Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Chuck Doan on June 01, 2020, 10:47:03 PM
I've seen her work before, and it is quite wonderful.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: greenie on June 01, 2020, 11:27:59 PM
For those that haven't seen any work by this talented person :-) ----------------------

http://sannadullaway.com/


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on June 02, 2020, 01:07:15 AM
As a guy who spent half of his life working with Photoshop, I'd say she has most satisfactory abilities. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: darrylhuffman on June 23, 2020, 11:22:49 AM
When I first started cleaning up old photos I worked on a badly damaged photo of my grandfather when he was about 25.  I had to work pixel by pixel on some portions.  After a while I felt very strange looking so closely into the eyes of a man I never met.

I restored a lot of photos and it was fun for a while, but eventually it turned into work.

My parents lived in Arkansas before migrating to California. 

I was about 18 when my grandmother died in Arkansas.

We drove back there for the funeral.  The family had taken all the old photographs and lined them up around the living room.  I did not recognize anyone but they were fascinating to look at.  Many were on glass.

About 20 years later I happened to mention them to my Mom and asked who had them now.  She replied that those photos had been set out for people to take with them if there were any they liked.

Apparently no-one wanted them so they took them out back and burned them.

I only wish I had known I could ask for them.

There was about 100, all taken before 1900.

When I visited my grandmother as a child, I would go up in the attic and go through those old photos that she had stored in a trunk.

I love old photos and really like my daily dose of Shorpy.com.

I wish the Rattlesnake Joe photo was better as I have special cloth that I can run through my printer to print photos on.   I would love to have a Rattlesnake Joe tent on my bookshelf.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 24, 2020, 12:40:14 AM
What a waste! If no one in the family wanted them, they could have been donated to a local historical society.


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Bill Gill on June 24, 2020, 09:02:27 AM
I have a history buff friend who is building a Civil War HO railroad based on City Point. A couple years ago, for fun I GIMPed his head onto the body of a Union general's  
B&W photo and gave it a slight purplish tone like an old 19th century photo.  

After watching a couple YouTube videos I tried colorizing that composite photo. I cleaned up some of the blemishes and also "backdated" his contemporary eyeglasses to something approximating 1860s spectacles. It was a fun project, complete with numerous false starts but it came out OK for a first effort. Have to try more of this!


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: finescalerr on June 24, 2020, 01:40:19 PM
Excellent work. -- Russ


Title: Re: Photo of The Day
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 24, 2020, 08:02:39 PM
Nice!

I used to do some photo retouching/restoration in the "old days", using an airbrush. That was a real pain.