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#1 CATMAN1

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 11:48 AM

Hello all,
If you have a model train, and you have made it for train simulator, post a shot of both! I like to compare.
Here is a Guilford engine of mine. I dont know what Athearn was thinking, the colors are way off ohmy.gif ! But I like it anyways tongue.gif . She's my girl.
Well, that emans colors on my engine is inaccurate with colors laugh.gif laugh.gif .
Post away biggrin.gif .

The MSTS thing...

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The model... (Photo by Steve Amorick). Well, we both paid for it, so it is not 100% mine rolleyes.gif . Colors are even darker without the flash unsure.gif ohmy.gif !

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 12:22 PM

I have some too, but I'll post them later.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 12:23 PM

Colors are indeed way off.
Why do you think Union Pacific attacked the model railroad company?

#4 CATMAN1

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 12:26 PM

lol.
True.
I think I know where they got the colors...

http://www.railpictu...to.php?id=24563

or here tongue.gif
http://www.railpictu...to.php?id=12652

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 12:48 PM

let's just put it this way. I never ran guilford ho models. Why? when I was into model railroading, not one single company did a GRS model. Now all of a sudden they are. Doesn't bother me, won't get me back into model railroading.

I grew up with Santa Fe Railway, and Union Pacific trainsets, which why now I run BNSF and UP engines. Now only do they look better, with the right colors and all, but I just prefer six axle power and long trains when it comes to model railroading. I like desert railroading too when it comes to MRR.

With MSTS, well you know what I prefer. And in Real life, I prefer the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railway.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 01:38 PM

"The model... (Photo by Steve Amorick). Well, we both paid for it, so it is not 100% mine . Colors are even darker without the flash !

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I smell something fishy here! blink.gif

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 01:55 PM

Admin Edit: Watch the attitude Shawn.....

I am not comparing, but rather showing the models I own. I have 3 others, UP D9-44CW, BNSF D9-44CW, and a GRS SD40 that I never completed kitbashing on.


BNSF GP40-2
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UP C40-8.
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Posted 16 May 2006 - 03:51 PM

here's an N-scale tanker I copied:
tanker:
http://img368.images...scalecar4wj.jpg IPB Image
MSTS Tanker:
http://img388.images...sfcan0303bx.jpg IPB Image

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 04:56 PM

Very nice smile.gif !!

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 06:08 PM

Here is one of mine.... N&W A-Tank! As you can see, both require proper painting, but I think the MSTS version turned out rather well.

Mykel

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 06:09 PM

HO Version....

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 05:19 AM

QUOTE(mjs2101 @ May 17 2006, 05:08 PM)
Here is one of mine.... N&W A-Tank! As you can see, both require proper painting, but I think the MSTS version turned out rather well.

Mykel

Mykel,

I am sitting here and the only thing that comes to mind for me is a simple word: "Wow!"

I've been a fan of 1218 since I was 8 (~16 years ago). No other locomotive has impressed me as much as a N&W Class A. Such a fine combination of beauty, size and power.

--Andrew

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 11:15 AM

OK, here's mine from my other post: Model 16LABC at Bealeville.

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 11:15 AM

Simulator 16LABC at Bealeville.

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 11:17 AM

Model Grand Canyon at Cliff.

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 11:18 AM

Simulator Grand Canyon at Cliff.

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 12:43 PM

May I ask.. what scale is you model railroad? I love the Gran Canyon pic ya have of it. biggrin.gif

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 01:04 PM

Herb are you a member of that Bay Area modelers club or whatever the name is? I remember seeing an article about it in MR a few years back and that looks strikingly familiar.

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 02:35 PM

It is HO and it is the club layout of the La Mesa Model Railroad Club, within the San Diego Model Railroad Museum building in Balboa Park, San Diego. One of the finest model railroad exhibits in the nation.

There is also the San Diego Model Railroad Club, the San Diego N Scale Society (both of whom model Carizzo Gorge in HO and N scales, respectively). There is a 3-rail O tinplate layout there also as well as the San Diego Club's O scale layout.

Quite a complex but the La Mesa Club is the shining star, IMHO. They are modeling Bakersfield to Mojave complete with a fully functioning CTC system and as close to scale in size and scope as possible. The stretch from Ilmon to Cliff is fully sceniced and the Rowen through Marcel area, including Tehachapi Loop is finished for trackwork and awaiting scenery. There is about 10 feet of separation in elevation between Bakersfield yard and Walong. Just an incredible layout.

None of the equipment seen here is mine, I was just privileged to watch it run! tongue.gif So I cheated. Not really my models but since we were running comparisons of model vs. simulator and I was running this thread Grand Canyon on Tehachapi I thought it might play. wink.gif

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 02:45 PM

Some HO model companies had decent plastic engines, but if ya could afford it, the best bet IMHO was to buy brass and do your own painting (Using a decent set of decals).

Ngauging, Clif