Southern Pacific Steam 2020

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Re: Southern Pacific Steam 2020

Postby bob turner » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:29 pm

So how would I know they enjoy looking? Most will discuss almost anything except a locomotive or car photograph. I haven't even opened the one about baggage carts to see what folks think of them after the first post.

Well, here are more Daylights:

First, the re-drivered and re-geared Max Gray - my very first complicated paint job!

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Re: Southern Pacific Steam 2020

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:25 pm

bob turner wrote:So how would I know they enjoy looking?


You can't.

First, the re-drivered and re-geared Max Gray - my very first complicated paint job!


Is it illusion or the derailed tender that makes the bands of color discontinuous from engine to tender?
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Re: Southern Pacific Steam 2020

Postby J. S. Bach » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:24 pm

Rufus T. Firefly wrote: ...snip... maybe others feel no compelling reason to comment and just enjoy looking?

That is me, I enjoy the photos but feel no need just to (normally) pile on with unnecessary verbiage.

Plus, Bob, I seem to recall a post from you about all of "Nice", "Good job", etc filling up the pages on OGR? if I am wrong, I apologize, but I do seem to remember it.
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Re: Southern Pacific Steam 2020

Postby rogruth » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:35 pm

J. S. Bach wrote:
Rufus T. Firefly wrote: ...snip... maybe others feel no compelling reason to comment and just enjoy looking?

That is me, I enjoy the photos but feel no need just to (normally) pile on with unnecessary verbiage.

Plus, Bob, I seem to recall a post from you about all of "Nice", "Good job", etc filling up the pages on OGR? if I am wrong, I apologize, but I do seem to remember it.

You can get a whole forum of that on the great O Gauge Forum.
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Re: Southern Pacific Steam 2020

Postby bob turner » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:26 pm

No, what got me on OGR was folks who mindlessly repeat whole blocks of nested photos and quotes to say "nice!" All they need to do is simly say "I like that Northern" or "why not try harder to get all the wheels on the track."

It got so ridiculous that there would be ten or so nested comments, with the same photos shown ten times in a row. Where is the value in that? I stated that folks could copy my photos any time except to repeat them in the same thread.

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Re: Southern Pacific Steam 2020

Postby bob turner » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:31 pm

And while we will spend forever discussing a golf game analogy with respect to a relatively ugly Pacific, no need to comment on my nice paint job? Okay - the rest of my Daylight stuff can be seen on Carey's SP thread.

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Re: Southern Pacific Steam 2020

Postby rogruth » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:24 pm

bob turner wrote:No, what got me on OGR was folks who mindlessly repeat whole blocks of nested photos and quotes to say "nice!" All they need to do is simly say "I like that Northern" or "why not try harder to get all the wheels on the track."

It got so ridiculous that there would be ten or so nested comments, with the same photos shown ten times in a row. Where is the value in that? I stated that folks could copy my photos any time except to repeat them in the same thread.

I agree and NEVER understood why all that stuff needed to be repeated.
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Re: Southern Pacific Steam 2020

Postby bob turner » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:00 pm

It is the "reply with quote" button. That, combined with seriously low . . . I better not go there.

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Re: Southern Pacific Steam 2020

Postby rogruth » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:40 pm

bob turner wrote:It is the "reply with quote" button. That, combined with seriously low . . . I better not go there.

Aw come on, Bob, go there.
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Re: Southern Pacific Steam 2020

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:38 am

bob turner wrote:It is the "reply with quote" button. That, combined with seriously low . . . I better not go there.


Why not? Those boys over there are about as sharp as a bag of wet mice.
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Re: Southern Pacific Steam 2020

Postby bob turner » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:11 am

Only the ones who mindlessly click the "reply with quote" button or become self-appointed forum police by pushing the "report" button. There are some seriously good modelers there - have you been watching Ed Bommer's posts?

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Re: Southern Pacific Steam 2020

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:35 pm

bob turner wrote:....have you been watching Ed Bommer's posts?


I regularly read Ed's stuff and every now and again, publish it, too! Helpful and all around good egg.
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Re: Southern Pacific Steam 2020

Postby bob turner » Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:26 pm

That's all I need - just 10% of the interest Dave gets with his eBay finds. Wish I could get him over here to examine my trackability. Here is the GS-2:

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I shall check to make sure this is not a duplicate, in this thread. back in a minute.

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Re: Southern Pacific Steam 2020

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:37 pm

Now with that one the color bands are in alignment.....
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Re: Southern Pacific Steam 2020

Postby bob turner » Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:39 pm

Oops! See page 6. Last "Daylight:"

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This is a Weaver GS-3 - 2-railed by my brother for Pat Gary, then to me in an estate sale. The Weaver tender is from a GS-4, and I opted to retain the rear ladders. the front has been converted to an open cab configuration. These things are stunning bargains, if not quite as accurate as a USH. I believe some were imported as 2-rail. They originally sold for over a grand - I think $400-500 is the target price these days.

I have not seen the Sunset versions - I suspect that, dollar for dollar, the USH versions at around $800 are the best buys for 2-railers. As usual, that is an opinion for a guy who is no longer buying stuff.

I have two more GS- class models. They will be appended soon.


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