N Tour Car Pictures
#46
I checked out the N-scale auction thread, but it's closed... Sad
Are there going to be more..??
Gus (LC&P).
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#47
Yes, in the next few weeks.. Just keep watching the "New posts" (Link at top of page in dark blue bar) Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
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#48
Arriving late tonight from Texas, Big Blue was spotted on a rather well protected siding, near the tank depot in Fort Polk. It took 10 pounds of boiled crawfish to be able to get this dim shot, but more are to come tomorrow as my intrepid company shutterbug is camped out at the gate...

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#49
Presenting its journey through the Basic and Mostly Credible Railroad...

...better light...and camera...find our car just outside the National Guard Armory, the security necessary because rival forums cars are lurking about...

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...passing over the town after loading up with crawfish to be shipped east...

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...winding its way through the rather busy yard in Clayton...

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...at $4 a pound, crawfish are a "hot load" with minimal switching...made all the more complicated by incompatible couplers and the limited motive power remaining to be swapped over...

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...passing the gantry at Breaux Bridge...

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...a bit too close...

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...Indians!!!...

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...the kids bidding it farewell with a touch of their own model work---yes, they have about 85% reign over the layout with very few restrictions.

I apologize for the camera work as mine died just before the car arrived...awaiting final manifest.
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#50
Great to know Big Blue is so well protected! Smile
Fun shots!
Ralph

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#51
"...at $4 a pound, crawfish are a "hot load" with minimal switching...made all the more complicated by incompatible couplers and the limited motive power remaining to be swapped over..."

We had that coupler discussion, as the car was being built, and decided to go with the truck mounted Rapido couplers, with the thought that trucks with couplers, could be swapped out far more easily, than body mount couplers. All of my N scale rolling stock, has body mount couplers. I have a pair of trucks with Micro Trains couplers, to make the swap ( if needed ) when the car is sent out to the winning bidder, after the tour is done.

Enjoyed seeing the car's journey on the "Basic and Mostly Credible Railroad". Thumbsup Thumbsup
I would hope that, in reality, at $4/lb.,those Crawfish were an Iced cold load. :o Big Grin
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#52
Sumpter250 Wrote:I would hope that, in reality, at $4/lb.,those Crawfish were an Iced cold load. :o Big Grin

The couplers made me realize just how many locs I had still to convert... Thumbsup

Crawfish are shipped live around these parts...making for as hot a load as you can send...72 hours tops. Cheers
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#53
That's pretty busy yard..!! Good to see the li'l critter made it to Louisiana just in time to catch another load... Goldth

Let's keep it running...!!! Thumbsup
Gus (LC&P).
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#54
Great pics Smile Smile Love the armory too Thumbsup Thumbsup
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#55
Appreciate the kind words, guys...I'm kinda bummed that my camera croaked at such an inopportune time...alas, sigh, groan...I hafta admit that my boys el cheapo $29 camera did OK though...
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#56
It has safely arrived.
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#57
Great Les!! Enjoy it!! Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
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#58
You might recognize this.

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This is only the beginning.
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#59
Yup!! I recollect the "Big Ugly" news: Smile Smile Smile Too Funny!!!
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#60
Well guys I lost my photos they disappeared into computer never never land. As you know I model HO, I got into the N tour because of a lack in participants. Man this thing is little. I might try to redo the photos tomorrow or Monday but not as much details involved. I really don't know how you guys do it.
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