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    Hey all,

    I am on a quest to build a large-sized diesel repair area on my HO layout. I mainly model CB&Q, BN, RI , ATSF, BNSF, and MOPAC motive power. I was wondering if anyone on the list had any access to good detail photos showing inside and out what diesel shops look like, so I would have something to go by or get ideas from.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks so much.

    -Wolv33

    CEO Midwestern Double-line Railroad



    Wolv33

    CEO Midwestern Double-line Railroad

    http://members.fortunecity.co.uk/wolv33/mwdlrr.html


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    Don't know if this will help, but you might wanna check online at the companies who really provide this service - they might have pics of their facilities. I'm modeling a Progress Rail Service railcar repair facility in Amarillo, and did the same to get an idea of what they look like; even what colors they tend to be.

    rockislandmike

    http://www.heatherandmichael.com/recklessandveiled/


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    • #3
      Course, I also emailed the company to see if I couldn't get a better logo graphic, as the one on their website is too small to be of any real value. Never heard from 'em, the bastages, so I created one myself to the best of my ability.

      rockislandmike

      http://www.heatherandmichael.com/recklessandveiled/


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      • #4
        Mike,

        Nice site you have! I am currently painting up some shells with the "blue bankrupt" scheme, and doing a pure white THE ROCK scheme for my own RI units.

        However, for my BN diesels, the RR doesn't exist anymore, and I have been to the BNSF site, and they don't really have links to any shops of theirs. Likewise for the RI line.

        Thanks though.

        Wolv33

        CEO Midwestern Double-line Railroad



        Wolv33

        CEO Midwestern Double-line Railroad

        http://members.fortunecity.co.uk/wolv33/mwdlrr.html

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        • #5
          See if this link has something you can use.

          http://www.uprr.com/aboutup/history/

          Joel

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          • #6
            Aha, a fellow Rock fan. Good to meet you.

            I think I see your dilemma now - you wanna model a railroad-owned facility, rather than a third party. I have a couple other ROCK fans I chat with on a regular basis, I'll see what I can do for you.

            rockislandmike

            http://www.heatherandmichael.com/recklessandveiled/


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            • #7
              The ROck Island Technical Society has a few pics on their website........use the link below and scroll down to Engine Facilities.

              http://www.simpson.edu/~RITS/structures/structures.html

              rockislandmike

              http://www.heatherandmichael.com/recklessandveiled/


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              • #8

                Thanks so much, Mike! I have been to the RITS before, and I never seen those photos. Thanks for pointing them out to me.

                I was looking for a modern type of facility though. I run modern diesels, so I was interested in a modern diesel shop. I did a search, and I may have come up with a few. I am gonna take a look and let you know what I found. Thanks again.

                NYCandHR,

                Your UP link was of great help too! Thanks so much!

                Wolv33

                CEO Midwestern Double-line Railroad



                Wolv33

                CEO Midwestern Double-line Railroad

                http://members.fortunecity.co.uk/wolv33/mwdlrr.html

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                • #9
                  quote:



                  I'm modeling a Progress Rail Service railcar repair facility in Amarillo...

                  Course, I also emailed the company to see if I couldn't get a better logo graphic, as the one on their website is too small to be of any real value. Never heard from 'em, the bastages, so I created one myself to the best of my ability.



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                  Been there... Not a friendly bunch...

                  No Snap-On screwdrivers were handed out as a consequence of their "gruff" and "I couldn't care less--I hate this #@&$% job anyway..." attitude. Now the Los Angeles Junction RY, after I gave the guy a screwdriver, he pretty much did everything but let me take a loco out for a spin... It's amazing what a little bribe can do...

                  I do have some shots of the LAJ shop area if you would like to see how a class 2 does the job...

                  Tom

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                  • #10

                    Sure Tom,

                    Post away please.

                    Thanks!



                    Wolv33

                    CEO Midwestern Double-line Railroad

                    http://members.fortunecity.co.uk/wolv33/mwdlrr.html



                    Wolv33

                    CEO Midwestern Double-line Railroad

                    http://members.fortunecity.co.uk/wolv33/mwdlrr.html

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                    • #11
                      i found the uprr site quite good
                      https://www.shapeways.com/shops/Ngineer

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