Chaffee engine terminal 1914

Discussion in 'Chaffee Subdivision' started by frisco1522, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Let's go to the wayback machine and travel to Chaffee in 1914 (or earlier).

    Frisco Shop Chaffee 1914.jpg
  2. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    WOW, that's a dandy straight from Mr. Peabody's Wayback Machine!

    From period maps, looks like it was probably taken from the locomotive coaling trestle looking north. Looks like the classification yard was pretty full, too.

    Thanks for posting,'s a real gem.

    Best Regards,
  3. w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021)

    w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021) 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    How does one model all that smoke? If layout operators had to deal with prototype smoke levels, they wouldn't be able to see to switch - nor be able to breathe. Doug
  4. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    And how, Doug!

    Or, if not modeling the smoke...if we can model the sound fx, can smell be far behind? What I wouldn't give to be able to catch a whiff of all that smoke! From the few steam locomotives I've been on or near, I'd have to assume (possibly mistakenly) that a whole stable of them has a particular aroma!

    In MRP '08, Paul Dolkos uses "smoke in a can" for photos of a steel mill layout. I think his came from a theatrical supply company. It made for nice photo effects but created more of an overall hazy effect.

    Along similar lines...I'd still like to see someone (safely) model torpedoes in 1:87! :)
  5. Robert Tomb

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