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Most Beautiful Electric Ever Made?

Dennis GS-4 N & W No. 611 ·
Given the other enjoyable threads, I didn't see this topic posed. So, what is the most beautiful electric ever made? I would have to go with the green 5 stripe GG-1 as the most beautiful electric. This locomotive is among the finest of Raymond Loewy's industrial design triumphs, although, as will properly be noted below, he added finishing touches to the exterior of the GG-1and was not the actual designer. My father surprised me one Christmas morning with the postwar version to operate on my...
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I need help finding/making two parts for a Weaver Little Joe

Wally W ·
I was given a beautiful Weaver Milwaukee Road Little Joe (G1715LP) for Christmas. Unfortunately, the engine was missing two parts and I was wondering if someone here could help me either find them or point me in the direction on a place where I can have the parts fabricated. The unit is brass. The pieces that are missing are the two covers on the top of the engine which cover the switches operating the engine. I have attached a picture of the top of the engine (not mine) with the pieces on...
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Little People

Arnold D. Cribari ·
Little people add life to your layout. Here Is one of mine: This guy taking a nap on the top row of the bleachers really gets around. Love to see your little people.
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Big Little is Closing!

RDGCO.Productions ·
So, I just took a short visit to the big little railroad shop in Somerville, and I'm sad to say the owner is retiring. The shop had provided people with service for many years, and now it's coming to an end. I wasn't a very frequent shopper, due to my location being closer to Laskey's Trains in Washington NJ, (along with the prices being much lower) so does anyone wanna share some interesting things they bought at the store, and anything they plan to say about There experience at the shop.
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Auction Houses For Model Trains

Dennis GS-4 N & W No. 611 ·
My son was discussing train auctions with me for a relative's train collection. I'm sure that I failed the above "SEARCH" test, but is there a somewhat comprehensive listing and/or review of Auction Houses for Model Trains that I could share with him? I did find this older Post by Rich Melvin to be helpful: https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/trainz-2 Any reference to a Forum thread, or magazine article would also be very helpful. In this regard, I am aware of the ads run by Trainz, and,...
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
Why is that guy taking a nap in the bleachers? Because he was up late last night watching a game under the lights that went into extra innings:
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
Here is the Field of dreams team I bought from the Choo Choo Barn around 1995 for $150: Just like in Field of Dreams, my guys are tired of practicing. They want to play another team. Does anyone else have an O Gauge baseball team my guys can play a game with? Better hurry up and show me before we all disappear into the cornfield. Shoeless Joe
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
While waiting to hear back from you, I got my closer warming up in the bullpen:
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
I took this photograph in front of Gate #4 at Yankee Stadium and caught these people scalping tickets:
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trumptrain ·
Very nice thread Arnold!! I like your LP scenes and stories that go with them! I agree that LP really bring a scene to live! Here are some of my LP folks.
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
There's a lot going on here, Patrick. I particularly like the chain gang with the sheriff, the country and western music band and the wedding.
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
Notice the cute young couple sharing an ice cream soda in this Deparment 56 Diner:
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Santa Fe VA ·
This guy seems to to be an expert at relaxation!
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
He may be tired from shoveling so much snow lately.
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
"Old McDonald had a farm, E I E I O":
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
Here we have some real hard working little guys: I'm particularly pleased about the background. Beyond the track is my feeble attempt at making a water stream, consisting of mere light blue paper. However, in this picture the fluorescent light above is reflected on that light blue paper giving it a hint of rapids (with a little imagination).
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
Back to baseball: Notice the fans are sitting in the left field stands at Yankee Stadium (again with a little imagination). The yellow left field foul pole involved very advanced modeling: a soda straw painted yellow with acrylic paint and glued in place using a dab of Elmers Glue. Those are the correct dimensions of Yankee stadium down the left field line (301 feet) and straight away left field (402 feet) when Don Larsen pitched a perfect game in the World Series in 1956. I was 5 years old...
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Moonson ·
Yes, little people do add life to a layout. Good point, one I ascribe to enthusiastically. When they are present, it makes a statement. When they are absent, a statement is made as well. FrankM
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Adriatic ·
These little people made a killing in the fast food market Because this little people didn't stay home This little people served pure beef This little people served......some This little people went Wheeeee aWheeeee Wehee!; right past them all for good old home beans.
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
Love your exceptional scenery including its little people, Frank.
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josef ·
Sometimes a scene with not to many LPs tell a story. Here it is Saturday morning, most are sleeping in late, a few people driving on a humid summer morning to work, pick up supplies, or just a morning drive in their convertibles. The corner Ice Cream shop is open and already has a customer who is enjoying the morning and watching the cars go by. At the Sinclair Gas Station, full service, Joe Oaks is filling the tank of my dads new 56 Ford. Joe has an antique he's been working on for months,...
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
Another story teller. Enjoyed the story about your people, Josef.
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Pennywise11788 ·
great thread
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Moonson ·
...more examples of little people doing stuff... ..and places with an absence or scarcity of them making their own statement on a layout... FrankM
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John H ·
FrankM, your work also makes a statement in itself. Just tremendous work!
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Trussman ·
I noticed the title of this thread and thought, hmmm..... I didn't know the Roloffs were into model railroading. :-)
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
Awesome little people and scenery, Frank. Great use of color in your pictures.
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Re: I need help finding/making two parts for a Weaver Little Joe

D500 ·
I have this loco; almost sold it a while back; glad that I didn't. Which helps you not at all. eBay can be a source for detail parts; I like to search "brass" in the title only. Lots (of lots) to wade through - but that can be fun - you might run across a surprising find (I have) - like what you need - or nearly what you need, with mods. The parts are relatively simple, and using styrene plus plastic cement plus patience you could make a decent pair, I would think. Painted black: brass,...
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Goody ·
Get in touch with Bob Lavezzi (908) 925-6035. He is in the Orange Hall at York. Bob purchased all parts in the Weaver inventory. He may be able to help you out.
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scale rail ·
If you could borrow one it could easily be made by a 3-D printer. Don
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Re: Most Beautiful Electric Ever Made?

MELGAR ·
As far as aesthetics are concerned, I agree that the Raymond Loewy PRR GG-1 is the most beautiful electric locomotive ever built. The New Haven EP-5 electric is notable but, in my opinion, a distant second behind the GG-1. Other streamlined electric contenders are the New Haven EF-3 and EP-4. I particularly like the look of boxcab electrics, especially the New Haven EP-3, but don't think it will get many votes as most beautiful. MELGAR
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TM Terry ·
I most like the New Haven GE EP-5 in its red-orange, black, and white colors. For the New Haven experts: What is the correct color name of their red/orange? I also like the New Haven EMD FL9. Especially its dual-powered capability of diesel fuel or electric via a third rail.
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Rusty Traque ·
The Virginian E33 in New Haven Paint: Rusty
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GG1 4877 ·
No question in my mind:
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GG1 4877 ·
Another fine selection. As for the correct color of NH red/orange the answer is it depends on which locomotive it was applied to. There are several versions. This FL9 is a phase II, built as the second run for NH by EMD. The color is slightly different than the Phase I FL9. Names are all over the place so it is a complex answer.
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20centuryhudson ·
GG1 Tuscan 5 stripe or the blackjack but a close second is NH EP-4 โ€” I wish Lionel would make it
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Jim Waterman ·
New Haven Orange is called 'Vermillion'. I use the Scalecoat paint on my stuff - just love that color. Jim
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pennsy484 ·
I went to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania this past weekend and took some pictures (most of which I had already taken years ago as well and the same views are plentiful online but, I digress ๐Ÿ˜‚) but yeah, I agree GG1!
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scott.smith ·
The Virginian EL2B!
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PRRronbh ·
Ron
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GG1 4877 ·
The only thing missing from that photo is me! I'll be there in April though. Hope we have some fun stuff to show then! The EL2B is an incredible beast of a locomotive.
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ajzend ·
I agree with the GG1 enthusiasts. However, I have seen posted from time to time people that really dislike it. Of course, it is in the eyes of the beholder, but I fail to see what's not to like about its beautiful lines. But, it's like music. Some people's favorite music is just noise to others. Maybe we could analyze a posting comparing people's most beautiful engine preferences to what those people would consider the most beautiful women. Would a guy liking a GG1 like different curves on a...
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D500 ·
NYC P2. Long, lanky and elegant. I was particularly taken with the looks of the later all-black PC versions - the paint color, not so much the logos or RR name. The third-rail aspect is visually appealing, as it eliminates the large pantographs. And thank you Mike Wolf for the excellent model. Do I have one...or two...? Silly question. One has even been converted to ERR. Plus, just like the big one above, it's a 3-rail electric "motor". I borrowed this photo from eBay. I think the original...
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20centuryhudson ·
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PRRMP54 ·
New Haven EP-3.
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PRRronbh ·
And yes the GG1's are first with me. But the EP-5's are a very close second. Ron
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20centuryhudson ·
Great Northern W1
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
Alan, I have shared similar thoughts in other threads comparing the beauty of different trains to the beauty of different music and women. It's a good thing that we all h as ce different preferences. My favorite electrics are the NH EP5 in McGuiness livery, and the 5 stripe Pennsy GG1 in both Tuscan red Brunswick green. I think those 3 Postwar locomotives are equally great. Seeing them run from overhead catenary, which I regard as the ultimate in model railroading, is awesome. Arnold
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Limey ·
Well the most beautiful electric locomotive in the world definitely isn't American, it is of course the German DB103, the earlier version with the front skirting. alas this photo shows the skirting removed.
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
Here they are. Lionel Postwar NH EP5: MTH Proto 1 Pennsy GG1 Tuscan red: Lionel Postwar Pennsy GG1 Brunswick green:
 
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