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1978 Photo

Dan Padova ·
While watching my screen saver, I came across a few photos that I took while on a trip to Williamsburg, Virginia in 1978. My wife and I were aboard Amtrak's Colonial. As we passed by a facility in Delaware, I snapped this photo with my Miranda Sensorex. I shot it through the window and almost missed the shot, so the picture quality is what it is. I thought some of you might be interested in it. Another kid-bit of information; On board the last car with us were some Amtrak employees talking...
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Ertl 2816 1:43 scale American Classics 1957 Chevy Bel Air 2-door Hardtop (black & white).

pro hobby ·
Ertl 2816 1:43 scale American Classics 1957 Chevy Bel Air 2-door Hardtop (black & white). This 1:43 scale diecast vehicle is a neat model that could be used on a O scale model railroad or for use on a separate diorama. It is a close replica of the classic 1957 Chevy Bel Air 2-door hardtop. Although this is a 50s era model it could be heavily weathered and used on a more modern era layout. This is the black and white version. Photos of Prototype Chevy Bel Air shown.
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Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

Dan's Trains ·
Now I've seen some pretty cool layouts in the northeast. When I traveled to the midwest, this particular layout however, was debatably one of the coolest I've seen thus far...   The MSI in Chicago has so much to offer, what really caught my eye...
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Re: Looking for other photos and plans for this PRR work car

PRR Man ·
The PRRT&HS did a couple in depth articles on MOW equipment, including the car shown. It was in 'The Keystone' the society's quarterly magazine An online search for 'PRR MOW equipment' should get you somewhere.
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PRR Man ·
I found the info from a thread from a few years ago: for those seeking data/dwgs on the PRR XL MOW cars, the PRRT&HS published a 4 part series by Al Buchan in The Keystone Modeler, issues 14-17 , dilligent online searching should find them. There is also a XL article in The Keystone Summer 2000 edition.
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Re: Ertl 2816 1:43 scale American Classics 1957 Chevy Bel Air 2-door Hardtop (black & white).

BReece ·
Still a great looking car !!! Brent
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Re: Ertl 2816 1:43 scale American Classics 1957 Chevy Bel Air 2-door Hardtop (black & white).

POTRZBE ·
That's ERTL? They used to be a lot better than that unless they're debuting a dollar line of vehicles!
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Re: Ertl 2816 1:43 scale American Classics 1957 Chevy Bel Air 2-door Hardtop (black & white).

jini5 ·
Is the paint crazing on the roof?
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Re: Ertl 2816 1:43 scale American Classics 1957 Chevy Bel Air 2-door Hardtop (black & white).

Hot Water ·
Too bad that the photo of the real car, is a "street machine", i.e. street rod, and NOT a stock '57.
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Re: Ertl 2816 1:43 scale American Classics 1957 Chevy Bel Air 2-door Hardtop (black & white).

GVDobler ·
Second photo appears to be stock. Not a very good model IMO.
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play trains ·
Sorry, but that doesn't look like an Ertl model! If it is, their quality has really suffered! Sad!!
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Re: Train Layout

bigboy25 ·
The switches are now in place with the O48 curves, but the gap is larger than expected. I may need to do something about that.
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bigboy25 ·
I got some new lionel fastrak O48 switches that I will be installing today as soon as i recieve my additional 4 O48 curves. I will use this to smoth the curve on the passing siding, then I will have two O36 switches freed up that I can play with!
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Putnam Division ·
Well done! Peter
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mack ·
Yes, very nice. I like how "clean and crisp" it looks. I do not like layouts that have every square inch crammed with buildings or accessories and yours is very carefully edited. May I ask what trees those are? Mack
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bigboy25 ·
Those are trees from the Woodland Scenics Tree Kits. I want to eventually drill into the layout to hide the wires, but I am currently satisfied.
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josef ·
Awsome. Thanks for sharing. Love it.
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TrainsRMe ·
Neat, well executed, classic, are the terms that come to my mind.
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t8afao ·
Well done, I like the classic look. Nice and simple and not overcrowded. Is it about a 5x9 size layout. I think more and closer photos are needed. Thanks for posting. Niick
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bigboy25 ·
The layout is actually surprisingly large at 8' X 10'. None of the buildings are lighted because I am not ready to commit to final building or track placement. Also you will notice the movement of many of the buildings to try out a new configuration. A street view angle A view of the other side
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RogerC ·
Originally Posted by TrainsRMe: Neat, well executed, classic, are the terms that come to my mind. Exactly. I love the old school look.
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Photos Transportation Museum

MONON_JIM ·
Pictures are from our recent trip to the St. Louis Transportation Museum. I will post a few from Union Station in St. Louis also.
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Train Layout

bigboy25 ·
I just wanted to share some photos of the train layout for the first time.   
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Looking for other photos and plans for this PRR work car

pro hobby ·
Looking for other photos and plans for this PRR work car  
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jay jay ·
Excellent photos; thanks for posting them. That museum has an excellent collection, and some of their items are far from home, such as that Milwaukee Road electric and the "Train of Tomorrow"/ Aerotrain.
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mackb4 ·
Do any of the outside uncovered locos have rot on them ? Seems like the elements would be taking their toll on them by now . I would like to see all of the big steam sitting side by side,that would be cool And are any of the engines in the state that they could be restored for use,or are they to far gone as far as ever being other than static display ? Great pictures Jim,thanks for sharing .
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N.Q.D.Y. ·
Lovely photographs of wonderful locomotives. Thank you so much for posting them.
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MONON_JIM ·
They BiPolar plaque said it was the only surviving one. Most of the engines will remain static I was told because the cost of refurbishing and then the insurance needed makes restoration prohibitive. I asked those same questions Mack, those were the answers I got. Shame but it is a very expensive undertaking to fix. I would love to see the Big Boy running......oh well......Another piece of American history going by the wayside.....shame. Thank you all for your nice comments.
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MONON_JIM ·
jay jay , the IRM is a great place too. Been there before. I really like the old wooden passenger cars they have in the buildings, the craftsmanship is amazing.
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

Mill City ·
Originally Posted by Dan's Trains: Jon, I honestly had no clue that the Great Train Story started out like that. Thats amazing! now do you think that the current layout could be updated and enlarged in the future? Dan I suspect that the current layout will meet it's end not unlike it's predecessor. From what I understand, it became a bit of a maintenance nightmare in it's latter years. It had worn itself out and suffered a few well intentioned indignities along the way. I imagine there'll be...
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aussteve ·
I remember reading the statistics on the German layout and it was obscenely large. Maybe it should be restricted to O gauge to level the playing field
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Gary Graves ·
Misty Mountain Railroad in Blairsville, GA. 3400 sf of phenomenal layout, incredible modeling and extensive train collection.
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

Dan's Trains ·
Originally Posted by p51: Originally Posted by Moonman: I have only viewed this on the web, but the Grand Layout in Saint-Petersburg, Russia is over the top in almost every way. Any layout with a accurate airfield scene with late-model HIND attack choppers can't be all bad! And a spur for a submarine dock??? "In Russia, the model trains watch YOU!" Wow that's cool! A lot of detail on the airfield and the foot soldier formations. Now is that HO-scale or smaller?
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dkdkrd ·
Roadside America , Shartlesville, PA. Older than my 70+ years, but still the 'coolest', IMHO.
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Dan's Trains ·
Originally Posted by Mill City: Originally Posted by Harry's Trains: Originally Posted by Mill City: Is this a picture of the o gauge layout? Yes, Harry, it was marvelous. Here are a few more images. Jon, I honestly had no clue that the Great Train Story started out like that. Thats amazing! now do you think that the current layout could be updated and enlarged in the future? Dan
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AGHRMatt ·
Originally Posted by Mill City: ... Nice photos. I had wondered where the Spirit of America I went to after the "5-mile skid" due to the loss of the parachutes.
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

Dan986 ·
The coolest layout I have ever seen is the beautiful Standard and O gauge tinplate layout in the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento California.The layout can be seen in the first 1:25 of the video.It is an incredible work of art that has to be seen in person.
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Dan986 ·
The tinplate train layout in the California State Railroad Museum was the ultimate in seeing model trains run.Nice thread,I haven't seen these photos for a while.Now I want to back to the Golden State.
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Moonman ·
I have only viewed this on the web, but the Grand Layout in Saint-Petersburg, Russia is over the top in almost every way. I had a documentary video bookmarked, but can't find it now, so here is the museum's website.
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Rob Leese ·
There are several videos on youtube showing the work of Bob Jakl in 2 rail scale. It deserves mention here.
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Doug Murphy ·
The current MSI layout is spectacular and very popular - featuring Amtrak and BNSF - though I miss hanging around by the big relay cabinet at the end of the previous O gauge Santa Fe layout, hearing the relays and switches buzz and click. As to 'coolest', I have always been partial to some of the 'original' post war model railroading layouts: John Allen's Gorre and Daphetid RR. and Frank Ellison's Delta Lines . And certainly the big Lionel NYC showroom layouts...
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prrjim ·
I'll assume home layout rahter than commercial display. My vote is for Brooks Stover"s S-Scale Buffalo Creek and Gauley. Brooks has done a great job of capturing the flavor of the prototype and its operations. The scenery and detail is simply very well done. If you want to see some photos search for the "Buffalo Creek & Gauley" and go to the webstie. Brooks maintains a site for the prototype history and also has photos of his layout.
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rex desilets ·
If you're not looking for massive layouts: Norm Charboneau. Period.
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p51 ·
Originally Posted by Moonman: I have only viewed this on the web, but the Grand Layout in Saint-Petersburg, Russia is over the top in almost every way. Any layout with a accurate airfield scene with late-model HIND attack choppers can't be all bad! And a spur for a submarine dock??? "In Russia, the model trains watch YOU!"
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Mill City ·
I completely agree with Lee, "Coolest" is seriously subjective. His example is testimony to that fact. Another favorite is not unfamiliar to many here, and certainly not within the two-rail community. It's brilliance in design is matched by it's execution. This Hobo never tires of riding the Fresno.
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Former Member ·
When I lived in the Chicago area, we visited several times. But I do remember the other gauge trains were always being repaired. They went with HO to get enough space to do the Chicago to Seattle theme. However I wished that they kept O-Gauge when they did the renovation project. But I am strictly an O-Gauge guy anyway.
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Mill City ·
I have not visited the museum since the installation of the HO display. But, I do have great memories of the O gauge layout and was saddened when I learned of it's demise. A return visit is long overdue. Thanks for posting. Edit: Not certain what happened to the other two images, but they're gone now. Sorry about that.
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Harry's Trains ·
Originally Posted by Mill City: I have not visited the museum since the installation of the HO display. But, I do have great memories of the O gauge layout and was saddened when I learned of it's demise. A return visit is long overdue. Thanks for posting. Is this a picture of the o gauge layout?
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p51 ·
"Coolest" is seriously subjective. As for the Chicago layout, I'm still ticked that the last time I was there in 2002, the entire lower floor was blocked for the layout construction. I missed my one chance to get a close up view of NYC 999 and I'm still ticked about that. But as for "Coolest," I don't think Chicago (or any other American layout, to be fair) can hold a candle to the Miniatur Wunderland layout in Hamburg, which features an amazing amount of HO track, highways and roads with...
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Gilly@N&W ·
Rand Fredrickson had a unique and one-of-a-kind layout. Small, but about as creative as it got in my book. It doesn't show well in these pictures, but it was a double figure eight.
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