A couple of days late and a few dollars short to the party...
"Big Tinplate": Here is a picture of my coal burner next to the lead mine. I had it fired up a couple of weeks ago and took a few photos...
Thanks to your help, Cary Tearose, I am able to post a black and white photo to the Black and White Wednesday thread. This is a shot of my 1930's era Super Streets trolley layout. As you can see, it's incomplete (gotta lot of paving to do), and wire to string. I use both 3-rail tinplate trolleys and (when the wire is up) 12-volt scale models. The smaller flanges on the scale stuff work well on the Super Streets track. Structures are a mix of kits and scratch-built, including some I built from Frank Ellison's plans in the old Model Builder magazine. It's small, but I have fun with it.
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
You actually had time to play in the back yard??
First time to fire it up this year... and it's in September. I'm beginning to think that if I am too busy to run the steamer, then I am probably just too busy...
I feel your pain......I haven't been in the basement much this summer. almost...almost that is makes me want colder weather so I have to stay indoors.
Meanwhile back at the ranch.......The Broadway heads to Chicago.....
Here's one entitled "Which train should I take?
Flatcar load by Wyandotte.
A vintage photo showing a west Detroit yard. (I hope it works...)
I'll look for some of my own trains and post them in B&W.
I found a couple shots of my old American Flyer layout, which is now gone. The street lights are a Christmas item bought on an after holiday sale for a couple of bucks.
A couple of experimental night shots on my layout:
I need to add figures to next round of pictures.