a Black & White Wednesday

Based on a Fb group pic, here is my entry. Please post some of yours!

This pic showing most of the latest goodies on my layout. I spy with my little eye... a repro Ives switch tower, an original little green water tower, a new MTH water tower, and some MTH repro 200 series freight cars.

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"Baby, you've arrived."

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I don't have any black and white photos to post right now, but I really like the idea.  I'll try to get some soon and participate.  Since so much of the great rail photography in the past wasn't in color, black and white photos of steam and vintage models seem to just look "right" in black and white.  I hope you'll keep posting on Wednesdays.

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I Thought Growing Old Would Take Longer.

Logan Matthews posted:

I don't have any black and white photos to post right now, but I really like the idea.  I'll try to get some soon and participate.  Since so much of the great rail photography in the past wasn't in color, black and white photos of steam and vintage models seem to just look "right" in black and white.  I hope you'll keep posting on Wednesdays.

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Logan, I took the picture on my iPhone and uploaded it to my computer. Both the phone on the computer have a filter on the edit program that can turn it to blk/wht

"Baby, you've arrived."

Just don't call me late for the dinner car.

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Anyone see any irony in a digital b&w photo, of a colorized sihloette, in a tin toy, of a guy with a Brownie?

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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Adriatic posted:

Just don't call me late for the dinner car.

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Anyone see any irony in a digital b&w photo, of a colorized sihloette, in a tin toy, of a guy with a Brownie?

Awesome, ain't it!

Andy

 

When they were passing out brains, I thought they said trains and I asked for a slow one.

The 2020 that belonged to my Uncle Jim, that I grew up watching under my Grandparents Christmas tree, and it was the Keystone on the front of this locomotive that started my interest in the PRR, and my 671.

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Dave

 

 

 

Saving Tinplate One Piece at a Time

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  Just found out all my old photos in cloud storage at PB, One Drive and Drive are all gone. Nothing much before 16 remains unless I had used it around that time....i.e., I'm going to be severly limited on my expected contibutions here...layout is a mess. Old documents were fine except for saved Marx and Lionel achive info labeled as such. Looks like me & my hobby was the target again 

Oh well, hasn't ever stopped me for too long  

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"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

.Shay B and W

Thread please!

Pretty please!

(& link or a heads up?)

I was about to say I wasn't going to like anymore, cause they ARE ALL so awesome, but you had to go and post this, lol.

Keep um comming everyone!

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





Adriatic posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

.Shay B and W

Thread please!

Pretty please!

(& link or a heads up?)

I was about to say I wasn't going to like anymore, cause they ARE ALL so awesome, but you had to go and post this, lol.

Keep um comming everyone!

Adriatic, here is the original post on the Std Gauge Shay and log cars.

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...s-yup-that-s-correct

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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 IMG_0441 [2)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.

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I Thought Growing Old Would Take Longer.

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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... 

 - James

 

"Clockwork guys really know how to unwind!"

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.....

 

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Dave

 

 

 

Saving Tinplate One Piece at a Time

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Here's some shots from 40 years ago of the Wyomissing PA Mall layout. We ran four trains on the two other loops. Two street cars in the area aside the Roundhouses. A coal train in the wiggly mountain loop next to the Power house. A commuter train around 921 Scenic Park. There was a non operating Lionel race set next to the commuter line. Plus an operating Lionel airplane flying about. It was up for the month of January 1977. By the way all the trains and accessories were original, no repaints.

Ron M

 

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ron m posted:

Here's some shots from 40 years ago of the Wyomissing PA Mall layout. We ran four trains on the two other loops. Two street cars in the area aside the Roundhouses. A coal train in the wiggly mountain loop next to the Power house. A commuter train around 921 Scenic Park. There was a non operating Lionel race set next to the commuter line. Plus an operating Lionel airplane flying about. It was up for the month of January 1977. By the way all the trains and accessories were original, no repaints.

Ron M

 

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WOW!!! Unbelievable!!!

"Baby, you've arrived."

So cool folks(addressing); keep sharing (continue)...or ... So(conclusive), cool folks(subject); keep sharing ...or So cool folks keep sharing (inspired result)  ???

The black and white doesn't matter much I guess as the spirit is there no matter how you read it. ...so much for the Puncuation Crusader    

...and now I've got ♪♪"Conjuction Junction"♪♪ looping in my head if it's any consolation to being being set for a bad joke

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"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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ron m posted:

From the archives (Ron M):

That is one of the coolest "around the tree" pictures I've ever seen.

Are you the ham at center stage?

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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     Dennis L. Schlossman

  Denver, NC

  TCA, LCCA      

     Yadkin & Catawba Model Railroad Club

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      SE Shortline and Narrow Gauge Museum

Newton, NC

      Lower Susquehanna Valley Modular Railroaders

Lancaster County, PA

     E-5, United States Marine Corp 

      

 

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Sorry everyone. I thought my original post from my phone would have come out here. My brother found 4-5 pictures on the the internet about a year ago with our father in them, and this was one of them. He was a Prisoner of  War, WWII, in the Philippines for 3-1/2 years, Battle of Batan. We are not sure if it was taken right before, during, or after this time. The pic also included all last names. My Dad is the one on the middle of the steps. I am also not sure what loco it is, I just knew I had to have this for my train room.

Our daughter is a Graphic Designer, and she tried to produce the pic with the names at the bottom as I requested, however, to do this would have done some head chopping at the top, so that was out.

When he was around 14 or 15, he worked for UP on the Pullman Car out of Omaha, and always loved trains. I wish he was here to enjoy my trains. I know he would loved the layout out we are trying to build. The trains were just not something my wife and I could not afford in the earlier years of marriage, and raising two daughters.

Joe Gozzo

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Trainlover160 posted:

Sorry everyone. I thought my original post from my phone would have come out here. My brother found 4-5 pictures on the the internet about a year ago with our father in them, and this was one of them. He was a Prisoner of  War, WWII, in the Philippines for 3-1/2 years, Battle of Batan. We are not sure if it was taken right before, during, or after this time. The pic also included all last names. My Dad is the one on the middle of the steps. I am also not sure what loco it is, I just knew I had to have this for my train room.

Our daughter is a Graphic Designer, and she tried to produce the pic with the names at the bottom as I requested, however, to do this would have done some head chopping at the top, so that was out.

When he was around 14 or 15, he worked for UP on the Pullman Car out of Omaha, and always loved trains. I wish he was here to enjoy my trains. I know he would loved the layout out we are trying to build. The trains were just not something my wife and I could not afford in the earlier years of marriage, and raising two daughters.

Joe Gozzo

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It's been 75 years since those guys endured what surely must have been hell-on-earth. They are not forgotten.

PD

pd posted:
Trainlover160 posted:

Sorry everyone. I thought my original post from my phone would have come out here. My brother found 4-5 pictures on the the internet about a year ago with our father in them, and this was one of them. He was a Prisoner of  War, WWII, in the Philippines for 3-1/2 years, Battle of Batan. We are not sure if it was taken right before, during, or after this time. The pic also included all last names. My Dad is the one on the middle of the steps. I am also not sure what loco it is, I just knew I had to have this for my train room.

Our daughter is a Graphic Designer, and she tried to produce the pic with the names at the bottom as I requested, however, to do this would have done some head chopping at the top, so that was out.

When he was around 14 or 15, he worked for UP on the Pullman Car out of Omaha, and always loved trains. I wish he was here to enjoy my trains. I know he would loved the layout out we are trying to build. The trains were just not something my wife and I could not afford in the earlier years of marriage, and raising two daughters.

Joe Gozzo

20171104_113437

It's been 75 years since those guys endured what surely must have been hell-on-earth. They are not forgotten.

PD

The picture was almost certainly taken before he was captured. The Japanese believed that any prisoners had lost their honor and were no better than dogs or slaves. In addition, the Japanese chose their most cruel and sadistic officers to run the forced labor camps. Prisoners would have been beaten regularly, and tortured/starved/worked to death. It was indeed hellish.

The fellows in this picture are way too healthy, well dressed, and well fed to have had this picture taken while in captivity. It's an incredible testament to his strength and brains that he survived for three and one half years in this form of captivity.

RoyBoy

AF 559 & 531racing through the 213 & 313 bridges leaving Chicago.

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Also, the Blue Comet, gunmetal 249E, Red Comet, and a few others lounge at the Station waiting their turn to get out and stretch their legs.  I really like the black and white look, but man those rich colors give them all some real charm that's lost with BW  That said, it almost looks like a shot out of a 1941 Model Builder magazine.

-BW Big Station

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

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Mystery photo that belonged to my father in law. Not sure if he took this near Danville, Il where grew up or when he was stationed at Fort Sheraton, Il. during his time with the army during WWII.

Wish the photo was in better shape, looks like it was taken through a window? 

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Andy

 

When they were passing out brains, I thought they said trains and I asked for a slow one.

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