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N SCALE NYC EL - Tibor Balint-10-2020

Hello ALL-

Most all of you know me (Joseph Frank) quite well and long for my NY City based O-Scale NY EL and Trolley System Layouts in present O SCALE and earlier HO SCALE  (now presently some HO EL modules on static display in train room but others stored stored in the room)  --- but I want to share someone's quality "EL" and detailed modeling work in quite small N SCALE here. Of course doing so here on the "Subways/Transit/Traction forum where it is on topic and relevant !

I know this is "O" Scale and Gauge based Forum --- but this N-Scale transit work by a fellow named Tibor Balint, and is fantastic enough to be shared.  I know this man from another forum.  He also created N Scale IRT Manhattan El "MUDC" (door control converted gate cars) Class Elevated Cars.  See photo below:  Photos will do more than more words --- so I will post them further below;   In  following additional new postings further below here I will post photos of the construction of his EL structures !

Reminder - at the bottom END of this posting, scroll further down to see more additional followup postings by me of MORE PHOTOS of Tibor's model work !regards - Joe F

Tibor Balint's N SCALE IRT MUDC EL Car
Over and under the N Scale EL

BELOW -- Tibor Models a "Brooklyn" Street Scene with a B&QT Peter Witt Trolley in N SCALE

Tibor Models a Brooklyn scene N SCALE

Below - A NIGHT SCENE on his N Scale NY EL Station platform



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And here is his fully scratchbuilt N Scale EL Tower based on the prototype one on the IRT 9th Avenue El near 135th St Station.

REMINDER  - at the bottom END of this posting, scroll further down to see more additional followup postings by me of MORE PHOTOS of Tibor's model work !



BELOW -- is A 1930's era blowup-photo looking northwest from the uptown W. 135th Street location station platform, to and of the actual Tower at W.136th Street on the IRT 9th Ave EL is seen just below;

Trackside view- 9AV EL W.135St Tower-1930's



BELOW is a photo looking Southeast from the corner of W.136th Street & 9th Avenue (later Columbus Ave) along the EL to the W. 136th Street tower -- and the S/B west 135th Street local Station - around year 1938
SW to W.136St Tower-9AV EL-1938



And BELOW are photos of Tibor's start of the scratch building construction of that exact  tower house in N SCALE

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@FJI posted:

WOW!!!! Trying to image what this would like in O scale and how much real estate it would need

Hi !

I totally agree -- you can have a monster of a layout in a lot smaller space than HO or O Scales !  And I modeled a huge EL layout (NY City based)  in both HO Scale (1964 -- and it grew thru 1970's -- thru mid 80's)  and in 1984-85 I started in O Scale 2-rail track for a bigger EL format.  My modular-built HO EL in a given floor space was 32' x  6' -- had a LOT MORE track mileage and operation than my later modular-built  O Scale NYC EL & Trolley system  (7' x 39' rectangular).  Here is my Webpage Photos ALBUMS Page for my O Scale (and HO) EL layouts, and my around the room HO Scale Mainline RR "Modular Shelves Layout"  https://www.flickr.com/photos/44268069@N00/albumshttps://www.flickr.com/photos/44268069@N00/albums  --- and for my main page at Flickr;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/44268069@N00/

REMINDER  - at the END of this posting, scroll further down to see more additional followup postings by me of MORE PHOTOS of Tibor's N Scale NYC EL model work !

regards - Joe F

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Here is another of the two newest photos of this N Scale NY City based (but could be representative of Chicago)  Layout

Tibor Balints N Scale EL-11-2020

BELOW is a city block street scene that Tibor created using some design preservation, and other items to create this NY City style tenement apartments block. Needs an "EL" in front of it !  Magnificant finishg and detailing work !  And in N SCALE !



Tibor told me:  This is made to be a Manhattan EL city-scene in N-scale: "The Bowery" with the main structure. Those old pictures with street scenes taken from EL platforms always intrigued me. It is kitbash from DPM kits with those typical street-front details. Two more buildings to go...

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Hello Will,  and Mark (B)

THANKS for the nice comments.  I sent Tibor the link for this thread page to this forum site (and a link to the one I put in  HONGZ Forum) - so he will see your comments.  i don't think he is a signed up member at OGR -- so if not he can see but not reply or comment.  I agree,  modeling in HO scale (my HO NYC EL layout from 1964 thru 1986)  and O Scale after,  is tedious detail work alone -- but in N Scale (I call it the "jewelers" scale)  you really have to by near, cautious and careful in your modeling skills.  And things (ie, screws, etc) are so tiny.!  Well, this is the beginning of what I assume will be a larger operating N Scale display by Tibor. With the quality of his modeling work, he is on the right track !

regards - Joe F

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