handyandy posted:

What a day this was...

The Great Thanksgiving Day Disaster (2016)! The Copper Cannonball laid over on her side! Oh the humanity of it all!

I think I now where the  former engineer of the Copper Cannonball is now....

 

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Dave

 

 

 

Saving Tinplate One Piece at a Time

Steamer posted:
handyandy posted:

What a day this was...

The Great Thanksgiving Day Disaster (2016)! The Copper Cannonball laid over on her side! Oh the humanity of it all!

I think I now where the  former engineer of the Copper Cannonball is now....

 

PTDC0003

Oh the humanity of it all!

Andy

 

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

briansilvermustang posted:

twin bridges looking really good !!

Thanks a lot, Briansilvermustang. Those bridges were my first attempt at weathering simple toy Lionel bridges, and the result motivated me to dedicate a whole corner project (which will continue to be shown in subsequent photos) to their use, well beyond what I had originally envisioned and planned for them.

FrankM

PS. Thanks, also, for the several "Likes".

P.P.S. My Thanks, also, to mjrodg3n88 and BAR GO7#63, for the "Likes".

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Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge has limits.     Dr. W.Dyer

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Moonson posted:

Twin Bridges project, cont.IMG_4991

I really like the detail you put into this, it looks very realistic to me! I hope that Ivy isn't poison!

And as the sunset faded, I spoke to the faintest first starlight.
And I said next time, Next time, We'll get it right!
Diverging Clear posted:
Moonson posted:

Twin Bridges project, cont.IMG_4991

I really like the detail you put into this, it looks very realistic to me! I hope that Ivy isn't poison!

Diverging Clear, Thanks for your positive feedback. I appreciate it. All those products, including the suspect ivy, and the gravels, pylons, walls, and the "water" (produced by assiduously following the instructions for combining the ingredients and taking some  liberties with the dyes) were purchased from Jim Elster's Scenic Express.

FrankM

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge has limits.     Dr. W.Dyer

mike g. posted:
Scrambler81 posted:

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Love Yoda being there to see the trains pass by!

Would you believe when I picked him up earlier this year, he was the first Star Wars toy I have ever bought? I always joked that I was the only toy collector on earth without any Star Wars, but as soon as I saw him, I knew where he had to go.

Chris R.

Hammonton, NJ

Moonson posted:

Modeling of the Twin Bridges nearby neighborhood continues...AA

FrankM

Great looking work there Frank! Could be almost any neighborhood near the tracks! From the trees it looks to be in the north.

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Very nice photos guys!!  Here is mine for today.  "Morning Commuter"IMG_0739

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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Larry, I sure am glad there are 2 chairs in your picture, cause it sure looks like too much for just one guy!

Mike, I really like your fueling platform, I also have one for my future layout and it really helps to see what others have done!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Guys 

That is the control panel for the old Clinchfield RR. Way back

I was showing some visiting friends the local museum last week so I thought it would be  nice to share some old old stuff. It's a nice little museum. I will continue one a day on the thread. The old box I posted last was a way they use to train guys (new employees) about the different signal meanings. Neat little homemade box.

Larry��

TCA 13-69595

How about a twofer today? Note the brace for the legs of the sawhorse. I was preparing the upper level of my layout, when the sawhorse collapsed. I wasn't even near it at the time it went. All of my fake snow ended up on the floor. I got so disgusted that I went to Walmart and bought some white cloth material and used that instead.

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Chris R.

Hammonton, NJ

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It's 6:30 a.m., and there's a lull in the activity at the Caprock, Texas, engine facility -- except in the locker room.  The night shift is washing up, while the day shift employees are changing into their work clothes.  The night crew left things in good shape.  The engines for the locals are ready, the yard engines have fuel, clean windows and plenty of ice in their water coolers, and all road engines have been serviced and made ready.  During the night, a three-unit FT A-B-B consist headed by the 175L arrived on the CTX, hours late because of a derailment in New Mexico.  The 175 was replaced by three GP7's, which increased the horsepower by 9%, from 4050 to 4500.  That doesn't sound like much, but the CTX will top every hill several MPH faster, and should arrive at Temple at least an hour earlier.  The 175 will go out on a westbound freight this afternoon.

Passenger F7 A-B-B 307L-A-B will trade out with a two-unit  PA1-PB1 Alco-GE consist on 2nd Number 3.  West of Clovis, it will be up hill half of the way to Barstow, and the extra 500 horsepower will keep 2nd No.3 closer behind 1st No.3.  2nd 3 has the chair cars and more station work than 1st 3, thus the desire to swap engines during the station stop at Caprock.

Both consists pictured here have been fueled and serviced.  Roundhouse Foreman Tommy Willis is frugal with compliments, but he's quietly proud of night laborers Estubio Cruz and Robert Hancock, who have left the cab floors of these consists clean enough to eat off of, and there is not one trace of a bug on the nose or windshield of either engine.  That's the way they do things at Caprock engine service facility.

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Tom

 

Superintendent, High Plains Division (O Gauge) 

The Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway Co.

Lone Star Hi-Railers

Santa Fe, All the Way

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trumptrain posted:

Wonderful photos everyone!   Here is mine for today.IMG_0283

Wow! A GG1 double-header.  There's going to be some serious speed on the Free State Jct. when this pair leaves town.  Pat, your commuters might get a surprise when these G's show up.

Tom

 

Superintendent, High Plains Division (O Gauge) 

The Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway Co.

Lone Star Hi-Railers

Santa Fe, All the Way

Putnam Division posted:

An old favorite.....

520 56 p1

I always loved this opening page Lionel catalog pic from 56.....I am a sucker for bow ties....

Peter

I'm a sucker for 50's era catalogs!

And as a matter of fact I still have a few bow ties around and I can still tie them!

Lou N

Putnam Division posted:

How about some jets?

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Loved them since childhood. My father grew up in Larchmont and could see the 4 track NH Main Line from my grandparents' yard.

Peter

Hopefully some of those memories are first hand.

An additional question for you, Peter...

Do you have any data on the short blade left hand semaphores that NH used?  I've been looking for dimensions without success.

Regards,

Lou N

Almost missed posting a photo today.  Clark W. Griswold got lost again, on the way to Phoenix, with Aunt Edna trussed up and strapped to the rooftop luggage rack.  Here, the Griswold Family Truckster heads west out of Caprock, Texas.

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Tom

 

Superintendent, High Plains Division (O Gauge) 

The Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway Co.

Lone Star Hi-Railers

Santa Fe, All the Way

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Lou N posted:
Putnam Division posted:

How about some jets?

jet 4jet 6jet3jett01jett02

Loved them since childhood. My father grew up in Larchmont and could see the 4 track NH Main Line from my grandparents' yard.

Peter

Hopefully some of those memories are first hand.

An additional question for you, Peter...

Do you have any data on the short blade left hand semaphores that NH used?  I've been looking for dimensions without success.

Regards,

Lou N

Lou......sorry, no..........2 suggestions......have you tried the NH Historical Society?    When Model Railroader has one of the 24 hr free look at our Archive offer, see if anyone has done an article.

Peter

My grandfather had two careers.  One was for Southern on the CNO&TP.  The other was bridge construction.  Sometimes his two careers crossed paths, such as building the new bridge at Burnside KY.  In the 1950 photo from his collection It's nearing completion over the Cumberland River, soon to be lake.

 

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This is the beginning of my 12 foot of modules that I am adding 6 feet to.....it will remain both urban and industrial. I will be telling the story here:

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/max-foods

Storefront Layout 2011-12 Season 010

Here is about 2/3 of the way down.

Work is beginning in earnest. I have to be finished for our show at the Science Museum of Virginia on Thanksgiving weekend. 

Peter

 

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jstraw124 posted:

My grandfather had two careers.  One was for Southern on the CNO&TP.  The other was bridge construction.  Sometimes his two careers crossed paths, such as building the new bridge at Burnside KY.  In the 1950 photo from his collection It's nearing completion over the Cumberland River, soon to be lake.

 

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I've always been in awe of what it takes to be an iron worker. Some of the heights that these people work are truly amazing to me. I don't like being on a step ladder, let alone imagine working at some of the heights they do! 

And as the sunset faded, I spoke to the faintest first starlight.
And I said next time, Next time, We'll get it right!
Putnam Division posted:
Lou N posted:
Putnam Division posted:

How about some jets?

jet 4jet 6jet3jett01jett02

Loved them since childhood. My father grew up in Larchmont and could see the 4 track NH Main Line from my grandparents' yard.

Peter

Hopefully some of those memories are first hand.

An additional question for you, Peter...

Do you have any data on the short blade left hand semaphores that NH used?  I've been looking for dimensions without success.

Regards,

Lou N

Lou......sorry, no..........2 suggestions......have you tried the NH Historical Society?    When Model Railroader has one of the 24 hr free look at our Archive offer, see if anyone has done an article.

Peter

Thank you for sharing your wisdom.  I will look into both.  Those signals are quite a curiosity and I have considered making a few.

Lou N

a look inside the Roundhouse ......Roundhouse Lights E