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@Artie-DL&W posted:

No, Ted, it’s actually Lionel 0-42 radius O-27 track, with 3-R rubber ties spaced between the Lionel ties. However, it’s inspired me to go with Gargraves on my future expansion.

HMMMMMM.  I have some Gargraves, However, I prefer Atlas, the nickel brass carries current much better with quicker response from signals that are equipped on the locos that talk and have sound effects, etc.  Plus the Atlas is heavier and trains seem to ride better than the Gargraves.  This is just my (PO). Many have and love Gargraves'...  As the saying goes,'..Sazeech is own'....🤩

                                    Did somebody say Studebaker'

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I started collecting 1/24 Die Cast cars in 2010, and building like structures.  I switched to 1/48 scale in Jan 2012 , when I started an O gauge layout.  This is one of my first photos of cars and models in general... Taken with a cheapo Nikon L18 point & shoot camera.

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Artie, Nice looking layout! I like the read pickup and tanker, But what I like is the Airstream trailer and the Ice Cream truck in the back by the billboard!

Ted, wonderful look down the strip and really like the city background!

You asked for it Ted, so here are a couple truck photos to help you out! LOLIMG_20211010_114914IMG_20211010_114903

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@mike g. posted:

Artie, Nice looking layout! I like the read pickup and tanker, But what I like is the Airstream trailer and the Ice Cream truck in the back by the billboard!

Ted, wonderful look down the strip and really like the city background!

You asked for it Ted, so here are a couple truck photos to help you out! LOLIMG_20211010_114914IMG_20211010_114903

                    WOW' 

Mike' those are some very cool 18 wheelers'.. they look like the real Macoy'  I see your layout is really coming to life'....... Nice job'...Mike'...

Wow, Ted, really realistic auto models! Nice lighting as well.

Thanks for the compliments on the layout, Mike. It’s only 5x9’, but I hope to expand it another 5x9. The Airstream is a Hallmark ornament, (!), and the Chevy Good Humor truck is by Road Champs from 1999.

Speaking about trucks, Mike, those two are beautifully detailed, and I like the oil facility as well.

@Artie-DL&W posted:

Wow, Ted, really realistic auto models! Nice lighting as well.

Thanks for the compliments on the layout, Mike. It’s only 5x9’, but I hope to expand it another 5x9. The Airstream is a Hallmark ornament, (!), and the Chevy Good Humor truck is by Road Champs from 1999.

Speaking about trucks, Mike, those two are beautifully detailed, and I like the oil facility as well.

Thanks Artie, the oil facility is scratch built out of old coffee cans and a card stock spill pit. Then I just added lights.

Ok Fellows,

you know the routine by now. I post a couple Dinky “before” pics, and then show my restoration. I kept this one pretty simple. A Dinky Austin Somerset, another one year wonder. That being 1953. The only thing really customized on this one is the jewel headlight installation. An outside photo may make that show up better.

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👀 I've been looking through all my old photo files, and came across this pic'. Never posted...

A  brand new, 1949, Coupe Deville convertible, with it's proud new owner, Miss Maybelline'...😜

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Well, Lee, we are well on our way to the next milestone... 200 posts'...😁👍

Ted, Miss Maybelline is just awesome!  You're top notch in figure painting and detailing.

@JDFonz posted:

Ok Fellows,

you know the routine by now. I post a couple Dinky “before” pics, and then show my restoration. I kept this one pretty simple. A Dinky Austin Somerset, another one year wonder. That being 1953. The only thing really customized on this one is the jewel headlight installation. An outside photo may make that show up better.

joel

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Waiting fore the "After" shots.

Not to mention lighting and photography!  The Studebaker and Cadillac shots were just amazing.  And, yes, awesome detailing and scene setting.

Thanks for sharing, Ted.  It's inspiring to see.

Tomlinson Run Railroad

😊 Wow, Coach Joe, and Tom'.. Thank you very much'.. You'd be surprised what results you can get using a magnifying glass and some super fine point markers..'🔍

As photos go, the cameras of today pretty much take great photos.  The only thing I do, is use LED lights indirectly, on the subject, and shoot in "Aperture priority... F-16, through F-22, and on a slow shutter speed. 1/25th of a second. I try to use a tripod, or brace the camera so it doesn't move.  Sometimes, I use the built in timer.  I find to, after many years of taking photos, I just shoot and not spend time analyzing. And those pics always seem to come out the best.....📸

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@mike g. posted:

Artie, Nice looking layout! I like the read pickup and tanker, But what I like is the Airstream trailer and the Ice Cream truck in the back by the billboard!

Ted, wonderful look down the strip and really like the city background!

You asked for it Ted, so here are a couple truck photos to help you out! LOLIMG_20211010_114914IMG_20211010_114903

Mike, great industrial areas on your layout along with a realistic highway system...wish I could duplicate what you have here on the layout!

Ted, outstanding photography...the silver blue '49 Caddy above makes me want to hop over the door and put it in drive and hit the gas!   I've gotten lazy with my pic taken recently over the past couple of years by using the cell phone camera!  Nothing like using the F settings on an SLR camera for great pics like yours...

Thanks Paul'.. I also have used the Cell camera as well.  They're great for quick shots.. and actually take a pretty good picture.  Many are using a stacking feature program and achieve good results.  The cell phone cameras are hurting actual camera sales.  Especially among the younger set'.. For real photography, I prefer a real camera...📸

Afternoon guys!

Ted, what a great scene! I hope one day to be able to provide shots like that!

Paul, thank you sir! Now I need your help!!!! At the shipping of almost $100 I know I am not going to be able to sell the Grayhound Bus Station so you got your wish and its going on the layout! I just don't know what power to put to it and its not in the manual ! Please help me out here! I will take a photo later!

😃Hey guys, I thought you would get a kick out my hand me down bicycle and my big brothers old Plymouth.  I was 7 in that pic'... Summer, 1959, Hauppauge, L.I. NY..

How bout those jeans, with the cuff, and no sidewalls hair cut'...

And Joel'.. I absolutely love those colors'.. That is a very sharp restore'... BEAUTIFUL..

As far as threads go, I spend the most time on this one.. That must tell us we are doing something'.. right'... Or could it just be the quality of the comradery  in this great group of contributors'...

@mike g. posted:

Afternoon guys!

Ted, what a great scene! I hope one day to be able to provide shots like that!

Paul, thank you sir! Now I need your help!!!! At the shipping of almost $100 I know I am not going to be able to sell the Grayhound Bus Station so you got your wish and its going on the layout! I just don't know what power to put to it and its not in the manual ! Please help me out here! I will take a photo later!

Hi Mike...by power, you must mean the lighting?  You can always re-install "leds" in the building and the outside loading / unloading area.  The alternate blinking Greyhound sign on the front might be a little tricky though...maybe you could just install 'constant" lighting there?

Sorry you didn't have any luck on the sale side, but I'm happy to hear the station has a home on your layout...I'll keep my eye out for any good deals on Greyhound buses to park there...on my layout, the bus station is a favorite

Good afternooon

A few posts back someone mentioned ice creams trucks, Bungalow Bar, and Dugans. Being a former New York City boy, Queens, I remember those fondly.



Here is one of two ice trucks I picked  up a few years ago.  These were made by American Dimestore. Site: www. Americandimestore.com and made out of plastic.

The truck is not lettered but I am sure  will look familiar to some of you.



Steve

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Joel, OUTSTANDING job on the restore! I too love the two tone colors!

Lee, thank you, I have more trucks still in boxes that I need to dig out, but I have been side tracked trying to build a airplane take off thing!

Paul, I forgot to mention nice Avitar!

Steven very nice Ice Truck! Before my time, but I love seeing things like that!

I hope you all had a great day!

Sooooooo..................do we call you ' Teddy ' now ? 🤔

Actually, Dallas'.. I will share this with you', My nick name back then and most of  my life with close family, was Bunskie... or Bunny boy, depending on who was calling me'...  My Mother said, I looked like a little hot cross bun'  when I was born'....(LOL) you know how Moms are'...😀 My brothers and sisters call me that till this day'...

@Steven posted:

Good afternooon

A few posts back someone mentioned ice creams trucks, Bungalow Bar, and Dugans. Being a former New York City boy, Queens, I remember those fondly.



Here is one of two ice trucks I picked  up a few years ago.  These were made by American Dimestore. Site: www. Americandimestore.com and made out of plastic.

The truck is not lettered but I am sure  will look familiar to some of you.



Steve

Steve,I had never seen that American Dimestore ice cream truck.  I had picked up 4 of those plastic cars at a Cracker Barrel years ago hoping they would fit in a Lionel 3 level autorack but they didn't work out.

Actually, Dallas'.. I will share this with you', My nick name back then and most of  my life with close family, was Bunskie... or Bunny boy, depending on who was calling me'...  My Mother said, I looked like a little hot cross bun'  when I was born'....(LOL) you know how Moms are'...😀 My brothers and sisters call me that till this day'...

Boy ...ahem...Ted......is this the right place to put this out there. 😁

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