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I bought this 2004 beat-up piece of junk for 25 cents. My smart, intelligent wife (She married me, you know) dissolved the paint with nail polish remover and then painted this "London Black Taxi" a cheerful yellow.

First manufactured in 1907, this particular model was first manufactured in 1948. Variations and improvements are still in service.

SUNP0001                                              Facing falling business due to competition from other brands, the owners sold off thousands to the public.

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mikey posted:

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At the end of the war, many of these cars were found and used by various allied units. E/506PIR (the "band of Brothers" unit) had one for a short while, if memory serves. Would be cool to have one marked, "under new mgt" on the door in crude lettering hand-painted, on a flatcar...

Quarter Gauger 48 posted:

 Wow Pat, been meaning to ask you', how large is your layout'...?

Ted - My layout is actually 6x16 ft.  The Westend End Neighborhood actually sits on a 1x4 ft. extension over the west side of my layout increasing the layout at that point to 17 ft.  The photos  you see today have been taken over the last few years.... scenes have come and gone.  

I enjoy changing scenes often.  I call doing this scene changing thing ... creative play.   Changing scenes keeps me from becoming bored with my layout.  As we know from real life, scenes around the railroad change all the time.... different trains run over the same track locations, different freight cars sit on the same siding/spur each week, MOW equipment working along the ROW, new signals erected and others disassembled, vehicles change, seasons change, etc. 

When I hosted Team Track Tuesday for two and half years, I would create a new team track scene practically every week... and I took plenty of photos of these scenes each week some of which were never posted ( and eventually will be ) here on the OGR forum.    The TTT thread also inspired me to create other new scenes ( non - team track )  on my layout as well ( but not on a weekly basis ).  

My layout was featured in Run 290 in 2017.  I took all the photos for that OGR feature after purchasing my first digital camera for that very purpose. ( At the time I knew very little about photography ... and still don't know all that much LOL! ... but more than when I started )  Since then,  I've amassed almost 10,000 photos of my layout.  I'm now contemplating making some major scenic changes in my downtown area to accommodate some new buildings I've  purchased.  Periodically changing things around keeps the layout from becoming stale and keeps me engaged in the creative process which result in lots of fun.  

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Vincent. Thanks for posting that car I like that color now

Ted. Those are some nice pics. of the two wheelies 

Patrick. Thanks for those pics love the Military ones. And I really appreciate you posting your layout history I’m sure some of us like me don’t know the background of your layout. I’m like you I’ve got to move stuff change things your right if we don’t it will get boring. 

Thanks again everyone for posting your pics and keeping this going. Sorry nothing from me again trying to get my rolling stock out of the way then on to the vehicles and such 

PAUL ROMANO posted:

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           A couple of tractor trailers loading up in Paterson, NJ at NJ Hirailers.

                            A Kenworth and a Peterbuilt? Anybody know?

Paul

very nice KW and little window Pete made by Champions Of The Road but here come the real truck in the background that black Mack R model made by Corgi  to pick up that Reefer loaded with 80,000lbs of swinging meat. 

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trumptrain posted:
Quarter Gauger 48 posted:

 Wow Pat, been meaning to ask you', how large is your layout'...?

Ted - My layout is actually 6x16 ft.  The Westend End Neighborhood actually sits on a 1x4 ft. extension over the west side of my layout increasing the layout at that point to 17 ft.  The photos  you see today have been taken over the last few years.... scenes have come and gone.  

I enjoy changing scenes often.  I call doing this scene changing thing ... creative play.   Changing scenes keeps me from becoming bored with my layout.  As we know from real life, scenes around the railroad change all the time.... different trains run over the same track locations, different freight cars sit on the same siding/spur each week, MOW equipment working along the ROW, new signals erected and others disassembled, vehicles change, seasons change, etc. 

When I hosted Team Track Tuesday for two and half years, I would create a new team track scene practically every week... and I took plenty of photos of these scenes each week some of which were never posted ( and eventually will be ) here on the OGR forum.    The TTT thread also inspired me to create other new scenes ( non - team track )  on my layout as well ( but not on a weekly basis ).  

My layout was featured in Run 290 in 2017.  I took all the photos for that OGR feature after purchasing my first digital camera for that very purpose. ( At the time I knew very little about photography ... and still don't know all that much LOL! ... but more than when I started )  Since then,  I've amassed almost 10,000 photos of my layout.  I'm now contemplating making some major scenic changes in my downtown area to accommodate some new buildings I've  purchased.  Periodically changing things around keeps the layout from becoming stale and keeps me engaged in the creative process which result in lots of fun.  

 Thanks for the info Pat'.  You certainly have an action packed layout'.  I had assumed it was larger as you have so many scenes and equipment'.  You sure have utilized every available spot in the space you have.  And I think,  6 X 17 is a very decent and  perfect sized layout'... Manageable, and that is key for a successful operation....  

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