Hello O scale world this past weekend was the East Penn traction show ..held every other year ..this year in Allentown , PA.  Largest show of it's type in America ... all scales ..but I'll keep it to O scale here ...   wonderful big layouts were brought in , tables filled with trolleys, they even had filed trips on Sunday riding real trolleys ...quite an event! .   Here are a few photos  and links to videos ...  being a vintage guy I had a display of old trolleys ..and was able to find a few more .   If you like trolleys this is the place for you .  

Cheers Carey 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A23FQy68d4c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmoEnvxNDYI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP9ptalpRuA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZyvpzZLAPE

 

 

 

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One of the things I miss from my days in Penna!

A little off-topic here.  But in the early '80s my parents took me to the Greenberg's great train show at the Philadelphia Civic Center.  One of the operating layouts that appeared regularly was a large-scale model of an elevated railroad.  These trains were enormous!  Track gauge was perhaps 3 1/2", and I believe all of the equipment was custom-made.  The "layout" was point-to-point.  The stainless steel El car would go flying from one end of the room to the other through a truss bridge, and I think there was a maintenance train, too.

I think the name of the group was East Falls traction, or something like that.  Does anyone else remember this exhibit?  Haven't seen it in years, what became of them??

Creep, coast, and pull.  We're not talking about cold fusion here.

Ted S posted:

One of the things I miss from my days in Penna!

A little off-topic here.  But in the early '80s my parents took me to the Greenberg's great train show at the Philadelphia Civic Center.  One of the operating layouts that appeared regularly was a large-scale model of an elevated railroad.  These trains were enormous!  Track gauge was perhaps 3 1/2", and I believe all of the equipment was custom-made.  The "layout" was point-to-point.  The stainless steel El car would go flying from one end of the room to the other through a truss bridge, and I think there was a maintenance train, too.

I think the name of the group was East Falls traction, or something like that.  Does anyone else remember this exhibit?  Haven't seen it in years, what became of them??

That would be Jimmy Sparkman's Fallon Street Elevated, and, yes, all the equipment and structures are custom made.  

Not sure what its current status is.

Mitch 

It's crackers to give a rozzer the dropsy in snide!

 

Remember, SCROUNGE!

Bob Harris posted:

Why do they have to run them like a bullet........

To match the attention span of the audience.


Isn't sanity really just a one trick pony, anyway? I mean, all you get is one trick, rational thinking!

But when you're good and crazy…ooh hoo hoo hoo…the sky's the limit!

 

 

 

I'm sorry I missed it.  Life has been a bit to overwhelming lately, which has left little time to enjoy the things we love.

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

Where was this advertised?....would not have made this one, but did try to make some trolley meet in Cleveland years ago....could not find.  Details forgotten...but there are remnants/ruins of interurban lines in Ohio and Indiana that once touched almost every wide spot in the road and make the subject interesting.

??Another one of THOSE!!??  What you want to sell is not what I want to buy!

colorado hirailer posted:

Where was this advertised?.....

In O Scale Trains magazine.......and on that web site, too.


Isn't sanity really just a one trick pony, anyway? I mean, all you get is one trick, rational thinking!

But when you're good and crazy…ooh hoo hoo hoo…the sky's the limit!

 

 

 

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