Her are a couple of more new faces
O Gauge 2009 oxygen blue Mini Cooper parked at train station on my layout:
RSJb18 Remembers his Beach Boys! That's the one, Shut Down II. I used a GTO instead of a Grand Prix. AZgary
You sayin' he's old or a history buff?
Have an friend who races a '63 split window and though I like the GTO, a Grand Prix convertible fits more girls!
That is a pretty cool layout. Back in 1970 I actually witnessed a train vs car collision. It was early in the wee hrs around 1-2 am Driving up hwy 41 from Sarasota-Bradenton to Tampa Fl. We were coming back from playing a nightclub gig. Coming up on an ungated RR crossing we saw the Flares and the Signalman waving the lantern back and forth. As we slowed down this guy in a mid 60's ford wagon passes us on the left at hi speed. I said out loud he is not going to make it. I was right. I saw his brake lights just before he plowed into the side of a box car and was dragged about 50 ft down the track. He survived but not without losing his scalp. The train was moving slowly and that is why he survived had the train been at speed he would have been a few hundred yards in into the brush before it stopped. No cell phones back then so the engineer had to radio in. We had to wait for FHP to come to give our statements. I remember a month or so later the Railroad sent a investigator to get our statements again. I think the driver was trying to sue the RR for not having a signal at the crossing. Do not know the outcome but if they guy wasn't blind drunk he would have seen the signals. My point is that his vehicle was made of steel body mounted on a steel frame and it looked much worse than the Corvette in this lay out. All that should be there is bits of blue plastic and a few pieces of interior maybe a seat or two, unless the train was able to stop and barley hit that 'Vette.
Noah, In my scene this is a Team Track Tuesday siding and the engine was going slow as he was waiting out an coming train. Maybe the Vette driver thought he was already at full stop. There was no crossing guard on this little used siding. Thanks for your story. Azgary
loved the videos!
Superpower steam meets superpower diesel, late 1940s. Both the Q2 and Centipede were built post WWII, but both had short lives with the Q2 retired in 1951 and most Centipedes gone by 1957 (a few made it to 1962).
The Q2 is an MTH model, the Centipede is Lionel.
Road Trip !!!!! Way Cool !!!!