O Gauge 2009 oxygen blue Mini Cooper parked at train station on my layout:

imageJust kidding, that's the real thing. Great car, stick shift, hugs the road, makes you feel like James Bond driving it on a curvy road. Now I drive 2016 Mini Cooper with stick.

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

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AZGARY posted:

I have recreated a 1964 album cover in 1:43. Who knows what it is?  Azgary100_4213 [4)

Hmmm. Hey Little Cobra by The Rip Chords? No... 

Must be that Beach Boys group who sang about "Fun, Fun, Fun" with girls

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Three Rails Are Better Than None 

AZGARY posted:

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!

AZGARY posted:

RSJb18 Remembers his Beach Boys! That's the one, Shut Down II. I used a GTO instead of a Grand Prix. AZgary100_4213

1964- Corvettes and Grand Prix's could only be one band. And I was 2 at the time

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

AZGARY posted:

There are more photo's of the crash in the Thursday up close thread.  Azgary100_4318 [2)100_4319 [2)100_4310

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

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).

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The Q2 is an MTH model, the Centipede is Lionel.

Ron

 

TCA, TTOS, NCT, LCCA, PRRT&HS

 

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