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Happy Front End Friday everyone! This week on the layout, I'm running a motley assortment of locomotives, starting with my MTH New Haven Alco PA set. Hmm, that's not snow on the front bonnet... I need to finish my spring cleaning this weekend.

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I'm also running my Baldwin DR6 Dual Cab. This is an older "Kustom" that I built several years ago. I still love how those pinstripes came out though.

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Last but not least, I'm running my newest front end-- a LIRR Morris Shop "critter" in a fantasy LNE livery. I did a whole writeup on this locomotive last weekend.

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Here's the video. Stay safe with the eclipse this weekend-- lots of folks might be stumbling around with tinted glasses on!

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@Strap Hanger,

Your layout and trains look so much like Queens!

MELGAR

Thanks Mel.  That's exactly the frame of reference I had for my urban layout, having spent my youth there. Coming from such an outstanding modeler like you, I really appreciate the comment. Of course, the #1 train never ran on the elevated lines in Queens, but hey, these are the liberties one takes with their layouts!

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Thanks Mel.  That's exactly the frame of reference I had for my urban layout, having spent my youth there. Coming from such an outstanding modeler like you, I really appreciate the comment. Of course, the #1 train never ran on the elevated lines in Queens, but hey, these are the liberties one takes with their layouts!

It did in the Bronx!

Thanks Mel.  That's exactly the frame of reference I had for my urban layout, having spent my youth there. Coming from such an outstanding modeler like you, I really appreciate the comment. Of course, the #1 train never ran on the elevated lines in Queens, but hey, these are the liberties one takes with their layouts!

Only a subway expert or a "strap hanger" would know that... My Mom used to take me from Astoria to Macy's 34th Street on the subway but we moved to Long Island when I was eight. That's when I began watching and riding on the LIRR, another of my favorites. So, I'll follow up with a front-end view of a Long Island locomotive.

MELGAR

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@MELGAR posted:

Only a subway expert or a "strap hanger" would know that... My Mom used to take me from Astoria to Macy's 34th Street on the subway but we moved to Long Island when I was eight. That's when I began watching and riding on the LIRR, another of my favorites. So, I'll follow up with a front-end view of a Long Island locomotive.

MELGAR

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Hi Mel,

Nice photos as usual from your great layouts'..

did you scratch build the bridge, or is it a kit.. I'm looking for that type of bridge for a new layout I'll be working on shortly'..

Thanks'..

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