TedW posted:
Moonson posted:

Some favorites from my eastern stable...IMG_1946

FrankM, Moon Township, USA

FrankM, just curious, with your skill and expertise at finishing details, why you chose not to finish your bridges. I think they are stainless, so perhaps thats the reason?  Ted

Hi TedW, That is a fair and a pertinent question. I have often asked myself the same question (!)

Yes, the bridges are solid stainless steel. To have them "finished-off" with, at the very least, a paint job, I would have needed to send them back to Stainless Unlimited for that application to be baked on.

After that, I could - and would have, certainly - taken my weathering kits to them and had a good old time of it.

However, my wife took a liking to the shiny "natural" stainless finish; her viewpoints about the layout mean a lot to me. Also, frankly, I was loathe to have to crate them up again to send them back to Stainless.

A subsequent set of bridges, made by Stainless Unlimited  for me, I did order with a black paint finish baked onto them (seem here.)15

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All that is "needed" now is for me to get fired-up about weathering/aging them. Maybe. Doubtful. Maybe.

FrankM

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Moonson posted:
TedW posted:
Moonson posted:

Some favorites from my eastern stable...

FrankM, Moon Township, USA

FrankM, just curious, with your skill and expertise at finishing details, why you chose not to finish your bridges. I think they are stainless, so perhaps thats the reason?  Ted

Hi TedW, That is a fair and a pertinent question. I have often asked myself the same question (!)

Yes, the bridges are solid stainless steel. To have them "finished-off" with, at the very least, a paint job, I would have needed to send them back to Stainless Unlimited for that application to be baked on.

After that, I could - and would have, certainly - taken my weathering kits to them and had a good old time of it.

However, my wife took a liking to the shiny "natural" stainless finish; her viewpoints about the layout mean a lot to me. Also, frankly, I was loathe to have to crate them up again to send them back to Stainless.

A subsequent set of bridges, made by Stainless Unlimited  for me, I did order with a black paint finish baked onto them (seem here.)15

All that is "needed" now is for me to get fired-up about weathering/aging them. Maybe. Doubtful. Maybe.

FrankM

Interesting, please don't tell your wife but I prefer them painted, then you working your magic. 

gandydancer1950 posted:

My contribution to Front End Friday......steam version......GEDC1446

And GD, I have one for you.  I notice no lines on your telephone/utility poles.  Many modelers follow suit.  I have searched this topic previously because I purchased some lighted poles for the future. Many don't like the entanglement issues, choice of available materials etc.  Again, what was your reasoning?  Thx for the insight. TW

gandydancer1950 posted:

Strictly an entanglement issue.  I have enough trouble knocking things over as it is without the wires.

Guess the "layout in my head" will have to take that into serious consideration when the time comes.

gandydancer1950 posted:

my contribution to Front End Friday......GEDC2029

Hi Gandydancer, That interior wall looks like its made up of cinderblock/concrete blocks ! I've never seen anything like it. Wow. And another WOW!

FrankM

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge has limits.     Dr. W.Dyer

Moonson posted:
gandydancer1950 posted:

my contribution to Front End Friday......GEDC2029

Hi Gandydancer, That interior wall looks like its made up of cinderblock/concrete blocks ! I've never seen anything like it. Wow. And another WOW!

FrankM

Thank you, I'll see if I can find a better photo!

owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,

TTOS#8836

gandydancer1950 posted:

Frank, here are two (better?)photos of the enginehouse....20170825_13301620170825_132923

OMGoodness, so very nice. And in a way us men seem to enjoy - beautiful. Thanks for the extra shots of your masterwork.

FrankM

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge has limits.     Dr. W.Dyer

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This week I have one slightly different Front End Friday Image, as well as a more traditional one

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Bit of a switch mishap(dispatcher wasn't doing a very good job)

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Night shot kind off, kind of throws off the whole night look when you have lights coming in from a door way near by

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My Thanks to these voices for their "Likes" of my posting on (9/15) of a few frontend shots:

BAR GP7#63; PRRronbh; gandydancer1950; AZGARY; Briansilvermustang; Steamer; Pennsynut.

And myThanks to Gandydancer1950 for his Reply.

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Contributing to the conversation is enjoyable when you realize somebody is listening and interested. Thank you, again.

FrankM.

 

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gandydancer1950 posted:
Moonson posted:

..more frontends I favor...

FrankM.

your modeling skills are terrific. Has your layout ever been featured in OGR magazine all to enjoy?

Thanks a lot, Gandydancer.

Yes, the layout has been featured in these Runs of OGR: 163; 168; 221; 224; 285, which by happenstance, have collectively shown MoonTownship as it has evolved through the years.

FrankM.

Golf to Tennis ball sized hail Labor Day weekend totaled my old car. Here's the front end of my new one. Lots more room for train stuff in the back!

newcar1

The front kinda looks like an old Alco cab unit, sorta, in a sideways sort of way? Especially a Post War Lionel version with the wide pilot opening?

Andy

 

When they were passing out brains, I thought they said trains and I asked for a slow one.

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handyandy posted:

Golf to Tennis ball sized hail Labor Day weekend totaled my old car. Here's the front end of my new one. Lots more room for train stuff in the back!

newcar1

The front kinda looks like an old Alco cab unit, sorta, in a sideways sort of way? Especially a Post War Lionel version with the wide pilot opening?

Nice! Congratulations on your new Kia - I really like the color.

Dr. John

Here is the front end of my Lionel PRR HH1 (Y3) on the National Capital Trackers' layout at Kids Fest in Fairfax last weekend.

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Ron

 

TCA, TTOS, NCT, LCCA, PRRT&HS

 

Volunteers don't get paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless!  Author Sherry Anderson

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This week I have several new pictures of the front end of my trains.  I'm in the process of selling most of my traditional sized trains and took these shots as part of the For Sale or Trade posts.  Since I've got them, here they are:

K-Line K3386-1396 4-6-2 in SR Ps-4 Crescent Limited colors

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K-Line K2780-4892 PRR GG1

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Lionel 6-8352 (powered) and 6-8355 (non-powered w/horn) SF GP-20 set

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Lionel 6-18352 SP MU w/display

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Ron

 

TCA, TTOS, NCT, LCCA, PRRT&HS

 

Volunteers don't get paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless!  Author Sherry Anderson

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MTH did not make it this way; new paint job/weathering, proper GM&O scratch built nose and light bezel, "hand-built" nose decal (so many cuts, so little time - but nobody makes this). It started out as a MILW unit with 2 lights.

Wore me out - so much so that I haven't wanted to open it up again to lose the PS1 and install the ERR Cruise Commander and Alco Railsounds. And that's the easy part. But, soon.

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MarkStrittmatter posted:

DSCN0945A freshly shop Jordan Spreader  heads back to the yard ready for the upcoming winter seasonDSCN0946DSCN0959 The spreader is getting it's push from a Pennsy M1A

Looks great Mark!!!

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

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