Rob Leese posted:
Rusty Traque posted:

The front end that might have been but never was:

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Rusty

I would like to know more about this!

The answer is buried in one of my BRHS newsletters which is equally buried.  What I remember is this was a proposal by the Burlington to EMC for the E5's. 

However, crews generally didn't like the shovel noses as they offered little protection in a collision and I recall this had influenced the rejection of the design.  Cost may have been another factor.

Plus, as standardization was taking hold the E5 as built not only offered more crew protection, but was essentially an E3 with customization of styling on the carbody sides.

Rusty

I have very few modern diesels, mostly ones in Bicentennial paint schemes.  I do have this two beauties I bought with several double stacks to run when visitors want to see something with more color.  They are K-Line SD75s.

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Ron

 

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FrankM

And my Thanks to the following voices for their "Likes" and replies to the Front Ends I have posted so far:

Ted W; gandydancer1950; PRRronbh; BAR GP7#63; RSJB18; Rob Leese; Suzukovich; briansilvermustang; f19turbo2; Steamer; Ton Densel; CAPPilot; S sm; coach joe; chessie1971; stangtrain. 

(I hope I got all those spellings right.)

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briansilvermustang posted:
Moonson posted:

Frontends smiling up at us around the township...6

                                 Frank, your layout alone makes us all SMILE !! 

Hear! Hear!

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Back in Sep 2013 my wife and I happened across the Flying Yankee enclosed in a protective cover.  It is in Lincoln, New Hampshire, in the back of the Hobo Railroad area.  There was a small opening that allowed my to take a picture of it.

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We dropped by the Hobo Railroad again in Sep 2017 and the Flying Yankee was out in the open, minus its wheelsets.  While you really can't see it from these pictures, it looks a lot better now.  Hopefully it will get fully restored soon.

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gandydancer1950 posted:
Moonson posted:

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FrankM. Moon Township, USA

Frank, what type of track do you use? It blends in very well with your scenery.

Gandydancer, (90 percent of the track on the entire layout, comprising eleven separate loops, begun in 1995, was referred to as "Hi-rail," was made by K-Line, if I recall correctly. 

One loop, the twelfth, which is in the newer section, is Gargraves, seen here on the left; Hi-rail on the right....

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FrankM

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A Pennsy N1s heading out on an overnight mixed freight run in late 1949.  This engine had only a year left before it was retired in 1950 and scrapped shortly afterwards.  Its cab number, 9860, was reassigned to a FP7A in 1952.

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This is a 3rd Rail model.

Ron

 

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SIRT, I had to study carefully to decide if I were seeing real life or modeling. For real! If it weren't for those two girls on the left ramp and the outstretched-arms guy in the left foreground, all recognizable as models we have likely all used, I'd have concluded what I was seeing was real life, esp. with that train front aiming at us. Wow.

FrankM

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

Moonson posted:

SIRT, I had to study carefully to decide if I were seeing real life or modeling. For real! If it weren't for those two girls on the left ramp and the outstretched-arms guy in the left foreground, all recognizable as models we have likely all used, I'd have concluded what I was seeing was real life, esp. with that train front aiming at us. Wow.

FrankM

I see the same in your fine modeling. Always good stuff to see!

Looks like the guy in the white shirt isn't to happy about waiting  .

Thanks, Frank.

Here are some more pictures from the Washington Union Station's 100th anniversary party in 2008.

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Here's our Lionel Santa Fe U28c which has a surprising level of detail for it's age. Eventually I will replace the coupler with a Kadee and attach the pilot to the frame with a spacer from Mario.

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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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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

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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

trumptrain posted:

loved the videos!

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