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@Paul Kallus posted:

It's definitely classy looking, good description on the Victorian era, Bill. The gold rims are a nice touch, a bit fancy for my taste. Granted, as a PRR nut, if it had a more attractive pre-order price in-line with other dealers preorder prices, I may have committed, such is that of my mania

It would make a heck of a presidential train or head up a funeral procession for some high muckity muck.  I am waiting on the final art work to decide one way or the other.

@Paul Kallus posted:

It's definitely classy looking, good description on the Victorian era, Bill. The gold rims are a nice touch, a bit fancy for my taste. Granted, as a PRR nut, if it had a more attractive pre-order price in-line with other dealers preorder prices, I may have committed, such is that of my mania

You've got healthy enthusiasm for Triplexes, Paul. After the Visionline Triplexes come in, how many will be in your stable?

Norman, with my two MTH Triplexes, I'll have four! BTW: where is the Triplex customization blog at?

For you all who appreciate Victorian/steam era, or what some call steampunk, you would've liked the old PECO Generating plants in Pennsylvania. I had worked for Exelon (formerly PECO) and was responsible for environmental permitting at the coal plants. While the turn of the century facilities were de-commissioned in the 90s, the "guts" of the plants were still intact. They were truly engineering marvels of their time...kind of like stepping into a Jules Vern story. The outside of the buildings were also very nice, kind of mix of Greco-Roman architecture.

@Paul Kallus posted:

Norman, with my two MTH Triplexes, I'll have four! BTW: where is the Triplex customization blog at?

For you all who appreciate Victorian/steam era, or what some call steampunk, you would've liked the old PECO Generating plants in Pennsylvania. I had worked for Exelon (formerly PECO) and was responsible for environmental permitting at the coal plants. While the turn of the century facilities were de-commissioned in the 90s, the "guts" of the plants were still intact. They were truly engineering marvels of their time...kind of like stepping into a Jules Vern story. The outside of the buildings were also very nice, kind of mix of Greco-Roman architecture.

The Triplex Customization Blog is at:

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...x-customization-blog

We’d like to hear your modification ideas for after the warranties expire.

That's going to be a great collection when all four Triplexes are gathered together. It’ll be quite a sight if all four can run on your layout at the same time. If your layout has the track amps to run all four (eight?) smoke units at once, I hope the room is well ventilated.

I Googled photos of the PECO plants and they are quite impressive. Thanks for sharing. It reminds me of the Power Plant in Baltimore harbor. Back in those days you could appreciate what technology was doing by looking at it. These days you can look at a semiconductor chip, but it doesn't have the same visceral impact.

Roger-that, Bill and Norman. The "old" facilities I had inspected were in north and center city Philly. They were constructed during a time when industrialization was merging with the age of modernism ~ early 1900s and the designers were keen to incorporate aesthetic value to the outside facade as the plants were part of neighborhoods. The insides and mechanical guts were something only Hollywood set designers can dream of or create via virtualization. 4-6 story high interiors chock full of boilers, piping, wiring, conveyors and gearing galore, metal infrastructure of grandeur. Even after de-commissioning, theft of copper wiring and other metals was a problem and liability for the company.

I recall that power plant in Baltimore Harbor, only seen it from the outside... a landmark.

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