I just can't get enough of these trains running in this section of my layout:

I almost feel apologetic about posting this because I have posted very similar videos of this on other threads. 

Love these particular locomotives running past the 2 baseball stadiums and kitbashed backdrop recently mounted in pieces.

If you have trains and sections of your layout you just can't get enough of, you can share them here and tell us why you are so enamoured with them. Arnold

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

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I know the feeling.  Somehow, watching certain trains running through a layout can bring us back to a much simpler time.  

From an entirely different perspective, I can't get enough information on US&S and GRS CTC model boards.  I would like to incorporate a model board for my layout.  Also Nachod trolley signals.

Otherwise I can't get enough information on where some of the real RR tracks went in the Akron area.  So much has been torn up.

Lou N

Another favorite of mine first occurred in real life. Attending a Pop Warner football game in which my granddaughter was cheerleading at West Point, what started out as a low rumble in the distance began to crescendo. It got louder and louder until it was deafening and this is the CSX freight train I saw. What a thrill:

Arnold

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

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Same MTH Railking Proto 3 freight train along the Hudson:

I find it very appealing to see something very moving in real life then making a semblance of it on the layout. Arnold

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

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I just can't get enough switching:

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Lew

 

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Buying from the catalogs because I have to have it. Not that I have room for it either LOL.  In the attic I like to watch the trains run. Basement adds the fun of switching like Lew says. ..........Paul 2

Arnold,

You have nothing to apologize for. I always look for your postings first when I open this forum. I always enjoy your videos. I notice you seem to run a lot of unit trains of one form or another. I guess that's a preference of yours?Keep up the good work.

Thank you, TNCENTRR. My preference for unit trains stems from seeing long oil tanker drags and long coal drags in real life, although my current favorite railroad, The Put, had short mixed freight, often with wide and over-sized loads.

When an idea for a new topic to post occurs to me, I go ahead and post it if I think others will find it entertaining and interesting. Most of the time, ideas just pop into my head, often when my mind is on something other than trains. I think that the ideas come from the subconscious mind. I had the same experience with songwriting in the past. Arnold

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

Arnold,

I worked at a coal fired steam plant years ago in Georgia. Back then, the Southern Railway used to bring in 99 car coal trains to that plant. Typically, they would have four engines on the point and three more cut into the middle, along with one of the Southern's  remote control boxcars. Those trains would run a "balloon track" around the plant. The cars would unload automatically from the bottom when they reached a trestle. Bulldozers underneath would then push the coal around and get it to where it needed to be for the furnaces (there were two) to burn it. After unloading, all seven engines were put on the point and the empty train left like that. It was an awesome sight, especially with Southern's high short hood diesel road units. They had Southern's red bay window cabooses too.

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Never could quite get enough of buying scale-sized locomotives, especially steam...Here are some of my favoritesIMG_2172xIMG_0242doodlin by among the herd...IMG_0508photo 2g_edited-1 [2)

I finally put-the-brakes-on several years ago, even asking my wife to cease gifting them to me. She complied, sort of.

FrankM

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Arnold D. Cribari posted:

I just can't get enough of these trains running in this section of my layout:

I almost feel apologetic about posting this because I have posted very similar videos of this on other threads. 

Love these particular locomotives running past the 2 baseball stadiums and kitbashed backdrop recently mounted in pieces.

If you have trains and sections of your layout you just can't get enough of, you can share them here and tell us why you are so enamoured with them. Arnold

Arnold, it's great to see the baseball stadiums. So much in fact I'll tell you something that will hopefully make you smile. Last weekend I went to my LTS and one of my fellow customers was asking the owner's daughter(he was at Allentown) about baseball figures and building a stadium for his layout. Since I like most travel with my phone I whipped on to the forums here to show yours and Bryan in Ohio's baseball stadiums. He was quite happy to see what I showed and he and Krissy went to figuring out stuff for his. Hope that makes you smile.

Dave NYC Hudson PRR K4 posted:
Arnold D. Cribari posted:

I just can't get enough of these trains running in this section of my layout:

I almost feel apologetic about posting this because I have posted very similar videos of this on other threads. 

Love these particular locomotives running past the 2 baseball stadiums and kitbashed backdrop recently mounted in pieces.

If you have trains and sections of your layout you just can't get enough of, you can share them here and tell us why you are so enamoured with them. Arnold

Arnold, it's great to see the baseball stadiums. So much in fact I'll tell you something that will hopefully make you smile. Last weekend I went to my LTS and one of my fellow customers was asking the owner's daughter(he was at Allentown) about baseball figures and building a stadium for his layout. Since I like most travel with my phone I whipped on to the forums here to show yours and Bryan in Ohio's baseball stadiums. He was quite happy to see what I showed and he and Krissy went to figuring out stuff for his. Hope that makes you smile.

Thank you, Dave. Your post did make me smile.

We can put on our layouts what we love. For those, like us, that love baseball and trains, having a ballpark on a train layout is very manageable. All that's needed is some scenery materials, baseball figures and, in my case, Pospicle sticks and acrylic paint for the bleachers. My fencing is made of chicken wire and cardboard. The other thing that's needed is enough space for the ball park on the layout.

Believe it or not, to make space for my Yankee Stadium, I removed my workbench, which included a circular saw and a vice. Most people think I was crazy for doing that. I can't disagree with them. LOL, Arnold

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

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It changes weekly but this week it is intermodal cars! I feel an attack coming on to make some coal loads for 55 ton hoppers........

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Dave NYC Hudson PRR K4 posted:
Arnold D. Cribari posted:

I just can't get enough of these trains running in this section of my layout:

I almost feel apologetic about posting this because I have posted very similar videos of this on other threads. 

Love these particular locomotives running past the 2 baseball stadiums and kitbashed backdrop recently mounted in pieces.

If you have trains and sections of your layout you just can't get enough of, you can share them here and tell us why you are so enamoured with them. Arnold

Arnold, it's great to see the baseball stadiums. So much in fact I'll tell you something that will hopefully make you smile. Last weekend I went to my LTS and one of my fellow customers was asking the owner's daughter(he was at Allentown) about baseball figures and building a stadium for his layout. Since I like most travel with my phone I whipped on to the forums here to show yours and Bryan in Ohio's baseball stadiums. He was quite happy to see what I showed and he and Krissy went to figuring out stuff for his. Hope that makes you smile.

Thank you, Dave. Your post did make me smile.

We can put on our layouts what we love. For those, like us, that love baseball and trains, having a ballpark on a train layout is very manageable. All that's needed is some scenery materials, baseball figures and, in my case, Pospicle sticks and acrylic paint for the bleachers. My fencing is made of chicken wire and cardboard. The other thing that's needed is enough space for the ball park on the layout.

Believe it or not, to make space for my Yankee Stadium, I removed my workbench, which included a circular saw and a vice. Most people think I was crazy for doing that. I can't disagree with them. LOL, Arnold

I like the popsicle sticks is great, and when mentioned it on your post about "scroungers baseball field", I thought that was genius. What made me smile was last Saturday when Krissy was telling the person inquiring about the baseball field was that she also mentioned popsicle sticks. That was when I popped on my phone looking for your post and Bryan's to show him.

It's just something else coming up with something on your layout. Whenever I get around to moving and getting my own built, I will have some sort of baseball field as well. It would be based on a party that our family had when I was still a kid. My cousin John was at the plate, clocked the ball out off our grandfather's property in the road hitting a van going north. The ball broke the windshield slightly and the guy returned much to my uncle's delight. Needless to say he was happy, and he told us to play ball elsewhere.

tncentrr posted:

Moonson,

Love your layout and your photos. Very realistic. It looks like you're a Pennsy fan?

Thanks very much for saying so, Tncentrr. I appreciate your approval.

Yes, PRR is my top favorite, since my childhood and adolescence were lived in the Pittsburgh area.

The family worked in the steelmills, and trains were omnipresent, in every valley and along most every main roadway, crossing through towns, like McKeesport, as they made their ways into the mills, and we could always hear them, from our hilltop-perched suburbs, sounding their horns/whistles close-by.

I was, of course, aware of other RR names which were in and about the overall area, but somehow got to like the PRR best.

Thank you, again, for this reach-back, sir.

FrankM

 

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

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Wow Lenny that takes me back.  I was introduced to Lionel trains by my dad who always had a cigar lit when he was relaxing.  To this day the scent of Lionel smoke pills or a cigar takes me right back to when I was 8 years old playing with Lionel trains with my dad in the shed behind our house.

Rolland

Lenny the Lion posted:

That wonderful scent of ozone from a dormant postwar locomotive or motorized accessory. Sweet!

Yep, me too. There is nothing like the sweet, pungent fragrance of ozone to send one back in time.  That's why I still love running pre-war and post-war lionel. 

Running what ever I want:

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Later Gator,

  Dave

 

Here comes a Yankee with a blackened soul,
Heading to Gatow with a load of coal.
......Anonymous U. S. pilot during the Berlin Airlift

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Well since my layout is still in the construction phase, I can't GET ENOUGH of the great videos and pics you guys provide.  Thanks.

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