Something a little different here for those who like elevated lines. This one is on my layout in the basement of my Philadelphia row house. Components were custom designed and hand made in Hungary based on century-old designs by Carette and Marklin.

  

"People do not 'graduate' from tinplate." - Louis Hertz, 1938

Anyone interested in NY subway modeling really MUST make it a point to visit Joe Frank's website and the links he provides there to see what can be accomplished. I would LOVE to feature some subway modeling in the magazine to show folks the possibilities and to encourage a few more folks to get into the transit/subway segment of the hobby. 

Hello Allan  - and  Tom  !!!

Thanks BOTH for the plug and support --  for those here who have not seen my O-Scale 2 rail "NYC Model Transit System"  EL & Trolley layout -- here are the LINKS to its photo sites;  I am sure most here at OGR likely know of this layout so far -- but for those newer OGR Forum members -- I'll provide the links below:

It's FLICKR Photostream page  - (newest photos to site go to top of page 1)  ------  https://www.flickr.com/photos/44268069@N00/page1

It's FLICKR ALBUMS PAGE (photos in the albums are based on their subject-scene matter)  ----  https://www.flickr.com/photos/44268069@N00/albums

 ----------> Also Check out the Favorites (FAVES) link on main page for my and other people's models at train shows <----------

It's Personal Photos Page I built entirely by HTML code ---- http://www.wtv-zone.com/NYCity...elTransit/index.html

It's You Tube Layout VIDEOS Page ------  https://www.youtube.com/channe...ZcC16DtDBC9Kg/videos

This should keep any viewers who are interested, busy !   Thanks again guys.

20190312_151542regards - Joe F

 

Joe F

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I wanted to share some photos about the subway I am currently restoring for my new train room. I purchased this subway from my neighbor who's name is Steve Bales. Steve worked for Lionel in the early 50s and then a lifetime career with the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads. Steve was an incredible talent and after viewing the photos I think you will agree. Steve got very sick a few years ago and the layout was being torn down. I was lucky enough to purchase it before everything was tossed. We cut the subway into 6 pieces with each weighing about 350 pounds. I then had to transport them to my home and begin incorporating them into my new train room. I have been working on them for the last year and half and expect to have them completed in the next 6 months. I just could not bare the thought of this subway being destroyed. Steve also had a EL which I also saved.......That will be in the future. If your interested in hearing my story about Steve you can listen to the Notch 6 podcast episode #107 titled the  "Lionel Employee in the Neighborhood"

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Re: 238th Street and Broadway IRT station: the Manhattan College Engineering complex is West a block from Broadway and to the north from 238th Street. Gaelic Park, home of some Manhattan College athletics, and the Bronx Gaelic Athletic Association, is an additional block north, almost under the ~240th St yard. Trains screeching into the yard around a minimum radius curve made studying hard in certain classrooms. Probably needed lubricators on the curves. 

3 Rail for 50% more fun! 

 

Change at Jamaica! 

Allan Miller posted:

Anyone interested in NY subway modeling really MUST make it a point to visit Joe Frank's website and the links he provides there to see what can be accomplished. I would LOVE to feature some subway modeling in the magazine to show folks the possibilities and to encourage a few more folks to get into the transit/subway segment of the hobby. 

i would love to see joe franks website can you please tell me what it is

Joseph Frank posted:

Hello Allan  - and  Tom  !!!

Thanks BOTH for the plug and support --  for those here who have not seen my O-Scale 2 rail "NYC Model Transit System"  EL & Trolley layout -- here are the LINKS to its photo sites;  I am sure most here at OGR likely know of this layout so far -- but for those newer OGR Forum members -- I'll provide the links below:

It's FLICKR Photostream page  - (newest photos to site go to top of page 1)  ------  https://www.flickr.com/photos/44268069@N00/page1

It's FLICKR ALBUMS PAGE (photos in the albums are based on their subject-scene matter)  ----  https://www.flickr.com/photos/44268069@N00/albums

 ----------> Also Check out the Favorites (FAVES) link on main page for my and other people's models at train shows <----------

It's Personal Photos Page I built entirely by HTML code ---- http://www.wtv-zone.com/NYCity...elTransit/index.html

It's You Tube Layout VIDEOS Page ------  https://www.youtube.com/channe...ZcC16DtDBC9Kg/videos

This should keep any viewers who are interested, busy !   Thanks again guys.

20190312_151542regards - Joe F

 

hello joe i just looked at some pictures on your website and i must tell you i have never seen such detail and quality of work that you have demonstrated on this masterpiece. Thanks for sharing this and i am looking forward to seeing more of your creations.  steve

Hello Steve (trainman)

Thanks for the reply and comments.  Glad you found my links posting. I do plan taking more newer and differing scenes with different rolling stock but this over a month heat wave keeps my close to the airco units and rooms of my home.  Glad you really enjoyed the photos and work.  Thats the end desired result of what its all about.  There is a heck of a lot of stuff to go thru so do it over many days --- to avoid, heh,  burnout ! 

Regards - Joe F

Joe F

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