I swear this is color, not a "left over"  the editor did something funny with the exposure and the brass and gold went bright yellow or white, green went black, while blue and some black went florescent green. 


Ok, now pan down and give me a close up on the hero..IMG_20170921_131713

...and CUT!....... ..


Photobombed by a giraffee.....?

Mitch's fault! I'bet anything "Forty screws" is behind this.

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"


"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.



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Here we go with some close ups from around Patsburg and the Free State Junction Railway.IMG_0329IMG_0639IMG_1682IMG_1686IMG_1710IMG_1728IMG_1735IMG_0007IMG_0008IMG_0009IMG_0017IMG_0015IMG_0023IMG_0027IMG_0033IMG_0034IMG_0035IMG_0037IMG_0038IMG_0039IMG_0042IMG_0051IMG_0040IMG_0057IMG_0053IMG_0054IMG_0064IMG_0065IMG_0066IMG_0068IMG_0089IMG_0128IMG_0125IMG_0140IMG_0150IMG_0143IMG_0141IMG_0179IMG_1736IMG_1753

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 


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Nice! Good weathering.

I had one of these in HO back in the day (heck, I bet almost everyone did. It was practically issued to you if you had any type of layout). My RR is way too backwoods to have one, otherwise I fore sure would have one on my current layout. The back of the structure never made any sense as there's a landing on the brick base portion but no way to get out to it. I think if I ever made one of these kits, I'd have installed a door at the center of the row of windows, so someone could walk out there.

I've always loved the design of this. If I had a lot of money and had some RR equipment on my property, it'd be awfully tempting to build an exact 1:1 scale real-life size copy of this. Modelers would come from all around just to say they'd seen it, I'd bet!


Blessed is the man that trusts in the Lord, whose hope is in Him. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters and never fails to bear fruit.                                                                                      Jeremiah 17 : 7-8





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No, lol!  However, I do remember the nuns being particularly rough with fraternization on church grounds!   Heres the expanded photo....




"My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my trains at the price that I told her I paid For them!"




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