Moonson posted:

Close-ups in one neighborhood of Moon Township, USA...

...a community fair is in progress, as is a parade headed its way...


          ...and a backyard ballgame is in-progress, too...

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So impressive Frank! Moon Township is alive with activity! I'm sure to you your layout ,like mine, has taken on a life of it's own. I can even name some of the inhabitants of my layout.

owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,


Moonson posted:

CNJ #1601/ Joe A, Those two scenes have atmosphere!   Very, very cool!


Thanks, Frank...your comments are very much appreciated!  Those shots are from my (very) small "toy-train-like layout" that I built many years ago, prior to becoming interested (heck, I'll say it...fascinated!!) with weathering...and realism.  I plan to eventually build a new (and much larger!) layout that will incorporate much more realism...but for now this one will remain just what it was intended to be!

Joe A.

Enjoying this Great Hobby in memory of Dad & Pop...the "original Joe's" responsible for my interest in trains!!

Photos 1 & 2 - The circus has come to town.

Photo 3 - A PRR K4-s has been assigned rare freight duty and pulls its train through a heavy snowfall.

Photo 4 - Thomas the Tank Engine keeps a tight schedule on the Great Northeastern Railway.

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Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement




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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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david1 posted:

Frank M.,

I am very impressed with your talent in making things look very real. You are truly a teacher at heart. 

Hope you are feeling ok, miss you at York. 


Absolutely delightful to hear from you, David. I always read your postings and enjoy getting your perspectives on matters. You were always good company, too.

Thank You for these very kind words. Teaching has been one of the great privileges of my life. Nowadays, I continue to volunteer at our parochial elementary school to help children who need a little boost and extra support.

I miss York, too, but I have accepted that there are different things for different times in life, so I am gone from York, permanently, but enjoy the new shape my life has taken.

My health is on the mend, as I continue to recover. Thank you,. very much, for your good wishes in that regard.

Be well, safe, and happy.


trumptrain posted:

Up close around Patsburg and the Free State Junction Railway.IMG_0438IMG_0129IMG_0440IMG_0489IMG_0178IMG_0615IMG_0487

Patrick and his Free State Junction Railway have offered us a stunning lesson here.  Observe the selected pictures and note that its not what you see; its what you don't see:  trains.

Frank Moon frequently offers us the same opportunity.

Lou N

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