JackieJr, Incredible skills, quite beyond modeling skills and well into the realm of artistic planning and artistic vision and execution. Really super! Every inch!

FrankM

P. S. I've never seen this figure. DSCN1051%2520[2%2529 [2)Is it handcrafted?

3-D printed?

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

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Moonson posted:

JackieJr, Incredible skills, quite beyond modeling skills and well into the realm of artistic planning and artistic vision and execution. Really super! Every inch!

FrankM

P. S. I've never seen this figure. DSCN1051%2520[2%2529 [2)Is it handcrafted?

3-D printed?

Thank You FrankM            Mighty generous with the compliments! To me a model train layout is an art form to be expressed how ever one's imagination can contrive. Yourself being a great example how skillfully it can be approached.

       The figure is an Arttista piece; #1185 I believe. The diving figure in front where you see legs & feet may confuse the image.      SEE YA!

Here are a few up close IMG_6616IMG_6622IMG_6620IMG_6631IMG_6632IMG_6634IMG_6674IMG_6681IMG_6675IMG_6679IMG_6699photos from in and around Patsburg.

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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Here are a few up close IMG_6616IMG_6622IMG_6620IMG_6631IMG_6632IMG_6634IMG_6674IMG_6681IMG_6675IMG_6679IMG_6699photos from in and around Patsburg.

My unsolicited two cents......

There is a farm south of us where they raise Bison and sell the meat.

https://www.redrunbison.com/

They have about 300 head.  Its an amazing sight when 10 or 20 of them get up a charging head of steam and go for a run.  I wouldn't want to be the guy trying to move just one.  

Lou N

 

                                                               Sweet!  #1529..........................

 

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Scratch built, yes, but a gift to me.

And my Thanks to these Forum voices for their "Likes" for this weeks station shots: trumptrain; briansilvermustang; delwoodjef; Trussman; gandydancer1950; PRRronbh.

Plus my Thanks to these voices who sent me Likes for the photos I posted for May/10 and 5/17, Thursdays: gandydancer1950; briansilvermustang; CNJ #1601; BAR GP7#63; PRRronbh; Lou N; Trussman; Tyler P; Arnold D. Cribari; RSJB18; delwoodjef; trumptrain; trainsrob; Mayor Magoo.

FrankM.

I take every Like as a smile back at me, so every one counts. Thank You, all, very much, indeed.

briansilvermustang posted:

                GREAT photo Dave !!  awesome scenery !!!  looking good

Reminds me of "Frenda Mine" from late '70's RMC articles.

Andy

 

When they were passing out brains, I thought they said trains and I asked for a slow one.

"IMG_7058IMG_7098IMG_6978IMG_6990IMG_7025IMG_7051IMG_7077IMG_7093IMG_7078IMG_7113Discovery of a bygone treasure ... boys day out exploring the extreme back part of the railroad yard."

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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trumptrain posted:

"IMG_7113Discovery of a bygone treasure ... boys day out exploring the extreme back part of the railroad yard."

Such an adventure......

Over the years I have made two discoveries.  Note:  as an adult.  The first was an NYC S class electric on the scrap line at Apex Smelting.  The second was a PRR B3 rat at the N&SS yard.

How either of these locomotives came to Cleveland for disposal is beyond me.

Lou N

Moonson posted:

All kinds of action and interaction...IMG_6124

FrankM

This level of detail very much resembles the HO Franklin & South Manchester, a layout built by George Sellios who owns Fine Scale Miniatures.  I have been to Peabody Mass to see it in person.  There is something special about the gritty urban detail.  

Thank you for sharing, Frank.

Lou N

Close ups for today. " New SW 1 switcher and recently out -shopped & freshly painted Ma & Pa  wooden caboose"fullsizeoutput_15ffullsizeoutput_15eIMG_0713

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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briansilvermustang posted:

                              GREAT scenes Frank !!      awesome

                                             really like this one !!!

Thank you, Brian. I'm very glad you like it. Frankly, it was fun to do.IMG_0388editedIMG_0388IMG_5498_edited-4IMG_5510FrankM, Moon Township, USA

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Closeups for today.... a bakers dozen plus 3.  " photos from around Patsburg ... trains in action, people in action, humor in action " IMG_0206IMG_0205IMG_0220IMG_0223IMG_0229IMG_0265IMG_0230IMG_0672IMG_0657IMG_0751IMG_0729IMG_0727IMG_0731IMG_0749IMG_0737IMG_0743

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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Here's one of mine I always liked...

Donald

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"If two rails are good, than three rails has got to be better."

 

"Give a person a toy train and watch them play for a day. Teach a person to fill their basement with trains and give them a lifetime hobby."

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This is Woodward Ave. Dream Cruise Week in Detroit. The Ferndale Police have a new new truck to fit right in. Seems they have already caught a pair of drag racers,and pulled them over on a dead end street between the Hobby Shop and Used Car Lot.100_5428

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It's time for me to celebrate! I found my dog, who has been missing for almost a year. He must have been partially vacuumed up and then dropped by the sliding doors. However not everyone in my town is happy he has been found!!

 

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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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Moonson posted:

P51, I can see those vignettes were crafted with much affection for what you were preserving and commemorating. Very, very good to see.

FrankM

Thank you very much, Frank.

I think that, like you, some here who have seen enough on my layout probably realize that it's more of an attempt to re-create the looks of where/when my folks grew up and a lifelong desire to create that in miniature than it is "just a layout".

It's not that my work is any more special (or better rendered) than any other layout, though, but I never went into it with the idea of, "Man, I want a layout, let me see what theme I can use for that..." There are plenty of better layouts than mine out there, I just do the best I can and hope folks like (or at least appreciate) the results.

There are plenty of times where I'll go into the layout room, sit on a stool and just look at it for a while, without even flipping the master power switch on. I never realized how much I really wanted this until it started looking like a layout (and not just a Plywood Pacific). and I could just take it in every now and then.

I originally did this about 80% for myself, 15 percent for my parents and family (who I doubt will ever see it in person) and 5% for everyone else. That 5% surprised me with their reactions once I started putting it out into the world (online and in magazines) for others to see.

Here is one from the old layout...I hope you all have a good day!

Donald

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"If two rails are good, than three rails has got to be better."

 

"Give a person a toy train and watch them play for a day. Teach a person to fill their basement with trains and give them a lifetime hobby."

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My sincere Thanks to these Forum voices who sent me Likes for my posting on June 28, "All kinds of action" : CNJ#1601; PRRrinbh; trumotrain; Lou N (And Thank you for your enjoyable comment, Lou) ; Gandydancer1950; Trussman; joker 34.

and...

 My Thanks to these voices for their Likes for my posting on July26, "Old but not forgotten, Men at Work" : Number90; briansilvermustang; bigtruckpete; Trussman; CNJ#1601; PRRronbh; delwoodjef; BAR GP7#63; trumptrain; Rustykamel; Bogart...

and...

My Thanks to these voices for their Likes for my Aug. 16 submission, "How's this one garb ya' ?" : brainsilvermustang (and Thank You for your very kind comment, Brain); Lou N; Number 90; Ted W (and Thank You for the kindness of your comment); gandydancer1950; CNJ #1601; N5CJonny; Trussman; Bogart.

FrankM

On drives from NJ thru Pennsylvania, and then to Upstate NY along Route 11 N, there used to be several roadside landscape/foliage places that offered plants for quick-sale-n-carry-out which were enjoyable to see. Many of them are out-of-business, now, though I have no idea why, so I am glad I crafted this collective impression of them while I could. I enjoyed doing this project very much. Here are close-ups...bgardenspotcColleenssIMG_0478IMG_0485IMG_1594IMG_1604IMG_1609IMG_0487FrankM

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

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On drives from NJ thru Pennsylvania, and then to Upstate NY along Route 11 N, there used to be several roadside landscape/foliage places that offered plants for quick-sale-n-carry-out which were enjoyable to see. Many of them are out-of-business, now, though I have no idea why, so I am glad I crafted this collective impression of them while I could. I enjoyed doing this project very much. Here are close-ups...bgardenspotcColleenssIMG_0478IMG_0485IMG_1594IMG_1604IMG_1609IMG_0487FrankM

Frank ,the scenes which you create, with the endless amount of detail, are truly amazing!

owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,

TTOS#8836

Up close for this fine Thursday, August 23.  " Station Shots "
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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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Thanks very, very much for saying so, Brainsilvermustang, and for doing so with such enthusiasm! I'm going to let myself be complimented by your every word because I had such enjoyment in crafting that vignette - it seems like you have picked up some of that joy and given it back to me with your exceptionally kind words. 

Here's a broader view of that little rural plant nursery...Rural Floral Plant Nursery

Thank you, again.      FrankM

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

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gandydancer1950 posted:
Moonson posted:

On drives from NJ thru Pennsylvania, and then to Upstate NY along Route 11 N, there used to be several roadside landscape/foliage places that offered plants for quick-sale-n-carry-out which were enjoyable to see. Many of them are out-of-business, now, though I have no idea why, so I am glad I crafted this collective impression of them while I could. I enjoyed doing this project very much. Here are close-ups...FrankM

Frank ,the scenes which you create, with the endless amount of detail, are truly amazing!

Gandydancer, Thank you, very much. I am so glad you liked that one. I enjoy it when you enjoy seeing my little scenes. That tells me I have said something worth the saying.

FrankM

My sincere Thanks to these Forum voices for your Likes of my postings for my Aug23 close-up shots of the rural roadside plant nursery:IMG_0481

Trussman; Diverging Clear; trumptrain; Ted W; chris a; lee drennen; p51' briansilvermustang; gandydancer1950; delwoodjef; BAR GP7#63; c. sam; PRRronbh; Tyler P; play trains.

Frankly, it's fun getting those messages of approval.

Thanks again, FrankM

 

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Up close for this fine Thursday August 30.  REA unload, boxcars, cabin car & cabeese at dusk.  IMG_1911IMG_1874IMG_1909IMG_1864IMG_1866IMG_3101IMG_3107IMG_3117IMG_3122IMG_3123

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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