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. 

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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!

3M as rural pavement_edited-13M in foregroundIMG_4732IMG_4777IMG_7669IMG_0792_edited-5I like seeing everybody's close-ups because I much enjoy close-up modeling , such as these scenes I crafted...

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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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Heres a few!

-Pete

 

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

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"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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Some from the wrong side of the tracks...

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TCA, LCCA, NMRA Division 5, OTTS, Tuesday Night Train Crew, Painesville Railroad Museum

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 Here are a couple of pics from my layout. I'm hoping to get started on making some mountains and get going on some scenery and get things where they start looking "real" lol

  Great looking layouts Everyone!

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Here some close ups for this Thursday. " Musing around Patsburg "IMG_0007IMG_3122IMG_3195IMG_3225IMG_3260IMG_3171IMG_3356IMG_2322IMG_2333IMG_2336IMG_2375IMG_2388IMG_2391

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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Bryan in Ohio posted:

Some from the wrong side of the tracks...

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"wrong" side of the tracks? Lol!

owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,

TTOS#8836

Moonson posted:

The old home-fuel merchant...

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owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,

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Interesting, indeed, Gandydancer! I'm not sure why I enjoy crafting grimy, well-worn sites like that, but would you believe that real estate was once this?churchday

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People (and animals) make the scene come to life.  All of the above photos tell a story.  Here are some of mine.

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Interesting, indeed, Gandydancer! I'm not sure why I enjoy crafting grimy, well-worn sites like that, but would you believe that real estate was once this?churchday

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FrankM

in my opinion the home -fuel depot seem more appropriate to the area you have modeled...I like grimy industries also!GEDC0679

 

owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,

TTOS#8836

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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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Yea, I know its Friday but I came across this photo of one of my favorite engines we don't see that often and thought I'd add it to this thread... K-line put out some pretty cool stuff.  Still runs great...I miss that company...

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gandydancer1950 posted:
Bryan in Ohio posted:

Some from the wrong side of the tracks...

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"wrong" side of the tracks? Lol!

The inspiration for Only The Good Die Young is it?

"I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints, The sinners are much more fun"

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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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FrankM, Moon Township, USA

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

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Outstanding! Love seeing your photos Frank.

owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,

TTOS#8836

A classic case of "Christmas creep." Apologies for the earliness of the below pic.

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"Nice try, Lao Che!"

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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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First of all, my Thanks to all the voices who sent me "Likes" and posted comments for the several photos I have posted so far along this thread: Rusty Kamel; Briansilvermustang; p51; AZGARY; Ted W; Zeke; trumptrain; delwoodjef; PRRronbh; N5CJonny; Trussman; Lou N; RSJB18; Engineer Joe; albertstrains; gandydancer1950; Mayor Magoo; Tom Densel; varodder; Diverging Clear; c.sam; Bridgeboss Jim;

Approval from ones peers matters.

Thank you, again.

FrankM

Secondly, for today, here are a few more close-up looks into different neighborhoods (something my wife says she likes about the layout - its identifiably different neighborhoods)....

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

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Secondly, for today, here are a few more close-up looks into different neighborhoods (something my wife says she likes about the layout - its identifiably different neighborhoods)....

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Frank, how big is your layout?

Ron

Moonson posted:

First of all, my Thanks to all the voices who sent me "Likes" and posted comments for the several photos I have posted so far along this thread: Rusty Kamel; Briansilvermustang; p51; AZGARY; Ted W; Zeke; trumptrain; delwoodjef; PRRronbh; N5CJonny; Trussman; Lou N; RSJB18; Engineer Joe; albertstrains; gandydancer1950; Mayor Magoo; Tom Densel; varodder; Diverging Clear; c.sam; Bridgeboss Jim;

Approval from ones peers matters.

Thank you, again.

FrankM

Secondly, for today, here are a few more close-up looks into different neighborhoods (something my wife says she likes about the layout - its identifiably different neighborhoods)....

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incredible modeling!

owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,

TTOS#8836

 

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Wow, love this shot! You should re-take this with the calendar out of the way and cropped tighter to the left, as otherwise it's amazing!

 

Moonson posted:

Approval from ones peers matters.

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yes, yes it does. We're all only human.

Great work, yet again, above!

I especially admire the firewood stacked under the house, something I don't recall ever seeing someone model before (but I've for sure seen in real life a few times over the years).

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PRRronbh posted:
 

Secondly, for today, here are a few more close-up looks into different neighborhoods (something my wife says she likes about the layout - its identifiably different neighborhoods)...

Frank, how big is your layout?

Ron

Ron, Here are a few photos to provide a perspective on the whole layout, approximately. I wouldn't say it was "big" but it does angle its way around the basement, under a good-sized portion of the house...

Here is the first section one sees when hitting the foot of the stairs from the first floor...

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Then, walking along the viewing aisle, on the right of the layout, with those louvered doors on the right, is this portion...

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...then this RR service yard..

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...then the rear section...

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Turn around that pole and you see this on your right..

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...and this transitional section, leading into the newer section....

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...and then this newest section (approx. 20'Lx8'W,) which had been excised from the more than ample 2-car in-ground garage and.. .....added to the trainroom...IMG_0852

Can you make out the level designations and measurements on the diagram? It is missing the section off to the right (seen above)that was added  later....Moon Twp trax

I think the layout is, overall, between 360 - 400 sq ft.

FrankM

 

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

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Frank - I believe this is the first time I've seen the entirety of your layout. Very impressive! I really like that you created an entire town and got the trains to blend in so nicely, as opposed to trying pack in too much trackage. Thank you for the tour!

Southeastern & Chesapeake

Instagram: @sechesap

Here are a few closeups:

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Chief Engineer of The Gitler Central Coast Railroad

Three Dimensional Art In Motion With Sound ©

Member TCA, LCCA and LOTS

Happy Railroading!

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Frank "Moonson": I always like seeing photos of your layout, great detail, and, very realistic scenery! Your photos tell a story to the one viewing them, in my opinion.

SIRT: I also enjoy seeing the detail you put into your locomotives and rolling stock! Great photos that you've posted this evening, wonderful detail in every scene!

AGHRMATT: I've always liked the C&NW, very nice photos of your SD9 and the passenger train. It would be nice to see more pictures of your layout, it looks great!

GANDYDANCER1950: I like seeing pictures of your layout, too! Always a treat to see, I especially like the one you posted this evening, great detail in that photo!

Rusty

And as the sunset faded, I spoke to the faintest first starlight.
And I said next time, Next time, We'll get it right!
Moonson posted:
PRRronbh posted:
 

Secondly, for today, here are a few more close-up looks into different neighborhoods (something my wife says she likes about the layout - its identifiably different neighborhoods)...

Frank, how big is your layout?

Ron

Ron, Here are a few photos to provide a perspective on the whole layout, approximately. I wouldn't say it was "big" but it does angle its way around the basement, under a good-sized portion of the house...

Here is the first section one sees when hitting the foot of the stairs from the first floor...

front

Then, walking along the viewing aisle, on the right of the layout, with those louvered doors on the right, is this portion...

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...then this RR service yard..

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...and this neighborhood...IMG_9792x

...then the rear section...

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...with its valley and Second and Third Levels..IMG_0863edx

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Turn around that pole and you see this on your right..