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Thanks Scott for kicking us off early this week!  Winter weather up on the Mountain Division of the FSJR is challenging the MOW men and machines.  Both the rotary and flanger are busy keeping the mainline and sidings open.   Have a wonderful and safe weekend everyone!  IMG_6891IMG_6925

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Here are some photos of my 64x14 foot toy train Christmas village at our Railway museum Christmas train ride event.

Under the white snowy mountain the train goes across a X crossing does a loop before coming out, kids always wondered why the train would go into the tunnel and take so long to come out the other side. 13 trains total running lots of fun.

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I needed a model of Nassau Tower to control the interlocking at Princeton Junction.  Since I did not want to take the time right now to scratchbuild a faithful model of the real thing. I took this MTH tower:

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And covered it with brick sheet and concrete trim to look more like the real thing

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I also added some interior walls and other details

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I needed a model of Nassau Tower to control the interlocking at Princeton Junction.  Since I did not want to take the time right now to scratchbuild a faithful model of the real thing. I took this MTH tower:

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And covered it with brick sheet and concrete trim to look more like the real thing

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I also added some interior walls and other details

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John - phenomenal job!!  I love the all the modifications you made especially the interior walls.

Putting the trains out on the wall has allowed to to take out a special set of mine, given to me my an Orthopedic Surgeon colleague.

A 1961 Sears uncatalogued set # 9674 pulled by a new-for-1961 616 Sante Fe Switcher.

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Lionel would make up "special sets" for their big retailers and change them a little from the regular catalog sets. The Retailer could then market them as a better value (extra car, etc) for the same or lower price than the regular catalog set it is similar to.......

This is the set that the Sears uncatalogued set mimics....from the 1961 catalog....set 2570.

Look at the changes.....the Power Shovel car instead of the Crane Car. An Allis Chalmers car in lieu of the D&M Hopper.......and, the addition of the highly desirable Boat Transport car.

I'm sure that most of us PostWar kids remember this catalog page......

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Have a great and safe weekend, folks.....

Peter

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Putting the trains out on the wall has allowed to to take out a special set of mine, given to me my an Orthopedic Surgeon colleague.

A 1961 Sears uncatalogued set # 9674 pulled by a new-for-1961 616 Sante Fe Switcher.

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Lionel would make up "special sets" for their big retailers and change them a little from the regular catalog sets. The Retailer could then market them as a better value (extra car, etc) for the same or lower price than the regular catalog set it is similar to.......

This is the set that the Sears uncatalogued set mimics....from the 1961 catalog....set 2570.

Look at the changes.....the Power Shovel car instead of the Crane Car. An Allis Chalmers car in lieu of the D&M Hopper.......and, the addition of the highly desirable Boat Transport car.

I'm sure that most of us PostWar kids remember this catalog page......

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Have a great and safe weekend, folks.....

Peter

Peter,

Love the parade of Postwar!

I got the ATSF "safety stripe" switcher for Christmas in '62 I think it was. Still have it and it runs like new. Amazing.

Btw, I see the D&H 1991 Service Station Set on the shelf below. So colorful and one of my favorites.

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Now THAT is a cool viewing angle!

Nice modeling all around and the extra lengths you went to paint the ceiling really paid off in this shot!

Andre

Thanks everyone for the likes, and thanks Patrick W for the comment, and extra thanks to Andre who noticed the painted ceiling.   "Finishing" the interior made a big difference in the model.

By the way, that's a picture of Rhonda Fleming on the left hand interior wall

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My favorite passenger train. Atlas F3s and Williams 72' cars. Curious if Lionel will have some 80' that matchIMG_1575

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@johnstrains posted:

Peter,

Love the parade of Postwar!

I got the ATSF "safety stripe" switcher for Christmas in '62 I think it was. Still have it and it runs like new. Amazing.

Btw, I see the D&H 1991 Service Station Set on the shelf below. So colorful and one of my favorites.

Thank you.....and yes, the D&H set from 91 is another favorite of my long "train journey"

Peter

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Putnam Division, You Delaware and Hudson set was one of the nicest looking sets Lionel made.

I agree, Jim........there was just something about how the colors went together. When I run it, I sometimes add the traditional-sized D&H yellow and the D&H “I Love NY” boxcars with it .......it pops our even more!

You can see those two cars on my wall of rolling stock.....on the bottom row....

Peter

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This is the third installment of the recent photo shoot along the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre/Plains PA. These photos are of the abandoned Laurel Line trolley bridge paralleling the river and closest to it. The other two lines are from what I'm told the Lehigh Valley RR servicing the Dorrance Colliery just north of this location. The Gauntlet W-B Side 001The Gauntlet W-B Side 002The Gauntlet W-B Side 003The Gauntlet W-B Side 004The Gauntlet W-B Side 005The Gauntlet W-B Side 006The Gauntlet W-B Side 007The Gauntlet W-B Side 008The Gauntlet W-B Side 009The Gauntlet W-B Side 010The Gauntlet W-B Side 011The Gauntlet W-B Side 012The Gauntlet W-B Side 013RR Trestles in Plains PA 027RR Trestles in Plains PA 028RR Trestles in Plains PA 029RR Trestles in Plains PA 030RR Trestles in Plains PA 031RR Trestles in Plains PA 033RR Trestles in Plains PA 034RR Trestles in Plains PA 035RR Trestles in Plains PA 037RR Trestles in Plains PA 038RR Trestles in Plains PA 039RR Trestles in Plains PA 040RR Trestles in Plains PA 042RR Trestles in Plains PA 043RR Trestles in Plains PA 044RR Trestles in Plains PA 045

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