I have to be in Cincinnati tomorrow so I am starting WEEKEND PHOTO FUN early.

I went to the Belk Bowl on New Years Eve and on my way back to the train I stopped into 300 S. Tryon Street and got to visit the great layout build by TW Trainworx.
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Let's see your pictures.

Scott Smith

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Here's some photos of Marty Frizhenry's awesome layout.   It was August 2014, I was going to be in Marty's vicinity.  I emailed him asking if it would be possible to visit his layout.   He welcomed my family to his wonderful train room.   He only knew me from the OGR forum, but went above and beyond to share his layout with my family that day.  This is one of the best layouts that I've had the pleasure to visit.   Rest in Peace, Marty.   IMGP5336IMGP5337IMGP5338IMGP5339IMGP5340IMGP5343IMGP5344IMGP5346IMGP5347IMGP5348IMGP5349IMGP5350IMGP5351

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A 2019 Christmas Layout memory 

New Year, new set of 'memories' 

This first image shows the original track plan, especially focusing on the left side.  I have 2 AIUs (for non-DCS folks, they are used to control accessories and switches).  I had one planned for the right side under the plateau (the outline of which you can see on the right), and one on the left side.  The one of the left side developed a problem and wouldn't do anything, so I had to remove it.  WHen I did that I also removed all of the switches that it was going to conrol on that left side.  The only 2 switches left were the 2 that are port of the "CONNECT" trackage.  The 2 trains could still change sides but it took a lot more thought to pull it off.

The trackage marked with black are for a conventional steamer.

the yellow and orange are for my 2 PS3 tin-plate trains.

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This is the track plan for the plateau.  It ran what I call the 'Family Train' - the 2343 F3 set Dad bought in 1950 or so, along with all of the cars that he also bought at that time.  The elongated rectangle on the diagonal is an MTH arch bridge

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Walt

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Two weeks ago, I posted a few images of the concrete arch bridge I was building representing the PA Route 75 overpass in Port Royal, PA, as well as some images of the prototype. I am pleased to say that the model itself is now 100% finished, though the area around the base of the bridge on the east side of the tracks still needs to be completed. Here are a few photos of the completed model both from below and above. I'll post photos of the entire completed scene once that's done, hopefully not too far into the future.

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Neal Schorr Modeling the Middle Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad

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Great photos guys!  Here's my photo fun for this fine first weekend of the decade!  Happy new year everyone!! IMG_4743IMG_4779IMG_4760IMG_4770IMG_9658IMG_9662IMG_9673IMG_9693IMG_9718IMG_9829

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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To honor the memory of Marty Fitzhenry.

A few years ago Gerry Morlitz had some of us over for a visit to his wonderful home layout.  I had a rundown section of town on my layout and wanted to add a graffiti covered car.  Rather than buy one I thought it would be a good idea to take a boxcar to Gerry's house and have folks sign it.  This way it would hold memories and be a good conversation piece for my layout.   At our last show at the club I placed it on the layout near where I was working the coal tipple all day as Marty had been on my mind and folks were reminiscing about past experiences with him 2 days prior at our Christmas party.

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If you look above the PRR insigna it will be clear why:

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Yesterday I again grabbed the boxcar and put it in the backpack I take with me to the shows.  It will be placed again on the layout next Saturday at our next show. He is missed.

-Greg

Member of the Brotherhood of the Crappy Basement Layout

 

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PRRMiddleDivision posted:

Two weeks ago, I posted a few images of the concrete arch bridge I was building representing the PA Route 75 overpass in Port Royal, PA, as well as some images of the prototype. I am pleased to say that the model itself is now 100% finished, though the area around the base of the bridge on the east side of the tracks still needs to be completed. Here are a few photos of the completed model both from below and above. I'll post photos of the entire completed scene once that's done, hopefully not too far into the future.

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Neal,

I travel over that bridge when I visit my parents who live in Walnut just outside of Port Royal. You nailed it. Great job.

Joe

 

PRRMiddleDivision posted:

Two weeks ago, I posted a few images of the concrete arch bridge I was building representing the PA Route 75 overpass in Port Royal, PA, as well as some images of the prototype. I am pleased to say that the model itself is now 100% finished, though the area around the base of the bridge on the east side of the tracks still needs to be completed. Here are a few photos of the completed model both from below and above. I'll post photos of the entire completed scene once that's done, hopefully not too far into the future.

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Neal,

Your modeling and photography is fantastic.  You really capture the look and feel of the prototype.  NH Joe

I was in Roanoke VA over the New Years weekend and pick this 2343 AA Set at the Railyard and found the B Unit on E Bay.51BFBA74-5F99-45DF-9D37-DFA438BC434AE52288B0-5278-4BA4-9A72-CD75E1D815087D7C9D65-4539-4588-9C97-AA46617F5133

Rick

PRRT&HS #8473

N&W HS  #5825

State College, PA

"And the sons of Pullman Porters, and the sons of Engineers

   Ride their father's magic carpet made of steel"

    "This train got the disappearing railroad blues"

 

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The new decade sees a PRR T-1 pulling an express out of the yard.  The 50s will not be good to this train.  The T-1 will be retired in less than two years, and express service as well as LCL will decline significantly as longer range and larger trucks become the preferred haulers.  For now, nothing beats watching a T-1 pass by at speed.

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The T-1 is a Lionel.  The express cars, from left to right, are:  3rd Rail, GGD. Atlas.

Ron

 

TCA, TTOS, NCT, LCCA, PRRT&HS

 

Volunteers don't get paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless!  Author Sherry Anderson

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MTH Rio Grande SD50 diesel locomotive pulling a train of covered hoppers and mechanical refrigerator cars.

The Rio Grande PS-2-CD 3-bay covered hoppers are LionScale from Lionel.

The SPFE PFE Pacific Fruit Express 57' mechanical refrigerator cars are from Lionel and Weaver Models.

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Andrew

Falcon Service

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PRRMiddleDivision posted:

Two weeks ago, I posted a few images of the concrete arch bridge I was building representing the PA Route 75 overpass in Port Royal, PA, as well as some images of the prototype. I am pleased to say that the model itself is now 100% finished, though the area around the base of the bridge on the east side of the tracks still needs to be completed. Here are a few photos of the completed model both from below and above. I'll post photos of the entire completed scene once that's done, hopefully not too far into the future.

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PRRMiddleDivision posted:

Two weeks ago, I posted a few images of the concrete arch bridge I was building representing the PA Route 75 overpass in Port Royal, PA, as well as some images of the prototype. I am pleased to say that the model itself is now 100% finished, though the area around the base of the bridge on the east side of the tracks still needs to be completed. Here are a few photos of the completed model both from below and above. I'll post photos of the entire completed scene once that's done, hopefully not too far into the future.

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Outstanding work. The prototype is in remarkable condition for its age.

 

I can't think of everything         

God'sNot Dead

Scenery detail.   The long open hole becomes: 

Some of the detail was done on the work bench, a small modular insert that was installed from under the layout, then blended-in/finished after installation.  Woodlands Scenic rock molds/hydrocal castings. and detail.  Additional blending done with plaster-of paris, and drywall joint compound. 

 

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                                2020 LASH - UP...………….

 

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Sirt,

I'm totally excited about your post. I have recently become fascinated with the B&O/C&O RR and have decided that it will be one of the railroads I run on the layout. Don't have many diesels yet but am looking. Thanks for posting.

Dave

luvindemtrains posted                            

 

I'm totally excited about your post. I have recently become fascinated with the B&O/C&O RR and have decided that it will be one of the railroads I run on the layout. Don't have many diesels yet but am looking. Thanks for.

Dave

 

          for some more B&O,   C&O...       have fun      

          click:   do you have B&O.....c&o?

 

 

Thanks Dave. In O , it takes many years to collect all the items needed to model yesteryears train operations. I have picked up items as they came out, hoping to add to them in later on.

I have bits n pieces waiting until other supporting models are offered. Not a good thing. MFG's cater too much to holiday people.  

Everything should be in stock for those to buy in order to model a certain road. Everything should always be available to those who wish to model a complete road name. But marketing isn't up to that I guess?

I feel sorry for those who just entered the O hobby. They will never ever get the chance to aquire or model a certain road with all that is required. Especially with the loss of Weaver. It's sad that someone who worked there couldn't have continued the business. But I guess no one could make much of a profit in a dying model train market these days. Atlas and Lionel who bought Weaver molds raised the prices and screwed it all up.

We don't have that problem with H.O. Guess we O scale 3 railers will never shake that toy / stereo type?

Good luck in finding what you desire! 

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     Probably will never see another B&O Sand Service car again. Thanks Joey H. for providing one!

 

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627E9C96-5FAB-4AD6-8211-8FE3717B4EA5Work in progress. This is an MTH RailKing advertised as  a GP7...it’s not. The grills on the long hood say “GP9”.  I would not have bought it had I knew this. The lettering on the long hood travels right thru all those louvers. Not a good situation, and I have noticed that many GP9 buyers avoided lettering in that area. (I think MEC might be an exception).  Anyway, this is the only way to get a QA&P switcher for those few of us that “need one”.  After I finish the paint and lettering, I need to buy an O gauge cowboy since fireman Dee Smith always wore a western hat on the job. Then life will be more complete. 

Robert R Leese

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Robert, MTH was never known for accuracy. There’s no profit in that so they stick with cookie cutter items. We have to take what we can get and settle for what it is or modify it.

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