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Last Friday I made a one mile detour off of I-64,
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40 minutes later I left, $60.00 poorer with a bag with 5 1/48 scale cars. Yes, they had a small scratch and dent area.

Mr. Muffins store from the day before.

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Let's see your pictures.

Scott Smith

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The Lost Railway Museum, Grass Lake Michigan

Took my two grandsons to the Lost Railway Museum to check out the trolley cars that they are rebuilding. Then we came back to grandpa’s train room to run a 3-rail trolley car.

1 Outside

Just outside near the lobby we are ready for our journey to check out the history of trolley cars in Michigan.

2 Model Trolly Layout

My train crew is operating a scale layout, featuring Michigan Street Cars.

3 Ready to board

We are now waiting to board car 47.

4 Student engineer

A student engineer at the controls.

5 The Bell

Mr. Tom Nolte, Facilities Manager is showing these guys how to ring the bell as they approach a stop on Main Street.

6 Back in train room

We are now back in Grandpa’s train room and they are going to run a MTH Trolley Car.

7 Checking speed

Running a trolley car on Main Street.

Thanks for taking a look & have a great weekend: Gary & My Train Crew 🚂

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Scott living dangerously visiting such tempting stores! Great forum sponsors with a great selection. Very good that you did not come home with a car load and a 2nd mortgage.

I was able to squeeze in a strip of plywood on long bolts over the track storage yards along the wall and main line front and rear. My grand daughter loves to stand on a stool looking at the rides running. Lemax makes about the best most detailed rides on the market. They run well last a long time and have lots of exciting looking lights and excellent extra details.

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6B4DAE85-46CC-41FC-86F4-3640FA33D5CCA great start to another fine set of pictures from you guys.  I love em, it's getting cooler here in Lewisville, now I can get out and open up the garage doors and work on my shelving units to start storing some boxes and that will make room for me to start unpacking some of the other boxes to get to my trains.  I did manage to get down to the Lone Star High Railers baggage car (the layout is actually in an old heavy weight baggage car) and got to run my new MTH Premier SP 44 Ton switcher.  I is a sweet locomotive and has great sound with a really nice start-up and shut-down to it.  As I can learn the systems and get to more of my trains, I'll start going down more often as "Honey Do's" permit.

Here's hoping everyone has a wonderful weekend, stay safe and healthy.

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Last week, I posted photos of a concrete T beam bridge that I constructed in the town of Altoona. Yesterday, I finally finished the section of Altoona I have been working on since early in the pandemic, and wanted to share some pictures of it. I have previously posted some construction photos of it, but because it is built behind the staging yard and yard throat, I had to clear all the trains out of the yard to build the structures. They’ve been sitting out on the mainline for weeks.

So I figured it was time to shoot some pictures WITH trains!  I mean, after all, this is the O Gauge RAILROADING Forum, right? So here ‘ya go…

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The last three pictures are new ones of the bridge from different angles, and also finally with trains. If you look closely at the last two pictures, you will see I installed the suspended traffic lights at the intersection at the far end of the bridge. They hadn’t yet arrived from Artistta when I took the pictures I posted last week

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With this section getting finished, it’s time to move on to the last portion of Altoona, and I may take a little break to go rake fall leaves, so who knows what I’ll post next week!  Enjoy!

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@kj356 posted:

I was able to squeeze in a strip of plywood on long bolts over the track storage yards along the wall and main line front and rear. My grand daughter loves to stand on a stool looking at the rides running. Lemax makes about the best most detailed rides on the market. They run well last a long time and have lots of exciting looking lights and excellent extra details.



KJ: I have 3 ferris wheels.  One is brand new.  All 3 use different power sources because I wanted to get rid of batteries.  I did that on 2 of them and left the new one battery powered.   If you're interested I'll sell you one of your choice for what I paid.  Let me know.

The 2 non-battery ones: one is powered by a small trannie with a relay and a timer device that turns it on and off repeatedly based on the time that is chosen.  The other is powered by a wall-wart.

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This is the new never used one except that I tested it.

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here's a video of them playing.  I didn't have it on a web site so I'm trying to see if just uploading it from my flash drive will work.

It seems to have worked.  There's sound.

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My contribution for the day....I had visitors from Illinois unexpectedly show up at my front door this morning wanting to see the layout. Which I haven't ran for some time now. As you all know, when you have company, something always goes bad. So here is my photo for the week. Hope you all have a blessed weekend.Wreck A 10-16-20

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My contribution for the day....I had visitors from Illinois unexpectedly show up at my front door this morning wanting to see the layout. Which I haven't ran for some time now. As you all know, when you have company, something always goes bad. So here is my photo for the week. Hope you all have a blessed weekend.Wreck A 10-16-20

If there is one person here that understands wrecks it would be you. I am sure you have seen more wrecks, mostly of the automobile type, than anyone I know.

Scott Smith

A nice recent shot of two of my prewar O trains coming through the Hornby Signal Gantry. On the left, my first AF set from NWL, an uncataloged set from 1928. The obs is seen still inside  the Marx tunnel. On the right, a 1930s repainted gray 249e and its matching tender pulling two 1690 passenger cars and an 1691 obs. The 1691 obs is seen just coming out of the Ace Trains shed.

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Oh you know I love it when this thread gets really alive with lots and lots of stuff popping. Especially since it is York week(holds hat down on chest since we don't have York). I was out and about yesterday picking up some trains as usual with me, and also wanted to shoot some fall pictures as I am doing some photos on that. Well, while in Clawson Park, I happen to hear the diesel blow it's horn a few times, so I dashed up to the tracks to see about getting some pictures. Alas, no luck, I was way too early for them to pull out of Ringoes station. The Black River & Western timetable said that they were doing the Pumpkin run around 3, which I believe meant that they would be arriving at Pumpkin Junction at 3. So, I shot a few rail pictures as they have replaced some of the ties.

So, this morning I was out and about, same fall picture pursuit, but I had to pop downtown to the store, and figured why not get some parking lot pictures. So, here are a few pictures from my car, and a few I did have to get out(the other side of the station). I am curious about the device in the last few pictures, I don't know if that is a water column or some other device, but that is the best pictures I could get of it since it is somewhat hidden behind the crane if I was on the platform.IMG_0686IMG_0687IMG_0688IMG_0689IMG_0690IMG_0706IMG_0707IMG_0708IMG_0709IMG_0710IMG_0711IMG_0712IMG_0713IMG_0714IMG_0715IMG_0716IMG_0717IMG_0718IMG_0719IMG_0720IMG_0721IMG_0722

Very curious if anyone has an idea if that is indeed a water column or something else entirely.

Great pictures everyone, keep it up, lets see more.

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Update on this device. I had asked about it on FB and this was what someone said, "It’s a fan that can be set on the smokestack of a steam locomotive to pull an induced draft through the fire while it's being warmed up. Once fired up there is a built in blower that can be used for the same purpose, but it requires steam to function. The blower uses a pipe that sends steam jets up the smoke stack which creates a partial vacuum in the smokebox resulting in a draft being pulled through the fire bed. A valve in the cab controls the steam flow. When under way, the exhaust steam from the cylinders being exhausted up the smokestack serves this purpose."

I think that this is pretty cool, and I would imagine that would be something only used on certain older type steam locomotives, or possibly something used in the absence of other such devices that may be slightly more high tech.

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