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Great pics everyone!  Scott: Thanks for starting us off today!  Here are my photos of the fun kind for this fine weekend!  Have a wonderful and safe weekend everyone!!  For all those who are attending York ... I hope you all enjoy yourself to the max!!  

Friday morning at the Junction.

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This past Thursday morning was a bit overcast as this B&O Docksider pushes cars around the yard.  IMG_1710View from the office of the CEO ... Free State Junction Railway.IMG_2509

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@dk122trains posted:

It's a classic ALCO engine built right here in Schenectady.

The last steam engine built there.  And since the tender shop was being converted to build diesels ALCO farmed out the tender builds to LIMA.  The Boiler section has the ALCO builder"s Plate and the Tender has the LIMA builder's plate.  But in ALCO publicity photos the LIMA plate was brushed out!

Ron

The photographer caught an express train just outside of town, passing by a local station.  He was surprised to see a J1a, a fast freight locomotive, leading the consist.  He guessed that some new Pennsy dispatcher saw the keystone number plate, not the round one used on freight engines, and assumed it was a passenger engine.  Hopefully the RPOs did not need heat.

The J1a is Lionel TMCC upgraded with 4 chuffs/rev.  The cars are mostly GGD, with Weaver and MTH

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Now to the Purple Hall.

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This big thing is a scale model that was built and I am not totally sure if it was given/donated. If curious, ask Tony at Trains N Things in the Purple Hall. It is not O Scale, I forget what Tony had told me several months ago when he had it in his store.IMG_2262IMG_2263IMG_2264IMG_2265IMG_2266IMG_2267

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@coach joe posted:

IMG_2311Scott those skyscrapers look awfully familiar.  Your construction or did someone borrow your idea?

They are mine. I took 4 of them off the layout and brought them to York. Unfortunately I didn't make these things to be moved around a lot. I may be doing a few minor repairs. A couple of the buildings got "stuck" on the layout from the adhesive  I used for my glass sidewalks. These 4 turned out to be the easiest to move.

Scott Smith

@coach joe posted:

Mel,  are Flo and Alice working at the diner today?

Joe,

Mel is always there 24/7/365 sitting backwards on the chair on the porch to keep an eye on things at the diner. (He usually does things backwards)... Alice has the day off. The problem on Saturdays is the competition from Saulena's across the street, and that's where you may find Alice... Is that her standing by the staircase? And then there's that guy with the sign "Eat at Joe's."

MELGAR

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How about some more stuff? I am going to post part of Friday, I have tons of stuff I photoed and I did tell Scott I would share the shots(and video) from his Standard Gauge group. I am still tired, but lets give stuff a go. First is some very old stuff, some Fandor and I forget what someone said the other day, Marklin I think. After those is the Standard Gauge layout.

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Here are some pictures from Friday morning at the Standard Gauge Layout. I got to assist in putting the Zephyr on the tracks and warn when one of the trains was coming up while we were doing that. Putting a train on the tracks is a lot easier at waist to chest level than on the floor, I do know that.

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Norman builds these I was told. Well, I got to say, he is very talented, that much is certain. It was great talking to him for that little bit.

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Hey look, some great big New York Central Hudson's. No Dreyfuss though.

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One more thing that I thought was interesting was something I have never seen at York. Hand made passenger cars, for 2 rail. I don't think I have ever seen anything like this at all. These were in the Purple Hall at the Trains N Things booth. Hand made cars by Joe Fischer. I have never seen anyone make passenger cars before, and detailed interiors which my camera had a bit of an issue getting a close up, sorry about that.

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e more thing that I thought was interesting was something I have never seen at York. Hand made passenger cars, for 2 rail. I don't think I have ever seen anything like this at all. These were in the Purple Hall at the Trains N Things booth. Hand made cars by Joe Fischer. I have never seen anyone make passenger cars before, and detailed interiors which my camera had a bit of an issue getting a close up, sorry about that.

Joe Fischer was quite a prolific builder of passenger cars. He had a series of articles in MR a long time ago in which he described his construction techniques. Always nice to see examples of his work, thanks for sharing!

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