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Yesterday I visited my local Menards store. My local Menards is in Barboursville, WV only a 3 1/2 hours drive. The train stuff is out. So for those who do not have a "local" Menards store here are some pictures.

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My 12’-by-8’ model railroad has operational tracks and sidings for six trains of which three can be run simultaneously. I usually run one train at a time but sometimes run two just to see them pass each other in opposite directions on the outer truss bridge. In the video, New Haven Railroad 4-6-0 steam locomotive #816 (Lionel Legacy 6-82272) is pulling a passenger train trailed by 1929 heavyweight parlor-lounge car Flying Cloud (MTH set 20-4040) on the O-72 outer loop and Boston & Maine F-3 diesel #4227A (Sunset/3rd Rail) is pulling a freight train with B&M caboose C-124 (MTH 20-91064) on the O-54 middle loop. The two locomotives pass each other on the bridge at the beginning of the video with the New Haven train running at about 32 scale miles-per-hour.

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Thanks Scott for getting us rolling and thanks too for the photos of your " local " Menard's train stuff!Here are my photos for this fine weekend!  I hope everyone's weekend is most satisfying!  

A scene along the Mountain Division of the Free State Junction Railway. IMG_3136

The team track in Lower Patsburg is busy this morning!  27AB5A54-C32B-41F0-BD56-ED73DE6FF736_1_201_a

The Patsburg Commuter Station is always bustling.  IMG_0175-2

This freshly painted boxcar will be in the spotlight this evening for a promo advertisement of the famous Phoebe Snow passenger train of the Lackawanna Railroad.  IMG_7148

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I finally got my All Nation NW2 painted.  The doors handles are brass wire with a small length of brass tubing.  I built the spark arrestees and found them on Shapeways after I finished them.  The chassis is in the shop being converted to 8 wheel pick up. I built a ribside caboose for it too.  Switchers are my favorite locos.

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Melgar, maybe you could talk Atlas into building you one and while you're at it, try getting them to build some MoPac cabooses too, I need a couple.  I loved your layout shots and sure wish I had the space to build a decent sized layout that I could work on without having to do it from a ladder.  I now have my around the doorway layout (11'X12') running, I can run Legacy, TMCC, DCS and Conventional on it. I have 0-72 up front and 0-81 ( both Atlas 21st Century track) in the back.  I ran my Legacy GS-4 yesterday along with the 21" Daylight cars that go with it and the passenger cars don't really like the 0-72 curves.  I could hear them squeak as they went around the curve and then I moved them to the back and the car diaphragms didn't really like the 0-81 curves that much, they would rub a tiny bit as they entered the curves.  I'm adding some buildings on top and will post a video or two as I get things more proper looking.  Now I need to find and unpack my scenery materials and start making some trees for it in my spare time.  I plan on adding some clouds to the sky blue walls just to give it a little added look.

Peter, loved your pics also, the 2nd to the last where the man has his arms outstretched like he's getting ready to wrestle a bear or something, I wonder what kind of a story he was telling.  Malcom, you did a really nice job on the switch engine, great looking spark arresters, now days, it just never fails, you take your time scratch building something and like you said, as soon as you finished them, you found some already made.  Great looking job on them and I'll bet yours are every bit as good as the others maybe even better.  Good thing is, you had the satisfaction of building them yourself.

Great shots and subjects this week guys, thanks for the interesting material and thoughts.  Have safe and wonderful weekend.

Hi everyone.  Some images of my Lionel PRR HH1.  Never heard of a HH1, or 2-8-8-2?  Well, they had two HH1 engines, the first was an early one-off for pusher service that was gone by 1930.  The second was when the Pennsy bought six Y3s from N&W in 1943 to meet increased wartime demand, and reclassified them as a HH1.  Why HH1?  The Pennsy's consolidations, or 2-8-0, were H class.  Put two H class engine back to back, and you have a HH1.  Simple.

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Copyofth_BEHINDSIGN

Yesterday I visited my local Menards store. My local Menards is in Barboursville, WV only a 3 1/2 hours drive. The train stuff is out. So for those who do not have a "local" Menards store here are some pictures.

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Now that is one heck of a lot of a selection Scott. Wow.

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My 12’-by-8’ model railroad has operational tracks and sidings for six trains of which three can be run simultaneously. I usually run one train at a time but sometimes run two just to see them pass each other in opposite directions on the outer truss bridge. In the video, New Haven Railroad 4-6-0 steam locomotive #816 (Lionel Legacy 6-82272) is pulling a passenger train trailed by 1929 heavyweight parlor-lounge car Flying Cloud (MTH set 20-4040) on the O-72 outer loop and Boston & Maine F-3 diesel #4227A (Sunset/3rd Rail) is pulling a freight train with B&M caboose C-124 (MTH 20-91064) on the O-54 middle loop. The two locomotives pass each other on the bridge at the beginning of the video with the New Haven train running at about 32 scale miles-per-hour.

MELGAR

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Mel, love the diner in the corner of the video. What is that, a custom build or such?

Here is a link to the full story on the York train layouts this year:

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...5#164588232377913505

Here are some favorite York pics from years' past:

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.....and a prayer and a smile for those who show up in our pictures, but are no longer with us.....

Ah Peter, going to miss all of my great train friends this York. I hope you all have a great time.

Mel, love the diner in the corner of the video. What is that, a custom build or such?

Dave,

I have two railroad-car diners on my model railroads. Whistle Stop Diner is on my 12’-by-8’ layout (completed in 2004, see OGR Run 214) and Mel’s Diner is on my 10’-by-5’ (completed in 2019, see OGR Run 304).

Both are located in the most prominent spots at the fronts of the layouts because I, too, like them very much. In real life, I have encountered diners like these alongside the tracks in the small towns of New England. White River Junction, Vermont and Canaan, Connecticut come to mind. Places where hobos hung out and generations of railroaders once stopped for a cup of coffee or a quick breakfast at midnight.

I built these models from kits by Twin Whistle Sign & Kit Company that I purchased years ago. I found the instructions to be barely adequate and many kit parts required modification. In my opinion, the construction process was almost like building from scratch. Nonetheless, for me, the results were worth the effort.

MELGAR

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Melgar, maybe you could talk Atlas into building you one and while you're at it, try getting them to build some MoPac cabooses too, I need a couple.  I loved your layout shots and sure wish I had the space to build a decent sized layout that I could work on without having to do it from a ladder.  I now have my around the doorway layout (11'X12') running, I can run Legacy, TMCC, DCS and Conventional on it. I have 0-72 up front and 0-81 ( both Atlas 21st Century track) in the back.  I ran my Legacy GS-4 yesterday along with the 21" Daylight cars that go with it and the passenger cars don't really like the 0-72 curves.  I could hear them squeak as they went around the curve and then I moved them to the back and the car diaphragms didn't really like the 0-81 curves that much, they would rub a tiny bit as they entered the curves.  I'm adding some buildings on top and will post a video or two as I get things more proper looking.  Now I need to find and unpack my scenery materials and start making some trees for it in my spare time.  I plan on adding some clouds to the sky blue walls just to give it a little added look.

Peter, loved your pics also, the 2nd to the last where the man has his arms outstretched like he's getting ready to wrestle a bear or something, I wonder what kind of a story he was telling.  Malcom, you did a really nice job on the switch engine, great looking spark arresters, now days, it just never fails, you take your time scratch building something and like you said, as soon as you finished them, you found some already made.  Great looking job on them and I'll bet yours are every bit as good as the others maybe even better.  Good thing is, you had the satisfaction of building them yourself.

Great shots and subjects this week guys, thanks for the interesting material and thoughts.  Have safe and wonderful weekend.

Berwyn's Trains is doing a special run of a MoPac bay window caboose by MTH. It is different from the ones Atlas did a while back.

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