It's time for WEEKEND PHOTO FUN!!!

On my way back from York last Friday there were multiple accidents on I-81, so we decided to take an I-64 detour through Clifton Forge.

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Tuesday I finished up the mountain top on my tinplate layout at the Roanoke Valley Model Railroad Club.
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Let's see your pictures.

Scott Smith

 

 

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I'm in the process of updating my clinic which I give at NMRA functions, "Engineering the Right of Way," and came up with these comparison photos that I thought would be of interest to forum participants. The goal of the clinic is to show how the application of civil engineering principles to your layout can enhance realism. They include the construction of cuts and fills, cinder subroadbed, shoulders on fills, and era appropriate ballasting practices.

The image on the left is a prototype photo while that on the right is of my layout. Though the prototype image is of the Horseshoe Curve, and that to the right is the section of my layout portraying PRR's Middle Division along the Juniata River near Port Royal roughly 100 miles east of Horseshoe Curve, I think you can see how I applied those engineering practices to make my layout look like the prototype. Also note the signal bridge, relay case, and the line poles which add to the railroad flavor. 

Thanks for letting me share these images with you, and Happy Easter and Happy Passover to everybody!

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Neal Schorr Modeling the Middle Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad

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Having fun. I have placed my Catfish Camp just downriver from the Bluebird Café which is on the north bank of the Merced River. In this part of California’s San Joaquin Valley, the Union Pacific tracks cross the river near Arena Way and the sweet potatoes and grapes grown there. My locomotive is an MTH Railking model, so modest, but it runs well, sounds good, seems scale, sports attractive paint and finish, and looks nice pulling a yellow UP caboose and a silver Sonoma County (Calif.) wine reefer. My wine reefer is there to tweak the nose of Mr. Gallo.

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A fellow member's pic post reminded me that I had these.  If "Given" the time to build another layout was going to place these at the point of entry.  Intended to add a small reservoir of air at low pressure so that breaking the connection would yield a hiss.

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These are new manufacture, made where I was the full time Quality Assurance Manager.  We produced rubber hoses.    Sizes from big enough I could walk through (6-foot plus) to locomotive sanding hoses.  Also hose for the Abram M1 tanks and Humves.

Many years ago we made only the brake hoses.  Then got into making the whole assembly.  Also the same hose was used for railroad track sweepers.

Ron

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lee drennen posted:

B71C4C73-5B60-4B9B-A8A4-5DF9B16CE7EEEnjoy your weekend your pics look great! 

Lee, I remember as a kid seeing PRR Truc Train trailers on the highway a couple times. IIRC Pennsy had a bunch of flatcars lettered Truc Train as well.

Lew

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

PRRMiddleDivision posted:

... Also note the signal bridge, relay case, and the line poles which add to the railroad flavor. 

Thanks for letting me share these images with you, and Happy Easter and Happy Passover to everybody!

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Neal, IIRC the last time I was there that signal bridge was still in use all these years later.

That photo is very interesting as it shows a Centipede set on the Head End. As a kid I was there more than a few times and remember watching the Centipedes......but only as Pushers.

This train is almost to Gallitzin. A brace of Geeps on the Head End:

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and a Centipede set pushing that crummy hard:

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On another day Dad&I caught this Centipede drifting back down the Hill:

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Lew

 

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

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Some nice fun. The BR&W has the last run of the Easter Bunny Express this weekend, snapped this this morning.IMG_20190419_083052010

And something interesting as well. One of my coworkers handed me an article on the Blue Comet yesterday(I believe the article is last week or so), but since I read it, figured posting it here. I'm sure everyone knows more about it then the article states.

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B&P!

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Dad taking a pic of a B&P freight on the old Shawmut right where the interchange track splits off to climb the hill and connect with the B&P Butler-Buffalo mainline. c. 2004

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Then 2y old Granddaughter ready to flag down a train on the B&P just North of Gumtown and IIRC not far from the Ten Degree Curve. c.2005

Lew

 

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

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Lionel 779 Berk with a new ERR cruise M , super chuffer, and chuff generator. 

Also Lionel VL Hudson rebuild whistle steam , and main stack smoke. 

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geysergazer posted:
lee drennen posted:

B71C4C73-5B60-4B9B-A8A4-5DF9B16CE7EEEnjoy your weekend your pics look great! 

Lee, I remember as a kid seeing PRR Truc Train trailers on the highway a couple times. IIRC Pennsy had a bunch of flatcars lettered Truc Train as well.

Lew

You lived in a great time and place I live in the Missouri but my heart is on the eastern side did the run Mack’s to pull these trailers I heard the did 

Lee, my experience w/OTR is/was a bit eclectic. Bill O ran an [by that time] old Mack H model pulling a 26ft coal trailer. Jim O (his Bother) ran a 'Binder COE with a 250 Cummins pulling a coal trailer. I rode with Jim one night taking coal to Niagara Mohawk. As was common in The Day we had to change-out a flat. Many years later my friend Jim leased as an Owner-Operator to Ranger. I rode with him into Bronx? with a load of coil stainless. Next morning we drove up Manhattan until I said "Jim, that's the Empire State Building!" He stopped and flipped on the four ways and we climbed down and went up the elevator to the top. Wow. If you did that now it would be a big problem.

Several years later Jim called and said he had a problem: antifreeze in the oil, so I jumped a Hound to Huntsville and we did a head gasket job on a 430 Detroit in the parking lot of an abandoned gas station. Good times.

Lew

 

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

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