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 1   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Stations / Re: Ridley Park Station PW&BRR 1875    Posted Today at 1:10pm 
Response #9 By Henry       Thread Started By toptrain       View Thread with GIMP-BIMP.jpg - 190169 Bytes
There are plugins for GIMP to batch process images, one is called BIMP. I just downloaded the latest version of GIMP from  https://www.gimp.org/downloads/ and installed BIMP from https://alessandrofrancesconi.it/projects/bimp/ and resized a whole folder while preserving the originals with only one problem.
 
After installing the BIMP plugin when I restarted GIMP it asked me if I wanted to remove the "Batch Image Manipulation Plugin for Gimp" so I clicked the Cancel button (Duh, I just installed it, don't remove it!) and thought it might just ask the first time you install a plugin, but no, it pops up every time you start GIMP, which is very annoying. I googled various things about it and didn't find any direct references so I started looking for the mechanism that was spawning the uninstall for it. Using the Windows Explorer file manager (not Internet Explorer the web browser) I looked in the GIMP installation folder and found a "lib" folder. In that was a "gimp" folder, in that was a 2.0 folder and finally in that was a "plug-ins" folder. I opened the lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins folder and plainly visible was a file named "bimp-uninstall.exe."  Eureka! I made a folder named "Uninstalls" and put the bimp-uninstall.exe file in there, hoping that would prevent GIMP from running it every time it starts. Sure enough, it no longer asks if I want to uninstall it. I have no idea why they would set up the install package to put the uninstall file where it would be executed at every program start or if that even usually happens when installing BIMP. Fortunately it only took a couple of minutes to figure out and this will save you from it as well if you decide to try it and that happens to you. It may have happened because I had GIMP running when I installed the BIMP plugin, which is probably a no-no.  
 
Back to batch resizing. I went to the File menu and started "Batch Image Manipulation..." then I clicked on the "Add" button, selected Resize and in the window that popped up I clicked "Set exact size in pixel" and selected "Width only," clicked "Preserve aspect ratio" and entered 1024 to make all the photos 1024 pixels wide and the proportionate height to that so they look right when resized.  Back in the BIMP main window I clicked "Add images" and selected "Add folders..." then browsed to my test folder of images, selected it and clicked "Add" and the filenames appeared in the BIMP window. I clicked on the "Output folder" button and clicked on the "Create Folder" button to make a new folder for the finished files and clicked "Ok." Back in the main BIMP window I clicked "Apply" and Biff, Bam, Boom, it resized all the images to 1024 pixels wide.
 
The whole process from installing the latest version of GIMP and BIMP to having a batch of resized photos was about 10 minutes.

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 2   Regionals and Short Lines / RBMN / Re: Covered Wagons Headed for Port Clinton  Posted Today at 11:28am 
Response #2 By towny72       Thread Started By glennk419
Bessemer & Lake Erie fans will be happy to know they are possibly being saved.
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 3   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Stations / Re: Ridley Park Station PW&BRR 1875  Posted Today at 6:22am 
Response #8 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain
Henry do you know if either program you mentioned can resize photos a few at a time. I use to be able to 20 at once. That saved a lot of time. Didn't just resize but copied at the same time. Once done you had your originals, and the resized copies.
 frank
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 4   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?  Posted Today at 6:16am 
Response #374 By toptrain       Thread Started By green_elite_cab
Yep, that's it alright. A Rivarossi bobber caboose. Mantua, Tyco, Rivarossi and Fleischmann all made 2 window bobber cabooses. Bachmann made a 3 window one for a long time. Now they also make a 2 window type. The three window one, maybe because it is different looks a little better.  
frank
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 5   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?  Posted Apr 27th, 2017, 9:59pm 
Response #373 By NEFAN       Thread Started By green_elite_cab
Looks like the same model Frank, but sold by AHM.
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 6   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Apr 27th, 2017, 5:39pm 
Response #53 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
Light engines returned southbound from Superior Propane.
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 7   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific build  Posted Apr 26th, 2017, 11:52pm 
Response #28 By Henry       Thread Started By BobbyT
Slow and steady will get the job done
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 8   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: I've been working on the railroad.....  Posted Apr 26th, 2017, 11:51pm 
Response #229 By Henry       Thread Started By BobbyT
Excellent progress! Thanks for the update.
 
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 9   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?    Posted Apr 26th, 2017, 9:50pm 
Response #372 By toptrain       Thread Started By green_elite_cab       View Thread with IMG_8416_-_Copy.jpg - 170650 Bytes
I got this bobber on April 8th at Timonium Maryland. I need a better photo. It is still new in the box.
 frank
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 10   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: HO cars 1950's-1960's, with 30's and 40's thrown in.    Posted Apr 26th, 2017, 9:30pm 
Response #370 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain       View Thread with IMG_7754_s.jpg - 208134 Bytes
I found a older plastic Athearn reefer. B&A Bangor and Aroostock
frank

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 11   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia  Posted Apr 26th, 2017, 9:27pm 
Response #612 By BobbyT       Thread Started By fred_55
Peter, the Diesel looks "spot on!"    How did you attach the door panels? Did you weld them or glue them?
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 12   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific build    Posted Apr 26th, 2017, 9:25pm 
Response #27 By BobbyT       Thread Started By BobbyT       View Thread with 20170219_160012.jpg - 73718 Bytes
I got her on her drivers. I really have too many irons in the fire and this old girl is not getting the attention she deserves. Maybe when we get the track expansion done and the new car barn and the grates for #404 and the new body for Linda's critter and the new reworked body details for the NW2 and..... well you know......
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 13   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: I've been working on the railroad.....    Posted Apr 26th, 2017, 9:15pm 
Response #228 By BobbyT       Thread Started By BobbyT       View Thread with 20170422_143404.jpg - 207118 Bytes
With this curve we are officially heading back towards the other end of the line. We have about another 900 feet to go.
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 14   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: I've been working on the railroad.....    Posted Apr 26th, 2017, 9:13pm 
Response #227 By BobbyT       Thread Started By BobbyT       View Thread with 20170422_143428.jpg - 236228 Bytes
April 22nd track progress
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 15   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: I've been working on the railroad.....    Posted Apr 26th, 2017, 9:12pm 
Response #226 By BobbyT       Thread Started By BobbyT       View Thread with 20170422_143618.jpg - 260815 Bytes
Finished track through here
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 16   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: I've been working on the railroad.....    Posted Apr 26th, 2017, 9:09pm 
Response #225 By BobbyT       Thread Started By BobbyT       View Thread with 20170422_143544.jpg - 243785 Bytes
Now to bring you all up to date on our progress, These next photo's were from this past Saturday. Bruce was able to join Reece and Bob putting down new rail, and kept following along leveling and ballasting.... until the rains came. The much needed rains I might add!
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 17   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: I've been working on the railroad.....    Posted Apr 26th, 2017, 9:05pm 
Response #224 By BobbyT       Thread Started By BobbyT       View Thread with 20170304_144626.jpg - 270131 Bytes
Under the old oak tree, heading for "Hog Pen"
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 18   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: I've been working on the railroad.....    Posted Apr 26th, 2017, 9:04pm 
Response #223 By BobbyT       Thread Started By BobbyT       View Thread with 20170304_144604.jpg - 234914 Bytes
March 4th track progress
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 19   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: I've been working on the railroad.....    Posted Apr 26th, 2017, 9:03pm 
Response #222 By BobbyT       Thread Started By BobbyT       View Thread with 20170304_144538.jpg - 256098 Bytes
March 4th track progress
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 20   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: I've been working on the railroad.....    Posted Apr 26th, 2017, 9:02pm 
Response #221 By BobbyT       Thread Started By BobbyT       View Thread with 20170304_144517.jpg - 269354 Bytes
March 4th ballast progress
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 21   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: I've been working on the railroad.....    Posted Apr 26th, 2017, 9:01pm 
Response #220 By BobbyT       Thread Started By BobbyT       View Thread with 20170304_144502.jpg - 254799 Bytes
March 4th progress photo of newly reworked and leveled area
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 22   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: I've been working on the railroad.....    Posted Apr 26th, 2017, 8:58pm 
Response #219 By BobbyT       Thread Started By BobbyT       View Thread with 20170304_101605.jpg - 128958 Bytes
On March 4th we had a good group come out. We managed a healthy 120 feet of new track down and 80 leveled and ballasted. Not too shabby.
 
The crew stopped long enough for a photo:
 
Ciara Scartozzi, George Johnson, Mario Scartozzi, Bob Dean and Reece.
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 23   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Apr 26th, 2017, 8:55pm 
Response #52 By emilydm       Thread Started By CPRail4744
News is that the boxcars which were at Parksville have now been returned to the Victoria roundhouse... by truck.  
 
Is there anything left at Parksville anymore?
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 24   Regional Area Operations / WNYClass1 / Re: Chili Junction in 2017    Posted Apr 26th, 2017, 8:08pm 
Response #4 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By Matthew_L       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
This westbound CSX intermodal arrived on Track 2:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Apr%202017/0422%20Riga%20NY/DSC00808.jpg
 
..and crossed over to Track 1 west of Attridge Road:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Apr%202017/0422%20Riga%20NY/DSC00809.jpg
 
Westbound auto rack freight on Track 1:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Apr%202017/0422%20Riga%20NY/DSC00828.jpg
 
nad had a newish P&W auto rack:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Apr%202017/0422%20Riga%20NY/DSC00832.jpg
 
Westbound Amtrak 281 Empire Service on Track 1:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Apr%202017/0422%20Riga%20NY/DSC00846.jpg
 
...which met an eastbound CSX freight west of Attridge RoOad:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Apr%202017/0422%20Riga%20NY/DSC00849.jpg
 
the eastbound CSX frieght was Q262.. which had an impressive 6 locomotives up front and diverted to the West Shore Sub:  
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Apr%202017/0422%20Riga%20NY/DSC00863.jpg
 
Eastbound CSX intermodal on Track 2, crossing Attridge Road:  
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Apr%202017/0422%20Riga%20NY/DSC00886.jpg
 
CSX "Spirit of West Springfield" leading Q022 on Track 2:
 
 Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Apr%202017/0422%20Riga%20NY/DSC00905.jpg
 
CSX q022 heading down the West Shore Sub:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Apr%202017/0422%20Riga%20NY/DSC00918.jpg
 
A complete slide show of all 11 trains, including diversions and going away shots:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Apr%202017/0422%20Riga%20NY
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 4/22/2017 at MP 382 in Riga, NY.
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 25   Regional Area Operations / WNYClass1 / Re: Chili Junction in 2017    Posted Apr 26th, 2017, 7:58pm 
Response #3 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By Matthew_L       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
CSX put on quite te show 2 weeks later. I saw 10 of the ir trains in 3 /12 hours, as well as Amtrak.  
 
CSX Q019 westbound on Track 1:
 
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An SD40-2 led the easrtbound CSX manifest freight on rack 2, which was headed for Goodman Street yard:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Apr%202017/0422%20Riga%20NY/DSC00726.jpg
 
This eastbound CSX hopper train on track 2 may have been W212.  
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Apr%202017/0422%20Riga%20NY/DSC00746.jpg
 
Eastbound CSX auto rack freight on Track 2:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Apr%202017/0422%20Riga%20NY/DSC00766.jpg
 
It was diverted to the West Shore Sub:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Apr%202017/0422%20Riga%20NY/DSC00783.jpg  
 
Westbound intermodal on Track 1:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Apr%202017/0422%20Riga%20NY/DSC00790.jpg
 
All photos int his post were taken by me Saturday 4/22/2017 at MP 382 aka Attridge Road in Riga, NY.  
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