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« Reply #160 on: Sep 24th, 2010, 7:07pm »
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Sounds good. Hope you publish some photos when it is completed, or at a stage where you are pleased with it. Regards to the Widow, and our best wishes to her and her family.

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« Reply #161 on: Oct 12th, 2010, 2:23pm »
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Here is one of four old OO Tri-Ang coaches. named Mary, Anna, Ruth, and Jane. My Mom and my wife's name is Mary. Tho she prefers Mary Ann. There is a fifth car. It is brake car #79

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« Reply #162 on: Nov 6th, 2010, 8:59pm »
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A look at my Pennsy Congressional Limited being run thro the frankford branch. Here it is stoped at Bergen Point station. It is powered by single a EMD F3A.

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« Reply #163 on: Nov 7th, 2010, 1:19am »
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Holy mother of F units, you flooded the board this time, toptrain! Good posts in all threads!

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« Reply #164 on: Nov 16th, 2010, 9:33pm »
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A photo of a NYC hudson and Mike get filled with coal. A Marx Hudson and Mantua Mike.

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« Reply #165 on: Nov 19th, 2010, 1:17pm »
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Toptrain:
 
I love that coaling tower-it should really dominate an engine terminal!  And the power underneath is good too!
 
Toptrain & Pennsy:
 
Can you imagine this?  Sort of related to my last post on this thread, my wife asked me a week ago how long it was going to take to lay track.  I asked,  "Why?"  Seems she wants to show it off to some friends of hers.....marks a change from her normal point of view about the layout.  With a question like this, what can I do?  I figured it's a license to do what needs to be done...just sooner!  And if it means contributing to the economy, let it never be said that I have not done my bit!


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« Reply #166 on: Nov 21st, 2010, 5:27pm »
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on Nov 19th, 2010, 1:17pm, photoman475 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Toptrain:
 
I love that coaling tower-it should really dominate an engine terminal!  And the power underneath is good too!
 
Toptrain & Pennsy:
 
Can you imagine this?  Sort of related to my last post on this thread, my wife asked me a week ago how long it was going to take to lay track.  I asked,  "Why?"  Seems she wants to show it off to some friends of hers.....marks a change from her normal point of view about the layout.  With a question like this, what can I do?  I figured it's a license to do what needs to be done...just sooner!  And if it means contributing to the economy, let it never be said that I have not done my bit!

    
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*  Either that or you need a doctor's appointment for her.
 
 PS Truthfully I am jelous. My wife only complains.


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« Reply #167 on: Dec 16th, 2010, 9:55am »
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Toptrain (& others who are interested!)
 
An update on the "Plywood Central".
 
The upper level coal branch has been roughed in and some minimal train testing done-it appears that it will work as it is right now.  There's some adjustments to make, one is fairly major but not difficult, just time consuming and the rest are relatively minor.  I have to cut some new insulation board to replace the jury-rigged setup I have right now.
 
As I originally designed it, the coal branch was supposed to be stub-ended.  A couple of friends suggested some changes so it could become its own squared-off oval.  Now I can treat it as a secondary main line when it's done.  
 
I've gotten smart about it.  I designed and installed two additional switches so that if I ever expand the layout, it will be less track to rework later.
 
I'll be installing one more switch on the lower level main line when I get to laying that track next weekend, in order to allow for potential expansion.
 
 
I ended up putting in abourt 450 HO feet of bridges.  They look good all lined up with a train sitting on them!
 
I'll put up some photos later this week or early next weem.
 
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« Reply #168 on: Dec 19th, 2010, 12:34pm »
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Alen ;  
 Sounds like a lot of work going on. We'll see how it all looks later on when photos are posted.
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« Reply #169 on: Jan 11th, 2011, 9:44am »
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For the Holiday season the old timers rulled.
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« Reply #170 on: Jan 12th, 2011, 8:47pm »
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It's been a while since I've posted over here-first photo attempt, sorry I could not do it sooner!

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« Reply #171 on: Jan 12th, 2011, 10:50pm »
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Better late than never! I'm a big fan of using the 2 inch foam as well, the noise level is considerably dampened versus homasote, 1 inch foam, and cork roadbed.

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« Reply #172 on: Jan 13th, 2011, 12:20pm »
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It's 2 pieces of 1.5" stacked on eack other.  In this spot, it works fine and I haven't had problems.
 
I have another spot on the layout where the insulation board is not working out at all and will have to be replaced with "traditional" materials like wood.  The spikes simply will not hold the track in place, and it's in a spot where I do not want to try gluing the roadbed down.
 


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« Reply #173 on: Jan 13th, 2011, 5:26pm »
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Here's a scratchbuilt pedestrian bridge on the very small sceniced portion of the layout.


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« Reply #174 on: Jan 13th, 2011, 5:30pm »
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Please pardon the mess; seven Atlas/Bachmann bridges.  I have a Central Valley Pratt truss bridge that I am going to build and replace several of these smaller ones.  
 
Since the bridge is going to be the first thing people see on the layout, it might as well be an "impressive" sight!
 


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« Reply #175 on: May 15th, 2011, 9:18pm »
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I like my HO scale trains. Always Have. I am a north east modeler. CNJ and Pennsy are my main interests. Other railroads are Reading and some B&O also have a place on my railroad. Sometimes a LV passenger train, the John Wilks will be seen running here. The Southern Crescent Limited also has a way of appearing on local trackage. In NYC I only have passenger power in steam.  Hudson's are my preferred locos. A occasional visit by the Chinchfield challenger pulling whatever it wants makes my day. I have some English locomotives also. They can be seen from time to time passing through Bergen point station or being serviced at the Frankford roundhouse.  Photos of these are and will keep appearing here.  
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« Reply #176 on: Jun 2nd, 2011, 6:47pm »
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My Clinchfield Challenger on the ready track. Awaiting dispatch.
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For something a little different. A streamlined pacific. A English model by Hornby of a A4 class locomotive. British Railway, The " Mallard "
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« Reply #178 on: Jun 14th, 2011, 7:20pm »
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Frank, you have quite a variety of engines! I'm not a big fan of British steam, but that is a nice looking engine.
 
What size is the layout? Now I see why you need the large enginehouse.


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« Reply #179 on: Jun 14th, 2011, 11:39pm »
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on Jun 14th, 2011, 7:20pm, NEFAN wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Frank, you have quite a variety of engines! I'm not a big fan of British steam, but that is a nice looking engine.
 
What size is the layout? Now I see why you need the large enginehouse.

 
Hey Fan ; It is said that variety is the spice of life. That English engine, the A4, has the most flowing lines of any streamliner I have ever seen. It truely looks fast standing still. Still my models are anchored in the north east. The CNJ and Pennsy my most favored. For me they are not fallen flags, but ones that are still held high.  
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