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« Reply #200 on: Dec 10th, 2011, 10:05pm »
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I hope everyone gets a chuckle out my recent posts.  Let's face it, punniness is next to something.....
 
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« Reply #201 on: Dec 12th, 2011, 2:16pm »
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Alan ; I do understand your dilemma. The cutting down of the dead, and dangerous tree is of a priority that needs to be addressed. Outside contractors must be brought in to accomplish the task if in house manpower is not available. Environmental concerns must also be dealt with. Replacement trees need to be planted soon to prevent washouts.  
Good luck in you endeavors.
 frank , Superintendent of all Maintains, Building, Equipment, and track, of the Pennsylvania Great Western Railway, Frankford Branch.  


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« Reply #202 on: Dec 12th, 2011, 2:32pm »
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Alan ; Upon further review of your last post, I have become aware of your need in certain areas of various Heavy Equipment. A surplus, heavy hauling Vehicle, is  available for sale of trade.  
Photo has been E-mailed to you.
 
Frank
 
Superintendent of all Maintains, Building, Equipment, and track, of the Pennsylvania Great Western Railway, Frankford Branch.


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« Reply #203 on: Dec 19th, 2011, 8:39pm »
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I've got one mountain done and four more to go.  It's in its approximate final location on the layout.  
 
Construction has started on the Central Valley Pratt truss bridge.  The steel support underframe is drying as I type this.
 


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« Reply #204 on: Dec 20th, 2011, 8:16am »
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[quote author=I've got one mountain done and four more to go.  It's in its approximate final location on the layout.  
 
Construction has started on the Central Valley Pratt truss bridge.  The steel support underframe is drying as I type this.
 
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Alan ; Is that a run for a gas line, or ski slope in the saddle, between the two peaks. Oh,  and will spring ever come to those mountains.  
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« Reply #205 on: Dec 20th, 2011, 9:18am »
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That's brush clearance for the power line.
 
How would Alan manage without all this asistance?


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« Reply #206 on: Dec 20th, 2011, 9:59am »
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Ah !  Petey, A very plausible reason for the clear cut.  But where are the towers?  
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« Reply #207 on: Dec 20th, 2011, 1:38pm »
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ALL IN GOOD TIME, FRANK.


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« Reply #208 on: Dec 21st, 2011, 9:03am »
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Thanks for the assist Petey-you're right.
 
For right now it's a fire break.  I don't want to add the power transmission towers or poles until I get the other mountains done and everything is located.  The less handling now on the poles will be better in the long run, I think, for the mountain.
 
And no, spring isn't going to come for a good long time on this layout.  I miss the fall mix of reds and oranges of the maples and oaks back home in Illinois.  All we have around here in North Dakota for fall colors are yellows and browns, and a rare red or orange.  A couple of fall trips back to visit relatives in New Jersey as a kid and fall photos of the Leigh Valley area and along Sand Patch were enough to convince me that the fall change of colors was the way to go for my Northeastern-based layout.
 
Just the reason for fall on my layout.
 
Alan  
 


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« Reply #209 on: Dec 21st, 2011, 11:58am »
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NORTH DAKOTA!
Trees that will live & provide some color, some flowering, fall coloring:
Paper Birch-small to med size,very white bark, bright yellow leaves;
American Hornbeam-gray bark, red leaves;
Scarlet Oak-very red leaf color;
Quaking Aspen-tall, fluttery, bright yellow leaves(this may be one of yellows you see);
Amelanchier Canadensis (a number of common names)-a Northern tree, big, yellow to red leaves.
If you want some suggestions for shrubs, let me know.


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« Reply #210 on: Jan 4th, 2012, 3:23pm »
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* Today At the Frankford Roundhouse, CNJ A4 pacific #810 was assigned The Jersey City NJ to Harrisburg PA run with a special. A streamlined Passenger train of 4 cars. New Years celebrators will be returning home to the Midwest. This streamlined English built pacific has found a home here at the CNJ in Passenger service. It looks good pulling the special "Burlington Route" Passenger train full of revelers on their way home. I don't doubt that the party will continue at least all the way to Chicago.  
* Happy New year to us all.
 frank toptrain
 


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« Reply #211 on: Feb 8th, 2012, 9:21pm »
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Gentlemen:
 
I thought you might like to see some "progress" on the layout.  This is the farthest corner of the layout, and as you can tell, quite a bit needs to be done.  
This is the part that needs to be done first, and I just might have it it done in a week or so.
 
I wanted to show that the mythical Bankrupt Lines is getting somewhere, with appropriate motive power bringing a beverage car along for delivery.
 
Hoisting a beverage to celebrate getting this far....
 
Alan



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« Reply #212 on: Feb 11th, 2012, 7:53pm »
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Allen ; Very Nice! At least you do scenery. I just paint the board now.  
 Frank


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« Reply #213 on: Feb 11th, 2012, 9:19pm »
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Frank:
 
I won't be able to come close to anything approaching John Allen or George Sellios in scenery.  
 
All I want is a "good enough" level of scenery so it looks like the trains belong on the layout.  I want it to look "good enough" so any non-model railroader who looks at the layout will not run away screaming that it looks like the layout came from a bad sci-fi flick!
 
My interest is in painting, detailing and running locos and rolling stock.  And the anthracite roads are great for all that!
 
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« Reply #214 on: Feb 15th, 2012, 10:06pm »
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Alan ; Best wishes and good luck to you. I hope that whatever dreams you dream, are seen and appreciated by everyone who see your layout.
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« Reply #215 on: Mar 27th, 2012, 8:06pm »
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Good Evening Gents:
 
About time for an update on the Bankrupt Lines, Anthracite Division.
 
The first photo of this evening is to show that the second mountain is done, and that some of the scenery gaps in between the mountain and the track have been filled in.
 
Tree construction continues, too.
 


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« Reply #216 on: Mar 27th, 2012, 8:08pm »
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And for the second post this evening, the train is out of the way.

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« Reply #217 on: Mar 27th, 2012, 8:17pm »
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And for the final post, this is the other end of the upper level.
 
I've been working on filling in some of the scenery gaps on this level.  This part of the level does need to be done first, because once the track goes in for the lower level, it becomes mush harder to work on the upper level.  I've also done some track soldering, which has helped quite a bit with the locos's electrical pickup.
 
There are three more mountains to scenic, but I need to change up a little bit and do something a bit different.  So....
 
The next step is to test some ballasting.


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« Reply #218 on: Apr 19th, 2012, 9:25am »
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Ok folks, here's an update with just one more mountain to do.....

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« Reply #219 on: Apr 19th, 2012, 9:26am »
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Photo 2 of 4:
 


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