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« Reply #340 on: Oct 10th, 2016, 5:38pm »
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Very good mixed train. A Erie loco then a Lehigh Valley reefer car, followed by a Pennsylvania Railroad Star Line box car. Then a 3 door baggage. then a coach.
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« Reply #341 on: Oct 12th, 2016, 3:44pm »
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I have a few more boxcars that need extensive TLC in the shop. I intend to paint them boxcar red and label them for the ERIE. Finishing up a wooden caboose right now.

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« Reply #342 on: Oct 12th, 2016, 8:10pm »
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*   Cant wait to see them. Having a plan is a good thing. Get to complete it is better. I hope to see the finished cars. Good luck.
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« Reply #343 on: Oct 22nd, 2016, 12:04pm »
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No doubt Frank. I always have something I'm working on. I keep them on my workbench and pick at them as I have time, parts, paint, decals, patience etc.  
 
Here is the caboose that I found in various pieces and decided to reassemble and get it back in service. I like the wood kits and this example is at home on the ERIE or any of it's subsidiary lines.
 
About a month after I started on this restoration I found the same exact caboose in its original kit form and purchased it. The maker is Silver Streak. The kit sides come painted red and have ERIE markings on them. The rest of the kit will need to be painted to match the red. The one I restored was too faded and damaged so I repainted it entirely.


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« Reply #344 on: Oct 22nd, 2016, 4:27pm »
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It is a good match with my IHC 0-6-0. The power connection to the tender disconnected last week and I had to practice my soldering skills to fix it.

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« Reply #345 on: Oct 22nd, 2016, 10:30pm »
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 There she B. Erie 0-8-0 switcher #244 with its rebuilt caboose just wa-tin 4 its diamond & E. Go to it.  
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« Reply #346 on: Dec 12th, 2016, 7:40am »
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Well another new, for me, station has appeared at Bergen Point. It is a Lofton Ceramic China station. I got it at the Wayne train show yesterday. Meant to be a shelf display of the  Santa Fe station, Perris Calf. The witches peak roof was more pointed when I got it. I wasn't use to its weight and it rolled over and the tip on the roof broke off. It unlike many other ceramic stations and is HO scale  and nicely detailed. It doesn't appear a glossy poorly detailed station, but one that looks just right for a layout. I like the way it can fit into a scene.  
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Picture as I got it with display track a part of it. I cut of this funny looking track section and placed it on my layout with a operation track along the platform.


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« Reply #347 on: Dec 12th, 2016, 7:48am »
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Here is a photo of the station on my layout with the ceramic track removed and a scene is set.  
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« Reply #348 on: Dec 13th, 2016, 8:59am »
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Nice find and good idea to add that station to your layout. You do not see that level of detail in those display buildings very often.

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« Reply #349 on: Dec 23rd, 2016, 7:55pm »
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Here a New York Central Hudson is passing by the soon to be renamed Bergen Point Depot. It is traveling light back to Weehawken.  
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 It is a Marx Hudson 4-6-4.  


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« Reply #350 on: Dec 27th, 2016, 9:02am »
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Well Good Old Santa came through again. A Walters DL-109 with a Atlas caboose was under the tree this year. Yep wild happiness rains again. Here it is as it runs the rails for the first time. It is seen here waiting at the new station. I am not a New Haven fan but I sure like the paint-skeem.
* Easily one of the better streamlined locomotives made. And it is powerful enough that for any model passenger train.  
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« Reply #351 on: Dec 27th, 2016, 9:22am »
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This photo is a little better, and shows the other side..  
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« Reply #352 on: Jan 7th, 2017, 2:03pm »
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A very handsome engine. The NH painted these in a number of schemes. My favorite is Cranberry red for the train of the same name which ran to Cape Cod Mass. Like the ERIE PA, the New Haven used these as dual purpose units for both passenger and freight.

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« Reply #353 on: Jan 7th, 2017, 2:11pm »
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A few projects were completed in the car shop over the past few weeks.  
Here is an old time box car that I repainted and lettered for one of my favorites the ERIE. This is a plastic Bachmann car. I have another wooden car that will come next.


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« Reply #354 on: Jan 7th, 2017, 2:18pm »
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The railroads converted flatcars in the 50's for TOFC service. I found one a few years back and decided to make another with one of my extra flat cars.  
 
Here is the one I acquired. It just needed some paint touch up and new wheels.


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« Reply #355 on: Jan 7th, 2017, 2:23pm »
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Here is one I completed from an extra ERIE flat. I like the results and may do a few more. The hardest part is getting the tie down chains just right.

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« Reply #356 on: Jan 13th, 2017, 7:17am »
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* Congratulations ! A nice idea on the build of the trailer carriers. Using shorter flat cars gives it a personal look. Like smaller companies arranged to have empty flats dropped of at their building and they loaded the trailers them selves for shipping.  
* I am trying to figure out who's flat cars you used for the trailer carriers. You used 2 different ones. I have the small MDC ones but my Athearn trailers look bigger on them . Maybe it is just the camera lenses.
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* I found another Santa Fe Dry ice car. It looks the same but is different. My original one, a Railway HO Models car #6005 is a reefer with ice hatches on the roof. Roof rib detail is wood. The second car # 6004 has the same sides. Its roof detail ribs are brass and it had a box car roof. The side on 6004 are really beat up and I've only started to touch them up.  
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* Here is another built up old wood kit of a Santa Fe Canyon Line reefer. One side has a system map on it, the other The Canyon Line name. These cars should really feel at home here with the Perris station seen to their left.
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* Congratulations ! A nice idea on the build of the trailer carriers. Using shorter flat cars gives it a personal look. Like smaller companies arranged  
to have empty flats dropped of at their building and they loaded the trailers them selves for shipping...   frank

 
Frank -  
 
Ummm... As your writer with "... been there, done that..." past experience, scenario noted above (IMHO somewhat unlikely) with its own issues.  
It suggests a smaller shipper prepared to load, unload trailers to/ from flats with "...circus style..." plan. Most had earlier loaded to box cars. A  
change to use of trailers, and circus style handling compels added shipper labor, simply to serve the newer way of doing things. Shipper and  
receivers simply don't like any possible added expenses.
 
The entire issue, BTW, had touched off an internal Holy War within NYC System. The line aimed to do trailer work at its own central ramps and  
yards in numerous city terminals. That plan pulled regular box car moves away from the various local trains. Result reduced revenues for the  
regular local services, and added expense account the embrace of TOFC/ COFC/ FLEXI-VAN operations. Many NYC folks, to my recall, were  
not at all happy about all of it.
 
BTW. Noted and saw this action on NYC, the time when your writer did the "Shuffle Off To Buffalo" and resided there for three years. All so long ago...
 
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