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« Reply #160 on: Feb 8th, 2014, 7:13am »
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A busy area today with a Reading C1, A CNJ 4-6-2, and some little guys. Of interest to some is a old Rivarossi 0-6-0t doing turntable assignments. This engine is one of the original HO trains made in the late 1930's.  
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« Reply #161 on: Feb 28th, 2014, 8:07am »
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A second view from another angle of last seen. More can be seen going on around the service area.
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« Reply #162 on: Feb 28th, 2014, 8:13am »
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And zooming out even more can be seen of the action on that day.
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« Reply #163 on: May 13th, 2014, 8:47am »
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Full look at roundhouse area . My last gathering of locomotive from my collection, until my attic window work is done.  
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« Reply #164 on: Jul 17th, 2014, 10:53am »
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My layout still hasn't recovered from the window replacement in the attic area as of yet.

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« Reply #165 on: Oct 16th, 2014, 9:55am »
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*  Camelbacks on ready tracks at Frankford roundhouse.  
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« Reply #166 on: Dec 22nd, 2014, 1:24pm »
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†Well the gathering of the Old Timers occurred on time again this year. With a few more added and some left in boxes. It still is a very crowed layout. Now the new locos, the Lehigh valley E-28 #5 camelback is busy pulling its pulling its re-letter Bachmann passenger cars around. The also new CRR of NJ D-4 4-4-0 camelback is seeing a lot of work. Others just sit around and enjoy the lack of scenery.  
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« Reply #167 on: Feb 3rd, 2015, 8:42am »
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here is a photo of the coaling area taken at the time of the last post.  
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« Reply #168 on: Feb 3rd, 2015, 9:30am »
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** †In this photo in last post , reply 167, I'll try to tell you what locos are there and who made them.
 
** The three locos see only as boiler fronts and pilots are all Mantua 4-6-0 ten-wheelers. They are there to add to the busyness of the scene. The first loco and the most visible is the 0-4-0 switcher with slope back tender. †It is one I repainted from its original CB&Q lettering that was applied as it was made for sale by Aristo-Craft. I painted it for my ANNA railroad.
 
* Next to it is a bad photo of a Mantua 4-6-0 that never was. It is made up with all Factory painted parts. Notably the cab and tender body, for the Meadowood Logging company. These parts I found at a train show and used them to make another 4-6-0 to add to my collection. They are from a 2-6-6-2 logging loco with tender made by Mantua.
 
* Next is a all black 0-4-0 camelback. It was made as a kit by Mantua in the 1950's . I have it lettered for the reading RR.
 
* The next is a Mantua General, 4-4-0, I have painted and lettered for the US Military Railroad as its number 89.  
 
* Alongside it is another Mantua General. This also I have painted and lettered for the US Military Railroad. It is number 90.
 
* Also seen are two back to back 0-8-0's by Aristo-Craft . Next are seen two more small camelbacks, a 0-4-0 and a 0-6-0, both by Mantua a newer origins. The finally a old time 2-8-0 made by Model Diecasting, done by me for the CRRofNJ.  
 
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* Now here is a better view of the never was Tyco 4-6-0 Meadowood.


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I just checked this topic view count and it is a even 3000. This view should make it 3001. That's a lot ! I hope someone recognizes this maintance building for I have no idea who made it. I seen it at the last Greenberg train show at Edison NJ. It is very nicely detailed and HUGE building of more than 3 feet wide and the tower over 2 feet high.
 IT HAS A BIG PRICE TO MATCH OF $145.00.
 
* HOW ABOUT SOME HELP IF POSSIABLE.  
* WHO BUILT THIS BIG BUILDING?
 
*** A unknown Locomotive maintance building of large proportions.
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« Reply #170 on: Feb 10th, 2015, 5:23pm »
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Hello Frank....it doesn't look like an engine servicing facility to me as it lacks railroad character even for a European prototype. To me it appears to be a model of a horse stable on an estate of an Austro-Hungarian Barron. Somehow I can imagine Clydesdales positioned in front...or perhaps itís a fire house in a large European city. The tower could be for hanging and drying the fire hoses. It has the appearance of kits manufactured by Volmer or Kibri....Tom

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« Reply #171 on: Feb 10th, 2015, 6:33pm »
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Tom I found out a few hours ago it was a Faller kit for a very large firehouse. sold in 1989. It was a limited run kit.  
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« Reply #172 on: Apr 4th, 2015, 9:19am »
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** Today a local coal company under contract brings in a 6 car train to refill the tower storage bins. The locomotive when allowed will pass through the service track stopping short of the turntable. Then disconnect, get a ride to line up with the track to its left, then run around to the rear of the consist and take control of it from the other end pulling it clear of the switch then reversing it on to the slip track which also has the coal fill pit. Soon the  tower will be refilled and ready to work again. A set of 3 loaded cars will be positioned for refilling again.  
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« Reply #173 on: Apr 7th, 2015, 4:39pm »
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That engine was born to shuffle coal cars - looks good. What make are the coal hoppers? I think I see one possible Varney.

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That engine was born to shuffle coal cars - looks good. What make are the coal hoppers? I think I see one possible Varney.

 
** I think they all are Varney.
 


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My service area today with some CNJ diesels in around the Coal tower.
 
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« Reply #176 on: May 18th, 2015, 6:17pm »
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*** † Another view of the service area today. LVRR RS3 210 leaving for days work.
 


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* Back from a long trip LVRR RS3 #210 heads in for service.
 
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« Reply #178 on: Jun 20th, 2015, 9:19am »
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 PGW assigned locomotives sit on ready tracks ready for work assignment.
 


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Yesterday the service area tracks looked like this with some Pennsylvania RR, two B&ORR, and a CNJ 4-4-0 camelback there.


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