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Modeling the Lehigh Valley, Pt.2
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chuck
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« Reply #40 on: May 30th, 2011, 9:35am »
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Sorry guys for the reposting.  The photos are now displaying.  It seems there was a little operator error.  Needed some review on the "cookie" and "modify" buttons.
 
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« Reply #41 on: Jun 7th, 2011, 9:39pm »
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Here's a car I just finished.  Jim Dalberg tipped me off about the Sunshine Mini-kit.  Had to wait sometime before it arrived to do the sides.  The sides are very fragile, but I liked the decals.

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Chuck Davis
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« Reply #42 on: Jun 7th, 2011, 9:41pm »
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Here's a close-up of the tie downs and rigging.
 
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Chuck Davis
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« Reply #43 on: Jun 8th, 2011, 8:29pm »
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Chuck,
    Good to see your recent efforts posted to the Forum! Excellent modeling and an inspiration, unfortunately I'm still looking for my "round tuit"! Been getting some modeling done but no LV projects yet. Recently completed a resin kit for a B&O wagontop box, awaiting paint & decals and a resin kit for an FM H10-44 that will get Nickel Plate solid black....no scare stripes, to match a photo I have from 1950. FWIW....the NKP interchanged with the LV here in Buffalo so my FM will run the interchange, even though my use of modeler's license dictates I won't be modeling Buffalo!
     
 Bud-I've been meaning to join the procrastinator's club but I just can't get around to it!    


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« Reply #44 on: Jun 13th, 2011, 11:46am »
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Nice clean build, Chuck!
 
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« Reply #45 on: Jun 14th, 2011, 11:51am »
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As I switched to N Scale, I was able to find a gentleman who custom paints N and Z scale and he has done an amazing job with the Lehigh Valley and Reading items I have bought from him so far. As hard as it was to switch from HO to N, this gentleman made N scale a whole lot better since I wanted stuff outside of the normal Atlas offerings of C420, C628's, GP38 and UBoats. Here's the GP18 302 and caboose 95047 he did.

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« Reply #46 on: Jun 14th, 2011, 11:54am »
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Here is GP9 #301 wearing the experimental "cigar band"

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« Reply #47 on: Jun 14th, 2011, 12:00pm »
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SW #120.  
 
I look forwards to more cabooses and engines....


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« Reply #48 on: Jul 24th, 2011, 9:11pm »
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August 2011 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman (out now) featuring LV pups in N-scale! check it out!  
 
http://carstens-publications.com/images/covers/Cover_Craftsman_large.jpg
 
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Brian_Coblentz
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« Reply #49 on: Jul 25th, 2011, 12:12pm »
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Sweet!  

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chuck
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« Reply #50 on: Aug 1st, 2011, 7:46pm »
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Iím still learning how to do this, but I recently posted this short video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dSAEMqdEz4 from my layout.  Hope you enjoy it.
 
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« Reply #51 on: Aug 2nd, 2011, 9:27am »
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Figure I'd share my latest modeling addition......I say addition, because I did not build it, but it is on my layout. As most of you know by now, I am a modeler of the LV's waterfront facilities in Jersey City, NJ. My friend Elliott Janofsky was kind enough to build this for me out of Central Valley, Micro Engineering, Walthers and various other bits and pieces. In case you are still wondering what this is, this is an HO scale model of the LV's contained apron electric float bridges. It needs some tweaking and weathering, but is pretty much complete.
Just wanted to share something other than the typical car or engine model (not that there is anything wrong with that!)
 
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« Reply #52 on: Aug 2nd, 2011, 11:28am »
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Please continue to share.
 
This is a very interesting part of the LV and other harbor railroads.
 
Excellent work for which you can be proud.
 
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« Reply #53 on: Aug 2nd, 2011, 11:40am »
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They looks exactly as I rememeber them....now you need to model the pack of feral dogs that the yardmaster used to feed...so they wouldn't eat us!
 
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« Reply #54 on: Aug 2nd, 2011, 2:39pm »
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on Aug 2nd, 2011, 11:40am, LVRR2095 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
They looks exactly as I rememeber them....now you need to model the pack of feral dogs that the yardmaster used to feed...so they wouldn't eat us!
 
Keith (the one from Maine)

 
 
Interesting, Keith...I wonder if Preiser makes a HO scale dog pack? LOL! Any other "Jersey City tales" you could or wouldn't mind recounting?
 
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« Reply #55 on: Aug 2nd, 2011, 5:22pm »
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on Aug 2nd, 2011, 2:39pm, FFW-1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
Interesting, Keith...I wonder if Preiser makes a HO scale dog pack? LOL! Any other "Jersey City tales" you could or wouldn't mind recounting?
 
RAH

 
Do you mean stories like the first day I worked there as a fireman, and not knowing any better applied the car brakes while loading the float? I shoved the barge out into the river, the Bethlehem was churning up a wake that looked like Niagara falls trying to shove the barge back....but the ropes broke and the bridge dropped! A valuable lesson!
 
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« Reply #56 on: Aug 3rd, 2011, 8:43am »
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D'oh!
 
I think we should start a new thread  "Keith's Misadventures On The Waterfront", LOL!. I can only imagine the mayhem that caused....Do you remember if that was bridge 1, or 1A?
 
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« Reply #57 on: Aug 3rd, 2011, 9:16am »
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Ralph, I don't remember which bridge it was. They spliced the ropes (hawsers?) and re-pinned the float in about an hour as I recall.
The engineer that day was Joe Dougherty and he never said a word...other than the admonition to not use the train brakes when loading a float again. In fact....he never got back in the engineer's seat the rest of that day.
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« Reply #58 on: Aug 3rd, 2011, 11:23am »
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Ralph,
 
That's a fantastic model that Elliott made for you.  It looks exactly like the photos I've seen of it and should make for some interesting operations on your layout.  I wish I could get someone to make some buildings for my layout.  The passenger and freight stations in Wilkes-Barre would be a good start.
 
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« Reply #59 on: Aug 3rd, 2011, 11:38am »
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Thanks, Chuck!
 
Yeah, if Elliott hadn't offered, I'd be in deep doo-doo, because I know I'd NEVER get around to it, LOL! It is probably the lynch pin of my entire layout.
 
I am very lucky that I have some exceptional modeler friends here in Joisey, NY and PA........That WB station model would be a work of art, that was one heck of a building! I can understand anybody's 'fear' of trying to model that one!  
However, the rest of your layout is so nice, I think even a rough stand-in model wouldn't detract from the over all picture.
 
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