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Weekend Update - May 13, 2007
« on: May 13, 2007, 02:23:07 PM »
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Got back from the PRRT&HS annual meeting this week with 13 photos of models, but cannot upload them to RailImages.  >:( Ended up buying two books, one the PRRT&HS issued book for the meeting on PRR's Conemaugh Division, and the other containing PRR structure plans. The structure that won best on show for structures was of IA tower, which preceeded MG tower on the Slope. PRR's architects sure had an imagination, the tower looked like it was right out of the The Hobbit!



Saw several trains, including one with a BNSF boxcar with the "swoosh" logo - not impressive, IMHO. BTW, stopped one night in Asheville, NC, in the way back. Guess what showed in the Yellow Pages, under Hobby & Model Shops? Factory Direct Trains with a street address in Woodlin, NC - so you doubters, this evidently is actually a "brick and mortar" hobby shop, not just a PCM-BLI creation.

Allright, I've pounded the keys enough, what have y'all got for the past week, with photos if possible!
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Re: Weekend Update - May 13, 2007
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2007, 03:02:39 PM »
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Greg,I like that tower,I wonder if it is or has been or will be a kit?Anyway thought I would contribute a pic of some of my weathered CSX locomotives.


CSX-----------------patched Conrail-----------------CSX

All three are ATLAS Dash 8 40Bs.I will most likely end up stripping and repainting the Conrail unit as it is way to light coloured.
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Re: Weekend Update - May 13, 2007
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2007, 03:33:18 PM »
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I have been working on an area of the layout that I call The Narrows, and also an area called Joree Mine.

This is an overview of The Narrows. These are what I call "scout films" .. I use them to analyze what additional work I need to do to the scenery.

[img width= height=]http://lh5.google.com/image/acsxfan1/RkdmVavcvSI/AAAAAAAAAxU/2TL0VN5UOLs/s800/IMG_1402.jpg[/img]

Here is the link to the entire album if you are interested.

http://picasaweb.google.com/acsxfan1/TheNarrows?authkey=mqvx82mwsH4




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Re: Weekend Update - May 13, 2007
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2007, 03:37:49 PM »
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This area is what I call Joree mine. It is a loadout based on the New River Mine. The M&O is dependent on coal for a large amount of traffice. There are several mine loadouts on the layout. Again, this is a scout film to help me with my work planning.



Here is the rest of the album

http://picasaweb.google.com/acsxfan1/CoalMine?authkey=IbPhsxWc0EI


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Re: Weekend Update - May 13, 2007
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2007, 04:24:47 PM »
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I got back in town from NYC, and found out at the last minute that yesterday was MBK's last day at their downtown location. Needless to say, I drug one of my friends down there with me to catch their last hour. I'm still adding captions, but here's the gallery:

http://picasaweb.google.com/ed.kapuscinski/MBKleinSLastDayOnGaySt51207




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Re: Weekend Update - May 13, 2007
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2007, 04:52:47 PM »
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I drug one of my friends down there

You drug your friends?  8)

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Re: Weekend Update - May 13, 2007
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2007, 05:20:15 PM »
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Hmmm, at 400%, the girl in that first photo looks a bit like she's selling something other than model trains.  ;)  Looks like the employees will have a lot to keep them occupied for the next 4.5 weeks moving all that stuff to Cockeysville and setting it up.

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Re: Weekend Update - May 13, 2007
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2007, 05:41:11 PM »
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Lol, that's really funny Gregg, that's my friend who went with me.

I'll have to pass that on to her. Lol...

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Re: Weekend Update - May 13, 2007
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2007, 07:32:05 PM »
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Somebody send Gregg a Keystone Light ;D ;D

(I'm assuming the Keystone Light ad campaign is running nationally.)
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Re: Weekend Update - May 13, 2007
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2007, 07:43:39 PM »
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Somebody send Gregg a Keystone Light ;D ;D

(I'm assuming the Keystone Light ad campaign is running nationally.)
Roger, if you're referring to the beer, I haven't seen that brand since I moved to Florida 26 years ago. I drink St. Pauli NA and Kaliber when I drink anything resembling beer.

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Re: Weekend Update - May 13, 2007
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2007, 08:45:25 PM »
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I just finished captioning them.

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Re: Weekend Update - May 13, 2007
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2007, 08:50:18 PM »
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Ed, what job did you work at MBKs?  ???

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Re: Weekend Update - May 13, 2007
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2007, 08:55:24 PM »
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Ed .. you should get them to donate that locomotive on the roof to the B&O museum ..

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Re: Weekend Update - May 13, 2007
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2007, 08:55:52 PM »
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I used to work in the N Scale Dept and ran their website.

It was my springboard to fame and fortune.  ;D

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Re: Weekend Update - May 13, 2007
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2007, 09:31:41 PM »
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It seems eveybody enjoyed the weekend a little bit away from modeling.

I was working on a few pieces of my crane. Those are the wheels that move the crane on the dock. They won't be motorized for now but I made them free rolling just in case.



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