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Great tour of York PA
« on: February 11, 2010, 09:45:21 AM »
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Sharing because I know I'm not the only one interested:
http://www.railroadsignals.us/york/york.htm

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Re: Great tour of York PA
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2010, 10:25:26 AM »
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Re: Great tour of York PA
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2010, 10:27:49 AM »
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Good thing we shot the WM freight house when we did!  What a shame it couldn't be saved and repurposed.  It would have made a great stall market...   Mmmm... Produce, cheese, sammiches... beers...  Oh well...






I'll have to get back to work on this little project...


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Re: Great tour of York PA
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2010, 11:29:59 AM »
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i agree....
it reminded me i had this in a box on a shelf


i gotta get around doing a 2 foot ntrak module of the york, PA station.
those images will help spur me on
thanks
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Re: Great tour of York PA
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2010, 12:04:36 PM »
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You're thinking of doing that Eric? No way!

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Re: Great tour of York PA
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2010, 03:08:56 PM »
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Ed,

A few years ago I floated the idea of building the PRR Frederick Branch west of York as modules. For the one mile from the Codorus Creek westward, the PRR's Frederick Branch and the WM shared a gauntlet between industries.

Here is what I had worked up...

http://kc.pennsyrr.com/modular/
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Re: Great tour of York PA
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2010, 03:26:00 PM »
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You're thinking of doing that Eric? No way!

yes

i have 3 other stations (long green, woodbrook, and another i can't remember) along the Ma and Pa... and Bel Air is already compete and in service @ shows.

i was figuring 2 foot n trak modules and then sprinkel them throughout the layout to give it a local flavor. pictures are always the problem.  the ma and pa has their histarical group... i just havent done the research.  been busy doing scenery in the basement (working on that wow factor i want...  and getting away from "payne's plywood plains" or "the triple P" as i use to call it)

Jerry's information, as always... is helpful.  one could easily see how a tenth of a mile could be modeled.

putting together standards is easy enough.. we did it with one-trak... then all you do is have the module building session... figure out the leg system ya wanna use... agree on the wiring standard... and then get er done.

the problem as always, is getting people involved.  and of course, jerry is talking about york proper... and i know there are a few out there who would be intersted in a MA & PA theme.

Jerry's idea is wonderful.. and i would be in for section 13.1 (station) in some capacity if it ever came to fruition.

Ed, i know you have interest in the MA & PA... and i know Lee does as well.
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Re: Great tour of York PA
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2010, 03:30:19 PM »
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there you have it .. the BANTRAK and guests OneTrak Ma&Pa subdivision ...

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Re: Great tour of York PA
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2010, 03:34:07 PM »
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it is not out of the realm of possiblity... and one trak would be more proto then red/yellow/green...  there is a meeting coming up next week...  we can toss the idea around.. there might be some momentum to be gained there...  (not trying to hijack the thread)... that york website is great!
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Re: Great tour of York PA
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2010, 03:41:52 PM »
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I have a bunch of vintage PRR photos... I'll have to dig.

I know I have three taken from the top of the coal tower, looking each direction. Also a few of the enginehouse.
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Re: Great tour of York PA
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2010, 03:51:53 PM »
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there is a meeting coming up next week...  we can toss the idea around.. there might be some momentum to be gained there...  (not trying to hijack the thread)... that york website is great!

where .. PM me please

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Re: Great tour of York PA
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2010, 04:02:43 PM »
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There was someone in the club who was into MA&PA stuff too. Is he still active? I know he did a 2' module of Bel Air.

I know he ALSO, years ago, did a Towson module that's now at the MA&PA Museum. I'd love to see that back in service (since it's my hood now).

I've also thought that the branch west from York would be a fun layout too. It's still in contention.

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Re: Great tour of York PA
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2010, 04:09:31 PM »
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There was someone in the club who was into MA&PA stuff too. Is he still active? I know he did a 2' module of Bel Air.

I know he ALSO, years ago, did a Towson module that's now at the MA&PA Museum. I'd love to see that back in service (since it's my hood now).

I've also thought that the branch west from York would be a fun layout too. It's still in contention.

Wayne Morrow...
i have his 2 foot Bel Air preserved (and able to be used)

i know him pretty well, i could pursuade him to assist in scenery and rivet counting as a resource if we ever had a planning session... he lives about 3 minutes from Kleins...  anyway..  next time you come over, remind me to show you the "towson" signage he gave me (was originally to be used for that module you are speaking of), i have it... hanging in my basement.

knowing that module is at the museum is good nugget of info...
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Re: Great tour of York PA
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2010, 04:20:12 PM »
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How about Forest Hill?  That station still stands, and houses a hobby shop, or at least it did years ago when I lived up there.

I'd be in to do a diorama around Rocks.  Of course, you can't do Bel Air without having the ROW passing the edge of the cemetery...   I worked there back in 92-93 selling crypts!

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Re: Great tour of York PA
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2010, 04:23:47 PM »
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How about Forest Hill?  That station still stands, and houses a hobby shop, or at least it did years ago when I lived up there.

I'd be in to do a diorama around Rocks.  Of course, you can't do Bel Air without having the ROW passing the edge of the cemetery...   I worked there back in 92-93 selling crypts!

Lee

next time you come by, i will show you the module.  it is pretty accurate form what local residents say and remember.
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