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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #660 on: December 17, 2016, 07:34:52 AM »
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Did you scratch build the horses? They look so real.........

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #661 on: December 19, 2016, 10:55:11 AM »
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #662 on: December 20, 2016, 07:15:17 AM »
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Because when you scratch Ed K., Conrail comes oozing out.  :trollface:

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #663 on: December 20, 2016, 10:17:55 AM »
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Because when you scratch Ed K., Conrail comes oozing out.  :trollface:
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Exactly.
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #664 on: December 22, 2016, 06:05:40 AM »
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Eeeeeewwwww...
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #665 on: September 08, 2017, 09:57:36 AM »
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Been thinking about the layout in the basement a lot lately. I've been distracted by my Galesburg City Job project these last four plus years. I have had a lot of fun with it and Jim & I have had a very busy schedule showing it at some big & little shows. It has really shown me that less is indeed more. Also, that small switching layouts are a lot more fun than they appear.

I was thinking that we were going to scale things back a bit, as our show schedule, as Jim was going to move back "out east", but he received a job offer this summer and will be staying put.

But a few recent events have me thinking that its time to adjust my activities...

One: A recent operating session at a large home layout has made me realize that my basement has not lived up to its full potential. Sure, its fun to look at, but not operating it is a real shame.

Two: I have been asked to open it up for a home tour this "train season" for the local NMRA chapter. AND, this same chapter is hosting a regional convention in 2018. I was also asked to open up my layout for home tours during this event.

So, its time to clear up the layout room and begin work on "Wisconsin" again. At least I like to think I will get something accomplished. I have a small project due in November, so after that... Stay tuned...
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #666 on: September 20, 2017, 10:45:59 PM »
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I look forward to following along!
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #667 on: September 21, 2017, 08:56:32 AM »
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Bill,

Not sure if you are on facebook but check out Luke Lemmons's Soo Line 2nd sub page.  He models Fond du Lac-Stevens Point in the late 1970s:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/810999598985034/

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #668 on: September 21, 2017, 10:30:02 AM »
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Luke, and his son Owen, are fun to watch model.  Also a good guy. 

Sometimes a little heavy on the Facebook updates, but it's always fun. 

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #669 on: October 18, 2017, 04:23:31 PM »
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Bill,

Not sure if you are on facebook but check out Luke Lemmons's Soo Line 2nd sub page.  He models Fond du Lac-Stevens Point in the late 1970s:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/810999598985034/

Heard about it. Sorry, no facebook for me. I was told somebody told them about me.

But hey, thanks all the same.
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #670 on: October 19, 2017, 02:15:59 PM »
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Heard about it. Sorry, no facebook for me. I was told somebody told them about me.

But hey, thanks all the same.

If you're at Trainfest, Luke is usually there. 

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #671 on: October 19, 2017, 10:00:07 PM »
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R u going to attend any of the Trainfest Clinics. There’s one on the Soo from Stevens Point to Fond du Lac in 1979, not much would be different from your time line on the WC, except the locomotive power. The physical plant was in terrible shape already!

See you on the 12th
TomO

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #672 on: October 20, 2017, 07:41:09 AM »
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Which one?

This?

Wisconsin Central Looks Westward


Or this?

The Wisconsin Central to Chicago
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #673 on: October 20, 2017, 06:43:11 PM »
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Both but mainly the St Point to Fond du Lac

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #674 on: October 20, 2017, 08:20:46 PM »
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TomO, I believe someone gave you wrong information.

The Soo main line from Minneapolis to Chicago was never in rough shape and the track was in splendid condition. Heavy Dresser trap roack ballast, great tie condition, 115# ribbon rail and CTC. The WC got a beautiful railroad when they purchased the Lakes State Division plus a few former Milwaukee Road branches from the Soo Line. The Soo main while operated at 40 MPH max. it was maintained for 60MPH and we ran the 261 at that speed more than once.

I know, I was in operations for the Soo for 12 years and the WC for 10.

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