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Re: Galesburg "City Job"
« Reply #180 on: June 13, 2019, 10:51:33 PM »
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I put the above module on some temporary legs so that I could work on scenery in front of the TV at night. I have some foam down on 2 of them.
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Re: Galesburg "City Job"
« Reply #181 on: June 25, 2019, 12:34:24 PM »
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I have a couple showings of the Galesburg City Job 1.0 this summer. Amazing that summer (read non - train season) is a busy modeling season for me. Traditionally, of course, cold season is train season. Not true in my world. One showing is coming up very soon, and its not in Chicago. (I offered, but I never heard back from them.) Instead, I'll be travelling far. I am updating and refurbishing some scenery. I took some reference pictures of the prototype recently for reference. Those of you in Ohio will see it soon as well. Unfortunately, my new modules will not fit into my tiny car, so it'll just be my starter 5 that will be on display. But that's fine. Its familiar ground. See you out there soon.




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Re: Galesburg "City Job"
« Reply #182 on: June 27, 2019, 06:32:03 PM »
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Some layout refurbishing today as I have a show soon...

















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Re: Galesburg "City Job"
« Reply #183 on: June 28, 2019, 11:36:12 PM »
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 Ready for show time in Nebraska!





Didn't have time for proper railfanning on the way here. Miles to go...

However thanks to a heads up from my Iowa railfanning friend, I was able to catch some former communist steam. Funny that the Casey's I chose to stop at for food & fuel turned out to be right next to the IAIS tracks. Steam passed by only 10 minutes later.





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Re: Galesburg "City Job"
« Reply #184 on: June 30, 2019, 12:14:51 AM »
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Great fun at the show in Deshler today. Dave & Deb (of Spring Creek Model Trains) really put on a very nice show for such a small town. Plus their store is a major attraction! It was fun for an out of towner like myself to see and experience rural Nebraska. But then again, it feels like home. I live in a rural area myself and feel at home in small towns. Deshler lies on an abandoned Rock Island branchline. Dave told me all about the "Rock" here in town, its industries, traffic, motive power, and other history. I talked with a lot of nice modelers. It was nice talking with Bentracker and "Freemo Nebraska" both of Railwire fame. I tried to represent N scale and switching layouts well. Talked with Rapido, Scaletrains, Athearn, and the fellows from Iowa Scaled Engineering? who have a new line of N scale grain bins I was not aware of. I'll get some pics posted of them tomorrow.

Here a couple pics of my portion of the City Job 1.0:









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Re: Galesburg "City Job"
« Reply #185 on: June 30, 2019, 09:08:57 AM »
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Very cool.
Sorry if you've already covered this, but how do you store your modules at home?  Are they part of a more permanent set up?
Or do you keep them crated up and stashed away until the next show?
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Re: Galesburg "City Job"
« Reply #186 on: June 30, 2019, 09:56:31 AM »
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Oh, I have a state of the art storage facility.

That is, if you consider velvet Elvis' and paintings of dogs playing cards fine art...

Actually, they get stored in my covered trailer in my pole barn.

My basement is filled with my Wisconsin Central layout. The City Job is my "roadshow" layout, for now. Actually, it is one of 2 traveling layouts, with more planned. But, I digress...
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Re: Galesburg "City Job"
« Reply #187 on: July 01, 2019, 12:46:03 AM »
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Here are the grain bins from Iowa Scaled Engineering I was blabbing about...









They also have a line of HO pipes that could prove very useful to enterprising N scalers...








Dimentional Modeling Concepts offers many neato HO products. But again, enterprising N Scalers may find his smallest sized exhaust fans useful. Just sayin'...






Mark was there with his line of 3-D printed N scale items. Gotta love N scale racoons. I was taken with his modeling of typical Nebraska rolling countryside, well in SOME parts of the state that is. Check out his plowed fields eh?







All the other layouts were HO, but among them were some really nice scenes...









Layouts from as far away as New Mexico, Texas, Illinois, and some bozo from Michigan. All in this small town in Nebraska. Quite something, when you think about it.

Lastly, just a few scenes about the area. There is quite a bit of railfanning to be had in the area, which adds to the show's appeal. The shop is only blocks away and features literally stacks of HO and N. (It kinda reminds one of those stacks of shoe boxes on a store's shelves, only the boxes are all trains.) Anyway trains around the area...










This last one is a crappy picture of a picture, but you get the idea. My apologies.




My thanks again to all the staff of Spring Creek trains for a real gem of a show in a small town. For me, it was well worth the trip. Thanks for the invite!
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Re: Galesburg "City Job"
« Reply #188 on: July 02, 2019, 10:06:34 AM »
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Was that the Puerto Boracho On30 layout?!

Also, those grain belt models things look great. Gonna have to check those out.

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Re: Galesburg "City Job"
« Reply #189 on: July 02, 2019, 12:18:21 PM »
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Was that the Puerto Boracho On30 layout?!

Also, those grain belt models things look great. Gonna have to check those out.

Nope, I recognize that end module as part of the HOn3 New Mexico Modular Narrow Gauge Club:  http://nmngmc.org/
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Re: Galesburg "City Job"
« Reply #190 on: July 02, 2019, 01:18:15 PM »
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Re: Galesburg "City Job"
« Reply #191 on: July 02, 2019, 01:20:52 PM »
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Nope, I recognize that end module as part of the HOn3 New Mexico Modular Narrow Gauge Club:  http://nmngmc.org/

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Re: Galesburg "City Job"
« Reply #192 on: July 02, 2019, 02:11:54 PM »
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Here are the grain bins from Iowa Scaled Engineering I was blabbing about...









They also have a line of HO pipes that could prove very useful to enterprising N scalers...








Dimentional Modeling Concepts offers many neato HO products. But again, enterprising N Scalers may find his smallest sized exhaust fans useful. Just sayin'...






Mark was there with his line of 3-D printed N scale items. Gotta love N scale racoons. I was taken with his modeling of typical Nebraska rolling countryside, well in SOME parts of the state that is. Check out his plowed fields eh?


Those bins are nice.
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Re: Galesburg "City Job"
« Reply #193 on: July 02, 2019, 04:48:42 PM »
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Those bins are nice.

Ditto. Definite candidates for a spot of scenery I'm puzzling over at the moment. Well-timed!

Same goes for the corrugated pipe.
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Re: Galesburg "City Job"
« Reply #194 on: July 02, 2019, 09:57:44 PM »
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Glad I could be of help. They are nice guys. The fellow who developed the grain bins is an N scaler himself. I think he recognizes the need for more AG related items in our scale. Mark Watson is also bringing some nice AG things to our scale as well. Thank you gentlemen!!!!
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