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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2018, 07:42:27 PM »
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I like it. 8)  I have a soft spot for PCC trolleys having grown up in Pittsburgh area and rode them with some regularity. 

A suggestion I could make having done a fair amount of research on these for a future project would be to lower those Bachmanns.  The wheel C/L should be about level with the lower body skirt edge.  It makes a day and night difference.  Remove the silhouette stickers so they can be reapplied in the lowered position and start filing! ;)  It shouldn't be too bad especially since I'm not the one doing it. :)
thank you, but I am not going to lower these two...they don't run. After I get my Miniatures By Eric shells powered and running, I am going to send the PCC chassis minus the shells into Bachmann for replacement, and lower those.

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #46 on: May 21, 2018, 02:41:09 AM »
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Playa Desnuda is that beach city that happens to be on the wrong side of the tracks. It really needs a dive bar, and I an going to help out the town.

I am thinking about naming it Vardi’s, in honor of Chandler’s Phillip Marlowe. In Marlowe’s debut novel, The Big Sleep, he drank (a lot) at Vardi’s. Unless someone can give me a better name..besides, The Big Sleep is one of my favorite movies.

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #47 on: May 21, 2018, 01:01:48 PM »
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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #48 on: May 21, 2018, 03:35:06 PM »
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Turnbaugh's Hard Hat is a legendary East Coast Railwire hangout... but I like your idea better.

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #49 on: May 21, 2018, 09:40:02 PM »
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Vardi’s is getting closer to opening, just need to get some signage, and get a delivery from Gallifrey Supplies down by the station. I am now looking for a Brew 102 sign to put on the side…

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #50 on: May 22, 2018, 07:17:43 PM »
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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #51 on: May 26, 2018, 02:30:57 PM »
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This morning I decided to take Playa Desnuda outside into the morning sun. I even orientated the layout to the proper east/west direction….I took these pictures with my tablet since my Nikon battery was not charged…









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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #52 on: June 17, 2018, 08:48:01 PM »
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I spent Father’s Day working on my N Scale models of 1449 and a 1100 Class. I got my Tomyec chassis from Plaza Japan yesterday, and my daughters had fun trying to figure out the Japanese newspaper….I have not attached any part that needs to be black.

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #53 on: June 20, 2018, 11:56:02 PM »
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Nice, are those Miniatures by Eric bodies?

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #54 on: June 21, 2018, 12:27:24 AM »
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Nice, are those Miniatures by Eric bodies?
yes, they are. A pair of Southern Californian prototypes, bodies made in Canada, bought from France.  They are powered by a pair of Tomix chassis, made in China, bought from Japan

I never thought that modeling the Pacific Electric was going to be so international.

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #55 on: June 21, 2018, 12:49:41 AM »
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A pair of Southern Californian prototypes, bodies made in Canada, bought from France.  They are powered by a pair of Tomix chassis, made in China, bought from Japan



Truly remarkable.       Great modeling too !

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #56 on: June 21, 2018, 12:56:01 AM »
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Truly remarkable.       Great modeling too !
thank you

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #57 on: June 21, 2018, 03:29:10 PM »
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yes, they are. A pair of Southern Californian prototypes, bodies made in Canada, bought from France.  They are powered by a pair of Tomix chassis, made in China, bought from Japan

I never thought that modeling the Pacific Electric was going to be so international.
:lol:
The Pacific Electric International!

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #58 on: July 06, 2018, 11:21:22 PM »
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Just need poles

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #59 on: July 07, 2018, 09:29:34 AM »
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Peteski?   :trollface:  (Ok, that was bad.)