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Re: Milwaukee Road - Portage to LaCrosse - early 1950's - N Scale
« Reply #120 on: August 10, 2023, 09:36:56 PM »
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I was able to have three of my friends from the Twin Cites drive over this afternoon and do an Ops session trial run.  They gave me some suggestions for improving a few things, but overall the layout ran as it was designed to run.


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Of course, there are always a few derailments in any session.... :)

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Re: Milwaukee Road - Portage to LaCrosse - early 1950's - N Scale
« Reply #121 on: August 10, 2023, 10:46:34 PM »
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I think I know that crew.  :D

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Re: Milwaukee Road - Portage to LaCrosse - early 1950's - N Scale
« Reply #122 on: August 11, 2023, 11:04:21 AM »
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I like his hat / cap....

Of course, the layout too.
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Re: Milwaukee Road - Portage to LaCrosse - early 1950's - N Scale
« Reply #123 on: August 11, 2023, 06:51:58 PM »
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I like his hat / cap....

Of course, the layout too.

His home layout is N scale DM&IR  :)
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Re: Milwaukee Road - Portage to LaCrosse - early 1950's - N Scale
« Reply #124 on: August 11, 2023, 06:56:56 PM »
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We had some trouble with two of the turnouts in Ft McCoy during the ops session yesterday.  Today I ripped them out and replaced them.  I also  installed the Bluepoint turnout controls on them.  They operate as they should now.

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Re: Milwaukee Road - Portage to LaCrosse - early 1950's - N Scale
« Reply #125 on: August 12, 2023, 05:53:19 AM »
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His home layout is N scale DM&IR  :)

He is not on this forum, is he?

Would love to see photos of the DM&IR layout.
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Re: Milwaukee Road - Portage to LaCrosse - early 1950's - N Scale
« Reply #126 on: August 12, 2023, 09:06:53 AM »
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He is not on this forum, is he?

Would love to see photos of the DM&IR layout.

I don't believe so.  Here are some photos posted on the Minnesota Layout Operators Facebook page of his layout (Photos by Ken Borowski).  In case anyone cares, I'm the guy in the red shirt dispatching :)

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Re: Milwaukee Road - Portage to LaCrosse - early 1950's - N Scale
« Reply #127 on: August 13, 2023, 04:06:26 PM »
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Thanks for posting the photos.  :)
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Re: Milwaukee Road - Portage to LaCrosse - early 1950's - N Scale
« Reply #128 on: August 26, 2023, 07:45:32 PM »
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My first operations video on the layout:

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Re: Milwaukee Road - Portage to LaCrosse - early 1950's - N Scale
« Reply #129 on: September 23, 2023, 11:32:01 AM »
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Thanks for this thread, it brings back a ton of memories. I road the Twin Cities Hiawatha between Chicago and Winona MN many times in the mid 60's when I was in college. Enjoy your layout and op sessions.
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Re: Milwaukee Road - Portage to LaCrosse - early 1950's - N Scale
« Reply #130 on: December 17, 2023, 01:00:41 PM »
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Running some Hiawathas on the LaCrosse Division:

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Re: Milwaukee Road - Portage to LaCrosse - early 1950's - N Scale
« Reply #131 on: December 30, 2023, 10:22:42 PM »
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I got some paint down on the track through Fort McCoy today. About 1/4 of the track on the layout is now painted.

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Re: Milwaukee Road - Portage to LaCrosse - early 1950's - N Scale
« Reply #132 on: January 14, 2024, 09:11:30 AM »
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I received a new 3D printed coal tower for New Lisbon in the mail this past week from China. 

I cut it out of the supports, fixed a few things, and washed it this morning.  Waiting for it to dry so I can paint and weather it.

Thanks Mike Skibbe for finding this one; much better size compared to the Walthers kit I was going to use (that one was too big).

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Re: Milwaukee Road - Portage to LaCrosse - early 1950's - N Scale
« Reply #133 on: January 14, 2024, 12:57:12 PM »
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I finished up the coal tower for now......needs more weathering.

I took a few photos on one of my modules; it has better lighting that the layout room currently does.

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Re: Milwaukee Road - Portage to LaCrosse - early 1950's - N Scale
« Reply #134 on: January 21, 2024, 06:01:12 PM »
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Operations Session #2 for the N Scale LaCrosse Division is in the books.  A big "Thank You" to Ken and Damian for driving over and putting the railroad through its paces this afternoon.

As always, a few crew members will be talking to their union reps for accidents that occurred out on the line.....  :)

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