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Re: 2023 Amherst / Springfield show report and pictures
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2023, 12:12:54 PM »
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Absolutely!
There should be enough space in the ore bins for some kind of mechanism.

@keeper Need a way to raise and lower the boat into the "water" too!

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Re: 2023 Amherst / Springfield show report and pictures
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2023, 12:43:03 PM »
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Too cool, Ed. Too cool.

Sadly I don't get royalties, just an ego boost.

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Re: 2023 Amherst / Springfield show report and pictures
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2023, 12:51:48 PM »
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Mini-Ed's, all over the layout!   :o

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Re: 2023 Amherst / Springfield show report and pictures
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2023, 12:56:29 PM »
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Absolutely!
There should be enough space in the ore bins for some kind of mechanism.

A mechanism with a few or single servo....bam!

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Re: 2023 Amherst / Springfield show report and pictures
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2023, 01:56:02 PM »
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There should be an @sshat line of figures.

We need a Peteski for sure.

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Re: 2023 Amherst / Springfield show report and pictures
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2023, 02:05:10 PM »
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I saw the dock in Marqette when I was a kid. There was a rusty steam engine parked near it at the time. Also toured the LS&I shops.

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Re: 2023 Amherst / Springfield show report and pictures
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2023, 02:16:28 PM »
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Re: 2023 Amherst / Springfield show report and pictures
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2023, 03:29:47 PM »
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If you drove through Marquette that day, the old steel trestle through town to the other loading dock, now a historical site, would still have been there; did you see it?.

My children love trains and we take the opportunity to watch them when we can.  Similarly we were in the marina parking lot in say 2003 maybe, and some old GN U boats started pushing some ore cars up onto the dock.  Then the ship pulled in on that side, slowly. We got excited when the chutes dropped into the boat's ore bays.

We were in the parking lot or on the dirt road pier next to it- google wont let me go into the marina or the pier, but this was the basic vantage point we had from the parking spaces there:

https://www.google.com/maps/@46.5822965,-87.3862017,3a,45.3y,204.23h,93.44t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1siMiKuPCodQep669VHXAgNg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

To this day I am still amazed at how far and fast the boat lowered into the water during the process.  Very cool to see- we stayed till the boat left. 

I'm sure @pnolan48 has the right boat to satisfy the locale.

Yes, this operation actually got me back into model railroading after many years of doing nothing. The combination of shipping and railroading did the trick incl. a change of locale from Germany to the US model railroad wise.

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Re: 2023 Amherst / Springfield show report and pictures
« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2023, 03:32:37 PM »
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@keeper Need a way to raise and lower the boat into the "water" too!

That would be cool.

A mechanism with a few or single servo....bam!

Yeah, in combination with the above.
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Re: 2023 Amherst / Springfield show report and pictures
« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2023, 09:06:05 PM »
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Thanks for the photos!

Those lighted cars look like they may be made from cars that I believe might be 1/150. At least they strongly resemble ones I got off the bay to fill my autoracks, where the scale discrepancy didn't matter too much.

Looks like you may be right.  I finally was able to dig into my Amherst stash and look over things.  I measure one of the cars and it's exactly 1-5/16", which is 1.3125"

1.3125 x 160 = 210"
1.3125 x 150 = 197"

210" is a bit long for sedans.  My 1:1 car 195".

When I get to it I'll place it on the layout and see.  I don't think I'll notice a difference between 197 and 210 scaled down.

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Re: 2023 Amherst / Springfield show report and pictures
« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2023, 10:47:28 AM »
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My son and I had a great time! Wow was saturday packed! Sunday was a better for checking out the vendors as the crowds were a bit light. Lots a cool operating layouts and all scales well well represented. For anyone who has not gone to an Amherst show; this is a must visit at least once and I highly recommend attending both days in order to see everything.

A couple pics of what I thought was one of the coolest modules in N scale attached.

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Re: 2023 Amherst / Springfield show report and pictures
« Reply #41 on: February 05, 2023, 12:04:44 PM »
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Mini-Ed's, all over the layout!   :o

Do like Luke Towan .. hide Ed's all over your layout ...

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Re: 2023 Amherst / Springfield show report and pictures
« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2023, 01:19:41 PM »
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I scratchbuilt my model of the Missabe Dock 6. The dock was retrofitted with a conveyor loading system but half the dock still has the chutes for gravity loading. I used a gentleman off Shapeways who modeled them after the actual Missabe loading chutes.

As far as Great Lakes freighters, while not cheap, by far the best option is N Scale Ships. For realistic modern freighters, the Sylvan models do not compare to what Pete does. I have used Sylvan details though and they are nice. I have two finished ships from Pete/N Scale Ships. One is the Incan Superior and the other is a “saltie”. Pictures of each can been seen on his website. I also used a kit from him to model the “classic” Interlake Herbert C. Jackson. The 1000-footer you see at the dock I posted is a scratchbuilt model of the Indiana Harbor.


Awesome model of the Indy!  All she really needs is some more rust and a model of Captain Todd pumping iron on the bridge wing next to a plate of steaks...


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Re: 2023 Amherst / Springfield show report and pictures
« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2023, 03:46:02 PM »
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$50! Totally worth it: https://www.miniprints.com/product/ed-k/

They also do all sorts of other cool stuff.

This is so great!

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Re: 2023 Amherst / Springfield show report and pictures
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2023, 07:59:40 PM »
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I was just reading this months UMTRR and came across this nugget:

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During the Northeast N-Trak “Mini Meet” which preceded the Amherst Railway Society’s Annual Railroad Hobby Show in Springfield at the end of January, Micro-Trains announced of their next N Scale body style. It’s the 107 series 60 foot flat car with 70 ton trucks. More to come on this latest item, which is in the tooling phase at present.


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