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Posted by cnw1995 on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:25 PM

That's right - CedarFaire was the name on my kid's paystubs. There was a fair amount of back-and-forth between CP and Knotts in the off-season (for CP).

My daughter met the guy she married during her last summer working at CP!

Doug Murphy 'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers...' Henry V.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:49 PM

Those Cedar Point locomotives are absolutely stunning!  I'm drooling all over the keyboard even as we speak!

Thanks for the photos and the links Becky!

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Posted by Penny Trains on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:55 PM

Cedar Fair has grown since the late 80's to include Cedar Point, Cedar Point Shores, California's Great America, Canada's Wonderland, Carowinds Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Kings Dominion, Kings Island, Knotts Berry Farm, Knotts Soak City, Michigan's Adventure, World's of Fun Oceans of Fun and their original "other park" Valley Fair (hence the Cedar Fair name).  https://www.cedarfair.com/

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Posted by Penny Trains on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:01 PM

My "other" favorite amusement park train:

It runs around Memphis Kiddie Park which is at the other end of my street.  Coincidentally right accross the road from where the NYC Linndale roundhouse used to be!  Big Smile

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:29 PM

I'm happy with the way Cedar Faire is running Knott's. They keep that train running all the time. In 1969, when yours truly was in 8th grade, we went on a school field trip to Knott's. This was to see the replica of Independence Hall. We had the rest of the afternoon free. I brought my camera, and was so looking forward to the steam train. No train that day. There were numerous other trips to Knott's, and it was about 50/50 that the train would be running. Since 2002, every single time I have not been disappointed! And the tickets have said " Cedar Faire" in small print. They've got my vote!

They used to paint those locos in outlandish, and colorful paint schemes. Now they have number 41 painted accurately in black, and lettered R.G.S. Number 340 is painted accurately for the Denver and Rio Grande Western, and in tri-color, no less!

They usually seem to have one running, and one being rebuilt. They alternate every year or so, it seems.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:42 PM

The first half of my "new and improved" Main Street USA is finally ready!

This would be the East side of the street.

Which of course backs up to Tomorrowland.

Which is also new and improved (with a large pile of 14 volt lamps).

And here's one of those little nooks that nobody will see:

Both Main Street and Tomorrowland have always been relatively dark.

Time's running short, so finishing West Main Street and it's Fantasyland back side will keep me busy!  Big Smile

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:10 PM

That is looking great ! And, I just noticed your " It's a Small World" in the back. You have captured the details of the facade pretty accurately. That was always a fun ride, like a mini trip around the world. The train came through that facade also. This back side of Disneyland was one of the last open areas. It has built up now too, with Mickey's Toon Town, and a new station. "Small World" was another classic, and one of my mom's faves.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Friday, September 22, 2017 9:38 AM

Becky, I'm serious here.  You should take photos of your work to any architectural firms that might be in your area by way of a resume' and see if they can use a great modeler.

Your work is spectacular, to say the least! 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, September 22, 2017 7:16 PM

Thanks guys!  Big Smile

Here's 2 more I shot when it got completely dark:

Small World was a lot of fun to build.  I had to accomodate 6 inch clearance without making the module too large to handle.  That meant raising the background "kinetic sculpture" (as they call it) so it would still be seen with the train passing in front.

I really love these strings of 110 volt grain of wheat lamps that you find in crafts stores.  They make lighting so easy!  Big Smile

I need better water.

Topiary the easy way: Step one, buy small plastic animals and Woodland Scenics fine turf.  Step two, dip plastic animal in glue and then in fine turf.  Step three, let dry then plant.

There's a perpetual line too.

By the way, these are some of the 1:50 scale figures out of China, Hong Kong, etc. that have been cropping up on online auctions in recent years.

This is well known of course, but here are some pics of the ride pavillion and the original kinetic sculpture "Tower of the Four Winds" at the 64 World's Fair.

When it came to Disneyland it changed sponsors from Pepsi to Bank of America.

The center part was easy enough to get photos of but the ends were a different story.

People don't often take photos of the backside of the clock tower either.  Big Smile

Nowadays the ride is sponsored by Sylvania.

I wanted the more colorful look of Small World Holiday:

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:01 PM

if you have a Flickr account, I have pictures in "Train Pictures and Stuff" ,

and also a group I just created called "Knott's "

Like the pictures of " small world " with colored lighting.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:17 PM

Postwar Paul
if you have a Flickr account, I have pictures in "Train Pictures and Stuff" , and also a group I just created called "Knott's "

Can you post a direct link(s) to your albums?

Postwar Paul
Like the pictures of " small world " with colored lighting.

Her's the EuroDisneyland version:

Similar but not an exact replica.

The Tokyo version is almost an exact copy.

Though they have kicked up the colors just a tad in recent years...

In Hong Kong they created a slightly smaller version of the facade.

At WDW the sculpture is indoors due to the hurricane risk.

It's nice and all but it loses a lot not being an outdoor construction.

So where's Small World in Shanghai?

No Small World!  Tongue Tied  It's a crime!  Crying  No Space Mountain either!  What kind of Disney Park is this?  And if those omissions aren't enough, THERE'S NO TRAIN EITHER!!!!  Bang Head

I don't get it.  ????Huh?????

 

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:59 PM

 All those different versions of "Small World".  I am so used to the white and gold version in Anaheim, it takes a minute to register. But, , I like them all. The Tokyo version is colorful, and I like it. The Hong Kong version is tasteful. But, Shanghai, no train ? I find that very hard to accept !

I have been trying to post a picture or two, and I really don't understand why it's not working. Maybe it is Flickr, or the IPad mini, maybe I need to go to Shutterfly ? Followed the same steps as before.I am suspecting that the combination of IPad/ Flickr is an uphill battle. There may be other combinations that are easier to use.

Oh well

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, September 24, 2017 6:32 PM

For Flikr:

  1. Click on the photo you want to post.
  2. It should open and be the only image on the screen.
  3. Below and to the right of the photo you should see a hollow arrow curving to the right.
  4. Click on the arrow.  A box should appear that says "Share 1 photo to:"
  5. Click on where it says "BBCode".
  6. The web address of your photo should be highlighted in blue.  Right click on it (I do it with a mouse, but you'll need to do whatever you have to do on an ipad to copy something).
  7. The code sholuld look something like this:  tomorrowlandx_zps6kzitjna by Rebecca Chestney, on Flickr
  8. Then click on the insert/edit image back here and paste that gobbledegook  into the box marked "Source".
  9. And that should insert your photo into your post.  But.  You won't be able to see it until after you hit the "Submit Your Reply" button and if you go back and edit your post, it will go away for some reason.  That's why I went to Shutterfly instead after the Photobucket fiasco.

  tomorrowlandx_zps6kzitjna by Rebecca Chestney, on Flickr" alt="" />

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, September 24, 2017 6:33 PM

Well, that's strange.  It worked twice instead of just posting the code gobbledegook.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, September 24, 2017 7:09 PM

Tokyo Disneyland's Western River Railroad.

It's only a 15 minute ride rather than a transportation system like it is at the U.S. parks.  I've never tried to link a video before, but here goes:

The Paris version of the Disneyland Railroad does a grand circle tour.

Pretty spectacular station!

The locos are named W.F. Cody, C.K. Holliday, G. Washington and Eureka.

Maybe you can't ride in Shanghai, but you can in Hong Kong!

They have the Walter E. Disney, Roy O. Disney and Frank G. Wells locomotives.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, September 24, 2017 9:17 PM

Thank you ! I am trying to enter my pictures on an edit.

DUH!!!!

everything else was the same.

Nobody knows the trouble I've seen...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, September 24, 2017 9:24 PM

Thank you for those pictures ! Every country has their own flavor! Tokyo is great, love Paris Disney train. Really cool station, has a French flair. Hong Kong has a very cute styling, I would have expected in Japan.

I wanted to share some pix from the Knott's " rolling museum", if I can get this thing to work. 

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, September 24, 2017 9:28 PM

now Flickr has a message that there is a problem, and they are trying to fix it. I won't worry about it for today. I really like the styling of the Paris train, and stations. That's an interesting twist !

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, September 24, 2017 9:49 PM

Try again another day. Sorry.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:45 PM

 Shutterfly

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:21 PM

R.G.S 41

 Burnham,Parry and Williams ( Baldwin) 1881

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:26 PM

 Tight fit!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:30 PM

Crummy

hack

cabin car

 caboose

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:35 PM

Tri color

 no less

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:41 PM

Edna

 R.G.S. Business car. Used by Rocky Mountain Rairoad Club in excursion over the R.G.S. In '49, but they had to agree to repaint it first !

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:45 PM

 30 tons of happiness!

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Posted by Penny Trains on Monday, September 25, 2017 6:22 PM

Ah!  Success!    Those are real beauties!  Big Smile

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, September 25, 2017 7:35 PM

Thanks for your help ! Shutterfly works easily with the IPad.

I really love that "Eureka" at Paris Disney. If I ever get back out that way again...

You know, it kinda looks like that Eureka and Palisade #4, of Mr. Dan Markoff. Well, at least from the front. The more I look at it, the more I see !

They have borrowed elements from several different locomotives. The flat " pan" stack with the red stripe is from latter day V&T . Then, if you look at the cab, the front corners are rounded. This is an 1860's feature, as is the plaque mounted between the drive wheels. No wonder I like this engine ! It is not a model of any one particular engine, but they have borrowed the best features from several.

And you can do this in model building as well. You can build to taste, or painstakingly research, and try to recreate. Some of the museum models are mind blowing in their accuracy and detail.

Your models are built on research, and it shows. I recognize so many locations, and they "look right" to my eyes. I see the eating areas, and the Disney trash cans. Disneyland employed a lot of people with trash scoops, and a broom, they were constantly sweeping up. An army of street sweepers, it seemed like. There were also vending carts around, with popcorn, but it may have been caramel corn.

 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:14 PM

The Eureka was built in 1993 by Severn Lamb while the three other Eurodisneyland locos were built for the 1992 park opening by H.P. Phillips.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disneyland_Railroad_(Paris)

Here's one NOT taken through a fisheye lens.  Laugh

W.F. Cody:

Cyrus K. Holliday:

and G. Washington:

Not quite what we're accustomed to for coaches though:

Then there's the version of Casey Junior at the park on the Marne:

The first time Michael Eisner visited a Disney Park he called it "the cleanest place on earth" after observing all the sweepers at work.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:36 PM

Sorry to bring that up about the sweepers, but it impressed me the effort they made to keep everything pristine.

Euro Disney has some great Americans !

 (4-4-0's)

Like 'me all! Looking through me books, I see the "pan" stack was a feature of engines on the early Carson and Colorado. This was a narrow gauge line built by the same guys behind the Virginia and Truckee. It connected with the V&T at Mound House, Nevada, and ran 300 miles down through the Owens Valley, just east of the Sierras. 

They were trying to tap into mining in the area, but the owners later said it was"300 miles too long, or 300 years too soon" .

Not much traffic on the line, and it was sold to Espee. This became the S.P. Narrow gauge. 

The " pan" stack was on 2or 3 of the last V&T engines running at the very end of operation in 1950 . 26, 27, and maybe 25.

 That Casey  Jr. is fantastic !  Love the " Dumbo" movie, and the scenes of that little train. I like the way it takes slack, and jolts that train into motion. When this movie was made, Ward Kimball had already acquired an 1881 Baldwin narrow gauge 2-6-0, and had it running on his property. When designing the train for "Dumbo" , Walt told Kimball " make it like your locomotive, Ward, only cartoon it up a bit " .

Thus, we Have " Casey Jr." .

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