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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:34 PM

 The Bridge of Sighs

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:37 PM

 The Bridge Over Troubled Waters

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:41 PM

And especially...

 

 

 

 the Bridge to Retirement...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, September 14, 2019 6:38 PM

 Picked up some log cars, too...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, September 14, 2019 6:42 PM

 I'll cut some dowel logs to throw from my new bridge !!!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, September 14, 2019 7:43 PM

Postwar Paul

 The Bridge of Sighs

 

"Bridge of Sighs" indeed!  I'm sure there's a lot of "OOOOH's" and "AHHHH's" from an appreciative audience when that 2035  "Blockbuster"  rolls past.

Gotta get me one of those.  Still looking...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, September 15, 2019 9:55 AM

The 2035 has that iconic Postwar look.

Plus, I have 2 2025's, and 2 2035's. Although they are essentially the same engine, and the 2025 are silky smooth runners, the Magnetraction of the 2035 makes a Huge difference !

So, if you come across one at a reasonable price, don't let it slip through yours fingers !

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:22 AM

Yes indeed!  The problem so far is I haven't found one at a reasonable price or one in reasonable condition.  But there's one out there I know, I've just got to be patient.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, September 15, 2019 6:43 PM

And they're collision proof!  Wink  OK maybe that's only in my dreams.  But you gotta admit a 2035 and a 2018 both pulling freight in opposite directions on the same figure 8 layout and passing through each other like there was nothing there is quite a memorable sight!  Even if it was only a dream!  Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, September 16, 2019 4:56 PM

Well, I've got a 2018, so I'm half-way there!  Woo-hoo!

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Posted by Penny Trains on Monday, September 16, 2019 6:29 PM

Well, I know where my dreams come from.  One of my favorite time wasters is my Nintendo DS and my favorite game is Lionel Trains: On Track.  In the game two opposing trains or even one faster and one slower train can pass right through each other.  Here's a short clip someone posted on the tube:

The other half of that dream had me climbing a steep cliff so I could get a shot of the "newly restored for excursion service" Pennsy loco that was pulling silver passenger coaches accross the long bridge over the "great horshoe falls of Cleveland".  Only the loco was a Pennsy Atlantic of the 1990's Kughn era Lionel production that looked something like this:

I've got a wacky brain!  Laugh

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, September 16, 2019 8:33 PM

I think I completely forgot what I was jabbering about.!

But what a fun diversion !!! You can really get pulled into that game !!

Incidentally, I like those little Atlantics!

The last time I was at Carnegie Science Center's 0 gauge layout, last May, many trains were powered by the trusty little workhorses. I wouldn't mind picking up a couple to assist in traffic upturns...

They do the job !!

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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:04 PM

I gave mine the Nickel Plate look with some water based paint and paper labels:

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:53 PM

I would say that the overall proportions of those Atlantics are pleasing to the eye. I will probably pick one up at some point.

And the NKP;

one of my favorite roads ! Rode behind 765 and 587 out of Chicago.

Lima superpower Rocks !!!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:36 PM

 My city is getting a complete makeover...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:41 PM

 It is becoming much more vertical

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:44 PM

 Scenery helps to keep things from hitting the floor

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:50 PM

 I had a " break in two", and the engine came around and slammed into the back half of the train. My most common accident scenario...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:56 PM

 "Now boarding, train for Kyoto and Osaka"

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:59 PM

 "Please watch your step"

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:04 PM

 The front and side of the layout will be filled in with building flats

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:08 PM

 A work in progress...

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:16 PM

I had to go back and look.  You've come along way in 364 days!  Big Smile

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:26 PM

Well, thank you ! I was just reflecting on the fact that My Space is having it's first Birthday !

It's been so much fun !!!

A lot of ideas, and things I've always wanted to try are showing up here !

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