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Christmas 2022
Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, November 27, 2022 6:06 PM

Here are some pictures for you all to enjoy!  Video will follow soon!  Merry Christmas!

https://link.shutterfly.com/GY9uZ3ngjvb

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, November 27, 2022 8:44 PM

Wow.  Oh wow.  It's the "Land Where Time Stood Still!"

Thanks Becky!  Bow

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Posted by POTRZBE on Monday, November 28, 2022 3:58 PM

Beautiful work.  I especially like the trees outside the plasticville Cape cod houses.

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Posted by 8ntruck on Monday, November 28, 2022 7:20 PM

I like it!

Where did you get the Boy Scout figures?

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, November 28, 2022 7:38 PM

Those are recasts of the Marx 54mm Boy Scouts.  I bought the set several years ago from an online toy soldier store.  I don't think they're in production right now but complete sets show up on ebay now and then.  They were cast in olive green plastic and, like all my 54mm figures, I painted them myself.

I like using the "toy soldier sized" figures at Christmas time.  They help to enhance the toylike charm of the entire layout.  I also have firemen, construction workers, air force personnel and the Johnny Tremaine set among others.  I made the Tom Baker Doctor figure by modifying a gunslinger.  I'm still looking for a handful of circus figures and a marching band.  Plus I've always wanted an original Marx Guy Williams Zorro!  Big Smile

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, November 28, 2022 7:54 PM

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Beautiful work.  I especially like the trees outside the plasticville Cape cod houses.

 

Thanks!  Those are a small tribute to the magnificent holiday lighting displays General Electric has erected at the Nela Park facility practically since the place was built.  In the old days it was GE's number one research facility and manufacturing plant.  Most recently it was used for special lighting project development.  (They would design the kind of lighting systems you'd find in football stadiums and baseball parks.)

I've always liked the little trees similar to what I modeled because there were always so many of them in so many variations augmenting the large displays in a quiet way.  So, I found a decent jpeg online and printed 2 on vellum paper.  I used a tiny hole punch to remove the centers of the circles approximately where the actual light bulbs would be.  (The "circles" are tin reflectors with a C9 bulb in the center.)  Then I glued a clear seed beads over the holes I'd made to simulate the bulbs.  (Since I had purchased one this year, I used a blue glass paint marker to tint those beads for this layout.)  The rest is just cardstock painted black and a peel and stick light.

PS Nela Park is just a stones throw from where NYC's Collinwood roundhouse once stood.  Here's where the pic of the trees came from: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.onlyinyourstate.com/ohio/cleveland/winter-lights-cleveland/amp/

 

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 7:25 AM

YesPirate Always inspiring us.

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Posted by pennytrains on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 3:38 PM

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 5:00 PM

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 9:29 PM

pennytrains

Becky, that was absolutely, postively superb!  The images and the music are perfection itself!  Who'd have thought to use Irish music as a backdrop for a Christmas video?  I wouldn't, and I'm half-Irish!  Just brilliant!  (Although now I'm in the mood to run out tomorrow for a bottle of Jamesons.  Wink)

Made my evening!  Thanks so much!  Bow

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 9:32 PM

"Holiday Village" is lovely Rob!  Thanks for posting! Bow

Hey, I don't know if any of you look in on the "Trains" magazine Forum but this is the latest from my young friend and rising railfan videographer Mr. Harrison from the wilds of Upstate New York.  It's the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train!  You've got to see this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLylRm3WuTc

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, December 1, 2022 5:18 AM

pennytrains - Watched your new video (twice actually). Great editing, and lots of Easter eggs. Laugh Love it!

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Posted by pennytrains on Thursday, December 1, 2022 4:41 PM

My favorite is towards the beginning when the Standard Gauge whacks the little green leprechaun ornament!   Laugh

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Posted by pennytrains on Thursday, December 1, 2022 4:52 PM

Besides the skyscraper flats, one of which is the building where Electro Motive was born, there are a few Cleveland centric things on the layout.  Including this operation which I just HAD to find a way to model!  Wink

https://clevelandmemory.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/general/id/7266/rec/365

 

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Thursday, December 1, 2022 8:31 PM

Becky, the holiday layout is fantastic, even better in motion! There's too many little details to spot them all. 

Wayne- I'm not extremely acquanted with Harrison (yet), but he's part of a model railroading club that one of my friends is also a part of. They were exhibiting at a show I got to attend last year... because I was helping someone else exhibit! I'm hoping he's coming to the springfield MA show this year, it's only 2 months away now.. would be neat to say hello.

-Ellie

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, December 1, 2022 8:53 PM

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Wayne- I'm not extremely acquanted with Harrison (yet), but he's part of a model railroading club that one of my friends is also a part of. They were exhibiting at a show I got to attend last year... because I was helping someone else exhibit! I'm hoping he's coming to the springfield MA show this year, it's only 2 months away now.. would be neat to say hello.

If Harrison's a member of the club your friend belongs to I'm sure your courses will cross in due time. And the Springfield MA show (That's the Amherst organization's show, right?) is one Harrison always trys to get to, weather permitting of course. 

A crazy time of year to hold a BIG train show if you ask me, but I guess it works for them. 

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Thursday, December 1, 2022 11:49 PM

Yup, that's the one. It's positively huge, can you believe it was the first show I ever went to? I was a little kid when I started going.
I actually live right next to the actual town of Amherst which the society is named for, funny enough I don't get the impression that the society actually does much in the town besides holding meetings in the regional middle school's auditorium.

I've had some pretty nice scores there over the years... one of my favorite finds is my cute little General Models "hand car" (speeder). Never saw anything like it before. I'm forever tortured by the memory of a postwar B&M GP9 I didn't buy... $135, I thought at the time it was a lot to spend on one item. But it's tough to see anybody selling one online for that little. Being very close to former B&M territory, owning a 2346 or a 2359 is a MUST. Worse still, same table had a turbine for sale for $55. I thought a couple minutes and decided I was about to buy it, but by then it had already vanished.

This is one show you really have to save your spare cash for, because hoo boy can you ever find a million ways to spend it.

-Ellie

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Posted by Michael6268 on Friday, December 2, 2022 8:14 AM

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Yup, that's the one. It's positively huge, can you believe it was the first show I ever went to? I was a little kid when I started going.
I actually live right next to the actual town of Amherst which the society is named for, funny enough I don't get the impression that the society actually does much in the town besides holding meetings in the regional middle school's auditorium.

I've had some pretty nice scores there over the years... one of my favorite finds is my cute little General Models "hand car" (speeder). Never saw anything like it before. I'm forever tortured by the memory of a postwar B&M GP9 I didn't buy... $135, I thought at the time it was a lot to spend on one item. But it's tough to see anybody selling one online for that little. Being very close to former B&M territory, owning a 2346 or a 2359 is a MUST. Worse still, same table had a turbine for sale for $55. I thought a couple minutes and decided I was about to buy it, but by then it had already vanished.

This is one show you really have to save your spare cash for, because hoo boy can you ever find a million ways to spend it.

-Ellie

 

Its predominantly an HO and memorabilia show, but you will find O gauge there as well as S gauge.  Its huge!

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Posted by Swiss-Colorado-Lines on Monday, December 5, 2022 6:27 PM

pennytrains

Well, that was fantastic! I can see how much work went into shooting all those shots, as well as the editing. Was that an N&W whistle in the opening shot? I've heard this referred to as a " hooter" whistle. Just like 1218.....

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, December 5, 2022 6:44 PM

Yep!  1218 on an NRHS convention excursion.  It's my ringtone!  Wink  The end credit "banshee  scream" whistle is a Y6.

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, December 18, 2022 8:54 AM

Here's our New North Pole Village...

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, December 18, 2022 12:18 PM

Absolutely charming!  Bow  Thumbs Up  Big Smile

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, December 18, 2022 7:06 PM

Fantastic!  Big SmileThumbs Up

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Monday, December 19, 2022 11:02 AM

Great Work fife,

You both should be very proud of that display. However I am having difficulty finding the track.  Wink

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, December 19, 2022 6:31 PM

Not if you get down on the floor!  Laugh

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 6:50 AM

On the NPV, the choo-choos (there are two of them) are just bit players.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 7:37 AM

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