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Weekend Photo Fun - June 10th through June 12th, 2022

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Weekend Photo Fun - June 10th through June 12th, 2022
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, June 10, 2022 12:00 AM

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, June 10, 2022 12:05 AM

Hello everyone, it is time to celebrate the weekend!

This Saturday is the Kamehameha Celebration. The STRATTON AND GILLETTE has a branch line that runs to Hawaii (the bridge is an engineering marvel), so we are on the islands this weekend.

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

We have had a few new participants in Weekend Photo Fun the past few weeks. I hope they feel welcomed and appreciated.

I will try to be a better host this week.

-Kevin

 

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, June 10, 2022 2:45 AM

SeeYou190
We have had a few new participants in Weekend Photo Fun the past few weeks.

Yeah, it’s good to see other ffolkes really Good Stuff.
Just one from the archives from me.
 
Sunset by Bear, on Flickr
 
and...
Papple by Bear, on Flickr
 
Have a Great One, ffolkes!!
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, June 10, 2022 2:47 AM

Thanks for the start up of the 2nd weekend of June WPF, Kevin!

SeeYou190
I will try to be a better host this week.

Like Pavarotti trying to be a better tenor? We know when we have the best Bow


 

For me it was making up a bit of an interior for my "repurposed" REA building into a machine tool dealer and warehouse. I call this a tier-two structure, close enough to the layout edge to see into the windows but not close enough to read the gauges on the cutting torch.

Here's the boss' office:

 Hadlock_Office by Edmund, on Flickr

    —and the frame-up of the warehouse:

 Hadlock_Warehouse by Edmund, on Flickr

Then with a few shelves and fixtures in it:

 Hadlock_Warehouse1 by Edmund, on Flickr

 

This is the repair shop (top) floor:

 Hadlock_Shop-floor by Edmund, on Flickr

And finally some views with the lights on:

 Hadlock_Dock by Edmund, on Flickr

 Hadlock_Noir by Edmund, on Flickr

 Hadlock_Window by Edmund, on Flickr

Looking forward to some neat stuff! Welcome all newcomers and you oldies, too!

Regards, Ed

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Posted by NorthBrit on Friday, June 10, 2022 4:46 AM

Thanks for starting WPF, Kevin

A nice little scene.   

Bear   Love the Beartoon.

Ed    Excellent interior modelling.   Well done.

 

Not much from me as I have been doing a little research as to why the real railway was built.  Its rise and decline.   Getting the information from local historians is much more fascinating than from mainstream books.    I get more of a feeling of the people there.

 (Success.  I have had the dreaded 403  three times.  So frustrating.)

 

Scenes of Clarence Dock

 

 IMG_5842 (2) by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

 IMG_5845 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

 IMG_4971 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

David

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, June 10, 2022 8:54 AM

Good morning from sunny and mild Northeast Ohio!

Kevin, thanks for starting us out, I need to see a picture of that bridge to Hawaii!

Bear, also a nice picture and of course a Beartoon to complete the post.

Ed, great interior detailing, but how much of it can been seen by the casual visitor. Of course it is like the underbody details on freight cars, you know it is there but nobody can see.

David, thanks for your layout photos, always enjoy looking at them.

I finished these two car prior to going in for surgery last week.

Bowser ACF 1958CF Covered Hopper kit, painted with Scalecoat II MofW Gray paint and lettered with Highball Graphics decals. The DT&I had several sources for sand and cement on the South side of the railroad, but many of their cars were lent to the Ann Arbor for use at the Dundee Cement plant or in this cars case the sand pit at Yuma. MI destined for use at the Ford Engine Casting Plant Brookpark, OH.

Exactrail Wagontop Boxcar kit, painted with Scalecoat II Oxide Red Paint and lettered with National Scale Car (Speedwitch) decals. In the 1930's the financially strapped B&O came up with the wagontop car design which was cheaper to build, eliminated roof leaks, and increased capacity. These cars lasted well into the 1970's and were a distinctive addition to the nation's box car fleet.

Another picture of my Bowser PRR RS-3's with a turn headed back to the yard at a recent operation session on the Strongsville club layout.

Thanks for looking!

Rick Jesionowski

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Rule 3: Illuminating discussion of prototype history, equipment and operating practices is always welcome, but in the event of visitor-perceived anacronisms, detail descrepancies or operating errors, consult RULE 1!

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Posted by mlehman on Friday, June 10, 2022 8:23 PM

Out of town visiting kin retiring from the Navy in San Diego this week. Took this pic somewhere over Arkansas or north Texas. Can anyone identify the location of the railyard that appears in the middle of the pic?

Going to the San Diego Railroad Museum tomorrow, so may have some more pics then.

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, June 11, 2022 10:15 AM

Ahh, WPF, always stimulating and full of fun.  And thanks Kevin, for rolling out another edition with a fresh tropical scene.

Ed, Nice interior work, and the night scene really sets it off.  I like that carpet in the boss's office, reminiscent of the Jones & Laughlin Alliquippa Works tin mill crew pic, circa 1930, that's my Gramps on the far right.

David, I dig the grittiness in your scenes

Rick, Glad ya' made it back, hope all is well.  That wagontop is way cool, while watching the 57' movie 'On The Edge Of The City' I may have spotted such a B&O car.   

Thanks to all the contributors and viewers, and have a good weekend. Regards, Peter

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Posted by NorthBrit on Sunday, June 12, 2022 5:12 AM

Great looking cars  (as usual)  Rick.

Peter.  Amazing scene.  Love it.

 

A couple of scenes around the layout.

 

 IMG_2042 (2) by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

 IMG_5090 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Still time to post your pictures.

 

David

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Posted by mlehman on Sunday, June 12, 2022 11:57 AM

Some pics from San Diego...

One of the PVs lounging at SD station. 

  The old SantaFe station

The incomplete scene on the SD RR Museum

The Tehachapi Loop

Model of John Allen's Gorre & Daphetid 

 A scene based on one by John Allen


 

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, June 12, 2022 10:21 PM

Thanks for all the contributions, comments and compliments, Folks!

Peter, have you ever browsed this site? Some great photos of the Aliquippa area and plants, plus more if you explore the links:

http://www.silogic.com/genealogy/Jones%20and%20Laughlin%20Steel%20Corporation,%20Aliquippa%20Works.html


 

http://www.silogic.com/genealogy/Aliquippa,%20PA.html

 

Good Luck, Ed

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