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Weekend Photo Fun - July 29 through July 31, 2022

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Weekend Photo Fun - July 29 through July 31, 2022
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, July 29, 2022 8:43 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, July 29, 2022 8:50 AM

Hello everyone.

This week my share is something fun I discovered while cleaning out the garage.

When I visited the Transportation Museum in Roaknoke, Virginia, I purchased a cardboard model of "J" #611 and a passenger car.

I took a little time and assembled these kits... NIFTY!

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

I am looking forward to seeing everyone  else's photographs this weekend. Lets have some fun!

-Kevin

 

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, July 29, 2022 9:56 AM

Good morning from sunny and warm Northeast, OH; just got back from Cardiac Rehab.

Kevin, thanks for starting us out, unusual models for sure!

Here is what I got done this week:

First, an IMRC 10,000 Gallon Tank Car kit, with Yarmouth Models metal sill steps in place of the plastic ones. Car was painted with Scalecoat II Silver and Black Paints and lettered with a special set of decals I acquired from Andy Carlson. The Rio Grande Oil Co. was founded to supply the US Army's Mexico Incursion in 1917 and in the depths of the depression was acquired by the Richfield Oil Co. who wanted its California operations.

Next, a Branchline Express Reefer kit, painted with Scalecoat II Hunter Green paint and lettered with Microscale Decals. The Railway Express Company acquired several hundred new Express Reefers to replace the worn out wood cars after WWII. These were normally hauled at the head end of passenger trains as they were usually hauling extremely perishible fruit items that needed express service. They were also used to haul newspapers and magazines that had time limitations on them.

Rapido FP7A's and F7B with a passenger train on the Strongsville Club Layout.

Thanks for looking!

Rick Jesionowski

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Posted by NorthBrit on Friday, July 29, 2022 10:31 AM

Thanks for starting off WPF Kevin.   A nice looking kit.

Rick.  Excellent models of the tank car and refrigerator reefer.

 

Youngest grandson, Thomas has been here all week.   Here is his model of 'Thomas'.

 

 IMG_2302 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, July 29, 2022 10:32 AM

dti406
Kevin, thanks for starting us out, unusual models for sure!

Yes, they are strange models to be sure, but it sure felt good just to put something together again! It has been way too long since I built a kit.

dti406
The Rio Grande Oil Co. was founded to supply the US Army's Mexico Incursion in 1917 and in the depths of the depression was acquired by the Richfield Oil Co. who wanted its California operations.

Rick, I always appreciate the insteresting histories you share to go with the pictures of your freight cars. I never heard of the Rio Grande Oil Company. It sure is a handsome freight car.

NorthBrit
Here is his model of 'Thomas'.

I always love to see a smiling face on the weekend!

-Kevin

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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, July 30, 2022 5:28 AM

A scene at Leeds Sovereign Street Yard.   Two Ale Wagons outside Hey & Humphreys Bottling Plant,   A loaded Ministry of Munitions wagon outside T & J Harrison Small Arms Manufacturers.

 

 IMG_2308 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, July 30, 2022 9:45 AM

Kevin, Thanks for opening the WPF, nice to see some good old fashioned assembly fun, and like this thread, emphasis on the fun.

Dave, Thomas looks at home on your layout, brings back good memories of when he tickled the imaginations of my grandkids.

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

   

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, July 31, 2022 9:31 AM

David: Thank you fro another great scene from your layout.

Peter: Great photograph. I love the light-sourced halos visible underneath the awnings even though it is a daylight shot. Beautiful!

-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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