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  Weekly Photo Fun 5/29 - 6/4/20
Posted by: bdw9535 - 05-29-2020, 02:53 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (6)

WPMA-61, the transfer run to Camden, at Chestnut Neck on it's return to Mannheim Yard.



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  Its been a while
Posted by: Wheeltapper - 05-28-2020, 08:25 PM - Forum: Layouts - Replies (7)


I am in a strange situation with my kids almost heading out to university and yet not quite. I have risk assessed the likely candidates bedroom to use and it happens to be the one who will be heading out soonest, go figure.

I have been given lots of time recently to pick up a love for model railroading after the last portable 5x4ft railroad the kids and I built. So after making my collection more focused and thinning the herd I decided, with support, on a shelf layout. The condition was that it complimented, not invade the room. 

I looked at what I could with a 12 inch wide layout around 3 walls and surprisingly its quite a bit. Rather than fill it will industries and all my rolling stock I want to go the other way and fill it with golden harvest wheat fields, maybe an elevator and maybe a farm and of course the ever popular rural grade crossing and dirt road.

I am using 1x3 inch pine lumber, nice and light with metal brackets which will hopefully be substantially covered by 3mm hardboard fascia. The surface will be my old friend pink board as I have not really found anything to beat its ease to use and its ability to give elevation. 

This will be a DC layout so I am looking for any handheld suggestions.

This layout sits in front my desk and is an extension of my thoughts as I keep on running, nominally a CNR entity.



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  Memorial Day 2020
Posted by: ngauger - 05-24-2020, 08:05 AM - Forum: Hobo's Camp - Replies (3)

Well, it's been a strange year so far.  Here we are almost half way through and looking at Memorial Day tomorrow.
I thought this would be appropriate as just another reminder of what the day means.  Those who have given all.

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  Weekly Photo Fun 5/22 - 5/28/20
Posted by: bdw9535 - 05-22-2020, 02:55 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (10)

Shore River working the Charlevoix Glass Plant.



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Photo Samhongsa 2-8-2 S-2 Mikado
Posted by: Wheeltapper - 05-19-2020, 07:46 PM - Forum: Traction Modeling - Replies (10)


I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of a well loved and cared for Brass Samhongsa CNR painted 2-8-2 S-2 Mikado.
The previous owner has said that after approximately 15 years in storage the motor is working in forward and reverse but the locomotive will not move. He suggest it could be drive chain linkage has become disconnected or that the coupler has dried up.

This is a lovely looking engine and I would like to see if we have any other owners of this type of brass locomotive that could make some suggestions?

Thank you


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  Harold Minkwitz (hminky), Yet another fallen flag member
Posted by: ezdays - 05-16-2020, 06:28 AM - Forum: Hobo's Camp - Replies (10)

Got this email this morning regarding hminky. Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family and friends. It's hard to say much more than that.

Quote:Reporting that Harold died March 26th while online with his train forums.
I'm his widow, would appreciate any interesting Harold anecdotes.
 Eleanor Minkwitz

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  Weekly Photo Fun
Posted by: cn nutbar - 05-15-2020, 01:56 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (13)

Here's something Doctor Wayne will recognize

[Image: 49898389607_001b05a753_k.jpg]P1400165 (2) by Ed Creechan, on Flickr

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  Photo Lighting Opinion
Posted by: tompm - 05-13-2020, 09:20 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (5)

I recently got a couple of tabletop photo lights to replace the aging old desk lamps I have been using. They have different color filters and I need some thoughts, opinions, and suggestions on the what seems to work or what people like.

So here we go

All white
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All amber
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Red left/amber right
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Blue left/amber right
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All blue
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Amber left/blue right
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Anyone better? Any bad?

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  Certificate expired?
Posted by: Tyson Rayles - 05-11-2020, 06:13 AM - Forum: Forums Issues, requests, and FAQ - Replies (3)

I'm getting a message when I try to access this website that your certificate has expired? I had to go around Firefox to get here.

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  Weekly Photo Fun 5/8 - 5/14/20
Posted by: bdw9535 - 05-08-2020, 03:33 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (8)

WPMA-40 picking up cars at Pier 32.



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