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  The new Big Blue Facebook page
Posted by: Duffy - 8 hours ago - Forum: Forum Announcements - Replies (3)

For those who have inquired about or are interested, we have setup a new Big Blue Trains Facebook group page. This will allow the Big Blue Trains community a different way to stay connected with each other. There you can post comments, keep up to date, ask for advice, and even post pics of your latest project or layout. If you're familiar with Facebook already, this should be and easy jump. If not, it might take some getting used to.

The address for the page can be found here at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/BigBlueTrains/ . It's currently setup as a closed group, which means you'll have to request permission to join. This is to keep out spammers but mostly Russian spies. You do need to have a Facebook account in order to join, so if you don't have one, that should be your first step. Once you locate the page, there will be a button located just below the header graphic titled "Join Group." This will send out a notification to one of the admins who will accept the request.

If you are familiar with how Facebook works, this should be and easy navigation, if you aren't, there is a bit of a learning curve to find you're way around. This is in no way designed to replace the forum. I know there are some who don't like the Facebook platform, and that's fine.

Any questions can be posted in this thread and we'll try to answer them as best we can.

Thanks!

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  WEEKLY PHOTO FUN
Posted by: cn nutbar - 01-17-2020, 10:10 AM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (8)

Construction at Christophers Landing of a car float and rail yard has been a boon to the local economy with the creation of many new jobs.Back in Leetown the railroad has also seen an increase in traffic as special equipment has been transported to the construction site including this bulldozer which is heading out after being secured with chains by the riggers.

           

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  Brick Factory, brick making
Posted by: railandsail - 01-13-2020, 09:00 AM - Forum: Industries Along The Rails - Replies (3)

A number of years ago I saw this image in an older magazine, and it so inspired me that I knew I had to make all efforts to include something like this on my new layout
[Image: Lowell-Brick-Co-ps800.jpg]
 


This was my initial efforts to put that scene on my plan.
https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node...ent-369953   (full size paper templates)


I am currently having to re-plan this scene due to a number of problems that have popped up.

What I need help with is identifying the major raw materials needed for brick making, and the stowage (tanks) I should try to provide space for as I try to rearrange things??

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  Weekly Photo Fun 1/10 - 1/16/20
Posted by: bdw9535 - 01-10-2020, 05:03 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (3)

WPMA-29 makes a pick up at T & T Freezers.

Bruce

   

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  HO Imex church
Posted by: Seamus O'Leary - 01-08-2020, 02:11 PM - Forum: Swap Meet - No Replies

UPDATED: Assembled ceramic Imex 1st Street Church. Model #6103 seen in the link below. Comes in the original box. Brand new condition - I only looked at it, but not very hard!

https://www.walthers.com/1st-street-chur...a-scene-tm

$10 plus exact postage. PayPal only please.

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Sad Weekly Photo Fun 1/3 - 1/9/20
Posted by: bdw9535 - 01-03-2020, 03:53 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (1)

SMS Baldwin 301 pushes hoppers of fly ash to the interchange track.

Bruce

   

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  "Whispering Falls" by Rail Scale Miniatures
Posted by: Ensign - 01-01-2020, 01:58 PM - Forum: HO Modeling - Replies (10)

Happy New year! To everyone out there.
I thought that I'd share some photos of this "Rail Scale Miniatures" kit called "Whispering Falls"
I renamed my build of this kit "Fesmire Farms" in honour of the late Chester Fesmire.
Chester was a master 1/87th scale vehicle/truck builder.
So here are some pics I hope you will enjoy them!

   

   

   

   

   

   

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  Big Race
Posted by: ezdays - 12-29-2019, 12:12 PM - Forum: Upper Berth - Replies (5)

Saw a locomotive race on TV. Both engines were steam. One was from the Sudden-Pacific (a 6-2-0) driven by Bluto, the other was from the Onion-Pacific (a 4-2-0), driven by our hero, Popeye. The winner of the race got a kiss from Olive Oil as well as the state franchise (whatever that means).... It was a harrowing race, at one point, Bluto punched a hole in Popeye's boiler. Popeye was smart enough to take a tea kettle, heat it with a lump of coal and connect it to the hole, thereby building the steam back up before patching the hole. A clever maneuver, but not good enough. Bluto forced Popeye's engine to a sidetrack and get wrecked. That didn't deter Popeye, with the aid of a can of spinach, he rebuilt the engine, streamlined it and added rocket power to pull ahead and win the prize of his life, a smooch from the love of his life... Oh, and the state franchise (whatever that means). Applause

Believe me, that had more reality to it and was more satisfying than watching the news... Icon_rolleyes

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  Weekly Photo Fun 12/27 - 1/2/20
Posted by: bdw9535 - 12-27-2019, 05:04 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (1)

Checking out a new piece of MOW equipment.

Bruce

   

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  Walthers Sw1
Posted by: jglfan - 12-26-2019, 09:03 AM - Forum: HO Modeling - Replies (17)

Hi all, I have the original Walthers SW1 with just one truck powered and One truck for power pickup.  I had custom painted it for NYC and never run it as it doesn't run well.  I was wondering if anyone can tell me if the newer version (made in 2014) which has all wheel drive and power pickup, has the same shell so I could buy one and swap shells.  Any thoughts are appreciated!

Thanks, Gary

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