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Discussion in 'Hobbies & Crafts' started by Joe Riley, Nov 11, 2015.
What a great picture, Ina! Thanks!
Caterpillar Construction Express Train Set
Steam engine ride!
When I was in high school, my cousin built model cars...........some really cool looking ones, at that! He had shelves of them on a wall in his bedroom. I got into it a little, but not nearly like he did. But, then again, he didn't have to take care of livestock after school and on weekends, like I did.
Today, I have a model of the first U.S. Navy ship I was on. Have started working on it, but still have a ways to go. Some years ago, we found a model of a Corsair F4U-4 that my wife's deceased son had, but never put together. I will put it together sometime in the future. Also have a U.S. Navy FA-18 Super Hornet that I will assemble sometime.
Have gone to Fairs and seen this extraordinary train layouts. Very impressive as well as the OP's is.
The Double bi-directional figure 8 spiral with Ho scale using KNEX and Bachmann EZ track
my late dad loved model trains. he put the tracks, station everything on a large piece of plywood. the entire thing folded up inside the wall with a sliding door. you never knew it was there. he and i played with it for hours when I was a kid. the trains were made by Lionel. which came with little white pills. drop one down the stack and instant smoke.
"Follow a Burlington Northern manifest train on Tim Dickinson's HO Scale model railroad empire. Through rail yards, long tunnels, curved trestles and more, hear and feel the rumble of realistic miniature railroading at its finest".
The footage shows awful track - that works! - on a model railroad featuring 90's era CSX. Two main segments are shown - handlaid yard trackage, and a mainline attempt at realistic jointed rail.
Model Railroad Hobbyist Ken Patterson's modeling buddies got a crazy streak and started putting together modules out in Ken's sloping back yard in an attempt to get a platform to run trains and photograph them with an outdoor backdrop. Watch as they use lawn chairs, pieces of wood - whatever they can find to jerry-rig support for the modules. Did they succeed? Watch and see for yourself.
Certain I started a thread about my hobby, but could not go back far enough (see question, "My Content" in Help), but cannot resist, after re-reading this whole thread.
About 75% complete, weight total, 1400 lbs., engine 1000 lbs. Build time 7 years, to this point. Every part scratch-built with no pre-made castings used. Model of Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy's famed steam excursion engine, which took me & high school buddies Chicago to Galesburg (Illinois) September 6, 1959, one of the most memorable trips in the "Q"s excursion history.
Fall, 2009, running on propane on the 750 foot track I laid across the road from our farmhouse in MO. My wife took the pic off our front porch with one of those now-obsolete "throw-away" cameras. Guy in the pic above is a "grub" I asked to pose, for purpose of size indication. Frank
I posted the answer on the other thread, but repeating it again here, where I should have posted it. Here is your older thread about the train that you made, @Frank Sanoica .
To find the older threads that you started, go to the search function at the top right side of the page, put in the topic (trains in this case) and then the person who contributed to the thread if you are looking for a specific person's posts.
Here is the thread about the train; but you will have to scroll the the last post.
Thanks, Yvonne. I'll stash this info away for future use. Frank
Hey @Frank Sanoica is that you inthe photo ? with the train .
Yeah, same ugly old man, different times.
@Frank Sanoica its not good to put yourself down like that ,we are all,birds of a feather here ..we are all... well ....... as old as we feel..... Some days i feel like a 100 year old "looks" and other days i can walk 6-7 km without a worry.
You and everyone else on here are valuable members who all make up a team to make this all possible for us all to enjoy
I d like to post a photo of me on here, but i have to ask ken about it first as id like to have it deleted after a day or so ,due to the worry about lurkers / scammers
I think we have up to a day to edit a post, @Kate Ellery ; so there is no reason that you can't include the picture, and then delete it yourself after a few hours and everyone has had a chance to see it. I have seen other people post a picture and then delete it again; so it is totally acceptable to do that if you decide to do it.
Another way would be to use it in your avatar, and then change the avatar after a day or so, since you can change that anytime, unlike posts, which can only be edited for a day at best.
Deciding to show our image online or not, is a personal choice, and should be respected.
Happy Mother's Day!
The best way to explore a model railroad layout is doing a train cab ride.
Train Ride in Germany's Marklin Model Railroad Exhibit in HO scale
HO Scale 1920's Bavaria in the Summer railroad layout