Forums » Indoor and Micro

List of newest posts

    • March 23, 2019 2:56 PM EDT
    • Thanks, Pete. The mobile version of these forums mess with picture uploads

    • March 23, 2019 12:04 PM EDT
    • View from back corner of building. Moved the spur from the big loop to just off the s-curve. 

    • March 23, 2019 12:02 PM EDT
    • https://www.facebook.com/vocebrassocolore/videos/10106133812342958?sfns=mo

      From my set up this morning. I need to mulch the bed to level it out. I can’t leave the rail out due to the ease of it walking in this area. 

    • March 23, 2019 8:02 AM EDT
    • This is where it begins, will be interesting to see where it goes.
      Dang, man, if only there had been that kind of teacher at my school ...

    • March 22, 2019 11:10 PM EDT
    • A belated "ALOHA!"

    • March 22, 2019 5:37 PM EDT
    • Brought home enough track from school to run this weekend. I have enough that I can leave it here and still have enough loops for the kids in the school club

    • March 16, 2019 6:55 AM EDT
    • And then here is a car load you might think about

      https://archive.org/details/HistoryOfTheFrickCompany/page/n25

    • March 15, 2019 7:19 PM EDT
    • Jon Radder said:
      " Rooster " said:

      Jon,

       Back to the picture .....I have seen quite a few (a lot) of  "old school" images of the Frick facility and perhaps you could blend one into your current pic which looks a lot like it in many aspects. Just thinking and trying to help......The CVRR did service that plant so I'm biased that way...

       

      Might be a good place to look instead of getting lost on Shorpy .....I blocked Shorpy but have peeked now and then.

       

       

      Do you have a link to share or can you email me something?

      Jon,

       

        Good Lord somewhere ......I'm always digging into history.....Might be in Penn States archives but I know I just saw a lot of the Frick plant a few months ago.....Library of Congress maybe ....we'll talk at York .

    • March 15, 2019 6:24 PM EDT
    • Need to take a break?

      https://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/det/digitizing.html

      The Detroit Publishing Company, is a good source for; Railroad , then trains or other subjects are entered into the search box ... have fun.

    • March 15, 2019 5:58 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:

      Jon,

       Back to the picture .....I have seen quite a few (a lot) of  "old school" images of the Frick facility and perhaps you could blend one into your current pic which looks a lot like it in many aspects. Just thinking and trying to help......The CVRR did service that plant so I'm biased that way...

       

      Might be a good place to look instead of getting lost on Shorpy .....I blocked Shorpy but have peeked now and then.

       

       

      Do you have a link to share or can you email me something?

    • March 15, 2019 5:57 PM EDT
    • I really need to brush up on my Photoshop skills.  I started messing with that picture last weekend, but was quickly frustrated by my lack of knowledge in PS. My attempt was to try and extend the roof line back down the left side, then tack on a mirror image which makes it look like a corner shot.  If that idea continues to fail; I have another nice picture of a Cadillac factory. I would just put a small black divider bar between the shots as there is no way to blend them.  I will look at your idea to see if I can make the Cadillac factory look close and allow it to blocking the missing corner of the Westinghouse building.

       

    • March 15, 2019 8:32 AM EDT
    • Jon if you could find a close-up of a similar building , and mounted / cropped the edge of the building and laid  it out to cover the left edge of this pic

      I'm thinking it would give the impression of wow look what's around the corner . The corner of the building would hide the edge of the pic that you already have..

      It might even give you a store front or another loading dock and a reason to have a car there ..

    • March 14, 2019 8:45 PM EDT
    • Jon,

       Back to the picture .....I have seen quite a few (a lot) of  "old school" images of the Frick facility and perhaps you could blend one into your current pic which looks a lot like it in many aspects. Just thinking and trying to help......The CVRR did service that plant so I'm biased that way...

       

      Might be a good place to look instead of getting lost on Shorpy .....I blocked Shorpy but have peeked now and then.

       

       

    • March 14, 2019 7:41 PM EDT
    • Sean - I am done allowing you to put bad ideas into my head!!!!!  The sign has been hung. The Control Point is BOX. What you want to call the tunnel if you come down to operate is up to you.

       

      I may not make it to Bobs this year. Am toying with the idea of an open house the following Monday for those close and on their way West.  No plan yet - and need to get it by the boss as the kids and grand kids will be here. She already shot down my idea of sending the parent kids off on a kid-less weekend and us bringing the grand kids to Bob's. I thought that was a brilliant idea, but I wouldn't be the one being caretaker

    • March 14, 2019 7:11 AM EDT
    • Jon Radder said:
      Andy Clarke said:

      Jon, doesn't need to be far away, just has to across the border line from each other...   Both could be on the outskirts of each town, hence different towns..   

      That pretty much follows what I've done before. There is a physical barrier - Box Tunnel seperating the two locations, so West Willow Hill it is.  Got it into JMRI and added to a few trains. Ran two Southbound trains last night to fill in the spots.  Just realized as I operated for the first time that these are all facing point moves!  Good thing there is a run-around back in Willow Hill.

       

      Guess I need to update and post the Schematic again.  as Ric would say - the pressure is overwhelming.

      You need a catchy name for that tunnel like Rooster gulch , or the Black hole of *** , State of confusion, Devon's wound....

    • March 14, 2019 6:48 AM EDT
    • Andy Clarke said:

      Jon, doesn't need to be far away, just has to across the border line from each other...   Both could be on the outskirts of each town, hence different towns..   

      That pretty much follows what I've done before. There is a physical barrier - Box Tunnel seperating the two locations, so West Willow Hill it is.  Got it into JMRI and added to a few trains. Ran two Southbound trains last night to fill in the spots.  Just realized as I operated for the first time that these are all facing point moves!  Good thing there is a run-around back in Willow Hill.

       

      Guess I need to update and post the Schematic again.  as Ric would say - the pressure is overwhelming.

    • March 13, 2019 10:45 PM EDT
    • Jon, doesn't need to be far away, just has to across the border line from each other...   Both could be on the outskirts of each town, hence different towns..