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    • May 28, 2017 11:27 AM EDT
    • Ken;

       If I had the cash, I'd have two of the B'mann C19's...and I think I may have made that comment to you...great locomotives, from what I have heard, and seen.

          Fred Mills

    • May 28, 2017 9:33 AM EDT
    • Fred Mills, SOG said:

      Ken;

        That locomotive of Lawrences' is not B'mann C19. It is an Aristo/Delton C16. A smaller 1:24 locomotive. I think that is the first time it has been out.

        Fred Mills

      Ah ha, I remember someone mentioning that they liked mine, so i assumed they had bought one. Couldn't tell from the pix how big it was. 

    • May 28, 2017 8:45 AM EDT
    • Ken; There were a few new to you, faces. There were a few regulars missing due to conflicting events. This past Saturday, the HoTrack modular group had a set-up, along with the NMRA, SLD group having an event down in Kingston Ontario. Next Saturday, again, we will be missing a few people due to a rather good local model train show, up the Valley, in Arnprior Ontario. We always seem to have enough crew members to stage an operation. If we are short, we just annul the ore trains, and/or the passenger trains.  The guys and Gals are getting quite versatile, and are able to move around to do many assignments. We are very fortunate to have such a great group of people........

      Management just signed a new contract with all employees.....a 20% increase in wages.....this goes a long way towards the great moral of the crews...!!

      Fred Mills

    • May 28, 2017 8:35 AM EDT
    • Ken;

        That locomotive of Lawrences' is not B'mann C19. It is an Aristo/Delton C16. A smaller 1:24 locomotive. I think that is the first time it has been out.

        Fred Mills

    • May 28, 2017 8:18 AM EDT
    • I see someone got themselves a C-19. 

      And some familiar faces and some not so familiar...............

    • May 28, 2017 7:15 AM EDT
    • Excellent pictures  of another season beginning.  Thank you for posting and keeping all of us distant members up to date.  Like Ken, makes me look forward to July and I don't know if I can really say that.

    • May 28, 2017 7:04 AM EDT
    • Here's the link to the Narrow Gauge operations : http://gardenrailroadottawa.blogspot.ca/2017/05/first-narrow-gauge-ops-of-2017.html

       

    • May 28, 2017 3:46 AM EDT
    • Yes, Steve, with the rather wet Spring, "We got BUGS, lots of bugs"... This is a fact of life in most parts of Ontario, and Quebec, in Eastern Canada.

       The latest "Rail fanning adventures" are now available from the Saturday, May 27th operation.

         Find them at:  www.railfanning.blogspot.com  Mike posted the first edition, late Saturday evening.

       Fred Mills

    • May 27, 2017 7:50 PM EDT
    • Fred Mills, SOG said:

      We had another very successful operation this morning, with great sunshine, and warm temperatures. There was just enough breeze to keep the mosquitoes away....the second operation of 2017.

        Fred Mills

      You have mosquitoes?!    I thought is was too cold, that far north, for mosquitoes. 

    • May 27, 2017 3:44 PM EDT
    • Very nice operations and RR; also nice to see the Delaware & Hudson (DH) interchange.

    • May 27, 2017 3:30 PM EDT
    • We had another very successful operation this morning, with great sunshine, and warm temperatures. There was just enough breeze to keep the mosquitoes away....the second operation of 2017.

        Fred Mills

    • May 28, 2017 8:30 AM EDT
    • It's all about MODELLING and enjoying the Transportation Industry... hopefully sharing and having great times and friendships with others; no-matter what the scale is.

        Fred Mills

    • May 28, 2017 8:22 AM EDT
    • Forrest, maybe. But then again, I enjoy working with stuff I can see, and that I can rerail without a magnifying glass.

    • May 28, 2017 7:19 AM EDT
    • Great pictures!  Looks like another great addition to the line.  Anxious to give it a try.  Thanks for sharing.

    • May 28, 2017 12:45 AM EDT
    • Steve Featherkile said:

      What do the half zero guys think of operating stuff they can actually see?

      Hey, it's electrically operated trains with Kadee couplers, same-same, no different from half zero.

      Right.

    • May 27, 2017 10:37 PM EDT
    • Steve Featherkile said:

      What do the half zero guys think of operating stuff they can actually see?

      Steve, they enjoy it very much..  Both the guys in the pictures have a piece or 2 of large scale stuff that they bring and run..  In addition to running the locals and stuff, they have also been my Evansville yardmasters, out along the side of the hill, close to the treeline...   Of course, once in a while, you do need to wake them up...

       

    • May 27, 2017 8:43 PM EDT
    • Steve, I was wondering the same thing.

    • May 27, 2017 7:38 PM EDT
    • What do the half zero guys think of operating stuff they can actually see?

    • May 27, 2017 4:15 PM EDT
    • Friday evening, some of our usual HO scale operations folks come over to operate on the Bluestone Southern..  The game plan for the evening was to run to Freeman Spur, set out cars at industries, pick up cars and return...   This was a test of the newly installed line..

      Below are some of the pictures taken..  Train entering the Freeman Spur Mainline.

      The rest of the below pictures were taken during the operation.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Overall, it went well...  Will be interesting to see how other folks work it...

       

       

       

       

    • May 27, 2017 7:43 PM EDT
    • David Maynard said:

      No Steve, I didn't serve. The recruiter was so intent on me becoming a nuke, that I just walked out. I didn't want to be a nuke.

      Right.  One excuse is as good as the next.