A Little Layout Progress

Discussion in 'Divisions' started by gjslsffan, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Nice pictures, Tom. While I kinda bristle at tagged cars, I have to admire the effort and art talent involved.
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  2. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Wow! Neat Tom.
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  3. magistrate

    magistrate Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Great job with the tagged car truly great modeling. I don't do graffiti in my modeling as I hate taggers and their tags so much that I refuse to allow them into my world.

  4. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Luckily most FRISCO modelers don't have to worry about tagged cars. Yours does look great though Tom
    Tom your stellar layout always impresses. All those QA&P units look great together. Impressive as always and a great tribute to the route. I can not imagine a model RR with trains long enough to worry about wheel slip and stalling. Great stuff as always.
  5. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Good to see you still having fun with your layout, Tom!

    That's what it's all about.
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  6. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks everyone. l always greatly appreciate your input.
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  7. mike_newton

    mike_newton Member Frisco.org Supporter

    If I remember correctly from the wonderful time I spent operating on your layout, I think you said the staging area held 250 cars? Am I remembering that correctly? I remember looking in there and thinking "Wow!" that is a huge number of cars. I can see how a car could be lost!
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  8. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Hi Mike, good to hear from you.
    Between the 2 staging yards they hold around 300 cars combined. 400 cars in the main yard and the Hindsight Industrial RR, with another 100 cars scattered around Quanah, Lazar, Dougherty and a few other spots. Prolly underestimating it but fairly close, so yea it can be months before a car moves sometimes. That's not counting the other about 400 cars that are in big boxes and cases not even on the MRR right now. I really need to get rid of 4-500 cars just too much stuff, but I customized most of these a little and get too attached to them. I am a hoarder of MRR stuff really, and should get help LOL.
    Sure glad I bought this stuff when they were 4-5-9 dollars per kit, spread out over 35 years, but now when I think about it, wow that is a lot of $$. Don't tell Vicki, she may not like it LOL.
    Used to tell her I didn't get paid for pulling empty cars on trains, that didn't last long LOL.
  9. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Hope everyone had a great Turkey Day! We did get a little MRRing done this weekend though. Attached are some images of different locations around the main Yard.
    First we see an old soldier, ATSF SD45 # 5404 in pit track #1 looks like it may have problems. Machinists taking a look at it.
    Here we have the QA&P local ready to head to Quanah, 3 Geeps in charge today.
    Thanks for stopping by :)
  10. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    HA Tom I am not sure if I should laugh at you or with you, being a fellow hoarder. I am pretty sure when you told her you putting up a building for your model trains she knew you had a problem.
    I always enjoy your layout photos and videos. They are motivational whether you know it or not. Keep it up. I regret not bidding more on the blue caboose that hit ebay but when the next 400 sell I may have a shot.:)
  11. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    That's good TOM!
    I used to say that I did not get paid for "deadheading" (actually only got 1/2 pay).
    Worked for a while, buy I paid handsomely afterwards!
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  12. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Sherrell that reminds me of a carpenter I worked with years ago that had soaked the bright pink sawdust from fire resistant wood in beer for days and days. All to convince his wife that was why he smelled like beer when he came home from work every night.
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  13. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Nice work, as always, Tom. I'm sure all of the 1:87 casualty underwriters, when doing their safety inspection, are pleased to see all of the handrails and potential trip-and-fall hazards painted a nice bright shade of yellow.

    Best Regads.
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