Camellia Park, Alabama

Discussion in 'General' started by kenmc, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Fabulous work Ken. The IC train is a great idea too.
  2. kenmc

    kenmc KenMc Supporter

    While the IC special was in town, it occupied Track 2 at the Camellia Park Union Station and the occupants could sleep in their Pullmans. I also shot the morning SAL #6, the Cotton Blossom (all eight cars), at FY junction as it arrived on its way from Birmingham to Atlanta and Richmond. There was a Frisco through express reefer in the consist from Memphis to Atlanta.

    Ken McElreath

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  3. kenmc

    kenmc KenMc Supporter

    And I couldn't resist a couple of more close-up shots of the Frisco sleeper #1451 in the IC special.

    Ken McElreath

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  4. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Ken, thanks for the extra shots of 1451. I don't think I would tire of seeing any of your passenger work, regardless of road.

    Best Regards,
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  5. kenmc

    kenmc KenMc Supporter

    The final installment of our HO layout, the last city block of downtown Camellia Park, is now complete.

    Here are a few photos for your enjoyment. The Shepard Furniture Company is a tribute to Marsha (nee Shepard), who loves fine furniture and has more than she can find places for. I told her this was a great solution to her problem, but I don't think I made any points in the process. She simply said, upon inspection, that my "good enough" solution -- wasn't.

    Now it's on to the A&MRB&T Co. G scale layout work. The HO Birmingham Terminal layout will be wonderful for operation and showing.

    Ken McElreath

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  6. kenmc

    kenmc KenMc Supporter

    Here's Frisco business car #4 in the Camellia Park station set out track, just in for the quarterly meeting of the Company Board of Directors and (coincidentally) the opening of the 1950 thoroughbred racing season.

    Ken McElreath

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  7. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Supporter

    Boy Ken Mc's passenger cars make me drool!

    Tom G.
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  8. kenmc

    kenmc KenMc Supporter

    For a "final touch" to the Camellia Park city scene, my friend Dick made two signs for downtown building walls. The first is for Marsha's (nee Shepard) furniture store. The second is to advertise the Camellia Park Thoroughbred Raceway, which generates interesting railroad business for special car and charter train movements for both people and race horses.

    Enjoy these photos.

    Ken McElreath
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  9. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    I think I'm going to go downstairs with a chain saw and cut up my Newburg mess.
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  10. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member


    Nice work, all!


    Having seen pictures of your excellent work on your layout, I think you're being a bit of a drama queen, there.


  11. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    You gents crack me up .

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