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 Posted: Thu Jun 10th, 2010 10:47 pm
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 Posted: Thu Jun 10th, 2010 11:07 pm
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Thanks for all the kind wishes.  I'm not looking forward to the move but it sure will be good to have a permanent home for Miami Rail Service.

I normally try to shoot pictures that look real, to me that's a major reason for building a model railroad.  But, for the record. I have included here a numbet of "technical" views which show the railroad in its element as a MODEL railroad: what you really would have seen if you had come by for a visit.  Illusion removed.  More of a "how it was done" look.  I hope someone will find something useful here.



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 Posted: Thu Jun 10th, 2010 11:17 pm
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W C Greene wrote: Bob-is that your 1:29 layout? If so, the sheer size of the structures is impressive enough, but the layout itself is awsome! It's hard to believe you are "downsizing" from this to TTn3.5 but I understand how it is. Are you keeping the locos and cars?

Intoxicated minds want to know...                   Woodie

Yes Woodie,  This is the 1/29 scale Miami Rail Service.  !;29 is (almost) exactly three times HO.  3 times as long, wide and tall.  And yes, the stuff is big.  I have drawn up a plan to save about all the inside part of ihe layout in my friend's barn.  It will be reassembeled as a new and improved version.  Then all the equipment will have a new home.

The TTn3.5 Colorado layout will become my "home" layout in our new diggs.

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I have posted a track plan for the existing layout.  Maybe you will be able to relate the pictures to the plan.  The ones with the Airport Expressway are in the "future" area to the top left on the plan.



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Hey Uncle Bob. My sister lives up there in Seneca and the first thing I asked her when I was thinking of moving that way was if there was any RR activity around there. Apparently there is quite a bit so I'll be looking for a house on the tracks instead of the water.   Pete



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Pete,  You might be able to find both.  Norfolk Southern's main line crosses Lake Hartwell in a couple of places near Seneca.



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Any railroading would be better than what I have now which is "NONE". Bonita Springs is on the line that used to go to Naples and then on down to Marco Island but now it stops just South of Bonita at Railhead Park. Since the two lumber yards and the truss yard closed down a few years ago there hasn't been one train down this way. It's too bad too because I lived down on Marco for 25 years before moving to Bonita SPrings. I saw no trains,no airliners and only the supermarket 18 wheelers on the island and I never went to town (Naples) unless it was absolutly necessary. So when I moved to Bonita where there were trains ,planes in FT. MYers and big trucks and I went crazy with taking pictures. I have hundreds of pictures of the local trains and big rigs that I spotted and actually got escorted off the airport property by their security for parking too near the runways and taking pictures of the airplanes. I've never actually seen a 747 to this day but I have seen the Concord that flew down the beach one day for an exibition flight. Neither one has ever landed at our regional airport even though the runways are plenty long enough for both. Oh wait! Bush came here in the Air Force one a couple of times so I have to take that back. Obama has been her too in the same plane but you couldn't get within miles of the airport to see him or the plane.

Anyway any rail activity would be better than nothing so maybe I'll like living in Seneca some day. I'll have to see how that plays out.   Pete



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I am happy to report that renovations on the barn loft are under way.  Harry and I worked saturday and today installing insolation and the first OSB boards on the walls.  We hope to have the area ready to start reassembeling the layout in a month or two.  I am anxious to get Mami Rail Service out of storage.



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