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 Posted: Thu Jan 13th, 2011 06:08 pm
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For me the Bridgton and Saco River 2-footer would be elegant...if I had a vacant Safeway or Walmart store and had just won the lottery.

Even then the 26 miles would have to be compressed...a good thing considering I really think folks would get bored fast running all that open rail, even through field and forested areas.

Still, I got the opportunity a few years ago to traverse the entire roadbed, all still there but used by 4-wheelers, and I have to say the variety of scenery made for a very enjoyable trip. BTW, we were in a Suburban for this.

I think it would be fun to do the running switch at the junction and the run around Hancock Pond. Bridgton would be a hoot to maneuver through since its stub ended. Then there's Harrison, another stub end, but more switching.

Ahhh, the fantasies of childhood never end...even for us old curmudgeons...

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 Posted: Thu Jan 13th, 2011 08:13 pm
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James, been a while since I looked at the book- but you are right--there is more variety there than what I had posted.


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 Posted: Thu Jan 13th, 2011 08:20 pm
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Herb,

Hey...we's all friends here...

It's only because I have the entire lot of photos on my computer here at work and occasionally take a few minutes at lunch to refresh the old memory.

If you've never seen any of the shots inside the finishing sheds at the quarry you'd be in for a treat. All those saws and finishing tables really speak to the amount of work that went into getting that stuff ready for market.

I'll see about posting a couple here.



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 Posted: Thu Jan 13th, 2011 08:34 pm
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Here are a few shots inside the finishing sheds of the Monson Slate Quarry...

 



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 Posted: Thu Jan 13th, 2011 09:31 pm
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OK James-now you done it! Like letting that mongrel pooch look in the butcher shop window...SHOW ME MORE! MORE, I tell you!

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 Posted: Fri Jan 14th, 2011 12:37 am
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Had to be a great place to work--dust in the air, and slippery slurry on the floor.

No holding out on us James--show us more!!



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 Posted: Fri Jan 14th, 2011 12:55 pm
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Those are all I have of the inside of the buildings. I wish I could find more. I have several that show the outside workings of the quarry, though.

I'll see about posting some here soon.



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I have to say Harry Brunk's Clear Creek layout inspired me more than any other single layout. I like his style, you can tell he like's researching the prototype but he's not 'married' to it when it comes to modeling. You can tell he has fun with it.



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A glorified diorama featuring the roundhouse at Phillips on the SR&RL. A picture of that caused me to build my first HOn30 railway inspired on by Frary and Hayden. Spent too much money (for me) on books and locomotive drawings (Two foot cylopedia drawings that is) and then realized it would have to be O scale to see what I was doing. Wish I had been able to get drawings for that roundhouse.

Well onward Viva el Vapor et Azucar

 

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I'll have to say I am, and always will be, a "Mcclellandite".  The V&O series in Craftsman came along at just the right time to shape my model railroad views forever.

That said, when I think of favorites, I think of an old coot down in Dallas.  Working in an obscure scale (I'm personally fond of obscure scales), he's done more with less and better than I've seen elswhere.  I really don't go much for modeling models but if I did.....



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