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 Posted: Sun Jan 15th, 2012 07:40 pm
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Juergen , fellers..

The "Excelsior" name is whot I have come to , to be the name for anything in any scale..it is just the overarching name for my imagined railway empires..

Lumber , mining, timber, Pig feeding..high speed interurban transit..?..:sad:

It stems from an actual miners ditch of that name..which became a agricultural ditch in later times after hydraulic mining was outlawed..for "slickens" downstream silt from  the operations of water sluicing for gold.

The Kerry is indeed a nice prototype..the lokey is { as Bagnalls are !} nifty...I will make a steam outline engine someday..Bagnall esque or Porterish..?..

I  use totally imaginary things for my railway modeling..I talk as if it is taking the best and leaving the ugly / inefficient / un loved , un modeled..

There are problems in modeling one line at one time ...in that you can only model whot was ..how limiting is that..?..So the cubit gauge marches on..folly..and frivolity...it sure makes me happy ...

To the naysayers..dis agree ers for the sake of dis agree ing..do whot you want..smile .be happy..build a model..that is where the flange meets the rail...

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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2012 06:08 am
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[img]">fellers...


Took a little drive about this week..this shot is a slusher motor...or two...




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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2012 02:57 pm
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Charley-

Seems like the slusher motor got tangled up in, and absorbed by the belly button lint.


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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2012 07:17 pm
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Herb , fellers..

Yup..I sawr it come out "NOT"..but thought it might have..etc..

I will re send..not now tho'..I took eighty fotos...most of interesting iron..every time I think Of WC and Elmin thinking how cool they would think of this iron..and mines..stuff...try a couple now..







Honourary Gaz mechanical





Wood stove on wheels ..? 






Some of the slush ers..



Pans shewn ..sorta...I don't know whot the mineros call em...alot like a fresno scraper pan..?..






And my girlfriends place..guys are crashing aeroplanes to get in there..?.I think It was H . Hughs...moo hahahahah



Hot showers... hot coffee...hot conversation..no obligation...moo hahhaahahah







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 Posted: Sat Feb 11th, 2012 08:32 am
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fellers..

More pitchers I hope..

An early drum..galvey..?..











This is a cool car...A. Kopple..nice riveting..?.






This is for us "very " light railway types...the hotel Goldfield in background was used in the "vanishing point " movie....and some others..?.





Fairly light journals ..

















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Neat collection of "Junque" Charley---

Most of it would be worth a shot of both sides, for modeling purposes.


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 Posted: Mon Feb 20th, 2012 05:28 pm
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fellers..., Herb..

Nothing of note happened..One wag suggested a railway line from under the floor { storage } out to the world of uses..I think it is a grand idea...15' ..might be extended to 17' to have a loading area...wood railed..I have some wheelies.."Orchard car " once common in Silicon valley...now it is 'lectric roads...:old dude:

As this develops , fotos as I cannot hep it..:dope:




Nice truck ..seen at Chloride Arizona...rather a heavier load capy...




I thought this was an Arrastra..but it seems a horse whim..foto taken from rolling truck..so not so clear..it sits right in front of the offices..




Drawings by the Frog...Brian Clarke..







Inspirational stuff....as intended..



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Charley-very far out stuff. Just the kind of junque I love. And the old airplane, I modeled something similar in 1:48 years ago...maybe I will consider the same in 1:35/1:32 if I can find the room. Thanks for the photos..

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I am here and have a bit of time . some pitchers   to stir the pot...[img]">



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