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 Posted: Fri Feb 24th, 2012 12:05 am
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Hi Charley

I like your pictures dude.
I think your photography is great.

My Grandmothers place, when I was a kid, backed on to a 15" gauge railway in Kent UK ; Called the RH&DR ( Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway ).
They run replicas of 1:1 locos ( just smaller ), like 4-6-0's and stuff, on 15" track.
The 'main-line' is about 12 miles long, and runs through the amazingly flat & beautiful Romney Marshes, on the south coast of England.

They had a lot of industrial lines in this area as well; mostly digging gravel & making concrette blocks.

Anyhow Charley, thought I'd say hello, since I'm new here.
Keep the pictures coming.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 24th, 2012 12:51 am
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Si-I'm sure there are other places to learn about the RH&D RR, but I have a great little book-LITTLE RAILWAYS OF THE WORLD by Fredric Shaw-which has a nice chapter on this line. There are many other little railways in the book, the Silver City and Gilpin Tram are shown also. It's worth finding this book if you love neat little lines.
Charley-time to get back to work!

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 Posted: Fri Feb 24th, 2012 01:49 pm
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Love the pics, Neveda definitely has a great collection of ghost towns and mines. Then there is Las Vegas....



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 Posted: Fri Feb 24th, 2012 03:08 pm
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Hi Woodie

Thanks for the rec. on the book.
I do love the Gilpin.
Something 'small' like this could be just right for me in 3/8".
I have a drawing here of the 'tiny' caboose made by C&S shops; after the old one became carbon !
I'm thinking this could be my first 3/8" car.

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P.S
Charley, real nice work on the painting of those tippers.
If my painting was that good, I'd be celebrating !
Gotta work on my painting a bit this year.
Your right, the military guys have a few good tricks !



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 Posted: Fri Feb 24th, 2012 05:15 pm
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Si , feller.s.

Thanks for the kind words..Vegas is another thing..course they do have Egyptian temples..palaces..the Eiffel tower ..All done in foam.Moo hahahahahaha

Even some mining ish stuff..in foam..there was / is a porter..and a shay..on display near Hoover dam...or boulder if you are a democrat..moo hahahahah

they are gone...adn will probably emerge re built..there is a Nevada rly musuem there..and they will probably have the stuff..

A fellow out in Fallon has alot of old iron..three or so lokeys..all diminutive steamers..and an ore car off the Lewis and battle mountain NG..which ran off the Nevada central..

As i roll around i like to stop and take pitchers.and will share any good stuff..as I see's it...

Thanks..and carry on...



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 Posted: Sat Feb 25th, 2012 02:20 pm
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Hi Charley

Keep them wheels a rollin'
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That camera a ready...

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 Posted: Sun Feb 26th, 2012 07:30 pm
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Those locos that were at Hoover Dam were some real historical pieces, shame they have been moved. Many years ago, we were in Vegas and I went looking for "Last Frontier Casino" where they were supposed to be but several folks told me that the place was long gone and the locos were cut up. We rented a car and drove off to see the dam...along the way, I saw them up on a hill alongside the highway, right across from the Hoover Dam museum. There was a 3 foot Shay (Pioche Pacific), a little 2-6-0 (also PP), and down at the museum was a tiny Porter 0-4-0t and some tiny 2 axle flat cars & mine cars. I have old photos of the stuff buried in a box somewhere, maybe I will dig them out and send them here someday. BTW-the Hoover Dam tour was really cool!

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 Posted: Mon Feb 27th, 2012 03:21 pm
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Great pics Charley. Nice touch with the sign in the background. Lots of inspiration in them.
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 Posted: Wed Feb 29th, 2012 06:25 pm
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Sirs , fellers...

More fotos,...for the eyes...for the inspiration...















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 Posted: Wed Feb 29th, 2012 07:46 pm
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Hi Charley

Thanks for the photographs.
Great as usual !

Nice close-up, on the spoked wheels & journals.

In the last photo, it looks like there are a couple of white signs behind the mine-cars & stuff.
What, if anything, do they say ?
How come all this equipment is up on blocks in this yard space ?

In the second photo, I see again the building in the background, from 'Vanishing Point'.
How come this stuff is out on the main-street there.
And that 8x4 ply-sheet in front of it looks like another sign.

What does it say on the other side ?

Cheers

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