Yeah...I wondered about the rust out there.
I figured it must be realy dry, the way things were looking in your photos.
If you left stuff like that outside where I live for 10 years; you'd be looking at a pile of iron-oxide powder !!!
Didn't know there was a chance of a new gold-rush out there.
Charley, you've done some real nice models there dude.
They all look great.
You realy hit the mark with the painting.
( I gotta practice more ! )
See if you can dig up any more 'gold nuggets' from those zip-drives of yours !
The zip drives are full of fotos..I havn't got into them yet..I think there are several more..but they are newer..the one which is the mostd interesting to me is the older..it seems to be 1999 - 2000- 2001- 2002 and a bit of 2003..a nice time before the crash..
This is / was the effort at 1/2 n 18"..very nice track..and all rusted as the things are battery powa'd...
These all from a book shop in Virginia city Nevada..I bought copies..one gave Dale Darney proof of horse working as horse stuff was seen between boards in center of tracks..something not proven before...he traded me out of these fotos at some point..
I have to say; I do like this funky industrial stuff myself.
A good modelling friend I haven't seen for years; likes it even more.
I think he drew the Merced Gold Mine Porter years ago as well.
He told me to visit 'The Amberley Chalk-Pits Museum' in South-England to look at these kinds of locos & cars which they have there.
( some compressed-air, also )
So I did !!!
Somewhere I have a load of realy cool photographs of their loco's, cars & track, I took there.
I'll copy them to digital & post them; you might be interested to see them Charley.
( probably take a few days though )
They filmed a 'James Bond Movie' there.
Can't remember the name of it.
But it was the one with Christopher Walken as the bad-guy.
His hide-out was some kind of old-mine...
...and they filmed the loco's & cars at Amberley.
Where did you get your 1:24 figures Charley.
A particular brand ?
Or DIY modded ?
They look great.
I just have Tamiya car-mechanics at the moment.
They're OK...but yours look 1,000,000 times better !
Thanks , I have seen the bond ,James bond filme.Today the world has very much shrunk due the internet..Amberly...even Teddy Boston's line in filme..even archival stuff...the Listowel and Belly button..ER Calthorps line..in cineme'..great stuff..
I appreciate the pointing to the prototype stuff .
Your a friend of Stan..?..Schwedler..?..he drew some early drawing / plans...of Porters..
I am going to see them this weekend..lunch with the boys ..saturday...a tradition...
Probably need rent a hall now..moo hahahahahahah
It is very nice for me , to see this blast from the past fotos..I didn't know if they existed or where ...didn't remember talking these ..or this many,.so it is all a gift..
Oh..the figgers are SLM..I think they are among the best figgers ever...we were buying them depending on the expressions on their faces....grumpy guys got left behind...etc..hahahaha