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 Posted: Wed Feb 29th, 2012 10:40 pm
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Hi Charley

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 !

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 Posted: Wed Feb 29th, 2012 11:11 pm
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Si , fellows..

Indeed , quite dry..iron lives long..

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..



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 Posted: Wed Feb 29th, 2012 11:21 pm
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This is the lokey "Mizpah"..named after the hotel in Tonapah Nevada...Mizpah means "welcome..."...in Hebrew..Yiddish..?..


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I will do six fotos in a  posting..there is the whole series..and i intend to post them all...







The frame next to "Valhalla" a fatal flaw   in the axle spacing shews at this point..





This one was a bit down and dirty..a bit more work would ahve made a better entrant in the contest at Salt lake city...in 200?  maybe third..?..

It is now on blocks as hanger queen.I might resurrect it with one of the Phil's narrow gauge gearhead motor.s..and a better job of Louvre'..










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 Posted: Wed Feb 29th, 2012 11:31 pm
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If anybody wonders why I got time to do this..I am out in my truck ..delivered four drops all around LA today..loading for Phoenix in the morning..it is cold in the norther...



This shews the method of one speed either direction...DPDT ctr off switch wired to reverse polarity from batteries..





Serv-o-link chain being spot on for the use....














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 Posted: Wed Feb 29th, 2012 11:36 pm
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These are some odd balls out of order..posted to shew the whole sausage...























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 Posted: Thu Mar 1st, 2012 12:51 am
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Hi Charley

More great models dude !

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 !

Cheers

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http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
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 Posted: Thu Mar 1st, 2012 11:04 am
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Si , fellers..

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..

Charley
































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

Charley



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 Posted: Thu Mar 1st, 2012 02:03 pm
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Hi Charley

Does SLM stand for something ?
Like a full name ?
I don't know this acronym.

Yeah...the internet has realy helped with research.
When I started US narrow gauge; I struggled to find info in the UK.

Even UK info, was hard to find.

It's good to be able to talk to people with similar interests.
I knew just a few modellers, in the UK only.

I have a few questions to ask, about wheels & couplers.
I'm sure if I ask them here, there will be quicker progress; from the benifit of members experience.
Tis good !

Cheers

Simon



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' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
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 Posted: Sat Mar 3rd, 2012 10:02 am
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I found a file with 50 + fotos of the Wazoo island railway...the good ones shewn...

AND..there are more files within that file of 1:32 nd...




















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 Posted: Sat Mar 3rd, 2012 10:11 am
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I am going to mine this file...then go to the next..one at a time for clarity in my own time...mind..er..


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