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 Posted: Sun Apr 8th, 2012 02:38 pm
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Espeefan
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Hi everyone.  Found you this morning while following a link from another forum.  I see you have a traction section which caught my eye.  Not enough of those IMHO!

My name is Alan, and I have been modeling for 20 years or so.  I model the SP in the transition rea, but mostly steam, and I have a "minor" in traction, favoring the Pacific Electric and the Sacramento Northern, plus a few PCC's here & there.  Call me a proto freelancer!

I'm into airbrushing and I paint my own brass, do my own re-motoring, decodering, etc.  My day job cuts hard into my hobby time, but I do what I can.  I've done a little writing for the hobby press here & there, and belong to a large MRR club in the Milwaukee area.  Planning a traction layout at home, as my fellow club members are allergic to overhead wire! 

 

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 Posted: Sun Apr 8th, 2012 02:44 pm
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Howdy Alan and welcome to Freerails. We do have some dedicated traction modelers here and you will find FR a great place to visit. I am not a traction guy but have my favorite, the Texas Electric Lines, which was gone in 1948 but now everyone wishes it was alive! We love photos so send some.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 8th, 2012 02:50 pm
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Herb Kephart
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Hi Alan

Great to have another modeller with overhead wire to help balance out all the narrow gage guys!!!



How about some pictures of your work?


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 Posted: Sun Apr 8th, 2012 03:11 pm
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OK, Here's one: it was a work in progress at the time.  I need to update the photo, as I have since finished it.  More coming.  I have been doing all of my traction models to either East Penn or Southern California Traction Club standards.  This means modifying or replacing the Suydam poles, and I have done both depending on where the budget was in a given month :bg:


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