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 Posted: Sun Mar 22nd, 2015 10:12 pm
   
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' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II

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Si.


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"  We don't share too many sympathys with our Government  "

William Holden  -  ' The Wild Bunch '  -  1969  :mex:




Grandaddy sat in his ol' rocker, out on the front porch; Tellin' stories of steam, steel & silver.
As the sun went down, So did the Tequila.

The railroad had gotten started way before the automobile.
The steam donkeys, gradually replaced by gasoline tractors.

When the stock market crash happened; the boom years of the railroad were pretty much over anyways.
After that, they ran one or two mixed trains daily; and specials of course.

I recall Grandaddy speakin' of a strange lopsided locomotive, with cylinders on one side only.
Didn't go that quick, he said; but pulled anything up hellish grades, no problem.

In the railroads later years, he told me a gas critter & railbus did part of the work.
But that lopsided locy & a rusty ol' Porter still did the hard work, and switched the yard.

The railroad is long gone now of course & Grandaddy too.
If I could remember all his words; perhaps I could make a model of those times.

Si.




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 Posted: Mon Mar 23rd, 2015 10:01 am
   
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OK Si, whar's the 35n2 layout???!!! Nice tale however. Or is this like another movie line..."Nice party McClintock but no whiskey!"-old chief

And now, this...
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Howdy Woodie :cb:



First of all I would like to thank EVERYONE at Freerails, for bucket loads of inspiration !
Seeing the huge diversity of interests here is quite simply AWESOME. :P

Since being a member, my railroading horizons have expanded tenfold.
A far cry from the first steps into U.S narrow gauge I made 20 or more years ago.

Back then a few pages a month from imported U.S mags, and the odd book or two, was it.
A Red-Cross 'food parcel' of parts from Stateside just about kept things rolling.

All the little bits & pieces modellers consume, were near impossible to get, for a U.S liking U.K guy.
This is still the case today; & sourcing parts without huge P&P bills, is difficult.

Thanks to 'Coronado' of Arizona & Russ Simpson in particular, for help with this.
Also thanks to the members of the two U.S railroading clubs I went to in the U.K.

Cheers all of you ! :bg:



Inspired by all of this...
...& Herbs recent words :-
" We're not running a prison camp " :old dude:

I decided to start a thread for my 1:35 'lint' !


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I'm pleased you like the story Woodie.
Always curious to know how people got to where they are; I thought I'd start of with a bit of my story.
Where I've come from, where I wanna go; that kinda thing.
Some more of that to come as well !


" OK Si, whar's the 35n2 layout???!!! "

Gimme a chance Chief, I'm only on Post #1; We're not running a prison camp !

All the best.

Cheers.

Si. :java::mex:





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Okey Dokey Si...I just like to yank chains no matter whose they are! Ask Herbicide....

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Si , Woodrowe fellers..

The story is about as fun as the modelling..more so..?..when i am flat about producing..I am getting better at enjoying the books..the internet,,..speaking of which..back some time ago..years..,..I must admit to..cannot deny...w/o the actual age shewing..

I wanted to know about some mysterious wee trens in wales..virtually nothing available here as far as informations..it wasn't till about 1989 that I was able to get the JIC Boyd series on the rlys of wales.volumnes 1- 5 ..?..and even then I had trouble concentrationg on the written word..liking "pitchers"

The photographs were not so big..and not so clear....the fotos were good quality..but it was that I had no idear of context..where and whot this stuff was..relating to things..probably reading in detail would have helped..

Hard when a brother is driven to produce more and more in the work place with no rise in pay ..work harder..be expected to work harder for the same rate..a bit of philosophy thrown in , complaint..maybe...

A great set of books along this vein is the series of little fictional..{ some historical} by the "Frog" ..Brian Clarke...one is " Slates to Churchwater" I suspect these books are available..probably on line now..they of course only whet the appetite..I wish he would have done more..more / work harder for him..no rise in pay..I suspect...

Of course..we can make our own stories ..our own lokeys and wagons..lay our own tracks..in our own worlds..we have a forum to send in and share..or see the sharing of others..

So then..great stuff...

And there is rumoured to be a 18" gauge , four wheel passenjare carriage under way in Beatty , Nevada ,...parts are gathered..shop is available..weather a bit soft today..but it is starting..and progress will be shared..



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" I just like to yank chains no matter whose they are! "  :cb:

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When they told me it was gonna be a 20 on Alcatraz...

...or Life without parole at Freerails...

...I thought I'd made the right move.


I hadn't bargained on...



...Warden C. Greene however !  :cb:


If anyone can speed up the Moose Mountain glacier...  :slow: :slow: :slow:

...it's Warden Greene fer sure !

You never know, I might even get rehabilitated.  L:



Prisoner THX1138 :f:





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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2015 02:48 pm
   
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Hi Charley.

Yeah ... The Welsh weren't too bad at railroading !


Thanks for your thoughts, I need 'em...

...I sold my Readers Digest 'philosophy anthology' on eBay...

...shortly after your Excelsior thread got started !


The chains are from my friend Rob's 'roadside museum'...

...they might be for sale, if you're interested...

...I could see if he'd take 20-bucks; the shipping is $5000


Adious (fer now)

Si.



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Hello Si,

I like the story so far. Tell us more about the Tequila consumption.

Good film "The Wild Bunch", based on my life story - or so it feels at times.

This ain't going to be no slot operated 35n2  RR ?? , that would be too weird.

Hello Charley,

For a little taste of Wales, check out the Proto Photos, page 2, "New NG....North Wales".

Regards,        Michael

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Salada , Si , fellers..

The whole issue has been solved for-ever...the internet has brought us all so close..too close in some cases..

The whole idear of writing letters..to get one back months later..was kinda fun..and every body seemed to behave themselves..Political opinions..and the personal behaviours are now "required " reading apparently..

I do think this is great..just has some drawrbacks..is all..



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