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 Posted: Mon Aug 5th, 2019 05:41 am
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I see someone is sippin' the squeezin's out on the step already.

ha ha ha





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Dope = Candles ? 
Wow, whoda thunk.  :doh:





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 Posted: Mon Aug 5th, 2019 03:07 pm
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Vernal's (Utah) first bank was built of brick sent by mail.

"Zions bank building is in the center of town.
At the time it was built, there was a dispute of some kind,
with the freighting companies in the area.

To get around that, someone discovered that the post office,
would not charge nearly so much as the freighters, for the same package,
so all the bricks for the building were MAILED to Vernal.
 
It was too late for the P.O. to do anything about it once it caught on,
but they did make a regulation,
that one person cannot send over 50 pounds of mail in one day."

https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/1322




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 Posted: Mon Aug 5th, 2019 08:25 pm
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And for those perspiring minds...Vernal was served by the narrow gauge Uintah Ry...
which had the ONLY narrow gauge articulateds in the USA...2-6-6-2t's by Baldwin.
Later to be sold to Sumpter Valley RR, lose the side tanks & get tenders,
and then sold to a Guatamalan fruit company and were scrapped there.
There is a report that in one of the dead loco's smokebox, some dude set up camp!
Also, the tender(s) for those locos are back in the US at...Sumpter Valley RR.

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Awww-the window on the left is cattywumpus!
You notice such things after posting the photo.
It's all fixed now but the damage is done!





Here's the BG#2 from long ago way up in Mogollon. 
More crap will be added to the new scene as time goes by...




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" Awww-the window on the left is cattywumpus! "



Howdy Woodie  :cb:


I thought it was ULTRA REALISM ...  :old dude:

... the builders downing tools, for a liquid-lunch ...

... before whacking in the rest of the adobe, after the noon day sun !  :s: :boogie:



:java: :P :dt:



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Si, ain't no ultra about it!





Here's a "new one" of #4 sitting outside of the smelter.
The tiny 4 wheel boxcar on the right is the EXPLODING boxcar crafted by Herb Kephart.
If you're too "jumpy" coupling it to anything else, the top blows off!
Quite cool and it befuddles the errant engineer.





Now, in "living color" is a view of the Terlingua yards, smelter, & enginehouse.
New to this scene is the backdrop being painted by Michaelangelo DaVinci of Italy...Italy, TX.
And finally (for now)...this:





A view of the enginehouse with some scattered junque, more to be added along with weeds & bushes.
Painting this damn background with the layout already built is a m@#$%^&&*...
these things are best done when there ain't anything built.
And as the Pope asked Michaelangelo about the ceiling of the chapel- "when will it be done?"
Mike said back- "when I'm damn well ready!"




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 Posted: Tue Aug 13th, 2019 06:43 pm
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Here are a couple more photos this time using a "portable" backdrop.
Scenes at the small enginehouse in Boquillas.





Shay #1 (ex Gilpin Tram #1) is ready to back out of the house and begin some switching.





Here's a view of the junque around the little loco house.
The old ore car has a load of coal, it is used to transport the black diamonds down to the Boquillas yards.

Behind it is a beautiful wooden water car built by Shayboiler, John Foster, who is no longer with us.
I believe the car is a copy of a Mich-Cal car and is a real treasure.




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After looking at Tom's incredible structures which will have full interiors,
I remembered that I do have an interior in the machine shop.

This is an older photo but nothing much has changed...





The shop crew looks to be either fixing the Model T truck,
or investigating the idea of putting flanged wheels on it for a section car.

I don't see how they can work in such a messy place!




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