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 Posted: Sun Jun 27th, 2021 12:30 am
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Yes indeed John.

This is one of the original burned cars that I will have on a siding in Gorre.

Where there will be a car repair shop facility and crews of workers,
ladders, lights, piles of new wood, buckets of paint, brushes and rollers.
All to look like they are repairing a burned car.     

This is a BR British Rail NMRA Car he bought, or was given,
on a trip to London, as a guest speaker at the 1971 NMRA convention.
I have a rare replacement car already built to take it's place.


I have another NMRA car, a 1967 Lone Star Region, given to John by Bill McClanahan. 
I have the other one Bill had now.  Just remarkable to have found these things. 

My research has turned up many wonderful little treasures,
and this layout will now also become a sort of model railroading shrine,
to the memories of many of John's friends as well.
   

Speaking of photos.

John please take some time and search around in the GDLines.org pages. 
Find 'The Slides', and use the arrows in the top-right corner of each page,
to search the largest photo collection ever amassed of John's masterpiece.

Click the pictures and then enlarge,
and you can even scan around and see things you never have before. 
This is my 'go to' reference site, and the only way I could ever hope,
to rebuild John's layout accurately at all.   

I am one of the contributors of this great site,
and there are more photo's I have just recently scanned,
that will be up there for everyone to see.


Randy      


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 Posted: Fri Jul 2nd, 2021 04:34 pm
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Strawberry jam and Pancakes. 
A breakfast for a Wizard on his birthday.  

Here's my homage to John.... 
Trains running across the Ryan Gorge Trestle.   





This little gas car,
was not in the same spot where I left it last night....  ?? 


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 Posted: Fri Jul 23rd, 2021 09:14 am
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" Here's little Emma "

" I was just on the edge of my seat for a week,
waiting to see if it was really her in the box "


Hi Randy  :wave:


Well ... I came back, to have a look at your "#13 Emma" ...  ???

... but her photo, seems to have roamed off into another age ! ?  :us:


And the Little Gas Car ^^ is not where you left it, for sure.  L:

Oh well ... One minute, found ! ... The next minute, lost again !! :time:


You & John, did inspire me anyway, to look for MY 'Emma' !  :P




Not officially #13 (yet ?)  :old dude:


Emma is seen here amongst the VERY realistic 1:1 rocks ...

... roaming the 1:32 mountains, behind M:R:W Motor Speedway.  :slow:


She may just get adapted a bit for 1:35n2 tractive effort !

She's only a baby at 1:50 scale, but we all gotta grow !!  :cool:


;) :java:


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 Posted: Sat Jul 24th, 2021 09:54 pm
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Hey Si.

Everyone should have a Stegosaurus. 

John made the practice acceptable, and technically she is now the "Prototype",
as Emma was on the official engine roster as "Organic Switcher" #13     


I moved a few things (photos) and forgot to replace them.

Model Railroader is going to do a photo shoot here,
and I promised to let them have the best of what I have, for published articles.   


Here's a recent photo of the original Emma.

She is badly burned and melted, but her daughter, little M from Japan,
is there to help her, and I will be repairing her face and fins with wax soon.    


Lets see if I remember how to load a photo ?  
Here goes ...





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 Posted: Sat Jul 24th, 2021 09:59 pm
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I have a webpage as well.
It is brand new and the photos have not all been loaded in yet.

Again some things I will hold back for MR. but eventually the site will be full of fun stuff,
and images are slowly getting closer and closer to resembling John's masterpiece.

This is a project that simply needs to be finished for John,
for what he gave so many of us in this great hobby.

Randy

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