A little switching action

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  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Gondolas are loaded with scrap metal from shredded automobiles.

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    The loaded cars are pulled out of Sal's Salvage and across the bridge spanning the canal.....

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  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Great pics, Ralph!
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    ...and set out at the materials yard at Kings Port Steel. Later, during another operating session, they will be returned as empties to the salvage yard.

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  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Great shots Ralph, you must be tired out now :thumb:
    How did you sqwish the cars?? :p
  6. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Looking gooooood Ralph!!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Now that I have my trackwork finished I can finally get into some operations too!

    Val
  7. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Great photos of a very nice layout Ralph!

    Gary
  8. LIRR

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    Raplh. Is the dim/focused on one area light effect intentional? because it really adds to the drearyness of the whole urban penn central setting.
  9. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I'd love to say I created this intentionally but its the result of an inexpensive camera and ordinary ceiling lighting. :)
    Ralph
  10. 13Mtrainer

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    hey dude great pics man. but i have to ask can we get a track plan from you? hope this doesn't sound stupid but how do you get the scraps in the cars? thanks for sharing the pics



    13Mt
  11. CalFlash

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    Love those shots of heavy industries like the one showing set outs at the materials yard at Kings Port Steel. Nice work.
  12. SAL Comet

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    Ha Ralph, Speaking of Sal's salvage- I haven't received last months check.
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  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I set up cars as loaded or empty prior to starting an operating session so the gons at Sal's will be already loaded for pick up. I photographed them empty above just for effect. :) I make scrap loads out of aluminum foil that I spray paint browns and reds and then shred into small pieces. I then glue the pieces to a piece of thin balsa wood cut to fit in the gondola. I just pop it in or turn the car over and remove the load as appropriate.

    Oh, I'll post a track plan of the layout and a detailed one of the switching area pictured above soon...

    Sal!!!! Sorry man! The check is in the mail...yeah..that's the ticket! :D
    Ralph
  14. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Nice pics, Ralph
  15. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Photo's Great Modeling Ralph :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  16. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Well, in lieu of a track plan (which I'll try to post some time) here are a couple more pics of local action. First an SD9, still with a Pennsey logo, hauls away two tank cars from Vandelay Industries.

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  17. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Once those tankers are out of the way the crew can go back and pull out a string of empty hoppers from Kings Port Steel's materials yard. Meanwhile a passenger train zips by on the main. I need a name for this train.....something NY/PA area...any ideas?
    Ralph

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  18. interurban

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    Nice Ralph :thumb:
    I like the SD90 :)
  19. spitfire

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    Ralph, how about The Bullet? :D

    Or, the Flyer, the Empire State one way and the Keystone the other? The Pennsylvanian, the Broadway, the Businessman's Special.

    Val
  20. LIRR

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    How about "The harrisburg clipper: We promise nothing with break down this time, maybe"