A Road Trip to the Crossroads: Monon, IN, the "X"

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    You're welcome Ralph, you don't have the best teacher on the subt., despite hte name :D

    Is this the X?

    We'll know when I dig out a sattlelight image later :)

    Ever seen a stop sign for a train? That's what it's for, there another behind the station for the crossing track, and no place for a vehicle,s o it must be a choochoo stop :)

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    Behind the station

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    and the other side, note the other stop sign :)

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    Backside of Station (Station Dito)

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    These are some detail shots of junk, track and buildings around the station:

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    This shot was an attempt to photo some of the gizmos in the station, and it turned out to be a sort of drive by shooting self portrait.

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    This is a Pizza King, across the street from the station. It's very significant to modeling IN, as nearly every small town has one. Lafayette must have 10 of 'em. Since they are not a competitor, I ignore their infringment on my PK trademark! A PK can be modeled inanything from a shack, to a modern strip mall store, to a full sit down restaraunt. The franchise was started by a fellow named Arnie, who stated it as Arnies. About ten years ago he sold the franchise off and seperated himself from it, keeping several Arnies is Lafayette. As a multimillionair, he could be found tossing dough at Arnies #1, up until his death a few years ago. He would also walk throught the joint and greet everyone, many by name. The Arnies by Columbian park serves the drinks by way of G scale loco, believe it or not.

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    Heading South, on my way home, adjacent to or slightly still in Monon, is a small, unfenced yard parallel to the highway, and this CSX bay window caboose usually sits quietly, awaiting it's next assignment.

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    Cute li'l bugger, I think this is considerably smaller than most bay winder cabeese, perhaps it was converted?

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    Hi Jon,

    Great pictures as always. I have a question to ask you. I been thru
    quite a bit of the forum this morning and all the pictures posted seem
    to be cut off on the right side. Also some of the smiles are cut off
    altogther. Is it my computer or is something still not up to power?

    Ron
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    The small yard S. of monon

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    Thanks Ron!

    I'm not sure why? Looks good on my computer. Are you using mozilla or netscape? There were some windows sizing problems that I reported to sketch. They seem to only be a problem with netscape or mozilla, and maybe ohter non- IE browsers. If that's what you are experiancing, you might try to increase resolution; that seems to work for me. You might take a screen shot and show it to sketch, andgive browser type, version and operating system type and version, if you can.
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    This is all you need to know to model Northern IN mainlines :D

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    See a lot of these along the way...

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    Typical rural crossing.

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    We even pass a tank car manufacturer on the way home :D

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    tons of bridges on the way

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    A lot of cricks and drainage ditches, many bridges still boast the Monon name, which I failed to capture

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    We pass through a lot of small towns, with their little siding and crossings

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    And their water towers

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