Coiled steel for Toronto

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  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Here's an example of some of the operation I've been trying to include while working on the layout. Even though trains run through unfinished areas or past half built buildings I wanted to be sure that the layout would remain interesting after it was all "done" :)

    Here two gondolas loaded with steel coils are pulled out of the rolling mill by the Kings Port Steel Lil' Critter.

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    They're left on a siding to be picked up by a passing local....

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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    The local arrives a few hours later (not in real time! :) )

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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    The locos leave the train, back into the siding, and pick up the gondolas...

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  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Underway they travel for miles, seen here rolling around the double tracked curve at Marion....

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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Finally at West Mill Jct. the gondolas are uncoupled from the train and backed onto an interchange track with the CN....

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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Where they are later picked up by a tiger striped CN Geep. On to Toronto and Val's busy factories! :)

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  8. Clerk

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    Neat story line Ralph. I loved it.
  9. Ray Marinaccio

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    Looking good Ralph. It's good to see the steel industry is still alive.
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    That's a great little "day-in-the-life" set of pictures, Ralph!
    Great modeling a;so!:cool: :cool: :cool:
  11. Tyson Rayles

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    Who says the steel industry is dying in this country? Nice storyline, modeling and photos Ralph! :)
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    Ralph...

    ...you're driving me bananas.

    That mill switcher, the coils headed out, the pick-up...

    ...uhhh, what poetry.

    Mark:)
  13. RailRon

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    Ralph,

    that's model railroad operation, as it should be. :) :) :) Thanks for your photo story!

    Ron
  14. shamus

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    Looking real good Ralph, I used to run that kind of combo, on my Raton Snake Valley layout in HO a few years ago.
    Shamus
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  15. jon-monon

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    Great pics! Like to see the little hustler earning it's keep. Still got the rubber band drive? I've got one I picked up new in the box at the LHS for a steal. It was on the shelf so long the rubber bands had rotted away. Wonder when they quit makin' 'em?