Miracle Strip Model RR Club Show 11-13-04

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  1. Papa Bear

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    The Miracle Strip Model RR Club of Shalimar, FL held it's Open House this past Saturday (11-13). They have a nice two-level layout: the HO scale Gulf Coast & Western RR. Gauge regulars Shaygetz and B28_82 are members of this club.

    First picture: Bob (Shaygetz) brought his chapel car. He says that if he runs the shay at a scale 12 mph, it takes 57 minutes to travel the entire length of the layout.

    2nd picture: The grade crossing at Douglasville has flashers and automatic train detection.

    3rd picture: Thomas made frequent appearances to the delight of the younger railfans.

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    Douglasville

    The town of Douglasville on the upper deck.

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  3. Papa Bear

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    Panhandle Grain and yard on the lower level below Douglasville.

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  4. Papa Bear

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    An old west town on the upper level and the large wooden trestle on the lower level.

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    Left and right sides of the layout.

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    More scenes from the layout.

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  7. b28_82

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    Very nice Papa Bear, Its great to see someone else posting something I am used to seeing on a regular basis. If you know what I mean.
  8. Chessie6459

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    Great Pictures Papa Bear :thumb: :thumb:
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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nice scenes! Looks like a fun place to visit!
    Ralph
  10. vanda32547

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    I used to live in Shalimar and was a member of this club. It has changed alot since I lived there. They have a website which shows the old layout as well as the new...check it out. http://www.geocities.com/miraclestriprrclub

    Regards,
  11. Iron Goat

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    GREAT PHOTO'S, PAPA BEAR ! Thanks for the layout tour. Man, I wish that club would have been there when I was stationed at Hurlburt Field back in the mid to late sixties. Shaygetz's Chapel Car is great... is that his locomotive in the same photo ?

    Once again.... thanks for the "look-see".

    Bob
  12. SAL Comet

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    Ha PB, Nice pics, the wooden trestle is fantastic!
  13. shaygetz

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    Thanks for the pics, Papa Bear, looks like my Chapel car's gonna be permanently coupled to the shay...they really do look good together. Could I add some pics of my own that I took to your thread?
  14. Iron Goat

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    SHAYGETZ..... Please do post some shots of that Shay (It is B-U-T-Ful)

    Bob :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  15. Papa Bear

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    Sure, that would be fine.
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    Thank you, Papa Bear. Jake's (b8-82) ever present NS train of Auto racks heads eastbound out of Nardin yard. McCue City's industrial district is in the background.

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    Tim Ranch's beloved AtSF blue and yellow "Warbonnets" ready themselves for a trip out of South Yard. Meanwhile, my ACL "Florida East Coast Champion" idles in track two awaiting orders to return to New York City.

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    One of the older members breaks in his latest aqusition, eastbound out of South Yard.

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    The Helix, 7 laps, 1.25% grade, 400 feet of 4 line mainline. at times there were 4 trains running in here at once. Made for some Rolaids moments ;)

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    Downtown Douglaston. The light is sequenced, I hope to put working brake lights on the approaching cars that would come on as the light goes to yellow.

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