R.J.Corman

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  1. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Here is my R.J.Corman Geeps..These are Athearn GP7s..I bought the shells at 2 different hobby shops.While not correct(RJM has GP9S in these numbers)they still get a lot of attention from visitors at the club.When I bought these units in 96 I was told the decals was custom made..Enjoy.

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  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Neat equipment Larry
  3. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Cool Larry.
    They're a little bit dirtier than the pics I've seen of the prototypes though.
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Love 'em! Are those real screens up top or does the paint job do a neat job suggestng them?
    Ralph
  5. Papa Bear

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    Nice Geeps, Larry!
  6. Marxed

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    nice trains, i love the color! :thumb:
  7. ausien

    ausien Active Member

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    great geeps mate,... have a good one..steve
  8. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

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    This is a sharp looking paint scheme, Larry.

    But what is or was the RJ Corman RR Company? Never heard of that before... :confused:

    Ron
  9. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Ralph asks:Are those real screens up top or does the paint job do a neat job suggesting them?
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    Ralph,Those serenes is Grimy Black paint that represents screens.
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    Ed said:They're a little bit dirtier than the pics I've seen of the prototypes though.
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    Indeed those units need to be wash and wax.. :D
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    Ron asks:what is or was the RJ Corman RR Company? Never heard of that before...
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    R.J.Corman owns a group of short lines,switching services and wreck clean up service..These short lines are located in Kentucky,Tennessee,Ohio and Pennsylvania.
    See www.rjcorman.com for maps and other details

    To see pictures of RJC locomotives check out:

    www.railpictures.net

    Then all locomotive and then R.J.Corman as the road name.. :D
  10. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Awesome locomotives, Larry
  11. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    Nice work, brakie!! They service one of our plants
    in Clarksville, TN. It's too kewl to see them being
    modeled :) :) :) :thumb:
  12. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

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    Thank you for the links, Larry! :thumb: :wave:

    Ron
  13. NYC-BKO

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    Very nice, Larry. What brought on the Corman craze??
  14. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Brian,Back in '96 I was living in Kenton (Oh) on a temporary job assignment for the company I was working for..Well like all good modelers I heard of a hobby shop located in St.Marys.So I took a personal day and went to St.Marys to check out the hobby shop that's where I found the first R.J.Corman shell.I was talking to the shop's owner and he told me about RJC's operation base out of Celina..So,I got directions to the track and went for a look see.After getting to the St.Marys yard area I heard a horn blowing in the distance so,like all good modelers and railfans I waited..Low and behold RJC GP9 #9007 pulled into town and I was hooked on that GP9.After talking to the engineer I went back to St.Mary's Hobby's and picked up the first RJC shell..To my surprise it was number 9007.Needless to say I made several more trips to St.Marys,Lima and Celina chasing down and videoing RJC..I also visited his operation on his Cleveland Line..So since then I been hook on RJC but,was unable to find the decals until recently..I plan on having 2 of my P2K GP9s and 2 GP38s painted for RJC as well as some boxcars and coil cars..You see I am going to ease out of modeling the C&O and Chessie and model my C&HV and RJC...After all short lines has always been my first love.
    BTW GP9 9010 was working at the BP oil refinery at Lima.
  15. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Larry,

    That's a neat story. It just shows the versatility of what we do and can do if we want to. We are limited only by the space we have available to work with. :thumb::thumb:
  16. brakie

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    Guys,One more picture I would like to share with you..I hope you enjoy looking at it. :D
    This is the 9007 shoving 2 tank cars back to its train..Notice the conductor protecting the shove.

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  17. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Neat pic Brakie! I'm guessing you've rode along like that conductor on numerous occasions. Say, your track looks great. do you spray paint it?
    Ralph
  18. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Ralph,I indeed did spray paint the track using Krylon Primer paint..I used the type they make for plastic..And yes as a brakeman I rode like that conductor many times.. :D
  19. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Photo's Larry. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  20. trainworm

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    those are some good lookin locos!

    I have been itching to do one of those RJ Corman SD40T-2's they are pretty cool looking.