The M.A.T. goes mushroom

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Matthyro, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. SD90

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    Robin, I also lived in Thunder Bay! It seems there was alot of us that did!

    Mike.
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    OK so we lived there from 1965 to 1968. I was the store manager of the local Kresge store. The first year we lived on Brown street then moved to South Norah street. A relative of my wife was a CP engineer who did runs from Fort William to Dryden. His name was Joe Pyefinch
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    I drove (well, Dad did) through Port Arthur and Fort William as a very young lad. Then i rode through Thunder Bay on a VIA train and saw it from the observation car. Drove through a few times myself too.

    But I still think of it as 'The LakeHead' where sea meets rail and much of Canada's shipping passes through that port. Railfan Paradise!
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    Got some cork roadbed down on the north side of the upper level. Did a bit of scenery too.
    Here are the three grain elevators at Harris

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    At the other end is the town of Drummond with two industries. Youngs Machinery and Templar Tombstones.
    This is prairie country as the background shows

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    Looking good Robin:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Too cool Robin! I love those grain elevators. Way back in '64 my family took a car trip across Canada and I still remember the sunlit grain elevators standing tall against those huge skies. As I recall there was Pool and Pioneer. One had a green colour scheme and the other was red.

    Val
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    Wow, do you ever work fast Robin! Nice work, I like the grain elevators too.

    Mike.
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    Awesome Robin
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    Robin,

    Any new pics?
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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    I was going to wait until I got track laid on the upper mushroom but as Owen requested a few here are some.
    The first is a couple of industries at Cardwell.

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    As you can see the cork roadbed is ready for track.
    Next a couple of industries at Glenford.
    First. Youngs Machinery

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    Next is Templar Tombstones

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    The next photo shows where the potash mine will be located at the north end of the upper mushroom.

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    The new home for the Double Diamond ranch at the south end of the upper mushroom

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    Harris revisited

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    Next shows where I am at with the canyon.
    The skyboard is up and painted. Foam subroadbed is almost finished and started laying cork roadbed

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    Robin, like everything you do, this is fantastic! :thumb: :cool: Another amazing thing is the speed at which you get things done.
    You on drugs? :D :D :D If you are will you share? :D :D :D Kidding aside you and Paul (Shamus) have always impressed me with the speed you get things done while not sacrificing quality.
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    I love the backdrops, Robin! They light mist makes them appear far away from the forground in the photo's and they blend right in.
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    Wow!

    What incredible progress you've made, Robin!

    Oh, by the way, this reminds me...

    "Why did the mushroom wear a lampshade on his head at the party?"

    ...Anyone?