This ones for Catt

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by shamus, Apr 29, 2002.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Here's your structure my friend, all ready and waiting for some deliveries from the GVR.
    Here the first

    Shamus

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  2. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    and here's the sign
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  3. BDC

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    Shamus - I love the flatcar with the semi cab on it. Is that based on an actual prototype or just a bit of English whimsy? Did you leave the steering wheel in or is it just a gas and brake pedal?
  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Hi,
    It's an actual prototype in the US, just happened to see it on a website one day and said"Got to make me one of these", no, there ain't a wheel as it is a motorized unit.

    shamus
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  5. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Oh no !!
    Does this mean your layout has gone back to "single cab" control ?

    I LIKE THAT BUILDING ! Sagging roof and all.
    Pete
  6. kettlestack

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    Shamus,
    I fell in love with the swayback timberbuilt oldtime engineer dreamed-up structures over 30 yrs ago. The style was depicted in the 70's MR which was shown to me then for the first time.
    It was what brought me back into active modelling.
    Also engineer dreamed-up motive power like your "Cab forward flat" :) and galloping goose thingies and the vertical boilered shays..... every one of them a gem lending character and pride to the railroad.
    You have done superb justice to all these things and you are rightly proud of them (I'm drooling again!).

    Catt, see how good we British are to you Americans? :D :D

    Errol
  7. roryglasgow

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    Yeah, Errol! Thanks for all the land! hehehehehehe

    I'm sorry, I couldn't resist that one... :)
  8. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

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    Right after I posted that last message, I looked up a picture of my son where he's "posing" next to one of his favorite Thomas the Tank Engine locos, Stepney. Every nation's locos have their own flavor (even those made in one country and sold to another take on a whole new personality in their new home).

    One of the things that strikes me about British steam locomotives is that they are rather more "ornate" than most American locos. I guess it was a symbol of pride for the British to have powerful, versatile locomotives that were actually appealing to look at. American locomotives tend to be more...utilitarian: "no time or money for frills...we gotta get this job done because it needs to be done." The British locos seem to say, "Hey, we're British, we RULE THE WORLD, look in awe at our mighty industrial infrastructure!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!"

    Well, maybe without the "BWHAHAHAHAHA" part.

    Anyway, I really like the look of British steam.

    See, we Americans can say nice things about the British, too! :)

    Here's a page about Stepney! http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/bluebell/pics/stepney.html
  9. alkcnw

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    Hey shamus, one word EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek:
  10. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

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    Full of suprises!

    Shamus:

    You always come up with something different that suprises me!

    Andy
  11. Catt

    Catt Guest

    So thats what I'd look like if I were a building Actually I do look like that.:D:D I love it Shamus ,but the delivery would actually come from the MAT since Robin and I have placed you in Canada.
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    shamus Registered Member

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    That's okay with me Catt, BC is the place to put the BCLC. :D

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  13. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Love the cab forward, but the building is what separates you from the rest of us :cool:. Thanks for sharing !