Oldies but Goodies. The Old Stuff.

toptrain1

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A Baby Ruth Metal reefer I have had for 3 weeks now. It is in good condition for an early 1950 kit car by Mantua. I have other reefers from this time period by the builder. This is one of the best. IMG_0245.JPG
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micahrogers

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I'm not a train guy, but I love the candy bar, and the stuff you train guys do with scenery is mind-blowing to me, I'm trying to get my scenery skills up for he miniatures I paint.
 

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Well, my Baby Ruth got a thumbs up from micahregers. I hope he comes back. Not a lot of folks to talkta here!

I know from my statistics board that a lot of people look at this thread. They don't post like, but they spend time here. Your threa d is being read. Keep posting on. These beauties are a part of Americana that may be seeing a resurgence as families are forced to stay indoors and spend time together because of COVID. Once kids get a taste of railroading, especially with all the technical advancements, haveing cars being able to go opposite directions on the same track, computer controls, cars that traversd on roads with almost magical performance, no slots, just driving along, making for some really interesting layout possibilities. This may help the hobby survive on and into the future. :)
 
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toptrain1

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Zathros I know what you're talking about. As a truly senior citizen retired for12 years now, my pension and social security doesn't let me afford the new DCC trains. I am glad my old trains are still running.
 
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Bill Nelson

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reporting in. do most of my photography with my phone, don't have clear guidance on maximum file size , so editing them to size is hit and miss. have figured out how to do photos from my camera, but my camera is in Tennessee at the lake, and I'm in Texas at the bungalow.

train works is at a stand still. the layout at the farm is going to have to come down. will have train space both in Texas and at the lake, but both spaces are considerably smaller then my space at the farm.

been doing some small train projects, but the retirement related moves have everything in upheaval. last year I had a massive car shortage. and I probably have a surplus now, at least of standard gauge cars.

my modeling efforts have mainly been on an R/C paddle wheel steamer I have been scratch building without plans for the last 15 years off and on, mainly off. It has been on the mantle at the lake. with the trains shut down, and me retired, I have time to work on it, and have been doing so at a steady clip, hoping to have it lake ready by the time I get there in the spring, or shortly later.
 
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micahrogers

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reporting in. do most of my photography with my phone, don't have clear guidance on maximum file size , so editing them to size is hit and miss. have figured out how to do photos from my camera, but my camera is in Tennessee at the lake, and I'm in Texas at the bungalow.
One of the admins can quote the proper size file, but I just use Windows Paint to re size mine to 1000 pixels on the longest side, and that always works. I am still learning how to take pictures with my new Note 20, and have barely scratched the surface.