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TOPIC: What did YOU do this week?

What did YOU do this week? 1 year 6 months ago #5821

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Tom - Mine are always available for "guest appearances" :)
(as in there will be more added to the fleet)
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What did YOU do this week? 1 year 6 months ago #5822

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This Sunday took the 702 to the North Penn S Gauge display at the Gilbertsville Fire Hall swap meet.

The body is more S12 than DS4-4-1000, but it's what we work with to start in S scale. Do need to paint the handrails yet.
Ran like a champ for 3+ hours.

Enjoy,
Hugh

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What did YOU do this week? 8 months 2 weeks ago #6092

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It’s been too quiet for too long around here! This isn’t a Reading project strictly speaking, but it may be of interest. I’ve been rejuvenating a 15”x48” micro layout I built several years ago. The theme is a tiny farmers’ shortline in southern Pa, inspired by the Stewartstown and the pre-tourist hauling Strasburg. The Walthers’ DCC equipped Plymouth ML-8 is an amazing little locomotive and inspired the redo. I plan to add weeds to the trackage, details and weathering to the Plymouth, and experiment with photo backdrops. It’s been a fun side project!




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What did YOU do this week? 8 months 2 weeks ago #6097

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Here’s an overall shot of the micro.
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October, 1962
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