Aug 10, 2018 at 1:05 PM
Model vs prototype.
The dispatcher really messed up this afternoon, sending 1445 to the freight station and 1011 to D’Amato Lumber to pick up cars as 1124 was running through town….
Since I am not doing much modeling right now I took a picture of my new Athearn FP7's that I got on sale serving as emergency power for the Broadway Limited.
Taken at the Strongsville Model Railroad Club layout.
Thanks for looking!
An H-12-44 getting ready for some work:
ATSF 2655 switches Davidsville one day in 1961.
Wow -- ya just can't beat authentic natural light with a great scene to match! Beautiful. Thanks for posting!
An older shot of some switching.
TBX 82015 being switched by the D&RGW...Where is she now?
A pick up waits at Whitehouse Crossing in Marquette Hgts, just a half mile south of the PPU East Peoria Yard. PPU 607 is headed south to switch industries in Pekin; and the pick up driver will park straight ahead in the Peoria Lock and Dam parking lot and will walk south to fish below the dam.
Photo Aug 10, 5 25 23 PM by ppuinn posted Aug 10, 2018 at 5:47 PM
Whitehouse Crossing on the prototype is 1/2 mile south of the East Peoria Yard, and my layout Whitehouse Crossing is 1/2 scale mile from my modeled PPU East Peoria Yard. I used the Google Maps 3D view and Street View linked below, as well as on-sight visits, to direct my modeling of this scene.
Because of space limitations, I chose to not model the ranch house between the crossing and the Lock and Dam parking lot, and I put the boxes on the north (right) side of the crossing on the east side of the tracks instead of on the west side. Images for the 3D view were taken during a flood, when the parking lot was underwater.
SP-Wolf, If you haven't seen them before, search in RailImages for Third Street Industrial District pics by the late German modeler and TrainBoard staffmember, Wolgang Dudler. Your pic suggests you have more in common with him than just a first name.
Paul Liddiard, Not sure where TBX 82015 is now, but Opty Collusion caught her in the East Peoria Yard (Illinois, USA) of the 1970s era Peoria and Pekin Union Rwy in N-scale:
TBX 82015 2015-12-29 09.41.58 by ppuinn posted Dec 29, 2015 at 4:55 PM
TBX 82015 2015-12-29 09.43.52 by ppuinn posted Dec 29, 2015 at 4:55 PM
Check out the TB cars in the East Peoria Yard!!
TBX 82015 2015-12-29 09.49.57 by ppuinn posted Dec 29, 2015 at 4:55 PM
TBX 82015 2015-12-29 09.22.45 by ppuinn posted Dec 29, 2015 at 4:55 PM
And I caught her in the M&StL Bartlett Yard in Peoria Illinois (1960s era, HO):
TBX 82015 2015-12-29 11.55.49 by ppuinn posted Dec 29, 2015 at 4:55 PM
Russell, Very nice scratch-build! Impressive, if you did it with (selectively compressed??) original blueprints; and VERY impressive, if you made your own plans, based solely on pics.
Thanks, yes I had to compress some. I used photos and Sanborn Fire Insurance maps. I always wanted to go back and add the Western Union sign, the mail box hanging on the wall and a few other details. There is always something.