1127 Walnut Avenue

Candy_Streeter May 12, 2022

  1. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    A picture is worth a thousand words:

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    That should get you a good idea. Top step is in pretty good condition, bottom ones getting grungy after many, many years of winters, freeze-thaw cycles, shoveling snow, hacking ice, etc.

    Reddish streaks are paint overspray for my trains. There's even some bird poop.

    Back stairs at my apartment, just a few minutes ago.
     
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  2. Hardcoaler

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    Flight Into Danger's author Arthur Hailey also wrote Airport, the 1968 best seller that spawned the 1970 movie by the same name and David and Jerry Zucker's 1980 parody Airplane. Sounds like Hailey knew a good theme and worked it to advantage. :)
     
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  3. HemiAdda2d

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    I forgot about that one. That's HILARIOUS!
     
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    A little further back is The High and the Mighty 1954. Maybe the grand daddy of disaster movies, and an influence for the Airport and Airplane series. John Wayne gave a really fine performance in the lead role.
     
  5. Shortround

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    'Hardcoaler' Thanks for the link. Now I remember why I found it so interesting. I had just gotten out of the Army and it reminded me of that time as a Drill Instructor.
    Anybody else notice the house numbers. They changed.
    One of those stair elevator rides would still be nice. But I'm sure we'll enjoy the view Candy gives us.
     
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  6. Hardcoaler

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    And there's Robert Stack who, 26 years later, had a starring role in Airplane as Captain Rex Kramer. :LOL:
     
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  7. Candy_Streeter

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    funny-boy-.jpg He doesn't mean that!
     
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  8. Candy_Streeter

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    Okay, silly girl, get back to it. I've been struggling with this staircase and, at last, I think I've got it. There will be grass right up to the concrete sides that I've finally mastered. Well, maybe, mastered, is a bit strong. Well, what do you guys think? The finished stairs will be twice as high.
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  9. BoxcabE50

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    Whoever owns that house will certainly have a healthy heart and a strong pair of lungs from climbing those stairs!
     
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  10. Doug Gosha

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    Unlike most others here, apparently, I have seen "The Music Box" many, many times, including the colorized version. I still laugh out loud.

    Stanley: "Say listen, don't you think you're bounding over your steps?" - Ollie: "I think he means, overstepping your bounds." well, here:





    Another great one is "The Blockheads" and, of course, the one where they are selling Christmas trees the name of which I can't remember right now.

    And yes, Candy, the more steps the better!

    Doug
     
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  11. Shortround

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    The nice thing about those steps is there's no handrails. That should help make them easier to do.
     
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  12. Candy_Streeter

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    A lot easier!
     
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  13. Candy_Streeter

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    This looks almost new! It looks nice but I can't see any color in it. It looks almost white. The setting is what I want to model but much, much higher.

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  14. Shortround

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    I would think that movie was made in California. There weather is sunny and drier. No salts on the walks. Unlike our neighborhoods.
    So I believe they would stay a lot whiter and damage free.
    Except were pianos fall. :eek:
     
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  18. Shortround

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    Thanks for the link. I had thought of that route but was too late. I hope it helps answer Candy's interests. A lot darker than I imagined but now there's railings.
    But still no stairs elevator. :unsure:
     
  19. Shortround

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    I'm still wondering if anyone else noticed the mistake in the video. The house number?
     
  20. Doug Gosha

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    1127 Walnut is way up at the top where they delivered the piano. And, of course, I mean in the movie. There isn't any real 1127 Walnut Avenue there.

    Doug
     
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