Interurbans are trains too!

Randy Stahl Sep 1, 2013

  1. Randy Stahl

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    Yes, I like the effect. In the later days of the trolleys lots of tracks were torn up. I need to add some weeds.
     
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  2. 3rdboxcar

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    Hi Randy

    These look good, I suppose you will need some of these to go with the speedsters.

    TM-1.JPG TM-2.JPG

    Line car is coming along as well.

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  3. Randy Stahl

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    IMG_0156.jpg I was thinking the same thing !

    Some of these would be fun !
     

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    I ran out of Tomy drives. The way things go in my life is well represented with this interurban project. I was decaling the last car (car 63) I was doing the very last decal and I destroyed the decal !

    The Speedrail company had 7 of the Cincinnati curveside cars. Number 60-65 were identical mostly and car 66 was an ex Dayton and Troy car. I decided that since it was a small fleet I would just build them all. If I decided at any time that I wanted to thin the collection out a bit I am confident that I could easily sell what I don't want.

    So now as it stands I am waiting for three tomy drives and a set of decals. I am thinking about building the layout, I have a lot of neat stuff !
     
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    My primary interest is in the Milwaukee road. This picture tells you almost exactly when and where the photo was taken.

    Speedrail came into existence in late 1949. They ran around the Milwaukee area.
     
  6. bremner

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    Ever thought about modeling the O'Dell County Traction layout?
     
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    I would need to re-familiarize myself with it.

    As it is the traction is intended as an adjunct to the Milwaukee Road.
     
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    I have been giving a lot of thought to exactly what I want to with the traction. Right now I am focused on getting some equipment together. I don't have any streetcars... Not yet anyhow...
     
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    I have built two interurbans, have two more to build, two suburban cars to build, and no City cars...
     
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    Here's a streetcar that later became an interurban car. This would be a good start.

    I have 194 North Shore cars painted, lettered and ready for drives. 221 total interurban type cars..



    Randy
     
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    John - Thanks for the post. Any hints on how to embed the rail into the street? It was difficult to see how this was done in the O'Dell video.

    Best wishes

    Peter

    Peter Harris
    N Scale Kits
    www.nscalekits.com
     
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    In N, plaster or Tomix wide tram track
     
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    Excellent looking equipment.
     
  15. Randy Stahl

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    Thank you , I'm glad you like them !!

    Randy
     
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    I have some of this stuff.

    http://proto87.com/


    I'll dig it out shortly. Take a look and tell me what you think. I am planning next to do a module of South 5th street in Milwaukee to show off some houses, taverns and such.

    Randy
     
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    thumbnail_IMG_0218.jpg I don't think there will be equipment pictures today. I'm slowly working on installing glazing on a hundred or so cars...

    I'd like to finish my North Shore diners today if I can but they are far down the que

    Update: Look what I found ! I found three Tomar North Shore tailsigns.
    Gold Coast LTD
    Eastern LTD
    Prarie State Special

    I wish I had the Cream City Special but oh well. I think these are all Southbound trains, I'll need to look into that. Currently I only have one parlor observation car built.
     
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  18. 3rdboxcar

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    Hi All

    Single Kuhlman car available, I have not done a test print but should be ok. http://shpws.me/Sd2n

    Also by special request TMER&L waiting shelter. http://shpws.me/Sd2q

    TMER&L shelter.JPG

    Dog needs a walk now.
     
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    Special request.. me

    This is exciting news ! I just ordered the 607 so maybe next week I can order some TM Kuhlman cars. tm1120a.jpg

    Maybe I'll start with this one ?
     
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    Thread bump. I got a bunch of stuff coming. I am planning on doing a street scene with the proto 87 rail, that should be fun !!

    Randy
     

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