The Little Rock Line

Allen H Dec 31, 2011

  1. Allen H

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    Oh yeah, she's OK with them, she shakes her head a lot but......she doesn't mind them.
     
  2. TJS909

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    Nice progress! Allen I think there was a good Model Railroader article on this line in the late 70's early 80's maybe.
     
  3. Allen H

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    Thanks TJ,
    I don't remember seeing an article about "modeling" this line, but that would be a cool find. If you happen to run across it please let me know.
    The one that got me going was the article in Railfan & Railroad, May of 1982;

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    I've got a static grass tool on the way and once the wedding and remodeling is out of the way, I plan to turn things green and get some buildings going.
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    Ya I will have to dig around. if you don't hear from me in a week or so, gimme a PM to remind me.
     
  5. Allen H

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    OK, I hope I can remember <snicker> no hurry though
    Thank you
     
  6. BoxcabE50

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    Allen-

    Here is a neat little memory- About that Railfan article, I have a couple sets of train orders from that run in my collection!
     
  7. Allen H

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    Sweet!
    Got a way to scan them and post'em?
     
  8. BoxcabE50

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    Well, I goofed. One is just a single order. Thought they were both sets.

    Anyhow, the single was copied at Bernice. The set is from El Dorado and came from, (named in that article), A.J. Shirey.

    I can probably scan these in the next day or two. Put them on a page at my web site. Drop me a PM if I forget...
     
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    Allen

    I just looked at this whole thread and have to say, I am very impressed by it. I like how you show the room's progress as well. That black sticky stuff on the floor is quite troublesome, our basement had it left over, but our tile guy got it done in two afternoons last week or so. I'm not sure how he did it, I think he used a spray and scraped it off. Mazel Tov on the upcoming wedding
     
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    Thanks Ben.
    Yeah I was never so glad when that mastic got covered up with something that would keep it covered up. It was a real thorn in my side, especially when I had guests over.

    I was told that I could use a solvent several times then scrape or wipe it up, yuck. I have windows in the basement, but the stench and the fact that at the time I still had a gas furnace and water heater bothered me.
     
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    I FOUND IT!!! I didn't forget, just took a bit to find!

    It was in Model Railroad Craftsman mag from Feb 1978. This is on Ruston, La. It's a 2 part article and I don't have the first part. But now I'm gonna have find the other issue at swap meet!
     
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    Sweet! So you have this article, or at least the 1st half?
    Anyway you could scan it and email it?


    Is it Model Railroad Craftsman or Railroad Model Craftsman?
     
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    It's Railroad Model Craftsman.
     
  14. BoxcabE50

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    So the first part was January of 1978? I ask as sometimes multi-parters were not always in consecutive issues. I should have both, downstairs somewhere.
     
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    The locomotive bells have been replaced with Wedding bells!

    Well today is the last day of my single life after 49 years!
    I finally found a worthy crew member!
     
  16. BoxcabE50

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    Farewell, freedom. :)

    From someone with 40+ years experience- Best wishes!
     
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    Well I'm hoping that's not gonna be the case...LOL
    She's a pretty good kid and seeing how we've been together for 10+ years before pulling the trigger, I'm thinking we've got each other figured out by now!

    Either way, thanks for the wishes.
     
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    Here's my new Crew member and I

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    Congratulations Allen!!
     
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    Thanks Gary!
     

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