MODELING Weekend Photo Fun, July 29, 2016

r_i_straw Jul 29, 2016

  1. Mr. SP

    Mr. SP Passed away August 5, 2016 In Memoriam

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    Great scene Candy. Like the rust and so on.
     
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  2. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    Yes, Bragdon powders
     
  3. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    Yes you are right ! The part where the roundhouse use to be
     
  4. Mr. SP

    Mr. SP Passed away August 5, 2016 In Memoriam

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    These guys probably wish they were working in one of those buildings IMG_0241a.JPG
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    This picture is making me sweat, just thinking about the idea....
     
  6. r_i_straw

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  7. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Memories of road repair throughout Alabama and Mississippi in the 1950's, but not seen since.
     
  8. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    Also these things that are long gone. Now just rows of reflective cones and barrels.
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  9. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Interesting device. I don't remember ever seeing something like this in the Northeast during the '40s or '50s. The 6 digit patent number (if read correctly) probably indicates early 20th century, if not before. Do you have any more information on this, Russell?
     
  10. r_i_straw

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    Google Smudge Pot Highway Torch. One use was as a warning device set out along highway construction sites, road closures, high water etc., before reflectors and flashing lights were available. They were maintenance intense and highly "collectible" (often stolen) so disappeared about 30 years ago. My brother and I, being kids fascinated by fire, were always piling grass, leaves and paper trash around them to make better fires when we found them deployed close to home. My brother-in-law told me that he actually managed to accidentally set a field on fire doing the same thing.
     
  11. RailMix

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    I remember these in use in Michigan when I was a kid (50s and 60s). Got me thinking about how to model them.
     
  12. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    I vaguely remember seeing those things either back in the late 60s or early 70s, along construction zones, as I peered out from the back seat of my Dad's '65 Savoy... My first impression, as a young lad whose world view was shaped mostly by cartoons, was that these things looked like cartoon bombs from Wile E Coyote's collection of Acme products...

    It was great to be a kid with a fertile imagination. I'm still pretty close to that.:LOL:
     
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  13. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Holy cow! I had forgotten all about these things. I remember them. Long ago and far away. Rows of them lit at night.
     
  14. fifer

    fifer TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    I am a late comer but here is a shot of my Auto Parts distributor.

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    Thanks , Mike
     
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  15. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member In Memoriam

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    Nice shot, Mike!
     
  16. fifer

    fifer TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    Thanks so much Bill, I love using those Woodland Palm trees.
    Mike
     
  17. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

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    Very nice, Mike. Judging from a couple of nice old rides parked there, this must be a vintage auto parts distributor?
     
  18. fifer

    fifer TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    Didn't get time to change out the autos as of this picture but must have been a car show around!
    LOL
    Mike
     

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