Oct 13, 2017
One of the best and most classy steam operation I've ever seen isn't far from you Candy. The operation at Essex Ct. is a great operation.
I've been there many times. Love the place.
Over 40 posts again. We all want to see what you are building and running so let's all get your pictures posted. It's a grand show every weekend. .......... See ya next weekend
Oldy but goody. Mantua General.
When we started this topic series, it was just a few submissions and posts. It's growing and getting better! Thanks to all who comment and contribute!
Mantua's General ran (runs?) far better than Bachmann's. Granted Mantua's is HO, whereas Bachmann's is N. I've owned both.
BTW Jim, that's an excellent diorama. I especially like the trackwork, very typical of the period, minimal if any ballast. Cinders may have been used on highly traveled lines, though usually loose dirt and hope for the best. New York Central's Harlem Division, a heavy commuter line, was using cinders as late as 1900.
Business car behind the power I see. Neat!
Thats a great Idea Candy. I have just the section of track in mind, hhhmmm.
Looks great Jim! That thing pops at you.
I've always liked the look of the early American class, especially a wood burner. We need more models of same.
Yes, that's me at Deep River
I was there for the first time last November I think. The Boston Railfan club chartered the P&W train from Worcester to Essex and I went along as an "attendant". I was impressed by the professionalism of the Essex group. Trust me, I'm not easily impressed.
Train station at Essex
Is this station an original building? Or a "reproduction"?
Candy: you said you'd like to see more wood burners...well, here's my version of the Sierra number 3. This is the TYCO ten wheeler, that I repainted to represent the Utah & Pleasant Valley Railway #3. It's called the James E. Talmage, and the two passenger cars are the WAYFARER and the WANDERER. Haven't decided on a name or number for the baggage combine...This is the train from The WILD, WILD WEST, with James West and Artemus Gordon.
Beautiful paint job.
I was trying to go for the Russian Iron Blue. Then I painted the boiler-bands with Testors brass...I didn't take the wheels off to paint them, so they stayed Tyco red.