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Toy trains and building hot rods,seem too go together.

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by dana barlow, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Road Racer
    Joined: Jan 29, 2017
    Posts: 38

    Road Racer

    Nice Dean, Never thought I would have space in Socal f
    Nice Dean, I live in your neck of the woods now, sold off most of my G stuff because I didn't think we would get a yard big enough, now we do, would love to check yours out.
     
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  2. Bert Kollar
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 962

    Bert Kollar
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    Just an update on my latest project 100_1303.JPG
     
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  3. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
    Posts: 3,110

    THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
    Member
    from FRENCHTOWN

    Bert, What powers that?
    NICE

    P.S. I grew up in Chesterland. My Dad taught auto body repair at Mentor High.
     
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  4. Bert Kollar
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 962

    Bert Kollar
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    Powered by 8HP Briggs and Stratton hydraulic pump and two hydraulic motors driving all wheels. I grew up in Euclid but I believe I met your father years ago. thumbnail_20190905_115047.jpg thumbnail_20191003_132259.jpg 20191005_150621 (1).jpg
     
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  5. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
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    THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    from FRENCHTOWN

    Beautiful work Bert. I'd like to see it run sometime. Is there trackage near CLE? There's a 7.5" gage line near us.
     
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  6. Lil32
    Joined: Apr 4, 2012
    Posts: 1,380

    Lil32
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    we enjoy going to LARS and viewing the train layout
    our 2019 trip to USA and LARS we did a trip out to Palm Springs and visited the Living Desert Zoo
    where they have a train layout,sadly it was not running,here are a few photos,enjoy
    Noel

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  7. Bert Kollar
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 962

    Bert Kollar
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    My friend has a couple miles of track in Mentor. He is also a steam expert and has a few steam engines. We regularly have parties there and run the trains. Also, Holden arboretum nearby has a very large 7.5" railroad which my friend and father established.
     
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  8. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
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    THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    from FRENCHTOWN

    Interesting. My Mom is just a few miles SE of Holden Arboretum. Didn't know about the railroad. Next time I'm there I'll check it out.
     
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  9. desoto
    Joined: Mar 23, 2001
    Posts: 715

    desoto
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    from Ayer, MA
    1. MASSACHUSETTS HAMB
    2. Early Hemi Tech

    yup
     
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  10. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,996

    dana barlow
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    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

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    Last year I lost my best Cat train buddy RIP { she was 17 years old},from the time she was a kitten ,she played every Christmas with the trains ,tree , town an little cars,yet never broke anything. This year I have not put the tree up,with trains around it. But I did do a Christmas town on top of book shelf.
    Merry Christmas an happy hot rodden!
     
  11. ronnieroadster
    Joined: Sep 9, 2004
    Posts: 756

    ronnieroadster
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    Been working on my model railroad for some time I model the New Haven the railroad I grew up around. What started as a hobby as a kid turned into my career working on the original New Haven railroad property for 38 years first with the Penn Central then Conrail and finally Metro North Commuter RR. Seen some amazing things during my career wouldn't change a thing. Heck this year on our drive to Bonneville to run our record setting roadster we stopped in Nebraska so we could see the Big Boy in operation. If its cars or trains Im all in.
    onnieroadster




     
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  12. I hot rod in HO scale. I take a couple of small layouts to shows twice a year.

    Below are some pictures of some of my work. If you search Youtube for the Nowhere Specific Railway, you may find the video of one of these layouts in its infancy.

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    Speaking of LIVE STEAM here is a picture of a home built piece of art representing the steam powered local excursion train. You don't have to be a train guy to appreciate the craftsmanship.
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  13. Artistry comes in many forms and model railroading is one we all enjoy as car guys/gals. For me it all started with my Dad building the train garden at Christmas in the 50's. I just seemed to be a part of Christmas . The layouts many times show the history of our towns . There is something magic about looking at these recreations. I especially like the rural America scenes . I have saved all the trains and Lionel fixtures from my childhood and hope to set them up again.
     
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