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JohnJ
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Posted - 05/11/2008 :  4:25:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One of my grandsons is currently working as a tour bus driver out of Fairbanks, AK. Today he posted a bunch of his photos to photobucket. I thought this bridge was one that would really lend itself to modeling.









John Johnson

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George D
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Posted - 05/11/2008 :  4:34:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John, that would be a nice bridge to model, but I don't think I'd want to drive over it.

George



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JohnJ
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Posted - 05/11/2008 :  9:44:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
George: I have to agree. You wouldn't catch me on it in a car. But if you look at the road leading up to the bridge it looks like those are pretty fresh tire tracks.

John Johnson

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jknapp
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Posted - 05/16/2008 :  1:58:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit jknapp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I came across this website while looking for some prototype photos. It's got quite a few good looking scratchbuilding possibilities (gas stations, diners, etc.). You just click the appropriate link on the left hand side of the web page to check out the various photos.

http://www.dhsclassof70.yearbookhigh.com/photo3_16.html



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 05/16/2008 :  3:27:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great site, John. Again, there are tons of inspiring subjects in these pages.


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UKGuy
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Posted - 05/16/2008 :  9:41:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
A few of my future scratchbuids, probably.

Local pics from last few weeks.



























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UKGuy
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Posted - 05/16/2008 :  11:12:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Nice place Bruce, maybe some fresh paint would attract some customers



Thanks for the thread,

Karl.A



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Tabooma County Rwy
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Posted - 05/17/2008 :  10:12:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by UKGuy

Nice place Bruce, maybe some fresh paint would attract some customers



Thanks for the thread,

Karl.A



Yeah, c'mon, Bruce, spiffy the place up some, will ya? I don't think Nona would like to go into a place looking like that.....




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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 05/17/2008 :  11:14:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A very nice series of buildings, Karl. The sign added on the last picture is very credible.


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Dutchman
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Posted - 05/17/2008 :  11:17:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl,

That sure brought a smile to my face! (BTW, Karl & Al, my customers are primarily craftsman structure builders who revel in well-weathered establishments.)



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Peterpools
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Posted - 05/17/2008 :  11:39:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Some great structures and lots of possibilities. Appreciate the photos.
Peter



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Chuck Doan
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Posted - 05/28/2008 :  1:11:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a real oddball. What looks like an old RR reefer maybe, with a trailer grafted on at right angles. Then some ambitious stone work to tie it all together.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2075/2518561394_1092d085e3_b.jpg

On second look, the trailer doesn't look to be attached. Still....



Edited by - Chuck Doan on 05/28/2008 2:34:57 PM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 05/28/2008 :  2:16:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chuck nice picture! And you guys thought that bridge and Bruce's place were scarey.
the bricklayer!!!!

Jerry


Jerry

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postalkarl
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Posted - 05/28/2008 :  2:33:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Guys:

The one structure posted by Dave sure looks like the top of one of the DPM Kits. Thanks to all for the photos.

Karl S.



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Bbags
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Posted - 05/28/2008 :  4:26:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John
Great looking bridge.
Wood bridges like that are very common all over Alaska.
Since wood will usually bend but not break with the changes in temperature and the fact that the ground they are built on remains frozen throughout most of the year wood bridges are still very common.

I would say from the third and forth pictures that a little repair might be needed for there seems to be a broken timber.

As you know I model Alaska although I have never been to Fairbanks (second largest city in Alaska) as it is 400 miles north of Girdwood where my daughter lives.

I would like to see more pictures of the area so would it be possible for you to post a link to your son's photobucket site or e-mail it to me if you would rather not post it.

P.S. I saved the pictures for a future model.



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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