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jbvb
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Posted - 01/25/2017 :  10:08:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There are some resources on the web regarding express and LCL moves, which might explain the significance of these moves. I wonder if the W-B cars were ultimately headed for New England, or maybe one of the transfer facilities in the Albany, NY area.


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MarkF
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Posted - 01/25/2017 :  11:47:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Tom!

James, the move to Wilkes-Barre actually delivered cars to a large REA building in Wilkes-Barre. A few years ago, I met someone at an NMRA Convention who grew up in Wilkes-Barre and explained this operation to me. I thought it was pretty cool so figured I would incorporate it into my layout.


Mark

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 01/25/2017 :  2:03:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mark', Beautiful job on your back drops'..Tedious work for sure.
But as you say well worth it indeed'..and it definitely adds a quality
look to the layout'..



Ted

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Harsco
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Posted - 01/25/2017 :  10:13:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Mark.....I especially like the perspective for Sunbury.


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Grubes
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Posted - 01/25/2017 :  10:53:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great work Mark! Not sure I would be able to tackle such a large layout but you make it look easy.

Dave



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MarkF
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Posted - 01/25/2017 :  11:38:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the kind comments guys.

quote:
Originally posted by Grubes

Great work Mark! Not sure I would be able to tackle such a large layout but you make it look easy.

Dave



I do? Well don't be fooled. If you saw me working at it in person, you may have a different opinion!


Mark

Edited by - MarkF on 01/25/2017 11:39:22 PM

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wvrr
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Posted - 01/26/2017 :  1:34:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That looks great, Mark. Are you printing them? If so, what kind of printer and paper?

Chuck



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Guff
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Posted - 01/26/2017 :  2:34:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the backdrops! They sure add depth to the scene.
Dave



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BN_Fan
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Posted - 01/26/2017 :  3:12:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking great Mark. Looking forward to see the dispatcher put those REA trains in the hole. LOL


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MarkF
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Posted - 01/26/2017 :  5:08:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by wvrr

That looks great, Mark. Are you printing them? If so, what kind of printer and paper?

Chuck



Chuck, one of our south Jersey guys is in the printing business and he is doing the printing for me. I stitched the individual pics that come on the disc together in Paint, then sent him the resulting jpeg file. He is turn has a large laser printer that can print out in a long length. Some of these backdrops are 8' long! It is a heavier paper, but I don't know what weight it is off hand. I'll try to remember to find out for you.

For what it is worth, some of the original backdrops I did, I printed out on my own at work using the color laser printer we have there. I wouldn't recommend an ink jet printer as you run the risk of getting them wet and the colors would run. The biggest issue with using a standard laser color printer is splicing the sheets together, which really wasn't that difficult. These latest backdrops are in one sheet, thus eliminating the seams between sheets.


Mark

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MarkF
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Posted - 01/26/2017 :  5:14:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by BN_Fan

Looking great Mark. Looking forward to see the dispatcher put those REA trains in the hole. LOL



No, we don't hold up Class 1 trains! The dispatcher needs to clear the main before they make their 'on time appearance'! Its that little snafu I'm building into the schedule for 'operational interest'!


Mark

Edited by - MarkF on 01/26/2017 5:15:24 PM

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Steam Nut
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Posted - 01/26/2017 :  10:26:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Operational interest! Oh boy!


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 01/26/2017 :  10:42:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Must be nice to have to build in a SNAFU to add "Operational Interest." I must hang with the wrong people-- we seem to add "Operational Interest" all the time without effort....

Pete
in Michigan



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MarkF
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Posted - 01/27/2017 :  12:09:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17

Must be nice to have to build in a SNAFU to add "Operational Interest." I must hang with the wrong people-- we seem to add "Operational Interest" all the time without effort....

Pete
in Michigan



Trust me Pete, there are a few members of the south Jersey who add 'operational interest' on their own! There are no boring op nights here!


Mark

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LVRALPH
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Posted - 01/27/2017 :  06:21:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You are going to have to give me a tutorial on the backdrops after tax season. They look good.


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