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keystonefarm
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Posted - 11/14/2014 :  2:21:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No official thread on my Buffalo Line. There are some video's on you tube taken by others. The Keller tape Vol 51 done a few years back when I was modeling the Conrail era. Two articles in MR April 1999 and Dec 2004 and one in RMJ back in Marck 1994. If you are in the Downingtown Pa. area on the 23rd of this month my second open house will be held from 1-5 pm.
------------ Ken



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vzjtothalo
Engine Wiper



Posted - 11/14/2014 :  5:05:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ken's layout is worth the trip.


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BessemerBob
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Posted - 11/14/2014 :  6:04:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mr. McCorry, it is a pleasure.

Really enjoyed the videos of your layout I have come across on YouTube.


Rick you are attracting some famous modelers to the Harrisburg Terminal. That stands as a testament to the great work you have been doing.


"the sleep of a laboring man is sweet"

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Harsco
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Posted - 11/14/2014 :  9:19:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the visit, Ken...as well as the nice comments..they are greatly appreciated. A LOT of very valuable information was exchanged in a too-short amount of time....

Although things have been less than "photo-worthy" on the Seven Mile Route lately, I have managed to finish up the last building (hopefully) on the Market Street industrial track, a little track-side eatery from Blair Line nestled under the Capital Street exit ramp and named for my mother: Dot's Diner. Built stock for the most part with only a few tiny changes to accommodate the setting. Being situated close to the aisle and eye level, I populated the cafe with every sitting figure I could scrounge up....

Here's an overhead shot to indicate it's location:
[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/Dots2_zps771ce6e0.jpg.html][/URL]

And a few more to round things out:
[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/Dots3_zps81d5d23c.jpg.html][/URL]

[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/Dots1_zps8ff36239.jpg.html][/URL]

Most of my time lately has been spent making trees and filling in voids...the eternal "futzing" that never seems to end.



Edited by - Harsco on 11/14/2014 9:26:29 PM

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dlwrailfan1
Crew Chief

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Posted - 11/14/2014 :  9:56:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit dlwrailfan1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
How much for the blue plate special? Very nice work once again and fits right in under the bridge.

Eric



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MarkF
Engineer

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Posted - 11/15/2014 :  09:52:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love it! That Diner looks great there and really completes the scene. Its nice how you've memorialized your mom and dad on the layout.

Mark

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pcmatt
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Posted - 11/21/2014 :  6:35:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
impressive to say the least Rick, nothing you haven't heard already. Have to come back to this again later to really delve into some of the tutorials you share-thanks for posting those-huge help to us novices.

Great work, thanks for sharing and hope all is well.


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chrisbconaway
New Hire



Posted - 12/01/2014 :  8:47:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Diner looks great! I wish I could have stop for a bit to eat the other night but I was too busy making iron in Herr Street!


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Harsco
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Posted - 12/01/2014 :  9:55:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My apologies, Chris....as you well know, once you've been assigned to the Herr Street job, bathroom breaks are a luxury...LOL. According to the Harsco Handbook of Assignment Hell, you're due for a break the next session....


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chrisbconaway
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Posted - 12/03/2014 :  10:38:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bathroom breaks??? I thought that was what the coffee can under Herr street was for! I am happy for what ever assignment I get.
Thanks



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MarkF
Engineer

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Posted - 12/04/2014 :  12:36:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So that's what the smell was!

Mark

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Harsco
Fireman



Posted - 12/28/2014 :  2:36:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As suspected, Chapter II of the HTRR thread is turning out to be a lot less post-worthy than its predecessor, but progress does continue, albeit now in smaller, more manageable chunks. This being the height of futzing season, my modeling efforts have been all over the landscape (pun intended). With that in mind, here's a photo tour of the current "still in progress" projects:

First up: trees....lots of trees, more than what's shown here being stored next to Commonwealth Coke. Having grabbed a box of Super Trees to go with a previous box I acquired, I was suddenly hit with the urge to populate the previously finished areas with more trees, hence the binge. The ones in the picture are being "banked" for use in the future Linglestown Extension:
[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/IMG_1035_zps250b6f6a.jpg.html][/URL]

Next up:the HARSCO rolling mills, or more specifically, the suggestion of HARSCO's rolling mills, which will occupy the corner between Maclay Street (BOF) and Wiconisco Street (HARSCO Shipping). The goal here is to populate the narrow area with background buildings made of Foamcore and paper siding; the open one with the crane is the Roughing Mill, where the heated ingots from the Soaking Pits across the tracks are first pounded, pummeled, and squeezed into a semi-finished shape.
[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/IMG_1037_zps800923c5.jpg.html][/URL]

[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/IMG_1038_zps9764c555.jpg.html][/URL]

[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/IMG_1036_zps5de2ba50.jpg.html][/URL]

Two tracks have been added so that the Maclay operator can deliver molten steel to the foundry for castings as well as sand for molding operations.

Since I can't seem to stay on one project more than five minutes, here are the other ongoing additions in various states of completion...

Maclay got a scale house (not completed yet):
[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/IMG_1042_zps57f08e4d.jpg.html][/URL]

The BOF got concrete (grout) floors:
[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/IMG_1039_zpsa0c00cc2.jpg.html][/URL]

Maclay is finally getting a station....
[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/IMG_1041_zps6df33189.jpg.html][/URL]

...and a nondescript industrial background building:
[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/IMG_1043_zps3ba49a03.jpg.html][/URL]

Having purchased some Pan Pastels and found them very easy to work with, I periodically grab one of my many gleaming ore jennies and dirty it up:
[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/IMG_1040_zps7255596b.jpg.html][/URL]

Not mentioned is the seemingly unending cycle of "ballasting, unsticking, re-ballasting, vacuuming, re-ballasting....

The Linglestown Extension is officially underway; a couple of weeks ago Steam performed his usual sleight of carpentry hand and installed some brackets to support the infamous second level above the staging yard, which (as I suspected) then prompted a discussion about switch machines being needed for the previously manually operated staging yard...24 of them as a matter of fact. Yes, the machines are on order......



Edited by - Harsco on 12/28/2014 2:45:12 PM

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BN_Fan
Section Hand



Posted - 12/28/2014 :  3:08:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Where would we be without SteamNut? Great progress Rick. Glad to see you are futzing again and making some progress on the extension.


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vzjtothalo
Engine Wiper



Posted - 12/28/2014 :  3:12:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love those jennies!


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MarkF
Engineer

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Posted - 12/29/2014 :  12:07:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Its great to see an update Rick! You mentioned what you've been working on, but to see it in pictures is great. I'm amazed at how much you've gotten done in a relatively short period of time.

I can't wait until you run out of projects on the HTRR so you can spend some of that energy on the Northern Division!


Mark

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