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sjconrail
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Posted - 01/18/2014 :  10:30:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit sjconrail's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rick opened up his layout (and kitchen, ) to the members of the New Jersey and Philadelphia divisions as part of the layouts after today's joint meet. I took a number of pictures there while partaking the normal busting of chops with Rick and Mark. Here's a link to the pictures:

https://picasaweb.google.com/118088460328917248458/RickBickmoreSHarrisburgTerminalRR?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCO7e0-Kli92UHQ&feat=directlink

Thanks,

Phil



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PEIR
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Posted - 01/18/2014 :  10:43:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the photos Phil! Awesome layout and sweet looking FM switchers.


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MarkF
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Posted - 01/19/2014 :  5:56:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some great pictures Phil! Rick being as modest as he is doesn't share that many photos with us. As Phil mentioned, Rick's layout was open for the Division meet. We had a total of 62 visitors and Rick received some really nice feedback.

Mark

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Harsco
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Posted - 01/19/2014 :  9:50:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Doesn't share any pictures?????

<thump>

Phil: thanks for the photos and link; I am very pleased with the results. As Mark said, the open house was pretty well attended and everything ran without a hitch, burble, bumble, or trip (whew).

Mark: thanks for helping out and keeping track of the trains and guest volume; just as the first visitor arrived, he asked me if I had a guest book to put out, to which I promptly replied that I do.....somewhere....in...the....house....basement....over in that cabinet....maybe....here.....nope.....hummmm.

Still haven't found it, but it's around here, I swear.



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wvrr
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Posted - 01/19/2014 :  10:06:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Someday I will get down there to see your layout, Rick. Someday!

Chuck



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nhguy
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Posted - 01/20/2014 :  6:55:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit nhguy's Homepage  Send nhguy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I get a Google 500 internal server error

Bill Shanaman
New Haven RR
Hartford Division
in Colorado.

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Harsco
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Posted - 01/20/2014 :  7:10:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chuck...just say when and we'll light off the blast furnaces. Bill: I get the same response; the link was active yesterday.


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sjconrail
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Posted - 01/20/2014 :  7:33:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit sjconrail's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'll repost it. I changed permissions from anyone who had the link (which everyone on the forum would) to public.

https://picasaweb.google.com/118088460328917248458/RickBickmoreSHarrisburgTerminalRR?authuser=0&feat=directlink

I did notice it redirected me to Google+. If it still has issues I'll figure something out,

Phil



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wvrr
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Posted - 01/20/2014 :  8:30:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Works fine now, Phil. Thanks!

Chuck



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MarkF
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Posted - 01/25/2014 :  10:44:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another ops session on the HTRR has come and gone. I know Rick was taking some pictures last night and I hope he will post his as well. I was lucky to pull an engineer's role during this session which gave me time to snap some shots of the session.

Before wheels got to rolling, everyone wandered around the layout to see what Rick has been up to. He has made tremendous progress on the Market Street section with scenery nearing completion in this area.

First, Barrett Industries, which Rick posted some pictures of before. The details are great, but to take in the whole complex is a treat!



I couldn't resist this shot, looking across the complex through the chain link fence.



And a very nice little on-site maintenance area with lot's of details.



Looking down towards the other end of Market Street gives you an idea of the complexity of the trackage, but it runs great!



And while this scene isn't new, it's a great little scene on Capital Street.



More to come...


Mark

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Harsco
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Posted - 01/25/2014 :  11:04:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The first ops session of 2014 got underway promptly at 7:30 last evening and as usual, the insults and chop busting came thick and fast. Having seen Mark F running around snapping pictures (after accusing me of never posting anything), I figured I'd beat him to the punch and put something up...

UPDATE: CURSES, HE BEAT ME! SEE ABOVE!

The usual collection of crazies were there in full force; in this pic, Mark is preparing to drop 20 loads of Venezuelan ore from the Philly docks at Herr Street:
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Steam had P-171, the Lucknow Local, which means trying to switch out six local customers while constantly dodging traffic:
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Joe C (dnhman) and son James held down the Division Street yard job in exemplary fashion; Matt (in background) handled Maclay Street:
[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/1-24-14Ops3_zps2d97588f.jpg.html][/URL]

Bob P (bnfan) uses the run around at Lucknow to get P-81 up the branch while Steam cools his heels waiting for the main to clear:
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Chris C once again stepped into the breech and handled Herr with his usual aplomb and patience:
[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/1-24-14Ops15_zps0434b678.jpg.html][/URL]

High and Wide movement from Enola to General Electric (Market Street); being the first time using a Walther's transformer, this movement was accompanied by the Harsco Supervisor equipped with rail nippers to remove all over-height and over-width parts which were hitting bridges, telephone poles, and even Harris Tower. Looks like the bridge at Maclay will need to be raised at least a scale foot.
[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/1-24-14Ops7_zps8bbfbfcd.jpg.html][/URL]


Being the last to arrive (and first to sit down), Joe H had a target printed on the back of his sweatshirt...not sure what he's doing here...
[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/1-24-14Ops6_zps5069b04e.jpg.html][/URL]

Earlier, before the session, I found a hunk of Styrofoam, gave it a quick coat of sky blue and a few background buildings, then placed it at the end of Market Street as a backdrop:
[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/1-24-14Ops10_zps509e046e.jpg.html][/URL]

Everything ran as planned with a few glitches; January and February is when the HTRR seems to shrink a little and this time, it popped a mainline rail right out of its molded spikes. Also, my on-going rail cleaning/protection experiment celebrated it's second anniversary...I have to say I'm very pleased with the results to date.

As mentioned previously, Mark took some pictures as well which he will hopefully share...his phone camera is so much better than mine.

That's it for now....thanks for viewing...



Edited by - Harsco on 01/25/2014 11:09:45 AM

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MarkF
Engineer

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Posted - 01/25/2014 :  11:26:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After everyone was finished staring at Rick's progress, we got to work bring the HTRR to life.

One of the many trains I was assigned was P-7, the ore train that feeds ore to the Herr Street Harsco complex. I have already made my set out at Herr Street and am now passing by Division Street yard headed into Enola Yard.



Back at the Harsco Herr Street complex, Chris C. is the operator tonight and it looks like he is pulling empty coke cars off the ramp track while Diamond Bill is in the backround questioning Chris about his assignment as a Hot Crew extra.



Meanwhile, at the other end of the railroad, Bruce (SteamNut) is over at Lucknow working the Lucknow local. Looks like he has to fit a lot of cars into American Rag and Metal tonight!



It looks like Bob P. was the lucky one who got to switch the newly scenicked Market Street tonight! It's always a challenge moving area this tight industrial area to make the most efficient set of moves.



Tonight, the master mind controlling all of this chaos is PJ, working as the Harris Tower operator. He gets to not only control all of the movements over the '7 Miles of sheer hell', but also coordinate the movements between the Harsco plants and hot movements out of the plants over the railroad. Not for the faint of heart!



No wonder PJ looked so busy. One of those extras is out on the main at Division Street yard picking up a bottle car that was dropped off earlier. Here we see Diamond Bill working with Joe C. as Joe shifts the empty car onto Bill's train while Joe's son James looks on.



On the other side of the aisle, we see Matt (PCMatt) working the Maclay Street Harsco BOF complex. It looks like Matt is getting ready for another BOF tap.



A little later on, we find the man responsible for all of this madness looking on. Rick (Harsco) has that serious business look about his as he oversees the operations at Herr Street. He wants to ensure that operations are on time so his plant can report a profitable day!



In the back room, we find John R. completing his run, running his train into Enola (the staging yard).



Things are starting to wind down for the night as Joe H. is waiting for his train to appear from under the Herr Street Bridge. He is operating a hot crew run returning from State Street with an empty bottle car and shortly enter the Harsco Herr Street complex.



It was another great night of fun, food and trains at the HTRR! Thanks again Rick for hosting what always turns out to be a fun night.


Mark

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MarkF
Engineer

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Posted - 01/25/2014 :  11:30:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It looks like Rick and I were posting pics at the same time!

Thanks again Rick for a great night.


Mark

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Harsco
Fireman



Posted - 01/25/2014 :  8:54:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
On yet another snowy day here in the wilds of South Jersey, I dug out my digital camera and tried hone my fledgling model photography skills; some are repeats of Mark's earlier posts but with greater depth of field (I hope).

First: the seamier side of Capital Street:
[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/DSC_0281_zps066fe921.jpg.html][/URL]

[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/DSC_0282_zpsf850a43b.jpg.html][/URL]

[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/DSC_0283_zps66b2ba6c.jpg.html][/URL]

Next, a few of the Barrett Shingle plant and adjacent PRR RIP track:
[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/DSC_0288_zpsb5b88a25.jpg.html][/URL]

[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/DSC_0290_zps88edc305.jpg.html][/URL]

[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/DSC_0294_zps65e58894.jpg.html][/URL]

[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/DSC_0297_zps91a8225e.jpg.html][/URL]

[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/DSC_0298_zps2b966f43.jpg.html][/URL]

[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/DSC_0291_zpsd1b204a7.jpg.html][/URL]

Still need to work on the lighting aspect a little; the images are a little washed out, probably due to the small aperture and longer exposure time.



Edited by - Harsco on 01/25/2014 8:55:03 PM

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MarkF
Engineer

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Posted - 01/25/2014 :  10:26:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some really nice pics Rick! I love the Capital Street pictures. And yes, great depth of field in my opinion.

Mark

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