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LVN
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Posted - 10/29/2018 :  4:45:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Had a chance to work on part of an HO Scale Craftsman Kit that was a special edition for the Crafstan Structures Show in 2008. It was produced by Doug Fos of Fos Scale Limited. The Kit included Van Gelder Motors, Mitchels Pub and Osolinski's Tattoos. I decided to add a little flavour and used an Easy Rider theme for the choppers at Van Gelder Motors. It is a special gift for a friend and fellow modeler Chris Savage who is currently building a model railroad in HO Scale. The Pub will become part of my future 1920s theme layout. That model will not be seen here. Cheers. Every Day is Train Day..

A video of the finished diorama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gyizEy1TG0

Enjoy
Chris Lyon
http://www.lyonvalleynorthern.blogspot.com

Edited by - LVN on 10/29/2018 4:49:12 PM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/29/2018 :  5:16:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A fine job Chris.

When do we get to see this 1920's RR your building??


Jerry

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desertdrover
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Posted - 10/29/2018 :  6:30:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great to hear from you Chris. Nice addition with Van Gelder Motors structure, a fine gift to receive. Where can we follow or see your future 1920s theme layout?


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LVN
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Posted - 10/29/2018 :  7:49:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It is in the planning stage and I am just now in the process of starting with the structures. Have no track plan though it is a freelance theme modular in HO focussing in on small coastal seaport activities just prior to 1929 crash. So much to do.

Chris Lyon
http://www.lyonvalleynorthern.blogspot.com

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Ensign
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Posted - 10/29/2018 :  9:17:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chris, nice to see your work being displayed here once again!
Your Van Gelder Motors looks great.
Made even beter by the looks of a new layout under way.
I hope you will share more of that with us!

Greg Shinnie



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Pennman
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Posted - 10/29/2018 :  11:09:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chris,

That diorama looks great! Like the others have said, I'll bet that future layout will be fabulous too. Thanks for sharing your creative endevors with us.

Rich



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LVN
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Posted - 10/30/2018 :  3:30:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys. I had a bit of a modeller's block for awhile and hope to get back into the swing of things.


Chris Lyon
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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/30/2018 :  4:55:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks to me like you're on the upswing!

Keep going!

Pete
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LVN
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Posted - 11/01/2018 :  5:38:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Pete. Just finished an S Scale cowboy for Bill Scobie

Chris Lyon
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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/01/2018 :  9:34:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chris with 318 hits it looks like everyone is looking forward to a new build from you.

I for one can't wait!


Jerry

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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/02/2018 :  06:26:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm watching too.

Bob


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Guff
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Posted - 11/02/2018 :  3:47:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm also watching. You'll find no shortage of watchers on this forum.
Dave



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LVN
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Posted - 11/02/2018 :  5:23:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks. I will indeed post in the future. Have a few small structures just about done


Chris Lyon
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ocalicreek
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Posted - 11/08/2018 :  10:31:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Chris,

You had me at 1920s. Please share your thoughts about this new railroad as it progresses. As a fellow Pre-Depression era modeler, I will be happily following along.

Galen


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LVN
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Posted - 11/09/2018 :  4:26:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well at this point I have been looking at an east coast small port construct. It is freelance switching layout. I figure on an island so that car barges are used as staging. I want to access most of the railroad from both sides so the structures can be seen from all angles. There will be a number of wharfs so I can build my shelved FOS, Bar Mills, BEST, BTS and Rusty Stumps models and scratch/kitbash. And of course the world of HWY Miniatures trucks and cars. I really like the track plans I have seen on the forum especially the Harbour with the wye facing trailing sidings and run around track. Sako River and Keg Harbour and of course Troel Kirk's approach. Ships and small boats to build as well. The rolling stock is very interesting as I have been collecting 35ft and less cars. Some are still kits but I managed to get some from my friends who have been downsizing. I want whimsical looks with tons of detail. I will also incorporate the modules I have completed in some way.

Chris Lyon
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