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  • B-and-O Monongah Division

    I'm a new member, from Maryland. Here's a link to the site for my HO layout:

    https://sites.google.com/site/monongahdiv/

    I model the West Virginia lines of the B&O, which were cobbled together from various small predecessors. These lines had light rail, tight curves, and load limits on the bridges, so light steam ran until the end of steam. So it makes a great prototype for a not-too-big layout!

    I model in HO, with DCC control. We run regular operating sessions by train order, with lots of switching.

    I like many parts of the hobby, including building scenery, scratchbuilding structures, rehabbing old brass steam, and just letting the trains run.



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    Dean

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    Dean,

    I enjoyed my visit to your WEB site. The photo that said the most for me was seeing the children getting involved in railroad operations. Great to see that you are nurturing that interest. As they develop they may or may not continue but at least you are getting them involved at some level and that may produce a future model railroader. In the late 1970’s my friend Ol’ Harold did the same with his children and now is including the grand children in the fun. Actually the grand kids seem to be more interested than his own offspring.

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    Janitor in Training

    CW Loco and Car Rebuild Shops

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    Denny

    Janitor in Training

    CW Loco and Car Rebuild Shops

    WEB site: http://www.cwrailman.com/

    Facebook: CWRailman

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    • #3
      Dean, I enjoyed your website and seeing the pics of your layout. Its great to see another operator on the forum and another well designed, nicely scenicked operating layout. You might want to consider starting a thread in the operations forum.

      I look forward to seeing more of your layout.
      Mark

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      • #4
        Great looking layout, Dean. Nice to see the kids involved. I'm an elementary school teacher and I appreciate how you involve the kids at a young age. Your scenery is beautiful. Ops sessions must be a ton of fun on the layout!
        Mike Hamer

        Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

        http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca

        http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca

        http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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        • #5
          My great-uncle (grandmother's brother) lost a leg on the B&O as a brakeman in Keyser yard... So you're modeling some of my family history.

          dave
          Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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          • #6
            Thanks, all, for encouraging words!

            Denny & Mike, here's my son 9 years later.



            He's 5'7" and growing, and needs to bend down to get that low view he had years ago. On the second level, a CSX genset diesel is humming along.

            Mark & Mike: I'll get around to putting up a thread on operations for smaller layouts at some point.

            Dave: We're all glad that being a brakeman is safer nowadays!
            Dean

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            • #7
              Dean,

              It is great site. Loved the children enjoying the layout. You have a great eye for detail.

              Regards,

              Vik.

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              • #8
                Welcome Dean to the forum. Beautiful layout, great details and proves you don't need a large layout to operate. At what age did your children get involved? I ask because my grand kids are starting to ask about my trains.

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                • #9
                  Dean - Welcome aboard officially... can never have too many B&O guys!
                  Best regards -

                  Jim Fawcett

                  Scotch Plains, NJ



                  http://oldmainline.blogspot.com

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