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richbeau

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New FS&M structure
« on: October 14, 2017, 06:54:08 PM »
Visited George today and he's added an little scene to the layout. He asked me to type up a hand written note but I told him I'd just scan it. He said, "They don't want to see my chicken scratches!" I told him otherwise.  8)

In any case here's the scene...

BTW This is George's pick.

Here's another...


And here's George's description in his own words and hand writing.


--Rich

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Re: New FS&M structure
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 09:34:22 PM »
Rich


Thanks for sharing the pictures and the note from George.  It is great to see him so active on the layout in his retirement. It's also great to see someone  that can take pictures of the layout and share them with us that doesn't live so far away.  Thank you for your efforts and tell George that hand written works just fine.


George, I really like this little scene. 
John Siekirk
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Re: New FS&M structure
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2017, 12:38:22 AM »
Love it! Thanks for sharing. 👍🏻

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Re: New FS&M structure
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2017, 07:15:40 AM »
Great little scene, thanks for sharing.

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Re: New FS&M structure
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2017, 11:56:23 AM »
Great little scene, thanks for sharing.

Tom ;D

Ditto.

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Re: New FS&M structure
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2017, 12:27:25 PM »
Rich,

Thanks for the pics.  Great diorama.  George was describing it to me a few weeks ago and it is finally great to see it in pics.

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Re: New FS&M structure
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2017, 02:06:00 PM »
Ditto,

I like the build, but I can't see or understand why it is so far back from the track or see how the cans are transferred to the train. Maybe I am missing something???
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Re: New FS&M structure
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2017, 07:11:53 PM »
Ditto,

I like the build, but I can't see or understand why it is so far back from the track or see how the cans are transferred to the train. Maybe I am missing something???


Marty


I believe the ramps that George has modeled on the right side of the dock would be placed between the rolling stock and the loading dock. My Grandparents owned a dairy farm in Northern Michigan and delivered their mild in cans to a loading dock that looked a lot like this - complete with the old box car for a storage shed.
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Re: New FS&M structure
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2017, 07:35:29 PM »
Rich,
       Nice pictures and nice scene.  Thanx Thom...

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Re: New FS&M structure
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2017, 09:04:39 PM »
John,

Thanks for pointing that out, I didn't see them until you mentioned.
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Re: New FS&M structure
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2017, 05:52:10 AM »
Ditto,

I like the build, but I can't see or understand why it is so far back from the track or see how the cans are transferred to the train. Maybe I am missing something???


Marty


I believe the ramps that George has modeled on the right side of the dock would be placed between the rolling stock and the loading dock. My Grandparents owned a dairy farm in Northern Michigan and delivered their mild in cans to a loading dock that looked a lot like this - complete with the old box car for a storage shed.


My Mother's Uncle Sim used a couple of old 2X10's from the dock to the old reefer. He had a farm between Vandalia and Centralia, IL. When not in use, they just lay on the ground between  the dock and track.


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Re: New FS&M structure
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2017, 08:05:33 AM »
I saw many variations of this scene growing up as a RR brat in New England. I agree the ramps (probably 2x10s) leaning against the right side of the dock next to the stairs are used to get the cans into the reefer.

And to be fair the lens was set to a pretty wide angle so there's the some illusion created because of it (wide angles expand, telephotos compress).
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Re: New FS&M structure
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2017, 01:41:16 PM »
Thanks. What an awesome idea. I think I may use a similar idea for my dairy barn build. This made me excited to build the old barn!

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Re: New FS&M structure
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2017, 07:09:24 PM »
Love it!!  Rich (and George), thanks for sharing this.

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Re: New FS&M structure
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2017, 07:57:46 AM »
Hi Rich:

That is really cool. You never can tell what George will come up with next.

Karl

 

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