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I took a little different approach when I got the opportunity to take pictures of the F&SM. As a modeler, I wanted to have pictures of each structure from different angles, and to capture the color of that roof, or the brickwork, or the weathering, for reference in my own modeling work. It is all about the details, especially those wonderful castings.  So I took lots of pictures (4997 to be exact in my F&SM directory from EXPO 2013) and have been using them for reference in my own modeling work. The purpose of this thread will be to share those photographs and to encourage everyone who has had the opportunity to photograph the F&SM to share their pictures.  I will post a few pictures each week as time permits.  I will keep an index of the content of this thread here on the first page to help anyone who is using this for their modeling research.

I decided to get this thing started with one of my favorite structures ( I have many favorites) on the F&SM.  The "Green Lift Bridge" in Manchester. I will post many pictures of this structure (it's the details) below but here is one to get us started.



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This post will also serve as the Index for this thread so we can find things later.



                       F&SM Railroad - Thread Index
The number on the far left is the page number where the pictures of this structure can be found.

1     The Manchester Lift Bridge     
2     The Colbert Yard Coaling Tower                                           
3     The South Manchester Depot                                                 
4     The Burley Farm                                                                 
5     Blair, Campbell & McLean Inc                                                 
5     The Northfield River Boat House                                                   
6     The Manchester Bus Terminal                                                 
7     Manchester Central Station                                                   
8     Porky's Place                             
9     The Franklin Station                                                             
10   The Mt. Allen Trestle                                                             
10   Mackenzie Milling Company                                                     
10   The Stone Roundhouse                                                           
11   Franklin  "Overview"                                                               
12   Franklin "Maxwell Bicycle Works
12   Franklin "Oandy Bldg"
12   Franklin "Clancy's Bar & Grill"
12   Franklin "Franklin Station Hotel"
12   Franklin "J. Stein Loans Building"
13   Franklin "Grocers Warehouse Corp"
13   Franklin "Ellwood & Co"
13   Franklin "Benny's Gas & Oil"
14   Franklin "Squeak & Wilfred Bldg"
14   Franklin "M. H Vanderlip Laundering Co."
14   Franklin "The J. Winkie Co."
16   Franklin "M. Sibiey & Company"
16   Franklin "Jake Fish Co."
16   Franklin "Hotel Davenport"
16   Franklin "Maranatha Warehouse and Storage Co."
17   Franklin "Kratz Scissors Company"
17   Franklin "The A. C. Gilbert Co. Home of American Flyer Trains"
17   Franklin "McDuff's Salvage"
17   Franklin "The Salvation Army Building".
17   Franklin "Paddock Bar & Grill"
18   Rocky Point Harbor "Light House"
18   Rocky Point Harbor" Cap'in Billy's Bait"
18   Rocky Point Harbor " Emporium Seafood Company"
18   Rocky Point Harbor " Izzy Fish Company"
19   Rocky Point Harbor "Fine Scale Miniatures"
19   Rocky Point Harbor "Cooper's Garage"
19   The Fish Row area of Franklin
20   The Rocks under Winkie's for Randy
20   Franklin "Dixon's The Greatest Show on Earth Building"
20   Franklin "Bertha's Bar and Grill"
20   Franklin "Hammerbaum Boot Corp"
20   Franklin "Fox Run"
20   Franklin "Duff's Coal" "the original"
20   Franklin "Fish Row"
20   Franklin "White & Bagley Company "
20   Franklin "Bernstein's Fish Grotto"
21   Franklin "In the Beginning"
21   Franklin "Rocky Point Depot"
22   Franklin "Samuel C. Jollie & Co. Warehouse & Storage"
22   Franklin "Ebenezer Griswold & Sons"
22   Franklin "The Franklin Gazette"
22   Franklin "Stuffy's Tavern"
22   Franklin "Downtown Garage"
22   Franklin "The Fog Bank Cafe"
22   Franklin "Continental Typerwriter"
22   Franklin "Senour's Floor Paint"
22   Franklin "F.C.Lundquist
23   Franklin "Mulligan's Grocery Store"
23   Franklin "Buddy's Bar"
23   Franklin "Empire Paint Co."
24   Franklin "Franklin Pipe Company"
24   Franklin "Tubby's Cafe"
24   Belverton "The Street Car"
24   Belverton " The Rock Work"
24   Chesterville "Overview"
24   Chesterville " Water Tower"
24   Chesterville "Casey Milling"
24   Chesterville "Hirman Bros. Wholesale Meats"
24   Beaver Meadows "Overview"
25   Beaver Meadows "Cartwrights Milling"
25   Beaver Meadows "The Sawmill"
25   Beaver Meadows "John Allen Engine House"
26   Beaver Meadows "Modified Overview 2014"
26   Beaver Meadows "The Hazen Boyd Company"
26   Beaver Meadows "James Town Waterstop"
26   Beaver Meadows "The Yehudah Heating Company"
26   Wolf Hollar Bridge
27   Avram's Baking Company
27   The Adam's & Westlake Mfg. Co.
27   The Covered Bridge
28   The Mayfield Church
28   The Mayfield Station
28   McClosky's Market
29   Manchester Street Scenes
29   Raymo's vehicles on the F&SM
29   Jerome Marble & Co.
30   Jefferies Point Stave & Headings Co.
30   Jayes' Sanitary Compounds Co.
30   Mayfield Tower
30   Mayfield Loading Dock
30   Stewart & Ashby Coffee Co.
30   Elm Street Missions
30   Howard & Fine Tailors
30   Mayfield Service Station
30   Flag Stop Dinner
30   Aunt Flo's Bar
30   A. & J. H. Stoddort Scrap Dealer
31   Peter Leech & Son
31   Franklin Watchworks
31   Baxter's Building & Supply
31   Elijah Roth & Sons
32   Gargle Oil Company
32   Machkenzie Milling Company
32   Mt. Allen Trestle
32   The Stone Roundhouse
32   Colbert Yard Water Tank
32   Colbert Yard Turntable
33   Colbert Yard Overview
33   Colbert Yard Icehouse
33   Colbert Yard Coaling Tower
33   Colbert Yard Bridge
33   Tenement Buildings
33   Branchline Bucket Coaling Station
35   Kurttroff, Pickhardt & Co.
35   R. W. Herrmann Paint Materials Building
35   Brenner's Men Dress Shoes
35   Elijah Ashworth's
35   Smokey Joe's Cafe
35   Ashby Coffee Co.
35   Colbert Yard Tower
36   Bedford Falls Overview .
36   Bedford Falls box car red structure
37   Allen Deek's Building
38   Bedford Falls Uneeda Biscuit Building
38   Bedford Falls Dutch Laundry Building
38   Bedford Falls Storage Company
38   Oatman's Mercantile Building
38   Chippy Hollow Hardware - W.S.Knot Company
38   Isiah Shalon Company
38   Bedford Falls Tower
39   Brambell's Plumbing
39   Rusty Spike Dinner.
39   Bedford Falls Station
39   Leroy's Grill Hotel Davenport
39   Stuffy's Brewery
40   Sal Manila Egg Wholesalers
40   Stark's Coal
40   Chester W. Rawlings Furniture Company
40   Barter's Garage
40   T. McAVITY & Sons Building
41   Bortel, Harris & Company Roofers
41   Gilmore Gasoline Garage
42   Dover town Overview
42   Marthaville Passanger Platform
42   Highline - Dovertown
42   Brunos' Garage Dovertown
42   Rolin Saywer Chemical Company
42   The Home of Stromboli & Sons Spaghetti & Pasta
42   Johnny Stechinos Taste of Italy Restaurant
43   Dovertown Station
43   Royal Cloake Company
44   Winkie & Basil Cigars
44   Frank & Stein Cosmetics
44   Da Tara Hotel
44   Boss Hardware
44   Dave Newcomb Building
44   Brasso Brass Polish Company
44   Joes Bar & Grill
44   Blair, Campbell, & McLean
45   Y. B. Tardy Corporation
45   Catherine - Ann's Baked Beans
45   Octagonal Tower
45   A. Zol Company
45   Peter Henderson Company
45   Uncle Sam's Coffee
45   Tara E. Gumsy Baby Goods
47   Abbott Heating & Plumbing
47   Charles Cooper Co
47   Dovertown News
47   Dover town Freight Depot
47   Spanky Shoes
47   Stones Welding Company
47   G. Wilikers
47   Pallenberg's
47   The Northfiled River
48   The Northfiled River Bridge
48   Under the Northfiled River Bridge
48   Pile Driver
48   Northfield River 1987 courtesy of Bob Bourdreau, Dick Dewitt, and Tom Langford
49   Original 4x8 F&SM 1986
49   Northfield River Boat House
50   More historical pictures of the Northfield River Area
50   Wolcott Meat Company
51   Construction Site
51   White Rose Baking Company
51   Northfield River Water Tower
52   Northfield River Signal Tower (abandoned)
53  Bailey's Produce Company
53  South Manchester Depot
54  Champion Garage
54  Honey Bee's
54  American Tool & Die Company
55  Ramm & Chelling Building
55  Railway Express Agency Building
55  South Manchester Cemetery
56  R. J. Scoots Coal
56  Skinner's Row
56  The Gospel Mission Hall
56  C. Neils Fruits & Vegetables
56  Hook, Line, and Sinker Seafood Company
57 South Manchester Lift Bridge
58 Houligan's Alley
58 J. M Dunnels Tin & Sheet Iron Worker
58 Brakies Garage
59 DeDebonis Meats & Groceries
59 Palace Billards
59 Kaplan Cold Storage and Warehouse
59 Franklin and South Manchester Bus Station
60 D. Rupp Inc.
60 Burrows & Busch Building
60 The Grocery Co.
60 Wertheimer Bros.
60 Israel Rubinstein Beer Wholesalers
60 Franklin and South Manchester Bus Terminal 1987
60 Hotel Darby
60 South Manchester Tower
61 Hiram Sibley & Co. Seeds
61 Hiram Sibley & Co. Seeds (1987)
61 T. Dubois Cement
61 Clancey 'Hug' McCabe Inc.
61 E. F. Duffy Inc.
61 Triangle Drugs
62 J. Baum Tobacco
62 274 Boston & Albany RR Building
62 Lennards Boots & Shoes
62 Sherman and Van Gallows Building
62 Home of Trainor Industries (1987)
63 P. Fuddy Meats
63 Hugo W. Hills & Sons
63 Moses Barongould Flour
63 Fidelity Storage
63 Buster Brown Baking Company
64 Wanda's Cafe
64 Calendar Press
64 Watsons's Scrap Yard
64 Franklin & South Manchester Employees Only Building
65 Dexter Box Company
65 Jamestown Water Stop
65 Manchester Central Station
66 Albertson & Co.
66 E. Nuff Millinery
66 R. U. Bawnagen Inc.
67 Kaplan Cold Storage & Warehouse
67 M. H. Vanderlip Laundering Co.
67 The Waldo Shoe Corporation
67 Coaling Tower
67 The Manchester Clothing Company
67 Dagwood Fish Co.
67 Calvary Paint Company
67 The Spot Cash Building
67 Pickard Dairy Company
67 Franklin & South Manchester Building
67 A. F. Royce Corp.
68 Philp Morris Building
68 Schulley Corporation
68 Warren's
68 Wrigley's Building
68 Grocer's Warehouse Corporation
68 Graw-Hill Publications
68 Gold Metal Flour Building
68 Alfalfa Kratz Meats
68 Phones T. Perkins Roofing Distributer
69 Builder's Hardware
69 Fillmore Furniture Corporation
69 Fillmore Bottling Company
70 Fillmore Station
70 Antiseanna Pants Co.
70 F&SM Freight House
70 H. R. Maxwell's Wallpaper
70 L. J. Kingsley Company Furniture
71 J. B. Hodgson's & Nephews
71 Barter's Garage
71 Fillmore Water Tower
71 Belger Cartage Service
71 Kelsey Hayes Mill Supplies
71 Fillmore Yard Turntable
71 Fillmore Yard Brick Roundhouse
71 Fillmore Yard Coaling Tower
71 Fillmore Yard Icing Platform
 



                                                         
 
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Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2014, 09:46:01 AM »
What a very good Idea.
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Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2014, 10:17:12 AM »

4997 photos..................my gosh John, how did you take so many photos? I could barely manage 350 photos on our week and a half trip to England and I felt like I had the camera attached to my face.
 
I'll be following along and will jump in with a few photos when you get to the structures I have done.
 
Let the fun begin............... 8)
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Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2014, 10:27:01 AM »
Incredible John....thanks for sharing!!
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Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2014, 10:32:59 AM »
While visiting George's F&SM last week at a regular open house I happened to overhear a visitor from Wisconsin say that he had visited many model railroads. Some were larger, some smaller, but he had never seen the level of detail that the F&SM has.
I might also add that the F&SM, like the real world, is constantly changing.
This will be a great project, not to mention a great service.
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Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2014, 10:42:11 AM »
Thank you John for getting this thread going.

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Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2014, 10:49:25 AM »
Pictured below is John making one of the 4997.62 photos he took at the FSM.

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Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2014, 10:51:07 AM »
This should be a lot of good modeling information no matter what scale or era or locale we model, and we love information!
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Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2014, 11:05:30 AM »
Pictured below is John making one of the 4997.62 photos he took at the FSM.

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Notice I'm already having trouble straightening my back out from looking through the camera.  It was a great day! That's Wayne Olson on the right (standing in front of the Manchester Lift Bridge).
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Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2014, 11:37:34 AM »
Great idea John!  This should be good, I am glad it finally got going...  Hal
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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2014, 11:44:45 AM »
Great idea John!  This should be good, I am glad it finally got going...  Hal

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Thanks for your help in getting this going!
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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2014, 11:51:05 AM »
Having fun at the F&SM - EXPO 2013



Photo by Mike Engler certified clinician and award winning structure builder.

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Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2014, 12:05:30 PM »
George got the design idea for this drawbridge from a March/April 1978 Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette article written by Brian D. Pate, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada.  I discussed this with George last week.  To quote George " I saw that article and just had to have that structure on my layout".  Here are a few pictures of the article so you can pull it and read the article.  The prototype is The Point Ellice Canadian National Car Ferry Slip







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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2014, 12:43:22 PM »
The F&SM is full of tiny details.

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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2014, 08:34:43 PM »
The straight on view facing North.







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