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The Franklin & South Manchester => The Official F&SM Layout Thread! => Topic started by: S&S RR on September 11, 2014, 09:35:29 AM

Title: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 11, 2014, 09:35:29 AM



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.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914113803.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914113803.jpeg)

F&SM 1 of  ??? ?.

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
 



                                                         
 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: EricQuebec on September 11, 2014, 09:46:01 AM
What a very good Idea.
Eric Québec
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: GPdemayo 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)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jlgrove on September 11, 2014, 10:27:01 AM
Incredible John....thanks for sharing!!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: gfoyle01 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.
Roy Clarke
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: NEMMRRC on September 11, 2014, 10:42:11 AM
Thank you John for getting this thread going.

Jaime
www.narrowperspective.com
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: NEMMRRC on September 11, 2014, 10:49:25 AM
Pictured below is John making one of the 4997.62 photos he took at the FSM.

Jaime
www.narrowperspective.com
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Mike Engler 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!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 11, 2014, 11:05:30 AM
Pictured below is John making one of the 4997.62 photos he took at the FSM.

Jaime
www.narrowperspective.com (http://www.narrowperspective.com)

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).
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: halrey on September 11, 2014, 11:37:34 AM
Great idea John!  This should be good, I am glad it finally got going...  Hal
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 11, 2014, 11:44:45 AM
Great idea John!  This should be good, I am glad it finally got going...  Hal

Hal

Thanks for your help in getting this going!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 11, 2014, 11:51:05 AM
Having fun at the F&SM - EXPO 2013

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160314172053.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160314172053.jpeg)

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

The well placed camera is on a tripod George.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR 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

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914194555.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914194640.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300714100739.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300714100739.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: NEMMRRC on September 11, 2014, 12:43:22 PM
The F&SM is full of tiny details.

Jaime
www.narrowperspective.com
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 11, 2014, 08:34:43 PM
The straight on view facing North.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914201940.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914201940.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914201940.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914201940.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914201851.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914201851.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202110.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 11, 2014, 08:49:20 PM
At an angle.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202344.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202459.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202803.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202957.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914203240.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914203320.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 11, 2014, 08:49:44 PM
The side view.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202237.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202237.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202838.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202838.jpeg)

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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 11, 2014, 08:50:12 PM
The view from Jimmy's quad chopper.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914203154.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914203154.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 11, 2014, 08:50:24 PM
Overview of the area.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202734.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202734.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 11, 2014, 08:50:35 PM
The lower shed.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914201817.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914201817.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202425.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202425.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914203100.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914203100.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914203355.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914203355.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Amagic41 on September 11, 2014, 09:28:21 PM
John..... Great stuff and thanks for sharing with us unfortunate ones who may or may not ever get a chance to see this in  person !!!!!!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Dave K. on September 11, 2014, 10:55:45 PM
Great idea for a thread! Never had the opportunity to visit the FSM.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Mecrr22 on September 12, 2014, 03:11:26 AM
It's great to so thoroughly document one of the best layouts ever created. It will live on in your photos and continue to inspire modelers. Scott Hurley
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: BrianM on September 12, 2014, 10:35:54 PM
John ...... Although I have purchased FSM kits on and off since the early '80's I have never had the privilege or opportunity to visit the Franklin and South Manchester layout in person.  However, I have admired all the pictures I have seen of the layout over the years and your photos are now a wonderful opportunity to really appreciate all the detail George has put into his scenes.  Thank you so very much for sharing your photos and taking on this gargantuan task to present one structure at a time in detail on this blog for our viewing pleasure and endless source of inspiration.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on September 13, 2014, 05:01:00 PM
John,
 
Wonderful thread! You have made my day!
 
Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 13, 2014, 07:21:06 PM
Thanks to everyone that commented on this new thread. It was really nice of George to let us take all those pictures of his layout and I think it is important that we share his great work.  I'm having fun going through all the pictures again getting ready for the next highlighted structure. For those that commented that they haven't made it to one of George's open houses all I can say is get it on your bucket list.  It is worth the drive, even if you live in California or need to get on one of those expensive air planes.

Don't forget that the idea behind this thread is for all of us to add our pictures of each of the structures and have them in one place for future reference - I know there are some very good photographers out there that can take much better pictures than I can. I plan on sharing the history that I know for each structure and would welcome anyone that can add some history and comments to please share. Again, the purpose of this thread is for all of us to have a F&SM reference that is a tribute to George Sellios' work.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 16, 2014, 09:40:01 AM
This week I chose the Coaling Tower in Colbert Yard as the featured structure.  George told me yesterday that this structure started from a prototype picture of a coaling tower in upstate New York.  Model Railroader Magazine did a feature article on this structure a few years back. For those that remember this yard as the Fellsburg yard George changed the name to honor his good friend. Here is an overview photograph.  Please add your pictures of this great structure to the thread.

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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 16, 2014, 09:46:17 AM
A few photographs from different angles.

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(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212139.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212139.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212219.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212219.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212419.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212419.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212511.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212511.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212559.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212559.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: halrey on September 16, 2014, 10:03:27 AM
Here is one John, I have posted this shot before, but now they can all be in one thread.
Hal


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 16, 2014, 10:08:12 AM
Thanks Hal


Great picture!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 16, 2014, 10:12:59 AM
Here are a few more close up.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212821.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212821.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212915.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212915.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212253.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212253.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212253.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212253.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 16, 2014, 10:35:30 AM
Here are some pictures of the box from the closest kit that FSM offered. Check out the price!


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160914102758.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160914102914.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160914103043.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: BandOGuy on September 16, 2014, 01:30:43 PM
Here are some pictures of the box from the closest kit that FSM offered. Check out the price!


JAIMIE!
$15.95!
Beats $16.00.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160914102758.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160914102758.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160914102914.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160914102914.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160914103043.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160914103043.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 16, 2014, 01:57:30 PM
I was thinking of Jaime when I posted that picture. I paid slightly more than $16 for mine.
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Post by: ACL1504 on September 17, 2014, 05:49:30 AM
I also have a few of the $16.00 or less FSM kits left to build.
 
Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 23, 2014, 04:50:29 PM
This weeks structure is the South Manchester Depot. In his book George said that this was the second structure to be added to the Franklin & South Manchester.  Here is a picture of the book - Dave Frary took the pictures.  George told me when we were there that he had a few copies left, if you didn't get to buy a copy give him a call.  My first copy is well worn, so I bought a second copy from George and had him sign it.  Here is a picture of the front cover.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220914105325.jpeg)
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Post by: S&S RR on September 23, 2014, 05:04:40 PM
Here are a few overview photographs of the South Manchester Depot:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914165706.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914165706.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914170042.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914170042.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914165929.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914165929.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914165837.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914165837.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 23, 2014, 05:06:07 PM
A picture of the interior:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914165746.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 23, 2014, 05:14:39 PM
A few closeup photographs.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914171144.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914171111.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914171011.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914170909.jpeg)
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Post by: S&S RR on September 23, 2014, 05:18:13 PM
The roof detail:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914171533.jpeg)
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Post by: S&S RR on September 23, 2014, 05:20:57 PM
The beautiful stone work closeup.  Does anyone recognize the castings!

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914171622.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 23, 2014, 05:35:39 PM
Please add any pictures that you have of this great structure to the thread.
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Post by: NEMMRRC on September 24, 2014, 09:47:56 AM
Jaime
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Post by: S&S RR on September 24, 2014, 12:47:07 PM
Jaime

Thanks Jaime.  I was sorting pictures last night and came across the structure in Franklin you said was one of your favorites. I'm starting out this thread with the structures I wished George would have picked for a kit.  I think yours should be coming up soon.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 24, 2014, 12:49:26 PM
After rereading my last post, I think I could go for a couple years at one a week with structures I wish George would have made into a kit.
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Post by: NEMMRRC on September 24, 2014, 01:14:42 PM
I always felt the bus station in the area as the station above should be made into a kit. I'm sure we all have at least one choice.

Jaime
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Post by: mark dalrymple on September 24, 2014, 03:12:10 PM
Does anyone know how the original stonework was done?

Maybe - as we get further into this thread - we could stretch it out to investigate a few small scenes?  Some of my favourites are views down some of the curved roads in Franklin.  There's not really any one building in these scenes, but rather a collection of small buildings.  Just an idea?  Really enjoying inspecting some of the new pics.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: bparrish on September 24, 2014, 04:04:22 PM
Mark....

I'm not if your question is pro type or early fsm kits. 

The prototype was closely fitted rock with a soft mortar binder with sand and something close to Portland cement. 

The only fsm I ever built was the engine house in 1969 and I placed each rock in Walther's goo.

It's still out there on the pike. 


See ya
Bob
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 24, 2014, 08:19:33 PM
Does anyone know how the original stonework was done?

Maybe - as we get further into this thread - we could stretch it out to investigate a few small scenes?  Some of my favourites are views down some of the curved roads in Franklin.  There's not really any one building in these scenes, but rather a collection of small buildings.  Just an idea?  Really enjoying inspecting some of the new pics.

Cheers, Mark.

Mark

The stone work for this and many of the structures on the F&SM are made from the castings of George's FSM kits. Here are a couple pictures of the box and two of the many castings from FSM kit Number 250 The Barongould Tannery. Look kind of familiar.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240914201504.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240914201541.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914171622.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on September 25, 2014, 01:00:43 AM
Hi.  I meant does anyone know how George made the originals from which he made the castings?  It looks to me that it was made using individual stones rather than carving plaster.  I have been doing this of late using air dry das modelling putty.  I roll the das out on grease proof paper and stamp lightly with a rock to give the surface detail.  After letting it set for a couple of days (when it is the consistency of set fudge) I cut out the individual stones.  Once cured I glue these to a former and grout with a very fine powdered plaster.  The results are good, but I would be happy to try a different medium.  I love the look of these FSM walls, and was wondering (if they are indeed made stone by stone) what material/ technique George used?

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 28, 2014, 08:27:13 PM
Hi.  I meant does anyone know how George made the originals from which he made the castings?  It looks to me that it was made using individual stones rather than carving plaster.  I have been doing this of late using air dry das modelling putty.  I roll the das out on grease proof paper and stamp lightly with a rock to give the surface detail.  After letting it set for a couple of days (when it is the consistency of set fudge) I cut out the individual stones.  Once cured I glue these to a former and grout with a very fine powdered plaster.  The results are good, but I would be happy to try a different medium.  I love the look of these FSM walls, and was wondering (if they are indeed made stone by stone) what material/ technique George used?

Cheers, Mark.

Mark

George makes the molds for his castings out of metal. I will ask him about the process for the stone walls the next time I phone him.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 29, 2014, 07:33:13 PM
This week I decided to move out to the country side for our highlighted structure or in this case a group of structures called the Burley Farm.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290914193037.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: NEMMRRC on September 29, 2014, 07:34:23 PM
Neat!


And folks think the F&SM is nothing but big city decay....


Jaime
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Post by: S&S RR on September 29, 2014, 07:39:00 PM
The main barn:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290914193458.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290914193651.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290914193527.jpeg)
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Post by: S&S RR on September 29, 2014, 07:42:23 PM
The Farm House:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290914194015.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290914194102.jpeg)

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Post by: S&S RR on September 29, 2014, 07:44:55 PM
The Repair Shed:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290914194404.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290914194404.jpeg)

The Produce Stand:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290914194631.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: NEMMRRC on September 29, 2014, 07:45:48 PM
Here is a photo I made of Burley Farm.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/16-290914194437.jpeg)


Jaime
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Post by: S&S RR on September 29, 2014, 07:52:10 PM
And finally a couple pictures of the pasture:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290914195017.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290914194901.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 29, 2014, 07:54:08 PM
Jaime

Thanks for adding more great pictures of this area. I hope others will add their pictures to the thread.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Chet on September 30, 2014, 01:31:45 PM
I had the opportunity to visit the layout years ago when he only had the first section completed and was in awe of the detail work George had done, and have been following the layout in print for years. I would love to visit it again. Thanks for the pictures.
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Post by: oldbloodhound on September 30, 2014, 06:23:00 PM
And another of the Burley Farm.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 30, 2014, 07:48:14 PM
Thanks  Dave it's great to see this thread starting to get going.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 30, 2014, 07:50:13 PM
I had the opportunity to visit the layout years ago when he only had the first section completed and was in awe of the detail work George had done, and have been following the layout in print for years. I would love to visit it again. Thanks for the pictures.

Chet
Welcome to the Forum and thanks for stopping by this thread - if you have any pictures from your visit please post them here when the structures you saw get highlighted.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 04, 2014, 08:47:24 PM
I decided not to wait for Tuesday this week to add another structure to the thread.  I have to work on a contract job a couple of days next week and wouldn't get back here until later in the week. So this week I picked the Blair, Campbell & McLean, Inc. Building - the sign says "Complete Chemical and Refining Equipment". This is a unique building in that it has a trapezoidal foot print - the wall are not at 90 degrees. George designed it for the spot and the wall is parallel to the track.  Here are three different pictures of the building from different angles.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014204607.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014204607.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014204535.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014204535.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014204457.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014204457.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 04, 2014, 08:55:21 PM
Now zooming out a little here is how the building fits into the scene in Dovertown.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014205407.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014205246.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014205130.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: NEMMRRC on October 04, 2014, 08:56:20 PM
Here is an overview of that area.


Jaime
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 04, 2014, 08:57:19 PM
You may recognize this building from the Dave Frary photograph on the cover of George's book.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220914105325.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220914105325.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 04, 2014, 08:58:05 PM
Here is an overview of that area.


Jaime

Thanks Jaime great picture.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 04, 2014, 09:02:06 PM
I took a couple overview shots of the area to capture the prospective view that George was going for when he made the structure the unique shape.  The first was with my iphone using the prospective feature.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014210129.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 04, 2014, 09:05:04 PM
This is the view from the other side of the room with the produce stand from Burley Farm in the foreground and Doverton in the background.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014210329.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 04, 2014, 09:14:26 PM
And finally a few more photographs of the structure showing how it fits into Dovertown.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014211212.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014211100.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014210812.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 09, 2014, 09:11:06 PM
Does anyone know how the original stonework was done?

Maybe - as we get further into this thread - we could stretch it out to investigate a few small scenes?  Some of my favourites are views down some of the curved roads in Franklin.  There's not really any one building in these scenes, but rather a collection of small buildings.  Just an idea?  Really enjoying inspecting some of the new pics.

Cheers, Mark.

Mark

I asked George how he did the original stone work and he told me it was done with individual stones.  He pointed out that the detail of the stones is a little overdone or rough in HO scale to make it look good in the model. I have to agree that it's just right - the model looks great.

We will be spending lots of time with smaller buildings and street scenes.  I think we can spend 6 months on Franklin alone.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 11, 2014, 08:44:55 PM
I decided to add the next structure early again this week - I have a very busy week coming up - my daughter's wedding. This week I chose the Northfield River Boat House, or Boat Works as some have called it. This is a very nice structure that is often over looked because it is behind the big Northfield River Draw Bridge.  Here is a picture of the general area.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-111014204404.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-111014204404.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 11, 2014, 08:51:32 PM
The only view of the structure from the aisle way.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-111014204201.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 11, 2014, 08:52:20 PM
The view through the draw bridge.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-111014204045.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-111014204045.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 11, 2014, 08:57:22 PM
The view under the draw bridge.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-111014184750.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-111014205541.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 11, 2014, 09:01:00 PM
The view doing some reaching with the camera:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-111014175053.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-111014174738.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-111014174708.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-111014174559.jpeg)

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Post by: S&S RR on October 11, 2014, 09:03:44 PM
And the view from the other side - I got this picture from a frame capture off the DVD handed out at the EXPO approximately 1986 vintage.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-111014203712.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-111014203712.jpeg)
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Post by: ACL1504 on October 12, 2014, 10:17:40 AM
Wonderful thread and great pictures. Thanks for loading all of them John!
 
Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Timbob60 on October 12, 2014, 04:32:58 PM
Great pics, John. My personal favorite structure on the F&SM. I don't have any other pictures of it, but here's a link on this forum to a pic from the contest room at Expo 2013. Some mook entered a scratchbuild of it.

http://modelersforum.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=165

Oh yeah, before anybody reams me for calling the guy a mook, back off. The guy was me & I can call me whatever I want to!

timbob60 aka Geo2rge
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 12, 2014, 05:56:26 PM
Great pics, John. My personal favorite structure on the F&SM. I don't have any other pictures of it, but here's a link on this forum to a pic from the contest room at Expo 2013. Some mook entered a scratchbuild of it.

http://modelersforum.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=165 (http://modelersforum.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=165)

Oh yeah, before anybody reams me for calling the guy a mook, back off. The guy was me & I can call me whatever I want to!

timbob60 aka Geo2rge

Very nice build - I remember taking pictures of it at the EXPO - I knew were the design was from. Thanks for stopping by the thread. And welcome to the forum, I hope you will share more of your work with us.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: NEMMRRC on October 12, 2014, 07:27:52 PM
(http://fsmkits.homestead.com/files/emporiumSeafood_290.jpg)


Emporium Seafood?


Jaime
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 12, 2014, 07:53:59 PM
(http://fsmkits.homestead.com/files/emporiumSeafood_290.jpg) (http://fsmkits.homestead.com/files/emporiumSeafood_290.jpg)


Emporium Seafood?


Jaime

Jaime your right - It sure has some design features from the boat house.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: halrey on October 12, 2014, 09:16:13 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/6-121014211441.jpeg)


Hal
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Post by: mark dalrymple on October 13, 2014, 02:24:50 PM
Thanks for following up on my question, John.  Well, I go away for 5 days and two new structures pop up!  I'm assuming the first is a kit-bash of RDA's Hermanson's Mill?  The second is also a favourite of mine.  I'd just like to add that the wharf, with its multitude of different levels and angles, adds a lot to this structure.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 20, 2014, 01:12:14 PM
Thanks for following up on my question, John.  Well, I go away for 5 days and two new structures pop up!  I'm assuming the first is a kit-bash of RDA's Hermanson's Mill?  The second is also a favourite of mine.  I'd just like to add that the wharf, with its multitude of different levels and angles, adds a lot to this structure.

Cheers, Mark.

Mark
No problem - I will be giving George a call every time I get a few questions so if you have any more don't hesitate to ask.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 20, 2014, 01:15:48 PM
Well a week has pasted so it's time for another structure.  Last week George mentioned that the Franklin & South Manchester RR Train & Bus Station was one of his favorites so it becomes this weeks structure of the week.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014125649.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 20, 2014, 01:20:18 PM
Here are a few pictures from different angles.



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014130054.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014130054.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014130436.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014130436.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014130546.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014130546.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 20, 2014, 01:26:54 PM
A couple more:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014132549.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014132409.jpeg)
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Post by: S&S RR on October 20, 2014, 01:29:22 PM
And finally a couple pictures that I ran through Photoshop to reveal the details George has hidden in the shadows. I hope someone can post a better picture of the interior detail.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014130343.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014130235.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: NEMMRRC on October 20, 2014, 02:04:32 PM
That bus station is one of my all-time favorites on the F&SM. Each time I've visited the F&SM I've asked George Sellios if he will ever make it into a kit. Each time he has answered "no."

Jaime
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Powersteamguy1790 on October 20, 2014, 05:10:35 PM
This is one amazing railroad. :) ;)

Stay cool and run steam..... 8) 8)
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Post by: Janbouli on October 20, 2014, 07:12:00 PM
The brickwork is amazing , love it . Thanks for sharing John
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 21, 2014, 07:23:21 PM
I wounder how many of George's kit test builds ended up on the F&SM and were never made into kits.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: gnatshop on October 21, 2014, 08:48:44 PM
I wounder how many of George's kit test builds ended up on the F&SM and were never made into kits.
Don't really matter as long as he was havin' fun and buildin' a railroad!
Sometimes, the bidness side has to take a back-seat to the fun of buidin' your railroad!!!
 
My personal opinion is that George had his priorities well balanced!!!  :) :) :)
Don't release too much too fast - he also was a super bidness-man!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Mike Engler on October 21, 2014, 08:49:43 PM
A neat little detail I just discovered is the clock on the stone wall. Incredible detail- see if George remembers where it came from. Thanks John, and thanks so much for your great effort on this thread. You are the world's #1 F&SM authority, with the possible exception of George.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 23, 2014, 07:56:08 PM
A neat little detail I just discovered is the clock on the stone wall. Incredible detail- see if George remembers where it came from. Thanks John, and thanks so much for your great effort on this thread. You are the world's #1 F&SM authority, with the possible exception of George.


I don't know about authority - but I am a fan of great modeling.  George learned to model studying photographs of great layouts like John Allen's - I am hoping some of George's talent will rub off if I study photographs of his layout.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 23, 2014, 07:57:33 PM
Mike


I added the clock question to my list.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jknapp on October 24, 2014, 03:44:34 PM
This is my first post to this forum.....

I was very excited to see a thread dedicated to George's amazing layout.  In my mind, it's been long overdue.  I tried doing the same sort of thing on an "old forum" but it got pulled/deleted.  So thank you to whoever set this up.  I can never get enough of his layout.  There's just so much to see.

Anyway, please keep those pictures flowing......!!!!

John Knapp
Sellersville, PA
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 24, 2014, 06:28:57 PM
This is my first post to this forum.....

I was very excited to see a thread dedicated to George's amazing layout.  In my mind, it's been long overdue.  I tried doing the same sort of thing on an "old forum" but it got pulled/deleted.  So thank you to whoever set this up.  I can never get enough of his layout.  There's just so much to see.

Anyway, please keep those pictures flowing......!!!!

John Knapp
Sellersville, PA




Hi John


Good to see you here- the pictures I'm posting, and the others here are posting, are from a photo shoot that George allowed during the 2013 EXPO - no issues with ownership. I set this thread up with George's permission.  So enjoy the thread. I will be adding pictures every week.

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jknapp on October 27, 2014, 04:26:09 PM
Hi John....thanks for the welcome and for providing all of those pictures.  They're great!!

On a related note, do you happen to have any good (...or even "not so good") pictures of a brick two story building called "Porky's Bar & Grill"??  The structure is located in Franklin and it's right next to the "Fish Row" of buildings.  The footprint of the building is kind of triangle shaped.  If you happen to have pictures of this structure, would you mind posting them?

Like I said, good or even not so good pics would be great.  It's a structure I had attempted to build a few years ago and scrapped it but now I would like to give it another shot.  And having as many pictures as possible at different angles, etc. would be really helpful.

I'd really appreciate any help you could provide (...or possibly any other forum members).  Thanks!!

John Knapp
Sellersville, PA
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 27, 2014, 08:42:12 PM
Hi John....thanks for the welcome and for providing all of those pictures.  They're great!!

On a related note, do you happen to have any good (...or even "not so good") pictures of a brick two story building called "Porky's Bar & Grill"??  The structure is located in Franklin and it's right next to the "Fish Row" of buildings.  The footprint of the building is kind of triangle shaped.  If you happen to have pictures of this structure, would you mind posting them?

Like I said, good or even not so good pics would be great.  It's a structure I had attempted to build a few years ago and scrapped it but now I would like to give it another shot.  And having as many pictures as possible at different angles, etc. would be really helpful.

I'd really appreciate any help you could provide (...or possibly any other forum members).  Thanks!!


John Knapp
Sellersville, PA

John

Yes - I have a few pictures of Porky's (the two story triangular brick building just across the river from fish row).  It will be next weeks structure of the week. I need to do some homework to make sure I have everything in one place before I post them.  Stay tuned if I get the homework done we may have two structures this week.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 27, 2014, 09:51:26 PM
This week's structure is the Central Station in South Manchester. This is another structure where George used the stone castings.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014214758.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 27, 2014, 10:06:05 PM
A few photographs from the tower side.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215345.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014214758.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215707.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215425.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 27, 2014, 10:09:21 PM
The side view:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014220053.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215949.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215525.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 27, 2014, 10:12:49 PM
A few closeup - it's all about the details!

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215554.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215628.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 27, 2014, 10:15:34 PM
From the parking deck side:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215453.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215854.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215823.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215742.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 27, 2014, 10:16:29 PM
The passenger platforms:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014220018.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 27, 2014, 10:17:55 PM
The adjoining bridge:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215310.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: NEMMRRC on October 27, 2014, 10:43:32 PM
I managed to find a photo of the station.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/16-271014223953.jpeg)


Jaime
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Post by: gnatshop on October 27, 2014, 11:46:14 PM
As we say in redneck country, you're doin' G00D!, John.
Really appreciate all the pictures!!
 
Thanks to Jaime for for his photos, too!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on October 28, 2014, 12:44:35 AM
Very neat structure.

I do love that stonework.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jknapp on October 28, 2014, 12:26:20 PM
Hi John....thanks for the welcome and for providing all of those pictures.  They're great!!

On a related note, do you happen to have any good (...or even "not so good") pictures of a brick two story building called "Porky's Bar & Grill"??  The structure is located in Franklin and it's right next to the "Fish Row" of buildings.  The footprint of the building is kind of triangle shaped.  If you happen to have pictures of this structure, would you mind posting them?

Like I said, good or even not so good pics would be great.  It's a structure I had attempted to build a few years ago and scrapped it but now I would like to give it another shot.  And having as many pictures as possible at different angles, etc. would be really helpful.

I'd really appreciate any help you could provide (...or possibly any other forum members).  Thanks!!


John Knapp
Sellersville, PA

John

Yes - I have a few pictures of Porky's (the two story triangular brick building just across the river from fish row).  It will be next weeks structure of the week. I need to do some homework to make sure I have everything in one place before I post them.  Stay tuned if I get the homework done we may have two structures this week.

Hi John.....thanks!! I really appreciate that!!

John Knapp
Sellersville, PA
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 28, 2014, 10:03:00 PM
By special request (see post above) we are going to have two structure's of the week this week (yes - it's okay John's new here but has been a George Sellios fan for a long long time). The Special this week is Porky's Place in the town of Franklin.

Here is an overview shot to place the structure on the F&SM.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-281014210242.jpeg)

Porky's Place is the brick structure between the Franklin Garage and the river. The triangular shaped building.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 28, 2014, 10:11:36 PM
It is difficult to get pictures of Porky's from different angles because it seems to always be partially blocked.  Here are the pictures I found.  I hope these help you with your project John.  I also hope you will consider doing a build thread here on the forum when you get at the project.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-281014210317.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-281014215300.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-281014215354.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-281014215426.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-281014215512.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-281014215548.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-281014215632.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-281014215715.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Chet on October 29, 2014, 10:36:16 AM
I love the detail work he does. Great pictures. Sure would love to see the layout again. I saw the very first section of the layout years ago and was amazed.
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Post by: NEMMRRC on October 29, 2014, 10:43:43 AM
I thought I'd throw this in.

George Sellios still sells the book he published about the F&SM. Give him a call if you don't already own the book:
(978) 531-9418
www.finescaleminiatures.com

Jaime
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jknapp on October 29, 2014, 02:30:56 PM
Wow, John...!!!  Thank you so much for posting all of those "Porky's Place" pictures.  Yeah, it's a tough one to get good angles on but I'll take any picture I can get of this structure.

So thanks again.  I truly appreciate it!!

Regards,

John Knapp
Sellersville, PA
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Post by: LongHornCaddy on October 29, 2014, 05:03:38 PM
Thread of the century!  Thank you John and everyone that contributed photos
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 30, 2014, 08:09:11 PM
Wow, John...!!!  Thank you so much for posting all of those "Porky's Place" pictures.  Yeah, it's a tough one to get good angles on but I'll take any picture I can get of this structure.

So thanks again.  I truly appreciate it!!

Regards,

John Knapp
Sellersville, PA


No problem - I hope they help with your project.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 30, 2014, 08:11:11 PM
Thread of the century!  Thank you John and everyone that contributed photos


Thanks - it's the layout of the last three century's.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 31, 2014, 02:40:23 PM
A neat little detail I just discovered is the clock on the stone wall. Incredible detail- see if George remembers where it came from. Thanks John, and thanks so much for your great effort on this thread. You are the world's #1 F&SM authority, with the possible exception of George.

Mike

I talked to George today and he can't remember where he got the clock on the wall but told me it was in his desk drawer for years waiting for the layout and a special place to put it. We had a followup discussion about age and memory but I can't remember what we said. ;D ;) ;)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 03, 2014, 09:34:55 PM
This week I have picked a group of structures called Franklin Station for our structures of the week. This is the first area you see when you walk in the door at the Franklin & South Manchester.  I hope we will get some nice detail pictures from other forum members this week.  I took a number of overview shots of this area but only a few detail pictures of the individual buildings.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-031114212710.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-031114212710.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 03, 2014, 09:39:10 PM
A few overview shots from different angles:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-031114212416.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-031114212508.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-031114212749.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-031114212831.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-031114212710.jpeg)
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Post by: S&S RR on November 03, 2014, 09:54:23 PM
The lower level:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-031114212639.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-031114215254.jpeg)
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Post by: S&S RR on November 03, 2014, 09:55:04 PM
The Bridge:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-031114212547.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 03, 2014, 09:56:32 PM
Walker's:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-031114215046.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-031114215046.jpeg)
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Post by: S&S RR on November 03, 2014, 09:58:17 PM
The Diner:
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-031114220016.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-031114215217.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-031114215217.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: gnatshop on November 03, 2014, 10:10:05 PM
[quote author=S&S RR link=topic=742.msg17327#msg17327 date=1414780823it. We had a followup discussion about age and memory but I can't remember what we said. ;D ;) ;) 
I remember every thing from my younger days, particularly that I could remember things better back then!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Janbouli on November 04, 2014, 07:40:04 AM
Thank you , the Diner is just awesome.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on November 04, 2014, 09:40:10 AM
I love this thread.
 
Tom ;D
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Post by: EricQuebec on November 04, 2014, 06:56:08 PM
Very nice pictures John, thank you.
Here's 3 pics that I've found on the web several years ago. Unfortunately, I don't remember where and  from who.
So with my apologize to the owner of this pictures.

Eric Québec city
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 04, 2014, 09:44:14 PM
Very nice pictures John, thank you.
Here's 3 pics that I've found on the web several years ago. Unfortunately, I don't remember where and  from who.
So with my apologize to the owner of this pictures.

Eric Québec city

Eric

Thanks - great detail shots
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jbelwood on November 04, 2014, 09:53:06 PM
John, I loved that Walker building soooo much I scratch built one for my layout. My other
favorite is that little Brill building. Where on the layout was it moved to?

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 05, 2014, 10:40:06 AM
John, I loved that Walker building soooo much I scratch built one for my layout. My other
favorite is that little Brill building. Where on the layout was it moved to?

Hi John

Thanks for stopping by the thread.  Pictures of your version of Walker's would make a great addition to this thread. ;)
I will be watching as I go through my pictures for what happened to the Brill building. George has moved many of the buildings over the years - and sometimes they get lost in the changes.  One of my favorites was the Barongould Tannery along the North River. I asked George about it and he said it was destroyed during the moving process. :(
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jbelwood on November 05, 2014, 02:09:50 PM



John, I hope this is not an intrusion into this thread. Here is my scratch built Walkers along
with another scratch built Dexter's building. Truth be known, I borrowed a friends Dexter's
Dead End kit as a reference for both models. George's Walker had those stairs down the
front  which brought more character to the structure.



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 05, 2014, 06:00:22 PM



John, I hope this is not an intrusion into this thread. Here is my scratch built Walkers along
with another scratch built Dexter's building. Truth be known, I borrowed a friends Dexter's
Dead End kit as a reference for both models. George's Walker had those stairs down the
front  which brought more character to the structure.

John

Great looking build! It is not an intrusion - I welcome it and I know George loves it when his work gives inspiration to others.  Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on November 05, 2014, 11:55:54 PM
Great looking layout, John!  A very interesting cluttered city look with nice changes in height.  Just the sort of look I love.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 10, 2014, 08:12:22 PM
This week I decided to add three structures - the first is the Mt. Allen Trestle.  As you can see in the first picture George has placed one of his kit structures Mackenzie Milling at the foot of Trestle.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200513.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200553.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 10, 2014, 08:15:07 PM
A couple pictures of Mackenzie Milling Company:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200236.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200135.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 10, 2014, 08:17:35 PM
A few pictures showing the Mt. Allen Trestle complete with Diesel Salesman.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200205.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200305.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200345.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 10, 2014, 08:19:57 PM
A few more of the Trestle:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200413.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200438.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200636.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 10, 2014, 08:23:20 PM
Finally for this week, since it's in the background of the trestle one of my favorite structures on the F&SM the Stone Roundhouse.  I took lots of photographs of this structure because it was a project on my workbench at the time of my last visit to the F&SM.  The structure was designed by Bob VanGelder and later became a South River Model Works kit.
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Post by: S&S RR on November 10, 2014, 08:29:00 PM
The rear view of the Roundhouse - the Trestle side.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114194446.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114195528.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114194646.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114194730.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114195100.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 10, 2014, 08:31:51 PM
The left side view:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114195005.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114194518.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114193223.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114192853.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 10, 2014, 08:33:54 PM
The right side view:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114194837.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 10, 2014, 08:38:11 PM
The Front View:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114193146.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114193305.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114193223.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114193108.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114193027.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114192930.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 10, 2014, 08:40:56 PM
A couple more photographs of the details in the side yard:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200054.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200004.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 10, 2014, 09:26:39 PM
For the next several weeks I'm going to concentrate on the structures in Franklin. I have a lot of work to do to organize the pictures and get ready so stay tuned.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jknapp on November 11, 2014, 08:13:37 AM
Hi John.....just wanted to let you know (again!) that I, and I'm sure many others, really appreciate the effort and time you're taking to post all of these photos.  And I really like the way your doing it (ie: structure by structure).  Keep up the good work!

John Knapp
Sellersville, PA
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 11, 2014, 09:31:35 AM
Hi John.....just wanted to let you know (again!) that I, and I'm sure many others, really appreciate the effort and time you're taking to post all of these photos.  And I really like the way your doing it (ie: structure by structure).  Keep up the good work!

John Knapp
Sellersville, PA

Thanks for the kind words John.  This thread is giving me a chance to review all the photographs and is generating many ideas for the structures on my layout. George has built a wonderful layout and I hope this thread is useful to those that enjoy his work.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on November 11, 2014, 09:06:14 PM
Very much so, John.

I too thank you for taking the time to do this thread, and look forward to your upcoming pictures from Franklin.  I'm also very excited to finally be making the trip across the ocean next year to see the F&SM and to meet George!

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 12, 2014, 08:03:26 PM
Very much so, John.

I too thank you for taking the time to do this thread, and look forward to your upcoming pictures from Franklin.  I'm also very excited to finally be making the trip across the ocean next year to see the F&SM and to meet George!

Cheers, Mark.

Mark

As I said above,  I am enjoying putting this thread together and hope everyone finds it as helpful in their modeling as I do.

As for your visit to the F&SM, I know you will not be disappointed.  Pictures do not do the F&SM justice.
 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 17, 2014, 07:34:41 PM
I'm working on the pictures of the town of Franklin. I will be posting some overview photographs as soon as I get to an area with reasonable internet service. I'm using my iPad with cell phone service in Northern Michigan tonight and it just can't deal with photographs. I will then be focussing on specific areas and structures, so start sorting your pictures of Franklin and get them ready to add to the thread.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: gnatshop on November 17, 2014, 09:17:22 PM
Give  John time - he's playin' Grizzley Adams up in Northern Michigan again!!
Hope he doesn't get his butt and his boat covered with angel poop!!!   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 18, 2014, 06:54:19 PM
Give  John time - he's playin' Grizzley Adams up in Northern Michigan again!!
Hope he doesn't get his butt and his boat covered with angel poop!!!   ;D ;D ;D

David

I'm back and working on the pictures - as for the weather well winter is about a month and a half ahead of schedule here.  We are having January snow and temperatures.  Thanks for covering for me while I was away. Now, back to the pictures.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on November 18, 2014, 06:56:33 PM
I noticed "GSellios" was on the forum earlier so I guess he was checking out the thread. Very well done by the way! Thanks again John.
 
Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 18, 2014, 07:06:39 PM
I noticed "GSellios" was on the forum earlier so I guess he was checking out the thread. Very well done by the way! Thanks again John.
 
Tom ;D

George is always watching what's going on with the forum. He very rarely posts - it's "just the way he rolls ", as they say. 

I should have some pictures of Franklin up tonight - and thanks for the kind words. There are a lot of George Sellios fans out there that never get tired of F&SM pictures.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 18, 2014, 08:38:59 PM
Tonight we start studying pictures of the town of Franklin on the Franklin and South Manchester Railroad. I think Franklin is a great example of creating depth to a model railroad scene. The first time you visit the F&SM you might think that the town of Franklin makes a great backdrop to display some of George's FSM kits like the Brownsville Depot in this first picture.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114202401.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114202401.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 18, 2014, 08:42:00 PM
Then you step back and start taking in the complete scene by looking over the roofs of some of the great models in the foreground.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114202524.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 18, 2014, 08:47:25 PM
Then on you third or forth visit to the F&SM you start to learn that it is all about the detail. Here is a photograph a took using a 250 mm lens of one of the buildings on top of the hill.  Try to find it in the previous picture.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114204652.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 18, 2014, 08:55:02 PM
Here are a few more overview photographs of the town of Franklin.  Over the next few weeks I plan to isolate (through the magic of digital photograph) each of the structures in the town of Franklin - most of which are contest quality models on their own - and show how the details merged together to create George's town of Franklin.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114202658.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114202658.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114202727.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114202727.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114202810.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114202810.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114202844.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114202844.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114202929.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114202929.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114210150.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114203015.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 18, 2014, 08:56:45 PM
It would be great if you have some overview photographs of Franklin if you would post them. ;)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 18, 2014, 08:58:15 PM
I would especially like to have a photograph taken from across the room that shows the entire town of Franklin.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 18, 2014, 09:36:45 PM
A few more overview photographs.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114211433.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114211635.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114211903.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114213602.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 18, 2014, 09:45:02 PM
Finally,  tonight let's start the isolation process by choosing the  Maxwell Bicycle Works building which is the large building that is on the top left as you look at the complete town of Franklin.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114214204.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 18, 2014, 09:49:39 PM
A couple from different angles.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114214319.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114214859.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 18, 2014, 09:51:32 PM
A close-up of the stone work and siding.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-181114215104.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: nextceo on November 18, 2014, 10:00:41 PM
Hey John,

   If you happen to talk with "The Guru", can you please ask him what method he used to pull up the clap boards? I usually use a corner of a razor blade or a tip on an exacto knife...but it never turns out like that...

Thanks!
Alan
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: gnatshop on November 18, 2014, 10:06:18 PM
John, once again - a great thread and great photos!
But, I know why George doesn't post - he's afraid that I might reply with a tacky-*ss comment!
 
For once, I'll make a nice reply - We love you, George!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 18, 2014, 10:10:00 PM
Hey John,

   If you happen to talk with "The Guru", can you please ask him what method he used to pull up the clap boards? I usually use a corner of a razor blade or a tip on an exacto knife...but it never turns out like that...

Thanks!
Alan

Alan

George uses a single edge razor blade.  If you have access to the Allen Keller videos of the F&SM I know George demonstrates the process on one of them (can anyone help here?).  So now I have to figure out which one.  I will ask him the next time we talk.  I added your question to my list.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 18, 2014, 10:17:40 PM
John, once again - a great thread and great photos!
But, I know why George doesn't post - he's afraid that I might reply with a tacky-*ss comment!
 
For once, I'll make a nice reply - We love you, George!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Wow - David is getting soft in his old age!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jerryrbeach on November 19, 2014, 11:21:13 AM
John,
Thank you again for spending the time to post these photos.  George's work is so inspirational, I love the photos of his work, each is indeed worth a thousand words.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 19, 2014, 03:15:57 PM
John,
Thank you again for spending the time to post these photos.  George's work is so inspirational, I love the photos of his work, each is indeed worth a thousand words.

Jerry

Thanks for stopping by the thread. George's work is very inspirational. I'm glad you are enjoying the thread.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 19, 2014, 03:18:21 PM
Now moving across the top row of buildings we come to the Oandy building followed by an unlabeled but unique structure.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191114151314.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191114151233.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 19, 2014, 03:41:21 PM
The fourth building in the top row is Clancy's Bar and grill.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114194951.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114194951.jpeg)



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191114153636.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191114153636.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 19, 2014, 03:44:13 PM
Number five is the J. Stein Loans building.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114194923.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114194923.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191114153116.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191114153116.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191114153712.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191114153712.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191114153216.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191114153216.jpeg)


Just below this area is the Franklin Station Hotel - this picture is from Mark Dalrymple. Picture added 6/23/15.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210615174326.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210615174326.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on November 19, 2014, 07:25:18 PM
Great pics.

Was just wondering if, as people see structures that they think or know are kitbashed, whether they could point them out.  It would be interesting to see what George has done to change them to suit his needs and would help us to think outside of the box when it comes to our own layouts.

I think the five story brick building is a city classics structure?

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 19, 2014, 07:39:41 PM
this #17 blade is really great at lifting clapboards. It works nicely at cutting a vertical line into the clapboard by pressing the blade into the siding, then gives nice control at lifting the clapboard. I stopped using a regular razor blade for this after starting to use a #17 blade.

Thanks for the input - that blade sure looks safer around my fingers too! I will give it a try.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 19, 2014, 07:41:04 PM
Great pics.

Was just wondering if, as people see structures that they think or know are kitbashed, whether they could point them out.  It would be interesting to see what George has done to change them to suit his needs and would help us to think outside of the box when it comes to our own layouts.

I think the five story brick building is a city classics structure?

Cheers, Mark.

Great idea Mark - I think the castings for the J. Stein Loans building are from the FSM Chippy Hollow kit.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 19, 2014, 07:55:04 PM
I got on a roll tonight and decide to add one more sturcture - the Grocers Warehouse Corp. Building is the tall center building at the top of the Franklin hill and the sixth structure on the top row.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191114153418.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191114153323.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191114195344.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191114195313.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 20, 2014, 08:28:00 PM
The next building across the top row (number 7) is the Ellwood & Company building.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201114203011.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201114203011.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201114202238.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201114202238.jpeg)





(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201114202425.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201114202425.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 20, 2014, 08:36:37 PM
The eight building in the top row is Benny's Gas and Oil.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201114203134.jpeg)

A couple picture from a distance to give us a prospective of where Benny's is located in the town of Franklin.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201114203238.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201114203341.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jerryrbeach on November 20, 2014, 08:48:45 PM
WOW!!!
The buildings along the front of the layout seem to draw the most attention.  Here is proof that even the buildings in the far background have the same level of interest and detail as those in the front row!  Once again, thanks to George for allowing photos, and to you, John, for sharing these wonderful shots!!!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 20, 2014, 09:08:54 PM
As I'm going through these pictures - I'm doing some serious digital zoom on some of them and loose the focus. I will be adding and replacing photographs as I find better shots of some of these structures. So remember to look back at some of the older posts from time to time - I will be constantly editing them.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jknapp on November 21, 2014, 12:26:46 PM
I, again, can't thank you enough for doing this.  I really love the "study structure-by-structure" way you're going about with these photos.  I always look forward to a new post from you!!

Thanks again for doing this!

John Knapp
Sellersville, PA
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on November 21, 2014, 01:53:20 PM
I'm pretty sure building number 7 is made using one of the gable walls from the Magnuson brewery.  This kit has four gable walls and everyone is different.  I believe George used this kit a lot for bashing on the F&SM, as it offered so much variety.  Building 8 looks interesting.  I don't recognise it.  Scratchbuilt?

Re Georges stonework.  I asked earlier if anyone new what technique he used to make the individual stones.  Although I never got an answer to this I have found that air dry Das works well.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 21, 2014, 02:29:18 PM
I'm pretty sure building number 7 is made using one of the gable walls from the Magnuson brewery.  This kit has four gable walls and everyone is different.  I believe George used this kit a lot for bashing on the F&SM, as it offered so much variety.  Building 8 looks interesting.  I don't recognise it.  Scratchbuilt?

Re Georges stonework.  I asked earlier if anyone new what technique he used to make the individual stones.  Although I never got an answer to this I have found that air dry Das works well.

Cheers, Mark.

Hi Mark

Just a quick note about the stone walls - I thought I posted the answer but anyway I talked to George about it and he said he made the initial molds by making up walls with individual cut stones. I have made sure that I make a mold of each of the walls from his kits before I build them - I have kit bash plans for them myself. If you look back through the castings form FSM kits there are many, many different combinations and designs.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 21, 2014, 02:36:52 PM
I, again, can't thank you enough for doing this.  I really love the "study structure-by-structure" way you're going about with these photos.  I always look forward to a new post from you!!

Thanks again for doing this!

John Knapp
Sellersville, PA

John

I am also setting up directories as I go through all the pictures for my own modeling reference. One example is Stone Wall Structures. I'm glad you are enjoying the thread. I'm making notes as I go through this for my next visit to the F&SM - the shots I missed.  It sure would be nice if others would post more of their pictures here to help complete the story. ;)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on November 21, 2014, 06:43:37 PM
Thanks John.

What I mean is what material and technique George used to make the original stones?

Cheers, mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 22, 2014, 02:56:10 PM
Thanks John.

What I mean is what material and technique George used to make the original stones?

Cheers, mark.

I will confirm with George the next time I talk to him, but I believe he started with a block of plaster and carved the individual stones. Your question is on my list.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jbelwood on November 22, 2014, 07:03:19 PM

I scratch built one of the background structures behind Georges Fillmore yard. Used a photo from his
55 image DVD as a reference. Would it be proper to post his photo along with my copy installed on
my layout. Don't want to step on any ones toes or get in trouble with George. Then, of course, Fillmore
is on the other side of the world from Franklin.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 22, 2014, 07:35:15 PM

I scratch built one of the background structures behind Georges Fillmore yard. Used a photo from his
55 image DVD as a reference. Would it be proper to post his photo along with my copy installed on
my layout. Don't want to step on any ones toes or get in trouble with George. Then, of course, Fillmore
is on the other side of the world from Franklin.

John

I know that George loves to see what others have done with a spark of inspiration from his work and his kits.  He especially likes to see kit bashed buildings from his kits - we have talked about it.  Yes - it is proper to post pictures of your F&SM inspired work. I think what we should do is start a new thread here in the F&SM section of the form called "F&SM Inspired Structures". I will start the thread in just a few minutes and would love to see your work posted there. I hope others will follow your lead and post pictures of their work in that thread.  This will allow everyone to post anytime, without waiting for a particular structure to come up in this thread.  I hope this works for everyone.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: gnatshop on November 22, 2014, 08:17:45 PM
Dern, this thread is bringin' out my other (nice) side that don't show up much!
But, I've gotta say:
George is ONE gracious gentleman that loves this hobby!!
 
There, I done it again - just don't expect it every day!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 22, 2014, 08:41:51 PM
Moving along the top row of structures the ninth structure is the Squeak & Wilfred building.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231114193701.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114204931.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114204931.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114204842.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114204842.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114204722.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114204722.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114204554.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114204554.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114204504.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114204504.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 22, 2014, 08:58:52 PM
The 10th structure in the top row of Franklin is George's effort to prove that you can always add one more structure to your layout - until I can find the name of this building in will be named the "Just had had to add one more" building.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114204722.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114204722.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114204842.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114204842.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 22, 2014, 09:13:08 PM
The 11th structure in the top row of Franklin is The M. H. Vanderlip Laundering Company.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231114193628.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231114193504.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231114193419.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114210339.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114210339.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114210453.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114210453.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on November 23, 2014, 07:47:04 AM
John,
 
The structures look great but a great many of the photos are grainy and the detail really can't be viewed in all clarity. Any way to "sharpen" the images?
 
I copied and worked with a couple but couldn't make them any more clear.
 
Tom ;D
 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 23, 2014, 08:45:00 AM
John,
 
The structures look great but a great many of the photos are grainy and the detail really can't be viewed in all clarity. Any way to "sharpen" the images?
 
I copied and worked with a couple but couldn't make them any more clear.
 
Tom ;D

Sorry - I explained this above.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 23, 2014, 02:40:04 PM
John,
 
The structures look great but a great many of the photos are grainy and the detail really can't be viewed in all clarity. Any way to "sharpen" the images?
 
I copied and worked with a couple but couldn't make them any more clear.
 
Tom ;D

Sorry - I explained this above.

I just went back and looked at a few of the photographs from posts last night on my PC. - I'm amazed at how much better they look with my retina display on my Apple.  I will be deleting a number of pictures from this thread.  Digital zooms just are not working out in the PC world.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on November 23, 2014, 03:15:53 PM
John,
 
The structures look great but a great many of the photos are grainy and the detail really can't be viewed in all clarity. Any way to "sharpen" the images?
 
I copied and worked with a couple but couldn't make them any more clear.
 
Tom ;D

Sorry - I explained this above.

John,
 
Sorry, I got to looking and passed on the reading. My bad!
 
Tom 8) 8)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 23, 2014, 07:47:46 PM
Between the M. H. Vanderlip Laundering Company and The J. Winkie  Company George added a covered walkway over the road.  If you look closely you can see a very affective utilization of a mirror.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114210800.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221114210836.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 23, 2014, 07:48:20 PM
The 12th major structure along the top of the hill in Franklin is The J. Winkie Company.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231114193545.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231114193545.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231114193349.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231114193349.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: gnatshop on November 23, 2014, 08:05:39 PM
Love the J. Winkie Co. - George does have a great sense of humor!
 
And that's comin' from the Humor Idjit of this forum!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 23, 2014, 08:11:13 PM
Love the J. Winkie Co. - George does have a great sense of humor!
 
And that's comin' from the Humor Idjit of this forum!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

David

Yes he does - and it is amazing how much you miss until your really study the layout.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Zephyrus52246 on November 23, 2014, 09:07:52 PM
Don't delete any of the slightly fuzzy pics, they're still pretty to look at.  I'm really enjoying this thread.  Thanks for doing it.

Jeff
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 23, 2014, 09:23:37 PM
Don't delete any of the slightly fuzzy pics, they're still pretty to look at.  I'm really enjoying this thread.  Thanks for doing it.

Jeff

Jeff

I'm going to leave the ones that show the structures at a slightly different angle until I find or take better ones.  I'm also hoping that others will add some pictures to fill the holes ;) .  I have a lot more pictures to sort through for Franklin alone so maybe we will get lucky.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 24, 2014, 07:58:18 AM
I will be deleting and changing pictures in the Franklin section of this thread over the next few weeks, so remember to keep looking back.  I'm learning about how far I can go with digital zoom - I'm also off to the Apple store today to look into a possible better way to do the computer work.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jlgrove on November 24, 2014, 08:42:15 AM
John, I'm with the smart Jeff...leave all the pics, even the fuzzy stuff is fine to look at....wish I could add some pics, but during my 2 visits to the F&SM pictures were not allowed.....we're hoping to make another trip so I can get some pics of my own......
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 24, 2014, 10:40:57 PM
John, I'm with the smart Jeff...leave all the pics, even the fuzzy stuff is fine to look at....wish I could add some pics, but during my 2 visits to the F&SM pictures were not allowed.....we're hoping to make another trip so I can get some pics of my own......


I will take yours and Jeff's advice and post a few fuzzy pictures if that is all I have. I was using long exposure times with the camera setting I was using to get good depth of field, and in a few areas of the layout it did result in some fuzzy pictures - especially when I try to zoom in digitally to isolate on a specific structure in a wider angle photograph.  Such is life - and it gives me a great reason to go back and take some more pictures. Every day that I wait to make the trip means George will be changing something.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: gnatshop on November 24, 2014, 11:18:04 PM
Every day that I wait to make the trip means George will be changing something.
Good luck trying to keep up with George!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: dougkast on November 29, 2014, 03:15:40 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


Referring back to page #1...This issue is listed on ebay...Link listed below.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Narrow-Gauge-Short-Line-Gazette-1978-Mar-Apr-Point-Ellice-National-car-ferry-s-/331369014014?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d2721e2fe (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Narrow-Gauge-Short-Line-Gazette-1978-Mar-Apr-Point-Ellice-National-car-ferry-s-/331369014014?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d2721e2fe)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914194555.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914194555.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 29, 2014, 10:14:37 PM
Every day that I wait to make the trip means George will be changing something.
Good luck trying to keep up with George!!!  ;D ;D ;D


I'm not even going to try. It is just so much fun to see where he has taken the layout every time I visit.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 29, 2014, 10:18:49 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


Referring back to page #1...This issue is listed on ebay...Link listed below.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Narrow-Gauge-Short-Line-Gazette-1978-Mar-Apr-Point-Ellice-National-car-ferry-s-/331369014014?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d2721e2fe (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Narrow-Gauge-Short-Line-Gazette-1978-Mar-Apr-Point-Ellice-National-car-ferry-s-/331369014014?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d2721e2fe)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914194555.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914194555.jpeg)


Thanks Doug


My Gazzetes are the most useful research tool I have.  Over the years I have managed to collect every issue.

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 29, 2014, 10:26:47 PM
I will have more pictures latter this week.  I made the decision to switch completely to Apple products this week and went out and bought a MacBook Pro. It took a couple days to get things setup the way I wanted them but I'm back at sorting pictures in less than a week.  So far I'm very happy with the machine and software.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Randy O' on November 30, 2014, 12:36:39 PM
I'm not that familiar with the F&SM Railroad, other than it's superb evolution and mythical status...does the back wall that is the foundation of this layout, curve around in an arc, rather than all structures perpendicular, and backed up to the wall of his house? Genius.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 01, 2014, 05:48:21 PM
I'm not that familiar with the F&SM Railroad, other than it's superb evolution and mythical status...does the back wall that is the foundation of this layout, curve around in an arc, rather than all structures perpendicular, and backed up to the wall of his house? Genius.


Randee


The F&SM is housed in it's own room on the second floor of George's Shop where he produces the FSM kits. As to the placement of the structures - they are not perpendicular to the walls - the roads and tracks wind their way through the room.  George just has the eye for structure placement.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Randy O' on December 01, 2014, 06:23:09 PM
I'm not that familiar with the F&SM Railroad, other than it's superb evolution and mythical status...does the back wall that is the foundation of this layout, curve around in an arc, rather than all structures perpendicular, and backed up to the wall of his house? Genius.


Randee


The F&SM is housed in it's own room on the second floor of George's Shop where he produces the FSM kits. As to the placement of the structures - they are not perpendicular to the walls - the roads and tracks wind their way through the room.  George just has the eye for structure placement.

Thanks John!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 01, 2014, 10:01:16 PM
test post


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on December 02, 2014, 06:18:55 AM
test post


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Wow, Here are two structures I've not seen before. Thanks for all the work John!
 
Tom :D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jlgrove on December 02, 2014, 07:36:41 AM
John, here's a thought.....lets try to get a date scheduled in the spring next year and "meet up" and go to George's for a tour if he'd let us do so.....we could all meet up at the Holiday Inn in Peabody (George's is only about 10 minutes away)....kinda like a mini meet for those that could make it....I'm sure I'd have 3-4 guys that would come with me.....just a thought....
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Raymo on December 02, 2014, 07:56:44 AM
Jeff, If a trip to Pee-bitty is in the works I'm in. I'd have to figure which airport to  fly into though ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 02, 2014, 10:19:22 AM
Tom


Thanks for the input - I'm trying out some new software that seems to be helping with the fuzzy picture problem. Last week I purchased an Apple MacBook Pro as planned and I'm learning and playing with their Aperture software. The post last night was a test
to see what the pictures looked like when I posted them here. I'm going to make them bigger and do some more playing with settings before I move on with this thread.  Stay tuned!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 02, 2014, 10:23:03 AM
John, here's a thought.....lets try to get a date scheduled in the spring next year and "meet up" and go to George's for a tour if he'd let us do so.....we could all meet up at the Holiday Inn in Peabody (George's is only about 10 minutes away)....kinda like a mini meet for those that could make it....I'm sure I'd have 3-4 guys that would come with me.....just a thought....


Jeff / Raymo


I would love to make this happen - I need to study the options.  Trips to Boston are Big $$$$$ for me so I would have to tie it to another trip out east. Maybe before or after the EXPO. I need to look at a map and see if it is possible. I will get back to you on this.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jlgrove on December 02, 2014, 10:35:43 AM
...well, getting to pibiddy from Scranton is not really on the way.....just sayin'.....
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 04, 2014, 08:04:48 PM
...well, getting to pibiddy from Scranton is not really on the way.....just sayin'.....


Jeff you are correct - but it does get me on the east coast.  Sometime in January I will start planning my trip for the EXPO and see if a trip to the F&SM is in the cards for this year.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 04, 2014, 09:01:53 PM
It's time to get back to looking at F&SM pictures on this thread.  The thirteenth and fourteenth structures along the top of the hill in Franklin are the M. Sibiey & Company and the Jake Fish Company.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 04, 2014, 09:15:51 PM
The fifteenth structure on the top of the Franklin hill is the Hotel Davenport.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 04, 2014, 09:50:34 PM

I thought it was time to remind everyone that I'm keeping an index of the names and locations of each of the structures on page 1 of this thread.  I try to keep it up each week as we add more structures.


     
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 04, 2014, 09:54:18 PM
                       F&SM Railroad - Thread Index

The Manchester Lift Bridge .............................................................. Page 1
The Colbert Yard Coaling Tower ....................................................... Page 2
The South Manchester Depot ........................................................... Page 3
The Burley Farm ............................................................................ Page 4
Blair, Campbell & McLean Inc...........................................................  Page 5
The North River Boat House.............................................................  Page 5
The Manchester Bus Terminal...........................................................  Page 6
Manchester Central Station............................................................... Page 7
Pork's Place.................................................................................... Page 8
The Franklin Station......................................................................... Page 9
The Mt. Allen Trestle......................................................................... Page 10
Mackenzie Milling Company................................................................ Page 10
The Stone Roundhouse...................................................................... Page 10
Franklin  "Overview".......................................................................... Page 11
Franklin "Maxwell Bicycle Works"......................................................... Page 12
Franklin "Oandy Bldg"........................................................................ Page 12
Franklin "Clancy's Bar & Grill" ............................................................. Page 12
Franklin "J. Stein Loans Building"..........................................................Page 12
Franklin "Grocers Warehouse Corp".......................................................Page 13
Franklin "Ellwood & Co".......................................................................Page 13
Franklin "Benny's Gas & Oil"............................................................... Page 13
Franklin "Squeak & Wilfred Bldg"..........................................................Page 14
Franklin "M. H Vanderlip Laundering Co."...............................................Page 14
Franklin "The J. Winkie Co.".................................................................Page 14
Franklin "M. Sibiey & Company"............................................................Page 16
Franklin "Jake Fish Co.".......................................................................Page 16
Franklin "Hotel Davenport"...................................................................Page 16



Note: If your looking to get a jump start on finding the pictures in your collection for next weeks structure I'm going to start adding it to the index a week ahead.
                                                       
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on December 05, 2014, 07:48:11 AM
John,
 
Great idea on the indexing.
 
Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Zephyrus52246 on December 05, 2014, 08:01:52 AM
Thanks for the Hotel Davenport pics.  I've saved several from whenever I've seen them in print with the intention of building this someday.  I think I have the windows/doors and styrene for the walls here somewhere.   ::)


Jeff
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 05, 2014, 08:45:45 AM
Thanks for the Hotel Davenport pics.  I've saved several from whenever I've seen them in print with the intention of building this someday.  I think I have the windows/doors and styrene for the walls here somewhere.   ::)


Jeff


No problem Jeff - I just started with that structure last night and should have some more pictures.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 05, 2014, 08:47:38 AM
John,
 
Great idea on the indexing.
 
Tom ;D


Tom


I think we will find it very useful as this thread grows.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: NEMMRRC on December 05, 2014, 01:57:55 PM
Franklin is my favorite area of the F&SM.

If you all get a road trip next year to Peabody, count me in.

Jaime
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jlgrove on December 06, 2014, 07:34:04 PM
I love the look of "Hotel Davenport", simple, clean lines, and George of course brings it to perfection.....we gotta get another trip up there....but let's wait till warm weather...... 8)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Amagic41 on December 06, 2014, 08:03:18 PM
Jeff I agree .....warmer weather ...... we're in...sounds like a nice weekend road trip
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 06, 2014, 10:06:41 PM
Jeff, Ken, Jaime


I agree warmer weather sound like a good idea - maybe we can plan the trip at the EXPO. I'm in NYC to see my daughter a few times every year so, maybe I can add it to one those trips.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 07, 2014, 08:42:05 PM
The sixteenth structure as we move down the hill is Maranatha Warehouse and Storage Company.


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Another great use of a mirror.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 07, 2014, 08:45:18 PM
Structure 17 in the row is Kratz Scissors Company with it's unique sign.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 07, 2014, 08:51:48 PM
Directly to the right of Kratz Scissors Company is The A. C. Gilbert Company "Home of American Flyer Trains".
The Belverton Storage Bldg. can be seen directly behind The A. C. Gilbert Company.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 07, 2014, 08:55:16 PM
McDuff's Salvage is directly in front of the A.C. Gilbert Company.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jerryrbeach on December 08, 2014, 07:59:42 AM
John,
More wonderful structures!  The scissors factory has always been one of my favorites.  Thank you again for taking the time to post all these photos.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jbelwood on December 08, 2014, 09:09:40 AM



John...


When I saw the above photos of Georges layout, I had to pop off the two you see below.
Again, another idea from the great one.


My single track mainline goes into the tunnel behind the Luba building and continues hidden
inside a row of structures for about six feet. Thank you again George.


John Elwood







Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on December 08, 2014, 01:19:07 PM
Some great structures here, John.

I have always liked the wooden storage company - all its negative and positive detail certainly catches the eye.  I'm also a big fan of the group of buildings that will be next.  The way George cleverly leads they eye around the scene with different levels and tunnels giving the illusion of the layout going on forever, has been a great influence to me.  It's a device I use on my own modelling frequently.

John E. - great use of some of Georges ideas - but with your own 'stamp' firmly in place.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jbelwood on December 08, 2014, 03:28:06 PM
I also like the next one in this series. And yes, I also copied it. Has been on my layout for several years.
Will follow up Johns next post with a photo of it.


John Elwood

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 08, 2014, 10:04:01 PM
John,
More wonderful structures!  The scissors factory has always been one of my favorites.  Thank you again for taking the time to post all these photos.


Jerry


Thanks for stopping by the thread - I'm glad you are enjoying it. The scissors factory definitely catches your eye as you absorb all that there is to see in the town of Franklin.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 08, 2014, 10:06:43 PM
Some great structures here, John.

I have always liked the wooden storage company - all its negative and positive detail certainly catches the eye.  I'm also a big fan of the group of buildings that will be next.  The way George cleverly leads they eye around the scene with different levels and tunnels giving the illusion of the layout going on forever, has been a great influence to me.  It's a device I use on my own modelling frequently.

John E. - great use of some of Georges ideas - but with your own 'stamp' firmly in place.

Cheers, Mark.


Mark


The sense of depth is amazing in this area of the layout. Thanks for stopping by the thread.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 08, 2014, 10:10:20 PM



John...


When I saw the above photos of Georges layout, I had to pop off the two you see below.
Again, another idea from the great one.


My single track mainline goes into the tunnel behind the Luba building and continues hidden
inside a row of structures for about six feet. Thank you again George.


John Elwood


John


Thanks so much for adding the pictures of the structures on your layout that were inspired by the F&SM.  It really adds a lot to this thread.  Oh, and you inspired me to get going and add those last few structures in the Franklin upper row.


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 08, 2014, 10:24:07 PM
The last two major structures along the top row of Franklin, are first, The Salvation Army building and then Paddock Bar & Grill. I say major structures because it should be pointed out that there are background structures behind theses two structures.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 08, 2014, 10:29:45 PM
A couple close-up views of The Salvation Army Building.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 08, 2014, 10:31:22 PM
A close-up of the Paddock Bar & Grill.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jbelwood on December 09, 2014, 07:56:51 AM
Guess you could say I'm under the influence of George. This area on my layout screams out FSM.
George once told me the Salvation Army building uses a modified Stuffy's Brewery front wall. I
used that concept on mine.
My tunnel portal design comes from ideas George used on his tunnel going under the Franklin
Station.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 09, 2014, 02:35:51 PM
Guess you could say I'm under the influence of George. This area on my layout screams out FSM.
George once told me the Salvation Army building uses a modified Stuffy's Brewery front wall. I
used that concept on mine.
My tunnel portal design comes from ideas George used on his tunnel going under the Franklin
Station.

Most of us are under the influence of George.  Looks great John! And again, thanks for contributing to the thread.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 13, 2014, 08:09:42 PM
Now that we have completed the row of structures at the top of the hill in Franklin, I decided to move to the foreground of the layout and focus on the Rocky Point Harbor. There are many famous structures in this area. Here is a couple overview photographs of the area.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 13, 2014, 08:27:55 PM
The most prominent structure in Rocky Point Harbor is the light house.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 13, 2014, 08:30:14 PM
A closeup of the coast line and Rock work in the Harbor.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 13, 2014, 08:31:38 PM
The Rocky Point Harbor lighthouse standing above the roof tops.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 13, 2014, 08:33:45 PM
Cap'n Billy's Bait Shop in the shadow of the Light House.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ELK RIVER RR on December 14, 2014, 10:59:10 AM
I understand George has an area called Fish Alley do you happen to have pictures of that area. Thanks in advance Tom
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 14, 2014, 11:19:19 AM
I understand George has an area called Fish Alley do you happen to have pictures of that area. Thanks in advance Tom


Hi Tom


Yes - I have pictures and it's the area just the other side of the tracks so we will be getting to it real soon.
Thanks for stopping by the thread.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: halrey on December 14, 2014, 11:30:38 AM
Here is another light house shot.


Hal


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 14, 2014, 01:03:52 PM
Here is another light house shot.


Hal


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Thanks Hal


Great picture! 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 16, 2014, 09:08:00 AM
The next structure just left of Capt'n Billy's is the famous Emporium Seafood which was Georges's FSM kit number 290.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: NEMMRRC on December 16, 2014, 09:17:25 AM
It's amazing how much detail George Sellios packs into each scene.

Jaime
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 16, 2014, 07:04:23 PM
It's amazing how much detail George Sellios packs into each scene.

Jaime


Jaime



It sure is amazing, - someday I want to see how fast George is at painting those detail castings.  I wonder how many are on the F&SM?  Thanks of sharing the photograph.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 16, 2014, 07:08:53 PM
The Emporium Seafood Company for a few different angles.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 16, 2014, 07:09:58 PM
A close-up of some of those detail castings.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: NEMMRRC on December 16, 2014, 07:28:58 PM
This is a great area of the F&SM.

Jaime
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 16, 2014, 08:11:34 PM
The next structure in the Rocky Point Harbor is Izzy Fish company which is located just behind the Emporium Seafood Co.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 16, 2014, 08:13:14 PM
This is a great area of the F&SM.

Jaime
Jaime
I love the way this area looks in B&W.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: gnatshop on December 16, 2014, 10:12:19 PM
John, thanks for takin' us Southern yahoo's on on a great tour that we'll probably never get to
see in person!
And thanks to George for building a great feast for our eyes!!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 17, 2014, 12:59:29 PM
John, thanks for takin' us Southern yahoo's on on a great tour that we'll probably never get to
see in person!
And thanks to George for building a great feast for our eyes!!


David


George says he would love to see you take a road trip up to see the layout.  You may want to burn some moonshine in your Grand National  for the Boston leg of the trip - the Boston drivers are crazy.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 17, 2014, 01:14:35 PM
I had a phone conversation with George today and here are a few answers to our questions:


George made the original molds for the stone buildings by building walls out of individual stones.


George has set the date for the April 2015 open house for Saturday the 18th at the request of forum member Mark Dalrymple who is traveling here from  New Zealand to see the F&SM. Membership has it's privileges.


The town of Port Russel was renamed Rocky Point Harbor after a location near Boston. 


If I forgot any questions let me know - I write them down so I won't forget and then this time I lost the list.  That's what I get for cleaning my desk.
 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on December 17, 2014, 01:31:55 PM
Thanks John, great to hear!

The little three storied stone building over the road from the Emporium Seafood Company is another favourite of mine.  I love the feel of the little area behind and to the left of the Emporium.  I always wanted to be shrunk down to 1 87th of my current size and go exploring in Franklin for a day!  What a trip that would be!!!

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: NEMMRRC on December 17, 2014, 03:32:16 PM
Hot dog!

Open house on April 18, 2015. I need to make plans.

Please ask George Sellios to make the 2015 kit super extra special.

Thanks.

Jaime
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Raymo on December 17, 2014, 04:41:11 PM
Sounds Good! I don't think I have anything going that weekend. Thanks for the info John. Raymo

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 19, 2014, 08:57:45 PM
I decided to post some more pictures tonight - next week is going to be a very busy week with Santa and all so here are a few pictures to take us into the new year. The next stop on our tour is the Finescale Miniatures Building which is located just to the left of the Emporium Seafood Company.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 19, 2014, 09:00:36 PM
Here is a close-up of the sign Established 1884 - Fine Scale Miniatures - Precision metal castings.  Wow - George is older than I thought!


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191214205651.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 19, 2014, 09:08:56 PM
A few more pictures from different angles.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191214210447.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191214210407.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191214210235.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 19, 2014, 09:22:37 PM
Directly in front of the FineScale Miniatures Building is Coopers Garage - FSM kit number 130.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191214210407.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191214210407.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095454-403.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095454-402.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191214205202.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191214205202.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 06, 2015, 10:07:54 PM
It's time to get the new year started on this thread - the next area of Franklin that we are going to take a look at is the Fish Row area.  This area is across the mainlines behind and slightly to the left of Rocky Point Harbor.  Here is a picture of the area.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-060115220422.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 06, 2015, 10:14:17 PM
This overview pictures gives us a better idea of the relationship of Fish Row to the Rocky Point Harbor.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-060115221158.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Randy O' on January 07, 2015, 07:12:58 AM
It's time for another index update, when you have time. I'd like to take another look at those rocks under the Winkie building...
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: gnatshop on January 07, 2015, 08:00:29 PM
It's time for another index update, when you have time. I'd like to take another look at those rocks under the Winkie...
Ahheemm - slap my face and shut my mouth!!!  ;D ;D ;D
I'm gonna let let you by easy THIS time!!!  :P :P :P :P
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 07, 2015, 08:30:26 PM
It's time for another index update, when you have time. I'd like to take another look at those rocks under the Winkie building...


Randy


The index on page 1 is always up-to-date. I copy the index every 10 pages just for easy reference.  Also, as per your request, here is a picture of the rocks under Winkie's.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115202319.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 07, 2015, 09:16:16 PM
I will start in the back of this area - this first structure is famous for the sign George added to the side.  The building is called
Dixon's.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115210530.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115201915.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115194719.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115194331.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115194228.jpeg)


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 07, 2015, 09:23:50 PM
To the left of Dixon's is Bertha's Bar & Grill.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115194416.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115194416.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115194645.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115194645.jpeg)



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210615120454.jpeg)


This picture was added on 06/21/15 and was sent to us by Mark Dalrymple.

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 07, 2015, 09:25:31 PM
The third structure in this row is the Hammerbaum Boot Corp.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115194546.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115201346.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 07, 2015, 09:32:23 PM
Centered in front of the previous three structures is the Fox Run Milling Company - George's Kit number 295.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115210844.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115210914.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115210705.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115210705.jpeg)


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 07, 2015, 09:44:18 PM
In the middle of this area - barely visible from this angle is the original Duffy's Coal building.  George has a complete Duffy's coal kit which is renamed placed in another location on the layout. A story for another day.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115214149.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115214149.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 07, 2015, 09:50:55 PM
The fish row buildings are located next to the tracks.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115201750.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115201750.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115202046.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115201826.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115201826.jpeg)



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115201428.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115201428.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115201646.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115201646.jpeg)


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 07, 2015, 09:53:42 PM
The White & Bagley Company.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 07, 2015, 10:05:22 PM
Bernstein's Fish Grotto.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 07, 2015, 10:09:08 PM




                       F&SM Railroad - Thread Index

The Manchester Lift Bridge .............................................................. Page 1
The Colbert Yard Coaling Tower ....................................................... Page 2
The South Manchester Depot ........................................................... Page 3
The Burley Farm ............................................................................ Page 4
Blair, Campbell & McLean Inc...........................................................  Page 5
The North River Boat House.............................................................  Page 5
The Manchester Bus Terminal...........................................................  Page 6
Manchester Central Station............................................................... Page 7
Pork's Place.................................................................................... Page 8
The Franklin Station......................................................................... Page 9
The Mt. Allen Trestle........................................................................ Page 10
Mackenzie Milling Company............................................................... Page 10
The Stone Roundhouse.................................................................... Page 10
Franklin  "Overview"......................................................................... Page 11
Franklin "Maxwell Bicycle Works"....................................................... Page 12
Franklin "Oandy Bldg"....................................................................... Page 12
Franklin "Clancy's Bar & Grill" ........................................................... Page 12
Franklin "J. Stein Loans Building"........................................................Page 12
Franklin "Grocers Warehouse Corp".....................................................Page 13
Franklin "Ellwood & Co".....................................................................Page 13
Franklin "Benny's Gas & Oil".............................................................. Page 13
Franklin "Squeak & Wilfred Bldg"........................................................Page 14
Franklin "M. H Vanderlip Laundering Co.".............................................Page 14
Franklin "The J. Winkie Co."...............................................................Page 14
Franklin "M. Sibiey & Company"..........................................................Page 16
Franklin "Jake Fish Co.".....................................................................Page 16
Franklin "Hotel Davenport".................................................................Page 16
Franklin "Maranatha Warehouse and Storage Co.".................................Page 16
Franklin "Kratz Scissors Company" .....................................................Page 17
Franklin "The A. C. Gilbert Co. Home of American Flyer Trains"...............Page 17
Franklin "McDuff's Salvage"................................................................Page 17
Franklin "The Salvation Army Building"................................................Page 17
Franklin "Paddock Bar & Grill".............................................................Page 17
Rocky Point Harbor "Light House" .......................................................Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor" Cap'in Billy's Bait"................................................Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor " Emporium Seafood Company"...............................Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor " Izzy Fish Company"............................................ Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor "Fine Scale Miniatures"...........................................Page 19
Rocky Point Harbor "Cooper's Garage"..................................................Page 19
The Fish Row area of Franklin .............................................................Page 19
The Rocks under Winkie's for Randy ....................................................Page 20
Dixon's The Greatest Show on Earth Building........................................Page 20
Bertha's Bar and Grill.........................................................................Page 20
Hammerbaum Boot Corp....................................................................Page 20
Fox Run...........................................................................................Page 20
Duff's Coal "the original"....................................................................Page 20
Fish Row .........................................................................................Page 20
White & Bagley Company ..................................................................Page 20
Bernstein's Fish Grotto ......................................................................Page 20


                                                       
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 07, 2015, 10:17:25 PM
Since it's the start of the new year here are a few statistics about this thread for us to reflect back on at the beginning of next year.  To-date we have 400 pictures of 49 individual structures. The thread is 20 pages long.  Percent complete unknown.  The thread was started on Sept. 11th, 2014 and we have had 10,137 views in the first three plus months.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Randy O' on January 08, 2015, 07:41:21 AM
It's time for another index update, when you have time. I'd like to take another look at those rocks under the Winkie building...


Randy


The index on page 1 is always up-to-date. I copy the index every 10 pages just for easy reference.  Also, as per your request, here is a picture of the rocks under Winkie's.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070115202319.jpeg)

OOps...I had forgotten that it was updated on the first page...thanks
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Mike Engler on January 14, 2015, 01:30:23 AM
John, I just went through the entire thread again and I really thank you for the time and effort you have put into this thread. It's one of my top research tools. I was looking for an example on how a sign could be mounted to the top of a steeply peaked roof. I didn't find any so I think I will do an alternate plan and go with two signs- one on each side of the roof, so that I can have adequate bracing. Really hoping to see the George and his layout again, but it will be tough to justify a few days on the road waiting for the Expo to happen.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on January 14, 2015, 11:10:04 PM
More great pictures, John!

I don't believe I have ever seen close up shots of the White & Bagley Co. or Bernstein's Fish Grotto.  What a great scene!  Its super cool the way the closer in you get the more there is to see.  Loving it!

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 15, 2015, 10:18:15 AM
John, I just went through the entire thread again and I really thank you for the time and effort you have put into this thread. It's one of my top research tools. I was looking for an example on how a sign could be mounted to the top of a steeply peaked roof. I didn't find any so I think I will do an alternate plan and go with two signs- one on each side of the roof, so that I can have adequate bracing. Really hoping to see the George and his layout again, but it will be tough to justify a few days on the road waiting for the Expo to happen.


Thanks Mike - I'm enjoying the review as I go through the pictures again preparing them for the thread.  I will be looking for an example of the signs your looking for as I go through the pictures again tonight.  This thread is intended to be a builders reference - let me know if you have any suggestions on improving it.


God gave George some very special talents, and I thank him very allowing me to share these pictures.  I know I'm learning from them.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 15, 2015, 10:21:22 AM
More great pictures, John!

I don't believe I have ever seen close up shots of the White & Bagley Co. or Bernstein's Fish Grotto.  What a great scene!  Its super cool the way the closer in you get the more there is to see.  Loving it!

Cheers, Mark.


Mark



Thanks for following along.  Every time I digitally zoom in, I find details I missed when I have visited the F&SM.  When you visit this year bring your camera and share some of the details I have missed here on this thread.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 18, 2015, 08:00:27 PM
At this point it's about time to jump the river that splits Franklin and concentrate on the small structures that line the hilly streets of Franklin.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Janbouli on January 18, 2015, 08:05:19 PM
How did he ever build this part of the layout , did he start from the back and work down to the front , did he have some sort of scaffolding, I'd really like to know .
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 18, 2015, 08:06:47 PM
First there is one neat structure with white pealing paint behind Fox Run - I don't have a name for the structure but want to include it for completeness. This is one of the structures with a very unique roof shape. Can anyone help with the name of this structure?


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-180115200321.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-180115200321.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-180115200605.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-180115200605.jpeg)


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 18, 2015, 08:16:16 PM
How did he ever build this part of the layout , did he start from the back and work down to the front , did he have some sort of scaffolding, I'd really like to know .


Janbouli


I have some pictures of this area when George was just starting it - before we leave the Franklin area on our picture tour I will post them.  In the meantime to answer your question, George started with the backdrop and the structures in the back and worked his way forward.  Yes, he does have a special scaffold that he uses to reach over the layout - picture to follow as soon as I can find it.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 18, 2015, 08:33:19 PM
Well - Janbouli got me side tracked.  I think it's a good thing this time, so thank you for your question and sending me down memory lane for a few minutes.  I have been collecting pictures of the F&SM off the internet for many years.  I have not posted any these pictures on this thread (only pictures that I have taken) but I'm going to make an exception here to show the scaffold that George uses and some pictures of the benchwork in the Franklin area that help answer Janbouli's question.


First here is the scaffold George uses.  I believe it is still available from MicroMart.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-180115202648.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-180115202648.jpeg)
Source: The internet


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-180115202551.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-180115202551.jpeg)
Source: The internet


George hard at work.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 18, 2015, 09:25:32 PM
Franklin in the beginning!


Here are a few pictures of the original benchwork and a few of the original structures for the town of Franklin.  You will notice a few of George's kits that were originally placed in Franklin but then removed.  I asked George about this and he told me he got a offer he could not refuse and sold some of the original prototype kit builds. The source for these pictures is the internet.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-180115204615.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-180115204430.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-180115204214.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-180115204105.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-180115204030.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on January 18, 2015, 10:26:55 PM
Keep these photos coming (please)!

I'd love to see more of this sort of thing.  I'm really interested in the process behind how George goes about building these amazing scenes.  I see these as gems that I may be able to take and use in my own work (although I've got an idea that George is far more intuitive than I am - I would have to mock this whole area up to see that it would work and to tweak things).  I've often looked at that (topside creeper?) and thought how handy it would be.  All very inspirational!

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Janbouli on January 19, 2015, 06:25:07 AM
Thank you very much John, George makes it look like a puzzle where he fits in the different pieces gradually making it the whole that becomes this awesome layout.


I enjoyed putting this together  - I think you have a very accurate picture of George's process. I don't think their are very many pictures out there of the process.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 19, 2015, 08:09:05 AM
Keep these photos coming (please)!

I'd love to see more of this sort of thing.  I'm really interested in the process behind how George goes about building these amazing scenes.  I see these as gems that I may be able to take and use in my own work (although I've got an idea that George is far more intuitive than I am - I would have to mock this whole area up to see that it would work and to tweak things).  I've often looked at that (topside creeper?) and thought how handy it would be.  All very inspirational!

Cheers, Mark.


Mark


I will add the process pictures that I have as we visit the different areas of the layout. I think your right about George's process - he makes it up as he goes and it just works.

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on January 19, 2015, 03:16:23 PM
I used to make mine up as I went and it never worked! :'(
 
Tom 8)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 20, 2015, 12:03:09 PM
I used to make mine up as I went and it never worked! :'(
 
Tom 8)


I know just what you mean Tom - I always want to see cardboard mockups first.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 20, 2015, 01:17:11 PM
Before I go back to the River area of Franklin, I would like to add the pictures of Rocky Point Depot that George posted on his website a few years ago. This area is in the foreground of the area we are exploring. The Rocky Point Depot is George's prototype build of the kit he named Brownsville Depot.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200115115254.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200115115254.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200115115404.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200115115447.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200115115528.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200115115605.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200115115645.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200115115721.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200115115750.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200115115830.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200115115904.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200115115953.jpeg)


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: liabacken on January 21, 2015, 01:49:43 AM
Great pictures, thanks for sharing  :D

Magnus
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 21, 2015, 07:54:59 AM
Great pictures, thanks for sharing  :D

Magnus


Thanks Magnus - I'm glad you are enjoying them.  Welcome to the forum!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 24, 2015, 08:47:19 PM
And now for the river that flows directly behind the rocky Point Depot.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-180115200955.jpeg)


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 24, 2015, 08:55:19 PM
The river is first seen as it flows out of the portholes underneath the Samuel C. Jollie & Co. Warehouse & Storage building.




(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240115204852.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240115204852.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240115205006.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240115205006.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240115205327.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240115205327.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 24, 2015, 09:09:55 PM
Next to the water fall is the Ebenezer Griswold & Sons building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240115205814.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240115205814.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240115205327.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240115205327.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210615174157.jpeg)


This picture is from Mark Dalrymple. Added 6/23/15.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240115210635.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240115210635.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 24, 2015, 09:13:22 PM
The next structure in this row is The Franklin Gazette Building.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 24, 2015, 09:16:55 PM
And next to The Franklin Gazette building is Stuffy's Tavern




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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 24, 2015, 09:50:32 PM
Between The Franklin Gazette building and Porky's Place we have this structure - I don't have a name for it.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240115214905.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 04, 2015, 08:10:32 PM
Tonight we are going to concentrate on the smaller structures that make up the main street of Franklin as it winds it's way up the hill.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 04, 2015, 08:45:14 PM
The first structure on the right as we move move up the hill is the Downtown Garage.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190115205422.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190115205422.jpeg)




Here is a great shot from Mark Dalrymple looking past the garage and up the street .  Picture added 06/23/15


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210615121720.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210615121720.jpeg)




(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215195856.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215195856.jpeg)


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(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215204224.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215204224.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215204312.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215204312.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215204348.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215204348.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 04, 2015, 10:30:59 PM
The second structure on this street is - The Fog Bank Cafe. Thanks for the help with this name.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215221428.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215221428.jpeg)


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 04, 2015, 10:35:31 PM
The third structure on the right hand side of the street is the Continental Typewriter Shop.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130215003517.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215221459.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215221459.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215221849.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215221849.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215221105.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215221105.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 04, 2015, 10:38:26 PM
The fourth structure is Senours Floor Paint.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215221105.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215221105.jpeg)

Here is the view farther up the street if you really reach in from Mark Dalrymple. 


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210615121831.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215221849.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215221849.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: gnatshop on February 04, 2015, 11:34:30 PM
The second structure on this street is - I need help with this sign - The Joy Bank Cafe??.
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215221428.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215221428.jpeg)
Based on their oyster stew special, I would guess on the Fog Bank Cafe!
Just another one of George's subtle jabs at anyone lookin' at his masterpiece - as I've said before, he
has a wicked sense of humor!
 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 04, 2015, 11:42:04 PM
The second structure on this street is - I need help with this sign - The Joy Bank Cafe??.
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215221428.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215221428.jpeg)
Based on their oyster stew special, I would guess on the Fog Bank Cafe!
Just another one of George's subtle jabs at anyone lookin' at his masterpiece - as I've said before, he
has a wicked sense of humor!


David


I like your name better - it's on my questions list for George.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Mike Engler on February 05, 2015, 01:33:32 AM
I occasionally have to agree with Gnatshop- it has to be "The Fog Bank Cafe".
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Randy O' on February 05, 2015, 06:37:11 AM
Has George ever discussed how he makes the insulators on the power/telephone poles?
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 05, 2015, 09:22:13 AM
Has George ever discussed how he makes the insulators on the power/telephone poles?


I believe they are FSM castings. I will confirm.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 09, 2015, 10:46:30 PM
Accross from Senour's Floor Paint we have this unique structure - I don't know of a name for it.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190115205306.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190115205535.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190115205505.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 09, 2015, 10:52:09 PM

As we work our way down this side of the street, there are several structures that I do not have pictures of.  Can anyone help here?  If not, it will give me an area to concentrate on next time I visit the F&SM. One think this project has done is point out all the pictures I wish I would have got - and what I want to get next time I visit.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215200136.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Zephyrus52246 on February 10, 2015, 07:56:06 AM
Great view of that street.  It shows what an artistic eye George has.


Jeff



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 10, 2015, 09:32:51 PM
A few of the structures on the left side of this street that I have individual pictures - first Mulligan's Grocery Store.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100215212909.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100215212831.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 10, 2015, 09:34:21 PM
Buddy's Bar


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100215212955.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 10, 2015, 09:37:30 PM
Empire Paint Co.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100215212403.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100215212326.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 10, 2015, 10:27:46 PM
Peeky's Heating Supply Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100215222459.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100215222459.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100215222702.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100215222702.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on February 11, 2015, 07:09:07 AM
John,
 
Thanks again for all the photos. One can never get enough of this masterpiece. I'm seeing parts of the F&SM I've never seen before.
 
Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jerryrbeach on February 11, 2015, 04:36:31 PM
John,
What Tom just said!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 11, 2015, 09:22:19 PM
Tom and Jerry


Thanks for following along - I'm finding things in the photographs that I don't remember seeing in person.  I have a list of things I want to take a better look at and photograph the next time I get to visit.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: gnatshop on February 11, 2015, 10:35:19 PM
One big question for George - how in the hell did he find time to build the F&SM and still
find time to produce such great kits?
Had to be a lot of tired and sleepy nights!!
 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jonnyci on February 11, 2015, 11:21:40 PM

As we work our way down this side of the street, there are several structures that I do not have pictures of.  Can anyone help here?  If not, it will give me an area to concentrate on next time I visit the F&SM. One think this project has done is point out all the pictures I wish I would have got - and what I want to get next time I visit.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215200136.jpeg)

Holy Sh!t what a shot.  Amazing.  In complete awe.
Thanks for these photos of the railroad modelers mecca.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Mike Engler on February 12, 2015, 12:18:49 AM
One big question for George - how in the hell did he find time to build the F&SM and still
find time to produce such great kits?
Had to be a lot of tired and sleepy nights!!
He didn't spend good modeling time on these forums! I'm pretty sure he did all of the layout build, structures, etc., and the kit business during normal business hours.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 12, 2015, 12:35:55 AM
One big question for George - how in the hell did he find time to build the F&SM and still
find time to produce such great kits?
Had to be a lot of tired and sleepy nights!!
He didn't spend good modeling time on these forums! I'm pretty sure he did all of the layout build, structures, etc., and the kit business during normal business hours.


Mike


I had this discussion with George last week.  He checks out the forums in the morning before he leaves for the shop.  He chooses not to post, but he does follow at least three different forums including this one. He told me he doesn't use the computer once he is at the shop.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 12, 2015, 12:43:13 AM

As we work our way down this side of the street, there are several structures that I do not have pictures of.  Can anyone help here?  If not, it will give me an area to concentrate on next time I visit the F&SM. One think this project has done is point out all the pictures I wish I would have got - and what I want to get next time I visit.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215200136.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-040215200136.jpeg)

Holy Sh!t what a shot.  Amazing.  In complete awe.
Thanks for these photos of the railroad modelers mecca.


Jon


The amazing thing is that George only works on the layout for 3 - 4 months most years. The rest of his time is spent on his FSM kit business.  He must work fast!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 13, 2015, 12:41:21 AM
Here are a few more Franklin Structures before we move on down the main line.  First Franklin Pipe Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130215003440.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 13, 2015, 12:42:47 AM
Tubby's Cafe.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130215003559.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 15, 2015, 03:52:47 PM
George always remembers to detail the roof tops.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100215212245.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215155200.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 15, 2015, 03:55:17 PM
At this point we are going to move on down the mainline past Rocky Point.  I will return to Franklin with more detailed structure pictures when I get a chance to go back to the F&SM and take more pictures.  Please add any pictures that you have to help fill in the structures I missed.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 15, 2015, 04:14:41 PM

As we pass Rocky Point we come to a mountainous area and then George's famous street car. This area has changed many times over the years so these pictures represent the 2013 scene.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215161113.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215161113.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215161207.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215161207.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 15, 2015, 06:43:42 PM
Here is a closer look at George's Rock and scenery work in this area.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215184121.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215184121.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315210152.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315205825.jpeg)




Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 15, 2015, 06:48:47 PM
The next town along the mainline is Chesterville.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215184740.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215184740.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315210340.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315210340.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315210305.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315210305.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315210229.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315210229.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315210111.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315210111.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315205647.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 15, 2015, 07:00:22 PM
The Water Tank:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315205743.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215185132.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215185132.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215185212.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215185212.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215185214.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215185214.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 15, 2015, 07:03:19 PM
Casey Milling:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315210030.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215185305.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215185305.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215185519.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215185519.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 15, 2015, 07:07:33 PM

Hiram Bros. Wholesale Meats:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215185735.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215185559.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215185837.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150215185402.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: gnatshop on February 15, 2015, 09:02:09 PM
I'm in awe of his rock work!!
I've used real rocks to make molds, but nothing that even came close to this!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on February 16, 2015, 08:35:37 AM
John,
 
I have the Hiram Brothers Meat kit. I think it's only 1 of a few. If you get the time ask George if he let anyone copy this kit. Or did he get his from someone. I'm just curious. I'll take pictures of the kit if needed.
 
Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 16, 2015, 01:15:33 PM
John,
 
I have the Hiram Brothers Meat kit. I think it's only 1 of a few. If you get the time ask George if he let anyone copy this kit. Or did he get his from someone. I'm just curious. I'll take pictures of the kit if needed.
 
Tom ;D


Tom


I was not aware of a Hiram Brothers kit.  Can you post pictures? I will ask George the next time I talk to him.



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on February 16, 2015, 01:39:16 PM
John,
 
I have the Hiram Brothers Meat kit. I think it's only 1 of a few. If you get the time ask George if he let anyone copy this kit. Or did he get his from someone. I'm just curious. I'll take pictures of the kit if needed.
 
Tom ;D


Tom


I was not aware of a Hiram Brothers kit.  Can you post pictures? I will ask George the next time I talk to him.

John,
 
Yes, I'll be happy to. Let me get the photos, upload, crop and list. Back in a few or so! I've started on it but it is certainly one of a kind.
 
Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on February 16, 2015, 02:02:58 PM
John,
 
The kit came with no instructions, just the color photo.
 
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-160215135553.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-160215135553.jpeg)
 
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-160215135614.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-160215135614.jpeg)
 
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-160215135635.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-160215135635.jpeg)
 
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-160215135652.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-160215135652.jpeg)
 
Hope this helps. I got the kit off Ebay some 15 years ago. Can't remember from whom I made the purchase but he told me this was one of only a few ever made. I guess I could get a pretty penny for it on Ebay. However, I plan on using it on my own layout. I've only seen two, this one and the one George has on his F&SM.
 
Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 16, 2015, 06:39:02 PM
Interesting - I will ask George about it but my guess is that it wasn't approved by him. It is a great looking structure.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Amagic41 on February 16, 2015, 07:30:03 PM
I have always liked this one and wanted to scratch build it for my new layout
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 16, 2015, 07:59:06 PM

As we cross under the bridge we enter Beaver Medows. This picture is the scene in this area in 2013.  George recently changed this area- pictures to follow.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160215195528.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Zephyrus52246 on February 17, 2015, 08:06:19 AM
When I saw the pictures of Hiram's I thought it would make a great kit.   ;D It will be interesting to find out its history.


Jeff
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Bobby on February 20, 2015, 09:39:54 PM
THE Runner told me I need to not lurk so much and post more. ;D I have pics of Beaver Meadows....

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/59-200215213543.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/59-200215213543.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/59-200215213449.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/59-200215213449.jpeg)




Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Bobby on February 20, 2015, 09:53:27 PM
A few Chesterville pics... I have pics of the smaller structures that are closer to the walkway but they are sort of blurry so I didn't post them.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/59-200215214855-6813128.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/59-200215214855-6813128.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/59-200215214853-6812498.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/59-200215214853-6812498.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/59-200215214851-68092353.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/59-200215214851-68092353.jpeg)





Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 20, 2015, 11:40:01 PM
Bobby


Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them with us.  I hope to see you at the EXPO.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: EricQuebec on February 21, 2015, 07:47:16 AM
Here's a pictures of chesterville station that I've found in my collection.
I don't know who have take this pics, and can't remember where I found it. In any case, thank you for the orginal owner of this pictures .
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-210215074415.jpeg)
Eric Québec city
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Cuse on February 21, 2015, 08:05:15 AM
Great photos of unimaginable modeling. George is just on a whole level of his own.


Thanks for sharing all of this!


John
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 21, 2015, 10:39:53 PM
Here's a pictures of chesterville station that I've found in my collection.
I don't know who have take this pics, and can't remember where I found it. In any case, thank you for the orginal owner of this pictures .
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-210215074415.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-210215074415.jpeg)
Eric Québec city


Eric


Thanks for sharing the picture. I didn't get a good picture of the Chesterville Depot.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 21, 2015, 10:41:03 PM
Great photos of unimaginable modeling. George is just on a whole level of his own.


Thanks for sharing all of this!


John


John


Thanks for stopping by, and yes he is.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 21, 2015, 11:02:53 PM
Our first structure in Beaver Meadows is Cartwright's Machine Shop. Also see Bobby's pictures earlier on this page for a couple at different angles. This is one of George's FSM kits.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210215225931.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210215225931.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210215225839.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210215225839.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210215225736.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210215225736.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210215224540.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210215224540.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 22, 2015, 07:11:45 PM
The Beaver Meadows Lumber Company Sawmill is another FSM kit number 170.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315205425.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215190529.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215190529.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215190457.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215190457.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215190252.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215190252.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215190218.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215190218.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 22, 2015, 07:15:32 PM
The Beaver Meadows Engine house is a John Allen design that George produced as a kit.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315205519.jpeg)



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315210152.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315210152.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215190041.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215190041.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215190041.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215190041.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 22, 2015, 07:22:40 PM
The Beaver Meadows water tank is from George's kit "James Town Waterstop"


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215190403.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215192210.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 22, 2015, 07:23:57 PM
Here are a few pictures from George's web site showing Beaver Meadows now.  George moved the engine house to make room for his latest kit the "


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140914195305.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140914195305.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140914195219.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140914195219.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140914195119.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140914195119.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140914195027.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140914195027.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140914194424.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140914194424.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140914191524.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140914191524.jpeg)


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 22, 2015, 07:37:04 PM
In the foreground of the Beaver Meadows area is The Yehudah Heating Company another of the Jewel series of FSM kits.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215192508.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215192544.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215192621.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215192655.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215192724.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215192754.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215192835.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215192912.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215192954.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215193030.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215193032.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220215193107.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Bobby on February 22, 2015, 08:47:21 PM
A few more pics I took of the area:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/59-220215203934-68802405.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/59-220215203934-68802405.jpeg)


The two fella's in the background look like they are up to no good....   ;D


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/59-220215203932-6879960.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/59-220215203932-6879960.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/59-220215203928-68771846.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/59-220215203928-68771846.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/59-220215203937-6881473.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/59-220215203937-6881473.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 23, 2015, 12:17:42 AM
Bobby


Great pictures - thanks again for sharing them.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 03, 2015, 02:23:05 PM
I'm getting ready to post some more pictures here and decided to give George a call to get a few of our questions answered, and see how he was doing with all the snow in the Boston area.  Here are a few bullets from the conversation.


Randy - The telephone poles and insulators are a combination of RIX Railroad Telephone Poles and some FSM castings.  George says he used both depending on what he had on hand at the time.  The Rix product is still available I checked their web site.


Tom - The Hiram's Meat Packing kit you purchased is from one of the many people that copied one of George's structures and tried to make a buck selling kits.  George had no idea who did the one you found.


The new kit is coming along fine - here is one more reason we need to wish for spring - George can't make the new castings for the kit until the weather gets warmer - it costs to much to run the exhaust fans.  I'm all for keeping the costs down and new FSM castings.


George like everyone else on the East coast has been spending a lot of time shoveling snow.

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on March 03, 2015, 06:42:09 PM
John,
 
Well, now the mystery of the Hiram's Meat Packing kit is solved. Thanks for checking into the issue with George.
 
Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 05, 2015, 09:09:49 PM
John,
 
Well, now the mystery of the Hiram's Meat Packing kit is solved. Thanks for checking into the issue with George.
 
Tom ;D


The phone conversations with George about the details, and history of the layout provide very interesting insight into his modeling.  Please feel free to add new questions to the list as we continue on our tour of the layout.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 05, 2015, 09:22:19 PM
I added about a dozen new photographs of the Chesterville and Beaver Meadows area if you want to go back a few pages and take a look.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 05, 2015, 09:32:38 PM
I have been numbering the photographs as I add them to the thread - tonight we reach the landmark of 500 photographs. I had a discussion with George this week about my next visit and getting some good closeups of the structures in Franklin.  I really want to replace some of the photographs that are out of focus because of the lighting and digital zoom that was required to focus on one particular structure in a larger overview photograph.  It's on the to-do-list for my next visit to the F&SM.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 05, 2015, 09:37:37 PM

As we move on down the mainline, just as we get to the curve in the photograph below, we come to an area that George has named Wolf Hollar.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315210506.jpeg)


This area is across the mainline from the Burley Farm that we visited earlier in the thread.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315202950.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 05, 2015, 09:41:19 PM
The Wolf Hollar area consists of a great bridge, a Grist Mill, and a cabin.  Here are a few photographs of the area.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315202950.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315203042.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315203215.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050315203259.jpeg)





Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on March 06, 2015, 07:37:34 AM
John,
 
I'm sure I speak for others when I say, "We very much appreciate the time and effort you've spent in posting all things F&SM related in this thread. Again, thank you, it's wonderful."
 
Tom ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: gnatshop on March 06, 2015, 11:51:12 PM
John,
I'm sure I speak for others when I say, "We very much appreciate the time and effort you've spent in posting all things F&SM related in this thread. Again, thank you, it's wonderful."    Tom ;D ;D   
Double Ditto - It's much appreciated!!
You be a GOOOD GUY!!!
 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 15, 2015, 08:08:39 PM
John,
I'm sure I speak for others when I say, "We very much appreciate the time and effort you've spent in posting all things F&SM related in this thread. Again, thank you, it's wonderful."    Tom ;D ;D   
Double Ditto - It's much appreciated!!
You be a GOOOD GUY!!!


Thanks for the kind words - this thread is forcing me to organize and study all the pictures so it is having a very positive affect on my modeling.  I hope everyone is enjoying going through the pictures as much as I am.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Amagic41 on March 15, 2015, 08:28:35 PM
John
  I am thoroughly enjoying this as I have never seen It in person......I hope to someday ...... Thanks for all your hard work on this ! I think I can speak for the masses it is greatly appreciated !
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 16, 2015, 09:47:01 AM
John
  I am thoroughly enjoying this as I have never seen It in person......I hope to someday ...... Thanks for all your hard work on this ! I think I can speak for the masses it is greatly appreciated !


Thanks Ken


You really need to make it up to one of George's open houses.  And speaking of work - I need to get some more pictures ready to post.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 16, 2015, 07:29:13 PM
As we turn the corner on the mainline we find Avram's Baking Company in the next group of structures.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160315192530.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 16, 2015, 07:33:29 PM
Avram's Backing Company FSM Jewel Kit Number 10.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160315192626.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160315192458.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160315192348.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: tom.boyd.125 on March 16, 2015, 08:54:34 PM
The Stone building to the left of Avram's Bakery is a highly modified CC Crow Stone Enginehouse.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Randy O' on March 17, 2015, 05:17:39 AM
I'm getting ready to post some more pictures here and decided to give George a call to get a few of our questions answered, and see how he was doing with all the snow in the Boston area.  Here are a few bullets from the conversation.


Randy - The telephone poles and insulators are a combination of RIX Railroad Telephone Poles and some FSM castings.  George says he used both depending on what he had on hand at the time.  The Rix product is still available I checked their web site.

<snip>

George like everyone else on the East coast has been spending a lot of time shoveling snow.

I didn't see this until now, and thanks for remembering my question...and providing the answer!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 17, 2015, 09:11:51 AM
The Stone building to the left of Avram's Bakery is a highly modified CC Crow Stone Enginehouse.


Tom


Welcome to the forum!  Thanks for the input - I will post some more pictures of that structure tonight.  Does anyone know what George called it?  I haven't found a picture from the Avram's side of the building yet.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 17, 2015, 09:12:58 AM
I'm getting ready to post some more pictures here and decided to give George a call to get a few of our questions answered, and see how he was doing with all the snow in the Boston area.  Here are a few bullets from the conversation.


Randy - The telephone poles and insulators are a combination of RIX Railroad Telephone Poles and some FSM castings.  George says he used both depending on what he had on hand at the time.  The Rix product is still available I checked their web site.

<snip>




George like everyone else on the East coast has been spending a lot of time shoveling snow.

I didn't see this until now, and thanks for remembering my question...and providing the answer!


Randy


No problem - let me know if you have any other questions and I will ask George.



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on March 17, 2015, 02:19:39 PM
Is the stone building to the right South River Modelworks?  -The main building from Threadwell Textiles - without the dormers and the outside stairwell?

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: tom.boyd.125 on March 17, 2015, 08:16:30 PM
Mark,
You are correct.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 17, 2015, 08:20:41 PM
Is the stone building to the right South River Modelworks?  -The main building from Threadwell Textiles - without the dormers and the outside stairwell?

Cheers, Mark.


Mark we now have three votes for a SRMW kit bash see post from Tom.  I will confirm it with George the next time I talk to him but it sure looks like the SRMW castings to me.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 17, 2015, 08:27:01 PM
Here are a few more pictures of the CC Crow Engine House kit bash called The Adams & Westlake MFG. Co.  The mystery of the name of this structure was solved by a blowup of a picture I took from the other side of the layout. Updated post 04/21/15.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415203505.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415203505.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160315192422.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160315192422.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415213730.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-170315202623.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-170315202623.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 22, 2015, 04:09:24 PM
I need a layout plan of the F&SM that is not going to get me in trouble with the copyright police - can anyone help?
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 02, 2015, 08:32:55 PM
As we turn the corner and head out onto the peninsula we pass under the covered bridge.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-020415202841.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-020415202749.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-020415202721.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 02, 2015, 08:34:22 PM
Covered bridge set 2:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-020415202658.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-020415202635.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-020415202610.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 02, 2015, 08:44:36 PM
I had a nice talk with John Sullivan at the EXPO and he gave me permission to use his photographs from the Gallery in each of the structure sections on this thread. This will add a few more views to some of the structures.  I will be going back and adding the pictures as time permits.  Thanks for helping out on this thread John.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 15, 2015, 07:47:14 PM
As we go under the covered bridge we come to the area known as Mayfield.  One of the first structures in the background is the Church.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095447-360.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095447-360.jpeg)



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415213622.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 15, 2015, 07:47:58 PM
The Mayfield Station:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095447-362.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095447-362.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095448-371.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095448-371.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150415194519.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150415194519.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150415194456.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150415194456.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150415194420.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150415194420.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 15, 2015, 07:48:53 PM
Another landmark structure in Mayfield is McClosky's Market.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095447-361.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095447-361.jpeg)


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: rpdylan on April 16, 2015, 07:58:12 AM
What brand figures did George use? Does anyone know?

Bob C
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: deemery on April 16, 2015, 09:49:47 AM
Is that the Campbell kit church? 


dave
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: bparrish on April 16, 2015, 11:27:59 AM
Dave and Bob...

Regarding figures.......... there appears to be a mix.  I recognize some WS figures but most others are unknown to me. Perhaps they have been warmed up and moved around a bit.

Regarding the church....... it sure looks like the Campbell to me.

see ya
Bob
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 16, 2015, 02:53:03 PM
What brand figures did George use? Does anyone know?

Bob C


Bob


You will find figures from almost every manufacturer on the F&SM - I will ask George if he has a favorite.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 16, 2015, 02:54:09 PM
Is that the Campbell kit church? 


dave


Dave and Bob


Yes it is - I have the same model built that will find it's way onto my layout.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: rpdylan on April 16, 2015, 05:56:36 PM
I guess what I mean is, the figures look as good as Preiser, so I am wondering if there was a company that is no longer in business that were used.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 16, 2015, 06:13:50 PM
I guess what I mean is, the figures look as good as Preiser, so I am wondering if there was a company that is no longer in business that were used.


Bob


I will be giving George a call in the next few day and I will ask him.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 17, 2015, 10:19:40 AM
Last night I discovered that I had approximately 500 more photographs that I took with my iPhone that I hadn't looked at since our last visit to the F&SM. I had a directory named iPhone with a subdirectory named iPhone - all this time I thought it was a duplicate.  It turns out that I filled my iPhone and let the pictures download to the cloud while I was taking pictures with my SLR - then filled it again at the end of the day - more great closeups of structures. I will be adding the pictures to the posts I have already made so you will see some new photographs popping up in the old posts.


I also arranged all of my photographs so we can continue the journey from the Franklin side of the layout all the way to Filmore.  I will keeping the theme of covering the structures in each area individually. The Journey continues.................




Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jknapp on April 17, 2015, 12:55:33 PM
Hi John....more pictures!!??!!  Lucky you (...and eventually us)!!

Could you please let us know when you do go back to past structures and post new photos?  Needless to say, I would love to see them.

Thanks!!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: UP Fan on April 17, 2015, 05:18:12 PM
Hi John....more pictures!!??!!  Lucky you (...and eventually us)!!

Could you please let us know when you do go back to past structures and post new photos?  Needless to say, I would love to see them.

Thanks!!

As would I.  George's layout is an inspiration to us all.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on April 18, 2015, 08:28:48 AM
Great pictures John. I need to get going on the rest of the Zane pictures.
 
Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 18, 2015, 08:15:37 PM
John, Bob, and Tom


Thanks for stopping by the thread - I will post a note here when I add pictures to the posts in past pages. I will be keeping to the pace of posting a few pictures each week of a new structure and then adding to some of the past posts. I also need to update the index.


Tom I will add pictures to the Howard Zane thread as soon as I get a chance - it will make a great summer evening project out in the gazebo.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: halrey on April 19, 2015, 10:22:08 AM

I stopped by George's yesterday and here are some street scenes...


Hal


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/6-180415174957.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/6-180415174957.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/6-180415174914.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/6-180415174914.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/6-180415174841.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/6-180415174841.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/6-180415174821.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/6-180415174821.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on April 19, 2015, 10:56:09 AM
Hal,
 
Great pictures of the downtown scenes.
 
Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Raymo on April 19, 2015, 01:35:54 PM
I didn't show up yesterday empty handed.This is the 34 Ford I did a build thread on over at the old forum. George and Gracie now reside on the F&SM.(http://modelersforum.com/1-oph 003.JPG)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 19, 2015, 08:30:14 PM

I stopped by George's yesterday and here are some street scenes...


Hal


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/6-180415174957.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/6-180415174957.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/6-180415174914.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/6-180415174914.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/6-180415174841.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/6-180415174841.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/6-180415174821.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/6-180415174821.jpeg)




Great pictures Hal - Thanks for posting them.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Donato on April 19, 2015, 10:19:13 PM
Yes Hal, thank you for the wonderful photos.  Amazing what you can "learn" just by studying some great photos.


Thanks again.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jrmueller on April 20, 2015, 10:33:06 AM
Very nice Hal. I like the street level shots.  Jim
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 20, 2015, 03:48:56 PM
I didn't show up yesterday empty handed.This is the 34 Ford I did a build thread on over at the old forum. George and Gracie now reside on the F&SM.(http://modelersforum.com/1-oph 003.JPG) (http://modelersforum.com/1-oph 003.JPG)


Raymo


They look great! 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 21, 2015, 07:48:20 PM
What brand figures did George use? Does anyone know?

Bob C


Bob


I talked to George today and he told me that 85% of the figures on the F&SM are Preiser. His comment was that they are the best proportioned figures and the correct size for HO.  He mentioned that he has of the old Westen figures on the layout but he had to make sure that they were not close to andy Preiser figures because the people would look 12 foot tall.  He did mention that he likes the new figures from Woodland Scenics but he doesn't have many on the layout because they haven't been out that long. George also mentioned that he has been given figures from many different sources over the years and that many of the non Preiser figures are probably custom.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 21, 2015, 08:10:19 PM
A few F&SM updates from my phone conversation with George today.


 - George is working on the castings for his new kit. I know this isn't his favorite part of producing a kit. It is very hard, hot work, but it is one of the key ingredients to the value of a FSM kit.


 - He has a few more of The Hazen Boyd Company kits left so if you want one you better write that check now.


- I told George that I was encouraged by the number of younger people that I saw at the EXPO this year. We had a good laugh over how younger gets older every year.


- George is very excited about the new kit, he is marching to his usual timing for an announcement[size=78%].[/size]


- We talked about the water details on Sam's best of show at the EXPO. Sam,  George sends his congratulations and he is going to check your thread for the details on the water.  He wanted to know if I got my camera wet taking the pictures. I'm also sending him your email address if it is okay with you.


- Finally, George is glad we have last winter behind us - just like the rest of us that live on this side of the Mississippi. He has to sell more kits this year to pay for a new snow shovel to replace the one he wore out.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 21, 2015, 08:42:51 PM
As requested, I will be adding a post to let you know when to go back and look at pictures added in prior posts.  I updated the pictures on page 27 of the CC Crow Engine House kit bash. I didn't have a name for the kit but found a picture from across the layout that allowed for a blowup of the side with the name.  It is the Adams & Westlake MFG. Co.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415203505.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 21, 2015, 10:00:21 PM
At this point I would like to backup a few feet to add a few more structures just before the covered bridge. The first is  Jerome Marble & Co.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415215943.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415215943.jpeg)



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415215721.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415215721.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415215335.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415215335.jpeg)


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 21, 2015, 10:06:26 PM

Next to Jerome Marble & Co. is Smith Bros. & Burdick Co.




(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415215335.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415214246.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415214207.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415215623.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 21, 2015, 10:10:53 PM
Next we have three structures from George FSM kits.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415214038.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 21, 2015, 10:11:23 PM
 First is Sewall's Foundry.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415214643.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415214643.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415214547.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415214547.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 21, 2015, 10:17:42 PM
The second is Jefferies Point Stave & Headings Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415213805.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415213805.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415215008.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415215008.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415214136.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415214136.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415214938.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415214938.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231015190709.jpeg)


This photograph is from Mark Dalrymple.



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415214038.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415214038.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 21, 2015, 11:06:24 PM
The third structure is called Jayes' Sanitary Compounds Co. but is built from the castings of Chippy Hollow Hardware.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415214456.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: TheUkranian on April 22, 2015, 08:36:45 AM
Thank you for posting all these pictures, John. I have hard time posting just couple of them.

I am looking forward to the new George's kit. It is supposed to be his very last kit. If it is true I hope he goes out with a bang i.e. Skinner's Row, Dexter's Dead End type of kit.

Vilius
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: rpdylan on April 22, 2015, 08:55:44 AM
Best. Thread. Ever!  Thank- you for the photos! This layout inspires me tremendously! I see so many ideas for scratchbuilding.  I, too, am looking forward to seeing what George puts out for the next kit!

Bob C.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 22, 2015, 09:24:33 AM
Thank you for posting all these pictures, John. I have hard time posting just couple of them.

I am looking forward to the new George's kit. It is supposed to be his very last kit. If it is true I hope he goes out with a bang i.e. Skinner's Row, Dexter's Dead End type of kit.

Vilius


Vilius


Thanks for stopping by the thread.  George is working hard on this new kit and it sounds like it will be a good one.  As to the last, time will tell, George loves what he does and he will need to expand the layout into the shop if he stops building kits.  The hobby wins either way!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 22, 2015, 09:30:10 AM
Best. Thread. Ever!  Thank- you for the photos! This layout inspires me tremendously! I see so many ideas for scratchbuilding.  I, too, am looking forward to seeing what George puts out for the next kit!

Bob C.


Bob


Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by the thread.  I look forward to FSM watch season every year - I have preordered Georges next 40 kits. Every structure on the FSM has some parts from one of those yellow boxes.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 22, 2015, 10:27:23 PM
At this point in our journey around the F&SM it's time to pass under the covered bridge again into the area know as Mayfield. One of the first structures we come to in this area is the Mayfield tower.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220415222556.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220415222634.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 22, 2015, 10:43:02 PM
Directly behind the Mayfield Tower is the Mayfield loading dock.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220415223557.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220415224141.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 22, 2015, 10:52:05 PM
The Stewart & Ashby Coffee Co.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220415225801.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095447-367.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095447-367.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 22, 2015, 10:52:34 PM
Elm Street Missions


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220415225725.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095447-367.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095447-367.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 22, 2015, 10:52:54 PM
Howard & Fine Tailors


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220415225801.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 22, 2015, 10:53:47 PM
The Mayfield Service Station:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095448-368.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095448-368.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415215254.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415215254.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220415234202.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 22, 2015, 10:55:25 PM
The Flag Stop Dinner


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415214332.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415214311.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415214359.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095448-369.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095448-369.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 22, 2015, 11:07:58 PM
Aunt Flo's Bar

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415214857.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415214857.jpeg)



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095424-188.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095424-188.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415215045.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 22, 2015, 11:19:39 PM
A&J.H. Stoodart Scrap Dealer:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415215117.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415215117.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415215156.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415215156.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415215228.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210415215228.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220415232521.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-220415232403.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Donato on April 23, 2015, 02:42:00 PM
John,


Thanks!  Beautiful photos of a beautiful layout.  I'm just dumbfounded; how did he leave enough space for trackage ???

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 23, 2015, 07:43:53 PM
John,


Thanks!  Beautiful photos of a beautiful layout.  I'm just dumbfounded; how did he leave enough space for trackage ???


George turns every inch of space into a mini scene.  It's about the details.

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 23, 2015, 08:02:59 PM
Our next Mayfield structure is Peter Leech & Sons:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230415194715.jpeg)



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230415194747.jpeg)



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230415194816.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 23, 2015, 08:05:16 PM
Next to Peter Leech & Sons is the famous Franklin Watch Works - one of Georges FSM kits.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230415200146.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230415200146.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230415200237.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230415200237.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230415195236.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230415195236.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230415195153.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230415195153.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230415194848.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230415194848.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 23, 2015, 09:05:59 PM
Updated index copied from page 1 of this thread.



                       F&SM Railroad - Thread Index

The Manchester Lift Bridge .............................................................. Page 1
The Colbert Yard Coaling Tower ........................................................ Page 2
The South Manchester Depot ........................................................... Page 3
The Burley Farm ............................................................................. Page 4
Blair, Campbell & McLean Inc...........................................................  Page 5
The North River Boat House.............................................................  Page 5
The Manchester Bus Terminal...........................................................  Page 6
Manchester Central Station............................................................... Page 7
Porky's Place................................................................................... Page 8
The Franklin Station......................................................................... Page 9
The Mt. Allen Trestle........................................................................ Page 10
Mackenzie Milling Company............................................................... Page 10
The Stone Roundhouse..................................................................... Page 10
Franklin  "Overview"......................................................................... Page 11
Franklin "Maxwell Bicycle Works"........................................................ Page 12
Franklin "Oandy Bldg"....................................................................... Page 12
Franklin "Clancy's Bar & Grill" ........................................................... Page 12
Franklin "J. Stein Loans Building"........................................................Page 12
Franklin "Grocers Warehouse Corp".....................................................Page 13
Franklin "Ellwood & Co".....................................................................Page 13
Franklin "Benny's Gas & Oil".............................................................. Page 13
Franklin "Squeak & Wilfred Bldg"........................................................Page 14
Franklin "M. H Vanderlip Laundering Co.".............................................Page 14
Franklin "The J. Winkie Co."...............................................................Page 14
Franklin "M. Sibiey & Company"..........................................................Page 16
Franklin "Jake Fish Co.".....................................................................Page 16
Franklin "Hotel Davenport".................................................................Page 16
Franklin "Maranatha Warehouse and Storage Co.".................................Page 16
Franklin "Kratz Scissors Company" .....................................................Page 17
Franklin "The A. C. Gilbert Co. Home of American Flyer Trains"...............Page 17
Franklin "McDuff's Salvage"................................................................Page 17
Franklin "The Salvation Army Building"................................................Page 17
Franklin "Paddock Bar & Grill".............................................................Page 17
Rocky Point Harbor "Light House" .......................................................Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor" Cap'in Billy's Bait"................................................Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor " Emporium Seafood Company"...............................Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor " Izzy Fish Company"............................................ Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor "Fine Scale Miniatures"...........................................Page 19
Rocky Point Harbor "Cooper's Garage"..................................................Page 19
The Fish Row area of Franklin .............................................................Page 19
The Rocks under Winkie's for Randy ....................................................Page 20
Franklin "Dixon's The Greatest Show on Earth Building"..........................Page 20
Franklin "Bertha's Bar and Grill"..........................................................Page 20
Franklin "Hammerbaum Boot Corp"......................................................Page 20
Franklin "Fox Run".............................................................................Page 20
Franklin "Duff's Coal" "the original"......................................................Page 20
Franklin "Fish Row" ...........................................................................Page 20
Franklin "White & Bagley Company "....................................................Page 20
Franklin "Bernstein's Fish Grotto" .......................................................Page 20
Franklin "In the Beginning".................................................................Page 21
Franklin "Rocky Point Depot"...............................................................Page 21
Franklin "Samuel C. Jollie & Co. Warehouse & Storage"...........................Page 22
Franklin "Ebenezer Griswold & Sons"....................................................Page 22
Franklin "The Franklin Gazette"........................................................... Page 22
Franklin "Stuffy's Tavern"................................................................... Page 22
Franklin "Downtown Garage".............................................................. Page 22
Franklin "The Fog Bank Cafe".............................................................. Page 22
Franklin "Continental Typerwriter"........................................................ Page 22
Franklin "Senour's Floor Paint" ............................................................ Page 22
Franklin "Mulligan's Grocery Store"....................................................... Page 23
Franklin "Buddy's Bar"........................................................................ Page 23
Franklin "Empire Paint Co.".................................................................. Page 23
Franklin "Franklin Pipe Company"..........................................................Page 24
Franklin "Tubby's Cafe"........................................................................Page 24
Belverton "The Street Car"...................................................................Page 24
Belverton " The Rock Work"..................................................................Page 24
Chesterville "Overview"........................................................................Page 24
Chesterville " Water Tower"...................................................................Page 24
Chesterville "Casey Milling"...................................................................Page 24
Chesterville "Hirman Bros. Wholesale Meats".......................................... Page 24
Beaver Meadows "Overview"..................................................................Page 24
Beaver Meadows "Cartwrights Milling".....................................................Page 25
Beaver Meadows "The Sawmill"..............................................................Page 25
Beaver Meadows "John Allen Engine House".............................................Page 25
Beaver Meadows "Modified Overview 2014"..............................................Page 26
Beaver Meadows "The Hazen Boyd Company"...........................................Page 26
Beaver Meadows "James Town Waterstop"................................................Page 26
Beaver Meadows "The Yehudah Heating Company"....................................Page 26
Wolf Hollar Bridge ................................................................................Page 26
Avram's Baking Company.......................................................................Page 27
The Adam's & Westlake Mfg. Co..............................................................Page 27
The Covered Bridge ..............................................................................Page 27
The Mayfield Church .............................................................................Page 28
The Mayfield Station .............................................................................Page 28
McClosky's Market ................................................................................Page 28
Manchester Street Scenes .....................................................................Page 29
Raymo's vehicles on the F&SM ...............................................................Page 29
Jerome Marble & Co. ............................................................................Page 29
Jefferies Point Stave & Headings Co.........................................................Page 30
Jayes' Sanitary Compounds Co................................................................Page 30
Mayfield Tower .....................................................................................Page 30
Mayfield Loading Dock .......................................................................... Page 30
Stewart & Ashby Coffee Co.................................................................... Page 30
Elm Street Missions ............................................................................. Page 30
Howard & Fine Tailors .......................................................................... Page 30
Mayfield Service Station ....................................................................... Page 30
Flag Stop Dinner ..................................................................................Page 30
Aunt Flo's Bar ......................................................................................Page 30
A. & J. H. Stoddort Scrap Dealer .............................................................Page 30
Peter Leech & Son ................................................................................Page 31
Franklin Watchworks..............................................................................Page 31
Baxter's Building & Supply .....................................................................Page 31
Elijah Roth & Sons ................................................................................Page 31




                                                       
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 26, 2015, 09:40:41 PM
As we pass The Franklin Watch Works we come to Baxter's Building Supply another of George's kits.


Baxter's Set 1:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-260415213617.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-260415213553.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-260415213519.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 26, 2015, 09:41:52 PM
Baxter's set 2:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-260415213449.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-260415213418.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-260415213354.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 26, 2015, 09:43:21 PM
Baxter's Set 3:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-260415213324.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-260415213254.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-260415213215.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 26, 2015, 09:44:24 PM
Baxter's Set 4:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-260415213215.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-260415213044.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-260415213012.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-260415212931.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Raymo on April 27, 2015, 06:30:29 AM
John, Great shots of Baxter's! When I was there last week I took some more detailed shots of the details around the office to help me when I get back to building this kit.(http://modelersforum.com/1-oph 018.JPG)(http://modelersforum.com/1-oph 017.JPG)  Raymo
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 27, 2015, 07:22:36 AM
John, Great shots of Baxter's! When I was there last week I took some more detailed shots of the details around the office to help me when I get back to building this kit.(http://modelersforum.com/1-oph 018.JPG) (http://modelersforum.com/1-oph 018.JPG)(http://modelersforum.com/1-oph 017.JPG) (http://modelersforum.com/1-oph 017.JPG)  Raymo


Raymo


Great pictures - thanks for sharing them.  Baxter's is a great kit - looking forward to your build.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on April 27, 2015, 03:04:41 PM
Wonderful pictures, thanks!
 
Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 27, 2015, 07:58:00 PM
Wonderful pictures, thanks!
 
Tom ;D


Thanks for stopping by Tom. I'm really enjoying revisiting the structures on the F&SM - lots of ideas on where I want to go on my layout.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 27, 2015, 08:02:10 PM
Right next door to Baxter's is Elijah Roths's Carpentry and Painter Shop.  This is another one of George's FSM kits.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415080232.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415080123.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415080010.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 27, 2015, 08:04:17 PM
Elijah Roth set 2:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415080205.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415075936.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415075911.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415075846.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 27, 2015, 08:16:46 PM
At this point we come to the Gargle Oil Company complex.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415201339.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415201339.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415201405.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415201405.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415201303.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415201303.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095455-412.jpeg)


John Sullivan photograph.

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 27, 2015, 08:18:08 PM
Gargle Oil Company set 2:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415201231.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415201145.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415201115.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 27, 2015, 08:19:32 PM
Gargle Oil Company set 3:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415201043.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415200905.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415200819.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 27, 2015, 08:27:22 PM
At his point on our journey around the Franklin & South Manchester we pass over the Mt. Allen Trestle and past the Stone Roundhouse which has been in the background for the last few sets of pictures.  Since this is one of my favorite areas on the F&SM I decided to bump the pictures of these structures here so we could take another look.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 27, 2015, 08:28:07 PM
This week I decided to add three structures - the first is the Mt. Allen Trestle.  As you can see in the first picture George has placed one of his kit structures Mackenzie Milling at the foot of Trestle.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200513.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200513.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200553.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200553.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 27, 2015, 08:28:46 PM
A couple pictures of Mackenzie Milling Company:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200236.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200236.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200135.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200135.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 27, 2015, 08:29:18 PM
A few pictures showing the Mt. Allen Trestle complete with Diesel Salesman.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200205.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200205.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200305.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200305.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200345.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200345.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 27, 2015, 08:29:50 PM
A few more of the Trestle:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200413.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200413.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200438.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200438.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200636.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200636.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 27, 2015, 08:30:43 PM
The rear view of the Roundhouse - the Trestle side.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114194446.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114194446.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114195528.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114195528.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114194646.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114194646.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114194730.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114194730.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114195100.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114195100.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 27, 2015, 08:31:18 PM
The left side view:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114195005.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114195005.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114194518.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114194518.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114193223.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114193223.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114192853.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114192853.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 27, 2015, 08:32:02 PM
The right side view:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114194837.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114194837.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 27, 2015, 08:32:35 PM
The Front View:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114193146.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114193146.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114193305.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114193305.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114193223.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114193223.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114193108.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114193108.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114193027.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114193027.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114192930.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114192930.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 27, 2015, 08:33:13 PM
A couple more photographs of the details in the side yard:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200054.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200054.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200004.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-101114200004.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 27, 2015, 08:58:01 PM
As we enter Colbert Yard we we this water tank and tower.





(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415205607.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270415205607.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095456-417.jpeg)


John Sullivan Picture.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 29, 2015, 09:41:50 PM
Colbert Yard also has a large water tank next to the turntable.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290415213736.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290415213937.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290415214012.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Janbouli on April 29, 2015, 10:29:13 PM
Once again , thank you for these great pictures.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 03, 2015, 08:31:54 AM
Janbouli


Thanks for following along - we have a long ways to go to complete our tour. I'm also making plans to go back and photograph the F& SM again to fill in some of the structures I missed and get better pictures of some that didn't turn out.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 11, 2015, 10:07:05 PM
As we move into Colbert Yard here are a few overview pictures.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515214900.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515214900.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515214945.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515214945.jpeg)


From this angle there are three structures that standout in the yard; the Coal Tower, the bridge across the yard, and the ice house - loading dock.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095456-419.jpeg)


John Sullivan took this one from the Roundhouse end of the yard.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 11, 2015, 10:11:26 PM
Let's start with some detail pictures of the Ice House and Loading Dock - this was one of George's FSM kits.  I had the glass in the way for this one.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215034.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215034.jpeg)





(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215651.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215651.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215514.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215514.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215603.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215603.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215403.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215403.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215243.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215243.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095423-175.jpeg)


John Sullivan photograph.



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 11, 2015, 10:14:26 PM
The street passing over Colbert Yard:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215220.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215154.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215433.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215310.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 11, 2015, 10:15:49 PM
Since we visited the coaling tower on page 2 of this thread as a featured structure I will bump the pictures here for completeness.

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 11, 2015, 10:16:16 PM
This week I chose the Coaling Tower in Colbert Yard as the featured structure.  George told me yesterday that this structure started from a prototype picture of a coaling tower in upstate New York.  Model Railroader Magazine did a feature article on this structure a few years back. For those that remember this yard as the Fellsburg yard George changed the name to honor his good friend. Here is an overview photograph.  Please add your pictures of this great structure to the thread.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212005.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212005.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 11, 2015, 10:17:20 PM
A few photographs from different angles.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212952.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212952.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212102.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212102.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212139.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212139.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212219.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212219.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212419.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212419.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212511.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212511.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212559.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212559.jpeg)


And here are a couple photographs from John Sullivan


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095456-423.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095456-422.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 11, 2015, 10:17:56 PM
Here is one John, I have posted this shot before, but now they can all be in one thread.
Hal


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/6-070614144756.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/6-070614144756.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 11, 2015, 10:18:21 PM
Here are a few more close up.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212821.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212821.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212915.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212915.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212253.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212253.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212253.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150914212253.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 11, 2015, 10:24:49 PM
In the background of Colbert Yard we have the Tenement Buildings:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215741.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215741.jpeg)



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215543.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215543.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215630.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215630.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215720.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215720.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215804.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215804.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095457-428.jpeg)


John Sullivan Photograph


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095457-430.jpeg)

John Sullivan Photograph







Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 11, 2015, 10:26:26 PM
We also have the Branchline Bucket Coaling Station, another FSM Kit.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110515215127.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 12, 2015, 09:37:24 AM
I added a few John Sullivan photographs to the thread on pages 32 and 33.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Janbouli on May 12, 2015, 09:37:54 AM
Once again thank you very much John, I hope to one day be able to see the FS&M with my own eyes , but your photo's are at the least a great compromise.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 12, 2015, 12:52:37 PM
Once again thank you very much John, I hope to one day be able to see the FS&M with my own eyes , but your photo's are at the least a great compromise.


Janbouli


I hope you can find a way to see the F&SM with your own eyes. Photographs do not tell the whole story. I'm glad you are enjoying the photographs.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: UP Fan on May 12, 2015, 02:18:57 PM
Would love to see this layout in person someday.  Just looking at the great pics posted here, one can look at the details and still not see all of them.  Thanks for posting all the photos here, quite an album for all of us to look at and admire.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 12, 2015, 05:22:45 PM
Would love to see this layout in person someday.  Just looking at the great pics posted here, one can look at the details and still not see all of them.  Thanks for posting all the photos here, quite an album for all of us to look at and admire.


Bob


Thanks for stopping by the thread - as of last night I have posted about 640 of my F&SM pictures here, so we are getting close to 25% of the pictures I plan on posting.  I'm planning to make another trip to the F&SM to photograph the areas where I know I missed a number of structures - and to get better photographs of the structures that I didn't get good closeup shots of.  When I started this project I figured it would take a few years and it looks like it will.  I try to post a few pictures each week.  I know that I'm learning every time I study these photographs and I hope this thread will help others to raise the bar on their modeling.



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: UP Fan on May 12, 2015, 06:12:37 PM
Would love to see this layout in person someday.  Just looking at the great pics posted here, one can look at the details and still not see all of them.  Thanks for posting all the photos here, quite an album for all of us to look at and admire.




Bob


Thanks for stopping by the thread - as of last night I have posted about 640 of my F&SM pictures here, so we are getting close to 25% of the pictures I plan on posting.  I'm planning to make another trip to the F&SM to photograph the areas where I know I missed a number of structures - and to get better photographs of the structures that I didn't get good closeup shots of.  When I started this project I figured it would take a few years and it looks like it will.  I try to post a few pictures each week.  I know that I'm learning every time I study these photographs and I hope this thread will help others to raise the bar on their modeling.

Holy Cow John, you're a photo taking mad man.  And only 25% posted!  A modelers dream to see the pictures of this legendary layout.  Really appreciate the time and effort you've shown to display your pictures for those of us that can't get there in person.  Thank you for all of the inspiring pictures.  Just as a side note, what camera are you using?  The pictures are great; clear, focused and great depth of field.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 13, 2015, 08:23:29 AM
Bob


Thanks - I'm not a photographer - I just like to take pictures and find it very useful in my modeling.  My SLR camera is a Cannon 50D - most of the pictures were taken with it.  My iPhone takes great photos and is becoming my camera of choice.  The new technology makes a big difference - especially with modeling photographs where depth of field is so important.  The exposure time with the SLR to get good depth of field is a big issue - I was taking the pictures on this thread with a tripod and I could tell every time a truck went by or someone walked close to the tripod.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Janbouli on May 13, 2015, 03:04:42 PM
John , do you have somewhere where all the photo's can be downloaded with a few clicks?
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 13, 2015, 05:33:27 PM
John , do you have somewhere where all the photo's can be downloaded with a few clicks?


Janbouli


No - I don't have and I committed to George that I would post them here when he agreed to let us take pictures as part of the EXPO layout tour.  I know it's taking  a lot of time but I think it's better that way - we can't have to much of a good thing all at once.  ;)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Janbouli on May 13, 2015, 05:37:36 PM
Sorry , I meant the ones that you have already posted here, I wondered if there was an easier way of copying them to my PC other then saving them one by one.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 13, 2015, 07:44:31 PM
Sorry , I meant the ones that you have already posted here, I wondered if there was an easier way of copying them to my PC other then saving them one by one.


Janbouli


Sorry, I miss understood.  I add all of the pictures to the Gallery before I post them to the thread - you may be able to copy them from there easier. 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: TheUkranian on May 14, 2015, 08:11:55 AM
Thank you again for posting the pictures, John. Do you know if tenement buildings are scratchbuilt or are from a kit?

Vilius
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: UP Fan on May 14, 2015, 11:44:12 AM
Bob


Thanks - I'm not a photographer - I just like to take pictures and find it very useful in my modeling.  My SLR camera is a Cannon 50D - most of the pictures were taken with it.  My iPhone takes great photos and is becoming my camera of choice.  The new technology makes a big difference - especially with modeling photographs where depth of field is so important.  The exposure time with the SLR to get good depth of field is a big issue - I was taking the pictures on this thread with a tripod and I could tell every time a truck went by or someone walked close to the tripod.

Thanks for the feed back, John.  I just bought a NIKON D3100 and still learning how to use it properly instead of relying on the "AUTO" function.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 14, 2015, 12:35:40 PM
Thank you again for posting the pictures, John. Do you know if tenement buildings are scratchbuilt or are from a kit?

Vilius


Vilius


I know that there was a kit for similar buildings but it was not FSM - but I will ask George the next time I talk to him.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on May 14, 2015, 04:10:48 PM
Vilius - North Eastern Scale Models did a model like this.

http://www.nesm.com/ho-scale-railroad-kits/ho-signature-series/

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: TheUkranian on May 14, 2015, 04:20:51 PM
Mark,

Now I see. They look similar but it doesn't look like George used NESM kit(s) though. NESM structures are 3 window wide and George's are 5.

Vilius
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 14, 2015, 04:21:52 PM
Vilius - North Eastern Scale Models did a model like this.

http://www.nesm.com/ho-scale-railroad-kits/ho-signature-series/ (http://www.nesm.com/ho-scale-railroad-kits/ho-signature-series/)

Cheers, Mark.


Mark


Thanks - I could not remember who did the kit.  I will ask George if he used the kit or if it came after his structures on the layout.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jonnyci on May 14, 2015, 05:40:26 PM
The NESM tenement kit is based on the ones from Earl Smallshaws layout.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 18, 2015, 07:46:30 PM
The NESM tenement kit is based on the ones from Earl Smallshaws layout.
jonnyci
Thanks for the input!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 19, 2015, 08:21:52 PM
As we pass the tenements we come to Kuttroff, Pickhardt & Co., Dye Stuffs, Colors and Chemicals. 


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190515201747.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190515201747.jpeg)



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190515201559.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190515201559.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190515202253.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190515202253.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190515201856.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190515201856.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190515201942.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190515201942.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190515202033.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190515202033.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190515202134.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190515202134.jpeg)


And an overview of this area from John Sullivan


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095456-424.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on June 03, 2015, 10:17:27 PM
Directly behind the Kuttroff Building is the R. W. Herrmann Painting Materials building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221344.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221445.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on June 03, 2015, 10:20:05 PM
Next door is Brenner's Mens Dress Shoes:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221445.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221445.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221419.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221419.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221314.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221314.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221138.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221138.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615215859.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on June 03, 2015, 10:20:52 PM
Then Elijah Ashworth's;


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221419.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221419.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221138.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221138.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615215928.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615215928.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095457-429.jpeg)


John Sullivan Photograph
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on June 03, 2015, 10:22:35 PM
And, Smokey Joe's Cafe:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160615203744.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221236.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221236.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221419.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221419.jpeg)


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: tom.boyd.125 on June 04, 2015, 01:01:48 AM
John,
 Thanks for adding more great FSM photos tonight ! Always great to check this thread in the late evening.
I believe the only one that was offered as a FSM kit at one time in today's photos is the main building of the Barnstead Lumber # 195 kit that George renamed to the R. W. Herrmann Painting Materials building. It matches the photos on the front of that kit box.
Tom
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on June 04, 2015, 10:03:27 PM
John,
 Thanks for adding more great FSM photos tonight ! Always great to check this thread in the late evening.
I believe the only one that was offered as a FSM kit at one time in today's photos is the main building of the Barnstead Lumber # 195 kit that George renamed to the R. W. Herrmann Painting Materials building. It matches the photos on the front of that kit box.
Tom


Tom


I'm glad you are enjoying the thread.  I believe you are correct that Hermann's is the main building from the Barnstead Lumber kit.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on June 04, 2015, 10:15:45 PM
Here is an overview shot of this area from John Sullivan


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/1-240214095457-425.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on June 04, 2015, 10:16:52 PM
Tonight, I have added a number of John Sullivan's photographs to pages 33, 34 and 35.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on June 14, 2015, 07:39:08 PM
I have some great news for this thread.  Over the past few days Mark Dalrymple has been sending me the pictures he took of the F&SM when he visited in April of this year. Mark took some great photographs that will be added to this thread.  He made it a point to get some better shots of the structures in the background of Franklin that turned out fussy from the digital zoom that I was using to isolate the individual structures.  I will be adding these pictures over the coming weeks and also will be adding Mark's pictures from the rest of the layout as we come to each structure on our journey around the layout.  Please join me in thanking Mark for his contributions to this thread.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140615193833.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140615193833.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: LongHornCaddy on June 14, 2015, 09:46:35 PM
Awesome!  Thank you
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jknapp on June 15, 2015, 07:29:15 AM
I second that "Awesome" and "Thank You"...!!!!  Can't wait to see more pictures of this beautiful layout.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Donato on June 15, 2015, 03:12:01 PM
Thank You Mark and John ..... they are all WONDERFUL photos of a GREAT layout.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on June 16, 2015, 08:36:42 PM
The next structure closer to the tracks is Ashby Coffee.  In most of the pictures you see of the F&SM it is hiding behind the yard tower.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160615204023.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160615203951.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160615203922.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221206.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030615221206.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on June 16, 2015, 09:53:16 PM
As we pass the yard tower we come to the town of Bedford Falls. Here is a overview as we enter the town.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160615213542.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on June 16, 2015, 09:59:44 PM
The first structure that catches my eye is this unique red structure (I need to ask George if it has a name).


Follow-up on this structure (07/23/15).  I talked to George today and this structure does not have a name - George scratch built it from a prototype picture that he liked. It will be know here as "The box car red structure in Bedford Falls".


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160615205532.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160615205532.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160615215759.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-160615215759.jpeg)


It also must have caught Mark Dalrymple's eye - this is one of his pictures.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on June 21, 2015, 12:10:21 PM
We are going to hold our tour for a few days so I can add some of the great photographs of Franklin that Mark Dalrymple has sent me. As we discussed  previously, I will add a short post to point you to the page and structure as I add the new photographs to the thread. Mark I can't thank you enough for taking the time to take the pictures - process and email them to me. I think we are all going to enjoy these new photographs.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on June 21, 2015, 12:16:23 PM
Added a picture from Mark Dalrymple of Bertha's Bar & Grill page 20.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on June 21, 2015, 12:35:01 PM
Added a picture from Mark Dalrymple of a Franklin street seen looking up the street from the Downtown Garage on page 22.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on June 21, 2015, 12:54:54 PM
Added a picture from Mark Dalrymple of the F.C. Lundquist building on page 22
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on June 21, 2015, 05:45:52 PM
Added a picture from Mark Dalrymple of the Franklin Station Hotel, page 12.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on June 21, 2015, 05:52:17 PM
Added a picture from Mark Dalrymple of the Ebenezer Griswold & Son Building on page 22.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on June 21, 2015, 06:26:51 PM


Index Update 6/21/15



                       F&SM Railroad - Thread Index

The Manchester Lift Bridge .............................................................. Page 1
The Colbert Yard Coaling Tower ........................................................ Page 2
The South Manchester Depot ........................................................... Page 3
The Burley Farm ............................................................................. Page 4
Blair, Campbell & McLean Inc...........................................................  Page 5
The North River Boat House.............................................................  Page 5
The Manchester Bus Terminal...........................................................  Page 6
Manchester Central Station............................................................... Page 7
Porky's Place................................................................................... Page 8
The Franklin Station......................................................................... Page 9
The Mt. Allen Trestle........................................................................ Page 10
Mackenzie Milling Company............................................................... Page 10
The Stone Roundhouse..................................................................... Page 10
Franklin  "Overview"......................................................................... Page 11
Franklin "Maxwell Bicycle Works"........................................................ Page 12
Franklin "Oandy Bldg"....................................................................... Page 12
Franklin "Clancy's Bar & Grill" ........................................................... Page 12
Franklin "Franklin Station Hotel"......................................................... Page 12
Franklin "J. Stein Loans Building"........................................................Page 12
Franklin "Grocers Warehouse Corp".....................................................Page 13
Franklin "Ellwood & Co".....................................................................Page 13
Franklin "Benny's Gas & Oil".............................................................. Page 13
Franklin "Squeak & Wilfred Bldg"........................................................Page 14
Franklin "M. H Vanderlip Laundering Co.".............................................Page 14
Franklin "The J. Winkie Co."...............................................................Page 14
Franklin "M. Sibiey & Company"..........................................................Page 16
Franklin "Jake Fish Co.".....................................................................Page 16
Franklin "Hotel Davenport".................................................................Page 16
Franklin "Maranatha Warehouse and Storage Co.".................................Page 16
Franklin "Kratz Scissors Company" .....................................................Page 17
Franklin "The A. C. Gilbert Co. Home of American Flyer Trains"...............Page 17
Franklin "McDuff's Salvage"................................................................Page 17
Franklin "The Salvation Army Building"................................................Page 17
Franklin "Paddock Bar & Grill".............................................................Page 17
Rocky Point Harbor "Light House" .......................................................Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor" Cap'in Billy's Bait"................................................Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor " Emporium Seafood Company"...............................Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor " Izzy Fish Company"............................................ Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor "Fine Scale Miniatures"...........................................Page 19
Rocky Point Harbor "Cooper's Garage"..................................................Page 19
The Fish Row area of Franklin .............................................................Page 19
The Rocks under Winkie's for Randy ....................................................Page 20
Franklin "Dixon's The Greatest Show on Earth Building"..........................Page 20
Franklin "Bertha's Bar and Grill"..........................................................Page 20
Franklin "Hammerbaum Boot Corp"......................................................Page 20
Franklin "Fox Run".............................................................................Page 20
Franklin "Duff's Coal" "the original"......................................................Page 20
Franklin "Fish Row" ...........................................................................Page 20
Franklin "White & Bagley Company "....................................................Page 20
Franklin "Bernstein's Fish Grotto" .......................................................Page 20
Franklin "In the Beginning".................................................................Page 21
Franklin "Rocky Point Depot"...............................................................Page 21
Franklin "Samuel C. Jollie & Co. Warehouse & Storage"...........................Page 22
Franklin "Ebenezer Griswold & Sons"....................................................Page 22
Franklin "The Franklin Gazette"........................................................... Page 22
Franklin "Stuffy's Tavern"................................................................... Page 22
Franklin "Downtown Garage".............................................................. Page 22
Franklin "The Fog Bank Cafe".............................................................. Page 22
Franklin "Continental Typerwriter"........................................................ Page 22
Franklin "Senour's Floor Paint" ............................................................ Page 22
Franklin "F.C.Lundquist .......................................................................Page 22
Franklin "Mulligan's Grocery Store"....................................................... Page 23
Franklin "Buddy's Bar"........................................................................ Page 23
Franklin "Empire Paint Co.".................................................................. Page 23
Franklin "Franklin Pipe Company"..........................................................Page 24
Franklin "Tubby's Cafe"........................................................................Page 24
Belverton "The Street Car"...................................................................Page 24
Belverton " The Rock Work"..................................................................Page 24
Chesterville "Overview"........................................................................Page 24
Chesterville " Water Tower"...................................................................Page 24
Chesterville "Casey Milling"...................................................................Page 24
Chesterville "Hirman Bros. Wholesale Meats".......................................... Page 24
Beaver Meadows "Overview"..................................................................Page 24
Beaver Meadows "Cartwrights Milling".....................................................Page 25
Beaver Meadows "The Sawmill"..............................................................Page 25
Beaver Meadows "John Allen Engine House".............................................Page 25
Beaver Meadows "Modified Overview 2014"..............................................Page 26
Beaver Meadows "The Hazen Boyd Company"...........................................Page 26
Beaver Meadows "James Town Waterstop"................................................Page 26
Beaver Meadows "The Yehudah Heating Company"....................................Page 26
Wolf Hollar Bridge ................................................................................Page 26
Avram's Baking Company.......................................................................Page 27
The Adam's & Westlake Mfg. Co..............................................................Page 27
The Covered Bridge ..............................................................................Page 27
The Mayfield Church .............................................................................Page 28
The Mayfield Station .............................................................................Page 28
McClosky's Market ................................................................................Page 28
Manchester Street Scenes .....................................................................Page 29
Raymo's vehicles on the F&SM ...............................................................Page 29
Jerome Marble & Co. ............................................................................Page 29
Jefferies Point Stave & Headings Co.........................................................Page 30
Jayes' Sanitary Compounds Co................................................................Page 30
Mayfield Tower .....................................................................................Page 30
Mayfield Loading Dock .......................................................................... Page 30
Stewart & Ashby Coffee Co.................................................................... Page 30
Elm Street Missions ............................................................................. Page 30
Howard & Fine Tailors .......................................................................... Page 30
Mayfield Service Station ....................................................................... Page 30
Flag Stop Dinner ..................................................................................Page 30
Aunt Flo's Bar ......................................................................................Page 30
A. & J. H. Stoddort Scrap Dealer .............................................................Page 30
Peter Leech & Son ................................................................................Page 31
Franklin Watchworks..............................................................................Page 31
Baxter's Building & Supply .....................................................................Page 31
Elijah Roth & Sons ................................................................................Page 31
Gargle Oil Company...............................................................................Page 32
Machkenzie Milling Company...................................................................Page 32
Mt. Allen Trestle....................................................................................Page 32
The Stone Roundhouse..........................................................................Page 32
Colbert Yard Water Tank........................................................................ Page 32
Colbert Yard Turntable........................................................................... Page 32
Colbert Yard Overview........................................................................... Page 33
Colbert Yard Icehouse............................................................................Page 33
Colbert Yard Coaling Tower .................................................................... Page 33
Colbert Yard Bridge .............................................................................. Page 33
Tenement Buildings .............................................................................. Page 33
Branchline Bucket Coaling Station .......................................................... Page 33
Kurttroff, Pickhardt & Co........................................................................ Page 35
R. W. Herrmann Paint Materials Building.................................................. Page 35
Brenner's Men Dress Shoes...................................................................  Page 35
Elijah Ashworth's.................................................................................  Page 35
Smokey Joe's Cafe .............................................................................. Page 35
Ashby Coffee Co. ................................................................................. Page 35
Colbert Yard Tower .............................................................................. Page 35
Bedford Falls Overview ......................................................................... Page 36




                                                       
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 06, 2015, 08:38:44 PM
I just wanted to make a quick post to assure everyone that I haven't forgot about this thread.  My outside house repairs have been keeping me away from my hobbies the past couple of weeks so I will catch-up on posting pictures in a few weeks when I get the outside work done.  I have been receiving great pictures from Mark Dalrymple almost every day that are going to make a great contribution to this thread.  I promise - I will get back to this thread ASAP.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: leon.butler.77 on July 18, 2015, 11:08:31 AM
I just found this thread and I must say its a dream come true to see all the many photos of the F&SM.
I would like to request photos of the Alan Deeks building. I have never been able to figure out a footprint for the many sides and odd angles. I don't believe its on the layout now.
Thanks in advance,
Leon
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 18, 2015, 01:10:29 PM
I just found this thread and I must say its a dream come true to see all the many photos of the F&SM.
I would like to request photos of the Alan Deeks building. I have never been able to figure out a footprint for the many sides and odd angles. I don't believe its on the layout now.
Thanks in advance,
Leon


Leon


Welcome to the Modelers Forum and the F&SM Thread.  I will see what I can do about pictures of the Alan Deeks building.  I remember the structure but can't remember where George had it on the layout.  If it's still on the layout we probably have a picture if not I will ask George the next time I talk to him.  Please stop by the thread often - we are continuing to add photographs - we are just getting started.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: rpdylan on July 19, 2015, 05:49:23 PM
I also would love to see more of the Alan Deeks building. I only have 1 view of it and would love to see the other sides, it any pics exist. A couple of months ago I actually started to lay this structure out on paper for a scratchbuild!

Bob C.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 20, 2015, 10:27:49 PM
Leon and Bob


Thanks for following the thread and your request is under investigation.  I received a personal email from one of our forum members that jogged my memory.  Alan Deeks was originally in DoverTown right in front (see page 68 of George's book).  George moved it because it's not there now.  Tom also mentioned that it appears in the first picture of this thread (see page 1) right behind the green draw bridge.  So we know it was on the layout in 2013 when I took most of these pictures.  I will see if I took pictures at different angles as I sort through the pictures in this area.  Please stay toned.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: dougkast on July 21, 2015, 06:16:52 AM
I just found this thread and I must say its a dream come true to see all the many photos of the F&SM.
I would like to request photos of the Alan Deeks building. I have never been able to figure out a footprint for the many sides and odd angles. I don't believe its on the layout now.
Thanks in advance,
Leon

I found this on the Railroad Line Forum...


"What I did not anticipate was that, as promised, George had already removed several of the taller brick buildings in south Manchester. In their place he has installed some buildings previously taken off the layout, like the green wood framed “Allan Deeks” building from Dovertown. This structure has a very interesting roofline, with multiple dormers. I am glad to see it back on the layout.."

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/15-210715061458.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/15-210715061458.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 21, 2015, 07:44:53 AM
Doug


Thanks - that is a great start.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: rpdylan on July 21, 2015, 05:23:18 PM
Re. the Alan Deek's structure: is this a "building flat"? This photo is the one that I have also, and have wondered if there is no detailed rear side to this. Does anyone know?
Bob C.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 21, 2015, 10:01:35 PM
Re. the Alan Deek's structure: is this a "building flat"? This photo is the one that I have also, and have wondered if there is no detailed rear side to this. Does anyone know?
Bob C.


Bob


No it is not a flat building.  I did some research tonight and found the new location for the building.  It is right in the center of South Manchester behind the green draw bridge.  I did some photo shop work and will post the pictures that I have.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: rpdylan on July 21, 2015, 10:10:02 PM
Thanks! I love this thread!

Bob C
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 21, 2015, 10:19:41 PM
Here is a couple pictures that show the new location for Alan Deek's - George is using the building as a background building with the unique roof lines.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210715220413.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210715220413.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210715220348.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210715220348.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 21, 2015, 10:20:21 PM
A few more closer - up.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210715220530.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210715220530.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210715220453.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210715220453.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210715220250.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210715220250.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210715220552.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210715220552.jpeg)




(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210715220320.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210715220320.jpeg)


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 21, 2015, 10:23:58 PM
Thanks! I love this thread!

Bob C


Bob


I'm glad you are enjoying the thread.  I scanned through the pictures that I took from the other side and there doesn't seem to be a clear view of the building.  At least from the angles that I looked at.  I will do a deep dive on this when I get around to that area with the thread.  I hope this helps with your project.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: rpdylan on July 21, 2015, 11:37:37 PM
Thank you! The more I think about it, I may do this as a background flat structure....the roof lines are great on this structure.
Bob C
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 23, 2015, 09:18:06 PM
I had a long talk with George this afternoon and he answered my list of questions. As for the Alan Deek's building, it was originally built for Dovertown (this is the front complete building pictures that have been published).  When he moved it to South Manchester it is used as a roof line building and the upper level on the back with the dormer windows is all that was finished.  What was visible on the layout from all angles.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 23, 2015, 09:20:18 PM
I also asked George a number of questions about structure names so I could get moving again on our tour of the layout.  We left of at the edge of town coming into Bedford Falls for those of us that were having a rough time remembering.  I will be post pictures of this area in the next week.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 23, 2015, 09:29:41 PM
Added some comments on the naming of structures in Bedford Falls on page 36.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 30, 2015, 05:17:37 PM
It's time to get back on our tour of the F&SM - I have lots of pictures ready to post!  But first I have one more picture of Alan Deek's building courtesy of Mark Dalrymple.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300715171658.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jrmueller on July 30, 2015, 05:44:59 PM
Thanks for the pictures John.  Although I have a much smaller layout, I frequently get good ideas for details on my structures.  Jim
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 30, 2015, 06:41:30 PM
Thanks for the pictures John.  Although I have a much smaller layout, I frequently get good ideas for details on my structures.  Jim


Jim


Thanks for following the thread - I think we all get great ideas from George's work.  I'm really enjoying putting this thread together.  I'm also putting together a list of pictures that I want to take on my next visit to the F&SM.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 30, 2015, 09:51:33 PM
Starting our journey around the layout where we left off - the entrance to Bedford Falls.  The last structure we looked at was the box car red structure shown here. The next structure in the row is the Uneeda Biscuit building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300715215102.jpeg)



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300715175709.jpeg)


Picture by Mark Dalrymple


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300715175637.jpeg)


Picture by Mark Dalrymple


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300715175603.jpeg)


Picture by Mark Dalrymple


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300715193211.jpeg)


Picture by John Sullivan
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 30, 2015, 10:05:52 PM
With this last post we passed the 700 picture mark for this thread.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 30, 2015, 10:14:06 PM
The next structure in the row is the Dutch Laundry Soap building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300715220513.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300715220720.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300715220800.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300715220854.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300715221006.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300715221152.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300715221251.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300715221343.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 30, 2015, 10:18:43 PM
Behind the Dutch Laundry Soap Building is the Bed Fall Storage Co.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300715221617.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300715221715.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300715221803.jpeg)







Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Zephyrus52246 on July 31, 2015, 07:44:37 AM
The fading/weathering on the Uneeda Biscuit sign is amazing.  It looks to be painted on.


Jeff
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 31, 2015, 09:49:43 AM
The fading/weathering on the Uneeda Biscuit sign is amazing.  It looks to be painted on.


Jeff


I agree Jeff - I have asked George about his technique, which he describes in one of his Allen Keller videos, about the key to making this technique work.  He told me that it is sanding the back of the paper until it is see through thin.  It is on my long list of things to try.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 31, 2015, 10:39:31 PM
At this point let's step back and look at a few overview photographs of the Bedford Falls Area.  This area has many structures from FSM kits.  First a couple panorama shots.




(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310715223359.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310715223432.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 31, 2015, 11:01:29 PM
Now we move in a little closer and move from left to right around the Bedford Falls curve. Starting with the area we are now studying.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310715224319.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310715224319.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310715224559.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310715224559.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310715224727.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310715224727.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310715224811.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310715224811.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310715225036.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310715225036.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 01, 2015, 08:02:18 PM
In front of the Dutch Laundry Soap Building is the Oatman's Mercantile Building an FSM Kit.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815194657.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815194724.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815194825.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815195008.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815195035.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815195103.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815195200.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815195223.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815195248.jpeg)


Photo from John Sullivan

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 01, 2015, 08:14:30 PM
Our next structure is the main building from the Chippy Hollow Hardware FSM kit. George has the name W.S. Knot Company Leather Belting on this structure.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815200933.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815200933.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815200904.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815200904.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815200815.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815200815.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815200738.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815200738.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815200713.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815200713.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815200647.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815200647.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231015190731.jpeg)


This photograph is from Mark Dalrymple.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815200620.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815200620.jpeg)


This last picture is from John Sullivan.




Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 01, 2015, 08:25:36 PM
Next to the W. S. Knot Company is the Isiah Shalon Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815201611.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815201730.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815201804.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815201901.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815201928.jpeg)


This photo from John Sullivan.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815201956.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-010815202025.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: leon.butler.77 on August 07, 2015, 10:04:28 AM
Just got back on line and wanted to say thank you for the Alan Deeks photos. I will continue to follow this thread as it progresses  around the F&SM.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 08, 2015, 08:32:52 PM
Just got back on line and wanted to say thank you for the Alan Deeks photos. I will continue to follow this thread as it progresses  around the F&SM.


No problem - I wish I had more and better shots of it.  We are glad you decided to follow along with us on our journey around George's wonderful layout.  I'm working on the next batch of pictures - and Mark Dalrymple is sending me some great pictures.  As they say,  stay tuned.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on August 09, 2015, 08:35:50 AM
John,
 
Great photos, anyone of his structures could be a kit.
 
Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 09, 2015, 06:08:12 PM
John,
 
Great photos, anyone of his structures could be a kit.
 
Tom ;D
Tom


I agree.


Just imagine how many more kits George could do using only the structures he has created for this layout.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 09, 2015, 07:56:20 PM
Moving on with our tour - directly behind Isiah Shalon Company we have the Bedford Falls Tower.
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815194959.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815194959.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815194931.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815194931.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 09, 2015, 08:13:53 PM
And in front we have the main warehouse structure from Brambell's Plumbing an FSM kit.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815194023.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815194023.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815193835.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815193835.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815193605.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815193605.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815193444.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815193444.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815200041.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815200041.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815200109.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815200109.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815200142.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815200142.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815200224.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815200224.jpeg)


The last two photographs in this series are from Mark Dalrymple.


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 09, 2015, 08:20:10 PM
At this angle we can see the Rusty Spike Dinner behind the Brambell's Warehouse Building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815195231.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815195323.jpeg)


And here is a picture from John Sullivan.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815185221.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 09, 2015, 09:16:55 PM
And back behind the Rusty Spike Dinner is the Bedford Falls Station with it's inclosed across the tracks walkway.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815211314.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815211244.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815211156.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815211121.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815211049.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 09, 2015, 09:28:39 PM
Accross the tracks from the station is Leroy's Grill in the Hotel Davenport.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815212546.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815212520.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815212457.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815212352.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-090815212312.jpeg)


This last picture is from Mark Dalrymple.




Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Zephyrus52246 on August 10, 2015, 08:35:42 AM
Hotel Davenport must be a chain.  There's one in Franklin as well.   ;D

Jeff
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: deemery on August 10, 2015, 10:14:39 AM
Here's the Hotel Davenport theme song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmOe27SJ3Yc


dave
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: dougkast on August 10, 2015, 10:47:43 PM
OK...I found a few video's I took at George's, put them all together on YouTube, auto-fixed the color, took out the shaking,and added some music and a few sound effects.


https://youtu.be/eSFO5joxPSM
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jrmueller on August 11, 2015, 06:19:45 AM
Way cool Doug!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Janbouli on August 11, 2015, 08:06:51 AM
Thanks Doug , just great.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 11, 2015, 08:22:56 AM
Doug


Thanks for sharing the video with us - I enjoyed it! The video really helps me gain perspective on where all George's structures are located on the layout. I found three or four places where George has made changes since my last visit to the F&SM.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Donato on August 11, 2015, 11:12:21 PM
Thanks Doug,  ..... I really enjoyed the video.  Now if I can only close my mouth ....
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: gfoyle01 on August 13, 2015, 08:50:37 AM
Thanks so much for this Doug.  Great work.  And of course thanks to George!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Zephyrus52246 on August 13, 2015, 10:02:03 AM
Thanks for posting this, Doug.


Jeff
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on August 13, 2015, 10:55:15 AM
Doug,
 
Great video, thanks for posting it for us.
 
Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 26, 2015, 02:08:19 PM
Our next stop on our tour in the town of Bedford Falls of the F&SM is Stuffy's Brewery another FSM kit.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-250815123201.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-250815123358.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-250815123506.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-250815123538.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-250815123631.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-250815123658.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-250815123728.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-250815123802.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 26, 2015, 02:09:08 PM
Here is a picture of Stuffy's from Mark Dalrymple.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-260815133648.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 26, 2015, 02:10:16 PM
And a couple more from John Sullivan.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-250815123246.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-250815123316.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 26, 2015, 02:13:19 PM
Next to Stuffy's we have Sal Manila Egg Wholesalers.  And a nice brick structure which I confirmed with George doesn't have a name. George told me that the front of the building is away from the viewer so he didn't add a name to the front.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: TheUkranian on August 27, 2015, 08:46:11 AM
Thank you again for posting. Stuffy's is my all time favorite FSM kit.

Vilius
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 27, 2015, 10:29:51 AM
Thank you again for posting. Stuffy's is my all time favorite FSM kit.

Vilius


Vilius


I'm glad you are enjoying the pictures.  Stuffy's is one of the great FSM kits.  I'm finding that my all time favorite is the one I'm working on at the time. 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 27, 2015, 10:54:26 AM
Here are a few pictures of Sal Manila Egg Wholesalers.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270815104620.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270815104620.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270815104336.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270815104336.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270815104405.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270815104405.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270815104431.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270815104431.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270815104501.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270815104501.jpeg)


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This photograph is from Mark Dalrymple.



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270815104648.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270815104648.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 27, 2015, 10:55:33 AM
Zooming back a little so we can take in this area of the layout.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 27, 2015, 10:56:03 AM
With this last post we passed the 800 F&SM picture mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on August 27, 2015, 11:36:35 AM
John,
 
Great photo's of the F&SM.
 
Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 08, 2015, 09:34:13 AM
John,
 
Great photo's of the F&SM.
 
Tom ;D


Thanks Tom
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 08, 2015, 09:39:24 AM
Behind Sal Manila Egg Wholesalers is Starky's Coal another FSM kit number 245.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310815082847.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310815082847.jpeg)

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(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310815083008.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310815083008.jpeg)



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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 08, 2015, 09:44:17 AM
Just to the right and back is FSM kit number 220 Chester W. Rawlings Furniture Company.


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(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310815083325.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310815083325.jpeg)

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This photograph is from Mark Dalrymple.

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 08, 2015, 09:50:37 AM
Moving back in front we have Barter's Garage.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310815084917.jpeg)


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(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310815085439.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-310815085326.jpeg)


This last photographs is from John Sullivan.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 15, 2015, 03:07:04 PM
And moving to the right we have T. McAvity and Sons.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130915091956.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130915091956.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130915091956.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 15, 2015, 03:10:15 PM
Zooming out we can see the general area.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: tom.boyd.125 on September 16, 2015, 04:00:18 AM
And moving to the right we have T. McAvity and Sons.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130915091956.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130915091956.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130915091956.jpeg)

Does anyone recall when this building was 3 stories tall at one time on the FSM ?
I believe I saw a photo of it when it was 1 story taller on one of the yahoo group sites of FSM pixs or on a visit to the layout many years ago.
Maybe the bottom of the structure is below the scenery line and can be raised up again to the original height of 3 stories ?

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 17, 2015, 12:59:26 PM
Tom


I will need to do some research on that one - I have some old pictures of this structure it it's original location.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on September 18, 2015, 11:45:40 AM
This just gets better and better.
 
Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 18, 2015, 04:11:37 PM
Thanks Tom - Great to see you back!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on September 19, 2015, 03:28:38 PM
Thanks Tom - Great to see you back!

Thank you John, it's wonderful to be back!
 
Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: fbernard65 on September 19, 2015, 07:47:33 PM
Hi Tom,

You are correct.  This building was 3 stories in its original location. 

Frank
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: tom.boyd.125 on September 20, 2015, 12:43:38 AM
Hi Tom,

You are correct.  This building was 3 stories in its original location. 

Frank

Frank,
 THANK YOU  for finding that photo !  ;) I knew to say it was 3 stories tall at one time. Makes me fell better that being on Medicare, I can still remember things from the past.  :o ..... So now the next question is .....did George chop it, or is it sitting below the foam scenery line to be risen again in the future ?  ::) To those who are just joining in........
 Please check reply # 605 and # 600 in this thread to see the before and after photos of what George Sellios did with this structure !  8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 20, 2015, 08:01:48 AM
Thanks to all for the input on T. McAVITY - I will add the question of the modifications to my list for George.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 20, 2015, 09:19:42 AM
Moving just to the right we have the Gilmore Gas Garage.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130915092611.jpeg)


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 20, 2015, 09:25:35 AM
A few more of Gilmore Gasoline - Garage.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130915092517.jpeg)


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 20, 2015, 09:26:04 AM
Mark Darlrmple photograph.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 20, 2015, 09:26:28 AM
John Sullivan photograph.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 20, 2015, 09:34:45 AM
In back of the Garage we have Bortel, Harris & Co. Roofers.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 20, 2015, 09:41:00 AM
A few more photographs of the Roofers.


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(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130915092813.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 20, 2015, 09:43:22 AM
At this point it's time to jump across the high line and vist the city of Dovertown - but first it's time to update the index.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on September 25, 2015, 10:31:54 AM



Update September 25, 2015 - pages 1-41.




                       F&SM Railroad - Thread Index

The Manchester Lift Bridge .............................................................. Page 1
The Colbert Yard Coaling Tower ........................................................ Page 2
The South Manchester Depot ........................................................... Page 3
The Burley Farm ............................................................................. Page 4
Blair, Campbell & McLean Inc...........................................................  Page 5
The North River Boat House.............................................................  Page 5
The Manchester Bus Terminal...........................................................  Page 6
Manchester Central Station............................................................... Page 7
Porky's Place................................................................................... Page 8
The Franklin Station......................................................................... Page 9
The Mt. Allen Trestle........................................................................ Page 10
Mackenzie Milling Company............................................................... Page 10
The Stone Roundhouse..................................................................... Page 10
Franklin  "Overview"......................................................................... Page 11
Franklin "Maxwell Bicycle Works"........................................................ Page 12
Franklin "Oandy Bldg"....................................................................... Page 12
Franklin "Clancy's Bar & Grill" ........................................................... Page 12
Franklin "Franklin Station Hotel"......................................................... Page 12
Franklin "J. Stein Loans Building"........................................................Page 12
Franklin "Grocers Warehouse Corp".....................................................Page 13
Franklin "Ellwood & Co".....................................................................Page 13
Franklin "Benny's Gas & Oil".............................................................. Page 13
Franklin "Squeak & Wilfred Bldg"........................................................Page 14
Franklin "M. H Vanderlip Laundering Co.".............................................Page 14
Franklin "The J. Winkie Co."...............................................................Page 14
Franklin "M. Sibiey & Company"..........................................................Page 16
Franklin "Jake Fish Co.".....................................................................Page 16
Franklin "Hotel Davenport".................................................................Page 16
Franklin "Maranatha Warehouse and Storage Co.".................................Page 16
Franklin "Kratz Scissors Company" .....................................................Page 17
Franklin "The A. C. Gilbert Co. Home of American Flyer Trains"...............Page 17
Franklin "McDuff's Salvage"................................................................Page 17
Franklin "The Salvation Army Building"................................................Page 17
Franklin "Paddock Bar & Grill".............................................................Page 17
Rocky Point Harbor "Light House" .......................................................Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor" Cap'in Billy's Bait"................................................Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor " Emporium Seafood Company"...............................Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor " Izzy Fish Company"............................................ Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor "Fine Scale Miniatures"...........................................Page 19
Rocky Point Harbor "Cooper's Garage"..................................................Page 19
The Fish Row area of Franklin .............................................................Page 19
The Rocks under Winkie's for Randy ....................................................Page 20
Franklin "Dixon's The Greatest Show on Earth Building"..........................Page 20
Franklin "Bertha's Bar and Grill"..........................................................Page 20
Franklin "Hammerbaum Boot Corp"......................................................Page 20
Franklin "Fox Run".............................................................................Page 20
Franklin "Duff's Coal" "the original"......................................................Page 20
Franklin "Fish Row" ...........................................................................Page 20
Franklin "White & Bagley Company "....................................................Page 20
Franklin "Bernstein's Fish Grotto" .......................................................Page 20
Franklin "In the Beginning".................................................................Page 21
Franklin "Rocky Point Depot"...............................................................Page 21
Franklin "Samuel C. Jollie & Co. Warehouse & Storage"...........................Page 22
Franklin "Ebenezer Griswold & Sons"....................................................Page 22
Franklin "The Franklin Gazette"........................................................... Page 22
Franklin "Stuffy's Tavern"................................................................... Page 22
Franklin "Downtown Garage".............................................................. Page 22
Franklin "The Fog Bank Cafe".............................................................. Page 22
Franklin "Continental Typerwriter"........................................................ Page 22
Franklin "Senour's Floor Paint" ............................................................ Page 22
Franklin "F.C.Lundquist .......................................................................Page 22
Franklin "Mulligan's Grocery Store"....................................................... Page 23
Franklin "Buddy's Bar"........................................................................ Page 23
Franklin "Empire Paint Co.".................................................................. Page 23
Franklin "Franklin Pipe Company"..........................................................Page 24
Franklin "Tubby's Cafe"........................................................................Page 24
Belverton "The Street Car"...................................................................Page 24
Belverton " The Rock Work"..................................................................Page 24
Chesterville "Overview"........................................................................Page 24
Chesterville " Water Tower"...................................................................Page 24
Chesterville "Casey Milling"...................................................................Page 24
Chesterville "Hirman Bros. Wholesale Meats".......................................... Page 24
Beaver Meadows "Overview"..................................................................Page 24
Beaver Meadows "Cartwrights Milling".....................................................Page 25
Beaver Meadows "The Sawmill"..............................................................Page 25
Beaver Meadows "John Allen Engine House".............................................Page 25
Beaver Meadows "Modified Overview 2014"..............................................Page 26
Beaver Meadows "The Hazen Boyd Company"...........................................Page 26
Beaver Meadows "James Town Waterstop"................................................Page 26
Beaver Meadows "The Yehudah Heating Company"....................................Page 26
Wolf Hollar Bridge ................................................................................Page 26
Avram's Baking Company.......................................................................Page 27
The Adam's & Westlake Mfg. Co..............................................................Page 27
The Covered Bridge ..............................................................................Page 27
The Mayfield Church .............................................................................Page 28
The Mayfield Station .............................................................................Page 28
McClosky's Market ................................................................................Page 28
Manchester Street Scenes .....................................................................Page 29
Raymo's vehicles on the F&SM ...............................................................Page 29
Jerome Marble & Co. ............................................................................Page 29
Jefferies Point Stave & Headings Co.........................................................Page 30
Jayes' Sanitary Compounds Co................................................................Page 30
Mayfield Tower .....................................................................................Page 30
Mayfield Loading Dock .......................................................................... Page 30
Stewart & Ashby Coffee Co.................................................................... Page 30
Elm Street Missions ............................................................................. Page 30
Howard & Fine Tailors .......................................................................... Page 30
Mayfield Service Station ....................................................................... Page 30
Flag Stop Dinner ..................................................................................Page 30
Aunt Flo's Bar ......................................................................................Page 30
A. & J. H. Stoddort Scrap Dealer .............................................................Page 30
Peter Leech & Son ................................................................................Page 31
Franklin Watchworks..............................................................................Page 31
Baxter's Building & Supply .....................................................................Page 31
Elijah Roth & Sons ................................................................................Page 31
Gargle Oil Company...............................................................................Page 32
Machkenzie Milling Company...................................................................Page 32
Mt. Allen Trestle....................................................................................Page 32
The Stone Roundhouse..........................................................................Page 32
Colbert Yard Water Tank........................................................................ Page 32
Colbert Yard Turntable........................................................................... Page 32
Colbert Yard Overview........................................................................... Page 33
Colbert Yard Icehouse............................................................................Page 33
Colbert Yard Coaling Tower .................................................................... Page 33
Colbert Yard Bridge .............................................................................. Page 33
Tenement Buildings .............................................................................. Page 33
Branchline Bucket Coaling Station .......................................................... Page 33
Kurttroff, Pickhardt & Co........................................................................ Page 35
R. W. Herrmann Paint Materials Building.................................................. Page 35
Brenner's Men Dress Shoes...................................................................  Page 35
Elijah Ashworth's.................................................................................  Page 35
Smokey Joe's Cafe .............................................................................. Page 35
Ashby Coffee Co. ................................................................................. Page 35
Colbert Yard Tower .............................................................................. Page 35
Bedford Falls Overview ......................................................................... Page 36
Bedford Falls box car red structure.......................................................... Page 36
Allen Deek's building............................................................................. Page 37
Bedford Falls Uneeda Biscuit Building...................................................... Page 38
Bedford Falls Dutch Laundry Building...................................................... Page 38
Bedford Falls Storage Company............................................................. Page 38
Oatman's Mercantile Building................................................................ Page 38
Chippy Hollow Hardware - W.S.Knot Company........................................ Page 38
Isiah Shalon Company........................................................................  Page 38
Bedford Falls Tower............................................................................ Page 38
Brambell's Plumbing..........................................................................  Page 39
Rusty Spike Dinner............................................................................. Page 39
Bedford Falls Station........................................................................... Page 39
Leroy's Grill Hotel Davenport................................................................ Page 39
Stuffy's Brewery................................................................................. Page 39
Sal Manila Egg Wholesalers.................................................................. Page 40
Stark's Coal....................................................................................... Page 40
Chester W. Rawlings Furniture Company............................................... Page 40
Barter's Garage................................................................................. Page 40
T. McAVITY & Sons Building................................................................. Page 40
Bortel, Harris & Company Roofers........................................................ Page 41
Gilmore Gasoline Garage.................................................................... Page 41

                                                       
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 07, 2015, 11:05:50 AM
I talked to George yesterday and he told me that the T. McAVITY & Sons building was cut down by one story for it's new location in Bedford Falls. (Answer to the questions in the discussion on page 41).

George has been busy working on the layout in the area just as you walk into the room, around on the back side of Franklin. I can't wait to see pictures of this new area.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 08, 2015, 06:42:28 PM
It's time to move to the other side of the high line and the city of Dovertown.  Here are a couple panoramic overviews of the area.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-081015183526.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-081015183552.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 08, 2015, 06:44:04 PM
An overview photographs of Dovertown from Mark Dalrymple.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 08, 2015, 06:45:18 PM
And an overview photograph of Dovertown from John Sullivan.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 09, 2015, 07:58:43 PM
Before we move over to the other side of the high line George has a passenger platform at the high line level called Marthaville.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091015195432.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091015193745.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091015193700.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 09, 2015, 08:14:26 PM
John Sullivan captured this photograph of the high line structure.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 09, 2015, 08:30:55 PM
Behind and to the left of the Marthaville Passenger Platform we have a number of structures including, Brunos' Garage, Rollin Saywer Chemical Company, Bingo Cigar Company, among others.  I have very limited detail photographs of this area (it's on the list for my next visit). Mark Dalrymple
 and John Sullivan filled in a few of the gaps - I have also added a few photographs that were digitally zoomed from overall shots (sorry they are a little blurry but I added them until we can get better detail photographs).


John Sullivan captured the area with this photograph.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091015201630.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 09, 2015, 08:46:29 PM
Brunos' Garage:

I learned that this structure is one of the few on the F&SM that was not built by George.  The forums own Postalkarl - Karl Scholz scratch built this structure (see pictures and discussion on page 46)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091015204328.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091015204328.jpeg)



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091015204440.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091015204440.jpeg)


John Sullivan Photograph.




John Sullivan captured the roof detail with this photograph.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091015201712.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091015201712.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 09, 2015, 08:46:52 PM
Rollin Saywer Chemical Company (a FSM kit).





(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091015204358.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091015204358.jpeg)


Mark Dalrymple captured this photograph.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231015190820.jpeg)


This is another Mark Dalrymple photograph.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091015201841.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091015201841.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091015201916.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091015201916.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Dave K. on October 10, 2015, 09:29:42 AM
When my wife can't sleep she peruses Pinterest. I've got this great thread! 👍
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 15, 2015, 08:11:54 PM
When my wife can't sleep she peruses Pinterest. I've got this great thread! 👍


We are glad we can help!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 15, 2015, 08:28:47 PM
Another large structure in Dovertown is The Home of  Stromboli & Sons Spaghetti & Pasta.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-151015202030.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-151015202030.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091015204440.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 15, 2015, 08:45:04 PM
When we zoom back out from Stromboli's four major structures come into view - Johnny Stechinos Taste of Italy Restaurant, Joshua Lionel Cown & His Lionel Train Company, Royal Cloak Company, and the Dovertown Station.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-151015204037.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 15, 2015, 08:47:16 PM
A few pictures of Johnny Stechinos Taste of Italy Restaurant.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-151015202224.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-151015202156.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-151015202125.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 15, 2015, 09:09:20 PM
Joshua Lionel Cowen & His Lionel Train Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-151015203915.jpeg)


This first picture is from John Sullivan


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-151015210848.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on October 17, 2015, 09:10:25 PM
John,
 
I know doing all this is very time consuming. Thanks very much for sharing all photos with us on this fantastic layout.
 
Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 18, 2015, 08:10:20 AM
John,
 
I know doing all this is very time consuming. Thanks very much for sharing all photos with us on this fantastic layout.
 
Tom ;D


Tom


Thanks - I hope everyone is enjoying the pictures.  I'm still finding details in the pictures as I prepare them for posting.



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 23, 2015, 07:12:37 PM
Tonight it is time update the F&SM Thread. Mark Dalrymple has been sending me pictures from his visit to the F&SM this past spring which I have been adding as we move around the layout.  Tonight, I'm going to start by adding a few pictures to past posts.  As requested, I will make a short post to identify where the additions have been made so you can go back and look at the new photographs.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 23, 2015, 07:23:43 PM
Added Mark Dalrymple photograph to the Rollin Saywer Chemical Company post on page 42.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 23, 2015, 07:24:34 PM
Added Mark Dalrymple photograph to the Chester Rawlings Furniture Company post on page 40.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 23, 2015, 07:25:21 PM
Added Mark Dalrymple photograph to the Sal Manila Egg Wholesalers post on page 40.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 23, 2015, 07:26:20 PM
Added Mark Dalrymple photograph to the Jefferies Point Stove & Headings post on page 30.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 23, 2015, 07:26:59 PM
Added Mark Dalrymple photograph to the Chippy Hollow Hardware post on page 38.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 23, 2015, 07:45:12 PM
Our next stop is the Dovertown Station which is directly behind Lionel Trains.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231015193145.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231015193212.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231015193251.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231015193619.jpeg)

This last photograph is from Mark Dalrymple.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 23, 2015, 07:46:49 PM
For a look inside the station we have this photograph from Mark Dalrymple.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231015194025.jpeg)


And this photograph from John Sullivan.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231015194059.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 23, 2015, 08:11:00 PM
To the left of Dovertown Station is the Royal Cloake Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231015195957.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231015200025.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231015200135.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231015200221.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 23, 2015, 08:12:19 PM
Tonight, we reach the 900 photograph mark in this thread.
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Post by: jrmueller on October 24, 2015, 11:01:31 AM
Thanks John. Always enjoy the pictures. Jim
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 24, 2015, 02:21:39 PM
Thanks John. Always enjoy the pictures. Jim


Jim


You are welcome - I enjoy revisiting the F&SM as I prep the pictures for posting. 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 25, 2015, 09:09:24 PM
Above Dovertown Station there are a number of large structures. Some of them have names and some do not.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015204715.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015204715.jpeg)




(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041115120756.jpeg)


This photograph is from Mark Dalrymple.

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 25, 2015, 09:25:58 PM
Moving from left to right here are the ones with visible names.


Directly behind the station is Winkie & Basil Cigars


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015205535.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015205744.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015212434.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 25, 2015, 09:27:58 PM
And to the right the large pink colored structure is Frank & Stein Cosmetics


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015212501.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015212406.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 25, 2015, 09:29:14 PM
And even farther to the right is the daTara Hotel named after George's daughter.



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015204715.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015204715.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 25, 2015, 09:34:29 PM
At the same level as Dovertown Station is Boss Hardware.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231015200422.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-231015200422.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015205902.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015205902.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015205927.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015205927.jpeg)
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Post by: S&S RR on October 25, 2015, 09:36:07 PM
And in front of Boss Hardware we have this unique structure.  I will ask George if it has a name.


Notes added 12/11/15:  I asked George about this structure and he told me that he didn't build it but acquired it in a trade.  It does not have a name but he did remember that it was built by the late Dave Newcomb. Since we need a name for the index I will call it the Dave Newcomb building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015211128.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015211128.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015211105.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015211105.jpeg)


These photographs are from Mark Dalrymple.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on October 25, 2015, 09:37:29 PM
Ha!  Frank & Stein cosmetics!  I can't believe I've never noticed that before.  Lovely pun!

Cheers, Mark.
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Post by: S&S RR on October 25, 2015, 09:42:04 PM
Moving to the right we have the Brasso Brass Polish Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015214014.jpeg)


This closeup is from Mark Dalrymple.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on October 25, 2015, 09:43:49 PM
Ha!  Frank & Stein cosmetics!  I can't believe I've never noticed that before.  Lovely pun!

Cheers, Mark.


Mark - Great place for you to pop in with a post right between some of your great photographs.  Thanks for sharing them with us - I think they are real helping the thread.
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Post by: S&S RR on October 25, 2015, 09:46:17 PM
Zooming back out again we can see Joe's Bar & Grill.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015205927.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015205927.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015215331.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015215331.jpeg)


This photograph is from Mark Dalrymple.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015215305.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-251015215305.jpeg)
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Post by: S&S RR on October 25, 2015, 09:50:05 PM
That's all I have ready to post for tonight.  Stay tuned I have many more pictures to come.
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Post by: S&S RR on November 04, 2015, 12:11:23 PM
Added Mark Dalrymple Photographs to Winkie and Bass page 44.
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Post by: S&S RR on November 04, 2015, 12:11:57 PM
Added Mark Dalrymple photograph to Joe's Bar and Grill page 44.
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Post by: S&S RR on November 04, 2015, 12:16:47 PM
Next to the highland is Blair, Campbell & McLean Inc. This is the structure that George designed for the spot with corners that are not at right angles.



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 04, 2015, 12:20:10 PM
I decided not to wait for Tuesday this week to add another structure to the thread.  I have to work on a contract job a couple of days next week and wouldn't get back here until later in the week. So this week I picked the Blair, Campbell & McLean, Inc. Building - the sign says "Complete Chemical and Refining Equipment". This is a unique building in that it has a trapezoidal foot print - the wall are not at 90 degrees. George designed it for the spot and the wall is parallel to the track.  Here are three different pictures of the building from different angles.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014204607.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014204607.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014204535.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014204535.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014204457.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-041014204457.jpeg)


This is the original post on Blair, Campbell, & McLean Inc. which was covered early in this thread but repeated here for completeness.
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Post by: S&S RR on November 09, 2015, 08:15:49 PM
Here is a photograph of Blair, Campbell ....  From Mark Dalrymple.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091115201152.jpeg)


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 09, 2015, 08:16:52 PM
And a couple more from John Sullivan.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091115201225.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091115201342.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 09, 2015, 08:24:10 PM
As we cross the high line again we come to the Y. B. Tardy Corporation Building makers of Gastorex.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091115201820.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091115201747.jpeg)
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Post by: S&S RR on November 09, 2015, 08:26:19 PM
And then the pink colored brick structure that supports the sign for Catherine - Ann's Baked Beans.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091115202107.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091115202107.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091115201849.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091115201849.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091115201923.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091115201923.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on November 10, 2015, 03:02:27 PM
Great pictures John, John and Mark! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
 
Tom ;D
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Post by: S&S RR on November 12, 2015, 11:08:30 AM
Great pictures John, John and Mark! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
 
Tom ;D


Thanks Tom - many more to come.
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Post by: S&S RR on November 19, 2015, 08:42:01 PM
In front of Catherine - Anns Baked Beans we have an Octagonal Tower.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115203237.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115203359.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115203326.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 19, 2015, 08:42:36 PM
Here are John Sullivan's pictures of the Octagonal Tower.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115203445.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115203445.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115203421.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115203421.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 19, 2015, 08:47:33 PM
On the edge of the layout in this area we have the A. Zol Co. building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115203122.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115203122.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115203057.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115203057.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115203034.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115203034.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115203011.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115203011.jpeg)

This photographs is from Mark Dalrymple.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 19, 2015, 08:48:12 PM

A few more photographs of the A. Zol Company building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115202944.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115202944.jpeg)


This photographs is from Mark Dalrymple.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-151115224902.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-151115224902.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-151115224727.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-151115224727.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 19, 2015, 09:05:39 PM
Next to the A. Zol Company we have the Peter Henderson & Company building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115205716.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115205740.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115205857.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115205919.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 19, 2015, 09:05:51 PM
Here are a couple photographs of Peter Henderson's from Mark Dalrymple.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115205806.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115205806.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115205831.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115205831.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 19, 2015, 09:06:58 PM
And this closeup is from John Sullivan.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115205941.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 19, 2015, 09:12:44 PM
Moving back to the back of the layout we have the Uncle Sam's Coffee building.


 (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091115202023.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091115202023.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115211526.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115211551.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091115202046.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-091115202046.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 19, 2015, 09:22:19 PM
Behind Uncle Sam's we have Tara E. Gumsy Baby Goods.


 (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115211621.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115211948.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191115212154.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Janbouli on November 20, 2015, 02:26:31 AM
I would really like to know how he did the Catherine -Anns  Baked Beans sign, that looks so amazing. Thanks again for all the photo's.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ReadingBob on November 20, 2015, 07:34:04 AM
I would really like to know how he did the Catherine -Anns  Baked Beans sign, that looks so amazing. Thanks again for all the photo's.

That's a great question.  George demonstrated one of the techniques he uses for applying signs to walls in one of the earlier Alan Keller DVD's.  If I recall correctly he cuts the sign out (he collects advertisements from old magazines and what not), sands the back side to get the paper as thin as possible without sanding thru it, apples thinned white glue to the backside of the sign and then positions it on the wall and burnishes it in place to get it to settle into the joints, etc.  After that he blends it in with the color of the wall to give it that faded look.  I'm not sure if the same technique could have been used on a sign that covers the entire wall like this one does.  The Catherine-Anns Baked Beans sign really catches the eye and blends in incredibly well with wall.  Like you said, it's so amazing.   :D   
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Post by: S&S RR on November 20, 2015, 08:15:07 AM
I would really like to know how he did the Catherine -Anns  Baked Beans sign, that looks so amazing. Thanks again for all the photo's.


Jan


Bob described the technique perfectly.  George used that technique on all of the big signs on the sides of structures. In addition to the George Keller video George also describes the technique in an interview that TrainMasters TV did with him last month.   I have tried it and it works quite well - the hard part is finding the original artwork. I recently purchased the box set of CD's for the National Geographic Magazine and plan on using the adds for some signs on my layout. 
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Post by: S&S RR on November 20, 2015, 08:16:20 AM
I would really like to know how he did the Catherine -Anns  Baked Beans sign, that looks so amazing. Thanks again for all the photo's.

That's a great question.  George demonstrated one of the techniques he uses for applying signs to walls in one of the earlier Alan Keller DVD's.  If I recall correctly he cuts the sign out (he collects advertisements from old magazines and what not), sands the back side to get the paper as thin as possible without sanding thru it, apples thinned white glue to the backside of the sign and then positions it on the wall and burnishes it in place to get it to settle into the joints, etc.  After that he blends it in with the color of the wall to give it that faded look.  I'm not sure if the same technique could have been used on a sign that covers the entire wall like this one does.  The Catherine-Anns Baked Beans sign really catches the eye and blends in incredibly well with wall.  Like you said, it's so amazing.   :D   


Great description Bob!
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Post by: postalkarl on November 20, 2015, 09:15:18 AM
Hi All:

I can tell you exactly how The Catherine Ann's Baked Beans sign was done.

The photo of the female on the wall is a paper sign. All the lettering is done with dry transfers. The lettering is then shawdowed with paint. A lot of the signs on The F&SM are done this way. Dry transfers are pretty much a thing of the past due to the computer. I may still have some around somewhere.

I also have some buildings that I used this method on. I will post some photos OK.

I also built most of the billboards on the F&SM. Wall mounted and free standing and also have two buildings on the layout. Richfield Gas Station And Fred & Ethyl's Diner. 

Karl
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 20, 2015, 10:14:21 AM
Hi All:

I can tell you exactly how The Catherine Ann's Baked Beans sign was done.

The photo of the female on the wall is a paper sign. All the lettering is done with dry transfers. The lettering is then shawdowed with paint. A lot of the signs on The F&SM are done this way. Dry transfers are pretty much a thing of the past due to the computer. I may still have some around somewhere.

I also have some buildings that I used this method on. I will post some photos OK.

I also built most of the billboards on the F&SM. Wall mounted and free standing and also have two buildings on the layout. Richfield Gas Station And Fred & Ethyl's Diner. 

Karl


Karl


Thanks for the input and yes please post pictures - we Love Pictures and F&SM history.  I will make sure we record your two buildings on the layout in the remarks for those structures.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: postalkarl on November 20, 2015, 02:47:20 PM
Hi All:

Here's a photo of Bruno's/Casey's Garage on the F&SM scratch built by me. The Lettering is done with dry transfers and they are highlighted with depot buff paint. This is how George did the Catherine Ann's sign.

Karl
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Post by: rpdylan on November 20, 2015, 03:49:04 PM
Nice structure Karl, What did you use for the walls? Are they plastic sheets?

bob c.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: postalkarl on November 20, 2015, 03:59:52 PM
Hi Bob C.

Thanks. I knew somebody was gonna ask me that. They are cardstock from one of the European companies but I can't remember which one. Vollmer possibly.

Karl
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Post by: rpdylan on November 20, 2015, 04:16:49 PM
I see that Micro-Mark sells some embossed brick sheets- I used the thick Monster Model works brick sheet for my Granby-Bates project but I think I may try the thinner sheets that they sell.

bob c.
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Post by: Janbouli on November 20, 2015, 05:00:57 PM
Wow , thank you all for the replies , what a great place of knowledge this forum is.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 20, 2015, 07:22:08 PM
Karl


Great looking structures - thanks for posting them.



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 20, 2015, 08:04:57 PM
Added note to the pictures of Brunos Garage on page 42. 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 20, 2015, 08:16:31 PM
Updated the thread index on page 1.



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Post by: S&S RR on November 20, 2015, 08:21:34 PM




                       F&SM Railroad - Thread Index

The Manchester Lift Bridge .............................................................. Page 1
The Colbert Yard Coaling Tower ........................................................ Page 2
The South Manchester Depot ........................................................... Page 3
The Burley Farm ............................................................................ Page 4
Blair, Campbell & McLean Inc...........................................................  Page 5
The North River Boat House.............................................................  Page 5
The Manchester Bus Terminal...........................................................  Page 6
Manchester Central Station............................................................... Page 7
Porky's Place................................................................................... Page 8
The Franklin Station......................................................................... Page 9
The Mt. Allen Trestle........................................................................ Page 10
Mackenzie Milling Company............................................................... Page 10
The Stone Roundhouse.................................................................... Page 10
Franklin  "Overview"........................................................................ Page 11
Franklin "Maxwell Bicycle Works"....................................................... Page 12
Franklin "Oandy Bldg"...................................................................... Page 12
Franklin "Clancy's Bar & Grill" ........................................................... Page 12
Franklin "Franklin Station Hotel"........................................................ Page 12
Franklin "J. Stein Loans Building"........................................................Page 12
Franklin "Grocers Warehouse Corp".....................................................Page 13
Franklin "Ellwood & Co".....................................................................Page 13
Franklin "Benny's Gas & Oil"............................................................. Page 13
Franklin "Squeak & Wilfred Bldg"........................................................Page 14
Franklin "M. H Vanderlip Laundering Co.".............................................Page 14
Franklin "The J. Winkie Co."...............................................................Page 14
Franklin "M. Sibiey & Company"..........................................................Page 16
Franklin "Jake Fish Co.".....................................................................Page 16
Franklin "Hotel Davenport".................................................................Page 16
Franklin "Maranatha Warehouse and Storage Co.".................................Page 16
Franklin "Kratz Scissors Company" .....................................................Page 17
Franklin "The A. C. Gilbert Co. Home of American Flyer Trains"...............Page 17
Franklin "McDuff's Salvage"...............................................................Page 17
Franklin "The Salvation Army Building"................................................Page 17
Franklin "Paddock Bar & Grill".............................................................Page 17
Rocky Point Harbor "Light House" .......................................................Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor" Cap'in Billy's Bait"................................................Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor " Emporium Seafood Company"...............................Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor " Izzy Fish Company"............................................ Page 18
Rocky Point Harbor "Fine Scale Miniatures"...........................................Page 19
Rocky Point Harbor "Cooper's Garage"..................................................Page 19
The Fish Row area of Franklin .............................................................Page 19
The Rocks under Winkie's for Randy ....................................................Page 20
Franklin "Dixon's The Greatest Show on Earth Building"..........................Page 20
Franklin "Bertha's Bar and Grill"..........................................................Page 20
Franklin "Hammerbaum Boot Corp"......................................................Page 20
Franklin "Fox Run".............................................................................Page 20
Franklin "Duff's Coal" "the original"......................................................Page 20
Franklin "Fish Row" ...........................................................................Page 20
Franklin "White & Bagley Company "....................................................Page 20
Franklin "Bernstein's Fish Grotto" .......................................................Page 20
Franklin "In the Beginning".................................................................Page 21
Franklin "Rocky Point Depot"...............................................................Page 21
Franklin "Samuel C. Jollie & Co. Warehouse & Storage"...........................Page 22
Franklin "Ebenezer Griswold & Sons"....................................................Page 22
Franklin "The Franklin Gazette"........................................................... Page 22
Franklin "Stuffy's Tavern"................................................................... Page 22
Franklin "Downtown Garage".............................................................. Page 22
Franklin "The Fog Bank Cafe".............................................................. Page 22
Franklin "Continental Typerwriter"........................................................ Page 22
Franklin "Senour's Floor Paint" ............................................................ Page 22
Franklin "F.C.Lundquist .......................................................................Page 22
Franklin "Mulligan's Grocery Store"....................................................... Page 23
Franklin "Buddy's Bar"........................................................................ Page 23
Franklin "Empire Paint Co.".................................................................. Page 23
Franklin "Franklin Pipe Company"..........................................................Page 24
Franklin "Tubby's Cafe"........................................................................Page 24
Belverton "The Street Car"...................................................................Page 24
Belverton " The Rock Work"..................................................................Page 24
Chesterville "Overview"........................................................................Page 24
Chesterville " Water Tower"...................................................................Page 24
Chesterville "Casey Milling"...................................................................Page 24
Chesterville "Hirman Bros. Wholesale Meats".......................................... Page 24
Beaver Meadows "Overview"..................................................................Page 24
Beaver Meadows "Cartwrights Milling".....................................................Page 25
Beaver Meadows "The Sawmill"..............................................................Page 25
Beaver Meadows "John Allen Engine House".............................................Page 25
Beaver Meadows "Modified Overview 2014"..............................................Page 26
Beaver Meadows "The Hazen Boyd Company"...........................................Page 26
Beaver Meadows "James Town Waterstop"................................................Page 26
Beaver Meadows "The Yehudah Heating Company"....................................Page 26
Wolf Hollar Bridge ................................................................................Page 26
Avram's Baking Company.......................................................................Page 27
The Adam's & Westlake Mfg. Co..............................................................Page 27
The Covered Bridge ..............................................................................Page 27
The Mayfield Church .............................................................................Page 28
The Mayfield Station .............................................................................Page 28
McClosky's Market ................................................................................Page 28
Manchester Street Scenes .....................................................................Page 29
Raymo's vehicles on the F&SM ...............................................................Page 29
Jerome Marble & Co. ............................................................................Page 29
Jefferies Point Stave & Headings Co.........................................................Page 30
Jayes' Sanitary Compounds Co................................................................Page 30
Mayfield Tower .....................................................................................Page 30
Mayfield Loading Dock .......................................................................... Page 30
Stewart & Ashby Coffee Co.................................................................... Page 30
Elm Street Missions ............................................................................. Page 30
Howard & Fine Tailors .......................................................................... Page 30
Mayfield Service Station ....................................................................... Page 30
Flag Stop Dinner ..................................................................................Page 30
Aunt Flo's Bar ......................................................................................Page 30
A. & J. H. Stoddort Scrap Dealer .............................................................Page 30
Peter Leech & Son ................................................................................Page 31
Franklin Watchworks..............................................................................Page 31
Baxter's Building & Supply .....................................................................Page 31
Elijah Roth & Sons ................................................................................Page 31
Gargle Oil Company...............................................................................Page 32
Machkenzie Milling Company...................................................................Page 32
Mt. Allen Trestle....................................................................................Page 32
The Stone Roundhouse..........................................................................Page 32
Colbert Yard Water Tank........................................................................ Page 32
Colbert Yard Turntable........................................................................... Page 32
Colbert Yard Overview........................................................................... Page 33
Colbert Yard Icehouse............................................................................Page 33
Colbert Yard Coaling Tower .................................................................... Page 33
Colbert Yard Bridge .............................................................................. Page 33
Tenement Buildings .............................................................................. Page 33
Branchline Bucket Coaling Station .......................................................... Page 33
Kurttroff, Pickhardt & Co........................................................................ Page 35
R. W. Herrmann Paint Materials Building.................................................. Page 35
Brenner's Men Dress Shoes...................................................................  Page 35
Elijah Ashworth's.................................................................................  Page 35
Smokey Joe's Cafe .............................................................................. Page 35
Ashby Coffee Co. ................................................................................. Page 35
Colbert Yard Tower .............................................................................. Page 35
Bedford Falls Overview ......................................................................... Page 36
Bedford Falls box car red structure.......................................................... Page 36
Allen Deek's building............................................................................. Page 37
Bedford Falls Uneeda Biscuit Building...................................................... Page 38
Bedford Falls Dutch Laundry Building...................................................... Page 38
Bedford Falls Storage Company............................................................. Page 38
Oatman's Mercantile Building................................................................ Page 38
Chippy Hollow Hardware - W.S.Knot Company........................................ Page 38
Isiah Shalon Company........................................................................  Page 38
Bedford Falls Tower............................................................................ Page 38
Brambell's Plumbing..........................................................................  Page 39
Rusty Spike Dinner............................................................................. Page 39
Bedford Falls Station........................................................................... Page 39
Leroy's Grill Hotel Davenport................................................................ Page 39
Stuffy's Brewery................................................................................. Page 39
Sal Manila Egg Wholesalers.................................................................. Page 40
Stark's Coal....................................................................................... Page 40
Chester W. Rawlings Furniture Company............................................... Page 40
Barter's Garage................................................................................. Page 40
T. McAVITY & Sons Building................................................................. Page 40
Bortel, Harris & Company Roofers........................................................ Page 41
Gilmore Gasoline Garage.................................................................... Page 41
Dover town Overview.........................................................................Page 42
Marthaville Passanger Platform ...........................................................Page 42
Highline - Dovertown.........................................................................Page 42
Brunos' Garage Dovertown.................................................................Page 42
Rolin Saywer Chemical Company ....................................................... Page 42
The Home of Stromboli & Sons Spaghetti & Pasta ................................ Page 42
Johnny Stechinos Taste of Italy Restaurant ......................................... Page 42
Dovertown Station ..........................................................................  Page 43
Royal Cloake Company ....................................................................  Page 43
Winkie & Basil Cigars ....................................................................... Page 44
Frank & Stein Cosmetics ..................................................................  Page 44
Da Tara Hotel .................................................................................. Page 44
Boss Hardware ................................................................................ Page 44
Brasso Brass Polish Company ............................................................ Page 44
Joes Bar & Grill ............................................................................... Page 44
Blair, Campbell, & McLean ................................................................ Page 44
Y. B. Tardy Corporation .................................................................... Page 45
Catherine - Ann's Baked Beans ......................................................... Page 45
Octagonal Tower ............................................................................. Page 45
A. Zol Company .............................................................................. Page 45
Peter Henderson Company ............................................................... Page 45
Uncle Sam's Coffee ......................................................................... Page 45
Tara E. Gumsy Baby Goods .............................................................. Page 45



                                                       
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 21, 2015, 08:06:29 PM
Moving on with our tour - right next to Tara E. Gumsy Baby Goods we have Abbott Heating & Plumbing.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 21, 2015, 08:23:01 PM
Accross the street from Abbott's is Charles Cooper & Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115195338.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115195645.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115195645.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115195710.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115195710.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115195557.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115195557.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115195528.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115195528.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 21, 2015, 08:26:27 PM
Mark Dalrymple took these nice photographs of Charles Cooper & Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115195620.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115195620.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115195455.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115195455.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115195427.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115195427.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115195402.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115195402.jpeg)






Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 21, 2015, 08:41:42 PM
Next door to Cooper's is the A C Gilbert Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115203453.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115203534.jpeg)


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 21, 2015, 08:43:07 PM
Mark Dalrymple took this photographs of A. C. Gilbert & Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115203423.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115203423.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 21, 2015, 08:43:57 PM
The tall building behind is the Dovertown News Building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115203739.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115203739.jpeg)


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 21, 2015, 08:54:38 PM
In front of these structures next to the high line is the Dovertown Freight Depot.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115205239.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115205207.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115205127.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115205054.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 21, 2015, 09:05:13 PM
Moving to the right we have Spanky Shoes:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115205635.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115205711.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115205949.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115210017.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115210046.jpeg)


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 21, 2015, 09:06:14 PM
I don't have a name for the stone freight building next Spanky Shoes (it's on my list of questions for George).


Notes added 12/11/15: I talked to George and this building is called Stones Welding Company.





(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115210122.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115210122.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 21, 2015, 09:11:00 PM
Behind Spanky Shoes in the picture is G. Wilikers.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115210122.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115210122.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115210909.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115210909.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115210939.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115210939.jpeg)


This photograph from Mark Dalrymple caught the G. Wilikers sign and part of the building.



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 21, 2015, 09:17:16 PM
As we move toward the front of the layout we have Pallenberg's.






(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115210909.jpeg)


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 21, 2015, 09:17:42 PM
This one is from Mark Dalrymple.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115210939.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 21, 2015, 09:36:13 PM
At this point we have reached the Northfield River on the F&SM. Here is an overview picture of the area from John Sullivan.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212954.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212954.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 21, 2015, 09:38:25 PM
Tonight we hit a landmark 1000th picture of the F&SM posted to this thread. Time to get some rest.  More soon.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Mike Engler on November 21, 2015, 09:52:24 PM
John, you are amazing. A labor of love, as I know the time you spend cataloging, editing, re-sizing and posting these. I hope this is somehow saved for posterity in various "clouds" or whatever. Thanks!

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 21, 2015, 10:02:19 PM
John, you are amazing. A labor of love, as I know the time you spend cataloging, editing, re-sizing and posting these. I hope this is somehow saved for posterity in various "clouds" or whatever. Thanks!


Mike


Thanks - as you say it's a labor of love.  I can't tell you how many ideas have been generated from this project for my own layout.


And yes, it is backed up on my MacBook Pro which is backed up to the cloud.

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on November 22, 2015, 07:57:32 AM
Posting/hosting pictures on any sort of thread is a labor of love. It takes a great deal of time just to post a few photos much less doing so on a thread this size. Great job!

Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 22, 2015, 02:35:21 PM
Posting/hosting pictures on any sort of thread is a labor of love. It takes a great deal of time just to post a few photos much less doing so on a thread this size. Great job!

Tom ;D


Thanks Tom - we have lots of pictures to go.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on November 22, 2015, 03:41:38 PM
John,

I have 30 or so pictures of the F&SM taken in November 1987. Bob Bourdreau took them. He sent them to a friend and the friend gave them to me when he passed.

Do you mind if I post them here? Interesting seeing the changes George has made over the years.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 22, 2015, 05:43:28 PM
John,

I have 30 or so pictures of the F&SM taken in November 1987. Bob Bourdreau took them. He sent them to a friend and the friend gave them to me when he passed.

Do you mind if I post them here? Interesting seeing the changes George has made over the years.

Tom ;D


Tom


Yes - please post them.  If they are from 1987, they should be of the area of the layout we are about to enter in the thread - so your timing is perfect.


Thanks,


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 22, 2015, 07:33:13 PM
Tonight we have a few pictures of the Northfields River Area.  Let's start with the lift bridge.





Notes added 12/11/15 after a phone conversation with George Sellios.  This Bridge was built from an article that appeared in the September 1953 Model Railroader.  George used Central Valley parts for the bridge iron work and the weights and other details are from his own castings.


Who has the September 1953 MR and would be willing to scan and post the article?

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115213209.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115213209.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212857.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212857.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115195341.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115195341.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115195525.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115195525.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 22, 2015, 07:40:06 PM
The River scene is highly detailed and there are a number of great pictures of the view under the bridge.  Here are a few I captured.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115213140.jpeg)


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(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115213043.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212857.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212831.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212743.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 22, 2015, 07:43:37 PM
Northfield River Set 2:





(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212506.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212506.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212625.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212625.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212601.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212601.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212532.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212532.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 22, 2015, 07:47:04 PM
Here are a few more from Mark Dalrymple:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212926.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212926.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212714.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212714.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 22, 2015, 07:52:21 PM
And here are a couple captured by John Sullivan:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212650.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212650.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212954.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-211115212954.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 22, 2015, 08:08:26 PM
The Northfield River Pile Driver:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115195935.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115200601.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115200712.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115200802.jpeg)




Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 22, 2015, 08:12:30 PM
Northfield River Pile Driver Set 2:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115200924.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 22, 2015, 08:12:50 PM
The Northfield River Pile Driver from John Sullivan:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115195959.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115195959.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115195901.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115195901.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115201015.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115201015.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115201106.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115201106.jpeg)


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Janbouli on November 23, 2015, 03:34:17 AM
The bridge is magnificent.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on November 23, 2015, 09:57:51 AM
I recently came across several F&SM pictures. They were all taken in November of 1987.  Bob Bourdreau took the photos. The story I have of the pictures is that my friend, Dick DeWitt (now deceased) purchased these off Ebay in 1988.

This was long before any forums and George Sellios stopped photo taking on the F&SM due to the fact he heard people were selling the photos of the F&SM.

These pictures came to me when Dick passed in 2009.

The pictures sure show a different look to the F&SM we see today. Here are the first two of about 30 I have from 1987.

John gave me permission to post these on his thread.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-231115094715.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-231115094750.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 23, 2015, 12:28:16 PM
Tom


Thanks for posting - great pictures! I hope you will share all the pictures you can, as time permits.  I love seeing the "in process" pictures along side the recent pictures of the F&SM.


I appreciate you asking permission - but I want to make sure that all feel welcome to post pictures of the F&SM on this thread.  Thanks again,


John



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on November 23, 2015, 04:43:41 PM
Tom


Thanks for posting - great pictures! I hope you will share all the pictures you can, as time permits.  I love seeing the "in process" pictures along side the recent pictures of the F&SM.


I appreciate you asking permission - but I want to make sure that all feel welcome to post pictures of the F&SM on this thread.  Thanks again,


John


John,

You are welcome. I'll have a few more later this evening.

Tom ;D



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on November 23, 2015, 05:36:04 PM
Here are four early structures George is getting ready for the F&SM.

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(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-231115165141.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on November 23, 2015, 05:48:34 PM
This is a very interesting photo of the early years of the F&SM. These two pictures were taken in July of 1986 and the note written in blue states,


The mainline on the 4' X 8' section (both sides) will be relaid with double track and industries will replace the yard structures.

I can only guess as to what the rest of the note says in part.

 Layout will continue further and will feature many more structures, mountains, trees, Filmore Yard and a high trestle.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-231115165156.jpeg)

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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on November 23, 2015, 06:12:57 PM
The next two were also taken in July of 1986.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-231115181232.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-231115175731.jpeg)

That's all for now.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Janbouli on November 23, 2015, 06:57:39 PM
I recently came across several F&SM pictures. They were all taken in November of 1987.  Bob Bourdreau took the photos. The story I have of the pictures is that my friend, Dick DeWitt (now deceased) purchased these off Ebay in 1988.

This was long before any forums and George Sellios stopped photo taking on the F&SM due to the fact he heard people were selling the photos of the F&SM.

These pictures came to me when Dick passed in 2009.

The pictures sure show a different look to the F&SM we see today. Here are the first two of about 30 I have from 1987.

John gave me permission to post these on his thread.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-231115094715.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-231115094715.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-231115094750.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-231115094750.jpeg)

Thank you Tom , was the bridge a kit , and who from if so?


Notes added 12/11/15 after a phone conversation with George Sellios.  This Bridge was built from an article that appeared in the September 1953 Model Railroader.  George used Central Valley parts for the bridge iron work and the weights and other details are from his own castings.


Who has the September 1953 MR and would be willing to scan and post the article?
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 23, 2015, 07:30:08 PM



So I found one of the limits to the internet (at least on this form) when I went to update the index for this thread tonight.  I will try to update the index and use a format that will use less characters.  Update to follow.






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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 23, 2015, 07:31:42 PM
Tom


Thanks again for you posts - even a picture of the original 4x8. I had heard about it but never seen a overall picture.  Great history - looking forward to your future posts.



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 23, 2015, 07:32:43 PM
Jan


I have added your question about the origins of the Northfield River Bridge to my list for George.



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 23, 2015, 10:20:48 PM


Updated and improved index 11/23/15.



                       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 North 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   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   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





                                                       
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 23, 2015, 10:30:26 PM
The next structure on our tour is the Northfield River Boat House.  This structure was covered earlier but I decided to include it here again with some new pictures and to complete this area of the layout in one place in the thread.


Here is a new picture of the boathouse from Mark Dalrymple.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115202819.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 23, 2015, 10:31:56 PM
A few more of the boathouse:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115202854.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115202921.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115202946.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115203015.jpeg)











Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 23, 2015, 10:33:33 PM
The areal shot with arms extended over the layout.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115203057.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115203057.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115203131.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115203131.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115203302.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115203359.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115203452.jpeg)






Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 23, 2015, 10:34:55 PM
And from the front of the layout.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115203201.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-221115203222.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on November 23, 2015, 11:01:51 PM
Great stuff John and Tom!

Tom - those earlier photos are very interesting.

John - the boathouse is a favourite of mine.  Fantastic work you are doing!

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 23, 2015, 11:03:59 PM
Great stuff John and Tom!

Tom - those earlier photos are very interesting.

John - the boathouse is a favourite of mine.  Fantastic work you are doing!

Cheers, Mark.


Mark


Thanks - and your pictures are making a great contribution to the thread. Thanks again!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: TheUkranian on November 24, 2015, 08:42:56 AM
Is that castle like structure from the old photos still on the layout?

Vilius
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 25, 2015, 09:39:23 AM
Is that castle like structure from the old photos still on the layout?

Vilius


Vilnius


I'm not sure which structure you are referencing but since Tom's timing on posting these pictures is perfect (since we are just getting into this area with our tour of the F&SM) I will make note of the structures that are still from the original 1986 version of the F&SM.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: TheUkranian on November 25, 2015, 09:46:22 AM
Here are four early structures George is getting ready for the F&SM.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-231115165122.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-231115165141.jpeg)

John,

I had in mind one in the front in the first picture and on the right in the second.

Vilius
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 25, 2015, 12:57:15 PM
Vilius   


Thanks for the clarification - I see some very familiar castings but I can't place this structure on the layout.  I will be looking for it. Can anyone else help?
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on November 25, 2015, 01:19:26 PM
I don't think its there anymore.  It used to live between the ' Catherine Ann's baked beans' and 'Charles Cooper and Co.' buildings in Dovertown.  In the book it is smack bang in the middle of the large picture on pages 62 and 63.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 25, 2015, 03:13:17 PM
I don't think its there anymore.  It used to live between the ' Catherine Ann's baked beans' and 'Charles Cooper and Co.' buildings in Dovertown.  In the book it is smack bang in the middle of the large picture on pages 62 and 63.

Cheers, Mark.


Mark


Thanks - it sure is and I don't remember seeing it in another location. Another question for George. George has sure made a lot of changes in this area over the years.





Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 29, 2015, 08:58:16 PM
As we cross the Northfield River the first structures we come to are the Wolcott Meat Company.  This is one of George's FSM kits called Butcher's Way his Jewel Series kit number 11.



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115202158.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115202158.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 29, 2015, 09:12:34 PM
First a few picture of the complete complex:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115202449.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115202623.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115202647.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 29, 2015, 09:19:09 PM
Here are a few photographs of Walcott's from John Sullivan.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115202830.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115202830.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115202807.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115202807.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115202549.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115202549.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115202722.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115202722.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115202745.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115202745.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115203018.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115203018.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115202954.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115202954.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115203046.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115203046.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115203108.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115203108.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115203135.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115203135.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115203200.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115203200.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115203231.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115203231.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115203324.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115203324.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115205012.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115205012.jpeg)














Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 29, 2015, 09:19:58 PM
A few more (set 2):



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115202855.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115202855.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115203301.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115203301.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115204920.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115204920.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115204947.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115204947.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115205038.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115205038.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 29, 2015, 09:28:14 PM
A few more of Wolcott's:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115205100.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115205224.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115205441.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115205419.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115205331.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-291115205307.jpeg)





Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on November 30, 2015, 09:17:10 AM
I was comparing some of the photos from 1987 to the present day photos John has been listing. The change over the years George has made is often quite drastic.

On page one of this thread John shows the bridge structure George scratch built from an article in the NG and SL Gazette. In the photos of 1987 you can see the tall building immediately behind the harbor wall are no longer there.

The change was for the better as you can see.

http://modelersforum.com/index.php?topic=742.0

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-301115090837.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-301115090837.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-301115090856.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-301115090856.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-301115090943.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-301115090943.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 30, 2015, 03:25:07 PM
Tom


Thanks for posting these pictures - it is great to capture the history.  My understanding is that all the very tall buildings in Manchester were originally to provide a site block but then George opted for a more depth to the scene and removed them.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on November 30, 2015, 05:11:47 PM
Tom


Thanks for posting these pictures - it is great to capture the history.  My understanding is that all the very tall buildings in Manchester were originally to provide a site block but then George opted for a more depth to the scene and removed them.


John,

I remember on one of the Allen Keller tapes George mentioned the tall structures were a view block. I do like the smaller ones better. It seems to give the F&SM even more character if that's possible.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 01, 2015, 07:31:28 PM
Tom


Thanks for posting these pictures - it is great to capture the history.  My understanding is that all the very tall buildings in Manchester were originally to provide a site block but then George opted for a more depth to the scene and removed them.


John,

I remember on one of the Allen Keller tapes George mentioned the tall structures were a view block. I do like the smaller ones better. It seems to give the F&SM even more character if that's possible.

Tom ;D


Tom


I agree, I really like the big view that you get as you walk around the corner into the main room.



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 01, 2015, 07:36:33 PM
We left off our tour with the Woollcott meat Company.  As we move along the edge of the layout the next scene is this construction site.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-011215182811.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-011215182836.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 01, 2015, 07:37:29 PM
Here are a couple photographs of this construction site from John Sullivan.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-011215182857.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-011215182746.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 01, 2015, 07:44:18 PM
And right next to the construction site is the White Rose Baking Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-011215183020.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-011215183049.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-011215183139.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 01, 2015, 07:44:44 PM
Here are the photographs John Sullivan took of the White Rose Backing Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-011215182929.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-011215182929.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-011215182955.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-011215182955.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-011215183115.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-011215183115.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-011215183204.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-011215183204.jpeg)






Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 01, 2015, 07:45:46 PM
Accross the mainline we have this water tower and trackside shed.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-011215183307.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-011215183332.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ak-milw on December 01, 2015, 09:24:03 PM
I just can't get enough of this thread.



 8)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Cuse on December 02, 2015, 07:19:50 AM
Me too, and I hate to dilute the awesomeness with my comments, but...I "use" this thread almost like a meditative study. I'll just examine a particular, random pic for minutes at a time, going over every pixel looking for little touches I've not noticed before. George never disappoints - every photo is a lesson, again and again. It's the most distinctive modeling ever. You can see a pic and immediately know it's the F&SM. There are many, many fantastic modelers but you can spot the F&SM a mile away.


Thanks to the Curator!  :)


John
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on December 02, 2015, 08:33:03 AM
Love these pictures. I have a few 1987 pictures of the area I'll try to get up later this afternoon or tomorrow.

Tom
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 02, 2015, 09:45:37 AM
Andy, John, and Tom


I'm glad your enjoying the thread.  I'm enjoying putting the pictures together and learning from every one of them. I completely understand your comments John. I think George has put 100's of first class - contest winning - dioramas together into a movie called the Franklin & South Manchester.  Oh and look back at the pictures Tom has been posting and imagine what has ended up on the cutting room floor. I'm looking forward to a return visit this spring.  I hope to fill in some of the holes in the pictures in this thread.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on December 03, 2015, 02:07:25 PM
John's recent photos of the area just to the right of the bridge show where George placed his Wolcott's Meats Company. Long before Wolcott's was on the planning table, the photo below shows what that area looked like back in November 1987.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-031215134553.jpeg)


The abandoned signal tower has since been moved to the right. The structure to the left of the tower is no longer in that location. In the bottom of the photo you can see the little shack.The little shack area is where Wolcott's Meat Co. is now located.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on December 03, 2015, 02:16:17 PM
The photo below shows that same area from the bridge to White Rose Baking Co.. The tall building behind White Rose Baking is no longer there. The J. M. Brunswick building is still in that location. J. M. Brunswick is the brick building between the tall building and across the tracks from  the back side of White Rose Baking.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-031215134709.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on December 03, 2015, 02:22:00 PM
Here is a better view of the same area around White Rose Baking. If you look closely you can see that George has yet to have the workers dig up the ground directly behind White Rose Baking. Behind the tree appears to be a stake body truck and no sign of the yellow backhoe.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-031215134616.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on December 03, 2015, 02:26:27 PM
Here is a close up photo of the small two story structure. I think the owners of Wolcott's Meat Co. purchased the structure and had it removed for their stock pen area. ;D ;D  Again, these few photos were taken in November of 1987.




(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-031215134849.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on December 03, 2015, 02:30:57 PM
Here is the 1987 view of White Rose Baking, the elevated station and the gas station. Notice the front roof area of White Rose has yet to receive the SILVER CUP BREAD sign by Bar Mills.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-031215134731.jpeg)




Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 03, 2015, 05:15:55 PM
Tom


Thanks again for all the great historical F&SM pictures - great stuff! Is it just me or does 1987 seem like it was just a few years ago.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on December 03, 2015, 05:37:47 PM
Tom


Thanks again for all the great historical F&SM pictures - great stuff! Is it just me or does 1987 seem like it was just a few years ago.


John,

You are welcome. It has been fun comparing the old to the new. Oh yes, I was thinking November 1987 was just last week. I wish it were 1987.

Tom ;D


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 06, 2015, 07:33:59 PM
Tom


Thanks again for all the great historical F&SM pictures - great stuff! Is it just me or does 1987 seem like it was just a few years ago.


John,

You are welcome. It has been fun comparing the old to the new. Oh yes, I was thinking November 1987 was just last week. I wish it were 1987.

Tom ;D





Tom


Turning the clock back to 1987 had some appeal, until I realized that I would have to work another 28 years before retirement.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 06, 2015, 07:39:31 PM
If you look in the background of the pictures from the last page of this thread you will see this boarded up yard tower.  It is also in the pictures from 1987.  John Sullivan captured this picture of the tower.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-061215193738.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on December 07, 2015, 10:35:11 AM
Tom


Thanks again for all the great historical F&SM pictures - great stuff! Is it just me or does 1987 seem like it was just a few years ago.


John,

You are welcome. It has been fun comparing the old to the new. Oh yes, I was thinking November 1987 was just last week. I wish it were 1987.

Tom ;D





Tom


Turning the clock back to 1987 had some appeal, until I realized that I would have to work another 28 years before retirement.


John,



That may be true but when I had 20+ years to go prior to retirement, I was having fun and didn't hurt everywhere. I'd like to go back with my current knowledge and I certainly would spend more time working on the layout.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on December 07, 2015, 10:59:48 AM
Does anybody know if the Brasco Brass Polish Co. is still on the F&SM? I've looked but maybe I've just missed it.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-071215104609.jpeg)


The side and back walls are from the Magnuson kit, The Grain Exchange.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on December 07, 2015, 11:02:18 AM
Never mind, I found it on page 44. Thanks to John's building list.

The smaller white structure is no long at it's side.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 07, 2015, 11:41:28 AM
Never mind, I found it on page 44. Thanks to John's building list.

The smaller white structure is no long at it's side.

Tom ;D


I'm glad the list is working! Now if I would just keep going back and get it up-to-date.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 11, 2015, 08:53:56 PM
Yesterday, I had a long phone conversation with George.  I think I got answers to all the latest questions.  I will be posting answers over the next few days - as requested I will post a short note about the changes being made and the page number of where to find them.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 11, 2015, 09:02:41 PM
I recently came across several F&SM pictures. They were all taken in November of 1987.  Bob Bourdreau took the photos. The story I have of the pictures is that my friend, Dick DeWitt (now deceased) purchased these off Ebay in 1988.

This was long before any forums and George Sellios stopped photo taking on the F&SM due to the fact he heard people were selling the photos of the F&SM.

These pictures came to me when Dick passed in 2009.

The pictures sure show a different look to the F&SM we see today. Here are the first two of about 30 I have from 1987.

John gave me permission to post these on his thread.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-231115094715.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-231115094715.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-231115094750.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-231115094750.jpeg)

Thank you Tom , was the bridge a kit , and who from if so?


Notes added 12/11/15 after a phone conversation with George Sellios.  This Bridge was built from an article that appeared in the September 1953 Model Railroader.  George used Central Valley parts for the bridge iron work and the weights and other details are from his own castings.


Who has the September 1953 MR and would be willing to scan and post the article?





Here is what George could remember about this bridge build.  This Bridge was built from an article that appeared in the September 1953 Model Railroader.  George used Central Valley parts for the bridge iron work and the weights and other details are from his own castings.


Who has the September 1953 MR and would be willing to scan and post the article?
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 11, 2015, 09:14:55 PM
For those that are looking forward to visiting the F&SM at the EXPO - I talked to George Sellios yesterday and he's working on the railroad again!  For those that have visited before - the long curtain that greeted you at the top of the stairs and you followed it through the hall way until you turned the corner and there was Franklin. Well George tells me it's gone.  Replaced with new section of the layout. George told me to let everyone know that he is working hard to finish this area for our visit in March! 


One more comment for John - we call him CUSE - I think your going to like what George is doing in this area.  Just sayin!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 11, 2015, 09:25:51 PM
Added note and name to Stones Welding Company on page 47.

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 11, 2015, 09:43:27 PM
Added name and notes to the Dave Newcomb Building page 43.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 11, 2015, 09:49:34 PM

Updated  index 12/11/15.

                       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
51   Northfield River Signal Tower (abandoned)





                                                       
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on December 12, 2015, 07:46:11 AM
It appears I need to schedule an EXPO visit around the Boston area and not Lancaster and Scranton.

Sellios and F&SM, Marshall Sommers and Rhode Haven, etc. vs. Scranton and Steam Town, Lancaster and Strasburg!

I need to get my EXPO priorities straight.


Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: tom.boyd.125 on December 13, 2015, 01:46:03 AM
  Here is a photo taken several years ago when attending the annual Springfield Train Show. This photo shows the working O gauge model that was featured on pages 22 and 23 in the September 1953 article in Model Railroader ,  called Great Railroad Models # 5........Lift Bridge. That MR article has 2 Black and White photos by Linn Wescott, one in the lowered position and one raised up.
  The original model builders name was Al Schelbach and he scratch built his model in O scale . Al's was a working model was made from brass sheet.   He used plans of the New Haven 's double track bridge that spans the Housatonic river at Davon, Conn. Rivets were done with escutcheon pins . That info is mentioned in the MR article.
 The working O scale model was installed on the club layout of the New Haven Society of Model Engineers in 1953 per the MR article. You can also see that club mentioned in the banner in this photo with the original builders name on a plaque.
 That MR article inspired George Sellios to build his beautiful HO scale model.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 13, 2015, 07:58:59 AM
  Here is a photo taken several years ago when attending the annual Springfield Train Show. This photo shows the working O gauge model that was featured on pages 22 and 23 in the September 1953 article in Model Railroader ,  called Great Railroad Models # 5........Lift Bridge. That MR article has 2 Black and White photos by Linn Wescott, one in the lowered position and one raised up.
  The original model builders name was Al Schelbach and he scratch built his model in O scale . Al's was a working model was made from brass sheet.   He used plans of the New Haven 's double track bridge that spans the Housatonic river at Davon, Conn. Rivets were done with escutcheon pins . That info is mentioned in the MR article.
 The working O scale model was installed on the club layout of the New Haven Society of Model Engineers in 1953 per the MR article. You can also see that club mentioned in the banner in this photo with the original builders name on a plaque.
 That MR article inspired George Sellios to build his beautiful HO scale model.


Tom


Thanks for following up on this and sharing it with us.  George told me that the original model was O gauge. In George's words , "I saw the article and just had to build it some day".  As we can see from the pictures - George had that project in his files for many years before he built it. 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 13, 2015, 08:06:25 PM
Let's start tonight by zooming back out on this area to gain perspective. 


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-131215092948.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 13, 2015, 08:15:43 PM
Between the abandoned signal tower and the construction site we have Bailey's Produce Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-131215093043.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-131215093106.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-131215093131.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 13, 2015, 08:16:16 PM
Here is a close-up of Bailey's taken by Mark Dalrymple.




(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-131215093203.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 13, 2015, 08:17:29 PM
And here is another taken by John Sullivan.




(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-131215093239.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 13, 2015, 08:21:59 PM
And here are a few more of Bailey's Produce that I took from a slightly different angle.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-131215093326.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-131215093355.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-131215093422.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-131215093453.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-131215093519.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-131215093541.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: martin.ojaste on December 13, 2015, 09:57:22 PM
John, all these images are overwhelming to my aged brain. I could spend the rest of my life looking at these.


Just add to you dedicated work, it would be nice if to have the structure's location on the layout map.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 16, 2015, 08:02:44 PM
John, all these images are overwhelming to my aged brain. I could spend the rest of my life looking at these.


Just add to you dedicated work, it would be nice if to have the structure's location on the layout map.


Martin


Thanks for the suggestion - I need to think about how I can do that.  First step will be getting a layout map that I have permission to post here.  I have a number of them from the magazines but they may have issues with me posting it here.  I will ask George if he knows of one that I can post.  Then, we will have to come up with a system to locate the structures on the map.  Probably it will be a location number on the map that is listed in the index.


I'll add this to the list!


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 16, 2015, 10:49:05 PM
As we move on down the main line past the White Rose Bakery we come to the South Manchester Depot. 


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-161215224724.jpeg)


We featured this structure early on in this thread so I will repeat those posts here for completeness.

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 16, 2015, 10:51:15 PM
Here are a few overview photographs of the South Manchester Depot:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914165706.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914165706.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914170042.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914170042.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914165929.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914165929.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914165837.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914165837.jpeg)


Reposted from Page 3
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 16, 2015, 10:52:24 PM
A picture of the interior:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914165746.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914165746.jpeg)


Reposted from page 3
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 16, 2015, 10:53:27 PM
A few closeup photographs.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914171144.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914171144.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914171111.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914171111.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914171011.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914171011.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914170909.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230914170909.jpeg)


Reposted from page 3
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 16, 2015, 11:04:57 PM
Here is a shot of the depot taken by John Sullivan.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-161215230435.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 16, 2015, 11:06:29 PM
We reached picture number 1100 in this thread tonight.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 17, 2015, 09:34:23 PM
In front of the South Manchester Depot we have this white gas station - It doesn't seem to have a name so I will call it the Champion garage for the large sign on the front.  What great detail.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-171215212450.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-171215212520.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-171215212541.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-171215212631.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 17, 2015, 09:36:18 PM
One more of the Champion Garage:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-171215212655.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 17, 2015, 09:37:53 PM
And here are a few more from John Sullivan.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-171215212716.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-171215212807.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-171215212829.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-171215212851.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 17, 2015, 09:47:19 PM
Next door to the garage is Honey Bee's:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-171215214245.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-171215214220.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-171215214314.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 17, 2015, 09:50:23 PM
Here is a close-up inside the shed taken by John Sullivan.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-171215214820.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Zephyrus52246 on December 17, 2015, 09:57:18 PM
The little gas station is one of my favorite structures on the F&SM.  Thanks for the pics!


Jeff
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Janbouli on December 18, 2015, 03:32:04 AM
How many of the structures on George's layout have been built by himself? The amount of detail on his layout is so incredible , it would take me 5 lifetimes to achieve that.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Donato on December 18, 2015, 01:39:03 PM
How many of the structures on George's layout have been built by himself? The amount of detail on his layout is so incredible , it would take me 5 lifetimes to achieve that.
....and that if you started those lifetimes at six years old!!!!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 18, 2015, 05:44:06 PM
The little gas station is one of my favorite structures on the F&SM.  Thanks for the pics!


Jeff


Jeff


Thanks for stopping by the thread - it is one of mine too - I think it's all the details.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 18, 2015, 05:45:33 PM
How many of the structures on George's layout have been built by himself? The amount of detail on his layout is so incredible , it would take me 5 lifetimes to achieve that.


Jan


My understanding is that most of the structures on the layout were built by George.  Only a few modelers have had the honor of having one of their structures displayed on the F&SM.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 18, 2015, 05:46:45 PM
How many of the structures on George's layout have been built by himself? The amount of detail on his layout is so incredible , it would take me 5 lifetimes to achieve that.
....and that if you started those lifetimes at six years old!!!!


I know it's hard to believe George has built all of this - I would love to watch him work.  He has got to be very fast.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on December 19, 2015, 12:01:26 AM
In his book George talks about 5 small structures that he didn't build.  Perhaps its 6 or 7 now but the rest...  I did sit next to a chap at the 2015 expo who had built many vehicles for the F&SM (Scott Baroody).  I'm sure George has had help in other areas as well but there is no doubt that the amount he has accomplished is nothing short of staggering.  I can procrastinate for longer than it takes George to build an entire town!

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: fbernard65 on December 19, 2015, 08:00:12 AM
Mark,

I have built some of the items on the layout.  I built one of the pile drivers that George has on the layout.  I also built many of the telegraph poles, and a bunch of Tichy freight cars.

Frank
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 19, 2015, 09:49:06 PM
Mark,

I have built some of the items on the layout.  I built one of the pile drivers that George has on the layout.  I also built many of the telegraph poles, and a bunch of Tichy freight cars.

Frank


Frank


Thanks for stopping by the thread and for the input.  George mentioned the pile driver - which one did you build and I will add a note to the post?
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 19, 2015, 10:30:56 PM
Directly behind the South Manchester Depot we have the American Tool & Die Company.




(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222052.jpeg)




(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222024.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 19, 2015, 10:38:03 PM
And to the right of The American Tool & Die Building we have the Ramm & Chelling Building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222405.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222428.jpeg)



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222323.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222345.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222448.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 19, 2015, 10:38:44 PM
Here is a few pictures of Ramm & Chelling from John Sullivan.




(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222153.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222153.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222212.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222212.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222235.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222235.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222301.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222301.jpeg)


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 19, 2015, 10:42:05 PM
Directly in front of these two tall structures we have the Railway Express Agency building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222525.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222546.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222609.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222713.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 19, 2015, 10:42:53 PM



Here are a couple more of the Railway Express Agency from  John Sullivan.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222653.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222653.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222631.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222631.jpeg)


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 19, 2015, 10:45:58 PM
At the edge of the layout in front of these large buildings George has this roadway and cemetery scene.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222745.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-191215222804.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on December 26, 2015, 11:06:40 AM
John showed a picture of the overall layout a few post back. Here is one of the downtown area taken in July of 1986.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-201215141600.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on December 26, 2015, 11:08:00 AM
Here is the REA building from 1986.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-201215141426.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on December 26, 2015, 11:08:24 AM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-201215141357.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on December 26, 2015, 11:10:43 AM
Here is a July 1986 picture of the road leading down to the road underpass and the cemetery.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-201215141522.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on December 26, 2015, 06:18:52 PM
Tom


Thanks for a Great Christmas present - more historic F&SM pictures. I love seeing where George has taken the layout over the years.  Thanks again for sharing these.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: tct855 on January 02, 2016, 02:19:25 PM
George & I thought here's a couple old rare shots of Marthaville located at the rear of the layout next to Dovertown as seen through a tiny hole in the backdrop.  Enjoy!  Thanx Thom... Hey BTW how do I post pics side by side with written captions next to them.  I'm definitely a bit sloooow.

,

,(http://)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 03, 2016, 11:26:46 PM
Thom


Thanks for sharing these great pictures.  Here is the web address for more of Thom's pictures.


http://thomscustomtrains.com/fsm-showcase.html



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 03, 2016, 11:30:04 PM
George & I thought here's a couple old rare shots of Marthaville located at the rear of the layout next to Dovertown as seen through a tiny hole in the backdrop.  Enjoy!  Thanx Thom... Hey BTW how do I post pics side by side with written captions next to them.  I'm definitely a bit sloooow.

,

, (http://)




Thom btw I will get in touch with you when I get back to my computer next week and show you how to use the gallery to post big pictures with captions. Thanks again for sharing your pictures here.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: tct855 on January 04, 2016, 06:46:31 PM
John,  Thanks for the tutelage, I could use all the help I can get.  Thom...
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 15, 2016, 02:21:09 PM
Just a quick post to let you know I haven't forgot about this thread - I'm in the process of preparing the next batch of pictures.  I also have good news,  I had a long talk with George this week and we have set a date for me to go back and take more photographs.


I'm really looking forward to spending some more time with George.  I will be filling in some of the holes in this thread and taking better photographs of the structures we have already covered.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: halrey on January 15, 2016, 09:23:42 PM
John, I ran into George today at the bank, and mentioned that I would be dropping off a backdrop for you to use.

He is looking forward to you and the Expo visitors!!!
George has made many layout changes since the last Expo.


Hal
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 15, 2016, 09:31:35 PM
John, I ran into George today at the bank, and mentioned that I would be dropping off a backdrop for you to use.

He is looking forward to you and the Expo visitors!!!
George has made many layout changes since the last Expo.


Hal


Hal


Thanks for the update - I will make good use of the backdrop. I'm really looking forward to the visit.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 17, 2016, 09:01:02 PM
Tonight we are moving along on our journey around the F&SM.  The next stop is R. J. Scoots Coal Dealership.  George told me in our last phone conversation that this structure was named after one of his cats.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201215200526.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201215200526.jpeg)


John Sullivan Photograph.



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 17, 2016, 09:05:39 PM
Here are a few overview photographs of this area from John Sullivan.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201215200618.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201215200956.jpeg)


We have a number of structures is this area to focus in on.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 17, 2016, 09:06:28 PM
Here are a couple more of R. J. Scoots from John Sullivan.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201215201019.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201215201108.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 17, 2016, 09:09:46 PM
Here is a side view of the structures in this area.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201215201226.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 17, 2016, 09:10:33 PM
If you look back at the pictures that Tom posted of this area in 1986 you can see that there has been many changes over the years.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 17, 2016, 09:37:53 PM
Oh - and when we get some new pictures of this area this spring there will be even more changes - guess where George planted his latest kit.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 17, 2016, 09:41:28 PM
From this from front view of the area we can see Skinners Row - one of Georges sell out kits.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201215201245.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201215200929.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201215200907.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 17, 2016, 09:48:44 PM
To the left of Skinner's Row we have The Gospel Mission Hall.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-170116202110.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-170116202110.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-170116202031.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 17, 2016, 09:51:08 PM
Next to The Gospel Mission Hall is C. Neil's Fruits and Vegetables.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-170116202144.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-170116202144.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 30, 2016, 08:52:34 PM
The next stop on our journey is Hook, Line And Sinker Seafood Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300116204413.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300116204449.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300116204715.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300116204757.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 30, 2016, 08:52:48 PM
Here is the view from the side.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-170116214617.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-170116214617.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 30, 2016, 08:53:13 PM
Here are a few shots of Hook, Line, and Sinker Seafood Company from John Sullivan.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230116213402.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230116213402.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230116213443.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230116213443.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230116213535.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230116213535.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: dougkast on January 31, 2016, 08:15:53 AM
https://youtu.be/T4CX9dBZPcU
Video Date 1/29/2016
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on January 31, 2016, 08:48:55 AM
Doug,

Thanks for adding the video to this thread.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 31, 2016, 08:54:40 AM
Doug


Thanks for adding the video it really helps with visualizing how each structure fits into the overall scene. Great stuff - I hope there will be more!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: dougkast on January 31, 2016, 09:09:08 AM
I took about 80 Videos on Friday at George's open house with my iPhone 6 and a ALS mCamlite stabilizer mount with video lens and mic. I'm posting them to my YouTube Channel "Doug Kastanotis". Look up my channel and subscribe to it. I think you'll get notifications when I upload new ones? To see only FSM Videos click on the "Playlist" tab then select Fine Scale Miniatures. I just posted another one, Elijah Roth and Sons. Added some music and a titles to this one, trying to learn how to use the iMovie APP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiNMe2yfT1k
Video Date 1/29/2106
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: fbernard65 on January 31, 2016, 11:13:07 AM
Doug,

Thanks.  Subscribed!! :)

Frank
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 03, 2016, 09:45:33 PM
Before we move on here is a great picture of HookLine & Sinker Seafood taken by Mark Dalrymple.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-030216214137.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on February 04, 2016, 07:31:51 AM
Unknown photographer, came off Ebay years ago.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-040216073044.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 05, 2016, 08:06:12 PM
As we pass the HookLine & Sinker Seafood Company we come to this bay with a coal barge and a tug ready for duty.  John Sullivan captured this photograph of the area.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050216193531.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 05, 2016, 08:08:19 PM
Next, we come to my favorite draw bridge. Since we covered this structure early in the thread I will repost my pictures of the South Manchester Lift Bridge here for completeness and then post some new photographs from Mark Dalrymple and John Sullivan.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 05, 2016, 08:09:35 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

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914194555.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914194555.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914194640.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914194640.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300714100739.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-300714100739.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 05, 2016, 08:10:04 PM
The straight on view facing North.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914201940.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914201940.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914201940.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914201940.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914201851.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914201851.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202110.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202110.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 05, 2016, 08:10:37 PM
At an angle.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202344.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202344.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202459.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202459.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202803.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202803.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202957.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202957.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914203240.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914203240.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914203320.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914203320.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 05, 2016, 08:11:48 PM
The side view.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202237.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202237.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202838.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202838.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202914.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202914.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 05, 2016, 08:12:25 PM
The view from Jimmy's quad chopper.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914203154.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914203154.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 05, 2016, 08:13:10 PM
Overview of the area.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202734.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202734.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 05, 2016, 08:13:44 PM
The lower shed.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914201817.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914201817.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202425.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914202425.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914203100.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914203100.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914203355.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-110914203355.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 05, 2016, 08:29:04 PM
The South Manchester Lift Bridge - Mark Dalrymple - Set 1


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050216202401.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050216202337.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050216202216.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050216202151.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 05, 2016, 08:31:26 PM
The South Manchester Lift Bridge - Mark Dalrymple - Set 2.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050216202040.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050216202008.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050216201941.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050216201912.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 05, 2016, 08:31:48 PM
The South Manchester Lift Bridge - John Sullivan - Set 1.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050216202310.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050216202310.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050216202129.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050216202129.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050216202104.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050216202104.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 05, 2016, 09:07:18 PM
South Manchester Lift Bridge - John Sullivan - Set 2.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050216210451.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050216210429.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050216210358.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 05, 2016, 09:08:29 PM
Tonight we will pass the 1200 F&SM picture mark in this thread.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: dougkast on February 07, 2016, 07:24:08 AM
https://youtu.be/hRmbkgdh-hY
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 07, 2016, 06:01:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRmbkgdh-hY


Doug


Thanks again for adding the videos - they really help show the overall scene.



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 07, 2016, 07:49:05 PM
I'm multi-tasking tonight.  Watching the Super Bowl and posting pictures of the F&SM.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 07, 2016, 07:53:00 PM
As we cross the South Manchester Lift Bridge we come to Holigan's Alley another FSM kit.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216203437.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216203253.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216202459.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216202423.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 07, 2016, 08:43:17 PM
A few photographs of Houligan's from John Sullivan.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216203108.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216202355.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216202302.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-050216210451.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 07, 2016, 09:01:55 PM
John Sullivan photographed the water front area in the foreground of this area.  Set 1:


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216205449.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216205639.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216205324.jpeg)







Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 07, 2016, 09:03:39 PM
John Sullivan photographed the water front area in the foreground of this area.  Set 2:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216205248.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216205248.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216205203.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216205203.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216205124.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216205124.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216205056.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216205056.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216205022.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216205022.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 07, 2016, 09:08:58 PM
Next - a few of the background buildings in this area.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 07, 2016, 09:12:29 PM
J. M. Dunnels Tin & Sheet Iron Worker captured by Mark Dalrymple.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216210958.jpeg)




Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 07, 2016, 09:49:54 PM
Brakies Garage




(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216214830.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216214830.jpeg)

 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 07, 2016, 09:53:21 PM
DeDebonis Meats & Groceries.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216215228.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216215228.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216220215.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 07, 2016, 09:53:38 PM
Palace Billards.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216215228.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216215228.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216220215.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 07, 2016, 09:56:54 PM
Kaplan Cold Storage and Warehouse.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216215555.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-070216215555.jpeg)


The other side of the building.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 07, 2016, 10:27:53 PM
At this point it's time to revise the South Manchester Bus Station.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 07, 2016, 10:28:45 PM
Well a week has pasted so it's time for another structure.  Last week George mentioned that the Franklin & South Manchester RR Train & Bus Station was one of his favorites so it becomes this weeks structure of the week.

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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 07, 2016, 10:29:45 PM
Here are a few pictures from different angles.



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(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014130546.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014130546.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 07, 2016, 10:30:30 PM
A couple more:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014132549.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014132549.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014132409.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014132409.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 07, 2016, 10:31:21 PM
And finally a couple pictures that I ran through Photoshop to reveal the details George has hidden in the shadows. I hope someone can post a better picture of the interior detail.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014130343.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014130343.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014130235.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-201014130235.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 07, 2016, 10:47:17 PM
Here is a photograph of the South Manchester Bus Station from John Sullivan.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: rpdylan on February 08, 2016, 04:57:26 AM
What material is the stone station made of?

Bob C
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on February 08, 2016, 01:24:10 PM
If I remember correctly, Bob - it is plaster.  George poured an area the same thickness as the height of the block and cut into strips the same width as the block.  He then snapped these lengths into smaller pieces.  These 'snap' lines become the front surface of the block/ stone.  Of course, with so many scratch-built stone structures George made masters of this stone work and cast wall sections - so not sure if this particular structure is castings or stone by stone.  Pretty sure its castings - but you have to look really close to see the repetitive pattern of the joins.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 08, 2016, 06:13:04 PM
Bob and Mark


Most of the stone structures on the FSM are made with the metal castings from George's kits. Sometimes, if you look close, you can see which kit they came from. I currently building Chippy Hollow and I can see those castings in a number of buildings on the F&SM.  I will ask George about the Bus Station - it may be plaster.  This is one of the first structures on the layout and may be one of the prototypes for his kit castings.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: rpdylan on February 08, 2016, 08:49:56 PM
Plaster or metal, that structure must be heavy! Thanks for the info. I've been thinking of trying to cast some walls, but use resin

Bob C
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 08, 2016, 08:58:22 PM
Plaster or metal, that structure must be heavy! Thanks for the info. I've been thinking of trying to cast some walls, but use resin

Bob C


Bob


If you take a look at the Brambell's build on my S&S RR layout build thread, I used plaster, metal and resin walls all in the same build. Once you prime and weather them they look the same - it just depends on which material you like to work with.  I like plaster because it is easy to modify. Unless you are going to carry them around weight doesn't really matter. If you are building for a show or contest metal and resin are much more durable.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on February 08, 2016, 11:59:47 PM
John - I was really talking about how George made his stonework - the first time.  While visiting him last year I asked him.  It was a question I asked here several times, but it always seemed to get lost in translation - so to speak.  So when I had the opportunity...  As I said - it was the 'snap' of the plaster which gave that wonderful very realistic randomness of the surface of the face of the individual stones.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 09, 2016, 08:31:12 AM
John - I was really talking about how George made his stonework - the first time.  While visiting him last year I asked him.  It was a question I asked here several times, but it always seemed to get lost in translation - so to speak.  So when I had the opportunity...  As I said - it was the 'snap' of the plaster which gave that wonderful very realistic randomness of the surface of the face of the individual stones.

Cheers, Mark.


Okay sorry - I miss understood your answer -  it is fascinating to hear George tell the stories of creating his molds. 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 24, 2016, 09:46:40 PM
To the left of the Bus Station we have D. Rupp Inc.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216213341.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216213341.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216213457.jpeg)


Mark Dalrymple captured these photographs.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 24, 2016, 10:10:09 PM
To the right of the Bus Station we have a number of structures that were captured by this photograph from John Sullivan.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 24, 2016, 10:26:51 PM
The first structure to the right of the bus terminal is the Burrows & Busch Building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216222313.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216222313.jpeg)


John Sullivan Photograph.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 24, 2016, 11:01:32 PM
To the right we have The Grocery Co.


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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 24, 2016, 11:03:08 PM
And next to that we have Wertheimer Bros.




(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216225921.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216225921.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216210436.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 24, 2016, 11:12:15 PM
Moving to the right once again we have Israel Rubinstein Beer Wholesalers.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216231013.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216231013.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216210044.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216210044.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216210650.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on February 25, 2016, 09:23:13 AM
I'll back up a little and show some 1987 pictures of the Bus Terminal. This one across the trestle.

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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on February 25, 2016, 09:25:26 AM
Getting a little closer.

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(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250216090939.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on February 25, 2016, 09:27:33 AM
From another up close angle.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250216090759.jpeg)

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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on February 25, 2016, 09:28:37 AM
And down the street to the other side.

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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 25, 2016, 09:36:23 AM
Tom


Great pictures - I love seeing the changes George has made over the years.  It looks like he added some depth to the layout in this area - added on to the benchwork in what use to be aisle way.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on February 25, 2016, 03:41:54 PM
D. Rupp Inc. (Magnuson/ Scale Structures - if I remember correctly) is one of my favourites.  I bought the built-up version years ago, but it was one of the causalities of the Christchurch earthquake.  I recently bought the kit version.  All inspired by Georges creation - of course.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 25, 2016, 07:32:00 PM
At this point let's move out to the edge of the layout close to the aisle in this area.  First we have the Hotel Darby


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216215922.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216215922.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216215650.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216215650.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216220309.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216220309.jpeg)


These photographs are from John Sullivan.


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 25, 2016, 07:33:49 PM
We also have this track tower.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216215956.jpeg)


Photograph by John Sullivan
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 25, 2016, 07:45:03 PM
Next we have the Hiram Sibley & Co. Seeds.


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(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216220507.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216220507.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216220228.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216220228.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216215524.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240216215524.jpeg)


These photographs are from John Sullivan
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 25, 2016, 08:11:20 PM



I updated the index through page 60 tonight.



                       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
 



                                                       
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on February 26, 2016, 09:16:03 AM
Here is a view of Hiram Sibley's (Jefferies Stave) from 1987.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-260216091153.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-260216091153.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on February 26, 2016, 09:20:48 AM
And, a more recent photo. Notice the burned out shed is no longer in place?

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Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 27, 2016, 09:08:19 PM
I added pictures to the Israel Rubinstein Beer Wholesalers post on page 60.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 27, 2016, 09:09:17 PM
I added pictures to the Wertheimer Bros. post on page 60.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 27, 2016, 09:23:42 PM



In front of Israel Rubinstein Beer Wholesalers we have R. T. Dubois Cement.




(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216211305.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216211336.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216211411.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 27, 2016, 09:24:40 PM
John Sullivan captured these images of R. T. Dubois Cement.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216211551.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216211821.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 27, 2016, 09:37:06 PM
To the right of Israel Rubinstein Beer Wholesaler we have Clancy 'Hug' McCabe Inc.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216212725.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216212654.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 27, 2016, 09:45:50 PM
In front of Clancy 'Hug' McCabe Inc. we have E. F. Duffy Inc.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216211146.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216211054.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216211305.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 27, 2016, 09:59:13 PM
Moving to the right we have this structure XXXXXXXXX I need to get a name from George.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216215539.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 27, 2016, 10:01:18 PM
Looking between Duffy's and this structure we can see Triangle Drugs.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216215140.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216215140.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216215230.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216215230.jpeg)


Mark Dalrymple shot these two pictures.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 27, 2016, 10:12:29 PM
This is the view from the other end of the street.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216221028.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 27, 2016, 10:17:07 PM
Here is a closeup of the stores along this street.  Again I need to get a name from George for this store complex.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216221446.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 27, 2016, 10:18:13 PM
John Sullivan shot this photograph of the area.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216220903.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 27, 2016, 10:21:27 PM
Accross the street we have this Bar & Grill


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216222008.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 27, 2016, 11:02:46 PM
And to the right we have J. Baum Tobacco.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216222609.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216222351.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216222809.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216222837.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 27, 2016, 11:04:30 PM
John Sullivan captured these details in front of J. Baum.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216223318.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216223358.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216223508.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 27, 2016, 11:05:28 PM
As we turn the corner 274 Boston & Albany RR building comes into view.




(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216223014.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216223014.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 27, 2016, 11:23:24 PM
And on the corner we have Lennards Boots & Shoes.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216222512.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216232132.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216232103.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216231826.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 27, 2016, 11:25:32 PM
John Sullivan captured these details on Lennards Boots & Shoes.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216231050.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216231123.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216231221.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 28, 2016, 10:15:12 AM
John Sullivan took these pictures of the Sherman and VanGallows Building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216231341.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-280216095945.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216231545.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 28, 2016, 10:15:42 AM
As we turn the corner we have this street scene and the large Sherman and VanGallows building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216231303.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216231303.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216231858.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216231858.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216231826.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216231826.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 28, 2016, 10:18:03 AM
As we go around the end of the peninsula we have this scene captured by my iPhone in panorama mode. On the left is the back side of the Sherman and VanGallows Building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-270216231939.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on February 28, 2016, 04:07:20 PM
I know George has been changing the layout but this one area is, or rather was, one of my favorites. the picture above show the F&SM in recent times.

The two pictures below are 1987 views of this same area. Remember "Home of Trainor Industries"?


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280216160637.jpeg)

This is a 1987 view looking back at Trainor Ind. from the station.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280216155804.jpeg)

George made quite a few changes to this area.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on February 28, 2016, 04:22:38 PM
Here are some 1987 photos of the structures on page 61.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280216162105.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280216162041.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280216155707.bmp)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on February 28, 2016, 04:24:09 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280216155728.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280216162125.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280216162140.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 28, 2016, 08:53:27 PM
Tom


Thanks again for the old photographs - it is amazing how much George has changed the layout over the years.  I have lots of pictures to post of this area as it is now.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 29, 2016, 08:38:47 PM
Here are some photographs of the back of the Sherman and VanGallows building.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216203221.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216203806.jpeg)






Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 29, 2016, 08:39:09 PM
A couple John Sullivan photographs of the back of the Sherman and VanGallows building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-280216101347.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-280216101347.jpeg)



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-280216101424.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-280216101424.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 29, 2016, 09:31:20 PM
Next to the Sherman and VanGallows building we have P. Fuddy Meats.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216205733.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216205124.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216204521.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 29, 2016, 09:33:28 PM
Above it the taller green building is  Hugo W. Hill & Sons




(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216204630.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 29, 2016, 09:35:37 PM
As we move down the row of taller buildings we come to Moses Barongould Flour.


 (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216205050.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216205050.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 29, 2016, 09:38:24 PM
Then Fidelity Storage.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216204933.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 29, 2016, 09:42:41 PM
And to the right of Fidelity Storage is The Buster Brown Baking Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216205005.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 29, 2016, 09:43:02 PM
John Sullivan captured this photo of The Buster Brown Baking Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216210011.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216210011.jpeg)


And the general area.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216210106.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216210106.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 29, 2016, 09:43:48 PM
Tonight we hit another landmark - Picture number 1300 on this thread.  Many more to come.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ak-milw on February 29, 2016, 10:51:02 PM
I sure hope so!!



 8)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: restocarp on March 01, 2016, 05:22:47 AM
It has always amazed me how much of this layout was built with that one wall of Victoria Falls Hotel. And yet every one looks different.

Matt
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on March 01, 2016, 06:36:52 AM
It has always amazed me how much of this layout was built with that one wall of Victoria Falls Hotel. And yet every one looks different.

Matt


It also amazes me just how many of the Magnuson kits George used through out the layout. I'm sure he made rubber molds of the walls and then made plaster/resin copies.

They are all different as you say.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on March 01, 2016, 06:57:59 AM
I forgot to show the photo of the Borax building from 1987.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010316064855.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on March 01, 2016, 07:01:09 AM
Here are two photos for the area John is now featuring. Notice that George has shortened the passenger platform to open up this area?

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010316064921.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010316065013.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on March 01, 2016, 07:15:41 AM
Some times the changes are very subtle.

Photo below of the bar and tobacco co. in 1987. Old street lamp and tree.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280216162125.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280216162125.jpeg)

Same area below with no tree and new/modern street lamp and added utility poles. Blue fence to the right of tobacco shop is now gone as well.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010316065138.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010316065138.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 01, 2016, 02:49:07 PM
I sure hope so!!



 8)


Thanks for stopping by the thread Andy.  I will be processing more pictures this evening.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 01, 2016, 02:51:30 PM
It has always amazed me how much of this layout was built with that one wall of Victoria Falls Hotel. And yet every one looks different.

Matt


Hi Matt


Thanks for stopping by the thread - I'm always amazed at how many FSM Kit castings are in every scene.  The structure walls are used many times - always looking a little different. 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 01, 2016, 02:56:27 PM
Tom


Thanks again for adding the historic photographs - the last few nights I have been spending a little time finding where George reused the structures and pieces of scene that he removed.  I don't think he very often throws anything away - but uses it in a better place.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jerryrbeach on March 02, 2016, 09:41:14 AM
John,
Thank you again for taking the time to post all these photos.  They are, as you know, a veritable gold mine for modelers.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 02, 2016, 09:01:06 PM
John,
Thank you again for taking the time to post all these photos.  They are, as you know, a veritable gold mine for modelers.


Jerry


Thanks for following the thread and I'm glad your finding it helpful in your modeling.  I mentioned a few weeks back but I'm planning another photo shot at the F&SM - so I hope to have more and better photographs to share in the coming months.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 02, 2016, 09:50:24 PM
Now lets move to the foreground in this area - one of the first structures as you turn the corner is Wanda's Cafe.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-020316214650.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-020316214827.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-020316214545.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-020316214747.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 02, 2016, 09:54:50 PM
John Sullivan shot these closeups of Wanda's.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216210148.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216210148.jpeg)






Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 02, 2016, 10:00:05 PM
Wanda's Cafe set 2.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216205800.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216205800.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216205255.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216205255.jpeg)


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 10, 2016, 07:19:45 PM
The building just to the right of Wanda's Cafe is Calendar Press.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316190312.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316190312.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216205328.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216205328.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216205436.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216205436.jpeg)


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 10, 2016, 07:45:38 PM

John Sullivan took this picture of  Calander Press.



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316190135.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316190135.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Cuse on March 10, 2016, 07:47:47 PM
Just too much amazing-ness! It boggles the mind. I only stayed there for about 45 minutes the first time I visited - it was just overwhelming. My brain was full. I'm really looking forward to the EXPO.


Thanks for the priceless modeling resource you're sharing here.


John
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 10, 2016, 07:53:29 PM
Just too much amazing-ness! It boggles the mind. I only stayed there for about 45 minutes the first time I visited - it was just overwhelming. My brain was full. I'm really looking forward to the EXPO.


Thanks for the priceless modeling resource you're sharing here.


John


Thanks John - I agree that it is amazing and overwhelming.  The EXPO should be a great time.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 10, 2016, 07:57:32 PM
Next to Calendar Press is Watson's Scrap Yard.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316191259.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316191259.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316191544.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316191544.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316191159.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316191159.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316191121.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316191121.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 10, 2016, 08:03:01 PM
Watson's Scrap Yard (set 2).


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316191006.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316191006.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316190932.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316190932.jpeg)


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 10, 2016, 08:03:22 PM
John Sullivan took these pictures of Watson's Scrap Yard.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316190805.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316190805.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316190700.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316190700.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316190507.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316190507.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 10, 2016, 08:19:50 PM
Behind Watson's Salvage we have this structure for Franklin & South Manchester Employees Only.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216204748.jpeg)


Mark Dalrymple took this photograph of this structure.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-100316201916.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: restocarp on March 11, 2016, 05:35:07 AM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-290216204748.jpeg)

It's Horace and Archibald Pete!

Matt
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on March 11, 2016, 02:20:36 PM
Matt - you will have to remind me - are they from John Allen's layout?  The ones that put the big dip in the box car?

Would just like to add that in the photo above this one I was really taking a picture of the stone retaining wall.  Isn't it magnificent?  And the use of different materials - a concrete retaining wall supporting the steep road, topped with a metal pipe fence, then a stone retaining wall and then the wooden paling fence on top.  One of my favorite scenes on George's layout.

Cheers, Mark.

PS - thanks again for all your hard work, John - we all appreciate it!



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: restocarp on March 11, 2016, 04:11:39 PM
Matt - you will have to remind me - are they from John Allen's layout?  The ones that put the big dip in the box car?

Those are the fellas. 😀

Matt
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 06:37:20 PM
Matt


Thanks for identifying another tribute to John Allen's layout.  George has many of them - including the hanging diesel salesman. 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 06:40:22 PM
Matt - you will have to remind me - are they from John Allen's layout?  The ones that put the big dip in the box car?

Would just like to add that in the photo above this one I was really taking a picture of the stone retaining wall.  Isn't it magnificent?  And the use of different materials - a concrete retaining wall supporting the steep road, topped with a metal pipe fence, then a stone retaining wall and then the wooden paling fence on top.  One of my favorite scenes on George's layout.

Cheers, Mark.

PS - thanks again for all your hard work, John - we all appreciate it!


Mark


You will notice that I used your picture just the way you sent it to me.  I see all those  details myself when I look at F&SM pictures - I believe that it's the scenery and details that really make the structures pop out and look realistic.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 06:57:29 PM
As we come to the end of Watson's Salvage we have the Dexter Box Company.  I think that it's fitting that the box company is yellow.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130316185107.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130316185147.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130316185301.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 07:01:36 PM
Mark Dalrymple captured this photograph of Dexter Box Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130316190048.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 08:52:35 PM
The roof of Dexter's Box Company can be seen in this John Sullivan photograph.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130316205137.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 08:57:20 PM
Next to Dexter's is the Jamestown Water Stop - George's FSM Jewel 16 kit.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130316204850.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130316204807.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130316204734.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130316204655.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 08:59:00 PM
Jamestown Water Stop Set 2:




(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130316204620.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130316204551.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 08:59:56 PM
John Sullivan took these photographs of the Jamestown Water Stop.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130316185342.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130316205027.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 10:02:06 PM

Index Updated 03/13/16.



                       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


 



                                                       
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 10:14:31 PM
Mark Dalrymple captured this photograph of the Jamestown Water Stop.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130316221308.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 10:16:39 PM
As we move down the mainline we come to the Manchester Central Station.  We cover this stone structure earlier in the thread but I will repost the pictures here for completeness.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 10:16:51 PM
A few photographs from the tower side.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215345.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215345.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014214758.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014214758.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215707.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215707.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215425.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215425.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 10:18:13 PM
The side view:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014220053.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014220053.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215949.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215949.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215525.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215525.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 10:19:19 PM
A few closeups - it's all about the details!

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215554.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215554.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215628.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215628.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 10:19:51 PM
From the parking deck side:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215453.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215453.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215854.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215854.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215823.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215823.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215742.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215742.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 10:20:35 PM
The passenger platforms:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014220018.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014220018.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 10:21:20 PM
The adjoining bridge:

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215310.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-271014215310.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 10:21:50 PM
I managed to find a photo of the station.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/16-271014223953.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/16-271014223953.jpeg)


Jaime
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 10:24:18 PM
John Sullivan captured these photographs of the Manchester Central Station.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130316221040.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130316220813.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130316222355.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 13, 2016, 10:28:12 PM
John Sullivan's photographs of the bridge.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130316222623.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-130316222653.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on March 14, 2016, 07:31:21 PM
John,

I can't wait to get to Meca!

Tom
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 14, 2016, 07:46:11 PM
John,

I can't wait to get to Meca!

Tom


Me too!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 14, 2016, 09:11:57 PM
At the end of the bridge we have the Albertson & Co building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140316205506.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140316205506.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140316205800.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140316205800.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 14, 2016, 09:13:09 PM
At the end of the bridge on the right we have E. Nuff Millinery.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140316205539.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140316205539.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140316205800.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140316205800.jpeg)


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 14, 2016, 09:17:04 PM
Next to the tracks we have R. U. Bawnagen Inc.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140316205428.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140316205428.jpeg)


Mark Dalrymple took these two photographs of this building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140316210544.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140316210544.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140316210725.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140316210725.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 14, 2016, 09:19:35 PM
This is the view as we look down the tracks in this area.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-140316205730.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ak-milw on March 14, 2016, 11:29:26 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you for this post.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 15, 2016, 07:41:32 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you for this post.


Your welcome Andy - I hope it helps with a big project.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 15, 2016, 09:47:04 PM
Next to R. U. Bawnagen Inc. we have Kaplan Cold Storage and Warehouse.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150316213520.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150316213735.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 15, 2016, 09:48:05 PM
The next structure in this line was captured by Mark Dalrymple. I don't have a name for it.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316195603.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150316213817.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150316213817.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 15, 2016, 09:50:42 PM
The next structure along the mainline is M. H. Vanderlip Laundering Co. Hotel and Steamship Work.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150316213925.jpeg)


Mark Dalrymple photograph.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 15, 2016, 10:20:27 PM
The next structure in this line is The Waldo Shoe Corp.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150316213848.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 15, 2016, 10:29:14 PM
In front of the Waldo Shoe Corp. we have this coaling tower.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150316222229.jpeg)


John Sullivan captured this photograph of the tower.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150316222450.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 18, 2016, 07:26:45 PM
The next structure in this row is The Manchester Clothing Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-170316201227.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-170316201227.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 18, 2016, 07:29:28 PM
Mark Dalrymple took this picture of The Manchester Clothing Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150316223044.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 18, 2016, 07:32:08 PM
In front of The Manchester Clothing Company we have Dagwood Fish Co.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-170316200943.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-170316201150.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 18, 2016, 07:36:29 PM
To the right of The Manchester Clothing Company is Calvary Paint Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-170316201749.jpeg)



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-170316201110.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-170316201026.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 18, 2016, 07:37:31 PM
Mark Dalrymple took this picture of Calvary Paint Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-150316223122.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 18, 2016, 07:41:01 PM
To the right of Calvary Paint Company we have The Spot Cash building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-170316200855.jpeg)


Mark Dalrymple photograph.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 18, 2016, 07:47:12 PM
This is the view as we zoom out and turn the camera to the right.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-170316201621.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-170316201710.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 19, 2016, 07:29:26 PM
Move slightly to the right we have Pickard Dairy Company


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190316192332.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190316192332.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190316192426.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-190316192426.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 08:03:54 PM
As we round the corner and start into Fillmore Yard we have Franklin & South Manchester building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316195449.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316195449.jpeg)

Which was formerly know as A. F. Royce Corp. - This picture was taken by George's daughter Tara shorty after George finished this area.  The picture above was taken in 2013.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316200124.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316200124.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 08:25:00 PM
I quick note on the picture of Fillmore taken by George's daughter Tara.  The photographs were originally distributed on a CD in high definition. George suggested that I include them here on this thread - so I'm posting them with his approval.  Tara did a great job with these photographs and I will give here proper credit as they show up in the following posts.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: deemery on March 20, 2016, 08:33:58 PM
I quick note on the picture of Fillmore taken by George's daughter Tara.  The photographs were originally distributed on a CD in high definition. George suggested that I include them here on this thread - so I'm posting them with his approval.  Tara did a great job with these photographs and I will give here proper credit as they show up in the following posts.
I think I have a copy of Tara's CD.   Tell George that I'm very happy he's letting those photos be part of this thread.  This is likely to become the "discussion of record" for the evolution of the F&SM.


dave
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 08:40:11 PM
The next structure in the row is the Philip Morris Building and then Sculley Corporation.



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316203558.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316203558.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 08:42:28 PM
Here are a couple pictures of this area that were taken by Tara.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316202940.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316202846.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 08:53:16 PM
As we move to the right along this row of structures the first structure we come to is Warren's


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316204934.jpeg)



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316204448.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 09:03:51 PM
The next structure in the line is unnamed.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316204605.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 09:04:18 PM
Here is Tara's photograph of this area.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316205607.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316205607.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 09:05:46 PM
The next structure supports a Wrigley's add.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316204653.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316204653.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 09:07:06 PM
Here is Tara's photograph of this building.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316210042.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 09:09:15 PM
Moving to the right again we have the Grocer's Warehouse Corporation.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316204832.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316204832.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316204749.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316204749.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 09:11:38 PM
Here is Tara's photograph of the Grocer's Warehouse Corporation.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316205506.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 09:21:40 PM
And the roof details captured by Tara.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316212046.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 09:32:48 PM
The next structure is Graw-Hill Publications.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316212514.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 09:34:13 PM
Here is the same structure captured by Tara.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316212229.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 09:35:33 PM
Moving to the right again we have Cobby Bros. Co. Pipe Works with a smaller structure in front supporting a Gold Metal Flour Sign.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316222803.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316222803.jpeg)


This first photograph is from Tara Sellios.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316212804.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316212804.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 09:38:41 PM
After a small alley we then have two structures side by side. Alfalfa Kratz Meats and Phineas T. Perkins Roofing Distributor.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316220355.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316213009.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316213009.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 09:43:10 PM
Here is a pull back photograph where we can see the line of structures we have just visited.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316212651.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 10:11:13 PM
The next structure in this row is Builder's Hardware.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316220134.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 10:11:53 PM
Mark Dalrymple took this picture of Builder's Hardware.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316221019.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 10:12:43 PM
Pulling back again.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316220739.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316220739.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 10:16:28 PM
Here are Tara's Pictures of Builder's Warehouse.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316221746.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316221550.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316221550.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 10:21:28 PM
The next structure in the line is Fillmore Furniture Corporation.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316215931.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316220250.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 10:21:57 PM
This is a John Sullivan photograph of these structures.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316215750.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 10:23:09 PM
Tara took this photograph of Fillmore Furniture Corporation.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316221903.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 10:24:17 PM
We then have two more unnamed structures.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316220004.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 20, 2016, 10:39:17 PM
Well we reached another landmark tonight 1400 pictures on this thread. 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jerryrbeach on March 21, 2016, 09:31:51 AM
John,
Thank you once again for taking the time to post all these photos. 
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 21, 2016, 10:37:41 AM
John,
Thank you once again for taking the time to post all these photos.


Jerry


You are welcome - thanks for stopping by the thread.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Twopoint2 on March 21, 2016, 08:15:27 PM
Thanks John for sharing all the great photos, cant wait to see the layout in person.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 21, 2016, 09:40:02 PM
The next structure in the row before we get to the bridge is the Fillmore Bottling Company.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210316213556.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210316213556.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210316213710.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210316213710.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210316213802.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210316213802.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 21, 2016, 09:40:45 PM
Thanks John for sharing all the great photos, cant wait to see the layout in person.


Jim


You will not be disappointed - it looks much better in person than in it does with pictures.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 21, 2016, 09:41:49 PM
Here are the pictures that Tara took of Fillmore Bottling.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-200316222942.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210316200520.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: tom.boyd.125 on March 22, 2016, 02:01:30 AM
John,
 WOW ! All the FSM photos posted in this thread can make anyone happy at any time of day . THANK YOU for all the hard work ! ;)
Tom
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Donato on March 22, 2016, 04:28:12 PM
John,
 WOW ! All the FSM photos posted in this thread can make anyone happy at any time of day . THANK YOU for all the hard work ! ;)
Tom


what he said ..... and then some! :D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 23, 2016, 08:24:28 PM
John,
 WOW ! All the FSM photos posted in this thread can make anyone happy at any time of day . THANK YOU for all the hard work ! ;)
Tom


Tom


Thanks for stopping by the thread - I'm glad you are enjoying the pictures.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 23, 2016, 08:26:36 PM
John,
 WOW ! All the FSM photos posted in this thread can make anyone happy at any time of day . THANK YOU for all the hard work ! ;)
Tom


what he said ..... and then some! :D


Donato


Thanks!  I'm glad you are enjoying the thread.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 23, 2016, 08:41:37 PM
The bridge marks the midpoint of Fillmore Yard. The bridge runs to the aisle with Fillmore station next to the aisle.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316203723.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316203549.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316203059.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316203913.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 23, 2016, 08:46:27 PM
Tara captured these photographs of the bridge and Fillmore station.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210316200719.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210316200719.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210316200900.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210316200900.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210316200957.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210316200957.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210316201046.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-210316201046.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316210301.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 23, 2016, 08:47:58 PM
Just to the right of the bridge we have Antiseanna Pants Co.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316203723.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316203723.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316203825.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316203825.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 23, 2016, 08:50:16 PM
Mark Dalrymple took this photograph of the area.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316204423.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 23, 2016, 09:40:06 PM
Next to Antiseanna Paints we have two unnamed structures and then the F&SM RR Freight House.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316211517.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316211517.jpeg)



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316211433.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316211433.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316211843.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316211843.jpeg)


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 23, 2016, 09:43:25 PM
Tara took these pictures of the area.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316211002.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316211041.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316211157.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 07:50:51 PM
As we move toward the end of the yard we come to this wall and raised area.


John Sullivan took this picture of the area.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316211744.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 08:05:18 PM
The structure on the left of the raised area is H. R. Maxwell's Wallpaper.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316211558.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316212206.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 08:07:15 PM
Tara captured this photograph of this area from above.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316195537.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 08:09:11 PM
Next to Maxwell's we have L. J. Kingsley Co. Furniture. Tara took these photographs.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316195839.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316195930.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316200048.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316200048.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 08:15:41 PM
Next to Kingsley Furniture we have J. B. Hodgons & Nephews


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316200017.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316200017.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316212206.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316212206.jpeg)


Tara Sellios Photographs.


Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 08:16:17 PM
Moving to the right again we have Barter's Garage.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316195749.jpeg)


Tara Sellios photograph.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 08:17:56 PM
Zooming back out we have this John Sullivan photograph.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-230316211744.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 08:19:18 PM
Tara captured these two close-ups of the Fillmore water tower.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316200301.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316200149.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 09:03:55 PM
The structure directly behind the water tower is Belger Cartage Service.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316200433.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316200433.jpeg)


Photo by Tara Sellios.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 09:08:10 PM
This brings us to the end of Fillmore Yard.  These John Sullivan photographs provide an overview of the area.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316202617.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316203002.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316203031.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 09:10:29 PM
The large structure against the backdrop is Kelsey Hayes Mill Supplies. 






(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316203449.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316203449.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316203244.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316203244.jpeg)


Photographs by Tara Sellios.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 09:13:23 PM
John Sullivan captured these photographs of the Fillmore Yard turntable.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316202835.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316202723.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316202723.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316202617.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316202617.jpeg)

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 09:19:42 PM
Here are some John Sullivan photographs of the Fillmore Yard Brick Roundhouse.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316202757.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316202909.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316203002.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316202649.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 09:23:18 PM
Tara captured these photographs of the Fillmore Yard Brick Roundhouse.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316203638.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316203244.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 09:23:59 PM

Tara took this shot of the Fillmore yard Coaling Tower.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316203343.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 09:27:03 PM
In the center of Fillmore yard is the Icing Platform captured by Tara.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316203716.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316203752.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 09:28:25 PM
This old box car is now used for a storage shed near the icing platform.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316203832.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316203903.jpeg)


Photographs by Tara Sellios.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 09:31:19 PM
Tara photographed these details in Fillmore yard.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316203940.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316204038.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316204122.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316203601.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/18-240316203518.jpeg)



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 09:33:26 PM
Tonight we hit the 1500 picture mark with this thread.  It's time to update the index.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 24, 2016, 11:13:29 PM

Updated 3/24/16



                       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
 



                                                       
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: jerrman on March 25, 2016, 01:24:36 AM
Tonight we hit the 1500 picture mark with this thread.  It's time to update the index.

And I think I've looked at these photos 1500 times. Best thread ever! Thank you.

Jerrman
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on March 25, 2016, 08:44:52 AM
Tonight we hit the 1500 picture mark with this thread.  It's time to update the index.

And I think I've looked at these photos 1500 times. Best thread ever! Thank you.

Jerrman


Jerrman


I'm glad you are enjoying the thread.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on March 25, 2016, 08:48:57 AM
John,

Great set of new pictures.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Donato on March 25, 2016, 10:36:57 AM
This collection of photos would make one hell of a coffee table book!!!!
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 06, 2016, 07:54:13 PM
Well - I'm back from my photo shoot and now have another 5380 photographs of the F&SM to process and post. I spent 2 full days with George photographing and discussing the layout.  I had a great time and want to thank George for giving me the opportunity to photograph his wonderful layout. The quality of the photographs from this second shoot are much better, thanks to some new technology and lessons learned from the first time I photographed the F&SM in 2013. As I pointed out in this thread,  many of the closeups of structures are digital zooms from larger photographs. 


I have decided that this thread will now come to and end after one lap around the layout. I will cross reference the structures photographed here in the new thread, so anyone using these threads for reference will have access to all the available photographs of a particular structure. 







Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 06, 2016, 08:03:13 PM
For more photographs of the Franklin & South Manchester Railroad please see Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - 2016 - From the Air.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on April 08, 2016, 04:19:35 PM
I didn't want to put these older photos on John's new F&SM thread but they are worth looking at none the less. Very interesting how the layout has changed over the years and for the better of us all.

I got most of these from a prior visitor of the F&SM when the photos were being made available through Ebay. This was long before any forums were posting photos.

Some of these were sent to me by other modelers and I don't remember whom they were so I can't give them credit.

I did't take any of these photos and if I'm stepping on anyone I'm sorry. I remember what my father used to say, "Don't be mad at me, I'm an old man"!

These next few are from 1987.

Barongould Tannery - I don't remember seeing this on the last visit.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155718.jpeg)

Manchester lift bridge.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155649.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155541.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on April 08, 2016, 04:21:35 PM
G. Wilikers Machinery Wholesales -

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155450.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on April 08, 2016, 04:23:26 PM
Swakhammer's Welding Company -

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155509.jpeg)

Continued in a few. Time for a Diet Pepsi break.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on April 08, 2016, 04:37:14 PM
Starkey's Coal Company -

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155630.jpeg)

Early F&SM structures.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155612.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on April 08, 2016, 04:40:19 PM
Some newer construction photos of the F&SM.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155744.jpeg)

There is now a track to the right of the lighthouse and across the water.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155400.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on April 08, 2016, 04:43:11 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155744.jpeg)


Duffy's Coal Company -

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155756.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on April 08, 2016, 04:45:39 PM
The John Allen Trestle.  All the mountains on the left are now gone. They were redone to the extreme left - acorss the isle.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155850.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on April 08, 2016, 04:47:38 PM
These mountains are the ones in the photo above. They are being removed.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155903.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on April 08, 2016, 04:49:33 PM
These aren't the same mountains shown above. Still under construction all the same.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155918.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155953.jpeg)

This is the test module of track George used in the first Allen Keller video.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155817.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 08, 2016, 05:10:44 PM
Tom


Great historic pictures - it is amazing how much George has changed over the years.  I will take a shot at what has happened to the structures in each of these pictures from my discussions with George.



Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 08, 2016, 05:13:14 PM
I didn't want to put these older photos on John's new F&SM thread but they are worth looking at none the less. Very interesting how the layout has changed over the years and for the better of us all.

I got most of these from a prior visitor of the F&SM when the photos were being made available through Ebay. This was long before any forums were posting photos.

Some of these were sent to me by other modelers and I don't remember whom they were so I can't give them credit.

I did't take any of these photos and if I'm stepping on anyone I'm sorry. I remember what my father used to say, "Don't be mad at me, I'm an old man"!

These next few are from 1987.

Barongould Tannery - I don't remember seeing this on the last visit.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155718.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155718.jpeg)

Manchester lift bridge.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155649.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155649.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155541.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155541.jpeg)


The bridge is still on the layout in the same location.  The Tannery was removed from the layout - George told me that it fell apart when he tried to move it.  It was located on the left side of the North River.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 08, 2016, 05:16:20 PM
G. Wilikers Machinery Wholesales -

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155450.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155450.jpeg)


G. Wilikers prototype build - George was going to install it on the layout and someone made him an offer he couldn't refuse.  Today it is on Howard Zanes' layout. It changed hands a few times before Howard acquired it.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 08, 2016, 05:19:42 PM
Swakhammer's Welding Company -

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155509.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155509.jpeg)

Continued in a few. Time for a Diet Pepsi break.

Tom ;D


George told me last week that he wishes he wouldn't have sold Swankhammer's. The kit sold so well he never built one for himself.  This is the prototype that was sold.  A quote from George - "John at the time I needed the money".
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 08, 2016, 05:21:41 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155744.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155744.jpeg)


Duffy's Coal Company -

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155756.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155756.jpeg)



Duffy's was modified to become a Roofers and moved to Bedford Falls.

Page  41   Bortel, Harris & Company Roofers
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on April 08, 2016, 05:22:41 PM
John,

That information is great historical info as well.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: mark dalrymple on April 08, 2016, 06:47:05 PM
Interesting.  Living in the land of recent seismic events I couldn't imagine placing G. Wilikers like that!

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on April 08, 2016, 07:01:29 PM
Starkey's Coal Company -

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155630.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155630.jpeg)

Early F&SM structures.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155612.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080416155612.jpeg)


Starky's Coal ended up in Bedford Falls.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: rpdylan on April 09, 2016, 04:15:36 AM
I asked George about Swakhammers last week and he told me the same thing: he wished he didnt sell it.  I was fortunate to acquire one of the kits in January, the box weighs a ton! I want to build it so bad! 

Bob C.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Zephyrus52246 on April 09, 2016, 07:51:33 AM
The construction pics are great.  I assume George has a vision of what he wants to do and where he wants what when he starts.  But wedging all the kits in must be a bit of a challenge, even with scratchbuilding everything else.

Jeff
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Twopoint2 on April 10, 2016, 08:01:56 AM
Expo 2016 layout tour photo.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: Onewolf on May 03, 2016, 10:06:51 AM
Does anyone have photos of the "Smith Bros & Burdick" building?  I love the building and I'm looking for photos of the 'other' side relative to this photo:

Thanks.

(http://www.onewolf.org/Files/IMG_3563.jpg)
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: ACL1504 on May 04, 2016, 07:37:18 AM
Doug,

I'm surprised nobody has any of the photos you requested. I checked all of mine and didn't find any.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on May 04, 2016, 09:04:42 AM
Does anyone have photos of the "Smith Bros & Burdick" building?  I love the building and I'm looking for photos of the 'other' side relative to this photo:

Thanks.

(http://www.onewolf.org/Files/IMG_3563.jpg) (http://www.onewolf.org/Files/IMG_3563.jpg)


Doug


I probably got shots of the back of this structure. It will be a few weeks before I get to this area with the new thread so I will try to look ahead in the next few days.  Please stay tuned.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on July 18, 2016, 08:39:24 PM
This post is a bump to keep the two photo threads together.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on August 25, 2016, 10:44:19 PM
Bump 8/25/16

Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on January 06, 2017, 05:25:16 PM
Bump 01/06/17
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on February 25, 2017, 09:38:50 PM
This thread is being locked.  All new pictures will be posted on a new thread.
Title: Re: The Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - it's all about the details!
Post by: S&S RR on November 24, 2017, 11:13:07 AM
Bump
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