Attn: Rappannahock Terminal

FriscoCharlie Aug 13, 2000

  1. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    11,124
    255
    135
    We appreciate all of the posts. The pictures are great! How about giving us some detail on your modeling activities? Your pictures have piqued our curiosity! [​IMG]

    ------------------
    Ship It On The FRISCO! | IAMOKA.com
     
  2. Rappannahock Terminal

    Rappannahock Terminal E-Mail Bounces

    292
    0
    20
    No problem at all! (I think this will be a long post [​IMG])

    I think my start was something that will look very similar to a lot of train weirdos.

    I started at age 7 with the classic Märklin set. After this I went throug all scale and companies, from Z, N, HO, O and G.

    From German railways, French Railways, Belgian railways through british railways to American Railways where I have found all what I want.

    I also learned through a lot of mistakes and errors (I have now 45 years of experience)

    With a couple of friends I have built a small HO swithching layout 40' by 1' for exhibition purposes.

    This became a hugh success not because of the high revet counting quality but because we created an atmosphere acommpanied with sound that blasts out of 7 big speakers under the layout.

    Of course this is very noisy in comparison to HO models but, as I said before it adds greatly to the all atmosphere and people like it.

    Myself, after making a big mistake in going in N scale (I want not to offend N scalers) because this was not my cup of tea.

    After being in Ho and O scale, I established that when you are once in big scales it is a mistake to go back to smaller scales.

    Now I'm building in my attic a HO scale railway with my own company the Rappannahock Terminal, of which I will post a couple of pictures of my paint scheme later.

    Onb the other hand I'm very fond of the G scale live steamers of which I have now 5 American types.

    I also have my own company in G scale: the Emerald Valley RR. That paint sheme is different from the HO one and is black for the steamers and maroon for the diesels.

    the Ho and G scale companies are both connected to the CSX main line. It's a pity for me as I am a 150% Conrail fan.

    In my house I have several sets of Conrail locomotive number plates that were removed durting repainting in NS or CSX, I also have lots of other items of Conrail.

    I think I could go on for some time!!

    But everybody who comes to Belgium and has to pass around Ghent (beautiful city!) is hereby invited to visit my home, ride on the Rappannahock Terminal, have a train chat and also has to taste a couple of our famous Belgian beers!

    Cheers!




    ------------------
    Paul Van Herwegen
    Rappannahock Terminal Railway
     
  3. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    10,793
    403
    124
    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Rappannahock Terminal:

    Myself, after making a big mistake in going in N scale (I want not to offend N scalers) because this was not my cup of tea.


    <font color="3333cc"> [​IMG] No, of course I am not offended [​IMG] </font>

    After being in HO and O scale, I established that when you are once in big scales it is a mistake to go back to smaller scales.

    <font color="3333cc">Not always so, I have been in HO, O, #1, 3, but have now settled on N scale [​IMG] </font>

    But everybody who comes to Belgium and has to pass around Ghent (beautiful city!) is hereby invited to visit my home, ride on the Rappannahock Terminal, have a train chat and also has to taste a couple of our famous Belgian beers!

    Cheers!

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    [​IMG] <font color="3333cc">That is an invitation I would like to accept!! I just</font><font color="3333cc" size="4">LOVE </font><font color="3333cc">Belgian Beer [​IMG]

    I was in Belgium a few weeks ago, and brought home some beer, but have now run out [​IMG] </font>

    ------------------
    Alan

    The perfect combination - BNSF and N Scale!

    www.ac-models.com
    Andersley Western Railroad
    Alan's American Gallery
    Alan's European Gallery
    Alan's British Steam Gallery

    [This message has been edited by Alan (edited 13 August 2000).]

    [This message has been edited by Alan (edited 13 August 2000).]
     
  4. Rappannahock Terminal

    Rappannahock Terminal E-Mail Bounces

    292
    0
    20
    Well Alan,

    Your always welcome!!! We can taste a Palm, Duvel,Koninck, Westmalle, Witkap, Leffe, West Vleteren, Judas, Gentse Tripel, Brigand, Kasteelbier,after these we will have to take a serious break [​IMG] and then we can go on with, Maredsous, Tarwebier....... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] and then we start to discuss about what the wright scale could be to model.....???????

    ------------------
    Paul Van Herwegen
    Rappannahock Terminal BEER Railway

    [This message has been edited by Rappannahock Terminal (edited 13 August 2000).]

    [This message has been edited by Rappannahock Terminal (edited 13 August 2000).]
     
  5. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    10,793
    403
    124
  6. ChrisDante

    ChrisDante TrainBoard Member

    579
    0
    24
    [​IMG] I really like belgian beer, and I can't see straigheit efter onnlyy too fo tem.

    ------------------
    When in doubt, empty your magazine.
     
  7. Ben

    Ben E-Mail Bounces

    283
    0
    20
    When we were on the train from Belgium to Italy the other week and on the return journey the very friendly and helpful stewards (who were Belgian students doing summer vacation jobs - very very hard work for probably not fantastic pay) dispensed tins of Jupiler beer which is probably just an ordinary beer you can buy in any bar or supermarket but I can tell you that we were so hot, dry and tired on those trains (especially at the Milan end) that those beers were like nectar and wenr down without touching the sides!

    Ben
     
  8. Rappannahock Terminal

    Rappannahock Terminal E-Mail Bounces

    292
    0
    20
    Well, seen all the positive posts about Belgian beers, let's set up a "beer forum", first post gets a free "Bush Beer" (strongest Belgian beer. 12% Alc.volume)

    Or make a choice of one of the other 1,547 [​IMG] [​IMG] available on the following list
    http://www.dma.be/p/bier/1_11_uk.htm#B

    paul

    ------------------
    Paul Van Herwegen
    Rappannahock Terminal Railway

    [This message has been edited by Rappannahock Terminal (edited 24 August 2000).]
     
  9. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    10,793
    403
    124
  10. Ben

    Ben E-Mail Bounces

    283
    0
    20
    The list is fantastic! However, if absolutely pushed to choose one favourite beer above all others it would have to be a pint of Camerons (very closely followed by Hook Nortons, Home Ales, Hardy & Hansons, Batemans, Hartleys and Jennings) (This is from my real beer drinking days of 20/25 years ago and some of these brews may not even exist any more).

    Nowadays I'm happy just to knock back a couple of those little bottles of St Omer you get on trips across the Channel to Auchon Hypermarkets!

    Ben
     
  11. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    10,793
    403
    124
    In Safeway today, I picked up some Belgian Trappist Ale [​IMG] Westmalle Dubbel, and some Tripel Karmeliet. They do a good range of 'special' beers. Must try 'em all [​IMG]

    Also Tusker Ale from Kenya. The last time I drank that was under palm trees beside the Indian Ocean, north of Mombasa [​IMG] Wonder if it will taste the same here? [​IMG]

    (We should really be talking about trains [​IMG]

    ------------------
    Alan

    The perfect combination - BNSF and N Scale!

    www.ac-models.com
    Andersley Western Railroad
    Alan's American Gallery
     
  12. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    8,702
    978
    117
    Alan,

    I have to ask you do you ever drink aussie beer and have you poms learnt to drink it cold yet lol

    ------------------
    Paul Cassar-# Member number 50
    ICQ 61198217
    http://users.bigpond.net.au/railroad2000
     
  13. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    10,793
    403
    124

Share This Page