The OLD PORT SHOP

SMR May 19, 2019

  1. SMR

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    Thank you, Joe and Robert,

    Here is one of my favourite shots.

    (weathered by Gerd, who is a big fan of this vibe I assume)

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    Best,
    Sven
     
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    Those were the days.......

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    ....of the "OLD Reliable"......

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    ....ALCO PA1.....

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    .....on the mole.

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  3. SMR

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    Years later one may have some doubts about the reliability......:sneaky:
    (y);)o_O

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    :unsure::whistle:

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    :giggle::(

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    :cry::cautious: ....oh no, way to fast.....

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    Whoosh!!!

    ok, one more time in slow motion :LOL::eek:

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  5. JoeS

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    Awesome shot! Merry Christmas as well.
     
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  6. RailMix

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    I will echo what Joe said. Outstanding Christmas card! As I don't hang out on the Z forum too much, I just found this thread. The photos are superb. Having seen the Old Port shops in Weekend Photo Fun several times, I was already very impressed, especially with the waterfront scene. However, these shots are a great look into a railroad scene that we perhaps thought was sad at the time but is now just a memory. I Love the really grubby PRR switcher and the totally thrashed looking L&N GP30.

    I can appreciate Joe's comment about the railroads of the 70s, but I didn't get to see it. Growing up with the C&O, (Didn't quite get here in time to see the Pere Marquette) I thought that enchantment blue and crud GP35's and really nasty looking GP7's were timeless. I didn't really notice things changing for a long time. Although many secondary lines in the surrounding area had been abandoned over the years, it didn't really hit home until the late eighties/ early nineties. That's when change came rapid fire with the old Port Huron sub being cut followed by all kinds of strangely painted diesels showing up after the advent of CSX. Then CSX assigned every piece of junk they had to what was left of the Port Huron sub- engines with flat wheels, engines that barely ran, you name it, it showed up. Around that time, ten miles south on the GTW came the Canadian invasion. Nothing ever stays the same. I guess the moral of this somewhat rambling story is to appreciate what you've got while it's here.
     
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  7. SMR

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    Now also the right module of OPS is ready, Dirk says.

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    Next in line, is the long and narrow part behind the back drop. Let's see what we can do there. Any suggestions?

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    Sven
     
  8. SMR

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    Really? No suggestions?

    OK, how about this then?

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    Sven
     
  9. husafreak

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    It would be like giving Picasso suggestions!
     
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  10. bostonjim

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    It looks good. Did you do the artwork/graphics for the Marklin 0294 Track Plan book? It looks very similar. Jim
     
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  11. Kurt Moose

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    I was gonna' say, hard to suggest something!

    Whatever you build, I'm sure it'll be awesome!;)(y)
     
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  12. JoeS

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    So I got my issue of ztrack magazine today and if I haven’t already said it wow! You really do great work! You really had some great different angles to show your work in the magazine. It is one thing to create a scene but boy you create a “feel” and it feels like the 1970s!
     
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  13. SMR

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    The long view on the right wing of the Old Port tracks:

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    Dare a longer look :sneaky: :unsure:
    Best,
    Sven
     
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  14. Kurt Moose

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    Dang, even better with a little fog rolling in, wow!
    (y)(y)(y)
     
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  15. Zscaleplanet

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    Incredible work everywhere! The attention to multiple details is very well done, and well deserved to be in the latest copy ZTRACK magazine. Congrats.

    I specifically like the way you have laid the track. Rather than being perfectly straight, it takes on the look of real 1-to-1 track that has been down for many years and has shifted with the changes in the land itself.
     
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  16. SMR

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    And here the view on the other leg of the harbour......

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    Have a nice WE!
    Sven
     
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  17. bostonjim

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    I can smell the salty air. It looks like my hometown. NHRR, of course. Amazing work. Jim
     
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  18. SMR

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    Thank you, Jim!

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    Have a nice WE,
    Sven

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  19. Moose2013

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    This is Z scale?! o_O

    Absolutely amazing! (y)
     
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  20. SMR

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    A lot of questions came in, asking who makes these buildings in 1:220 ????? :cautious:

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    Those are brass kits produced by the US company Micron Art. :rolleyes:
    :arrow: http://www.zscalemonster.com/m_art/m_art.htm

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    ...and now action.....

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    They nicely complement each other... :LOL:

    Ups, now I see where Dirk parked his Porsche :)(y)

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