The OLD PORT SHOP

SMR May 19, 2019

  1. SMR

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    Thank you, Jeff and Jim,
    I think it is a lot about the right perspective.

    Mole wide view TB.jpg

    From these point of view, most people would assume it is N or Z scale,.. (do you see the birds in the sky? )

    Chessie Uboot on Mole TB.jpg

    ...but from this lower angle?

    Chessie Uboot nah auf Pier TB.jpg


    Best,
    Sven
     
  2. SMR

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    OK, let's put some more of Gerd's fantastic diesels on the tracks here:


    OPS Dieseltankstelle nah TB.jpg

    I love the look! Great work, Gerd! Thank You!

    LN 4230 TB.jpg



    Best,
    Sven & Dirk
     
  3. Kurt Moose

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    MP15AC, very nice!! Would love to have one in Milwaukee Road colors!:D

    That's some great modeling on that one, and the U-Boats in the background are sweet too! (y)
     
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  4. SMR

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    How about this one, Kurt?

    OPS Seaboard 106 TB.jpg

    with a small freight train.

    Seaboard Train TB.jpg

    Best,
    Sven
     
  5. Kurt Moose

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    Nice Alco!(y)
     
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  6. Kitbash

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    Stumbled on this thread with a cup of coffee before heading into work. Finished my coffee and still looking!

    Awesome work, thanks for sharing.
     
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  7. SMR

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    Good morning, Kurt
    Gerd's talent in sculpturing these diesels in my eyes is really amazing!
    Have a close look at this weathering:

    SBD 1305 TB.jpg

    Best,
    Sven
     
  8. Kurt Moose

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    Very good at the little details-like the dynamic brakes are deleted, the engineer's mirror/wind screens at the window, and the grab irons all make a great model.(y)
     
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  9. SMR

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    What do you think about this one, Kurt?

    UP 1877 A-B on bridge TB.jpg UP 1877 A-B w freight train TB.jpg

    Have a nice WE!
    Best,
    Sven

    UP 1077 TB.jpg

    Do you find the black cat?
     
  10. Kurt Moose

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    #1877 is not only awesome, it's a rare unit with dynamic brakes! Originally purchased for use as a helper set over Cajon Pass for passenger trains, I believe?(y)

    The #1077 switching is very nice too!:D
     
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  11. BNSF FAN

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    That L&N GP30 is fantastic. Brings back memories of seeing them in past years an as I remember, most were looking a lot like yours. (y)
     
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  12. SMR

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    Correct, Kurt, but not only......
    One last couple I have, then I am done with switchers (btw, a rare species in 1:220)

    Chessie 2 Switchers 2 TB.jpg

    Have a nice WE!
    Best,
    Sven

    Chessie B&O Train TB.jpg
     
  13. SMR

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    My pleasure - Thank YOU !!


    The short freight train is leaving the woods on the wings of a thunderstorm .......

    OPS Seaboard Zug von hinten TB.jpg

    The twilight of the thunderstorm makes this photo special:

    OPS Hafenbecken TB.jpg

    Enjoy your Sunday!
    All the best,
    Sven
     
  14. SMR

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    Are you interested to see how we construct the second part of the OLD PORT SHOP or do you want to wait for the first work-in-progress pictures?

    Construction TB.jpg

    Best,
    Sven
     
  15. tjdreams

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    Excellant Work !!! and Please Keep posting progress pictures as you go.
    I think its safe to say that we all want to see step by step how you are able to produce such Great results.

    David
     
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  16. husafreak

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    As a beginner I'll take everything you post! The more the better...
     
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  17. bostonjim

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    Hi, Sven and Dirk
    I cannot stop looking at this thread. This is AMAZING!!! I have an unbuilt MicronArts sanding facility waiting to be built. I will be using a similar track arrangement. It is great to see all of these familiar structures presented in the way you two have done. You are both masters of your craft(s) I always found etched metal structures sort of one-dimensional and difficult to realistically weather, etc...you have smashed that notion. BTW. I am working on a similar concept based on the NHRR in Boston. It will have waterfront (South Boston) and maintenance facilities (Dover St. Yards) also in South Boston. It was dirty and gritty and it was our playground as kids. I spent many hours and days with my friends down the "freights" exploring and causing mischief . I would not trade that education for anything. Please do not stop posting your pix. They are outstanding and an inspiration. Best, Jim in Boston.
     
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  18. SMR

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    Thank you! I love Boston, too, Jim. I fully understand what you are going after!
    If we can be of help, please let us know any time.
    Best,
    Sven

    OPS Häuser TB.jpg

    This picture is for you! Do you see the raven?
     
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  19. Kurt Moose

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    Sven, if you have some pics of the initial building of the layout, that would be a great help to a lot of us!! Always have those "how did they do that?" questions!

    Maybe start a new thread with all the build photos, If you have them?;)
     
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  20. bostonjim

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    Thank you, Sven. Yes, I see the raven. They have installed a statue of Edgar Allan Poe in Park Square on the site of his birth (Carver St., long gone.) If you are ever in Boston please reach out to me. I'd love to meet you. Jim
     
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