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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 04/16/2006 :  7:04:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Some members have recently posted their "favourite" and "least favourite" diesel locomotives on the forum. How about showcasing your favourite(s) as they fulfill their "workhorse" duties on your layout!

While I love the F-units, I've chosen to showcase Alco switcher S1 #1170 as railfanned near the town of North Dover on my B&M/MEC layout. Check out my railfanning pics at www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.com where you'll see this little black brute in action. Also, check out the posting on my weblog below the Alco one where you'll see B&M GP9's #1701 and #1746, a pair of Bluebirds in action in and around North Dover as well.

Let's see some pics of your "fave" diesel as it works the local industries or countryside on your model railroad!
All the best, Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://craftsmanstructures.blogspot.com
http://bostonandmaine.blogspot.com
http://fridaynightgroup.blogspot.com

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billb
Engine Wiper

Posted - 04/17/2006 :  12:11:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful site and photos,Mike!

Your post really tugged at my heart because I rode 1170 in Nashua,NH as a boy in the early 1970's.She was blue by then.I also rode SW1 1119 which was painted in the maroon scheme.1119 was the first engine I had a cab ride,1170 the second.I have a lot of good memories of those years from 1969 to 1974.A lot of good people worked for the B&M in that area and I also got to know some of the people running the businesses that the B&M served in Nashua.Thanks for sharing your photos.1170 and 1119 are both gone,as are the people I knew,but all live on in memories.

Have a good one.

Bill Burge
Marion,Iowa



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MarkF
Engineer



Posted - 04/17/2006 :  08:44:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit MarkF's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow Mike, gorgeous site, gorgeous modeling!

Mark

See my homepage at http://home.comcast.net/~prrndiv/

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Mike Hamer
Engineer



Posted - 04/17/2006 :  11:05:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill and Mark for your wonderful comments.

Hey Mark, I visited your website and your layout is awesome! It's fun to see the scenery developments as you've gone along. I noticed some diesels there as well!

Bill, I'm really touched by your comments. It's nice to see how modelling a railroad can not only bring back what the line looked like, but the impression it left on others...and, in your case...the boyhood excitement of being up close to a train!

I chose to model the B&M because our family used to camp in the northeastern states, although we lived in Montreal at the time. I recall being excited when dad found a campground beside the railroad tracks! And, all too often it was either the B&M or the Maine Central!

Bill, here's another pic of the 1170 crossing the New England River Bridge on my B&M layout.



All the best, Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://craftsmanstructures.blogspot.com
http://bostonandmaine.blogspot.com
http://fridaynightgroup.blogspot.com

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Drew
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Posted - 04/17/2006 :  11:25:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic modeling & photos, Mike!
Love the site too!
Professional all the way!


-Drew-

"Life is all the stuff that happened while you were making other plans."

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Mike Hamer
Engineer



Posted - 04/17/2006 :  2:08:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Drew...greatly appreciated!

Yeah, the layout's been complete for a number of years now, so can't really post "evolution" pictures with the scenery. Hey are you a steam hauler or a diesel fan...or both, for that matter?!


All the best, Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://craftsmanstructures.blogspot.com
http://bostonandmaine.blogspot.com
http://fridaynightgroup.blogspot.com

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anbhurst
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Posted - 04/17/2006 :  3:40:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,

Thanks for sharing your interesting website and layout. Your layout is unique because of its versatility and simpleness while at the same time having some interesting switching situations. I also like the way you have balanced its features. You need to get plugged into our Interchange and do some photo shoots of visiting railcars on your layout.

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Originally posted by Mike Hamer





Allen
Modeling the East in the West on the Northeastern Pacific RIM, Oregon, that is!

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Mike Hamer
Engineer



Posted - 04/17/2006 :  4:19:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Allen for your kind thoughts about my layout. Indeed, with a room size 11'x 13' I had to be creative. I wanted to gain a feel for the verdant landscape of New England, but I also wanted that industrial look...and I feel that I've accomplished both. Going around the layout room, you change from urban to industrial to "outskirts" to rural...an artistic challenge, but lots of fun!

For operations, I also ensured a fair balance of trailing and facing sidings with the inclusion of two passing sidings in town for runaround purposes.

You mentioned interchange. It's funny, my layout was visited by the Prez in his business car the "Alaska"...a specific HO car that has made the rounds internationally and has even appeared on the set of the television show "The West Wing". When you have time, you can check out the account of its many trips and fabulous layouts visited at

http://alaskamodelrrnews.homestead.com/Prez_Beginning.html


All the best, Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://craftsmanstructures.blogspot.com
http://bostonandmaine.blogspot.com
http://fridaynightgroup.blogspot.com

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brakie
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Posted - 04/27/2006 :  3:08:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Three C&HV workhorses..2 GP9s and 1 GP7.

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And a short C&HV local..

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Mike Hamer
Engineer



Posted - 04/27/2006 :  4:57:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey Brakie,

Love the geeps! Railfans should be able to spot those Columbus and Hocking Valley units quite a distance away in those vibrant colours! Great job on the engines! Can I come over to operate! (A smile for each geep!)


All the best, Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://craftsmanstructures.blogspot.com
http://bostonandmaine.blogspot.com
http://fridaynightgroup.blogspot.com

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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/27/2006 :  7:32:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is my S1 working the quarry branch. The hopper belongs to George D., and is on the Jersey Highlands RR as part of the forum's Interchange Program.



Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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railphotog
Fireman



Posted - 04/27/2006 :  8:07:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit railphotog's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here's a small diesel on my modules:



A kitbashed Athearn SW7 with dynamic brakes and roof mounted air tanks. Not working very hard, deadheading back from an assignment.


Bob Boudreau
My model railroad photography website:
http://sites.google.com/site/railphotog/

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Mike Hamer
Engineer



Posted - 04/27/2006 :  8:28:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey Bruce...gotta love that Suzy-Q paint scheme on the switcher.

Bob, the detail work on your locomotive is outstanding. I really enjoyed the lighting in the shot as well!


All the best, Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://craftsmanstructures.blogspot.com
http://bostonandmaine.blogspot.com
http://fridaynightgroup.blogspot.com

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LVRALPH
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Posted - 04/28/2006 :  06:29:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Freight LV-4 eastbound at Bridge 121, Packerton Pa. I still have to get those handrails on.









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LVRALPH
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Posted - 04/28/2006 :  06:32:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mercury 2 heading for the quit, Northampton Pa.







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LVRALPH
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Posted - 04/28/2006 :  06:34:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Snowbirds!







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