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Bill Gill
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Posted - 02/21/2016 :  5:29:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job - yours and Pedro's.


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Tyson Rayles
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Grabnet
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Posted - 02/27/2016 :  5:45:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have finally completed the sugar cane fields in Leogoane, Haiti.



This is supposed to represent newly planted cane that is thriving.Further down the line is the mature cane being harvested, la raison d'Ítre for this little sugar hauler.



This completes the scene on the rural side of my mini layout.



Meanwhile back in the real world I head to Haiti next week to work in our medical clinic in very rural Petit Bourg du Borgne. Hope to get some more inspiration for my modelling as well.

Thanks for looking. Doc Tom



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Tyson Rayles
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When will the rum be ready for a taste test?


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Grabnet
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Posted - 02/28/2016 :  08:56:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
According to Wikipedia Bagasse is the fibrous matter that remains after sugarcane stalks are crushed to extract their juice. This crushed cane cane be used as a biofuel and in the past was used to fire steam locomotives in sugar cane country.

My new tender for the Porter got its first load of bagasse recently.





With the return of the train to the docks in Port au Prince Pedro has to get off the tender and get back to work.



Thanks for looking. Doc Tom



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Grabnet
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Posted - 02/28/2016 :  09:03:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tyson Rayles

When will the rum be ready for a taste test?



As noted above the crushed cane can sure make one great biofuel in its liquid form too.

Doc Tom



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/28/2016 :  09:51:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very evocative modeling and photos.

Best wishes on your work down there.

Mike



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Grubes
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Posted - 03/05/2016 :  10:56:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Doc,

Always an admirer of your railroad and of the work you do in Haiti.

Dave



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Frank Palmer
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quote:
Originally posted by Grabnet

quote:
Originally posted by Tyson Rayles

When will the rum be ready for a taste test?



As noted above the crushed cane can sure make one great biofuel in its liquid form too.

Doc Tom



Hey you two, no drinking and driving.


Frank

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Grabnet
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Posted - 03/26/2016 :  7:47:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ELECTRIC LIGHTS IN PORT au PRINCE

As I begin to finish the mini Haitian Sugar Hauler I wanted to install some 1920's style electric lights in the urban area of Port au Prince.



I was able to get these interesting street lights with LED's from China very cheaply from eBay. I was amazed that it only cost $2.69 in postage to get them from China to my house.The manufacturer even sent resistors to wire in and get the volts down to a nice 3 volts which will insure a very long life.



I am enjoying lighting some of the back streets and overpasses of Port au Prince.



Thanks for looking.

Doc Tom



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Tyson Rayles
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Guff
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Posted - 03/27/2016 :  10:37:09 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Doc,
What a great concept to model! You did a beautiful job on the layout!
Dave


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Grabnet
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Originally posted by Guff

Doc,
What a great concept to model! You did a beautiful job on the layout!
Dave



Thanks Guff. It has been a lot of fun.

The public works project to electrify the streets and alleys of Port au Prince continues.

Here are a few more shots of turning night to day with Mr Edison's fine little invention.








Doc Tom



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/27/2016 :  1:18:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Umm, I would give more thanks to Nikola Tesla than Thomas Edison for street lighting. Sorry Doc.

But at any rate I really like the congested look the scene.


Frank

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Grabnet
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Posted - 03/27/2016 :  5:38:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frank Palmer

Umm, I would give more thanks to Nikola Tesla than Thomas Edison for street lighting. Sorry Doc.

But at any rate I really like the congested look the scene.



I thought TE did the lightbulb and Tesla did everything else including a really cool car.

Doc Tom




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