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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/27/2016 :  7:16:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tommy is accredited with the light bulb but not so fast, he patented the first practical light bulb after others had failed. Several months later one of his associates came up with the carbon filament which was the real deal.

But hey, thanks to Tommy and Nicky you have street lights.



Edited by - Frank Palmer on 03/27/2016 7:18:41 PM

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Grabnet
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Posted - 03/27/2016 :  8:04:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frank Palmer

Tommy is accredited with the light bulb but not so fast, he patented the first practical light bulb after others had failed. Several months later one of his associates came up with the carbon filament which was the real deal.

But hey, thanks to Tommy and Nicky you have street lights.



This history is very interesting and I had known there was controversy surrounding the electrical inventions we all take for granted with our little electric powered models of steam engines.

Doc Tom



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rca2
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Posted - 03/27/2016 :  11:07:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rarely does anyone do something notable without help from others. Neil Armstrong took the first step on the moon, but it was the last step in a long journey begun by others.

For most modern technology, North America and Europe have different views on who was the inventor. Another point to consider.


Modeling Arizona Eastern Railroad, Hayden Junction (1920), in On30

Edited by - rca2 on 03/27/2016 11:12:14 PM

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Grabnet
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Posted - 05/04/2019 :  5:41:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hope that as I am getting closer to semi retirement that I could take my micro- layouts on the road to some train shows.

I noticed that the On30 Haiti sugar hauler “Ti Neg la” (Haitian Kreyol for the Little Guy) needed some upgrading.

So I purchased the O scale Banana tree kit from Pegasus models and built up a Banana Grove. This is on the Leogoane side of the layout where are the sugar fields are and the rotgut rum distillery.








In this last picture you can see Green bananas ready for picking.



Thanks for looking.

Doc Tom



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BigLars
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Posted - 05/04/2019 :  6:03:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hope to see this little gem live one day.

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 05/04/2019 :  8:53:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good! The banana plants have a lot of a-peel and add a nice touch to the scene:)


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Grabnet
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Posted - 05/05/2019 :  07:53:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BigLars

I hope to see this little gem live one day.



Thank you. The little layout is very portable. I have negotiated for 3 day weekends this year and hope to get out more to model RR shows.

Doc Tom



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Grabnet
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Posted - 05/05/2019 :  07:55:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

Looks good! The banana plants have a lot of a-peel and add a nice touch to the scene:)



Great pun there Bill.

Doc Tom



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Rick
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Posted - 05/05/2019 :  08:06:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice!


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 05/05/2019 :  08:47:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tom most banana trees average 15-25 feet tall. Anyway to lengthen the trunks any?


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Grabnet
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Posted - 05/05/2019 :  8:14:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Rick

Very nice!



Thanks Rick. Appreciate you looking. Tom



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Grabnet
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Posted - 05/05/2019 :  8:15:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Tyson Rayles

Tom most banana trees average 15-25 feet tall. Anyway to lengthen the trunks any?



Good point. I should look in to that. Tom



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Neil M
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Posted - 05/11/2019 :  09:15:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That looks really nice Tom.

Unfortunately all the old photos from earlier in the thread have now disappeared! Can you post up some more photos of this great wee layout again?



Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161 but now making a start in On30 in Australia

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