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Tommatthews
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Posted - 10/19/2008 :  9:24:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

"Princesse Auto Parts" .. you got to love it



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acousticco
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Posted - 10/19/2008 :  9:40:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tom,

I don't know how I've missed this thread for so long, but I just found it and got caught up. Great little layout! And a great theme to boot! I've often thought about modeling some of the fascinating Cuban sugar cane lines, and am glad to see there's more folks into it.

looking forward to seeing more!

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 10/20/2008 :  03:28:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the bi-color scheme of this bridge.


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Grabnet
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Posted - 11/03/2008 :  8:35:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I did have some time this past weekend and was able to get creative with the Haitian Sugar hauler.
I built a large Kerosene lantern for the pedestrian bridge over the tracks in Port au Prince Haiti.
This is 1920's Haiti and electricity is all but unheard of. Unfortunately, only 4% of rural Haiti now in 2008 has electricity.
So the city workers fill this beast nightly with kerosene to add a little illumination for the city folks.
This was a scratchbuilt model using pieces from the scrap box. The light does work.






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Tommatthews
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Posted - 11/04/2008 :  09:44:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Neat little (big) light ....


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CieloVistaRy
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Posted - 11/04/2008 :  09:51:19 AM  Show Profile  Send CieloVistaRy an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Very nice.. one thought I had was maybe you could hook those kerosene lamps to a special function on a decoder and have all of them flicker?

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BigLars
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Posted - 11/04/2008 :  09:56:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tom,
I missed the previous post on the bridge, very nice addition of a scene and scene break to your micro. I am afraid to ask what the yellow stain is on the bridge.
Larry


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Grabnet
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Posted - 11/04/2008 :  8:43:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Guys,
Thanks for the feedback. Flickering the light is a neat idea. May try that. THe yellow stain is supposed to be rust stains from the corroding metal in the light stand. This RR in Port au Prince is right on the ocean and the salt air is very corrosive.
Will try to get a few more pics in this weekend.
Doc Tom




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BigLars
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Posted - 11/04/2008 :  10:21:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glad to hear that yellow is rust as you know about poles and dogs... I say no more but in Canada they say don't eat the yellow snow.
Larry


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Grabnet
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Posted - 11/09/2008 :  8:15:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well another week and a little more work on the Haitian
On30 Sugar Train.
Here are a few pics of the warehouse, called "Depot" in Haitian Kreyol.
It is located on the Port au Prince wharf and receives bagged sugar and barrels of "rhum" from the mills and factories in town.
It was these exports that made colonial Haiti (under the French) the richest colony in the New World. Now Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with a per capita of $250 US each year. The poverty leads to so many problems.











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BigLars
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Posted - 11/09/2008 :  8:31:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice addition and great progress on your layout. It just proves you do not have to have a lot of space to create a quality layout.

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Grabnet
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Posted - 11/11/2008 :  4:39:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Signs add a lot to show location and era. I just finished this sign of a French Steamship line in the !920's as an advertisement in the wharf area of Port au Prince.
Haiti was once a popular stop for steamships and later day cruise ships. This source of revenue for the country dried up with the fears HIV/AIDS and political instability brought to the tourism industry.
The old ad was found on the internet resized and fixed with white glue to a scratchbuilt metal sign. I think it adds some more color to this mini layout.
Doc Tom











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CieloVistaRy
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Posted - 11/15/2008 :  3:56:48 PM  Show Profile  Send CieloVistaRy an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I enjoy this unique layout very much and look forward to more updates.

Arthur


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Grabnet
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Posted - 11/16/2008 :  6:12:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi
Thought I would post some of the historical pictures of railroads in Haiti that are guiding me along on this little layout.
Doc Tom







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tom mann
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Posted - 11/18/2008 :  5:08:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This "foam core + joint compound" idea is great. Everything looks good.

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