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George D
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Posted - 07/17/2019 :  1:13:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the new pictures, Greg. That's an awesome model.

George



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Ensign
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Posted - 07/17/2019 :  1:39:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fred, Russ & George, thanks so much for your very nice comments & posts!
Glad you enjoyed the reworked photos.

Greg



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/17/2019 :  2:40:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent, Ensign!


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mark_dalrymple
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Posted - 07/17/2019 :  3:36:36 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Magnificent shots, Greg!

!2 hours is indeed a long day to play host!

Cheers, Mark.



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Ensign
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Posted - 07/17/2019 :  6:10:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Bill & Mark.

Greg



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Guff
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Posted - 07/18/2019 :  10:47:38 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Greg,
I vote the Maguon Pier display as the "BEST of the BEST"!!
Great photos too.


David Guffey

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Ensign
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Posted - 07/18/2019 :  12:03:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
David, thank you for your very kind thoughts!
I'm just happy that you like it!

Greg



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1gnfan
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Posted - 07/29/2019 :  11:02:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just found new photos. You made my day


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Ensign
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Posted - 07/30/2019 :  09:22:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 1gnfan

Just found new photos. You made my day



Frank, I'm glad you enjoyed the pics!
Thanks for your post!

Greg



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railandsail
Engine Wiper



Posted - 12/22/2019 :  12:24:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Ensign

quote:
Originally posted by dallas_m

This thread needs more pictures!



Thanks Ralph,Don & Dallas!

Ralph,trust me,if I could I'd be working on this project 18 hours a day!

Dallas,I could not agree with you more!
I hate pages without pictures,and so far the pages without them are out numbering the one that does.
I will add some more visual stimulus right now.
Let's begin with some images I've found showing piers like the one I am modeling here.
This first one really looks similar to my Magoun pier.
It's a photograph of Halifax's pier 2 circa 1930's.the 2 storey transit shed was 680 ft. long.





I won't have as many tracks in front of my pier as this photo above shows.But it gives you a good sense of the look I'm after.
This next photo shows an aerial view of Montreal's many piers,looking northwest towards Mount Royal.





Here is another from Victoria B.C. showing the G.T.P. piers B & C circa 1927.





I think these historic photo's give you a better idea of what I'm trying to achieve with this Magoun pier.
Now then,I have managed to cut my styrofoam base out that I will be using,to give myself a better feel of just how things will be looking.
I went a little wider then the 36" inches I was talking about earlier,it's now 40" inches x 6.5 feet.I wanted some water showing on the outer sides of my ships.









I've done countless sketches showing many different possible arrangements for this scene.
But for me nothing beats, starting to really lay things out to give you a better sense of how it looks in real life,as oposed to on paper.
I would like to have some switching possibilities on this pier, instead of just one track running along on either side.
And the white paper strip layed out in front of the terminal building,will be Lakeshore Rd.
And a slightly elevated section above that will have other structures on it.
With perhaps even a overpass to allow tracks to go under it.
These ideas seem to change daily as I think of something else,I might like to try.
Right now I'm trying to figure out what I can & can't do with the actual tracks on the pier.
So can anyone answer if they ever ran 2 tracks under the traveling pier cranes? Or was it usually just the one track.

Thanks for having a look,and all of the enthusiasm shown about this project!

Greg











I really ENJOYED your photos of your pier scene creation.

I also enjoyed that pic of Halifax scene. I seem to recall something like this in older downtown Baltimore's inner harbor, where those infamous B&O docksiders roamed the cobblestone streets in front of their pier terminals. Can't seem to find those specific images at this time?


Brian

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Ensign
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Posted - 12/23/2019 :  12:27:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Brian, thanks for your positive comments!
I'm glad that you enjoyed looking at the photos!

Greg



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railandsail
Engine Wiper



Posted - 12/24/2019 :  07:31:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made reference to your subject thread on 2 other forums I participate in,...suggesting that folks come have a look at your excellent work. I found your subject thread when I was looking for 'modifications' to that Walthers structure. Of course there is no way I have that much room....in fact may have to slice that building up....ha...ha
https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/38245


Brian

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Nelson458
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Posted - 12/27/2019 :  1:52:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow, Greg, your modeling is superb. How did I miss seeing this thread?

Seeing those piers took me back to the late 50's/early 60's when I came over here (twice back then) on the Queen Mary then on the Queen Elizabeth ocean liners. (I had sailed back to England between on the USS United States) Nice memories. And very nice modeling.


Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene

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Ensign
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Posted - 12/28/2019 :  12:35:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Brian & Tony, thanks very much for your nice posts!

Brian, I'm honoured that you are sharing my Magoun pier with other modellers on other forums.
So thanks again for doing that!

Tony, I think it's wonderful when I hear that someone's modelling scenes evokes memories from one's past experiences.
I'm happy that I was able to do that for you this time around.
There is always so much great stuff being shown here on this forum, it's hard to keep up with all of it.
You could spend all of your spare time just trying to keep up with everything going on around here, instead of spending your spare time just doing some modelling.

Greg



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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/29/2019 :  05:29:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, you hit the problem right on the head!!! I can't keep up with everything either.

Bob


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