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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/14/2019 :  10:27:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Thanks Jerry, we always appreciate your comments.

Bill, thanks but I wish we had more characters contributing to the yard.

Thanks a lot Rick.

Thanks Mike.


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Orionvp17
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Pete
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quartergauger48
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Posted - 03/14/2019 :  5:56:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A flawless build in every aspect'..Frank, you guys have killed it' totally'..
Man, That grader is so far out...I can hear the motor running'.. And Frank, us Yankees know they are made out of concrete, but we still like to call em'Cinder Blocks....



Ted

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/15/2019 :  10:50:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Pete.

Ted, it's sad to say I remember "cinder blocks" from when I lived in NJ as a young'un.


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George D
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Posted - 03/15/2019 :  1:01:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, if junk can be called beautiful, your's is.

It looks like you've cornered the market on O scale tires.

George



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/16/2019 :  4:12:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Special thanks to Jeff Compton for stopping in today at the Open House.

George the market on tires is wide open but limited.
Here's the link:

https://www.diecastdirect.com/product_description.asp?ProductCode=AHM43-AS1



Today's scrap additions.







And this is what having a Center to display trains and models is all about. This little boy operated the O-Scale layout, went to lunch and came back for an afternoon session.






Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 03/16/2019 6:40:25 PM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/16/2019 :  7:47:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great to see you have the younger generation interested Frank!

Who wouldn't be with the way you guys represent yourselves!!


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 03/18/2019 :  8:39:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, the Corvair looks repairable'... what a treat for you guys to see the fruits of your labor rewarded by visitors young and old enjoying themselves.......


Ted

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/18/2019 :  10:22:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Lucky kid. Lucky parents.


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/19/2019 :  10:08:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jerry, itís all Jimís fault. He wanted to bring the kids into the hobby.

Ted, yes itís very interesting to see the adults having to wait in line behind the little ones. Boys and girls.

Mike, some parents go the extra mile. We have one grandfather that brings his autistic grandson from Orlando which is about an hour and a half away. Heís been doing it for 4 or 5 months now. Kudos to him.


Frank

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Rick
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Posted - 03/19/2019 :  10:25:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats on getting youth interested in the hobby.
The Corvair brings back memories.
My parents had a white one when I was a kid.



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Guff
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Posted - 03/19/2019 :  1:26:29 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Nice!

Great railroad display and super nice to share your work with the public!

Well done!


David Guffey

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JeffB
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Posted - 03/19/2019 :  3:04:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm just getting caught up, Frank.

This is great! It's good to see the public enjoying it. It makes it that much more enjoyable.

Jeff Betcher



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/19/2019 :  6:56:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rick, so your parents owned a Nader mobile, neat.

Thanks David.

Jeff, man do they ever love it. Jim has hardly any time to take a break for lunch.


Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 03/19/2019 6:57:17 PM

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Tampa Jim
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Posted - 03/19/2019 :  9:54:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Tampa Jim's Homepage  Send Tampa Jim an AOL message  Reply with Quote
A friend of mine used to own Scrap All in Ybor City here in Tampa. Scrap All had some commercial contributors to their scrap collection business, but most of their scrap metal came in from independent guys with pick-ups and other trucks who made a living scrounging around neighborhoods looking for old appliances, lawn mowers, scrap from remodeling projects, etc. that they could pick up and then resell to Scrap All. The trucks would line up each morning and they would evaluate and weigh the material they brought in and pay them cash on the spot. Scrap All then separated by metal type and deconstructed the larger pieces.

I envision Hopes Brothers Scrap to have that same kind of retail business. Eventually, my friend, Herb, did install a railroad siding on the CSX line enabling him to ship out a gondola or two each week in addition to his trucks.

So, I have been working on small scrap items and loose material over the past few days. I have still have plenty to do (Frank and Dave, you know how time consuming it is to make convincing scrap). I have two sources for what you see here -- plastic parts from my scrap bin (some of which I have melted and mangled with my new heat gun) and actual metal material from a dryer vent I purchased at Home Depot yesterday to sacrifice for the project.

I have been using multiple methods to rust and weather the pieces -- rattle can, chipping paint, AK Interactive crusted rust, washes, pan pastels, and Bragdon powders.

The finished scrap is shown on the glass top. The scrap in progress is still in the orange cups.











Jim

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