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At 4:44pm on February 14, 2013, brian keith fletcher said…

thanks.  I look forward to being a part of this group.  I see that there is a convention in April.  I will certainly attend. What I am working on now is an early spring operating diorama, locale somewhere on Lake Superior. It is   based on the John Allen timesaver track plan.  I am doing things somewhat backwards.  Scenery first then the railroad, just like Mother Nature. I will send photos as soon as I get some rail down, which I will be doing very soon.

At 2:26am on November 12, 2009, Jeff McDougal said…
Hi Lynn,

I am glad to fill in some details on me and my model railroading career.

I live a little south of Hamburg/Germany, a married guy for 25 years. I have a son who´s just in the process of finishing college and taking up his post-graduate studies. I am currently out of a job, as my business was washed away by the global financial crisis, but I am working on a re-start in Canada (Nova Scotia).

I have been a model railroader since 1963, when my parents gave me a Marklin starter set for Christmas, which grew into my first little empire in the following years. Since then I tied my luck building layouts in various scales, all the from Z up to G in my garden. Most of them were of German outline, but I had been hooked on US prototype modelling since I received my first copy of the MR mag in 1969. My last project, the Alaska RR´s Port Whittier facilities in HO scale had to be stopped for economical reasons (lack of funds). After a pause, I can now start to think about getting back into the hobby and I am aiming at building a modular layout in On30 gauge, as my eyesight is weakening and my hands get shaky following a mild stroke earlier this year. I am still in the dreaming phase, but the planning will come soon!

At 3:37pm on May 22, 2009, Barry Cott said…

I'm originally from the Toronto area and have lots of family in the area.

I too like the idea of building a home layout to a modular standard.

At 11:21pm on May 8, 2009, Ian Brown said…
Lynn . Are Moffat models still made?
At 12:23pm on March 22, 2009, Ian Brown said…
Hello plus 18 here snows a melting! I'd like your opinion on Boulder Models plastic Critters cabs . I'm thinking of using them on a ON30 S-2 type engine conversion( kitbashing a HO Bachmann Baby Trainmaster) And two Bachmann 44 tonners .

Also i'd like your opinion on AMS ON30 box cars. I also just bought 2 #5 ON30 micro engineering switches, they look good , but they seem too long so my original idea of hand laying seems to be the way to go . I hand laid a #4 switch and it seems more acurate.

I also found a great site for 1940's 1950's 1/48 scale logging trucks , expensive but well worth it! donmillsmodels.com Very early Mack trucks and pole type log trailers.

Any way let me know what you think , Ian
At 11:16pm on February 9, 2009, Ian Brown said…
I'm pretty sure thats the same loco i have slides of from the 70's. I do remember a museum at the east end . My dads friend a libraian in the Brampton high school took and the pics my dad took. Its in better shape though. I don't remember the spark arrestor or even a stack, just grey and alot of rust. Have you ever seen the logging exhibit near Sultan at the provincial park just west of Sultan Ontario.Theres a 50's log truck, and horse drawn artifacts as well as a locomotive. I can't remember if there is a railway engine from the CNR east of the park . I think theres a loco in Haliburton ? I really like the wood sleighs , a model of these would be fantastic!
At 12:01pm on February 9, 2009, Ian Brown said…
Ok , i've been there 30 years ago. Is the steam train still there? It was realy rusted when i was last . I'd like to see the pics . When i was last up there we didn't stop as i was hauling lumber through the park from a mill at the east end of the park . I went canoeing at the camp 2 rivers ? Any way i went west on the lake by canoe and found an old settlement , water wheel, logging camp? I also canoed North T lake area of the park. And went by the GTry motel, i'd like to see pics of the motel. I seem to remember portaging on an old railway bed near there.
At 9:33am on February 9, 2009, Ian Brown said…
Hello Lynn , sure hope weather is better there , freezing rain , 15cmsnow expected here today! Trans Canada closed. All this i want to do my layout as a winter scene. I've always wanted to do iceicles hanging off a station, snow covering the main , Any idea as what to do ice with , i'm thinking parafin wax , but i'm not sure. Can you buy scuptamold in Ontario as i can't find it here.

I'm doing high snow banks , and a christmas scene . I've also thought about an amusement park with a train using Z scale with seats mounted and O scale figures on the seats.

At 4:50pm on December 31, 2008, patrick beres said…
Thats a curly coat retriever named Molly and that big grey pest is a mare named Maggie. The white stuff blew up your way by these southerlys and in fact its supposed to snow tonight. This is really puzzling weather this time of year. Due to Al Gore and Barrack Obamas theories on global warming we should be having early greenup and hot weather right now, not this minus 25 stuff.h well I'm going back to grading semester final exams and then try to figure out my new right of way around the farmhouse first floor. The archways between room really pose a problem of extra framing to get around them. Oh sure a tunnel through would be the best but....I'm trying to go double deck the length of the living room, dining room which is 32 feet.
At 12:59pm on December 31, 2008, Ian Brown said…
Brampton you say , thats where i stayed while in colledge and i also have the CN Brampton station sign, as i was working for the contracter who was remodeling the station in the 80's.
Also some wooden railway signs from the CN from near bye. I also have all the station records from the CN station in Brampton 1964 to 1967 .
If you know any one who would want any station artifacts let me know.
At 10:57am on December 30, 2008, Ian Brown said…
Interesting map . When i lived in Ontario i canoed alot of Algonquin and saw alot of the Grand Trunk motel .
My interests are in Narrow gauge logging and 2 rail o scale. In Herbert last night we received another 4 inch's of the white stuff! We live right beside the CPR main line. I grew up next to the CNR and still model it today. Yes i grew up in Ontario , Limehouse to be exact.

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