Kitchener Train show pics

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spitfire, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Great stuff Val, and hello Dave Flinn ,Not see you since the BBQ at Vals.

    Looks like you had a blast, And I finely got to see cousin Greg, and his great dio`s

    They are really top notch.
    Thanks for the pictures.:)
  2. Dick Elmore

    Dick Elmore Member

    :thumb: Thanks Miles, you took the words right out of my mouth!

  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Val: I didn't make it this year.
    Your cousin's structure had me fooled in the first picture -- it does look like a Kitchener house.
  4. galt904

    galt904 Member

    Hmm, cousin Greg looks familiar. Did he used to be part of the Baden model railway club?
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    A Lancaster bomber...!?!?! I believe that's THE Lancaster bomber, as in the only left in the world that can fly. Based out of Hamilton, isn't it?

    Nice pics, Val, and excellent work on that diorama Greg!

  6. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Yes he did! I take it you were as well? I visited the club layout and really liked it. I was sorry to hear it had to be taken down.

    Andrew, a little further back in this thread MilesWestern said it's a B-25 Mitchell. Here is a link to a picture of a Mitchell and to some Lancaster photos:
    It's quite clear from the photo's that the Lancaster has 4 engines, while the Mitchell, and the plane in my photo, has 2. I didn't ID the plane in the first place, but I think now that MilesWestern is right.

  7. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Ahhh... right you are. Got a bit excited there... ahem... :rolleyes:

    Anyway, am I right in thinking that the only flying Lanc is in Hamilton?

    NOTE - a quick search turned up that there is a flying one (as of 2002) and one under restoration (as of 2005)...

    Back to your regularly scheduled thread...

  8. galt904

    galt904 Member

    No I wasn't, I just liked to stop at the Baden club as one of the last stops on the Doubleheaders tour each spring. One of my favorites for year to year improvements. The cathedral he built on that layout was excellent!
  9. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    I believe that's a North American B-25, not a Lanc. Lancasters are four engine, with Rolls Merlin engines. I know there is one in Canada that is still in flying condition.
    Great photo's by the way.
  10. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    I see that several people have beat me to it on this one. My first guess was a Mitchell, but I wanted to check a couple of places to see if there was a British-built plane that looked similar. I believe that there are two Lancasters still flying; one in England and the one based near here in Hamilton. It sometimes flies over us, I believe on its way to airshows in the nearby U.S. Return is always an hour or two later, and the sight and sound of it is impressive every time.
    Val, I talked on the 'phone with your cousin Greg this past summer. He was inquiring about some CNR passenger cars that I had for sale at a nearby hobbyshop. Talk about a small world!:rolleyes: He's done a beautiful job on his diorama, and I believe that he referred to the protoype of that house in the course of our conversation. It looks like modelling talent runs in the family.:thumb:


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