MasonJar's Visit To Regina

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by TrainClown, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    Well, the phone rang the other night, and it was our friend Andrew (MasonJar). He was in town for some biz stuff and didn't have much time to spare. We agreed to meet after dinner the next day. With not much more than a couple of hours, I arranged to go to the best LHS. A place called VIP Trains run by Larry, who has the shop in his basement. Larry also has quite a large HO layout as well as an N scale layout under the HO bench work.

    So we had a good chat with Larry, viewed his layout and he tried to run his trains, but was foiled by track problems. Here are some pix.

    1- Andrew likes trains, can you tell?

    2- Andrew noticed these cool MOW equipment, so I got a pic. He is looking at the engine house.

    3- The front and side of the engine house. How about those shop machines and the scrap lying around.

    4- Speaking of scrap piles, this is the other side of the engine house.

    5- This is the end pf the peninsula where the yard full of rolling stock sits and waits to move out. The engine house is at the top of this pic.

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  2. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    1- Larry attempts to get his train to run, but an hours worth of track cleaning before we got there wasn't enough.

    2- The business district.

    3- These guys plan to sail? :rolleyes:

    4- Some of Larry's nice bridges. :thumb:

    5- One end of Larry's layout is covered with snow.

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  3. shortliner

    shortliner Member

    Hey TC - good pics - can anyone tell me what the loco is bottom left, second pic down, in the first set of pictures?
    Shortliner(Jack) away up here in the Highlands
  4. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    1- I liked the park with the engine on display in this scene. :thumb:

    2- This is one end of Larry's N scale layout.

    3- How about this N scale Hotel.

    4- This is the N scale town and other end of the N scale layout. Notice the bench work of the HO layout above.

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  5. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    After viewing Larry's layout, we mooched through his shop and picked up the odd thing. As we were on our way out I noticed an interesting photo on Larry's wall and so I took a shot of that.

    This is a small town in Saskatchewan that isn't there no more.

    After the LHS, Andrew and I drove around and took in some of the interesting architecture and sights, and had a good chat. All too soon, it was time for him to head for the barn as his morning flight was an early one.

    All in all I had a good time. It's great to meet friends from The Gauge.

    Nice to meet you Andrew. :thumb:

    TrainClown ;) :wave:
  6. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    shortliner, I'm not sure what it is, but here is a better shot to help identify it.TrainClown ;)

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  7. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery


    Thanks for the hospitality! The shop was an interesting little place, and the tour/explanation of the RR activity in town was interesting. Also appreciated the view of the CN steamer in front of the casino, which I missed on my "walk-by" (hidden and underappreciated as it is... :().

    Also thanks for the hat, which I have now lost to my 4-year-old...! ;) :)

  8. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Jack - I wondered what those were too... I did not ask, but I suspect they are "one-off" custom jobs ;)

  9. shortliner

    shortliner Member

    Yeah, I just like "crittery one-offs" - thanks for posting them
    Shortliner(Jack)away up here in the Highlands
  10. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    Andrew, can you get a mug shot of that hat robber? I would sure like to see that.

    TrainClown :D
  11. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Certainly a couple of unique locos. I don't know what the first one is, but the one on the right is either a GP-9 (no, not that GP-9) or a GP-10 (no, not from Paduca, Ky). More like half a GP-18 or GP-20.
    Judging from the shot of the underside of the HO layout, I hope that Larry's inability to run trains wasn't due to a loose wire!

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