Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Matthyro, Jan 15, 2004.
Robin, I also lived in Thunder Bay! It seems there was alot of us that did!
OK so we lived there from 1965 to 1968. I was the store manager of the local Kresge store. The first year we lived on Brown street then moved to South Norah street. A relative of my wife was a CP engineer who did runs from Fort William to Dryden. His name was Joe Pyefinch
I drove (well, Dad did) through Port Arthur and Fort William as a very young lad. Then i rode through Thunder Bay on a VIA train and saw it from the observation car. Drove through a few times myself too.
But I still think of it as 'The LakeHead' where sea meets rail and much of Canada's shipping passes through that port. Railfan Paradise!
Got some cork roadbed down on the north side of the upper level. Did a bit of scenery too.
Here are the three grain elevators at Harris
At the other end is the town of Drummond with two industries. Youngs Machinery and Templar Tombstones.
This is prairie country as the background shows
Looking good Robin:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Too cool Robin! I love those grain elevators. Way back in '64 my family took a car trip across Canada and I still remember the sunlit grain elevators standing tall against those huge skies. As I recall there was Pool and Pioneer. One had a green colour scheme and the other was red.
Wow, do you ever work fast Robin! Nice work, I like the grain elevators too.
Any new pics?
I was going to wait until I got track laid on the upper mushroom but as Owen requested a few here are some.
The first is a couple of industries at Cardwell.
As you can see the cork roadbed is ready for track.
Next a couple of industries at Glenford.
First. Youngs Machinery
Next is Templar Tombstones
The next photo shows where the potash mine will be located at the north end of the upper mushroom.
The new home for the Double Diamond ranch at the south end of the upper mushroom
Next shows where I am at with the canyon.
The skyboard is up and painted. Foam subroadbed is almost finished and started laying cork roadbed
Robin, like everything you do, this is fantastic! :thumb: Another amazing thing is the speed at which you get things done.
You on drugs? If you are will you share? Kidding aside you and Paul (Shamus) have always impressed me with the speed you get things done while not sacrificing quality.
I love the backdrops, Robin! They light mist makes them appear far away from the forground in the photo's and they blend right in.
What incredible progress you've made, Robin!
Oh, by the way, this reminds me...
"Why did the mushroom wear a lampshade on his head at the party?"
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