Train Room Excitement

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Matt Probst, Jan 21, 2003.

  1. Matt Probst

    Matt Probst Member

    Hi Folks!! I'm a little giddy today. (As some of you know, I'm building a somewhat freelance version of the NYCs line from Buffalo to Batavia, NY in or about 1950.)
    Today the main line was completed. I now have continuous run from lower level to upper level and back again at various speeds with zero derailments. (crossing fingers........) Have run trains of varying lengths and speeds all day with success and am optimistic about the future! Gary Pfeil is the chief reason this layout looks and performs this well so far. It was his input from early on that saw what I was trying to do and thru ink and paper, transformed that into reality. I'm not that much of a carpenter, and without a "real" wood working area, I was still able to come up with benchwork that is sturdy and sound if not pretty!
    I still have a ton of stuff to do though and am eager to get back at it. I need to hit the lumber yard for enough masonite for a double sided back drop and fascia. Got to lay track on an upper level passing siding. Got an entire freight yard to put in place and wire for cab control (Yes I still use old fashioned Atlas components!!! Let me get a real MRR up and running and me and the wallet will THINK about DCC :D )
    Engine facilities and a round house will follow...a brewery to build...dairy barn...structure lighting.........on........and.......on.........and.......................ON!!:D :) :cool: ;)

    Happy RRing to all!!
    Matt--Hershey, Pa.
  2. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Way to go Matt Wish you LOTS more enjoyment
  3. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    That's kewl Mat, but we want the piccies!! Where's the piccies!!:cool: :D
  4. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    That's great news Matt.
    How about some pic's and track plan?
  5. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Matt, Glad to hear you are up and running. Good to hear the excitement! Lete see some photos!
  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Congrats Matt, glad to see the excitment is still there! Like the others, pics would be nice! :D
  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Rock on Matt! Like others said, pics of all phases are encouraging and informative to others. If you don't have a digital camera or scanner, you can mail some to me and I'll scan them in for you. Just want to know where you found a wife named wallet? :D :D :D
  8. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Great news Matt! I can imagine how excited you are. Gary is a whiz a track planning, and if you've had his help, no wonder you're happy!
    Have fun at the lumber yard!

    :D Val
  9. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Sounds like you're pumped Matt
    Uh...Where's the pictures?
  10. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Yeh, good question !!! I clicked on this thread specifically to see pics !!!!! :D
  11. Matt Probst

    Matt Probst Member

    Hi again folks! Thanks for all the kind words and cheering on! :D Folks; I still don't have a digital camera and I've been searching hi and lo for my 35 mm. It's here somewhere in this house!!:mad: When I find it, I'll shoot a rolll!!! Jon-I have a scanner so your suggestion won't be necessary but I do thank you for it:) .

    This morning was spent cleaning wheel sets and rails. Then my Hudson decided to be cantankerous and I had to clean that and talk nice to it and all of a sudden it decided to take off down the main line at about 300 scale mph...Once I got it reigned in and put to bed, it calmed down. I guess it's allowed to be cantankerous since it is 36 years old!

    I'll use some of my drawing "skills" this week and post a track-plan. Once I find the camera and get film developed I'll try to use my also limited computer "skills" to post some pics.

    Have a great day folks! I'm off to the J.O.B. today so I'll talk to ya later!!:D

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.
  12. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Matt, now your having fun, nice to run trains.
  13. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    These are a bit out of your area (about 20 miles) and out of your era (9 years?) but they're part of the only half dozen NYC photos that I have.

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  14. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    the end

    Now that you can run, there won't be any more progress for about six months.

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  15. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    David, Those are nice photos. Thanks for posting them.


    SLUSSERS New Member

    Hey neighbor. I have a digital camera. I would be happy to help you out. Need those picts.

    SLUSSERS New Member

    Hey neighbor. I have a digital camera. I would be happy to help you out. Need those picts.
  18. Matt Probst

    Matt Probst Member

    Hey y'alll!

    Spitfire: You're correct about our Mr. Pfeil: damn, ain't he good??

    Gary: I can hear you blushing!!:eek: Now go over to the "Face behind the name" thread and post a pic of yourself so we can all see what a real track planner looks like!;)

    Dave: Thanks for the photos. I'll add them to my stock pile. But I can't just watch my trains run from level to level and around with out switching action, so I must get MORE DONE!

    Neighbor Slussers! Nice to hear from you... Send me a PM & I'll try to see if we can hook up. Or stop by the restaurant some evening. I probably employ some of your students so I'll try to keep them off you!:eek: :D :rolleyes: ;)

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.
  19. dmb3006

    dmb3006 Member

    Wow a NYC fan in PA. Glad to hear you are up and running.We are working in the same era.I'm getting engines and equipment together looking forward to the sale of our home and relocation to a new basement.!st floor laundry should give me the whole area for trains and a gun/reloading room.I like yards,engine terminals,passenger trains & express mail trains.My main line will run Syracuse east to Canastota NY.:cool: :D Heck if the basement is big enough we will run all the way to St. Johns Park in New York City:cool:
  20. Matt Probst

    Matt Probst Member

    Hi Dave: Good luck with your move... let us all know how things progress. Glad to see another NYC fan on the boards. We may be overtaking the Rock Island majority here:D :eek: :D ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
    (Good day, Mike!)

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.

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