Jameie’s been in touch again with his stunning HO layout:
Welcome again…if this is too much too soon, I understand.
I have stories behind all of these scenery setups…
Two workers returning to the office at the canning company at Barcelona peer.
Salvatore, a first generation from Italy carries bags of potatoes from the Desiderio food distribution facility.
John, and Ernie, both Originally from Ireland take a closer look at a car that’s made its way from the West coast.
These two brothers, Lowell and Lee, have never been able to agree on anything… they might even disagree if the sky was blue… if it was ever sunny.
Pasquale pushes that cart along all day and even though his English “isn’t so good” he loves chatting it up with his fellow employees
The King Brothers (they are twins) and they married two sisters… their glass blowing company sells beautiful pieces all over the world.
Oscar Rayford, owns the local concrete plant… he’s responsible for all the sidewalks in town
David Gray, a huge man… is seen switching here for a shipment of sand to Rayfords concrete. David, is one of the key actors in the theater group in Buffalo Creek.
Rick Wilber, a novelist that specializes in Science Fiction books opened a bookstore and it attracts a wide variety of people. They are anxiously awaiting the store opening on a nice Sunday morning.
Romito-Donnelly makes furniture and their key designer was Vincent Tondiglia, also an Architect, Vincent can be seen in his Little Italy studio drawing a new building. He is also this authors father in law.
Down in Lackawanna Jim Collins works along with many Irishmen at the Bethlehem Steel plant. Here, a pot is being moved.
Angelo is waiting for a local delivery to pass his tower… there are 4 NYC towers in the area, Angelo has worked in all four the towers for the railway and is the longest employed tower operator.
Hooker Chemical in Niagara Falls makes some nasty chemicals, we’d all come to find out years later, but in this time period their tankers can be seen everywhere.
I hope you find these interesting enough to post… if not, I’d certainly understand
Well, Jamie, it’s never too soon to post new pics, and they are definitely interesting enough – I loved them. And the stories behind each picture really do bring it to life.
If you missed Jamie’s last post, it’s here.
Now on to Brian:
Here’s a Christmas greeting for you and all your readers:
Seasons greeting to everyone wherever you are!
Not everything has been full of Christmas cheer here at Grandpa’s Wonderful Railway!
The 0-4-0 loco from my Hornby Santa Express didn’t seem well at the end of last season. A test run before setting things up under the tree this yesterday proved that it was definitely not happy!
Had to find the problem. However, not an easy task as the motor is semi-sealed by fold-over metal tabs.
Managed to get it apart to find the motor clagged up with carbon residue. Cleaned it all out, reassembled and cleaned the wheels for good measure. However, it’s still not working consistently and eventually grinds to a halt.
If anyone has any ideas, I’d be glad to hear from you.
In the meantime, Thomas has been drafted in to head up the Express. Some of you will notice the train now has a guards van where Father Christmas rides, and this with the other two trucks (and out of service loco) have been fitted with battery operated LED lights.
A little fiddly to fit, but well worth the effort. At least the presents will be delivered!!!!
Thanks again Al for another great year of postings, and Christmas Greetings to you and all your readers. Looking forward to another year of interesting videos and pictures.
And now on to this from Dangerous Dave:
“Hi Al, just loaded my Christmas video for 2019.
It’s been fun and I know its a bit long, but hope all will enjoy and see that we can have fun with our Model railway Layouts.
Latest ebay cheat sheet is here (It goes mad this time of year – have a look.)
A huge thanks to Dave and Jamie. Please do post a comment below if you enjoyed their layouts as much as I did.
And who can help Brian?
That’s all for today folks, except one last thing: I normally put my feet up on a Saturday, but yesterday I reposted an old one from Arnie. It seems to have gone down well – should I make this a regular thing?
Okay, that’s it for today.
Please do keep ’em coming. And if you want to get going on your very own layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.