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by CNJ999
Fri May 17, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Never Say Never - Model Train Price Rise
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Never Say Never - Model Train Price Rise

A while back there was a thread in which I, in part, touched on the potential for a price increase due to increases proposed between the U.S. and China in their ongoing trade conflict. One poster, seemingly in the know at the time, implied that there would not be any such tariffs imposed on model tr...
by CNJ999
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: RPI Layout (NEB&W) - Forced Relocation Coming
Replies: 8
Views: 1979

Re: RPI Layout (NEB&W) - Forced Relocation Coming

A BIT OF GOOD NEWS! Latest news release seen today announces that the NYB&W will be given a new home in a building situated at 258 Hoosic Street in Troy. A street check using Google Earth shows a beautiful modern two-story stone structure on a separate commercial site with on-site off-street parking...
by CNJ999
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Northwest Short Line Closing
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Re: Northwest Short Line Closing

Yes, sad to hear. I saw this posted elsewhere several days ago. Unfortunately, I'd be quite surprised to see someone truly suitable buy the company and continue the business. Unlike in years now long past, far fewer hobbyists tinker with/rebuild their equipment - if something breaks now, they just b...
by CNJ999
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Model railroad with a model model railroad inside it?
Replies: 10
Views: 3410

Re: Model railroad with a model model railroad inside it?

In reference to my earlier post mentioning the Lionel operating hobby shop model, I found the following YouTube video illustrating it functioning. To say the least, it must a virtually unique structure model and likely the most detailed structure Lionel has ever offered! Even for an O-gauge layout ...
by CNJ999
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: New Editor for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 2260

Re: New Editor for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine

Indeed, I saw this announcement elsewhere several days ago, but as with Roger H., hesitated to post anything here until Otto said something regarding it himself. This having taken place now, I offer my sincerest congratulations! The magazine will surely benefit from his future guidance.

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by CNJ999
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Model railroad with a model model railroad inside it?
Replies: 10
Views: 3410

Re: Model railroad with a model model railroad inside it?

In reference to my earlier post mentioning the Lionel operating hobby shop model, I found the following YouTube video illustrating it functioning. To say the least, it must a virtually unique structure model and likely the most detailed structure Lionel has ever offered! Even for an O-gauge layout s...
by CNJ999
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: RPI Layout (NEB&W) - Forced Relocation Coming
Replies: 8
Views: 1979

Re: RPI Layout (NEB&W) - Forced Relocation Coming

But, I'm afraid, that the layout's potential demise is just another example of the hobby's decline in popularity/interest Stateside. I'm sorry to single this out, and my apologies for straying slightly off topic, but the hobby is not dying by any means. I am eighteen years of age and have joined a ...
by CNJ999
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: RPI Layout (NEB&W) - Forced Relocation Coming
Replies: 8
Views: 1979

Re: RPI Layout (NEB&W) - Forced Relocation Coming

Indeed, very sad news if this comes to be. I visited the NEB&W several times years ago, as well as following all the articles John - to my mind the greatest modeler except perhaps for the late Art Curren ever - has had published in MR over the years concerning the layout and their employed modeling ...
by CNJ999
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Model railroad with a model model railroad inside it?
Replies: 10
Views: 3410

Re: Model railroad with a model model railroad inside it?

Slightly off topic, and I apologize... I'm not attempting a thread hijack... But when you mentioned Lionel, I have a distant memory of an early 60's Lionel catalog that pictured O gauge tracks with train on trestle bents, with an HO line running through the bents concentrically below...same loco an...
by CNJ999
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Model Railroad project layout
Replies: 3
Views: 1373

Re: Model Railroad project layout

I agree that the Canyons project layout is particularly lackluster in comparison to many of MR's previous project layouts. It really doesn't seem to have much operating purpose. I really don't consider the current staff as near so creative as pre-2000 individual came up with original ideas for layou...
by CNJ999
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Shrinking Model Railroader Magazine - Re-visted
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Re: Shrinking Model Railroader Magazine - Re-visted

You are right, George, I regarded the January 2019 MR better only in contrast to the truly disappointing December installment. Like you and as somewhat of a hobby historian myself, I found piece on the Ohio Southern, the first "double deck" designed pike following a John Armstrong idea (who was unce...
by CNJ999
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Model railroad with a model model railroad inside it?
Replies: 10
Views: 3410

Re: Model railroad with a model model railroad inside it?

Not sure that this may apply, but I came across an add for a Lionel 0-Gauge accessory that, after a manner, sorta does fit the OP's question. It's Lionel item SKU #6-32998 the Lionel Hobby Shop. An 0-Gauge structure representing a large shop of decades past, behind its show windows are three "operat...
by CNJ999
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Shrinking Model Railroader Magazine - Re-visted
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Shrinking Model Railroader Magazine - Re-visted

As I noted just about one year ago, MR has been showing a consistent decline in circulation for better than twenty years now. The January 2019 issue, listing an accounting of the magazine's readership/circulation only reinforces evidence of this disturbing, long enduring, slide. The number of subscr...
by CNJ999
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Next Walthers Name Train
Replies: 8
Views: 2019

Re: Next Walthers Name Train

I can not imagine Walthers ever tackling one of the (semi) famous named trains of the East. In nearly every case, what limited fame these trains garnered came during the steam-era with their consists generally being pulled by massive steam locomotives each unique to their particular road. Walthers l...
by CNJ999
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Model railroad with a model model railroad inside it?
Replies: 10
Views: 3410

Re: Model railroad with a model model railroad inside it?

This concept has indeed been executed any number of times over the years, as has been illustrated in MR and other publications occasional down through the years. Quality (i.e. not cheap "tin-plate") O and #1 Gauge modelers have used N Scale trains to represent "ride-on" garden railroads on their lar...

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