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Old 03-29-2009, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The sun came out (finally) and although the ground was mushy we all had a good time.

Here's our Host, Roger:



The morning ws damp and cloudy, but the Jolly Green Giant set off to crush any resistance. Here it rolls through the station:



Over the Aughwick River:



And again, from the other side:



Running hard through the canyon as the sun came out:


A large contingent from ECLSTS dropped in, including Ric Golding with his Speeder:



With the pizza finished and the sun shining (and the batteries charged at last), EBT #15 made an appearance:



The new turntable became the center for some complex RGS Mikado switching moves:



The two EBT Mikes were constantly meeting on their way up and down the mountain.... crossing siding at Three Springs (?):



Eventually they met at Orbisonia:



And carried on with the task at hand - hauling coal and freight:

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Pete,

Thanks for posting the great pictures!

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Great Pics

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Very cool! It's always neat to see something other than Colorado engines as that is what I eat and breathe and the EBT is the best candidate in my opinion!
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Great photos! Superb equipment! Great looking railroad!
Question - what's Roger using for coal loads in the hoppers?
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Great pictures pete thanks for posting. Iforgot to take a picture of the speeder on friday so i went back on sat to get a picture of it but could not find it now i know why. I would like to do ours on the order of ricks. Thanks again for the post.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks to Pete for the post and great pictures. The EBT trains were a hit at the ECLSTS and I know we had fun with them at my open house.

Many thanks to those who came and we will do this again next year on the following Sunday. Mother Nature smiled on us more as the morning wore on. By 1:00 we had sun with some clouds. Jonothan almost had some sunburn.

I am sorry to say the coal loads are stock Bachmann, but will be replaced as soon as all the cars are weathered. Real EBT coal will be crushed and spread on a foam base. Will post some pics when done.

Thanks again Pete and hope to meet more of you next year at our open house.

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Some of the hoppers had real coal loads - run-of-mine lumps!



Incidentally, for all you EBT experts - how many 2-bay hoppers should you be able to see at once on Rog's layout?
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All I have and then a few of yours. I am enjoying my EBT experience, don't rain on my parade.

I have one Yoder car and one more coming. I will be able to pull 8 "shorties" and two 3 bay. Will be getting the coach 6 if that project goes through.

All those who owned large "fleets" of 3 bays did not show on Sunday.

Maybe in April we will be able to create long "correct" trains.

Nice picture of coal Peter. I am getting some real EBT coal to make my load courtesy of Allan Landis. Will post some pictures.

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Great pics! Boy, those EBT mikes look great. I'm as green with envy as Rog's #14. (A little gunmetal paint on the boiler, black paint on the smokebox, and some judicious weathering and it could look like #14 "as delivered.")

Pete--of that particular style? 4, and not in that lettering scheme. Fudge the 2-bay to be representative of the PSC cars, backdate the scene to 1913 when the first steel cars arrived, and you've still got plenty of 2-bays to go.

BTW, Accucraft just posted that the EBT #12 will be out in "Spring 2010." Here's hoping! I can't wait to paint it green.

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