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 1/19/2009 - Layout Progress Pictures

1 Updated Rahn Warehouse at Albertsville

"The Rahn Warehouse at Albertsville has several improvements including a new loading dock."

2 Updated Rahn Warehouse at Albertsville - Closeup

"A close-up of the new (actually weathered!) loading dock.

3 New Superior Warehouse at Albertsville

"The Superior Warehouse at Albertsville is a weathered flat structure."

4 New Superior Warehouse at Albertsville - Close-up

"The dock crew is hard at work (ha) at the new Superior Warehouse."

5 Midland Yard Scenery

"Eric Viall getting plastered plastering Midland Yard behind the classification tracks."

6 New Town Buildings at Morris - 1

"Neal Russell has added town building to Morris."

7 New Town Buildings at Morris - 2

"This is view toward Morris industries.  Hopefully the houses are downwind of the slaughterhouse!"

8 Red Deer Gravel Parking Lot

"Red Deer has full scenery with Cross-bucks at the spur and a gravel parking lot."

9 McQuitty Mountain Gets A New Lake - 1

"Ron Rahn is add a lake/swamp to the McQuitty Mountain Area.  This is a before picture #1!"

10 McQuitty Mountain Gets A New Lake - 2

"Ron Rahn is add a lake/swamp to the McQuitty Mountain Area.  This is a before picture #2!"

11 Toulon River Canoers

"Ron Rahn is add a lake/swamp to the McQuitty Mountain Area.  This is a before picture #2!"

12 Toulon River Bridge Birds

"The birds (Gertrude & Heathcliff) are contemplating the best way to decorate the new bridge!"

13 Turtle Creek Canyon

"Turtle Creek's rock walls now have water at the base of the canyon."

14 Turtle Creek Culvert

"The fill for the rail embankment has a small waterfall coming from the culvert."

15 Turtle Creek Overview

"The completed Turtle Creek scene located between Galt and Newton.

 3/2/2009 - Thomas the Tank Engine Pictures

16 Percy from Thomas the Tank Engine

"The new DCC chip will allow Percy to run at the Open House."

17 Thomas from Thomas the Tank Engine

"The new DCC chip will allow Thomas to run at the Open House."

18 Turtle Creek Killer Turtle

"Turtle Creek is temporarily home to a killer turtle.  Beware!"

4/13/2009 Layout Progress Pictures

19 Henry Coal Mine Background

"Jay Raley has added a painted mountain backgound (in Iowa?) to the Henry Coal Mine."

20 Colfax Road Crossing

"Larry Brown has installed a new road crossing at Colfax"

21 Morris Houses and Slaughterhouse

"Neal Russell has a new housing subdivision going in next to the slaughterhouse.  The wind must be blowing in the right direction ..."

22 Knox Industries Growing

"Randy Rogers has a propane tank farm and a new grain elevator going on the Knox spur."

23 McQuitty Swamp

"Ron Rahn has completed 3 layers of water for the new McQuitty Swamp."

24 Midland Yard Dinosaurs

"Nathaniel Morrow has added some dinosaurs at Midland Yard for the Open House Treasure Hunt."

25 Toulon Giant Frog

"Nathaniel Morrow found a giant frog in the Toulon River for the Open House Treasure Hunt."

26 Henry The Helicopter

"One of Thomas the Tank Engine's friends - Henry the Helicopter is at Midland for the Open House."

4/18/2009 Open House Pictures

27 Bill Whitworth's New GE Unit #1

"Bill has a new GE AC6000CW unit (looks much better without the styrofoam on the handrails.)."

28 Bill Whitworth's New GE Unit #2

"GE AC6000CW rounding Horseshoe Curve."

29 BNSF 988

"Devon Short has heavily weathered this unit to show some serious usage."

30 Devon at Randy's Curve

"Devon Short taking a Super Chief around Randy's Curve."

31 Devon Short and Sean Gensung

"Dangerous Duo at Amboy during the Open House."

32 Real Digitrax Engine #1

"Bernie & Betty from Thunder-Road Hobbies brought in real Digitrax Engines for the Open House."

33 Real Digitrax Engine #2

"Bernie & Betty from Thunder-Road Hobbies brought in real Digitrax Engines for the Open House."

34 Eric Viall Cleaning Thomas The Tank Engine

"Thomas has been doing some serious running and Eric is cleaning his wheels for the afternoon runs."

35 Thomas The Tank Engine With Happy Wheels

"Thomas now has squeaky clean (literally) wheels."

36 Our Newest Member

"Jim has just joined QCSME and is already running trains!"

37 Mike Johnson

"Longtime member Mike Johnson running trains for the Open House."

38 Super Chief At Amboy

"A Super Chief F unit is rounding the curve into Amboy."

39 UP 9442 At Galt

"A UP Dash-9 making its way with a local freight through Galt."

40 UP Consist At Amboy

"A UP consist running through Amboy."

 

5/11/2009 Layout Progress Pictures

41 Bill Whitworth's Updated Rahn's Warehouse

"Bill has added interiors for loading docks and loading boxes on the dock."

42 Bill Whitworth's New Midland Yard Town

"A new town has sprung up at the northern end of Midland Yard."

43 Bill Whitworth's Midland Southern Freight House

"The railroad now has its own freight house!"

44 Bill Whitworth's Midland Yard Road

"A new road (perhaps overpass) will cross the northern end of Midland Yard."

45 Bill Whitworth's Midland Yard Town Full

"A bird's eye view of the entire collection of new (weathered!) buildings at Midland."

46 Bill Whitworth's Red Rock Steel Mill

"A steel mill is rising next to the (on the right) red Rock Power Plant."

47 Randy Roger's Implement Dealer

"Kramer has a new implement dealer next to Green Acre Farms."

48 Randy Roger's Implement Dealer Close-up

"Look at all those green machines. :-)"

49 Randy Roger's Kramer Bridge

"A new river is taking shape at Kramer with one bridge already in place."

7/13/2009 Layout Progress Pictures

50 Toulon Telephone Poles

"Ron Rahn has added telephone poles to the town of Toulon.  No wireless here!"

51 Morris River Barges #1

"A new river is taking shape at Kramer with one bridge already in place."

52 Morris River Barges #2

"A new river is taking shape at Kramer with one bridge already in place."

53 Morris River Barges #3

"A new river is taking shape at Kramer with one bridge already in place."

54 Morris River Barges #4

"A new river is taking shape at Kramer with one bridge already in place."

55 Bill Whitworth's Santa Fe Engine #1928 Forward View

"A forward-looking shot of Bills' nicely weathered Santa Fe #3608."

56 Bill Whitworth's Santa Fe Engine #1928 Rear View

"A rearward-looking shot of Bills' nicely weathered Santa Fe #3608."

57 Bill Whitworth's Clinchfield #3608 Side View

"A side shot of another of Bill's nicely weathered engines - Clinchfield #3608."

58 Bill Whitworth's Clinchfield #3608 Close-up View

"A close-up shot of the engineer walking on the side of #3608."

7/20/2009 Layout Progress Pictures

59 Horse Trail in Newton Canyon

"Tom Rasmussen has a new horse riding trail along the canyon to Newton."

60 Albertsville Rahn Warehouse Loading Dock

"The Rahn Warehouse is a beehive of activity with boxes and clutter everywhere."

61 Albertsville Rahn Warehouse Trucks

"Parking is a little tight for the 18-wheelers at the Rahn Warehouse."

62 Albertsville Rahn Warehouse

"An overall view of the whole Rahn Warehouse scene at Albertsville."

63 Midland Southern Office

"The Midland Southern Railroad now has office space in East Albertsville."

64 New Grade Crossing a Albertsville

"Jim McMahon is working on new wooden rail crossing for the asphalt road near the passenger station in Albertsville."

12/7/2009 Layout Progress Pictures

65 Emergency Vehicles at Toulon #1

"Emergency vehicles are on the scene at Toulon.  Note the orange safety cones."

66 Emergency Vehicles at Toulon #2

"Here is a side view of the same scene at Toulon.  A tree has been cut down and has fallen on the telephone wires."

67 Cause of the Emergency At Toulon #1

"Yes dear, I know how to operate a chainsaw ....  Real men don't need instructions!"

68 Cause of the Emergency At Toulon #2

"Dear, I think it was the wind that blew the tree in that direction."

Future Layout Progress Pictures

     

 


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