LIRR Model Layouts

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nyandw
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Re: LIRR Model Layouts

Post by nyandw » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:23 pm

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Based on VJ Auto Body, corner of Oak St. and Islip Ave. 1960's era.

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Re: LIRR Model Layouts

Post by deandremouse » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:08 pm

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Re: LIRR Model Layouts

Post by Backshophoss » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:15 pm

Nicely done on that MP-15,but what is that rusted out car next to the SD-40's by the fuel rack? :wink:
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Re: LIRR Model Layouts

Post by nyandw » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:38 pm

Wow, that's the ultra rare LIRR MOW NMRA Tunnel Clearance flat. Nice...

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Re: LIRR Model Layouts

Post by Steamfan77 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:49 pm

I'm in the process of modeling the Oyster Bay branch in O scale. I have the Mineola station area, the industrial area in Mineola known as "the hole", Locust Valley, and of course Oyster Bay. The track is down and ballasted, but I don't have much in the way of scenery yet. Attached is a copy of my track plan, and a picture of the OB yard. There is staging that is West of Mineola, and under the yard.

Andy
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Re: LIRR Model Layouts

Post by hondajohn » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:51 am

I have been slowly re-entering the hobby after the usual high school/college/early career hiatus :-P Besides dusting off and repairing all of my old equipment, I just completed my first custom paint job. This is an old Triang-Hornby US-market RDC painted to resemble LIRR 3121.
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Re: LIRR Model Layouts

Post by Crabman1130 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:39 pm

Nice!!!

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Re: LIRR Model Layouts

Post by RGlueck » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:45 pm

Andy (Steamfan77): Finally, a Long Island Rail Road layout in the right era, with the right branch depicted! Wish I lived closer.

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Re: LIRR Model Layouts

Post by nyandw » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:46 pm

RGlueck wrote:Andy (Steamfan77): Finally, a Long Island Rail Road layout in the right era, with the right branch depicted! Wish I lived closer.
Andy has been doing real nice work on both the track plan, concept, design, and construction. Can't wait to see the scenery and structures come to life! :-)

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Re: LIRR Model Layouts

Post by Teutobergerwald » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:57 pm

I snagged two Atlas HO Scale LIRR Alco C420s from Trainland in Lynbrook, NY, #s 226 and 229. Next will be a pair of the Athearn Genesis LIRR MP-15ac's......and I need three LIRR cabooses, two in the yellow with blue roof and an orange one with the LONG ISLAND in large blue letters.
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Re: LIRR Model Layouts

Post by edflyerssn007 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:32 pm

A couple videos of one of my GP-38's pulling two F&C P72's that I just put together. It's my first time actually painting a car.

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2nd video has a paint scheme that I made up that's LIRR inspired, maybe something the P72's would have worn if they had continued farther into the C3 era.

Also here's some WIP pictures.

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Re: LIRR Model Layouts

Post by scopelliti » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:25 pm

Quick question... what color where the seats in the P-72 cars? 1963-1966 era. Green? Brown?
Pat

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Re: LIRR Model Layouts

Post by Cannon Ball » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:07 pm

Dark green vinyl 3/2 walkover seats. Same on the Pullman-Standard-built MU cars of the same era ('55-'56).

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Re: LIRR Model Layouts

Post by nyandw » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:18 pm

Cannon Ball wrote:Dark green vinyl 3/2 walkover seats. Same on the Pullman-Standard-built MU cars of the same era ('55-'56).

Interior shots: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/odds_ends-Page2.htm 90% down the page, perhaps helps. :-)

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Re: LIRR Model Layouts

Post by Steamfan77 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:24 am

Thanks Rich. I have gotten a healthy supply of guidance from both Steve Lynch and Dave Keller!

Andy

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