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Offline ak-milw

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Re: Milwaukee Road in Wisconsin, 1950's
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2007, 10:53:38 PM »
Now we go down to the west end of the yard and see the large A frame hoist next to the west end water tank.



the hoist and sheds are scratch built, the water tank is a Walthers kit.
Around the curve is the west end pump house, again scratchbuilt.



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Andy Kramer - Modeling the Milwaukee Road in Wisconsin

The Milwaukee Road is alive and well and running in my basement

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Re: Milwaukee Road in Wisconsin, 1950's
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2007, 09:52:40 PM »
 :rock: :rock: :rock: Very cool Andy!!
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Re: Milwaukee Road in Wisconsin, 1950's
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2007, 01:10:16 AM »
 [o:

Andy, that really looks great

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Re: Milwaukee Road in Wisconsin, 1950's
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2007, 10:25:35 PM »
Here is an overview of the east end of the yard




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Re: Milwaukee Road in Wisconsin, 1950's
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2007, 10:49:13 PM »
OK guy's you asked  for it!! Here is a shot of the west side of the caboose supply house, it is kitbashed from an American Model Builders, kit Daves sheet metal Co. The caboose house is where the cars went to get fuel oil or kerosene for the heaters and stoves, plus water,ice, bedding, food and what ever else they needed for the long trip, The cars were also repaired here.



Just to the west of the caboose house was the bunk house that had beds, showers and a place to hang out over layovers. It was scratchbuilt using Milw. standard plans.



to the rear of this you can see the Freeland Steel Tank Co. they went belly up in the late 60's to the right of them is the United Cigar Co. they are no longer in existance either.

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Andy Kramer - Modeling the Milwaukee Road in Wisconsin

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Re: Milwaukee Road in Wisconsin, 1950's
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2007, 09:19:53 AM »
Yes I agree.  :PwP:
 You seem to  have a mighty fine looking RR there Andy.
Your  pictures  [o:  are telling a story, ............and I would love to see more please.

So keep 'em coming.   :rock:

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Re: Milwaukee Road in Wisconsin, 1950's
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2007, 08:16:18 AM »
 :]: Looking Great Andy!!
More ! More !........


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Re: Milwaukee Road in Wisconsin, 1950's
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2007, 11:53:03 PM »
Looks good Andy  :up: :up:

keep them coming good to see anothers work.

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Milwaukee Road in Wisconsin, 1950's
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007, 10:28:52 PM »
In Sept. of 2014 the site I had my photo's on went down for good and took my photo's with it. I will retake most pictures and try to add them in where they belong. If you find a photo still missing it is only because I couldn't retake the picture. Thanks for your understanding.

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I have been into this layout for about five years now, I don't have very many construction pics of the begining but I will post some finished ones until I get to where I am now.
 I started in the yard at Portage Wis. it is 14' long and 2' wide. I have had to use a little modeling compression in the building. Hope you enjoy looking as much as I did building it. my first pic shows the south or east end of the yard with some track maint. buildings, the back of the caboose supply house and a few of the industries that were on the edge of the yard.



The second shot is just to the right of it and shows the south end pump house for the large water tank.





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« Last Edit: October 22, 2014, 06:27:05 PM by ak-milw »
Andy Kramer - Modeling the Milwaukee Road in Wisconsin

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