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DakotaLove39

Always Improvising
#21
Here we go, a few more scenes from this past weekend. I had to let my DMIR 2-10-2 roam a bit more.
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Here she is heading into Duluth from the Hinckley sub.
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And since our club ore cars are undergoing cleaning and maintenance I took a few out for a spin to check the work.
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MILW MP15's out for a run into the quarry. I don't believe this track is real, but the lower one is definitely the BNSF line through Sandstone, MN.
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After some switching in the quarry, my MP15's then picked up a few cars I had in a display case.
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BNSF triplet street running out of Potlatch paper in Brainerd, MN.
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Greg@mnrr

Section Hand
#23
Steve, nice photos of your club's layout. Great scenery with all the evergreens. I have several of Milwaukee MP15 locomotives (DCC and Sound) and a SOO Line (DCC only). They are great runners and easy to work on. I added DCC to the SOO.

How large a membership has the club?

Greg
 

DakotaLove39

Always Improvising
#24
Steve, nice photos of your club's layout. Great scenery with all the evergreens. I have several of Milwaukee MP15 locomotives (DCC and Sound) and a SOO Line (DCC only). They are great runners and easy to work on. I added DCC to the SOO.

How large a membership has the club?

Greg
last I heard was 46 keyed members, plus three without keys.

Also you had me do a double-take, because there's a well-known Greg in the Twin Cities area who models GN, MN&S and DMIR in HO Scale. His scenery looks like what's in your profile pic.

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logandsawman

Well-Known Member
#25
Here we go, a few more scenes from this past weekend. I had to let my DMIR 2-10-2 roam a bit more. View attachment 36375

Here she is heading into Duluth from the Hinckley sub.
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And since our club ore cars are undergoing cleaning and maintenance I took a few out for a spin to check the work.
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MILW MP15's out for a run into the quarry. I don't believe this track is real, but the lower one is definitely the BNSF line through Sandstone, MN.
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After some switching in the quarry, my MP15's then picked up a few cars I had in a display case.
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BNSF triplet street running out of Potlatch paper in Brainerd, MN.
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Interesting scenes, I would say the scenery running into Duluth is probably the most realistic (it is very believable)

(not to sound like too much of an expert) ;) I have lived in 8 towns along and near the (former) NP line from St. Paul to Duluth since 1958: St. Paul, Forest Lake, Wyoming, Rock Creek, Hinckley, Sandstone, Willow River, and Cloquet.

Thanks for posting!

Dave
 

DakotaLove39

Always Improvising
#26
Interesting scenes, I would say the scenery running into Duluth is probably the most realistic (it is very believable)

(not to sound like too much of an expert) ;) I have lived in 8 towns along and near the (former) NP line from St. Paul to Duluth since 1958: St. Paul, Forest Lake, Wyoming, Rock Creek, Hinckley, Sandstone, Willow River, and Cloquet.

Thanks for posting!

Dave
I agree. I've spent a lot of time around Brainerd and Sandstone, MN this past year. The areas around each on the layout look very legit, although Hinckley, Sandstone and other towns such as Askov were skipped due to space. When you actually run the layout, trains pass through known towns in a very strange order.

Minneapolis -> Coon Rapids -> Big Lake -> St. Cloud -> Rush City -> Staples -> Brainerd -> Saunders

So if you know actual Minnesota, the mainline bounces across 200 miles of state in about ten actual feet. I think there's a more prototypical way to get from Rush City to the Hinckley sub without going through Staples and Brainerd but I haven't yet learned it.

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Patrick

Active Member
#28
Great pictures.

There's a club in my town, but they're a bit high brow. They come from Wichita and lease space here because it is cheaper. That's really too bad because I think they could do well to keep interest and grow the hobby.
 





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