Posts Tagged ‘2008’

Mediterranean Rail Cruise 4: Nice – Marseille, August 20-21 2008

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Morning at the coast of Villefranche-sur-Mer between Nice and Monaco including TGV and EuroCity to Italy, evening and next morning at the spectacular Côte Bleue (the sea really is extremely blue there ;-)) diesel line Marseille – Martigues, especially around Niolon at the viaduct of La Vesse and at the giant bridge of Martigues, including many loco-pulled trains and a little freight.

Modellbahn H0 Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg 2008

Friday, December 21st, 2012

H0 Miniatur Wunderland 2008

On The Beat – Holiday Train Show 2008

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

TWC customers in NY & NJ can view the full episode on local On Demand Channel 1111 in the Around NY category. This segment explores the NY Transit Museum’s Holiday Train Show at the Gallery Annex in Grand Central Terminal. Producer Liz Iasiello Coordinating Producer Dave Schwalbe Executive Producer Jeff Shelly
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Polar Express Lionel Christmas train Platform 2008

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Well, I was forced to take down my platform in January 2008 so when I put it back up in December I made it a little bigger and used up less space. I think that is better then my original design too. Hope you like it!

lionel halloween spooky town layout 2008

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

my layout decorated for halloween

2008 PikeMasters Model Railroad Spring Open House

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Ok Here it is, My long hard hours of working at the club finially pays off at this open house. Sorry for the lack of clips for a two day show, But i was resposible for the DCC yard. Train 1: A BNSF Coal Train enters Hruman Jct. Train 2: an Amtrak D9 Runs light Back to the Terminal. Train 3: Narrow Gauge Locomotives Lug a SHORT freight up grade. Train 4: A Trio of Union Pacific Locomotive pull “The Usual” Freight Consist through the Canyons. Train 5: A Santa Fe War bonnet Does Some Switching in the DCC Yard.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

In the midst (back garden, spring 2008)

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

In the midst (back garden, spring 2008)
g scale trains
Image by Darkroom Daze
The rather scruffy upper end of our garden in Spring 2008 (2).

We were in the midst here of changing the top end of our garden from an unkempt bare patch to a terrace with borders. The Valrosa Cabin workshop (background) was quite new (2007) and here we are are just moving things into it after we’d painted the inside, put in the floor-covering and fitted the shelving. The decking and the block path to the cabin were also new. These were all the first steps in the plan for this part of the garden. The untidy area in front of the cabin had become a temporary dumping area for garden materials during the construction work, but was soon to become our upper terrace.

For those interested in seeing the gardening details better, go to Actions (top L) > View all sizes > Original. See also notes on picture. However, notes are not retained in downloaded versions of Flickr images.

(Details below currently being edited)

FEATURES
Decking – removable decking ‘bridge’ (recently completed by Acer Landscapes) over Middle Section of Garden Railway, öowere L. Ideally we’d have been able to make this a fixed bridge in stone but this would have meant having a step-up here in order to give full clearance for the trains.
Garden Railway (G-scale) – 45mm gauge G-Scale, based on Märklin-LGB system, parts and rolling stock, and own garden-sized civil engineering. Part of the Middle Section is visible here, lower centre and lower R where it joins the Upper Loop on the Upper (Railway) Rockery.
Path – leading to steps to Valrosa Cabin, L, newly laid in concrete block paving by Acer Landscapes.
Temple of Juno garden shed – only part visible is the singe white column of portico, far L. I made the columns made from a flag pole.
Valrosa Cabin workshop – in background L, fully insulated, built for us the previous year by Acer Landscapes. Although completed, we had to paint the inside and put floor covering in, before we could fit it out and move in (as we are doing here).
Water butt – centre R, supplied with rain water from roof of Valrosa Cabin, just behind.

PLANTS
Picea glauca var. albertiana ‘Conica’ (centre foreground).

OTHER DETAILS (also noted on photo)
‘Banks Cabinet’ drawers (ex-NHM – "Rosen Wanted") – L centre, stacked up during transfer from house, and about to be moved into Valrosa Cabin behind.

For history of our garden, see set description for BACK GARDEN: www.flickr.com/photos/brize/sets/72157619611607384/with/4…

LOCATION DETAILS:
Country: UK: England
City: London
London Borough: Lambeth
District: West Dulwich, SE21
Altitude: 40m
Aspect: view is approx westward. Border on L faces N, so mostly in shade.

Photo: Darkroom Daze
Creative Commons. Please attribute.
ID: CIMG0567 – Version 2

Back garden transition, spring 2008

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Back garden transition, spring 2008
g scale trains
Image by Darkroom Daze
The rather scruffy upper end of our garden in Spring 2008 (1).

We were in the midst here of changing the top end of our garden from an unkempt bare patch to a terrace with borders. TheValrosa Cabin workshop (upper R) was quite new (2007) and here we are are just moving things into it after we’d painted the inside, put in the floor-covering and fitted the shelving. The nearer stone paths had just been realigned, and the block path to the cabin was also new. These were all the first steps in the plan for this part of the garden. The untidy area in front of the cabin had become a temporary dumping area for garden materials during the construction work, but was soon to become our upper terrace.

For those interested in seeing the gardening details better, go to Actions (top L) > View all sizes > Original. See also notes on picture. However, notes are not retained in downloaded versions of Flickr images.

FEATURES (also noted on photo)
Borders – on each side of the nearer part of the garden path and being re-done following the realignment of the path. Border on L has been reshaped and is being dug over and topped up with more soil. Border on R will become extension of Upper (Railway) Rockery and replanted.
Decking – removable decking ‘bridge’ (recently completed by Acer Landscapes) over Middle Section of Garden Railway, centre R. Ideally we’d have been able to make this a fixed bridge in stone but this would have meant having a step-up here in order to give full clearance for the trains.
Garden Railway (G-scale) – 45mm gauge G-Scale, based on Märklin-LGB system, parts and rolling stock, and own garden-sized civil engineering. Part of the Middle Section is visible here bottom L, laid on a temporary trackbase of loose cellular concrete blocks and awaiting realignment. Part of the Upper Loop is visible centre R on the Upper (Railway) Rockery.
Path (1) – of reclaimed York stone laid in ‘crazy’ style. L branch is a recent realignment of an older path. R branch is a new section of path, part of the access route to Valrosa Cabin (upper R). Both these bits of path had just been laid by Acer Landscapes.
Path (2) – leading to steps to Valrosa Cabin, newly laid in concrete block paving by Acer Landscapes, R centre.
Temple of Juno garden shed – centre, with shingled roof and white columns supporting portico, built by me in sections out of reclaimed timber ("Rosen Wanted") at a previous house, brought here and extended with portico. I made the columns made from a flag pole. Steve Cruse (joiner) hung the doors (architectural salvage), put on the cladding. Doors and portico awaiting paint.
Upper Rockery (Railway Rockery) – lower right, with evergreen and alpine planting, and Upper Loop of garden railway (just visible here), built myself of various kinds of stone in simulated geological structure.
Valrosa Cabin workshop – upper R, fully insulated, built for us the previous year by Acer Landscapes. Although completed, we had to paint the inside and put floor covering in, before we could fit it out and move in (as we are doing here).

PLANTS (also noted on photo)
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Kosteri’ – a dwarf form of Hinoki cypress – young tree in foreground, front R.
Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Plumosa Nana’ – a dwarf form of Sawara cypress, lower R by path.
Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Squarrosa’ – a form of Sawara cypress, centre L immediately in front of Temple of Juno portico.
Cotoneaster frigidus – upper L.
Juniperus horizontalis – prostrate juniper, R, by Upper Loop of Garden Railway.
Picea glauca var. albertiana ‘Conica’ – dwarf white spruce, on R of decking section.

OTHER DETAILS (also noted on photo)
‘Banks Cabinet’ drawers (ex-NHM – "Rosen Wanted") – centre R, stacked up during transfer from house, and about to be moved into Valrosa Cabin behind.

For history of our garden, see set description for BACK GARDEN: www.flickr.com/photos/brize/sets/72157619611607384/with/4…

LOCATION DETAILS:
Country: UK: England
City: London
London Borough: Lambeth
District: West Dulwich, SE21
Altitude: 40m
Aspect: view is approx westward. Border on L faces N, so mostly in shade.

Photo: Darkroom Daze
Creative Commons. Please attribute.
ID: CIMG0563 – Version 2

XMAS TRAINS 2008

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

TOY TRAINS AROUND A CHRISTMAS TREE IN A WINTER WONDERLAND, ALL SET THE CLASSIC HOLIDAY MUSIC OF PERRY COMO – IT DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER!!

Toy Trains – Christmas 2008

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

This is a video for children showing toy trains running at Boston’s South Station during the Holiday Season.
Video Rating: 3 / 5

Subscribe to RSS feed

Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Jets    Watch Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens live stream, NFL, week 1, 11.09.2011  Live TV Streams Discussions