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by Luke
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: Spencer Elevator in HO Scale
Replies: 3
Views: 2349

Spencer Elevator in HO Scale

As some may know, the historic century-old farm equity elevator at Spencer, Ohio served by the AC&Y burned to the ground in April 2012. It lives, however, part of a bigger amalgamation of structures making up the scene on my HO-scale layout... where the original W&LE (later NKP) crossed the...
by Luke
Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Akron Canton & Youngstown Railroad Discussions
Topic: Silver Street Akron
Replies: 8
Views: 6350

Re: Silver Street Akron

Jim, There was one coal yard just across Silver Street from Baumgartner Products and Ross Oil Company. I have a series of snapshots taken in the early 1980's when the facility was still active (barely). It's gone today... too bad because it was totally a modelers dream! Ross oil was also a terrific...
by Luke
Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: AC&Y Railroad Historical Society News Magazine
Topic: Upcoming AC&Y News magazines!
Replies: 0
Views: 1990

Upcoming AC&Y News magazines!

Our first ever all modeling issue, the Winter 2012 AC&YHS News magazine will feature terrific AC&Y modeling articles by Wade Griffis and Matt Woods. The Society has some of the best modeler's in the country! We are proud to show off the superb efforts of two of our members. Matt has describ...
by Luke
Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: AC&Y - A&BB Book
Topic: Update on AC&Y-A&BB Book
Replies: 0
Views: 2027

Update on AC&Y-A&BB Book

A quick update on the status of the long overdue AC&Y-A&BB Morning Sun Book: IMAGES: We're still gathering and qualifying color images. We have secured some very impressive slide collections including images by Sanford Goodrich, Mont Switzer, Frank and Todd Novak, John Parker, Larry DeYoung...
by Luke
Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: AC&Y - A&BB Book
Topic: Visual arts / graphics design help needed!
Replies: 0
Views: 4674

Visual arts / graphics design help needed!

We are in need of graphics arts / graphic design skills to prepare visual aids for the all-color AC&Y-A&BB Morning Sun book. The Society holds a substantial collection of maps, trackage arrangement drawings and blueprints of various structures, etc. As an example, I have provide a simplifie...
by Luke
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: AC&Y Modular Layout
Topic: Forge street module
Replies: 4
Views: 3133

Re: Forge street module

Also agree.... one very impressive module! The Society has a wealth on information on this area (Forge Street), a contentious construction project (between AC&Y Rwy., Erie, Pennsylvania RR and City of Akron). REL
by Luke
Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: AC&Y Railroad Historical Society
Topic: Images of Past Conventions
Replies: 0
Views: 3114

Images of Past Conventions

The late Bob Richardson who passed away in 2007 at age 97 was a noted railroad author, photographer, preservationist and historian. He addressed the AC&Y Historical Society in 1998. Richardson moved with his parents to Akron, Ohio in 1915 and attended school there. He recalls classes at Bowen S...
by Luke
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: Carbon Black Covered Hopper Modeling
Replies: 1
Views: 2085

Carbon Black Covered Hopper Modeling

First is a now complete model of a highly accurate 3000-cubic foot Carbon Black covered hopper offered by Rail Shop. This is a HO scale injection molded flat styrene kit, molded in black for easy painting. The prototype cars initially appeared in 1934 and continued to be built through the 40's with...
by Luke
Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: AC&Y Freight Roster
Topic: 300 AC&Y Stock Cars - Another Riddle!
Replies: 0
Views: 4065

300 AC&Y Stock Cars - Another Riddle!

Another riddle for the ages, between May and December 1912, the AC&Y Railway acquired or leased some 300 stock cars, placed in the AC&Y 5000-series. These were early design 36-foot, 25-ton single-deck wood cars with large billboard sides and lettering. The exact purpose of this transaction ...
by Luke
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: AC&Y Railroad Historical Society News Magazine
Topic: Fall 2012 AC&Y HS News
Replies: 1
Views: 2178

Fall 2012 AC&Y HS News

The next issue of the Society News magazine (Fall 2012) features a terrific story by Steve Holzheimer on AC&Y's carbon black business. By trade, Steve is an electrical engineer / process design expert. The story incorporates his special knowledge with emphasis on carbon black manufacturing and ...

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