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North Carolina Transportation Musuem

moon puppy

Administrator
Staff member
If you are ever in the central area of NC take some time to ride over to Spencer NC and check out the North Carolina Transportation Museum.

Chris and I road up during the show in Salisbury and had a great time, for a transportation museum we sure did do some walkin' but I needed it.

Car Show was going on at the time and this one stumped us both, an Erskine.




The rest, get your train geek on.













This one is for James. Piedmont Airlines flight simulator


and controller.









 

phantom II

Master at Arms
If you are ever in the central area of NC take some time to ride over to Spencer NC and check out the North Carolina Transportation Museum.

Chris and I road up during the show in Salisbury and had a great time, for a transportation museum we sure did do some walkin' but I needed it.

Car Show was going on at the time and this one stumped us both, an Erskine.

Excellent place to visit . Being lucky enough to catch the car meet was priceless.

Wish I had grabbed my camera on the way out but on the plus side I would have been sorting pictures for days .

A lot of cars , railroad stock and other things we just did not get a chance to visit :(

Gonna need another trip there .

Cheers, Christian B)
 

moon puppy

Administrator
Staff member
Yeah, someone showing up :30 early didn't help the game plan did it, I could have used that extra :30 sleep. I didn't get back to the house till just before 10pm.
 

ausf

Master at Arms
I'm a sucker for locomotives. You can't help be impressed by the sheer size of them in the flesh.
 

moon puppy

Administrator
Staff member
I know, you don't appreciate how big they really are when you see them running on HO tracks. They have a DC-3 under restoration there somewhere but we couldn't find it.
 

ausf

Master at Arms
Double that for me since N was always my preferred gauge. B)

The only thing we run now is the Lionel Hogwarts Express around the Christmas tree, which is a pretty nice set.
 

Paulw

Active member
That was very interesting. I hear that Piedmont used that flight simulator until the early 80's. :rotf
 

phantom II

Master at Arms
Yeah, someone showing up :30 early didn't help the game plan did it, I could have used that extra :30 sleep. I didn't get back to the house till just before 10pm.


Yep... :rotf :rotf :rotf I barely do reasonable when I'm on time not so well when it's earlier than expected :rotf

Cheers, Christian B)
 

moon puppy

Administrator
Staff member
That was very interesting. I hear that Piedmont used that flight simulator until the early 80's. :rotf
Why not, it was still State of the Art up till then. :frantic

Better than the coconut, banana and bamboo stick they had before. :facepalm
 

moon puppy

Administrator
Staff member
Double that for me since N was always my preferred gauge. B)

The only thing we run now is the Lionel Hogwarts Express around the Christmas tree, which is a pretty nice set.
Considering the cost of some of the HO stuff we looked at, I can see N being better, I think.
 

iambrb

Active member
If you are ever in the central area of NC take some time to ride over to Spencer NC and check out the North Carolina Transportation Museum.

Chris and I road up during the show in Salisbury and had a great time, for a transportation museum we sure did do some walkin' but I needed it.

Car Show was going on at the time and this one stumped us both, an Erskine.




The rest, get your train geek on.


That looks like a Ford Model A, back in the 70's my well-to-do Unk had several. I actually first 'drove' a vehicle that was Model A pickup. If you looked at the steering wheel, there should have been a spark advance lever you had to set. Neat!
 

ausf

Master at Arms
Double that for me since N was always my preferred gauge. B)

The only thing we run now is the Lionel Hogwarts Express around the Christmas tree, which is a pretty nice set.
Considering the cost of some of the HO stuff we looked at, I can see N being better, I think.
When I used to mess around with them, it seemed like N had more detail than HO. It doesn't make sense and it may have been my impression or just what was around then. Most N was Atlas, but a few different HO companies were available and quality was up and down. HO you could get at Toys R Us, but N you had to go to a legit train store. Whoa, am I a scale snob? :idonno

My main attraction was the ability to squeeze a lot of track into a small space. That and lichen looked more tree-like in the smaller scale.
 

Swordsman

Active member
I also started with N, but graduated to HO in 2006, when I started Model railroading again. my eyes & hands just seemed too big, I'm now into On30, same gauge track as HO, just all items are O scale, 1/4" equals a foot is easier to model in than 3.5mm equals a foot. Besides when you go to the train shows everyone likes O scale the best. Now as for the Car made by Studebaker 1927-1932. thanks for sharing MP Very nice I'll be 1 hour Early, one day and we'll find that DC-3 :rotf
 
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