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Walthers SD7/9
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As many of you probably know, the long awaited "prototypically correct" SD9s from Walthers, due in January (they say) are now joined by a pair of SD7s in the 3rd of four numbering series.  They are…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Merrin Aug 23, 2013.


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Ed Merrin commented on Mark Drury's group Modelers
"The Sears catalog store was in the former Fitzpatricks building (the big white one) but actually it was still vacant at the time. So teh Sears truck is not quite right. The short brick building with the tin shed (now a restaurant!) was a Salvation…"
Aug 6
Ed Merrin commented on Mark Drury's group Modelers
"Of course some modeler's license - I moved Little Hill out of position to fill a gap further down. Don't think I had ran into anyone that had actually eaten there before!"
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Ed Merrin commented on Mark Drury's group Modelers
"Hi Gang, Posted this on Facebook page as well but I wanted to make sure I distributed these to anyone who might be interested. Just competed, finally, a long project of depicting Petaluma's Water Street in late 1950s on my HO layout. Six…"
Aug 5
Ed Merrin commented on Mark Drury's group Modelers
"Hi Folks, Currently available from Microscale is 87-1414, which includes an assortment of NWP and Eureka Southern decals, and 87-1434 with heavyweight passenger lettering. Once upon a time International Hobbies in Auburn had a great comprehensive…"
Jun 18

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At 3:00pm on July 23, 2015, Ron Close said…


I'd be happy to help with your presentation.  

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At 3:04pm on July 1, 2011, Matt Jacobs said…
Thanks for the greeting, Ed. Used to visit family in Petaluma. Spent many a Spring Breaks watching SP Geeps and SD's and then CFNR units. Miss being out there.
At 1:15pm on May 19, 2011, Mitch Valder said…

It's all good, Ed!

Is there somebody out there who knows NWP ops from the late 50's?  I glean bits and pieces but have not met an EXPERT yet.  Maybe I need to attend one of those NWPRRHS get togethers.

At 10:11am on May 15, 2011, Mitch Valder said…

Second the comments for Ed's article in Northwesterner.  I've been hearing about Ed's work for years but haven't had the pleasure to visit.

Fred has my layout penciled in for the next issue.  But Ed's made it a tough act to follow. 

At 12:34pm on May 12, 2011, Mark Drury said…

Ed, I really enjoyed the article in The Northwesterner about your layout, and wish the NPWRRHS would consider featuring a layout in every issue of that publication -- there is certainly plenty of great work to choose from, given the photos I've seen here.  Please add some of your photos to this network if/when you get a chance -- I would love to see more.  Regards,


Mark D.

At 5:42pm on September 2, 2010, Cyrus Gillespie said…
Ed, Steve Gust forwarded an email from you with a few shots of your RR. Would love to come down and take a look. I could even bring the SP10 for you to look at in person.

At 5:35pm on September 2, 2010, Cyrus Gillespie said…
Ed, Richard Todd has a photo in his Eureka Photo album of a close up of the Eureka turntable girder and one of the electric or air motors used to turn it. Not an overall photo of the whole thing but something to get you started.

Cyrus Gillespie
At 8:48pm on September 1, 2010, Mark Drury said…
Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Ed! Please take a look around and let me know if you have any questions or comments. I'm adding content daily and am actively recruiting new members -- please feel free to invite your own friends if you think they may be interested. Regards,

Mark Drury

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