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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: scratch built steam locomotive turn into a 0-10-0 on: April 24, 2012, 06:15:17 PM
Beautiful work!
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Adding a back EMF decoder to a DCC on board loco? on: April 09, 2012, 08:16:15 PM
I was looking at the B&O EM1 locomotive specs. It does not appear to have a back EMF decoder. Does it have a provision to "plug in" a back EMF decoder like the Lenz Silver  AND  a Sound decoder?

Thanks, John S.
Brunswick, MD.
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Dynamis Wireless Infrared DCC System on: March 20, 2008, 08:03:25 PM
I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Passing of a B&O railroad man on: March 20, 2008, 08:02:51 PM
Link was a bit unclear. Here is his obituary. I bet he had some railroad stories to tell.
5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Passing of a B&O railroad man on: March 19, 2008, 09:14:05 PM
Mr Martin also served with the Western Maryland Railway Historical Society (WMRHS).

Raymond Fred Martin
(February 12, 1935 - March 17, 2008)

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 Mr. Raymond “Fred” Martin, 73, of Taneytown, MD died suddenly Monday, March 17, 2008 at Carroll Hospital Center.
Born February 12, 1935 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Raymond W. and Margaret (Brewer) Martin. He was the dearly beloved husband of Phyllis Ann (Wheeler) Martin. They were married 54 years.

He was employed with the B&O Railroad 1953-1975, during which time he took leave to serve in the U.S. Army 1958-1960. He was stationed in Germany. In 1975 he joined the Association of American Railroads and traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada as Manager of Open Top Loading Rules, retiring in 1996.

Fred was a member of Grace United Church of Christ where he served as deacon and member of the property committee. He was a member and past president of the Taneytown Lions Club and was the recipient of the 2005/06 Melvin Jones award. He was a member of Monocacy #203 Masonic Lodge where he served as chaplain and was a member of the Scottish Rite. He was a member and former chaplain of Plymouth Chapter #41, O.E.S. He was a member of the Western Maryland Railroad Historical Society and served as secretary. He was a former member of the B&O Historical Society and a charter member of the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by extended family Wendy & David Savelle, Thomas & Mary Wheeler, Richard & Claudia Wheeler and nephew Rick Wheeler, as well as many friends, neighbors and colleagues.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22 at Grace United Church of Christ, 49 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown, MD with Pastor Steven Ostendorf-Snell officiating. Interment will be at the Keysville Union Cemetery immediately following the service.

The family will receive friends from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm Friday at the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown, MD and from 10 a.m. until time of the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Taneytown Lions Club First Sight II Program c/o Donald Lawyer, Treasurer, 201 Carroll Heights Rd., Taneytown, MD, 21787 or Grace United Church of Christ, 49 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown, MD, 21787.

6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Anyone seen the Western Maryland Railway Challenger from Athearn? on: March 13, 2008, 07:37:46 PM
You got a keen eye Steam Gene. I didn't realize it until I loaded the pictures on the 'puter.

Doh! Huh?
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Anyone seen the Western Maryland Railway Challenger from Athearn? on: March 12, 2008, 10:55:09 PM
Me either. Not prototypicaly correct but it's a start.
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: P.R.R's PASSENGER TRAINS on: December 01, 2007, 11:44:43 PM
Get the Broadway limited T1 duplex!!! Outpulls just about anything out there and looks and runs great! You won't be disappointed!!!!
I got mine a year ago with sound; spectacular machine Smiley
9  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Is black the new black? on: November 29, 2007, 11:20:42 PM
Nice work! I like the fact that you didn't over do it on the weathering job

(which is easy to do) Embarrassed
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Sad State of our Good Friend Steve Warrington (Not Trains) on: November 08, 2007, 10:23:11 PM
I've aparently been away from this message board from some time. I'm sorry to hear about Steve's passing; this is quite a shock. Thanks G.G for keeping us in the loop.

He and his family will be in our prayers. Rest in peace brother.  Cry
11  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: check this out!!! on: November 08, 2007, 10:16:43 PM
It looked like something broke at the end of the third pull. Did anyone else see the sparks?

Sure sounded good spooling up.  Smiley
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: What is a good resource to buy decals for trains? on: September 26, 2007, 09:18:12 PM
Thanks guys! Ordered everything I needed online with your help. Smiley
13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: What is a good resource to buy decals for trains? on: September 26, 2007, 09:05:40 PM
Are you looking for custom decals? And what scale.

HO Scale steam (UP BIG Boy and B&O Santa Fe type)
14  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / What is a good resource to buy decals for trains? on: September 26, 2007, 07:34:34 PM
I have an unlettered locomotive. Who makes decals and where could I get them?

Thank you in advance.
15  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Steam Locomtives in need of Restoration on: July 31, 2007, 09:53:20 PM
I went down and saw the 2101 aka #1(AFT) in teh B&O Musuem. shes in very sad shape. I got some pics but due to musuem policy i can not post them(i have no idea why i can't) If you want to see them drop me a message on aim. SN is same as my name on here.

Click on the link and scroll down the page.
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