Trolley Modeling in N Scale

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New Bike ~ Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Nate just got one. Apparently it's faster than the old one ;)

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Drive You to Vote Bus ~ Saturday, May 14, 2016

This bus was parked by the SamTrans bus yard in San Carlos. Oddly it's an AC Transit bus from across the bay.

The builder is local bus manufacturer Gillig.

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Busy Bee in a Poppy ~ Thursday, April 28, 2016

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Chess by Candlelight ~ Sunday, April 24, 2016

The power is out!

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Free Rides on VTA Today ~ Friday, April 22, 2016

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Trambowling! ~ Monday, April 18, 2016

Berlin is hosting the Tram-EM, (Tram-Europameisterschaft), in which tram drivers compete in five disciplines, including Tram-Bowling.

Link to the article in English via Google Translate here.

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Old Cement Mixer ~ Saturday, April 16, 2016

A bunch of trucks and busses are on display by the county government center today, including new and vintage cement mixers.

The GraniteRock company has a quarry near Watsonville that ships trains of rock hoppers to a cement plant at the port of Redwood City.

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Old-School Chinese Restaurant ~ Thursday, April 14, 2016

I came across this place in San Jose.

Looks more like the kind of place you get sweet and sour pork and chow mein than anything authentic enough to be challenging to an American palette.

The combination of a wood-frame,  conventional building with stereotypical "oriental" touches makes it kind of interesting.

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Ex-Metrolink Bike Cars ~

A year or so ago CalTrain upgraded their Bombardier train sets to six cars by using used cars from LA Metrolink. These "boomers" are still running in their original colors. They've now been configured as bike cars so that  every "Bomb set" now has three.

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Hauling off the Old East Span ~ Tuesday, April 12, 2016

This huge section of truss is awaiting disassembly near the toll plaza at the Oakland end of the Bay Bridge.

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