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  • BarstowRick's Avatar
    Today, 04:26 PM
    BarstowRick replied to a thread Layout Expansion in HO Scale
    Don't forget Western Auto, Texaco (The man with the star), A&W (root beer stand), Foster's Freeze, Woolworth's, Family named business's Ie., Whalen's Drugs, Ken's (newspapers, magazines, candy and possibly toys), Dowdy's Bootery, George's Malt Shop, Bob's Meat Market or corner store, Hazel Hawkins Hospital, Howland's Funeral Home a local Boot Hill (Odd fellow's Cemetery), the Del Monte Canary, Mercer's Auto Repair, and of course many...
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  • casmmr's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 PM
    For those in the know it is bucky-russ. HA HA HA. Really it is pronouced b-yew-cyrus cyrus as in the persian king. At least the other major crane/power shovel mfg is easy to pronounce--Marion. Notice how both companies were in Ohio and not more than 25 miles apart.
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  • p51's Avatar
    Today, 04:20 PM
    Another case of a company which couldn't keep up with the changes of the hobby, I guess. Such a shame, I loved their airplane models especially... http://www.modelpower.com/
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  • ddechamp71's Avatar
    Today, 04:15 PM
    ddechamp71 replied to a thread AZL SD70, SD70M, SD75M, SD75I in Z Scale
    OK Rob, thank you for the reply. Let's stay tuned... Dom
    53 replies | 3104 view(s)
  • traingeekboy's Avatar
    Today, 04:13 PM
    Man, I think of members like Wolfgang who would make amazing things like operating chain link fence gates. He'd whip up a crossing that worked in no time.
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 04:10 PM
    THAILAND: A 6bn baht programme of track renewals and earthworks enhancement is due to begin next month, according to State Railway of Thailand Governor Prapat Chongsanguan. The work is focused on... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 04:10 PM
    IRAN: A 12 km extension of Tehran metro Line 3 opened on April 22 between Azadegan in the southwest and Vali-e Asr in the city centre. It was built at a cost of 580m. Four intermediate... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 04:10 PM
    CHINA: CNR Dalian unveiled the first train for Dalian metro Line 2 on April 21. It is part of an order placed by MTR Corp in October 2012 for 20 cars for Line 1 and 18 for Line 2. The six-car Type... More...
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  • traingeekboy's Avatar
    Today, 04:03 PM
    Nice start both rolling stock and locos. :)
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  • GP30's Avatar
    Today, 03:58 PM
    GP30 replied to a thread NYC Toledo & Ohio Central Railway in Fallen Flags
    I attended a clinic at a show a few years back in which the clinician referred to those cranes as "byew-see-russ". I didn't think that sounded right. I say it "buh-sy-russ"... maybe it depends on what part of the country one is from. Perhaps a slight southern influence makes me say it the way I do. I'm sure I sound like a hick to most Pittsburgh-ers in my NMRA Region. Sent from my LG-P930 using Tapatalk 2
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  • MRLdave's Avatar
    Today, 03:54 PM
    As a quick check, take the shell off and take a 9 volt transistor battery and hold it on the frame (one contact of the battery on each side of the frame.....see how it works. If the motor spins well that way, do the same with one battery contact touching a wheel on each side of the truck and see what happens. I'd bet with Mike C that it's in the trucks.........I just bought an RS2 that was acting even worse than what you state, and when I...
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  • Hytec's Avatar
    Today, 03:46 PM
    Hytec replied to a thread NYC Toledo & Ohio Central Railway in Fallen Flags
    Ken, your pronunciation is how I learned it in the 50's from a friend who was born there.
    6 replies | 54 view(s)
  • cab's Avatar
    Today, 03:37 PM
    cab replied to a thread What is this? in Railfan Photos
    I'm thinking it's a holddown for somekind of conduit. Or a cable clamp maybe for a bridge.
    3 replies | 44 view(s)
  • WPZephyrFan's Avatar
    Today, 03:19 PM
    Makes me glad I got my 4-4-0 when I did. Sorry to see Model Power go, I have a few of their farm house kits, which I really like.
    24 replies | 1144 view(s)
  • Bendtracker1's Avatar
    Today, 03:00 PM
    Here's a couple of old photos from my Bend Track "T" module. Their a mix of KATO truss and ME deck bridges.
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  • jpwisc's Avatar
    Today, 02:54 PM
    That was a M4D conversion, man those were nice. I hope he gets a printer going again.
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  • emaley's Avatar
    Today, 02:53 PM
    Working on a Blair Line N scale Ernie's Gas Station. really nice kit. Everything fit well and I am happy with the progress. Too bad the same can't be said about my camera skills, or the lack there of.
    3746 replies | 455924 view(s)
  • porkypine52's Avatar
    Today, 02:37 PM
    NO traction tires on this engine.
    2 replies | 84 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:25 PM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread Google Earth Google Earth Engine Shops Contest # 115 in Contest
    I was also looking to see if I could spot anything specific. Is there a web site which lists their collection pieces?
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  • redram58's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 PM
    Been using scotch brand tape for over 9 years for decoder installs no problems.
    14 replies | 457 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 PM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread What is this? in Railfan Photos
    In my day, what we used to clamp or otherwise secure brake lines were not cast pieces. Those prongs inside suggest something soft was attached.
    3 replies | 44 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:08 PM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread More eBay Humor in N Scale
    I am quite certain you are correct!
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  • HemiAdda2d's Avatar
    Today, 02:07 PM
    HemiAdda2d replied to a thread Google Earth Google Earth Engine Shops Contest # 115 in Contest
    I picked up on the Big Boy clue after I saw the photo. I spent a lot of time in both facilities while living in Cheyenne 2003-2006. Google has great resolution here. There's no less than 3 D&RGW cabeese and a D&RGW F9B near this shop area.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 PM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread Google Earth Google Earth Engine Shops Contest # 115 in Contest
    Wow. Did not last even an hour!
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:49 PM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread Google Earth Google Earth Engine Shops Contest # 114 in Contest
    Oh, good grief. I didn't recognize it. I should know. I'll probably never hear the end of this one! Yikes!
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  • jtomstarr's Avatar
    Today, 01:43 PM
    My Model Power Locomotives will remain un touched.. ok,unmodified or cut into due to Respect for this Fallen Company. Tom
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  • Hoot24's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 PM
    Working on some LED's for some buildings and a dimmer. Hoot24
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  • Colonel's Avatar
    Today, 01:32 PM
    Colonel replied to a thread River Harbor Belt Line in HO Scale
    Yes just blue sky
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  • HemiAdda2d's Avatar
    Today, 01:26 PM
    Sounds like you'll have a whale of a rainbow-era train when it's complete. Photos! :P
    2 replies | 1494 view(s)
  • maxairedale's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 PM
    maxairedale replied to a thread More eBay Humor in N Scale
    Hi All, With the announcement to MP closing (two threads already on TB about it) I figure that eBay will now have a ton of "Rare", "Vintage", "Limited", etc., MP items at prices that are out of sight. Nothing but greed! Gary
    2666 replies | 182891 view(s)
  • GP30's Avatar
    Today, 01:09 PM
    GP30 replied to a thread HO Scale Freight Car Sale! in TrainBoard Swap Meet
    UPDATE: Still have cars available, see updated list below!
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  • Rasputen's Avatar
    Today, 12:57 PM
    Is this one fitted with traction tires?
    2 replies | 84 view(s)
  • maxairedale's Avatar
    Today, 12:55 PM
    maxairedale replied to a thread What is this? in Railfan Photos
    How big is it? With the pointed spike looking things on the inside, I don't think it would be used for brake lines. Gary
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  • HemiAdda2d's Avatar
    Today, 12:48 PM
    Stole the words right outta my mouth. I love the Code 55 line. My HCD layout is built with it and it looks great. Pardon my ignorance, was there an issue with the old molds for C55 track?
    20 replies | 753 view(s)
  • HemiAdda2d's Avatar
    Today, 12:30 PM
    HemiAdda2d replied to a thread Google Earth GEC Tips & Techniques in Contest
    At least for US state searches, a Department of Transportation map from the state you are searching in helps immensely to know what railroad you are searching and what routes they run.
    17 replies | 4015 view(s)
  • HemiAdda2d's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 PM
    HemiAdda2d replied to a thread Google Earth Google Earth Engine Shops Contest # 115 in Contest
    UP Steam roundhouse, Cheyenne, WY. The oldest building still standing in Wyoming (tied with the UP depot).
    4 replies | 38 view(s)
  • Paul Graf's Avatar
    Today, 12:16 PM
    At this point, May is probably going to be iffy, but we will know more in a few days after the guys meet with the track factory. I will relay your suggestion about the revision date of the shipping schedule to our web people.
    20 replies | 753 view(s)
  • Paul Graf's Avatar
    Today, 12:15 PM
    Not something that I am aware of. Send me an email with details of what is happening. We have people over in China right now and they are meeting with the track factory on Thursday (tonight, our time) so I can get them the information and they can discuss it in person.
    20 replies | 753 view(s)
  • Shortround's Avatar
    Today, 12:14 PM
    At $62 I think it's a steal. I can't wait to get some more track to try it out. Here's it with the rest of my current roster.
    127 replies | 6873 view(s)
  • montanan's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 PM
    montanan replied to a thread Layout Expansion in HO Scale
    I do have names for all of the businesses, or at least what kind of business it is. I went back to my childhood, which is in this time period and worked from there. Some are businesses that actually existed in this time Period. Montana Motor Supply is one of them, and finally went out of business recently with the numerous chain stores such as NAPA coming in the scene. This business carried parts and supplies for cars, trucks and farm equipment....
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  • Alan's Avatar
    Today, 11:54 AM
    Alan replied to a thread River Harbor Belt Line in HO Scale
    Depends on what sort of backdrop. If it is just sky, etc. I would do it first, but if it needs to match various areas of the layout, would do it later - or maybe a combination of above. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    70 replies | 3254 view(s)
  • Colonel's Avatar
    Today, 11:48 AM
    Colonel replied to a thread River Harbor Belt Line in HO Scale
    thanks everyone the 9mm mdf top has been built now wondering whether to do the backdrop and valance before i start drawing up the design, my goal was to have the backdrop installed and painted before i brought all the track out. Comments????
    70 replies | 3254 view(s)
  • Jim Wiggin's Avatar
    Today, 11:46 AM
    Got two Fox Valley ES44's that I've stripped and doing in a BNSF Heritage "What if" CB&Q Blackbird scheme.
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  • Colonel's Avatar
    Today, 11:46 AM
    I would love a fully operational grade crossing
    9 replies | 98 view(s)
  • Jim Wiggin's Avatar
    Today, 11:41 AM
    You're very welcome Craig, I had a blast last year and sent my registration in a month ago. Craig, do me a favor and contact met off-line at jimw@flying-models.com. Carstens would like to help you guys out with some Railroad Model Craftsman and Railfain & Railroad items. I'll have three T-Trak modules that are scale to Maywood NJ, so if any of you are from the Garden State, stop by and say Hi. I'm also working on my double straight bridge...
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  • Carsten Weye's Avatar
    Today, 11:36 AM
    Well, I got a new contest for you all. You gotta be fast, if you wanna win this one since it's fairly easy. So watch out for the big boys commin' to get you.
    4 replies | 38 view(s)
  • HemiAdda2d's Avatar
    Today, 11:10 AM
    HemiAdda2d replied to a thread Google Earth Google Earth Engine Shops Contest # 114 in Contest
    I did think of MTL initally once you dropped the Z scale hint. I have some Z, but the Rogue light bulb didn't light until I hit the OR transportation map and looked for the area around Talent, OR where MTL is based. I might find a spot and drop you a PM, Carsten Weye...
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  • Carsten Weye's Avatar
    Today, 10:33 AM
    Carsten Weye replied to a thread Google Earth Google Earth Engine Shops Contest # 114 in Contest
    Congratulations Hemi!! Just to explain my LOTR comment: The city of kings "Minas Tirith" also has the nickname "White City". And Rogue should ring a bell for any Z-scaler interested in North American RR. I was so close to say MTL in one of my posts, but didn't, thought that was too easy :teeth: Anyone with an idea for #115????
    23 replies | 514 view(s)
  • Keith's Avatar
    Today, 08:19 AM
    Keith started a thread What is this? in Railfan Photos
    All, Was looking at this piece, that Mom found up in Montana years ago. Now, I'm wondering what it is, and what it's for. I was thinking truck springs, but doubting that. Now, I'm thinking brake lines under a freight car. Has lettering I can NOT make out, and carries the number 194037. Top side, with unreadable lettering and number Backside
    3 replies | 44 view(s)
  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 08:00 AM
    JAPAN: JR Hokkaido confirmed on April 16 that it had ordered four 320 km/h trainsets from Hitachi and Kawasaki Heavy Industries to operate its share of services on the Hokkaido... More...
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  • Keith's Avatar
    Today, 06:39 AM
    Keith replied to a thread Google Earth Google Earth Engine Shops Contest # 114 in Contest
    SOaB............. I was SO close!! Was in the Medford/Central Point area the other day!! Didn't go any farther north from there however! Good Job Hemi!!
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  • HemiAdda2d's Avatar
    Today, 06:27 AM
    HemiAdda2d replied to a thread Google Earth Google Earth Engine Shops Contest # 114 in Contest
    Bazinga! (sorry if you don't watch Big bang Theory--I'm a "Sheldon") Rogue Valley Terminal, White City, OR. I was all over northern and eastern OR but never considered this area. I tore up the whole state of Oklahoma, too.
    23 replies | 514 view(s)
  • ScaleCraft's Avatar
    Today, 05:57 AM
    I have one of those old-time 4-4-0's. Mantua, probably 60 years old. What I'd like to see is a Varney pre-1949 Super Mikado again. All sprung. And Central Valley trucks, again. And TruScale roadbed. And Marn-0-Stats. All in Half 0, of course.
    9 replies | 98 view(s)
  • Grey One's Avatar
    Today, 05:46 AM
    A bridge similar to this will be on one or more levels of my layout(s):
    6 replies | 118 view(s)
  • HemiAdda2d's Avatar
    Today, 05:46 AM
    You know I cannot leave this one alone! :) Coal load exit Tunnel 26 after a blizzard: Same location, hifgher vantage point:
    6 replies | 118 view(s)
  • Monkeyleg's Avatar
    Today, 05:40 AM
    Brushes are moving correctly and freely, and are in correctly. If there's any cold solder joints it would be the original joints on the spade connectors for the brushes, and on the connections to the magnet. I have all sorts of meters. I checked continuity with the wiring, and it's all good. I used the same 12VDC 1.25A power source today as I did over the weekend. It was chugging along very well over the weekend.
    2 replies | 46 view(s)
  • cajon's Avatar
    Today, 05:40 AM
    Here's the ebay item # of a slide showing front half of 2926?: 380889228496 Question mark is because title says "Santa Fe Union Pacific". But it sure looks more Santa Fe than UP. AND it's under steam!
    479 replies | 28396 view(s)
  • Eagle2's Avatar
    Today, 05:35 AM
    Kind of like a "lip," where the roof surface extends out past the vertical cab wall.
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  • Eagle2's Avatar
    Today, 05:33 AM
    I like those girder bridges - aged almost to the point of destruction!
    6 replies | 118 view(s)
  • Carsten Weye's Avatar
    Today, 05:28 AM
    Carsten Weye replied to a thread Google Earth Google Earth Engine Shops Contest # 114 in Contest
    It is a shortline. The name of the railroad should somehow ring a bell for you if you are a Z-scaler. Not at all anywhere east of Kansas City. Now I wont give anymore hints.........I think :-)
    23 replies | 514 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 05:18 AM
    Sounds almost like a voltage problem. The brushes are in correctly, moving freely so as to contact the commutator properly? Solder joints aren't cold? Do you have a (V-O-M) volt meter?
    2 replies | 46 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 AM
    Ooooh. This could be a good one!
    6 replies | 118 view(s)
  • Primavw's Avatar
    Today, 04:32 AM
    The overhang can be seen from this photo of another person's loco project: http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?146993-Bashing-an-SD40-2-High-Nose&highlight= Refer to my thread (this was my first ever kitbash of a loco). I made the same error with cabs when I attempted mine. I tried to use an SD35 cab, which ended up lacking the battery box and cab overhang. The overhang in question is on the rear of the roofline. As...
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  • r_i_straw's Avatar
    Today, 04:31 AM
    Oyster Creek on my NTRAK modules.
    6 replies | 118 view(s)
  • Primavw's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 AM
    Looking around the forum lately, I see some spectacular bridges from the likes of Mark Dance and Gary Hinshaw. Since it seems like I have been spending a lot of time working on bridges on my own layout, I figured a thread dedicated to them would be outstanding for everyone's viewing and educational pleasure. It will also get the creative juices flowing. Post up pics of your current or past bridge and tunnel projects. Scratchbuilt, kitbashed,...
    6 replies | 118 view(s)
  • Eagle2's Avatar
    Today, 04:14 AM
    Trains magazine has announced here a live stream of 4014's move! According to the page, free registration at the site accesses 7 days of the live stream, and Trains subscribers have access to four additional days. Should be cool!
    0 replies | 27 view(s)
  • fitz's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 AM
    fitz replied to a thread NYC Toledo & Ohio Central Railway in Fallen Flags
    That's a neat service, Ken. Pronunciation. I like it.
    6 replies | 54 view(s)
  • mr.dean's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 AM
    mr.dean started a thread Wanted Z scale engine in TrainBoard Swap Meet
    Hello to all, I hope this doesn't sound like too weird of a request. My club is in the process of building a 6 scale display case/shelf to help educate the public the about the different scales in which model trains are available. We are going to display the main scales including Z, N, HO, S, O and G. Our funds have been tight lately so we are doing this mostly with donated or loaned material. Different club members are donating engines...
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    Today, 03:56 AM
    I want a working signal system, and grade crossing lights with operating arms.
    9 replies | 98 view(s)
  • gcav17's Avatar
    Today, 03:51 AM
    Perhaps its not the 'politically correct' manufacturing New York is lookin for. Its family owned. Not owned by a bunch of suits and skirts. Still to bad... Sent from my Commando
    24 replies | 1144 view(s)
  • u18b's Avatar
    Today, 03:39 AM
    The old Rowa passenger cars are a C&O prototype.
    6 replies | 218 view(s)
  • mr.dean's Avatar
    Today, 03:36 AM
    My understanding is that Model Power was privately owned through out its entire life.
    24 replies | 1144 view(s)
  • Mike C's Avatar
    Today, 03:08 AM
    I think you may need to take the trucks apart and clean the brass contact strips. Had the same problem with a C Liner.....Mike
    6 replies | 116 view(s)
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