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  • co_riff's Avatar
    Today, 07:20 PM
    Here's another shot of the ex-NS engines. Curtis
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  • SecretWeapon's Avatar
    Today, 06:30 PM
    My version of a heritage unit.
    10 replies | 173 view(s)
  • HOexplorer's Avatar
    Today, 06:14 PM
    Ron, I assume you are talking about me. No problem with that. Here is the deal with me. I started this hobby at nearly sixty. I never cared for diesels and was always intrigued by steamers as I saw them roll by near my house as a child. While getting to sixty years was interesting, hobbies like model railroading were never in the cards. I was a mountain climber and a ocean sailor most of my life. Finally I got a couple of 'how to' books and...
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  • jlundy46's Avatar
    Today, 06:09 PM
    Does anyone know if the cab is separate from the rest of the shell? I have not had mine apart so don't know. I did the Clinchfield in SP&S and now they are coming out with SP&S 910 with an enclosed cab like the prototype. Just wondering if it would be possible to exchange the cabs so mine is more prototypical. Thanks, John
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  • umtrr-author's Avatar
    Today, 06:02 PM
    umtrr-author replied to a thread SP Mug Unit Train? in N Scale
    Nice work Joe! Sorry, Bremmer, didn't catch the change in direction there. I was thinking of the SP flat car 8-pack from MTL. I suspect the SP 10 foot door boxcar is more of a 3D printing opportunity, or at least the door for it. MTL does have and offer as a spare part a 10 foot wide door, but it's for the 25000/025 series x-post boxcar; without looking I think it's too tall.
    29 replies | 1587 view(s)
  • umtrr-author's Avatar
    Today, 05:58 PM
    I suspect that in addition to the above, there's the situation that new items are comparatively so more expensive that the older, ahem, material is cheap by comparison even at prices that many of us wouldn't pay. There are plenty of examples of current MSRPs-- pick your favorite. Yes, the new items are generally more advanced, run better, etc. however the price is the price.
    4 replies | 183 view(s)
  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Today, 05:12 PM
    My layout is 'modular'...:cool: I'm just not done playin with it yet ! :teeth:
    58 replies | 1807 view(s)
  • Ghengis Kong's Avatar
    Today, 04:55 PM
    Hey there Carl, any progress on this?
    30 replies | 1392 view(s)
  • Point353's Avatar
    Today, 04:44 PM
    Why would someone ever want to do that when a representative from Rapido clearly asserted that: "the reason we are producing the dual mode DC/DCC unit as opposed to a DC only model is control. I have done some exhaustive testing with our unit and the addition of the DCC decoder in the unit while running in DC mode allows for vastly superior slow speed performance. The DCC decoder equipped model is simply superior in DC mode and that's why we...
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  • Manitobamodeler24's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 PM
    at first I thought you were cheating and took a real photo but then I saw you backdrop and that is just some amazing work
    100 replies | 14274 view(s)
  • u18b's Avatar
    Today, 04:35 PM
    I'm just curious for the discussion at large. My starting point is that tearing up a layout seems like a waste. Tearing up 5 seems even more so. I also understand the journey aspect. And the point is to always have fun doing what YOU want to do. But if a person's personality is such that he/she will always be on a journey tearing up layouts (which is fine), why not build them modular so that you can at least sell/donate them to...
    58 replies | 1807 view(s)
  • HOexplorer's Avatar
    Today, 04:35 PM
    Glad to see Administrators awake. Anyone else have some photos to share? Jim
    10 replies | 173 view(s)
  • f2shooter's Avatar
    Today, 04:12 PM
    Thank you Geeky for responding. I didn't catch that I had a PM, sorry for missing it. I'll look through the above and see what I think. I am terrible at locomotive ID, something I intend to improve on. Thanks again. Rick H.
    4 replies | 229 view(s)
  • DCESharkman's Avatar
    Today, 03:57 PM
    I am on a different trajectory here. My goal is to finish the layout and spend years running with lots of folks as guest operators. The game in my mind is to see if we can match the ATSF timetables and the volume of merchandise in the cars that gets delivered or dropped off.
    58 replies | 1807 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 03:44 PM
    It did the Warner Brothers cartoons wrong turn?
    100 replies | 14274 view(s)
  • r_i_straw's Avatar
    Today, 03:43 PM
    The Katy Flyer bound for Houston. Don't know how it ended up on the SP Sunset Route. :)
    100 replies | 14274 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 03:41 PM
    For those frustrated or of no interest in DCC, there is an article in the latest N Scale Railroading, showing how to convert this engine to straight DC operation.
    49 replies | 4169 view(s)
  • r_i_straw's Avatar
    Today, 03:34 PM
    Probably somewhere around 75 feet. The gauge is 3 foot 6 inches so kind of narrow gauge. The "loading gauge" or clearance profile is adjusted accordingly so it makes the cars look longer.
    8 replies | 105 view(s)
  • NARLIE's Avatar
    Today, 03:29 PM
    Puddington, any news on the fixes?
    49 replies | 4169 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 03:27 PM
    Is it just the photo angle, or does this look ninety feet long? Probably about sixty feet in reality?
    8 replies | 105 view(s)
  • siskiyoubob's Avatar
    Today, 03:20 PM
    siskiyoubob started a discussion H. O. caboose decals? in group Hill Line Modelers
    Hi guys I'm new to the group and modeling sp&s. I was wondering if anyone made a decal for there caboose, seems like limited chooses for rolling stock available out there. Thanks bob.
    1 replies
  • Manitobamodeler24's Avatar
    Today, 02:56 PM
    Awesome read every page
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  • jhn_plsn's Avatar
    Today, 02:48 PM
    The cars look good. Good thing there are so many scales to choose from so I should always be able to enjoy model railroading even with poor eyesight. By the way, thanks for waking up this thread. I was able to see a few photos of my old layout that get me thinking. Man I miss my layout.
    100 replies | 14274 view(s)
  • YoHo's Avatar
    Today, 02:47 PM
    Yes, the SD60Ms could stand a trip through the paint booth. This one at least doesn't have extensive rust and primer showing through. The 3 window SD60Ms and Spartan SD60s are not getting upgraded as of now. They work with the SD59s on turns and bigger locals throughout Ca.
    8 replies | 105 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:33 PM
    The attire on those people sure looks like about 1890's era.
    1 replies | 51 view(s)
  • LegomanBill's Avatar
    Today, 02:30 PM
    Hi all, I have a question. I recieved this photo from a gentleman asking if I could help in identifying the railroad/locomotive seen in the photograph. It was shot in Grandville, Michigan. He was unsure of the date, but he thought it was around the 1910s or so. From what I have found so far, the Pere Marquette ran through Grandville, but upon examination of a PM roster, I could not find a loco numbered 17. I did find one from predecessor road...
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:29 PM
    Hope it will not leave a residue on your rails!
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:27 PM
    Surely these are unique. I cannot recall ever seeing anything CN&L, in any scale?
    100 replies | 14274 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:19 PM
    On occasions it might be legitimate, but mostly because there are so many amongst us who are careless with their money. They don't research and learn, they just leap in... This is why our topic on this has been thriving for many years now: http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?105894-More-eBay-Humor
    4 replies | 183 view(s)
  • mixy's Avatar
    Today, 02:06 PM
    See also the SCARM railroad blog posts for March. Watch the second Advanced Video Tutorial about buildings in SCARM. Mixy
    50 replies | 6045 view(s)
  • Jim Reising's Avatar
    Today, 01:38 PM
    Jim Reising replied to a thread The New Oakville Sub in N Scale
    This week concludes the tour of The Oakville Sub by Mitch Legg's SD80s - custom painted and detailed by Brian Kuhn.
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  • Ironhorseman's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 PM
    I recently bought three Kadee log car kits. The only thing I don't like about the wheels is the wheel to rail surface are black! Maybe that stuff will come off with use over time! Thanks for the info. :)
    69 replies | 3413 view(s)
  • r_i_straw's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 PM
    One of the Silver Fern cars that Dunedin Railway runs up the Pacific coast along the cliffs. Supposed to be a spectacular trip but I will have to go back and do that one later.
    8 replies | 105 view(s)
  • StickyMonk's Avatar
    Today, 01:28 PM
    I am modelling HO scale
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  • papahnash's Avatar
    Today, 01:23 PM
    Matthew, What scale are you working in?
    2 replies | 86 view(s)
  • John Moore's Avatar
    Today, 12:48 PM
    Lack of knowledge on the part of the buyers and sometimes sellers. If folks would just take a moment to do a little research on a product they would be informed buyers and not be wasting their hard earned dollars. That little research would reveal that most Bmann products that were built before a certain date, whether steam or diesel, have issues that make them inoperable or soon inoperable. The same with buying an old Arnold S-2 unless one has...
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  • rogergperkins's Avatar
    Today, 12:43 PM
    One aspect I am now considering during this extended planning phase for a new layout is the detail aspects. 1. Interior lighting for some structures. 2. Placement of vehicles and figures into scenes. 3. Signage for buildings that are now without. 4. Weathering to enhance, not just for sake of weathering. Of course the first business is to get a layout and trains running, then install the boxes of structures from prior home layouts.
    58 replies | 1807 view(s)
  • John Moore's Avatar
    Today, 12:26 PM
    Has been an interesting thread to follow. I have never been to the point of losing interest or total frustration with a layout. Usually other issues have reared their head way before any of those ever had time to manifest themselves most of the time involving relocations. What I do think is that some people, in the rush to get locos running, plan poorly both in the present and for the future. Being a lot older now and having spent a lifetime of...
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  • RGW1's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 PM
    Of course if I am the seller this is great. I have listed some thing as junk and would have been happy for 2-3 bucks and was shocked when it sell for $18 so it is not all bad.
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  • RGW1's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 PM
    I recently got some Bachmann spectrum F units (actually one was a plus model, yeah split gears so now its a dummy) for a good price, so I stripped the paint and painted and lettered them for the Milwaukee road.Not Kato/ Atlas quality but funds are limited. I need some winterization hatches, these shells do not have them,but the cheapo Bachmann F9 train set engines do. My idea was bid on some these that look beat up and cut off there hatches and...
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  • fifer's Avatar
    Today, 11:36 AM
    Thanks GO that is where this was actually headed . Making people think about (what if ) i finish. I have done crossing gate and many of the suggested things and some are just too hard to do. Thanks Guys for all the suggestions , as I have said , I will just sit back for a while and wait this out. Thanks so much , Mike
    58 replies | 1807 view(s)
  • co_riff's Avatar
    Today, 11:31 AM
    Here are the ex-NS SD40-2's that CSX got in a trade. They keep them black, with CSX emblems. Just out of paint shop, sitting at testing track. This at CSX Shops at Huntington,WV. Curtis
    8 replies | 105 view(s)
  • Colonel's Avatar
    Today, 10:18 AM
    Colonel replied to a thread River Harbor Belt Line in HO Scale
    today I sanded and painted the roadway, it is a little rough in places but I will weather etc to cover the bad spots
    245 replies | 18414 view(s)
  • Mike VE2TRV's Avatar
    Today, 10:12 AM
    As my Mom said, sauces and soups are ways to dispose of evidence/leftovers.:teeth: She also taught me that even ugly food tastes good and the best tasting food is almost always messy. She also yelled at me to stop playing with my trains and come to the dinner table.;) New Zealand really looks like a perfect place to have a train trip - like the Rockies.
    48 replies | 1057 view(s)
  • n&wsteamfan's Avatar
    Today, 07:53 AM
    http://www.spur-z-atelier.de/
    15 replies | 1053 view(s)
  • n&wsteamfan's Avatar
    Today, 07:52 AM
    http://www.zettzeit.ch/Sinnweiler.html
    15 replies | 1053 view(s)
  • n&wsteamfan's Avatar
    Today, 07:51 AM
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  • n&wsteamfan's Avatar
    Today, 07:51 AM
    Here is a link to some videos of Karls other works.
    15 replies | 1053 view(s)
  • rogergperkins's Avatar
    Today, 07:46 AM
    A couple of layouts ago. On the test loop.
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 07:41 AM
    USA: Georgetown Rail Equipment Co and the University of Florida’s Nuclear Engineering Department... More...
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 05:02 AM
    Is the gray on that lead unit really as sun bleached as it appears to be?
    8 replies | 105 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 05:01 AM
    This was 40+ years ago, but I recall only a couple of edible items. One was a lima bean concoction, and the other was mixed fruit. Well, there were some semi-decent crackers, if you didn't mind breaking half your teeth.
    48 replies | 1057 view(s)
  • Eagle2's Avatar
    Today, 04:49 AM
    Quite an interesting mix of power. Could almost be considered "retro" these days.
    8 replies | 105 view(s)
  • SYROUS's Avatar
    Today, 04:46 AM
    Worked on the layout some more. Sanded down my yard and started working on my depot platform. Also started working slowly on my backdrop. Here is an overall shot.
    217 replies | 24872 view(s)
  • YoHo's Avatar
    Today, 04:45 AM
    This week I had an overnight work meeting in San Francisco and wisely decided to take the train from Roseville. A wise choice it was as it was truly multimodal. Bus, Train, Ferry and Walking. Plus, in addition to getting to relax instead of fight traffic, I also caught what I presume to be the San Jose Turn in Jack London Sq. Oakland. 2 SD60Ms, UP9900 and SD59MX with the diesel particulate filter and a GP40-2 for good measure. My...
    8 replies | 105 view(s)
  • Eagle2's Avatar
    Today, 04:08 AM
    Sauce hides a multitude of sins. I remember many mornings when the "creamed beef" was the only reason I could eat the "scrambled eggs." Quotes because only in the Army could those names be claimed for what was in the cans...
    48 replies | 1057 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 03:39 AM
    Even if safe, those mushrooms look too ugly to even try eating.
    48 replies | 1057 view(s)
  • r_i_straw's Avatar
    Today, 03:26 AM
    I was riding the train. I just had a very, very loooooong selfie stick. ;) Actually it was a stop, one of two, where everyone could get off. The poor nicotine addicts were only allowed to light up then. One of the car hosts picked a bunch of mushroom. They claimed there are no poisonous ones in that part of NZ.
    48 replies | 1057 view(s)
  • Mike VE2TRV's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 AM
    Mike VE2TRV replied to a thread Tanks; A Lot in Railfan Photos
    That's about as heavy as my old 69 Newport. Now that was an aircraft carrier!:teeth:
    8 replies | 132 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:34 AM
    What is happening here? You were riding this train? A photo stop?
    48 replies | 1057 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 AM
    Maybe not good, but they will be for memories in the future. Something is always better than nothing, or regrets in hindsight.
    48 replies | 1057 view(s)
  • Pete Nolan's Avatar
    Today, 01:27 AM
    I do wish I could edit this to remove pricing and move it back to the N Scale forum. I don't want to risk a new announcement without pricing for the N scale forum. This is one of my more handsome models at a very reasonable price.
    2 replies | 146 view(s)
  • ScaleCraft's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 AM
    I always though Kader was Chinese for "ScrXw Quality Control"
    12 replies | 183 view(s)
  • r_i_straw's Avatar
    Today, 12:56 AM
    Somewhere in Middle Earth....er, I mean New Zealand.
    48 replies | 1057 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 12:43 AM
    R.I.P. quality control....?
    12 replies | 183 view(s)
  • Hardcoaler's Avatar
    Today, 12:14 AM
    Continuing a build of a "canteen" water tender for my N Scale Bachmann 2-8-0. Trying to 'bash' something together by chopping up an old Bachmann 4-8-4 Tender bought at a train show, lowering the tank and shortening it too. Not sure if it will turn out, but it's all fun no matter. Been away from modeling for a while and it's so nice to be enjoying the hobby once again.
    4 replies | 93 view(s)
  • Pete Nolan's Avatar
    Today, 12:09 AM
    Thanks, Hemi. Got the Hulett unloaders coming soon. The Z scale Huletts did not cut correctly, so need redrawing and retolerancing--the cuts were just too fine when scaled down. And I need to find a source for wheels for the N scale versions, as I'm pretty sure folks won't like stationary plastic wheels, although the HO version gets by with them. I really fell behind this winter.
    11 replies | 428 view(s)
  • John Moore's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 PM
    John Moore replied to a thread Hog Waller Junction in N Scale
    Finally got back to the layout this afternoon and installed another layer of forest floor debris and some shrubbery. Also placed a couple of fallen, long dead, tree trunks here and there and way in the back I mounted the small hunting lodge. Order of trees came in and I am okay with the pines but not so much with the other tree species in the bag. Look like well pruned trees in a botanical garden rather than the woods variety. Already tried...
    186 replies | 8269 view(s)
  • Grey One's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    I think Mike has caused many of us to start thinking long term and planning what we might do.
    58 replies | 1807 view(s)
  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
    DARIEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 17, 2015-- Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) (NYSE:GWR) announces the following conference call and webcast: WHAT: G&W Q1 2015 Financial Release Conference Call WHEN: May 1, 2015, at 11 a.m. EDT WHERE: www.gwrr.com/investors (listen only) Conference Call Dial-In Numbers -- in U.S., call (800) 230-1096; outside U.S., call (612) 332-0802. ...
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