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  1. Cool New Ideas

    I'm coming up with all these neat ideas in N scale!


    N Scale Bolster Pin Application Tool!




    Cheap N-Scale Flextrack Shaping Tool!

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  2. Channel Surfing



    I've gouged out a 20' wide flood control channel from the foam in my layout.

    Some fictional historical background: It doesn't rain much in my layout town of Cortes, CA but when it does, runoff water from the mountains has flooded this fair town in years past, the last time in 1938 when the town was devastated. The State of California and the US Army Corps of Engineers built a flood control ...
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  3. Merry Christmas & My "Try-O-Rama"

    Merry Christmas 2006, everyone!

    In my family most of the activity is on the evening of Christmas Eve, where I spent singing and playing music at two churches. There was little to do during Christmas Day so I spent the evening "working on the railroad."

    Layout update: The past few days I removed the test track, so no test trains have been running the past few days. I did re-align my track plan slightly (no major changes, just some more accurate aligning made). ...
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  4. Getting N-To It!

    November 6, 2006

    I officially made the switch TODAY! I bought these:



    Athearn N-scale UP and CSX boxcars, a piece of Atlas flex-track and a piece of cork roadbed, in front of their HO scale equivalents, which I already own. I also bought these off of eBay today:



    Intermountain ...
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  5. Opportunity

    November 4, 2006

    This weekend three model railroad clubs in the Los Angeles area held open houses, I used this as an oportunity to perhaps generate interest and potential buyers for my HO scale equipment. The night before I made up a flyer with some pictures of my old trains and some of the accessories (I had to have a little photo shoot on the benchwork) and left copies of this flyer at the Glendale and Highland Pacific Railroad clubs. There was another club in Alhambra but I didn't ...
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