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  1. Workbench Complete

    Quote Originally Posted by gpa View Post
    No it's not just an inverse of my previous post Benchwork Complete. This post is about the workbench I've built under my new layout. I'm pretty proud of this one.


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  2. Update on M-10005 in 1.6" - additonal picture

    And a short glance on the combination of A&B-unit - total length about 18ft.
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  3. Update on M-10005 in 1.6"

    The unique front grills of the M-10005 were applied to the shell.
    Additionally the grills and door-frames on the shell's side have been mounted.
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    The top of the shell (with the exhaust-system) has been cut-out to get a removable panel as an access to batteries etc..
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  4. Krauss-Maffei ML 4000CC in 1" scale - shell almost finished

    The shell of the unit has been painted and is waiting for decals.
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    Some modifications has been made since the photos were taken:
    drip rails over cab's door painted silver, porthole gaskets in light grey and the rubber insulation gasket around the cab were applied.
    Now work on the rather complex fabricated truck's side-frames has started.
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  5. Everything old is new again

    Iím sure many model railroaders have at least one structure either on their layout or on a shelf which was built in your early days of the hobby. Before you had all the skills you have now, maybe it was a kit, maybe your first scratch building project.
    Iíd like to tell you the story of my very first HO scratch built structure. I originally planned to build a small town passenger station similar to one in the Kalmbach book ĎEasy to build Model Railroad Structuresí by Willard V Anderson. I ...
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  6. Another Month, and a Move.

    How do you transport all your large scale stuff to missouri on a greyhound? You don't. Sadly I have to leave it behind in the care of my Aristo Distributors who are going to take good care of them til I can get back up and move them. But the HO Scale stuff is going to be carried onto the bus in my back, protected by their boxes and my clothes and junk. 2 Transfers plus my cpu carried under the bus well protected. So the time has come to move with my new g/f. Speaking of missouri if anyone reading ...
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  7. The Industrial Lead - NIght Time Operations 8-20-2012

  8. Finally! The First Major Project Finished!!

    I don't consider my gondola/load finished due to lack of Kadees. But I did manage to finish the TOFC Project. For a mere 17 dollars (39 MSRP), I managed to pickup yet another premium piece of rolling stock under my Twenty Dollar Average policy for rolling stock. By doing it this way I'm actually building a high quality fleet for less money. This time it was a 1973 modified TTX Atlas Master Line TOFC WITH the Hitches painted and pre-installed. So Finally, the two BN City Trailers (Seattle & Chicago) ...
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  9. New MoPac layout -shelf layout end to end

    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel View Post


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  10. New MoPac layout -shelf layout end to end

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    Here are a couple of possibilities







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  11. New MoPac layout -shelf layout end to end

    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel View Post
    So far this is what i am planning the layout will be a L shaped wall layout 6 metres (18 feet) X 6 metres (18 feet) approx 600 mm (2 feet) wide. I want end to end running with a possible hidden loop at each end. I will be taking the following structures off the original layout with me for the following industries etc

    1. Engine service facility
    2. Grain terminal
    3. Lime quarry
    4. Cement works

    I am also considering a large yard at one end and a Port at the
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  12. Benchwork Complete - Video



    Iíve mostly completed the major benchwork for The Industrial Lead. I have a couple of tasks to complete:
    Install drawer fasces.
    Fix Formica chips with SeamFil

    But at least for now Iím able to move out the woodworking tools, clean up the major dust and start focusing on actually building the railroad.

    View in youTube: The Industrial Lead Ė Benchwork Complete

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  14. When The Window Opens....

    Well yeah it's a hot summer day and my A/C is broken. But that's not what I'm talking about. I didn't drop off the face of the earth yet. Just plotting and waiting on a few projects over this past month. One project I've struggled with is Figures. Being that in HO Scale the layout has 2 era's; 1970-1995 and 1996+. BN's lifespan and a fictional spin off of Modern BN. Knowing that I need modernish railroad worker figures. Now in the case of the rainbow fleet passenger trains, I can solve that easily ...
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  15. Boston & Maine RR additions

    I have just finished completely updating my B&M train orders web page, with more paper added:

    http://www.train-orders.com/TOUR/BAM/BAM.html

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