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  1. Everything old is new again

    I’m 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.
    I’d 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 ‘Easy to build Model Railroad Structures’ by Willard V Anderson. I ...
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  2. 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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  3. The Industrial Lead - NIght Time Operations 8-20-2012

  4. 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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  5. New MoPac layout -shelf layout end to end

    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel View Post


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  6. New MoPac layout -shelf layout end to end

    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel View Post
    Here are a couple of possibilities







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  7. 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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  8. Benchwork Complete - Video



    I’ve 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 I’m 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 – Benchwork Complete

    Origianlly Posted on The Industrial Lead ...
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  10. 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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  11. 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

    :happy:
  12. A Temporary N scale Layout for a Weekend with Family




    Slideshow:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/myweath...21806214/show/

    I recently attended a family get together in Vermont to celebrate my niece’s First Communion. Having 4 nieces and 2 nephews between the ages of 4 and 11, I decided I would bring some turnouts, curves, flextrack, and some equipment just in case there was time to fiddle around.
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  13. The proposal, part 4: shells

    Continued from
    http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/...3-the-solution

    My idea isn't original. It was inspired by
    http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/...p/t-97367.html
    Silverexpress' post near the bottom. Many aspects of it are completely unnecessary. Why offer different types of motor? And these were intended as kits. While there shouldn't be any reason "screwdriver kits" don't sell well (we build structure kits all ...
  14. Progress on the M-10005 in 1.6"

    The shells of the A/B-set are finished roughly.
    The A-unit received the cut-outs for windows

    shell_f2.jpg

    and the front grill.
    newpic.jpg
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  15. The proposal, part 3: the solution

    Continued from
    http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/...t-2-the-reason

    As I noted, it's feasible to make plastic steam (or diesel) in runs of ~1000, but that leads to brass prices. Unless...

    In typical production runs, most of the cost is initial cost. Most of the cost also goes to the mechanism rather than the shell. I once saw a breakdown for the Life-Like N GP60. All its parts are available separately; they add to about the wholesale price ...
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