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Back to basics....
Posted by UKGuy On 12/08/2018 At 7:37:08 PM
Well its been a long time since I've done any modeling, and definitely many many years since I've done anything like this.

The bench is cleared and kinda clean, I'm in the mood to build something, so, lets see what happens.

This is definitely going to be a re-learning experience... here goes !



Karl.A
Juneco CNR 250 Ton Ice house
Posted by Glen Haasdyk On 12/02/2018 At 01:46:33 AM
I recently added a small addition to my layout and now I need to add a few new structures to it. The first will be Juneco's CNR 250 ton Ice house. This was actually one of the main reasons for the expansion as I've had this kit for about 10 years and really wanted to build it.







It's not a large kit, about 4 1/2X 3 1/4" so it's a nice model railroad size. Especially for a home layout.








The kit comes with milled walls, strip wood and a bag of castings. It is pretty obvious that it pre-dates any laser cut kits.
Brick Detail in ď3-D printingĒ
Posted by TC On 11/21/2018 At 7:55:18 PM
Iím not terribly familiar with the 3-D print technology currently available., Iím wondering does anyone here know how fine can the resolution & detail of brick walls be executed? Iíve seen a few examples here and there and the resolution seems a bit ďchunkyĒ and more like block rather than brick at a scale size of 1:87 for example. Thoughts or experiences?
Deep River Vinegar.
Posted by Nelson458 On 11/19/2018 At 8:15:31 PM
This is a scratchbuilt model I did basing the idea off the Builder's in Scale Sassen's (sp?) Vinegar. I had entered it into a contest this weekend at our Indian Nations meeting, which was a 144 Sq. inch requirement, any size or shape, as long as it comprised of 144 sq. inches. There were 6 entries, I came in second.

I had built it a few years ago, but I didn't have a name on it, and the scenery had to be re-done, as my skills have improved since them. I changed a few details and added some, that looked better, and am much happier with it now. The tanks are wood dowels covered in Paper Creek siding. The boiler etc., under the shed is a Woodland scenics set I couldn't resist using. The stone foundation are baby blocks from Dr. Ben's, and plaster was used to fill the entire interior of the foundation with the building built on top of it.

I made the sign by printing it out on a computer and cutting it to size, then to make it thin enough to go on the wall, I turned it over and scraped off the paper by wetting it, then scraping the paper off with an exacto knife. It gets pretty thin, so careful handling is key to keeping it from getting torn.

Some of the pictures below have a newer and much larger tree, this one was added a few days before the show, as I wasn't happy with what I had previously put there.



































More Expansion at the F&SM
Posted by halrey On 11/19/2018 At 11:17:22 AM
Well George has been busy again, this time he has expanded from Fillmore Yard to the windows. He was quick to add, that all of the new structures were already built and on shelves in the other room, that would explain the quick expansion.
He also added a very nice abandoned locomotive and a sweet little water tank to the main line near Beaver Pond.
George always amazes me with the speed and seamless additions and expansions he does.

Hal








Tie Tong or Ice Tong question
Posted by Bruce Scott On 11/17/2018 At 9:22:25 PM
Does anyone currently offer in HO a Railroad Tie Tong or an Ice Tong?

Am detailing a Blacksmith Car. I know SS Limited makes a Blacksmith Detail set but my friend just needs a tong detail.
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 Posted By: Chris Hollingshead 
This was my grandfather's business. I worked there with him as a child. Thanks for posting the pictures.
Signed: 9/21/2007 10:24:24 PM
 Posted By: imkookoo4choochoo 
Hi, I hope someone can provide me with some information on an HO model kit I recently found. It is made by S&E Suzuki & Edwards out of Tokyo. It is a metal die cast stock car. I am told this kit came out right after WWII, which would make it 50 to 60 years old or more. Does anyone out there have any info on this maker or familiar with them? This kit has all its parts and I am just curious if there is a small marker out there that might be interested in such an item, and how much it might be worth to those select few. Thank you
Signed: 5/18/2007 4:09:02 PM
 Posted By: Richard Baker 
I have known about the L&W since I was a kid in Thomson. The EMD loco is an ex Ga & Fl RR unit #70. It was one of thier originals. There is a blue L&W boxcar parked in the wye with the loco. It has been there about a year. I was in Folkston a few days ago and spotted an L&W box in the consist of a passing CSX train. I drove to Wadley and nothing had changed in the wye. Upon leaving and heading north to Thomson, I caught sight of some boxcars sitting on the L&W main. I followed the tracks to an abandoned junk yard and there sat 4-5 Pickens RR box cars. There were trees growing up around the trucks. They all had roller bearings mounted in the old friction bearing journal boxes. I don't think thats legal now.
Rick
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 Posted By: Reg 
Great site, just trying to get some ideas
for HO.
Thanks
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 Posted By: clinchvalley 
Great forum site, my favorite. Thanks to Mike K for turning me on to it.

Larry
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 Posted By: Mary Ann Murphy Colegrove 
Trying to find Dan S to make sure he knows about our 20th H.S. reunion in Marcellus on July 7th week-end. I goggled the name and found it on this site. Dan if you can reach out to colegroves@adelphia.net to make sure we have your new mailing address, I would appreciate it. Thanks, MAC
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 Posted By: Larry Stewart 
I enjoy taking photos of Trains
Larry Stewart from Tacoma
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 Posted By: Jim Oakleaf 
Hello - I have registered twice for the Forum in the last 2 weeks, but never have received a confirmation email.
What is the turnaround time for a confirmation? Thanks
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 Posted By: Don Brimmer 
What I have seen on this site is great. I would like to join, but privacy notice keeps kicking back to same page and will not go to register. I am in N Scale
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 Posted By: Richard Leff 
I am in the Northridge area. My Pike the "Panorama Pacific" is an HO guage layout approx 600 sq ft.

I would like to meet people in my area who live in thew S.F. Valley

Richard
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