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So I wanted to make white decals...
Posted by TC On 06/23/2017 At 9:15:29 PM
I wanted to make my own custom white decals. After some research, I found and purchased an Alps dye-sub printer. That's a start, I guess.

Anyone familiar with the graphic design process for creating and properly sizing custom decal art (in white or any other color for that matter)? What computer programs are used, etc., tips & tricks...

Any advice or instructives would be welcome.
Hand Laid Track - As question or two and inspirati
Posted by adrian_batey On 06/16/2017 At 04:30:54 AM
Hi everyone, Haven't visited the forums for a while. To busy with the 1:1 chores

While im working away i have been looking at module construction of a yard for my layout room that is also under construction.

I have obtained a very large amount of precision scale code 70 rail and many bags of ties.

I have been looking for inspiration on hand laid track and going through layout pictures.

I'm curious if Dick Elwells layout is hand laid track work. I find the ties and rail on it to look superb and something i would like to aim for.

Second to this what are some other standard gauge layouts of similar quality i should be looking to for inspiration.
Large scale model of cathedral
Posted by Bill Gill On 06/13/2017 At 07:31:48 AM
I saw this link on another modeling forum. The model is being scratchbuilt by a Brooklyn artist named Ryan McAmis. It is a masterpiece and will take years to complete, but the photos show fantastic work (no hype). You will either be inspired or decide to take up stamp collecting instead of modeling.

http://www.ryanmcamis.com/index/#/new-gallery/
Light Industrial Rail Track & Car set build
Posted by desertdrover On 06/02/2017 At 7:42:31 PM
Nothing much to the set, but I have an area on the L&R with a Walthers New River Mining Company structure, and thought a scene of a coal industrial locomotive and string of cars coming out of a nearby mountain area portal into one of the structureís bays, would give some more interest to the overall scene.
I purchased this Walthers HO scale Light Industrial Rail Track and Car set #949-3007.
It comes with the items shown in below pictures. The locomotive, three dump cars and four sprues of track, straights, curves and switches. The kit is easily assembled from the instructions and looks of the kit items. So when completed, Iíll return with my completed build.







rolled roofing over time
Posted by Bill Gill On 06/02/2017 At 2:31:04 PM
The red rolled roofing that Bob Santos recently added to his Buxley's Books project
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45371&whichpage=92
came out really well. Rather than hijack that thread, here's a short series of photos showing colored rolled asphalt roofing as it ages on a small building exposed to lots of sun, wind and water.

2008 This is the only shot taken of the water side


2012 the other side


2013


2013 a few months later after a big storm


2015
Alexander Coaling Tower
Posted by ocalicreek On 05/31/2017 At 2:05:38 PM
Hello All,

This is the continuation thread for my Spring 2017 Challenge (off the shelf) build, an Alexander Scale Models Fairbanks Morse 100 ton Coaling Station. I have been chipping away at this kit, bit by bit, since the April challenge deadline and I decided it was time to create that follow-up thread I had mentioned there.

Photos to follow...

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 Posted By: W Taylor 
Good evening
Signed: 3/14/2015 8:17:32 PM
 Posted By: Skip 
Although I model in HO, to this day I often refer to your book
HO Narrow Gauge Railroad you can build. It was published in Model Railroader magazine. One question I do have is quite a few of the figures you use in the book appear to be hand made. For years I have been searching for them with negative luck. Are they formed by hand and if so, how did you accomplish it ? Is there a book on the marked explaining the procedure ? Thank you for any information you can offer.
Skip
Signed: 3/4/2015 7:51:29 PM
 Posted By: Philip Anastasia 
Stumbled on this site while looking for a G scsale steam shovel- Interesting find...
Member: Rusty Rails & Rotten Ties Garden Railroad Club, and LargeScaleCentral among others
Signed: 1/29/2015 7:16:14 PM
 Posted By: Bill Reid 
I'm always amazed by how fantastic this site is! The creativity is astonishing and It's my #1 source for finding ideas. (I will confess that before retiring I often dropped by without signing in.... Has my memory failed or did the posting allow printing at one time?)
Thanks to all of you for sharing your ideas and talents!
Bill
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 Posted By: Rayisins 
I am looking for information on using disc magnets for uncoupling Kadee couplers for S gauge trains. Can anyone here help me?
Thanks
Ray
Signed: 11/15/2014 8:42:19 AM
 Posted By: Andy Reynolds 
Hi - Has anyone done a BIS Tidewater Kit? I have started one, but want to detail the inside of the Repair Shop. Any suggestions?
Signed: 9/10/2014 6:52:04 PM
 Posted By: samuel tarallo 
my grandfather name was salvino tarallo and was married to carmelita and they lived on bordentown ave in southamboy.The only imformation i could recollect he was eithera fireman or coductor for the raritan river railroad in 1970s and early 1980,they use to call him sambo,or pop,like grandpop,anyway he was my grandfather who carries a tradition on which i am proud to talk abouti think he worked with ray stocktenand other former emplyers.it is hard to get imformation on past employers,that is one reason i wrote,this is a good imformative site.
Signed: 9/2/2014 12:49:05 AM
 Posted By: RRRider 
Sam, There are a couple Raritan River RR employees that I know that may be able to help you. If I can pass along any additional information on an employee with that last name, I will do so. But if your grandfather had another family name it may not ring a bell with any of them. Please check the Raritan River RR Forum for updates or to add any additional information about your grandfather that might help. It is on this site, under Forums, then under Fallen Flag Railroads. I will post any other follow-up and direct anyone with info for you to that forum.
Signed: 8/20/2014 1:32:21 PM
 Posted By: sam tarallo 
my grandfather worked as a fireman in 1960s to 1980s on raritan river railroad.i am trying to get imformation on him on what job he did ,and who he worked with.the train use to go past stevens aveune in the morning in south amboy and my grandfather would wave to us or sometimes pick my older brother up and drive him back to there station located on john st in south amboy.these are momories i will cherish and never forget.
Signed: 8/5/2014 2:03:31 PM
 Posted By: Tom Gast 
Hi all. I have obtained a complete HO Scale Model Masterpieces Colorado & Southern Section House kit #104 minus the instructions and drawings. Would anyone be able copy these for me? I certainly am willing to pay for your trouble. Thanks, Tom
Signed: 7/9/2014 5:48:43 PM
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