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2018 FineScale Contest Room Videos
Posted by Ojaste On 11/11/2018 At 09:47:23 AM
A quick short video from the 2018 FineScape Expo contest room. There were very few entries and the lighting was poor to take good video. However, it is what is was and this video might just give you some ideas.

https://youtu.be/C3B_75NW-xw

There was a diorama/module at the 2018 FineScale Expo that had lots of fine structures and mini scenes. It was the best part of the show IMHO.

https://youtu.be/Gen8oRPOvAU
Glue Question
Posted by Bruce Scott On 11/06/2018 At 3:16:07 PM
A fellow modeler has asked me, "Does anyone offer a glue that absorbs stain?"

Would anyone here know?
Louís Logging Oxen Flatcar
Posted by desertdrover On 11/05/2018 At 11:50:14 AM
"Please do not reply to this thread" it is for information only on locating my Ox car build.
You can follow my construction build here; http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51065 under "Model Railroad Forums / Logging, Mining, & Narrow minded"

Awhile back many of you seen my logging horse car build. You can find my Logging Horse Flatcar build here; http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48573
Now I am attempting to build an Oxen flatcar for my logging company in HO scale. Like before, I had found some "G" scale models, from Lothar Gauf, a guy called the diorama man, of Ox cars, see two pictures of his work below. It is his fantastic builds that give me the inspiration for these types of projects. Trying in HO to capture his outstanding workmanship.



Campbell #400 Stockyard (ME Nelson) build
Posted by ebergh On 10/30/2018 At 7:51:34 PM
My current project was the Campbell #400 Stockyard (ME Nelson). I managed to modify it a bit to fit my layout's needs...The layout is set in 1962, along the edge of the SF Bay's suburbs where the rural ranches are fading away to be replaced by the suburban sprawl, and Hobby Ranches and horse stables are becoming the new norm. My Stockyard represents a couple of the old guys from the ranch days who are hanging on as Stock Brokers, providing premium stock to these folks, shipping in/out their fancy horses and arranging transport for the still popular annual Rodeo participants and their mounts. So, they have added some horse stalls and cleaned up their act, a bit!
Campbell kits have recently been updated with some laser cut sheet stock, and refreshed paperwork, but they are still pretty much the same - a nice reliable build. Having DIGITAL CALIPERS does make it go a lot easier! So does a nice stash of strip wood...
I did add interior/exterior lighting and detailing, but it will never be seen, as this one is 2ft from the front... good practice I guess.















VAN GELDER MOTORS
Posted by LVN On 10/29/2018 At 4:45:39 PM
Had a chance to work on part of an HO Scale Craftsman Kit that was a special edition for the Crafstan Structures Show in 2008. It was produced by Doug Fos of Fos Scale Limited. The Kit included Van Gelder Motors, Mitchels Pub and Osolinski's Tattoos. I decided to add a little flavour and used an Easy Rider theme for the choppers at Van Gelder Motors. It is a special gift for a friend and fellow modeler Chris Savage who is currently building a model railroad in HO Scale. The Pub will become part of my future 1920s theme layout. That model will not be seen here. Cheers. Every Day is Train Day..

A video of the finished diorama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gyizEy1TG0

Enjoy
E. Stryde Metal Co.
Posted by Locobreath On 10/28/2018 At 01:14:28 AM
Warning: Do not stand under crane when loaded. - E. Stryde

I haven't been around for quite a while but I've been following this site when I have a chance. Sometimes real life just gets in the way. This is my latest diorama and is made of scratch-built and kit-bash structures.

All the wooden structures are scratch-built - the brick is made of two Con-Cor Supreme Bakery kits I had hanging around for many years. The castings are excellent for kit-bashing but
cutting them with a Zona saw was tedious.

Any comments are always welcome.

If you are interested please see my website for more pics of the diorama.

Neil
http://www.neiljharwicke.blogspot.com




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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
 Posted By: Allan Murray 
Hi everyone, hope to meet members who may be able to help me out with some questions on US Railway, mainly HO C & NW, Cheers from down under Allan
Signed: 6/9/2014 1:55:21 AM
 Posted By: Claude Spear 
On the forums I can't get pictures to show up where the little Xs are ( you can see I'm not too computer savvy )

Admin: If you are using Firefox or something similar, try using IE.
Also, make sure you are using this URL when visiting the forum: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum
Signed: 5/30/2014 1:19:42 PM
 Posted By: Kim 
Has anyone have any information or instructions on how to convert a Hornby R159 Diesel Locomotive to DDC. This is the double ended model. Thanks
Signed: 5/20/2014 4:59:20 AM
 Posted By: Bob Phillis 
need info on building a track side water supply tank
Signed: 3/28/2014 2:03:33 PM
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