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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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I found this web site when I was looking for info about The Eureka Mill RR In Mound house Nevada as I live in Dayton Nv I wanted let UASF Andy know I went into Eureka Canyon last weekend and I have taken pictures of the area. If he wanted to see them. I register a week ago but still can't post on the forums.
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I stumbled across this website and thought I should leave a comment about my Dad who was a man that lived railroad and dedicated his knowledge to anyone interested in model railroading. Ever since I was a baby, we went on every vacation involved with Steam and rode in many cabs around the US. I have many great memories of my Dad living his Rail Life.

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NEW TO MODEL RAILROADING AND WAS TRYING TO MODEL THE B&M Eastern line in Everett,MA.during the 1940s&50s,I use to live up the street from the rail road station just in back of paris st.!I was wondering if anyone had old photos of the area during that time as the city of Everett,ma. has few?thank you! George
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 Posted By: sam tarallo 
i like railroads,my grandfather was either a fireman or brakeman on the raritan fiver railroad in 1960s to 1979,i am trying to get past imformation on him and about his work experiencs with this company.my only memory wnen i was a little boy the raritan river railroad would come by stevens ave i8n south amboy,when it came by the overpass by feltus street,my grand father blew the train horn and my older brother joe use to get pickit up there and be bought back to the train yard on stevens ave,up on top of hill was the raritan diner.i still have vivid memories which i think were good memorys i will never forget.
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 Posted By: Ed Cox 
Hi Where can I buy a turntable kit On30 ?
Ed
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 Posted By: Peter Wehrhahn 
Hallo from Germany,

I invite you all to visit my Modellcom-Blog. Many different things to look at: logging, mining, cardmodeling for the model railroader, regular card modeling, many hints and links to other interesting sites. A special feature of the site are regular hints to free downloadable card models or free books on trains. Site is only in german, but you can use the prominently placed Google translation tool.See it here:

http://modellcom.blogspot.com/

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 Posted By: N scaler 
If you are interested in n scale model railroading in Germany, here are some informations:
[url=http://www.model-train.org]www.model-train.org[/url]
I just launched this site newly, but updates and more info will follow.
Best Regards!
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