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    New Railbox cars from $15.99-$16.99 . . . the...

    New Railbox cars from $15.99-$16.99 . . . the tragic story.

    Maybe you guys can help. When I first re-entered the hobby in 2016, I was hell-bent on building a Railbox unit-train. I've loved Railbox...
  2. Thread: Layout size

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    I really like RailModeller Pro...

    I really like RailModeller Pro for macOS, available in the AppStore. It contains complete track libraries for dozens of manufacturers, even slot cars. If you're Mac-based, it's the way to go. Very...
  3. Thread: Pond molds

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    Unreal Details, LLC (i.e., makers of Magic Water...

    Unreal Details, LLC (i.e., makers of Magic Water resins) sells pre-made pond molds that I think look pretty good. Was thinking of getting a few someday: pond molds. Though for those so inclined, with...
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    Woohoo! I just got a $150 GRS 004-570...

    Woohoo!

    I just got a $150 GRS 004-570 soldering station, brand-new, for $32 on eBay! (Note that the ones selling for $100 is the version with shorter arms). It's basically an ultra high-quality...
  5. I cleaned up my workbench! (See "before" photo...

    I cleaned up my workbench! (See "before" photo above.)

    http://studio460.com/images/gwork-2.jpeg

    http://studio460.com/images/gwork-1.jpeg
  6. Thread: Layout size

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    Just my $0.02. I started with a 46" x 12' layout...

    Just my $0.02. I started with a 46" x 12' layout which only accommodated a simple dogbone. As I cleared out more space in the garage, it grew to 12' x 13' (currently an 'L' but will expand to a 'G'),...
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    Funny, I've never really considered...

    Funny, I've never really considered DCC-with-sound locos, because I just assumed I'd be disappointed with the sound quality coming from such small speakers. But, I just bought a BLI AC6000 with a...
  8. Kudos! My sincere thanks to all of you who...

    Kudos!

    My sincere thanks to all of you who continue to follow and contribute to this often nothing-to-see-here/nothing's-been-built-yet thread. I know, I have done little to no actual work for...
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    Thanks a lot! I could've sworn he didn't used to...

    Thanks a lot! I could've sworn he didn't used to specify the weights on the labels before. Really appreciate the Solo cup reference photo! Your AZR&M materials selection looks great!

    Not to get...
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    The latest FVM news always seems to posted to...

    The latest FVM news always seems to posted to their Facebook page. I just checked . . . just some 2018 GEVO announcements. Nothing about sound:

    http://studio460.com/images/FVM2018-1.jpg
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    I got the joke and thought it was funny! I think...

    I got the joke and thought it was funny! I think a bit of humor amid the recent spate of tragedies and near-tragedies is helpful. So sad that the Amtrak conductor and engineer were killed in the CSX...
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    Congrats on choosing the Arizona Rock & Mineral...

    Congrats on choosing the Arizona Rock & Mineral stuff. I've been wanting to try it also, but unless I've missed it somehow, he doesn't indicate how much product is in the bag (I went with Scenic...
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    US: modeltrainstuff.com...

    US:
    modeltrainstuff.com (M.B. Klein): Huge inventory, best prices (sometimes shipping is a bit high).
    hobbylinc.com: Large inventory (prices slightly higher than MTS).
    sceneryexpress.com...
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    Actual photos! ...

    Actual photos!

    http://studio460.com/images/BLI6000-1.jpg
    BLI AC6000 with Paragon 3 DCC + sound.

    http://studio460.com/images/streetcar-1.jpg
    Bachmann Peter Witt Los Angeles Railway streetcar...
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    Wow! Some really fantastic deals you got there!...

    Wow! Some really fantastic deals you got there! Plus, the manufacturer give-aways! Neat stuff!
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    They're out of my era (they were out-of-service...

    They're out of my era (they were out-of-service by the early 1960s), but I just couldn't resist grabbing a couple of these Peter Witt Los Angeles Railway streetcars with on-board factory-DCC, on...
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    Intermodalman: Wow! Who makes those...

    Intermodalman: Wow! Who makes those roadrailers??? Super-cool!!!
  18. Ha! I'm in Southern California where 58° is COLD!

    Ha! I'm in Southern California where 58° is COLD!
  19. Everything's a mess . . . ...

    Everything's a mess . . .

    http://studio460.com/images/workbenchz-3.jpeg

    http://studio460.com/images/garagexxx-2.jpg

    http://studio460.com/images/garagexxx-3.jpg

    It's 1:19AM and I'm sitting...
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    I've always liked those little wooden train sets,...

    I've always liked those little wooden train sets, too. I looked at the Lego train sets last Xmas—yikes! Expensive! But, very, very cool!
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    Me too! I'm not sure where I read this, here or...

    Me too! I'm not sure where I read this, here or on another forum, but I saw enough issues with the new-release BLIs to give me pause. I thought I read that BLI even made a statement regarding the...
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    I wonder when the 2018 TGV models be available? I...

    I wonder when the 2018 TGV models be available? I suppose throughout the year?
  23. Yes, CNW, that option is extremely attractive,...

    Yes, CNW, that option is extremely attractive, and as you may recall, I had a Unitram subway temporarily laid on the right-side extension at one point (below), while testing out some ideas....
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    Still DC . . . As I said, I'm still running...

    Still DC . . .

    As I said, I'm still running DC; however, I'm still in the process of building my layout so everything is only temporarily laid. I'm using 100% Kato Unitrack and although I plan to...
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    New garage door photos! More space! More railroad!

    http://studio460.com/images/doorz-1.jpg

    http://studio460.com/images/doorz-2.jpg

    http://studio460.com/images/doorz-3.jpg
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