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  1. Operations

    Ok, first off, engines...
    I have-
    4 MDC/Athearn 2-8-0s and need another 2
    1 MP 2-6-0
    1 Shapeways/Bachmann Boxcab diesel, need another 1
    That totals 9 engines. I'd like 10, tossup between a Bachmann 4-6-0 and an Alco HH600 (modified Atlas S2 diesel)

    Engines, #1, the oldest 2-8-0, saturated with an 'as built' boiler. Smokebox is short compared to the other 5 that have been reboilered. it also has a rear sand dome and narrow coal space on the tender to aid ...
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  2. Devil's Gate Mining Co. -1

    I'm trying to get my ideas and 'direction' down before I forget what I'm trying to accomplish lol.
    After the demise of my Moss Lake Lumber Co. in HO, then N, I was out of the hobby for a while before trying again to do a switching layout. I selected a BNSF Chicago branchline and even had a GP38, MP15 and SW1500 (BN with a working rotary beacon no less!!). But I wasn't happy with it.
    My next venture was a steam railroad in the 1890s Colorado, originally planned to have 2 Climax geared ...
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  3. Moving Blog Here (or Look Ma! No Helix!)

    It's been a long time since I updated my off-site blog, so I decided to move it here, where you can all nag me about it. Updated the signature file, and, to prevent moose prints on my face, here's a picture of the latest section of benchwork for the layout, under construction on my work bench.

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    The roadbed in the front is in about the right place. This end will be a riser 2-7/8" high, and dropping at 2.5% to 5/8" high on the far ...
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  4. Does anybody understand taxes on Ebay

    Ive decided to seriously thin the herd and only make future purchases with funds from what I can sell. Kinda keeping my hobby spending under control.

    Now there has been a ton of changes lately to taxes for internet sales and I frankly do not understand it.



    From what I can tell currently sellers are responsible to collect and pay tax.. This month that will change and for a fee ebay/paypal will collect and pay tax?


    Am I missing something? ...
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  5. Missing Forum

    Looks like another train forum site has bit the dust. Miniature-trains.com is gone. I think forums are a dying breed...
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