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  1. Visiting the Zephyr project

    I had a small flurry of work I did to the Fine-N-Scale 9900 Zephyr back in November. This kit has been laying around for 19 years now, and for some reason today, I grabbed it again from the shelf and got a bit more work done.
    The trucks were spread to accept the axles and then reshaped to try to retrue the squareness in the 3 planes, as well as space the wheels on the axles properly. Once that was good, I stuck it on the tracks (not easy since it is an articulated train) and applied forward ...
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  2. Small addition to wheel data, and a Wheels of Time observation

    The new info is on what I term WoT type 1 4 wheel trucks (with a tapered coupler pocket)

    axle l = .546
    axle d = .054 to .069 tapered
    wheel d = .225
    flange d = .264

    I can't swear that the WoT 4 wheel truck type 2 has the same wheelsets. I changed out the axles with InterMountain's on the lone car I had with that truck type without thinking to measure ...
  3. Correcting for a lost file

    It came to my attention that my passenger wheel/axle data left its assigned seat and became literal vaporware. It wasn't much, but it was a start. So, I reconstructed the info and am posting it here.
    The link in the January blog entry is bust. This is the recent doc dropped onto the cloud

    Immediately below was data found online at some point, and I am passing it on from a grateful
    modeler. The other data below that was somehow "lost" from my account of cloud (i.e. ...

    Updated 29th Jul 2022 at 06:27 PM by Woody709acy

  4. My d.c powered Inglenook module depicting the post 2k Southeast

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    made some windswept trees from some sweet gum tree roots I found on my property . glued on sponge scatter with spray adhesive . I like this method as it yields very realistic results . I will be slowly making more and replacing the "sponge ball" type trees currently on the layout . Click image for larger version. 

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  5. Kibri curved stone arched bridge

    Has anyone ever used this kit? I am looking to some advice as to how to assemble and how to paint/weather. The instructions that came with the kit are in german and while I can probably assemble it from the pictures, I would appreciate any advice.
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