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  1. A bit of tinkering, maybe if I post about it I'll have an easier time doing more!

    Hello All,

    Nice to meet you if I haven't already! As I keep hearing pics are king, I figured it might be nice to go ahead and give the blogs a try so I have a place for some of my arbitrary tinkering.

    Today was a bit of wiring on my "learning" layout so I could get all the turnouts plugged in (still need to neaten up the ones that *could* reach...). Here's the current state of affairs...

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  2. BOOKMARK: Making concrete roads

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelrose55 View Post
    I've been asked to explain how I make my concrete roads so here it comes:

    I use foam core board that's beeing sold by Hobby Lobby as 'posterboard'. This brand is easier to work with than the board that's made by Elmers. It comes in 3, 5 and 10 mm thickness. I mostly use the thin 3 mm material for my N scale roads.




    You can cut your roads on your workbench before you glue them
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  3. BOOKMARK: Georgetown & Allen Mountain Railroad

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelrose55 View Post
    Zip texture is easy. No idea who came up with the name. It's a dry mix of plaster of paris and powder paint that you sprinkle over your landscape dry and then blast it with a spray of water. Because of the high plaster content it dries hard and strong. Now I'm sure you will also want to know how I mix the stuff so here goes:

    You need: plaster of paris and dry tempera paint, for example this one. I use black, brown and yellow.

    I create three different mixes to represent
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  4. Denver and Milwaukee Northern Maintenance Complex, Transfer Table, and Turntable

    After a long, relatively unproductive fall and winter, I've made some new progress! You can see the beginnings of one of the roundhouses, and I've included some pics of my new MG Tower. I'm happy to see some progress happening again!

    Cheers!

    CG
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  5. MUST VENT: To the man with the dog at Ayer MA today...

    (WARNING: Venting about to commence)

    Dear Sir,

    It is bad enough you trespassed by walking your dog right down to the wye switch in the Pan Am yard at Ayer MA this afternoon. Better yet, you let the dog run around with your extra long leash. Even better, 2 massive locomotives were moving right next to you.

    AND to top it all off, you RUINED my mega-zoom photo of the UP locomotive which was heading back into the yard. It came out pretty good... other ...

    Updated 31st Mar 2014 at 03:53 PM by NellsChoo (added photo)

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