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  1. Ongoing situation down-under

    Hi Folks,
    The following is part of an email I sent to a friend in Holland who was enquiring about our welbeing in this crisis. I figured that some of you might have been wondering too.

    "Sandy and I are safe and our property is undamaged....for now. I say "For Now" because this damned awful summer isn't over yet. There are 2 large fires burning close by to us. One in the North and another in the South, south west. Presently their status is "Being ...
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  2. N Scale ?

    Hmmm, these don't look N scale to me
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  3. Layout base & track.

    Well, I'm at the point where something is actually going to happen....then Wham!!! hit that brick wall called procrastination / indecision again....
    I've been here so many times before, I can even see the dings in the wall from where I've hit it before.
    This time it's the layout construction itself. I could see my original plans of aluminium frame and plywood top dragging on for months and costing a packet to build. But then, the other day, while wandering through Bunnings (our local ...
  4. anyone in the SW Missoiri area

    Hi All,
    Looks like we are moving to Greenfield Missouri in the next month will know when for sure in the next week.
    If so I'll have a big shop were we can get together and set up modules. Would be great to have a monthly
    or Bi monthly meet and run trains. I'll also be setting up shop on the top floor and have a small hobby supply.
  5. 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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