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  1. Not a ton of pictures to share, but not a ton of...

    Not a ton of pictures to share, but not a ton of work done lately either, mainline is in place and a bit of track/tie painting and ballasting has been done.
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    Two new loco's joined the...
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    Kato/MT compatibility

    I've been having issues with MT fitted rolling stock working with my new Kato NW2 switcher, they simply do not work together, before buying a set of MT couplers I stumbled upon a site with info of...
  3. So in the first picture here, I brilliantly...

    So in the first picture here, I brilliantly positioned it so that the details I added can't be seen (facepalm) added a ladder which I cut out a couple rungs and curved around and also a few pallets...
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    Oh he's well aware, he just pulling his leg.

    Oh he's well aware, he just pulling his leg.
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    Thanks for the advice, just ordered a pack of 10.

    Thanks for the advice, just ordered a pack of 10.
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    https://www.trovestar.com/generic/zoom.php?id=9329...

    https://www.trovestar.com/generic/zoom.php?id=93299
    these are the hoppers in question, old I know, have 7 to convert.
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    MT truck selection

    Looking for a set of 10 MT truck/couplers to convert some old atlas 3 bay covered hoppers, simple enough right? well get onto my go to train store website (MTS) and there is more choice than i know...
  8. Been a while since I posted here, haven't done...

    Been a while since I posted here, haven't done much to the layout at all however I have been working on a DPM Kit, not sure what it is to be yet and haven't figured out what detailing to add to it...
  9. I see in this picture a thing called a railjoiner...

    I see in this picture a thing called a railjoiner sidekick, I didn't know that was a thing. Does that avoid these rail joiner shaped holes I currently have on the tips of my thumbs?
  10. Got my first 3 micro trains rolling stock, they...

    Got my first 3 micro trains rolling stock, they are a tad newer than the era I was shooting for so we are now spanning around 1940-1969 but that's what you call freelancing right?
    Anyhow I have been...
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    11" is smallest, I don't see myself using the...

    11" is smallest, I don't see myself using the front coupler on the F3 but now I've said that I am sure I will put my foot in my mouth
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    All done, thanks for the help with this @SP-Wolf...

    All done, thanks for the help with this @SP-Wolf
    only thing I would say is a longer shank might be better for the CBQ version since the pilot is different to the regular style f3

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    Ahh, ok so cut the post, doesn't show that in the...

    Ahh, ok so cut the post, doesn't show that in the pictures, the back of that paper doesn't have instructions either.
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    HELP, another one stuck with MT

    I'm not sure if I am an idiot here but I am having a hard time understanding what these instructions are telling me to do, this is an old f3 units rear coupler I am trying to assemble and am...
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    It's not the size, it's what you do with it goes...

    It's not the size, it's what you do with it goes the saying.

    Now I am very new to this whole layout building thing myself, I started doing the scenic ridge kit, was turning out ok but then I...
  16. Have done a little but more today, here is what I...

    Have done a little but more today, here is what I have been working on.

    First off I mentioned the yard tracks not having the curve to them anymore, this is an updated picture of that. I am still...
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    I can't remember if it was a thread on here or if...

    I can't remember if it was a thread on here or if i saw it somewhere on the web, someone had built a small layout for a child that was suspended above a bed and could be lowered down to use, can't...
  18. Thread: Weathering lo

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    I think providing detail on what you used to...

    I think providing detail on what you used to weather it will bring better answers here. The small amount of weathering I have done has been with acrylic paint washes which are easy to remove is a...
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    I was building the scenic ridge kit which is...

    I was building the scenic ridge kit which is basically all Styrofoam, once it was all together and plaster clothed it was surprisingly strong and lightweight, I could move it around very easily...
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    patially yes, the road runs basically parallel to...

    patially yes, the road runs basically parallel to the tracks, the industry placement not 100%. I’ve been trying to figure out the placement based on what I can do with the tracks. I do know for sure...
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    In need of help with branchline design

    I'm really stuck on how to make my branchline interesting to operate on but also make sense. I removed a siding that didn't serve much purpose from my mainline (use to be where the green line is on...
  22. Little bit of progress, Yard changed yet again...

    Little bit of progress, Yard changed yet again but has now been set in place in its final form, 3 stub ended tracks with track 3 being the caboose track but also an overflow track. (The yard tracks...
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    Now just need a layout thread so we can follow...

    Now just need a layout thread so we can follow along!
  24. Have it sitting in my cart on MTS, $45 on there,...

    Have it sitting in my cart on MTS, $45 on there, but I'm still questioning it at that price as it is an empty shell. I fell it needs some form of interior included.
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    Where did you get replacement number boards? I...

    Where did you get replacement number boards? I need some myself.
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