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    I have a number of Kato Hobbytrain Lemke items...

    I have a number of Kato Hobbytrain Lemke items that cannot be found anywhere else. Fleischmann came out with the Rh 1112 in Rail Jet (ÖBB) livery, with sound. I had to have it, and that led down...
  2. Great aquisitions, Rich! I hope I live long...

    Great aquisitions, Rich! I hope I live long enough to see the bottling plant on your layout. Beware the trap of "someday". Someday tends to be a fictitious time in the future which never arrives.
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    Is that your family label, Bremner? :D

    Is that your family label, Bremner? :D
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    I generally do, Paul. The sheets that CO Lumber...

    I generally do, Paul. The sheets that CO Lumber has are 48 3/8" × 96 3/8" oversized so a craftsman can get a clean edge. I've built much of the cabinetry in our house.
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    Great advice! It sounds like the voice of...

    Great advice! It sounds like the voice of experience. (Good judgment comes with experience; experience comes from exercising bad judgment).
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    Thanks, Dave. I used 1/4"ply on the previous...

    Thanks, Dave. I used 1/4"ply on the previous Rheinland Bayern Bahn layout. One difficulty with that was the 3/8" Screws I used to mount the Tortoises poked through the deck. Tomorrow I'll go out...
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    I set some 1/2" ply on the frame and started to...

    I set some 1/2" ply on the frame and started to lay out track. Then I realized I needed to order some more turnouts and many more rail joiners. Two other epiphanies occurred, also: 1/2" ply is too...
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    Is my stash of Guinness in danger?

    I saw this in town yesterday and had Kathy snap a quick photo, so yes (!), it happened!

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=112097&d=1594323431

    License plate has been...
  9. Looks great! Does it come with the statuary,...

    Looks great! Does it come with the statuary, duck pond and duck?
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    Thanks, RailKing50! I enjoyed the story of the...

    Thanks, RailKing50! I enjoyed the story of the family history and your restoration. Great project, great legacy to pass on.
  11. Thread: Viaduct

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    In Manhattan, KS, the bridge bringing Highway 177...

    In Manhattan, KS, the bridge bringing Highway 177 into town across the Kansas River is called the "viaduct" by locals. I first heard the word when I moved there in 1976. I just thought it was a...
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    Wow! That is fantastic, dave68124. Details like...

    Wow! That is fantastic, dave68124. Details like that keep me coming back for more.
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    Good discussion! I'll be building a helix in the...

    Good discussion! I'll be building a helix in the next month or so, and this information is quite helpful.
  14. I don't know, Steve. I ordered from 3 stateside...

    I don't know, Steve. I ordered from 3 stateside suppliers. Somewhat disturbing that rail joiners are back ordered, but I eventually found some. When this stuff comes in I'll start building...
  15. Thread: Viaduct

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    I'm not sure what you mean. Viaducts made of...

    I'm not sure what you mean. Viaducts made of stone, brick, concrete or any combination are commonly used in Europe. I have a "stone" arched viaduct on my layout. As for modern American usage, I...
  16. SteamPower4ever, looks good, especially with that...

    SteamPower4ever, looks good, especially with that BR 103.1 in the spotlight.
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    Two thumbs up on the grade crossing. Some days I...

    Two thumbs up on the grade crossing. Some days I could give 10 thumbs up, but I'm not all thumbs today.
  18. I placed 3 orders for Peco track and joiner so I...

    I placed 3 orders for Peco track and joiner so I can lay out the tracks on my main deck prior to cutting out subroadbed. It seems Peco supplies are getting scarce - I had to use 3 different...
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    Excellent! When going to a building, most...

    Excellent! When going to a building, most structures have a single line of triplex running to a weatherhead. Large industrial buildings will have 3 phase wiring running underground to an inside or...
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    Fun project!

    Fun project!
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    This morning I finished framing the benchwork for...

    This morning I finished framing the benchwork for the new Alpine layout. The longitudinal beams are two pieces (each) of 1/2" ply, laminated together to make 1" thick beams, 11' and 10'4"...
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    This morning I finished framing the benchwork for...

    This morning I finished framing the benchwork for the new Alpine layout. The longitudinal beams are two pieces (each) of 1/2" ply, laminated together to make 1" thick beams, 11' and 10'4"...
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    So, I've been trying to figure out your handle. ...

    So, I've been trying to figure out your handle. At first I thought John Paulson, but now I'm of the opinion, "Johann Pilsner."
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    jayareed, I believe those are old telegraph or...

    jayareed, I believe those are old telegraph or signal poles. They are, indeed, very low to the ground and run right alongside the tracks.

    On the other hand, utility poles (often erroneously...
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    Thanks for posting! I was just admiring the...

    Thanks for posting! I was just admiring the colors of the tracks and ballast. That yard came out very nice indeed.
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