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    @victor miranda...

    @victor miranda Ooo, that's supper pretty. Thanks for sharing :)
  2. Thread: Life on Mars !

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    @Moose2013...

    @Moose2013 The French air traffic controllers are on strike at the moment so I'm quite safe :-/ Anyway, isn't Christmas meant to be a time of merriment and goodwill ? :rolleyes: I'll send word to...
  3. Ride that train Jimmi, HB too.

    Ride that train Jimmi, HB too.
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    The station building looks great but you need to...

    The station building looks great but you need to sort out the breaks on those trucks :-/

    Your layout gives me the biggest smile facter :)
  5. Thread: Life on Mars !

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    I'm rather occupied at the moment making popcorn...

    I'm rather occupied at the moment making popcorn to eat as I watch the twenty minute video that you're about to post of your steamer collection running around your mainline. It is up and running by...
  6. Dave, that looks mighty fine. Excellent job...

    Dave, that looks mighty fine. Excellent job :clap:

    I know how you feel about the nit-picking. I suffer that too with my builds. I find it fizzles out after a month or so and then I just enjoy...
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    @parail Not my era but, wow, nice find :)
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    As suspected, I can't see any new posts here...

    As suspected, I can't see any new posts here :nope:
  9. Thread: Life on Mars !

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    ça fait beaucoup d'air chaud :-/ Am I alone...

    ça fait beaucoup d'air chaud :-/

    Am I alone in noticing a distinct lack of progress on a certain G-Shaped layout ? Come to think of it, has anyone ever seen a video of a train running on it ? I...
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    Hey Moose2013...

    Hey Moose2013 I really do recommend getting some custom decals printed up. You've got a whole fleet to do so you'll need something nice and easy to apply ;) FWIW, I'd add RR on the box cars and all...
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    Hmm, not much cop for a vegetarian :( Stamp 'em...

    Hmm, not much cop for a vegetarian :( Stamp 'em Moose2013,, stamp 'em :)
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    10/10 That's looking great :thumbs-up: I love the...

    10/10 That's looking great :thumbs-up: I love the way the track curves up onto the plato. It's got a good feel.
  13. Thread: Life on Mars !

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    There's not been much progress as work and...

    There's not been much progress as work and getting ill have eaten my energy levels. (Yep, they've get germs here on Mars too !) :(

    I've started building the underground alien accommodation blocks....
  14. That's so nice to hear, heartwarming :) There is...

    That's so nice to hear, heartwarming :) There is something special in getting an old loco to run, especially when there is a significance attached to them. Well done.
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    Hi Russ, I didn't get on with the Noch products...

    Hi Russ, I didn't get on with the Noch products as the snow is way over scale as are the icicles. But Noch is not the worst of the bunch, that honer falls to Deluxe snow, Football size snow that is...
  16. Happy Birthday. Have a great day :)

    Happy Birthday. Have a great day :)
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    He finishes his description with the word 'art'....

    He finishes his description with the word 'art'. I've always defined art as something that says more than the sum total of what it is ! I can't say I hear that layout speaking out !!!
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    Mr. Postman dropped this little bundle off this...

    Mr. Postman dropped this little bundle off this morning:
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    Ebay for a few bucks. Scrap to some, gold to me ;)
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    Warning, Das shrinks !! I used a runnyish wash of...

    Warning, Das shrinks !! I used a runnyish wash of polyfiller and when it was dry I shaved it off the sides of the rails with a sharpened bit of wood. Cleaning around the points was fun :nope:
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    Hey Russ, I know you want to model all depths...

    Hey Russ,

    I know you want to model all depths of snow but for what it's worth, here's a few photos of deep snow that i have created. After playing with six different makes of powder snow I came to...
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    Looking at the cars in the vid, it looks to...

    Looking at the cars in the vid, it looks to course to me. This was the problem I found with every snow powder I tried.
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    Cardboard is much underrated, Great stuff for...

    Cardboard is much underrated, Great stuff for mocking things up. I use it to show clients how things are going to look. I think a mock up is worth five drawings. As you say, really gives you the feel...
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    Wow, that's pretty. That must look great with a...

    Wow, that's pretty. That must look great with a covering of snow :)
  24. Happy Birthday, 43 years young ! That leaves a...

    Happy Birthday, 43 years young ! That leaves a lot of modeling time to come :)
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    I couldn't find a photo of their snow powder...

    I couldn't find a photo of their snow powder after application ? It appears to be aimed at 1/35 scale and 'N' snow is much finer. In my experience, every snow powder I have bought has been WAY over...
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