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    For N scale, Keith, those are exceptional! And...

    For N scale, Keith, those are exceptional! And I've handled a few thousand hay bales in the last 22 years.
  2. Well, that strikes sparks from my pantographs!

    Well, that strikes sparks from my pantographs!
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    So far as containers are concerned, I don't see...

    So far as containers are concerned, I don't see why a person cannot use wood, say 3/4 x 3/4, for example cut to appropriate lengths. A bit of paint, some decals, and you have 50 or 60 background...
  4. It was 2013. In my telescoped view of time that...

    It was 2013. In my telescoped view of time that qualifies as "recent."
  5. I must add that when Kathy and I took the...

    I must add that when Kathy and I took the Southwest Chief from La Junta, Colorado, to Ann Arbor, Michigan, the food for all meals was primo. We were seated with other people in the dining car, which...
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    May I suggest leaving an inch of turning space...

    May I suggest leaving an inch of turning space for the tractor and discs between the furrows and the tracks? Looks good, like a freshly plowed field!
  7. And Frau Katze wears the financial claws in Fat...

    And Frau Katze wears the financial claws in Fat Cat's family, too. And it is a good thing!
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    The additional bents make the trestle look more...

    The additional bents make the trestle look more in proportion and more justified from an engineering point of view. For some reason the shorter version looked as though the engineers would have...
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    I remember you saying that you planned to make...

    I remember you saying that you planned to make all the bents the same and cut them as needed. But I, too, wish it were a little bit longer, with a couple of shorter bents on the ends. But do you...
  10. By Colorado standards you two are practically...

    By Colorado standards you two are practically next door neighbors.
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    I see that you are using cardboard footprints to...

    I see that you are using cardboard footprints to position your buildings, which will help greatly when you lay down roads. Once that is done you are ready for ground cover and other botany. Looking...
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    I like the variation in the color of the stain. ...

    I like the variation in the color of the stain. If everything is a uniform color it detracts from the realism.
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    That looks excellent, tomcook! I'll have to...

    That looks excellent, tomcook! I'll have to refer to that when I build the Austrian/Swiss section of the new layout.
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    Excellent, Paul! What did you use for the winter...

    Excellent, Paul! What did you use for the winter trees? Very convincing.
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    Nice photo! The original proposal for North...

    Nice photo!

    The original proposal for North East Maple Sugaring season will, no doubt, resemble nothing in California. Bare gray branches with the occasional bright green bud, pussy willows down...
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    What Tony said. Also, nice Renoir print,...

    What Tony said. Also, nice Renoir print, Luncheon of the Boating Party.
  17. Proud of you, @SimRacing14, doing your part to...

    Proud of you, @SimRacing14, doing your part to keep a local hobby shop open! Keep up the good work.
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    I think the bridge is fine, including the planks....

    I think the bridge is fine, including the planks. I've driven across bridges like that in rural Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The weatherling looks good, though you may want to...
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    When I think of the things my wife has endured...

    When I think of the things my wife has endured over the last 32 years, the fact that we are still together is a tribute to Kathy's patience, love, and her willingness to use "the brick" to get my...
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    A worthwhile pursuit, Rick. I spent a little...

    A worthwhile pursuit, Rick. I spent a little time with the Dillon 550B myself.
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    The majority of my experience is with the Faller...

    The majority of my experience is with the Faller system. Simply following the directions that came with the components I was able to get the Faller bus to work, although through inexperience and...
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    Sticky: Wow! We usually take Hwy 71 en route to...

    Wow! We usually take Hwy 71 en route to Interstate 80 when we go to Michigan to visit my wife's family. Naturally we check for a full tank before leaving Limon!
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    You should be pleased! You've done very well!

    You should be pleased! You've done very well!
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    Think of it as a life saving organ transplant.

    Think of it as a life saving organ transplant.
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    @C0wb0y, the ballast is coming along nicely. ...

    @C0wb0y, the ballast is coming along nicely. Have you considered getting a coat of dirt colored latex (well thinned) down before doing more ballasting? Easier to ballast over paint than to paint...
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