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    Tomorrow (Wed) the new Mountain arrives...my...

    Tomorrow (Wed) the new Mountain arrives...my last-ditch effort at having a Soo Mountain. It will stay in it's original road colors until I decide if I'm keeping it. If it's not everything that...
  2. The story on this pic is that the Soo was...

    The story on this pic is that the Soo was delivering the Shark to the Escanaba and Lake Superior RR from the Michigan Northern. E&LS still has the two ex-D&H, ex-NYC Sharks, reportedly. They were...
  3. Another reason that I love the Soo Line...where...

    Another reason that I love the Soo Line...where else can you find a Baldwin Shark in the lineup?
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    Nothing will set you off this hobby more than a...

    Nothing will set you off this hobby more than a sh*tty locomotive. That being said, I will give Bachmann one last chance with it's purportedly good new Light Mountain. If it sucks, it's going...
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    Getting suitcases together and going thru clothes...

    Getting suitcases together and going thru clothes right now. :D
  6. C'mon up! I would say that the best viewing ops...

    C'mon up! I would say that the best viewing ops are probably going to be on July 23 at Altoona, WI (near Eau Claire) and July 24 at Adams, WI. It won't be accessible in Milwaukee on the 25th. ...
  7. I don't think I can do the chase from Wyeville to...

    I don't think I can do the chase from Wyeville to Necedah AND meet the train at County J W. of Friendship, so I might just pick the meet at J. The crossing there offers a great photo op, just the...
  8. Thread: CN Schedule?

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    Nice, thanks, RailOhio! Where are you in WI?

    Nice, thanks, RailOhio! Where are you in WI?
  9. Even better/easier. There's a little road called...

    Even better/easier. There's a little road called 7th Avenue that has a small bridge that goes over a small creek. From this bridge, it's 1700 feet out to the center of Buffalo Lake with a perfect...
  10. Some tips for you all. 4014 will overnight at...

    Some tips for you all. 4014 will overnight at Adams, WI. Wisconsin State 21 has a section between Wyeville and Necedah where the UP ROW is next to the road...great for chasing or just observing.
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  11. BIG BOY HEADED FOR THE MIDWEST! (Including WISCONSIN!)

    https://ci3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/R-rGRHEBzKZz0UegTHAhRtOprznFcwkQukippBg9cjWPpHOv0osGjyUxEdp5bkwH1GRnjFClDvwzVHL25wkXc64z3HWjeFPz_rVDETyEuydXl0D0jYt3P2EhTGfh8fHiT0wizrgvFIKq9aYyvRpNzJc=s0-d-e1-...
  12. Thread: CN Schedule?

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    CN Schedule?

    What's the best way for a person to know when trains are coming/going in the modern age?

    I work in Oshkosh, WI next to the Fox River, our offices are in the old Park Plaza mall. I have...
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    Damn, I'll be ON a train... coming back from...

    Damn, I'll be ON a train... coming back from Montana!

    Stogie, welcome to Wisconsin. We'll have to get together. I'm < 2 hrs from Milwaukee...depends on what side of town you'll be on. I work...
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    De-Oxit helped, but again...it's never going to...

    De-Oxit helped, but again...it's never going to get a lot of use or love, I'm afraid. It's just not a very good loco.
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    I'm experimenting with a small coupler spring...

    I'm experimenting with a small coupler spring that I've CA glued between the frame and the front truck to see if it will track curves better. It seems to, so far. The De-Oxit arrives today, so...
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    Here are my observations on N. - My wife likes...

    Here are my observations on N.

    - My wife likes HO and kind of wishes we had room for that. In some ways I can agree, but I doubt that it will ever happen.
    - To me, N looks a little more...
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    This is coming up quickly! We leave in 9 days...

    This is coming up quickly! We leave in 9 days...
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    Who knows, I can still change my mind. :D I...

    Who knows, I can still change my mind. :D

    I would just need to find the right green and yellow. Red striping and lettering is covered....stripes from MicroScale, and Red Railroad Roman font. ...
  19. My grandpa used to ride the 400 from South Beaver...

    My grandpa used to ride the 400 from South Beaver Dam to Minneapolis for business. :D That would have been in the 40's and 50's.
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    Online is nice for 'take your pictures...

    Online is nice for 'take your pictures everywhere', but for 'real' storage I just use thumb drives and my hard drive. That little incident not long ago where (I can't remember the name of the...
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    Alleged apparition shall be photographed tonight!...

    Alleged apparition shall be photographed tonight! Shell, sideframes and brass handrails are on their way from James' Train Parts in the UK! And yes, James has not forgotten about the RS-27 shell...
  22. One of my fave shortlines is the Escabanana and...

    One of my fave shortlines is the Escabanana and Lake Superior. You never know what will show up!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hEj7INjQTk&t=842s
  23. I run Unitrack and have not specifically glued it...

    I run Unitrack and have not specifically glued it or nailed it, as such. I have ballasted it, which holds it firmly in place. Actually, it effectively glues it, I guess you could say. I also make...
  24. Sounds to me like some Ex-Soo GP-38-2's are in...

    Sounds to me like some Ex-Soo GP-38-2's are in order! :D

    And, as other folks have observed, "Ugly" lash-ups move freight just as well as those with fresh paint.
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    There's a Conrail C-630 on the property! Nice...

    There's a Conrail C-630 on the property! Nice running loco. Never cared for the Conrail livery but what a cool loco!
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