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    Also, recommend a good particulate mask. Most...

    Also, recommend a good particulate mask. Most ash (and weathering powders) is very fine in nature and such particle sizes can find their way to the lowest reaches of your respiratory system...
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    Might also want to pick up some styrene scale...

    Might also want to pick up some styrene scale ladders, railings, and stairs - these come in handy especially with industries and commercial areas.
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    In celebration of defending my thesis and being...

    In celebration of defending my thesis and being awarded my MSPH Degree yesterday - I worked on the layout today! First time in a few months....and it felt good to be a free man again.

    Installed...
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    You could layers strips of balsa or bass wood to...

    You could layers strips of balsa or bass wood to get that effect or do the same with thins sheets/strips of styrene. Or - kitbash a downtown deco, DPM or Woodland Scenics structure or similar kit -...
  5. Thread: Track Shipment

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    Oh my word!! BAD DOG!! Is his middle name...

    Oh my word!! BAD DOG!! Is his middle name "tornado"? All I know it somebody is gonna be pooping rail joiners....ouch! (Some of these response are hilarious guys!!)

    Reminds me of some of my...
  6. Wow....quite detailed for N Scale! Look at that...

    Wow....quite detailed for N Scale! Look at that brake detail!! Anyone know if these types of gondolas are used for anything besides coal? I'd like them to haul something different ~ but only if...
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    I have used the brick sheets from Plastruct -...

    I have used the brick sheets from Plastruct - nice product and easy to work with. Or, you could always kitbash a Walther's kit that has brick walls and add the brick sections to other styrene to...
  8. Thread: Tow Truck

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    Nice job ~ especially on something so small! I...

    Nice job ~ especially on something so small! I look forward to seeing her painted up and detailed. PS> Love your work mat/surface - looks just like mine with all the paint and project scars 8o)
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    Poll: I am in. Now that I am Thesis-free....it is...

    I am in. Now that I am Thesis-free....it is train time for me! 8o) Got to get the layout finished - either to get it ready to be sold or to move it to the next stop on Uncle Sam's tour...TBD.
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    Sticky: Adding to the CN roster...

    Adding to the CN roster
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    A common shortline in Southern Mississippi, the area that I model:...
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    Pretty awesome - makes the barge services that...

    Pretty awesome - makes the barge services that cross rivers look like child's play. It is likely that many of the cars/the area that I model end up in Mobile, AL for CG Ferry Service. The CN line...
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    Nicely Done!

    Great video - nicely done! Great looking trees and very well put together/informative tutorial. Thanks for taking the time to lay out each step for us....will have to start twisting some trees up!
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    Thanks! I am so dreading this move and what to...

    Thanks! I am so dreading this move and what to do with this layout....years of hard work can be destroyed in seconds by these lowest bidder DoD movers....uhg!

    Yep - it is time to finish yours...
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    Thanks everyone - appreciate it! I hope to get...

    Thanks everyone - appreciate it! I hope to get this on the layout this weekend (maybe) - supposed to rain until Monday. Next big question - keep/move this layout this summer or part ways with her. ...
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    As promised - here are some pics of the finished...

    As promised - here are some pics of the finished structure. Photos taken outdoors prior to placement on the layout sometime this week. Will take more photos once it is place ont he layout and...
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    Sticky: Thanks!! The wife is from Southern Mississippi -...

    Thanks!! The wife is from Southern Mississippi - thus my love of trains from that region/area.
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    I have kitbashed the kit - using parts for...

    I have kitbashed the kit - using parts for numerous industrial/plant items. I agree, most of the details are just too thick. New ladders and some brass wire could make these look better, but would...
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    Great work! Looks just like some of the old...

    Great work! Looks just like some of the old unused factories in and around Atlanta. I love those buildings..think of the history/stories and a chance to see weathering (by Mother Nature & Humans)...
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    Sticky: Here are two others recently completed - the...

    Here are two others recently completed - the Railbox is headed for my collection and the jury is still out on the ICG car....may got to auction or end up as an MOW boxcar on my CN/Southern...
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    Sticky: Here is a ACF Autoparts Boxcar in CSX paint...

    Here is a ACF Autoparts Boxcar in CSX paint scheme. I weathered this back in Iraq in 2009. One may think this car looks strange, but search for these cars on the web and you'll see they weather...
  21. Thread: Wall Painting

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    This tip works great for mass spraying freight...

    This tip works great for mass spraying freight car trucks and undercarriages too! Prevents trucks from rolling and if you are like me, prevents wasted overspray as you can put parts close together...
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    I usually salt and pepper my undercarriages using...

    I usually salt and pepper my undercarriages using Floquil Model Railroad colors in a spray can. A mix of RR Tie Brown, Grimy Black, and Roof Brown creates a great effect & accurate coloring. I tape...
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    I like to use generic styrene for the structures...

    I like to use generic styrene for the structures - but the roof details cannot be beat and really add to any building.
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    Ron, Sorry for the delay....been busy with...

    Ron,

    Sorry for the delay....been busy with Grad School. Yes - it is finished. I will try to get some photos of it today before I install it on the layout. She turned out great and is fully...
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    Hope you feel better, Mike! I recommend, rest,...

    Hope you feel better, Mike! I recommend, rest, trains, and more trains 8o)
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