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    Last major step is reapplying the window glazing....

    Last major step is reapplying the window glazing. This is a real chore. Since I modified the size, number, and positioning of the windows, the glazing inserts need to be cut up a modified for nearly...
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    Onward to the car interior. As I mentioned...

    Onward to the car interior. As I mentioned before, the straight LV coach had 92 seats as compared to the Rapido model's 84.

    To get the correct number of seats in, I had to saw apart the interior...
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    Now let's talk quickly about the car underbody. ...

    Now let's talk quickly about the car underbody.

    I dissected parts of the underbody to remove and rearrange equipment. I had to rebuild the cut up areas using styrene, making sure to mimic the...
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    Next, a shot of shot of color. The carbody is...

    Next, a shot of shot of color. The carbody is Trucolor LV Cornell Red. The roof is Model Master black.
    I really like the Trucolor Cornell Red and the way it changes appearance under warm and cool...
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    After priming, placing rivets became way easier,...

    After priming, placing rivets became way easier, although it was still a tedious business. It took several days of sessions at the bench to get them all in place. Still, I think it makes a huge...
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    First on my list is what the Lehigh Valley called...

    First on my list is what the Lehigh Valley called its deluxe coaches. These are Osgood-Bradley coaches, the only lightweights the Lehigh Valley ever had. The Lehigh Valley had 10 cars of this type,...
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    Lehigh Valley Passenger Trains

    A somewhat obscure topic, but I had become interested in the Lehigh Valley Railroad as an offshoot of my original interest in its rival, the Central Railroad of New Jersey.

    Lehigh Valley passenger...
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    It's definitely the most I've spent on models in...

    It's definitely the most I've spent on models in a month, though the record is on books.
    I guess a combination of good sales and free shipping from different vendors and a fear of missing out...
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    Definitely a splurge month. 74 cars and 1...

    Definitely a splurge month.
    74 cars and 1 locomotive added to the fleet.
    Have no in-service track to run on at the moment, though.

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    It's been a long while since I last looked, but I...

    It's been a long while since I last looked, but I don't think that's a new message.
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    Yes, that's the one. Looks like they put it...

    Yes, that's the one. Looks like they put it behind a paywall. I feel like I saw it in one of the print issues also.
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    There was an article from Model Railroader a few...

    There was an article from Model Railroader a few years back that discussed hardware store solutions to modeling crop fields. I believe it included tips for soybeans. If I remember correctly, it...
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    Welcome aboard! Lots of help to be found here! ...

    Welcome aboard! Lots of help to be found here!

    My quick take on this first plan without suggesting a radical redesign:

    - What is the purpose of the short siding up top? Is there an industry or...
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    Had picked up one these milk cars a few years ago...

    Had picked up one these milk cars a few years ago to do some small modifications and redecorate to make it into a Chateau Martin wine tank car. Just need to get some appropriate decals sourced.
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    Hmm, not going to need any of these U.P. quad...

    Hmm, not going to need any of these U.P. quad hoppers. However, Tangent getting into the N scale game is good. Their collaboration with BLMA on the ACF gondolas was great and I got a couple. I would...
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    I have at least a dozen of these from various runs. While I think they are very nice models, one thing I dislike is the brake detail, specifically the choice of a molded-on lever-style hand brake. I...
  17. I don't know the answer, but a Crandall cab is...

    I don't know the answer, but a Crandall cab is probably one of the most straightforward kitbashes one can do... it's been done in N scale before.
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    My plans are directly based on real locations, so...

    My plans are directly based on real locations, so it really reduces the guesswork about whether it will look realistic.
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    I know that Plano Model Products and Gold Medal...

    I know that Plano Model Products and Gold Medal Models produce etched metal running board conversions for various models, mostly hopper cars. I believe the car shown in your original post would take...
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    While I don't own the specific hopper type shown,...

    While I don't own the specific hopper type shown, I do have several Atlas PS-2 hoppers, which are comparable in every way save for the specific outward appearance. Atlas covered hopper cars are okay...
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    Here's my take on this river crossing scene: ...

    Here's my take on this river crossing scene:

    I'm in agreement about the clearance below the deck truss being problematic for reasons already explained.

    However, people are not commenting on how...
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    ...Unless you plan on floating on them around the...

    ...Unless you plan on floating on them around the Grand Canal Shoppes in The Venetian, maybe not in Las Vegas, no. But hey, Rule #1, right?
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    Ever read Railroad Ferries of the Hudson: And...

    Ever read Railroad Ferries of the Hudson: And Stories of a Deckhand?

    While more focused on the maritime aspect, it's very relevant to gaining a broader understanding the historic railroad...
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    This is actually the fifth time PRR GG-1s have...

    This is actually the fifth time PRR GG-1s have been made in N scale:

    1971 - Arnold
    1987 - Key
    2008 - Kato
    2016 - Bachmann
    2018 - Broadway Limited

    I find it interesting how much demand (real...
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    I know you are looking for scratchbuilding help,...

    I know you are looking for scratchbuilding help, but there is a commercial off-the-shelf solution in the case of the walkways.

    Gold Medal Models produces numerous etched metal parts for building...
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