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    Still working on an ex-Savannah and Atlanta...

    Still working on an ex-Savannah and Atlanta caboose for my O scale layout. Still a fair way to go. Pictures over the coming week... :D
  2. Not a lot to add for now, I've been busy with...

    Not a lot to add for now, I've been busy with other things. Ford has taken the centre module away to work on the wiring for the Arduino, and is planning to mount a dedicated power supply under the...
  3. Cheers chaps. Progress on the caboose has come on...

    Cheers chaps. Progress on the caboose has come on over the last few days, but foolishly I didn't take any photos before I came to work. D'oh!
  4. Really? It was 18 here, which is probably about...

    Really? It was 18 here, which is probably about $14. The seller had a couple more with him, too.

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    Neither did I. I also now have all four of them. :)
  5. Last night didn't see much progress on the...

    Last night didn't see much progress on the layout, though I did finally manage to get round to replacing a broken truck-mounting pin on a Norfolk and Western bay window caboose, so that's another...
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    Myself, Ford, and Piedmont Blues attended the...

    Myself, Ford, and Piedmont Blues attended the Seaboard Southern 2018 exhibtion in Crawley, in the south of England. It meant a 4 hour drive the night before to set up the layout, a night out in town,...
  7. Greetings everyone! It's been a while, but I...

    Greetings everyone!

    It's been a while, but I am officially moved into my new home, and I've settled into my new layout room with gusto!

    I now have the space to have Piedmont Blues set up...
  8. I bought fair few bits in both HO and O scales,...

    I bought fair few bits in both HO and O scales, but my best scores this month are these reference books:

    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1847/29794973937_6249073434_z.jpg

    In HO I got:
    Atlas...
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    This is indeed concerning. I hope Moose is okay....

    This is indeed concerning. I hope Moose is okay. :(
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    I'm planning on making a start once I get moved...

    I'm planning on making a start once I get moved into my new house. I've got some scratchbuilding projects in the planning stage to go toward the rolling stock part of it, but I plan to at least have...
  11. Thanks, gents. :)

    Thanks, gents. :)
  12. Still a ways to go, but it's already less of a...

    Still a ways to go, but it's already less of a stark contrast as it was before. I noticed when assembling it that one of the handrails is broken, so I'm going to scratchbuild a replacement post and...
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    So jealous. I've been waiting months for mine and...

    So jealous. I've been waiting months for mine and still nothing!
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    Oh! Another one! Miniature Locomotive...

    Oh! Another one!

    Miniature Locomotive Construction (Revised Edition) by John H Ahern

    Basically it's the bible of locomotive scratchbuilding from the ground up, using tools available when it was...
  15. Thanks, guys. :) I will admit, it's a LOT...

    Thanks, guys. :)

    I will admit, it's a LOT easier to weather things in O than it was in N!
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    Kitbashing HO Structures by Art Curren. Though...

    Kitbashing HO Structures by Art Curren.

    Though it's intended for HO, it works for any scale. A veritable treasure trove of ideas and methods.

    Any of the Kalmbach Industries Along the Tracks, as...
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    The Morning Sun "Colour Guide to RAILROAD XYZ's...

    The Morning Sun "Colour Guide to RAILROAD XYZ's Freight and Passenger Equipment" are a massive help to me as reference material on rolling stock projects.

    As are their equivalent books for...
  18. Sorry Moose, but they do exist. This is still the...

    Sorry Moose, but they do exist. This is still the best one for N scale though. :)

    L&N RS3 #100 is into the final stretch now. Once the weathering is finished I'll be adding the number boards to...
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    An update to my purchases for this month. :) ...

    An update to my purchases for this month. :)

    Another book:

    http://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=96539&d=1525921175

    And five O scale coal cars; one Pola and four Weaver...
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    Yup! :D Best companions we could ever wish...

    Yup! :D

    Best companions we could ever wish for. We'll never have another breed now. Their unconditional love and the protective but friendly nature (if you respect them and know how to read the...
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    I've never had anyone break into my house,...

    I've never had anyone break into my house, despite living in a rough neighbourhood. I don't think I need to wonder too hard why that might be...

    (Wife for scale :D)...
  22. Fingers crossed my trackwork lives up to that...

    Fingers crossed my trackwork lives up to that "super smooth" comment! :D
  23. Inspired by suggestions from a user on another...

    Inspired by suggestions from a user on another forum, I've had a go at a second draft of the proposed track plan. Much more interesting, I think. :)





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    So long as the Alligators prefer Steam over...

    So long as the Alligators prefer Steam over Diesel locomotives, I think they'll get on fine! ;)
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    Swamp or Bayou kinda applies too. ;)

    Swamp or Bayou kinda applies too. ;)
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