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    Played a little switching games today. Looks like...

    Played a little switching games today. Looks like my sidings are really three car sidings, not four as I thought. with four cars I need to stop the loco on teh turnouts and it stalls or derails. It...
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    Thanks Gene. That link gives me a wealth of...

    Thanks Gene. That link gives me a wealth of information.

    I like the BAR converted boxcars, they would fit right in. Should be an easy kit bash. And Highball Graphics offer a decal set for these...
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    To add to the list of givens and druthers, and...

    To add to the list of givens and druthers, and that is only one reason why Armstrong's book is a must, do you want oportunity for continuous run? Point to point or point to loop?

    Predominantly...
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    Thanks Gene. I hadn't thought of that. What sort...

    Thanks Gene. I hadn't thought of that. What sort of car for sawdust shipping? This also means I can put some wrapped lumber loads on flats, gotta ship the finished product. Two more types of rolling...
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    Fooling around with a cardstock mockup I have...

    Fooling around with a cardstock mockup I have realised I can kill two birds with one stone. I have found a location for my timber industry, and have a lot less trees to make.

    If I tuck it in a...
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    Great layout Brian. Stuff in the yards: old...

    Great layout Brian.

    Stuff in the yards: old fridge or other appliances, car on blocks, an old couch, maybe a vegetable garden?

    Very nice job on the tire swing, and is that a Moxie sign in the...
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    I have a tube of artists acrylic "Unbleached...

    I have a tube of artists acrylic "Unbleached Titanium" that I think might make a decent base for off-white/yellowish concrete if mixed with white to lighten it even further. It is a colour I already...
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    Building trees, trees, and more trees. Working...

    Building trees, trees, and more trees.

    Working on smoothing some of the contours, painted the "mountain" on the right front corner to look like exposed granite.

    Ordered the supplies to...
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    A couple of pieces of Kato track and some scratch...

    A couple of pieces of Kato track and some scratch building supplies. I need a fair few background houses and some boxy generic industrial buildings. The plans on this site suit my needs perfectly,...
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    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5641/23640462141_ce...

    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5641/23640462141_ce8149e60c_k.jpgIMG_3124 by blaen_495, on Flickr

    A couple of batches of trees starting to make a forest. They are helping to hide the train and the...
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    The corbels are ... unusual. The rest of this...

    The corbels are ... unusual. The rest of this build looks great, I may have to get myself one of these.
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    Got the holes cut and wires dropped for all the...

    Got the holes cut and wires dropped for all the turnout controls.

    built and installed the first ten trees. I need to figure out what I am going to do for ground cover in the woods. So the trees...
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    Welcome back, and congrats on kicking butts!

    Welcome back, and congrats on kicking butts!
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    Track ordered and another reason discovered to be...

    Track ordered and another reason discovered to be glad it wasn't glued down yet. Ground paint! I just slapped a rough coat of chocolate brown "earth" colour over the board and hill I had done. Even...
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    Just read through this thread from the beginning....

    Just read through this thread from the beginning. Quite an inspiring layout you have here.
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    Good news! With a left hand turnout and a bumper...

    Good news! With a left hand turnout and a bumper I can add the missing spur. Glad I noticed all this before I glued the track down.
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    http://www.freetrackplans.com/0111-Ashburton.php...

    http://www.freetrackplans.com/0111-Ashburton.php

    Here is the link to the Ashburton terminus which provided me with my basic track plan. I extended the main line to through service, at the right...
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    75971 OK, here is the finished tree, an...

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    OK, here is the finished tree, an unpainted one and a Woodland Scenics armature. As well as little bit of my very much unsceniced layout. The bamboo skewers that form the tree trunks are cut...
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    I'll try to get a tree picture up tomorrow. I...

    I'll try to get a tree picture up tomorrow. I just have the one done so far, although I did get a bunch of circles of filter material ready to make more. I need to get some toothipcks for shorter,...
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    I have solved the tree question. I threw together...

    I have solved the tree question. I threw together my first ever furnace filter conifer while watching a video tutorial. Now I can start mass producing them and have a forest in no time.

    I found...
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    Wow, almost two years since I last posted an...

    Wow, almost two years since I last posted an update! Unfortunately it has also been almost two years of the layout lying mostly fallow. I'm back to it now. An area of about two square feet needs to...
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    I will use my pinvise to drill tiny holes just...

    I will use my pinvise to drill tiny holes just inside the corners and score along a metal straight edge from hole to hole. Helps prevent over scoring. Lots of scores to make a cut. Then I file to...
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    The Winter 2016 "How to Model Today's Railroads"...

    The Winter 2016 "How to Model Today's Railroads" special issue of Model Railroader has a short article on Corn Syrup facilities.

    Looks like flat topped vertical tanks, and a small pump house with...
  24. Well done. Now I have to build one.

    Well done. Now I have to build one.
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    Pictures and track diagram to follow soon. I...

    Pictures and track diagram to follow soon. I need to find something to stand on to get a good picture. Track plan is a simple oval with a passing siding and a couple of spurs. Nothing fancy.
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