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    I wa reading about D&RGW narrow gauge stock cars....

    I wa reading about D&RGW narrow gauge stock cars. Apparently outside of the 'stock rush' season, the stock cars were used for general freight that could withstand the elements. Loads of...
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    It seems like some sort of root structure is what...

    It seems like some sort of root structure is what you need. something with lots of offshoots, maybe look at the local plantlife....
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    Something on a different tangent that I've been...

    Something on a different tangent that I've been wondering, how does the product get from one building to the other? Are you planning a fleet of forklifts? with a designated 'clearway' through the...
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    Diesel books, all the classes and painting...

    Diesel books, all the classes and painting guides. Vol. 1 was CH, Vol. 2 PGE/British Columbia railway, Vol. 3 CPR, Vol.4 VIA
    The price is a bit high on amazon.......
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    @tomcook...

    @tomcook, do you have that RailCanada series of books?

    I used to have V1 to 4. loaned them out once and never got them back.
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    Wern't those cushion underframes added in service...

    Wern't those cushion underframes added in service life to lessen the slack action when starting/stopping? That and the sealed windows indicate it was rebuilt at some stage.
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    Hoof prints in the garden.....A maniacal moose...

    Hoof prints in the garden.....A maniacal moose laugh at 3am.....
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    Maybe stick to single and double sheath box cars,...

    Maybe stick to single and double sheath box cars, safer for your era.
    It's hard to find accurate data on freight cars that are pre 1930s, and pre WW1 for that matter...
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    But hopefully the fusable plugs will fail before...

    But hopefully the fusable plugs will fail before then.
  10. Happy birthday mate!!:D

    Happy birthday mate!!:D
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    I started out in pre WW1 but moved to 1920 to...

    I started out in pre WW1 but moved to 1920 to make use of USRA design cars and locos. Also war surplus vehicles can be pressed into civilian use.
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    All cars built after September 1933 were required...

    All cars built after September 1933 were required to have AB brakes. All cars with K-type brakes were banned from interchange in 1953.
    Having AB components in the underframe, 1933 is the earliest...
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    The Marklin model differs from the 'ad built'...

    The Marklin model differs from the 'ad built' locomotive around the upper sides, the engine room windows are gone. Perhaps an in service modification?

    It would of been interesting to see an...
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    Exactly why I said about you emerging from the...

    Exactly why I said about you emerging from the Tardis....
  15. I like your way of thinking Paul.. Unfortunately...

    I like your way of thinking Paul.. Unfortunately 4am wakeups for work makes me think otherwise.......:lol:

    Thank you everyone for your birthday wishes
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    Funny if a moose was seen to emerge from...

    Funny if a moose was seen to emerge from it.........
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    It depends on terrain. Flat, desert or plains...

    It depends on terrain. Flat, desert or plains were more economical to run long distances. Hilly, mountainous areas consumed more in coal and water. You'll usually find water stops spaced to suit...
  18. tomcook In US dollars it was $139 + $20 shipping,...

    tomcook In US dollars it was $139 + $20 shipping, $159 USD = $244.70 AUD
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    I had another pack of straights for the lead to...

    I had another pack of straights for the lead to give a bit more room but you come close with the basic set.
    It also depends on era and a 44 or 70 tonner -or any switcher- would be ideal.
  20. What are you buying this month? - September 2019

    Seeing that no one's started the ball rolling for this month, I'll kick it off with something ordered last month and delivered today - my 2 CD set of Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazettes.
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    Have you seen Rangust's Whitcomb Nn3 centrecab?...

    Have you seen Rangust's Whitcomb Nn3 centrecab?
    Just scroll down until you find the Nn3 diesel
    http://www.randgust.com/prod03.htm
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    Slightly 'off topic' but relating to Inglenooks,...

    Slightly 'off topic' but relating to Inglenooks, I bought a Kato V3 switching yard set a while ago. It has the basis of an inglenook plan and by shortening the sidings, the pieces can extend to form...
  23. I ordered the Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette...

    I ordered the Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette CD set.....they must be on a slooooow boat or somethin' or I'm just too impatient/excited to get them....
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  24. The old 'loads in/empties out setup as written by...

    The old 'loads in/empties out setup as written by John Armstrong way back in the 1950s or '60s. It works with any sort of open car, I've seen it on logging lines too...
  25. Maybe this will help. Look at the left side of...

    Maybe this will help. Look at the left side of the plan.
    http://appalachianrailroadmodeling.com/arm2/wp-content/uploads/White-Oak-Layout-Final-Labels-b.jpg
    If your using a flood loader then a...
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