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  1. Looks good to me, you're giving me hope!!

    Looks good to me, you're giving me hope!!
  2. I was afraid I’d have to mill down the shell ...

    I was afraid I’d have to mill down the shell

    Are you at least happy with the end result?
  3. Swapping Kato NW2 shell for a Life-Like SW9 shell

    Anyone have any experience with doing such a thing?

    I have a shell from an old Life-like SW9, and a Kato NW2 which I hope to make DCC in the coming weeks.

    What recommended mod's/milling should...
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    So I should aim to hide the DC units or remove...

    So I should aim to hide the DC units or remove them when switching over?
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    Mixing DC on DCC

    I am wired up for DCC, using MRC control.

    I know MRC doesnít allow me to run DC as other systems do, so looking for plan b as I have a couple DC locomotives that arenít worth/able to be upgraded....
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    If you’re on Facebook, try Circus City Decals. ...

    If you’re on Facebook, try Circus City Decals. He comes highly recommended on several of the Facebook groups
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    Made up this Atkinson building from Pikestuff for...

    Made up this Atkinson building from Pikestuff for my GO Transit facility.


    I had it all painted up to be green, but after seeing some of the eastern facilities on the GO line changed to a...
  8. I ended up with 2 books about ghost line in...

    I ended up with 2 books about ghost line in Ontario and Canada, and a coupler that attaches into my trucks tow mount. Neat little novelty item
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    The lumber yard took delivery of its first lumber...

    The lumber yard took delivery of its first lumber load. I put some more details in the main post under structures and scenery

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    The lumber yard just accepted it’s first load of...

    The lumber yard just accepted it’s first load of lumber.

    The wood in the racks is just balsa strips from Michaels cut down, glued together, and some painted to resemble different woods like walnut...
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    Finally finished “Paul’s Depot” from Osborne...

    Finally finished “Paul’s Depot” from Osborne Model Kits. It’s so new it’s not on their website but my dad found one at a train show, and it seemed perfect for what I needed.

    Just painted it with...
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    Finished up a switch tower. Got this at a train...

    Finished up a switch tower. Got this at a train show awhile back, never heard of the brand but it was cheap and a fun build. Added some light weathering, and had to supply my own material for the...
  13. Finally picked up this print of the TH&B...

    Finally picked up this print of the TH&B roundhouse that was in Hamilton Ontario. Been wanting it for awhile and during the Woodstock show this past weekend I found one!

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    Im not sure about the tagging process but I know...

    Im not sure about the tagging process but I know you can subscribe to the thread for future reference.
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    MRC Sound station 312, not DCC but might work...

    MRC Sound station 312, not DCC but might work depending on the size of your layout.

    I thought there was some people who put sound decoders into boxcars, then those just followed always in the...
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    Video making waterfall scene

    Not sure if this has been shared before, but this is a neat video to watch this model railroader (Iím assuming by his shirt and video tag) construct an entire waterfall scene.

    so building the...
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    I use a paint stir stick from Home Depot, with a...

    I use a paint stir stick from Home Depot, with a coffee filter on the end and dipped in rubbing alcohol. Works fairly well, but the tough spots get the bright boy without any issue
  18. I got a little excited when I saw they even make...

    I got a little excited when I saw they even make a GO Transit bus, but not sure I’m willing to shell out $50 Cdn for a bus
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    Haha i hit it with several coats of micro set...

    Haha

    i hit it with several coats of micro set and micro sol which seemed to do the trick
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    Finished the decalling on this gondola. Used...

    Finished the decalling on this gondola.

    Used the Michael Livingston decals I found, umm somewhere. They were easy to use but a little easy to rub off.

    No river counting please, I realized...
  21. 99096 Went down to Arkansas for a family...

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    Went down to Arkansas for a family wedding, but made sure I stopped in one of the few hobby shops I could find. Rail and Sprue, in Jacksonville, just northeast of Little Rock. Great N...
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    Progress has been slow and steady, but I’m in no...

    Progress has been slow and steady, but I’m in no rush.

    The Osborne models ramp has been put in place, and I’ve finished assembling and painting the GHQ forklift. The yard is ready and waiting to...
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    Thats a good idea too, I just built it out of the...

    Thats a good idea too, I just built it out of the box
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    I model modern era, and I’ve actually found...

    I model modern era, and I’ve actually found similar structures locally if you split the shed into 2
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    Before getting too far I started thinking about...

    Before getting too far I started thinking about ground cover, and I’d like a dirt look.

    Made up a trial piece, on the left is with sawdust, middle play sand and right is grout.

    Started with...
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