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    And nicki6.... that RS-3 will stay in GBW colors....

    And nicki6.... that RS-3 will stay in GBW colors. Eventually, some day, I will build the P-Line out to much larger, including a yard at Stevens Point and an interchange at Plover with the GBW. My...
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    Soo 396, a Baldwin DT6-6-2000, pulls out of...

    Soo 396, a Baldwin DT6-6-2000, pulls out of Liberty Bluff. This is RailKing50's former unit, which came to me as a Conrail Alco C-630. The prototype came to the Soo from the Duluth, South Shore...
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    Yawn. I'm so tired of 'showy' but very, very...

    Yawn. I'm so tired of 'showy' but very, very limited prototypical usage locomotives. The industry seems to cater to the dust collectors, not the actual model railroader.
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    Soo 398, a Baldwin DT-6-6-2000, is nearing...

    Soo 398, a Baldwin DT-6-6-2000, is nearing completion. I opted for the brass handrails...never again. They look good but are near impossible to install as they bend if you look at them wrong. I...
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    If I had unlimited space, I would build the Soo's...

    If I had unlimited space, I would build the Soo's P-Line in actuality, with the major yard at Stevens Point, WI and representation of the mainline E. and W., and the P-Line running down to Portage...
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    Interesting! You've taken the opposite approach...

    Interesting! You've taken the opposite approach from what I did. I bought a little track and an engine and then built a layout and picked up the buildings on the way with no formal plan, but kind...
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    I like it!!! I wish I had the room for something...

    I like it!!! I wish I had the room for something similar. Have fun, it's YOUR layout!
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    Wow. I lived in Tomahawk for 4 years and enjoyed...

    Wow. I lived in Tomahawk for 4 years and enjoyed both watching the switching action of this 6 mile short line, and the old steam engine on display in the park from when the line was the Marinette,...
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    As far as the radius is concerned, I *highly*...

    As far as the radius is concerned, I *highly* advise you to take the recommendations on minimum radius seriously, whether you like passenger trains or not. There's a big learning curve in this...
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    I think the secret for you might be what it was...

    I think the secret for you might be what it was for me. Downsize your big ambitions into something that you have time and room for, but build it with the idea that it later will become part of a...
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    Curious as to why? I've always kind of wanted...

    Curious as to why? I've always kind of wanted one someday when I have the room.
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    Got the decals on the other side, and the holes...

    Got the decals on the other side, and the holes drilled for the headlights. Tonight, the nose decal numbers and digging for clear sprue material to make headlight lenses out of. Then the black...
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    Commercial then.

    Commercial then.
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    Train was late both ways. I have a list of my...

    Train was late both ways. I have a list of my recommendations for riding the Empire Builder that I'll post in full later, but the short version is this: Get a sleeper. Bring a lumbar cushion. ...
  15. Are you still in Madtown? I'd be glad to do some...

    Are you still in Madtown? I'd be glad to do some bidness with ya!
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    Yeah, I checked, they're only 9 bucks. Glad to...

    Yeah, I checked, they're only 9 bucks. Glad to fund James...hoping he'll do the RS-27 so I can model the Dolly Sisters!

    BTW, did I ever see a pile of Alcos while on Amtrak, going thru the yards...
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    Maybe. They broke in shipping...depends on if...

    Maybe. They broke in shipping...depends on if Shapeways can either resolve or sell me a pair separate from the shell.
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    Tonight I'll finish decals and do some detail...

    Tonight I'll finish decals and do some detail painting of the shell. Tomorrow or the next day, the flat finish, then add railings and couplers, then weathering. I have to order more LED's for...
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    Progress! 103820

    Progress!
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    I knew a Soo Line engineer who would stop the...

    I knew a Soo Line engineer who would stop the train to pick asparagus.
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    Sage advice. Unfortunately, there won't be a...

    Sage advice. Unfortunately, there won't be a next time. My wife will never set foot on an overnight train again!

    I have to say that it was an experience and I'm glad that we did it, but I'd...
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    Writing this from just W OF Devil's Lake ND...

    Writing this from just W OF Devil's Lake ND aboard the Empire Builder. Yesterday, the Baldwin Center Cab shell arrived. Will tackle that when I get home. Decided to keep the Light Mountain. ...
  23. Excuse the dust (pine pollen season) and air...

    Excuse the dust (pine pollen season) and air cond. noise... here's a video of the Bachmann Light Mountain on a DC layout.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeIISUrT_Ng
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    Spookshow says of the newer models: "Performance...

    Spookshow says of the newer models: "Performance on this newest version is surprisingly impressive (or at least it is once you run the blackening crap off the wheels)."

    Maybe try a fine needle...
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    Maybe you could wire the first car in the train...

    Maybe you could wire the first car in the train like a tender for pickup...use metal insulated wheels, the front set one polarity, the back set the other, with wipers, hardwired to the loco?

    For...
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