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    thank you sir !

    thank you sir !
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    very nice , thank you

    very nice , thank you
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    I've been working on the boxcab this week , more...

    I've been working on the boxcab this week , more details and added more weight to it . now it weighs a whopping .5 oz but it's good enough now to pull 3 cars weighted to NMRA standards without the...
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    covid is no joke , glad you both recovered . is...

    covid is no joke , glad you both recovered . is that a ford L9000 ?
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    thanks and good to get some reassurance , I was...

    thanks and good to get some reassurance , I was about halfway through that and I was like " oh no what have I done " but I think it turned out OK.
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    like so many others, I just can't leave well...

    like so many others, I just can't leave well enough alone.
    and after hours of looking at this thing , I decided to cut out the front rock formation because it was blocking too much view of the...
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    I've tried dying baking soda and it wouldn't take...

    I've tried dying baking soda and it wouldn't take the color . I'd use dirt from outside but we have dogs and chickens and I wouldn't want get poop, and bacteria mixed in with the train stuff . the...
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    OK, I ground down some sand with a morter and...

    OK, I ground down some sand with a morter and pestol and double sifted it through a piece of toul. Glued it down then touched up with some watercolors . This looks much much better , I still have...
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    wooowee MoPac , what's next a crime scene...

    wooowee MoPac , what's next a crime scene cleanup ? lol you should set up one of the bikes riding a wheelie or doing a smoky burnout . that would be cool .
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    I added more sand to the area around the...

    I added more sand to the area around the structures because the gravels I used for the ground were looking overly large and granular . I don't know , something just does not look right with the...
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    It rained all day , I got to finish up the...

    It rained all day , I got to finish up the company store I've been working on . the building is divided in half with the store on one side and living quarters for the clerk/postmaster and his family...
  12. yup, the unijoiners . I've never done it...

    yup, the unijoiners . I've never done it personally but a good idea ive seen is to use barrel latches on the underside for alignment. just screw the catch on one board and the bolt on the other ....
  13. if you remove the unitrack connector pieces from...

    if you remove the unitrack connector pieces from the track you can cut the little ear tabs off with a razor . this allows the track piece to have continuity and still connect but does away with the...
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    thanks for the replies, no , it's all...

    thanks for the replies,
    no , it's all irrelevant. I do personally like to keep track of some things , like it took me X hours to build this or that . just for my own personal satisfaction I...
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    Who logs hours and expenses ?

    just curious. I often keep track of hours of work and expenses for other things I do , does anyone else with their modeling hobby ? let's hear about It . some numbers would be interesting.
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    my first time seeing this one ... beautiful work...

    my first time seeing this one ... beautiful work , excellent job . it's nice that there are still recordings of it even if it's not around anymore.
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    It happened about 11 pm , there was a loud...

    It happened about 11 pm , there was a loud cracking thunder that echoed the cool night air and a strange ambiance surrounded the camp ... everything went quiet except for the sound of rustling birds...
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    throw some brown thread Into the mix and it would...

    throw some brown thread Into the mix and it would probably look like a kudzu tangle ,If you don't know what that is read here with picture...
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    spent my modeling time today gluing in more...

    spent my modeling time today gluing in more scatter ... I don't know why they call it "scatter" , my technique may be wrong but every Bush has been put in place carefully with tweezers. do people...
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    hahah! they were just goin behind the bushes,...

    hahah!
    they were just goin behind the bushes, until Bobbie Lee, one of the miners got bite on the butt by a rattlesnake when he was taking a late night deuce after eating some bad opossum stew....
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    scratchbuilt an outhouse for the camp and a small...

    scratchbuilt an outhouse for the camp and a small trackside loading dock with a gantry crane. also did more details on the boxcab loco and I finished up gluing in some ground cover behind the...
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    project boxcab came out for a spin today .. kato...

    project boxcab came out for a spin today .. kato 11-105 chassis and a bachmann caboose hacked up , lots of weight has been added in the form of a copper plate frame I made under the body , it runs...
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    not much time for modeling lately in the last...

    not much time for modeling lately in the last week , too many responsibilities , chores and obligations . I have done some detail painting on the rocks , made a few more trees and working on the...
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    I was not planning on It , just the camp . yes ,...

    I was not planning on It , just the camp . yes , the mines ,coke furnaces and iron foundries are all just down the track a ways . not sure what I wanna do for the background yet . I have a few...
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    I made some alterations to the shanty per ...

    I made some alterations to the shanty per tomcook and WP&P suggestions ( thanks guys it does look better ) and also made another tree ... I really like how this one came out , I think the...
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