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    Yeah, it's too easy for one pebble of an idea to...

    Yeah, it's too easy for one pebble of an idea to create an avalanche of work. :l: Don't forget the fact that in the end you're building to please yourself. If your details are not 100% accurate you...
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    Easy there, Thunderhooves. He don't type so fast.

    Easy there, Thunderhooves. He don't type so fast.
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    All of these are VERY appropriate for a 1930's...

    All of these are VERY appropriate for a 1930's roundhouse, but notice 2 things about that wheel lathe: First, it is powered by an overhead pulley system. If you don't want to figure out how to...
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    I actually have a lot to say on this subject but...

    I actually have a lot to say on this subject but bus hands right now. Just replying so I don't lose this thread
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    Wife and I enjoyed a long weekend in Moab. While...

    Wife and I enjoyed a long weekend in Moab. While most of the pictures I took were of the sights in Arches National Park, I did get this shot of a UP ballast train as we were leaving the park:...
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    Truer words were never spoken. The hardest...

    Truer words were never spoken.

    The hardest part is finding everything you need from 3 or less sources! (Forget about finding one magical shop with every thing you need. :l: ) Postage seems to add...
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    Amazing. That coach looks awesome.

    Amazing. That coach looks awesome.
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    That's correct.

    That's correct.
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    After tearing apart my last layout I decided I'm...

    After tearing apart my last layout I decided I'm never using caulk for track again. I lost a lot more of that expensive delicate code 55 track than I ever expected trying to get it loose. And its...
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    New: Is there any chance you could take a...

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    Is there any chance you could take a better pic of the brass fret than the one on ebay? I was thinking of getting one myself, and I'd like to see how sharp the detail is on it.
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    I may be mistaken, but I seem to recall reading...

    I may be mistaken, but I seem to recall reading somewhere that kit (And the AHM HO scale version) was modeled on the Lionel Rico Station, which in turn was modeled on the Rio Grande Southern's...
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    Found it:...

    Found it:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Scale-Link-Fencing-SNF08-Wind-Powered-Water-Pump-Gates-and-assorted-bits/303534810739

    Not the greatest picture, but there's several decorative ironwork strips. ...
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    I saw a photoetched brass fret on eBay that...

    I saw a photoetched brass fret on eBay that included ironwork along with a windmill and some other stuff. Of course I can't find it right now to link.
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    This is something I've thought about before but...

    This is something I've thought about before but I've never really tried to put into words. I dislike blanket statements in model railroading like "In times of prosperity there would be less...
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    That's not a bad idea, Michael. Views from...

    That's not a bad idea, Michael.

    Views from different angles help me see kitbash ideas that I don't necessarily get from the catalog photo.

    I know more than once I've asked modelers on this...
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    I saw this system for the first time just the...

    I saw this system for the first time just the other day at the layout being built upstairs in the Hobbytown USA in Alamosa. What a NEAT system! I really like the apearance and low profile of the...
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    Good looking buildings Moose! Especially good...

    Good looking buildings Moose! Especially good job keeping your chimneys plumb. That's always hard to do.
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    Can you tell me what kit this is? ...

    Can you tell me what kit this is?
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=117673&d=1611282981
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    Really nice layout you have there. Beautiful...

    Really nice layout you have there. Beautiful work!
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    Nice job! That kit looks like a lot of fiddly...

    Nice job! That kit looks like a lot of fiddly work. Are you going to put gloss or anything in the open tanks to represent the brine? I once saw an HO model where they used caraway seeds as pickles...
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    Thanks! That's exactly what I need for a project...

    Thanks! That's exactly what I need for a project at work.
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    What exactly are these ferrules for? I've ever...

    What exactly are these ferrules for? I've ever seen them before. Are they just for keeping stranded wire together when sticking it into a euro style terminal strip or terminal block? Does the bare...
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    Not just duplicate parts. Circular...

    Not just duplicate parts. Circular interpolation, easily cut angles, even approxomated curved surfaces... CNC makes a lot of difficult or complex operations easier. Also, depending on how you...
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    Anything else? Aweb search turned up some phone...

    Anything else? Aweb search turned up some phone numbers and scant generic reviews... Nothing exciting
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    Albuquerque hobby shops?

    So it looks like I may have to go to Albequerque for a day soon. Are there any hobby shops there worth a visit?

    I didn't get a chance to get by any shops when I was in Colorado Springs a couple...
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