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  1. Layout Table Idea: Underside Access without Bending, Squatting, Crawling, Contorting…

    I was thinking about something I saw in a model train video, 'bout how no one really likes crawling under their layout to do stuff like wiring, etc...
    The idea of a fold up layout is intriguing, but...
  2. Anyone know what progressed in China since the...

    Anyone know what progressed in China since the shutdown? Have any companies (Chinese or otherwise) been able to take over since, or acquire any of the old tooling?
  3. Hand Operated Turntable and Diesel Shunter in Tasmanian Rainforest

    Just spotted this video by a Youtuber I follow. He primarily does electronic engineering, but he's been traveling with his family to get away from the Australian smoke. They were visiting a site in...
  4. That's sounds to me like a good enough reason to...

    That's sounds to me like a good enough reason to get even more! :lol:
  5. THANK YOU!!! I'd remembered reading about that...

    THANK YOU!!!
    I'd remembered reading about that AGES ago, but with DCC having entirely taken over as a massive success, Google just refused to even suggest anything besides modern DCC results (not to...
  6. It never ceases to amaze me how absolutely tiny...

    It never ceases to amaze me how absolutely tiny the decoders can be these days. When I bought my very first new model locomotives in a quarter century, I made sure the Alco S2 I picked up was not...
  7. My N scale moment was instantaneous. I was still...

    My N scale moment was instantaneous. I was still in elementary school, and had a second hand HO scale train set that consisted of a Santa Fe F-series (I don't know which it was), and a Green and...
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    I would focus on locomotives, but would...

    I would focus on locomotives, but would exclusively make brushless chassis. I worked in motion control and brushless motor manufacturing since 2001. I KNOW how silky smooth a closed loop brushless...
  9. Thread: 3D printing.

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    I've been wanting to save up for a Photon, or...

    I've been wanting to save up for a Photon, or similar quality resin based 3D printer for some time. I know software often will have an option to do auto supports. I don't know if the software would...
  10. Not gonna lie, I'd love to see a file for the...

    Not gonna lie, I'd love to see a file for the SD50M-3 get created. As far as I'm aware, it was an honest to goodness one of one, built from a spare Morrison Knudsen MK5000C cab and an ATSF SD45B....
  11. Hmm... When it comes time for sentencing? Can we...

    Hmm... When it comes time for sentencing? Can we maybe get 1000 hours of community service applying static grass and ballast by these wretched little vandals? >:-}
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    EACH!
  12. De-tails! De-tails!

    De-tails! De-tails!
  13. A very nice addition to your collection! I'll...

    A very nice addition to your collection!
    I'll admit I'd love to snag a nice CNW like that one someday! I think my only GE loco is a Dash 8-40C, also in CNW colors.
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    You have a rouge fairy on the loose... Aww boy,...

    You have a rouge fairy on the loose... Aww boy, you gonna see some shenanigans! :lol:
  15. 102762 Found a bunch of Plastruct brick panels....

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    Found a bunch of Plastruct brick panels. None in N scale, but I'm sure they can still be used for stuff.
    This is the smallest brick, and it comes out to being about 22 inches (56 cm) long,...
  16. 102760 Well, my dad has found EVEN MORE old...

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    Well, my dad has found EVEN MORE old model train stuff in the grove behind his farm.
    Again, these were tossed in 1992, and have been outdoors facing the elements for 27 years.
    This one is...
  17. Locomotives from 1801-2013... Recreated in a Space Game

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9qlHyoG1GU
    Created by Gordon's Workshop

    Proof that the model railroad enthusiast can find many mediums, including the virtual, to explore the passion to make...
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    101710 This was what I've been dealing with...

    101710

    This was what I've been dealing with since the start of the "polar vortex". Literally, the day before the first -27°F (-32.7°C) day, the laundry room at my apartment building was soaked......
  19. Thread: Sad news

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    Dear Lord... Reading the details of that was...

    Dear Lord... Reading the details of that was intense... I can't even imagine the pain the family and friends are enduring...

    Reading of the details and aftermath... Yikes!
    A runaway train on a...
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    Or DC ready...

    Or DC ready...
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    I think that'll be my route in the near future...

    I think that'll be my route in the near future anyway... My plastic box containing my recently repainted and decaled DME 6367 "City of New Ulm" SD40-2 decided to pop open unexpectedly while clearing...
  22. 101469 Got my Osbornes Models order today....

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    Got my Osbornes Models order today. Very happy to finally have the Rock Island named diesels decal sheet.

    I'd mentioned back when i ordered this, that the shipping from the UK to the US...
  23. 101338 Snagged a couple more Honeymead covered...

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    Snagged a couple more Honeymead covered hoppers and a tank car. Now I REALLY have to build a miniature version of the Honeymead facilities someday! I'd like to get another tank car or two....
  24. Oof... :scared: I've seen some things... I...

    Oof... :scared:

    I've seen some things... I once had a delivery truck driver come to my door empty handed, to apologize to me before I saw the package! I acquired a 1964 Friden EC-132 calculator......
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    What am I up to this weekend... Trying to clear...

    What am I up to this weekend... Trying to clear my workbench for work related assembly... and having my plastic case holding my Intermountain SD40-2 DME 6367 "City of New Ulm" unexpectedly pop open,...
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