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    Sanborn Maps of Texas

    Organized by town. From the 1870's to the late 1940's in some towns.

    https://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/sanborn/texas.html
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    Onizukachan Thanks for that video. A picture's...

    Onizukachan Thanks for that video. A picture's worth a thousand words and a moving picture even more!
  3. Thread: Track Charts

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    Track Charts

    Just found a little gold mine of a website for track charts.

    http://railsandtrails.com/diagrams.htm
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    Any pics or video of your mechanism? Is the...

    Any pics or video of your mechanism? Is the switchstand sign just poked into a hole in the center of the servo or does it have a linkage of its own?
  5. @MetroRedLine I'm not an idiot. I did exactly...

    @MetroRedLine I'm not an idiot. I did exactly that. Just a thin line spread out with a putty knife is all I used. With the fragile nature of code 55 track, and the absolutely ridiculous price of...
  6. Having recently disassembled my layout I can tell...

    Having recently disassembled my layout I can tell you this, I will NEVER, EVER, EVER use caulk to hold track down again. EVER. Plain old white glue is the best for it.
  7. Anyone use steel for the control panel? Seems...

    Anyone use steel for the control panel? Seems like it could be handy to be able to stick magnets to it.
  8. The throwbar on Atlas 55 turnouts is tiny enough....

    The throwbar on Atlas 55 turnouts is tiny enough. Drilling a hole in the center is possible, but would really weaken it. Better to just use the holes provided. Pick an end and go for it. I use a...
  9. This may be a stupid suggestion as i don't have a...

    This may be a stupid suggestion as i don't have a clear mental picture of the bachman model, but can you fill the gaps between the two single pumps to make it look more like a dual? Or is the spacing...
  10. I'm really looking forward to seeing the results...

    I'm really looking forward to seeing the results of your experiments!
  11. I feel for the guys like Maurice in this...

    I feel for the guys like Maurice in this situation, having to adjust their business model to compensate for Shapeways never ending price increases- something the designers have no control over but...
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    Here's how we do it in Durango. ...

    Here's how we do it in Durango.

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/album.php?albumid=1546&attachmentid=97620

    Old locomotive tires also make dandy flower beds in the front yard. :innocent:

    As...
  13. I guess one man's freeing is another man's...

    I guess one man's freeing is another man's constriction.
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    I really like learning about these unknown to me...

    I really like learning about these unknown to me little railroads. I'm glad you're posting them Roger!
  15. Those look really good!

    Those look really good!
  16. Thread: Soy beans?

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    That was my first thought too! I'm thinking the...

    That was my first thought too! I'm thinking the rag kind sold alongside tobacco at the stores, and actually used to clean pipes... Not the fuzzy kind at the craft store. Dye them green, glue them...
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    I dunno... That looks plenty ept to me! Glad...

    I dunno... That looks plenty ept to me! Glad you like the new shell tho. What else does Bill Denton make? Does he have a website?
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    Where'd you source the trailing truck?

    Where'd you source the trailing truck?
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    I've used both, and found the MicroTrains low...

    I've used both, and found the MicroTrains low profile wheelsets to roll quite a bit more freely in MT trucks than the Atlas Low Profiles for MT.

    Less free rolling helps to avoid the slinky...
  20. Are you fixing to do some zip-texturing Moose2013...

    Are you fixing to do some zip-texturing Moose2013 ?? Looking forward to seeing you experiments if you are
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    He can't take photos, it was his shutter finger...

    He can't take photos, it was his shutter finger he cut! ;)

    I got your back this time Jpgale, but you really gotta work on your excuses if you want to avoid a stampede.
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    The answer to that question would be a rather...

    The answer to that question would be a rather lengthy post, quite beyond the scope of this thread. :)
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    One for the Frisco Fans

    While researching the MoPac's White River division I happened upon this very interesting link:

    http://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/frisco

    Includes several full issues of...
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    That site may charge a good bit for their plans,...

    That site may charge a good bit for their plans, but they did provide a free and pretty awesome chart comparing sizes of HO window castings for use in N scale:
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    Detail Associates made marker lights. I don't...

    Detail Associates made marker lights. I don't think they are in business anymore, but most of their stuff is still around if you look. N Scale Supply lists them in stock...
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