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    Alpkäserei - Swiss Cheese

    Since I received this milk maid and her two cows all decked out for the tourists, they have needed a destination. The previous building in this location didn't look quite right and definitely had...
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    Not true. Nearly everyone can reach 2 feet, so...

    Not true. Nearly everyone can reach 2 feet, so long as the long sides are not against a wall. My two layouts are 48x114 inches (Rheinland-Bayern Bahn) and 48x132 inches (Alpenbahn). I have no...
  3. Very effective black & white grainy photos! I...

    Very effective black & white grainy photos! I first was in Europe as a child in 1956. There was still a great deal of war damage; in fact, when we returned stateside in early 1960 there was still a...
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    Or one could simply rub putty or wood filler into...

    Or one could simply rub putty or wood filler into the trunk and larger branches before adding foliage. Good looking tree, though. Like the prototypes, each tree will be unique.
  5. Welcome back! I don't think that 1:150 buildings...

    Welcome back! I don't think that 1:150 buildings are really out of scale for us. Many commercial and industrial structures have oversized doors and windows. It just depends upon the architect and...
  6. Nice set, and nice bit of history on the box. I...

    Nice set, and nice bit of history on the box. I always like that.
  7. Shouldn't the lift arm be angled away from the...

    Shouldn't the lift arm be angled away from the hydraulics and winch housing?? The mechanicals act as a counterweight.
  8. I thought it was an excessively long time, too,...

    I thought it was an excessively long time, too, SteamPower4ever. It is not as though I missed a first production run, either. Trix just kept postponing the production. What really wound me up was...
  9. You've been working on this layout so long that...

    You've been working on this layout so long that there is actually lichen growing on the rocks! Wow!
  10. Trix announced this train for release in the...

    Trix announced this train for release in the autumn of 2018. I placed my order on April 8, 2019. The 5 car set of the 1962 Rheingold train came 3 months later. Not bad for a pre-order.

    Trix,...
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    Well, we exhibited the Rheinland-Bayern Bahn...

    Well, we exhibited the Rheinland-Bayern Bahn layout in Dodge City, Kansas, a distance of 320 miles one way. Also in Loveland, Colorado, 140 miles one way. Interstate 25 to Loveland is extremely...
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    Excellent work!

    Excellent work!
  13. This is true. It is like the old addage that no...

    This is true. It is like the old addage that no battle plan ever survives first contact with the enemy. I spent a great deal of time with track planning software and finally got the exact plan I...
  14. Sugar beets were a big in Southern Colorado and...

    Sugar beets were a big in Southern Colorado and in Germany. So far as European rail, there is a lot of rolling stock available for this industry.

    Looking forward to seeing progress on this build!
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    Okay, you guys got me stampede scared! Pardon...

    Okay, you guys got me stampede scared! Pardon the photos - they are taken from predigital pics with my phone.

    While in law school in 1982 I won a $50 bet that I could tow a water skier with my...
  16. Yes, I use more dry tempera powder than anything...

    Yes, I use more dry tempera powder than anything else.
  17. Yes. I always tint the mix before adding water,...

    Yes. I always tint the mix before adding water, and most definitely before applying.
  18. Great explanatory details and photos! Thanks!

    Great explanatory details and photos! Thanks!
  19. Just about any water based paint should work, ...

    Just about any water based paint should work, but if you use latex house paint (and I sometimes do), use it sparingly so it doesn't repel later color washes that you might want to apply.

    I had...
  20. That looks pretty good. The mixture might have...

    That looks pretty good. The mixture might have been a little dry. A slightly wetter mix, applied with a plastic putty knife might have come out smoother. For sure adding a little black acrylic or...
  21. I'm using a 10 year old bag of Sculptamold. No...

    I'm using a 10 year old bag of Sculptamold. No problem. Always tint before adding water.

    I only mix a yogurt cup full at a time. I use an artist's palette knife or a putty knife to apply,...
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    Amazing the number of sailors here. I spent my...

    Amazing the number of sailors here. I spent my teen years sailing the family Rhodes Ranger 28 on the lower Chesapeake Bay. Many years of racing Hobie 16s all over the Midwest, based in Kansas. A...
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    As promised, a short video clip which includes...

    As promised, a short video clip which includes the Alpenhorn music.

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?46614-Planning-new-Euro-layout&p=625371#post625371
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    Here is a partial video tour of the Alpenbahn, ...

    Here is a partial video tour of the Alpenbahn, including the Alpenhorn musicians serenading the village of Tollheim.


    https://youtu.be/S0qnJn3NHMk

    Hmm. Somehow this video is all jumbled up,...
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    In homage to the great Paralympians of all sports...

    In homage to the great Paralympians of all sports I have scratch built this racing wheelchair. I am in total admiration of their abilities.
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