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    That tower looks like a finished product in this...

    That tower looks like a finished product in this photo!
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    I had a major triumph today. Well, at least for...

    I had a major triumph today. Well, at least for me. Sometime last year a favorite little Fleischmann eLok stopped running. This is a tiny Swiss Re 4/4 with huge sound. The whistle sounds as...
  3. Viel Glück! Much luck!

    Viel Glück! Much luck!
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    That is assuming that you can remember in which...

    That is assuming that you can remember in which bin you stored a particular item when you need it 3 months from now.
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    Nice Crazy Quilt!

    Nice Crazy Quilt!
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    Right, Clayton. Mine is 48" x 114", and weighs...

    Right, Clayton. Mine is 48" x 114", and weighs about 80 pounds. The landscape is all foam. The hills are blue or pink foam. The cliffs are abused foam, painted with thinned Hydrocal (gray). NO...
  7. Last month the big purchase was sheet rock. ...

    Last month the big purchase was sheet rock. Yesterday I ordered - and it is already in the mail! - this little BR 111 e-Lok from Reynauld's:
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  8. And yet, that little imperfection will always be...

    And yet, that little imperfection will always be a fly in your beer.
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    I also used plywood to frame my layout. I ripped...

    I also used plywood to frame my layout. I ripped 1/2 inch ply into 5" strips for the perimeter framing, and into 3" strips to make interior crossmembers. The deck is 1/4" ply. The upper deck is...
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    Perhaps we all are guilty of seeing the...

    Perhaps we all are guilty of seeing the geographic bases of our layouts with rose colored glasses. I know I am.
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    I bet you didn't realize just how right you were!

    I bet you didn't realize just how right you were!
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    @...

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    Buttons for the kids to push. Burning house with flashing lights. Carnival with lights, music, and movement. Dragon Cave, dragon roars, breathes fire. And...
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    My Rheinland-Bayern Bahn spent the weekend at the...

    My Rheinland-Bayern Bahn spent the weekend at the TECO (Train Expo COlorado) Train Show in Colorado Springs. The weather was perfect - too cold and windy for many outdoor activities, but roads were...
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    At least, not so far as Mrs Moose knows.

    At least, not so far as Mrs Moose knows.
  15. I will be very curious about how well those BR...

    I will be very curious about how well those BR 44's pull. I have avoided the larger Fleischmann Dampfloks because of the tender drive. Is the tender well weighted?
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    Are those by Fleischmann?

    Are those by Fleischmann?
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    Simply amazing in a meteorite with virtually no...

    Simply amazing in a meteorite with virtually no gravity or ground water.
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    Perhaps TwinDad is already a casualty of a moose...

    Perhaps TwinDad is already a casualty of a moose stampede?
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    What everyone above said. Plus, make certain you...

    What everyone above said. Plus, make certain you have peeled away any plastic film from the foam before painting. I made that mistake. Once. But it's okay, that was HO, now a distant memory.
  20. I've recently started using a piece of 1/2" PVC,...

    I've recently started using a piece of 1/2" PVC, with a bit of old handkerchief tightly wrapped and rubber-banded around the end for track cleaning. Spritz a bit of contact cleaner on there and I...
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    Sticky: All excellent! The Texaco station needs a man in...

    All excellent! The Texaco station needs a man in a nicely pressed green shirt and slacks with red star over the pocket cleaning windows or checking oil while the truck fills with gas. "Anything...
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    I'm sure there are enough moose muffins for...

    I'm sure there are enough moose muffins for everyone.
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    Moose gets MUFFINS? ! Did you bring enough for...

    Moose gets MUFFINS? ! Did you bring enough for everyone?
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    One does not need to have trains actually running...

    One does not need to have trains actually running to post photos. Members are also interested in progress pix of how a layout is built. Progress photos teach and engender ideas in the viewers.
  25. Right now the wind is moaning around the eaves,...

    Right now the wind is moaning around the eaves, and your photo with bare rock and snow just gave me a shiver!
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