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  1. Railroads whose names didn't quite meet expectations

    In the early days of US railroads, many a company adopted fanciful monikers meant to inspire investors. Some got to where they said they were going and even beyond -- Boston & Maine or Chicago,...
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    Great tip, Janbouli.

    Great tip, Janbouli.
  3. Thread: April 1st

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    I heard something a bit like that, too, except it...

    I heard something a bit like that, too, except it was that Moose2013 caused a massive server crash last night posting photos of all the diesels he'd stashed and discovered during his recent...
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    As much as I rail against what I still think is a...

    As much as I rail against what I still think is a huge societal overreaction, you are spot on in that observation. I've not heard it yet explained in that way. Apart from retuning to produce needed...
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    No worries, Tony!

    No worries, Tony!
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    I'll take 'em off your hands, wombat457!

    I'll take 'em off your hands, wombat457!
  7. Thread: DC to dcc

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    Yes, but you would have to mill frames for the...

    Yes, but you would have to mill frames for the diesels, find room in tenders for the steamers, and ensure all motors are isolated from their frames.

    This will be especially challenging because...
  8. Thread: April 1st

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    I suggest contacting David Popp at Kalmbach. I...

    I suggest contacting David Popp at Kalmbach. I guarantee you'll make his day!
  9. Thread: April 1st

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    This is the 19th anniversary of No-Trak, the...

    This is the 19th anniversary of No-Trak, the modular society based on NTrak and HOTrak, but models abandoned rights of way become bike paths.

    David Popp and I conceived the idea for the April 2001...
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    There's also black and brown liquid shoe dye...

    There's also black and brown liquid shoe dye mixed into rubbing alcohol. And I have found that Vallejo panzer dark gray wash stains basswood very nicely. (Not AK Interactive brand as I mentioned...
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    SteamPower4ever may know differently, but I hear...

    SteamPower4ever may know differently, but I hear Sweden is not taking any of the draconian measures we have -- yet, anyway. People there reportedly are expected to be responsible for their personal...
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    Actually, Moose has been banished to his train...

    Actually, Moose has been banished to his train room, without hope of any gnocchi, red wine or Guinness, until said room is cleaned up. When he thinks Mrs. Moose isn't looking, he's running...
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    There's an idea. Flexible, easy to apply.

    There's an idea. Flexible, easy to apply.
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    Been plenty civil so far. Suppose the...

    Been plenty civil so far.

    Suppose the delivery person happens to sneeze and gets whatever virus on your package before leaving it on the porch. It might be a good idea going forward to at least...
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    That's the type I use, kingmeow. Works great!

    That's the type I use, kingmeow. Works great!
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    "Last of the Giants," a tribute to the Big Boys....

    "Last of the Giants," a tribute to the Big Boys. Skip ahead about 1:30 from the start to get past the poster's opening blather.:rolleyes:

    https://youtu.be/Tfg8Rql8L9I
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    I apply a thin layer of clear adhesive caulk....

    I apply a thin layer of clear adhesive caulk. Once dry, it's impervious to water. But I can still remove unballasted track without much fuss if I need to.
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    Could you post a link, Gordon? Get it? Link....

    Could you post a link, Gordon? Get it? Link. ...:slap-head:
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    Thanks, Tim, that helps a lot. Any chance you...

    Thanks, Tim, that helps a lot. Any chance you could add some more?

    Now the W line, that really makes sense. First time someone saw Saluda Grade, they probably utter, "WTF!" Or words to that...
  20. Oh, gnocchi! One of my favorites!

    Oh, gnocchi! One of my favorites!
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    The DN163A0 will do the job. Trickiest part is...

    The DN163A0 will do the job. Trickiest part is getting the motor brush tabs into their slots.
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    Absolutely they will. It's what I run my Geep 38s...

    Absolutely they will. It's what I run my Geep 38s and SD-9 with, on an MRC Prodigy system.
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    Savannah Line? Still trying to get my noodle...

    Savannah Line? Still trying to get my noodle wrapped 'round the Southern's line designations.

    EDIT: Salisbury (NC) line. Google is great.
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    I betcha there's more than one way to skin this...

    I betcha there's more than one way to skin this cat. Or as in tomcook's unfortunate instance, your knees.:D
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    I like to prep wood the same way I work an...

    I like to prep wood the same way I work an algebra problem: What you do to one side of the "=" you have to do the other. So I prime both sides of wooden walls to prevent warping. That can be done...
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