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    I told my wife I had about 100 people coming to...

    I told my wife I had about 100 people coming to the house this weekend. I don't know why she was so upset. They actually arrived a day early, and here they are:
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    That Cincinnati station is magnificent! We...

    That Cincinnati station is magnificent! We discovered it while on one of our notable road trips. In addition to the spectacular panoramic main hall, there is a HO scale replica of the city and its...
  3. Thread: Happy New Year

    by Albey25
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    I'd like to add my best wishes for everyone. This...

    I'd like to add my best wishes for everyone. This crisis, ironically, by keeping us apart is actually uniting us in one common cause. Stay safe. Let's meet at the next show!
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    I've said many times: Old age is not for the...

    I've said many times: Old age is not for the young. They couldn't handle it!
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    Sticky: Welcome to a great place! I've been here for...

    Welcome to a great place! I've been here for years, on and off, and rarely does a visit NOT teach me something. Ask a question, get a dozen good answers.
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    I've discovered that a cedar shingle makes a good...

    I've discovered that a cedar shingle makes a good height adapter for transitioning between unitrack and atlas. Most carpenters keep a box of them handy and would probably just give you a couple. They...
  7. Sorry. Ron actually did two vides on adhesive....

    Sorry. Ron actually did two vides on adhesive. Here is the one in answer to my email. He reads the email as well, so you can get an idea of what I was asking.
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  8. I'm admittedly late to this dance but I actually...

    I'm admittedly late to this dance but I actually asked almost this exact question in an email to Ron's Trains And Things on YouTube. He replied with a video which was very detailed and complete....
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    I was originally going to post a word or two...

    I was originally going to post a word or two about the virtues of cardboard as a medium for scratch building, but Komata beat me to it, and with much more detailed experience than I could offer. I...
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    I think I am making progress. Thanks to el Gato...

    I think I am making progress. Thanks to el Gato Gordo (which I think might mean "the fat cat", but my Spanish is really weak) for his suggestions. I wondered about the notion of using colored yarn....
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    I've built most of many structures out of signs....

    I've built most of many structures out of signs. Here's some additional info. Home Depo offers some slightly more expensive, much thicker signs that save a lot of bracing. They tend to be a little...
  12. I never saw it so shiny! It was all tarnished and...

    I never saw it so shiny! It was all tarnished and dirty. It really is quite beautiful.
  13. Either have I. I didn't know it had been...

    Either have I. I didn't know it had been preserved, just figured it was junked. Nice to know it's still around, kinda like the Citgo Sign.
  14. Yes. My wife worked in the New England Merchants...

    Yes. My wife worked in the New England Merchants National Bank at 28 State St., Right across from the Old State House. I drove a delivery van around Boston and if I was in her area I'd pick us up...
  15. I used to get coffee and a bagel there!

    I used to get coffee and a bagel there!
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    Flowers for the park

    I have a scattershot mentality and it shows up here on nscale.net as clearly as anywhere else. Sometimes I use my blog as a "build thread" and sometimes I stick a thread in the forums. Since this is...
  17. There is an alternative to blue tape which might...

    There is an alternative to blue tape which might work for you. It is paper tape, in varying widths, from 2 to 6 inches wide, which makes it suitable for spraying. It has a narrow wax strip instead of...
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    Well it's finally happened! No, I didn't finish...

    Well it's finally happened! No, I didn't finish the terminal building, but at least I've glued it together, and for me, that is a huge step! I've gone quite a bit overboard with interior detailing,...
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    Can you show the other side? It looks great!

    Can you show the other side? It looks great!
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    I don't know if anyone cares but the stuff is...

    I don't know if anyone cares but the stuff is called "novelty siding". Each piece is actually two planks wide and it fits together tongue and groove style. I don't think it passes code any more so it...
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    Here in Mass every corner has a Dunkin Donuts or...

    Here in Mass every corner has a Dunkin Donuts or a CVS both of which have drive-thru windows. So I'm out of ideas.
  22. Thread: Amherst

    by Albey25
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    and it tries to give you some idea of the massive...

    and it tries to give you some idea of the massive scope of the event. It's well worth the time!
  23. Thread: Amherst

    by Albey25
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    Amherst

    Does anyone know if the Amherst model rr show, held in January in Springfield Mass has been cancelled? Thank you.
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    Luke has a lot of stealable ideas and this is a...

    Luke has a lot of stealable ideas and this is a good one. I plan to steal it myself for a couple of fences I have coming up. Nice job on the cattle pen! Keep it up.
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    Luke has a lot of very stealable ideas and...

    Luke has a lot of very stealable ideas and fence-post-gluing is a good one. You've done a nice job with the cattle pen. Keep up the good work!
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