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    In my town of Interloafin [ based very, very...

    In my town of Interloafin [ based very, very loosely on Interlaken ], what Swiss town would be without a chocolate shop? So I slightly modified this plastic kit by Vollmer, which originally was...
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    Yes, exactly. And if you eliminate one track -...

    Yes, exactly. And if you eliminate one track - or one half of a track - closest to your turntable you will have more room for your facilities at the roundhouse. Or instead of that idea, use a 15...
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    I've been working on the catenary for the middle...

    I've been working on the catenary for the middle level. I have most of the masts and wires installed, but I thought I would post this photo to show progress and my method of temporary tensioning. I...
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    Good illustration photos, ssoysal. Thanks!

    Good illustration photos, ssoysal. Thanks!
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    Congratulations! For me, the thought of...

    Congratulations! For me, the thought of disassembling a steamer is the stuff of nightmares.
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    That's a darned interesting track plan! I'll be...

    That's a darned interesting track plan! I'll be glad to watch this develop.
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    Kathy and I used to do Cowboy Action Shooting,...

    Kathy and I used to do Cowboy Action Shooting, going through 1,000 rounds a week. So I did my own reloading, about 1/4 the price of buying by the box. I still have thousands of components and...
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    Addendum. I have a few intermodal cars that...

    Addendum. I have a few intermodal cars that derailed at the slightest excuse. Luckily I was able to open containers to add weight. I put a 105 grain bullet (just lead, not the whole cartridge) in...
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    Well, if you insist. It really should be a...

    Well, if you insist. It really should be a double track main line. >:-}

    When reading the above statement, please remember my overwhelming ignorance of operations.
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    There are several methods, and I encourage others...

    There are several methods, and I encourage others to chime in here. For passenger cars, there is often a compartment at each end. A little nonhardening modeling clay, or a few pellets of birdshot,...
  11. Show me. Kathy suggested some kind of vaping...

    Show me.

    Kathy suggested some kind of vaping device in the tender, with a tiny tube to the stack. How many of us have seen the clouds of vaping smoke billowing out the window of a car?
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    Are the cars too light? Try adding a little...

    Are the cars too light? Try adding a little weight to the ends.
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    Excellent! And I like the eyebrow on the bug.

    Excellent! And I like the eyebrow on the bug.
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    A bit of development on the last of the "blue". ...

    A bit of development on the last of the "blue". As suggested, a parking lot. A fence to catch the occasional ball. A path through the park.
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  15. Okay, I can't help myself. Those two doors in...

    Okay, I can't help myself. Those two doors in the first two photos of post #53?

    Great videos, by the way!
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    You need some mysterious minimum number of posts...

    You need some mysterious minimum number of posts before you are photo enabled. Ask questions, make comments, and soon you will be there.
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    Welcome, Alias! Glad to have another modeler of...

    Welcome, Alias! Glad to have another modeler of German railroads on board. As for that Trix speaker, I have found that a couple of drops of superglue to secure the speaker to the frame usually...
  18. Those long sweeping curves enhance the look of...

    Those long sweeping curves enhance the look of that train!
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    You handle the multiple elevations very well! Something to which I aspire.
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    The previous two posts sound like a good idea. I...

    The previous two posts sound like a good idea. I like the coffee filter better than the kleenex for durability. This cleans the wheel to track contacts but not any pickups from wheel/axle to car or...
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    Take care of yourself, Smoke. One of the nice...

    Take care of yourself, Smoke. One of the nice things about this hobby is the lack of deadlines.
  22. Thanks, Stu! I can't quite read the station sign...

    Thanks, Stu! I can't quite read the station sign - what town?
  23. An interesting dilemma, OldSteamer. The usual...

    An interesting dilemma, OldSteamer. The usual method I've seen is a tunnel to access the platform (Bahnsteig) across the tracks. Larger stations the tunnels can be extensive. But a small town...
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    Right! You know what you are aiming to do. I look...

    Right! You know what you are aiming to do. I look forward to seeing this built, jhn_plsn.
  25. Or this thread...

    Or this thread.
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