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    I was wrong! The car still causes a short. Maybe...

    I was wrong! The car still causes a short. Maybe on of the wheel sets isn't insulated. More research needed.
    Maurice
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    Lesson learned: metal wheel sets.

    Recently, I put a lot of freight cars in service on my layout while I learn to use JMRI Operations Pro. I found I can understand the effect of different changes if I actually see the cars....
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    Wish someone would do a Wifi throttle for the DC...

    Wish someone would do a Wifi throttle for the DC market. I want an actual throttle handle or at least a knob and a actual switch to change direction. Oh well, I can dream.
    Cheers.
    Maurice
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    On my previous layout, which was basically a long...

    On my previous layout, which was basically a long shelf, I extended scenery into my staging yard and made it part of the modelled portion. I then ended up adding another small yard for actual...
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    Going for the golf course look

    Usually we want to avoid the golf course look for grass areas. I am building a couple of residential areas that I want to have fairly well kept lawns. How to achieve that look is the question. I...
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    I have been neglectful in posting it seems. Have...

    I have been neglectful in posting it seems. Have not gotten much done on the layout but I will share what little progress there is. First I am installing a new control panel/shelf
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    Finally, a "Bathtub Madonna" in N-scale.

    Miniprints had recently come out with a "Bathtub Madonna" in HO-and larger scales. They posted it on their Facebook page and I replied by requesting it in N-scale. They basically said, hold my beer...
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    Stopped at my LHS today and picked up a few...

    Stopped at my LHS today and picked up a few things. Left to right I bought a DPM kit as fodder for my next kitbashed structure. Some Bachmann details: mailboxes, park benches, trash cans, phone...
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    I took these shots at Steamtown yard in Scranton,...

    I took these shots at Steamtown yard in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The Steamtown National Park shares the yard with the Delaware Lackawanna shortline, which is part of the Genesee Valley Transportation...
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    Sticky: For some reason I get a server error when I try...

    For some reason I get a server error when I try to access the 5th page of this topic. Oh well, I checked the other pages and can't believe I never post in it. To make up I present a two for one...
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    Yes, more cars. The Conrail flatcar is to replace...

    Yes, more cars. The Conrail flatcar is to replace C&O cars in the Micro Trains "Cracking Tower" set I bought. The Reading & Northern covered hopper is just because I like the paint scheme and the...
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    Doug, what are the items from Grandt Line? Stay...

    Doug, what are the items from Grandt Line?
    Stay safe Maurice
  13. Here is a photo of the vehicle I am looking to...

    Here is a photo of the vehicle I am looking to model on the right. It looks similar to that E-Bay model. Possibly home built?
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  14. Need help identifying manufacturer of this M.O.W. truck

    I believe this vehicle is a casting rather than a 3D print, but not sure. This was being sold as part of a large group on E-bay. No manufacturer listed but it looked like multiple makes. Cheers all!...
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    Haven't gotten much work done on the layout but...

    Haven't gotten much work done on the layout but have made progress on a structure. This is the old "Brach's Candy" building that I modified. I had two screwups so far. The walls have some molded in...
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    Since my local hobby shop (LHS) is only open on...

    Since my local hobby shop (LHS) is only open on weekends, I feel a draw to go to see if anything new came in. I ended up buying a car out of the used basket. A Bachmann covered hopper that had an...
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    Any photos from the meet? Wish I could have attended.
    Cheers all and stay safe!.
    Maurice
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    Looks great! Better than I am able to get....

    Looks great! Better than I am able to get.
    Cheers and stay safe! Maurice
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    Well, here I go again. I really need to get my...

    Well, here I go again. I really need to get my car buying under control. The flat car is to replace those in the Micro Trains Cracking Tower set in my first post this month. This is different from...
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    One other aspect of operations is to operate...

    One other aspect of operations is to operate realistically. Realizing that it takes time for the crew to do things, like uncouple cars, set hand brakes and walk to and fro. One thing that I have...
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    Just a small amount of money spent today at LHS. ...

    Just a small amount of money spent today at LHS.
    An Atlas flatcar in Conrail colors ( seriously need to do a purge get rid of some cars) and some modeling putty. I have previously used Testor's...
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    That just means the building was built back when...

    That just means the building was built back when 40' boxcars were the norm!
    Cheers!
    Maurice
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    What are you buying this month, (April 2021)?

    It's a new month! Let us know about your Model Railroad hobby purchases so we can be green with envy. LOL This thread is equal opportunity thread, Steam, Diesel and Electric power are all welcome...
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    Thanks again for all the replies. Going to try...

    Thanks again for all the replies. Going to try some India ink with 70% isopropyl alcohol, experimenting with the ratio. Going to write the formula down on an index card and post it on my workbench so...
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    Carter, I got my first one from MBK as well....

    Carter,
    I got my first one from MBK as well. When I found they were out of stock I tried several online retailers without success. I bought a second one from the EBay seller and then bought a kit...
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