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  1. Bad Moose, naughty Moose, but NO. :nope: How...

    Bad Moose, naughty Moose, but NO. :nope:

    How about I start my next loco build on the day that you finish your 4-8-4 ? :innocent:

    As much as I like the CP 4-6-4 tank, I have something else up...
  2. Thread: Life on Mars !

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    Just wait till you see what will be chomping on...

    Just wait till you see what will be chomping on that martian grass :eek:

    Time will reveal all ;)
  3. Thread: Life on Mars !

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    I did look at some colour changing LEDs on ebay...

    I did look at some colour changing LEDs on ebay but I decided that less is more ;) I like a bit of class in a planet :-/
  4. Thread: Life on Mars !

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    I finished plastering the part of the interior...

    I finished plastering the part of the interior that will be above ground. It has received its base coat colour. This will get red, pink and white highlights. I also fitted the green LEDs to the fiber...
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    You're better off than me, I live in France and...

    You're better off than me, I live in France and half the UK ebay sellers won't ship overseas ! I end up buying whatever I can find cheap and repainting and lettering it. If you are interested in...
  6. @NDave...

    @NDave Wow, That's looking really nice. I bow to your neat workmanship :g-job: I know all too well the effort that it takes to get to where you have. I'm looking forward to seeing it sprayed up :)
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    I finally got around to finishing a scratch build...

    I finally got around to finishing a scratch build of this little caboose. It had been knocking about half finished since I went CP crazy. I finished painting and lettering it just now and have sat...
  8. And expensive ! That's what led me to painting...

    And expensive ! That's what led me to painting and lettering them myself. Quite fun, and addictive when you get into it :)
  9. @Moose2013...

    @Moose2013, Oooo, Loooook, a Canadian Pacific headend car :D
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    Hi Von...

    Hi Von, Welcome.

    I've been through the same question with regards to my CP rollingstock. The best answer I could come up with was looking at photos on the net relating to the place and era that I...
  11. I'm so sorry to hijack your thread but I just had...

    I'm so sorry to hijack your thread but I just had to respond to this:

    Now, yes that really is a cool little diesel loco but here is a short vid just to remind you just where it's at ;)
    A...
  12. Happy birthday. 74 years young :) Thanks for all...

    Happy birthday. 74 years young :) Thanks for all your great contributions to this forum. Have a nice day.
  13. Thread: Life on Mars !

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    ???? You've got me baffled by the connection :-/

    ???? You've got me baffled by the connection :-/
  14. Thread: Life on Mars !

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    Well, You're all on about static grass. let me...

    Well, You're all on about static grass. let me tell you, Fiber optic grass is where it's at !!! On Mars anyway :) The idea is this; plant individual strands of fiber optics with the end coating...
  15. Hey, Happy birthday. I hope you're doing good :)

    Hey, Happy birthday. I hope you're doing good :)
  16. The LMS King George V. also visited the US back...

    The LMS King George V. also visited the US back in 1927. I have seen a photo of a standard gauge Manning Wardle working on a contract somewhere in Canada too. Any body got any others ?
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    Thanks for that. When the meteorite construction...

    Thanks for that. When the meteorite construction has advanced further then I'll turn my mind to transport. I'm trying to think of something rally un trainlike ??? Maybe no couplers, hidden wheels and...
  18. Thread: Life on Mars !

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    [QUOTE=ChicagoNW;570540]This looks like a job for...

    [QUOTE=ChicagoNW;570540]This looks like a job for B-Train Shortys![/QUOTE

    Great minds think alike ;) I've already got this Shorty chassis lined up ready.
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    I would recommend buying loco, track and cars...

    I would recommend buying loco, track and cars individually to avoid Bachmann's lousy track. I would also buy second hand to widen the choice for the money she has for spending. Having said that, If...
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    If you coat the mold with a sprinkling of talc...

    If you coat the mold with a sprinkling of talc powder then you can pop out the clay before it dries and shrinks. Worth a try ?
  21. I wish I could blame sustenance abuse....

    I wish I could blame sustenance abuse. Unfortunately I was just born loopy :-/
  22. Ooooops,!!! I failed to hit the photo load button...

    Ooooops,!!! I failed to hit the photo load button !!! :innocent: I've edited it in to the post now. Thankfully no Meese on Mars ;) I wonder what Martian Meese would look like ? :-/
  23. Hey Moose2013...

    Hey Moose2013 Speaking of the eighty's, Look what I got in the post today !!!!! It was the cheapest way I could find, to buy fiber optics to make martian grass !!!! :confused:
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  24. Thread: Life on Mars !

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    Ow Gordon, Now you've gone and gotten me feeling...

    Ow Gordon, Now you've gone and gotten me feeling bad :cry: I can offer the consultation that the end product will probably not make you feel any envy at all. I'm not holding my breath in anticipation...
  25. Steam mate, steam ;) These two locos are...

    Steam mate, steam ;)



    These two locos are very small. No longer than your diesels !

    Is there space under the hoods of your diesels for a bit of lead ?

    My Arnold S2 will just pull 4 cars...
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