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  1. Happy Birthday!!!!

    Happy Birthday!!!!
  2. 35 years of it and yes, drivers have it a lot...

    35 years of it and yes, drivers have it a lot better today than the drivers back then. Back then, the team drivers slept in the front of the trailers. Trucks were slow and the roads were barely roads...
  3. 27's, 36's, and 38's was very common. Might of...

    27's, 36's, and 38's was very common. Might of been a few 40's starting to come out in the late 40's
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    For building turnouts over the last 40 years, I...

    For building turnouts over the last 40 years, I only use silver bearing solder. It's stronger that regular solder and very seldom do I have any joints pop on my turnouts.



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  5. Happy Birthday!!!

    Happy Birthday!!!
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    Good ole USA St Louis Mo

    Good ole USA
    St Louis Mo
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    Both rails are able to move, but ME is some what...

    Both rails are able to move, but ME is some what stiff. That is why I made this. It's set up for 1" track centers and I have radius plates for 15" all the way up to 40" along with straight.


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  8. Happy Birthday!!!!

    Happy Birthday!!!!
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    ME code 40 and 55 is the best in my opinion. I've...

    ME code 40 and 55 is the best in my opinion. I've used enough of it, that's for sure
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    Got it painted and decided to go ahead and finish...

    Got it painted and decided to go ahead and finish the other walls while I'm at it.




    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/DnI4D8.jpg
  11. Sean, very nice work so far and watching for your...

    Sean, very nice work so far and watching for your updates.

    The pier with the marine supply really looks great. You did a awesome job on the board by board deck on the pier.

    I need to print...
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    Sticky: This need to be a "sticky" thread Great start...

    This need to be a "sticky" thread

    Great start Paul,

    I'll add a nice piece of glass for cutting decals and what not.

    Cutting mat

    Hobby lubes including graphite powder
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    I like it and it looks good so far, Tony. It...

    I like it and it looks good so far, Tony. It takes some work, but you can get rid of the fuzzy stuff. First you need to get some wood sealer and seal the wood, then lightly sand, and it ready for...
  14. Happy Birthdayto you

    Happy Birthdayto you
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    Thanks for the warning, and I'll try to be ready...

    Thanks for the warning, and I'll try to be ready for what's coming.
    Hopefully, I can tame wombats so it won't be all that bad.
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    Victor, they were the same. I have some of the...

    Victor, they were the same. I have some of the later CC/RR releases and both the light and heavy used the same chassis.
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    Sticky: Thanks, There a good chance that it is from...

    Thanks,

    There a good chance that it is from Roco. I have 5 of them, but mine are steel sided ice refers. They work very well, too.
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    Intermountain did several versions in plastic a...

    Intermountain did several versions in plastic a few years ago. Key also did several versions in brass 20 to 30 years ago.

    I have 2 of the IM's, but I've only ran them a few times and they ran...
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    Sticky: Karl, You do some amazing modeling, and it great...

    Karl, You do some amazing modeling, and it great that you show off your efforts to us. "Thanks"

    Now, where did you get that block at. This is the kind of the stuff I want draw up and print.
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    Sticky: What did you use for the pad, Carl???? As...

    What did you use for the pad, Carl????
    As usual, you did a super fine job on it.
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    But, one very, very good running loco, is better...

    But, one very, very good running loco, is better than 10 so-so or poor running loco. It will give you a lot more pleasure than to 10 others would.

    BTW, some of the Bachmann loco's are good too,...
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    Great, and they will be handy to have. If you...

    Great, and they will be handy to have. If you get the Zona square, it's great to have for marking out small squares like doors and windows.

    Ooohh, and I really don't mind spending other people...
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    Found these ...

    Found these

    https://www.amazon.com/Zona-37-434-L-Square-Stainless-3-Inch/dp/B0006NAQL4/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=3%22+square&qid=1578157001&sr=8-5


    Machinist set

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    I'll go along with Steve and say a "3D printer".

    I'll go along with Steve and say a "3D printer".
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    Kind of late, but I've always use "Builders in...

    Kind of late, but I've always use "Builders in Scale) for "Corrugated Iron"

    It's more labor intensive but it looks great. On this one after I cut them to width, I dunked them into PC board...
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