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    Still plugging away on the corn field and the...

    Still plugging away on the corn field and the elevator office -

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spookshow.net%2Flayout6%2Flayoutf1407.jpg

    -Mark
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    I was only there a couple-three years and spent...

    I was only there a couple-three years and spent most of that time working on a customer service system called TrackSmart that was used to locate shipments for customers. It was pretty much the...
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    I used to be a computer programmer for BN (and...

    I used to be a computer programmer for BN (and then BNSF). Never came anywhere near any actual trains :(

    -Mark
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    I had no idea Cargill had so many locos (and in...

    I had no idea Cargill had so many locos (and in such a wide variety). Oddly enough, that one (405) is not listed on rrpictures - http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoPicture.aspx?id=211406

    -Mark
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    Thanks, but I think I'll pass. If I replaced the...

    Thanks, but I think I'll pass. If I replaced the reefers with dry vans, I'm sure I'd feel compelled to add the nose cones. And I have zero idea how I'd go about doing that, lol.

    -Mark
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    Hey, cool. What is it? A GP9? Thanks, -Mark

    Hey, cool. What is it? A GP9?

    Thanks,
    -Mark
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    Aha, thanks - I did not know that. Unfortunately,...

    Aha, thanks - I did not know that. Unfortunately, I was only able to snag the one dry van.

    -Mark
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    Cargill finally got some trucking activity thanks...

    Cargill finally got some trucking activity thanks to Trainworx :)

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spookshow.net%2Flayout6%2Flayoutf1404.jpg
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    Any signs I model will be based on the prototype...

    Any signs I model will be based on the prototype I'm modeling. No need to invent any of that stuff out of thin air (thank goodness).

    -Mark
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    Kicked the hell out of the Manitoba Moose when we...

    Kicked the hell out of the Manitoba Moose when we played them, that's for sure. Mooses? Meh >:-}

    -Mark
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    If you mean the Iowa Wild, then yes :lol: -Mark

    If you mean the Iowa Wild, then yes :lol:

    -Mark
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    Hockey season! No time for hiking, lol. -Mark

    Hockey season! No time for hiking, lol.

    -Mark
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    Well, I haven't heard any horror stories yet, so...

    Well, I haven't heard any horror stories yet, so maybe I'll just start with the one sign (pictured above) and see how it goes. Of course, if things work out I'll need to walk that entire mile of...
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    Sorry, Gordon. I'm married to my Bright Boy and...

    Sorry, Gordon. I'm married to my Bright Boy and at this stage of the game I ain't changin', lol.

    -Mark
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    Right of way signs - worth the hassle?

    There are lots of interesting looking signs that I could be adding to my layout. EG -

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spookshow.net%2Faaarow.JPG

    So far I've...
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    OK, that makes sense. Nothing to do with the type...

    OK, that makes sense. Nothing to do with the type of trailer - just what's going into it.

    Reason I ask is that I stuck jacks under all of my trailers (some dry van and some not) and wanted to make...
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    Trailer jack question

    I noticed in this picture that the dry van doesn't have a jack sitting under the front end and the other three do. Any reason for that?
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    Show me how it turns out.

    Show me how it turns out.
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    I have a large lake coming up on my to-do list,...

    I have a large lake coming up on my to-do list, so I thought I'd try experimenting around with a little slough first -
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    I use Micro-Mark corner punches (available in a...

    I use Micro-Mark corner punches (available in a couple of different sizes - 3/16" and 5/16").

    https://www.micromark.com/mini-hand-tools/punches

    -Mark
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    More planting this week. And yes, I've about had...

    More planting this week. And yes, I've about had it up to ear with all this corn! :rolleyes:

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spookshow.net%2Flayout6%2Flayoutf1394.jpg...
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    Everything you ever wanted to know about Bachmann...

    Everything you ever wanted to know about Bachmann F7's - http://www.spookshow.net/loco/bachf7.html

    -Mark
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    Thin styrene isn't the problem. It's the thicker...

    Thin styrene isn't the problem. It's the thicker stuff that tends to crack.

    -Mark
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    Yikes, for $400+ I think I'd rather live with the...

    Yikes, for $400+ I think I'd rather live with the cracks :eek:

    -Mark
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    The next run of IMRC F7s will be available with...

    The next run of IMRC F7s will be available with DCC Sound. Will be interesting to see how they do it.

    -Mark
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