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    Mosslake (@ #3) If it were a moose y'would nah...

    Mosslake (@ #3)

    If it were a moose y'would nah see it anyway; they're too small an' quik. I'm told they dinna travel too well too, although Douglas Adams might disagree (Just sayin').
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    What would I make? A 'B' Climax 2-truck,...

    What would I make?

    A 'B' Climax 2-truck, simply because the 'international' market is there. The Climax B is something l that US MR manufacturers seem to almost willfully-ignore in favour of the...
  3. When did I become an 'N-scale Lifer'? When I...

    When did I become an 'N-scale Lifer'?

    When I found that by being 'creative' and 'thinking outside the square', it was possible to create the sorts of railway scenes I had both worked in as a ...
  4. FWIW: IMHO, if you add chimneys and various...

    FWIW: IMHO, if you add chimneys and various amounts of wire and smaller boxes,voila; 'Power Station' - perhaps even with rail access (unless it's nuclear or uses some other energy-generating source)....
  5. TE KERERU MINING AND INVESTMENT CO. LTD....

    TE KERERU MINING AND INVESTMENT CO. LTD.
    London.S.W.

    Office of General Manager

    6 August


    The Board of Directors of the Te Kereru Mining and Investment Co. Ltd. wish to advise that, on the...
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    FWIW: My two cents worth. By way of...

    FWIW: My two cents worth.

    By way of background, I'm 66 years old and as some will be aware, have recently been dabbling in On18 but have found that 'N' is far more satisfying and 'fun' than the...
  7. Thank you Gentlemen; aspects I'd never...

    Thank you Gentlemen; aspects I'd never considered. The 'experimentation' (and 'running in' as well) continues..
  8. It doesn't pull the same: A 'curiousity' with a B'mann Plymouth MDT Switcher

    My fellow N'scaler's

    I have recently purchased a 'new', 'unused', B'man Plymouth MDT switcher and after 'running it in' find that it hauls LESS than an earlier example of the same locomotive.
    ...
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    A very minor one: That at exhibitions, the...

    A very minor one: That at exhibitions, the 'electronics' will fail at a crucial time (ie, when there is the largest number of viewers in front of the layout), and that it will become both inoperable...
  10. B'Mann Plymouth MDT Switcher runs better in reverse than forwards; why?

    I have recently received a brand-new example of the B'mann Plymouth MDT Switcher, and in the course of running it in, have noticed that it runs more smoothly in reverse (ie, Cab-leading). I've...
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    A tale of two b'mann plymouths.

    My fellow N-scalers

    I have a problem which (as can be seen from the thread heading) concerns two B'mann Plymouth Switchers, one new, one older.

    The problem is this:

    I have an exhibition...
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    Very interesting. To elaborate on Russ's comment,...

    Very interesting. To elaborate on Russ's comment, at 6.37 minutes, the locomotive illustrated is a New Zealand Govt. railways Ja (Jay-a) class 4-8-2, which, ironically, is of a narrower gauge (3 ft....
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    Thanks for the question. FWIW, herewith my...

    Thanks for the question.

    FWIW, herewith my indespensable tools:

    Scale ruler

    Ballpoint pen (Black ink)

    Craft knife (the sort from the dollar store with 'snap-off' blades)
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    (Admins: please remove this; double posting)....

    (Admins: please remove this; double posting). Thank you.

    Whether what follows could be considered 'Great' modelling, I have no idea. I am however very pleased with what has resulted.

    As some...
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    (Admins: please remove if not appropriate) ...

    (Admins: please remove if not appropriate)

    Whether what follows could be considered 'Great' modelling, I have no idea. I am however very pleased with what has resulted.

    As some of the...
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    Mark Thank you. Perhaps surprisingly (at...

    Mark

    Thank you.

    Perhaps surprisingly (at least to you as an American), my hospitalisation, operations and post-op follow-up have cost me absolutely NOTHING financially; one of the advantages (I...
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    :wishes: A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU SIR....

    :wishes: A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU SIR. CONGRATULATIONS INDEED :wishes:

    ​(And a huge THANK YOU for making this the best N-scale site anywhere :) )
  18. FWIW: Whatever the width of the gap between the...

    FWIW: Whatever the width of the gap between the edge of the loaing dock / bank, it ALWAYS has to be narrower than the very small area of contact betwen the bottom of the forklift tyre and the 'road'...
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    Mark Wow!! Five!! Thank you; my cushion and I...

    Mark

    Wow!! Five!! Thank you; my cushion and I are developing a very close relationship!! :)

    (it only hurts when I sneeze, or cough, or turn suddenly. or....!! A very steep learning curve!)
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    AN UPDATE I have survived! I am now home,...

    AN UPDATE

    I have survived!
    I am now home, have a zipper-like scar down my chest (sorry, no pics https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/ta5/1.5/16/1f642.png ) and are both very tired and...
  21. Thread: Colourful Steam

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    Herva Most excellent research Sir. Thank you. ...

    Herva

    Most excellent research Sir. Thank you. Might I suggest that you keep a note of your sources, as others will inevitably want to use them. Again, thanks.
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    An important announcement from komata

    Some of the memberhip may have noted my absence from the site over the past few weeks.

    Don't be concerned; I' m still an 'N' scaler (and always will be) although I will admit that I am currently...
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    NYC54 re: 'Anybody else modify the course of...

    NYC54

    re: 'Anybody else modify the course of history on their layout as well?'

    Definitely and thanks for asking. FWIW, my method was to create a 60 mile-long Public Carrier railway in a...
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    Moose: All may not be lost!! Due to the...

    Moose:

    All may not be lost!! Due to the advent of viable, small, radio control systems in our hobby, it's no longer necessary to use METAL rails!

    'Dead' rail has arrived, so now wooden trains...
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    O/t: Seasons greetings

    I would like to wish all my fellow nSn members a

    MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR

    and to particularly thank Bryan (our esteemed Moderator) who does a fantastic job of running this place...
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