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    finished construction of the new shell and...

    finished construction of the new shell and painted it . I may add more details and paint later but I'm pleased with how it turned out . also made 4 more trees and added them to the layout .

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    happy Thanksgiving! it's been a rough year but...

    happy Thanksgiving! it's been a rough year but lots to be thankful for also . best wishes everyone .
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    it's been raining a lot , everything's muddy on...

    it's been raining a lot , everything's muddy on the farm and hard to make progress on outdoor projects . waiting for things to dry up so I can get out in the woods and go fell about a dozen hickory...
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    I made another structure, another little pole...

    I made another structure, another little pole shed . this one was made from 2 matchsticks split down and sheet scraps . the other photo showing the current state of the camp.

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    pole barn built .... 127250...

    pole barn built ....
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    three more cabins scratchbuilt , I may make a few...

    three more cabins scratchbuilt , I may make a few more ..

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    I made side panels and a backdrop panel to fit...

    I made side panels and a backdrop panel to fit the enclosure from some thick cardboard I had found , then glued on the poster board. each panel Is easily removable and fits in the gap between the...
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    I made a new front bumper for the F7A , the old...

    I made a new front bumper for the F7A , the old old shattered into unrecoverable pieces when It dropped off the table last week . also gave it new paint to represent the L&N which served the BMRR ,...
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    started to work on the front creekbank in front...

    started to work on the front creekbank in front of the retaining wall ... I invested .79c in a blue piece of poster board for a quick temp backdrop. of course it looks fake, I'm well aware , but its...
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    well thanks , and great suggestions !

    well thanks , and great suggestions !
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    I think you may be perceiving the light glare on...

    I think you may be perceiving the light glare on the tin roof for snow .that's on me , I'm a horrible photographer.
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    made another shanty for the miners , this...

    made another shanty for the miners ,
    this design looks a bit more prototypical with photos I've researched so I've decided to stick with this one as the standard quarters , leaving the fancier...
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    you are absolutely right , I've been thinking...

    you are absolutely right , I've been thinking about junking it up but struggling with what actual " good enough to keep around " junk they would have had in a early 50s mining camp . used steel drums...
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    where I live it stays humid year around , we...

    where I live it stays humid year around , we have issues with salt and sugar clumping and we make packets with pantyhose and dry rice and put those in with them and it works like a champ . I would...
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    thanks ! and I agree, I had a deck on the front...

    thanks ! and I agree, I had a deck on the front of the building that made it look less floaty , and the cardstock warped so I had to remove it .
    I will build it back and make sure to add more...
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    late night modeling session , lots more trees and...

    late night modeling session , lots more trees and shrubbery made and added but still lots more to go . it's really starting to take the form of how I envisioned it . I think for the next segment...
  17. hahah , couldn't resist.... I do like the train...

    hahah , couldn't resist.... I do like the train though
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    how do the skull carts attach to the belt ?

    how do the skull carts attach to the belt ?
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    I like anamatronic stuff , very cool

    I like anamatronic stuff , very cool
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    took the loco apart today and found the problem ,...

    took the loco apart today and found the problem , this one has a circuit board with contacts on the bottom that sits on frame and one of them was making poor contact , must have gotten bent when it...
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    the worse part is I know better than to leave...

    the worse part is I know better than to leave stuff on the table , the train was being cleaned and I got up to get the alcohol bottle . so it wassnt negligence or careless, just accidental . it...
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    let me tell a story about a clumsy giant oaf ,...

    let me tell a story about a clumsy giant oaf , who got his foot tangled in the controller cord and pulled it off the table which in turn knocked my prized F Unit off the table and took a 4' drop on...
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    thanks ! it's just a cheap twine made from jute...

    thanks !
    it's just a cheap twine made from jute , common stuff . just trim off small pieces and untwist the braid and make it frayed and glue it in clumps . cheap as dirt . think I paid a dollar...
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    made a few more trees , glued in pieces of teased...

    made a few more trees , glued in pieces of teased jute twine for broomsage clumps in some areas .

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  25. I'm sad and happy to say that this layout no...

    I'm sad and happy to say that this layout no longer exists, It's been dismantled and salvaged for usable parts . I've kept the 1x4' base , track and turnouts , buildings , streetlights an vehicles ....
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