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    Biggest issue is now C55 is known to be hard to...

    Biggest issue is now C55 is known to be hard to get. So when its in stock there are many people stocking up. I bet 3/4 of the C55 sold is still in its original package sitting in modelers basements...
  2. Do you know something that I missed?

    Do you know something that I missed?
  3. That is what really has me interested. The Steel...

    That is what really has me interested. The Steel Mill related portion of my layout is all switchers, as of right now just the couple of Alco S2s from Atlas have sound. I really would like to add more...
  4. Anybody rolling the dice on the BLI SW7/NW2

    Seems lately reviews on BLI have not been the kindest.

    I am excited to see a new model coming to N scale or (SW7) also a switcher with sound!

    I am thinking of going ahead on a pre-order for a...
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    Very nice model. I really appreciate when a...

    Very nice model.

    I really appreciate when a modeler takes the time to include the odd ball stuff. In the modern age of wide nose high HP power its refreshing to revisit the days of rebuilt 1st...
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    Absolutely... Unfortunately the list of funny...

    Absolutely... Unfortunately the list of funny stories is much shorter then the bad stories at least on my end.
  7. snagged up a few of the latest offerings from...

    snagged up a few of the latest offerings from Atlas.

    A few more F-100s and the Russell snow plow for Conrail. It will be item of interest on a stub end track in a yard someday.


    And I am...
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    maybe a RS-2m?

    maybe a RS-2m?
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    Sticky: Thanks crew.. I wonder if none of my photos...

    Thanks crew..

    I wonder if none of my photos were showing up in my build thread Steel made in America....................
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    Sticky: Yep it was set to private. How about now?

    Yep it was set to private. How about now?
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    Sticky: Not sure whats going on there, I can see the pic...

    Not sure whats going on there, I can see the pic in the post. Anybody else not seeing the NW2?
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    cough cough

    cough cough
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    Its been a while. Got frustrated assembling one...

    Its been a while. Got frustrated assembling one of these NWs. I break them down about as far as I can for painting and weathering. A couple things gave me fits so I just stepped away (thought about...
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    Sticky: https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attac...

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=104342&d=1565470383

    EMD NW2 painted for US Steel intra-plant operations.
  15. What would you like to know. We provide service...

    What would you like to know. We provide service to many of these facilities around PGH
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    Locomotive Roster Update #2 Finished up...

    Locomotive Roster Update #2


    Finished up #110. This unit now has TCS DCC and a good coat of weathering. Its been years since I did any customer work in N scale and many...
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    Sticky: Mill switcher for my some day mill layout....

    Mill switcher for my some day mill layout. https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=104342&d=1565470383
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    Blast Furnace construction Update #1 #1...

    Blast Furnace construction Update #1

    #1 furnace construction
    Ill try to keep the history lesson a little shorter on this one. More posts with less story.

    Heavily kitbashed from a Walthers kit....
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    Just wanted to bring this one to the surface. ...

    Just wanted to bring this one to the surface.

    Any others using the proto throttle in N ops?
  20. Trying to have some self control... Tons of...

    Trying to have some self control... Tons of pre-orders looming out there, I hope they do not all come in the same container!!!


    Loading up on weathering supplies and material for the kit-bashed...
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    So why the "Mon Valley Works" As stated above...

    So why the "Mon Valley Works"

    As stated above the current day complex of individual plants in the Pittsburgh area is known as the US Steel Mon Valley Works. Before the collapse of steel there...
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    Locomotive Roster Update #1 One of the...

    Locomotive Roster Update #1

    One of the interesting ties to the steel industry is its direct link to railroads. In addition to the Class 1, regional, and short lines that serve mills many have...
  23. They did the Ashland Iron and Steel series in N...

    They did the Ashland Iron and Steel series in N scale.

    For N scale they produced the blast furnace kit, electric furnace kit, rolling mill kit, and the coke plant. However they did not produce...
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    Over the coming week I hope to bring the thread...

    Over the coming week I hope to bring the thread up to speed on the process I am going through with heavily kitbashing a Walther blast furnace kit.

    The blast furnace complex will consist of three...
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    Steel made in America

    This is going to be a thread to document some of my journey modeling the manufacturing of steel.
    With a background in the rail industry and directly serving a major producer of steel for over 13...
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