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    It has more to do with manufacturer than specific...

    It has more to do with manufacturer than specific model. To put it simply the more powerful a model can be the better, we haven't yet reached the technology to mimic pulling power with a model. I can...
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    Well my storm starts now... Time to clear the...

    Well my storm starts now... Time to clear the backlog, 90 some odd car manifest rolling in with another following right behind it.
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    You absolutely can't go wrong with them, I used...

    You absolutely can't go wrong with them, I used to deal with Carlos extensively when I first got into the hobby and the budget wasn't huge. As long as you seal whatever you print it'll last and they...
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    Work made me work so I was out kicking cars...

    Work made me work so I was out kicking cars around while the storm was starting. I was the last to leave the yard, I can't help but wonder if my TBOXes blew over, I tried to get as many out as I...
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    Same over here, down south we could care less...

    Same over here, down south we could care less about the 'paid' sick leave, we don't want the attendance points
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    Yes and ready for it, I shouldn't have to spend...

    Yes and ready for it, I shouldn't have to spend months with my feet rotting in my boots because I can't take a sick day to see a doctor without a penalty
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    Okay looking back at this thread with a more...

    Okay looking back at this thread with a more informed perspective, little signs with numbers are perfectly fine. Most railyards have exactly that
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    In my personal opinion it might dumb down your...

    In my personal opinion it might dumb down your operations too much as multiple industries may use the same type of car, a lot of the challenge of railroading isn't where the car goes but where THAT...
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    No more boxing gloves! The new sd40's are going...

    No more boxing gloves! The new sd40's are going to be shipping with MT type couplers
  10. Athearn CSXT (ex. WM) 2 bay covered hopper:...

    Athearn CSXT (ex. WM) 2 bay covered hopper:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52140914337_d58fa9e2c0_c.jpg

    Comparing it with the other cement hoppers I had him do:...
  11. Alright couple more: Red Caboose SSAM...

    Alright couple more:

    Red Caboose SSAM centerbeam:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52142168844_da325e7851_c.jpg

    And loaded:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52141934306_d46f14a222_c.jpg...
  12. Okay, had another batch come in, had motivation...

    Okay, had another batch come in, had motivation to snap a few photos. More will come

    Atlas Coil cars, the NS one was from a previous batch but I never grabbed a pic of it...
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    As a random note If you HAVE to have covered...

    As a random note If you HAVE to have covered hoppers the PRR H30 was built starting in 1935. FVM made them, nice little cars.
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    The ability to MU is certainly interesting,...

    The ability to MU is certainly interesting, wonder if they'll try and stuff PTC in the thing. UP did it, provided it was effectively a computer with a ziptie attached to a dump valve...
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    My Navy sw1200 rides on a Kato chassis, not...

    My Navy sw1200 rides on a Kato chassis, not perfect and the shell needs some modifications but if youve got the patience for the project it works
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    Down in my neck of the woods they've been demoted...

    Down in my neck of the woods they've been demoted to aggregate service. When I was with the shortline we had to unload them as well. Damn good cars all the way around
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    Four years later, as a licensed freight...

    Four years later, as a licensed freight conductor. I still laugh my ass off at this, we drag the proto for those cars over curves that'd make 9.75" curves seem broad
  18. You can make your own by cutting styrene or foam...

    You can make your own by cutting styrene or foam to fit the car then covering with your choice of texture but if time is a valuable resource it might be better to purchase pre made loads from the hay...
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    It turned out to be some form of casting error...

    It turned out to be some form of casting error with that specific coupler box. While none of the others are perfect they're good enough. Having worked with these cars irl I'll say it's not a day if...
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    Fox Valley PS coal gondolas

    Hi guys. I just got in a six pack of Fox Valley PS coal gondolas and wow. Quality isn't the same as it used to be from them. I don't want to rip into them too hard as they came out right as Matt...
  21. What are your curve radii?

    What are your curve radii?
  22. Moving right along: TTX Depressed Center...

    Moving right along:

    TTX Depressed Center Flatcar:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51916522801_78835ca4b1_c.jpg
    Admittedly this is probably my favorite car of this batch, It's simple, done...
  23. Photo dump time, grabbed these as the sun was...

    Photo dump time, grabbed these as the sun was setting so excuse the light levels
    Armco Steel coil cars:
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    Yards, generally speaking, have a small dip to...

    Yards, generally speaking, have a small dip to the to help retard that one car you didn't quite kick hard enough. It's not much of a dip at all but it's there. If it were me I'd just just a cork sheet
  25. How do you kick smoke smell out of the nest?

    Hi guys, I recently bought a new loco off ebay, got a great deal on it but it showed up saturated in tobacco smell to the point of having a physical residue on the shipping box, locomotive, case and...
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