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    Default Arizona Rock & Mineral: Samples

    Moose find Arizona Rock & Mineral samples that Moose had received exactly three years ago today...

    Finally got around to photographing them individually for use in determining which to use where on layout.

    Moose no know if all of these are still available, annnd, yes, the hand-written identification numbers are hard to read...

    1 - Sample Collections 20190412_083809.jpg2 - Sample Collections 20190412_084410.jpg3 - Sample Collections 20190412_085023.jpg4 - Sample Collections 20190412_085748.jpg5 - Sample Collections 20190412_092137.jpg6 - Sample Collections 20190412_092800.jpg
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    You should do a sample board with each one glued into a short section. Better yet, make it a gravel/dirt road next to a piece of track (with some grass and bushes to feed the wildlife.) Use ballast on the track, gravel on the road, and dirt...wherever dirt goes. Then you can stick little peeps out there and get close up pics so we can see it all in glorious detail. Decal each sample number onto a scale signpost.

    Man, I should go into management.

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    @Ender
    Great idea! Moose did photograph each and every sample package, sooo what's a few more steps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Moose no know if all of these are still available
    I bet they're still "available," Moose, somewhere remote in the Southwest desert. That's kind of the rub with a supplier that's seemingly no longer treating a business like a business.

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    Well, Moose did a test section of track, using GN (BN) ballast #1151 ... Moose thinks it came out pretty well:

    1-GN Track Ballast Cle Elum_20190413-172349.jpg
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    Is that really a photo of ballast in Cle Elum? That's pretty far, even for a moose...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbymaxwell View Post
    Is that really a photo of ballast in Cle Elum?
    Ummm, yeah, it is, actually...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Ummm, yeah, it is, actually...
    I'm shocked, shocked I say! You had me going there, until I saw the splits in the ties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    splits in the ties
    Moose is skilled with hooves, make tennie tiny cuts, look very natural...
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    I thought @Moose2013 had acquired a laser cutter and was creating amazing effects with it!

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    Okay, Moose sprinkled 1151 ballast on section of mainline ... Here's comparison:

    Screenshot_20190414-154706.jpg
    1-GN Track Ballast Cle Elum_20190413-172349.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Okay, Moose sprinkled 1151 ballast on section of mainline ... Here's comparison:

    Screenshot_20190414-154706.jpg
    1-GN Track Ballast Cle Elum_20190413-172349.jpg

    Kinda looks like Cle Elum, or even Roslyn. ...

    Say, Moosey, you any relation to the moose wandering the street -- note the singularity -- in the opening credits of "Northern Exposure"? Filmed in Roslyn, ya know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Kinda looks like Cle Elum, or even Roslyn. ...

    Say, Moosey, you any relation to the moose wandering the street -- note the singularity -- in the opening credits of "Northern Exposure"? Filmed in Roslyn, ya know.
    Nope, no relation to the late Morty...
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    I don't know about those photos of the ballast in post 6. Not quite realist enough. I expect better!
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    That is a wicked (good) picture.

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