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    Default It never ceases to amaze me what's available out there in N scale

    In need of a commercial trash compactor (of all things) for my Cargill facility, I'm thinking "oh swell, now I gotta figure out a way to scratchbuild one of these things?"



    Although it seemed like a waste of time, I figured it couldn't hurt to fire up the google and look for "N scale trash compactor". And as you've probably already surmised, my search was instantly rewarded and my trash compactor order is on its way to the Shapeways printer as we speak. And that's gotta be at least a dozen times in the past year where I've had a similar experience. You'd think I'd be a little less shocked and a little more optimistic about these things by now, lol.

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    Thanks @Spookshow,
    It's good to know things like this are out there!

    The stuff on Shapeways is astounding to say the least. Hopefully it'll only get better.
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    Was down in Hope Sunday on the Harley in the bars, looking at spots to view the Big Boy this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    You'd think I'd be a little less shocked and a little more optimistic about these things by now, lol.
    That's a jaw-dropper! Great find.

    Still no high-hood GP30 shell, though, that I can find. Oh, well, probably time to get kit-bashing. Jim Kelly of MR did a HH Southern GP30 conversion back in the July 1979 issue. Time to get crackin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicki6 View Post
    Was down in Hope Sunday on the Harley in the bars, looking at spots to view the Big Boy this week.
    It's not due in until next week (Wednesday), no? Sounds like about 10:30 AM or so (based on the schedule published on up.com), which is going to be tough for me unless I take the day off from work. Maybe I'll get lucky and come down with the "24 hour flu", lol.

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    Yes, The 17th...Leaving Albert Lea at 9:30am...Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    That's a jaw-dropper! Great find.

    Still no high-hood GP30 shell, though, that I can find. Oh, well, probably time to get kit-bashing. Jim Kelly of MR did a HH Southern GP30 conversion back in the July 1979 issue. Time to get crackin'.
    If you want something more current, I built one in the Nov/Dec 2012 N Scale Railroading. It’s pretty easy. @Spookshow I used that same compactor dumpster on my layout. It’s awesome what is available these days!
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    @Paul Schmidt
    Not sure how much work this would be but.....


    https://www.shapeways.com/product/WG...ionId=60734396

    Also found a GP35 cab

    https://www.shapeways.com/product/NW...li=marketplace
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    I need an N scale shot glass... Oh, and a toothpick too, and an olive...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    Not sure how much work this would be but.....

    https://www.shapeways.com/product/WG...ionId=60734396
    That's the ticket, Allen! Even has the bell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Gosha View Post
    I need an N scale shot glass... Oh, and a toothpick too, and an olive...



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    The shot glass is easy. A very short slice of 5 # monofilament fishing line. 10 # makes a water glass or empty (!!!!!!!!) beer stein.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicki6 View Post
    Yes, The 17th...Leaving Albert Lea at 9:30am...Jim
    This looks like the money shot right here



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    I wonder how many others will be there ? Looking at Clarks Grove also. Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicki6 View Post
    I wonder how many others will be there ? Looking at Clarks Grove also. Jim
    Good question - it seems like a pretty unique opportunity, but I couldn't hazard a guess as far as how many people know or care. Any idea how fast it moves? It'd be bummer if it roars though town at 40 MPH or something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    Good question - it seems like a pretty unique opportunity, but I couldn't hazard a guess as far as how many people know or care. Any idea how fast it moves? It'd be bummer if it roars though town at 40 MPH or something...

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    Unless they are stopping for regreasing, they will try to maintain full track speed. What’s the speed limit through town?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpwisc View Post
    Unless they are stopping for regreasing, they will try to maintain full track speed. What’s the speed limit through town?
    Based on the freight trains that I've watched roll through town, I'd say somewhere around 40 MPH. It's not a slow crawl, that's for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    Based on the freight trains that I've watched roll through town, I'd say somewhere around 40 MPH. It's not a slow crawl, that's for sure.

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    Set the camera to 1/500th a second and keep the sun at your back. I’m sure the shots will be great!
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    According to the list I have they are leaving Albert Lea a 9:30 and arriving in Owatonna at 10:45 so they will be moving at a good speed!

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    Sounds like 25 MPH to me (31 miles in 75 minutes).

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    If you can have a friend do a video of the train approaching and passing by, from close alongside the tracks, while you take still photos from a bit farther out, that would be a good thing.
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