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    Quote Originally Posted by mosslake View Post
    Nice!! I'd be interested to see how they turn out. Also your opinion on building them.
    Will let you know.

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    Well, here I go again. I really need to get my car buying under control. The flat car is to replace those in the Micro Trains Cracking Tower set in my first post this month. This is different from the car I purchased earlier as it has the brake wheel on the side instead of on the end. The photos of the prototype local industry showed Conrail or leased TTX flat cars. I haven't been able to find many photos from my era (1983-84) but the local shortline I model would hand the special move to the Delaware and Hudson in that era, so I think a set of D&H flats may also be appropriate.
    The Gold Medal Models venetian blinds are for a couple of yard offices I am modeling and for future projects. Likewise, the metal railings are for multiple projects. The couplers/trucks are for some cars I have that still have the old style (I forget are they Arnold or Rapido couplers?) Cheers all and stay safe. Maurice
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    I picked up three 4' x 8' sheets of 2" insulation foam board and a dozen 1 x 4's from Home Depot. I'm afraid that my model railroading activity will be sidelined for a while however. I have aggravated my already bad back about 12 days ago. I can't stand or walk, so my days have been laying around in bed. I've seen a couple of doctors and I'm in the process of getting an MRI, steroid epidural shot and physical therapy. This was the first time I had a 10 out of 10 as far as pain. I think surgery is in my future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dilley340 View Post
    I picked up three 4' x 8' sheets of 2" insulation foam board and a dozen 1 x 4's from Home Depot. I'm afraid that my model railroading activity will be sidelined for a while however. I have aggravated my already bad back about 12 days ago. I can't stand or walk, so my days have been laying around in bed. I've seen a couple of doctors and I'm in the process of getting an MRI, steroid epidural shot and physical therapy. This was the first time I had a 10 out of 10 as far as pain. I think surgery is in my future.
    Very sorry to hear that Doug.
    Not very good news.
    I hope you can get past this quickly and get back on your feet soon.
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    Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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    I hope you recover and am able to enjoy life again, sorry to hear of your problems...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dilley340 View Post
    This was the first time I had a 10 out of 10 as far as pain ...
    Get well soon, Doug.
    Pain is such a ... umm ... pain ... in the ... oh, never mind.

    Here I have received a bunch of signal decoders from Qdecoder and a starter kit with a programmer. Sure, you can program the decoders through CVs, but these puppies hold a lot of European signals in memory, so the exercise of getting the lanterns of that particular signal out on those particular decoder outputs is quite a complex one. Much easier with the programmer and the associated application.



    Incidently, when I started writing MR software back in 2008 or 9, this was exactly the kind of thing I had in mind and done in exactly the same way.
    My project took a turn into something else back then, but now Qdecoder has done what I wanted to do. Cool stuff. Looking forward to trying them out.
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    From eBay; Atlas .540 wheelsets


    From MBK; Southern Horse Car and 9 DPM kits;




    From Germany bulbs for the Fleishmann loco I got back in December; (12+ weeks shipping)


    From York Model Rail in the UK, 5 sheets stained glass (12 days shipping);

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    No pics to post but I bought 26 ExactRail Autoflood II coal hoopers. Never bought this many cars at once before and they all had to be gone through and weighted as well as a few other things. My first coal unit train.

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    Did those signal decoders come with signals, @SteamPower4ever? Or are you buying signals separately? Viessmann?

    I'll be interested to follow your progress on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Did those signal decoders come with signals, @SteamPower4ever? Or are you buying signals separately? Viessmann?
    They didn't. I got the decoders now because in a not too distant future I'll need to figure out where to place everything below the surface of my modules. Just thinking ahead here.
    I expect to be buying signals from Mafen/ModelFAB eventually. They've just announced Danish signals in their 2021-22 news flyer.
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    Thanks for the link! There are some interesting SBB/BLS masts there, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by African Pirate View Post
    @jrathfon. Iím glad your second one is working ok.

    I spoke to Otter Valley Railroad (dealer) this morning. They had another one in stock and are sending it to me. Happy with that. BLI also got back to me and said if the dealer couldnít help me that they would fix it under warranty. I was happy with there response as well. Glad I donít have to send it for warranty though. Saves me about 3 months and $$$ for shipping.
    Just an update: I received my replacement BLI locomotive from Otter Valley. This one runs good although it does run hotter than my other locomotives but maybe this is normal for BLI. So far I am happy with it.
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    1st thing... Wishing you a speedy recovery Doug. Getting old sucks!

    Reefer Madness on my layout.

    Ordered these on Tues. and they arrived today.

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    I like on the PFE cars how the icing hatches open up.

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    These also came with the PFE reefers... Anybody know what they are for?

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    I also pre-ordered these today as well. MTL shows a 7/21 release date for the 4 pack.

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    This.
    1975-present Alaska, BNSF, UP Also 1880-1890 Era

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    My order from N scale supply came in 10 days ago. I collected it from the post office when I got back from site.
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    JV Models Boyd logging camp, bunk houses and sawmill.
    No whimpy laser cutting with this bunch, just scribed siding and stripwood.
    Also some MT wheels, passenger car couplers(they're assembled, no going cross-eyed with springs lol) and 10 Caboose sprung throws.
    Then on a visit to a Hobby shop (only an hour away) I picked up this stuff....


    The packets on the right a MIG (big packet) and Vallejo (small packets) static grass tufts.
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    @ mosslake

    That sure looks an exciting haul. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it all.

    Yep, laser cut stuff is for wimps. Just keep quiet and don't tell the others about the laser cut pagoda I'm working on
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    Since my local hobby shop (LHS) is only open on weekends, I feel a draw to go to see if anything new came in. I ended up buying a car out of the used basket. A Bachmann covered hopper that had an interesting paint scheme. It will need new trucks and couplers. I also bought a Walthers kit that I will be kitbashing it. Cheers all and stay safe. Maurice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko View Post
    Now to get off the buying spree (my credit card has earned some rest) and into building and weathering...
    That didn't last long... that Maryland hobby store had some 10% discount on some cars I wanted (and on some cars some friends wanted)



    The missing (out of stock) type of turf, a lot of plastic kits, a wood kit, a few more tank cars to bring my propane dealer down into the 1950s and to ship the corn syrup from my modern day ethanol plant, a few bicycles and a rack... now all I need is a pack or two of those protein gondolas, some more large centerbeams and then maybe a pair of modern geeps - and a lot of time to do stuff with that

    Heiko

    P.S: Those modern ME #6 turnouts look really well designed, too - very little to improve.


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    I received these items a few days ago from Factory Direct Hobbies. This was the first time I have ever purchased an Athearn car and I have to say I'm impressed with the detail. It had a lot of separate detail items as well.



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