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    Default What Are You Buying This Month (January 2022)

    I'll kick off the New Year with my first purchase of 2022.

    A couple of weeks ago, I had to replace a fuel line in a chain saw. Friend had a pair of locking forceps which were perfect for that job.

    So I bought myself a set. 3 different sizes with straight and curved tips in each size.

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    And a set of 4 250ml squirt bottles for future scenery projects. I'll see how these work instead of the eye-dropper method.

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    Finally got around to buying this postcard book for the locale my layout will be set in. Many of the photos are too new, but there's still lots of good period photos in it.

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    Very fine terrarium sand to be used as gravel

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    Ebay purchase, Microtrains Indiana boxcar sorry for the sideway pic,my post fu is lacking today
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranulf View Post
    Finally got around to buying this postcard book for the locale my layout will be set in. Many of the photos are too new, but there's still lots of good period photos in it.

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attach...0&d=1641363826
    So, I'd guess, depending on your chosen era, you're modeling the Frisco? or the A&M?

    I've seen this book before in my local library. Mind sharing where you purchased it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Rowan View Post
    So, I'd guess, depending on your chosen era, you're modeling the Frisco? or the A&M?

    I've seen this book before in my local library. Mind sharing where you purchased it?

    Actually I'm working on freelancing a short line inspired by the Rogers Southwestern (Which later became the Arkansas, Oklahoma and Western), along with a very heavy dose of inspiration from Vermont's West River Railroad, and a couple other features from other railroads that just captured my imagination. I have this bad habit, you see... Every time I read a well-written railroad book I want to model that railroad, and I read a LOT of railroad books.

    But let's just say it's a quaint little railroad built to connect several small communities "up a holler, Somewhere in the Ozarks" with the "big railroad" (Frisco) somewhere around the turn of the century. Back when apples were BIG business.

    Layout's still in the design phase, but for the first time in my life I have clear visions of a real operations plan, as well as what I want the layout to look like.

    I bought the book on Amazon. Just after I ordered it I learned of the existence of another Postcard History Series book called "Arkansas At Work" that I'll probably have to track down sometime
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranulf View Post
    Actually I'm working on freelancing a short line inspired by the Rogers Southwestern (Which later became the Arkansas, Oklahoma and Western), along with a very heavy dose of inspiration from Vermont's West River Railroad, and a couple other features from other railroads that just captured my imagination. I have this bad habit, you see... Every time I read a well-written railroad book I want to model that railroad, and I read a LOT of railroad books.
    @ranulf:

    Now you've done it... sent me off on another tangent

    Now I'm gonna have to research the Rogers Southwestern and the AO&W.

    I'm an Arkansas & Missouri fan myself and much of my planning is based on that (and the Rock Island).

    Check out the ES&NA, you might get some ideas there: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka...kansas_Railway
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Rowan View Post
    Now I'm gonna have to research the Rogers Southwestern and the AO&W.
    Please share absolutely anything you find!

    My wife and I visited the ES&NA several years ago. We didn't have much time to visit Eureka Springs, but we did take a ride on the train and spent the morning looking at their stuff. We plan to return to NW Arkansas one of these days, and vacation in the Springfield area. I want to visit the Shiloh Museum there, and the Rogers Historical Museum, and there's a bunch of things my wife wants to see.
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    Just received these in the mail today from Atlas!!! Woo Hoo!!! The three Atlas Pabst Blue Ribbon 40’ plug door boxcars and the two PBR beer can tank cars. Now I am waiting for the PBR tractor trailer. Merry Christmas to me!!
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    This is what I have received, so far, in January but there is an order from MicroMark on the way. First from Miniprints a "Santa's Sleigh" and a "crew change group". The sleigh will go on a flatcar for my "Around the Christmas Tree" layout. Unfortunately, I dropped it and damaged one of the runners. May be able to replace it with wire. The crew figures are pretty interesting and most are carrying lunchbox/coolers. The next photo are all second hand items purchased through Caboose Stop Hobbies ( www.Caboosestophobbies.com ). The Conrail boxcar is an MicroTrains model (only $9.00!). The prototype yellow doors indicated it was for "Clean lading only". The B&O boxcar is a track cleaning car. It has a free turning abrasive wheel in a metal chassis. I cannot find a manufacturer name on it. Does anyone recognize it? The yellow BN car is a track cleaner (Made in Austria) possibly by Roco. It appears to had a well worn sponge on the bottom, which I hope to replace with a piece of Masonite. The Old time flat with sides has a coal load which I thought would be good for my "Around the Christmas Tree" layout. Santa needs lots of coal for all the naught kids. It only says "China" on the bottom but I am guessing Bachmann. Interestingly, the coal loan is a removable plaster casting. The two trailers have no name but I am guessing maybe Concor? The red car is a early Ford Mustang coupe and the black car an early Mustang fastback. Both are by "Race Champions" and unfortunately, out of scale. The beige car is a Ford Fairmont from Atlas. The three cars were wrapped in bubble wrap and put inside the white container. Some of you may recognize the container as a 35mm film canister. You don't see those too often and they are handy for storing small parts. Bonus! Cheers all! Happy New Year! Stay safe and Model on!
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    So far a Duplex Digitrax System. I added the Digitrax batteries and chargers. I also added some ground throws.

    On vaca next week so a decision has to be made in order to move ahead on a layout plan.
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    When I was looking at my pictures from Austria I realized that I do have the coaches for a short TEE consist with an Austrian class 1010, so I started looking around if a 1010 has ever been made in N scale. It has - by Fleischmann, but it was sold out everywhere except for an (almost) local MR shop that had one left in stock ... and I couldn't resist



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    Nice find! And the weathering you did in the 2nd photo looks almost real! Wow!

    While I model modern trains (mostly ones I have ridden), some classics such as the Rheingold and TEE series, are too tempting to resist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    And the weathering you did in the 2nd photo looks almost real! Wow!
    He did well on the loco but the overly cleen chalet roof behind lets it down
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    I'll have to work on that, but I'm quite happy with the way the backdrop came out
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    Moose tired of the whole fiddly process of trying to install teenie tiny screws & pins into their respective teenie tiny holes!

    Moose is mad as bleep, and Moose isn't going to take it any more!

    So, da udder day, da Mooses were at the optical department and witnessed someone using a special tool to put a teenie tiny screw into a teenie tiny hole, even engaging the threads with a few twists of the tool!


    Moose have to have one! Moose have to have one!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Moose tired of the whole fiddly process of trying to install teenie tiny screws & pins into their respective teenie tiny holes!

    Moose is mad as bleep, and Moose isn't going to take it any more!

    So, da udder day, da Mooses were at the optical department and witnessed someone using a special tool to put a teenie tiny screw into a teenie tiny hole, even engaging the threads with a few twists of the tool!


    Moose have to have one! Moose have to have one!
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/mysmil...milie_2520.gif

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    This little tool has save me a LOT of frustration: https://www.amazon.com/ANCIRS-Stainl...%2C219&sr=8-16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Rowan View Post
    This little tool has save me a LOT of frustration: https://www.amazon.com/ANCIRS-Stainl...%2C219&sr=8-16
    Moose considered one of those as well, but trying to keep the cost down, just ordered the two tweezers...
    = > ÷

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Moose considered one of those as well, but trying to keep the cost down, just ordered the two tweezers...
    Where from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tad View Post
    Where from?
    They are often referred to as "screw holding tweezers." Moose found several different brands & suppliers. The ones Moose purchased are from Western Optical, p/n's 2055 & 2055XL.
    = > ÷

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