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So I wanted to make white decals...
Posted by TC On 06/23/2017 At 9:15:29 PM
I wanted to make my own custom white decals. After some research, I found and purchased an Alps dye-sub printer. That's a start, I guess.

Anyone familiar with the graphic design process for creating and properly sizing custom decal art (in white or any other color for that matter)? What computer programs are used, etc., tips & tricks...

Any advice or instructives would be welcome.
Hand Laid Track - As question or two and inspirati
Posted by adrian_batey On 06/16/2017 At 04:30:54 AM
Hi everyone, Haven't visited the forums for a while. To busy with the 1:1 chores

While im working away i have been looking at module construction of a yard for my layout room that is also under construction.

I have obtained a very large amount of precision scale code 70 rail and many bags of ties.

I have been looking for inspiration on hand laid track and going through layout pictures.

I'm curious if Dick Elwells layout is hand laid track work. I find the ties and rail on it to look superb and something i would like to aim for.

Second to this what are some other standard gauge layouts of similar quality i should be looking to for inspiration.
Large scale model of cathedral
Posted by Bill Gill On 06/13/2017 At 07:31:48 AM
I saw this link on another modeling forum. The model is being scratchbuilt by a Brooklyn artist named Ryan McAmis. It is a masterpiece and will take years to complete, but the photos show fantastic work (no hype). You will either be inspired or decide to take up stamp collecting instead of modeling.

http://www.ryanmcamis.com/index/#/new-gallery/
Light Industrial Rail Track & Car set build
Posted by desertdrover On 06/02/2017 At 7:42:31 PM
Nothing much to the set, but I have an area on the L&R with a Walthers New River Mining Company structure, and thought a scene of a coal industrial locomotive and string of cars coming out of a nearby mountain area portal into one of the structureís bays, would give some more interest to the overall scene.
I purchased this Walthers HO scale Light Industrial Rail Track and Car set #949-3007.
It comes with the items shown in below pictures. The locomotive, three dump cars and four sprues of track, straights, curves and switches. The kit is easily assembled from the instructions and looks of the kit items. So when completed, Iíll return with my completed build.







rolled roofing over time
Posted by Bill Gill On 06/02/2017 At 2:31:04 PM
The red rolled roofing that Bob Santos recently added to his Buxley's Books project
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45371&whichpage=92
came out really well. Rather than hijack that thread, here's a short series of photos showing colored rolled asphalt roofing as it ages on a small building exposed to lots of sun, wind and water.

2008 This is the only shot taken of the water side


2012 the other side


2013


2013 a few months later after a big storm


2015
Alexander Coaling Tower
Posted by ocalicreek On 05/31/2017 At 2:05:38 PM
Hello All,

This is the continuation thread for my Spring 2017 Challenge (off the shelf) build, an Alexander Scale Models Fairbanks Morse 100 ton Coaling Station. I have been chipping away at this kit, bit by bit, since the April challenge deadline and I decided it was time to create that follow-up thread I had mentioned there.

Photos to follow...

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 Posted By: John Cecil Gray 
Just Browsing for ideas and hints for the Linwood & Federal RR
Signed: 8/19/2008 9:36:02 PM
 Posted By: Richard M. Reid 
WOW!!!

Inspiring work gentlemen!!!!!!
Signed: 6/30/2008 6:47:14 PM
 Posted By: simenon 
Looking for model rocks
Signed: 6/28/2008 10:07:46 AM
 Posted By: Bob Hunt 
Plummeted into the forum for the first time this evening looking for some info on Campbell Scale Model kits. I am joining immediately. I am semi-retired, teach guitar and bass, love HO and have practiced proto-87 for three years now, having only a "test bed" in the garage. I hope ot learn and participate in the forum as much as possible. Thanks for being here. Bob
Signed: 6/22/2008 12:21:05 AM
 Posted By: Kenneth Duwa 
New builder, trying to make a river, need to know how, step by step
Signed: 5/17/2008 11:01:18 PM
 Posted By: Kenneth Haan 
Most interesting site, I shall, when my web site comes back on line to place a link to here.

Since 1983 I have sold many kits to many satified cusomters, however due to the tough economic times and the deluge of modeling equipment dumped onto the modeling market, most customers cannot make up their mind as what to buy and purchase nothing.

Remember when, Mr. Athearn and his company would announce a new car type about once each year. The new car would be manufactured in ten road names and priced within the means of common modelers.

Now everybody in the marketplace is scrambling to put out as much and more than the buying public can swallow. Note as well the great number of model railroad stores simply throwing in the towel and exiting the business as too highly competitive and or too much to keep in their modest inventory.

Worse, is the way companies do business, buying a lump trailer full of trains and once sold or out of parts to maintain them, they say to the customer, "That's Tough!"

My business too feels the crunch, and mattering on this year's sales figures will make our mind as to remaining in business or slipping from sight.
Signed: 4/15/2008 7:13:20 AM
 Posted By: Douglas K. Lee 
Hello, I was introduced to this forum by a friend. I have recently come across many interesting items, that I am hoping someone out there can help me with. original plans and scale drawings for a stream line scale type elect. train submitted to Lewis marx in 1950, I also have #1 produced still in the box. #32250 I am looking for some direction. any comments or suggestions would be helpful.
Thanks, Douglas K. Lee
Signed: 3/21/2008 10:26:10 AM
 Posted By: RAYMOND 
I am new member, I was wondering if there is anyone out their that knows the section station alone the railway during the years of 1942 thru 1960 Flagstaff, Williams, Ash Fork, Seligmen, For I lived on some of those section station but have forgotten the distences from the small towns where these station were located. If anyone knows where these station where at and the distences, please write to me at ray_acosta@q.com or jraycost@gmail.com, thanks.
Signed: 2/9/2008 7:17:56 PM
 Posted By: Tom Ebert 
This is the second or third time I've visited the site. Its very good and I've enjoyed reading through many of the posts. Unfortunately I do NOT have high speed internet at home, so don't spend alot of time (1/2 of the week) on the net. When I am down near work I do.
I am building the Cascade Div GN prototype in HO scale between Skykomish and Appleyard (Wenatchee) Wa. Time stopped in the fall of 1953.
Thanks again for the site.
Tom Ebert
Signed: 2/4/2008 9:35:16 AM
 Posted By: Tom Russell 
I need information on a Tortoise switch machine. The switch runs on DC current. Can I also attach AC current for the frog?
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