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Plans needed for Texaco Station kit by Micro-Scale
Posted by BURRETT On 11/19/2017 At 5:34:01 PM
Hello All, I built up a Micro Scale Models kit
#2000-3 some years back and want to use it towards the Master Model railroader award, but lose points as I do not have a copy of the plans. I have contacted MSM but they no longer have the plan file. I also have contacted the seller of the kit now on Ebay, but he does not want to disturb the kit. If anyone has a copy and would scan and send to me in mail or email it would really help me out. Thanks, Bruce in Mount Airy, MD
Bar Mills Dock House
Posted by LynnB On 11/18/2017 At 4:10:21 PM
I've been plugging away at this for quite some time and thought I would share my completed rendition.
O Scale Bar Mills Shady Grove Gas
Posted by wrongsideofthetracks On 11/12/2017 At 10:02:17 AM
Hello everyone...

Although my own layout is in HO, over the pas number of years I honestly admit that I have been interested in narrow gauge O and O gauge structures. Although I don't have any plans to change - just too much into HO already, I could not help myself at buying an O gauge structure kit here and there and as a result I have a small pile started and thought I might build some dioramas or one large diorama for fun or to have a chance of pace from my HO building and layout.

I picked up this Shady Grove kit from bar mills a number of years back when I was in Colorado and finally decided to give it a go about 8 months ago. This is the first time I had built anything in O scale, but am REALLY enjoying it. Decided to snap a few pictures of where I am at. The small diorama is about 60% complete and I hope to finish it sometime by late summer next year as I just work on it from time to time - here and there kinda thing. I hope to photograph it outside is the summer sun once it is complete.

The main gas station is the simple bar mills kit which looks great. The shed off to the side is from Sierra West in the Dueling She kit. The details are a mixture of VectorCut, Bar Mills, Rusty Stumps, Berkshire Valley, Sierra West, 3D printed stuff from Shapeways, and some various 1/48th scale "military" details from a variety of manufacturers. I have a lot more details and scenery to add. Still need to work on the tow truck and the tree in back as well as well as some other scenery. I am working on a number of other details for it to be added as well. The old signage was all made up on the computer using internet images of old signs. Also some other details from my scrap box and or left over parts, etc.

Like how its looking so far, but a ways to go yet. A couple things I wish I had done a bit differently, but still some time to spend on it.




























2017 FineScale Expo Videos
Posted by Ojaste On 11/11/2017 At 09:52:49 AM
You may find these short raw videos of the 2017 Fine Scale Expo held at Altoona, Pa earlier in November.

Here is part 1

https://youtu.be/nw45pWEf27E

Here is part 2

https://youtu.be/pKYTen4g6tw

A bit jittery, but watchable.

Marty
gerry leone
Posted by kebmo On 11/11/2017 At 09:43:24 AM
i cut my teeth admiring gerry's buona vista railroad, but since he dismantled it and moved i haven't heard a peep. does anyone know anything about gerry's new layout? i'd love to see what he's up to these days.
InterMountain Railway Company
Posted by ed k On 11/08/2017 At 6:39:09 PM
I am looking for an opinion on their kits. Hopper cars. Or just the quality of the kits in general. Can they be adapted to On30?
Thank you.
ed
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 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?
Signed: 12/26/2007 11:33:41 AM
 Posted By: Stan Rosskamp 
Just interested in viewing.
Signed: 12/12/2007 10:14:42 AM
 Posted By: Michael 
Greetings from Germany to the N-Gauge fans in U.S.:

Administrative Edit: the attached photo had to be deleted because of file size restrictions and complications with home page/Guestbook spacing.

Photo shows "modified" Arnold BR 95 in 1:160 which is surely 20 years old.
Signed: 12/9/2007 11:29:33 PM
 Posted By: Richard Neil 
This is so cool I'm amazed!! My Grandpa loves anything to do with trains could u just see me making something for him..That would be cool maybe I can I love to build I make balsa stick planes and jets alot of work and patience this site is awesome!!!!!!!My mom's friend turned us on to it thanks Kevin.
Signed: 11/7/2007 4:43:34 PM
 Posted By: Francesca Neil 
Hello all , Well my Friend Kevin O'neil turned me on to this site and I am simply amazed...Iv'e been checking things out for hours now and I wonder if this is something to get my son 18yrs into? he loves building balsa jets etc.....each jet is about 3' and alot of work and he is so paitent but this is all so awesome.He has always payed attn to detail and is very Art talented... I would love to see him with a great passion he has seen the work and is intrested so any input is great. To have such a passion and love for something is a true gift and I think you are all wonderful talented people to have a dream and follow with it I give you all alot of respect..Once again I'm enjoying this site so much your all awesome people. Fran
Signed: 11/7/2007 11:25:02 AM
 Posted By: Chris Hollingshead 
This was my grandfather's business. I worked there with him as a child. Thanks for posting the pictures.
Signed: 9/21/2007 10:24:24 PM
 Posted By: imkookoo4choochoo 
Hi, I hope someone can provide me with some information on an HO model kit I recently found. It is made by S&E Suzuki & Edwards out of Tokyo. It is a metal die cast stock car. I am told this kit came out right after WWII, which would make it 50 to 60 years old or more. Does anyone out there have any info on this maker or familiar with them? This kit has all its parts and I am just curious if there is a small marker out there that might be interested in such an item, and how much it might be worth to those select few. Thank you
Signed: 5/18/2007 4:09:02 PM
 Posted By: Richard Baker 
I have known about the L&W since I was a kid in Thomson. The EMD loco is an ex Ga & Fl RR unit #70. It was one of thier originals. There is a blue L&W boxcar parked in the wye with the loco. It has been there about a year. I was in Folkston a few days ago and spotted an L&W box in the consist of a passing CSX train. I drove to Wadley and nothing had changed in the wye. Upon leaving and heading north to Thomson, I caught sight of some boxcars sitting on the L&W main. I followed the tracks to an abandoned junk yard and there sat 4-5 Pickens RR box cars. There were trees growing up around the trucks. They all had roller bearings mounted in the old friction bearing journal boxes. I don't think thats legal now.
Rick
Signed: 3/3/2007 4:31:23 PM
 Posted By: Reg 
Great site, just trying to get some ideas
for HO.
Thanks
Signed: 2/17/2007 6:34:45 PM
 Posted By: clinchvalley 
Great forum site, my favorite. Thanks to Mike K for turning me on to it.

Larry
Signed: 2/2/2007 1:44:10 PM
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