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Justice City Diorama
Posted by Ojaste On 02/17/2017 At 11:33:30 PM
Drop by and see what's happening at the Justice City Diorama. There are many useful tips and build videos that might help your fill your days.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9pesvCg3bKI_H1T9Jfs-OQ

Subscribe, comment and share.

Marty

SWSM Railroad Camp Scratch Build
Posted by adrian_batey On 02/16/2017 At 5:04:38 PM
Some time ago i had SWSM Railroad Camp. Unfortunately i had to part with the kit and put the money into household stuff but at the time i copied the templates and things to tackle a scratch build down the line when i was ready.

I decided to make a start on the boiler and welding shop this week for something different then my sawmill.

I dont have the correct windows ect but i am trying to capture the feel of the structures.

here is a pic of the main wall (sorry just a phone pic at the time being)



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Thomas A Yorke, "Back Roads Buildin's" The Grocery
Posted by quartergauger48 On 02/09/2017 At 1:10:41 PM
On occasion I like to build a kit. This is not a SBS, only the finished project.
These kits are being offered by DR. Ben's, "Scale Model Masterpieces/Thomas A.Yorke Ent.
It is a dental/labstone, denser than hydrocal, and much stronger kit. It takes a little time
and many, many coats of washes to get the labstone to resemble wood. The kit was missing
some parts. I emailed Ben, and he immediately mailed me the parts. No hassle, no questions.
Great service'. A fun little build if you are willing to put in the time required for detailing
and painting. I added real wood slats over the simulated exterior patches. As always, comments
very much welcomed.



















Goldline Products HOn3 Hermosa Creek Bridge Kit
Posted by hon3_rr On 02/06/2017 At 6:42:18 PM
This entry is a bookmark for those who may be looking at Howe Truss Bridge kits or the Goldline Product in paticular.

The Goldline Products HOn3 Hermosa Creek Bridge; kit #GL-100, is the kit for this build.

Since the kit comes packaged in a tube, I've posted a picture of the completed kit from the Goldline Products page at www.goldlineproducts.com
You can see the kit page at: http://www.goldlineproducts.com/HERMOSACREEKBRIDGE.htm

My build of this bridge will be documented at: http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=44353&whichpage=26


Passenger Platform Question
Posted by Tabooma County Rwy On 02/03/2017 At 2:18:11 PM
Folks, I am part of a crew helping build a large HO layout, set in the 1950s, and one of my assigned areas is building a town - maybe in the population 2000 size or so, to give you a size approximation. To be included is an already built AMB Springfield Depot, which is a nice size, I think.

My question is regarding adding a platform. I know that brick platforms were common back in that era; I'm wondering when poured concrete platforms came into being. (I'm assuming asphalt/macadam wouldn't have been commonly used for a passenger platform back in those days).

To complicate matters, the platform will be about 30-36" long, and (of course) be placed along a (relatively shallow) curve.

So using a commercial brick product, like the new Chooch cobblestone (which, when painted appropriately, work for brick), or Busch or whatever, won't work very well, considering the curve.

On my last (large) layout, and the one before that, I had actually "poured" a platform out of lightweight spackle - then (tediously, laboriously) carved in the bricks by hand. It looked pretty good, and I could do that here, but it sure is time consuming.

Hence the question regarding poured concrete platforms. No overhead roofs or anything needed - just the platform.

I don't think wood would make a good material either, considering the aforementioned curve issue.

Thoughts? Ideas?

Thanks,

Al Carter
barrier fence dating
Posted by southpier On 02/03/2017 At 07:10:02 AM
does anyone know when slat & wire fence* became available for dune stabilization or snow retention? i would hate to join a "fence forum" just to get this one answer, but my internet searches are not turning up anything.

thanks

* https://www.annexgalleries.com/inventory/detail/18218/Gordon-Grant/The-Sand-Fence
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 Posted By: Peter Wehrhahn 
Hallo from Germany,

I invite you all to visit my Modellcom-Blog. Many different things to look at: logging, mining, cardmodeling for the model railroader, regular card modeling, many hints and links to other interesting sites. A special feature of the site are regular hints to free downloadable card models or free books on trains. Site is only in german, but you can use the prominently placed Google translation tool.See it here:

http://modellcom.blogspot.com/

Signed: 7/19/2013 3:05:51 PM
 Posted By: N scaler 
If you are interested in n scale model railroading in Germany, here are some informations:
[url=http://www.model-train.org]www.model-train.org[/url]
I just launched this site newly, but updates and more info will follow.
Best Regards!
Signed: 5/13/2013 3:36:02 AM
 Posted By: Stevie Talbert 
Interesting website. Would like to join in........when I have time from scratch building.
Signed: 5/10/2013 2:56:35 AM
 Posted By: Ed 
Just found this site and like all the info that you are generating. I registered and am waiting to hear from the moderator to see if I can get onto this site. Thank you
Signed: 5/2/2013 10:49:24 PM
 Posted By: Dick Winn 
Just starting some semi-serious RR building in On30.
Signed: 2/27/2013 10:32:31 PM
 Posted By: Richard Warren 
Hello,
I'm not a member of the forum; just a guy that likes trains and loves good modeling. But I spend more time on this website than any other. I wondered if you'd pass this info on to Dave Revelia. He mentioned in a thread that CHB O scale barrels were 'scarce as hen's teeth'. I ran across this listing on ebay and just wanted to share it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/O-On3-On30-SierraWest-CHB-Barrels-/290638518577?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item43ab67d931

I hope this helps and Dave, your work is absolutely AWESOME! I can look at it for hours.

Best Regards,
Richard
Signed: 2/22/2013 2:22:31 PM
 Posted By: Andy Romano 
I invite you all to visit my O Scale 2-rail "Ironbound RR", loosely based on the CNJ in the Ironbound Section of Newark, NJ in the 1950-1960 era. Lots of photos, track plan, etc. See it here:
http://trainutz.com/ironbound.shtml

~Andy
Signed: 11/18/2012 5:49:50 AM
 Posted By: rob chandler 
Hi All

I took the Canadian Railway Conductor course last Spring and during the course I was having some initial problems learning the various railway signals. Being a computer "nerd" I decided to write an app to help me (it helped at lot).

In case you folks are interested in having a look it's at http://www.rcp.ca/mobile

Thanks a bunch
Rob
Signed: 11/16/2012 3:46:23 AM
 Posted By: john elwood 
I am signing in as a guest because I lost all access to the forums due to the recent 10 day loss. Every time I reregister it tells me that my user name and email are already being used and to enter something else. What gives.
Signed: 10/18/2012 8:39:02 PM
 Posted By: Ann 
The picture of Frenchie's Beer Garden store, bar, juke joint and gas station was located in Melrose,LA in the cotton plantation area. The photograph was by Marion Post Wolcott in June 1940
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