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SS LTD Jennings Lumber
Posted by railfan22 On 05/18/2018 At 7:49:34 PM
I am contemplating starting on the SS Ltd kit for Jennings Lumber and i have read that the new owner of SS Ltd has redone the assembly instructions. Given that this is a complex kit i was hoping to obtain these updated instructions to supplement the older instructions. If anyone has these instructions and could provide copies of them i would sppreciate it. Inwill gladly reinburse for copying and postage. Thanks. Scott Hurley
Scratch Built version of a Foscale kit (POP GUNS)
Posted by quartergauger48 On 05/16/2018 At 10:18:13 PM
Finally finished up 2 scratches I've been working on past few months. My version of a Doug Foscale, new kit, Doc Gunns Grocery. And Tabias Redington, Fabrication. Pixs in next post.
Breathing New Life Into My Tyco engines & stock
Posted by a440 On 05/11/2018 At 01:50:28 AM
I've been thinking of converting all my Tyco, Like Like and Bachmann locos and rolling stock to Kadee 5 couplers and well as putting in newer and sronger better motors in the said locos, maybe even converting them to DCC. Tips and ideas welcome.
Woodland Scenics Tucker's Bros
Posted by ebergh On 04/30/2018 At 3:56:19 PM
Years ago I built up a Tucker Bros kit as a Machinery Repair shop, and then gave it away... now for the new modules I built up another one, Ben and Jerry's Scoop Shop, incorporating several of Woodland Scenic's castings plus a JL Innovation Brownhoist Pillar Crane. Lots of practice painting! Also made up some decals for crates, etc. Good procrastination project.
Hope you enjoy.
-eric









Campbell Richmond Barrel
Posted by ebergh On 04/30/2018 At 3:34:51 PM
Hi
I have finally finished a modified version of the Campbell Richmond Barrel kit... it's hiding in there somewhere! I started out by rearranging the various sections of the building, and then decided to reposition the doors - the kit had a double doorway centered right under the middle of a load bearing upper story wall. That got me to thinking about how I was going to hide the hole... the kit intends you to cover it all in corrugated metal, LOTS of metal! I decided to rip a bunch of veneer into 12" boards and use it for horizontal siding, and use the corrugated metal just on the roof.

I have a friend with a small winery, and used the computer to create a sign from his label. His winery dates back to the Twenties, so I tried to go for a pretty worn, but still functional looking building, in need of repair.

Put too much time into detailing and lighting the interior, including flickering LEDs inside the cressups, that no one will see from outside! Live and learn.

Enjoyable project. Campbell is a good reliable base for improvising.
-e











Build something while the forum is down Challenge
Posted by Ensign On 04/27/2018 At 9:00:25 PM
Hi guys, I don't know how much time I have to promote this idea, before the forum shuts down for the weekend.
So I have this idea that we try and build a small kit, or a small structure whatever.
Since we won't be distracted by having to check out what's happening here, I thought we could try to use our extra time building something.
Then we all show what we have done, when the forum comes back on-line.

What do you think, anybody in?
I'm going to try, and see what I can do.
How about you!

Greg Shinnie
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 Posted By: Bob Taylor 
Great site!!!
Im modeling a freelance Sp layout
28x33 thats just about ready to landscape, so it's a long way from the standard shown on your site. But getting there is half the fun.
Cheers Bob t.
Signed: 4/23/2011 5:58:46 AM
 Posted By: LUCIANO MASOTTO 
Great, great, great. Great help for a U.S. model RR overseas.
Signed: 3/1/2011 12:03:26 PM
 Posted By: Dennis 
Great site!
Thanks for the willingness to share.
I am tracing my family tree and am searching for NAR employee list/staff.
I have a great uncle who was a chef with a railroad gang and in 1940 was somewhere between Rycroft,Arras, and Edmonton.
George McInnis. Don't know if his work took him to the Alaska Highway build, Canol road, or where.
Anyone have any clues for me to search for staff or employee lists?
Thanks again
Signed: 2/22/2011 12:04:17 AM
 Posted By: marioscd 
I have discovered this site/forum some days ago and now I'm not able to exit from it!!! It is absolutely amazing! Thanks to all the great model makers that shows fantastic pictures and suggestions.

Mario Scuderi
Signed: 2/8/2011 3:30:45 PM
 Posted By: Dawn Carol Goshorn 
I came across the site by accident and was THRILLED to see the RR models for the Shirleysburg area. My Dad grew up in the Shirleysburd/ My Union area as did his dad and his dad befor that. My great-grandfather worked for EBT and the only picture I ever saw of him was of that of him standing by an engine. I love the work (though I've always loved model trains). Thanks you guys for bringing this all back to life!
Dawn Goshorn
Signed: 1/16/2011 10:34:22 AM
 Posted By: Frank DeBonis 
Stumbled on this site and saw my January 1989 RMC cover shot of Phil Chiavetta's layout. Haven't thought about that for a long time. Thanks for the memories!
Signed: 1/8/2011 9:31:03 AM
 Posted By: UNCLE BOB 
COOL !!
Signed: 1/5/2011 9:10:22 PM
 Posted By: paul zeigler 
I look forward to making a contribution hopefully and learning a great deal in the process. A question: is there any information as to the steps to the installation of manual switch mechanisms? As a novice, I seem to be at aloss as to how to set them up. Paul
Signed: 12/13/2010 7:07:51 PM
 Posted By: Joe Giacchino 
i saw Dr. patti's layout and it is highly detailed and accurate. must have taken years to complete .
Signed: 12/1/2010 10:23:04 AM
 Posted By: Pennman 
Hi ya'all...
I have been reading the forums for quite some time, and am very impressed with everyone's entries here! So, I decided to join as a member. I will show you all what I am about, once I progress a little more on my current scratchbuild project.
Signed: 10/8/2010 10:31:17 AM
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