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  Weekly Photo Fun 11/16 - 11/22/18
Posted by: bdw9535 - 4 hours ago - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (1)

WPMA-29 works Absecon Mills.

Bruce

   

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  Weekly Photo Fun 11/9 - 11/15/18
Posted by: bdw9535 - 11-11-2018, 11:21 AM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (5)

Found this MOW truck running down Division Street.

Bruce

   

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  Local Phoenix train store closing
Posted by: ezdays - 11-10-2018, 03:08 PM - Forum: Upper Berth - Replies (10)

Just got an email from the owner of An Affair With Trains (AAWT), saying that they are going to close their store after the holidays, but still maintain their Internet presence. The store was one of just a few in Phoenix, and was really an overcrowded hole in the wall for years. The current owner purchased it, I'm not sure but maybe ten years ago. They moved to an industrial site in North Phoenix which I thought was a bit weird since they had the store in the back and you had to walk though offices to get to it. Well, I guess they though it wasn't the best either and finally moved to a shopping center a few miles to the west about a year ago. I used to go to the original place, but when they moved, I was probably there two, maybe three times and actually bought something once. 2285_ I hadn't planned on going to their new place until I settle down, I'm not in the market for anything train related right now. I have a mental list that I'll pursue as soon as I can, but I guess that will be too late for stopping by AAWT.

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  Video Fun
Posted by: Schraddel - 11-10-2018, 05:10 AM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (2)

Hello,
enjoy: https://youtu.be/19Epbvw27OI

Lutz

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  National Model Railroad Month
Posted by: Roger Hensley - 11-09-2018, 05:36 AM - Forum: Upper Berth - Replies (3)

National Model Railroad Month
Roger Hensley

When I was growing up in the 1950s, it seemed as if the railroads were a part of daily life in the U.S. Trains were everywhere. In those days it was hard not to become interested in modeling them as a hobby.

Things are different today. In large parts of the country the railroads never receive the attention of the public in the way they did for most of the nation’s history. The local hobby shop has done a disappearing act as well over the past 20 years, and it’s very possible that the non-model railroading public could go through most of their daily existence without ever being exposed to railroads.

It is time to show the interested public what a great hobby we have. More and more, it’s up to us to give others the opportunity to see trains in action. For some people, this is setting up train tracks around the Christmas tree and hooking up engines, boxcars, and cabooses manufactured by Lionel, MTH (Mike’s Train House), Life Like or Bachmann. And for others with a basement, den or room, indulging in model train “play” is serious business all year round. It is such a huge pastime, that November has been designated National Model Railroad Month. Specialist stores, hobby clubs and magazines are devoted to this passion.

Obviously, we’re not talking about cheap plastic kid toys here, but true-to-scale models with lights, whistles, steam, and detailed scenery. There are several model Railroads in and around Anderson, and the Indianapolis area is full of them. They come in all sizes from very modest sized layouts to large expansive ones that have taken years to build. The Scenery can be astounding.  There could be railroad workers going about their business. There could be a cat in the rubbish, or a woman watering plants in a top floor window box, or maybe a wedding at the church, parking meters, and even drunks on the street. It’s all possible with model railroading. It doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby. I have been at it for more than 30 years and I have assembled a number of cars and locomotives without spending my kids inheritance (as if I had one).

After having been exposed to model railroading, the allure may be the trains or the scenery or both. Finding or creating the true-to-life trees, mountains, rivers, tunnels, people, stations, etcetera to surround a train track can be irresistible. In addition to our model railroads at home, we have built several model railroads at the Museum of Madison County History (the History Center) for our Christmas Exhibit. So, it you are interested, you may stop in and look them over on and M-W-F.

C U There!

15 W 11th Street, Anderson IN

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  National Model Railroad Month
Posted by: Roger Hensley - 11-09-2018, 05:35 AM - Forum: Forum Announcements - No Replies

National Model Railroad Month
Roger Hensley

When I was growing up in the 1950s, it seemed as if the railroads were a part of daily life in the U.S. Trains were everywhere. In those days it was hard not to become interested in modeling them as a hobby.

Things are different today. In large parts of the country the railroads never receive the attention of the public in the way they did for most of the nation’s history. The local hobby shop has done a disappearing act as well over the past 20 years, and it’s very possible that the non-model railroading public could go through most of their daily existence without ever being exposed to railroads.

It is time to show the interested public what a great hobby we have. More and more, it’s up to us to give others the opportunity to see trains in action. For some people, this is setting up train tracks around the Christmas tree and hooking up engines, boxcars, and cabooses manufactured by Lionel, MTH (Mike’s Train House), Life Like or Bachmann. And for others with a basement, den or room, indulging in model train “play” is serious business all year round. It is such a huge pastime, that November has been designated National Model Railroad Month. Specialist stores, hobby clubs and magazines are devoted to this passion.

Obviously, we’re not talking about cheap plastic kid toys here, but true-to-scale models with lights, whistles, steam, and detailed scenery. There are several model Railroads in and around Anderson, and the Indianapolis area is full of them. They come in all sizes from very modest sized layouts to large expansive ones that have taken years to build. The Scenery can be astounding.  There could be railroad workers going about their business. There could be a cat in the rubbish, or a woman watering plants in a top floor window box, or maybe a wedding at the church, parking meters, and even drunks on the street. It’s all possible with model railroading. It doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby. I have been at it for more than 30 years and I have assembled a number of cars and locomotives without spending my kids inheritance (as if I had one).

After having been exposed to model railroading, the allure may be the trains or the scenery or both. Finding or creating the true-to-life trees, mountains, rivers, tunnels, people, stations, etcetera to surround a train track can be irresistible. In addition to our model railroads at home, we have built several model railroads at the Museum of Madison County History (the History Center) for our Christmas Exhibit. So, it you are interested, you may stop in and look them over on and M-W-F.

C U There!

15 W 11th Street, Anderson IN

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  Weekly Photo Fun 11/2 - 11/8/18
Posted by: bdw9535 - 11-02-2018, 02:56 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (8)

Spotted WPMA-40 with no cars on the lower end of Division Street.

Bruce

   

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  LED Holders
Posted by: Seamus O'Leary - 10-31-2018, 03:55 PM - Forum: DCC - Replies (5)

I'm looking for plastic LED holders that will securely hold 5 mm LEDs in a 1/8" thick solid, wooden control panel without any wiggle on either end of the LEDs.  I want to snap the holders/LEDs in place through a hole drilled in the panel and wire the two poles from the panel's underside without having to hold the LED itself.

I got these from All Electronics, but the holders easily pop loose from the hole.  I could glue them is as I've done in the past, though I'm searching for other options now.

https://www.allelectronics.com/item/hled...3/4/1.html

I then found these on eBay that look like they'll do the job:  

https://www.ebay.com/itm/20Pcs-5mm-LED-H...rk:48:pf:0

Will the eBay example do what I want?  If not, please refer me to a style and a source for them that will.

Thank you for your help and advice!

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  Detail Associates headlight conversion part
Posted by: Rscott417 - 10-31-2018, 07:13 AM - Forum: Swap Meet - Replies (2)

I've been looking for a long time to purchase detail associates part 1012 dual headlight conversion plate. I can't find them anywhere. If anyone has one or two they're willing to part with name your price, I would greatly appreciate it. 
https://www.walthers.com/headlights-dies...ghts-pkg-2

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  HOn3 4-6-0 build
Posted by: nachoman - 10-30-2018, 12:13 PM - Forum: Narrow Gauge, Logging and Mining - Replies (2)

I had some leftover drivers from an HOn3 MDC 2-8-0, and an old MDC boiler that I had ruined the smokebox front, so I decided to try and turn it into an HON3 4-6-0.  First, I designed and printed a frame through Shapeways.

   

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