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  Can't get to additional smilies
Posted by: FiatFan - 09-05-2018, 09:17 AM - Forum: Forums Issues, requests, and FAQ - Replies (11)

When posting a reply I can only access the 20 smilies to the left of the Reply box.  If I click on the  [get more] nothing happens.  This holds true in Firefox, Explorer, and Edge.  I'm running Win 10 with automatic updates and the latest version of Firefox.   Pop up blocker turned off - no change.  Safe mode - same result.  Disable Smilies box is not checked.


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  Weekly Photo Fun 8/31 - 9/7/18
Posted by: CNR5103 - 09-01-2018, 04:33 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (2)

I was waiting for someone to launch the thread but no one did. So I will do it.

Three CNR Wood cabeese, all from resin kits.


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  HO Streetcar
Posted by: faraway - 08-30-2018, 06:01 AM - Forum: Layouts - Replies (19)

First run of a Bowser PCC on a Luna track oval. The curves have a radius of 8" only. The Bowser PCC negotiates that curve without problems.

I am currently split between my stationary CSX,NS HO layout, the N scale streetcar and the brand new upcoming HO streetcar layout. My intention is to replace the HO CSX,NS layout with a HO streetcar layout. The N streetcar layout was and still is a test case to see if I really like streetcars etc. The answer is yes but N scale does not fit my eyes and fingers....

The next key tests are the Luna track system switches. They follow European rules (Made in Germany). We will see how NMRA streetcars behave on that switches made for European trolleys.

A small video clip:
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  Build an Sn3.5 1870s 4-4-0
Posted by: hminky - 08-28-2018, 11:02 AM - Forum: Narrow Gauge, Logging and Mining - Replies (3)

Have a "what-I-did" delving into the conversion of a new tooling oldtime H0 Bachmann 4-4-0 into an early Sn3.5 4-4-0.


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Later web articles will detail and paint the loco.

Just in primer now as we need to build some cars and plan some layout.

Thank you if you visit

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Posted by: doctorwayne - 08-25-2018, 12:05 AM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (12)

I recently picked up this Accurail model of a NYS&W Fowler boxcar.  The car is nicely-done, with good detail, including a fairly complete underbody....

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However, it has a board roof (as did many of the originals) and no lateral roofwalks on the roof near the ladders, only corner grabirons near the corners of the roof (as was common on many cars built before the '20s)....I scraped-off the latter, and replaced them with formed wire ones.

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I also bought 10 undecorated versions of the same car, to be painted and lettered for my own EG&E railroad, set in the late '30s.  There's a good chance that many of the original Fowler cars later got some form of metal roof (some of the first original prototypes were built with full metal roofs) so I decided to rework one of the ten to see how it would look...

I cut two panels from .010" sheet styrene, just slightly larger than each half of the roof (a number of roofwalk supports - 27 per car, or 270 for the ten cars) separate the two sides, and I deemed it not worth the trouble to remove them - we'll see how well they, and the board roof between them, are hidden...or not...once the car is painted.  

I used a brush as wide as one side of the roof to place a generous application of MEK on half the roof, then quickly added the styrene panel to each side.  I then set the car aside overnight, to see if there were an imprints of the boards showing through due to the heavy application of solvent.

The next day, the roof appeared to be unblemished, so I trimmed it to size and added some ribs, based on those on an old Train Miniature boxcar.
The bottom piece is Evergreen .010"x.080" strip styrene, with a rib made from Evergreen .040" half-round strip.  Because of the extra thickness of the new roof, I had to raise the tops of the roofwalk supports, doing so with strips of .010"x.030" styrene strip. 
The roofwalk which comes with the car has nicely moulded-in board detail, but like the Proto-1000 Fowler cars release some years ago, it's short by 6" on both ends.  Both companies may have been using different drawing that the ones I have, which show a full 1' overhang on each end of the car, rather than just 6".  Anyway, like I did with the Proto cars, I opted to create a longer roofwalk, complete with laterals, using HO scale 2"x6", from Evergreen...

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Yet to be added are the supports for the ends of the lengthened roofwalks

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I've decided that the roofs will be acceptable, so won't bother painting the test mule until the other nine are done, too.


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  1870s California in Sn3.5 - Reboot
Posted by: hminky - 08-19-2018, 09:30 AM - Forum: Narrow Gauge, Logging and Mining - No Replies

Ended this idea back in 2008. The lack of available easily made motive power and other supplies caused me to abandon the project.

With the availability of new items and information we are developing some new stuff.

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Visit our new website:


Rubber gauging is fun.

Thank you if you visit

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  Weekly Photo Fun 8/17 - 8/23/18
Posted by: bdw9535 - 08-17-2018, 04:18 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (2)

WPMA-17 works Peter Lumber.



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Lightbulb CNR Caboose
Posted by: CNR5103 - 08-13-2018, 02:33 PM - Forum: HO Modeling - Replies (3)

Hi everyone,

This is my very first post in this Forum. About two years ago I was hit by a car building virus. Although I had assembled some Athearn BB and Accurail kits before, I wanted to build more complex projects. Over the last months I built a dozen kits from Tichy, Intermountain and Sylvan Scale. I also kit bashed two Accurail Boxcar kits. A friend wo saw the photos of those projects, recently suggested that I sould show them to a broader audience and suggested this forum.

So here are two photos of my last project, a Sylvan Scale CNR Caboose kit.



If it's not the right sub-forum to post in, Please let me know.

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  Weekly Photo Fun 8/10 - 8/16/18
Posted by: bdw9535 - 08-10-2018, 06:06 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (7)

Caught WPMA-19, with a lone GP38,  as it was making it's way thru Chestnut Neck.



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  About our good friend Catt
Posted by: ezdays - 08-10-2018, 11:12 AM - Forum: Johnathan (Catt) Edwards - The 'ol Furrball - Replies (6)

Mikey (ngauger) asked me to post this:

Quote:This is on facebook:

Hello everyone, Karen here. Sorry to say John passed away yesterday at 1:42 pm.
He has been suffering so much lately. The Doctors couldn't find anything wrong. They did all kinds of tests on him.

This is not the news that any of us wanted to hear. Our prayers are for him and his family. Just a tremendous loss.

Mikey is going to set up something in our fallen flags forum, as is our custom to honor those that we've know and respected for so long....

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