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  Freelance 2019-1
Posted by: faraway - 01-25-2019, 11:37 AM - Forum: Layouts - Replies (37)

The streetcar phase is going to end soon. I miss switching and smooth running engines. Both is conceptual hard to do with streetcars and the Luna track system (German fora are full with warnings to use Luna tracks. I ignored the warning and learned they are very valid the hard way).

I will go back to a freelance switching layout. The row of the urban buildings will be moved to an elevated background. The design point of simple hand thrown switches with dead frogs will be kept from Freelance 2018-1. But I am going to try Peco this time. Two sets of #5 and #6 switches and some flex tracks have been ordered an hour ago.

I hope to get the streetcar installation clean and easy off the bench work some time during next week.

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  LaBelle kits for passenger cars...
Posted by: doctorwayne - 01-24-2019, 08:42 PM - Forum: Swap Meet - Replies (3)

Recently, a friend contacted me to enquire if I had any interest in some LaBelle kits for old-time passenger cars.  Apparently there are some which have been started but not completed (not his work, but supposedly very nicely-done so far) and some are new-in-box kits, unstarted, but apparently complete. 

I have little interest in wood kits since discovering the joys of working in styrene, but wonder if there might be any interest here.  I haven't yet seen these kits in person, but if there's sufficient interest, I will get them and provide photos.

He hasn't indicated what he expects for them, but assured me that prices (if there's any interest) would be very reasonable.  He feels that he won't have time to ever get around to building them, and is more interested in seeing them go to people who would, as he put it. "Enjoy building them and give them a good home."

In case there's more response to this than I anticipate, I think that the fairest way to handle this will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  He seems uncertain as to how many kits there are (I've seen the shelves of unbuilt kits, so I'm not surprised by that), but I get the impression that there are at least 5 or 6, and perhaps more.  He may also come across other long forgotten stuff, which might be available, too. 

As I mentioned, pictures and more info depending on response from Members.  There is not, at this time, anything for sale, I'm simply looking to see if there's any interest in these older types of kits.


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  2019 Big Blue Monster Energy NASCAR Racin'
Posted by: ngauger - 01-23-2019, 07:36 PM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (12)

Hello All!!!

It's time again to see who would like to join in on this years fantasy league.

Please reply here as soon as possible!!!

It's easy to play and it gives you a few drivers to root for every race!  Smile Smile

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  Interesting video of a short line
Posted by: FiatFan - 01-21-2019, 08:28 AM - Forum: Upper Berth - Replies (2)

Found this link over on the RR-Line forum.


Wait til you see how they turned the "engine."


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  Weekly Photo Fun 1/18 - 1/24/18
Posted by: bdw9535 - 01-18-2019, 04:06 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (8)

Shore River SW1500 427 works the carfloat.



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  Reproductions from original photos
Posted by: cn nutbar - 01-18-2019, 01:42 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (3)

Recently I've been going through some old family photos and thought it would be interesting to try and recreate some of these treasured moments,especially pictures of my late father when he worked on the CNR.I may eventually end up purchasing some figures for my models or wondered whether the reproductions could be photoshopped to include parts of the original pictures.Here's some of my choices.


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  picture return
Posted by: Charlie B - 01-14-2019, 03:09 PM - Forum: Forums Issues, requests, and FAQ - Replies (4)

Has some one been working behind the scene to restore pictures or has a tech miracle occurred. I went to fix some of the missing pictures on my layout thread and they are all back and good images. I also scanned the photo game thread and they seem to be there too, although I did not look at every page. 2285_ 
Charlie 2285_

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  Nashville steam move streamed live
Posted by: ngauger - 01-12-2019, 08:21 AM - Forum: Upper Berth - Replies (2)

I received this in my Trains Magazine e-mail:
It's a Facebook link.

Nashville steam move streamed live

Join us starting at 7 a.m. Central on Jan. 13, 2019, for a Facebook Live event showing the relocation of Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis 4-8-4 No. 576 from Centennial Park to the Nashville & Western railroad. Watch this massive locomotive travel by multi-wheel trailer down city streets. The engine has been in the park since 1953 — watch it leave as it happens!


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  Another LHS closes
Posted by: RobertInOntario - 01-11-2019, 09:16 PM - Forum: Equipment and Supply sources - Replies (2)

Not sure how many folks are Toronto-based, but I recently found out that one of my favourite LHS's is closing -- Hornet Hobbies (http://www.hornethobbies.com/)

I've been going there since 2004 and have really enjoyed the fellowship there. Their last day is this coming Sunday (Jan. 13). The main cause is problems caused by the construction of the Eglinton LRC, but there are 1-2 other factors as well. Details on their website.

Really sad to see them go. 20% sale until Sunday. I've been there a couple times this past week and it just feels sad to be there as the store winds down.

Just FYI and to commiserate with any other Ontario modellers who will miss them.

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  Weekly Photo Fun 1/11 - 1/17/19
Posted by: bdw9535 - 01-11-2019, 03:36 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (6)

WPMA-17 makes it's way thru Chestnut Neck.



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