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  mark Read
Posted by: Charlie B - 01-09-2019, 08:20 AM - Forum: Forums Issues, requests, and FAQ - Replies (6)

I tried to mark all forums read this morning and got an error message. This is the first time I have tried this function so it might not be a new problem.
It's no big deal but I have posts showing up that haven't had a new entry in ages so I thought I would try to clear them. 

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  St-Henri Junction Layout
Posted by: CNR5103 - 01-08-2019, 04:03 PM - Forum: Layouts - Replies (6)

I recently had a look at Layouts forum and discovered an interesting thread about doctorwayne's layout (https://bigbluetrains.com/showthread.php?tid=1050). I am following Wayne's work on different forums for some years now and I always appreciate to look at photos he is publishing. But I had never seen his layout. The thread enabled me to better appreciate what his is doing.

This thread gave me the idea to do the same thing. I don’t pretend here that my layout can be compared to Wayne's one. Far from that. St-Henri Junction is a small switching layout that is far from being completed. There is a lot to be done before it could be considered finished and even then it will not stand comparison with Wayne's one.

I took some photos from the front seat of a friend's recently restored Tiger Moth, a WW2 British primary trainer.


Before laying any tracks, I draw a plan of what I wanted. The initial plan evolved constantly though. Tracks were added, others removed and industries changed. The numbers on the plan refer to the order of photos.


1- The western staging yard (Turcot) located in a closet.


2- The exit of the staging yard to the layout. The gondolas on the right are on the interior track of ACME Wires & Cables.


3- ACME Wires & Cables and Montreal Cookies Mill.


4, 5- The Cannery, St-Henri Station and the CNR Depot with a Piggyback facility.



6- A-D Games (upper center) and Bob's Trucking.


7, 8-Bob's Trucking, National Textiles and Atlantic Seafood.



9- Leclerc Petroleum and SICO PAINTS.


10, 11-CHINIC Warehouse, Walker's Brewery and I.C. Cold Storage.



12- CNR Diesel maintenance facility and Saint-Laurence Grains.


13- Entrance of the Eastern staging yard (St-Lambert) and reverse loop.


14- Eastern staging yard.


15- Exit of the Eastern staging yard and reverse loop (behind CHINIC Warehouse).


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  Bar Mills The Gas Station at Shady Grove
Posted by: cnrglen - 01-05-2019, 07:03 PM - Forum: HO Modeling - Replies (10)

Starting another new structure for the addition:
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The Gas Station at shady grove. it's pretty small, only about 2 X 3" including the canopy. I was originally going to change the station's name but then I found that Texaco was in Canada so I guess I can keep it.

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  A new tank car for my roster
Posted by: CNR5103 - 01-05-2019, 03:12 PM - Forum: HO Modeling - Replies (4)

Few weeks ago, a friend modeler offered me an ACF Type 27 Riveted 10,000 Gallon Tank Car Intermountain kit. Although the fact that he is building gorgeous buildings, my friend is not fond in building cars and their thiny parts. The kit was bought in a train shown earlier and was identified as a PAM AM OIL tank car. I had no use of a PAN AM Oil tank car on my layout but couldn't refuse the offer. Upon opening the box, I was surprised to see that only the general markings were left on the car. With a careful inspection of the car I can see some very light marks that revealed that the initial owner had carefuly removed all markings specific to PAN AM. I would be very interested in knowing how he did such a good job.

The car was partly assembled by my friend. Only the smaller parts were left to be done. I decided to remove the molded on brake details and replace them with metal rods and pipings as I do with all the cars I now build. As I didn't need the data decals, I was able to use some decals left from a previous project.

After the application of Dullcoat, the light marks left after the removal of PAN AM markings disappeared completely. 


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  Weekly Photo Fun 1/4 - 1/10/19
Posted by: bdw9535 - 01-04-2019, 03:26 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (4)

WPMA-29 working T & T Freezer during their night shift.



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  G scale Aristocraft Erie or EL RS3
Posted by: Rscott417 - 01-02-2019, 07:49 AM - Forum: Swap Meet - No Replies

If anyone is looking to sell or know where I can purchase a G scale Aristocraft RS3 in Erie and/or Erie Lackawanna livery please let me know.

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  A Little Help Please
Posted by: pennman - 01-01-2019, 02:38 PM - Forum: DCC - Replies (6)

Just fired my layout up after a long time away, I was running 2 of my engines just a few laps and it seems they have lost there minds. My Kato GP35 just sits and hums with the lights on and my Kato GP30 ran a few laps and now its doing the same thing! should I flash and reprogram them? or do you think something else is up? I have several other engines that are running fine.

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  The Dubois house by "Laser Art Structures"
Posted by: Ensign - 12-31-2018, 11:44 AM - Forum: HO Modeling - Replies (6)

Hi everyone, I thought I would share with you my latest structure that I have completed.
It's called the Dubois house kit #600 by "Laser Art Structures" by Branchline Trains.
I also used their Cadillac garage kit # 631 as a matching garage for this stately looking home.
The cupola on top of the garage was added as an extra.
I made up this winter scene right on my workbench, for fun & for a Christmas greeting.


Here is a photo that I took of the 2 structures outside.


And here an overview of these 2 structures taken in natural light.


A very Happy 2019 to everyone!


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  Hey guys
Posted by: Espee - 12-30-2018, 04:29 PM - Forum: Get To Know Us - Replies (4)

Hi everyone 

Thought I'd come join in the fun on the forum. My name's Simon I'm a professional modelmaker & I've been building brass locomotives in 0 scale for many years.

I'm from over the pond in Yorkshire, England & after many years modelling UK prototypes I want to dip my toe in American 0 scale. I've always liked American diesels especially the Southern Pacific & more recently Norfolk Southern. 

My plan is to make a small switching layout with a 20 year time frame so I can run most models. I've currently got some freight cars by Weaver & Atlas & some diesels from Overland, Weaver & Atlas.

Hopefully I can show some of my work this next year & learn some new things in the process.



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  Weekly Photo Fun 12/28 - 1/3/19
Posted by: bdw9535 - 12-28-2018, 02:58 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (2)

WPMA-17 dropped a car for Sea Side Foods.



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