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Posted by: Charlie B - 08-07-2018, 02:36 PM - Forum: Forums Issues, requests, and FAQ - Replies (5)

When I visit I get a message that there are (X) new posts. When I click I can see 5 and no way to view the rest is visible. After viewing a few of them the number disappears. 

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  Light scheme
Posted by: faraway - 08-07-2018, 01:28 AM - Forum: Forums Issues, requests, and FAQ - Replies (4)

I can not activate the light scheme. It says so but still displays the dark scheme. The changed happened last night or late evening your time

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  Weekly Photo Fun 8/3 - 8/9/18
Posted by: bdw9535 - 08-03-2018, 05:28 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (6)

Caught up with the Dock Street crew at Pier 7.



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  NEW Updated Bachmann On30 Mogul with Factory Sound Video
Posted by: hminky - 08-02-2018, 03:02 PM - Forum: Narrow Gauge, Logging and Mining - Replies (1)

Have a video of the updated On30 Bachmann Mogul.

Am sure the question is "Is the updated version worth the price?"

Having done the conversion on an analog, price-wise:


Quote:All prices with shipping

Street Price of Update with sound $298.85  

Street price Analog Mogul $100.90

Connectors $6

Phosphor bronze sheet $6

Speakers $12

Tsunami 2 Total:     $108.81

Miscellaneous $15

Total $245.71


Worth the $50 for sound, having done the conversion, yeah.


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  I'm coming Back ..... I Think
Posted by: OBJack - 07-28-2018, 12:11 AM - Forum: Layouts - Replies (7)

It seems all my ducks might now be in a row, and I can rejoin Big Blue.....If I'm allowed.  Icon_redface
I have been away for what seems like an eternity (although I have lurked somewhat). 
Many thanks to Charlie B who has stayed in touch during my absent years.

And to bastardise a famous  quote "Sometimes Life gets in the way of my good times" 

We have built a new train room, with house attached  Big Grin  , ( see the blog here  to waste some time,) and this has partly filled my time away from the hobby.

However back in the swing .....
Seeing as Photobucket has done the dirty I must now try to get the hang of attaching resized photos directly into the post.

Here Goes..  (me and technology don't get on ?)

 "The PistonBroke Line" is no more,




and the house that stabled it is also on the market.  The War Office and I have built a new room for the trains with a house attached.
For a full rundown on the build you can visit this Blog if you wish to read some pics and fill in time.[url=https://warmboardprojects.com.au/2015/10/][/url]

Meanwhile here are a few pictures of the new room.

The outside of my bunker

A few pictures of part of my work space/bench

.. and glass splashback


I may move slightly slower than I hope, but the intent is good.   Icon_e_biggrin
The room is a weird triangle sort of shape, so even tho a track plan is in the making, fitting it onto the benchwork could be the problem!

Hopefully it won't be to long before an update.

Jack 219

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  Weekly Photo Fun 7/27 - 8/2/18
Posted by: bdw9535 - 07-27-2018, 02:00 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (2)

Mannheim Yard Job-02 gets it's cars in order for the Flying Fish Brewery.



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  Smilies, new and old
Posted by: ezdays - 07-27-2018, 12:09 PM - Forum: Forum Announcements - Replies (2)

Two things, for those of you that use smilies, when we moved to the new software, a bunch of smilies came with it, and our old smilies wound up at the end of the list. We've moved our old ones to the top so a lot of them show without clicking on "[get more]". A few duplicates have been deleted since we had some 90 total.

Secondly, when we moved, some of our old smilies didn't show up as icons, rather they showed up as a name. We're working on trying to fix that, but so far, the only way to restore the icon, is to edit the post using the smily list, even if it means replacing it with the same named one. This obviously only affects posts that were created using the old phpBB software. If we find a better solution, we'll let you all know. 2285_

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  Freelance Streetcar
Posted by: faraway - 07-27-2018, 06:24 AM - Forum: Layouts - Replies (15)

I like to build layouts but I do not want to dismantle my current HO US industrial switching layout. 

The solution might be a small layout on the table top to to be stored on a wall cupboard when not in use. I think of dimension like 15 x 50" and light weight construction. HO is far out, N sounds better but 15" is not much to run a GP38..... but wait how about a trolley? That sounds good but there are no contemporary N scale US trolley models available from the mayor brands.

So lets go German this time. I start with a Duewag M6 train from the Bogestra railroad "Bochum - Gelsenkirchen Strassenbahn" and some Kato snap tracks.

N scale is really a bad challenge to my eyes and hands. We will see if I can teach old eyes and hands new tricks.....

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I used Google streetview again to get a quick and easy background to get used to the new dimensions. Bad news, no Google streetview in Gelsenkirchen und Bochum is full of trees and parked trucks. Just like NYC two years ago :-)

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  A-B-A F3's to pull their first excursion
Posted by: e-paw - 07-25-2018, 05:35 PM - Forum: Tours, Events and Shows - Replies (4)

At the 2018 ARHS convention we will be displaying the fruits of our labors.
 Our A-B-A set of Lackawanna F-3's,  ( the only F-3 trio in the world ) will provide the power for their first excursion as a 3  unit set from Scranton to the Tobyhanna army depot. This is all being done to celebrate the F's 70th birthday.  Tours, photo run buy's, and a BBQ are all part of the festivities... Just read the attached mailer. 
 We have spent countless hours restoring and operating these units over the years and now it's time to show them off. If you have followed my 1:1 scale modeling thread you know the work that we put into these engines. Membership is not required for attendance, Or you can just chase.... I will be riding with the engine crew as the mechanic, so stop by and say hi.


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  When G Scalers Have Too Much Time
Posted by: ngauger - 07-24-2018, 08:39 PM - Forum: O/G and Larger Model Railroads - Replies (4)

Singing fish on stake car

Singing coming soon

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