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  posting photos
Posted by: railroader9731 - 12-15-2008, 10:08 PM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (7)

What a sigh of relief to see that we are back on our own again. Any way maybe i missed it or didnt look hard enuff but in order to post a pic what mega pixle is requierd?

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  Put the motors in full series and advance to first notch
Posted by: BR60103 - 12-15-2008, 09:52 PM - Forum: Traction Modeling - Replies (13)

Let me start the traction forum with some pictures of my models.
Apologies that I don't have a traction layout at this time.

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  Any Canadians here?
Posted by: stuart_canada - 12-15-2008, 09:05 PM - Forum: Get To Know Us - Replies (47)

I am stuart Warren from Renfrew Ontario
HO scale
Canadian National is the railway of choice
but I model a leasing company so i do not have to be 100 percent correct
Imy layout is a Lshape train yard ( no longer have the space for the 200 square foot layout divorce killed my empire plans lol)
measures 8 feet long x 18 inches wide the short span is 6 feet 6 inches long by 18 inches wide
it is ashelf plan, 5/8 pressed board with 2 inches of foam on top for a base
fleet includes
Kato, Atlas, altas with kato drives, athearn blue box and RTR, bachman spectrum and bachmann plus models for motive power
since it is a leasing fleet the power dates from late 1940 NW2 models to Sd70mac, geeps 7,9,30,40,50, and 60, dd 40 ( athearn model close enough for me makes a great switcher ) Sd 40s, Dash 9
the gp 40 include some new to me units that were kitted out for CN with the saftey cab, or Canadian Cab depending how you look at it, I will not call it the wide cab as that drives some people crazy as it is not a wide load
even has true leasing powers LMS dash 8-40cw by bachmann spectrums
my personal fav as i got to tour one of them on the CN( former ICRR line thru Iowa when I lived in Aurelia Iowa before my divorce and moving back to Canada. One of the units was picking up cars at the local co-op and the crew invited me to look inside late one night ( a thrill for me at 33 years of age)

the fleet is varied and I like it that way
I now live back in Canada
In Renfrew Ontario just a few blocks from the former CN line that ran from Ottawa to Barry's Bay Ontario, and a few blocks up the street from the Ottawa Valley Railroad ( former CP main line thru Ontario to Western Canada ) around MP 58.9 give or take a 100 meters

So any other Canadian modellers here?
any CN fans or IC fans?

great site so far I enjoy this group of people

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  New forums
Posted by: Puddlejumper - 12-15-2008, 08:05 PM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (7)

Glad to see we are going back to basics here. Also glad to see almost everybody is here! Thank you for the invite.

Oh, and now I can do a "search" and not worry about results from random other forums, card models, etc. or click "new posts" and only get Model railroad related posts.

Again, THANKS!


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  Joined the Good Guys...
Posted by: Steamtrains - 12-15-2008, 07:58 PM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (8)

Well, after the trials and tribulations of the last couple of days...I've joined what I know will be the best train forum around.... 2285_
Thanks for the invite, now let's get this train rollin'....ALL ABOARD..!!!!

Gus (LC&P).

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Posted by: csiguy68 - 12-15-2008, 07:48 PM - Forum: HO Modeling - Replies (6)

hi all

i had a chance the other day to buy some LBF/E&C 100 ton bethgon coal hoppers , undecorated and unassembled. i got the cars because they looked like the walthers bethgon hoppers and well the price was awsome. anways i dont know much about these kits or the company. has anyone built them before or know anthing about them? are they a good quality kit? thanks very much for the help.


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  Count me in
Posted by: OBJack - 12-15-2008, 06:40 PM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (2)

Hi guys,
Congratulations on the Forum.
Thought I would drop by and support the new/old forum you have created here. Although not active on the Old Gauge, I am elsewhere. and as I see the familiar names of quite a few of the members here of those whose company I enjoy , I would very much like to be part of the new group.
I hail from the colonies in Australia, so don't hold this against me Goldth but being an out of towner (so to speak) I am always ready with a beer, somewhere to camp and a helping hand if need be.
Looking foreward to being able to spend a bit of time here in the future when work permits.


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  " Post Count "
Posted by: Sumpter250 - 12-15-2008, 05:46 PM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (21)

Yes, I am an "Executive Vice President of Biogas Tecnology" ( old fart ) Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Vernon Hills, Illinois
Posts: 4,399
In 2002, I was just getting "online", and in another model railroad forum, which shall go "unnamed", when someone there posted "check this site out!"
That was January of 2002, I've been here ever since. What attracted me to stay, was the friendly "give and take", the variety of information, without the "whining" about dislikes, and the ability to directly upload pictures without having to first go to a "hosting service".
As you can see above, my "post count" had reached a respectable level, and now is less than 100...........and???
I would hope that all who make this their "home" would come to feel that friendship, exchange of ideas, techniques, the acquiring of new skills, the storehouse of modeling, and prototype information, and the camaraderie that being part of this hobby creates, would be enough.
A "post count" of less than 100 doesn't make me any less a modelbuilder. It doesn't make me any less a model railroader, it doesn't make me any less willing to share ideas, or knowledge of materials, or techniques......I would hope that it is what we share here, that really matters. Whether you have posted "once in a blue moon", or a hundred times a day, if you've contributed something to the betterment of all here, you are valued.
Yes, I am an "Executive Vice President of Biogas Tecnology" ( old fart ), and I've said all I have to say........

for now :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Icon_twisted :mrgreen:

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  Van Hobbies brass CNR N-5-d 2-8-0 rebuild/ Finished pics add
Posted by: Wayne R - 12-15-2008, 05:37 PM - Forum: HO Modeling - Replies (50)

Ever since I got into model railroading ( 30 years ago ) I have always been intersted in CNR steam. My dream was to eventually own a couple of HO scale brass CNR steam locomotives. Up until a few months back my other hobbies and a modest hobby budget has made it just that, a dream.

Well a few months back the dream became a reality with the purchase of my two first brass CNR steam locomotives off ebay. Two CNR N-5-d class 2-8-0s. Both were purchased for a little more than I was hoping to get them for but still a lot cheaper than some new in the box never run ones I have seen in hobby shops.

Once I received them I was shocked to find out the sellers description was sugar coated. Both had seen lots of running time and had never been taken care of. The paint was heavy and very poor and they were filthy. The pictures below are of the first one I have decided to work on and the one that will be the topic here. It was the one in the best shape and seemed like the logical one to start with and get back into operation first.

The following are pictures on #1 as I received it.

The pilot was off but was included.

Wayne R            

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  Name that Layout
Posted by: COMBAT - 12-15-2008, 05:32 PM - Forum: HO Modeling - Replies (154)

I had this posted at another place and I thought I would move it over here and condence it since I am leaving there. I still dont have a for sure name, but I have some ideas. Anyways, here are some pictures of the layout, old and new. Feed back is welcome and while my updates are not frequent I try to make them worth while. Enjoy!

The time Era is present, the location is the Northwest U.S. The road names are Santa Fe, BNSF, AmTrak, BC Rail and Canadian National with a little BN thrown in later. I am looking for a town name. I want to keep it vague so I am not copying a real place. I dont want to use a real name of some where so I am trying to come up with my own. I did get a good name suggestion, Granite Flats. Keep them coming.

Here are some pics of the construction.
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On the layout I am going to have a BNSF maintenance shed for my engines. Here is the manufacture of the kits picture.
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Here are my pictures of the completed kit. In my version I added lights and here it is at night so you can see the working lights that were installed. I still need to detail it but wont do it till its on the layout.
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Some of the detialing parts that will go in the engine shed.
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This is some dummy freight posed for the pic.
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Some bridges to be used in another area.
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You may remember I was working on a engine house. You can see it in the background in its roughed out location.
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Here is the biggest span bridge on the whole layout. It has since been damaged after it was put in place but it is repairable. Here is a feqw pictures before it was placed.
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The manufacture of the kit and its picture.
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A picture of the helix.
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Another bridge span that actually drops down that allows us access to inside the layout.
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Some up close pictures of that bridge in train fanning style.
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More on the next update. Big Grin

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