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  I don't want to be too forward...
Posted by: iis612 - 12-15-2008, 02:39 AM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (6)

But, can I ask what happened at the zealot?

I understand that there where some changes, but I guess I am not missing some key information...

Not that I am complaining, because I love the new digs!!


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  Thanks for the invite
Posted by: iis612 - 12-15-2008, 02:24 AM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (3)

I love it!

It already resides on the top of my bookmarks.

I am thinking that zealot will no longer be my stomping grounds.


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  Hi - People!
Posted by: shortliner - 12-15-2008, 01:37 AM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (2)

Hi guys - thanks for the invite and glad to see "The gauge " is back again Worship
Shortliner(Jack)away up here in the Highlands

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  Trucklover's Index Thread
Posted by: Trucklover - 12-15-2008, 01:35 AM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (13)

Hi Guys, ive decided to start a similar thread to what i had before. I will be posting all the threads about my work here in this thread. All in one spot and both easy for me and easy for all of you to locate the threads that i post about my work that i do :mrgreen: so i hope you guys enjoy :mrgreen:

HO Scale Layouts

Future Steel Mill Plans

Small Highway/Switching Layout

HO Scale Modules

Building a Module; CAT Equipment Rental Building

Building a Module; Photo Diorama

La Mirada, CA. BNSF Switching Projects

FORD Assembly Module

HO Scale Engines

Engine Roster

HO Scale Rolling Stock

Weathered Rolling Stock

HO Scale Roll-By's

UP/BNSF Intermodal Maxi-IV Roll-By

BNSF/UP Intermodal Roll-By

Short Roll-By; Grand Valley SW1200RS

BNSF 108 Mixed Freight Train Roll-By (BEWARE, PHOTO INTENSE)

HO Scale Trucks and Construction Equipment

New Crane, Grove NZG Models

Athearn's 53' Wabash Duraplate Trailer Line

Weathered Trucks

An Auto-Carrier

Another Auto-Carrier

N Scale Steel Mill Builds

Building the Walthers Cornerstone N Scale Blast Furnace

Building the Walthers Cornerstone N Scale Coke Oven & Quencher Plant

Building and Kitbashing the Walthers Cornerstone N Scale Rolling Mills

Helpful Information Threads

How to Paint with the Best Results Possible

Caboose's Still Being Used?


Woodland Scenics Road System - Using Smooth-It

Weathering an Athearn 53' Duraplate Trailer

Last UPDATED on February 18, 2009

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  I Like It!
Posted by: Cannonball - 12-15-2008, 01:08 AM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (3)

Feels a little more like home around here.
What's up, gang? 2285_

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  L&M Rocky Mountain Pass
Posted by: LynnB - 12-15-2008, 01:04 AM - Forum: HO Modeling - Replies (119)

Ok so this obviously won't be from the first day of the layout and I promise to not include uninteresting pics, and I hope these progress pics help others as much as others that posted there layout steps had helped me.
Oh K guys here it is its a bit out of date so just kinda sort it out with your imagiminations
By the way the grey matter is roadway ( yes I know what it looks like )
the perimeter rail starting in the lower left is a 3% grade going up then leveling off at the top left inside then declines from the top right to just below the sawmill then there's a 2% grade rail inside of that doing the same . And lots of bridges Smile

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  Need to sell: HO Items
Posted by: Trucklover - 12-15-2008, 12:52 AM - Forum: Swap Meet - Replies (9)

Hi Guys

This is a list of stuff that need/want to sell

Everything is HO Unless listed otherwise.

Athearn Blue Box Locos

*Athearn Blue Box Set ~~ CNW SD40-2's in the Falcon Service Paint Scheme; One Powered (#6910) and One Dummy (#6922). #6910 is missing the numberboard inserts, they never were included when i bought them off e-bay a while back. Both have Handrails Painted CNW green with ends painted white around steps. $6910 is weathered, while #6922 is not. BOTH are equipped with KADEE #5 Couplers. Selling as a set for $50.00 ~~
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Walthers Cornerstone Series

*2 Walthers Double Track Truss Bridges (still in the kit boxes) ~~ $18.00 each ~~ http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/933-3012

*Single Track Truss Bridge w/correct length of Bridge Track (built and primered rust color and INCLUDES the bridge track) ~~ $40.00 ~~ http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/933-3185

*2 Bridge Piers (in original packaging) ~~ $8.98 each ~~ http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/933-1041

*1 Set (1 L, 1 R) of Abutment Wing Walls (Used, has 2 small notches cut out at the top, still is usable) ~~ $5.00 ~~ http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/933-1042

*2 Bridge Track Sections (new in original box) ~~ $18.00 each ~~ http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/948-899

*1 Bridge Track Section (Leftovers from the 2 section that was used to make the Single Track Truss Bridge Bridge Track above) ~~ $8.00


I accept PayPal, Money Orders, Cashiers Checks, and Personal Checks.

I ship via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day delivery)

PM or Post here if interested

Thanks for Looking

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Posted by: LynnB - 12-15-2008, 12:49 AM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (3)

Hi everyone, I made it.

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  Building a Module; CAT Equipment Rental Building
Posted by: Trucklover - 12-15-2008, 12:14 AM - Forum: Layouts - Replies (86)

Hi guys, here is another module that i built a couple months ago before i started my shelf layout (which is gone now lol)

I got inspired by this building from a real building that i pass by nearly everyday. It is a CAT Equipment Rental Store that rents out there equipment for construction. They newly re-modeled and made a new building on there site, so i made a model of there new building. The old building is still standing and would be behind this building if it was included on this modules.... The real building that i modeled has 4 service bays and is double sided, meaning you could drive a piece of machinery in and repair/do maintenance on it and then drive it out the other side, mine only has 3, just didn't have enough room lol

Here is the CAT Rental Building from Start to Finish:

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I set up some walls to get the rough dimensions for the building, allowing enough room for a small parking lot in front, a 2 lane road w/center divider and a sidewalk.

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Service Bay wall and Front Entrance Wall glued together

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Rear Walls glued together

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Building glued together. I used lots of white strips to help keep it strong and give it more support. I also used blocks of wood for the corners to keep them at 90 degrees as well as wood blocks for the roof line.

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Roof cut out

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Roof installed, Service Bay Doors installed, and front glass installed

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Building painted and in its new home

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Cadged Ladder added

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Posted by: MountainMan - 12-14-2008, 11:34 PM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (21)

I would rather have to socialize with my ex-wife than go through that registration process again. I think I have the Reverse Midas Touch - if I touch it, it malfunctions. Wallbang

Took over a dozen or more tries before I managed to get all eight fingers and both thumbs to work together, but I'm here and it's like coming home, tempered by some sadness over the events elsewhere. (I can be PC if I have to...)

Anyway, glad to be here. It would have been lonesome without familiar "faces". Smilies are nice, too! Big Grin

Oh, nuts...I just realized I have to start all over again with a post count. Eek

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