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  NEW Free-Mo Group inWashington DC Metro Area
Posted by: railbuilderdhd - 12-14-2008, 08:03 PM - Forum: Modular Modeling - No Replies

I wanted to let everyone know we have started a new Free-Mo group in the DC metro area. The group is dues free and we do not have a board or any real structure at this point. We are planing on building a free-mo layout and have something to take to train shows late 2009. We have started a Yahoo Group <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/capitolfree-mo/">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/capitolfree-mo/</a><!-- m --> to share with each other ideas and what we plan to build. Please join us if you would like or just join the layout at shows.
Dave

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  BNSF Bayard Subdivision
Posted by: railohio - 12-14-2008, 07:45 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (7)

Back in September I chased the BNSF's Bayard Subdivision east out of Council Bluffs, Iowa. This is the former Milwaukee Road mainline to Chicago, now a branch operated by BNSF six days a week. It was featured in Model Railroader years ago as a "Railroad You Can Model" back in Burlington Northern days. The day I chased it the train had three locomotives, thirty-six cars, and a caboose. It operates six days a week as a turn going east and west on subsequent days with Saturday being the day off.

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  Mooreway finally begins construction on a layout
Posted by: mooreway - 12-14-2008, 07:43 PM - Forum: N/Z and Smaller Modeling - Replies (21)

Recently I started a new layout, based on T-Trak standards. It is rather simple, yet meets my new criteria.
1) Can I enjoy seeing trains run. ( I won't be able to run long trains or operate, but I can enjoy seeing
them run after a long day of stairing at computer screens )
2) Will It fit in the space I have avalible. ( It is designed to fit on a closet shelf, out of reach of my young often too eager helpers)
3) Is it portable and will it allow for sharing of the hobby with others. ( yup sets up on a table in about 5 minutes and is easy to move.)
4) will it provide a challenge ( yup building beleivable scenes in a small space will be a fun new challenge.)

Anyway yesterday I finished the " Bench Work"

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Over the next month or so I plan to enjoy building 8 "mini" scenes and sharing the proccess of building them with all of my friends here.

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  Path Has a Train Too
Posted by: path - 12-14-2008, 07:43 PM - Forum: O/G and Larger Model Railroads - Replies (13)

Most people on this board don't know me. I met ngauger through Geocaching. I assisted the Delaware Geocachers with getting their forum moved when someone could no longer take care of things. So I gave ngauger and ezdays a hand by getting a webserver set up to run a forum. I work in the IT field by day, so it wasn't a big deal for me to take on.

I think one of the moderators made a comment about why is path helping out so much when he isn't involved in model trains. Well, that isn't 100% true. I did have a train as a kid, but it is only seen at Christmas time now. It'll do a few laps around the tree. I never was as big into train modeling as some folks, but I use to take this thing outside and set it up different ways. It's a little hard when you only have enough track to make a circle or a slightly larger oval. Icon_lol Icon_lol

Anyhow, the train is up now and below are a few pics...

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  hey
Posted by: joefryfry - 12-14-2008, 07:30 PM - Forum: N/Z and Smaller Modeling - Replies (3)

I just got all set up with pictures uploaded and a signature and a nice little avatar over at the other place. Don't fret, there will be a Waynesburg Southern thread started here soon. I built a helix this weekend. The tests on it went okay, not as well as I had hoped, but it will work. And I had to move it from its proposed location to one end of the layout. I will post pics when I get some taken. Thanks.

Craig

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  I am here too
Posted by: Sarge - 12-14-2008, 07:30 PM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (6)

Just got the invite, thank you. I had not been on the other site for a few days and would have had no idea where everyone would have gone 35 Thanks Thumbsup


Jim

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  thanks for the invite!
Posted by: Steve - 12-14-2008, 07:18 PM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (20)

I am certainly glad to be here amongst friends! I was known as Nazgul on............."The forum that must not be named".......LOL!

I will just be Steve from now on. I look forward to getting back to the FUN that seemed to be missing.

Take Care ALL! Thumbsup

..................... :hey: Where's that guy Deano????!

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  REAL GLAD...
Posted by: UP SD40-2 - 12-14-2008, 07:15 PM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (10)

...to see MANY FRIENDS MADE IT HERE! Thumbsup :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Welcome

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  Whew! That Was Too Close!
Posted by: scubadude - 12-14-2008, 07:12 PM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (15)

I am so grateful Mikey and the rest of the motley crew made this move...I was worried we were going to lose the family. It is so true that it's the people that make these forums and you all are living proof. I LOVE IT!!!! Show me how to get those smileys on this post and I'll be ridin' high!

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  Hi folks,
Posted by: jmarksbery - 12-14-2008, 06:57 PM - Forum: Lower Berth - Replies (6)

Hello all, man the smell in here is familier, I'm from the old days of Big Blue for those who don't know me. I sure hope it great success and nice to see faces I remember from long ago. I will try to post as much as possible and make Big Blue kick. Worship

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