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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday Sep 24
« on: September 24, 2017, 08:37:46 AM »
Make hay while the sun's shining.
Well, the sun's shining in Reading country this morning so I guess I'll go make hay before Grandson#1's birthday party. Will come home and watch paint dry after the party.
Dietary suggestion: don't eat turkey sandwiches for lunch after a short nights sleep. Dozed off during a great how to presentation at the Reading Modelers meet yesterday. As a Reading fan, who needs to know how to scratchbuild Wooten fireboxes anyway?  >:(
Go get 'em!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday Sep. 23
« on: September 23, 2017, 07:13:59 AM »
Off to the Reading Modelers Meet in a little while (sorry ReadingBob. Not trying to rub it in).
One small step for mankind yesterday: I got half the basement floor painted. The paint needs to cure 3 days before I can move all the "stuff" off the other half and store it. Of course you know what "the other half" is. But at this point, I'll still call yesterdays efforts progress.
Onward!

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Kit Building / Re: First Timer Bar Build
« on: September 21, 2017, 06:40:47 PM »
Cool!   8)  Looks great.  Thanks for sharing the step by step. 

I have one of these on my workbench that I may slip in as a side project during my next build.  If I model the coal regions of PA I'm going to need plenty of bars.   :D


As a PA resident, I'll drink to that.  ;)

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday September 21 of 2017
« on: September 21, 2017, 09:49:23 AM »
Morning all,
Raymo - the structure in that picture looks like it was the inspiration for one of the FOS kits, the Porthole Café.

BandOGuy - wish I could join you at the Reading Modelers meet.  The commute from here is a bit tough.   :P

Have a great one!


Wife's in The Netherlands and there's a spare bedroom here. You're welcome if you can tolerate the moving mess.

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday September 21 of 2017
« on: September 21, 2017, 07:29:40 AM »
First, tiny step toward unpacking the "train boxes" today. Then I have to wait for next Monday to take the second step. Like learning to walk all over again. At least I've got the Reading Modelers meet on Friday and Saturday to help with the delays. Think I'll try some of that picture stuff while I'm there, cause we LOVE pictures.  :D

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Super Detailing / Re: Railways & sleepers....?
« on: September 20, 2017, 01:23:36 PM »
Sorry, but it took me 2 1/2 years to best two years of high school Spanish 57 years ago, so I'll have to respond in "English".
If you are using flex track (pre-assembled) the air brush technique sounds best. If, however, you are going to hand lay your rails, you can vary the stain colors and mix the results up when you put ties on the roadbed. if your maintenance of way guys are good, an occasional tie could be dyed to look as if it has just been replaced. If your railroad is teetering on bankruptcy, everything will look old and worn out.
Glad I read the other responses first as I had forgotten that ties (over there) are also known as sleepers. I must have been asleep when I first read the question. That's why it took me so long to pass Spanish also.

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Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« on: September 19, 2017, 08:19:36 AM »
I'll defer to the wisdom of others regarding the lack of interest in the layout. Without trying to sound melodramatic, be encouraged it hasn't spread to other parts of your life. That's when the real problems occur. And I'm not convinced that the "fatigue" you're experiencing is not a part of the process of "getting older".  8)

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday, Sept. 16th.
« on: September 16, 2017, 06:56:11 AM »
It's Saturday in Pennsylvania also.  ???

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The pricing is based on environmental concerns. At $16.00/bottle, price helps cut down overspray.

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Selling Kit... / Re: Two Yellow Box Kits (FSM) for sale
« on: September 11, 2017, 10:07:48 AM »
Skimming the headlines, I missed the FSM.
Thought for a moment someone had a couple of classic Athearn kits for sale.  :'(

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday September 11, 2017
« on: September 11, 2017, 08:15:48 AM »
Sunny and cool just as it was on that Sep 11. Except this is PA: that was while we were in MA.
Railroad on, folks.

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Hurricane Sunday, 9-10-17
« on: September 10, 2017, 08:47:41 AM »
Thoughts and prayers with all of you Florida ferroequinologists (that should keep ACL busy for a while).
Off to spend the day with the grandkids while our daughter attends a wedding she "forgot to mention".  :( >:(
Try and keep your collective heads above water.

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Um, all of the skills.
And Thom,
PLEASE DO NOT ruin another hour of my life with those gas tank and derivative photos. I was hoping I left all that kind of crap behind when I left The Hub of the Universe. So far, life has been much better out here on the rim.
Chip Stevens
Lansdale, PA

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday September 8
« on: September 08, 2017, 08:57:25 AM »
Present.
Barely.

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Can't speak of the "classics" as I haven't seen any of them.
If you cherry pick the current list of videos available, I'd say there's a lot of good info coming from Trainmaster series from Model Railroad Hobbyist. Ken Patterson also does some interesting work in his YouTube series "What's Neat". I've also come in contact with Bill Fagan, a videographer from the Mideastern NMRA region who has a lot of current layout tours on YouTube.
But then,, what do I know?

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