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    Q on retarding acrylic paints when airbrushing

    I have heard that you can add something to the paint/thinner mix to slow down the drying of the paint as you airbrush, and that would help give you some more time when you are finished painting to start cleaning. Is there anything to that?
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    New rolling roof roundhouse

    I was inside the Lehigh Valley roundhouse today, there were 3 2-8-0's there. The crew was trying to figure out what was wrong with the closest Consolidation while the rest of the crew was having a checker match. This is a new roundhouse with a rolling roof to allow the crew to work with...
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    Home layout at risk and a solution

    No bell but we put 2 Federal Q (Pre OSHA) sirens on it, with them both going it is the loudest thing in the parade! Pump works in fact everything does. I or any passengers control the siren, the wife rides on the back in the parades. In fact if she fell off I would never know it.
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    Home layout at risk and a solution

    No she pays for the gas and maintenance, it has two batteries and a huge alternator.
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    Home layout at risk and a solution

    OK here are a couple pictures of what is left of the layout. I lost the extension so I can't do continuous running, but switching is my favorite unless I want to sit with a cup of coffee. Also I lost the time saver area, although I still have it as it is portable and could be set up and taken...
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    Home layout at risk and a solution

    Well she can't drive a stick so I get/have to drive it all the time. The downside? It gets 5 mpg!
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    Home layout at risk and a solution

    Home will be switching since I belong to the Old Colony Model Railroad Club www.ocmrrc.org and can run the mainline there, takes close to 20 minutes for a complete loop
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    Home layout at risk and a solution

    I know how to get them, I will leave them the ammunition but not the guns!
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    Home layout at risk and a solution

    I have 3 boys and they are already lining up for everything except the trains. So if I were to downsize and get rid of stuff that no one wanted it would have to be the trains...
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    Home layout at risk and a solution

    Nope, she has the garage also for her antique firetruck, a 1981 Chevy 1 ton brush truck. I do get a shelf there at the back for my coleman lantern collection! She has most of the house for her craft stuff, I get my den for my computers and camera collection and the gun room for my gun collection...
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    Home layout at risk and a solution

    The wife came to me the other day saying she wants my side of the basement where I have a 10x16 O shaped layout, a shelf layout with 75 switches. After a week of grumping around Mike, my neighbor, stopped by and suggested that I offer to take down 2 sides of the layout as that would leave me...
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    Quick overview of Pennsy Middle Division

    There were several kids there while I was there touching this and touching that, including pushing buttons on the NCE controllers. Also at least one was crying all the time. They had a lot of help from the crew so I just ignored it. I would like to have filmed more of the layout but with the...
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    Quick overview of Pennsy Middle Division

    I was only able to make one layout on the layout tour today, sick as a dog. Decided to go to the Pennsy Middle Division. I have heard of it and had seen it in Model Railroader but had never seen it in person. It is really impressive, my video doesn't do it justice...
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    Old Colony Model RR - tour of the entire layout - running the mainline

    Yes there are really nice shots of the super detailed areas on the website. They were done by Scott Wilkins a real master of super detail!
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    Old Colony Model RR - tour of the entire layout - running the mainline

    No catenary, The mainline is from New Haven to Providence but we have a branchline which is from Providence to New Haven Via Willimantic in the day it was known as the "Airline" there is a video up on switching that. the website is at www.ocmrrc.org and has lots of pictures of it.




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