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    MTH HO Scale SD70ace & SD70M-2 Release Date?

    Yep, two votes for cancelling your MTH order.:D
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    Grab Irons, Handrails on Proto 2000 locos

    Just use some aftermarket grab irons and dip each end in some thick super glue and then insert the grab iron into the hole. Don't get too much glue on the grab iron or you will get some on the model. If you get too little, the hole doesn't get filled all the way. Once you put in a couple you...
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    Super GP-30s

    Here is a link to a very nice SD30:
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    Weekly Photo Fun 6-4/6-10

    I finished up two projects this week, both of them Southern, what a suprise! Here are some pictures!!
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    Weekly Photo Fun 5-22/5-28

    I went to the trains on the plains train show here in Greeley yesterday and grabbed some shots of the New York Central in operation! The New York central now has operating class lights on its DPUs now which is pretty cool!! I then went to see the OC&E layout in Greeley as well. The...
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    Ski Train on the move

    For those who are interested........ The Ski Train will soon be leaving Denver for the last time! The train has been pulled from Burnham (the three F40's and the 17 tempo cars -- NOT the "private" cars California, Utah and Kansas) and moved to North Yard. I have heard that UP 7126 might...
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    Loco Terminology

    The Gull wing refers to the very top of the cab. Its easier to explain through pictures so take a look at this picture. See how the the cab slants right by the number boards at a steep angle and then flattens out again. This is the gulllwing cab...
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    Who is Ichabod?

    As far as I know "Ichabod" is one person. ICH means "I" in german, and most of his graffiti is ICH. He is also known to have a skull with some/most of his work. This guy isn't as dumb as some of the other folks out there. He leaves reporting marks, lube plates, and other important info...
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    Saskatchewan! cars have arrived from PWRS

    Why not? They are on the prototype! Quoted from Atlas "As for the "trucks and couplers lettering", we DID place some special lettering and decos on one prototype car: because of the special relationship between the Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation (or SGCC -- the owner of these cars)...
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    looking for custom decal manufacturers

    Here is another custom decal maker. -Andrew
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    Kato GP-35 Handrails

    You could always order a set of handrail stanchins that will "work" and drill out the stanchions and replace with brass wire. I did this with a SD45 and it wasn't too hard, just takes a little bit of patience.
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    KATO SD90/43MAC help!

    I have had trouble on occasion with Kato screws but I finally got a screwdriver to fit right into the screw. No more problems.
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    I know April Fools Day is coming soon, but,

    They are also making DRGW and a couple other roads. I should sue them, I had the idea first.:D lol
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    Jerome's Switcher Roster

    No wonder I didn't see them. They don't have the imitation aluminum and delux stripe!:D
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    Jerome's Switcher Roster

    Point the two SW7 calfs out, I can't find them.
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    Jerome's Switcher Roster

    So many switchers but only one Southern unit!! How dare you!
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    Painting Plano Brass?

    Sand blasting would also give it some good tooth. Badger's blaster works great for this.....
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    Sweet deal on a airbrush

    Now I know where my plastic airbrush came from..... That is a good deal, I might pick some up for that price.
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    Quick paint question

    Are both of these paints solvent based? The BNSF orange says solvent based but the BNSF green does not. I am looking at products # 270-110180 # 270-110181
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    What would you call it?

    I'de call it a SD30, and its not the first one i've seen!

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