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  1. TMLW

    Additions to my POTB roster

    Over the weekend I finished up a few more engines to go along with my Port Of Tillamook Bay #101. Some of the engines still need a few detail parts like plows and horns, but those will have to wait until I can get to the hobby shop. Also the real engines lost their light kits over the years, I...
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    Patriot Rail Decals

    Does anyone make Patriot Rail decals in HO scale? I have not been able to find any. Patriot recently bought the Columbia & Cowlitz Ry and I want to make their new engines. I am having the lettering custom made. What I am really looking for is the Patriot logo on the nose of the engines. I...
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    RPP CF-7 question

    I have a Rail Power Products CF-7 shell that I have had around for a few years now. I have the shell and frame. Is their a glass kit and hand rail kit that is still available for this engine? Thanks in advance.
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    GP40-2 with 88" Nose??

    I am starting to make my Union Pacific Longview Local (LIC55) power. 4 of the 5 units are GP40-2's 2 of them are EX: SP (1422 and 1434) so I know they have the 88" nose. The other 2 are EX WP (9990 and 9991) but I can not tell from photos if they are the standard 81" or the 88". Anyone know an...
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    UP 96 Olympic Units

    I am looking to make the 1996 SD-40-2 UP Olympic units. My question is what length nose do these engines have? I know there "snoot" nose, but wondering if there 116' or 123'. I will probably use Athearn engines since they will run with my UP 3300 and 3593 which are Athearn RTR. Thanks in...
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    GMD SW1200RSm

    I am looking to build a GMD SW1200RS as well as a GMD SW1200RSm. Photo below. Does anyone make this cab or is it going to have to be kit bashed? Has anyone built one before? Thanks in advance.
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    BNSF GP50 RC unit Question

    I recently bought 2 Athearn BN GP50's. I am thinking of turning one of them into a BNSF Remote Control Unit. See photo link below. My question is does Microscale or anyone else make the decals needed for this? I looked though Microscale's site and could not find it. Thanks in advance...
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    Question on a passanger car.

    I am looking to make models of the Grand Canyon Ry. older coaches. I am having the decals custom made. Photo is attached. My question is, does anyone already make this style of car? I have a few old cars that I can do a bit of kit bashing work to to make a close car, but just wondering if anyone...
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    Steam Locomotive Marker Lights

    I am looking for Pyle National and Adlake marker lights in HO scale like the ones you would find of the front of a steam engine. I would like ones that light up, but castings would be ok too. All i have been able to find for ones that light up and Tomar caboose lights, but no locomotive styles...
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    H-12-44 hand rails

    About a year ago I built a model of the Columbia & Cowlitz H-12-44 #700 (i know the model is an H-10-44 but its what i had at the time and was good enough for me) I am now looking to build a 2nd one in a different paint scheme. The problem is this. I bought the hand rail set for this engine at a...
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    KCS in N scale I have someone that is looking to have me make a KCS Sd70Ace in N scale in the red,black and yellow scheme. Photo in the link above. Does anyone make decals for this unit? I could not find any though microscale. Thanks in advance!
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    HO Scale ALCO Hi-Adhesion trucks

    Does anyone make ALCO Hi-Adhesion trucks for an Alco C-415 in HO scale? These are the style trucks that CLC #701 and CWRR #684 have. Photo of the 701 can be seen here> Thanks in advance!!!
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    Up sd40-2 #3300 I am looking to build the UP #3300 in HO scale. My question is, does the 3300 have the 116" nose or the 123"? Cannon makes both so i will use one of those as well as a cab probably. Yes, i know Athearn makes this engine as an RTR, but...
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    Athearn EMD Demo

    I have the old Athearn EMD Demo set (SD40-2 #6047 and GP38-2 #769) I would like to detail these engines like the rest of my Athearns. I also have a 2nd GP38-2 i need to change the number on. My question is, what is the best color for the blue on these engines? I need to paint the hand rails as...
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    ARZC GP20's I am working on models of the ARZC GP20's. I am trying to figure out what the box is in front of the DB's. Anyone have a roof shot of these engines? Does someone make the part in HO scale? Thanks in advance.
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    Custom Decals

    Once again I find myself looking for someone that can make custom decals. Can anyone suggest a good custom decal maker that is reasonable? The person I used in the past has too much on his plate at the moment.
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    Sunrise Enterprises?

    I know Sunrise Enterprises has been out of business for a while, but they make some of the parts that i really need right now. Does anyone know someone or a company that still has them in stock?? Thanks in advance.
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    Detial parts

    I am having trouble getting the detail parts at my LHS. Where is a good place online to buy detail parts for locomotives such as Detail West and Detail Associates. Thanks in advance.
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    WTCX in HO Scale

    Here are a few photos of the latest Weyerhaeuser engines that I have made as well as the #4 caboose. The engines are still missing the number boards but will be added as soon as i get some more decals. More photos of these as well as my other WTCX units can be seen on my website...
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    Custom Paint Work

    I thought I would share some of the custom painted work I have done over the last 2 years. I have been working to make all of the Weyerhauser and Columbia & Cowlitz locomotives that ran in Longview, WA. I have also modeled other railroads in and around the PNW. One of my next projects will be... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.