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    Post Your Intermodal Collection!

    Since I was already in the process of sorting and organizing my store inventory in preparation for a set of clearance auctions on eBay, I decided to go through my collection of intermodal equipment to tally the mass/mess of items I have collected over the past year or so. I'd like to...
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    89' 4" Flat - Accurail v. Atlas

    So immediately after reserving four 6-packs of the Twin 45 / Triple 28 flats Accurail announced (http://www.accurail.com/accurail/8951.HTM), I got the Atlas newsletter announcing what appears to be the same car (http://atlasrr.com/HOFreight/ho894flatcar.htm). Is the Atlas car is based on...
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    Paging Modelbob...

    Your PM inbox is full ;) Curious minds would like your take on this thread: http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5864 I don't know if you've had a chance to read it or not yet. Feel free to delete this message...I just wasn't sure how else to get your attention since...
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    New Type of Contest? - Opinions Please

    I was looking back at the past few photo contests' entries and realized how much talent there really is on this forum. It got me thinking about other possibilities for contests, and I started tossing an idea around in my head (yes, there's plenty of empty room in there to toss stuff around...
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    Happy Easter!

    Happy Easter! I hope you are all able to enjoy some time together with family and friends today, and maybe share a good meal :)
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    This will mess with your head...

    Just got one of those annoying emails that circulate from time to time and thought I would share... -------------------------------- 3 MEN GO INTO A MOTEL. THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK SAID THE ROOM IS $30, SO EACH MAN PAID $10 AND WENT TO THE ROOM. A WHILE LATER THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK...
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    New Bowser/Stewart Ready-to-Run Freight Cars

    Thought you guys (and gals) might be interested to hear about these. I'm offering these at 20% off on my website for advanced reservations. I'm sure you can find them at other sites too, but wherever you order them, do it soon if you can. They are VERY limited in quantity and are close to...
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    Mellow Mike's Latest - TTX Bulkhead

    Mellow Mike's latest piece...'nuff said ;) eBay Auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=008&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=180095521973&rd=1&rd=1 Web Gallery: http://www.mellowmike.com/FR8_Cars/Thumbnails_47.html
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    Stewart Sound/DCC Chassis

    I know there are several Stewart users here so I thought this might be of interest. Bowser-Stewart announced a new chassis for all of their F units that includes DCC and LokSound boards, due in February. They aren't cheap, but LokSound isn't cheap to begin with. They should sound good...
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    Long Time No See

    Howdy rail gang! Sorry I haven't stopped in lately (well, in about 5 months actually :o ). I've been caught up in school-work, work-work, and tax-work (according to Uncle Sam I'm not old enough to drink smoke or vote, but I'm darn well old enough to pay income tax :mad: ). So what have I...
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    53' Spine Cars

    I've kinda had this project in the back of my mind for awhile, and I think it's time to start it. Nobody (that I am aware of) manufactures a 53' spine car set in HO, so I'm setting out to build my own (in theory anyway...we'll just have to wait and see what comes out of it...). So here...
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    Mellow Mike's Latest Masterpiece...

    If Mike's not gonna brag, I'll brag for him :rolleyes: Check out this 'puppy' (pun intended): http://www.qksrv.net/click-1591117-10381315?loc=http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll%3FViewItem%26item%3D5989346251
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    ALPS (?) Printer

    I believe I've read in the past that there is an older printer that prints white (a dream for one who wants to print decals :)). I think it was a certain model ALPS (?) printer? Any help pointing me in the right direction is greatly appreciated. I'm guessing these are few and far between...
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    Model This!

    I posted this on the 'other side,' but since things are slow here I figured I'd post it again for those who don't venture over to our prototype brothren often. <snip> (Friday, July 1, 2005) Just got home from a quick run into town. My scanner (fire/rescue scanner that is) went off with...
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    Saturday July 2nd, What's Up?

    Well, since I'm up early I figured I kick off the traditional weekend report thread. :) I succeeded in knocking my one and only weathered model off the top of a five foot cabinet yesterday, so I have some repairs to make. Since this was already supposed to be a scrap hauler I'm not too worried...
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    "Murphy's Laws of Technology" and other humorous items

    Murphy's Laws of Technology Law # 1: You can never tell which way the train went by looking at the track. Law # 2: Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence. Law # 3: Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand. Law #...
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    Conform to Nonconformity!

    I just finished an essay for English, and I actually found the topic interesting this time, so I thought I would share it. It's from Henry David Thoreau's Walden. "The surface of the earth is soft and impressible by the feet of men; And so with the paths which the mind travels. How worn and...
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    Christmas Under My Tree

    Well, since we finally got the tree decorated today, I though I'd share a few pictures. I dug my Lego train out of the garage and set it up under the tree this year...nothin' fancy, but you get the idea. 1) Seems like the "Little Engine that Could" gave this guy some motivation (even so, I...
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    Metal Wheelsets

    I'd like to replace the plastic wheels on some of my models (HO frieght cars) with metal wheelsets. What manufacturer and/or model do you recommend? Thanks in advance!
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    N-5c Models

    I've acquired a few (more like 16) Bowser N-5c kits (HO scale). Most are PRR schemes, two are PC and one is CR. I'm wondering if anyone else out there has any of these models, and if so, what details and/or upgrades did you add to them. I'm planning on assembling and weathering these...




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