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    Railflyer at Springfield

    Here are some photos Chris Slemp (Hawkeye251) took of Railflyer's products at the Springfield show. Some more photos can be found here: http://www.pbase.com/mecrharris/rfmp_springfield Visit Railflyer on the web at: http://www.railflyermodelprototypes.com/railflyer/ Enjoy!
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    Merry Christmas, Dad

    I upgraded a Malibu diecast truck model for my Dad's Christmas gift. I documented the construction process and the guys at Little Big Rigs have been good enough to host the article. Have a look if you'd like to see how I did it: http://www.freewebs.com/littlebigrigs/workbench.htm
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    HO scale Peterbilt 379ish Winch Tractor

    Here's a webpage describing the construction of my HO scale Peterbilt model completed last month: Peterbilt from Malibu's diecast tractor
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    Psst, Hawkeye251, jbaakko (and other diesel modelers)

    I know you guys like to build your own models, taking as much or as little off the starting point to build as close an approximation of the prototype as possible. So, with that in mind, I wanted to point you to a little company in Canada (a legitimate one, not the vaporware resin guy) that is...
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    Plano, Texas Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet

    From Keith at Plano Model Products: http://www.planomodelproducts.com/ppmm.html I'll be there, will anyone else?
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    Have you been paying attention...

    ...to the recent additions to the photo gallery of forum member JBL? Here's his gallery: http://www.modelrailroadphotos.com/photos/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=1932 Jens is doing some fabulous work in styrene, scratchbuilding all types of things from flatcars to log stackers. You...
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    My nemesis

    My nemesis is weathering anything light, but especially white boxcars. I have had this boxcar for a million years and I've been avoiding finishing the weathering because it seems like you only get one shot and I never wanted to ruin it. Well, I finally started thinking, "it's a five dollar...
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    Proto-Freelance Modeler's System Map

    In this post, David Thurman's response to the SPSF thread, David asked where Zephyr got his map. Right away I remembered that I had drawn a system map for the PFM-SIG, so I clicked my way over to the web page I put together for the map. Apparently, Geocities makes your pages dormant if you...
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    Bottineau Farmers Elevator complex

    Here are some photos I took of the Bottineau Farmers Elevator complex in Bottineau, North Dakota. In addition to the modules I'm building depicting part of Fort Worth, Texas, I'm also building modules depicting this area. When I have time to make drawings of these structures, I can post them...
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    Scratchbuilt Monopole Billboard under construction

    I finally took the first photos of my monopole billboards under construction today. Basically, this project began when I decided I'd be modeling a portion of Interstate 30 in Fort Worth as it passes over the trackage I'm modeling. There are billboards located all along I30, so I figured a...
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    Poll (linked): Modern Freight Car List wishlist

    Spreading the word from the Modern Freight Car List (a discussion group on Yahoo! Groups)... ____________________________ OK, the What Freightcars Are Needed Next Poll is now OPEN for voting. The URL for the poll is: MFCL Poll The URL for the full list of nominated cars with on-line...
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    Weathering HGPX 10

    Weathering HGPX 10 PS-2CD 4427 cubic foot covered hopper from the Proto 2000 HO scale model On January 2 of this year, I met up with my friend Glenn Hargrave at the BNSF/UP diamond in Saginaw, Texas, just a few miles west of my neighborhood. This is a very busy location, as you might...
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    Botno-NoDak Grain Project

    Here's the latest progress in the saga that is building a model of Bottineau, North Dakota ca. summer 1991. Some of this is old progress, some new but all is part of the obsession that's 13 years strong! I may have posted some of this before, so forgive me if that's the case. Click on any...
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    Portable benchwork design?

    I am finally at the point where I've built enough railroad models to operate. Now I'd like to get to the layout building part of the hobby. I've built layouts before, starting with the typical 4x8, then the not-so-typical 4x8, then an around-the-walls design. I was never too happy with any of...
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    This weekend's work

    Well, for not even thinking I was going to get a chance at working on models this weekend, I ended up being fairly productive. Lately, I've been revisiting this caboose. It started out as a Cotton Belt Wide Vision caboose from the first Atlas release. I added the Moloco standard cupola...




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