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    Are there any O deer that are a little “small”???

    Hi, for those of you who don’t know me, I’m actually an “S”-scale modeler who, like most “S”-scale modelers, will borrow from other scales when applicable. I’m currently constructing a CJ-3A for my “S”-scale layout and was hoping to strap a deer to the hood of this vehicle...
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    Are there HO deer that are a-little “big”

    Hi, for those of you who don’t know me, I’m actually an “S”-scale modeler who, like most “S”-scale modelers, will borrow from other scales when applicable. I’m currently constructing a CJ-3A for my “S”-scale layout and was hoping to strap a deer to the hood of this vehicle...
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    Anyone make HO Triple Crown trailers/bogies???

    I recently discovered a really neat rail sprayer, called ‘RAILMAX’ and am attempting to determine the feasibility of building this model in ‘S’ scale. The ‘RAILMAX’ sprayer seems to be passed around a highrail truck pulling four highrail trailers that appear to be early model Norfolk Southern...
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    How to make an accurate military railroading operation….

    I’m wondering if it’s possible to set up an accurate point to point military operation on a model railroad. After having seen quite a few pictures of DODX (Department of Defense Railroad) equipment on Burlington Northern and BNSF, I’ve begun to consider constructing several DODX flatcars...
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    Is there still an interest in “box of sticks” models???

    Due to the limited availability of ‘S’-scale equipment, both in kit form and ready-to-run, I’ve found myself building many of the old “box of sticks” wooden models to produce a desired piece of rolling stock. Since there are so few of these kits remaining, and I may want another car of that...
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    Would this strategy to integrate a snowbound module appear realistic?

    I just finished work on a module depicting a BN engine refueling facility on one side of the two track main line and a series of row houses and light industry on the other. Like all of the other module I’ve ever seen, the foliage present of this module (what little there was) was set either...
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    Opinions on the state of my taconite ore car conversion.

    After learning that all BN ‘Lake Superior’ type 70 ton ore cars were equipped with extensions welded to their upper lips which allowed them to carry 70 tons of the lighter taconite, I began attaching similar extensions to several S-helper service ore-cars I’d received for Christmas (...
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    When did railroads begin adding “taconite extensions” to ore cars?

    Thanks in part to help I received on this forum, I recently discovered that all of Burlington Northern’s U-27 “Lake Superior” type ore cars had extensions welded to the top of them in order to allow them to carry a greater quantity of taconite, an iron product which is lighter then the ore they...
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    Did BN ever own 24’ Ore Cars-do any of you have pictures???

    For Christmas I received a set of Burlington Northern 24’ Ore Hoppers and, as with all my models, I went online to get pictures of the prototype so that I might accurately weather these models. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find a single picture of a BN 24’ ore hopper on-line or in my...
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    How to create a realistic Amtrak “Rainbow Train”

    When Amtrak was first formed in 1971 they lacked the operating capital necessary to repaint the widely varied fleet of passenger equipment they inherited. Thus, from 1971 to about 1980, Amtrak operated “rainbow trains” consisting of a mix of inherited equipment in its original paint scheme...
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    BN Trough Train: A neat scratchbuilding project

    After reading about the BN Trough Trains, articulated aluminum 13 unit continuous coal hoppers, I’ve always wanted to build one. Unfortunately, due to a lack of sufficiently detailed pictures and a lack of the mere space necessary to construct this monster, I have yet to actually start this...
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    Ever seen a really neat scene that would look too unrealistic recreated as a model???

    I always enjoy attempting to create exact copies of specific prototypes when creating both specific model trains, structures, etc., as well as entire scenes. However, since I enjoy creating unique pieces of equipment I find myself running into situations where a model would look unrealistic...
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    Has anyone ever heard of “Moral Decency” standards for club modules???

    I’m nearing completion of an “S”-scale (1:64th scale) module, to be incorporated into a club layout, which includes, among other things a refueling facility {copied off a NYS&W prototype in Hackensack, NJ-just lettered for BN), row houses, commercial structures and light industry. Hidden among...
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    What PRR electrics are available in HO???

    I’ve recently had some space open up in which I can build a layout but have come to realize that it is too small for a decent “S’-scale (1:64th scale) operation. Since I’m going to have to build this layout in a new scale, I’ve been thinking about also selecting a new time period and railroad...




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