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    Looking for N scale GP9s NP

    So Mike Sawyer - NPRS11 is looking to find a N scale GP 9 in NP (phase 2) with torpedo air tanks. Has anyone seen these in RTR formats or will it be an issue of adding details to a non-dynamic braked model. Thanks, RS
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    Jim Pendley's Feather River of the WP - Open House Photos

    In celebration of the release of Great Model Railroads 2009, owner Jim Pendley hosted an open house in early October to showcase what would one of the featured railroads in this years GMR. Having had the opportunity to work on Jim's layout in a very small role over the past couple of years, it...
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    Walthers Code 83 Where Are You?

    After practically buying out the NW supply of Walthers (Shinhara) Code 83 turnouts, one has to ask - is there any left out there?? I understand that they only manufacture them once or twice a year. Im looking for LOTS of #4's. Any suggestions??
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    Trackwork begins on SP's Portland Terminal

    Over the past few weeks we have been finishing up with benchwork, running wires and setting up for tracklaying. Saturday and Sunday were milestones in the current layout project with track being put down on the main and the arrival/departure yard. The layout is circa fall of 1958 in Portland...
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    SP Portland Division Construction Update

    Over the past few months work has somewhat progressed on the SP Portland Terminal - an HO layout set in 1958 which will call a 10x24 area home in half of a two car garage. Here are some photos of the construction up to date. Ted (funnelfan) and Rich (rzoller16) dropped by today to work on...
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    New Car spells trouble for the BN Allen Sub!

    Recently on Brent Strongs' BN Allen Sub was interchanged a new car that raised a bit of a ruckous on the union represented BN line. This new was interchanged from the MRL at Field and came west on the M-FLDALL (Field - Allen Yard) train where it was goto Industrial Supply for a load of pipe to...
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    Ground Breaking on SP's Portland Teminal

    Well this week marked the official ground breaking of the SP Portland Teminal HO railroad that will be housed in my garage, or well half of it at least. Here are the specifics of the to-be layout: Name: SP Portland Terminal Scale: HO Size: 10' x 23' Theme: Industrial Portland, OR...
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    Frisco SW1500 project

    Just a couple of photos of my Frisco SW1500 detail project that I have been working on for a couple of weeks. Photos are courtesty of Ted Curphey. Athearn SW1500 Detail parts added include MU hoses beacon bell rerailers chains drop step MU plug ins replaced Flexicoil trucks with...
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    BN's Allen Subdivision

    MRRF member Brent Strong (speent) asked me to come over during a mini-operations session and take some photos to show his progress over the past year. First off a little about the layout; Theme: BN around the time of the merger with Santa Fe Locale: Pacific Northwest Models the line...
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    Need color help for Frisco engine

    Im looking at shooting paint for a Frisco SW1500 and are looking to what would be the right colors for the orange/red and Im assuming its just plain white. Any help would be appreciated. I have been shooting Polly S water based paints.
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    ACF centerflow hopper decals

    Im looking to find out if anyone knows of a vendor that just has data decals for 55' ACF Centerflow hoppers. Im looking to make them leased company cars; URTX, ACFX, etc. These would have been cars used in the 1970's and 80's. Thanks,
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    Puget Sound Model Railroad Engineer's - Part 2

    These photos were taken last week during the Train Fest that was held at the State History Museum in Tacoma, WA - Home of the PSMRE permanent display layout. In the first series, I focused on several shots of the main line that is modeled between Tacoma and Auburn. In this series, I have chosen...




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