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  1. Nate

    Columbia, Mo. 1963

    This looks pretty cool. Would have been local to me had I been around way back then.
  2. Nate

    Cabooses

    I don't have a layout yet, but I'm gonna run a caboose on all of my tourist trains. It'll be cool. -Nate
  3. Nate

    New layout plans

    I revised my track plan to this: It's not to scale, and I don't know how well it'll work, but that's my plan
  4. Nate

    New layout plans

    Oh, yeah, I forgot. I'm posting stuff on my website now at The official Transcontinental railroad website. It's under Projects, in "Layout Construction". Should have put that in for you guys.
  5. Nate

    New layout plans

    Ok, I got news. We've got legs on the table, we just need to put foam on it.
  6. Nate

    New couplers, just installed

    Alcomotive: That's the next project after I get all the cars converted. Well, actually, I'm gonna be putting new Kadee trucks on...You know, the ones with real springs. If only they made leaf springs....Oh well, we can't all have our way. Though, I could make it. That'd be cool, too. I'd be one...
  7. Nate

    New couplers, just installed

    Yeah, I know. I don't have a guage yet. I'll get one later, but this was a "learn how" kind of thing
  8. Nate

    New couplers, just installed

    Yeah, I turned it around. Right after i found out it was in wrong.
  9. Nate

    New couplers, just installed

    I know. I'm missing one that I'll have to replace later. Luckily, it's not one of these.
  10. Nate

    New couplers, just installed

    I've got Kadee #5 couplers that I just put on a Burlington Gondola. Here's the victim: Before Time to get the trucks off...Well, one for right now.It wasn't all that hard, though. Here it is with the original coupler: I know, my hand is showing. Gotta open the coupler box: Then put the...
  11. Nate

    How do you Cut Foam?

    Right now, I'm just using an old steak knife for a rough cut on a rock face. It actually works out pretty good.
  12. Nate

    New shots from my layout

    Yeah, I never noticed that. The fuzziness helps with the effect, too.
  13. Nate

    New shots from my layout

    Yeah, but there's this gigantic hole beside it
  14. Nate

    Union Railroad Of Oregon FMC Boxcar

    Dang, dude. I didn't think that was a model at first.
  15. Nate

    New shots from my layout

    Nice shots, Jeff. I see you're using built in ballast. What about that hole in the wall, though?
  16. Nate

    New layout plans

    I'll upload those later. I've got 1 of the underside of the table so far, before we worked on it. My grandpa gave it to me without legs, so that's what we're doing to it now.
  17. Nate

    New layout plans

    Ok, update: We're staring framing for it. Remember, the table was just a table top and some "one-by" framing. We're doing a two piece table for it, so we're making legs and a frame to set the tabletop on it. We need screws and some "one-by" before we can finish the frame and put foam on. After...
  18. Nate

    New layout plans

    Yeah, I'm gonna get a block of foam from Lowes. That's something I planned years ago. And yeah, I need to go down with a few things anyway.
  19. Nate

    New layout plans

    Here they are. Beware, though. They are large. Looking at back yard, left side. Right side. They kind of overlap but you can see where. Fellow railfan? I hope so. He won't be happy with the house if he's not. I also plan on kitbashing what I have from a store to build a smaller store. It'll...
  20. Nate

    New layout plans

    Well, I'm finally gonna build a layout. I've got it planned out how I want it, so I just need to build it the rest of the way. I'll give you more info and pictures tomorrow. -Nate




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