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  1. jmupton2000

    The Coppertown, Davenport & Lancaster Railroad – Coppertown Terminus

    The Coppertown, Davenport & Lancaster Railroad – Coppertown Terminus Another plank project, this came together because I found a useful looking piece of MDF and thought, why not make a small layout on it. A basic rule was established, wherever possible this was to be built using whatever spare...
  2. Mark Nutter

    What's the best substrate for a new layout?

    I'm starting a new layout after being away from the hobby for years. There is soooo much new information and new/better materials that I'm a bit overwhelmed. I always built my display directly on the plywood, but I love the idea of using foam as a substrate. I don't like tacking track to...
  3. T

    Make your own ship decking for depot platform.

    I was anxious to finish my Craigellachie (The CPR Last Spike) depot, when I realized that I didn't have enough material to finish the platform. The Craigellachie depot is a fairly simple structure, so I wanted to dress it up a little with some ship decking material for a more realistic looking...
  4. I

    HO icing platform

    Has anyone here ever built a PFE-style icing platform? I'm considering doing an 8' module with a double ended siding for the platform, enough for approximately 8-9 reefers. I picked up one of the 16" long Tichy kits as a trial, which looks correct for a PFE platform. My only other choice is...
  5. WCTR BB23-7

    WCTR BB23-7

    This is what happens when I get mad at the Smokey Valley GE Utility Cab sides... This engine is a B unit, as well as a shoving platform. It will get a coat of the WCTR (ex-Aztalan Pacific) Tan/Black patch paint.

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