Another way to avoid the skewered finger is to use a small pair of needle-nosed pliers. Don't ask how I know this!A tip for anybody putting together track:
Borrow a thimble from your wife's sewing kit, put it on your index finger, and use it to push the rail joiners onto the rails. That will prevent a joiner from skewering your finger
I actually don't follow baseball or any other professional sports anymore, I just happened to see an article mentioning that fact, it was a sweep in the end. I really hate baseball more than any other sport. Give me hockey any day, but I still don't keep up with it.Willie, don't be so hard on the Rangers, they are only 1 game under 500 now. The Orioles are 51 games under 500. The Rangers are beating the teams they should beat and have you looked at the Orioles pitching staff recently?
Not for nothing, the Orioles pitching staff is collectively worth a bag of used hockey pucks. Blame needs to be directed at their Ownership.The Orioles are 51 games under 500. The Rangers are beating the teams they should beat and have you looked at the Orioles pitching staff recently?
Good to be back. I had to modify the main plant and will most likely have to do the same with the cattle pens. It's a lot of work, for what is arguably a background structure, but to make everything work, i also have to install two uncoupling magnets on the siding to make the three spors work.. I'm not sure I have the will to try and replicate the way the prototype was painted, I have a few Morning Sun Reading "Facilities" books that may enlighten me as to the color of the doors and trim. My guess is faded maroon or brown. White walls is relatively easy, even if I skip the lettering.Nice photos. Like that meat packing plant. Great kit. I had to modify the cattle pens to get them to fit in the space I had available.
Ray - HOW did you manage to get that photo of my layout? Musta snuck in while I was on vacation...I may have posted this photo before of this laying of the tank cars in Missoula MT's MRL yard. Came across it again and thought a re-issue might be warranted. I think about 1/2 a dozen needed repairs. About the same time, they were taken over by GATX from CONX. The repaired ones were repainted in GATX's black. All gained a new prefix number to their originals.
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Actually it was an example of life immitating what really should only happen in playing with trains. The last tank car had been stopped too close to the turnout, and another incoming train, clipped it with the loco. A chain reaction then passed through them all. These cars are used for transporting fuels, including Gasoline from Thompson Falls to Missoula MT. They fill a gap in a long distance pipeline. The reason for the gap, as I've read, is the local tribe wouldn't agree to it passing over their land. There are 2 trips daily, morning and night, of 30 cars each. It's referred to as the Gas Local.Ray - HOW did you manage to get that photo of my layout? Musta snuck in while I was on vacation...
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