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  The second half of this step by step on aging iron machinery is about to start so grab a (insert favorite beverage) and we will get started.     I know that most of this picture is a little fuzzy but you can see my point on the near fender.  The Krylon Matte has been spraye...
  During the Build Challenge this year several members asked about the weathering on by Heel Boom Loader build and Jim asked for an SBS article to show what I did to get this finish.  So here is a description of what I used and how I used it to get the results that I ended up with.  ...
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A few folks asked me to create a step-by-step tutorial on creating what appear to be painted on signs using image transfer, as explored in my 2019 Mik challenge build [link], Mackenzie's Mercantile.   Devon suggested the technique in this video, aimed at photos and not hobbies:   &nb...
After 3 formal Operating session so far on the layout, I decided to add an extension to Delores Yard to house the servicing facilities. This should relieve some of the congestion in the Yard area with storing locos between runs and any off loading. Since there was a 16' long vacant wall just around ...
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Our club is looking for a TrainLi 5 way switch.  Hoping someone has one thay are willing to sell.
After years building a layout indoors, I have decided to try some railroading in the great outdoors again. My previous line had concrete roadbed mostly complete land trains running on a portion of the line but a series of events lead to an early abandonment. Our yard was fenced with barb wire to kee...
Boilerplate at the bottom, after the tip:  Latest small update fixes severe and dangerous bug, install it, does not take line. Actually updates microcode in the processor... check you have done this one by looking at installed updates and find one that ends in 347. This article is intende...
HEADLINE NEWS!!!   The expedition has returned safely after braving the mountains, rivers and forests of Northern Indiana with a route plan for track of the Pebble Creek and Doe Ridge Garden Railroad.The Pebble Creek and Doe Ridge has been chartered with creating a fictional narrow gauge r...
In building my Passenger car fleet, I have hit a few snags that I have had to work around. Some not so bad some real head scratchers. When I first got into large scale I bought 9 Aristo streamline passenger cars. They were a miss matched bunch of road names as I rework everything I buy before it hit...
Canadian National SD60f Build     This build will require an Aristocraft SD45, 2 pieces of aluminum angles 1/16” x 3/4” x 25 1/2”, 3 USA trains SD70 roof fans and DB fan, and lots of styrene.   You will need the SD45 trucks, electrical components, end plates/s...