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April 13, 2015 This morning I dismantled most of the track work and road bed in Delores. All that's left there now are some Aristo switches and some 332 track which I'll probably re-use in the shed as storage tracks. Trying to straighten out that PVC board can be a real pain after it's used on curv...
Build Log for the Future of the KVRwy As some of you may know, the Kaskaskia Valley Railway has been evolving, continuously from the golden spike laying of the HO version in 1982 to the large scale version's first figure 8 put on the ground in the backyard in 1996. The HO version had always existed...
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I've had an idea for a raised layout for quite a few years now, but it hasn't been serious until about the last five years or so. This last winter has convinced me to go ahead with this idea. But first let me include a little history here. I've had a garden railroad for the past 28 years, since 1988...
BL2 build:    http://www.largescalecentral.com/forums/topic/19288/getting-another-build-off-my-buc   Napkin humor :    http://www.largescalecentral.com/forums/topic/20660/my-napkin-build   Station repair :    http://www.largescalecentral.com/forums/topi...
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Note:  This is a "WORK IN PROGRESS" article.  New material will be added as construction progresses.  I have uploaded quite a few photos and will add titles and descriptions for them as time permits. The Prototype The Choctaw Coal and Railway (CC&R) Company is a small narrow gauge...
Bought a case 8, of these little beauties some time ago. What run they have had has been on a10' dia. curves. Cold this winter in H town. . Set up a Christmas tree type layout w/ 4' d curves, S's these cars would not make the S's axle CL part of the problem. Needed to enlarge the pocket for the lin...
 it's gotten easier to upload from a Mac. 1.First after you edit your photo on your computer, resize it to 350 pixels in width. Also make sure the file name is one word up to seven characters. 2. Go to Freight Shed on LSC and follow Bob's direction on downloading the photo. 3. After you down...
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    Installing Body Mounted Kadee Couplers Richard Friedman If you did as I did, you started collecting Large Scale equipment based on whether they appealed to you or not.  A familiar railroad, a favorite industry (beer cars come to mind), an associa...
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Sometimes it seems as if my old build logs get lost over time.    While it would be great to have a master index here, I thought I'd start by providing links to some of my old build logs and other threads. Not sure if there's a LOT of use here, but at least it will help me find my ol...
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I was putting down some ballast today and thought to myself, "You know, the real railroads didn't use a paint brush to spread this stuff out; there's got to be a better way." Yes, I know, I could have made a scale model of a Jordan Spreader, or one of D&RGW flangers, but all I really wanted to do w...