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    Topic: SD60f Build
    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....  more
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    Cook Shack Camp Car
    Thanks Guys for your kind words, Dan that is exactly how I feel about it. It is my hobby, enjoy it. 
    Dennis
    I have installed an aluminum roof, getting ready for the tar roof.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48070106961_181ed21052_c.jpgIMG_4067 by...  more
    Building Base Issue
    I've screwed 1/2" aluminum angle on the bottom of a few of mine. That seems to help. 
     
    Anybody have a wide RH switch they'd part with?
       Hiya John...hope you're still improving...getting back to the railroad?
     
       Makes no nevermind to me what metal; nickel-plated, stainless steel, brass, aluminum.  It's a staging yard on the cement under the yard, and I do...  more
    New Guy form Dayton
    Jim Rowson said:
    Rooster:
     
    Very entertaining how different various styles are. Daniel Smith suggested that I wanted shorter lengths of track to get more "clickity clack" from the wheels. So I ended up cutting my 6 foot aluminum (Llagas Creek 250 gau...  more
    New Guy form Dayton
    Rooster:
     
    Very entertaining how different various styles are. Daniel Smith suggested that I wanted shorter lengths of track to get more "clickity clack" from the wheels. So I ended up cutting my 6 foot aluminum (Llagas Creek 250 gauge) into 3 foot l...  more
    New Guy form Dayton
    What type of track are you proposing?  Ohio is fairly moist, so aluminum would be a nightmare to maintain.  Brass would require a full 1st Division, just to keep functional, with daily cleanings.
     
    That leaves stainless steel, or nickel sil...  more
    Mason Bogie
      Been working on my mason bogie tender and cab while waiting on styrene tube and sheets from plastruct. Got the tender fitted to the cab and both sanded and primed, using aircraft aluminum prime as it was a very fine spray and was sandable + se...  more
    scratch built saw mill using palymobil building parts
     
    Sawmill part # 3
     
    Playmobil Sawmill part # 3...  more
    My health update.
    Well, now, that’s just great! You get all mended up and well and what are we left to do with our needling you, coming up with hilarious gifs, clever come-backs, witty lines, aluminum foil hat jokes, offers to assist in surgery, etc., etc.???
     
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    New Outdoor Layout in Sacramento Ca.
    Craig, that's a nice suspended layout. I'm interested in the "T" risers (posts) used. Are the poles (steel/aluminum) available 'off the shelf' and already cut to size or were they cut and custom welded/bolted together? Also, what kind of material was used...  more