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    • April 29, 2019 6:46 PM EDT
    • Looking good, Rick.  I like the colors on the dormers and the weathering on the roof looks very realistic.

    • April 28, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

      Spring time and other things have priority so railroad progress is slow but I have managed to finish the dormers and roof of the main depot building.  Hope to get started on the siding this next week.

    • April 16, 2019 7:02 AM EDT
    • It's coming along very nicely!

    • April 15, 2019 7:50 PM EDT
    • Dan, I just used a clear poly-varathane I had on hand.


      A little progress on the depot building.

      Got the dormers sided and painted so I can start on the roofing.  The window frames are all finished and painted so the ones in the dormers can go in at any time.

      The silver tape is gonna, supposed to, look like valley  flashing once the roofing is installed.


      Starting to install the roofing, 15 lb building felt cut in strips and notched to look like wood shingles once painted and weathered, this should hold up really well as it will git no direct sun. Using E6000 to glue it on, good quick grab and has a flexible holding power once dry.

      15 million more shingle cuts and the roof will be done.


    • April 26, 2019 11:06 AM EDT
    • Ric, it may have been a few years later than that. I know I was working in Valley Forge at the time and bought that original Big Hauler set at Nicholas Smith's in Broomall for $125. It all went down hill from there..............

    • April 26, 2019 9:52 AM EDT
    • Thanks for posting!  You had about 7 years on me in the largescale stuff.  Its all fun!

    • April 25, 2019 2:47 PM EDT
    • Thanks, Andy. 

    • April 25, 2019 2:28 PM EDT
    • Looking good, Ken...   Hope all goes well this weekend...      

    • April 25, 2019 12:03 PM EDT
    • Down to the wire. Bought 4 bags of top soil and a bag of garden soil from Lowe's this morning, mixed it all up and spread it out in the Delores service area. 

    • April 15, 2019 1:37 AM EDT
    • I wrote to them. Let’s see if I get a respons, if not I willl call the magazin. I’ll keep you all posted 

    • April 13, 2019 12:58 PM EDT
    • Dan, had a similar problem about a year ago and found that a phone call worked better than anything

    • April 13, 2019 12:50 PM EDT
    • Well, so far I am not pleased with the new folks.  I have not received any new issues since December of 2018.  I just sent my third and last request to them to get this resolved.  I understand there will be hiccups when changes occur and I respect that, but it should not take 3 attempts to get the problem solved.  I also have a similar issue with Kalmbach on the MRR side.  I ordered a copy of the digital issue of "Great Model Railroads 2019" back in December and I have yet to receive it.  I have made 3 attempts to get that resolved also to no avail.  To say I am a little ticked with the new staff would be putting it mildly. 


      Sorry for the rant.

    • April 13, 2019 10:57 AM EDT
    • It’s hard to have much fault when a company makes a big change in how it operates. There are bound to be some glitches and some missed things in these changes, I was hoping to see larger issues when they went to quarterly, first one was diverse so for me it’s a positive so far. Give it a few to see how the new guy runs it.

    • April 13, 2019 10:28 AM EDT
    • I had a number of problems with one of GR's sister publications (Finescale Modeler) and worked with Kalmbach and Zinio. Zinio was always great but Kalmbach wasn't, with the exception of Becky James, Customer Relations & Office Services Supervisor at Kalmbach, who was very responsive and took care of things for me. Apparently there were some issues with the pipeline between Kalmbach and Zinio which hopefully have been fixed by now.


      In the course of all that, I was told that the Summer issue of GR should be in our Zinio libraries by end of day April 26.

    • April 12, 2019 7:38 AM EDT
    • John,

      I had the same problem. when I contacted them they said Zimo would send me a message when the issue was available to me. I just kept checking back and after a couple of weeks it was available for download. never heard fro Zimo.

      for now I have not renewed for any further issues. hopefully they will get there act together down the road.


      Al P.

    • April 11, 2019 11:08 PM EDT
    • Yes, the Spring issue has been out since February. 



      If you haven't received it, give them a jingle.





    • April 11, 2019 8:28 PM EDT
    • Welcome John K

    • April 11, 2019 6:49 PM EDT
    • I was just looking at Spring 2019. Says I am good to December 2020. I was hoping I had more time than that, but, hey, ya never know.