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Tuesday Tips: Detail Holders & Truck Mask

Tuesday Tips: Detail Holders & Truck Mask | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
As I mentioned yesterday, all ("all") I have left to do on the 0510 is paint the details, weather it, and put it all back together (thoug
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HeliCoil thread inserts

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Sometimes, I come across a product that I like so much, I want to scream, “Why am I only just hearing about this now?” HeliCoil thread inserts are one of these.
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White River Division: Steam Power Turning?

White River Division: Steam Power Turning? | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
Now what do we do...no track and no wye...how are we going to turn this engine on the White River Division.
Last week I got an e-mail from Bill Gill with a question about the WRD.
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A Neat Little Project...

A Neat Little Project... | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
Milepost 1112 As the caption explains, this is a prototype gauge that was built in a Wheeling & Lake Erie yard to check railroad cars that were routed through an older tunnel on a particular branch.
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Chesapeake, Wheeling and Erie Railroad: End of Summer Update

Chesapeake, Wheeling and Erie Railroad: End of Summer Update | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
Well, the Labor Day weekend has arrived and with it the unofficial end of Summer. My wife and I spent most of the past three months in Michigan, and as a result, not much got accomplished on the railroad.
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How to Model Newspapers for your Diorama or Layout

How to Model Newspapers for your Diorama or Layout Newspapers are common as rubbish in run down streets. It's easy enough to add a few model newspapers t
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Mike McNamara's Northeast Kingdom Model Railroad: My New Favorite Roof

Mike McNamara's Northeast Kingdom Model Railroad: My New Favorite Roof | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
I am in the process of assembling a FOS Scale liquor store kit. It will be destined for my Woodstown Jct. Free-mo module as it is a little too modern sign-wise for my 1980 layout.
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White River Division: New Haven 50ft Double Door Boxcar

White River Division: New Haven 50ft Double Door Boxcar | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
My finished Robin's Rails boxcar is already in service in the Bellows Falls yard. It got a good dose of weathering since it will be in later years service. This small NH fleet of 15 cars was numbered 40500-40514.
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White River Division: CP - Bachmann S-2

White River Division: CP - Bachmann S-2 | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
CP's S-2 works it's way along the White River Division during a later era scene.I purchased a few years back a Bachmann engine with sound that I was planning to repaint into a New England line.
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modeling the SP: Route cards, Part 16 — model uses

modeling the SP: Route cards, Part 16 — model uses | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
In recent months, I have posted a series of descriptions of route cards, on the basis of several groups of prototype cards provided by Ralph Heiss and John Holmes.
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White River Division: Re-purposed Boxcar

White River Division: Re-purposed Boxcar | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
Palmer Mass. May 2015. An old CV boxcar still in use as an office and shop.If you seen the Aug 2016 issue of RMC you have seen the re-purposed boxcar feature.
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Modeling Maine in Narrow Gauge: Art Fahie's Wharf Street Layout

Modeling Maine in Narrow Gauge: Art Fahie's Wharf Street Layout | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
An overall view of the ferry operations at the entrance to the Wharf Street layout.If you have or plan on visiting Bar Mills located in the replica SR&RL Strong station then the Wharf Street layout will be front and center during the visit.
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Stock Storage Solved!

Stock Storage Solved! | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
Back in July, while building IKEA cabinets with storage drawers for my workshop, I mused that the drawers would work well for rolling stock storage under my sector plate.
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T-Section Bettendorf trucks « Notes on Designing, Building, and Operating Model Railroads

T-Section Bettendorf trucks « Notes on Designing, Building, and Operating Model Railroads | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
I bought ten pair of the Walthers Proto T-Section Bettendorf trucks (TSB) awhile back. I thought I should prep them so they are ready for the new Accurail box cars. You can see the before and after view in the lead image.
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200,000

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Sometime in late August, this blog hit 200,000 page views. When I first posted back in late November of 2011, I had no idea how any of thi
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modeling the SP: Asphalt tank cars

modeling the SP: Asphalt tank cars | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
Tank cars are endlessly interesting, at least to me, and one distinctive type is the asphalt tank car. About 85 percent of the asphalt consumption in the U.S.
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The Valley Local: CT River Valley Operating Session: August 25, 1947

The Valley Local: CT River Valley Operating Session: August 25, 1947 | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
The Crew Call for the latest ops session resulted in full two-man crews for all four local freights, as well as a "Superintendent of Operations - Shoreline Division," and yours truly acting as General Superintendent, Tower Operator,...
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White River Division: CP Alco Switcher - N Scale

White River Division: CP Alco Switcher - N Scale | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
Some Bragdon powders are used on the trucks, lower sides and stack.
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A Model Railway - Life in Miniature: Project 16 - East Field Part 2

A Model Railway - Life in Miniature: Project 16 - East Field Part 2 | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
Squeezed into the corner of the baseboard is station cottage, a Wills Finecast plastic kit I built in the late 1980s.
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August 2016 Op Session « Notes on Designing, Building, and Operating Model Railroads

August 2016 Op Session « Notes on Designing, Building, and Operating Model Railroads | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
The Wheeling Freight Terminal has monthly operating sessions. A message is sent to several interested modelers and operators in the area about a week beforehand.
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modeling the SP: Selecting model tank car placards

modeling the SP: Selecting model tank car placards | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
I have discussed this topic before, but want to add information in this post about a useful source of information for placarding. The question always is, what placard goes with what cargo?
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Elgin Car Shops - Custom Model Assembly and Finishing: Sometimes it's just finding the right person to ask.

Elgin Car Shops - Custom Model Assembly and Finishing: Sometimes it's just finding the right person to ask. | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
There are days when I feel like I'm really meant to model this chunk of the Wabash/CN lines.
It takes time but slowly the little mysteries are being revealed to me.
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Elgin Car Shops - Custom Model Assembly and Finishing: And the Good News is...

Elgin Car Shops - Custom Model Assembly and Finishing: And the Good News is... | Model Railroading | Scoop.it
As a result of the great support of the Semet-Solvay tank car project, as witnessed by the quick sale of the first 50, I have decided to produce 25 more kits.
It will take a few weeks for all the components to be rounded up and inserted into boxes.
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