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Entries from November 2007

In search of the prototype - a basis for modeling!

November 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Originally posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 The last time I visited my local train shop I recall a conversation with Kim parker, he is the owner of Train Buddy Train Shop just off of Jenkins Road in Wake Forest, North Carolina Train Buddy (http://www.trainbuddy.com). We were mulling over the prototype operations of the Southern […]

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Category: Model Railroading · Prototype

Turning a Plan into Reality!

November 8th, 2007 · No Comments

Mike aka rs2Mike on the Model Railroader Forum General Discussion area asked this in a post dated November 07, 2007: Packed away all my train stuff to get ready to move. They are gonna be away for a while as we get settled into the new house. So in this non train aspect I guess […]

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Category: Model Railroading

23rd Annual Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club Train Show

November 6th, 2007 · No Comments

We attended the annual train show at the NC State Fair Grounds located in the Exhibition Hall and it was another fun railroad event.¬† Actually got to stick around a bit longer than usual, about 3 hours and took many photos and a few movies too. We arrived at around noon and started making our […]

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Category: Events · Model Railroading

First Airbrush Attempt at Clouds

November 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

The first attempt at using the Badger airbrush was a success, of sorts. The acrylic white paint was used¬†with a stencil cut-out in the shape of clouds to form the first attempt at clouds on the backdrop. The paint was too thick at first so I thined it out with the addition of cool tap […]

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Category: Model Railroading

Roundhouse Floor Added

November 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

The roundhouse styrene floor initial installation is completed. All styrene sheets were measured, cut, and placed between the rails and inside the rails. Then latex caulk adhesive was applied and all pieces were aligned and attached. The next step will be to score expansion joints in the styrene and then paint with the air brush […]

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Category: Model Railroading