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Entries from January 2008

Making Trees ~ On a budget!

January 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Started making some trees yesterday and got some assistance from my little buddy Ben! I learned these techniques from the Central Carolina N Scale Modelers clinic at the train show a couple weeks ago. Using some Poly Fil fiber, hair spray, flat black spray paint, various dried floral material, and a special blend of ground […]

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Category: Model Railroading

Great Train Expo ~ Winston-Salem, NC Report

January 14th, 2008 · No Comments

We attended the GTE show on Saturday and spent about 2 hours, which is good for me. It was a smaller than average sized show, but still we had a great time. Quality vs. quantity is my motto! First thing I stopped at was the Central Carolina NScalers club, they had a clinic table set […]

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Category: Events · Model Railroading

North American Freight Cars ~ A report on the prototype

January 11th, 2008 · No Comments

In an article written in the September 2007 issue of RAILWAY AGE by Contributing Editor Roy H. Blanchard, he reports that the North American freight car fleet is getting long in the tooth. The average age of the the typical car is around 26 years, with boxcars tending to be the oldest and tank cars […]

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Category: Prototype