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Entries from March 2008

Health and the future

March 27th, 2008 · No Comments

This might not be directly related to model railroading but I have to consider my health and real age for myself if I am going to have a future in anything, including the Piedmont Division layout and web site. So it is with great pleasure that I post my current weight loss of 11.5 lbs. […]

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Swing Gate Follow-Up Initial Thoughts

March 25th, 2008 · No Comments

I posted an update to the Sixth Annual International Spring Layout Party on the TrainBoard.com Layout Design Discussion section including the latest work on the backdrop and the Allied Rail Rebuilders kit in the locomotive servicing facility of the layout. Dave H. (aka ppuinn on TrainBoard.com) posted the following reply: Ryan: You've done a nice […]

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Category: Model Railroading

Backdrop work continues

March 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Added another section of Masonite hardboard to create more backdrop along the staging freight yard lead which will complete this area of the layout for the background base. The image to the left highlights the seam that was made using spackling plaster as well as patching a crack that occurred with the previous section. Once […]

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Category: Model Railroading

Allied Rail Rebuilders Kit

March 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Started work on the Walthers Cornerstone Series kit Allied Rail Rebuilders (Walthers Part # 933-3016 and measures 10 x 10 x 6" 25 x 25 x 15cm) on Easter Sunday and with just about 2 hours of work into this kit all the walls have been completed and some parts have been spray painted. The […]

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Category: Model Railroading

Operations - Reflections on the future

March 19th, 2008 · No Comments

In a Trains.com Model Railroader forum post by Dave Vollmer he lists the struggles with operations on the N scale door Pennsy layout. I read this thread with great interest and sent in a reply, I have copied it below for reference and interest sake. The original thread Operations - A Personal Struggle

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Category: Model Railroading · Operations