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Entries Tagged as 'Model Railroading'

Having your layout construction contracted out - a debate

April 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Read and interesting thread posted in the Layouts and Layout Building Forum in MR online today about having your layout construction contracted out instead of doing it yourself. Contracted Layout Building in MR is the title of the thread and there seems to be a debate by folks who have their layout paid to be built. The debate is if this […]

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Lift Out Section progress continues

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Worked on the lift out section (LOS) this past weekend (03/28 - 30/2008). Measured and hot glued the styrene sheet for concrete foundations, pads, and roadways in and around the locomotive service facility LDE. The image to the left shows the attached styrene sheets and drying after it was spray painted with a 1:1 ratio […]

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Allied Rail Rebuilders progress continues

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Continued work on the Allied Rail Rebuilders (ARR) kit on Friday (03/28/2008) and Sunday (03/30/2008) by adding some gray latex caulk to the brick walls of the structure to simulate mortar and grout between the bricks. Then framing of the walls began with the base foundation then added the interior steel support structures and the removable […]

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R. Boudreaux Handmade Fishin' Lures

March 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Image my surprise when I saw this image posted in the 2 Guyz and Sum Trains Forum Turns out Jim Marksbery of Butler, Kentucky built and named this N scale establishment after yours truly! So I am really flattered and honored to have had this model placed in my namesake. The link to the full […]

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Mounting Images on Foam Core for Backdrop

March 27th, 2008 · No Comments

 Posted on TrainBoard.com in the Inspection Pit Forum, and copied here for PD Blog reference. This is a short mini-clinic on how I mount images on foam core board for backdrops on my Piedmont Division HO scale layout. I collect photographs and images from my own collection and from research on the Internet. I have […]

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Category: Model Railroading