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  1. Many of the "Reefers" are fantasy paint schemes,...

    Many of the "Reefers" are fantasy paint schemes, but there were also a huge variety of real billboard reefers. As Iron Horseman notes, they were banned in 1937, so if you're sticking to the...
  2. Thread: Thoughts on smoke

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    You can do it right now, IF you're willing to...

    You can do it right now, IF you're willing to think outside of the Athearn Blue Box... Check this out.
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  3. Thread: Thoughts on smoke

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    This is what it should look like. He's working...

    This is what it should look like. He's working hard, on a nearly 3 percent grade. But the fireman is putting just a light haze in the stack.

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  4. Thread: Thoughts on smoke

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    When you picture steam, you tend to picture this:...

    When you picture steam, you tend to picture this:

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    However, as others have pointed out, that's not the way it should be done. In this case the engines were sanded out, being oil burners,...
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    That is correct on both counts. We had trouble...

    That is correct on both counts. We had trouble finding somebody to run the contest and set up the voting etc, it takes a lot of work.

    There is also a more subtle problem with the photo contest,...
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    I didn't see the image, since it's been removed,...

    I didn't see the image, since it's been removed, but I trust my moderators' judgement. This forum is intended for audiences of all ages, and the image was reported as containing nudity.
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    You are correct. "Suitable for audience of all...

    You are correct. "Suitable for audience of all ages" Maybe a bit towards PG on occasion would be tolerated. But this isn't cable TV.
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    The fourth, and hopefully final plan is back to...

    The fourth, and hopefully final plan is back to the second plan, move the junction box, but not the pole. We're also going to encase the wiring where it crosses under the track. This is hopefully the...
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    A brief story about designing your track plan. ...

    A brief story about designing your track plan.

    I'm working on installing a short spur that will hold two cars in an industrial area. It has to fit in between a couple of other spurs, both of which...
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    There are many types of protection for track...

    There are many types of protection for track crews. I don't work for Amtrak, so I can't speak for them. The railroad I do work for calls that sort of protection "Watchman/lookout" and they sound an...
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    If you call her, I'm pretty certain you'll get...

    If you call her, I'm pretty certain you'll get screwed. (And pay dearly for it)

    Actually, for fun, I googled that number. It's harmless enough, though probably not what you expect (Dial a prayer)
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    No, I definitely wouldn't make a special trip....

    No, I definitely wouldn't make a special trip. The hobby shop is cool, in a funky sort of way, but if you drive 4 hours to see it, you're not going to be happy. The fact that the some of that stuff...
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    If you ever get to Great Falls, MT, be sure and...

    If you ever get to Great Falls, MT, be sure and check out the hobby shop there. It's like a model railroad museum, I saw stuff in there last year that I haven't seen in 20 years! Of course it's all...
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    At first I thought this was on the Darjeeling...

    At first I thought this was on the Darjeeling Himalaya, but it's not. Same type of design though, and also two foot gauge.

    The Kalka–Shimla Railway is a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge railway...
  15. It's only libel if it's false and done...

    It's only libel if it's false and done maliciously. I'd suggest not tossing around threats and legal terms without first consulting an attorney for guidance.
  16. And when the Administrator does have to get...

    And when the Administrator does have to get involved, he gets grumpy.

    I've deleted a bunch of total BS, name calling, and personal attacks. This crap will stop right now. If I see it again, people...
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    Yeah, that one didn't fly well. It was a decent...

    Yeah, that one didn't fly well. It was a decent concept. Combine the "Cascade Green" and the "Warbonnet" paint schemes in a way that honored both. But, while it may have looked good on paper, it...
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    Seen in person, they don't look bad. It's a nice...

    Seen in person, they don't look bad. It's a nice color scheme, with some GN heritage in there.

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    I was always a fan of the Executive Units, aka Grinsteen (sp?) Green shown on the third...
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    I'm dubious. Was it actually that bright green?...

    I'm dubious. Was it actually that bright green? Is this real at all?


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    That's not really a paint scheme. I mean it is,...

    That's not really a paint scheme. I mean it is, but it's a re-paint of a UP paint scheme. They added just enough to make it not be a UP loco any more. I don't think that was "designed" so much as...
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    That won't work if you ever want to use the...

    That won't work if you ever want to use the uncoupling system they're designed to work with.
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    One of these guys will do the trick. ...

    One of these guys will do the trick.

    http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/380-205

    It allows you to check both your coupler height and hose height.
  23. That one should be just fine, assuming you're...

    That one should be just fine, assuming you're looking at the NMRA standards gauge, like this one: http://www.micromark.com/NMRA-Gage-HO-Scale,7530.html

    It's really nothing but a piece of sheet...
  24. Thread: My new Layout

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    Wow, that's surprising, you were moving right...

    Wow, that's surprising, you were moving right along on this layout. Are you going to start over and come up with something new?
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    That's the same in any language. You don't click...

    That's the same in any language. You don't click "BUY".

    As for the price, it sure seems high to me, but Brass is an odd collector's market, and pricing varies on many factors, most notably how...
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