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by Willow Creek Traction
Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New Scale, new railway
Replies: 18
Views: 2802

Re: New Scale, new railway

Modeling while on certain medications is a challenge at times, let alone the challenges caused by what the medications are for! But hey, it looks like it came out well. My hands have been troublesome lately, so little modeling here; and too much typing too because of not modeling - not the smartest ...
by Willow Creek Traction
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: side tracked
Replies: 37
Views: 4343

Re: side tracked

kevo wrote:he probly sit and eat his sandwiches and read his paper :lol:
Hmm, wonder what bread would show the least coal dust, rye?
Loco looks ready to go to work and "Git 'er done". 8)
by Willow Creek Traction
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New Scale, new railway
Replies: 18
Views: 2802

Re: New Scale, new railway

Got me curious as to what prompted the thought about using thicker clear material on the coach next time.
by Willow Creek Traction
Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emett style carriage on Smallbrook flatbed
Replies: 30
Views: 3545

Re: Emett style carriage on Smallbrook flatbed

Lights are an interesting idea; would light up the near landscape for viewing.
Talking about thunderstorm brings to mind a question, how sensitive are the models to the wind?
by Willow Creek Traction
Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Nissen/Quonset huts
Replies: 12
Views: 1651

Re: Nissen/Quonset huts

Though just a larger building the same arch shape and not one of these huts, in Peoria, Illinois, at least through the June 16, 1960 photo date, it appears the Minneapolis & Saint Louis Ry had an arched building for the engine house at their Bartlett Yard. Of course I could be wrong but the buil...
by Willow Creek Traction
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 182
Views: 15262

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

After seeing what you have done with that ICM figure set, I'll have to look one up.
Sitting out here in Missouri farmland that means find somewhere to mail order from.
by Willow Creek Traction
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: more wagon turntables
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: more wagon turntables

Well, if those folks with the perfect wagons wish to actually run them on something, that's where the rough and rugged dudes like you come in! :D
by Willow Creek Traction
Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: more wagon turntables
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: more wagon turntables

Having found that the continuous chair I have on some track, and originally tested out with my Gn15 track, actually still held the rail, it was just finding time to do mods on turntables. Initially it was just going to be the surrounds but then thought why not a lightweight turntable as well. Sound...
by Willow Creek Traction
Fri May 27, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: after thunderstorm "Startup Repair" has to run
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: after thunderstorm "Startup Repair" has to run

Hey there!
I'd have to get creative to do the Faraday thing in this flat.
Location is a little farm burg of about 8,300 in the middle of Missouri along the Missouri River.
I'm not sure what the strata is at my point in town.
by Willow Creek Traction
Thu May 26, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: after thunderstorm "Startup Repair" has to run
Replies: 2
Views: 408

after thunderstorm "Startup Repair" has to run

Once again after thunderstorm with lots of lightning close by "Startup Repair" has to run before this box is usable, even after being shut down and unplugged from everything for the storm. Been going on for several years but this is the first time I've gotten as far as thinking, hey, I'll ...
by Willow Creek Traction
Thu May 26, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Motor Rail book by Alan Keef
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: Motor Rail book by Alan Keef

Tram in bottom photo on page sure is interesting, has model in many gauges written all over it! :D
I just recently woke up, so am wondering about availability here in US, my mind isn't up to full RPM yet.
by Willow Creek Traction
Tue May 24, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Future model railroad adhesive in there?
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Future model railroad adhesive in there?

Future model railroad adhesive in there somewhere? "The glue’s secret ingredients are tiny balls of sugar-coated proteins. These nanoparticles are highly uniform, allowing them to spread out and work their way into nooks and crannies of surfaces. Once the adhesive’s water evaporates, the nanoba...
by Willow Creek Traction
Sun May 22, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Good-bye GerryB
Replies: 47
Views: 5532

Re: Good-bye GerryB

Oh, Denise, sorry :cry: Gerry was a lot of fun, we enjoyed him.
by Willow Creek Traction
Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GLS30 Diesel Loco
Replies: 67
Views: 10867

Re: GLS30 Diesel Loco

Steve Holland wrote: ask me how I know
How do you know? :wink: Speaking of paint, driver looks good, especially his eyes. None of my locos are finished in either the building stage or the painting stage - but it has been noticed that projecting toes seem to have the paint worn off soon.
by Willow Creek Traction
Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tobar Junction, NV
Replies: 102
Views: 9499

Re: Tobar Junction, NV

Nevadablue wrote:I wore out... earthmoving is tiring.
Well, if anything has to wear a person out, making progress is one of the favored choices.
by Willow Creek Traction
Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tobar Junction, NV
Replies: 102
Views: 9499

Re: Tobar Junction, NV

Y'all are having a lot of fun on this project, cool :D I haven't heard of, or at least don't remember hearing of that Taskboard until it was recently mentioned, either here or on another model RR forum. Quite a buy there. I'll make a point to look up where to find the product here; expect it to be i...
by Willow Creek Traction
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tobar Junction, NV
Replies: 102
Views: 9499

Re: Tobar Junction, NV

This is becoming quite an epic adventure. Has the hill climbing Porter been tested to see how much of a load it can haul up the hill?
by Willow Creek Traction
Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tobar Junction, NV
Replies: 102
Views: 9499

Re: Tobar Junction, NV

Hey, fire pumper sounds like a fun project.
You know, roof texture on the truck could be done with tissue and glue ...
by Willow Creek Traction
Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tobar Junction, NV
Replies: 102
Views: 9499

Re: Tobar Junction, NV

Art and adventure, if anything, model railroading is that.
by Willow Creek Traction
Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tobar Junction, NV
Replies: 102
Views: 9499

Re: Tobar Junction, NV

Hey, alright, it runs!
That color-changing compound is a new one to me. Can see where it could help to determine if compound is drying.
by Willow Creek Traction
Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GLS30 Diesel Loco
Replies: 67
Views: 10867

Re: GLS30 Diesel Loco

Well, I gotta give MO some credit for not being GA and SC swamp country.
The age old dilemma, swamps or snow? :?: Swamps or snow? :? Swamps or snow?
It's like that "caught between a rock and a hard place" thing, except this time it's caught between a cottonmouth and an ice scraper.
by Willow Creek Traction
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GLS30 Diesel Loco
Replies: 67
Views: 10867

Re: GLS30 Diesel Loco

I have got the initial layers of dirt and decay on to the model; the aim is to get to somewhere that looks as though picking it up will get your hands dirty. :lol: I like that way of expressing that. Yes, static cling - it will be nice to have winter over and more humidity in the air. Then about mi...
by Willow Creek Traction
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Wait a minute, when did I become ...
Replies: 15
Views: 1782

Re: Wait a minute, when did I become ...

I consider it a blessing that keeps me feeling and thinking young. And though I'm sometimes surprised by the old man staring back at me from the mirror, I know that the young man I was is still a real part of me. And like many of my Boomer peers, I always define "old age" as "20 year...
by Willow Creek Traction
Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:06 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: NOT the season for happy times with model trains
Replies: 2
Views: 485

NOT the season for happy times with model trains

This is just not, and I mean NOT the season in my life for happy times with model trains. Have several, half a dozen actually, which did okay for a few years but now have developed problems. Interestingly they are all made by Bachmann here in the 2000s. Did NOT have this trouble, ever, and that mean...
by Willow Creek Traction
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Wait a minute, when did I become ...
Replies: 15
Views: 1782

Wait a minute, when did I become ...

Wait a minute, when did I become ... ... the grey goateed guy the teenyboppers hold the store door for and call sir :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: I called most everyone sir or ma'am as appropriate when I was in retail - because that's just how it's done in Georgia; and because without their business I...

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