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  1. nkp174

    New Metal PRR catenary structures

    Keep up the good work discussing your techniques and the prototype! I'm enjoying it/learning. Maybe I'll have an interurban station with operating catenary someday...
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    Amish Barn Raising

    What scale is it?
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    Sighting: Pie in the sky!!!

    The Leviathan... It'll also be interesting to see the new V&T Lyon...but that won't be at Owosso...
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    Sighting: Pie in the sky!!!

    There were two pretty much certain attendees for the Owosso events this summer. There were a few more long shot options. None seemed like more of a long shot than the Daylight... So we now have PM 1225, NKP 765, LR 110, the new 4-4-0, three 0-4-0ts, and the...
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    Locomotive aesthetics

    I generally agree...although all-weather cabs don't bother me. Scullins are bad. Very bad. Vanderbilts are a net negative too. Aesthetically, PA-1s, especially NKP Bluebirds, are the only ones which I regard as acceptable. I have no problem with Bluebirds being on my layout...although my...
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    Locomotive aesthetics

    I've got to go with the Terriers over the E2s. The B1s were pretty awesome as well. Anything in Stroudley's Improved Engine Green is a keeper.
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    Locomotive aesthetics

    I regard the 2-10-0s as a bit homely...but nothing to puke over. The CP 2-8-2 is probably my next least favorite...the feedwater heater does it...but it is by no means ugly. (I generally find CP locomotives to be nice...but CN to be run of the mill) I like that Lima built 2-8-8-4...
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    Wooden Box Car Site?

    Good luck! Finding actual 1890s cars (not ww1 era and later) is very difficult. Try finding John H. White's American Railroad Freight Car from you library (or a library). It is worth more than every website on the internet for freight cars of the era. The Railway Car Builders Dictionaries...
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    Locomotive aesthetics

    here: It does look a bit too much like one of those dievil motorized boxcars...
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    Locomotive aesthetics

    They clearly didn't...all of the best designers must have been working for Ferrari. I say clearly as I puked the first time I saw Rivarossi's complete catalog. :mrgreen: There are exceptions to the rule...this British engine was putrid... peasoup
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    Locomotive aesthetics

    Basics: French & Italian steam = Ugly British & German steam = Attractive Streamlining varies from outstanding to putrid. The worst streamliners were typically in the south...while midwestern streamliners were the best (Dreyfuss '38 century, PRR S-1, MLW 4-4-2s and 4-6-4s, etc). Several...
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    new to forums

    Hello and welcome. My condolences on your grandfather. Here is a link to a thread with photos of his layout...
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    Portugal information request

    You're welcome. I would have responded earlier if I'd noticed it. If you will be riding many trains, check out the Eurorail passes. You have to get them before you leave, but can save serious $$$.
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    Portugal information request

    Here is a list of steam locomotives in Portugal: hobby shops: Have a great trip!
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    Bowser, what have you done. WOOO-IS-ME!

    Ultimately, I find myself determining that they aren't worth the price tag. I've come really close to buying them before, but I have a hard time shelling out $140-$200+ for a locomotive which needs its gearing and motor replaced...and for the most usable kits for an NKP modeler, new valve gear...
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    reviving an old G scale project!

    It is a fine representation of the real thing.
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    European Railroad

    ebay. Bachmann's N-scale British line is Graham-Farish. There are plenty of other manufacturers. IIRC, Peco makes some beautiful rolling stock models for British prototypes. Also: I would caution that you have...
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    What era draws your attention the most?

    Mountain Man, I've noticed your phantom posts as well. I've clicked on threads a number of times in which the index says you've posted on the current day, but in the thread I recognize your post from months the date says. It doesn't show you as having edited it either. The phantom...
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    This is why I quit.

    Sanjay, I haven't had any trouble for a few weeks. It has been smooth sailing.
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    This is why I quit.

    And continue to post here regularly despite the problems that were an issue. Sumpter is a valuable member of the NG community here. He also suffers from "dial-up syndrome"...and so errors which irritate us, are much worse for him. I can understand his frustration and am glad he stuck around...