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    Most prototypical bridges are far too large for a model railroad so I agree with you Kevin that to make them believable is the way to go. Nice work.
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    A nice Atlas wood reefer ???

    A good looking reefer modelsof1900
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    Happy B-day

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    First attempt at scenery whatd o you think?

    Good for you Shawn . You did really well for your first attempt. Next we expect to see some trains.
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    Beach Railroad, ver. 2.0

    Neat lighthouse John. Looks good in that location. Looks like it was there long before the railroad came through.
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    Happy Birthday To:

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    Train Sim discussion group

    I upgraded my PC with new graphics boards. The latest is an ATI Raydeon X 800XL and it has really improved Trainz. I am sure it will do well for MS train sim. I primarily got it for MS flight sim. I also have a soumd blaster 24bit board and a 5-1 speaker setup with sound surround so I now...
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    Gauge fantasy League

    I am ready Mikey.
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    Union Mill No. 2 Scratchbuild

    Excellent work JL. That sepia photo looks like it came right from the archives.
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    Curtis Steel

    Neil, when you see Dean pass on my thanks to him for the inspiration he has given me in particular and to many others as well and for his excellent photos and info about steel mills.
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    Curtis Steel

    Yes Ralph. It was an article written by Dean Freytag. Can't remember which issue though.
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    Curtis Steel

    This photo shows the unit that pushes the red hot coke from the oven with that pusher arm. The coke falls into a hopper on the other side and is the moved to the quenching tower to cool it down. I believe this would be a diesel driven unit to have enough power to do the job. Both units are...
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    Curtis Steel

    Neil, not sure of the proper name but this first photo is an electrically driven unit that delivers crushed coal to the coke ovens
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    Curtis Steel

    The coal dumping shed installed. Coal goes up into the coal crushing tower then is delivered to the coke ovens.
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    good news from dr about son

    We travelled to western Canada and our digi-cam travelled fine. No loss of anything . I don't know if airport restrictions are tighter where you fly from. If you keep it in personal carry-on luggage the security folks here want to see it and turn it on, just to make sure it is a camera.
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    Question about direction

    I always imagine that as I face a layout, that must be north so going clockwise is westbound and ant-clockwise is east bound.
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    Sad News At The 88 Household

    A sad time for you Ed and I am sure your Dad will really appreciate the time you spend with him.
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    Welcome to the 5K club, Robin!

    Thanks folks. It just happens without me even thinking about it. I amsure many will get there in the not too distant future I guess it is OK to be a blabbermouth EH!
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    MicroSoft Train Simulator....

    Welcome to the Gauge Casey. I think M/S train sim and Trainz both do a good training job. I haven't tried Trainmaster yet but will consider it.
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    MicroSoft Train Simulator....

    You are right Bob. It is great software and works like a charm. It and Trainz seem to be getting together to make computer train running even better.