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Very cool complete scene.
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I recently have started listening to a couple of different model railroad podcasts. One of the most interesting subjects, described in interviews on both the Model Railway Show and also on Model Rail Radio (both on iTunes) was a micro layout called Brooklyn 3Am. http://carendt.us/scrapbook/page87/index.html I cant say enough about how awesome this little scene is, and how it uses a lot of small...

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Can see the forest for the trees…
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I have spent the last couple of days working on trees.  I borrowed a tree making machine and have started making armatures for evergreen type trees.  The machine helps in making the bottle brush type of trees.  It helps by twisting a pair of wires around fibers cut from hemp rope.  After twisting the wire the armatures get cut into tree shapes.  So far...

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Tuesday at the depot.
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I went down to the San Leandro Historical Railway Society last night for our normal Tuesday open hours.  I took the storage box I spent the last couple of days down with me.  Luckily, it fit in a decent location under the layout.  I have only three drawers in so far, but it looks like it will contain my entire collection with room to...

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Test run of new loco.
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I went down to the San Leandro Historical Railway Society last night for our normal Tuesday open hours.  I was able to run my new Genesis GP9 after I set it up using Decoder Pro (much easier to set all the variables and I still don’t have it set up at home).  I pulled two reefers and a caboose around the entire layout and...

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New Locomotive and other things.
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I hope that everyone had a good Christmas, I certainly did. The major gift that I received from my wife was a table saw.  She got it at a really good price through Lowes, it is a Skil 15amp with a 10″ blade.  It has a stand to bring it up to the correct height.   One of the best things about it is that...

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