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Follow The Build: Scratchbuilt Crossing, Part 5

IMG 1415My next task on this project was to spike down the rails which had been temporarily CA'd to the ties.  I built upon a triple layer of homabed. I thought I had decent spikes on hand, but as the photo (right) illustrates, the heads are a bit heavy...
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Computer Printed Backdrops

IMG 1384I've had a few of my backdrops in place for a few years, but this month I am installing them en masse. I thought I would share the process. There are a number of companies that have offered long backdrops on vinyl and other materials, but they tend t...
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Just Checking In...

IMG 1351Been a while since I posted a progress report on the PRR Middle Division. My only "track goal" for this quarter was to complete the Lewistown (LN) portion of the Milroy Secondary, which amounted to less than three feet of flex track. In the image abo...
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Follow The Build: Scratchbuilt Crossing, Part 4

IMG 1335In my last blog on the subject, I demonstrated the process of gluing the ties to the template. In this entry, we affix the four rail assemblies to the ties. Be reminded that we left all of the rails "running long". During this process they will be tr...
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Follow The Build: The X26 and X26c, Part 3

IMG 1325Work continues with my seven car effort on the current PRR Pro project -- X26 series box cars. Above is a view of my mass production line! Grabs, grabs, and more grabs! That's the topic for this post. The Funaro & Camerlengo resin kits include br...
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