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Re: Toothill
« Reply #135 on: May 18, 2019, 09:11:58 AM »
Nice work with the landscape Di, the cactus you made look good ... would pipe-cleaners lend themselves to being cactaii? 

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« Reply #136 on: May 18, 2019, 09:25:24 AM »
Just don't sit on 'em  :D

Great video, music matches the scene.  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

Double track in the USA is rare, I believe, but did occur in some desert areas?
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Re: Toothill
« Reply #137 on: May 18, 2019, 03:50:07 PM »
This is the latest addition to my Uncle Pete fleet (U.P.) a Custom painted Kato Alco RSC-2. I had a minor problem fitting the DCC board I had to use some copper foil to get a reliable contact between the board and the power pick-up points on the chassis.


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Re: Toothill
« Reply #138 on: May 21, 2019, 12:30:48 AM »
Hi Di and others

As a recent convert to North American model railroading, you may not have come across the Unofficial Micro-Trains Release Report by George Urwin. The UMTRR comes out once a month and describes the provenance of its monthly releases (i.e. a detailed description of the real railroad car being modelled). If you have a few MT railroad cars, it might be fun to have a look. George also includes the facility to look at past releases. I get UMTRR sent to me by email every month and it's free. Here is the web page you need to subscribe:

http://www.irwinsjournal.com/umtrr/

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« Reply #139 on: May 21, 2019, 04:33:15 PM »
I have now fitted my doodlebug with a chip, it was not quite as easy as I first thought there was a hidden connection between the motor and the rear bogie/truck so I blew the first chip  by shorting the chip.
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« Reply #140 on: May 21, 2019, 10:54:59 PM »

Double track in the USA is rare, I believe, but did occur in some desert areas?

I am NO authority on this but I do believe the Mojave Desert has some decent lengths of double track for example. Anyway, due to there also being some considerable lengths of single line as you suggest, there are often very long passing loops due to the length of the trains. Di's line could, therefore, represent either.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2019, 10:56:11 PM by chrispearce »
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« Reply #141 on: May 21, 2019, 11:12:09 PM »
UP have lots of double track sections in the deserts. This layout is based on a Model Railroader layout The Salt Lake Run.
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Re: Toothill
« Reply #142 on: May 22, 2019, 02:15:27 AM »
Thanks folks. Thought that was the case.  :thumbsup:

Love that doodlebug!!!  :beers:
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Re: Toothill
« Reply #143 on: May 25, 2019, 11:12:22 PM »
My first attempt at a US n gauge/scale kit wagon/box car. A Intermountain Railway Company model of a Supreme Meat Refrigerator car. It has a lot of very fine detail and requires a very steady hand to assemble, this one was built over 3 days , I have another one to build, these kits are complete as can be seen in the first photo, every thing you need is included in the kit.








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« Reply #144 on: May 26, 2019, 06:20:40 PM »
Now I now how they go together I built this one in an afternoon.







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« Reply #145 on: May 26, 2019, 06:25:52 PM »
They look tempting, can I ask where you bought them from?
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« Reply #146 on: May 26, 2019, 06:34:02 PM »
They look tempting, can I ask where you bought them from?

I picked them up on eBay, apparently Intermountain now only do undecorated kits.
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« Reply #147 on: May 27, 2019, 01:30:42 AM »
The Intermountain Kit built cars/wagons run very nicely here is a video of them in action on Toothill.

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« Reply #148 on: May 27, 2019, 02:28:32 AM »
Those look really good. Nice they came already decorated!
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Re: Toothill
« Reply #149 on: May 29, 2019, 11:51:27 AM »
This is my take on a Oil Refinery/Depot, it is a module I built sometime ago that I want to try and find room for on the industrial side of Toothill.



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