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by tunnelmotor
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Personal and Postal Importations
Replies: 0
Views: 2553

Personal and Postal Importations

Not sure if this is the right category for this subject but it is hobby related. Bear with me. I have just returned from a trip to the USA and we have also just received our first Christmas parcel, from relatives in Australia for our three grandchildren. I thought I would share the experience with y...
by tunnelmotor
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Matching Freight Cars to Industries
Replies: 7
Views: 13087

Re: Matching Freight Cars to Industries

Nice idea, Brian. Thanks. It's also code 70 track and a bit bumpy too so should look quite out of sorts!
by tunnelmotor
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Matching Freight Cars to Industries
Replies: 7
Views: 13087

Matching Freight Cars to Industries

I am building a a five board module for a location known as Dillon, a fictitious location in Texas. I have designed it to have as many industry car spots as possible. Trackplan here: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7285/9491165785_bffc197b74_z.jpg trackplan by mikearnold , on Flickr The car spots are...
by tunnelmotor
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Track
Topic: Handlaid Track
Replies: 8
Views: 15302

Re: Handlaid Track

Koos,

I get suitably sized wood strips from my local hobby shop, the Hobby Box in Uckfield (10% discount for NMRA members) and use Micro Engineering spikes which any Walthers agent should be able to get for you.

Mike Arnold
by tunnelmotor
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Car Cards & way bills
Replies: 19
Views: 25411

Re: Car Cards & way bills

Koos,

If you are still looking in 10 days times when I get back from New England let me know off group and will send you a set of mine based very closely on Martyn Read's Excel spread sheet ones. Do you have Excel?

Mike Arnold
by tunnelmotor
Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Fallen Flags
Topic: What did it for you?
Replies: 16
Views: 22765

Re: What did it for you?

Koos, I am the same - SP. For the reasons you name plus it was also my first USA HO diesel loco, by pure chance I guess. If you like the black widow and the modern scene, how about a Willamette & Pacific GP9 in those colours? #1801....a real beauty but beware yoiu get the right phase to do it accura...
by tunnelmotor
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Cheap Sources for Scenic Materials
Replies: 5
Views: 7019

Cheap Sources for Scenic Materials

Chatting with Andrew Dickinson of the Black Diamonds N Scale group yesterday we both shared some ideas for cheap if not free sources of possible scenic material. Perhaps we should compile a list from group postings to share with members. Andrew uses brick dust for river bed effects - the dust after ...
by tunnelmotor
Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Track
Topic: Handlaid Track
Replies: 8
Views: 15302

Handlaid Track

I want to build a bit of track using the old handlaying methods of rail, wooden ties and spikes. A question for anyone out there with experience: is it advisable to pre-drill holes into the ties or is simple pressure sufficient to successfully drive the spike home using a traditional spiking tool (I...