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by torikoos
Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: My HO Switching Layout - Galatia, KS
Replies: 6
Views: 5477

Re: My HO Switching Layout - Galatia, KS

I am really starting to like this new forum, nice layout indeed, I love the small GE's. It is great to see the enthusiasm of people now posting on here, hopefully more will follow. On my part, i will try to 'present' my home layout this coming week on here. (it's by far not anywhere near finished, b...
by torikoos
Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Striving to being closer to the Prototype
Replies: 5
Views: 4009

Striving to being closer to the Prototype

(Split from this topic - viewtopic.php?f=30&t=95)

see, our relatively short trains on our model railroads are prototypical, no need for 100's of cars :-)

Koos
by torikoos
Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Forum Info, Rules, Help
Topic: Suggestion box
Replies: 20
Views: 11599

Re: Suggestion box

Here's a suggestion, not so much in regards to the forum, but rather how some posts here could be used in due course. Let's say someone has posted a couple of posts on how they build a structure, would it be an idea to collate those posts into an article and re-use it (photo's and all) in Roundhouse...
by torikoos
Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: My Layout
Topic: BNSF Horsethief Bridge N Scale
Replies: 7
Views: 5287

Re: BNSF Horsethief Bridge N Scale

Hi Anthony, clicking on your photo brought me to your Flickr page, and I have been browsing through your photo's a little bit. I like the way you made the slide detector fences , and dug a channel for foundation etc. I think you should post in the scenery construction section of this forum, how you ...
by torikoos
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: My Layout
Topic: BNSF Horsethief Bridge N Scale
Replies: 7
Views: 5287

Re: BNSF Horsethief Bridge N Scale

You've done a great job there on the scenery and right of way, textures and colours are great.
Particularly for N scale , it is sometimes hard to find the right textures for groundfoam etc (at least it was when I was an N scaler back in the '80's).

Well done!
by torikoos
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Car Cards & way bills
Replies: 19
Views: 10077

Re: Car Cards & way bills

hi Alan,

sounds good, yes I'd be happy to look at your files to see if they will work for me, thanks!

Koos
by torikoos
Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Forum Info, Rules, Help
Topic: Suggestion box
Replies: 20
Views: 11599

Re: Suggestion box

Hi Alan, no that's not swearing in my book. :-) I'm not sure in regards to the functionality you're suggesting, but will have a look. the forum is also still new to me. :-) Koos Alan, I've looked, and yes you can change the order of things as a general setting. go to your 'user control panel', and t...
by torikoos
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Forum Info, Rules, Help
Topic: Suggestion box
Replies: 20
Views: 11599

Re: Suggestion box

Yes that could work,although there's plenty of subjects on both, but better to put some separation in early I guess. I'm currently watching the new modeltrains video scenery videos they released (scenery outside the box, by Mike Colfalone) , which I downloaded. (took several hours to do, I opted for...
by torikoos
Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Forum Info, Rules, Help
Topic: Suggestion box
Replies: 20
Views: 11599

Re: Suggestion box

Can we include a section on railroad books, magazines and video sources that people can recommend to read? Both prototype and modeling?
Perhaps' favourite RR book I'm reading ' at the moment or similar?

Koos
by torikoos
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Georgia Blue Ridge HO
Replies: 13
Views: 5669

Re: Georgia Blue Ridge HO

Any pictures?

Koos
by torikoos
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Photos and Copyright
Replies: 6
Views: 3147

Re: Photos and Copyright

I guess the safest bet is to always contact the author of that photo, and ask permission. Copyrights are a hornets nest, and are dealt with differently around the world. I personally wouldn't have any problem with people using my photo's (as long as no money is being made with it) without permission...
by torikoos
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: My NMRA-BR spec module 'Wolter Springs'
Replies: 47
Views: 20580

Re: My NMRA-BR spec module

Here's a little progress on the module. Today I've made a set of legs and 'elevated' one of the two boards to a 40"+ height. I still need to fit the legs with adjustable feet for uneven floors and be able to raise the rail head to the 45" standard of NMRA-BR draft spec. The other board is on the flo...
by torikoos
Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Car Cards & way bills
Replies: 19
Views: 10077

Re: Car Cards & way bills

I am not familiar with those Rodders, I know about the Micromark cards though, they look suitable, but I do like the design Mike Ruby suggests (and which I've seen at Western Union meets previously). I'm going to take another look at those. I want to make car cards including their pictures for easie...
by torikoos
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Track
Topic: Handlaid Track
Replies: 8
Views: 6201

Re: Handlaid Track

I once did a little bit of test track with some wooden ties and code 70 rail (a long time ago). I know the trouble with any (Walthers) vendor is that they haven't usually got spikes in stock, although they can order it, but I found some code 100 spikes. Does it make a huge difference in using code 1...
by torikoos
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Car Cards & way bills
Replies: 19
Views: 10077

Re: Car Cards & way bills

tunnelmotor wrote: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

Have fun in New England! , yes I have Excel.

thanks, Koos