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by Chops
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: New build
Replies: 54
Views: 747

Re: New build

Crash 001.JPG Somewhere in here we were chatting about "prototypical operations." An older photo of a diamond meet on an early version of Henley. I don't advocate deliberately bashing my locomotives, but a small tap from a moment of inattention does not do lasting harm. In any event, do it once and...
by Chops
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: A Question of Cardstock
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: A Question of Cardstock

I found that Wild West site, too, which is the classic vision. That view is more pertinent to the Northern climes, where pine was abundant. In the southerly desert reaches, not unlike Australian Outback, mud, not wood, is the abundant material. So much so, when it is contemplated, most things from e...
by Chops
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: A Question of Cardstock
Replies: 3
Views: 88

A Question of Cardstock

This for a North American project, specifically Old West. I am seeking cardstock, or downloadable image thereof, of adobe.
An internet search has so far come up nil. Any links? :?
by Chops
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Logging lake
Replies: 12
Views: 872

Re: Logging lake

Your lake motivated me to get out of the house and drive two hours to Riodoso, New Mexico, which has such a lake as yours. I jumped in and swam across it. The initial shock of mountain water near kilt me, but once accustomed, I was escorted by lively jumping fish. On the return swim, it began to rai...
by Chops
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Your latest acquisition
Replies: 350
Views: 43242

Re: Your latest acquisition

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Gently broke it in. This gem runs so evenly, so smoothly, and so nice and slowly, and all the wheels from loco to tender
pick up so it falters not. If everything ran this good, I'd be a Hornby man for life.
by Chops
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Putting in my line side fencing.
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Cricket

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by Chops
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Putting in my line side fencing.
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Growing grass.

Not that grass. This grass.
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by Chops
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!
Replies: 277
Views: 25980

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

First thing that caught my eye was the curvature of the lead tracks. This will create a very dramatic swoop effect of inbound and outbound trains. And this is all point-to-point? I cannot recall having seen such a major undertaking in the version of point-to point. Point to points are a rarity in t...
by Chops
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Resurrection of the Potts Line.
Replies: 193
Views: 16856

Re: Resurrection of the Potts Line.

Smashing set of streamliners. :)