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Came across this article while cruising the net. Enjoy!



Posted on May 22, 2011 at 9:54am — 2 Comments

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At 10:43pm on May 28, 2014, Mike Davis said…

"I found this website, and you're on one of the pages"

At 10:07pm on May 27, 2014, Mike Davis said…

Hey, Do you know a guy named John Zach?

At 2:30pm on September 30, 2011, Bob Burns said…

Hello Cory,

       Great job coming up with that caboose info!



Bob B.


At 4:18am on July 5, 2011, Richard Todd said…

Cory, it might help to look at the video just posted of a cab ride of 1922 delivering the cars to Petaluma. There are good views of the ballast on the "main" and the sidings. Iput  main in quotes as this is clearly not  a line meant for heavy use!


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At 5:08am on June 9, 2011, Richard Todd said…

Cory, Ryan and I were working on the railroad last night and talking about cork vs. foam. He pointed out that  cork can be sanded with an orbital sander if any uneveness shows up, which can never be done with the foam!


Just a thought!


Richard todd

At 10:31pm on June 7, 2011, Mike Davis said…

Hey Cory, this is Michael replying about cork to foam transition , I used foam elsewhere on my layout I find it is great for Precision work because you can cut it with a pair of scissors, and cork is nice for bigger less, precise jobs.

P.S. the layout you see in the picturewas recently torn down.

At 8:50pm on June 6, 2011, Mitch Valder said…

Cory et al,


First let me be a dedicated NMRA member and encourage you all to attend the Sacramento Convention.  There is a boatload of events to do and see.  The July week Open House(s) I'll be hosting are for the NMRA Convention.


If you are not participating, I'm sure we can arrange a time for a visit.  I'll occasionally hold little mini-meets with local modelers.  We also do "work" nights where we mostly stand around and talk.


If you would, shoot me a note sometime after July 10th and we can work it out.





At 5:37pm on June 6, 2011, Richard Todd said…

Cory, I have tried both and will stick with cork! I found the woodland Scenics foam to have 2 disadvantages. First, you have to use a knife to slit the foam anywhere there is much of a curve. This has to be done carefully with a knife. Second, I found that it varies in thickness. This creates many problems!!!!


The foam is slightly quieter. It must be glued down, which I did with DAP caulk. The foam is slightly thinner than cork which made joining the 2 troublesome.


Lastly, buy buying carefully, I have been able to purchase cork for less!


I guess you pays your money and takes your choice!


Richard Todd

At 2:36pm on March 25, 2011, John Petrovitz said…

Hey Cory,

Yea... it's n scale.  My cousin got me into it a LONG time ago.  Advantages:  train to scenery ratio... DISADVANTAGES:  I can't see it anymore at my age!!!!!!!

I do have to laugh though:  (I don't know how this got started but...)  a couple of years ago, a friend of a friend sort of thing led to a Pete Cressman asking if I'd open up to a layout tour.  I had no idea who these folks were but I said, "sure, if they'd be interested."  Anyway the day comes and all these guys come trapesin' thru.  I don't know anyone from "Adam" but soon I could tell that they were virtually all HO folks.  Usually, I'm used to them kinda "lookin' down their nose" at us "small scalers" but I had to laugh when I heard one admit:  "gees-- you can sure got alot of stuff in a smaller area, can't you?" 

At 7:22pm on March 16, 2011, HUTCH 7.62 said…
I have also been munsoned many a time myself

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