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Started Apr 3, 2011

Icing Platforms?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by powerpawsnw May 12, 2011.

 

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Cory W Swank commented on Mark Drury's group Modelers
"Looking good Ed"
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MRR TPL Crane-10

"Richard, Bob and Mitch = We model the NWP so well so you don't have to. lol"
Feb 20, 2016
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Table Bluff Ranch

"Wow, just wow. Great job."
Jan 9, 2016
Cory W Swank commented on Robert Hogan's status
"Exceptional job Bob!"
Dec 17, 2015
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Kadee #5 coupler fix

"Excellent :)"
Oct 11, 2015
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"Looking good!"
Oct 9, 2015
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"Should have mentioned I disabled the connection by cutting near the truck screw as part of that too."
Oct 8, 2015
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"I believe this is the right mechanism for your car but you can pop the shell to make sure. I had an all dome Amtrak car that had this design. I did end up mounting a standard #5 draft gear box and a plastic shim for height with an extended shank…"
Oct 8, 2015
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"Is this one of those coupler boxes that turns so the cars can negotiate sharper curves? If it turns independently of the trucks you could always cut off the coupler box and install a new one with an extended shank coupler. It might be the easier way…"
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"HI Joshua, try the Kadee conversion page: http://www.kadee.com/conv/hocc.htm I'm not sure if you are looking at a normal Bachmann or a Spectrum model but they should have something in the 20 or 30 series with an adapter that should…"
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"I used to have one of those and I ended up removing the side gear connector(s) because it would kink when going around tight corners (which was all I had at the time). I saw in another post you have some resistance in yours as well so it would be a…"
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"So the white gears turn freely on the metal axle? If that is the case yes you should be able to apply a metal to plastic bonding glue like Loctite Black, Goop, or Gorilla Glue. Normal super glue or plastic cement will likely not have the bond…"
Oct 1, 2015
Cory W Swank commented on Mark Drury's group Modelers
"Looks great!"
Jul 5, 2015
Cory W Swank commented on Chad Gustafson's status
"Too far to walk but there are plenty of cabs right around there and it is a fairly short drive. You might also ask if the Nugget has a shuttle of some sort. "
May 24, 2015
Cory W Swank commented on Chad Gustafson's status
"I second the Zephyr and also the Sparks Nugget. Overlooks Sparks Yard and you can request a room with that view. A fun trip."
May 22, 2015

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Old Rail News Article on NWP

http://www.trainlife.com/articles/327/northwestern-pacific-s-undying-spirit

 

Came across this article while cruising the net. Enjoy!

 

Cory

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 pageshttp://www.sierrarailroad55.com/"

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!

Thanks,

 

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!

 

Richard Todd

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.

 

Cheers!

 

Mitch

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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