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June 2013 Blog Posts (4)

History is dangerous

For those of you who have paid attention to my activities since I've been a member, you'll notice that I am an active researcher when I'm investigating abandoned railroads, preferring to go out and see for myself where things used to be. Something I just ran across, just reminded me of how dangerous it is. Seems that back in 2011, a city council member up in Fort Bragg was murdered in cold blood by some pot growers. Before I moved down here, an area that I would have loved to explore for the…


Added by Andrew F. Laverdiere on June 14, 2013 at 2:18pm — 10 Comments

NWP in 5'x10'

Been monkeying with a layout plan for the NWP between Schellville and Petaluma. At the very early stages with a 2 level 5' by 10' design for HO. LOTS of compression and 2 helix's (y'gads) later... Perhaps I should switch to N-scale. :-)

Novato and Burdell are under the top level in grey. I'm only showing the…


Added by Christopher Palomarez on June 8, 2013 at 11:30pm — 26 Comments

Floquil Paint to Military Color Conversion Chart V1.1

Hey Everyone,

I decided to move this post to it's own thread so it will be easier to find then trying to unearth it from a series of pages in the other topic.

Can't claim these colors are "dead ringers" an exact match but they should get you pretty close. There are many more possible paint matches out there with different finishes available. It's just a matter of taking the time to discover more. I will try to keep this up to date the best I can. This is the first version and…


Added by Christopher Palomarez on June 4, 2013 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Model Railroading is Fun!


Added by Jennifer on June 2, 2013 at 1:46pm — 15 Comments

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