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Forum: Members layouts 19-07-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,119
Posted By Chops
What an enormous undertaking! Looks like you have...

What an enormous undertaking! Looks like you have matters well in hand, however.
Forum: HO & International 19-07-2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Chops
Thank you fellows, I would love to see that...

Thank you fellows, I would love to see that California Zepher set, Colin, if you
manage to get a photo or two. Rather lucky that we have a club layout large enough
to run long trains. We were...
Forum: HO & International 13-07-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Chops
Dangerous and Getting Rapidly Worse

Such was the moniker of the Denver and Rio Grande Western in the last
stages of its decline and deferred maintenance program. Some vintage
toys make the rounds, describing the last of the great...
Forum: Members layouts 12-07-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,449
Posted By Chops
Beautiful top class layout in every way. If you...

Beautiful top class layout in every way. If you could find a way to
post some video of run throughs and shunting, that would particularly
fascinating on such an advanced layout.

Google had a...
Forum: HO & International 12-07-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By Chops
The Late Great Auto Train 1971 - 1981

It closed operations after two nasty derailments, one, I recall, caused
by a fractured axle at speed. A money maker, it was picked up by
Amtrak and is Amtrak's highest revenue service today....
Forum: HO & International 22-06-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By Chops
Gons Gone Wild II

https://youtu.be/4JS5Kmt3I7w

More utter merriment from the Chihauhuan Desert.
Forum: OO Scale 22-06-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By Chops
Very nice video. Never seen a Terrier in action,...

Very nice video. Never seen a Terrier in action, prior to, and the
way the coaches loomed over the locomotive was quite a sight.
Indeed, a perfect set for the railroader who desires accuracy ...
Forum: OO Scale 21-06-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By Chops
Hornby Cheshire from Bunker Barge

18449

18450

18451
After weeks of checking the mail box, she finally arrived safely after
perhaps 10,000 kilometre journey. Packed for Armaggedon, she is
immaculate, and so iconic of the...
Forum: HO & International 13-06-2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By Chops
Thank you for not sleeping

through this next video. Recently I picked up a half dozen, or so, of these
quaint vintage Tyco Super Tankers. The prototype never existed, and
a rather amusing variation is that they have hand...
Forum: HO & International 13-06-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Chops
Gracias, Muchachos.

Gracias, Muchachos.
Forum: HO & International 12-06-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Chops
Long Time Gone

Jimmy Jame's latest consist-

https://youtu.be/SjlaVjI7Gew
Forum: For Sale 12-06-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Chops
A most engaging piece, and glad you have found...

A most engaging piece, and glad you have found a use for it!
Forum: Members layouts 12-06-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,301
Posted By Chops
Not much use for dimensional questions, but I...

Not much use for dimensional questions, but I find your effort most
engaging and interesting. It is a unique model rail perspective to
see the emphasis upon passenger service, and modern service...
Forum: HO & International 05-06-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By Chops
In Celebration of our Scant Rain

https://youtu.be/QxnP5OlOK1c
Forum: General Chat 05-06-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 208,951
Posted By Chops
The Weather Over Here

38.3 today. Few whispy clouds. Two days ago got a brief respite. The wind
kicked up ferociously as the front moved in and laid down a dust
storm the like of which I've not seen here since '89....
Forum: On The Workbench 05-06-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By Chops
Really nice work, impressive.

Really nice work, impressive.
Forum: HO & International 03-06-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Chops
Massed Pipes and Drums of the Scottish highlands...

Massed Pipes and Drums of the Scottish highlands gather in Deeside for first parade of 2018

Watching this on Youtube at 3 in the morning. These people are amazing.

Checked into the Dubliners,...
Forum: For Sale 03-06-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By Chops
Balance due sent. Thank you very much! Can't wait...

Balance due sent. Thank you very much! Can't wait to put her through her paces.
Forum: For Sale 02-06-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By Chops
Sent you a PM. Will remit full amount when I get...

Sent you a PM. Will remit full amount when I get your reply- we're in vastly different
time zones, please allow a day!
Forum: On The Workbench 02-06-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By Chops
If I may say, a brilliant accomplishment.

If I may say, a brilliant accomplishment.
Forum: HO & International 02-06-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Chops
Thank your kind thoughts, we had a lot of fun...

Thank your kind thoughts, we had a lot of fun that night. I shall be eagerly looking up
the artists mentioned, above.
Forum: OO Scale 01-06-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,167
Posted By Chops
The oddity of Modelrailheads, everywhere, is that...

The oddity of Modelrailheads, everywhere, is that unlike other models, such as slot
cars, we like to see how slowly our vehicles can travel. In later years, manufacturers
appear to have taken some...
Forum: For Sale 01-06-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By Chops
I'd take the Cheshire, should you still have it....

I'd take the Cheshire, should you still have it. I would send funds by Paypal, and then after you find out the international post on it, I'd Paypal you the remainder before you send it. I have
work...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 01-06-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,314
Posted By Chops
If I may suggest, since you say you have some...

If I may suggest, since you say you have some room to work with, try to keep your facing turnouts a yard or two apart. My eternal temptation, particularly with the narrow radii of British OO, was to...
Forum: HO & International 01-06-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Chops
Vintage Bachmann, Life Like, AHM, and some Tyco

Part of my joy in model railroading is bringing old models out of the closet
and back to life. Memories reborn. The Amtrak set had been in storage
since 1977, by its owner, Jimmy James, who went...
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