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      Taking care of business in New Brunswick.
       
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        Donner. Sierra. Amazing.
         
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          The people on that train didn't have to eat each other did they?
           
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            Jim- are those brass or Blackstones?

            On another note- those rotary snow plow blades were the inspiration for the star destroyer ships in Star Wars. I've thought that since the 70's and Lucas recently as a year ago, confirmed it.

            I'm getting the bug again, and have restarted my double decking project.
            I built 90% of the helix sections 5 years ago but stalled on installing shelf brackets and raising the existing level. Last year I found cheap, used, high quality 24x50"Carolina built hotel dressers/TV stands I could buy in bulk (8 of them) to use to support the lower level and as storage.
             
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              Blackstones. I do have a brass #20 RGS that someday I will get remotored and painted. When I retire ha-ha-ha. This new Mopar hobby has really put the brakes on the model railroad progress!
               
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              I did not know this existed! It is just down the road from where my next B-Body lives! Need to take a trip next year to see this and my new Sport Satty Convertible!

              Thanks snakeyes!
               
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              I bought a brass 478 shell (IIRC) out of the $1 box at a train show a few years ago, and sold it for $50 a year later.

              Narrow gauge guys are usually crazy detail oriented.

              I'm a PRR guy and my main fleet is the H10 2-8-0.

              One of my project shelf items is a Mantua 4-4-2 body on a cut down BLI 4-6-2 frame.

              Before they made the H10, I built one from an MDC boiler and a cut down USRA 2-8-2 frame.
              I took it to BLI's Ormond Beach HQ, and while I can't take credit, I think it may have pushed them over the commitment edge to do it.
               
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                I have an odd mix of hobbies-

                cars

                music

                trains

                real estate

                cats

                all exfuckingspensive.
                 
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                  Trains, Cars, Electronics, Dual Sport Motorcycles.

                  Same overall comment :)
                   
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                  One thing that Blackstone did was bring the price of the brass down which was really needed. It was getting stupid crazy (like Mopars) the price of a K-27. I actually talked to them about a job on one vacation long ago. I was really thinking about simplifying the life but the family said they were not living where there was a real winter :)
                   
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