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A bit of variety today.
Friday group at the SFRMD.      A group of us get together each Friday in a round robin that has now been going for 7 years. Yesterday it was time to attend Johns house and see the progress on the SFRMD.     John was worked very hard and to our surprise we ...

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Fourteen months has almost passed.
The main line is completed      It is hard to recall that in March of 2016 work began in the upstairs section of Johns home to prepare it for the old SFRSD. If you scan back to the March 2016 post you will see John Fahey, myself and the new owner John start...

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Another building kit pt 2
The Elevator is complete      Yesterday I was able to get the rest of this new Walthers kit assembled. As mentioned it went together quite nicely except for some windows that are miss numbered. I did receive an email back from Walthers saying that my email ...

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Another building kit
Building the new Walthers grain Elevator     With the relocation of Guthrie on Johns layout (formerly the SFRSD) this town is now to be known as Belle Plain and will be served by the Missouri Pacific. The MP will be a new road added to the layout and will u...

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Something really different.
Time for a change of material in my post.      When we decided to sell our house and move the layout I had already started to get involved in military modeling.      My first attempt was to assemble and detail a M113 APC. I purchased a Tamiya kit and then a...

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Working on the Railroad Part 3
More done on the SFRMD            John has completed quite a bit more work on the railroad. As he worked on plans for his staging tracks Brendan came up with a very good suggestion and as a result the new staging tracks have been installed. These sit betwee...

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Another Building Part 2
Lots of sticks      This kit is coming along quite well considering the number of sticks. I was surprised how well all 4 walls came together. The next step was to add the floor.      The floor went easily and so after letting that dry for a day or two I sta...

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Another building for another RR
This time a wood kit for a HOn3 RR      Peter is building a really nice HOn3 layout in a purpose built building based on the narrow gauge lines of the Rio Grand.      His scenery is impressive to say the least along with his attention to detail so when he a...

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Working on the Railroad Pt 2
It's taking shape      Big John and I went to little Johns on Tuesday to see if we could get some more work done on his RR. Plan was for big John to start and attach the wiring, me to continue on the scenery whilst the owner little John kept working on layi...

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Working on the Railroad.
Building more kits and other stuff.     As the roundhouse got moved over to Johns layout ready to be fitted into position I asked John if he had any further kits he would like put together. "Yep a few grain bins from Rix need doing," so 3 large HO bins alon...
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