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    Sticky: Hi Dave, Hah - I've been trying for years to...

    Hi Dave,

    Hah - I've been trying for years to upgrade the LHR and I've been looking for help - track laying isn't my forte. The track really needs to be reworked for the full route as it's a tad...
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    Hi Barrie, Happy to help. If you have a...

    Hi Barrie,

    Happy to help.

    If you have a locomotive in mind - you could take my files - rename them - and plug in values for the specific steam locomotive you're interested in. I've already...
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    Hi Barrie, As one of the very very few...

    Hi Barrie,

    As one of the very very few modelers actually building steam locomotives specifically for Open Rails - my guess on the errors is that they are the result of legacy MSTS ENG files used...
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    Hi Mervyn, As I’m pretty sure you dabble on...

    Hi Mervyn,

    As I’m pretty sure you dabble on both side of the fence - as do I - even FS9 has far better skies than we do in ORTS (which I’ve edited before). Given our present conundrum with texture...
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    Hi Larry, Spent a great deal of time and even...

    Hi Larry,

    Spent a great deal of time and even some cash trying to build a better skydome for ORTS. There are some serious distortion issues inherent in the skydome texture application within ORTS...
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    B&M Grind...

    B&M Grind
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51565932138_90e0df74cf_o.pngBM Grind by Scott B, on Flickr

    Regards,
    Scott
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    Steam Town is redoing a B&M P4 Pacific and I seem...

    Steam Town is redoing a B&M P4 Pacific and I seem to remember something in the last few years about someone recovering a MEC steam locomotive for somewhere - I recall seeing images of them getting it...
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    Hi Kevin, Thank you kindly - they're uploaded...

    Hi Kevin,

    Thank you kindly - they're uploaded over on Elvas Beta File Section - as I never finished number three in the set. I always do multiple paints of the same car with individualized...
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    Backed into a sleepy little siding:...

    Backed into a sleepy little siding:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51553075882_3657e76452_o.jpg

    Regards,
    Scott
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    Hi Rick, Great thanks - these are for the B&M...

    Hi Rick,

    Great thanks - these are for the B&M as a precursor to my B&M P4 Pacific. I see you have a baggage car I can use for a reference as well. Downloading now.

    My inspiration:...
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    Hah - where do you get ALL this info? I don't see...

    Hah - where do you get ALL this info? I don't see this level of detail in the Cyclopedias.
    :)

    Regards,
    Scott
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    Hi Folks, Quick build of the "American Flyer"...

    Hi Folks,

    Quick build of the "American Flyer" car.

    A wrinkle is that the plans I posted previously are for the 11 window (92 Passenger) variant - I'm making the 10 window (84 Passenger). So I...
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    Hi. I also found some on "HathiTrust". I...

    Hi.

    I also found some on "HathiTrust".

    I haven't seen any in the 70's online - I've been in the 1895, 1925, 1946.

    Regards,
    Scott
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    Off to the Rat Race

    Hi Folks,

    Just an FYI - for those unfamiliar - these “Car Builder Cyclopedia’s” are a veritable treasure trove for modelers. They are chock full of plans for all kinds of freight and passenger...
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    Hi Folks, OK - it was the 1946 volume. ...

    Hi Folks,

    OK - it was the 1946 volume.

    82313

    Apparently someone already made it for Trainz:

    K&L Trainz
    https://kltrainz.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/3713-7.jpg
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    Hi Eric, Thanks for the info. Dave steered me...

    Hi Eric,

    Thanks for the info. Dave steered me onto “Car Builder Cyclopedia” and I found they have a bunch of these very expensive tomes on Google Books for free. I searched last night and I’m...
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    Hi Pete, Now THAT's SWEET - puts my crude...

    Hi Pete,

    Now THAT's SWEET - puts my crude shapes to shame - and - here I thought you were strictly a roller bearing guy.
    :)

    Regards,
    Scott
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    Hi Dave, Thanks. This should get me started...

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks. This should get me started and I can markup that plan I do have - accordingly. I can then extrapolate other measurements. It's nice getting help.

    Heavyweights made it into sim...
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    Hi Dave, That would help - I'm also assuming...

    Hi Dave,

    That would help - I'm also assuming 36" wheels and 8' between axels - as that's what the older cars used and the trucks appear similar albeit older=friction and newer=roller.

    Thanks.
    ...
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    Hi Dave, Hah - that's right - I started my...

    Hi Dave,

    Hah - that's right - I started my search for the "American Flyers" and I came across the older model posted above first - not realizing the "American Flyer" term only referred to the...
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    Hi Travis, Yep - noted your vast contributions...

    Hi Travis,

    Yep - noted your vast contributions to this hobby - I find myself easily distracted by tangents when modeling. While I work harder with textures - throwing polys is far more enjoyable...
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    Off to the Rat Race

    Hi Folks,

    Re: 1923 "American Flyer" Osgood Bradley Commuter Coaches.

    Always have a few buns in the oven.
    ;)

    Manufacturer Plans found on Flickr:
    https://flic.kr/p/2k4sGGt
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    Hi Folks, Hah - well you can guess where I...

    Hi Folks,

    Hah - well you can guess where I fall.

    While I prefer to “roll my own” - there are a few classic I still enjoy to run. Most are pretty old and built within the early limitations of...
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    Hi Folks, I like them! Nice pix. Thanks for...

    Hi Folks,

    I like them! Nice pix. Thanks for posting.
    :)

    Regards,
    Scott
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    Hi Randy, You've got a knack - so what road...

    Hi Randy,

    You've got a knack - so what road are you going to paint her in. I owe Rick Berg a Monon - at least. I know you're a midwest guy as well.

    Regards,
    Scott
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