Re: Modern Railroading ????
- Laser PRE-NEPS???
Tom in Dallas
--- In email@example.com, "Loren Snyder" <ljsnyder@...> wrote:
> Woe is me......I'm soon to be chained to you......or is it the
> dishes for you?
> Ok, I'll get you a laser, but you have to work 24/7 to pay for
> -------Original Message-------
> From: Karin Svenson
> Marriage? Wedding gift? Who ARE you anyway, sir?
> Sheesh, you couldn't keep a secret if it was chained to you!!!
> Yes, dear, YOU can get ME a laser for our wedding gift!
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- It's not so much the sharing if something goes wrong, but transporting it
back and forth, who takes it to school, who gets it on holidays.....
> Laser PRE-NEPS???John
PS And who on here did NOT know about the upcoming events???? SHEESH
- Well, Loren bought a trailer - so that solves the transportation.
I've seen some funny things listed on a bridal registry before, BUT a
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John Duino" <jduino@...> wrote:
> It's not so much the sharing if something goes wrong, but
> back and forth, who takes it to school, who gets it on holidays.....
> > Laser PRE-NEPS???
> PS And who on here did NOT know about the upcoming events???? SHEESH
- Well, don't feel too left out. Those of us that model transition era aren't
crawling over heaps of industrial structures, either. We have a lot of really
nice brass houses and Johnson Block storefronts, but that's about it. The
advantage to modern is that there are still plenty of hundred year old houses
and johnson blocks around. I can't even count the number of 50-100 year old
railroad bridges are within an hour of my house. So, nearly every structure
built in the 20th century can still be seen today. I'm not saying that there is
no need for modern structures, but there is also a need for transition era
(and earlier) industrial structures, and we've been waiting longer ; ) .
Kitbashing and scratch building is definitely the way to go, for now. And, as Randy
said, a modern grain elevator is a very doable scratch build. And there are
plenty of photos and functional diagrams available on the net.
In a message dated 6/5/2007 6:35:25 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
I like the nostalgia look in model railroading as much as anyone else;
however, I really love the modern railroading look and actively model
the Oklahoma-like scenes in HO. My question is, are there any
suppliers of Z scale compatable grain elevators like the Walthers kit
(available in HO) and similar stuff? There's nothing nicer than the
look of a BNSF or UP "grain train" with a modern grain elevator in the
scenery. We do have suppliers of modern diesels and covered hoppers,
50 foot box cars, stacktrains, etc. I'd kind of like to see Z scale
actively placed into the 21st century. There are those who like Shays
and those who like SD70MACs and C44-9W's, too.
************************************** See what's free at http://www.aol.com
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- Hi all.
The 6mm and z scale are very close and the way that building codes
change from year to year, I have seen and been in buildings that the
floors don't even match up. So you can get away with using 6mm with z
scale. I have a comparison on my website that shows pictures.
Then go to the green hobby button on the top and then on the hobby
page select the FAQ link on the left side and then go to the 6mm
comparing to z scale.
I do not carry this particular model in stock, but if anyone is
interested, I can special order this item.
Hobby Crafts N More
--- In email@example.com, Alan Cox <alan@...> wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Jun 2007 07:57:52 -0700 (PDT)
> Randall Smidt <randy@...> wrote:
> > That Canadian/Canadien company was MicroFigs. They also had a
modern elevator in 1/285th scale. At first they discontinued the Z
scale line, but it does look like they are completely out of business
> > A modern grain elevator would be a little easier to scrathbuild
than an older style wooden one. I've seen them done in larger scales
using plastic pipe for the elevators and sheet styrene for the other
portions of the building.
> Timecast have a gigantic 6mm wargaming grainstore which would look
> huge in Z. www.timecastmodels.co.uk but their website is currently
> castors up mode