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PostSubject: Train sets!   Thu 09 Feb 2017, 2:16 pm

i am also still looking for some more cylindrical grain hoppers, and also anything of interest in the way of model buildings and track-side scenery, so feel free to offer some up if you have any laying about or know how to come about them
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Fri 10 Feb 2017, 6:08 pm

any ideas yet for my summer guys?
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Sat 11 Feb 2017, 5:28 pm

Am working on making my own pulpwood load, just have to measure my
new 50' bulkheads so the load doesn't hang out over the edge too much, once I find the measurement,
I will start looking for twigs and sticks that are the right thickness
and start cutting them to that length.
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Sun 12 Feb 2017, 10:33 am

@1mtvfan wrote:
CP rail ACF 4bay covered hopper is back on the rails at the LVCRR fresh from the renumbering, may go to the train store again in the next few weeks, but don't know yet

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paid a visit to the set today, and did some running, moved some grain hoppers around and a few other switching ops as well, but that's about it

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Rip LVCRR at this rate Sad

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paid a visit to the train set tonight, couldn't do much running, but managed to fix the coupler issues on my one AP flat, just have to fix the other with some more shims if i can find some, and hopefully get this done before getting my summer boycott started.

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update, ACF covered hopper is back from the renumber, and the AP flat in TOFC service does not need a shim under its coupler so there is no need for extra work.

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i am also still looking for some more cylindrical grain hoppers, and also anything of interest in the way of model buildings and track-side scenery, so feel free to offer some up if you have any laying about or know how to come about them

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any ideas yet for my summer guys?

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Am working on making my own pulpwood load, just have to measure my
new 50' bulkheads so the load doesn't hang out over the edge too much, once I find the measurement,
I will start looking for twigs and sticks that are the right thickness
and start cutting them to that length.

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Just an idea, but will have to see what TTfan says

Note: This is the continuation thread of the original train set topic: https://broadcastingduo.forumotion.com/t378-train-sets .

Thanks for those updates on your #train_set .

Why did you quote the first post in this topic?

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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Sun 12 Feb 2017, 1:20 pm

oh, that was an error on my part, i was on my mini tablet and must have hit the quote button by mistake
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Mon 27 Feb 2017, 1:27 pm

update, still no landscaping work yet, sit out continues
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Thu 02 Mar 2017, 4:03 pm

Wow still talking about train sets. I haven't been here in a long time. It seems it has been making progess since I have I have been gone Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Sun 12 Mar 2017, 5:22 pm

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Wow still talking about train sets. I haven't been here in a long time. It seems it has been making progess since I have I have been gone Smile

well, slow progress at best, but still progress
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Sat 18 Mar 2017, 3:08 pm

saw the set last night, for the first time in weeks did some running, and got the measurements i need for making my homemade pulpwood load, but going to take a second look for some certainty.
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Sat 18 Mar 2017, 9:50 pm

further update,
now have the proper width on my 50' bulkhead flat, so can now begin looking for the proper materials to assemble a homemade pulpwood load, super exciting
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Mon 20 Mar 2017, 6:07 pm

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further update,
now have the proper width on my 50' bulkhead flat, so can now begin looking for the proper materials to assemble a homemade pulpwood load, super exciting

Very interesting. Not sure how you got your text to look all blue like that Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Mon 20 Mar 2017, 8:07 pm

it's in the color button section, and thwe home made pulpwood load building is underway, if very slow going
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Tue 21 Mar 2017, 11:16 am

just have to add some more layers to the homemade pulp wood load and then call it done, i figure four layers should do it enough
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Tue 21 Mar 2017, 4:31 pm

The color thing isn't working at all. I can't even get the font to change at all either. It still looks the same. Also very interesting Charlie Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Tue 21 Mar 2017, 6:09 pm

on the window where you type, hit the colors square
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Wed 22 Mar 2017, 9:07 am

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it's in the color button section, and thwe home made pulpwood load building is underway, if very slow going

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just have to add some more layers to the homemade pulp wood load and then call it done, i figure four layers should do it enough

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on the window where you type, hit the colors square

Do keep in mind that typing whole posts (more then a couple sentences), is against the rules and can lead to a reminder.

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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Wed 22 Mar 2017, 10:19 am

noted, but may remove my last line there, it's not relevant to the topic, also, my homemade pulp wood load is coming nice, but if it gets to be too heavy by the end, i may just abandon the plan entirely and find another load idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Wed 22 Mar 2017, 1:09 pm

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noted, but may remove my last line there, it's not relevant to the topic, also, my homemade pulp wood load is coming nice, but if it gets to be too heavy by the end, i may just abandon the plan entirely and find another load idea.

You can keep it there if you like, since you were trying to help Josh.

What is this pulp wood load thing anyway?

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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Wed 22 Mar 2017, 1:30 pm

Pulpwood is a type of railcar load, and is frequently used to make paper products but people can also buy it for firewood. The frequency of it being seen tends to vary by location though.
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Wed 22 Mar 2017, 2:42 pm

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noted, but may remove my last line there, it's not relevant to the topic, also, my homemade pulp wood load is coming nice, but if it gets to be too heavy by the end, i may just abandon the plan entirely and find another load idea.

You can keep it there if you like, since you were trying to help Josh.

What is this pulp wood load thing anyway?

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Pulpwood is a type of rail car load, and is frequently used to make paper products but people can also buy it for firewood. The frequency of it being seen tends to vary by location though.

it is a type of wood used to make paper and paper products, it is often shipped by rail to pulp mills to be processed into paper
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Wed 22 Mar 2017, 6:52 pm

2nd level of load is almost complete, may only go one more level
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Wed 22 Mar 2017, 9:30 pm

further update, will test the load to see if i should or shouldn't add a 3rd level to it or not. may have to abandon the idea and go back to original load, saw a load online, but my dad has said to try and buy it at the nearest hobby store instead of online, online would be cheaper, but dad has still said no, and i know i am not going to keep the pipe loads i made in my 50' bulkheads all the time, nor do i want to run them empty all the time either, so my only other option is to put them away in their boxes and leave them there on the shelf.
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Wed 22 Mar 2017, 11:49 pm

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on the window where you type, hit the colors square

I did that more than once and it didn't work. I also tried to change the font to times new roman that didn't work either. I thought I was doing it right but nothing happened Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Thu 23 Mar 2017, 9:53 am

on the bar above the text window, hit the colors button josh, also, will be testing the new pulpwood load tonight to see if i should add another level or not.
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Thu 23 Mar 2017, 11:34 am

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Pulpwood is a type of rail car load, and is frequently used to make paper products but people can also buy it for firewood. The frequency of it being seen tends to vary by location though.

it is a type of wood used to make paper and paper products, it is often shipped by rail to pulp mills to be processed into paper[/quote]

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2nd level of load is almost complete, may only go one more level  

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further update, will test the load to see if i should or shouldn't add a 3rd level to it or not. may have to abandon the idea and go back to original load, saw a load online, but my dad has said to try and buy it at the nearest hobby store  instead of online, online would be cheaper, but dad has still said no, and i know i am not going to keep the pipe loads i made in my 50' bulkheads all the time, nor do i want to run them empty all the time either, so my only other option is to put them away in their boxes and leave them there on the shelf.      

Thanks for these updates on your #train_set . How does this pulp wood come into play on your train set? What are going to use it for?

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on the window where you type, hit the colors square

I did that more than once and it didn't work. I also tried to change the font to times new roman that didn't work either. I thought I was doing it right but nothing happened Sad

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on the bar above the text window, hit the colors button josh, also, will be testing the new pulpwood load tonight to see if i should add another level or not.

Is this the icon your pressing for the colors @DJJosh ?

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