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 Posted: Mon Feb 4th, 2013 07:56 pm
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W C Greene

Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 8183
Do what I crews are all experienced gas torch jockeys and all the ore cars are welded together. I still like rivets on my old steam locos but the IC loco is welded. After all, it is your railroad and whatever you want is OK. In photos of most steam locos, you can see rivets and look at a McKeen car...they kept the rivet makers in business! It's sort of like nail holes in boards (this will incite the structure builders to want my head) but that "detail" is REALLY overdone. However, contest judges want, or need, to see such stuff. Look at old buildings from maybe 50 feet away (1 foot for O, 6" for HO) and tell me that you can see nails. One man's meat is another's poison.

Woodie-stirring up the cauldron again

It doesn't matter if you win or lose, its' how you rig the game.
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