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 Posted: Thu Jun 23rd, 2011 06:29 am
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Sledhead, I have found that once a clearcoat has been applied, weathering chalks adhere very well without additional overspray. I had the same results trying to seal my weathering, and have found it's not necessary. The clearcoat helps the chalk adhere to the model, and the chalk can only be taken off by gently scrubbing with a stiff, damp brush.



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 Posted: Mon Aug 29th, 2011 08:13 am
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Here's a good  side on shot, sorry for the wait.






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spectacular!!!

I missed where this real railroad is located. One would be tempted to exhagerate a bit and make some sort of passenger service. Perhaps a steel drovers caboose to get workers to the site.



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 Posted: Sun Sep 4th, 2011 06:51 pm
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The line is located in Plaster City CA, a "city" in name only. The nearest real town is El Centro I beleive.

It's funny you mention a workers' drovers caboose. USG actually had exactly that. Though as dirt roads "improved" they did away with it. I'm not sure if it still exists. In the critters/rail cars section there is a thread about a behemoth of a railcar they built that preceded the caboose.

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Well the diesel looks fantastic. There's nothing like bending reality a bit, a little imagination and your railroad could have the drover or rail car too!



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 Posted: Fri Nov 11th, 2011 02:30 am
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Well, a little bit of news on the white dust route. I've had trouble getting the dimensions and details right as I develop CAD drawings of my hoppers. So, I decided to go to the source, I contacted Trinity Railcars and USG for help, I've heard back from USG so far, they've got someone looking into possibly getting me some drawings. that would be really cool if it happens, to say the least.



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That must have been an interesting conversation!



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 Posted: Fri Nov 11th, 2011 04:04 pm
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lol, I know right? When filling out their contact form, there was no "model railroader seeking info" option in their drop down menu. They should really fix that. :D



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