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 Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2017 08:31 pm
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Kurt Ubl
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Hello All, this is my first post in Large Scale an I want to explain why I`m building in this scale. I don`t care of scale, I`m building my own railroad the CVR (COOL VALLEY RAILROAD) some 40 years ago because LGB was too expensive after buying two 100 years starters. So I build my own cars, poured my own trucks side frames in metal all equaliesed, get some wheels turned from friends and so it worked until now. Cheap parts turned into wonderful models no original brand find the way in my railroad because it`s a fiction. I build mostly from pictures and the scale is somewhere between 1:24 an 1:25. Plans in Garden Railways and Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette gave me the kick. Now I have more than 30 scratch build Locos, Diesels and specials and more than 70 freight and passenger cars 90% home build. The discussion of different scales should have come earlier because the mixture of different scales killed the garden railroad and limits the number of customers. This is what modelers like me be forced into niches. But this is the fault of the manufactures. A better marketing and no near to scale offering could have stopt the CHAOS in scale and gauge. This is my opinion, the CVR is meter gauge and common in the US and it is limmited to the beginning of WW II for the US. It is a fictional railroad somewhere in the south near the mexican border and that is the only thing that counts because it is my railroad fantasy. So at first I begin with my avatar. it is a rail bus or better a shop on rails. Frame of wood, drive train from a LGB rail bus, superstructure wood with individual planks, real glass windows 0,3 mm, opening doors on the side and the rear, hood from LGB rail bus, inside a counter and in the rear a place to cut the half pigs from the cooling room in the back, horn and bell, lighting and in the front a place to transport all what customers need.
My browser don`t accept the gallery so here are the pictures: :bang: Sorry I cannot load more than one picture, have a look in the gallery
Kurt from Tenerife

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Last edited on Tue Nov 7th, 2017 08:37 pm by Kurt Ubl



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 Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2017 09:09 pm
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Hi Kurt :wave:



You should be OK Posting from your Freerails Members Gallery ...

... if you follow the instructions & use the method ... HERE :-



'WINDOWS-10' USERS and THE FREERAILS MEMBERS GALLERY



Helmut knows about this way of Posting from the Gallery.

He has used it himself. :cool:



There are several different ways of Posting photos from your Gallery.

This was originally documented for 'Windows-10' users.

But this method can also be used with other Operating-Systems & browsers as well.

Give it a go ! :)



'Firefox' is a GREAT browser & is also FREE ! :thumb:



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 Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2017 09:17 pm
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Kurt Ubl
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Hello Si
I have windoof 7 and my browser is cliqz and it said "your browser don`t support this operation"
What can I do?
Kurt



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 Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2017 09:34 pm
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Hi again Kurt :wave:



The method if you follow the LINK in Post-2 ^^ should work for your computer.


It should be OK for 'Windows-7' and most other Operating-Systems.



I've never heard of the 'Cliqz' browser ?


But I'm fairly sure you'll be OK using that as well, with the above ^^ method.



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' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
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 Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2017 09:41 pm
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Go to your Freerails Gallery

In your Gallery window click on the photo you want to Post

The photo will then be enlarged on your screen

Now ... Right-Click ... a drop down menu will appear

From this drop down menu ... click on 'COPY IMAGE'


Now ... go to the Freerails Reply Window open in another tab

Place your cursor where you want your photo to appear

Then you need to Right-Click again ... another drop down menu will appear

From this drop down menu ... click on 'PASTE IMAGE'


The photo you want to Post from your Gallery should now be in the Reply Window.

Simply repeat the above sequence to add more photos to your Post



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' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
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 Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2017 10:08 pm
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So here are the pictures Si told me how to do, thank you so much Si.

In the pictures you can clearly see the track, it is code 200 hand laid on mahogany ties and fixed with white glue diluted.

This was the only thing not destroyed by the storms in the past, I had to use a chisel to loosen it.

So I try Si.





Wow that works!










Thank you Si, I think I've got it now next post will be better.:glad:


Kurt



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 Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2017 10:18 pm
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Hi Kurt :wave:



You need to click on your Gallery photo to EXPAND IT ! ...


... BEFORE right-clicking on 'Copy Image'.



Then when you right-click & 'Paste Image' ...


... it will appear at the correct larger size, where you place the cursor in your Post.



Have a go, we can always delete anything you don't want.



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' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
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 Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2017 10:28 pm
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LUV IT..:rah:.. great modelling,I like the colour scheme and the weathering..:thumb:....Peter



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 Posted: Wed Nov 8th, 2017 12:30 am
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Hi Kurt :wave:



Posting from the Gallery is easy, once you have done it the 1st time. :)


Like riding a bicycle. ;)


Looks like you have mastered the Post editing as well. :thumb:


Great railbus !!



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' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
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Kurt,

Wonderful job on the rail bus!:thumb:

Wish mine looked as good.



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