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by santafe1958
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: Western Union - March 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 13652

Re: Western Union - March 2013

Midwest Modurail (mostly CB&Q) used to divide their running sessions into eras, more realistic. That I admit is the one drawback I find with some modular (and not so modular) American layouts. There can be too much of 'anything goes'. A few years ago there was a small N scale layout at a provin...
by santafe1958
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Thamesiders Modular Trial Run for Ally Pally
Replies: 33
Views: 53190

Re: Thamesiders Modular Trial Run for Ally Pally

You missed an excellent show! The Essex Belt was worth the (advance) entry fee alone! There were some good other layouts there too, though I think some are more suited to 'Meets', rather than shows, as you need to spend quite a while at the layout to see movement! Even the snow didn't dampen enthusi...
by santafe1958
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Model Railroader - March 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 16285

Re: Model Railroader - March 2013

Mine arrived too, brown envelope with a cellophane covered copy inside. Heavy! Time for an e-copy option on that? I admit that I would consider it too, but I wonder what the extra cost in printing a lower number would be? It's the same as MR and RMC etc, the main saving for us with the digital copy ...
by santafe1958
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Model Railroader - March 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 16285

Re: Model Railroader - March 2013

A 'Me too' posting here as well.....
Have asked MR / Kalmbach for another copy!

Brian
by santafe1958
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Interested in Layout Design?
Replies: 36
Views: 60335

Re: Interested in Layout Design?

Layout design is an area that fascinates me too! However, I'm not a member of the LDSIG mainly because I've never got around to joining! I do agree with Brian M. that we do have different parameters / experience over here, but I have found that since going over to US modelling I have picked up diffe...
by santafe1958
Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Christmas modelling
Replies: 6
Views: 9324

Re: Christmas modelling

The forum has been quiet, I assume you are all too busy modelling ;) If you have had time, what are have you done? My activities are here http://www.nmrabr.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=89#p851 Work.....!! Family stopped over too, so the staging boards had to be taken down to make room in t...
by santafe1958
Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: TCS KAT12 Decoder
Replies: 4
Views: 7426

Re: TCS KAT12 Decoder

Thanks Koos / Martyn.
Will have to see if I can get Ted S. to bring some to Benson!!

Brian
by santafe1958
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: TCS KAT12 Decoder
Replies: 4
Views: 7426

TCS KAT12 Decoder

Has anyone got any experience of the TCS KAT12 decoder?
I've got the Atlas Trainman GP39/1 & GP39/2 (for Christmas....), and was looking at what type of decoder to use.

Thanks.

Brian
by santafe1958
Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Fallen Flags
Topic: What did it for you?
Replies: 16
Views: 31162

Re: What did it for you?

I think my screen name also gives it away, though it wasn't always that way..... My interest in US railroads started way back at the end of the 1960's, when I saw photos of the SP Cab Forwards, and some D&RGW steam, can't remember what type now, and I thought when I got into modelling US trains ...
by santafe1958
Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Deadwood City Railroad - HO
Replies: 27
Views: 44224

Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Just a question, Did the Santa Fe operate a passenger train as short as the one shown, with an F unit pair (A and B) and only two coaches in local service? Koos No, not that I am aware of. They used PA's and E8m's, but again, not on locals, more of long distance connecting services. Besides, by the...
by santafe1958
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Car Cards & way bills
Replies: 19
Views: 36161

Re: Car Cards & way bills

The ones I use are from the Aussie NMRA website;-

http://www.nmra.org.au/sigs/waybills4.html

I use different colour cards for the different freight cars.

Brian
by santafe1958
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Deadwood City Railroad - HO
Replies: 27
Views: 44224

Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Quite a bit of Kansas looks like the Cotswolds (so my man in Topeka tells me) ! RAW It's surprising how much contrast there can be in Kansas. When I've got nothing better to do at work, usually about 3am on a Sunday morning......, then I'll take a 'drive' across Kansas (and other States), thanks to...
by santafe1958
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Deadwood City Railroad - HO
Replies: 27
Views: 44224

Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Critical note: (to be ignored if you simply like the loco) No RS1's in Kansas. RAW I like RS1's, and my excuse is that one was en-route from Chicago to California, and it got pressed into service..... Having said that, I have been thinning out my collection, to reduce the era range to those loco's ...
by santafe1958
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Deadwood City Railroad - HO
Replies: 27
Views: 44224

Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Did you know you can use photo's from your photobucket site here just by pasting in the img tag code next to them? Or there's a clickable thumbnail version... I was aware Martyn, thanks anyway, but... 1) I wasn't sure how much space there was on the Server, especially for a general topic 2) I delet...
by santafe1958
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Deadwood City Railroad - HO
Replies: 27
Views: 44224

Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Now in it's 7th version, the Deadwood City Railroad started off back in 1998, after changing scales and countries, having been in to German and Swiss railways for most of my life! Various moves resulted in a change each time, the current version being the largest.... Currently a Santa Fe branchline,...