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  1. Hello everyone… this question is from my brother… smile… We have a 625 orange Shell tank car. It is a little warped which leads me to believe it’s authentic. I’m having trouble discerning if the frame is the right one. Our 625 sits on a Type II die cast frame. The books indicate the tank is...
  2. This morning, Driving to the University in the dark, I noticed a train going over the overpass. Almost every car had several reflective strips along the side. Are you current era modellers showing that on your rolling stock I wonder? When did that practice begin?
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    Perhaps this is a pie in the sky idea. Would allowing a few schools to tour or meet in one's layout room, as an after school activity be a useful tool for kids to learn something. Yes I know that insurance may frown upon it. That aside, if it is a possibility, how does one approach the local...
  5. Hi, I am planning to build a 2' x 8" ho shelf layout (dc) something along the lines of either design below - or I have Siever's benchwork and nickel silver track that I bought 30 years ago and now have time to make a layout. This will be my first layout and I wanted to post about the...
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