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Message 1979079 - Posted: 7 Feb 2019, 11:23:40 UTC

Checkout the difference a few days makes.
Flood impact in north-west Queensland revealed in dramatic time-lapse vision.
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Message 1979097 - Posted: 7 Feb 2019, 15:01:46 UTC - in response to Message 1978861.  

Good work HAL. ;-)

BTW, are you 3D printing some of this?

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No 3D printing yet. I'm not convinced that the detail of N scale can be reproduced by a (affordable) 3D printer. But I'd like to do some projects for sure.
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Message 1979734 - Posted: 10 Feb 2019, 16:37:26 UTC

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Message 1981619 - Posted: 22 Feb 2019, 4:06:28 UTC

Impressive.
How to build the perfect model railway
This is a miniature world set in central Scotland 60 years ago.
A small team of model rail experts took five years to recreate Alloa Station and its surroundings circa 1960 in the finest detail.

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Message 1981625 - Posted: 22 Feb 2019, 5:54:13 UTC - in response to Message 1981619.  

Impressive.

Extremely.
That's a brilliant bit of work they've done there.
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Message 1981958 - Posted: 24 Feb 2019, 2:29:54 UTC

I finished the Mi-Jack model today. A lot of work for such a tiny thing but it really adds realism to the intermodel area.




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Message 1982413 - Posted: 27 Feb 2019, 6:20:13 UTC

Amtrak train with nearly 200 passengers finally arrives after being stranded for more than 30 hours in Oregon

Nearly 200 people finally arrived at Oregon Station on Tuesday after being stranded more than 36 hours on an Amtrak train in rural Oregon after the train struck a downed tree on Sunday.

The Los Angeles-bound train had left Seattle shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday with 183 passengers on board, but got stuck near the town of Oakridge, about 45 miles south of Eugene, an Amtrak spokesman told OregonLive.


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Message 1982455 - Posted: 27 Feb 2019, 12:25:51 UTC

3 dead after two trains crash into vehicle on Long Island
Three people in a vehicle were killed when two trains traveling in opposite directions struck it in Westbury on New York's Long Island on Tuesday, the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

Seven train passengers were taken to hospitals with nonfatal injuries, the governor's office said.

New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said at a Tuesday night news conference that the vehicle's driver was attempting to get around the crossing gates when it was hit by an eastbound train pulling out of the Westbury station struck. A westbound train then hit with the vehicle as well, they said.

There were about 100 people on the eastbound train, and about 800 on the other, officials said.
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Message 1982457 - Posted: 27 Feb 2019, 12:38:00 UTC

Cairo station fire: Train crash causes deadly blaze
At least 25 people have been killed and 50 others injured by a large fire at the main railway station in Egypt's capital Cairo, state TV reports.

The National Railway Authority said a train collided with a concrete buffer stop at the central Ramses Station.

The train's fuel tank reportedly exploded after the crash, setting a platform and nearby buildings alight.
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Message 1985422 - Posted: 16 Mar 2019, 0:59:55 UTC

I am excited to see UP 4014 Big Boy run after a full restoration.



Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad’s Completion
Union Pacific’s historic steam locomotives – Big Boy No. 4014 and the Living Legend No. 844 – are touring the Union Pacific system throughout 2019 to commemorate the transcontinental railroad's 150th anniversary.

The Big Boy’s return to the rails is the product of more than two years of meticulous restoration work by the Union Pacific Steam Team. No. 4014 is the world's only operating Big Boy locomotive.

Due to the dynamic nature of these operations, running times and scheduled stops are subject to change. The most accurate steam schedule information always will be located on this page.

Join the Union Pacific Steam Club to be notified of major schedule updates. Small schedule changes will be communicated immediately via the UP Steam Club Facebook Group and the @UP_Steam Twitter feed located at twitter.com/up_steam.


UP 844 and UP 4014 schedule
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Message 1985451 - Posted: 16 Mar 2019, 7:26:36 UTC - in response to Message 1985422.  

I am excited to see UP 4014 Big Boy run after a full restoration.
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Makes me think a little road trip might be in order ...
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Message 1985507 - Posted: 16 Mar 2019, 17:29:30 UTC

first train to cross Canada.

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Message 1985595 - Posted: 17 Mar 2019, 13:35:30 UTC - in response to Message 1985507.  
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Here in Nashville, Tennessee we also have a restoration of a steam locomotive going on. Old #576 sat in Centennial park for many years. It was one of the last and heaviest of the steam era. She weighs more than 600,000 pounds. She was moved to the Tennessee railroad museum to be restored to operating condition.



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Message 1990620 - Posted: 19 Apr 2019, 7:19:56 UTC

Found this on one of my Facebook Groups (Forgotten Chicago):

Link to the posting: https://www.facebook.com/groups/forgottenchicago/permalink/10157092105299520/

Found on the web. A photo of the St. Charles Airline Railroad bridge flyover being constructed, dated July 2nd, 1930. The
flyover was built to eliminate the grade crossing diamonds with the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks leading to Union Station. The 2nd photo shows the condition today, still used by the Canadian National's Illinois Central division. The tracks on the north side of the SCAL are for the Baltimore & Ohio Terminal Railroad, which were constructed shortly later, and now abandoned.






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Message 1990905 - Posted: 21 Apr 2019, 3:36:25 UTC

BBC video, Historic chocolate train steams again
A steam locomotive used at Fry's Somerdale chocolate factory has run for the first time in over 60 years.

The Sentinel Shunter moved cocoa, sugar and chocolate around railway sidings near the factory, but it was retired in the 1950s.

After a lengthy restoration costing about £40,000, the engine is once more shunting carriages at the Avon Valley Railway.
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Message 1991516 - Posted: 26 Apr 2019, 1:49:10 UTC - in response to Message 1978861.  

Good work HAL. ;-)

BTW, are you 3D printing some of this?

Cheers.


Now I am. :-)

I got a Creality Ender 3 Pro a few weeks ago. I have found it does quite a few models pretty good as-is with the standard 0.4mm nozzle. However, I ordered some 0.2mm nozzles to really push it. Will soon see how fine a detail it can do.

Here's some residential propane tanks I tried and they came out fantastic using PLA filament. Other models larger than that are a piece of cake.


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Message 1991523 - Posted: 26 Apr 2019, 2:18:59 UTC

Have I created a monster? LOL :-D

Those great look HAL, with some very delicate paint work and/or some stickers they'd look like just the real things.

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Message 1991540 - Posted: 26 Apr 2019, 6:02:34 UTC

Looking forward to seeing what the .2mm nozzles can produce.
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Message 1991725 - Posted: 27 Apr 2019, 19:30:26 UTC - in response to Message 1991540.  

Here's some items done with the 0.2mm nozzle / gray PLA. Some empty and stocked shelves and 55 gallon barrels. The prints shown are raw and have not been cleaned or sanded. I'm quite pleased with the results. We're down to the level where at least I need to use a magnifying glass to see the details. So basically we have arrived - 3D printing is very usable for creating your own models for n scale model railroads.




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