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MTB sw 1200

Checked out MTB website and I noticed they had a blue dot for preparing stock next to the sw1200. Any one know if they are releasing another run?
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Tillig 2020 New Items catalogue

Okay, so a lot of very interesting things in here. For my part, very happy to see more Hungarian and ex-Yugoslavian stuff announced, and more attention to southeastern Europe as well - Greek freight car, Bulgarian V60...
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HP products casted parts

Hi everybody!
I have a few hp casted parts. Could you help me to identify them? I have a big steaner on my workbench fight now and wish to add some details )
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TT Standards Gauge Available - TT-West


Nearly 20 years ago, Jim O'Brien, founder of Coastal Engineering Railways (CER) arranged to have NMRA-style TT Standards Gauges laser-cut from heavy 18ga stainless steel.

TT-West is pleased to be able to offer these again after a long time off the market...
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SLP is $6.95.... but enter promo Code 'TTnut' at Checkout and the price becomes $5.95,
with FREE domestic shipping! This is the same price these sold ...
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Well, we found a deal on stickers online that we had to try out.

The problem was that there is not a currently available high-resolution logo. So I went and tried my hand at the logo for the stickers and here is the result:

Alex, if you dislike the stickers, I will simply toss these in the trash, as I have very little invested in them.

But the idea ...
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AstroGoat and CaTTwoman's 3'x6' TT Layout

The underlying platform for the intermediate-size TT layout that we mentioned in other threads has been put together. It is 38" wide and 6 feet long, or just over 3 feet by 6 feet in size.

Here is the designed layout track plan:
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Here are some photos of the assembly process:


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V36 in the US!

So it seems the US Army took a V36. numbered "L 21339" from Europe back to the US in late 1945 and demonstrated for government and industry representatives at Fort Monroe, VA in 1946. From there it went to Camp Patrick Henry, VA for further testing until 1948, when it went to the Army Transportation School at Fort Eustis, VA, and finally scrapped in 1952.
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Forum updates and availability

Hey gang, the software the site is running on is due for a major update. Through the years I've only done a few updates and they've been relatively minor so I've mainly done them on the fly. This is a pretty big revision (we've basically been running on the same software for our entire decade+ existence) and I'll have to shut it down and completely rebuild it. I'm guessing we'll be down for a week ...
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Soo Line Steam Question

With my pending work on painting some old HP steamers to be Soo Line locomotives, I have come to a sticking point:

What colour do I paint the smokebox?

I have seen pictures of dark grey smokeboxes, black smokeboxes, and silver smokeboxes?

Which is the more correct option?


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