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Post by 1mtvfan on Thu 09 Feb 2017, 2:16 pm

First topic message reminder :

i am also still looking for some more cylindrical grain hoppers, and also anything of interest in the way of model buildings and track-side scenery, so feel free to offer some up if you have any laying about or know how to come about them
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Post by 1mtvfan on Thu 23 Mar 2017, 10:18 pm

update,
pulpwood load worked fine, may keep it to 2 levels though, as the load as it is was quite heavy in the 50' bulkhead already at liptonville, talked to a buddy about it earlier and buddy says i should not have used white school glue for the project, as it can be quite heavy, so will maybe try again with a lighter weight glue that buddy will lend to me. and josh, for the colors, type  [color=#colorcode] your message and then end it with a closed bracket saying /color or click the colors box in the top line and you will have a colored message. although this has gotten us off topic again, and this color query should be in the tech support section.
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Post by DJJosh on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 5:01 pm

@Brandon wrote:
@tigertankfan wrote:Pulpwood is a type of rail car load, and is frequently used to make paper products but people can also buy it for firewood. The frequency of it being seen tends to vary by location though.

it is a type of wood used to make paper and paper products, it is often shipped by rail to pulp mills to be processed into paper

@1mtvfan wrote:2nd level of load is almost complete, may only go one more level  

@1mtvfan wrote:further update, will test the load to see if i should or shouldn't add a 3rd level to it or not. may have to abandon the idea and go back to original load, saw a load online, but my dad has said to try and buy it at the nearest hobby store  instead of online, online would be cheaper, but dad has still said no, and i know i am not going to keep the pipe loads i made in my 50' bulkheads all the time, nor do i want to run them empty all the time either, so my only other option is to put them away in their boxes and leave them there on the shelf.      

Thanks for these updates on your #train_set . How does this pulp wood come into play on your train set? What are going to use it for?

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@1mtvfan wrote:on the window where you type, hit the colors square

I did that more than once and it didn't work. I also tried to change the font to times new roman that didn't work either. I thought I was doing it right but nothing happened Sad

@1mtvfan wrote:on the bar above the text window, hit the colors button josh, also, will be testing the new pulpwood load tonight to see if i should add another level or not.

@Brandon wrote:Is this the icon your pressing for the colors @DJJosh ?

Yes that is the one I pressed more than once Brandon. Every time I pressed that and picked a color. Then I did post it didn't show up as the color as I did choose. I did the same with font which looks like a capital A and put it to Times New Roman. It looks like it didn't change the font at all. I thought I was doing it right but nothing happened at all Sad
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Re: Train sets!

Post by 1mtvfan on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 5:24 pm

update, load ran fine on the 50' bulkhead flat, but i have neglected to factor in the shrinkage of the branches once they were cut, so they no longer fit snug on the other bulkhead flatcar i have intended to purpose for this, so the load i made has become a static woodpile, and i will have to sadly start again from square one. Am really limiting my time spent at the layout as i am sick and tired of seeing a bare bones skeleton, so what i thought would happen has come to pass, a year has gone by and still no rock faces or landscaping is in place, so it means another summer will be spent sitting out on operating sessions
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Post by Brandon on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 7:52 am

Well I Josh, if you start a new topic in the support section of bd I will help you resolve this issue further.

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Post by 1mtvfan on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 9:11 am

support section would be a good idea
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Post by DJJosh on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 3:09 pm

@Brandon wrote:Well I Josh, if you start a new topic in the support section of bd I will help you resolve this issue further.

Thanks Brandon. I will do that Smile
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Post by 1mtvfan on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 4:03 pm

yes, the support section is a better fit for this issue. and to update everyone, the pulpwood load plan is back on, although starting back at square one to allow the choice of branches to dry out and shrink before loading them onto the bulkhead flat again
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Post by 1mtvfan on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 6:24 pm

waiting for the chance to get some more branches, paid a visit to the layout today, although i am cutting back my time on visits due to my sick of the sight of a bare bones skeleton every time i visit, was able to fix a coupler issue to a more permanent level though, so an upswing for the visit, as well as a new video being made.
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Post by DJJosh on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 9:17 pm

@1mtvfan wrote:waiting for the chance to get some more branches, paid a visit to the layout today, although i am cutting back my time on visits due to my sick of the sight of a bare bones skeleton every time i visit, was able to fix a coupler issue to a more permanent level though, so an upswing for the visit, as well as a new video being made.    


Very interesting Charlie. I hope that video goes well too Smile
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Post by 1mtvfan on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 9:23 pm

so do i, but i am still looking for a pre-made load of pulpwood if i can find it
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Post by DJJosh on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 9:27 pm

I hope you can find it Smile
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Post by 1mtvfan on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 9:29 pm

there may be some at my local hobby shops, although the locations of these hobby shops are getting less and less almost every year
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Post by DJJosh on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 9:35 pm

It seems they are getting pretty rare those hobby shops are Smile
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Post by 1mtvfan on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 9:36 pm

just not enough business, or the stores charge to much and people wont pay the hobby shop prices
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Post by DJJosh on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 9:37 pm

That is very true too. Just hobby shops wouldn't be so popular now Smile
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Post by 1mtvfan on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 9:43 pm

it's sad, but the fact of the matter is that they're closing at an alarming rate, at one point there was four or five in my city alone, but they've all closed one by one, so now there's only two left, and one of those two will be closing soon. Sad
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Post by DJJosh on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 9:45 pm

Yes it seems to happen with hobby stores like that. If they get no business at all they close down. Soon there won't be any at all Sad
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Post by 1mtvfan on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 9:46 pm

there will be at least one where i live, but they may be getting out of model railroading entirely soon
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Post by DJJosh on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 9:49 pm

Hopefully you can get it before it closes down Smile
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Post by 1mtvfan on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 9:50 pm

i will do what i can, but the one closest to my house just closed down without notice, so it's never certain when they close
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Post by TigerTankFan on Fri 07 Apr 2017, 12:57 pm

I am wanting to visit the setup but a cold is knocking me down a lot lately and getting over it is my top priority right now. I also have something to say about 1mtvfan's aggravating & baffling but continuous behavior regarding the setup, but *sighs* such would only start another pointless & stupid argument.
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Post by TigerTankFan on Fri 07 Apr 2017, 1:15 pm

If 1mtvfan hasn't mentioned it yet, he & I have a "produced" video of the set. I don't think that it can be posted on here though, which is a shame.
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Post by 1mtvfan on Fri 07 Apr 2017, 6:00 pm

paid a visit to the set the other night, may go tonight, but have my doubts as the house is needing work, which may negate any chance of a visit, will have to call about it and see
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Post by DJJosh on Sat 08 Apr 2017, 5:46 pm

@TigerTankFan wrote:If 1mtvfan hasn't mentioned it yet, he & I have a "produced" video of the set. I don't think that it can be posted on here though, which is a shame.

Well I would love to see that video. But I am guessing if it isn't posted then oh well. But it would be nice to see the video that was made Smile
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Post by 1mtvfan on Sat 08 Apr 2017, 6:23 pm

it will be uploaded to youtube, and the link will be posted here,once the upload proxess for youtube is figured out, also, had to shim the coupler on my TOFC, AKA the piggyback flat car, because the coupler were not matching right with my locomotives, had to shim it twice, but it is working fine now
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