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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1155 on: June 29, 2021, 01:15:38 PM »
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Current state of the RGS:



Unfortunately from that angle, bridge 45-A (my favorite scene) is hidden behind the peninsula ridge:

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1156 on: June 29, 2021, 02:58:57 PM »
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So you’re saying is your view block is working as designed?  :D

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1157 on: July 02, 2021, 01:32:05 AM »
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You're doing it wrong.  I don't see boxes of sh!t under the benchwork, and there's neither a coffee cup or a beer bottle to be seen.

I'm not sure I can consider you a model railroader anymore. :(

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1158 on: July 02, 2021, 08:37:20 AM »
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Don’t forget the freshly vacuumed carpeting.  :o

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1159 on: July 02, 2021, 10:19:25 AM »
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You can’t see it from this angle but over at Rico, I have one of those pop out beer can holders from New Rail Models mounted to the fascia.

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1160 on: July 02, 2021, 11:22:43 AM »
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Just one? Are you antisocial or something?  :trollface:  :D

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1161 on: July 02, 2021, 05:17:09 PM »
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1162 on: July 06, 2021, 10:31:48 PM »
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Submitted for @wm3798 's approval:







And yes, your very own RGS First District and Foothills Farm Studios is available now!

Also, new acquisition!  These are getting almost impossible to find…. A ConCor HOn3 Pearce-Arrow style Galloping Goose.  I'll be lettering it as Goose 3.

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1163 on: July 06, 2021, 11:08:27 PM »
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Duly noted and roundly approved!

And you gotta love those boys at ConCor.  When they really put their minds to it, some really good things happen.  But then they import Mehano SD45s :facepalm:

One day, I'm going to have buy @ncbqguy a beer so he can explain to me how all that worked...

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #1164 on: July 07, 2021, 02:02:10 PM »
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Replacing the modified plastic AHM sand house (rear) at Ridgway on my RGS with the proper Banta models kit (foreground).  The plastic version was something I scored at my LHS, already assembled but unpainted, for $6.  I had shortened the bin, added grout sand, and painted it to look as much like the RGS sand house as I could.  The Banta kit is far more accurate, designed from Mike Blazek's plans.  I love that Banta made it so that the bin walls lean in under tension from the tie rods per prototype.  The tree is also added per prototype in the early 40s.









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