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Forum: General Talk 10-23-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 43,492
Posted By Phil Brooks
Clinch River Railroad in Germany

Last year I became friends with an N-Scale modeler from Germany, Michael Homberg. Michael is a member of the americaN group, which sets up modular layouts using FREEMON standards. They model and...
Forum: General Talk 09-10-2011, 01:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 21,323
Posted By Phil Brooks
Re: Phil Brooks MRP Article

Thanks for the kind words, Dick!

I didn't know about the article until I saw it at Hobbytown. The actual book title is 43 Track Plans from The Experts, and is a collection of plans that have...
Forum: News Archive 10-24-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 13,354
Posted By Phil Brooks
Re: Club Parking Issues

I can see a dramatic increase in my bagel bills.... :eek:
Forum: News Archive 01-02-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 16,761
Posted By Phil Brooks
Re: A Friend and KAMRI Member Lost

Rick was a friend to many of us, and you would be hard pressed to find a kinder, more generous person. His contributions to the KAMR and CMOR are huge.

I went through years of digital photos to see...
Forum: General Talk 11-03-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 15,964
Posted By Phil Brooks
FREEMO americaN Meet

A German friend, Michael Homberg, sent me a link to photos of his group's latest meet in late October.

The americaN FREEMO group operates following North American railroad practices, and dispatches...
Forum: Large Scale Division 11-03-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 20,864
Posted By Phil Brooks
Re: live steam CSME Fall run 2009

Very Cool, Andrew- thanks for sharing.

In the video, what is the function of the white posts that Joe keeps slapping as he passes?

Thanks,

-Phil
Forum: N / Z Scale Division 06-20-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 14,064
Posted By Phil Brooks
Amazing Modeling...

David K. Smith is an incredible modeler in N and Z scale. He's also started working in T-Gauge. T-Gauge is 1:450 proportion, or about half the size of "Z" scale. Yep, that's right... SMALL. :eek:...
Forum: General Talk 04-06-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 14,814
Posted By Phil Brooks
State-of-the-Art Modular Layout

The AmericaN Free-mo N-scale group had a meeting in Germany this weekend. The text is in German, but you can still drool in English at the photos!

Here's the...
Forum: General Talk 03-26-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 12,869
Posted By Phil Brooks
Thumbs up Amazing Scratchbuilt Trees

Check this out-

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23100&whichpage=1

Be sure to look at the 3 pages of photos. Pretty amazing trees, I'd say!

Have fun,

-Phil
Forum: N / Z Scale Division 03-23-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 12,214
Posted By Phil Brooks
Re: N-Anti Eco Logging

Bruce, if it was real, it would be a crying shame.

But as a model, it's bee-yoo-tee-ful! :D

Great job! It's coming along nicely.

At least until Clint Eastwood rides in on a pale horse and...
Forum: General Talk 02-19-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 18,483
Posted By Phil Brooks
Nashville N-Trak Layout Photos

Last weekend Larry Burkholder and I carted two of our modules to Nashville
to join up with the Nashville and Louisville N-Trak clubs for the WGH train show there.
There were about 50 modules in the...
Forum: General Talk 01-25-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 16,211
Posted By Phil Brooks
Re: New Portable Show Layout Update

That looks great, Bruce!

Looks like we'll be laying track pretty soon... :)

Thanks for all the hard work,

-Phil
Forum: General Talk 01-18-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 15,329
Posted By Phil Brooks
Talking Tom Mann Weathering Book

I had a copy of Tom Mann's weathering book at the club today.

Tom is one of model railroading's top weathering gurus, and he's written a 40-page all color book detailing his techniques, secrets, and...
Forum: N / Z Scale Division 01-14-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 16,895
Posted By Phil Brooks
Re: New KAMR Show Module

Hi, Brian-

It will be a pretty long time (probably months) before we are ready for structures.

If you're around this Sunday, maybe we can talk about structure needs then.

Don't worry about...
Forum: General Talk 01-06-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 17,578
Posted By Phil Brooks
Re: TATeRs Rule

I realized today that it was kind of rude of me to talk about something online that club members would have no idea what we're talking about.

So... to include everybody in the joke, here is a photo...
Forum: General Talk 12-30-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 17,578
Posted By Phil Brooks
Re: TATeRs Rule

We need to get "Spuds" MacKenzie to be our sponsor...

(Sorry, couldn't resist an "a-peeling" joke.)

Thanks for the digital High-Five, Bruce! :D

-Phil
Forum: General Talk 10-12-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 20,309
Posted By Phil Brooks
Re: Wow... No one has anything to say...

Hey, Rob-

Hate to say it, but 98% of the folks on here lurk and don't post, saving most of their interaction for the face-to-face club meetings or direct e-mail. The other thing is posters...
Forum: General Talk 10-12-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 20,114
Posted By Phil Brooks
"AmericaN" N-scale FREEMO Module group

All-

Check out an N-Scale German club that operates American prototype fine-scale modules built to the FREEMON (N-scale FREEMO) standards. Pretty amazing modeling. One feature you notice right away...
Forum: General Talk 09-25-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,795
Posted By Phil Brooks
Re: New Show Layout Track Plan

Thanks, Brian-

Your generosity is much appreciated!

When we get the basic scenery done and begin detailing I bet we can find homes for a lot of those detail parts.

Thanks again, :D

-Phil
Forum: General Talk 09-10-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,795
Posted By Phil Brooks
New Show Layout Track Plan

All KAMR Members-

For some time there has been discussion at KAMR about the need for a small, portable "show layout" to represent us at train shows and other outside functions. Since the layout will...
Forum: N / Z Scale Division 08-29-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 16,895
Posted By Phil Brooks
Re: New KAMR Show Module

Bruce, you've done a great job! :D

The frame is perfect, and we'll be running trains in no time!

See ya,

-Phil
Forum: N / Z Scale Division 07-09-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 16,168
Posted By Phil Brooks
Re: Z Scale Wonder

That's because it was Saturday night about 9:00 pm in the convention hall, and only a few die-hard N-Trakers were still running trains after the day's train show...

All the Z-scale stuff was safely...
Forum: N / Z Scale Division 07-02-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 15,534
Posted By Phil Brooks
Talking Re: Any N-Scale Convention Reports?

Well, You asked!

Here are some photos from the convention... 50,000 square feet of layout, 116 scale mile mainline that took over 2 hours to make a circuit.

Model contest, clinics, and a lot of...
Forum: General Talk 05-28-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 21,780
Posted By Phil Brooks
How to (NOT) wreck a train...

In 1944, the U.S. War Department made a film showing how hard it is to derail a train by blowing-up sections of rail. This is pretty amazing how much abuse a train can take and still stay on the...
Forum: N / Z Scale Division 12-01-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 14,434
Posted By Phil Brooks
Re: 1st Su'N'day Gathering: Dec 2

You can put me guarding the collection box and the dessert fridge. :D
Hey! You can trust me...
:rolleyes:

-Phil
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