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stonysmith - Thu 25 Aug - 21:45


t.edmunds - Thu 25 Aug - 09:39

Happy Birthday Stony :p

ejshelton - Wed 17 Aug - 20:13

Very sad news :(

soccrdad30 - Tue 16 Aug - 21:29

Caboose Hobbies, is closing and it is official. Caboose Hobbies Closing

markm - Tue 9 Aug - 19:08

Not really news:http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160106/NJBIZ01/160109902/atlas-model-railroad-co-acquires-blma-models-inc

soccrdad30 - Mon 8 Aug - 21:29

Holly Cow! Maybe Atlas is getting serious about Z?

HoboTim - Mon 8 Aug - 17:00

Breaking News! ATLAS acquires BLMA!!!

HoboTim - Mon 8 Aug - 16:58

DAMN!!!!!!!I had the opportunity to visit Caboose Hobbies once. WOW!!! It all blew me away! Especially their kit brass!

soccrdad30 - Sun 17 Jul - 13:17

I don't think they are planning to close. They want to clear as much out so they don't have to move it all.

ejshelton - Sun 17 Jul - 12:44

That is sad.....Caboose Hobbies was one of the reasons I love Denver

stonysmith - Sat 16 Jul - 20:09

It really stinks about Caboose Hobbies. I really enjoyed visiting that shop.

soccrdad30 - Sat 16 Jul - 12:21

Here is a link to Caboose Hobbies 25% off sale. They lost their lease and have 90 days to move out. Caboosehobbies

soccrdad30 - Thu 14 Jul - 06:53

Here is a link for Atlas's Z scale flex track WooHoo!

BillMock - Wed 13 Jul - 00:18

Cuz! What's up with you?

shamoo737 - Tue 12 Jul - 00:07

HI cousin

southernnscale - Tue 5 Jul - 18:59

Looks like fourth of July went out here with a big Bang!!!

soccrdad30 - Sun 3 Jul - 17:13

Southern Pacific Island Mountain Tunnel Fire: Railroad Recovery Operation - From Archive.org

soccrdad30 - Sun 19 Jun - 12:52

Happy Father's Day!

shamoo737 - Mon 13 Jun - 18:21

I want one Tim length track, plus a Atlas length track, and another Tim length track.

HoboTim - Sun 12 Jun - 22:16

24"? ? ? That literally bites. I was hoping for 36". 36" flex track would give a person so much more Freedom when laying track. I hope they make wood and concrete ties.

Catt - Mon 6 Jun - 12:40

The new ATLAS flex track will be code 55 and 24" long.Got that news this am. :)

southernnscale - Fri 27 May - 13:41

I use the Paint program when sending photo back to Shapeways a lot. It work well but like john said if you resize the photo some time the program doesn't work right when typing notes

SJ-BAZ-man - Fri 27 May - 12:36

If using Paint (and some others), they often 'stretch' or 'fit to page'. Check the Print Settings, Page Setup, etc. and make sure it doesn't resize, scale to, etc.

soccrdad30 - Tue 24 May - 21:16

Hello Tom. You should be able to use the paint program or any other drawing program. These are only jpg images.

t.edmunds - Tue 24 May - 10:32

I can't get the free shipping container models to print correctly. What program am I supposed to be using?ThanksTom

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