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Where can I look for info, either the internet or book, on building scale model towns like those for railroad?

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Question by : Where can I look for info, either the internet or book, on building scale model towns like those for railroad?
I want to construct a town for my halloween village collectibles but having a hard time finding information and tips on how to construct these things. I anticipate it turning into a long project and not something I want to rush through. I want to replicate Halloween Town, Nightmare Before Christmas

Best answer:

Answer by Paul P
Yahoo groups has N scale and HO scale modeling sites, Try model rr sites, scenery, buildings they’ll have just what you need. Walters.com has load of mfg’s listed. Good luck.

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What was the name and author of this children’s book about a train?

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Question by Vamphaery: What was the name and author of this children’s book about a train?
All I can remember about this book (which I read frequently as a very young child) is that it was about a boy with a train set, which he enters and conducts as if it’s real. The train is modern in nature. It isn’t a steam engine. It looks like a “bullet” train, or like a basic Lionel electric train set (red and grey.) I remember there being oval shaped windows on the train. The illustrations are more literal and straightforward than most children’s books.

Can anyone remember any books from their childhood that feature similar details? Notes: it was not “Polar Express,” “The Little Train,” or “Steam Engine.”
EDIT: Obviously, if I’m asking here, I’ve exhausted all other avenues of research at my disposal.
Further Edit: Thanks for the suggestion of the Railway Series. Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be it either. The illustrations weren’t quite that true to life but they were less “cartoony” than most children’s books of the era. I read this book in the very early 80s if that helps (although some books I read as a child dated to the 1930s, so that might not be much help at all, except for the modernity of the train in the book.)

I believe the book was a one off book, rather than part of a series.
Further note: Someone yesterday (offline) recommended Choo Choo: The Runaway Train. That wasn’t it, either.

Man, it seems this just isn’t a well known book. 🙁

Best answer:

Answer by Cocoa H
sometimes google helps…

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Should I keep this part in my book?

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Question by mnm: Should I keep this part in my book?
I limped over to my locker. Wincing every time my bloody, blistered, bandage feet hit the ground. I turned the knob to 14-26-3, and pulled it open. I scanned locker room, only seeing other girls green lockers, and blood stains on the tile. I reached into my locker and pulled out my jeans, a black tank top, and my hoodie. I closed my locker and made a painful walk to the changing stalls. I got dressed and sent my bloody gray jumper down the laundry shot. I wrapped my self in my hoodie, then put the sleeves next to my nose. Jay’s scent filling my breathing air. Relaxing my senses, clearing my thoughts, and dulls my pain. I felt a tear leave my eye. Oh how I miss him. I haven’t seen him for over a week, and last time I saw him, he was telling me to run.I wiped away the tears and let out a heavy sigh then opened the stall door.

“Hello Margaret,” Kami’s hand grasp my throat, and pushed me back into the stall, closing the door behind her. I choked, and coughed. I started kicking and thrashing around as her grip got tighter, blocking off my air. She pulled out her lighter and lit it. I stopped struggling as she put it close to my face. I focused on my breathing, trying to get some air in to my lungs.
“What are you doing here?” She whispered. I looked in to her eye that were dark, and dangerous. Her lips curled into a smile, showing her perfect white teeth, that showed brightly between her red lips. Just by looking at her, you’d think she’s a model with her perfect brown hair, beautiful smile, and eyes that captures every ones. But really, she’s the devil. Once you’re captured in her gaze, you see darkness, hatred, and power.

“Aren’t you going to answer me?” She asked, holding the flame closer to my cheek. I felt the heat pricking my skin, making me sweat and panic. “Oh that’s right, you can’t talk with out air,” she giggled. She loosened her grip, just enough for me to start breathing. But instead of breathing, I started coughing. She tightened her grip again, trying to silence me.

“Let go,” I wheezed under my breath. My vision started to get hazy from lack of air, and her lighter’s flame was burning my cheek, just like how her eyes were burning mine.

She laughed, and blew out her lighter and slid it into her jean pocket. She leaned in close to my face. “I don’t like you,” she slyly whispered. “and I don’t want you here,” She leaned in closer to my ear. “I will kill you when I get opportunity, and I will not hesitate to take your life,” She banged my head against the stall. A shock of pain went threw the back of my head. She dropped me on the ground, and kick my side as I coughed and choked, trying to get air in my lungs. “See you at training,” she said, and then left.

I stayed on the ground holding my head, and holding back tears. I rubbed my throat, that will hostilely be bruised in Morning, and touched the tender burned skin on my cheek. I stood up, shaking off the moment, and the pain. I pulled my self together, and limped out.
hahaha no she is not “The devil” sorry if there was some confusion there. But think about a person who only does bad things to you, and others, and never does anything good, me and my friends would describe that person like the devil. But I think I will change that part. 😀

Best answer:

Answer by Alex
I don’t know what your story is, so it is hard to say if this contributes or takes away from it.

But it is very well written. It conjured up many bad memories of being bullied in the girls locker room, almost to the point of discomfort…. that’s a sign of a really good writer, when your reader can not only feel the heat from the lighter on their skin, but pull memories and life experiences from their own past to make the story have that much more depth.

I would keep it in, but that is only based on the Information I have in front of me.

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The Big Book of Lionel: The Complete Guide to Owning and Running America’s Favorite Toy Trains, Second Edition

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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Wm K Walther’s 2011 HO Scale Reference Book

Friday, July 15th, 2011

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Playtime Hobby Model Trains For Dads & Sons: A Hobby Book On Toy Train Sets To Guide The Model Railroader On Choosing Model Train Scales, Train … Trains To Build Your Model Railway Track

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

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The Big Book of Lionel: The Complete Guide to Owning and Running America’s Favorite Toy Trains, Second Edition

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

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Complete Book of Model Railway Electronics

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

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Bachmann Trains E-Z Model Railroads Track Planning Book

Friday, April 1st, 2011

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

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