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Kelley - Wed 3 Feb - 01:55

Thanks John!

soccrdad30 - Tue 2 Feb - 22:30

WB Kelley. Log in and go to your profile. You can change it there. John

Kelley - Tue 2 Feb - 10:42

Like a bad penny I am back. Where does one change one's password please?

southernnscale - Fri 22 Jan - 16:58

Maybe it is just an interesting piece to look at it does look good and being you can see thru it it bring out the details under the cover which makes it interesting.

rvn2001 - Tue 19 Jan - 03:36

It seems strange to me too, Fred. The pics of my passenger station have a larger-than-normal amount of downloads too....maybe people just really like my stuff xD

Fred - Mon 18 Jan - 21:54

Ellen's Christmas gift 7 downloads--something is askew

Fred - Mon 18 Jan - 21:51

Alaska Farm has 7 downloads and Moo has 2 on his latest switcher

Alaska Railroader - Thu 14 Jan - 15:37

Sad news. Glen Chenier passed away Tuesday morning from cancer. He will be missed....

shamoo737 - Wed 13 Jan - 23:39

the passengers are made out of plastic. They don't care if they get wet. xD xD

tealplanes - Tue 12 Jan - 21:28

Platform covers to protect the passengers.

shamoo737 - Mon 11 Jan - 22:53


stonysmith - Sun 10 Jan - 22:21


tealplanes - Thu 7 Jan - 01:39

Question....I am thinking of covering some of my passenger terminal tracks on my new modules. Does anyone make some nice covers?

tealplanes - Thu 7 Jan - 01:35

I agree Stony, they need to keep Z going.

stonysmith - Wed 6 Jan - 14:32

Interesting News: Atlas is buying BLMA. I wonder if they'll support or kill off their Z production.

soccrdad30 - Fri 1 Jan - 21:19

Happy New Year! John

rvn2001 - Fri 1 Jan - 04:00

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope everyone has a great 2016.

TerryH - Thu 31 Dec - 15:06

Happy New Years everyone.

southernnscale - Sun 27 Dec - 16:47

time has sure gone by fast! time to bring in another New Year! Happy New Year!!!!! to all!

t.edmunds - Sat 26 Dec - 08:51

I got THE shirt......(front) The TINIER the train.... (back) the more CONCENTRATED the FUN

t.edmunds - Fri 25 Dec - 07:17

Merry Christmas to you all and may you have many happy hours in the train room. :)

norm24 - Fri 25 Dec - 06:19

the Z-Car Team Hermann and Detlev wishes all a Merry Christmas and a peaceful next year. It if the world as a model railway developed, without violence and terror themselves would be nice.

stonysmith - Thu 24 Dec - 22:57

M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S !

southernnscale - Thu 24 Dec - 19:18

Merry Christmas to all! and all a good night!

soccrdad30 - Thu 24 Dec - 16:52

Merry Christmas to everyone! I hope you have a safe and happy holidays. John

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