Tagged With "Menards"

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Menards Atomic Power plant

rrman ·
I searched OGR sites and did not see anything about the Menards Atomic power plant (feel free to point me to the thread). Anyway, I read the description and while I know its tongue in cheek (I hope!) model for something a little different, if our lone Iowa atomic plant about 11 miles away, began showing red, green and blue rotating colors, we would be driving south or west as fast as possible!
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MENARDS 1:48 JEEP

MELGAR ·
My Menards Jeep (1:48) arrived in the mail today. What a beautifully detailed fine-scale model – and only $9.99! About $15 including USPS shipping. The tires and wheels are especially nice and the windshield folds flat or upright. The finest and most meaningful model on my layout. My father was a US Army mechanic in Europe during WW2 and repaired Jeeps and trucks. This will never be removed from its place on my layout. MELGAR
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Have You Incorporated B-17's, B-29's, or, Mustang Fighter Planes With Your Menards' "Nose Art" Boxcars On Your Layout? ...Thanks For Pix!

Dennis GS-4 N & W No. 611 ·
The Menards "Nose Art" Boxcars make for an interesting train on a layout. Have you found and incorporate WW II planes on your layout to accompany the boxcars? If so, what scale(s) work well with your style of layout? "Plug and Play" airplanes might be awesome!
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Brewery!!

Mike Wyatt ·
I already had an Altoona Brewing Co. plant on my ca 1950 layout, that I created out of an MTH Granary ready-to-use structure. In my Menard's Mystery Box there was an American Light and Power plant. I have an AL&P at one end of the layout already- and I really like it. But I don't need TWO power plants. Reworking history a bit (Altoona Brewing closed in 1974), (in my imagination) the company developed "Horseshoe Lite" in 1948- 21 years before Miller launched Miller Lite; they marketed it...
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Re: To Menards guy Mark - structure suggestion

paul 2 ·
That is a good suggestion. I would like to see more small industries on the order of the Sauerkraut factory foot print.........Paul
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Re: To Menards guy Mark - structure suggestion

falconservice ·
What type of DINER? Brick building? Steel structure? Two-story clapboard covered building? Large windows with visible figures on seats in booths and sitting on stools at counters? Andrew
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Re: To Menards guy Mark - structure suggestion

rrman ·
This is what I had in mind, especially since they look "railroady" and would fit in anywhere, while a brick and mortar would be lost among all the other layout structures (of course all you scratchbuilders would already have modified something like below, but for us less talented......)
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Re: To Menards guy Mark - structure suggestion

colorado hirailer ·
I always associate "diner' with the urban northeast. (I did have breakfast at one near the Ted Maurer auction site some years ago, and I see what I think are some west of York on U.S. 30) On my first trips to central Pa., and then up into New England, I was surprised by the lack of fast food restaurants that I had lived off of in school in the midwest since the middle 1950's. (no problem in central Pa. now) As for my modeled steam era, when I was a kid, we rarely ate out (boy, has THAT...
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Re: To Menards guy Mark - structure suggestion

fisch330 ·
With my layout nearing completion, I find that i really don't have anymore room for buildings like a diner. Actually I have two diners on the layout already, one an older K-Line diner with lighting, the other one of those telephones that you lifted off part of the roof and that was the phone set. Nice details inside and out. What I'd like to see are more RR related buildings. Factory buildings, warehouses, Railroad service buildings. the sour kraut factory was a real winner. Other small,...
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Re: To Menards guy Mark - structure suggestion

falconservice ·
Why not rotate buildings on and off the layout? Why not move buildings around the layout to create new scenes? Andrew
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Re: To Menards guy Mark - structure suggestion

gg1man ·
I like the Diner idea. As for incorporating the Menards name into it how about a road side billboard that comes with it. It could live in the back of the parking lot with the logo, MENARDS " The Most Fun Store on the Planet" emblazoned on it.
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Re: To Menards guy Mark - structure suggestion

Swafford ·
I'd be a buyer for some 21st Century buildings! Regards, Swafford
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Re: To Menards guy Mark - structure suggestion

jim sutter ·
A refinery would be great.
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Re: Menards burned engine house

rrman ·
Hi Just got Engine house Saturday 12/19. Fits right in the industrial space as planned. Wife and I fiddled with old pieces of short shadow rail track, bending the pieces to line it up with house so lots of open joints. Now to weather and bury track under sculptamold glop to appear like poor maintained rails. Next will be find an old cheap tender at train show, remove trucks, use heat gun to warp/dent it then weather it and place next to house, maybe get o scale welders to simulate torch...
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Re: Menards cable car improvement

Larry Sr. ·
I sure wish you would show some pictures please. Larry
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Re: Menards cable car improvement

rrman ·
Larry, I sure wish my Sony Alpha would stay working! May have to use Camcorder photo (low res).
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Re: Menards cable car improvement

Larry Sr. ·
Thank you I understand. Just asking because I ordered 8 more cars from them a few minutes ago. Two different 4 packs. After getting the 6 recent military box cars I really like the cars they offer. So I'm trying again. Larry
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Re: Menards cable car improvement

Ranger Rick ·
There are many ways to cover the screw holes, just let your imagination run. I have used very thin strip wood about the same width as the floor planks, painted them the color of the planks (or very close to it), and lightly glued them over the width of the flat car over the hole. They are hardly noticeable. You can add additional loads to what is already on the flatcar. Sandbags, barrels, crates, etc, could be added too. Gear workings off of defunct tools might work too. The fun will be to...
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Re: Menards cable car improvement

DOC ·
Good idea for Manards to offer extra loads.
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Re: Menards cable car improvement

rrman ·
For those who asked here are pictures. Remeber I ain't a scratchbuilder, always room for improvements. If you look closely you can make out the small part of the hole where the trucks are fastened. But still better than nutt'in.
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Re: Menards Power and Light building

Notch 6 ·
Troy, That looks awesome! Great use of the Korber kit and rotary tipple. The Menards building made a very nice addition.
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Re: Menards burned engine house

Menards ·
RRMAN, I love that idea! In the planning stages of the building process, we made sure to match track width and height as best as possible to O gauge track. Here are some images that show the height and width is pretty spot on. With the addition of a little brown paint or even a few coffee grounds, you can easily camouflage the joint where the track meets the building. -Mark the Menards Train Guy
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Re: Menards burned engine house

rrman ·
Thanks Mark! Pictures clinched the deal (close enough for government work as they say). Placed order just now. Already cleared a place on layout for it. Nice thing is the rails doesn't have to be smooth. Track can be bent here and there to line up with house, joints can be open to simulate old track. This will probably be the only building that will be powered up in a fixed location, unlike other town buildings that we regularly shuffle to create different looks.
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

TShearer ·
Ted, I have to try this. Lacking a hand iron and in shopping for one the prices are from $20 to over $100. I could use your input.
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

Bob Delbridge ·
I believe Ted passed away New Years Eve. His wife posted about his passing. Hopefully someone who tried this can help out.
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

TShearer ·
Thank you, Bob. Very sad news as I just recently joined on the forum and enjoyed the 027Ted posts. I am now determined to create the '27Ted' wooden flat cars and refer to them as the Ted cars.
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

TShearer ·
In Memorian of 027Ted, Here goes my 1st try . .
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

Ross ·
TShearer, I used an old clothes iron that was no longer in use.
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

mike g. ·
Nice work on the decking! Where did you get the Hummers?
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

TShearer ·
That is Great !, Love the detail on the chocks and doubling up of the Military Hardware
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

cabinet Bob ·
Rattler21 :If you need some oak wood tape, I can send you some. I use it everyday here at work. I buy it in 250 ft. rolls. Its preglued just like the ones above are using.. Bob
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

TShearer ·
I bought 25' at Home Depot for $6. different colors to chose from. I was in Tennessee at the time and closest Menards is Marion , IL
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

Ross ·
TShearer, the humvees are by Maisto, and I've purchased them from a variety of sources. Walmart used to have them, most recently I was able to find them on line. I still have a pair in original packaging, I'll try to post a photo tonight of the package.
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

atlayank ·
Hi, What do you use to hold your items on the flat cars? I seen some chains in one of the pics. Is there a cheap source for the chains? Thanks, Ron.
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

Ross ·
Ron, On this car I used the big pipe cleaners often sold for crafts. Burn off the fuzz, and the wire structure looks a lot like chain. I would twist one around the vehicle axle just inboard of each wheel, then run down thru a hole in the deck and twist together underneath. You can get the pipe cleaners at Craft stores or Walmart.
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

atlayank ·
Thank you Ross for the information about the pipe cleaners.
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

Ross ·
Ron, here is a photo of the Humvee package, and one of the pipe cleaner before and after the fuzz is burned off. One piece of advice, burn it off outdoors, if you want to keep your spouse/family happy.
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

atlayank ·
Ross, Thanks for the pics. I picked up 25 pipe cleaners for 69 cents today so I will be stinking up the backyard to tomorrow.
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

atlayank ·
Here is my first attempt with the pipe cleaners Ross. After burning off the fuzzy stuff I spray painted with a rust colored spray paint. Thank you for the tips.
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

Ross ·
Looks great, glad it worked for you!
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Re: The Menards Hobby Shop is Here! Plus our Newest Flatcar Release! (03/25/15)

Spence ·
I really like the hobby shop but wish you could run the lights off of track or accessory power instead of the adapter.
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Re: The Menards Hobby Shop is Here! Plus our Newest Flatcar Release! (03/25/15)

N&W Class J ·
Now I like that, that could find a home on a bunch of layouts...including mine.
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Re: The Menards Hobby Shop is Here! Plus our Newest Flatcar Release! (03/25/15)

Santa Fe VA ·
I just got this email today about the hobby shop and flatcar. Probably have no choice but to order these too. Seriously Mark and all you fine people at Menards.... I'm going to need a bigger basement if you keep producing these great products.
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Re: The Menards Hobby Shop is Here! Plus our Newest Flatcar Release! (03/25/15)

Menards ·
Originally Posted by banjoflyer: Terrific! I just ordered mine. This will be the perfect complement to the Camaraderie Bar and will make a great opposite corner building. Thanks Menard's! Mark Mark, Thanks for your order! We hope to hear from you about how you like it. Personally, I was very excited to release this building! Thank you, Mark the Menards Train Guy
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Re: The Menards Hobby Shop is Here! Plus our Newest Flatcar Release! (03/25/15)

MIKATT1 ·
It's very nice but we already have 2 Lionel hobby shops and one MTH hobby shop. What we need is a Liquor store!
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Re: The Menards Hobby Shop is Here! Plus our Newest Flatcar Release! (03/25/15)

Eddie Marra ·
Originally Posted by MIKATT1: It's very nice but we already have 2 Lionel hobby shops and one MTH hobby shop. What we need is a Liquor store! ...as well as a law office for our wives to go to for divorce papers after buying trains at those 2 Lionel, 1 MTH and 1 Menards hobby shops!
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Re: The Menards Hobby Shop is Here! Plus our Newest Flatcar Release! (03/25/15)

jim sutter ·
Great looking building. I'm sure it will sell well. Keep them coming. Ever think about doing a survey on this forum as to what type of buildings the forum members may want?
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Re: The Menards Hobby Shop is Here! Plus our Newest Flatcar Release! (03/25/15)

chester7 ·
Just ordered mine but how do we claim the rebate if we buy online? Thanks
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Re: The Menards Hobby Shop is Here! Plus our Newest Flatcar Release! (03/25/15)

Ken M ·
It will be automatically applied. Ken M
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Re: The Menards Hobby Shop is Here! Plus our Newest Flatcar Release! (03/25/15)

chester7 ·
On mine it didn't come out automatically????
 
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