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1975 HONDA CB TWIN 200cc #honda #cb200 #1975 . . . 🏍...

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1975 HONDA CB TWIN 200cc
#honda #cb200 #1975
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🏍 @benta.handmade.machines
🔥 @michelsaad11
📸 by me
#rodrigomarquesphotography #motografo
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kerrar
457 days ago
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Very sexy machine. The tires make it look like a beast.
Halifax, NS, Canada
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France is the first country to ban all 5 pesticides linked to bee deaths

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In a decisive move, France became the first country to ban all five of the top pesticides blamed for bee die-off around the world. The phenomenon dubbed, “colony collapse disorder” has seen bees dying in record numbers and scientists are pointing fingers as neonicotinoid pesticides as the primary suspect. <!--more→ The European Union lead the charge by banning three of the pesticides: clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. However, France took it one step further by also...
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kerrar
511 days ago
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Woohoo! So it begins, hopefully...
Halifax, NS, Canada
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Technics announces DJ-specific SL-1200 turntable and an updated classic

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Technics has added a few DJ tools to the SL-1200MK7 turntable

Panasonic's Technics brand brought back a DJ favorite in 2016 – the SL-1200 turntable – but then priced it way beyond the reach of your average vinyl spinner. Now Technics has revealed the 7th generation SL-1200 that's been developed with DJs in mind. At the same time, Panasonic's famed audio house has revived another classic turntable, the SL-1500.

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kerrar
514 days ago
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Oh, hell yeah! I still love my SL-1200 MK5! Though it cost me $500 used, it's still a great deal. Should be interesting to see what these are priced at...
Halifax, NS, Canada
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​Nmoto resurrects the ultimate art deco motorcycle as a built-to-order roadster

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NMoto's R NineT Nostalgia is one of the nicest NineT customs we've seen, and it's going ...

The 1934 BMW R7 concept stands to many classic bike aficionados as one of history's most beautiful and priceless machines, its wild art deco styling standing up well in the modern day. Now, a Miami-based custom builder has recreated the R7 using the thoroughly modern guts of the current model R NineT. And you can buy one.

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kerrar
611 days ago
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Ooooh!
Halifax, NS, Canada
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Fall scenery work

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I've spent bits and pieces of time during the summer and early fall doing some light scenery projects. I also finished off the New England Farmhouse kit, minus some details once I determine the exact layout placement.

Here is a look a the finished farmhouse from Mount Blue Model Co. And a link to their website.

http://www.mountbluemodelco.com/structures.htm


I have an open house coning up on November 11th (see http://modelrailroadopenhouse.com for a full schedule). With that n mind I've turned my attention to trying to add some scenery into places where it will help make the layout look more finished.

One conspicuous area is the pulpwood loading siding in Whitefield, right along the edge of the layout. I put in dirt, stone and ground cover to finish what was started on the other side of the diamond earlier this year.


Basic ground cover and sone piles of pulpwood go a long way to ,making things look more finished. In that big open area, I'll drop in a piece of foam painted an earth color, until I work out the final scenic treatment.


For the look of bark that comes off the pulpwood, I use tea leaves, emptied from inexpensive tea bags.

Over on the other side of the layout, the Hardwick scene on the Lamoille Valley had scenery put in well over 10 years ago. It even has some details added including figures, vehicles, telephone poles, etc. But as I never worked out the final idea for the quarry and the area between that and the church, I never finished off the scene.

To the left of the church, I placed some structures and vehicles, but this is just painted foam. I wanted to make a more elaborate quarry scene, so I held off doing much else here.
I decided that investing a few hours into making this scene look complete, even if it may not be my final idea for this scene, would go a long way to making this how section look complete. I decided to simply add a gravel parking area where trucks would be turned and stored, plus a small shanty. The rest of the quarry would be further down, somewhat obscured by trees.

It was fun bringing this scene to life, adding the utility poles and wires, and stage a few vehicles. I need to get some appropriate dump trucks but for now I'm happy with the results.







At first I did not have that pine tree at the area where the road leads into the gravel lot. But after adding it it really helped the scene, adding some vertical element to this area.

I have more things to do in the next couple weeks before the open house. I also had a light fixture fail, so that is next up to fix. 

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kerrar
619 days ago
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I can't help but love the details in some of this work. Makes me want to finally build my new place so I can build out my coal mining layout.
Halifax, NS, Canada
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Apple greenlights TV sci-fi based on ‘Foundation’ book trilogy from ‘Altered Carbon’ producers

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Apple is reportedly working on yet another TV sci-fi for its growing catalogue of shows as part of an unannounced streaming video service. The show will be based on the Foundation book trilogy written by Isaac Asimov and produced by Skydance Television which is behind the Netflix series “Altered Carbon”.

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kerrar
816 days ago
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Woohoo! I loved that series!
Halifax, NS, Canada
JayM
816 days ago
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Ooooh
Atlanta, GA
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