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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Thats a good catch Andre, imagine my surprise when I ran across this in La Junta CO, those reefers with the autoracks.
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  • friscomike's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Thanks again Paul, I really appreciate the time you took to photo the decals. Best, mike
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  • Brad Slone's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Interesting over sized backup light on the tender of the 4402. I have also removed the ladder extensions from my brass cabooses. Best I can tell from photos they were added latter is folks become more aware of safety. Brad Slone
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Good info William, I seen the blue barrel but didnt connect it with fuel. Your such a great source for Frisco fanatics like myself.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    One of the things I noticed was the the absence of roof access ladders on one compared to the other. But both had roof walks. Good stuff as I just got a brass caboose i want to remove the ladders on but not the roof walks, LOL
    7 replies | 111 view(s)
  • dricketts's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    dricketts replied to a thread The Highline in Virtual (V) Scale
    Here's a local traveling north crossing Dillion Creek in Henry County, Missouri. Looks like the conductor is enjoying the scenery.
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Just looking at the Blue Barrel, probably no 1 Diesel for the stove. The bridge Foreman wanted all the supplies close to the car. I think someone else said their was a Steel Bridge Gang down in that area (of the photo) We will look foreward to the end, finished car. real neat.
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  • frisco1522's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    The 368 shot was taken from the Fyler Ave bridge at Lindenwood. First shot I THINK was somewhere in OK, by Preston George.
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  • Coonskin's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    Excellent detective work, pensive! I believe you're spot on! Still surprises me to see a plug door reefer car in 1951.
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    Lot of good comments, I've been wanting the O/W F series. Would have been nice to have a beacon, the mars light is nice. Makes the dollars a little more justified. Maybe we will see others in the future, I am surprised at the amount of Frisco new models. Early 60's, the Diesel Shops was full of F-Units. Seem's every time I went in their, I was looking down the pit walkways at these engnes. Guess I will have to have a couple, a buy one get...
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  • paul slavens's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    a good microscale yellow stripe kit is 91156, its ho but they are 6 and 8 inch stripes so there just about big enough for O
    5 replies | 53 view(s)
  • paul slavens's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    They are for O F units, but the font size on the smaller "Frisco" herald is really close. No stripes in the kit but a yellow stripe kit may work.
    5 replies | 53 view(s)
  • yardmaster's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    yardmaster replied to a thread Server Problems in Announcements
    Charlie, thanks for all of your hard work - not only in getting the server issues resolved, but also in managing the day-to-day miscellany. It is greatly appreciated. Best Regards,
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  • yardmaster's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    Paul, I'll defer to others...but I'd think that a bridge/other connection to the island would have made the car ferry rather redundant and unnecessary, not to mention a profoundly less interesting "layout design element." I have always liked the idea of the Blakely Island car float as a small layout. I'll look forward to seeing how your version pans out. Best Regards,
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  • friscomike's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    Thanks Paul. I'll check eBay and if I don't find them in a week or so, I'll give you a shout. Do you know the Microscale number of the decals? ~mike
    5 replies | 53 view(s)
  • DanHyde's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    Kinda makes me happy with g scale! I can get a pair of F7's for less. Dan
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  • DanHyde's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    All the best to you, Manny! I know god will be with you! Dan
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  • pbender's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    pbender replied to a thread Blakely Island Slip in A. T.& N. R.R.
    I just want to make sure I understand operations on the island before undertaking a layout planning excersize. The schematic ( page 3 of http://www.frisco.org/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=17168&d=1321196691 ). Could be interpreted as there was a connection at one end of the island to the mobile yard. I was always under the impression that the island was isolated trackage served only by the barges. Is that the case, or was there a...
    28 replies | 7169 view(s)
  • paul slavens's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    paul slavens replied to a thread Caboose SLSF 1259 in 1230-1259
    The caboose is located at Glen Ullin Memorial Park, just west of Glen Ullin ND. The park phone number is 701 348 3950. I'm happy to finally know where this caboose is located !
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  • paul slavens's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    paul slavens replied to a thread Caboose SLSF 1259 in 1230-1259
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  • pensive's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    It looks like the second picture was taken seconds before the one at the bottom of page 251 of Collias' Frisco Power. It's labeled as being taken in St. Louis in 1951. Rich
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    This ought to be a good project to follow. Nice surgical skills.
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  • paul slavens's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    micro scale made them a few years back, they show up on ebay from time to time. I have some extra if you need some sooner than later.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    This is gonna be a fun little project, and I remain confident, I will be able to turn it into more work than necessary. It is based on a picture by Mike Condren, here is a link to his website and photo of the car. http://condrenrails.com/Frisco%20Catalog/MOW-water-cars.htm Now, at first glace as suggested I needed a Tichy #4025 tank car kit, but if you look at the Tichy car it has an extra row of horizontal rivets towards the top of the...
    3 replies | 65 view(s)
  • friscomike's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    Howdy folks, Does anyone know of a source for B/Y decals for an O scale RS-1? Happy rails, mike
    5 replies | 53 view(s)
  • Coonskin's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    Both pictures are great (thanks for sharing)... but that second one of 368: Did you notice that well-traveled PLUG DOOR reefer car in the background? This during the steam era! Interesting.
    7 replies | 111 view(s)
  • frisco1522's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    I think someone had a post where they were looking for a shot of the top of a wood caboose. I rummaged around and came up with a couple of shots and hope they will help.
    7 replies | 111 view(s)
  • FriscoGeorge's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    Yeah, I thought that might be the case about the ties, but if I use code 83 it should be less pronounced. Even on code 100 it would be about the same effect as the Atlas Tru-Track or Bachmann EZ Track. Either way it is a compromise, but I think I will try it on a scrap piece first just to test the results. I will post pic when I do the test. As for other uses in modeling, the stone texture paint works wonders on buildings, arch bridges, and...
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    13 Hours Ago
    Looks like a F9B is gonna cost you over $500.00. And you get an FP7 with it. I dont like it when they bundle stuff together like this either. Surely (I know you dont like being called Shirley) this isnt right, and you can but the F9B separately.
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  • paul slavens's Avatar
    17 Hours Ago
    paul slavens replied to a thread Caboose SLSF 1259 in 1230-1259
    I searched the net for an hour or so last night, and found the location, she is sitting in an RV park in Glenn Ullin ND. I have contacted a local photographer from Glenn Ullin and he is going to take some current photos of her, and provide me with the name and address of the RV park where she is. Look for more info soon !
    4 replies | 1971 view(s)
  • Jim James's Avatar
    18 Hours Ago
    Lots of action and good trackwork. I bet you'll enjoy your new track plan even more what with realistic operations and such. Thanks for posting the video and keep us posted on your new layout project. Things have been a little slow around here.
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  • trainchaser007's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Another video of my layout before I dismantle it to change track plans. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7eMG_m5f1f8 The RS-1 I bought from Keith Robinson is a real smooth-running work horse. Also in the video are my SD40-2 hauling a local & my 0-6-0 in excursion service.
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Sounds like you should try it but the ties will look like they are on top of the ballast instead of buried in it. I've wondered what that textured paint could do for model railroading.
    2 replies | 84 view(s)
  • FriscoGeorge's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Hi guys, I was just wondering if anyone has used the Rustoleum or Krylon Textured Stone spray paint to simulate ballast? I looked at a can of the light grey and sand the other day and that little light bulb went off in my head again. I was thinking about using the textured stuff on Atlas cork roadbed to simulate ballast, will it work? Sure would save time and keep things a lot neater, and no loose ballast getting into the switches either!...
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  • FriscoFriend's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    One thing that hasn't been mentioned and maybe it's no big deal, but it looks like a B-Unit, either F-7B or F-9B can't b purchased separately. Is that correct? To me that's not right.
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Jim James replied to a thread Are these Frisco? in General
    Is that anywhere near Indian Park? I wonder if they could be from the old Cape Girardeau Northern.
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  • timothy_cannon's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I found these today behind some apartment buildings in Cape Girardeau. Could they be Frisco in origin? If I had not been working I would have dug the semaphore blade out of the dirt. Maybe some other time.
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  • paul slavens's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I was surprised to see them offered in orange and white, and I was glad to see them. F units have been offered several times in black and yellow by various makers, but orange and white ones not so much. I grew up in the orange and white era, and I never got to see a black and yellow Frisco engine. I want to get a set.
    14 replies | 249 view(s)
  • Joe Lovett's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Joe Lovett replied to a thread Nibbler in General
    I stand corrected. I found out, after Paul's comment, that there are five stores in the Tulsa area. Called each store and none stock nibblers. A local hobby store owner told me incorrectly that Radio Shack was closed. Looks like Micro Mark will be getting my business soon. Joe
    7 replies | 257 view(s)
  • rc2477's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I just got three of those 88" cannon noses in for the gp15's, I found another set of smokey mountain hand rails on the net, as soon as the SD40T-2 grills come in from Walters I should have everything gathered together to start the gp15's.
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  • gstout's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Prefer black and yellow, if for no other reason than the orange and white pretty much precludes their use on passenger trains like 709-710. I imagine Athearn decided to do O&W because they did a previous F-unit set in black and yellow (though not FPs). GS
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  • pensive's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I'm glad to see orange & white versions of these F units. The spark arresters, 5 chime horns, and pin antenna appear to be correct, although, as Chris has pointed out, the lack of rotary beacon is an obvious omission. Intermountain produced a FP7 and F7B a few years ago in black & yellow, and though they had obvious flaws, they suffice on my roster after some modifications. I have examples of Athearn Genesis and Stewart F3's so I have...
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  • Coonskin's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    B&Y for my modeling era too. FWIW: Street price should be much lower than the MSRP.
    14 replies | 249 view(s)
  • yardmaster's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    yardmaster replied to a thread Nibbler in General
    Interesting; I'll have to investigate. My understanding is that the Columbia Mall store closed, but that a stand-alone store off Stadium Blvd. adjacent to Best Buy is still open. But then again, I was surprised to see two new stoplights on the east side of town last night, along with new multi-unit residential buildings downtown near campus, so I apparently don't get out as much as I should. :) Best Regards,
    7 replies | 257 view(s)
  • yardmaster's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I don't fall into the "knowledgeable member" category, necessarily, but referencing photos in Frisco in Color of #43, particularly, the big details look good on this model. While I'm not sure that the Athearn illustrations are their final version, the prototype included an orange rotary beacon and white grabs. The side louvers/grills also appear to be Mandarin Orange, and not gray/silver. The placement/styling of the nose coonskin,...
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  • geep07's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I totally agree. I would like to see the B/Y austerity scheme. It is a simplified one and has the B/Y tradition of being a Frisco locomotive. John|-|
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  • magistrate's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I vote for the black and yellow. I guess mainly because I model the transition era, but also because the orange and white scheme just leaves me cold.
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  • pbender's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    pbender replied to a thread Nibbler in General
    Unless that happened in the last 24 hours, they have not closed all of the stores after thier February Bankruptcy filing. There are stil two open stores within 10 miles of my house ( they did close a third store... ) Paul
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  • fr613's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I sure wish they'd do them in black and yellow. Say, after Mars lights and 5 chimes, but before the abbreviated scheme..... about 1955-1963 appearance. I'd like to think that we'll see those later, but I'm not holding my breath. I know that some will disagree, but I think they picked the wrong scheme. It's probably set in cement now, but just out of curiosity, which scheme would everyone else prefer? Dan Hall
    14 replies | 249 view(s)
  • Brad Slone's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Brad Slone replied to a thread Frisco 4505 in Swap Meet
    Karl, Thanks for the compliment, but about the only thing I can take credit for is the paint and weathering. Your 4505 looks really sharp as well, correcting the tender really make all the difference. I still don't know that I would have had the nerve to make the first cut. I would say you are correct about the two getting coonskins beacuse of mishaps. I agree about the red roof's, I think everything else I have is painted that way....
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Wow. A "chopped nose". I'm sure it's going to be fun matching the colors and weathering. Piece of cake for guy with your skills. Keep us posted
    3 replies | 96 view(s)
  • Peddling Joe's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    The Railroad Historical Museum in Springfield, MO is making progress in our endeavor to add a replica rural RR depot. After looking at numerous floor plans, etc. & comparing them with our pocket book, we settled on the Fordland, MO & Elsinore, MO Depots. Since they are very similar except in size, our finances dictated the Elsinore, MO depot. Fordland is in nearby Webstr County, MO. We now have an architect's rendering plus the elevation...
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  • WindsorSpring's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Well, I am going to have some rugged dreams tonight :-) You sure were right about "too graphic for PG audiences!" Nice, square, clean work, though; I foresee an excellent outcome for this surgery.
    3 replies | 96 view(s)
  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    With all the new locomotives getting so high priced anymore, and I have these GP40-2's set up just as I like them. I have decided to just update the GP40-2's I already have. The SL-SF 750 already has a GP50 anti-climber added but the nose was still a 81" nose, now some would say that the difference between an 81" and 88" nose in HO scale is kinda minimal. But there is a noticeable difference for me after all, and Cannon offers a reasonably cost...
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Best wishes Manny.
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    That's heavy news, Manny. You're first rate modeling posts will be greatly missed. Let's stay in touch and I'll letter the next tank car for the Texas Oil Co.
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  • SAFN SAAP's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Hi Y'all, Jim, that tank car turned out good. I hope that the series of instructions I emailed you will help you with future tank cars. Yes, the decal is one I produced. I produced several others as well. As Keith said, my heart is turned towards service to Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I'm hitting the road to preach the good news and bring as many into the Kingdom as I can before the Great and Terrible Day of the LORD arrives. If anyone is...
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    gjslsffan replied to a thread Server Problems in Announcements
    Working good now Charlie, Thank You!!
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Charlie Dix replied to a thread Server Problems in Announcements
    Try it now. Charlie
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  • Joe Lovett's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Joe Lovett replied to a thread Nibbler in General
    Don, you are right, MicroMark does carry nibblers. It's item #81477 for $13.35 and looks like it will work on N scale. Radio Shack is out of business with all stores closed. Joe
    7 replies | 257 view(s)
  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Thanks guys for all the input, very interesting reading, and so much documentation.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    WOW! at over $500.19, dont think I will be seeing any of these on my MRR unless someone brings their own over LOL. Talk about pricing me out of the hobby.
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Those look very nice, maybe some of our knowlegable members can tell us how close they are to the real ones.
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  • geep07's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/042415/01_GEN_FP7_042415.pdf?utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=View+PDF&utm_content=Athearn+News+-+April+New+Announcements&utm_campaign=042415_ATH_News&_bta_tid=3.cUw.B1pncQ.FyOF.ATvAdw..AgLltQ.b..s.AfhA.a.VTra0w.VTrlMA.n75Oyg&_bta_c=88y8sbt27u5pva9hodu2getueu5r4
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  • klrwhizkid's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Manny has switched to devoting his time to the service of the Lord.
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Thanks, Chris. It's a wood kit with very thin styrene sheet with rivet patterns that wraps around a wood dowel for the tank. Bummer, Tom. Those are indeed Manny decals. He tells me he's getting out of the hobby. Not sure why.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Wish I could see it Jim, Every time I try to view or manage a attachment my screen locks up. Bummer, wish I could see it, but I am sure its outstanding. Manny's decals?
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  • Karl's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Karl replied to a thread Frisco 4505 in Swap Meet
    Brad, That's very nice work. What did you do to repair your tender trucks? I never could get mine to a state where they would operate reliably. They seemed to derail even when standing still. I gave up, and bought a pair of Overland Buckeye trucks. I lettered mine for the 4505 as well, since it was one of the two 4500's to receive a coonskin plate. Perhaps some minor mishap preciptated the change. I strayed a bit from orthodoxy,...
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  • yardmaster's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Nicely done, Jim. That one's a new one, to me. Is that a resin kit? Best Regards,
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Another freight car roaming the Zalma Branch. Just finished this Labelle kit tonight and thought I'd post a pic. This tank car is weary and in her last year of service. My next project will be the general store at Richardson. Thanks for checking in.
    773 replies | 62554 view(s)
  • paul slavens's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Nice pics, the AT&SF caboose must be a recent add to the display, it was not there last year when I was in Leon (just up the road) moving Frisco caboose 1249.
    18 replies | 5855 view(s)
  • dricketts's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    dricketts replied to a thread Beaumont, KS in Wichita Subdivision
    Yes sir. Some nice steaks too. There's a fair amount of local, historic, Frisco photos in the hotel. Some I don't think I've seen. Maybe I can take some pics with my phone. :)
    18 replies | 5855 view(s)
  • Jim James's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Jim James replied to a thread Beaumont, KS in Wichita Subdivision
    Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans?
    18 replies | 5855 view(s)
  • dricketts's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    dricketts replied to a thread Beaumont, KS in Wichita Subdivision
    Just thought I'd share I'm staying in the Beaumont hotel tonight. I was headed back from a Wichita business trip fully expecting to be back in Missouri by 5:00 but found myself passing through town at this time behind schedule. What a perfect time to explore this little jewel. I just took some similar photos Kieth has posted. If you're ever close by I highly recommend staying here. Has a very nice and quaint restaurant in the lobby and the rooms...
    18 replies | 5855 view(s)
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