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    Default What are you buying this month (August 2018)?

    This is the typical monthly addiction encouragement er... support thread...

    I know people's July orders are still trickling in but once you start on August here is your thread...

    I started the month with a few seemingly very good deals - they include some Athearn Big Boys w/ DCC & Sound it seems. I will post pics as soon as they arrive and I have a chance to figure out whether the lots were really worth depleting my paypal hoppers for. Thankfully have continued to sell a number of items so not too far in the red for the month.

    p.s., Don't take the lack of pictures in this post as support for others not including pics -- don't want a Moose stampede do ya?

    EDIT: Here is a picture of the lots (also had 2x Athearn Big Boys w/ DCC & Sound & a Kato NW2 w/ DCC)....

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    Moose broke down and ordered a teenie tiny Athearn 2-6-0 ... Now, to figure out how to jam a decoder into its tender, ummm, that already has the motor in it. Yipe!

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    Note: She runs every bit as smooth as Mark @Spookshow says. Saaaweeeeeet!

    PS Moose read (on another forum) that decoders can fit under the coal load. May have to fabricate something in place of the stock coal load...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    PS Moose read (on another forum) that decoders can fit under the coal load. May have to fabricate something in place of the stock coal load...
    Apparently you can also remove the flywheel, cut that end of motor shaft and fit in that spot... If you go for the spot under the coal load, maybe you could fabricate a little rectangular riser to pick up the coal load and make enough space for the decoder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac View Post
    Apparently you can also remove the flywheel, cut that end of motor shaft and fit in that spot... If you go for the spot under the coal load, maybe you could fabricate a little rectangular riser to pick up the coal load and make enough space for the decoder.
    Moose probably stay away from the motor modifications ... Like your idea on the riser. Was also thinkin' about just leaving the coal load piece out, stretching some plastic across the otherwise exposed decoder, then gluing "coal" to the plastic. Won't know for sure until get a teenie tiny decoder and install it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Moose probably stay away from the motor modifications ... Like your idea on the riser. Was also thinkin' about just leaving the coal load piece out, stretching some plastic across the otherwise exposed decoder, then gluing "coal" to the plastic. Won't know for sure until get a teenie tiny decoder and install it...
    I've used that method when installing decoders in non-DCC-ready steamers. If you can get coal lumps small enough, it will look awesome
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    I went to Ikea while I was on a weekend trip in Portland, OR earlier this month. I wanted to share what I found...



    The cost on this "coffee" stirrer (Produkt) was under $3. I bought two of them because I lost mine previously and wanted a spare in case it happens again. Similar items are commonly sold as hobby paint stirrers for $10 to $20. They are sometimes offered as a free item when you place an order through Micro Mark.
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    Might just have to make a trip to Ikea now @Bronman. Never thought to look there for modeling stuff.

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    You had to start this. Now I feel obligated to buy something so I can post. LOL! Well, I bought some terminal rail joiners, which I thought I had ordered previously, some short(15 deg.) 9&3/4" radius curves for shoehorning in some industry spurs. An Zoll Archimedes pin vise drill for mounting some locomotive details. Finally a Con-Cor tractor trailer because I saw a video on modifying them and it looked like an interesting project that I may get to someday. Finally I found a BLMA modern rubber grade crossing. I was expecting plastic but it appears to be brass, which makes me concerned about shorting if a wheelset is thick or out of gauge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice View Post
    Finally a Con-Cor tractor trailer because I saw a video on modifying them and it looked like an interesting project that I may get to someday.
    Won't ever happen because you bought all that stuff but you didn't get a round tuit.
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    Iíve been wanting a spray booth for some time and was flip flopping on a ready made one or DIY.

    I started researching and decided on this one when I found it at a great price with led lighting and it saves me having to build one.
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    My research also brought me to this carbon filter that virtually eliminates all the fumes with no venting to the outside needed.
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    Ed,

    Where did you get the carbon filter? I have one of those paint booths and that would be perfect since I also do not have a way to vent to the outside at this time.

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    I found something similar by searching for "vivosun filter" on Amazon. Seems they are used for marijuana growing (in states where its legal of course - in other states its used to grow hydroponics ).

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    Kato 287 Panda Adventure train

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    How do you know when the carbon filter needs changing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecfitzgerald View Post
    Kato 287 Panda Adventure train

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    I like it! Where did you get it? From Japan?

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    Yes, on ebay from one of the many sellers that sell from japan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon_PDX View Post
    Ed,
    Where did you get the carbon filter? I have one of those paint booths and that would be perfect since I also do not have a way to vent to the outside at this time.

    Thanks,

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    I got it here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Got the idea on this thread: http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthr...-booth-venting

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    How do you know when the carbon filter needs changing?
    Not sure but I would imagine when the airflow slows down and/or the odors begin to show up.
    This will probably do its job for very long time as it is really big with a lot of filter area, almost looks like I could use it for a muffler on my car .

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    Order two of the Rapido 8-40C's in CN and BCR.... I love their stuff!

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    And now I pre-ordered a kato MP36PH Caltrain.

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