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  1. Made an airbrush purchase today

    by , 15th Feb 2012 at 12:19 AM (My Model RR Adventures)
    Today I took a long jump into the cold lake of airbrushing, I bought an Iwata Eclipse HP-BS Gravity feed airbrush from Chicago Airbrush Supply. Ive owned several airbrushes in the past so I wanted something different with the gravity feed vs siphon feed. I chose the BS version rather than the CS because the 1/16 oz. sized cup. The cup on the CS is much bigger an I thought it may be a hinderence to me viewing what I want to paint. I dont think I'll need the larger cup size either. If I was into HO ...
  2. Plywood

    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper View Post
    I was refraining about replying to this because everybody has their own preference. I prefer ¼” plywood with 1x2 glued every 18”. This topic is very frustrating to me because I hear so many times from people who obviously don’t have a clue as to what is strong enough and always overbuild.

    I made a huge mistake on my 1st layout after listening to those people that believe big is better. I built a beautiful 3.5 x 5 ft layout with ½” plywood and it now is abandoned up in the rafters of
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  3. Before & After SD80MAC

    by , 14th Feb 2012 at 03:50 AM (My Model RR Adventures)
    Quote Originally Posted by Bamboozledguy View Post
    Well this loco has been sitting idle since forever it seems like and only recently I decided to order parts for it. Lets see it needed electrical pickups, light board, rear truck, shell. I finally got my Kato package today I was like a kid in a candy store. I know this is a silly post but its nice to see this locomotive back in working shape. Now all I have to do is buy myself an airbrush.

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  4. Denver and Milwaukee Northern Shop Complex

    Progress (slowly) continues for the D&MN Shop Complex. The Ash Pit is built, the Sanding Tower is built, the 2 main shop buildings are nearing completion. Next I have to start the Coaling Tower from N Scale Architects, build the Yard Office, scratchbuild a Transfer Table, start an Icehouse and Platform, build a Roundhouse and install a Turntable.

    I've laid out the pieces to give a general sense of the size of the complex. There is a double track Mainline that runs through the ...
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  5. Microtrains FT B unit info needed

    by , 7th Feb 2012 at 12:43 AM (My Model RR Adventures)
    Im sure someday someone will find a use for this list.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamboozledguy View Post
    No sadly its not, Im trying to get MT to order parts for mine. I did some sniffing on the Net & found a parts list for the FT


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