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    @Spookshow...

    @Spookshow That sign looks like it's come from 'a land down under' :lol:

    I love what you're doing, real attention to detail. That said, we are going to see that old tractor covered in weeds next...
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    @mosslake...

    @mosslake Please please start a build thread and pack it with photos :)

    Can you let me know how these things pull ? I want to use one in a 2-10-0 but am concerned about it not being gutsy enough...
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    I'm super curious about these. What do you plan...

    I'm super curious about these. What do you plan to fit them in ? I would love to hear any feedback. I have shied away from them as I was concerned about them not being able to pull much due to their...
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    The Ladies received steps on their pilots...

    The Ladies received steps on their pilots :confused: Or, to translate, I fitted the little wedge shaped steps that climb ether side of the sloped pilot. I cut them from thick styrene sheet and then...
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    Sticky: Life-Like ??? Did you mean Intermountain or am I...

    Life-Like ??? Did you mean Intermountain or am I missing something :confused: Lovely loco etherway.
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    My decal applying process is as follows; I give...

    My decal applying process is as follows; I give the area a small amount of Microset and then float the decal into place and let it dry. Then I give it a light gentle coat of Microsol. I say light as...
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    That sounds like a sound option. Especially if...

    That sounds like a sound option. Especially if the white was printed a tiny bit smaller to stop it from showing around the edges of the gold. It would make lining up a lot easier too. I'd give it a...
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    No kidding!!! That's a bit of a blow. I can't...

    No kidding!!! That's a bit of a blow. I can't tell which of the two cars has the decals :confused: I'd have a chat to the guy who printed them (send photos) and see what he suggests ?
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    @ Err, em, no top coat :-/ I just soaked the...

    @ Err, em, no top coat :-/ I just soaked the decals many times with Microsol. Maybe eight times ? With lots of pin pricking to get as many of the tiny air bubbles out as possible. This many coats of...
  10. Thread: Baro's 3x8

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    Tomix make a track cleaning car with a fine...

    Tomix make a track cleaning car with a fine sanding disk that rotates on its underside like a mini disk sander. It' might be just the thing for polishing your track back into shape ? Not too bad at...
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    Snow on the mountains puts a smile on my face :)...

    Snow on the mountains puts a smile on my face :) Good work.
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    @randgust...

    @randgust How can I thank you enough for taking so much time to explain the ins and outs of what you do. I really appreciate what you share with us. :)

    I have now convinced myself that if I want...
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    Thank you thank you. I'm not sure my ego can take...

    Thank you thank you. I'm not sure my ego can take much more prase. I feel like a celebrity loco builder with the way you lot are showering me :lol: But thank you anyway.



    As wombat457 says, Ask...
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    Happy Birthday. I hope the sun is shining for you...

    Happy Birthday. I hope the sun is shining for you :)
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    We'll have a chat about white fluffy stuff over a...

    We'll have a chat about white fluffy stuff over a virtual beer, when the mountain's up !! :drunk:
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    I've been balled over by peoples kind and...

    I've been balled over by peoples kind and informative response. It has really made me question things :)



    Wow, thanking you kindly.



    All though I don't plan to sell ether of the Hudson's...
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    Busy working on my Hudsons. Fitted smoke stacks...

    Busy working on my Hudsons. Fitted smoke stacks on the twins. At least I can tell them apart now !!! :):)
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    More here A brace of 'Royal' Royal Hudson's
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    Smoke stacks for the Twins. I got a round to...

    Smoke stacks for the Twins.

    I got a round to fitting the smoke stacks. These came courtesy of MiniaturesbyEric. A big shout out to Eric for his hard work in making these goodies available to folk...
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    That, @el Gato Gordo...

    That, @el Gato Gordo is top hole Sir, absolutely top hole :g-job:

    And look at that, SNOW, I SEE SNOW :love: I've gone all weak in the legs and starry eyed :o
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    Thanks Chris_L...

    Thanks Chris_L for your insight.



    I'm not keen on selling anything I've made so far, but was interested to have a feel of what something like the Mikado was worth. I notice that anything CP on...
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    Amazing that they don't cast an eye over these...

    Amazing that they don't cast an eye over these before sending them out. I'm guessing that they are a small company with small runs of kits so it's not like they have twenty thousand of them to check...
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    I'm guessing that happened because Tamiya use a...

    I'm guessing that happened because Tamiya use a very strong glue and that the maroon is struggling to adhere to the gold paint. I did wander about paint adherence when I saw the loco all in gold ? ...
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    :lol::lol::lol: I've never seen or touched DCC...

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    I've never seen or touched DCC so I really don't know how small a baby decoder is. But, I have heard of them being fitted under loco cab roofs !! If this is the case, then you...
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    I was getting muddled with GN :slap-head:

    I was getting muddled with GN :slap-head:
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    Maroon for me :)

    Maroon for me :)
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