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  1. WOW, it does. I'll be looking into it.

    WOW, it does. I'll be looking into it.
  2. I downloaded it 6 or 7 years ago, but haven't...

    I downloaded it 6 or 7 years ago, but haven't ever used it. I been using Sketchup Pro (2019) for all my 2D and 3D modeling for over 10 years. It works well for 3D printing and laser work and I can...
  3. This is very interesting. What kind if things are...

    This is very interesting. What kind if things are you going to be using it for???

    I built a Shapeoko II with a 13"X24" bed several years ago. The only thing I've cut on it is a set of 20.3 scale...
  4. Happy Birthday!!!!

    Happy Birthday!!!!
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    Where did you get the graphics for the roof and...

    Where did you get the graphics for the roof and sides???

    I really like how this is coming together.


    Thanks
  6. Thread: Couplers

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    First question I have to ask is "what do you want...

    First question I have to ask is "what do you want to do with your railroad". If you just want to watch trains run, the stock coupler will work with other couplers as said before. If you want to...
  7. Thread: Roof detail

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    Being in N scale for close to 50 years, I've seen...

    Being in N scale for close to 50 years, I've seen something like that in a plastic kit. It didn't look good as it was way too thick. I think I've seen a craftsman kit with brass etchings with...
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    It doesn't look all that bad. I can tell your...

    It doesn't look all that bad. I can tell your skill is improving the more you solder.







    I have 4 different soldering irons, a Hako digital, old Weller adjustable, Weller WP30, and a...
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    I use some 600 grit sandpaper on the PC board...

    I use some 600 grit sandpaper on the PC board ties and bottom of the rail. Then, tin the PC board ties and the bottom of the rail before I start assembling. As I assemble what I'm working on, all I...
  10. Happy Birthday!!!

    Happy Birthday!!!
  11. Happy Birthday!!!

    Happy Birthday!!!
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    I can think of only one thing to consider when...

    I can think of only one thing to consider when deciding between imperial and metric and that is if you ever need to make threads. Trying to make imperial threads with a metric machine or vise versa...
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    Sumner, Lot of great ideas with your...

    Sumner,

    Lot of great ideas with your roundhouse. I like it. You might need to add inside supports for the roofs parts.

    Here is how I did mine

    Printed a base, here is one half of it, still...
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    The Harbor Freight chop saw has enough power to...

    The Harbor Freight chop saw has enough power to cut PC board ties. I've cut a lot of basswood with it too.
  15. I left the rail alone and just made sure the top...

    I left the rail alone and just made sure the top of the rail of the bridge was even with the top of the ME code 55 rail.





    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/833/0e3x.jpg
  16. Happy Birthday!!

    Happy Birthday!!
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    I keep about 12 to 15 different colors in stock....

    I keep about 12 to 15 different colors in stock. I keep opened rolls in a ziplock bags to keep the PLA from absorbing moister. I try to keep extra rolls of gray, black and brown around at all times....
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    It cost me less than $4 per turnout using...

    It cost me less than $4 per turnout using Arduino's and servos. I print my own mounts and make the linkages. I have a new program for the Arduino's to slow the servo speed down to the speed of a...
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    These are what has came in over the last month. ...

    These are what has came in over the last month.
    BLI WP heavy pacific
    Kato AB set of F7's in GN paint
    2 MT runner sets of WP PFE refers.
    16 pcs of MT rolling stock



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  20. Happy Birthday!!!

    Happy Birthday!!!
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    I do have a spin casting setup and done a lot of...

    I do have a spin casting setup and done a lot of that. There is high temp RTV that will withstand temps of some white metals that you can use. If you used any super glue on the master, it'll need to...
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    Micheal, I've noticed that you've cut the...

    Micheal,

    I've noticed that you've cut the throwbars down on your turnouts. I'm guessing that you cut them down and drilled new holes in them. Can you show some closeup photos of your turnouts...
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    Sumner, I have "UNIQ" brand on both of my...

    Sumner,

    I have "UNIQ" brand on both of my mills. Both works very well. When I bought them about 20 years ago, they were around $500 each. This one is close to what I have.


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  24. I really think for the type of work your wanting...

    I really think for the type of work your wanting to do, you would be better off going with SLA/DLP resin type printer. You can get a Photon for $149 plus $15 shipping now.

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    The Proxxon will do what you want, but a bit slow...

    The Proxxon will do what you want, but a bit slow with small cuts. You might want to spend a little more and get a little larger mill like a X2. Little Machine Shop, Grizzly and Micro Mart has them....
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