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    Happy birthday. I wish you a great day :)

    Happy birthday. I wish you a great day :)
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    @Noah Turner...

    @Noah Turner I use Atlas ? 40' flat cars painted and lettered with Black cat decals. I get the cars off Ebay for around $4. or less in job lots. The decals set me back about $6. Once in a blue moon...
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    I see it's going to have GEAR DRIVE !!! Well, at...

    I see it's going to have GEAR DRIVE !!! Well, at least there not going down the rubberband route :lol:

    Even though I can't afford one, this is good news as it will mean a glut of Concor/Kato...
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    @ Leikec...

    @ Leikec Is it on the cards ? More info please. :)
  5. Wow, N scale laser cut wood kits have come on...

    Wow, N scale laser cut wood kits have come on leaps and bounds. Just look at the detail on that :lol:
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    No progress on my Hudson's as the nice long...

    No progress on my Hudson's as the nice long evenings have ment time out in the mountains :) But, I did get around to painting and lettering this express refrigerated car to run on the head end of my...
  7. Hi Dave, I don't know about other railroads...

    Hi Dave,

    I don't know about other railroads but the CP's handrails were brass.

    As for painting, I would buy a rattle can of brass spray. Must be some on the net if not your local hobby store.
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  8. Happy birthday. Have a great day :)

    Happy birthday. Have a great day :)
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    Happy birthday and long may it be a good one :)

    Happy birthday and long may it be a good one :)
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    Nice job :) You might find the bell you're...

    Nice job :)

    You might find the bell you're looking for here ? https://www.miniaturesbyeric.com/collections/n-scale-parts-a-to-h
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    Happy birthday, and it's Friday :D Have a great...

    Happy birthday, and it's Friday :D Have a great weekend.
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    Nice to see care and consideration for animals...

    Nice to see care and consideration for animals :g-job:
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    You got a great feel of depth with that last...

    You got a great feel of depth with that last photo :)
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    You can expect nothing less :) The running board...

    You can expect nothing less :) The running board crowns are already available from Black cat publishing but the the others will have to be made. I'm not yet sure what road I will go down as my head...
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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...
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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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