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    Hi Gary, Resin can be challenging to glue. ...

    Hi Gary,

    Resin can be challenging to glue. I've used 400-800 grit sandpaper to rough up the surfaces before applying the glue.

    Regarding the motor mount, consider using a small amount of...
  2. Hi HeathNscale, When adjusting the uncoupling...

    Hi HeathNscale,

    When adjusting the uncoupling wire, the tip should curve up slightly(See image below). This will help it glide over the rails instead of picking them.
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  3. Good Morning All, The Atlas Trainmaster is the...

    Good Morning All,

    The Atlas Trainmaster is the most powerful loco in my fleet. It will walk away with 40 cars, run for hours and not be warm to the touch.
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    3D Printer - Free Files on Cults3D

    Good Morning All,

    I just added two more free designs to my Cults3D account. A modern bulk hauler semi trailer and a 1930's straight truck with a canvas cover.
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    These and other free...
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    Hi Tony, Sorry the decals faded out when...

    Hi Tony,

    Sorry the decals faded out when applied to Maroon. They were printed using a laser, so there's not much we can do to increase the density of the color. I kept all the artwork...we're...
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    Hi Schedule22, I've had good luck with canopy...

    Hi Schedule22,

    I've had good luck with canopy glue to glue in the windows...it dries clear...so minor mistakes "clear" up.

    Thanks again for sharing!
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    Good Evening All, When you're creating your...

    Good Evening All,

    When you're creating your own paint scheme, make life easy on yourself.

    If possible, split the colors based on the disassembly points: Cab, Body, Railings, Base, Etc.

    You...
  8. Good Morning All, Per Bremner's idea, here a...

    Good Morning All,

    Per Bremner's idea, here a wood kit homage to a lonely service station from the 1950's.
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  9. Hi Bremner, Don't be discouraged. The glue...

    Hi Bremner,

    Don't be discouraged. The glue and continue procedure for styrene kits has to be unlearned for wood.

    Here are a few suggestions for wood kits...feel free to ignore or adopt as you...
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    Hi Rook, Yes, it's a "legacy" system, aren't...

    Hi Rook,

    Yes, it's a "legacy" system, aren't we all(LOL)?

    Do you have any old software that runs on Windows 7 that can't be used in Windows 8-9-10? If so, it's worth keeping the old PC...
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    Hi Bremner, I've got Dr. Who with scarf and...

    Hi Bremner,

    I've got Dr. Who with scarf and Tardis in a back alley, a Batmobile in the seedy part of town and a Teenage Mutant Turtle(Donatello) with a Domino's Pizza box in the city sewer.

    I'm...
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    Hi Guys, You're not old unless you've remember...

    Hi Guys,

    You're not old unless you've remember the little "running man" while you connected to the internet...WAIT A MINUTE...I AM that old(Sigh).

    Keep safe and have a great day!!!!
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    Hi Wombat457, You're probably overqualified to...

    Hi Wombat457,

    You're probably overqualified to be president...if you want the job...you're obviously not the right man(lol).

    As far as Youtube, here are a few people whose work I have enjoyed: ...
  14. Hi Shawn_855, Since you're using modern...

    Hi Shawn_855,

    Since you're using modern diesels, container well cars and 86' autoracks...don't go below 18". When you have the room, use 24".

    It will help your coupler issues, reduce derailing...
  15. Hi Lawrence, The correct web address is...

    Hi Lawrence,

    The correct web address is www.Cults3D.com. I must be cut and paste challenged(Sigh).

    I corrected the address referenced above too.
  16. Hi Carlso, Those are magnificent heavy haulers...

    Hi Carlso,

    Those are magnificent heavy haulers you've created. If you're looking for inspiration, there's a Model Railroading 3D Printing group on Facebook.

    As I complete my original designs,...
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    Hi Schedule22, I've done paper awnings for...

    Hi Schedule22,

    I've done paper awnings for buildings(Waldorf-Statler from the Muppets). It's mostly tinkering with the printing until you get the correct dimensions.


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    You fold them...
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    Hi Jweir43, You would need to push the wires...

    Hi Jweir43,

    You would need to push the wires through the "soda straw" conduits.

    The straws are smooth inside...compared to the rough interior of a drilled or chisled hole in your scenery.
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    Hi Jweir43, I use the copper foil inside of...

    Hi Jweir43,

    I use the copper foil inside of buildings...it helps hide the wiring along the ceilings and walls.

    Bus wire underneath the layout is my go to method, color coded for ground, +5 and...
  20. Hi JKeenan0407, Clear silicone caulk. If...

    Hi JKeenan0407,

    Clear silicone caulk. If bumped the people will spring back, or come loose without damage.

    It's tacky enough to hold position while drying and can be cut with hobby knife if...
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    Hi Jweir43, There is a 3D model railroad...

    Hi Jweir43,

    There is a 3D model railroad printing group on Facebook.

    As far as free files to download and print, try Free3D and Cults.

    There's a lot of files available...but most of it has a...
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    Hi Noah, If you look at rivits in real life,...

    Hi Noah,

    If you look at rivits in real life, there's always one seam visible next to the rivits where the metal sheets overlap.

    In some cases, the metal sheet is bent and the bend line and...
  23. Hi Sumner, The compound curves required for...

    Hi Sumner,

    The compound curves required for automobiles are out of my comfort zone for now.

    I've managed to find the following free vehicles on the web: 1920 Cadillac Lasalle, 1930 Jaguar...
  24. Hi Sumner, I understand the lure of the 3D...

    Hi Sumner,

    I understand the lure of the 3D printers. I started in January and it quickly became a new hobby.

    There are so many detail items you just can't find for N scale...it's almost too...
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    Hi Grumbeast, Make sure the car weight is...

    Hi Grumbeast,

    Make sure the car weight is correct.

    Are the couplers at the correct height?

    Do the couplers uncouple/couple reliably?

    Using a test track...Does the car start rolling on a...
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