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    I use a black Sharpie and lightly go over the...

    I use a black Sharpie and lightly go over the back of the light blue decal backing paper. The ink bleeds into the paper and highlights the white decal lettering nicely. I got this tip from one of the...
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    I use the Pactra RC paints as well. If I need a...

    I use the Pactra RC paints as well. If I need a color they don't have I use Microprep from Microscale and then brush or spray what ever color I need which is usually an acryllic paint....
  3. Having split a 6 pack of their H32 covered...

    Having split a 6 pack of their H32 covered hopper's with a club member, of which I am very happy with, I thought I'd try for one of these tank cars. I'm pretty happy with it for the overall. The only...
  4. CR didn't have any ballast cars like the one...

    CR didn't have any ballast cars like the one Athearn car shown. The general consensus on another forum is that most if not all the schemes are foobs to some extent.
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  5. I wound up cleaning the excess lube on both of my...

    I wound up cleaning the excess lube on both of my Arnold SW1 and U25C.
    Here's a detailed look at the SW1 from another forum that should help you if you wish to dive your SW1.
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    I've never had that happen with Dullcoat in all...

    I've never had that happen with Dullcoat in all the years I've been using it. Could the paint underneath the layer of Dullcoat you applied not have been cured?
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    You could save $20 and get this one from Walthers...

    You could save $20 and get this one from Walthers

    https://www.walthers.com/modern-concrete-warehouse-kit-856830
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    I think they should have said "tilt-up" style...

    I think they should have said "tilt-up" style structure.
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  9. Thread: Gauntlet Track

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    Here is the track chart for the gauntlet track at...

    Here is the track chart for the gauntlet track at tunnel number 5 for the PRR. It is on page 9. It's protected by position light signals on each side.
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  10. Thread: Gauntlet Track

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    The PRR installed gauntlet track on the double...

    The PRR installed gauntlet track on the double track main from Pittsburgh to Columbus at tunnel number 5 Gould Tunnel in 1951. They did this due to freight car size increasing and to take advantage...
  11. Thread: Painters HELP…

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    This. I've stripped Vallejo Model Air and Model...

    This. I've stripped Vallejo Model Air and Model Color off of railroad projects as well as table top gaming miniatures using 91% Isopropyl.
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    It does take a bit of patience, and sometimes a...

    It does take a bit of patience, and sometimes a shot of one's favorite adult beverage over ice, to get the individual numbers spaced out. I re-numbered 20 Atlas WLE 10 or so CR open hoppers including...
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    I either use an Excel spread sheet which I import...

    I either use an Excel spread sheet which I import to a Word document, or just use Word itself to print number boards.
    If I remember correctly(I lost my number board file when the 'ole hard drive...
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    You said that the speed didn't change when you...

    You said that the speed didn't change when you changed the CV's for start, mid, and top. Could the decoder be set to use the 28 step speed table and not the basic speed table?
    You also mention that...
  15. Since you swapped the trucks around in the mech...

    Since you swapped the trucks around in the mech and the problem switched ends, then the one truck has to have something amiss with it to me. The rocking leaves me to believe that it's possible that...
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    Or just out to make a quick buck at the expense...

    Or just out to make a quick buck at the expense of an uneducated buyer. Went through the seller's other listings. He has a lot of high hopes. And prices.
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    Fantastic! Saves me from searching after putting...

    Fantastic! Saves me from searching after putting in a long day at a train show. Thanks.
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    It's never too late to model Conrail. Come to the...

    It's never too late to model Conrail. Come to the blue side. >:-} They got me with the C39-8 and I've one should be shipping the first part of next week. After seeing their Tier 4 Gevos from club...
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    While it isn't the cheapest option, I've found...

    While it isn't the cheapest option, I've found Microscale's Microprep works well. Especially if I have to paint the entire handrail section and not just the
    ends near the steps. I've used acrylics...
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    The first in a batch of 32 hoppers to do. I'm...

    The first in a batch of 32 hoppers to do. I'm gonna be a while.

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    Today's Wheeling and Lake Erie on our club...

    Today's Wheeling and Lake Erie on our club layout. One of several unit coal trains I'm working on.


    https://youtu.be/pBFyW2y2zTk
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    It was also produced in N scale. Discontinued and...

    It was also produced in N scale. Discontinued and long out of stock. https://www.walthers.com/heavy-duty-overhead-crane-kit.

    I've the Vulcan kit to build and I agree that scratch building the...
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    [QUOTE=kingmeow;544996]So dumb question, why do...

    [QUOTE=kingmeow;544996]So dumb question, why do you want to shorten it an inch in the first place?[/QUOTE

    Have to admit, I'm curious as well. My guess is for a good fit inside the well so the...
  24. Running boards were banned on new freight cars...

    Running boards were banned on new freight cars being built w/o top hatches(and some other restrictions) being built in 1966 and on. The original date for equipment built prior to 1966 to have the...
  25. So a quick little google search on the ACL's...

    So a quick little google search on the ACL's C628's led me here: http://www.jacksonvilleterminal.com/atlantic_coast_line.htm

    Quoting the info on the Atlantic Coast Line Alcos,

    "ALCO Century
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