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    My girlfriend has suggested leaving the surface...

    My girlfriend has suggested leaving the surface as rock, which I probably will. I am going to experiment with the breath method on one part. The tilt the table method was vetoed.
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    I will have to think about TwinDad's tilting...

    I will have to think about TwinDad's tilting suggestion that is. Not impossible.
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    I will have to thing about that.

    I will have to thing about that.
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    Ground cover on a vertical surface

    I am painting and trying to put ground cover (Woodland Scenics, fine texture, three different colors)on a hill. The hill came out less slope and more cliff. What an effective method to get the...
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    Thank you for your suggestions. Fortunately my...

    Thank you for your suggestions. Fortunately my ridge line was complete enough, that I can take some time to make a decision for the next hill. On to Sculptamold!
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    Woodland Scenics Hot Wire Foam Cutter.

    I purchased a Woodland Scenics hot wire foam cutter a month and a half ago. Over the weekend I was changing the part that holds the wire and tightened the screw on the handle too much. There was a...
  7. Yes, I drilled 1/2" holes and put plastic pipe...

    Yes, I drilled 1/2" holes and put plastic pipe through. I needed to the Kato plugs through. If you look at the upper right part of the layout you can see a couple of the holes that did not get...
  8. I have the track glued down and wired. Will wire...

    I have the track glued down and wired. Will wire turnouts later. Even got a piece of scenery setup. A Christmas Tree from Kashyyk. So it is to scale.
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    This was take with a old flip phone...
  9. Slighly enlarged Carolina Central (3 foot wide door)

    I am building the Crescent City, Enfield and Ohio, based on the Carolina Central plan. Have laid and glued down most of track, except for inner switching area. Planning to have industries on the...
  10. Thread: Not enough doors

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    I found a Micro Engineering truck terminal kit. ...

    I found a Micro Engineering truck terminal kit. It looks like it could be used a modern add on. Leave off the narrow side wall on one end and place the new building along the narrow end of the...
  11. Thread: Not enough doors

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    Now that you mention it, I did order some parts...

    Now that you mention it, I did order some parts from Tichy a couple of months ago for a Pola Station that was missing a door. Did not realize that the brick and woodwork for the sides were peel and...
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    Thank you, should I just post my address or send...

    Thank you, should I just post my address or send it by e-mail.
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    Correct, the two long walls are identical. ...

    Correct, the two long walls are identical. Putting the building where one side cannot be seen and implying a truck loading dock may be the way to go. Although my father has a high quality printer,...
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    Not enough doors

    I was building an old Heljan machine shop kit when I realized something:

    (These were taken with an old flip phone camera)

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    No, and will probably have just time to visit the...

    No, and will probably have just time to visit the club open house.
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    Hobby Shops Hendersonville NC

    I am going to attend a wedding in Hendersonville, NC within a couple of months. Have only visited twice briefly (girlfriend is from there). Will visit Model Railroad Club regular Saturday open...
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    Am going to take a break and work on other things...

    Am going to take a break and work on other things before tackling the 4-6-2. Again thanks to everybody, this has been worth it for the information you have provided. I do have a couple of modern...
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    Pictures

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    Like I said, I do not thing my Cannon Powershot A540 can take the fine detail closeups need for this short of work. Still pictures have helped.
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    Amen jlehnert

    Amen jlehnert
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    the EMD-8

    Well I took the EMD - 8 to Hub Hobby. It took both owners about 15 minutes to work the shell loose from the frame.

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    I was able to get the motor unscrewed:
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    These photos...
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    Thank you. Have never seen or heard of these. I...

    Thank you. Have never seen or heard of these. I know there are calf units for switchers, but I assume these are for road power.
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    Err, what is a slug?

    Err, what is a slug?
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    According to spookshow.net's site, both...

    According to spookshow.net's site, both locomotives were manufactured in the 1960's. Making a dummy is an interesting idea. I will keep that open as a possibility.
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    Update

    Well here is the story so far:

    This is the locomotive in question:
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    After some trial and much error:

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    Have gotten (finally) the CRC contact cleaner...

    Have gotten (finally) the CRC contact cleaner (plastic safe, blue can). Will get lubricant at hobby shop this Saturday. Will post update this weekend with pictures and result, good or bad. Been...
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