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  1. Thread: Spray Bottles?

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    Let me know what works for you. Even when...

    Let me know what works for you. Even when diluted, I can’t seem to get a sprayer to work without clogging almost immediately.
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    I airbrush wooden structures but still use...

    I airbrush wooden structures but still use internal bracing to prevent warping. Also, if you plan to light the building, paint the inner walls black before assembling to prevent the light shining...
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    Power supplies for LED lighting

    I think that I have started to run up against the amperage limit of the 3A "wall wart" that I am using to power LEDs. This is a dedicated circuit supplying only a lighting bus, and the LEDs are...
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    My guess is that the longer passenger cars...

    My guess is that the longer passenger cars require a greater lateral movement of the coupler to negotiate curves (at least on my layout, the cars never uncouple on straight runs). The trucks on these...
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    I've been doing some experimenting with...

    I've been doing some experimenting with installing MTs into the Kato City of Los Angeles cars this weekend. I started with one of the cars that was giving me particular problems with random...
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    Robert: awesome modeling. Realistic to the point...

    Robert: awesome modeling. Realistic to the point I could almost hear the water cascading down that flume.
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    Those wheels must be made of solid gold or...

    Those wheels must be made of solid gold or platinum. OK, I’ve seen the debate about whether plastic or metal wheels are better, but what about solid gold? Lemme see.....at $4,000 to outfit each of my...
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    I don’t get it. The description says “item has...

    I don’t get it. The description says “item has been repaired” but “doesn’t work as expected.” Maybe they forgot to fix the drive gear??? :rolleyes:
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    NtheBasement, that’s a great resource. Thanks.

    NtheBasement, that’s a great resource. Thanks.
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    Can a moose be hooked up to an A frame log hoist...

    Can a moose be hooked up to an A frame log hoist and be willing to endlessly pull logs up and down all day? I assume that’s why they call them steam donkeys rather than steam mooses. :)
  11. I own two BLI Alco PAs and two F units, all with...

    I own two BLI Alco PAs and two F units, all with DCC and sound. Most of my other locos are Kato. From my experience there are no diesels that compare to Kato operationally. I have rarely had a Kato...
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    How tall is a donkey?

    Iím constructing a logging camp and would like to include a steam donkey to power an A frame log hoist. I can find two options, but neither seems the right size. I know that these must have been...
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    How about building a N scale model of it?

    How about building a N scale model of it?
  14. Thread: photo backdrops

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    Gregb: I did the same rummaging around as you...

    Gregb:

    I did the same rummaging around as you did; I actually spent way too long before taking action. What I concluded was that the best backdrop for my needs was stocked by Backdrop Warehouse....
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    I screw and glue risers to my roadbed, but only...

    I screw and glue risers to my roadbed, but only screw to the joists. Iíve had to move some risers to make changes, and itís nice to be able to adjust the risers by simply unscrewing them.
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    Moose like to eat tall grass. You need a moose.

    Moose like to eat tall grass. You need a moose.
  17. Thread: Atlas SD24 advice

    by danb
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    Welcome to nscale.net. Make sure you use a...

    Welcome to nscale.net. Make sure you use a plastic compatible lubricant (Labelle is a commonly used brand) and use it very sparingly. Too much and it will gunk up the gears and attract more dust.
  18. Thread: Let's talk peeps

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    I have tried one of the non-painted sets and had...

    I have tried one of the non-painted sets and had moderate success in paintng them. Optivisors help a lot. They are good, but not the quality of Prieser or WS pre-painted. I also bought a bag of 100...
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    Glad you got your tunnels excavated without undue...

    Glad you got your tunnels excavated without undue distress or broken antlers. If you need teleportation, as ChicagoRail suggests, I heard a rumor that JMRI is working on a new add-on, TransporterPro.
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    I feel your pain! I have had to put shims...

    I feel your pain! I have had to put shims underneath several Woodland Scenics double track tunnel portals because they are not quite tall enough unless you run a single track right through the...
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    Tony: if I understand your question correctly,...

    Tony: if I understand your question correctly, you can tell the brand of decoder installed in any engine by reading CV 08, then looking up the manufacturer ID. If you are using JMRI, Decoder Pro has...
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    I haven't installed the trip pins, pbender, so I...

    I haven't installed the trip pins, pbender, so I will give that a try next. Not sure I want to silicone the couplers shut at this point, so I am leaning in the direction of just installing the MTs,...
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    I have ESUs (pre-installed) in a few Kato locos...

    I have ESUs (pre-installed) in a few Kato locos and like the sound, however, programming is a bit of a problem unless you have the ESU programmer. I have tried with a Digitrax throttle and also tried...
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    Kato City of Los Angeles uncoupling problem

    I have been running the new Kato City of Los Angeles around my layout and every so often one of several cars will uncouple (not the same car each time, but some have this problem and others not)....
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    Thanks for the nice words. It is great to have...

    Thanks for the nice words. It is great to have the support and encouragement of the Nscale.net community. Especially since I have admired many of your own awesome layouts over the net. This great...
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