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    Hi Rhkdavis, No matter what type of wiring you...

    Hi Rhkdavis,

    No matter what type of wiring you do, consider...

    Documenting the wiring in a notebook.

    Labeling or numbering each wire.

    Consider a different color of wire for both rails,...
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    Hi Intarsiabox, If you're heading for the...

    Hi Intarsiabox,

    If you're heading for the mountains, it will save you a lot of time to get/make some rock molds.

    I've also seen good results using crumpled aluminium foil as rock molds.

    Save...
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    Hi VRB60, I'm in the "break in the loco" camp....

    Hi VRB60,

    I'm in the "break in the loco" camp. Both directions, varying speeds and letting the loco cool off for one minute after every five of running.
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    Hi Intarsiabox, Sculptamold has to be painted....

    Hi Intarsiabox,

    Sculptamold has to be painted. When cured the material and won't allow stains and washes to penetrate very well.

    I've used drybrushing and airbrushing to blend the colors from...
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    Battery powered fork lift

    Good evening all,

    I just uploaded a 3D print file for a battery powered fork lift. These are the middle sized machines where the operator stands on the platform while loading and unloading...
  6. Hi Jimbo, Use of the manufacturers logo and...

    Hi Jimbo,

    Use of the manufacturers logo and name have to be avoided. The copyrights are enforced by large legal staffs and they WILL litigate. The use of, sale, sharing and bartering are also...
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    Hi Russ, All printers have their own format. ...

    Hi Russ,

    All printers have their own format. That conversion is done by the slicing program(Chitubox). It's just like Microsoft Windows having drivers for every device you install in your...
  8. Hi Mchilson, There are quite a few 3D print...

    Hi Mchilson,

    There are quite a few 3D print files for vintage vehicles available online. Just put the year first in your search.

    Many high schools and technical colleges have a 3D printing...
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    Hi Aflica, I've used copper foil(stained glass...

    Hi Aflica,

    I've used copper foil(stained glass supply) to route the power up the walls and along the ceiling in some of my buildings. It's adhesive, flat and can be painted over AFTER you've...
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    Hi Josef86, The advantages of cardstock...

    Hi Josef86,

    The advantages of cardstock buildings are the low price and ability to change them to fit the space available.

    The printing costs are small compared to a plastic kit and you can...
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    Hi Rhikdavis, If you need to transition from...

    Hi Rhikdavis,

    If you need to transition from the cork to the surface...buy a package of door shims from the local hardware store.

    Cut the end of the shim where the height matches your cork. ...
  12. Hi Sundiesel, Yes, I've glued control rods...

    Hi Sundiesel,

    Yes, I've glued control rods under the layout. The control rods are made of slippery plastic and the glue worked loose after five years.

    I WOULD do it again...after the wood and...
  13. Good Morning All, While we're all masked...

    Good Morning All,

    While we're all masked up(Pun intended)...has anyone used the "green frog tape" on backdrops or models? Thanks!
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    Hi Alby25, I've had some success using the dry...

    Hi Alby25,

    I've had some success using the dry brushing technique to put "blossoms" on foliage.

    Also tried colored chalk, tempura paint, eye shadow and makeup to scatter wild flowers along the...
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    Hi MetroRedLn, I've used the "TV...

    Hi MetroRedLn,

    I've used the "TV Flexpaste"(Lower image from above).

    It behaves like caulking and turns into a waterproof rubber seal. It can be cut with a knife, but not drilled or sanded. ...
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    Hi MoPac, I remember reading an article about...

    Hi MoPac,

    I remember reading an article about a club where they installed bar code on the bottom of the equipment and scanners below the track at block and yard boundaries. They knew the position...
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    Hi Michael, I used CDS photocells and quad...

    Hi Michael,

    I used CDS photocells and quad comparator chips for my detectors.

    Pro: simple circuit, cheap parts and adjustable sensitivity.

    Con: Doesn't work in the dark, requires a...
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    Hi Brian_H, I remember having Unimate couplers...

    Hi Brian_H,

    I remember having Unimate couplers for a while. They were cast as a single piece and didn't support uncoupling. Several of the club members used them on their long unit coal drags...
  19. I joined the Moose stampede and pre-ordered a...

    I joined the Moose stampede and pre-ordered a 2-6-0+0-6-2 Beyer-Garrett from Hattons(UK).
  20. Hi Ranulf, The local sporting goods store may...

    Hi Ranulf,

    The local sporting goods store may have suitable cases for fishing lures, flies, weights, etc.

    Next choice would be arts & crafts store in the bead/sequin department.
  21. Hi Bronman, Thanks for the tip on print one,...

    Hi Bronman,

    Thanks for the tip on print one, debug, then mass print! Great idea.
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    Good Afternoon All, I hope everyone has...

    Good Afternoon All,

    I hope everyone has survived the pandemic, lockdown and resulting cabin fever. The golf season is winding down and it's time to get back to modeling.

    I've continued to...
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    Hi Gary, One more idea for the quiet...

    Hi Gary,

    One more idea for the quiet brigade...put a cotton ball inside any hollow car(tank, covered hopper, box, etc).
  24. Hi Bronman, There IS a lot of experimentation...

    Hi Bronman,

    There IS a lot of experimentation to see how your printer behaves in your environment. I've been using the Eligoo Mars since January. Here's a few of the lessons I've learned the...
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    Hi Frank, I managed to find some rolled cork...

    Hi Frank,

    I managed to find some rolled cork sheets that were the same height(1/8") as the mainline cork strips. I used it for all the yard areas. It save a lot of fitting, cutting, pasting and...
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