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    https://flic.kr/p/24Pfs3g I had both work on my...

    https://flic.kr/p/24Pfs3g
    I had both work on my USAF locos, here are some samples. The GP40's are Jeff's, completely custom decals. The MRS-1 and the modified SW-8 are Randgust, completely custom...
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    Jeff King of Milwaukee road train shop and...

    Jeff King of Milwaukee road train shop and randgust are my go tos. Jeff has the ability to print his own white decals but his services are expensive. With Randgust you can send him a ballpoint pen, a...
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    I'm happy with it, it's light weight and easy to...

    I'm happy with it, it's light weight and easy to use
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    They are but know it's not a complete rigid...

    They are but know it's not a complete rigid system, it sways a bit when bumped. Personally I've tries other framing solutions and the plywood was by far the easiest. Virtually no warping in the wood...
  5. Work has been happening, slowly, I've been...

    Work has been happening, slowly, I've been working on soldering feeders but I did get some new stuff in:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49333960752_deedfe8d52_c.jpg
    A Wiking mini excavator and...
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    I'm not positive but I think most German N gauge...

    I'm not positive but I think most German N gauge is 1:160, I could be wrong though
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    As a warning that's shapeways detail plastic,...

    As a warning that's shapeways detail plastic, it's got a learning curve
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    I can provide a bit of background, that's a model...

    I can provide a bit of background, that's a model of a US Army Transportation Corps boxcar used on European railroads during WWII.
    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5087469
    The...
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    https://www.shapeways.com/product/B2Y5HZC92/n-usat...

    https://www.shapeways.com/product/B2Y5HZC92/n-usatc-boxcar-spaterer-g-09-der-db?li=marketplace&optionId=42096410
    I know there's this
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    Hey Bessemer Bob, not too spam but I've got a...

    Hey Bessemer Bob, not too spam but I've got a decent sized fleet of bottle and slag cars available for sale. I figured I'd ask you before I listed them
  11. Kato and Atlas do. But in all honesty unless...

    Kato and Atlas do. But in all honesty unless you're going DCC it really isn't worth it. With those brands there is no real control on DC. You usually just get the engine reving and maybe brake sounds...
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    If you want a good sd40-2 mechanically speaking...

    If you want a good sd40-2 mechanically speaking just go with Kato. If you want one that is a nice compromise Intermountain makes a good one
  13. If it could be obtained easily by someone else...

    If it could be obtained easily by someone else free of charge it is acceptable.
  14. If you already have the items you can use them...

    If you already have the items you can use them but their value is included in the $10 dollars. The goal is the $10 dollar rule is to make the project repeatable for virtually anybody.
  15. I just went to the garage and picked my item:...

    I just went to the garage and picked my item:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49267082876_36b77debf3_c.jpg
    An old HO scale flat car. No deck, no weight. Essentially garbage to anyone who is...
  16. Time for another challenge. Junk drawer revival.

    Hi guys, I think we're over due for another challenge/contest so here we go.


    Okay here's your challenge, take one single item from your model railroad junk drawer and give it new life. It can be...
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    Annnd as predicted half finished decent quality model trains are hitting the market

    I found these:
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F352836852972...
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    That might be fun, just a blank boxcar each...

    That might be fun, just a blank boxcar each recipient can scribble something on
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    Okay, in all honesty getting a steamer with sound...

    Okay, in all honesty getting a steamer with sound is going to be a long shot. To be blunt it's not really gonna be feasible, there's nothing available at the moment (I checked on the previously...
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    We've gotcha, we'll get ya fixed up. First off...

    We've gotcha, we'll get ya fixed up. First off how old is your son? What's the budget? And do you know what size/scale you're looking for?
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    The silver things on either end of the worm. I...

    The silver things on either end of the worm. I try and get the oil in that little tiny gap between the worm and the block. With oiling less is more, adding too much can be as bad if not worse than...
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    I do a very small drop of oil on each of the...

    I do a very small drop of oil on each of the bearing blocks and another very small drop of oil on the worm itself. From there I usually let the oil make it's way to the gears as the locomotive runs.
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    Kato caboose trucks might be a superior...

    Kato caboose trucks might be a superior alternative
  24. If you're still on here, would you consider...

    If you're still on here, would you consider printing a couple of those platforms for me under commission?
  25. If I were you I'd stick with one level. Messing...

    If I were you I'd stick with one level. Messing with grades gets really annoying really quickly
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