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    True, but like tissue paper, there's rip your...

    True, but like tissue paper, there's rip your arse open, 1 ply rough stuff, and then there's the good stuff. I've been working with vintage stereo equipment for nearly 20 years, and DeOxit is...
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    My mainline isn't super sharp, the secondary line...

    My mainline isn't super sharp, the secondary line is sharper. I can see the problem with the FEF-3 perhaps, but not a Mike. Still, I think my initial exhuberance has worn off some, and I'm...
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    Great idea! I've been using Caig DeOxit for a...

    Great idea! I've been using Caig DeOxit for a long time, but running the wheels on a pad -- brilliant!
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    Pins fall out, and won't stay in. I've tried...

    Pins fall out, and won't stay in. I've tried several things to get them to stay in, but none work...they need to rotate freely within their 'holes'.... I'm not sure what to do. I have them both...
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    One Mike crapped it's running gear. The other...

    One Mike crapped it's running gear. The other suddenly will just sit and the motor whirrs. Letting it sit a bit sometimes cures it.

    Both FEF-3's crapped the running gear. Perhaps my radii...
  6. Thread: Kato steam

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    Kato steam

    I have not had much luck with Kato steamers. Have had two Mikados and two FEF-3's, all went to hell within 6 months. Are the people that love these just shelf-queen collectors? I actually run my...
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    Bennie is a constant source of amusement and...

    Bennie is a constant source of amusement and frustration! Beagles are difficult, but lovable and hilarious. I can't get too mad at him, he was just being a Beagle.
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    Well, they might have been if I hadn't put a 6...

    Well, they might have been if I hadn't put a 6 axle tender behind them, and painted them/decalled in Soo colors, after removing the Mars light and other UP things... Operationally, nothing was...
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    Hello All! I'm back. I took a hiatus from...

    Hello All! I'm back. I took a hiatus from modeling, due to unemployment, lack of funds, the Covid-19 situation, etc. However, I am now once again gainfully employed and I guess we're all...
  10. My wife and I are both out of work. She's a...

    My wife and I are both out of work. She's a teacher's aide, the schools are closed and no paycheck coming in. I was laid off and job hunting, but that's gone down the ****ter, no one is hiring now...
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    ROTFL! Bwahahahahhahahaha

    ROTFL! Bwahahahahhahahaha
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    Sorry about that, I've cleared my inbox.

    Sorry about that, I've cleared my inbox.
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    The more I think about it, the more I like this...

    The more I think about it, the more I like this idea. Here's the club logo:
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    Well, kids, I'm still here. Haven't posted in a...

    Well, kids, I'm still here. Haven't posted in a long time, looks like about 9 months. I haven't done much to the layout in a while, but I do pause to run some trains here and there. We...
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    FEF-3 Feedback...

    Curious, how many of you have purchased the KATO FEF-3 steamer? Please sound off with:

    How many you've purchased
    How long you've had them
    How often you run them, and approximate hours on each...
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    What's new with the P-Line? Well, a lot, and...

    What's new with the P-Line? Well, a lot, and not so much.

    I re-arranged the whole train room for winter. The train room isn't very big...it's about 12x12 at max. It functions as a bedroom,...
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    Ralph, you could do far worse than use that...

    Ralph, you could do far worse than use that design in the Popular Mechanics. I wouldn't go with the track plan, it's not the greatest...but the hinged 4x8 thing worked well. The only drawback is...
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    This is the layout my father built for me when I...

    This is the layout my father built for me when I was 8.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=5dcDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA150&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=2#v=onepage&q&f=false
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    That's exactly what I used. I have 1/2" plywood...

    That's exactly what I used. I have 1/2" plywood sitting on a frame of 1 x 4's, but mine is a table on wheels. Mostly in your case the wood would be to keep the foam from cracking in half or...
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    I'd still go with some form of plywood under the...

    I'd still go with some form of plywood under the foam. You could get away with something thin, like 1/4".
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    It might help if you get out a sharpie and figure...

    It might help if you get out a sharpie and figure out where your streets and such would go, and then look at how you'd get to the industries on them via rail. The branches would be built to get to...
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    Welcoming Consolidated 2-8-0 #450. That makes...

    Welcoming Consolidated 2-8-0 #450. That makes three of these great locos. Frankly, I've had better luck with the Spectrum Consolidated than I have with any other loco. That includes Kato. A...
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    Check the For Sale area. :D

    Check the For Sale area. :D
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    Laser Cut Modeling

    I know that the standard procedure has been to paint items FIRST and then assemble, but I've found that you don't have to worry much about warpage of pieces if you paint AFTER you assemble. Of...
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    I agree with a load as a splice plate. I'd use a...

    I agree with a load as a splice plate. I'd use a very thin and runny super glue in the 'crack'. Any thick glue is going to make the end product very noticeable. No glue in the crack at all would...
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