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    Wow, I never would have thought of that! Does it...

    Wow, I never would have thought of that! Does it work on both plastic and metal wheels? Any solvent in the ultrasonic cleaner?

    Thanks,
    Jim
  2. So... 7 months ago they needed $50k to pay...

    So... 7 months ago they needed $50k to pay employees, yet 5 months ago, they posted a want ad for 2 positions on FaceBook?? If you can’t pay your current employees (or, apparently, your suppliers),...
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    Freight car series... please stop!

    Let’s hope a certain company in Oregon doesn’t read the comics to get ideas about yet another ridiculous “series” of freight cars....

    ”Let’s see... we’ve done states, provinces, Pearl Harbor,...
  4. Thread: Asphalt texture

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    Asphalt texture

    I just watched the latest video from Luke Towan, where he builds a train station diorama.

    He used a product called “Asphalt Texture” from MIG. I did a web search and found this stuff:...
  5. Are you sure about that? I understood that the...

    Are you sure about that? I understood that the Woodland Scenics vehicles technically aren’t models of particular vehicles but rather capture the styles of certain cars or eras. Presumably to avoid...
  6. If you’re ok painting them yourself, one of our...

    If you’re ok painting them yourself, one of our fellow modelers makes and sells a variety of vehicles for all eras.
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?43541-N-scale-resin-vehicle-kits
    I...
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    I tried out some LED lighting kits from a company...

    I tried out some LED lighting kits from a company in Hong Kong that were sold on our favorite auction site (and I presume still are). I posted my review here. ...
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    AAAAA! Flashbacks of high school trigonometry! ...

    AAAAA! Flashbacks of high school trigonometry!

    You mean there really IS a use for it in the real (1/160) world?? :eek:

    Jim
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    I really like how this is turning out, and...

    I really like how this is turning out, and appreciate your skill!

    Unfortunately for me, the turntable I have is an old Arnold Rapido turntable (in my opinion, the best one made.) Exit track...
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    Well, I WOULD have also suggested a Baldwin...

    Well, I WOULD have also suggested a Baldwin DRS-4-4-1500 or AS-16... but unfortunately the manufacturers all seem to snub Baldwin. Very few of their products have been modeled. Just the VO1000,...
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    How about an RS-1/RS-2/RS-3? If you want 6 axles...

    How about an RS-1/RS-2/RS-3? If you want 6 axles in the same package, the RSC-2 or RSD-4/5. GP-7 or GP-9 are two more options, but they don’t necessarily “look” smaller than the RS units.

    I have...
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    There was a comedian that once said “The town I...

    There was a comedian that once said “The town I live in is so small, there are only THREE Starbucks!”

    Sounds to me like this is a good guess...
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    Hmmm... let me drink my coffee while I try to...

    Hmmm... let me drink my coffee while I try to figure out what you’re building...
  14. If you go to Kato’s website to order parts, you...

    If you go to Kato’s website to order parts, you can get undecorated drumheads for their corrugated passenger cars. Add a Chief decal and replace the one on (for example) a Super Chief set. Part...
  15. It appears to me that this is from the Kato Budd...

    It appears to me that this is from the Kato Budd set they released back in the late 1990s/early 2000s. They only did one run. The cars were modeled after C B & Q prototypes and were only released...
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    ?? I thought they were just standard Tamiya mini...

    ?? I thought they were just standard Tamiya mini connectors? Is there something unique about Kato’s implementation?

    I was planning to get some off eBay since they are available at an inexpensive...
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    I hope one of them is a 48 Tucker! Jim

    I hope one of them is a 48 Tucker!

    Jim
  18. Thread: Dream steam !!!

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    Hey, we’re dreaming anyway! :) So then.... ...

    Hey, we’re dreaming anyway! :)

    So then.... how about ALL THE ABOVE? That way everyone gets what they want! (In which case I’ll add a PRR S1 to the list... or, more accurately, THE PRR S1...
  19. From what I see, they look like they might work. ...

    From what I see, they look like they might work. Are these what the Japanese retailer suggested? Or are these photos of what you already have?

    I have a similar problem as yours... a track...
  20. Thread: Dream steam !!!

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    My dream is for a nice steam switcher. I’d be...

    My dream is for a nice steam switcher.

    I’d be thrilled if a manufacturer made a state-of-the-art 0-6-0 or 0-8-0... I realize that Walthers had their 0-8-0 but the tooling was supposedly lost and...
  21. trnsrus - have you had any success locating the...

    trnsrus - have you had any success locating the replacement truck?

    Jim
  22. Sticky: Umm... did I commit some sort of faux pas? In...

    Umm... did I commit some sort of faux pas?

    In my defense, the most recent post before mine was as recent as April 2020. And, it’s a sticky, so I thought it was intended to be a thread to where...
  23. Sticky: Thanks; yes I have watched the videos. What I...

    Thanks; yes I have watched the videos.

    What I am referring to isn’t paste flux. Soldering paste is a paste that contains microscopic beads of solder suspended in a paste flux. It’s generally...
  24. Sticky: I’ve just bought the tools (but not fixtures!)...

    I’ve just bought the tools (but not fixtures!) and plan to give hand laying a go. While waiting for the last of my items to arrive (the gages - probably the most important items!) I was looking at...
  25. Looks like it’s sold out at a large Japanese...

    Looks like it’s sold out at a large Japanese retailer...

    https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10111595#user_area
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