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  1. Painting Gold Medal fencing without an air brush

    I have some Gold Medal chain link fencing that I'd like to use in a couple of industries. I have never worked with the type material before. Is it best to prime it first? Any other suggestions for...
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    Have you broken in the new locomotive? I have...

    Have you broken in the new locomotive? I have found that putting a new locomotive on a loop of track and letting it run makes a lot of problems disappear.
    good luck!
    Maurice
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    That is an interesting idea but I am not sure how...

    That is an interesting idea but I am not sure how to pull it off. Removing the foamcore is the problem. I could trace the building footprint and cut along the line but I still need to dig or chisel...
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    Oops! Another screw up on my part. Notice the...

    Oops! Another screw up on my part. Notice the problem? I tried using foamcore sheet to bring the ground level up to the Kato track. Unfortunately, it made it too high and the warehouse doors don't...
  5. You don't say what time period, but in general, I...

    You don't say what time period, but in general, I would recommend looking at some actual shortlines that are similar to what you want to model. Even if you aren't modelling a particular prototype,...
  6. You don't need roadbed with the Kato Unitrack...

    You don't need roadbed with the Kato Unitrack because the track has roadbed and ballast all in one. IF you want it higher for some reason you certainly can use either product but it already is pretty...
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    Here is an experiment with weathering powders. If...

    Here is an experiment with weathering powders. If any of you have worked with weathering powders and tried fixing them to the model with dullcoat, you know much of the powder can disappear or at...
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    Is the standard the same for freight and...

    Is the standard the same for freight and passenger equipment?
    Thanks.
    Maurice
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    A little more detail to the fire station scene....

    A little more detail to the fire station scene. The parking lot is lined and concrete parking blocks in place. Hopefully that will keep them out of the Railroad right-of-way. I was a little concerned...
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    I have been picking up a few details for the...

    I have been picking up a few details for the layout. I am aiming for a 1983 time period for my layout. First we have a GHQ Chevy van, some Polly Scale paint and some micro-brushes. I was surprised to...
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    Plenty of good suggestions already so I will...

    Plenty of good suggestions already so I will simply say a good flat surface to work on and good lighting.
    Cheers!
    Maurice
  12. You could always shift the time period to during...

    You could always shift the time period to during World War II. A lot of tanker business was shifted to the railroads in the eastern U.S. because of a shortage of tankers and German U-Boats sinking...
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    A good comfortable grip knife with a #11 blade....

    A good comfortable grip knife with a #11 blade.
    My Opti-visor. Eyes just aren't what they used to be.
    Does a cutting mat count? I do a lot of work on it, covering it with wax paper when painting or...
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    Citizens are rejoicing the latest addition to the...

    Citizens are rejoicing the latest addition to the layout. I was inspired by Joe Desmond's plans for a fire station in Elizabethtown, NJ on his Central Jersey Conrail layout...
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    duplicate post. probably due to server problems.

    duplicate post. probably due to server problems.
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    I slapped together an example. As with any model,...

    I slapped together an example. As with any model, patience is required. I am sure many of you could do a better job.
    Here it is in Coxton yard right after the L&L crew picked it up from Conrail....
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    Here is the MTI version as an example. I built...

    Here is the MTI version as an example. I built one but it seems to have gone missing, so I will build one today.
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    Alternative to traveling fleet

    Since the traveling cars seem to have died off, I was thinking of an alternative that would let us show the nScale.net flag on our layouts without the shipping costs. Unfortunately, I do not have the...
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    You are getting much better results with those...

    You are getting much better results with those markers than I am. I have found them inconsistent. In some cases where I tried a second coat the marker wiped away the original layer. Very frustrating....
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    Me yet again. I saw Joe Desmond is planning a...

    Me yet again. I saw Joe Desmond is planning a fire station on his Central Jersey Conrail layout and realized I need to have one on mine. There was one on the prototype near the warehouses I am...
  21. Thank you for the replies. Both locomotives were...

    Thank you for the replies. Both locomotives were purchased new in the past couple of years. Well, I guess I need to take them apart. Not something I am looking forward to. Currently I have a SW1200...
  22. I will agree with the recommendations for...

    I will agree with the recommendations for Modeltrainstuff.com and Fifer Hobby. Both good dealers. Mike Fifer also has some great videos and you can see many of the products he sells on his layout...
  23. Are these DC non-sound equipped locomotives normally this noisy?

    Several of my N-scale locomotives seem excessively noisy. They are DC, non-sound equipped. I made a short video to show what I am talking about. First is an Arnold SW-1 and second is a Bachmann...
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    Seeing that Moose was the first to read my post I...

    Seeing that Moose was the first to read my post I was getting worried I might be receiving a stampede because of the above quoted line. I hurried and took these photos so I can sleep tonight. First...
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    The latest acquisitions. First photo center is a...

    The latest acquisitions. First photo center is a kit from Branchline, actually 3 house kits in one box. I need several of this style house, though I plan on trying to individualize them. Bought off a...
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