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    Impressive design. What are you doing about...

    Impressive design.

    What are you doing about the mandatory 3% of all sales income going to Krispy Kreme for their product licensing agreement? They defend their trademark heavily and demand a...
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    Mainlines receive higher priority maintenance...

    Mainlines receive higher priority maintenance than passing sidings, yards, industrial tracks. They will get washed ballast that is cleaner far more frequently, so a lighter color ballast for the...
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    Ended up not doing any one major project, but a...

    Ended up not doing any one major project, but a ton of 10 minute jobs.

    Fixed a friend's cheap airbrush with messed up air inlet threads. Ended up epoxying a quick disconnect which gives the end...
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    Interesting design. If using a saw, you'll want...

    Interesting design. If using a saw, you'll want to add some sort of pressure to the material being cut to allow it to kept secure.

    Knives and razors displace plastic as they go through. If the...
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    On code 55 turnouts, I have found the guard rails...

    On code 55 turnouts, I have found the guard rails for the frog to be rather tight and causing derailments on longer diesel trucks even gauged correctly. I file a bit more clearance on the guard...
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    Bamboo or similar pointed tip, sanded flat on one...

    Bamboo or similar pointed tip, sanded flat on one side of the tip. Still slips in easily due to taper and has the flat side to twist like a Rix.

    Storing them on the layout is trickier. Thought...
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    Sticky: Black chalk paint. It is chalkboard paint, but...

    Black chalk paint. It is chalkboard paint, but now available on craft bottle size. It sticks quite well to truck side frames and plastics. It dries very flat and even thinned gives good tooth for...
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    Wish (the mobile app) has them listed from China,...

    Wish (the mobile app) has them listed from China, and while it takes about a month to arrive, they have been good basic units for me. I need to order another half dozen or so myself.


    I haven't...
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    Sticky: Got a decoder installed on a Life-Like SD7 with...

    Got a decoder installed on a Life-Like SD7 with the crude older plastic frame, but the darn thing runs well, so decided to weather the unit while it was apart.

    Acrylics thinned with alcohol really...
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    Bringing up an old thread, but I completed an SD7...

    Bringing up an old thread, but I completed an SD7 Life-Like DCC conversion using a Laisdcc decoder as it was narrow enough to fit in the body after modifying the weight on one side. It also let me...
  11. I need to revisit the quonset hut design I was...

    I need to revisit the quonset hut design I was working on. I figured out the laser engraved pattern for the metal siding, but had an error in the outside circumference so it wasn't a pure half...
  12. www.tinkercad.com A web browser based 3D...

    www.tinkercad.com

    A web browser based 3D modeling application that lets you assemble models by using premade shapes combining, cutting, and changing the dimensions. It's pretty easy to work...
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    If memory serves me correctly, this same model...

    If memory serves me correctly, this same model was also available with a spot light mounted where that pile of ties is located, and the frame was split to help with track power pickup. It's been an...
  14. Looks like prototypical grade crossing damage not...

    Looks like prototypical grade crossing damage not bad enough to warranty having it shopped yet and will be dealt with next time maintenance is done.

    So you have a CUSTOMIZED model now. That's...
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    I used those and like the lighting they provide....

    I used those and like the lighting they provide. I tried the LED rolls and they just weren't going to be bright enough unless I ran 5-6 strips of them in the same space. The one thing I do NOT like...
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    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attac...

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=119220&d=1616432635

    Received a Life Like SD7 from Ebay and wanted to try a DCC decoder for it. Didn't have any decoders small enough from...
  17. While wearing a grounding strap any time you are...

    While wearing a grounding strap any time you are working around electronics is a good idea, the actual *need* for it has diminished greatly over the years. It used to be that chips were highly...
  18. The mechanism can vary by preference. Servos...

    The mechanism can vary by preference. Servos require a controller, which can be a cheap $5 servo tester and a toggle switch to run it. Or you can use a Tam Valley DCC servo controller for around $15...
  19. They have to use extra big soldering irons on...

    They have to use extra big soldering irons on those rail joints too.
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    I collect MR, RMC, N scale, N Scale Railroading,...

    I collect MR, RMC, N scale, N Scale Railroading, etc. I really enjoy collecting back issues of older magazines as well. I do subscribe to both MR and RMC. N scale as well.

    MR suffers from...
  21. Well, there are legitimate reasons for it. If...

    Well, there are legitimate reasons for it. If you let someone use your product logo, image name, etc without documented permission for any length of time, you can lose your control over it or have...
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    If you wanted ventilation, you could have started...

    If you wanted ventilation, you could have started with a stock car.

    If you want to power it, some 18650 batteries in a tank car can do the job.
  23. Ryder and Swift both are very hard on getting...

    Ryder and Swift both are very hard on getting proper licensing agreements with them. I haven't had any luck as they want thousands of dollars plus royalties, which just wasn't worth the trouble.
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  24. Flex plates are awesome. Having multiple makes...

    Flex plates are awesome. Having multiple makes cleanup of one while still printing on the second for production printing.

    Orange and amber are colors resin seems to not available in for unknown...
  25. For heavier aluminum sheet, I buy embossing...

    For heavier aluminum sheet, I buy embossing materials. 36 gauge, but still embossed. $10 for 10 linear feet, 12" wide. That may sound expensive, but it isn't considering really how much you need. ...
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