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    Be careful. I recently bought some of those for...

    Be careful. I recently bought some of those for a different project. While good for some things, they may be to thin for making molds.
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    Go for it. Someone might learn something.

    Go for it. Someone might learn something.
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    And a Koala Bear!

    And a Koala Bear!
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    Welcome and I look forward to seeing your work. ...

    Welcome and I look forward to seeing your work.

    First, if you haven't considered it already, consider building some kind of frame to mount your layout on. With a 2ft X 4ft layout a frame made of...
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    It is in the same style as the Blair line kit but...

    It is in the same style as the Blair line kit but with some differences.

    1. The ridges lines on the Blair roof looks to be slightly curved. Perry's are straight.
    2, Different roofing material....
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    Rock Island Depot - Perry, AR

    The wife and I needed to get out of the house so we took a little drive to Perry, AR.

    There, the old Rock Island depot has been saved from destruction and is currently residing in it's new home,...
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    If you have a band saw or a fretwork saw, that...

    If you have a band saw or a fretwork saw, that might work...
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    You deserve at least 3 thumbs up .... I can only...

    You deserve at least 3 thumbs up .... I can only give you one.
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    A better method for preservation?

    While working in the yard, I picked some dried up stuff that looks like it might make good trees.

    Found this thread on preserving with glycerin: ...
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    And don't forget us American Koala Bears (at...

    And don't forget us American Koala Bears (at least since the 3rd grade).
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    Now that I'm officially on lay-off (thank you...

    Now that I'm officially on lay-off (thank you COVID-19 - NOT!!), I've spent the last few days finishing out the work-bench area in the train-room.

    I tapped into the overhead closet light and ran...
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    Short answer: No. Current will vary by...

    Short answer: No.

    Current will vary by color, size, and brightness. Always check the spec sheet for the particular LED.

    Having said that, I usually start with 330 ohms for 5 volts and 1K...
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    Flextrack is prototypical

    Interesting video on Virtual Railfan.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3VdzpoirbI

    At the 01:32 mark - 1:1 scale flex track.
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    Win7 is awfully old. You going to have trouble...

    Win7 is awfully old. You going to have trouble finding any software that will run well.

    If you're adventuresome, you could try wiping and installing one of the Linux variants.

    If nothing else,...
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    I got the idea from @mobileone of using small...

    I got the idea from @mobileone of using small magnets in my buildings to hold them down to the scenery, yet still be easily removable.

    Perhaps something similar with your containers and cars?
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    Poll: Rodsup9000 Sounds like you're a pro at this by...

    Rodsup9000

    Sounds like you're a pro at this by now. What is your experience with different resins? Are there any resins more suitable for these types of models than other types of resins? I'm...
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    A lot less expensive than the real thing: ...

    A lot less expensive than the real thing: https://www.aldonco.com/store/p/643-Remote-Control-Locomotive-Warning-Sign.aspx
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    Poll: 3D printed buildings - design questions

    As I wait to save enough money for a 3D resin printer, I'm thinking why not make the items I design and print available to other modelers.

    So, to get a feeling for the market, so to speak, I'll...
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    There are small LED's available with wires...

    There are small LED's available with wires already attached: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DJBBR3G?pf_rd_r=18AVP0D2YB14DM24ZRTD&pf_rd_p=ab873d20-a0ca-439b-ac45-cd78f07a84d8

    This may be an...
  20. Fortunately, the only affect on my job (so far)...

    Fortunately, the only affect on my job (so far) has been delayed shipping schedules (per our customer's instructions). I am in a position where I can work remotely, if needed. That said, should...
  21. If you want a straight conversion to N scale,...

    If you want a straight conversion to N scale, just divide the HO measurements by 2 on both the east-west / north-south dimensions.

    Example: an 18 inch radius in HO becomes a 9 inch radius in N...
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    I'd check the reporting mark against...

    I'd check the reporting mark against https://www.railserve.com/aar_railroad_reporting_marks.html and see if it's even close to valid.

    Then, I'd try googling the reporting mark and car number to...
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    As with any method/technique, some swear by it,...

    As with any method/technique, some swear by it, some swear at it. Your mileage may vary.

    I've tried the plaster cloth in the past, and at that time, was happy with the results.

    I personally...
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    Like so many, I got started with the obligatory O...

    Like so many, I got started with the obligatory O scale kit as a young kid. I don't even remember receiving it as a gift so I must have been pretty young.

    As I turned into a teenager and...
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    Rockin' the 'Witch' house - painting the rock.

    Didn't have a lot of free time last week, but did manage to get some paint on the rock.

    Since I'm going for a layered shale look, I started off with a dark gray, then followed with 2 different...
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