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    FMCSA = Federal Motor Carriers Safety...

    FMCSA = Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration has it on line and the printed tables are 49 CFR Part 172.102 listed by name and number.

    I have an app called 'Cargo Decoder' that lets you...
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    Each Haz Mat class has a generic number. 1993 for...

    Each Haz Mat class has a generic number. 1993 for flammables, 1760 for corrosives NOS [not otherwise specified]. Anyone modeling an older era can use the old 'NOIBN' that was replaced by NOS...stood...
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    Micro Mark Switch Tenders

    Anyone using Switch tenders on your turnouts?
  4. Thank you, so far I am enjoying the 33rd...

    Thank you, so far I am enjoying the 33rd anniversary of my 29th birthday.....
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    Durhams Water Putty. Dries rock hard, doesn't...

    Durhams Water Putty. Dries rock hard, doesn't shrink. sold as a wood filler putty in the paint section of Home Cheapo. A small amount works to glue the castings onto the foam too.
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    bought a can today at home depot. worked for me!

    bought a can today at home depot. worked for me!
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    Decide on the type of track you want. I have...

    Decide on the type of track you want. I have found that a lot of early stuff won't run on my Atlas code 55 rails. I now have a large baggie of 'Pizza cutter' wheels after changing them out...Now have...
  8. Thread: Steel Cubes

    by wis bang
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    for a different approach, I use several S-cam air...

    for a different approach, I use several S-cam air brake roller pins. The round sides lays in between the rails, the flat ends weigh stuff down nicely...
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    "pavement' one of the flat colors in Walmart's...

    "pavement' one of the flat colors in Walmart's craft area...$0.50 a bottle, made in USA.

    Great roofing material and also grimy Alco's.
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    flare the end with heat, it broadens the light. I...

    flare the end with heat, it broadens the light. I just got an illuminator and 300 feet of FO off ebay...
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    The neighboring facility to my workplace makes...

    The neighboring facility to my workplace makes newsprint ink, in addition to the specialized carbon black [bulk] unloading the have two heated vertical storage tanks that look like miniature Oil...
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    Went to a show and found a table selling part of...

    Went to a show and found a table selling part of an estate, picked up (4) Atlas [DDC ready] locomotives in Lehigh Valley, (2) Red GEEP DASH 2'S, a red C420 and a yellow jacket C420 for $175.00...
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    Same here.

    Same here.
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    I used Spot and glazing compound to smooth out...

    I used Spot and glazing compound to smooth out canvas filler on a wood and canvas canoe. Sands real thin and doesn't shrink
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    I grew up nearby. It will anchor a small...

    I grew up nearby.

    It will anchor a small village.

    Everything gets compressed!
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    First kit bash - The Glendon Hotel

    When I saw this movie theater kit, it reminded me of the hotel so I grabbed it.
  17. Thread: Cement silo

    by wis bang
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    Looks good for a Plastic resin silo too...

    Looks good for a Plastic resin silo too...
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    I'm using he same thing except mine were picked...

    I'm using he same thing except mine were picked up from the parking lot we shared w/ a CATV installation company contracted to ComCast. I kept picking them up to avoid flat tires.
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    OK, I pinched the contact and it stayed in place....

    OK, I pinched the contact and it stayed in place. Learning curve.
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    caboose switch control contacts.

    I was eagerly waiting for some 224S switch stands to arrive. After reading the instructions, I set up one and marked it's spot and drilled a hole for the contacts.

    Then I attempted to assemble the...
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    I am using the curved turnouts to make two long...

    I am using the curved turnouts to make two long yard tracks that mimic the two main lines going around the short side of a 6 x 7 layout. I have two #5 turnouts to make a run around and I want to make...
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    Yeah, I figured that was necessary. I already...

    Yeah, I figured that was necessary. I already figured on adding on-off switches for each of the yard tracks and the part of the main. Now i'm glad ordered more insulated connectors...

    At least the...
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    basic DC wiring questions...

    I have started to build one end of my layout, It will contain my 'yard' which I have coming off the inner main then through a curved switch to make two yard tracks that eventually re-join the main...
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    LPS-1 is a great conductive lubricant. It...

    LPS-1 is a great conductive lubricant.

    It displaces moisture.

    I used it the most to start rain soaked equipment by spraying the distributor cap and spark plug wires; haven't used it in years....
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    I am just starting a layout after 30+ years of...

    I am just starting a layout after 30+ years of wanting space to build one. I have a collection of Model Railroader, 4 -5 a year back to 1983 and I really enjoy re-reading the older ones. i agree that...
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