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    I have a real cheap ultrasonic cleaner, but find...

    I have a real cheap ultrasonic cleaner, but find that 91% alcohol and persistence works on almost any paint job. My cleaner has only one setting- three minutes. If I cycle it a few times, I notice...
  2. Military and aircraft modelers have faded colors...

    Military and aircraft modelers have faded colors for years to achieve "scale effects". I don't remember the formula, but the theory is that the smaller the scale your model is the farther away your...
  3. I decided to forego the trip to Monroe this...

    I decided to forego the trip to Monroe this coming weekend - kind of a long haul from central Kitsap county. So ..... I did a road trip yesterday to Tacoma. good news was donuts and trainstore...
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    Congratulations, CHUCKGEO! Enjoy your full-time...

    Congratulations, CHUCKGEO! Enjoy your full-time modeling :cheers:
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    I got a pair of Arnold U-boats when they had the...

    I got a pair of Arnold U-boats when they had the Black buy-one-and-get-one-free sale. Both turned on their lights and grrrr'd under DC power, but would not move. When I took off the shells, I...
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    Sorry to miss the show, but my wife had an...

    Sorry to miss the show, but my wife had an invitation for us to attend the National Coalition for Technology in Education inaugural ball in DC. I was in the OTHER Washington (the one WITHOUT N scale...
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    Rick, with respect to your wife liking to do...

    Rick, with respect to your wife liking to do scenery: if she has fun doing it, then by definition it is good! You will find many here have a recurring theme of right being the way you want it and do...
  8. I am ignorant of the Bachmann doodlebug, but your...

    I am ignorant of the Bachmann doodlebug, but your extraneous part sure looks like the metal inserts that MicroTrains put in some of their coupler packages ... I am thinking T-shanks, but I am in the...
  9. Reading Mr. Moose's setup and options, my eyes...

    Reading Mr. Moose's setup and options, my eyes glazed over like they did when I had to take a Fortran programming class decades ago. I am VERY thankful that I bought an NCE system!:lol:
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    Here in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Meyer - which...

    Here in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Meyer - which is part of the Kroger family of stores - carries 99% alcohol. I use it in an ultrasonic cleaner. It works well on almost all paint jobs. The ones it...
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    My FreemoN modules are mostly 16 inches wide with...

    My FreemoN modules are mostly 16 inches wide with an odd 18 incher thrown in. They are plenty strong for clamping together. Endcaps are 3/4 inch birch, six inches deep. Yes, trapezoids for corners. I...
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    Don't apologize for the plug of your previous...

    Don't apologize for the plug of your previous tutorial: that's how some of us newbies "find" these things. It is an outstanding explanation of your decoder install. The many excellent pictures really...
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    I think you will like the modular approach. You...

    I think you will like the modular approach. You see progress sooner, you can re-arrange your modules for variety, it is easier to add an interest like putting in a (fill in the blank) module to...
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    Agree - excellent work and representation of a...

    Agree - excellent work and representation of a crowded waterfront. I have spent a career in shipyards and appreciate the constant battle for space close at hand to lay down materials. You have...
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    Sticky: You can jostle Annie - it's the "ammo" you need...

    You can jostle Annie - it's the "ammo" you need to be careful with!
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    I have five Freemo-N modules set up in my studio...

    I have five Freemo-N modules set up in my studio and running. so for this year, if I can quit buying cars to convert to Northern Pacific ......
    - make trees
    - plant trees and shrubs
    - decide if I...
  17. Or use that particular disease 'el as the second...

    Or use that particular disease 'el as the second engine in a consist. :idea:
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    I painted some new MT and Fine-N-Scale cars, as...

    I painted some new MT and Fine-N-Scale cars, as well as stripped and repainted a bunch of used cars. While waiting for trucks for the used cars, here are the new cars: MT drop bottom gondolas...
  19. The bring-the-layout-to-the-light or...

    The bring-the-layout-to-the-light or bring-the-light-to-the-layout discussion reminds me of the early days of digital photography. I think it was in Model Railroader that the discussion of modified...
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    Thanks, Carter. My grandfather worked a career at...

    Thanks, Carter. My grandfather worked a career at REA in St. Louis, so I am interested, too, in replicating a little bit of REA in my model world.
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    I'm with Porkypine52. For one thing, C55 looks...

    I'm with Porkypine52. For one thing, C55 looks WAY better than C80 (and track is part of the miniature railroading experience). Secondly, DCC offers great advantages in both operations and in...
  22. I like your photographs - especially the interior...

    I like your photographs - especially the interior ones. Good job and thanks for sharing!
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    I have two Atlas C55 curved turnouts on my...

    I have two Atlas C55 curved turnouts on my modules. They don't see long traffic strings through since they are to sidings, but both have been totally reliable for me. I use Fast Track's "Bullfrog"...
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    Thank you, all, for the variety of good ideas. I...

    Thank you, all, for the variety of good ideas. I will try some of them in my next brick scratch builds.
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    Many years ago, when I was working with lead...

    Many years ago, when I was working with lead miniatures, the rule of thumb was to prime them and paint them, lest they develop "white disease" - a surface oxidation. I don't know how true that was,...
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