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    Good Morning All, Here are three tricks to...

    Good Morning All,

    Here are three tricks to reduce the number of bubbles in your rubber molds:

    Use a disposable brush to paint the first thin coat of rubber in your mold, paying particular...
  2. Poll: Hi Pbechard, The neon signs are created by...

    Hi Pbechard,

    The neon signs are created by using 3D lettering raised about 1/32" above the surface of the sign. I make the sign the same thickness of the led 2/3/5mm. Cylinders of 2/3/5mm...
  3. Poll: Good Afternoon Guys, I promised to report...

    Good Afternoon Guys,

    I promised to report problems and successes during my 3D printing journey, here's a problem I recently encountered:

    I've drawn up several walls for a brownstone building. ...
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    Hi Lawrence, Keep up the great work!!! It's...

    Hi Lawrence,

    Keep up the great work!!! It's wonderful to see someone progressing beyond the "plywood plains".

    Lots of model railroads never progress beyond laying the track, you can be proud...
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    Hi Guys, Back in the 1920's when the Nebraska...

    Hi Guys,

    Back in the 1920's when the Nebraska jails were wood, my grandfather the blacksmith built iron cages to hold the bad guys. They were 6'x6'x6' and constructed using 1/4" x 2" straps...
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    Hi Maurice, I usually break a few branches...

    Hi Maurice,

    I usually break a few branches when I use tree kits.

    I keep the broken pieces and use them as deadfall around the base of the forest.

    I've also seen several examples of weed...
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    Hi Komata, I received several as promotional...

    Hi Komata,

    I received several as promotional items. I've used them for the RIP track, junkyard and cut most of them up for the usable pieces(doors, hatches, etc.).
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    Hi Wombat457, I don't see many of these kits...

    Hi Wombat457,

    I don't see many of these kits in the Cleveland area. Where do you find them?
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    Hi Guys, I ordered bulk 3mm LEDs in assorted...

    Hi Guys,

    I ordered bulk 3mm LEDs in assorted colors for $0.02 each from WWW.BANGGOOD.COM. Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. I usually order once or twice per year to save on shipping costs.
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    Good Morning Everyone, Any translucent dye...

    Good Morning Everyone,

    Any translucent dye should work on an LED since there's no heat: highlighter pens, dry board markers, leather dyes, glass stains and food coloring can all be used to alter...
  11. Hi WittyWhitcomb, I've roughed in a subway...

    Hi WittyWhitcomb,

    I've roughed in a subway stop under my city park...but it's been on the "roundtuit" list for a couple of years.

    For the subway car I'm using a Kato low profile power unit and...
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    Hi Heiko, What a great idea! It eliminates...

    Hi Heiko,

    What a great idea! It eliminates the color and font matching issues.
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    Hi Greenwizard88, Consider adding a washer...

    Hi Greenwizard88,

    Consider adding a washer between the truck and the bottom of the car body to give the wheels more clearance.

    Make sure the cars are weighted correctly...if too light...add...
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    Hi Wombat457, I've used powdered chalks and...

    Hi Wombat457,

    I've used powdered chalks and Pan Pastels between the rails.

    Use a soft brush and gradually build up layers of dirt/grime/rust.
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    Hi HeathNscale, You can practice by painting a...

    Hi HeathNscale,

    You can practice by painting a piece of styrene with the base color(maroon) and applying decals. That will allow you to see if fading is a big issue, how hard is stacking decals,...
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    Hi Bman, Commercial decals are usually silk...

    Hi Bman,

    Commercial decals are usually silk screen or offset press printed.

    That provides a much thicker coat of pigment than a laser, thermal or inkjet printer can apply.
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    Hi Tomcook, A Beyer-Garrett 2-6-0+0-6-2 using...

    Hi Tomcook,

    A Beyer-Garrett 2-6-0+0-6-2 using Kato mechanisms.

    I know they never ran in North America...but my RR is a dream anyway.
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    Hi HeathNscale, The B&M and NYC historical...

    Hi HeathNscale,

    The B&M and NYC historical websites may have the font information you seek.

    I suggest you remove the existing number(s) and create a complete new number, rather than trying to...
  19. Hi Smittykid, E and F unit front couplers can...

    Hi Smittykid,

    E and F unit front couplers can be frustrating. The distance from the truck center to the body mounted coupler causes it to "swing wide" on curves and turnouts. The sharper the...
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    Hi Wombat457, In the faster loco, add two...

    Hi Wombat457,

    In the faster loco, add two diodes between the track and motor. Each diode will drop 0.7 volts. Wire them in parallel, one forward, one reversed. That way the DC will get thru in...
  21. Good Morning Maurice, Based on the image you...

    Good Morning Maurice,

    Based on the image you provided I have drawn the green Pocono Northeast name and loco numbers for you.

    If you provide a mailing address and the number of sets you need,...
  22. Poll: Good Evening Guys, If you're purchasing a 3D...

    Good Evening Guys,

    If you're purchasing a 3D resin printer($250) here are a few of the extra items you may need:

    For cleaning the printed parts - pickle jars, toothbrush, ultrasonic cleaner.
    ...
  23. Hi Maurice, If you don't see any flaws in the...

    Hi Maurice,

    If you don't see any flaws in the original HO decals under magnification, go for it! If the originals don't pass a close inspection, then redraw them.

    I usually draw the...
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    Hi DanB80, I see quite a few locos pass thru...

    Hi DanB80,

    I see quite a few locos pass thru Cleveland with spray or roller paint over the former RR name/number. If you're a short line railroad who purchased the loco used...might be an...
  25. Hi Paul, It's also good idea to wet sand resin...

    Hi Paul,

    It's also good idea to wet sand resin castings.

    Many resins are based on hazardous chemicals(Cyanide, Photopolymer, etc.) and fine particulates are never good for your lungs.
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