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  1. Thread: Hold-It Easy

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    I painted some trains recently, and made some...

    I painted some trains recently, and made some holders out of some old NERF bullets, a few pens / pencils, and an old block of wood..

    I cut the rubber end off the NERF bullet, (NERF bullets are...
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    We get screwed on shipping from the USA to...

    We get screwed on shipping from the USA to Australia..

    What peeves me the most though is when you find that one small item, Locomotive or piece of rolling stock that you have been searching for...
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    Bird, As the others have said, breaking a...

    Bird,

    As the others have said, breaking a motor tab off, doesn't necessarily mean that the motor needs to be replaced.. The tabs can be replaced with wires.. Can you post some pictures of what...
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    Bird.. I can assure you that two hands are...

    Bird..

    I can assure you that two hands are enough to do a decoder install on an Atlas DCC ready locomotive..

    One thing that you may find of use is one of these Magnifying Head pieces.. I find...
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    One more thing that you can do, and this is...

    One more thing that you can do, and this is common in the RC rock crawling (scale 4x4) community is to use a coat of Tamiya PC Lexan / polycarbonate paint as a primer, and then paint your desired...
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    Hi everyone.. Thanks for the kind words and...

    Hi everyone..

    Thanks for the kind words and advice..

    Yes, the tape I used was just 3M painters tape (the white/cream coloured stuff).. I did buy some 6mm (1/4 inch) Tamiya tape, but I gave up...
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    Not being that happy with the colour on 6364,...

    Not being that happy with the colour on 6364, 3500 and 3501, I decided to add some black to the green in attempt to make it darker, and closer to the Kato BN green.. Then SD70MAC 9839 and 9840 rolled...
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    My attempt at painting some locomotives..

    Hi Everyone,

    I know how you all like photo's, so I thought that I would share some of my first attempts at painting some of my locomotives.. Please be aware that this was also the first time that...
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    Well, for only $5000.00, you can have them and...

    Well, for only $5000.00, you can have them and more......

    Anyone else get the feeling that the seller is asking single prices on a job lot?
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    I don't know what happened.. In the Youtube movie...

    I don't know what happened.. In the Youtube movie that I posted, the guy mentions that he has left shells in the isopropyl alcohol for weeks at a time, mine was only sitting in there for a week..
    ...
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    Thanks Andrew.. I have a Dremel.. ;-) I'll...

    Thanks Andrew..

    I have a Dremel.. ;-)

    I'll have to have a good look on eBay and see if I can find an undecorated Kato SD70MAC shell.. If not, the Dash 9 will have to do..

    Does the SD70Ace...
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    OK, if its cosmetic, then I can live with having...

    OK, if its cosmetic, then I can live with having EMD trucks on a GE..

    I am really hoping that I can save the shell that I have.. I will know as soon as the glue dries, and I reassemble the body,...
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    Andrew, Will the trucks need to be changed...

    Andrew,

    Will the trucks need to be changed for cosmetic reasons, or that they wont fit??

    The SD70MAC I have is a newer DCC ready chassis..
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    Swapping body shells on Kato Locomotives..

    Hi everyone..

    I decided to have a go at painting some Locomotives that I have, being 3 x Kato SD70MAC's (2 x undec) , 1 x Kato SD40-2, and 2 old Atlas SD35's..

    I did some research on stripping...
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    With the motor not running, it could also that...

    With the motor not running, it could also that the locomotive was set up in an advanced consist prior to sale, and the consist was not cleared..
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    With DCC, generally only the one headlight will...

    With DCC, generally only the one headlight will be on in the direction that the loco is travelling..

    If the rear headlight is on, then I guess that the locomotive is running in reverse..

    Try...
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    Bird, I have removed numbers off some Kato...

    Bird,

    I have removed numbers off some Kato locomotives by dipping a cotton bud in rubbing alcohol and gently rubbing it on the number that you want to remove.. Just be careful not to rub through...
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    Isn't the Atlas Classic series a relatively new...

    Isn't the Atlas Classic series a relatively new production run??

    Seriously, I would pop the shell off the locomotives that you have, and take a look at what colour the motor is before buying new...
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    In the Atlas Locomotives *, they are a direct...

    In the Atlas Locomotives *, they are a direct swap out.. No Mods required..

    I have no idea about the Kato's though..

    Edit.. * I have only done motor swaps with the DCC ready Atlas Locomotives,...
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    I understand what you are saying about the scale...

    I understand what you are saying about the scale speed motors having more torque, but....

    If you are using DCC and run your decoders with BEMF enabled, then you wont notice the Kato locomotives...
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    All of my newer Atlas locomotives that have the...

    All of my newer Atlas locomotives that have the Scale speed motor fitted, the motor is GREY in colour.. The older non scale speed ones the motor is Black..

    Just remove the shell, and have a look.....
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    In my experience, Kato couplers wont even stay...

    In my experience, Kato couplers wont even stay coupled to other Kato couplers..

    Do as the others have suggested and fit Micro Trains couplers..

    I am amazed how Kato can make such a great...
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    The only problem with using a LiPo battery on...

    The only problem with using a LiPo battery on something like this is that, as you should know, you will need to use some type of low voltage cut off or alarm to save you from completely discharging...
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    I agree with Allen's thinking... It sounds like...

    I agree with Allen's thinking... It sounds like that the worm drive gear is loose on the motor shaft..

    In addition to what Allen said...

    Assuming that that the motor drives both bogies, can...
  25. I understand how you feel.. New gear SHOULD NOT...

    I understand how you feel.. New gear SHOULD NOT need to be repaired, but if it does need to be repaired, then they should get it right first time..

    I had a similar thing happen to me with 2x...
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