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    Mark, Check your Private Message...

    Mark,

    Check your Private Message ------------------- ( ;

    Ernie
  2. Have quite a many Bachmann Spectrum steamers, no...

    Have quite a many Bachmann Spectrum steamers, no problems with any !
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    I have 20/20 distance vision, but close up isn't...

    I have 20/20 distance vision, but close up isn't working any more like it did 20 years ago.
    But I use different magnified eye glasses, the ones I use for all my builds are mostly 600 strength and...
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    Hey Mark, It just hit me, I now remember quite...

    Hey Mark,

    It just hit me, I now remember quite a few years ago I had planned on taking one apart for you showing how everything is put together as well as pictures for your web site. If I remember...
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    Secret for brass steamers.

    Most brass steamers uses a cheap stiff wire on their draw bar for pickup, in return, bad running and stalling on switch's.

    I've been going through my brass steam collection making this one change...
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    Have you checked Plaza Japan Ebay ? I have...

    Have you checked Plaza Japan Ebay ?
    I have bought quite a lot from them including quite a many of their different Photographs.
    ...
  7. Shapeways newest Milwaukee Road Little Joe release

    Unlike the two earlier Shapeways as-built and re-built Little Joe's I built using highly modified Kato GG1 chassis, these new ones uses all the internal parts from a Kato SD-90 engine.

    Mike...
  8. Cast resin, SF Full Skirted "Blue Goose" build.

    Been awhile since I've been on, spending way too much wasted time on Fakebook !

    But have also been working on quite a many new builds of Cast Resin steamers, GHQ, Shapeways and Out Of The Box...
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    Shapeways UP

    One designer I know is going to be making these UP turbines !
    Can't wait to build both.

    I figure a split Kato GG1 for this build....
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    I'd also be on that one myself ! Would be a fun...

    I'd also be on that one myself !
    Would be a fun one to build and paint.
    A lot of Shapeways designers will say which engine chassis to get for their builds. On my Shapeways Krauss Maffei's, Kato...
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    Sticky: When Jason gets back to casting the shells, I'll...

    When Jason gets back to casting the shells, I'll let you know.

    The one I built originally was the full skirted version Jason casts.
    I have the full skirted version to also build for myself.
    This...
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    Sticky: http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/63Hofnerbass...

    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/63Hofnerbassman/DSCN0217_zpsch3ugjnm.jpg
    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/63Hofnerbassman/Home%20N-guage%20layout/DSCN0238_zps6pqjwra5.jpg
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    Sticky: Santa Fe "Blue Goose" and UP 49er cast resin builds.

    Been awhile since I've been on, lost my book with all my password's listed for all forums.
    Finally found, fell behind PC desk !

    Jason Smith, (Tomball Locomotive Works), resin castings.
    Jason...
  14. I repeat, a highly detailed J3a. Also, C&O H8...

    I repeat, a highly detailed J3a.
    Also, C&O H8 Allegheny, MR "Little Joe", Pennsy S-1, Pennsy Q-2, SP AC-9, NYC Mohawk, Pennsy S-2 steam turbine, ATSF 3000 class 2-10-10-2 and the DM&IR Yellowstone...
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    Cast resin UP 49er build.

    This is cast resin build, the UP 49er I just finally finished last week.
    I used a Bachmann Spectrum Class J.
    I milled down both sides of the chassis as well as milled the front round to match the...
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    Newest cast resin build is my UP 49er. All...

    Newest cast resin build is my UP 49er.
    All engine & tender detail done, now ready for the paint shop & custom printed decals.
    Also all wheels, trucks and steam chest, etc. to be painted, as well as...
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    Might could work as long as it doesn't tear or...

    Might could work as long as it doesn't tear or smear.
    Could be worth a try though, if its still available ?
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    Your really coming along well Tim ! One secret...

    Your really coming along well Tim !

    One secret carving out the shell's. I usually cut out 85% to start with checking the thickness as I go. Once I start fitting in the chassis I'll use Testor's...
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    Since I used a cast resin SF long haul oil tender...

    Since I used a cast resin SF long haul oil tender and cut the back off to correct UP 49er coal tender length, I then had to cut 1/2" out of the Bachmann Spectrum Class J metal tender chassis to fit....
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    Got the Bachmann Spectrum Class J engine chassis...

    Got the Bachmann Spectrum Class J engine chassis milled down fitting the cast resin UP 49er shell yesterday.
    Single axle trailing truck in place.
    Cast resin Santa Fe long haul tender cut to length...
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    Hard to believe that was the old cheap Bachmann...

    Hard to believe that was the old cheap Bachmann farmhouse !
    Fantastic makeover, good work.
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    Got started on my next cast resin steamer. The...

    Got started on my next cast resin steamer.
    The UP 4-8-2 49er.
    Using a Bachmann Spectrum Class J engine and tender chassis.
    Back single trailing wheel set is from a Rivarossi Heavy Pacific....
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    Very nice work all around, am especially fond of...

    Very nice work all around, am especially fond of large bridges and wooden trestles.
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    Fantastic work !

    Fantastic work !
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    Cast resin UP 4-12-2 Class 9000

    Can't remember if I posted this one ?

    The UP three-cylinder 4-12-2 Class 9000.

    Chassis is an extended Kato Mikado chassis with two extra sets of drivers operated by the side rods.
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