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    tomcook Darn, that is one BIG engine and a...

    tomcook

    Darn, that is one BIG engine and a very generous thought on the part of the sender. There really are still some very nice and thoughtful people in the world!!
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    As do I :)

    As do I :)
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    As soon as I can get an undecorated ES44AC or...

    As soon as I can get an undecorated ES44AC or SD70MAC, I'll do some mockups and see the exact colors and exactly how it will look. Getting the shells is proving to be more than just a little...
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    Nice work on the kits :thumbs-up:

    Nice work on the kits :thumbs-up:
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    Hell I wish I had a basement :cry: Looking...

    Hell I wish I had a basement :cry:

    Looking good baron ... now to fill it with trains :)
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    And there will be more no doubt until something...

    And there will be more no doubt until something clicks with me and sticks ;)
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    One final comment regarding the amount of feeders...

    One final comment regarding the amount of feeders to use - you can have the biggest layout with the worlds best track work, the worlds best scenery and the worlds greatest engines and rollingstock...
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    I'd check the wheel gauge, especially the front wheel sets and make sure they are okay and not loose or that something isn't preventing the trucks from fully turning in a particular direction;...
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    I do the same as Allen - pour a little diluted...

    I do the same as Allen - pour a little diluted glue/water mix where I want ground cover then use a brush to spread it then throw around the ground cover as required. The only place I use a spray...
  10. Just ordered 4 cans of Tamiya TS Spray Acrylic: ...

    Just ordered 4 cans of Tamiya TS Spray Acrylic:

    1 X British Green

    1 X Chrome Yellow

    1 X Dark Green

    1 X Pearl Green
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    Rip up and replace is what I would recommend. ...

    Rip up and replace is what I would recommend. Seeing as how you are using sectional track, replacing the track and turnout shouldn't be hard to do I wouldn't think - everything should fit properly...
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    Hmm, that could be a bit more tricky so good luck...

    Hmm, that could be a bit more tricky so good luck and let us know how it all goes.
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    Or the WiBETTY or WiBILL system? Either way, Wi...

    Or the WiBETTY or WiBILL system? Either way, Wi not???? :D
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    Don't you hate that ... start small and...

    Don't you hate that ... start small and manageable, next thing your buying the property next door for expansions :-/



    Yep, and you tell by the disgruntled look on his face there was no steak...
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    Haven't actually run one of the Peco 3 ways but...

    Haven't actually run one of the Peco 3 ways but the Peco turnouts are excellent so I don't see any reason for this one to be any different.
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    Yeah that's his "chew toy" - it was only a...

    Yeah that's his "chew toy" - it was only a bachmann steamer anyway :lol:

    Main problem now is I have to build a bigger one for when we have dinner guests :rolleyes:
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    If I were you I'd invest in a battery powered Dremel and some cutting/grinding discs, especially if you intend doing a few installs. When I "attempted" my first (and only) ESU install I was able to...
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    As Paul mentioned, relying on rail joiners for...

    As Paul mentioned, relying on rail joiners for electrical continuity isn't a particularly good idea, at least not with flex track, it maybe okay with snap track or sectional track or similar...
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    That would let you see the "actual color" of the...

    That would let you see the "actual color" of the paint rather than relying on a "paint chart".

    The problem with decals is they are "normally" sealed with a clear coat to protect them and prevent...
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    Oh, that IS sad :D

    Oh, that IS sad :D
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    New layout dilemma

    I finally got my new layout up and running; however, due to space limitations there was one small problem:



    https://i.imgur.com/kUgoN25.gif
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    @tomcook...

    @tomcook

    From what could be seen, it looks as though the terrain in that clip will well suit your Akita - appears to be very similar to what you are going for I think. Now, can you replicate the...
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    Kato ES44AC and SD70MAC Shells?

    Anyone know of anywhere who sells the above undecorated replacement shells?

    I have searched high and low looking for them as Kato (USA) seems to be completely out of both of them :(
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    @MetroRedLn...

    @MetroRedLn

    Let em bring it on IF they dare ........ Alan and I are on speed dial >:-}
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    You might try looking at the Badger Modelflex...

    You might try looking at the Badger Modelflex site (Railway colors) and see if there is anything there that might help.
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