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    Default What are you buying this month? (October 2018)

    The ninth of the month and nobody bought anything yet?
    Well, I've been on a shopping spree.

    I found 100 pcs. white 3mm LEDs on ebay for 1 Euro. Having bought and paid, I noticed that in my buying frenzy I read them as warm white, but they're not - they're superbright white LEDs. Duh!
    So I spent an additional 1,30 Euro on 50 pcs warm white LEDs. Now my E10 and BR112 can get decent colored headlights eventually.

    Whew … what a rush !!

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    Actually, yeah I've bought a few things:

    100' Stranded 16 ga wire (red and black)
    100' Solid 20 ga wire (red and black)
    3 X 52' Depressed Center Flatcar No Load -- N Scale Model Train Freight Cars:

    AZ Ballast::


    Scenic Express Ballast

    Other pics to come
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    I'm apparently UN-buying this month... About to leave to return that Iwata Eclipse Airbrush I got last month. I want to get a gravity feed Iwata Eclipse, however, I just paid a few hundred to fix my car, and it turns out my mother had an airbrush all along, and found it just this past week or two. It's not an Iwata... It's actually Coleman branded. The manufacturer's address on the packaging is actually just a few towns over from me (and also on the old DM&E mainline ), although it's one of those made in Taiwan, assembled in the US deals.

    The important thing, is it's gravity feed, and lets me play with an airbrush, while being able to return the siphon feed Eclipse. Eventually I will get a gravity feed Eclipse, but that will be a time when I have plenty of OT and no car repairs, neither of which I have at the moment!

    I'll post pics of this Coleman airbrush, possibly later tonight, but if I wait too much longer, the store will close, and I'll be dead broke yet another day!
    Last edited by richfiles; 9th Oct 2018 at 06:01 AM. Reason: I promise pics... Got back late... I gotta get ready for work... They're comin'

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    I was wondering when someone was going to start this thread... Mailman just arrived and I would have started it if it did not exist...

    I have been looking for one of these for a really long time (for a reasonable price)...

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    EDIT: Really pleased with the condition of these (sunshades were never even attached but are in the case).

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    And what was a reasonable price for these? These are as rare as hens' teeth!

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    I just paid for my ScaleTrains Gunderson 5188 hoppers. I sold off all of my ExactRail and upgraded to these beauties. I can’t wait to get them!
    https://www.scaletrains.com/collecti...covered-hopper
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    And what was a reasonable price for these? These are as rare as hens' teeth!
    I kind of found a two-for-one sale based on the going rate...

    I think I am gonna sell one though (I don't think I can justify having two given the price they are selling for these days).
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    Went down to Arkansas for a family wedding, but made sure I stopped in one of the few hobby shops I could find. Rail and Sprue, in Jacksonville, just northeast of Little Rock. Great N scale selection! So I picked up something that would be consistent with the area. What better souvenir over a magnet lol
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    Bearings are;
    1x3x1 mm
    1.5x4x2 mm
    2x6x2.5 mm



    Bought 50 ea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donzi View Post
    Bearings are;
    1x3x1 mm
    1.5x4x2 mm
    2x6x2.5 mm
    Sooo tiny! What will be the intended use for each size bearing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeeman View Post
    Went down to Arkansas for a family wedding
    I heartily endorse your choice of "something blue"...
    Given how all that Rock Island rolling stock got sold to other railroads... Does it also count for "something borrowed" too?

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    Here's the Coleman Powermate airbrush. It's definitely no Iwata, that's for sure, but if I can make it spray paint, that's all fine by me! Eventually, I'll get a gravity feed Iwata Eclipse... Maybe soon. The one I want is actually on sale right now at Hobby Lobby, for only $20 more than the siphon feed one I returned. Just have to wait for my paycheck, then it's right on back to Hobby Lobby! One thing I notice is the actuator is very stiff. It pulls the needle back easy. Pushing down to activate airflow meets a lot of resistance, and it's slow to turn off. No lube came with the unit, so I'm not sure how to service that. Honestly, I'm told this thing cost my sister $20 or so, and she gave it to my mother. It can't be all that great, but it's at least an air brush.

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    I've got 6600cc/m of airflow with this setup, if the pump ratings are to be believed. The Iwata manual specifies a top flow of 0.3L/m for the siphon feed which translates to 8500cc/m... I think. Anyway, I've successfully sprayed water with this setup. Next test is to try it with actual paint. I can bump my airflow rate to 8400cc/m with another pump, so if I absolutely need the flow rate, then I can make it happen for another $10. If this is sufficient for my needs though, then I'm cool with that. The best part of this setup, is it's very quiet. I won't disturb any neighbors with this! By powering different pumps on and off, I can achieve flow rates of 1000cc/m (which i think is probably useless), 2800cc/m, 3800cc/m, 5600cc/m, and 6600cc/m. Not quite the same as a proper regulator, but I figure experimentation is in order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Sooo tiny! What will be the intended use for each size bearing?
    For this Moose....

    http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthr...Y-roller-stand

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    My 52' Center Depressed Cars arrived this morning and, for bachmann, they don't look that bad:







    Also received the Tamiya Paint for the rails.
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    Sooo tiny! What will be the intended use for each size bearing?
    Going to experiment to replacing bearing blocks in a few diesels,
    I want to see the feasibility of using them as Driver bearings in steam lokies,
    Going to see how conductive they are, for picking-up power.
    Have been following the roller stand thread, didn’t plan on using them on that, but easily could, I have enough.
    Up till now, I have been finding the balance point of my steam fleet using a paint stick and a drill blank as a fulcrum.
    I want to make a new one utilizing ball bearings.

    I have lots of ideas, the bearings will hopefully provide proof of concept to at least a few.

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    Just received some shipping containers..because you can never have too many when you have a port to fill.

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    Received these morning:





    My wife ordered me a set of 6 hemostats from Amazon tonight, 3 straight and 3 curved. Pics when they arrive.
    Cheers Tony

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    Some more hen's teeth arrived today...

    Life Like Kansas City Southern Erie Built A-B-A (#62A, #62B, #62C)

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    While putting in my risers, and setting my grades Gordon (Gordo) told me about this little device:



    Because all my grade calculations were made manually, thought this would be a great asset for double checking. Now, lets hope th thing really works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    While putting in my risers, and setting my grades Gordon (Gordo) told me about this little device:
    That is a slick / useful device!

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