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    I bought spray paint for trees. Oh, and a 16 oz. bottle of matte medium at Michael's, located at the Bigboxafized west end of town.

    I'd post photos, but I'm rather hoping for a stampedin', seeing how much we enjoyed Mr. and Mrs. Moose's visit earlier this month.

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    Pick up three TrueLine RS18's. One CN, two PGE at Central Hobbies in Vancouver last week...That makes a total of six PGE's, three CN's and three CP's........Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    I bought spray paint for trees. Oh, and a 16 oz. bottle of matte medium at Michael's, located at the Bigboxafized west end of town.

    I'd post photos, but I'm rather hoping for a stampedin', seeing how much we enjoyed Mr. and Mrs. Moose's visit earlier this month.
    Ahhh shucks, you're making Moose blush... Well we'll have to head on back yer way, you know, for a stampedin'!
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    Got an eight-pack of those: http://archive.atlasrr.com/NFreight/arc-nbx166.htm from a modeling friend. I had good resolutions not to buy anything, but he convinced me with a very good price. And with metal wheels and body mount MTL couplers, they don't require much work, plus it's good to have some modern Plate C boxcars (not just high cubes).

    And then right away I traded two of them for two buffer cars so my N scale people are safe when driving unit tank trains Can't find any pictures online and I don't have them yet, so...

    Also got two shipments of electronic parts for my wiFred throttle, most prominent parts are the batteries and a 6x-USB-charger for them:


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    I have been searching for a small vacuum to clean up stray grass, ballast, dust and other scenery material. I have found most of the hand-held shop vacs to be too bulky for working in tight N scale spaces, and even tried a small hobby version but it had no suction. I recently saw this one, the Shark WandVac, and thought it might be perfect. So far, I am really pleased. Pluses: it fits it very tight spots, has incredible suction, empties really easily, and has a slim charging station that fits on my workbench. Downsides: it is more expensive ($109 on Amazon), it is a bit noisy, and there is airflow discharged from the sides, so it would probably mess with any ground cover not firmly glued down. However, for cleaning up after doing a bit of scenery work, or just dusting the track, this seems like it was made for model railroaders.

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    I use a small Shop Vac, and attachments for cleaning computer keyboards. Bought the attachment set at Harbor Freight. Possibly the only thing I've ever bought there. Works great, and even allows me to vacuum track despite the catenary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danb View Post
    I have been searching for a small vacuum to clean up stray grass, ballast, dust and other scenery material. I have found most of the hand-held shop vacs to be too bulky for working in tight N scale spaces, and even tried a small hobby version but it had no suction. I recently saw this one, the Shark WandVac, and thought it might be perfect. So far, I am really pleased. Pluses: it fits it very tight spots, has incredible suction, empties really easily, and has a slim charging station that fits on my workbench. Downsides: it is more expensive ($109 on Amazon), it is a bit noisy, and there is airflow discharged from the sides, so it would probably mess with any ground cover not firmly glued down. However, for cleaning up after doing a bit of scenery work, or just dusting the track, this seems like it was made for model railroaders.

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    Thanks for the info Dan.
    In your second picture........something looks really odd and I can't wrap my head around it. It's like one of the optical illusion photos?
    Your trains look real small, like T scale?
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    Most likely wide angle perspective distortion probably from a cell phone camera.

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    Let me clarify, I was being facetious.
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    Huh, Allen? Don’t know what you mean? The trains in that photo are all prototype size. The hand vac, on the other hand, is the length of a football field. Why do you think it cost so much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danb View Post
    The trains in that photo are all prototype size.
    OK, well that's I thought, but it's so hard to tell the difference on your layout!

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    The hand vac, on the other hand, is the length of a football field. Why do you think it cost so much?
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    I bought 5 sets of CIRCUS ARR Passenger Car (current era) decals, plus sets of Microscale Yellow Stripes for my smoothside domes, and a few conversions. Using RUSTOLEUM paints (Blue) after I strip the cars. So far, I have 5 KATO Domes, a Viewliner Sleeper, and a Business Car.
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    I ordered the Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette CD set.....they must be on a slooooow boat or somethin' or I'm just too impatient/excited to get them....

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