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    Sometimes preorders and a great deal of patience are the only way to be sure of getting an item. I can appreciate the difficulty of making a profit in model railroad manufacturing. I can see the necessity of making an announcement with a best guess of when there will be enough preorders to justify a production run. And then waiting until you actually have those orders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Afraid not. The new ICE 4, also with sound, by Kato. Hoping for the Kato and Brawa models this month.
    Will you need to add a DCC decoder? If there was an easy conversion to DCC this would be appealing.

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    An all Kato order arrived today.





    Ran the 5022B unit and noticed one of the rear footsteps was at a slight angle. Managed to nudge it straight, hopefully that's the only issue (and won't be a future one to deal with)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rook View Post
    Will you need to add a DCC decoder? If there was an easy conversion to DCC this would be appealing.
    With sound, it already has a decoder installed. If you get one without a decoder, the Kato decoders for these are just "drop in," although the sound version may require some fiddling for the speaker. They take three decoders - one for the power car and sound, and one each for the end cars for lights.
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    Things...



    And stuff...



    HO scale as I'm naughty and don't model in N anymore. But this should please Moose.

    2x Bachmann DCC Nickel Plate Berkshires - one in NKP, one in PM. Both will be turned into L&N M1's.
    1x Proto 2000 0-6-0 with DCC sound - will become an Interstate loco.
    1x Bachmann Pennsy K4 - will become an Interstate loco
    1x United Brass Southern PS-4

    Finally, a dirty disesel... a Bachmann RS3 DCC Sound in Interstate orange. That one is still in the post on it's way to me, so no Moose Tax.

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    @danielb

    Very nice! STEAM!
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    @Moose2013 aye, I'm going full on steam era Interstate railroad for my planned HO scale layout, though I already have 60's/70's and modern stock I can run on it too, if I fancy shaking things up a bit. The plan is to go full on winter in the Appalachians with the layout, with heavy snow all over the scenery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Post human tried to be all tricksy and not give Moose this package, but Moose threatened a moose stampede the likes the USPS has never seen ... And now Moose have something to show...

    One last Western Pacific boxcar to round out the WP trains:
    Attachment 106477 Attachment 106478

    A Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo boxcar, because the Canadian Pacific owned them during the MT&P RR's era (1930's-early 1940's):
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    A Menasha Wooden Ware Co. boxcar because the town needs their products (stay tuned for the reefers after this photo!):
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    Some Beer-hauling reefers, because sometimes Moose needs some refreshments!
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    (More to come...)
    I like the Gansett car!

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    @BruceNscale

    -I had my printer basically running 24/7 (until I punctured the FEP film in the vat - extras are on the way). Don't use the scraper tool on the FEP film if you have a failed print!
    A couple of prints failed due to not having the bed level or not tightening the build plate enough. Learning as I go, and having a blast!

    I ordered UV LEDs to build a "curing chamber".

    I'll upload some pics later. After printing some fun widgets off of thingiverse, I started to look into N scale items...... that was when I punctured the FEP film.
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    Hi Bo D,

    I've been using microfiber cloth to clean the FEP screen. I haven't had a failure stick to the FEP..yet.

    Have you seen the five pack of resin tanks with covers on Amazon? It looks like an easy way to minimize cleanup and provide FEP backup.
    Happy Modeling

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    Quote Originally Posted by RailKing50 View Post
    Finally pulled the trigger on a resin 3D printer. Ordered it today on Cyber Monday, so the stock photo will have to do until it arrives.
    Quote Originally Posted by BruceNscale View Post
    I also ordered the ELIGOO 3D printer today.

    I am currently using Paint 3D to create simple furniture(desk, shelf, filing cabinet, etc.) for building interiors.

    If I'm successful with these, I plan on moving to doors, windows and stairways.


    You going to really like the printers. I bought 2 Photon's a year ago, and I've used one so much one of the pixels burned out in one of them the other day. I just ordered a new replacement screen for it. I gone through over 19 liters of resin so far, mostly printing trucks and cars. I've also printed a lot of windows and doors and other detail items as I've need them.
    I use Sketchup to draw up what I need. The cars and trucks were found on the web, but needed a lot of work to get them to print. I spent several hours on a couple and could never get them to print right, so I gave up on them.
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    The next part of my N scale purchases...




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    Next rake of five open gondolas arrived, but hang on ... the top one is wrong for the box and not what I want.
    Contacted the seller and he excused politely. Turns out he had one more rake in the pipeline and offered a markdown on the shipping. Works for me, so more coming in soon




    Brass kit from Shapeways to convert a German BR50 steamer to a Danish class N - my favorite.
    The kit contains all the typical Danish looking items such as the smoke chamber door, lower and wider smoke stack, the half-skirt (affectionately known as the "garden bench") and the two rounded snow plows, as well as various bits and bobs like safety valves, air pump etc.
    I've done about a dozen of these conversions in H0 and it will be fun to do it in N scale.

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    Picked up some stuff from customs yesterday...



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    Recent arrivals.



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    Oooh, a Class 47! (Easy to spot with that fairing above the cab window.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Oooh, a Class 47! (Easy to spot with that fairing above the cab window.)
    I've wanted one since I "drove" one in Trainz: A New Era recently. Still want one in the scheme in the screenshot below:

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    the new train room has a ten foot high ceiling. I have all but completed sheet rock on the lower 8' of walls; just 10' more to go. then comes the ceiling. In anticipation of that task, I purchased the following:



    I bought it instead of renting it, since I don't want to be rushed. Put up a sheet of rock, go have a beer; repeat. Do it again tomorrow. And then maybe next week. When I'm done in a month or so, I'll sell the lift. I think this is far better - and cheaper - than renting one for a couple of days, and wearing myself to a frazzle trying to finish the job in the time allotted. Given the construction market in Colorado Springs I anticipate no trouble selling this item!
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Put up a sheet of rock, go have a beer; repeat.
    D'oh! Moose knew was doing something wrong. Moose just no know what until now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    the new train room has a ten foot high ceiling. I have all but completed sheet rock on the lower 8' of walls; just 10' more to go. then comes the ceiling. In anticipation of that task, I purchased the following:

    https://i192.photobucket.com/albums/...2012.46.59.jpg

    I bought it instead of renting it, since I don't want to be rushed. Put up a sheet of rock, go have a beer; repeat. Do it again tomorrow. And then maybe next week. When I'm done in a month or so, I'll sell the lift. I think this is far better - and cheaper - than renting one for a couple of days, and wearing myself to a frazzle trying to finish the job in the time allotted. Given the construction market in Colorado Springs I anticipate no trouble selling this item!
    Hmmm, seems to me that moose antlers would make a pretty good sheetrock lift. Moose likes beer. Win-win situation.

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