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    Quote Originally Posted by Janbouli View Post
    Arnold turntable for my staging yard
    God - I can remember lusting over that when they were new (yes I am old!)
    IIRC, you may want to keep the controller flat. see all threads in Nscale.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotian_Huntress View Post
    God - I can remember lusting over that when they were new (yes I am old!)
    IIRC, you may want to keep the controller flat. see all threads in Nscale.net

    https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=017802....0.QjpXyVKxV7U

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotian_Huntress View Post
    God - I can remember lusting over that when they were new (yes I am old!)
    IIRC, you may want to keep the controller flat. see all threads in Nscale.net

    https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=017802....0.QjpXyVKxV7U

    Thanks a heep , haven't tried it out yet . I wanted it to turn engines around at the end of the yard , if it doesn't work I figure I can always turn it into a manual turntable somehow. The guy that sold it to me has a 100% record and says it works , so keep my fingers crossed. I also have a Walthers turntable , but need that for the layout itself.
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    Yep another two deliveries came in the mail today. a 10 pair pack of 1035 Micro Trains trucks and 8 packs of 12 axle metal wheel sets (96 total). I have some Intermountain grain hoppers with the original knuckle couplers that don't play well with anything, including Intermountain, that I need to replace.
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    Another package arrived on the last day of the postal week. This cost a small fortune to ship but I think it will be worth it. 7 x 10 ounce bags of 5 different colors of grey ballast and 1 black cinder from Arizona Rock and Mineral. 2 are Northern Pacific and 4 other varieties to blend different shades together to identify regular ballast, old ballast and track repair areas.
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    Last of my purchases for February 2021. Model Railroad Planning 2020. Always looking for new ideas. Woodland scenics Fine cinders. I use a lot of that on my layout because it is a good match for what was used as roadbed by most of the lines locally so many years ago. Testors paint, try to match the paint on B&O boxcar I am rehabbing. I tried B&O blue from a couple of sources but they are too dark for this particular boxcar. If these don't work I will try mixing paint to match. Fortunately I only have a small area to paint. Just where I scraped off part of the molded on ladders and removed the roof walk. The Micro/Trains tank car placards are for the two used tank cars I bought. I still need to find the actual placards to go on them. The M/T trucks with couplers are replacement stock. The Atlas Tank car is an impulse buy. I do only have those other two tank cars on my layout and thought the two thru trains should have a few. Happy modeling all! Stay safe and cheers! Maurice
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    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

    Got the three greens so I could compare them and see which ones are compatible with one another and so forth.

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    Well I wish I could show you the order I made from an online hobby shop in February, but here the month's over and I still haven't received it. I made a claim with the post office, but they say they don't have it, yet the hobby shop says they mailed it... I have no idea who to believe. I would just file a claim with my credit card company but I really want the stuff I ordered, not just a refund. So I am giving the hobby shop one last chance to make it right and re-ship my order before I do so.

    But I did buy this stuff on the trip to Moab my wife and I took.

    Moab has a wonderful bookstore, and I found a couple books on the Rio Grande for some great prices. The littlest book was the most expensive, but I just had to get it as it's about a personal interest of mine; the Pueblo flood of 1921

    There is also a Radio Shack surviving in Moab, of all places. So I stopped in bought 2 rolls of my favorite solder, .016" diameter 62/36/2
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    I have/had (can't find it) the 'Rio Grande Glory days' book, excellent read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranulf View Post
    yet the hobby shop says they mailed it
    If the hobby shop cannot provide you with a tracking number, they should "reship" the order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mosslake View Post
    I have/had (can't find it) the 'Rio Grande Glory days' book, excellent read.
    Yeah, I have heard that. It's been recommended to me by some of the firemen at work. The Norwood book has a lot of plans and such in it useful for modeling. I don't plan to model any narrow gauge anytime soon, but it was so doggone reasonably priced I figured the book would make great trade fodder if nothing else.
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    Rio Grande Glory Days and Rio Grande Narrow Gauge are both wonderful reads. I guess you have already picked up a copy of Little Engines and Big Men also by Lathrop? Norwood has a couple of additional Rio Grande books out there.

    Mark
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