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  • by Dan Pierce 59 minutes ago
    These are great when used with a laptop power supply.  I have one at my bench with a Dell 19 volt laptop supply.  A gr...  more
  • by Dan Pierce 1 hour ago
    Be sure to use cutting oil when tapping metal!!  For brass any oil will do.
  • by Cliff Jennings 8 hours ago
    Craig Townsend said:
    This is why I use 3D printed parts as masters for molds. It is cheaper to cast X number of copies vs printi...  more
  • by Jon Radder 9 hours ago
    Rooster ' said:
    Ditto :D
  • by Andy Clarke 10 hours ago
    Bruce Chandler said:
    Andy Clarke said:
    Just a ""heads up"" for anyone driving down to the house from Interstate 64:
     ...  more
  • by Craig Townsend 10 hours ago
    The riveter will be used to create the small raised "buttons" on the safety tread. Half etched from the backside, so in theory i...  more
  • by Joe Zullo 11 hours ago
    Maybe the Big Boy was there twice!
  • by Greg Elmassian Thu at 4:55 PM
    I use about 9-1/4" but I am 1:29, and that is my mainline spacing. I understand that prototype minimum spacing in yards was abou...  more
  • by todd whittier Thu at 11:46 AM
    locomotive has sold. Going to a new home. Please see my other items and help thin the herd.
  • by Bob Cope Wed at 7:27 PM
    That also looks like a good candidate for laser flat parts and 3D detail parts.
  • by Jon Radder Wed at 5:55 PM
    I never had mine apart and have since sold it. As Greg suggests, hood and cab probably screwed on from beneath.  I would tu...  more
  • by David Maynard Wed at 4:43 PM
    You are welcome Mark. Yankee Dabbler got me a while back. They had a sale on a 12 pack of Digitrax HO economy decoders. Now I ne...  more
  • by Greg Elmassian Wed at 3:03 PM
    Try the cleaner wax first, the compound may be too aggressive.  Greg
  • by John Caughey Wed at 11:23 AM
    "Early birds can also catch the train on display in Tucson the day before, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m" 
    From the Article...  more
  • by Dan Pierce Wed at 8:00 AM
    I thank all of you for your kind words and input.
  • by John Caughey Wed at 12:51 AM
    Yeah but ...
    OK I'm thinking broader terms and you are CP/ V&T specific.
  • by John K. Saunders Tue at 8:06 PM
    this is largely how I weather as well
    put on too much paint  then use q-tips to remove it
    the process is more about removin...  more
  • by Mark Hadler Tue at 5:59 PM
    Don't look at it as a "wasted" time, look at it as an opportunity for other possible locomotives to model. 
    You are ...  more
  • by Greg Elmassian Tue at 5:41 PM
    Dymaxion car:
    Bucmaster Fuller, of geodesic dome fame:
  • by Cliff Jennings Tue at 5:30 PM
    Good deal. Wendell's the man! 
  • by Dan Hilyer Tue at 10:57 AM
    Jim, I will echo what Eric and Joe said about Prusa 3D printers. I have the Prusa MK2.5S and love it. I’ve had it for abou...  more
  • by Sean McGillicuddy Tue at 7:07 AM
    You're making it look too easy ...Great progress...
  • by Greg Elmassian Mon at 8:40 PM
    Rex, I'll be in Tennessee next year! And then RJ's...
  • by Jerry Bohlander Mon at 6:07 PM
    What have I done?
  • by Cliff Jennings Mon at 11:38 AM
    Hahaa! That's a good one David!
  • by Cliff Jennings Mon at 12:19 AM
    Stupid nothing, you knew that thing was a "mule," haha! Thanks for helping me out. 
  • by james royal October 13
    Our local craft store,Michael's, is selling laser cut lettering that reminds me of the plywood cutouts businesses used to use fo...  more
  • by Bill Sakalaucks October 13
    Had friends over for the last set-up of the season. No trains running as my TE transmitter died last week and the replacement I ...  more