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General How-To


  The second half of this step by step on aging iron machinery is about to start so grab a (insert favorite beverage) and we will get started.     I know that most of this picture is a little fuzzy but you can see my point on the near fender.  The Krylon Matte has been spraye...
  During the Build Challenge this year several members asked about the weathering on by Heel Boom Loader build and Jim asked for an SBS article to show what I did to get this finish.  So here is a description of what I used and how I used it to get the results that I ended up with.  ...
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A few folks asked me to create a step-by-step tutorial on creating what appear to be painted on signs using image transfer, as explored in my 2019 Mik challenge build [link], Mackenzie's Mercantile.   Devon suggested the technique in this video, aimed at photos and not hobbies:   &nb...
Boilerplate at the bottom, after the tip:  Latest small update fixes severe and dangerous bug, install it, does not take line. Actually updates microcode in the processor... check you have done this one by looking at installed updates and find one that ends in 347. This article is intende...
Just found an ad for "wow sound" in the latest MRH.  I don't know how i missed this in the previous issues but aparently wow sound has been around for a while. Since my preference in sound has been PHOENIX and these sound every bit as good if not better I thought I would share this for those ...
RE: Ted Doskaris' Vignettes (articles) links Fellow Forum member, Sean McGillicuddy, suggested that links be provided for my articles. Articles include 1/29 scale American standard gauge locos, rolling stock, and turnout (track switch) products from Aristo-Craft, USA Trains, American Main Line (A...
 it's gotten easier to upload from a Mac. 1.First after you edit your photo on your computer, resize it to 350 pixels in width. Also make sure the file name is one word up to seven characters. 2. Go to Freight Shed on LSC and follow Bob's direction on downloading the photo. 3. After you down...
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Sometimes it seems as if my old build logs get lost over time.    While it would be great to have a master index here, I thought I'd start by providing links to some of my old build logs and other threads. Not sure if there's a LOT of use here, but at least it will help me find my ol...
This is a build log in one picture.http://freightsheds.largescalecentral.com/users/choochoo_chaboogie/the%20story.GIF
On the Naming of Scales and Gauges