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    • June 24, 2019 9:09 PM EDT
    • Not yet, I found it a rather poor performer, and have it in pieces for possible battery conversion, or parts donor

    • June 24, 2019 8:47 PM EDT
    • No, but have used the leading and trailing trucks for scratchbuild projects and even....never mind

    • June 24, 2019 10:28 PM EDT
    • Now after all the tape/Tar paper is installed, I coat with Flex seal, It works great, I have had some outside for years, works great


      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]IMG_4069[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

    • June 24, 2019 10:25 PM EDT
    • Starting to put down the Black Duct Tape to represent tar paper

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]IMG_4068[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

    • June 24, 2019 10:21 PM EDT
    • Thanks Guys for your kind words, Dan that is exactly how I feel about it. It is my hobby, enjoy it. 


      I have installed an aluminum roof, getting ready for the tar roof.

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]IMG_4067[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

    • June 24, 2019 4:20 PM EDT
    • Cool!

    • June 24, 2019 2:36 PM EDT
    • Dennis Rayon said:

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]IMG_4066[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr


    • June 24, 2019 2:33 PM EDT
    • I’m liking the look of this!



    • June 23, 2019 9:52 PM EDT
    • Dennis, its your RR so if you put a string of log cabin camp cars on it, well, its prototypical for your RR and that's all that matters .  Great looking cabin.

    • June 24, 2019 10:08 PM EDT
    • Thanks Guys,


      I think it's ready to get to work in the backyard. I still want to work on the rusty interior, and weather the hatches a little. The orange is a little darker then the photo. It may show up better in an outdoor shot.


    • June 24, 2019 8:41 PM EDT
    • Andy Clarke said:

      Car and workmanship just keeps getting better and better...    

      Suck up

    • June 24, 2019 1:18 PM EDT
    • Car and workmanship just keeps getting better and better...    

    • June 24, 2019 10:08 AM EDT
    • Thanks Shane and Craig for the info.

      Paint is looking good Shane!

    • June 24, 2019 8:12 PM EDT
    • probably not UV treated and ...never mind ...I'll let the experts chime in here.

    • June 24, 2019 6:31 PM EDT
    • I've screwed 1/2" aluminum angle on the bottom of a few of mine. That seems to help. 


    • June 24, 2019 5:46 PM EDT
    • I have a problem that I could sure use some advice on...The base for my train station and baggage platforms is made from a PVC plastic sheet from TAP Plastics...It is in the sun for a good part of the day and I've noticed the edges are folding up from the heat.  The sheet is 3/8" thick...should I try a thicker sheet or move to another material??  I'm trying to get the look of wood planking.



    • June 24, 2019 7:25 AM EDT
    • Thanks guys for all the nice comments!!

      Colin Criswell said:

      Cliff, that is a real piece of art.  Is this going to be a display piece only?  I for one would be afraid to run it on my RR for fear I would break something.


      Colin, thanks very much. I'll put it on its narrow gauge trucks and run it on the layout at least once. Or try to, it's really wide... But I suppose it's destined to mainly be a shelf queen, with the standard gauge trucks. 

    • June 24, 2019 12:19 AM EDT
    • Cliff,

      Don't forget to put your CA in the fridge or the freezer. Seriously, best tip ever for CA. I had a bottle that lasted over 10 years because I kept it in the fridge. Then I left it on the workbench for a few days, and it was a solid chunk. So now I always put it back in the fridge. 

    • June 23, 2019 10:40 PM EDT
    • I asked my dentist for some of his old tools. He replaced his probes every year. I got a nice variety of glue applicators. CA is highly flammable, a Bic makes clean up easy, but don't breathe the fumes.

      I also would spray a blast of Accelerator into a cap, a different pic applied that for instant bonds.

      When I was doing figures I used gel and accelerator to scuplt.