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    • January 6, 2020 6:17 PM EST
    • I like that one John

    • January 2, 2020 3:30 PM EST
    • Yea, it's not his fault that someone "spiked" his lemonade.

    • January 2, 2020 2:05 AM EST
    • The figure inside was clearly "railroaded" into his conviction!

    • January 1, 2020 10:32 PM EST
    • Very nice Car, I like the idea


    • January 1, 2020 10:10 PM EST
    • Ken,

      Probably. I've got a bunch of rough characters in my town...............

    • January 1, 2020 5:08 PM EST
    • John Bouck said:

      Just out of the shop 7/8th's

      The local Sheriff rounding up drunks again.

      Around this place your gonna need a bigger wagon......................... 


    • January 1, 2020 4:41 PM EST
    • Cute car, John.....       

    • January 1, 2020 1:02 PM EST
    • Just out of the shop 7/8th's

      The local Sheriff rounding up drunks again.



    • December 28, 2019 9:17 AM EST
    • My club had me build, scratch-build, an N scale trestle and bridge for a display layout that in the end never happened.

      My eyes were crossed for days after that build.

    • December 28, 2019 9:01 AM EST
    • Well Hey, Devon, that's why got rid of my N, then later all of my HO. I couldn't see it!

    • December 28, 2019 2:36 AM EST
    • I still have a bunch of N scale stuff and a layout I used under the Christmas Tree. 

      It's all in a box about the size a large Scale loco comes in.................

    • December 27, 2019 9:54 PM EST
    • Yeah, no. I looked at some Z stuff and there is no way. 

    • December 27, 2019 9:54 PM EST
    • Yeah, no. I looked at some Z stuff and there is no way. 

    • December 27, 2019 8:37 PM EST
    • I went one step beyond, Nn3 on Z ga. mechanisms. 1/4' = 3'. Close enough, was.

    • December 27, 2019 7:42 PM EST
    • Whoever invented N scale is a sadist. I bought an N Scale loco for an On18 bash, some N scale track, and some N scale trucks ( to rob the couplers off of because I got 20 trucks for 7 dollars) and holy poop that stuff is small

    • December 22, 2019 11:00 AM EST
    • John, I like that file. Those two ended ones are hard on my 73 year old hand skin. (I'm not going to wear gloves when I model )

      My smaller rasps are all single ended.

      Another type of file that works great on wood and styrene is a file made just for Aluminum and soft metals.

      I use my aluminum files all the time on wooden projects.

      Guys, All of my models since day one are built with out any power tools, except for a dremel. No table saw, no sander, etc.

      My wood is either purchased already cut or a friend cuts it for me.

      I use a precision miter saw from Germany to chop.

      So files are used quite regularly on my bench.

    • December 21, 2019 6:41 PM EST
    • Devon Sinsley said:



      I love your attention to detail. The broken board with the pig snout sticking out is perfect and not something most would do. 


      Great work. 

      Agreed !

    • December 21, 2019 6:01 PM EST
    • I've used both styles, for saving shavings you might want to use the stamped steel blade type; rasp plane style;

      Image result for rasp plane"

    • December 21, 2019 12:57 PM EST
    • I've used a 4 in 1 Carbon Steel Carpentry Woodworking Wood Rasp File Mill Tool like this for years; I've got two.  I'm guessing that they are not quite as sharp as a real Farrier's rasp but they have definitely served me well.  It fits nicely in the hand and pants pocket.


      I purchased mine from Sears and it looks like they still carry something similar but for a heck of a lot more money.  

    • December 21, 2019 10:35 AM EST
    • Boys, that rasp comes in handy if you work in wood. It has two sides, course and smooth.

      I use it to even out corners, shape angles, etc.

      A new one is incredibly sharp. I get mine used for free from our Farrier.

      Even a used one is sharp, but not sharp enough to shave a hoof.

      So if you really want one, check to see if a local farrier would give or sell you one cheap.