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    • 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:

      John, 

       

      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.

    • December 21, 2019 7:32 AM EST
    • Pete Thornton said:

      I made the straw by shaving a piece of scrap cedar with a horse shoer's rasp.

      I suppose such a tool is readily available on Amazon?  eBay? 

       

      Yup.

      Farriers rasp

    • December 21, 2019 6:16 AM EST
    • Or the local tack shop.

    • December 20, 2019 10:14 PM EST
    • I made the straw by shaving a piece of scrap cedar with a horse shoer's rasp.

      I suppose such a tool is readily available on Amazon?  eBay? 

       

    • December 20, 2019 9:56 PM EST
    • I thinned out some white glue and poured it over all the straw. (Pigs, too. )

      It dried clear and worked great. Shook the loose stuff off and she's good to go.

       

      Oh, BTW, I made the straw by shaving a piece of scrap cedar with a horse shoer's rasp.

       

    • December 20, 2019 8:12 PM EST
    • John Bouck said:

      Once I figure out how to get the "straw" glued down, I'll filth those swine up.

       

      John,

      When I made some HO log cars and needed bark and dirt stuck on I just used the thinest CA I could find and painted it on with Qtips and then sprinkled it on. The after the first layer dried I blew it off then painted on more CA and rinse and repeat. By doing this you can unevenly layer debris. May work for the straw.

    • December 20, 2019 12:16 PM EST
    • John, 

       

      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. 

    • December 20, 2019 10:33 AM EST
    • Thanks, Guys.

      Once I figure out how to get the "straw" glued down, I'll filth those swine up.

      I'll drip some diluted white glue from an eye dropper. that should hold it.

    • December 20, 2019 9:08 AM EST
    • Looks Great Now all you have to is get them pigs dirty ...

    • December 20, 2019 1:16 AM EST
    • A bacon bus..................

    • December 19, 2019 8:06 PM EST
    • Don't forget Charlotte, John 

    • December 19, 2019 10:21 PM EST
    • Thanks Stan C. and Kotm K.

      Hope you have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

      Stan...Thoughts Decals you show will look great on Feather River Trucking Co. equipment.   Let me know when.