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Forum: S Scale 10-10-2019, 03:35 AM
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Posted By shaker281
https://www.ebay.com/itm/20-American-Flyer-All-Abo...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/20-American-Flyer-All-Aboard-Trees-5-each-of-4-sizes/163896712438?hash=item2629015cf6:g:ED8AAOSwKeNdm78U
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Forum: S Scale 10-03-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By shaker281
You got that right! I have made a few purchases...

You got that right! I have made a few purchases of signs and trees to fill out the set that I got for Christmas 1966. Including shipping, it usually ends up at around $2-2.50 per piece for 1-piece...
Forum: S Scale 10-03-2019, 01:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,048
Posted By shaker281
Thanks for the hint, AFGP9. Dollar store is right...

Thanks for the hint, AFGP9. Dollar store is right next to the liquor store, so the trip will be worthwhile.
Forum: S Scale 09-27-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,048
Posted By shaker281
AFGP9, Thank you for posting the pics. Looks...

AFGP9, Thank you for posting the pics. Looks great. My project is stalled right now as I wait on supplies. I need to look for some brushes with finer bristles I think! Yours look very realistic.
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 09-25-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By shaker281
This is a very helpful and timely thread! Thanks...

This is a very helpful and timely thread! Thanks to all.
Forum: S Scale 09-20-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,807
Posted By shaker281
Yeah, that looks like a box full of fun for $150!...

Yeah, that looks like a box full of fun for $150! Lots of good stuff there. Looking forward to seeing the progress.
Forum: S Scale 09-20-2019, 01:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By shaker281
Since the 21165 came with my 1966 All Aboard set,...

Since the 21165 came with my 1966 All Aboard set, I have a little experience with it. Mine runs good, but I made it from 2 different units. One had a pristine chassis, but the tender had a broken...
Forum: S Scale 09-19-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 51,945
Posted By shaker281
That's good info and it definitely helps, thanks...

That's good info and it definitely helps, thanks for that. Did you use a "dry brush method" or a "wash" or apply the paint undiluted? Also, did you stack the pieces textured side up or textured side...
Forum: S Scale 09-18-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 51,945
Posted By shaker281
Wow, that is way cool. I like your out-of-the-box...

Wow, that is way cool. I like your out-of-the-box thinking! Very ingenious. Thanks for sharing that.

I've been wanting to ask: did you prepare the edges of the ceiling tiles for your "bluffs" in...
Forum: S Scale 09-17-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 51,945
Posted By shaker281
That is funny and a bit timely. I was going...

That is funny and a bit timely. I was going through my son's old stuff and found his Megabloks "Hanger 18". It is just like Lego. And i thought it would be funny to incorporate it into a layout....
Forum: S Scale 09-14-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,048
Posted By shaker281
Thanks Al. I think it turned out pretty good so...

Thanks Al. I think it turned out pretty good so far, appreciate your opinion!
Forum: S Scale 09-14-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,048
Posted By shaker281
Thanks. If my hills or bluffs turn out close to...

Thanks. If my hills or bluffs turn out close to yours i'll be pleased. Here is a picture I took of a test track section based on what you told me and other's contributions. This is "S gauge" scale...
Forum: S Scale 09-14-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,048
Posted By shaker281
I look forward to seeing the Gilbert track and...

I look forward to seeing the Gilbert track and wood ties with ballast. I just received more ties and track and ballast. Waiting on the benchwork, which is good, since I have had plenty of time to...
Forum: S Scale 09-14-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 51,945
Posted By shaker281
Yes, and a bit like the Wisconsin River around...

Yes, and a bit like the Wisconsin River around The Dells too. Very cool effect!
Forum: S Scale 09-13-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 51,945
Posted By shaker281
That looks very cool. I am familiar with those...

That looks very cool. I am familiar with those rock formations and yours look perfect. I appreciate all the trouble you went to getting them posted. I am going to experiment with the process once I...
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 09-11-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By shaker281
Thanks Cramden, I probably shouldn't mess with...

Thanks Cramden, I probably shouldn't mess with the "recipe" too much. I.e. - a thinner plywood might cause problems with the screws coming through. And no plywood at all might cause problems when I...
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 09-10-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By shaker281
You are making a great point. I was thinking 1/2"...

You are making a great point. I was thinking 1/2" wood and 1/2" foam board. And planning to carve out a river and perhaps a pond into the foam. The idea of using 2" foam had not occurred to me. Not...
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 09-09-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By shaker281
I am planning to install plywood with foam board...

I am planning to install plywood with foam board on top of that. What do you folks recommend for the plywood base? 1/2" sanded plywood?

It will be in a finished and climate controlled basement...
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 09-08-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By shaker281
Cool pic. I love the elevated track. I'll look...

Cool pic. I love the elevated track. I'll look into "furnace filter" trees. Yours look great.

I totally get what you are saying about letting things dry and not fiddling! I will keep that in mind.
Forum: S Scale 09-08-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,844
Posted By shaker281
Damn! That is unnerving. Which rivets on AF...

Damn! That is unnerving.

Which rivets on AF are these generally used to set?
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 09-07-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By shaker281
I was wondering about that! Good to know. Thanks.

I was wondering about that! Good to know. Thanks.
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 09-07-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By shaker281
Very helpful! Thank you.

Very helpful! Thank you.
Forum: S Scale 09-06-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By shaker281
It turns out that a simple squeeze with a small...

It turns out that a simple squeeze with a small pair of channellocks did the trick quite nicely. The rivet is soft and tiny. Previously, I had gently drilled out the old rivet and it came out quite...
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 09-06-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By shaker281
Ahh, thank you. Is Sculptamold the right...

Ahh, thank you.

Is Sculptamold the right product for using with rock molds? If not, any suggestions?

How about Smooth-It?
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 09-06-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By shaker281
Neat pics! That coloration is really good. I have...

Neat pics! That coloration is really good. I have Sculptamld on my list and will definitely get me some of that. Thanks for that endorsement. There are so many products and ways to go, I like to hear...
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