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Forum: Beginner Q & A 07-24-2017, 01:22 PM
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Posted By traction fan
West New, stronger interior for a socket set case.

TimeWarp;

While not railroad related, I'd like to share this tip.

Some small socket sets come in a metal box, with a thin, flimsy molded plastic interior. This interior piece soon cracks, and...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 07-24-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,754
Posted By traction fan
West Model structures with "invisible wiring."

TimeWarp;

On structures where interior ceiling lights, lighted signs, or outdoor lights, attached to the walls, are needed; hiding the necessary wires can sometimes be a problem. I've used thin...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 07-24-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,754
Posted By traction fan
West Storage/carying case for N & Z-scale trains

TimeWarp;

I use these plastic fishing tackle boxes as train haulers. Modelers in HO-scale might check out the general purpose plastic storage boxes, with movable dividers. They are sold at Home...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 07-24-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,754
Posted By traction fan
West Some tips to make things that don't tip.

TimeWarp;

With the skyrocketing cost of hobby paint, cement, and other liquid hobby products, it's nice if you don't waste them by spilling.
Besides that, Murphy's Law will probably cause the...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 04-09-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,754
Posted By traction fan
West Another way of cleaning wheels

ExonCarMan;

Very good tip for cleaning wheels that come apart.:appl:
There is another, "no hands" way of cleaning any wheels you can remove from rolling stock, whether they come apart or not....
Forum: Beginner Q & A 03-13-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,754
Posted By traction fan
West Very nice!

ExONRcarman;

That's a nice little work area you have there! I'm going to suggest you reconsider the lighted magnifier though. I had one, and stopped trying to use it. It was in the way, out of...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 03-12-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,754
Posted By traction fan
West Micro Trains coupler height standard

Fire21:

Yes, the standards are available on the Micro Trains website. Look at the diagrams and the very small print. I cheated and just used a Micro trains car with couplers attached. Unless you...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 03-09-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,754
Posted By traction fan
West checking couplers with a modified NMRA gauge

Timewarp;

Saw a photo earlier in your excellent thread. It showed a small oval hole in an NMRA gauge. My N-scale version doesn't have that hole. I cut a notch for the coupler knuckle, and another...
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