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Forum: S Scale 09-19-2019, 12:28 AM
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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
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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
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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, 12:20 AM
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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
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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: S Scale 09-03-2019, 03:13 AM
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Posted By shaker281
You are not a former Weco guy are you?

You are not a former Weco guy are you?
Forum: S Scale 09-02-2019, 03:54 AM
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Posted By shaker281
This is a case of answering my question before I...

This is a case of answering my question before I even asked it!
Just the sort of thing I need to know at this juncture.
Forum: S Scale 09-02-2019, 03:52 AM
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Posted By shaker281
Fantastic! Thanks for that.

Fantastic! Thanks for that.
Forum: S Scale 08-29-2019, 08:59 AM
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Posted By shaker281
In any other context, that would seem sarcastic -...

In any other context, that would seem sarcastic - lol!



Funny! I am planning on some tall grass at my river's edge too. Is that something that one purchases? Or just pull some grass and spray...
Forum: S Scale 08-26-2019, 09:55 AM
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Posted By shaker281
Wow, that is very unique!

Wow, that is very unique!
Forum: S Scale 08-25-2019, 01:10 AM
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Posted By shaker281
Thanks for asking. I actually held back because I...

Thanks for asking. I actually held back because I wanted unbiased opinions, though I know most collectors seem to favor the steamers. I paid $129 for the pair and he threw in a decent storage box.
...
Forum: S Scale 08-24-2019, 02:50 PM
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Posted By shaker281
That IS a nice one. Looks nearly perfect. I've...

That IS a nice one. Looks nearly perfect. I've been eyeballing those, since you started posting pics of them. If I buy a second steamer, it'll be something like that.
Forum: S Scale 08-24-2019, 12:23 PM
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Posted By shaker281
What do you guys think of these? 48120/48121 new...

What do you guys think of these? 48120/48121 new (1993) shells on really nice vintage ALCO chassis. Dual motors with excellent pull-mor wheels.

I'd seriously like to know what folks think and any...
Forum: S Scale 08-24-2019, 12:16 PM
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Posted By shaker281
Agree on all points. I might have learned this...

Agree on all points. I might have learned this from buying cars for 30 years.

And why I like the "Make An Offer" button on Ebay.
Forum: S Scale 08-24-2019, 12:08 PM
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Posted By shaker281
Agree on all points. I might have learned this...

Agree on all points. I might have learned this from buying cars for 30 years.
Forum: S Scale 08-22-2019, 12:29 AM
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Posted By shaker281
Neat. Never saw one of those before.

Neat. Never saw one of those before.
Forum: S Scale 08-19-2019, 03:59 AM
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Posted By shaker281
I now see that he does, thanks for the...

I now see that he does, thanks for the suggestion. I was actually preparing an order for Port Lines.
Forum: S Scale 08-18-2019, 10:49 AM
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Posted By shaker281
Thanks. It works off a track trip, but that...

Thanks.

It works off a track trip, but that causes it to bounce a bit when the train passes. I'll wire it to a switch instead. That dark dot below the gate is actually a hole and a light bulb...
Forum: S Scale 08-18-2019, 07:37 AM
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Posted By shaker281
A 592 Crossing Gate from 1950 in decent...

A 592 Crossing Gate from 1950 in decent condition, minus pedestrian gate section, like most of them.
Forum: S Scale 08-17-2019, 12:11 AM
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Posted By shaker281
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: S Scale 08-15-2019, 10:47 AM
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Posted By shaker281
I like that arrangement. Thanks for sharing that.

I like that arrangement. Thanks for sharing that.
Forum: S Scale 08-15-2019, 04:32 AM
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Posted By shaker281
When I tested this I thought there was a problem,...

When I tested this I thought there was a problem, but it was easily fixed. The junction of the wire from power source to winding and lights was not insulated and arcing to the structure. A bit of...
Forum: S Scale 08-14-2019, 05:24 AM
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Posted By shaker281
I love that thing. Been looking for one recently....

I love that thing. Been looking for one recently. I am torn between a NIB repro and an EXC cond vintage w/box. $50 or $200? Hmmm.
Forum: S Scale 08-14-2019, 05:21 AM
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Posted By shaker281
Why I like the ALCO ABA, so cool.

Why I like the ALCO ABA, so cool.
Forum: S Scale 08-14-2019, 05:17 AM
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Posted By shaker281
That is good info, thanks guys.

That is good info, thanks guys.
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