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Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling Yesterday, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Theamazingswal
Thanks everyone. I find you need a light touch....

Thanks everyone. I find you need a light touch. The more mist the better I think.
George
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling Yesterday, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 57
Posted By Theamazingswal
My first air brush project

I tried out my air brush for the first time today. The first thing I learned is the paint must be thinner. The next time I'll make sure the mix is a 30% paint 70% thinner. So I also added some...
Forum: Model Train Photo Gallery 02-15-2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Theamazingswal
Of the 100 or so cars I own I like the Bachmann...

Of the 100 or so cars I own I like the Bachmann Silver Series the best. They give me the least amount of trouble.

George
Forum: North America 02-14-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Theamazingswal
The NYC was so concerned about a rock slides...

The NYC was so concerned about a rock slides along the Hudson river that up to around 1974 there was a job just south Croton Harmon, NY that monitored a section of track for rocks. In all that time...
Forum: Model Train Photo Gallery 02-13-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Theamazingswal
Neat & Orderly that's my kind of layout. I like...

Neat & Orderly that's my kind of layout. I like it a lot especially the grass.
George
Forum: Model Train Photo Gallery 02-12-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Theamazingswal
Gramps at the time I told foreman I was taking...

Gramps at the time I told foreman I was taking the car under protest and any mishap would be his responsibility. I was looking forward at the time it hit the platform and at the same time NW tower...
Forum: Model Train Photo Gallery 02-12-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Theamazingswal
Flat MOW load

Way back when in the 70's I was called to cover a work train out of North White Plains NY. The train consisted of a flat with a backhoe assigned to fix a drainage ditch just south of White Plains....
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 02-09-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Theamazingswal
Your right it needs a LED strip. George

Your right it needs a LED strip.

George
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 02-09-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Theamazingswal
Howard It's a Wet/Dry vac. The motor has to be in...

Howard It's a Wet/Dry vac. The motor has to be in a sealed unit otherwise water would short out the motor but I'll keep an eye on it.
George
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 02-09-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Theamazingswal
Lemon I guess your right about the filter. John...

Lemon I guess your right about the filter.
John I put that PVC exhaust pipe in before the benchwork design was even thought of. I built a little outside structure for the Wet/Dry vac. It's a big...
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 02-09-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Theamazingswal
My first paint booth

I started construction on my paint booth yesterday. I was going to make it out of wood but yesterday I noticed I had a plastic storage bin I wasn't using so decided to try and use it. When I moved my...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 02-02-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 167
Posted By Theamazingswal
The new locos from ScaleTrains & Rapido are so...

The new locos from ScaleTrains & Rapido are so advanced it makes installing your own decoders obsolete. Lights every where their certainly loud enough. I bought 2 of these locos I will not be...
Forum: HO Scale 02-02-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Theamazingswal
When I worked as a RR hostler back in the 70's...

When I worked as a RR hostler back in the 70's engines would come on the fueling pad and the first thing the machinists, pipe fitters etc, would do is open all the doors. I was having some trouble...
Forum: HO Scale 02-02-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Theamazingswal
Any engine that gives me any aggravation turns...

Any engine that gives me any aggravation turns into static yard display. This is the rule on my layout. Just paying the taxes, shoveling snow, fixing plumping leaks etc. is enough aggravation for me...
Forum: HO Scale 02-02-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Theamazingswal
Sometimes things are not worth the aggravation...

Sometimes things are not worth the aggravation they may cause you. This may be one of those cases.
George
Forum: HO Scale 01-31-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By Theamazingswal
New Tagent lighting inside & out Caboose

I was thinking about lighting some of my cabooses but after looking at the new Tagent caboose models with lighting inside & out I think I'll just buy one. They were offered for the first time...
Forum: North America 01-29-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By Theamazingswal
Although I've seen many trucks stuck under these...

Although I've seen many trucks stuck under these Carmel NY bridges over the years nothing compares to a YouTube video that was posted on my thread on another site. I think when they see the 10'9''...
Forum: North America 01-29-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By Theamazingswal
J it's on the track side not the bike side but...

J it's on the track side not the bike side but it's a railtrail so who knows what their up to. I know friends of mine who worked in the track maintenance department who are now retired told me they...
Forum: Structures Forum 01-29-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Theamazingswal
Love the bridge DJ. I've been thinking about new...

Love the bridge DJ. I've been thinking about new bridge myself.

George
Forum: HO Scale 01-29-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By Theamazingswal
I had one of these Peco turnouts do the same...

I had one of these Peco turnouts do the same thing. I compared it with some others and noticed the insulated area was slightly different then the others. Maybe caused by the manufacturing process. I...
Forum: North America 01-28-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By Theamazingswal
I thought they were going to remove the I-Girder...

I thought they were going to remove the I-Girder in the few photos above but on my way to the store today I see they were just replacing the footing under it. ( Pictured in the second below photo)...
Forum: North America 01-19-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Theamazingswal
The biggest RR perks - the money and I've had it...

The biggest RR perks - the money and I've had it mark me off for 10 days and no one calls you for 10 days. There are no other perks.

George
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-18-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By Theamazingswal
They were fine. I just thought my new idea would...

They were fine. I just thought my new idea would look better when the gate is out and I guess I wanted to try out this brain storm. I think this is why I got in to model railroading in the first...
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-17-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By Theamazingswal
I think everyone is misunderstanding how my...

I think everyone is misunderstanding how my electrical pickups work. There not a relay. Their a couple of screws with wires attached. Anyway I wasn't doing much of anything today so I decided to...
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-16-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By Theamazingswal
Looks good Dennis. I didn't think about doing...

Looks good Dennis. I didn't think about doing that. I laid the track as if there were no lift out and then cut it with Dremel's new larger self locking cut off disks. I guess I could have used your...
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